Monday, 11 February 2019

HOW I USE HASHTAGS TO BOOST MY INSTAGRAM ENGAGEMENT

francisca rockey, lifestyle blogger, fitness blogger, beauty blogger, fashion blogger, small blogger
It seems a lot of you found my last post really helpful so, I’ve decided to break down each section of how to start a blog and turn it into a series. This week, I’m focusing on Instagram and utilising hashtags to boost engagement.

Remember when hashtags were a no go and now that Instagram has fucked up the algorithm, they’re all the rage. I know there’s still confusion as to what hashtags to use when to use them and how many to use per posts. 

01. USE 30 HASHTAGS PER POST
You can use 30 hashtags per post without Instagram preventing them from posting. Use the full 30 and make the most of it

02. USE HASHTAGS WITH THE MOST POSTS
While you’re reading this, hop over to Instagram and search, #lblogger it has 713k posts. Along the bottom of that hashtag are related hashtags, which will have a similar amount of posts, use them!

03. DON’T FORGET ABOUT EMOJIS
This is one I discovered recently but you can hashtag emojis. Follow the step above when it comes to using emojis, hashtag the ones with the most posts or start a new hashtag for it and watch it grow.

04. USE HASHTAGS IN YOUR INSTA STORIES
This is another hack that I discovered recently, a few weeks ago I post a selfie to my Insta story before going out and tag #OUTOUT – it worked a treat and I saw an increase in followers and engagement through stories

05. HASHTAG WHAT IS VISIBLE IN THE PHOTO
If you take a photo and it contains a mug, hashtag the mug. It may seem stupid but there’s 5.4 million posts under the mug hashtag.

REMEMBER, hashtags don’t always work, its hit or miss.
francisca rockey, lifestyle blogger, fitness blogger, beauty blogger, fashion blogger, small blogger
Here are some of the exact hashtags I use,

EVERYDAY
#blogginggals #teenbloggers #bdib #girlboss #femalebloggers #lbloggers #bbloggers #thegirlgang #instagramblogger #photographyblogger #londonblogger #londoner #discoverunder2K #petiteblogger #shinyhappybloggers  #bloggerstribe #girlsunite

WEDNESDAY
#wednesdaywisdom #wednesdaythoughts #wednesdayfeels #wednesdaymotivation

FRIDAY
#fridayintroductions #friyay #fridayfeeling #happyfriday #fridaymood #thankgoditsfriday

SKINCARE
#skincareroutine #dryskin #winterskin #skincareaddict #happyskin #skinroutine #skinobsessed #kindtoskin #skinspiration #lookafteryourskin #bathtowel #skincareproducts #treatyourskin #healthyskin #skincareblogger #skincare #skincarelove #newskin #skintips #skinregimen

Tag the brand of the products you're using e.g. #dermalogica 

FASHION
#fashionfury #thefashionforce #fashiaddict #dressmyfashion #postitfortheaesthetics #anotheroutfitpost #inspostyle #fbloggerstyle #ootdideas #wearetothe9s #mywhowhatwear #whowhatwearing #wearthisnext #fashiongals #stylesubmit #wiwtoday #streetstyleluxe #stylehunters #petiteblogger #petitefashion #wentoutlikethis #outfitideasforyou #discoverunder10k #momentsofchics #stylediary #effortlesschic #outfitboard #luxegal #ootdpost #winterfashion #pltstyle #femmeluxefinery

Tag individual items that you’re wearing e.g. #teddycoat

LONDON
#londonblogger #londoner #itssolondon #londonist #visitlondon #londontown #prettylittlelondon #toplondonphoto #londononly #mydarlinglondon #londonbylondoners #londonguru 

If you’re visiting a specific area in London, tag it and use related tags too!

As I said before, hashtags don't always work so take my advice with a pinch of salt and adapt the tags I use to work with your content and niche. 


Do you use hashtags? If so, do you find them helpful?

Fran
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