Crash Course on Instagram® Hashtags

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How many hashtags are you using? Are you using popular ones or niched ones?

If you find hashtags confusing, you’re not alone!

There’s so much conflicting info and research about Instagram hashtags, so get out your notebook and let’s get a tangible game plan to navigate the hashtag dilemmas.

In this crash course, I give you the best tools I’ve found that helps accounts of ALL sizes.

Related post: Simple & Effective Instagram® Strategies with Hairstylist Jamie Dana


Little Pearls of Wisdom

  • [02:00] Instagram allows 30 hashtags—how many should you really use?
  • [03:22] How to find good hashtags? Step 1: Find 5 big accounts in your niche.
  • [03:55] Step 2: Go to Ninjalitics and you’ll find their 30 most used hashtags.
  • [04:30] Step 3: Go to Social Insider and discover the average best performing hashtags.
  • [05:33] Step 4: Start a spreadsheet with these hashtags from your research
  • [06:44] Make sure you’re not editing your hashtags after the post goes live.
  • [09:00] Always be testing (stolen from Sarah, my Marketing Manager)
  • [09:50] Why we use hashtags at all


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