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If you want to know for some Instagram hashtag tricks, you’ve come to the right place, we have a trick for you.

  1. Add more hashtags to your Instagram 

There is a lot of information about how many Instagram hashtags are the “right” amount. While some experts recommend using the maximum number of hashtags allowed (30) because it gives you more opportunities to be discovered, others recommend using only 5-10 hashtags per post.

If you’re on the “more is better” side of the fence, you may be interested in this neat trick that allows you to add more than 30 hashtags to your Instagram posts. All you have to do is add a commercial ampersand (“&”) immediately before your hashtags to avoid the 30 hashtag limit.

Keep in mind that the result looks a little strange, so it’s probably not something you want to use all the time. We suggest using it only when you need it: if you come across 32 ultra relevant hashtags for your post caption it’s worth a try. It’s also hard to say if additional hashtags will increase engagement on your posts, as Instagram may not know how to index more than 30 hashtags.

  1. Use hyper-relevant tags

As we’ve said before, using ultra-popular hashtags may get you some additional “likes”, but they won’t help you increase targeted, targeted engagement on Instagram. If you really want to get more engagement, you need to be super relevant and with your hashtags by using hashtags that describe your account, your business, and your target market.

  1. Use the correct hashtag with hashtag suggestions

Need help finding those niche and industry-specific hashtags for your account? Then you can check out the AiGrow Hashtag Suggestions feature. Hashtag Suggestions works by automatically finding relevant hashtags for your posts based on other hashtags you use, all you have to do is get to know a relevant hashtag and then we take care of that.

You can then choose some hashtags will add it to your post. All you have to do is click on them and they will be added to the end of your subtitle. When you choose one of our VIP packages, you don’t even need to. The dedicated manager will do all the hard work for you.

  1. Add hashtags to your Instagram stories

When you search for a hashtag, if it is popular, they’ll be able to see active stories in real time on that hashtag’s page, including yours. There are some different ways to add hashtags. One is by using the hashtag tag (you can only add one hashtag with this method), and the other is by using the text tool and simply typing in your hashtags (you can add up to 10 hashtags with this method).

  1. Hide your hashtags in your stories

As we just learned, hashtags are great for making your stories more recognizable. However, they can also ruin the aesthetics of an Instagram story and look “spam” if you post a ton on each story. Fortunately, there are tricks to avoid it.

If you want to hide hashtags in your Instagram Stories, write your hashtags and then pinch to make them smaller. Now place a GIF or image sticker over the hashtag text so it is perfectly hidden! You can even combine your text-based hashtags in the background of your Instagram Stories! 

Just select the color selection tool from the text option and choose a color that perfectly matches the background of your Instagram story. This works particularly well if the background is solid color, so for example if you use an Instagram Stories template. With just two taps, your hashtags will blend into the background, but still be 100% searchable.

  1. Follow your favorite hashtags

This is an underused trick that has many commercial uses. For example, you can encourage your current audience to follow your brand hashtags so that you can more easily connect with your community.

  1. Organize your hashtags with saved subtitles

It used to be that the best way to organize your hashtags was with Google Sheets spreadsheets. You would create a spreadsheet with headings like “hashtags”, “category”, “number of posts” and more, and then actively populate it as you find new effective hashtags. Fortunately, there is a better and more effective way over time.