Hands up who’s fed up with the pesky bots & the followers/unfollowers on Instagram?

This month I’ve researched hashtags with growing businesses in mind. Bots are tracking certain hashtags and can be automated to respond to certain hashtags. Avoid using these and it’ll help reduce the bots commenting on your posts.

These hashtags offer an alternative to some of the more mainstream business related hashtags. Looking at the galleries, I’ve found some interesting accounts to follow and be inspired by. Please test them out and let me know how you get on using them. It’s far better to work as a community on Instagram to find the strategies that help all our businesses thrive together.

For those of you new to my monthly hashtags, using a mixture of popular hashtags and less popular is my recommendation. Your post is likely to stay longer higher up on the gallery for that hashtag with the less popular ones, therefore more likely to be seen by new people. Mix in the popular ones as well just in case they get spotted there too.
These hashtags are also for inspiration. Even if they’re unsuitable for your business, you can easily get lost in some of the beautiful galleries.

The more hashtags you use, the more hashtag galleries your post will appear (Instagram let us use up to 30 on the feed & 10 in Stories). Hide them in comments or use a big space to separate your comment from the hashtags to keep your captions looking tidy.

Looking for more hashtags to use?

Check out my monthly hashtags from APRIL, MARCH or FEBRUARY