Are you asking yourself this Instagram Hashtag questions lately?
Where do my Instagram Hashtags go?
Should we only use 5 hashtags?
Wait, hashtags have to go into the caption and NOT the first comment?
Or, is it the first comment and NOT the caption?
Before you give up and say that Instagram is out to get you - let me share a few insights. There's lots of "tricks" and "rules" circulating around but these so called "rules" have not come directly from Instagram. Take a moment and think about the following (continued after image).
• If we had a hashtag limit under 30, Instagram wouldn't let us post all 30 that we have, right?
• If we couldn't post hashtags in the first comment, Instagram would likely not accept them, right?
Please, just do you and keep sharing what you love and what you want to have your audience see (and what they want to see). And, please be sure to use those hashtags. Just make sure they are targeted hashtags for the ultimate reach of your post.
And, be sure to check your Instagram analytics as you can see insights into each post to know how many are finding you from hashtags.