May 22, 2022

Reel interesting data

Its #TravelTuesday and I, Dave Williams, am here again! I know youve been anticipating my inner ideas all week!
Im cutting straight to the chase today. Ive found some truly interesting stuff about Instagram, and I wish to share it with you all. A couple of weeks back I posted a survey on my Instagram story– heres what that appeared like:–.
As you can see, a frustrating bulk of individuals, at simply over 10:1, wish to see photos on their Instagram feed instead of video. Im not going to get connected up with the metrics– this is a poll of my 37k fans, not of the entire populated, and although its not necessarily too precise it definitely makes a point in itself.
The factor I published that survey is since theres been a lot said lately about how Instagram is focusing on Reels, which are videos of approximately sixty seconds. These Reels differ from typical posts because they include in their own feed, in addition to the typical feed. I chose to conduct an experiment, and the outcomes are fairly loud.
Ive been shooting short, picture oriented video on my iPhone while Ive been out on my photographic experiences. I took a bunch of these brief videos and, in addition to overlaid music, I published them to Instagram Reels. Have a look at what took place instantly later on:–.
Yep– this is what Instagram utilized to look like! When I began taking Instagram seriously as a professional photographer and influencer, this occurred every time I published a photo.
Since then, Facebook purchased Instagram. A major part of them putting their stamp on it and monetising it for their profits involved the algorithm. Ever because then I, and many other professional photographers and influencers, have seen a noticeable decline in engagement on Instagram. Publishing Reels has actually made my notifications look like they used to look, so its certainly real that Instagram is focused on Reels and video material.
Thats my experiment, and thats what I wished to show you today. Take from it what you will. And, until next week …
much love.
Dave.

A few weeks back I posted a poll on my Instagram story– heres what that looked like:–.
I took a lot of these short videos and, along with overlaid music, I posted them to Instagram Reels. When I began taking Instagram seriously as a professional photographer and influencer, this occurred every time I published a picture. Publishing Reels has made my alerts look like they used to look, so its certainly real that Instagram is focused on Reels and video content.