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Lately we have had a time in which Instagram users are experiencing strange behaviour on the platform, such as: Likes and comments blocks, hashtags that disappear when posting the photo or even accounts suddenly blocked. All this is not exactly the result of chance, but clear symptoms that Instagram is working hard to control spam on its platform, and that is why today we are going to show you what hashtags you should never use on Instagram if you do not want end up losing your account.
This is a list of hashtags created by Nick Drewes, an Australian entrepreneur who, after observing how Instagram did not show results for some popular hashtags, decided to use the platform’s API to create his own blacklist of hashtags.
As he well explains in his blog, it was only enough to write a long list of the most popular hashtags on Instagram and go searching one by one by using the API functions and checking which of those searches gave error. Each error that was displayed only indicated one thing, that Instagram had blocked the search results for that specific hashtag and therefore, became part of the list of hashtags banned by Instagram.
There are some Instagram hashtags that just aren’t worth it as they might work in the short term, but the followers you add are unlikely to get involved with your content. Also, certain hashtags tend to attract fake account bots, which can increase your follower count with users who don’t add up to much.
Hashtags to avoid on Instagram
Among the hashtags to avoid are those:
- # follow4follow
- # like4like
The idea is that when the hashtags you use are too wide and not properly targeted, you will get followers that are probably not worth it. After all, what you’re trying to do is attract more people to listen to your music, not just rack up numbers on Instagram.
Some hashtags are prohibited:
You will be surprised to know that even some hashtags are banned. Also, the use of any of the blocked hashtags can cause the deletion of your Instagram account for not following the guidelines of the Instagram community.
It must be admitted that some of the labels on the banned list are surprising and puzzling. You can see the full list of prohibited hashtags at the end of the post. Below are some that raised many questions:
There are also some you can see that can cause issues like #bikinibody and #dating. The goal here is for you to know the hashtags that can cause problems, in order to stay away from them and protect your account.
Choosing the best Instagram hashtags is an art. You need something that connects you with other people, gives you an idea of what you are posting, and is not self-congratulatory at the same time. Choose your hashtag wisely.