If you’re livin’ it up on the Gram then you’re probably wondering… are hashtags still a thing? Are they truly helpful? Do they work? Well ladies, Instagram hashtags are STILL an effective way to get more eyes on your lovely content - and of course, engagement!
A post with at least one Instagram hashtag averages 12.6% more engagement than posts without a hashtag. The good news? Instagram allows you to use 30! SO GIRL, use all 30!
Instagram has gone through a lot of changes since it’s debut in 2010! But yet - the importance of hashtags are still going strong.
Using hashtags that relate to your content and niche help you boost your posts and stories engagement and can potentially bring in new followers.
A few tips to keep in mind -
When people with private profiles tag posts, they won’t appear publicly on hashtag pages
Numbers are allowed in hashtags. However, spaces and special characters, like $ or %, won’t work.
You can only add hashtags to your own posts. You can’t tag other people’s photos/videos.
You can use up to 30 hashtags on a post and 10 on a story.
Predicted most popular fashion hashtags 2020
Don't ignore hashtags on stories! -
Adding hashtags to your story is a great way to give your content an added chance to be discovered by new audiences. When people search for a hashtag on Instagram, if it’s popular enough, they’ll be able to view active, real-time stories on that hashtag’s page — including your own.
And if they like what they see, they might even tap follow on your profile!