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I’m testing hashtags on Instagram

A social media test to see if hashtags make a difference on Instagram

I’ve been reading that hashtags and their use make very little difference to the visibility of your post. I’m going to create posts without tags today to test this theory 😆

By JulieG

Freelance entertainment writer, blogger and content creator. Visit my website

2 replies on “I’m testing hashtags on Instagram”

[…] Last month I blogged about testing out the hashtag algorithm theory that hashtags don’t actually make much of a difference to the visibility of your post. I don’t think a couple of weeks is quite long enough to say it is or isn’t a thing, but at two weeks, I can certainly blog about my findings so far. In general, I’ve seen an increase in views per post, but the most exciting thing is I can see a lot more interaction from followers and non-followers alike. While most bloggers probably count views or likes per post more than they do comments, I actually prefer interaction over views or likes. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to see a blog post get thousands of likes (I’ve still yet to see that on this blog), but I’d rather have 20 comments. […]