Top Hashtag Tips - updated May 2020

Updated: Jun 17


๐—›๐—”๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ง๐—”๐—š๐—ฆ... Iโ€™m often asked what are you hashtags, do I need to use them ? โฃ โฃ Short answer is ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—ฆ !! โฃ โฃ

๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ & ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ.โฃ โฃ

Firstly though, lets talk about ๐—›๐—”๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ง๐—”๐—š ๐—š๐—ข๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ ? โฃ

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Do you have any ? Do you even know why you might need some..? โฃ

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Your hashtag goals are super important for effective instagram usage and growth and should aim to be as follows; โฃ

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1) to make your post and account discoverableโฃ โฃ


2) to enable your posts to trend in ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฃ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐Ÿต ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต โฃ

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3) to help you gain exposure to new accounts over a period of 1-2 daysโฃ

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4) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป! โฃ

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For hashtags to even work on Instagram your profile HAS to be public, otherwise donโ€™t bother using them :) .. โฃ

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๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ช๐—›๐—ฌ you want to be using hashtags and how important they are here are my ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ 10 hashtag tips...


โฃ โฃ 1) Use Hashtags in both your grid posts & your Instagram stories, for exposure. โฃ โฃ 2) Think of hashtags as ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฌ ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ. Use ones specific to your business niche and brand. โฃ โฃ 3) Avoid using hashtags with too many uses, if an account is under 10k followers try sticking to hashtags that have under 100,000 uses.โฃ โฃ 4) If you add your hashtags to your 1st comment make sure these are posted ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฝ, within the1st 1-2 minutes for the algorithm to take them into consideration. โฃ โฃ 5) Make sure you are using all 30 of the hashtag allowance per post, ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ golden chances to be discovered in the recent & top post feeds. โฃ โฃ 6) Don't use hashtags in your bio unless they are very specific to you, otherwise you are sending traffic to otherโ€™s content! โฃ โฃ 7) To find hashtags use instagram's internal search bar. Choose those relevant to your image OR use Googleโ€™s keyword planner to help you select key words - find those that fit your niche and are key to your business. Consider; location, colour, branded, topic, time, specific to niche, emotions, YOU & your business (stay relevant), those describing & detailing events.โฃ โฃ 8) Watch out for banned hashtags as these will affect your post reach.โฃ โฃ 9) Create multiple lists of 30 and use them alternately so that you arenโ€™t competing with yourself each day.โฃ โฃ 10) Be Unique - try unique campaign or giveaway hashtags to enable easy winner selection, to track content.






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