How to use HASHTAGS correctly?

How to use HASHTAGS correctly?

If you do not know what Hashtags are- they make the search easier. They also help in finding, joining and following the conversation thread.

Hashtags are used by many businesses and audiences for them to be discoverable.


Use Hashtags with Images. An image is already visually appealing. If added hashtags, it boosts up the image for engagement.

Use Trending Hashtags. For Twitter, I often prefer using the hashtags that are trending at that moment. This helps me join the conversation.

Group your Hashtags. Try to group or pair all the hashtags at the end of the description.

Explore Hashtags. It is important to know what hashtags are being used in your industry.

Use Campaign specific Hashtags. If you are a business and running a campaign, it is advisable to use a specific hashtag. Once done, create an alert for whenever a person uses your hashtag.


Just use Hashtags. To only use hashtags in your description can take out the value or quality from your post.

Don’t Hashtag each word. I have seen so many people make this huge blunder. They hashtag every word. This does not help in the search. Only because even though you may get hits, the content is not readable.

Using Incorrect Hashtags. Do not reference other campaigns incorrectly. Run a google search, research and utilize the hashtags wherever suitable.

Also, get the Cheat Sheet for all the INSTAGRAM hashtags. Click here and download


If used correctly and if you follow my Hashtag Do’s; this is how you can use HASHTAGS on Social Media.


-Tweets with hashtags get more engagement in comparison to a tweet without a hashtag.

-Try to Tweet with 1-2 hashtags to get the maximum out of the tweet.


-Use up to 30 hashtags now on Instagram

-The more hashtags you use, the better it is.


-Please do not use Hashtags here. Hardly anyone does a Facebook search of hashtags.


-Do not use Hashtags over here.


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Also, get the Cheat Sheet for all the INSTAGRAM hashtags. Click here and download


Bhavana 💋



  1. October 17, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I’ve only recently started to use hashtags on instagram, still getting the hang of it though and this was useful!

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 8:13 am

      Hi Ashley, cannot stress it more, the use of hashtags… If you have any doubts, you can always drop me a email on & yeah, do grab the Instagram Hashtag Sheet! It will help you a lot, like it did me.

  2. October 17, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    This was so helpful! I’ve been thinking lately I have to step up my hashtag game!!

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 8:11 am

      Yes nowadays, Instagram is becoming the next big thing after Facebook. If you are looking to step up your Instagram game, be sure to download my hashtag cheat sheet! It is all you need.

  3. October 17, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Thank you for the tips! I like how you mentioned no one uses hashtags on Facebook lol! It’s so true the fact that Facebook owns Instagram and can’t get people to change is amazing. Goes to show you how users are the ones that are really in charge of how they use a platform!

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 8:10 am

      Yes, that is an amazing observation Alsenio! I am glad you liked the blog.

  4. October 17, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    Thank you for this post. I’ve been working hard on getting better on Instagram. I’ve been keeping them in groups on my phone to help make the post quicker.

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 8:09 am

      Hi Echo, I am happy that you found this helpul. Do checkout the free guide, to help you on getting more from your Instagram game! Let me know if you have any questions.

  5. October 17, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    This was such good advice- thanks for posting!

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 8:08 am

      You are welcome Lauren

  6. October 18, 2017 / 12:26 am

    Thank you for sharing. This contains a lot of good information on using hashtags. Researching hashtags is really important, and I do find a lot of people just hashtag words like #photography #cats which are over populated, and end up giving you 0 traffic. Hopefully this guide helps them xo

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Allison, that is so true! I myself used to do it, but it did not serve me any purpose. Yes, this guide is a sure win.

  7. Tamara
    October 18, 2017 / 12:26 am

    It’s always useful to have reminders about the best way to use/not use hashtags. Thanks for sharing this piece.

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 8:06 am

      Thank you 🙂 glad you enjoyed it

  8. October 18, 2017 / 1:27 am

    Thank you for sharing. Where do you search for hashtags to use? Or most popular/trending hashtags?

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 8:04 am

      Hi, I just do all my search on Instagram. I look up the people in the industry and read their hashtags. When I open one hashtag, instagram also shows some similar hashtags. I see which ones are being used and I apply them. It is mostly a way of trial and error. If you have my Hashtag like, which will be pretty inclusive of all that you need- there would not be a trial and error with them, because I have tested out them and I rely on most of them for my engagement.

  9. October 18, 2017 / 2:41 am

    Thanks for this. I have been really studying hashtags lately and my engagement is up!

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 8:01 am

      I am glad you liked the information.

  10. October 18, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Thanks for the information! It’s really helpful for a beginning blogger like me.

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 6:36 pm

      Thank you Miranda, glad you found it useful.

  11. October 18, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Am not really good at using hashtags but you enlightened me more. Thanks for sharing.

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      Glad you liked it Rawlings. You can also grab my hashtags list to use them effectively.

  12. Ipsita Paul
    October 18, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    I really needed that information. Thanks for sharing.

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      You are welcome Ipsita. 🙂

    • bhavanadutt
      October 18, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      Thank you Duska

  13. October 18, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    I recently started using hashtags on Facebook and Pinterest. I thought it would help get my pins and page noticed but I haven’t seen a change. Now I understand why. I’m still very new to learning how to market on FB and P so this is another lesson learned for me!

    • bhavanadutt
      October 19, 2017 / 9:53 pm

      Hi Brianna, the easiest way to go about on Pinterest is to pin as much as possible. For Facebook, the video is working very well. Do a live video and share it. Hope this helps even more. If you are looking for more stuff on social media, you can subscribe to my blog – because I will be sharing all of this in detailed posts.

    • bhavanadutt
      October 19, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you so much!

  14. October 18, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    Love this simple to follow dos and don’ts! Thanks!

    • bhavanadutt
      October 19, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      Glad you liked it 🙂

  15. October 19, 2017 / 12:37 am

    Great ideas and tips! Thank you for this post!

    • bhavanadutt
      October 19, 2017 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you Lina 🙂

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