There’s a right way and a wrong way?????
Well, honestly, it depends on your intention.
As far as business goes, personally… I’d prefer to use Instagram as a way to find quality leads.
What’s a quality lead? Well.. that’s someone who is more likely to be interested in my product or service.
Quite often, if you litter your caption with a sh** ton of hashtags, you may be inviting spammers to pay you a wee visit.
It’s like you’ve got this huge bright yellow sign that says… “HEYYYY! I’M OVER HERE.. COME SPAM ME!”
That is definitely a waste of time and can bring me down because I just want to provide value to the right person.
Ok.. let me back up.
With my intentions of utilizing Instagram as a channel to find the right customer/client (and dude.. yours too right?)…
There _IS_ a right and wrong way.
Come along with me on this journey so you too can find quality leads who will enjoy the value you give them.
IG has a 30 #tag limit. Who cares?!
And I’m kind of hoping you don’t litter your captions with that many tags.
When I see a photo full of garbage tags in hopes to get interaction on the wee little post this is what I’m thinking:
Ughhh, God… spammer.
Desperate for attention?
No thought in filtering out the baddies and the goodies?
In the next few posts, I’m going to show you exactly how to search yourself for users who are most likely going to follow you and potentially sign up to your list or visit your website.
And it’s very similar to how spammers look for the exact tags that a newbie would use… except there’s a bit more thought into it.
If you’re going to use tags at all, there are two types of #tags I would recommend.
Two Types of #tags You Should Use
Keep in mind these are just recommendations based on our experience growing IG accounts.
We’ve been able to organically grown a few accounts from 0 to 30k in 6 months.
Not trying to show off here, buddy, but just want to let you know what our experience has been so that we can share it with you so you can go ahead and implement.
And we actually have a dirty little secret that I will share with you below, but before then let’s get onto these two types.
1 – Quality #tags
Quality #tags vs crappy #tags… what is the difference and is there really such thing?
With a bit of time and effort (which really doesn’t take long at all), finding quality #tags to attract quality followers is essential.
First of all, what’s a crappy tag, you ask?
Well.. a crappy #tag is generally generic a #tag that is used by the masses.
It doesn’t even really have to be used by the masses, but it’s a #tag that is used by a TON of people.
What’s a ton? Think…. a few million.
There are other people who target a lot of these #tags with bunk accounts and terrible images.
A quality tag?
Well.. if you know much about keyword researching for SEO then I would compare it to a long tail keyword.
If you don’t know much about keywords and keyword research it’s basically a #tag that’s used by less people.
They tend to be slightly longer and not as generic.
There was a bit more thought put into creating the tags and can be missed by many people.
How can you tell how many people are using the tag?
Search for it.