9 Tips for Getting Started with Instagram Hashtags

This article will aim to give new users some top-tips for getting started with how to create a great hashtag strategy.

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Written by Josh Lemmon
Updated over a week ago

So, you want to get started with hashtags? Flick will help you reach more of your target audience and help optimize your hashtag strategy. Below are some great simple tips to help you start with Flick, and your hashtag strategy. Let's Go!

🏃‍♂️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! If you're unsure on where to start, check out our blog post How to Start Your Hashtag Research and Improve Your Strategy

🥇 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. If you're unsure on ranking, you can get yourself up to speed here

  • Bonus Tip:

    Activate Flick's personalized 'suggested filters' when you're searching! and it'll handle the number-work for you!

Not sure how to understand our metrics? You can check out all our metrics here

🎯 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. You can find out some great ways to do this by reading Four tips to Organically Grow Your Instagram Account

🧠 Leverage the different types of hashtags 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. Take me to Analytics Pro

🕵️‍♀️ 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.

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