Please raise your hand if you’ve been struggling to find the perfect hashtag for your post on Instagram.
After you’ve finished uploading your photos and wrote your most compelling caption, you’re hit with a blinking cursor after your # sign. It’s daunting enough to take the picture at the right angle and editing it to be perfect- never mind coming up with the best hashtags that will help your post to be seen by thousands of Instagrammers.
Well, there’s good news: Finding the most searched and best hashtags for your post doesn’t have to be that daunting. With the right guide and tool at your disposal, you could easily create engaging hashtags-all without the time-consuming researches staring blankly at your screen.
In this post, we’ll walk you through the different ways on how to come up with the best hashtags. When we’re done, you’ll know exactly how to use the best hashtags and make your post visible to more people without looking spammy.
Ready? Let’s dive in.
What are Hashtags?
Before you start diving into searching the best hashtags, you need to learn first what hashtags are and how they can benefit you.
A hashtag is a word or group of words preceded by a # sign that identifies a message. It was originally started by Twitter. However, it is also now used on other social media like Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and others.
Benefits of using Hashtags
Hashtags were originally used to organize contents and discussion on Twitter. Now, hashtags are used to increase awareness of a certain topic.
Depending on your goal, hashtags can help increase your social media following, build your brand and eventually increase your income.
How to Get The Most Popular Hashtags For Instagram
Now that you know the basic of hashtags, let’s now look into how to search the most popular hashtags that you can use on your post on Instagram.
Use the Instagram Hashtag Directory
The easiest way to find the most popular hashtag is through Instagram itself. After writing the caption of your post, start typing the # sign and a word that would resonate with your caption, Instagram will then give you some suggestions.
For example, I will type “#debt”, Instagram will give me a list of hashtags that are related to what debt. In this instance, I got “#debtfree”, #debtfreedom”, and so on.
The most important thing to note on the suggestion are the numbers under the hashtag. This number represents the number of posts that contains the hashtag.
The higher the number, the less likely your post will be seen because the hashtag is so saturated and competitive. I found that when I use hashtags that are less than 500k, I get more engagement.
However, can you imagine how much time it’s going to cost you if you go this route?
The maximum hashtags that you can use is 30 hashtags. It will take a lot of your time typing in the word and choosing the ones with the lesser number of public post.
The good news is, there is a workaround to that. Use Tailwind.
Tailwind is a popular tool which is used more for Pinterest but now they have Instagram and they did a lot of improvement to it.
Tailwind for Instagram is now one of the must-have tool to manage your Instagram.
And the best part is you can try tailwind for FREE.
Download the Mobile App
Another good feature of Tailwind is you will not only use it on the desktop, but it is also available on your mobile. You will search Tailwind on the app store and then download it.
This feature makes it very convenient because most of our images are taken on our mobile phones.
In today’s post, you will learn how to schedule an Instagram post on your desktop.
Scheduling on Desktop
In order the get the most of Tailwind for Instagram, use the desktop for scheduling your posts. I will walk you through the step by step guide to schedule a post.
#1 Select the Image
Open your Tailwind for Instagram, under “Publisher” open “Draft”. You will then upload your image or drag it to the draft.
#2 Add a Caption
Once your image is uploaded, start writing your caption. You will then add a hashtag about your image. Once you start typing a hashtag, Tailwind will give you suggestions.
The suggested hashtags come in different colors of highlights. You would choose the darkest green. The hashtag with the dark green highlight means that it is popular but not too saturated, orange highlight means the hashtag is too competitive and gray means the hashtag is not that popular.
#3 Best Hashtags for Instagram
Instagram allows you to add up to 30 hashtags. As you add your hashtags, Tailwind will keep track of the number. You will also have the option to save the hashtags to use later in your other posts.
And the newest and most exciting feature of Tailwind for Instagram is that you now have the ability to add your hashtags to the first comment line. By doing this, you will be able to make your post cleaner and more engaging.
#4 Schedule Your Post
Now that you have your post ready, you can now schedule it on the time that you wanted it to be published.
You also have the option to choose the optimized time that Tailwind has chosen for you.
There you have it!
I have been using Tailwind for a while now, and it has been a game changer for me. I was able to free up my time and focus more on other areas of my business. If you have not started a blog yet, check out How To Start A Profitable Blog.
You can try Tailwind for FREE and you will be able to schedule up to 30 posts on Instagram.
Are you using Tailwind for Instagram yet?