I am SO excited to about Instagram and Hashtags and for the upcoming launch of “Insta-groan to Insta-GAME” my Instagram e-course for business owners and bloggers looking to brand themselves as an Influencer on the ‘gram and get in turn make more money and get more sponsorships! So if you haven’t already taken advantage of the 50% early bird pricing make sure to get it before it sells out and the official launch on June 7th!
Anyway, back to today’s post! My favorite Instagram Hashtag Hack!
IF you are using Instagram smartly, you should be using Hashtags. Hashtags tag your photo so people searching for that word can find you! If you profile is set to private, only your friends will be able to find you using the hashtag, so make sure your profile is public if you are trying to be found and grow your brand/business.
You should not post the same hashtag for every single photo, but rather you should be posting specific hashtags that relate to your photo and will attract a targeted audience. Plus you want to switch up your hashtags so you can be found by a wider array of people. There are SO many hashtags that you don’t want to pigeonhole yourself and your reach by only using the same 30 hashtags over and over again.
If you are smart, you will keep track of hashtags and organize them based on niche or genre. Rather than having to type these every time you post a photo, keep them somewhere on your computer or phone so you can copy and paste them… or better yet… create a special hack in your keyboard for them!
THAT’S RIGHT: You can post 30 hashtags with a simple 2-3 character prompt!
How?!? Let me show you:
Using the “Text replacement” feature under your keyboards section allows you to create a shortcut for your hashtags. In the above example my hashtags all relate to traveling, so when I type #TR into instagram I am prompted to paste all of these with just three letters!
You can use this trick for all sorts of stuff (One time I used “text replacement” on my fiance’s phone so every time he typed “yes” to someone it said “no” and some other funny ones that probably aren’t appropriate for all ages 😉 haha.