Yes, you should use hashtags to solve the query. But, it also means finding the right hashtags to use. Here's some things to look for with hashtags and some other ideas for growing your following:
1. Find trending hashtags. If a hashtag is only used 100 times, it will be difficult to "get into the mix." Find popular and trending hashtags to add into.
2. Don't use one word hashtags that everyone else is using. Phrases as well as specific to your topic are better to get responses. Remember that what you use as hashtags appears in results and will get noticeability depending on your focused topic, meaning you need to have relevant information to your brand and images.
3. Engagement. Participate in others conversations and use hashtags. Even if you aren't following someone, engage with their pictures and use hashtags. This will drive more engagement to your profile then back to your Instagram account.
4. Use longer descriptions. Hashtags are great. They are even better when you write more as a caption for your picture. These also serve as a keyword base to help followers find you.
5. Brand. I suggest looking at some of the top influencers and looking at what they are doing. You will notice that their pictures are all the same color, tone and with similar content. Someone will follow you if you add value to their scroll. Make sure you stick out from the crowd.
There's always more to do with Instagram. :) It's an incredibly powerful tool and it builds your recognition in ways that other social accounts can't. Be consistent with your posts and you will get the followers you want.
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Of course! Hashtags are really important to grow your Instagram following. And using the right ones is even more important. Here is a blog that has the perfect insights related to hashtags that can trigger growth:
In case you want to use Instagram for generating business, here is a blog for that as well:
Yes, there are some great tools you can use to help you look up what the best hashtags are for your post. I like https://www.all-hashtag.com/
I didn't really believe it helped that much but watched a video by Lewis Howes on how to increase Instagram traffic. This was one of the things he talks about. I started adding hashtags after that and saw a big difference in responses to my posts.
I have a Porsche fan site txporsche on instagram and use them when ever I post and it really does help.
A hashtag is a keyword categorical tool that arranges the billions of photos/videos uploaded to instagram in a way that we can find them. Hashtag information is also used by instagram’s algorithm to curate your explore feed with more of the type of content you engage with.
You can use up to 30 Hashtags on a post. If you go over this, instagram will upload the post and clear out the caption completely
Hashtags aren’t case sensitive #SoYouCanDoThis
You cannot own a hashtag. I encourage you to create a unique (but simple) hashtag for your brand ex. #OctoNation - this gives people the opportunity to create user-generated content so that you can find & use photos of community members talking about your brand!
Community (ex. #DiscoverOcean, #BossBabes, #BlackGirlsWhoTravel)
Niche (ex. #MotivationalSpeaker, #HighFashionPhotographer, )
Industry (ex. #Speaker, #Author, #Coach, #Photography , #Science, #Furniture)
Location (#Texas, #HoustonTexas, #BexarCounty, #Htown, #Goldcoast)
Brands (#ClickFunnels @RussellBruson)
Publications - #hifructosemag @hifructosemag #NatGeoYourShot
Brand Campaigns #BeatPlasticPollution by @LonelyWhale
Your Brand (Ex. #OctoNation)
Event (#FCS2019, #SMMW19, #FunnelHackingLIVE, #Ontrapalooza2019, #SanDiegoComiCon2018)
Community Phrases - #MakersGonnaMake #ScubaLife #
Seasonal Hashtags - #backtoschool #happynewyears
Think of Instagram Users as Fish, and Instagram Hashtags as Hooks. Instagram allows you to use 30 Hashtags on a post [at the moment], so why not use all 30 Hashtags or hooks. The more hooks you have in the water, the more fish you’re likely to catch. It’s not the best analogy, but I think it might help you understand Instagram Hashtags more.