BEST INSTAGRAM HASHTAGS TO GAIN FOLLOWERS

Instagram is a really good resource for getting more eyes to your blog, YouTube videos, or anything else you want to promote. But with so many accounts with similar content, how are you and your projects supposed to stand out? In the past I’ve given tips on having a cohesive feed, but to attract more views from the right people it all comes down to communities. To become a part of a community or get promoted by a page with a bigger audience than yours, you have to use the proper hashtags.

I even have a list of my own I use often to categorize my posts so my followers can easily find the content they are looking for. For makeup and hair, I use #beauty_withme, Travel I’ve got #travel_withme that I use the most often but if you are looking for things to do in Los Angeles I use #LA_withme or because I frequent New York and Paris often, I’ve also got #NYC_withme and #Paris_withme. You can also check out my outfits on #style_withme, fitness and wellness at #health_withme and finally food at #eat_withme. 

Using hashtags can be helpful but also look distracting in the comment of your photo, here are some rules I generally follow

  • Use 1-2 relevant hashtags maximum in the caption of your photo
  • If using additional hashtags, leave a comment under your photo with any more # you want to use. This will still get your photo seen by people who click the hashtag, but will be less distracting to your followers when initially reading the caption when scrolling
  • Remember you can only hashtag your own photo, so leaving a comment on someone else’s picture with a #hashtag won’t result in it being shown
  • You can use up to 30 hashtags in a photo – though I don’t see this every being necessary
  • If attending an events or destination, find out the dedicated hashtag and post using that to be shown on the top posts for that #hashtag to gain new followers
  • Using relevant hashtags gives you the chance to end up on TOP POSTS for the hashtag, giving millions of new people a chance to find your page

The right hashtag can attract a community of IGers who are interested in your type of content. Before you go making a lengthy list and attaching it to every single post, be sure to research the tags you’re using.

  • Does it make sense for that specific image?
  • Is it attracting people that would have a genuine interest in what you are promoting?
  • Is it an active tag with a community you want to be a part of?

If all the answers are yes then tag away! Here are some popular tags, and when it’s appropriate to use them. Be sure to copy each list you need and save it to your notes in your phone to use when needed!

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These are great for normal blogging content. These are pretty generic but still check out each one before you begin using it.

#bloggers #blogging #bloggingtips #problogging #blogpromotion #bloggerlife #bloggersgetsocial #bloggerproblems #bloggerstyle

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Again, these are generic so take a look at them before you start using them on your pics to see which is most in line with your vibe.

#fashion #fashionista #fashionblogger #fashionblog #fashioninsta #fashiondaily #fashionaddict #fblogger #ootd #outfitoftheday #outfitpost #style #styleblogger #stylefile #lookbook #streetstyle #instafashion

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If your content is all about interiors, home decor, or architectural inspo, these are for you.

#design #designporn #designinspiration #designideas #designlovers #designyourlife #designinspo #designoftheday #designblogger #designblog #interiordesign #interiors #interiordecor #instainteriors #interiorarchitecture #interiorinstagram #interiorinspo #decor #decorideas #decorationggoals #homedecor #homedesign #smallhome #apartmenttherapy #apartmentlife #tinyhome

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All about crafts and DIYs? Check out these tags to see which are right for you.

#creativityfound #craftsposure #thenativecreative #diy #diyproject #crafternoon #doityourself #makesomething #creativelife #createeveryday #doitfortheprocess #wemakecollective

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Hair is REALLY popular on Instagram. Since the tags are so overused it’s best to use a mixture of generic tags like #hair and #haircut with specific ones like #balayage, #naturalhair, or #blonde. If you’re a stylist focus on posting transformation videos, they’re best for showing off your skills and get reposted more than images.

#hair #haircut #hairdo #haircolor #hairstyles #hairstylist #hairofinstagram #hairgoals #hairideas #hairoftheday #hairporn #haircare #hairfashion #hairtutorials #hairvideos #braids #balayage #blonde #blondhair #brunette #redhair #redhairdontcare #naturalhair #naturalista #curlyhair #thecutlife #hudabeauty

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If you’re a beauty enthusiast or an aspiring YouTuber, I recommend posting mini tutorials on Instagram to grow your audience. Whether it’s a sped up full face makeover or a simple video on how to clean makeup brushes, these videos are crucial to showing off your abilities and personal style.

#beauty #beautyblog #beautyblogger #makeup #makeupmafia #makeupbyme #makeupaddict #makeupartist #makeupoftheday #mua #vegas_nay #brian_champagne #anastasiabeverlyhills #morphegirl #hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #makeupartistsworldwide #dressyourface #lookamillion #nikkietutorials #mannymua #ilovemakeup #ghalichiglam

These are tags associated with pages that repost pictures in line with their aesthetic. Again, it’s really important to take a look at each page before you start using their tag. You want them to repost you so be sure that your content is in line with the type of images they are already posting. Most of these accounts prefer clean, crisp images so try not to over filter your pics.

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@hudabeauty, @lillyghalichi, @vegas_nay, @anastasiabeverlyhills are all popular beauty pages that repost the work of other artists and ABH reposts people using their products and these huge pages are a great way to get seen by a community of other product junkies who love hair and makeup

Tags: #hudabeauty #ghalichiglam #vegas_nay #brian_champagne #wakeupandmakeup #anastasiabeverlyhills #dressyourface

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@darling is a feminine lifestyle page that reposts crisp shots, flat lays, travel, cute animals, food, and style.

Tags: #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #darlingweekend

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@thehappyhunters page reposts lifestyle, fashion, and travel pictures and basically anything that makes you happy. This could be a beautiful view, new stationary, pretty much anything.

Tag: #thehappynow

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@abeautifulmess is focused on bright beautiful images celebrating crafts and recipes. They have several tags for specific images they will repost so be sure to only use the one that best relates to your image, this will make yours easy to find and more likely reposted.

Tags: #ABMlifeissweet #ABMtravelbug #ABMlifeiscolorful #ABMlovesmurals #ABMhappylife #ABMhappyhour #ABMsummer #ABMathome #ABMpatternlove

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@glitterguide is a beautiful lifestyle page that showcases bright and colorful food, interiors, and other lifestyle images. Use their tag on your prettiest, girliest posts.

Tag: #flashesofdelight

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@folkmagazine posts and reposts gorgeous outdoor images. This is a perfect tag to use if you enjoy taking outdoor photos.

Tag: #liveauthentic

I hope that helped! If you’ve got any good hashtags or repost accounts everyone should know about, leave them in the comments below!

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