Today’s post is all about my favorite Instagram Hashtag Hack!
If you’re using Instagram smartly, you should be using Hashtags. Hashtags categorize your photo so people searching for that word can find you! If your profile is set to private, only your friends will be able to find you using the hashtag. If you’re trying to grow your brand/business your profile needs to be public. That way hashtags will increase your visibility and help you grow.
You should not post the same hashtag for every single photo. Use specific hashtags that relate to your photo and will attract a targeted audience. You want to switch up your hashtags so you can be found by a wider array of people. There are rumors that Instagram will also “shadowban” you for using the same hashtags over and over. Furthermore, hashtags are limitless, so don’t pigeonhole yourself using the same 30 hashtags over and over again.
The best approach is to keep track of hashtags and organize them based on niche or genre. You’ll want your list easily accessible for copying and pasting. Better yet… create a special hack in your keyboard for them!
THAT’S RIGHT: You can post 30 hashtags with a simple 2-3 character prompt!
How?!? Let me show you:
Using the “Text replacement” feature under your keyboards section allows you to create a shortcut for your hashtags. In the above example my hashtags all relate to traveling. When I type #TR into instagram I am prompted to paste all of these with just three letters!
You can use this trick for all sorts of stuff actually. One time I used “text replacement” on my fiance’s phone so every time he typed “yes” to someone it said “no” and some other funny ones that probably aren’t appropriate for all ages ? haha.