Hashtags are an interesting way to get free Instagram followers, but there is a fine balance between getting enough hashtags and your post looking over the top. I am sure there are many ways you can use the hashtags but these are some tips, tricks and hacks I’ve picked up.
Over 1 Million Rule
This might sound obvious, but using popular hashtags for your post is an important ingredient when you’re trying to get free Instagram followers. Don’t bother adding a hashtag if it’s got less than a million hashtags linked to it. That being said, if your niche if very specialist try going got a 500,000 rule instead. This is significant as it’ll ensure more people are exposed to your post.
Unless right at the end, sprinkle your hashtags throughout the post in a way that makes the sentence continue to make sense if the word was not a hashtag.
I was at Costa and catching up with Jane over a coffee.
I was at @Costa and catching up with Jane over a #coffee.
This sprinkling of hashtags is a sneaky way of getting you post out to a wider audience in a completely non-invasive way. Try and get 5 sprinkled hashtags throughout your post before doing a line of hashtags at the end.
Where possible try and use one word as a hashtag rather than a phrase. While using phrases such as ‘coffee time’ or ‘girls night’ might be popular, don’t make them your first hashtag choices. Go for #coffee or #girls and then consider using the phrases. I recommend this because these one words are easy to remember and therefore they are more searched and by far more popular. Therefore, enabling you to be found more easily on Instagram.