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Hastags: Mixing popular with long tail?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Zanderbob, Nov 29, 2016.

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  1. Zanderbob

    Zanderbob Newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm new to IG (thanks to everyone sharing their experise, I've learned a lot from going through threads), one thing I'm unclear on, using less popular hashtags, do I mix them with most popular hashtags or only go for less popular long tail hashtags?

    e,g #determined 3million
    #determinedtobefit 10k

    Brand new account just started yesterday, I don't have a chance getting seen for #determined on the explore page, so do I ignore super popular hashtags and only use ones like #determinedtobefit or do I mix up 50/50 popular & not so popular?
    thanks
     
  2. florin22xxl

    florin22xxl Regular Member

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    Try like this: 80% less popular
    20% more popular.
    But use hashtags closer together ,something like : 80% under 100k and 20% around 500k.
     
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  3. Zanderbob

    Zanderbob Newbie

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    thanks very much!
     
  4. walwus

    walwus Junior Member

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    See how many likes the featured posts are getting on the tags - if you get somewhere near those amounts, then use them on your posts. You have a better chance of getting stuck to the top that way. But also include some more popular ones as suggested above. I personally also add like 5 really popular ones so i get a bunch of likes from bots too to push the numbers
     
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    thank you! really appreciate florin22xxl & walwus you guys taking time out to answer noobie question! helps me heaps!!
     
  6. walwus

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    No problem man :)