Are you using Instagram to connect with your audience?
And if not, should you?
Okay, that’s a loaded question.
Statistically speaking though, it makes business dollars and sense.
Scan these Instagram stats that show its breadth and depth worldwide. Then use them to shape your Instagram marketing strategy.
Bossy aren’t I?
Bonus: Download a free checklist that reveals the exact steps an adventure photographer used to grow from 0 to 110,000 followers on Instagram with no budget and no expensive gear.
Instagram user statistics
Who’s using Instagram? So nice of you to ask.
Well, over an eighth of the 7.6 billion people on the planet (and counting). A look at some Instagram user statistics to keep close to your marketing cuff.
1. 1 billion people use Instagram
2. 80% of users are outside the U.S.
That’s a whole lot of global ad revenue for your products and services. With estimates of almost $7 billion in mobile ad revenue in 2018. Interested in doing business in India, Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia and Japan? Go for it. Tens of millions of active users for your global products.
3. 39% women, 30% men, for U.S. Instagrammers
See for yourself. Women more than men are using this photo sharing app. But the gap has decreased slightly the past couple years.
4. 59% of U.S. users are under 30
…between 18 and 29 years old. Conversely, 33 percent of Instagram users are between 30- and 49-years-old. Another thing, 70 percent of U.S. users have a post secondary education. Now go slice and dice your marketing campaign accordingly.
5. 72% of teens use Instagram, every day
Only second to Snapchat. Yet, 63 percent of 13- to 17-year-olds use Instagram daily, compared to 54 percent for Snapchat. Less users, more engagement on Instagram. All there for you to influence these young-uns with your t-shirts, bracelets, songs, videos, or whatever they like these days.
6. 95% of U.S. Instagrammers use Youtube
…followed by Facebook at 91 percent, and Snapchat at 60 percent. So what, you say? Tell a coherent story for your brand across these platforms. A nice bundle waiting to hear from you.
7. 35% of online adults use Instagram
…with 28 percent of them in the U.S. And they have money to buy your stuff. The right products for the right income earners. For those adult Instagram users:
- 30% earn up to $30K/year
- 42% earn $30K – $50K
- 32% earn $50K – $75K
- 42% earn $75K+
8. Quick view stats
Quite a few user stats so far, eh? Some more, consolidated. To keep things simple.
- 34% of Instagram users are millennials
- 22% of all Instagram users log in at least once a day
- 38% of users check Instagram multiple times a day
- 25% of smartphone owners use Instagram
That’s some of the who’s, now on to some of the how’s…
Instagram usage statistics
How are people using Instagram? Another great question.
Let’s learn some of the hows with these Instagram user statistics.
9. Under-25-year-olds use Instagram 32 minutes a day
Compared to 24 minutes per day for 25 and older. This is more than before. Why? Instagram stories. They make it easy to add a creative flair to any photo or video. You can do the same for your business.
10. Users ‘like’ 4.2 billion posts per day
…making Instagram the happiest place on the internet. And that was in 2016 when there were only 500 million Instagrammers. Is your brand feeling lonely? Get on the ‘like’ band-wagon to make new business friends. Again, here’s how.
11. 95 million posts per day
And that was in 2016. Surely, a (large) portion of that action is open to your products. What are you waiting for?
12. 400 million Stories a day
Up from 300 million in October 2017. Most brands (2 million of them) are telling their stories with Stories. Over 50 percent one month in 2017. With a third of the most viewed Stories created by businesses. It’s pretty obvious Stories work for brands, unless you’re not telling any.
13. 80% increase, year-by-year, for videos
…while the number of videos created each day quadrupled from 2017. Yup, users love their video posts, right from the start. When they launched in 2013, 5 million videos were uploaded in the first 24 hours. Create and run a campaign to feed these video-carnivores. Like Lionsgate UK did for their flick.
14. 143M followers for Selena Gomez
With Christiano Renaldo, Beyoncé, and my fav, Dwayne Johnson, the Rock—all between 141 and 115 million Instagram groupies. The most popular Brand on Instagram? National Geographic, with over 91 million fans. Shoes, soccer, space, and underwear, too. Clearly, brands of all kinds are appealing to their people on Instagram.
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15. Quick view stats
More quick mentions for how people are using Instagram:
- 72% of users have bought a product they saw on Instagram
- Facebook bought Instagram for $715 million
- Users spend on average 53 minutes a day on the Android Instagram app
Instagram for business statistics
Why use Instagram for business? Because it’s already proven to be business-worthy. As noted by these Instagram business statistics. Whether for the global enterprise, or for your mom-and-pop business.
16. 71% of U.S. businesses use Instagram
…edging out Twitter, which has plateaued. But not Instagram. Things are still and will continue to heat up for this personal and business platform.
17. 25 million business profiles
And over 200 million users visiting at least one business profile every day. From clothing to concerts, lingerie to linguine. Including fashion brands, 96 percent of them are on Instagram. Got something to sell? Instagram has people to target.
18. 2 million monthly advertisers on Instagram
This is a great opportunity for businesses to connect with their audiences, whether on-the-go or in the moment.
19. 80% of users follow at least one business
They ain’t shy about following brands. Yet another stat proving Instagram means business.
20. 60% of users discover products on Instagram
More reason for B2C companies to get on the platform.
21. 75% of users take action
…like visiting a website after looking at a brand’s post. Got good looking products? Instagram is the place to show them off.
22. 70% more likely to buy via mobile
Over a third of Instagram users have used their mobile to purchase a product online– making them 70 percent more likely to do so than non-users.
23. Instagram has 2.2% interaction rate
…dwarfing the other networks, including Facebook with its 0.22 percent rate. Instagram is the engagement king.
24. 90% of the top 100 brands are on Instagram
How many more reasons do you need to hear, to engage on Instagram? Don’t answer that. Rhetorical question.
Other Instagram statistics
- 50% of businesses on Instagram have produced a Story
- 50% of Instagrammers follow brands, making them the social networkers who are most likely to do so.
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