Let me say this to you once more if you haven’t been paying attention in class lately. You do want to dig your claws into becoming a consumer influencer on Instagram someday, don’t you? Well, how about this challenge for you tonight? It’s a challenge, I know this because I’ve seen, and boy, has that been a hard research exercise to get through, the kind of work that’s been pushed out. So many red marks and red lights all over the place. You need to do this, let me say it once more, if you want to actively buy followers Instagram will like to see on its platform, and if you want the followers to buy into what you’re propagating or promoting, you really ought to learn how to use those darn hashtags properly. Really, guys, I’m getting so sick and tired of undoing other people’s knots.
A good space to take your first lessons in correct hashtag use would be to watch what others are doing with a beady eye. I know you can do it. What you’ll be eyeing are your rivals. They won’t know you’re on their platform unless you give them the say so. And that’s actually not a bad thing either if you’re okay with being bold. Like you know what you’re talking about, because if you do then you should really give it a go. Yes, show your future followers and the discerning visitors that Instagram would like to keep on board on a permanent basis. Show them your stuff and then maybe they’ll come on over and do a spot of shopping with you.
Got to tell you, I have no qualms about being called a copy-cat. Yep, you can emulate what the big guys on Instagram are already doing with their hashtags. You’ll find that it’s not them, it’s pretty much everyone else too. It’s standard practice, didn’t you know. It’s great to have an original hashtag and all but you’ve also got to think in terms of what the open market can easily identify with. You can also go with what they call ‘special hashtags’. These hashtags are not entirely specific to your business but they kind of lead folks on the net into your path quite by chance. You’ll be using universally or regularly used words, for instance.
Like ‘like for like’ and ‘follow me’, for instance. And all in one word too of course. It might not seem like I’m your Miss Prissy but let me tell you as far as net surfing goes, I run a mile away from messy presentations. So, if your post or profile is clogged with irrelevant or illogical or inconsequential hashtags, I’m going to be quite irritated because you’ve distracted my reading and I don’t want to read any further. I like a clean house.
One or two hashtags, one at the beginning of your post, and one neatly inserted at the end, and if it’s contextual, will probably impress me.