These are the strategies I took to become more popular on lookbook and just thought I'd share it with everyone! Hope you guys find this useful! If you do, dont forget to leave a little comment and keep this thread alive so others can find it too!
Factor 1: Your photos
this obviously, is extremely important. I wont mention your outfits as a 'factor' because everyone has different tastes so you should wear what you like. But the 'type' of photos is really imporant. Study the popular looks, they are usually taken outdoors (natural light is your best friend, try not to take pictures indoors) and they usually only have 2 photos or just 1 photo as the main look. Make sure your 2 photos are of the same size, otherwise you will get a 'wonky' looking set of photos. Make sure your background is a basic background (no closets or chairs or distracting things) so it doesnt interfere with your outfit. The more 'messy' backgrounds dont do as well as the 'cleaner' backgrounds. Go have a look at the 'hot' page right now and you'll see what i mean. And lastly, dont worry if you havent got an expensive camera, use what you've got and focus on making a good looking photo combination for your look!
Factor 2: You get what you give. BE ACTIVE!
You need to get involved with the community, hype and comment a lot. If you are new and you dont get involved then you wont get seen as you dont appear on the 'new' page yet. Your goal as a newbie is to increase your average karma (or I like to call it Leveling up! Like in games!) and to increase your average karma, you need to get hypes. But please dont ever do the 'fan me and ill fan you back/ hype me and ill hype you back' kind of stuff. It is perceived rather negatively.
Factor 3: Don't post everyday!
I NEVER post the day after i just posted. I always wait around 3 days...this is because i want to wait for my newest post to reach its highest potential (number of hypes) possible before i start posting a new one. This is because everytime you post something new, your average karma goes down. So if you post everyday, most likely you are just decreasing your average karma. So i always post, wait 3 days until my average karma has gone up past the original point, and then post again, so as to make sure that i never end up with less average karma by just posting!
Factor 4: Best time of the day to post (I'm referring to Thailand time, so you will have to apply these strategies to where you live!) here goes!:
Newbies! (less than 100 fans): it doesnt matter when you post because average karma is very low and it wont appear on the new page anyway. Just make sure to hype and comment a lot to make your way up to the next level!
Intermediate (500-1,000 fans): post in the morning, as not a lot of ppl are posting, so you have more chances of staying on the new page for a longer period of time, therefore getting seen more!
Advanced (2,000-4,000 fans): post in the late evening...between 4pm-6pm, a lot of ppl are starting to post around this time and you want to be there to receive all the hypes during this time as it is very likely you will get sent to the hot page within 1-2 hours, which will result in you getting seen more! The 'advanced' users should not post in the morning as the site is not busy and hyping will be slow so the chances to getting to the hot page is slim! So by the time the site gets busy, you are already waaaayyy down the new page! You dont wanna waste any looks! However, 'advanced' users should also NOT post later than 6pm as the site will be too busy and your average karma cant battle those ppl with higher karma than yours! So even these advanced users will get pushed out of the new page too quickly, also resulting in getting your chances of landing the hot page ruined!
Man-of-Steel (5,000+ fans): it doesnt matter when you post! Your average karma and number fans beats all! you will hit the hot page within the first hour anyway!
As you 'level up' through these stages of lookbookers, you need to change your upload time for it to be the most affective. Again, please apply this strategy to where you live. Check the website traffic before you upload!
I hope that has been helpful. If you have any questions please just ask below! I will see if I can try and answer them! I have used these strategies to climb the lookbook ladder and it has worked. I believe that everyone can be successful in lookbooking. Remember, lookbook is like a game! :)
almost 6 years ago