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Everyone's been lying to you about hashtags--this is how you really do it.

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Daggermouthx, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Daggermouthx

    Daggermouthx Junior Member

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    I made comment on another thread about a hashtag experiment I did that went mini-viral. I've had a several people sending me messages and quoting my comments asking for a guide. I'm in the middle of building two businesses, so I don't have time to make a super detailed Instagram guide. I can make this quick hashtag guide though, so I hope you enjoy it.

    Here's the experiment:

    I'm explaining there are different tiers of popularity for hashtags--just like keywords hashtags have a difficulty level. The more broad the hashtag, the more difficult to get results from the algorithm.

    If you have a brand new website, you're not going to 1st page rank against HubSpot's most difficult keywords--so why do you treat hashtags differently?

    You shouldn't.

    This is what you need to do differently:

    Step 1.) Go to https://displaypurposes.com/

    Step 2.) Type in a very broad keyword related to your niche.

    Step 3.) Click "copy mode"

    Step 4.) Click "five dots" to remove the dots.

    Step 5.) Add the hashtags into a note pad and remove any that aren't niche specific enough. Sometimes hashtags will be used for two completely different niches. Remove these.

    Step 6.) Copy the hashtags, click the back arrow in your browser and paste them into the search bar.

    Step 7.) Click "Auto" and move the slide from 30 to infinity.

    Step 8.) Rinse and repeat until you have a ton of hash tags.

    Step 9.) Click copy mode and copy all of the hash tags.

    Step 10.) Special paste values only the hashtags into the "A" column of Google docs named hashtags.

    Step 11.) Make a column B named "post count", then column C named "Tier/Likes".

    Step 12.) Go through several hash tags with different popularity levels. Go to instagram and put them into the search bar. Take a look at the top 6 photos for every hash tag. How many likes/engagements do you need in order to rank for that hashtag?

    13.) Only use hashtags that give you a chance of reaching top 6 posts.

    14.) Enjoy 400% more reach.
     
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  2. Lilith55

    Lilith55 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Pretty cool guide. Will try for sure.
    Thanks for sharing
     
  3. c4s4rin

    c4s4rin Newbie

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    Nice share man, I will test
     
  4. Heinzketchups

    Heinzketchups Newbie

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    i'm new to instagram so this will be very useful :D thanks!!
     
  5. 6enerou5

    6enerou5 Newbie

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    Thanks for sharing man!

    Is there maybe a page or service where you can paste all of the hashtags and get as a result the average "post count" and "tiers/likes"?
    To automate this a bit more?
     
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    gogojerry Newbie

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    do you know a similar site to check for twitter hashtags?
     
  7. Sund97

    Sund97 Regular Member

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    Pretty awesome share man!
     
  8. wilber21

    wilber21 Junior Member

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    Will definitely try it out, great share!
     
  9. uncutu

    uncutu Elite Member

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    Nice site & nice trick to extrapolate more hash tags from a root hash tag. Thanks for the share.
    https://hashtagify.me/ similar site I used to use for this. They recently went freemium with a Free plan (no sign up req) allowing for only 10 extra suggested hash tags.
     
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  10. handsomeone

    handsomeone Regular Member

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    Great share!

    There's something I didn't quite understand - If I get 50 likes in average for my photos, I should look for hashtags with popularity of 60%? Most of the hashtags there are 60% for the broad ones.
     
  11. Daggermouthx

    Daggermouthx Junior Member

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    Those were actual stats I used during my hashtag experiment.

    The popularity level and amount of likes may differ from niche to niche.

    Don’t focus too much on the numbers I was talking about in my experiment.

    What’s really important is the idea.

    It’s best practice to follow the guide and do your own research.

    Don’t use numbers from a niche that’s different from yours.
     
  12. handsomeone

    handsomeone Regular Member

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    I guess that high/medium hashtags doesn't help if you cannot define a big/small account without numbers.
     
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  13. dicekid

    dicekid Regular Member

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    good stuff, thank you very much
    i have a question not closely related to your thread, if you don't mind
    can you fake engagement and reach top posts using bought likes and comments
    have you tried this before?
     
  14. Daggermouthx

    Daggermouthx Junior Member

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    Glad you asked, I recently tested this with a "power likes" service here on BHW.

    The answer is no.

    UNLESS the bots take a natural path to engage with the post.

    Meaning the bots need to increase your reach, impressions, etc..

    Without an increase in these metrics, engagements will have ZERO affect on the algorithm.
     
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    Daggermouthx Junior Member

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    The high/medium is to help others understand that hashtags, like keywords, have different levels of difficulty associated with their ability to rank.

    When I first wrote that comment, it was just that, a comment written as fast as I could from memory.

    I wasn't exactly trying to spend hours going through my google drive to find all of the exact numbers.

    I hope you still found value from this.
     
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    stelios0 Power Member

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    what does the red and orange bar represent in the categories?
     
  17. SpawneR

    SpawneR Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Amazing share buddy, I really appriciate this. Niche method!
     
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    red=relevance
    Orange=Popularity (how fast new posts are coming in)

    You can click on them to see their scores.
     
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the great guide.

    So what your saying is for example if you get 50 likes on average, you would need to search for hashtags which top results have 60 or below likes? Or add 50 + 60%.

    Thank you.
     
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    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    RiteTag comes to mind and the mentioned Hashtagify.
     
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