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Did you know you can now follow hashtags? + My Instagram Hashtag Cheatsheet for every blogger

 instagram hashtags for bloggers

Hashtags

Did you know you can now follow hashtags on Instagram? That makes hashtags even more valuable! Rumor has it that your profile might be favored if you’re following hashtags. Another reason why IG is shutting down the improper use of hashtags. Don’t use the same hashtags over and over! Switch these up or it will look like you’re a bot, which means spam, which means shadow banning. Also, you don’t want to just flood your pictures and posts with irrelevant hashtags. They need to actually fit the image and be relevant. That’s why I’ve broken down a list of #’s for each category. I recommend copying and pasting these into the note section on your phone so you can refer to them easily. I don’t like to post my hashtags in my caption because to me it looks too cluttered. Usually I’ll post them in the first comment below the photo.

UPDATE: Hashtags that you post in the comments of your post will no longer display under search results. You must now include hashtags in the body of your caption.

The dots are spaced about above so the hashtags don’t show in your comment section but instead you’ll only be able to see the dots. You’re able to use 30 hashtags on each Instagram photo and I used to use all 30 because it gives you a greater chance of being seen. However, recently I’ve heard to only use 10 or less because this can now be picked up as spam. Spam = shadow banning. It’s been up in the air for a while about what the sweet spot with hashtags are, but people say that they seem to have better luck with about 5 unique hashtags.

When you pick hashtags, I suggest using tags that have high search results, but not SO many that they’re too popular and your post will immediately get buried in all the others that are being uploaded like crazy. When using hashtags, I try to use ones that have less than a million hashtags in the thread because those tend to get over used and cluttered. It’s also good not to use generic hashtags like #food, #water, #fun etc. Instead, use specific unique hashtags for your photo. When you type in your favorite hashtag, not only are you given the option to follow it, but below you’ll see a few related hashtags you can use also. I always check those out!

Once you follow a hashtag, it’ll show up in your thread just like the people you follow. Easy peasy! So go follow your favorites!



Following hashtags

 

What a followed hashtag looks like in your Instagram feed

Yoga

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#yoga #yogaquotes #namaste #yoga #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #yogalife  #yogainspiration #yogamotivation #igyoga #yogapractice  #instayoga #leggingsarepants #yogadaily  #muscle #workout #selfie #yoginienchantress #fitfam  #fitchick #fitnessblogger #yogagirl #fitnessmotivaton #yogagram #photooftheday #fitnessstyle #yogisofinstagram #leggingsfordays #leggingsforeveryBODY #yoga #independentwoman #squadgoals #squad #womanownedbusiness #womenwhohustle #fuckflattering #effyourbeautystandards #yogapants #leggingsarelife #fitnessfashion #leggingslove #fitnessmotivation #yogasquad #fitsquad #plusisequal

 

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Colorful + Wall Murals

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#bandofun #abmlifeiscolorful #myunicornlife #candyminimal #handsinframe #theeverygirl #peoplescreative #visualcrush #proptoit #ABMHappyLife #IHaveThisThingWithPink #DScolor #TheCandyRainbow #instablogger #bossbabe #ootd  #thatsdarling  #thehappynow  #pursuepretty #makeyousmilestyle #livethelittlethings #livecolorfully #liveauthentic #communityovercompetition #myshopstyle #travelcolorfully #walltraveled #wallcrawl #wallmural #abmlovesmurals #studiodiywallcrawl #atlmurals #atlantamurals #ihavethisthingwithwalls #colourmyworld  #colorinspiration #colorfullife #capturingcolor #lovelysquares #pinkflashofdelight #myunicornlife #colorventures #thatcolorproject

(Remember to change Atlanta for whatever city you’re in)

 

Bloggers

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#ABMHappyLife #Bloggervibes #IRLlifestylePosse #blogger #instablogger #lifestyleblogger #bossbabe  #thatsdarling   #thehappynow  #pursuepretty   #wandeleurspark #makeyousmilestyle #abmathome  #flashesofdelight #atlantablogger #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #liveauthentic #foundforaged  #theblogissue #blogger #atlantablogger  #Ibloggers #theblogissue #instablogger #beautybloggers #lifestylebloggers #VGBsquad

 



 

Fashion

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#outfitlayout #fashionblogger #instastyle #fblogger #livebeaufifully #morningslikethese #howiseeit #fashion  #style #todayslovely #styleblogger   #beautyblogger  #ootd  #lookbook  #Outfitoftheday #fromwhereistand #whatiwore #myshopstyle #nordstrom #nordstromrack #nordstromatl #gottaATLoveit #loveloft #atlstyle #aeostyle

 

Food

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#yum #abmlifeissweet #foodporn   #instayum #abmhappyhour #eeeeeats #huffposttaste #f52grams #lifeandthyme #devourpower

 

 

Travel

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#globetrotter #worldtraveler  #abmtravelbug  #letsgosomewhere  #livethelittlethings #liveauthentic  #neverstopexploring #mytinyatlas   #wanderlustvibes #wanderlustchick #wanderlustlife #exploremore #adventureon   #flashesofdelight    #finditliveit  #creativityfound   #myperspective #doyoutravel  #travelblog #travelblogger #atlantablogger #gltlove #femmetravel #placestogo #placestovisit #travelgirl #writetotravel #travelmore #travelwriter #travelbug #TLpicks #forbestravelguide #livetravelchannel #wearetravelgirls #tpotd #jetsettering #thestaycationers #sheisnotlost #dametraveler #darlingescapes #girlbosstravels #sunnylife #travelcolorfully #bestplacestogo #yourworldtravels #topdreamdestinations #iamatraveler #rsroadtrip #visualcrush #bloggervibes #girlswhotravel #lovetotravel #traveldiary #viewfromthetop #VGBsquad #simplyadventure #dametraveler #openmyworld #wheretofindme #beautifuldestinations #girlaroundworld #girlsabroad #travelgirlsgo #thetravelwomen #ladiesgoneglobal #globelletravels #girlswithgypsysouls #thefairytalebloggers #pinktrotters #overdoseintravel #roamtheplanet #hardlyhome #alldaytravel #exploretocreate #virtualvacation #findyourspot #gothere #yourpassport #americanstyle #iamtb #youmustsee #travelmindsety #thetravelwomen

 



Who To Tag

I also like to tag certain travel accounts in my photos. You’re only allowed to tag 20 accounts and they need to be relevant to the photo. So for travel, I usually choose from some of the below accounts. The goal here being for them to repost my photo!

I recommend checking out these accounts to see if they’re a good fit for you and your type of photos first. Also check the accounts bio to see if they have a hashtag listed or an email to submit photos. For example, tons of people always recommend tagging @girlslovetravel but that will not get your photo reposted because the community has an Instagram takeover form that you have to fill out first. Once you do that then you can save a date to share your photos on their account but they do not repost.

Look up accounts that are city specific like tourism boards, food and photo accounts for the specific location you’re in. For example, @paris_tourisme or @topparisphotos. If it’s a hotel, I choose hotel specific accounts to tag like @hotels etc..

Other travel related accounts to tag:

@purewowtravel

@thetravelwomen

@hotelandthebeach

@travelbloggeres

@americanstyle

@forbestravelguide

@wearetravelgirls

@travelandleisure

@natgeotravel

@femmetravel

@travelmagazine

@travelchannel

@shetravelz

@Lonelyplanet

@Bestvacations

@map_of_europe

@travelgirlsgo

@Wonderfulplaces

@Girlsborntotravel

@Cnntravel

@Myvillas

@Luxuryworldtraveler

@Bucketlistvoyager

@Popsugar

@Southernlivingmag

@Ootdgals

@Gohypetravel

@Travelertour

@Living_europe

@Travelshot.eu

@Glitterguide

@Beautifulhotels

@Beautifulmatters

@beautifuldestinations

@Goop

@Destinationwolf

@Bestplaces_togo

@Yourworldtravels

@Beautiful_vacationpix

@Topdreamdestinations

@Sheisnotlost

@Travelmindset

@Refinery29

@Hotelsandresorts

@Culturetrip

 



 

I hope these help you in your Instagram journey! I try to keep it short and sweet and to the point so if you have any other questions or things you’d like me to go more in depth about please let me know below.