How to use Flick's Advanced Search Filters

Discover how to use advanced searches to find the hashtags on which your target audience engage Available on the Growth Plan and above

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Written by Josh Lemmon
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How to Use Flick's Search Filters

Discover how to use search filters to quickly find the most suitable hashtags to reach your target audience.

Flick's search filters allow you to quickly filter out hashtags that are too small or too large for your account. This article will:

  • Provide a step-by-step guide to access filters

  • Give an example of a best practice strategy

Applying Search Filters: Step by Step Guide.

Step 1: Open the filter menu

Step 2: Select a filter type

You can choose from Saved or Custom filters. Saved Filters will allow you to re-use advanced filters you have already made and saved. Custom Filters allow you to fully customize your search, the next step will help you understand how to use Advanced filters.

Step 3: Build your filter

To set a filter, pick the metric you would like to filter by. Currently, Flick allows you to filter by:

  • Average Likes - The average number of likes the ranking posts get on a hashtag

  • Total Posts - The total number of posts made on a hashtag

  • DAPC - Daily average post count - the average number of posts made daily using the hashtag

  • Keyword - Add words that the hashtag should or should not contain

To adjust the restrictiveness of your filter, slide the scale or enter a number into the input box to set a 'minimum' and 'maximum' for that specific metric.

💡Example: If you were filtering by Total Posts and set a minimum of 100k, and a maximum of 500k, this would mean the hashtags suggested to you within the search table have between 100-500k total posts on them.

Once you've chosen your filters, click apply.

Keyword Searching

This gives you the ability to filter your search results by keywords. You can choose to find hashtags that include or exclude specific words. Hashtags that do not match your keyword specifications will be hidden from the table.

Best Practice Strategy for Hashtag Selection

Utilize Flick's filters for an effective and dynamic hashtag strategy. By categorizing hashtags into low, medium and high competition, you can tailor your approach to maximize visibility and engagement.

Laying the Foundations with Low Competition Hashtags:

Start with hashtags that are just below your account's average performance to boost your chances of higher visibility.

  • DAPC: Choose tags with frequent but manageable usage, suggesting a DAPC filter of 10 - 50.

  • Average Likes: Aim for hashtags with less than 100 average likes.

  • Total Posts: Focus on hashtags with 10,000 - 50,000 total posts.

Building Reach with Medium Competition Hashtags:

These are your growth-focused hashtags, sitting at the edge of your competitive capability, allowing for potential ranking improvements.

  • DAPC: Set a range between 50-100.

  • Average Likes: Look for hashtags with 25 - 150 average likes.

  • Total Posts: Target hashtags within the 50,000 - 150,000 total post range.

Aiming High with High Competition Hashtags:

These are your aspirational tags. They're highly relevant and competitive, offering significant reach if you manage to rank.

  • DAPC: Set your sights on a DAPC range of 100-500.

  • Average Like: Broaden your range to 25-1000 average likes.

  • Total Posts: Choose hashtags with 150,000 - 750,000 total posts.

Reaching for the Stars:

Sometimes, it's worth exploring unfiltered, massively popular hashtags, especially in very niche areas where relevant smaller tags are scarce.

By strategically employing hashtags across these varying levels of competition, you significantly enhance your chances of climbing the hashtag ladder and expanding your social media presence.

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