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To get new likes and followers, you need to find the right content and post it regularly on your Instagram page. At the same time, you need to ensure that you take every step to make your page visible in the search engines and social media networks. This is when you have to pay attention to hashtags and other important aspects of the trade.
While you can certainly get new likes and followers to visit Gramblast, you may want to do it the hard way. If that is the case, you need to start by finding the right hashtags.
More About Hashtags
The importance of hashtags is increasing by the day and hashtags when used properly can boost your content and make it reach your target audience easily. That doesn’t mean you add about all the possible hashtags, whether they are relevant or not. If you use too many hashtags, Instagram will track you down – and you may be shadowbanned for being spam. You don’t want to be shadowbanned as it is a black mark on your feed in the Instagram world and you will lose a lot of your followers because of this small yet dangerous mistake.
To avoid using hashtags in all wrong ways, here are some guidelines you need to follow to utilize this powerful tool fully
Research For Relevant Hashtags
There are some awesome tools to help you find hashtags like Hashtagify, Ritetag and so on. These tools can check how strong and relevant your hashtag is when compared to other similar hashtags. Apart from these tools, you need to manually do extensive research on the hashtags that are trending and hashtags of the accounts that are on top. It is important to experiment and find out what works for you. Create as many new hashtags as possible and see if they work well. If your hashtag is good, it will give you good engagements and likes. With some experimentation, you will get a fair idea of the hashtags that work best – save these and use them along with more new hashtags that you create along the way.
Instagram has an intelligent (rather clever) algorithm to find spam accounts and remove them instantly. You need to be careful with the usage of hashtags. One wrong hashtag and boom – you may be shadowbanned. Imagine doing all the hard work to make the best content, giving a great caption to it, post with a lot of satisfaction but ultimately getting the post shadow banned for using a spammy hashtag! How Instagram decides which hashtag is spam and which is not, is still a mystery.
But the important point here is that shadow banning your post will mean fewer engagements and likes and post being hidden from hashtag searches. There are certain tools to find out whether your post is shadowbanned by inputting the post URL. Alternatively, if your latest posts are not appearing in the hashtag search, your hashtag may have been shadow banned.
Use Photo Tags Effectively
By now, you must be knowing the general best practice – using a blend of niche specific and general hashtags to get maximum post engagements. There is another way to achieve the increased post engagements – tags on photos. This means whenever you are posting a photo, tag the relevant big accounts on your photo so that whoever is following those accounts can see your photo too in their feed.
Tagging relevant accounts is a great way to achieve higher engagements of posts. Tags are different from hashtags. If you tag your posts with big accounts with similar interests or niche, more people are likely to see your posts. For example, if you are posting about a recipe for a food item, you may want to tag some big restaurants which serve this food item. Big accounts will have a huge following and its easier for you to get more audience from them. It is good for them also in the way that you are promoting their products and services. This will also put you in Instagram’s good books of content relevancy. Tagging a post increases the chances of the post appearing on the explore page of the followers of the tagged accounts, thereby increasing the visibility and possibly engagements of your post.