🏃♂️It’s a marathon, not a sprint!
You've already covered the first couple of miles by understanding the importance of hashtags on Instagram and signing up to Flick! Don't worry if it still feels like there's a little way to go!
🗓 Develop your strategy over time
Start but using a few different types of hashtags, and work on it over time!
🥇 Your aim with hashtags is to rank highly.
This is based on a number of factors that you can analyze, from how competitive a hashtag is, to how related a hashtag is to your content or account niche.
- Bonus Tip: Activate Flick's personalised 'suggested filters' when you're searching! and it'll handle the number-work for you!
🎯 Post in groups that make the most sense with the content you produce.
Don’t just pick random hashtags you think might be popular, but may not help propel your account.
♻️ Don’t use the same hashtags over and over again.
You might get penalized! Switch up your hashtag sets as often as you can.
📸 Marry your hashtag strategy with a killer content strategy
Our blog has a lot of tips on how to up your Instagram game, not just when it comes to hashtags. Develop a rounded strategy and see your account grow in an organic way.
🧠 Leverage the different types of hashtag to your advantage.
Learn more about the different types of hashtags in our Complete Guide to Instagram Hashtags.
📊 You can see what’s working.
By looking at your hashtag analytics, you can see which groups of hashtags worked the best for your posts, and use this going forward.
🕵️♀️ The best hashtags for you, are not the best hashtags for everyone else.
As we’ve said before, there isn’t a set group of hashtags that help people perform well – it’s completely dependant on your account.