Social media is a wonderful way to express oneself individually or promote a business or to gain more followers. Either way, increasing your visibility on the internet is the fastest way at getting such recognition. Instagram is one such platform that can provide users with an experience to promote themselves, a product, company, or a brand. A term coined “hashtag” is used with the # sign in order to bring visibility and traffic to one’s social media account.
Choose a topic that is relevant to your purpose or your post. Blend those tag words with other related terms in order to increase your traffic and likes, thus bringing more followers to your account. For example, if you are trying to promote your dog sitting business, instead of simply using #dog, try blending the hashtag with other terms that may pop up and drive traffic more readily to your page. These terms can be related to the city or town that you live in, the types of breeds that you cater to, the types of products used, or a type of procedure or stylistic choice. Any thing that can create a broad search, as well as draw in niche traffic is what should be instituted. Instead of the generic #dog, try a series of hashtags, such as:
Also, certain hashtags change in popularity by the week or even day. These “trending” hashtags can be searched and used with your posts. It’s a good idea to learn all you can about Tags from multiple sources and sites. Although the hashtags would be searched by thousands or even millions of users, consider applying a trending or popular hashtag combined with a specific tag in order to even further your hashtag success. Also, to increase an overall following, using the hashtag with #follow or #like in order to increase your visibility as well.
Additionally, there is a site devoted exclusively to the most popular and relevant Instagram hashtags. Websta lists these hashtags in order. This listing provides the top 100 hashtags ever used, giving you a keen awareness on what has the probability to trend and thus, increase your likes and followers.
Also, keep in mind that when you begin typing in a hashtag, Instagram will automatically give you options to complete the hashtag, in order to increase your traffic. While this may seem unoriginal, remember that the trending or popular hashtags may have tens of millions of people in the search pool. Therefore, it is often beneficial to ride the Instagram tide of hashtag pools in order to seem more relevant.
As you can see, these specific modifiers help increase the traffic and awareness by using the computer’s internet search algorithm to broaden the search and include a wider and even more specific search. All of this can be catered to each and every post and the more specific modifiers your use, the greater chance at more traffic. Also, feel free to google popular search terms and cater posts and hashtag modifiers that align closely with these popular search terms. So, use those hashtags and watch as your overall traffic increases exponentially and the likes abound.