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How To Find The Best Hashtags On Instagram For Your Business

September 8, 2016

Filed in: Social Media

We love love love Instagram. Aside from Snapchat, it is by far one of our favorite social media platforms to be on. We can guarantee if you’re not on it yet, your competitor already is.

One of the biggest mistakes we made when we first started using Instagram was to not utilize hashtags. What were we thinking?! Today we want to show you how to find the best hashtags on Instagram for your business. 

How To Find The Best Hashtags On Instagram For Your Business

In order to gain a loyal following on Instagram, you must use hashtags. Period.

But you insist…

  • Hashtags are ugly.
  • Hashtags are time consuming.
  • Hashtags make you look spammy and desperate.
  • You don’t know which Hashtags to use.
  • [ Insert some other bullshit excuse…]

It seems like no matter how many or what hashtags you use, they have little to no effect on your photo.

The struggle is real.

Today we are diving into how to rapidly grow your Instagram engagement and audience using hashtags.

What You'll Learn:

  • How to find the right hashtags to get more likes and followers.
  • How to target your ideal audience with hashtags.
  • How to save time using hashtags.
  • What ‘Related Hashtags’ are and how to make the most of them.
  • How to make hide your hashtags and make them look pretty.

According to Instagram, users now share over 70 million photos a day. That means you have a lot of noise to cut through to get your content seen.

Use hashtags like keywords.

Hashtags make it easy for you to categorize and organize your posts for people to find. If you add a hashtag to a photo, any time a person searches that keyword, your photo will show up.

The right hashtags will increase relevant and quality traffic to your Instagram. Click To Tweet

Things to keep in mind:

  • Numbers and emojis are allowed in hashtags. However, spaces and special characters, like ! or @, won’t work.
  • You can only tag your own posts. You can’t tag other people’s photos or videos.
  • If you include more than 30 tags on a single photo or video, your comment won’t post.

The goal is to use hashtags that are being used by your target audience and clients.

Use these 5 strategies to find the best hashtags to attract the right followers for your Instagram feed :

#1 Follow Competitor Accounts

By now you probably know who your competition is in your industry or niche. Find them on Instagram. Your competitors most likely will have the same target audience as you.

For example, if you are trying to sell handmade clothes on Etsy, find the most popular handmade clothing company on Instagram and see what hashtags they are using.

The goal is not to copy your competitor, but study what they are doing right

This strategy usually only works for personal brands. Most corporations don’t even use hashtags. They don’t need to. They already have a large enough brand recognition, so people already know how to find them.

#2 Use Relevant Hashtags

It drives us crazy when we see people hashtagging #every #other #word.

It makes us want to immediately leave their Instagram feed, and we’re sure others feel the same. Even worse, your photo may be flagged as spam, risking your entire Instagram account.

Only use hashtags that are relevant to your brand, niche and audience.

The more specific a hashtag is, the more targeted your audience will be. Click To Tweet

The bag and accessories brand, Hershel Supply Co. has done an excellent job of demonstrating this. They created the hashtag #welltravelled to feature their products worn by their followers and employees.

How To Find The Best Hashtags On Instagram For Your Business

People all over the world have grasped onto this hashtag and incorporate it into their travel photos. Genius right?!

#3 Use Related Hashtags

One of Instagram’s new features (2016) is posts “related hashtags” at the top of each hashtag search. When you’re on the page of a hashtag, scroll through the suggested ones to see if you can use any of them for your brand. Then repeat the process with each related hashtag until you have your 30 hashtags.

How To Find The Best Hashtags On Instagram For Your Business

#4 Use Descriptive Hashtags

Start simple when researching hashtags. Apply the 5 W’s Principle and ask yourself (who, what, where, when, why) to make sure the right eyeballs land on your photo.

See below how we apply this principle to this photo of a wedding table setting we shot in La Jolla, California.

How To Find The Best Hashtags On Instagram For Your Business

 

Who needs to see the photo? (Newly engaged couples, just married couples, wedding blogs, etc.)

Hashtag the people you are trying to reach as your main audience. If you want to be featured as an expert in your industry, you have to get their attention.

 #stylemepretty #greenweddingshoes #theknot #greylikesweddings #magnoliarouge #oncewed #weddingsparrow #smpweddings #theknotweddings #shesaidyes  #ohwowyes #risingtidesociety

To reach your ideal clients, you must first identify who they are. Go deep, and think like they would when they are searching Instagram. What are their interests?

#bridetobe #justmarried #gettingmarried #howheasked

What brands/vendors are featured in the photo?

If you collaborated with anyone to make this photo possible, be sure to research their brand/company hashtag.

For example, Urban Outfitters uses #UOonYou as their brand hashtag. So anytime you scroll through that hashtag, you can see who is wearing their brand!

Sometimes, these hashtags are not always available, so don’t fret over it. If this is the case, you can always tag the company in the image and the caption instead.

Where was the photo taken?

Hashtag the location in which your photo was taken, or where you primarily want to do business.

#lajolla #lajollabeach #sandiego #scrippsseasideforum #lajollatorreypines #california #lajollawedding #sandiegowedding #californiawedding

When was the photo taken?

Depending on the day you are posting, there are many hashtags in relation to that day or time. Here are a few examples :

#darlingweekend #feelgoodthursday #mondaycouple #traveltuesday #weddingwednesday #throwbackthursday #fridayintroductions #flashbackfriday #sundaymorning #theeverydayproject #thedailywedding #morningslikethese #tuesdaystogether #mancrushmonday #thehappynow #momentsofmine #weekendwarrior #makewavesmonday #iwokeuplikethis #fromwhereistand

Why was the photo taken?

Think about the reason this photo was taken. In our case, we are wedding photographers, so we want to share to that audience.

#ocweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer #lajollaweddingphotographer #sandiegoweddingphotographer #fineartweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotography #fineartwedding #fineartweddinginspiration #weddinginspiration #californiaweddingphotographer

After you have exhausted the 5 W’s Principle, you can dive even deeper to find the best hashtags.

Industry/Niche Hashtag

Every industry and niche has a collection of hashtags that have been created. Refer back to the related posts method to find the very best ones.

#filmisnotdead #thatsdarling #welltraveled #wanderfolk #letsgosomewhere #neverstopexploring #keepitwild #communityovercompetition #calledtobecreative #dowhatyoulove #justgoshoot #fromwhereistand #makeithappen #lookslikefilm #sayyestosuccess #pursuepretty #exploretocreate #darlingmovement

#5 Create Your Own Hashtag

Create your own unique brand/company hashtag and encourage others to use it.

Having a brand hashtag will help drive engagement and build a loyal community of followers.

It could be as simple as the name of your company, tagline or the name of a product you carry.

It works best when the hashtag has a specific purpose. For example, Beyonce has her loyal #Beyhive fans and Lady Gaga has her #LittleMonsters.

Brand hashtags create a sense of community and connection. Click To Tweet

As destination wedding photographers, we connect our brides all over the world using #MooseStudioBride.

Add your unique hashtag to each photo you post in the future to create brand awareness.

Save Your Hashtags

We’re not going to lie, finding the best hashtags takes time and research. The good news is, once you find a few combinations of hashtags that work, you can use them over and over again!

Make A List

Once you know a hashtag works, you will probably want to reuse it often. We use our notes on our iPhone to store our lists so they are easy to copy and paste immediately after posting the photo and caption.

Create A Shortcut 

Alternatively, you can create a keyboard shortcut on your iPhone. Becca from Bloguettes.com does an excellent job of explaining how to do this here.

Save time and create a keyboard shortcut for your hashtags Click To Tweet

Make Your Hashtags Pretty

Let’s face it, hashtags are ugly. They clutter up the caption and make it hard to read. Format your hashtag list with six dots before it to hide them in your comments.

 

How To Find The Best Hashtags On Instagram For Your Business

Copy and paste your hashtags as the first comment on your own photo, NOT your caption.

You must have a caption written first, or this hashtag hack won’t work.

Today, Instagram allows up to 30 hashtags per photo. That means you have at least 30 opportunities for someone to discover your content.

We highly suggest using all of them for maximum exposure!

Timing Is Everything

The most important aspect of hashtags is timing. When you post your photo, you must have your hashtags ready to paste as the first comment. This will increase your chances of being seen in the Top Posts of each hashtag page.

Bottom line - hashtags are crucial to your Instagram success. Click To Tweet

We would love to follow your Instagram journey as you grow your fan base. Follow us @moosestudio on Instagram so we can check you out!

If you don’t have a solid Instagram strategy to follow, it can be overwhelming trying to grow your account.

That’s why we’ve created the #InstauthorityChallenge, a FREE step-by-step email course that teaches you how to build a solid foundation and grow your Instagram in just 7 days.

If you want to grow your Instagram in 2017, it’s time to start planning NOW. You can REGISTER here and get started today!

What hashtags will you be using? Comment below.

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  1. lauren

    September 8th, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    great tips here.. I never thought to go to a competitors insta to check out which hashtags they use!

  2. Michelle Agnone

    November 7th, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    This is exactly what I needed! The 5 W’s – brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Malissa

    September 8th, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Very useful post! And can I say you have a BEAUTIFUL SITE?!? You have inspired me 😊
    I have a hard time coming up w 30 unique hashtags for my niche because it’s not something people typically tag (divorce)…unless they wanna stick it to em! Thanks for giving me more ideas!!?

  4. Moose Studio

    September 9th, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Hey Melissa! Try using the related hashtag method to find more targeted hashtags for your niche :) Here are a few that I found for you…#truthurts #goodwomenstillexist #knowthedifference #divorcesucks #divorcedlife #thestruggleisreal or you could go in a more positive direction with #stillsmilingtho #keepingittogether #imabadass. I hope that helps!

  5. Malissa

    September 9th, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Omg thank you!!!!! I would have never thought of the non divorce ones. I really appreciate your help!!! ❤

  6. Kristin

    September 8th, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Totally bookmarking this! What great tips. I’m guilty of not using enough hashtags. Thanks for schooling us on how to do better!

  7. Robin Masshole Mommy

    September 8th, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Hashtags are EVERYTHING on Insta. I keep a list in my “notes” on my phone for different topics (travel, food, etc) and copy/paste them as needed.

  8. Ref J

    September 8th, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Great tips! I am pinning this post so I can reference it. Using the appropriate hashtags is key to winning with Instagram.

  9. Chelsea

    September 8th, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Such great tips! I always use hashtags for my photos, it gets waaay more eyes on them!

  10. Terryn

    September 8th, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Thank you for this! I have been trying to up my hashtag game and these tips just might be the game changer I have been looking for!

  11. Melissa

    September 9th, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Such great tips! Thank you for putting such a detailed guide together.

  12. Lauren

    September 9th, 2016 at 1:26 am

    I definitely need these tips! I have read to put hashtags in the first comment now so I’ve been doing that but I definitely need to look into more relative hashtags!

  13. Rebecca Bryant

    September 9th, 2016 at 2:02 am

    This is great advice. I am still learning the hashtag thing. I tend to use #travel #disney #Food and also #ELAdventires(which stands Everyday Life Adventure)

  14. Tracy walker

    September 9th, 2016 at 2:30 am

    This is SO helpful! I love the 5 Ws! Can’t wait to use this technique. I’m thinking I could regularly use #joy #inspiration #sweetlife Thank you!

  15. Agnes

    September 9th, 2016 at 3:54 am

    This is very helpful, thanks for sharing!

  16. Caroline

    September 9th, 2016 at 3:59 am

    These are fantastic tips! I agree that hashtags are one of the most important to your Instagram’s success!!

  17. MyTeenGuide

    September 9th, 2016 at 5:43 am

    These are great tips! Those hashtags confuse me. Your tips are going to help a lot.

  18. HilLesha

    September 9th, 2016 at 8:34 am

    These are wonderful tips! One of my earliest mistakes when I first started using Instagram was not using hashtags. I could have probably made a world of a difference with my following!

  19. Wendy

    September 9th, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Such great tips! I really struggle getting into Instagram. Since it doesn’t really drive traffic in a way that is measurable, it is the one social media platform that I’ve neglected but I know that it has become so important.

  20. Mama Munchkin

    September 9th, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Great tips!!! Love the idea of hiding them. I was doing something similar but I like your idea much better ;)

  21. Blythe Alpern

    September 9th, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    I’ve using hashtags more and more on my posts and the results are well worth it. My followers have grown and I’ve discovered new people to follow. I like the idea of making a list so you can track which hashtags are the most efficient. I need to start doing that.

  22. Angela Quisumbing

    September 9th, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    I’ve been really close to hitting 1000 followers on IG. I am going to utilize some of these strategies for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Tammilee Tips

    September 9th, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I love Instagram!!! Photography has become a passion of mine and my husbands so it’s great to be able to share them on Instagram!

  24. Veronica

    September 9th, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Hashtags really add a lot of engagement and followers on Insta! This is such a great post. you have done a lot of work!

  25. Sami | The Classic Brunette

    September 9th, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Ever since I found out the note trick it’s been so incredibly useful! I’m also a big fan of going through the related hashtags, great tips!

    xo
    Sami
    http://www.theclassicbrunette.com

  26. Jennifer L

    September 9th, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Omg what a great guide! Thank you for sharing these amazing steps!

  27. Renata

    September 9th, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    This is amazing post! So helpful with lots of great tips! Thank you for sharing!!!

  28. Erin S

    September 9th, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    I am loving these tips!!!! After reading this it is abundantly clear I’m not on top of my hashtag game! Definitely using that 6 dot trick!

  29. Kristen Kavan

    September 9th, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Needed this! Thank you! I really need to get better and more accurate with my hashtags!

  30. Rachel

    September 9th, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Great tips! I try to keep a list of hashtags handy to use!

  31. Dani Adams

    September 10th, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Very Helpful! Im saving this one for later

  32. Brittany Putman

    September 10th, 2016 at 12:20 am

    I love instagram! I just recently started a new hashtag. #FallLoveStory for fall date nights!

  33. Barrie

    September 10th, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Awesome tips! Thank you. I’m definitely not a pro, but I’m learning!

  34. Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    September 10th, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    FABULOUS collection of tips girlfriend. THANK YOU for writing an Instagram post that’s not just another copy-and-paste of every already-known strategy out there…you made something genuinely helpful here, and we all thank you for it!

    Coming Up Roses

  35. Tasha

    September 10th, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    These are some great tips! I’ll definitely try them out.

  36. Ashley

    September 10th, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    So helpful! I just saved this post too because I know I will be referencing back to it! Thanks for the tips!

    xo Ashley

  37. Rose Sahetapy

    September 10th, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I didn’t know how important hashtag is. I still need to learn a lot more about it. I boorkmark this, as all the tips are awesome..

  38. Heather with WELLFITamdFED

    September 11th, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    This was awesome. I did not think about the 5 w as much as you laid it out. Well done.

  39. courtney

    September 12th, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Such great tips! I am always looking for ways to reach a new audience.

    La Belle Sirene

  40. Rachel

    September 12th, 2016 at 2:20 am

    These are some great tips! I had no idea about the related hashtags on the hashtag page.

  41. Rachel Lynn

    September 12th, 2016 at 4:41 am

    What an excellent explanation! I have people ask me every once in a while about my hashtags and why I use the ones I do. I used to use some of the broader ones like ootd or wiw, but I feel like those get lost in the mix of all the other people using it. More detailed hashtags have really been working well for me! It’s always exciting to see my picture make it on the Top Posts!

  42. Rosalyn O.

    September 12th, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Great tips! I always make sure to have my hashtags ready as the first comment!

  43. chanel

    September 12th, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Such a great and informative post! I also save my hashtags in the notes of my iphone!

  44. CourtneyLynne

    September 12th, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Ahhhhh hashtags really are ugly, but coming from someone who hit the hashtag jackpot and has landed on the popular page several times, totally with the ugliness!!!!

  45. Amanda Rinehart

    September 13th, 2016 at 3:38 am

    yes! I personally noticed a lot more engagement when i started using these tips! The related feature on IG is great!

  46. Michelle @ Sunshine and Hurricanes.com

    September 13th, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Hashtags are a fab way to grow your following and I’ve been fairly successful with them. Love the suggestion about finding your audience and utilizing the ones in that space!

  47. Amaris Beecher

    September 13th, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Great tips!
    I’m pinning to refer back to it!
    XOXO, Amaris // http://www.crumbsandglamour.com

  48. Justin Trent Bivens

    September 26th, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Fantastic

  49. Melanie

    September 26th, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Great post!! And very helpful. I didn’t know I should put all my hashtags in the comments but I’ll give it a try. Thanks 😊

  50. Lizzie Bennett

    September 26th, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I will definitely be using this for my blog instagram!

  51. Syretta

    September 26th, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Very useful information! For some strange reason, I love hashtags.

  52. linda spiker

    September 26th, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Great tips. I just bought an IG ecourse and am learning so much about hashtags!

  53. blessing boamah

    September 27th, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Great tips, I’m still experimenting with this <3.

  54. valerie hansen

    September 27th, 2016 at 1:56 am

    This post was so very helpful…struggling horrible with hashtags..when you have 4 K followers and get 150 likes …something is not right…so so challenging!’

    I am sharing this on social media. have a great day and so kind of you to share!!

    valerie

  55. Anne Campbell

    September 27th, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    This article taught me a lot–I’m pinning it for reference. Thanks so much for help upping my Instagram game!

  56. Rhonda Swan

    September 27th, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Great tips! I especially like the idea of making up your own hashtags that fit your brand identity. Keep up the great work and live unstoppable!

  57. thesocialbeing721

    September 28th, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Thank you for these tips! I manage a social media accounts so will definitely use this in my work!

  58. AnnMarie Brown

    September 28th, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    You have some really great tips for instagram here thanks so much for sharing them.

  59. Dia All The Things I Do

    September 28th, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Wonderful tips. I think that a lot of people have a problem finding the line between too many and not using them at all. They really do make a difference.

  60. SEO

    October 6th, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    And, get this, you can grow your Instagram account in as little as 60 minutes a day!

  61. Hannah

    November 7th, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Am going to apply all these tips for my IG! Thank you 😊

  62. Amanda

    November 7th, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you for the advice! I always use my own hashtag #mymessylittlenest but haven’t really pushed for anyone else to use it.

  63. Amanda

    November 7th, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you for the advice! I always use my own hashtag #mymessylittlenest but haven’t really pushed for anyone else to use it.

  64. Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    November 7th, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Great tips! Going to use all of these!

  65. Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    November 7th, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Great tips! Going to use all of these!

  66. Melanie

    November 7th, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Very helpful! Thank you for taking the time to write this!

  67. Melanie

    November 7th, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Very helpful! Thank you for taking the time to write this!

  68. Rachel Ritlop

    November 7th, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Great tips! I love ig hashtags, its like a fun puzzle!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  69. Rachel Ritlop

    November 7th, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Great tips! I love ig hashtags, its like a fun puzzle!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  70. Samantha @ Momma Wants Java

    November 7th, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    This is so helpful and amazing! I never knew about the related hashtags – that makes things so much easier and better! Thank you!

  71. Samantha @ Momma Wants Java

    November 7th, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    This is so helpful and amazing! I never knew about the related hashtags – that makes things so much easier and better! Thank you!

  72. Keating

    November 7th, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Hashtags have done wonders for my Instagram. It’s crazy! But I actually never noticed the related hashtags when you search! That’s a game changer haha I’m definitely going to have to go through my hashtags this week and see if I can find some more/better ones that I can be using. Thanks so much for the tips!

    xo, Keating | Why Hello Lovely
    http://www.whyhellolovely.com

  73. Keating

    November 7th, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Hashtags have done wonders for my Instagram. It’s crazy! But I actually never noticed the related hashtags when you search! That’s a game changer haha I’m definitely going to have to go through my hashtags this week and see if I can find some more/better ones that I can be using. Thanks so much for the tips!

    xo, Keating | Why Hello Lovely
    http://www.whyhellolovely.com

  74. Amanda

    November 7th, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I had been wondering what all those dots were for! I think i need to start using more hashtags because i don’t feel like mine look that cluttered. Is there a recommended amount of hashtags to use? Like 10 or more? Less than 10? I’m not entirely sure what the protocol is. Thank you!

  75. Amanda

    November 7th, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Annnndd i just read the last line. I guess my eyeballs just skipped right over it! Sorry!

  76. Amanda

    November 7th, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I had been wondering what all those dots were for! I think i need to start using more hashtags because i don’t feel like mine look that cluttered. Is there a recommended amount of hashtags to use? Like 10 or more? Less than 10? I’m not entirely sure what the protocol is. Thank you!

  77. Mechell

    November 7th, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Great info! I’m trying to grow my ig following but it’s going very slow!

  78. Mechell

    November 7th, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Great info! I’m trying to grow my ig following but it’s going very slow!

  79. Crystal Marie

    November 8th, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Great tips. Good info for beginners like me :)

  80. Crystal Marie

    November 8th, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Great tips. Good info for beginners like me :)

  81. Jenny

    November 8th, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Yes, I LOVED this post! So helpful.

  82. Jenny

    November 8th, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Yes, I LOVED this post! So helpful.

  83. Raquel Serrano

    November 8th, 2016 at 3:30 am

    This is the best hashtag guide I have read EVER. My new favorite post. I’ve always struggled to find hashtags so I always do things like #college and #career (I write articles on career advice for college students). As I grow my content business, I’m recognizing how difficult it is on IG to figure out these hashtags. Any tips on how to discover how popular or useful certain ones are?

  84. Moose Studio

    November 26th, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Aww thanks so much Raquel! Glad you find it so useful :) If you use the related hashtag method, those are usually the most popular hashtags at the moment.

  85. Raquel Serrano

    November 8th, 2016 at 3:30 am

    This is the best hashtag guide I have read EVER. My new favorite post. I’ve always struggled to find hashtags so I always do things like #college and #career (I write articles on career advice for college students). As I grow my content business, I’m recognizing how difficult it is on IG to figure out these hashtags. Any tips on how to discover how popular or useful certain ones are?

  86. Moose Studio

    November 26th, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Aww thanks so much Raquel! Glad you find it so useful :) If you use the related hashtag method, those are usually the most popular hashtags at the moment.

  87. Rachel Lynn

    November 8th, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    What awesome tips! I love the related hashtags on instagram. I’ve found so many relevant hashtags through that! & I always make sure to save my hashtags, so they’re easier & less time consuming to post.

  88. Rachel Lynn

    November 8th, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    What awesome tips! I love the related hashtags on instagram. I’ve found so many relevant hashtags through that! & I always make sure to save my hashtags, so they’re easier & less time consuming to post.

  89. chanel

    November 8th, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    this post is genius! just sent to several friends!

  90. chanel

    November 8th, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    this post is genius! just sent to several friends!

  91. Jaime

    November 8th, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I like the idea of using the 5 Ws! I struggle with figuring out which hashtags to use, so I appreciate this. =)

  92. Jaime

    November 8th, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I like the idea of using the 5 Ws! I struggle with figuring out which hashtags to use, so I appreciate this. =)

  93. suzanne

    November 8th, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    These are super helpful tips – I’ve been wanting to shake up my hashtag game. Pinned!

  94. suzanne

    November 8th, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    These are super helpful tips – I’ve been wanting to shake up my hashtag game. Pinned!

  95. Rochelle

    November 9th, 2016 at 3:03 am

    Awesome tips! Thank you for sharing.

  96. Riva Treasure

    November 9th, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Loved this! Thank you for your tips!

  97. Riva Treasure

    November 9th, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Loved this! Thank you for your tips!

  98. Antonio

    March 22nd, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Great tips. Going to try and use the comment section to add the hashtags

  99. Antonio

    March 22nd, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Great tips. Going to try and use the comment section to add the hashtags

  100. Grace Jones

    March 22nd, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I have been searching high and low for information like this!! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with the interwebs!

  101. Grace Jones

    March 22nd, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I have been searching high and low for information like this!! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with the interwebs!

  102. Jenna Urben

    March 22nd, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    This is by far the best hashtag guide I’ve ever read! I’ve seen the related tags above but never thought to intentionally include those. Thanks for sharing!

  103. Kara Hanes

    March 22nd, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    I love this, totally am following these rules the next time I instagram something!

  104. Kara Hanes

    March 22nd, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    I love this, totally am following these rules the next time I instagram something!

  105. Abbey

    March 22nd, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    This is such a helpful post! Thank you so much!

  106. Abbey

    March 22nd, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    This is such a helpful post! Thank you so much!

  107. Chaney

    March 22nd, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    These are fantastic tips! Some things I knew and use, but I definitely learned a few things too. Thank you!

  108. Chaney

    March 22nd, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    These are fantastic tips! Some things I knew and use, but I definitely learned a few things too. Thank you!

  109. Sabrina Quairoli

    March 22nd, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Wow, this is greatly helpful. I tried the related hashtags and it was helpful to add to my posts. Thanks for the idea.

  110. Sabrina Quairoli

    March 22nd, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Wow, this is greatly helpful. I tried the related hashtags and it was helpful to add to my posts. Thanks for the idea.

  111. Adriana Renee

    March 22nd, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    This is so helpful! I’ve been meaning to clean up my set of hashtags but didn’t know how to narrow it down to the useful ones!

  112. Kelsey Nagel

    March 22nd, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I’m still working on branding myself on Instagram, and I’m horrible at using hashtags! Thank you for the post, this is really useful!

  113. Kelsey Nagel

    March 22nd, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I’m still working on branding myself on Instagram, and I’m horrible at using hashtags! Thank you for the post, this is really useful!

  114. Samantha muhr

    March 22nd, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Hashtags are the worst part!

  115. Alison @ Puppies & Pretties

    March 22nd, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    These are great tips! I use hashtags on all my posts but need to do more research to find some new ones.

  116. Alison @ Puppies & Pretties

    March 22nd, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    These are great tips! I use hashtags on all my posts but need to do more research to find some new ones.

  117. Elizabeth @ Simpson Photography

    March 22nd, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    LOVE this…great blog post, y’all! Thanks for the helpful hints! I’ll be adding the six dots asap, because yes, I think hashtags are ugly lol. Shh…don’t tell them I said so. ;)

  118. Elizabeth @ Simpson Photography

    March 22nd, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    LOVE this…great blog post, y’all! Thanks for the helpful hints! I’ll be adding the six dots asap, because yes, I think hashtags are ugly lol. Shh…don’t tell them I said so. ;)

  119. Lindsey

    March 22nd, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    These are such great tips… I’m constantly trying to revamp this!!

  120. Lindsey

    March 22nd, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    These are such great tips… I’m constantly trying to revamp this!!

  121. Nikki

    March 22nd, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I feel like I’m slowly getting the hashtag game but it’s taken a lot of work. :)

  122. Nikki

    March 22nd, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I feel like I’m slowly getting the hashtag game but it’s taken a lot of work. :)

  123. Summer @ Coffee With Summer

    March 22nd, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I love looking through the related hashtags for new suggestions!!

  124. Summer @ Coffee With Summer

    March 22nd, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I love looking through the related hashtags for new suggestions!!

  125. Emily

    March 23rd, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Great tips! I was using most of these already, but I love the 5 Ws concept. Never thought of that before!

  126. Emily

    March 23rd, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Great tips! I was using most of these already, but I love the 5 Ws concept. Never thought of that before!

  127. Silvia

    March 23rd, 2017 at 5:27 am

    What amazing tips! I’m trying to see what hashtags really work for me and then build from there!

  128. Silvia

    March 23rd, 2017 at 5:27 am

    What amazing tips! I’m trying to see what hashtags really work for me and then build from there!

  129. seo paketi

    June 6th, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    So gratefull share. Really I will follow this blog.

  130. seo paketi

    June 6th, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    So gratefull share. Really I will follow this blog.

  131. Jen

    August 16th, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Such great tips here!! Thank you for sharing. <3

  132. Jennifer

    April 5th, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you for this post! Very helpful – I knew Hashtags were the *Key* but you provided some helpful strategies and tips that I haven’t thought about! Wonderful

  133. Jennifer

    April 5th, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you for this post! Very helpful – I knew Hashtags were the *Key* but you provided some helpful strategies and tips that I haven’t thought about! Wonderful

  134. Sandeep Goswami

    April 26th, 2018 at 8:09 am

    I will try to use hashtags strategy wise. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

  135. Sandeep Goswami

    April 26th, 2018 at 8:09 am

    I will try to use hashtags strategy wise. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

  136. kumar

    May 24th, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Thank you for this post! Very helpful…

  137. kumar

    May 24th, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Thank you for this post! Very helpful…

  138. navdeep

    October 11th, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Thanks for this post. I am just getting started with Instagram and this is so helpful. I’ll definitely be reading catching up on your other posts.

  139. navdeep

    October 11th, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Thanks for this post. I am just getting started with Instagram and this is so helpful. I’ll definitely be reading catching up on your other posts.

  140. sindu

    November 5th, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Very helpful! Thank you for taking the time to write this!

  141. sindu

    November 5th, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Very helpful! Thank you for taking the time to write this!

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