HOW TO GROW ON INSTAGRAM BY USING HASHTAGS

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Hey guys! Happy Wednesday! Everyone is always debating whether using hashtags on Instagram works or not. I personally still use hashtags from time to time and found they really work and enlarge your visibility on Instagram and give you new followers. However, you need to be careful with using them, I would recommend keeping the next four things in mind:

  1. Know your hashtags: Most common use of hashtags: #girl #outfit #fashion. No! Are you wearing #overknee boots? Tag them! So if someone’s looking for overknee inspiration, they’ll find you.
  2. Browse: Are you a foodblogger or -lover? Eat your heart out at #foodporn and like and comment whenever you feel like!
  3.  it. People with the same interests and accounts will notice you by doing that and might like, comment or even follow back.
  4. Post them immediately: When you post a picture, make sure you comment your hashtags in the caption or in the first comment as soon as the picture goes live. When you do this later, more recent picture will outshine yours.
  5. Create your own: I add the hashtag #queenoffatlegs at all my food pictures so food lovers can easily find my personal collection of the popular #foodporn in only one tap. As there is a lot of beauty posts coming your way I already started hashtagging my Instagram posts with #queenofjetlagsbeauty. This way your older pictures will still be getting likes and comments!

Do you guys use hashtags? Do you think it works?

  • Dress Up, Chow Down

    I think using hashtags works and is especially beneficial at the beginning when you’re just starting out. Although I admit, I do feel weird using so many hashtags. Eventually I’d like to use less but I don’t have enough visibility yet. I DO try not to use a hashtag that’s not relevant to my post. Super annoying!

  • Lovey Fleming

    Love it babe! Hashtags have helped me so much on IG. I have definitely minimized my usage once my following grew. Thanks for the tips!

    xoxo

    http://theindiegirl.com

  • The Sunday Mode

    Really helpful post. I definitely think hashtags work, even though I’m still getting the hang of which ones are best to use I can see that since I started using them so many more people have found my Instagram.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

  • Love those posts because they are really helpful! And yes, the hashtags work, but it’s important for them to be relevant and not just some you copy paste online! x

    http://tomboychronicle.com/

  • Macy

    Yes, I’ve found they do really help! Especially when you just start out its a great way for people to get to know you <3 xoxo

  • This is excellent advice! Definitely agree about being more specific with your hashtags, it makes your posts that much easier to discover 🙂

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Hashtags are so much fun! 😀

  • All great advice! I love browsing hashtags, but never quite know which to use for my own feed.. 🙂

  • Great tips! Using hashtags is important, especially using the appropriate ones for your photos.

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  • Loved the first tip! Def something that i need to try out! Thanks

    popangelscloset.blogspot.com

  • I do use hashtags, but not to an extent or with a plan.

    Linda,
    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • RariMoon✧・゜*

    This is so awesome!
    #Iloveit ;D

    Ohdearmilk ✧・゜*

  • I use a lot of hashtags and feel like it helps getting noticed. However I still haven’t reached as much followers as I would like to. Thank you for your helpful advice 🙂

  • Dea

    I love hashtags. I always use the ones which I think explain the picture best, plus I like to add one crazy long hashtag, that makes absolutely no sense! 😉