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Your Target Audience on Instagram With the Right Hashtags

Your Target Audience on Instagram With the Right Hashtags | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
For businesses and bloggers using Instagram, hashtags represent a gateway to your target audience. Here's a great strategy you can use
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Jenn Herman because it provides insights into how to better grow your Instagram community with the right hashtags.


It's important to use the right keywords for your niche to grow your reach on Instagram.


Improve Your Following on Instagram With Hashtags


Mobile audiences use specific topics to find a post or user. I agree that you can improve your marketing strategy by using these hashtags to draw the audience to you.


Herman explains how your posts can attract the right followers for your brand.


Here's what caught my attention:


  • You need to know specifically what sets your posts apart rather than using generic terms. This will improve your chances of getting found in the 'top spots' on Instagram.


  • The best method is to use 15-20 hashtags per post and then focus on the 4-5 popular ones. These need to be related to your posts, and have a high number of usage.


  • The higher the engagement the more views your posts will get. Sometimes these can show up the the hashtag hubs for days or even weeks.


Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond


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Philippa Gasson's curator insight, March 17, 8:21 AM
Instagram tips on hashtags
Vanessa Ong Li Wen's curator insight, March 19, 10:39 AM

As a non-user of Instagram, I understand the attraction of the application and the use of hashtags to gather as many like as possible. However, I fail to understand the prevalence of such a technology in our world today. An article on how to use hashtags as effectively as possible? When did it become a necessity for us to write about getting as many likes and affirmation as possible? If I were to use Instagram, I would treat hashtags as a way to simply and deconstruct the message that my photo was trying to convey. For example, if I were to post a photo of an art piece, instead of writing a detailed explanation of the piece which most would not want to read about, I would use hashtags to highlight whatever it is I wish to express to my followers. While I understand that Instagram may be attractive because it lets us in on our friends’ lives and serves as a platform for us to receive affirmation from our peers, I do not think we should rely on Instagram so heavily to the extent that we write articles on how to make our posts more popular and well received. We should make use of this application to share our photos and activities with our friends, as well as show appreciation to others through this platform.

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The Web's Most Ambitious Personal Data Project - Singly

The Web's Most Ambitious Personal Data Project - Singly | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

This article was written by Marshall Kirkpatrick for ReadWriteWeb

You make data. A lot of it. From Web browsing to link sharing to photos published online, from phone bills to medical records to online banking - almost all of us produce an incredible amount of electronic data that slips right through our fingers...

Here's What Went Live 10/19 In case you didn't see it: Very exciting!

Singly 1.0 began rolling out to developers Oct. 19, 2011

****Those first users will be able to build apps that search, sort and visualize contacts, links and photos that have been published by their own accounts on various social networks but also by all the accounts they are subscribed to there.

****Want to search the contents of every link shared by every person you're subscribed to on Twitter (at least as far back as Singly can access)?

****Want to make a slideshow of all the Instagram photos your contacts have posted that have a certain hashtag in them? Or were on a weekend? Or whatever other criteria you can think of? Those kinds of things are possible now.

Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"

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