YoInsta | June 30, 2021, 10:44 a.m.
Instagram can work great, but you have to be careful about how you use it. This is where Instagram hashtags work best.
Hashtags help you manage and view relevant content on Instagram. They make it easier for your target audience to find you and add interest to your shares. One Instagram survey shows that at least one hashtag on all your Instagram posts, on average, will generate more than 12% engagement.
The great thing about hashtags is their ability to reach out to people who may have nothing to do with your account and not follow you on Instagram.
How do Instagram hashtags work?
Suppose a user searches for the word 'garden'. Instagram will show all the latest posts containing the keyword 'garden'. By using #gardening as a hashtag in your post, you tell Instagram to rank your post every time someone looks at that name.
Hashtag all your posts with related keywords. Use the terms and conditions that you think Instagram users will want. Always use the # sign before the word, don't use punctuation, keep it as short as possible and use letters and numbers.
Throwing haphazard hashtags across Instagram will not work magic for you. You will need to choose the best and most popular hashtags to reach the right audience for your business. They should be relevant to the keywords searched for by your target market, and you will need to pay attention to which ones work best for you.
It will take time to find the best hashtags you can use. Other strategies include:
The key is to look at when a particular hashtag appears to be popular and then submit content using that hashtag to take advantage of the large number of viewers the hashtag receives.
In the Instagram search engine, look for other hashtags that can be compared to your page. Use these hashtags when posting new content. This is another way to reach Instagram users who are still on the site but are not following you so they would not see your post otherwise.
Instagram has more than 700 million monthly active users and its popularity continues to be sensitive as smartphone cameras improve in high-quality photography and videos.