I was on Twitter the other day when my friend, Anne Parris, tweeted that the optimal number of hashtags for Instagram was 11. She was at Affiliate Summit in a session and we chatted a bit about it until she went to another session. Follow Anne, she is a smart cookie.
11 Hashtags for Instagram Posts
Why 11? After our convo via Twitter I wanted to do some more research and test it out. Buffer says:
Instagram is another hotspot for hashtags, and the good news for those who love to extensively tag photos is that there doesn’t seem to be a saturation point.
Interactions are highest on Instagram posts with 11+ hashtags.
A rule of thumb could be: Don’t sweat your amount of Instagram hashtags.
Limits to Hashtags?
Well, you can only post 30 in your initial caption. You can put 30 more in each comment after, but that might be a little too many.
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How To Easily Add Hashtags?
I have a note on my iPhone that is called Hashtags. I have added hashtags under subjects that I post about often.
How to Research Hashtags for Instagram
One place to find comparable hashtags is hashtagify.me. It allows you to put in a hashtag that you want to use and gives you others that are used in conjunction with it. Plus the interface is kind of fun. hashtags data by hashtagify.me
My Experiment with Hashtags on Instagram
That is a pretty significant jump. I’m not a lifestyle brand with pictures of fashion, pretty parties, or other things that catch the eye of Instagram lovers so I have to be a little creative in my posts. The challenge is fun and I’m excited to see if I can get better at this.
xo – Jacqueline, who believes that we all have the power to learn new things and if you are on Instagram you can follow me here.
A little hashtag humor with two of my favorite people: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake (and Quest Love!)