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05 Dec, 2016

How to use Hashtags Settings in PeerBoost to Gain More Followers

The Hashtags tool is the most powerful tool PeerBoost offers to target users within your specific niche. If used properly, proper use of hashtags can make your Instagram account stand out from the crowd and in so doing gain you a whole new set of options when growing your Instagram following.

What are Hashtags?

Hashtags are used on multiple social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. They are hyperlinked words or phrases that contain the pound symbol at the very beginning. Hashtags can be made up of letters or numbers and can also include emoticons. Spaces and special characters such as & or $ cannot be used as hashtags. An example of a hashtag might look something like this: #hashtag.

If you click on a hashtag it will take you to all other images or video that use the same hashtag listed in order by date. Many users of social media search within their particular area of interest by clicking on the hashtag to see what other relevant content there may be in that particular niche. Hashtags are added within your comments (but cannot be added to other user’s posts) up to a maximum or 30 per post.

Why are Hashtags Important with PeerBoost?

PeerBoost is used to promote yourself or your brand via Instagram by automating tasks such as Following, Unfollowing, Liking and Commenting. In order to ensure that you are directing these tasks to the people that matter, you should do so using the hashtags tool. For example, if you are selling shoes, you may want to add hashtags such as #shoes, #mensshoes, #shoefashion, etc. to target those users who have posted previous content using these hashtags. These users are much more likely to be interested in your Instagram account than a user who say posts lots of images with the hashtag #fitness, for example.

In order to best decide which hashtags you should use, check out competitors Instagram accounts, or users who have accounts similar to yours, but with more followers.

How to use Hashtag Settings in PeerBoost:

PeerBoost Hashtag Settings

  1. Within the Hashtags section, within Settings, click the “Add” button to bring up the Add Tags popup.
  2. Within the text field type a hashtag that is directly related to your niche area and then click “Search”.
  3. You will then be presented with a list of popular hashtags that are related to the hashtag that you entered.
  4. Click the radio boxes next to any of the hashtags that you wish to target. It is recommended that you choose at least 10 hashtags to keep your activity varied. Any activity that is too narrowly targeted across a long period of time could set off warning bells at Instagram and result in a password reset.
  5. Once you have chosen your hashtags, click the “Add” button. It may take a few seconds for the new hashtags to appear.
  6. Remember not to use spaces or special characters as these will not work within Instagram’s search filters.

Once you are happy with your hashtag settings and all of your other settings are in place, you can then Start the bot and watch your new followers grow!

Popular Hashtags

If you are not necessarily targeting a specific niche you may want to try using some of the more popular hashtags that are out there. Be careful not to rely too much on these… while the number of users who use these hashtags is very high, this can also cause your posts to get lost in the crowd as many other users will be competing for your attention:

#instagood

#instamood

#photooftheday

#picoftheday

#igers

#tbt (throwback Thursday)

#fbf (flashback Friday)

#nofilter

#selfie

#regram

There are many sites out there such as this one to find popular hashtags to use.