Do you struggle with finding the right hashtags on Instagram? Well today I am going to share with you some of my Instagram hashtag tips for choosing the right hashtags. These are things that I have learned through a lot of research and trial and error. I am not a professional and this is simply what I have found works best for me.
I have also created a YouTube video where I go more in depth.
First things first, I recommend that you have a business account so that you can see specific insights and stats. This is helpful because you can see how much reach you got from hashtags for each post. This helps you figure out what is working well, and what is not.
My best performing post, of all time on my account had 18,195 impressions. (I only have 1982 followers at the time of writing this) of those impressions, 17,336 were from hashtags. Now this is very rare and I have gotten close with these same hashtags, one other time, but the rest of my posts are not that high but they still do well.
My best performing post in the last three months got 6,998 impressions with 6,199 of those coming from hashtags.
And my best post in the last 30 days had 6,768 impressions with 5,886 from hashtags.
Now this does fluctuate with each post, and some posts do better than others. It is still important to have good pictures and good caption. Those will always help with engagement. And there are a lot of things that factor in to the Instagram algorithm that can affect your posts as well.
How many hashtags?