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Hashtags not working

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Minuz, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Minuz

    Minuz Newbie

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    Yesterday i made a new account, and slowly i started to "warm it up" by posting some pictures. But for some reason the hashtags that I'm using is not helping me getting any likes. I get 0 likes on my pictures, even though i post loads of hashtags.

    Anyone who has experienced this or something similar?
     
  2. growthackon

    growthackon Newbie

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    Did you use more than 30 hashtags?
     
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    i did for some of my account not sure whats trigger it
     
  4. Minuz

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    No i did not, i have checked
     
  5. Kyuske

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    Yes this happened to me too after a few accounts. Tried to make the on different emulators but hashtags still don't work.

    Only after creating the account on a friends phone it worked.
     
  6. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    New accounts hashtags are ghosted. Others won't see them until you garner some reputation on IG.
     
  7. rodol

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    Are you sure about that?
     
  8. bartosimpsonio

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    Just try it, you can test both on Facebook and IG, I think they've integrated the search by now (hashtag is a search).

    Create a hashtag nobody else has ever used, like #muffinsfopuffens2017 log in from a different account and see if you see it.
     
  9. MightyMu

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    hmm this is weird. Because I just made a new account and posted two pictures the last 12 hrs both have 150+ likes already. So it sounds weird that new accounts are ghosted
     
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  10. rodol

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    IKR, that's wh y i asked him if he was sure about that.
     
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  11. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hashtags are ghosted not the accounts. Read what I said again.
     
  12. MightyMu

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    Yes, i read what you said. but I didnt like any photo or follow anyone?! so what way did people find my photos other than hashtags?
     
  13. The Magician

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    How new do you mean? My accounts are >600 followers and have been able to rank for low competition hashtags.
     
  14. bartosimpsonio

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    I don't know exactly how old. I think it depends on how commercial the hashtag is. I ran a IG about tech (PC hardware photos), and it took me over a month last year to get constantly on the hashtag searches. Any hashtag about pc parts is considered commercial so maybe that's why.

    But for lower competition it can escape the hashtag sandbox or whatever it is in under a month.

    Now I don't know how IG does their ranking, because some new accounts, when it detects a virgin IP address or something like that, do get one hashtag outt here just for demonstration, or to wet the appetite. But if on the next post you add 2 or 3, they'll probably be seen by friends but not in the general search.

    Well it's simple to test really, just create another account and search for your hashtags and see. I've done extensive tests on FB and IG with this. As I said in the reply to eve121 for a Pc hardware IG it took me over a month to appear normally on hashtag searches.

    Like I said, create your own hashtags nobody has used and test. I often noticed that even hashtags with no value whatsoever took a while to get into their search for a new IG account #mypillowandthedog or something like that with zero commercial value.... I think they've migrated the Facebook algorithms to IG.
     
  15. MightyMu

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    yes, I just check.. You are right, I can't find it with my other account xD I still find it weird that I got likes, although I only posted the picture and logged out again
     
  16. bartosimpsonio

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    Their algorithm is not simple. It gives some new accounts a chance, but quickly detects commecial intent and throws them into their sandbox. Whoever cracks this probably makes $$$$$.
     
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    I guess im lucky then ^^
     
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