Flick’s Analytic suite allows you to reach more of your target audience by telling you which individual hashtags are performing on your post. To do this, Flick tracks each of the posts you make through Instagram’s official API.
Without boring you with the technical details, here is a brief description of the process.
We continuously monitor your account to detect new posts you make. When a post is detected we query Instagram to find out which hashtags you are using.
All the hashtags you are using are added to our tracking list and monitored.
If your post appears in the top 100 posts of a hashtag feed, congrats you have ranked on that hashtag! We then send that information to our front end for you to view.
The steps outlined above are very much simplified but are meant to give you a brief understanding of our system. It is important to note that Flick will stop tracking a post 7 days after you initially posted it. This is because almost all of the engagement on that post would have happened by then and there is no further value in tracking it.