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Instagram hashtags: how to get your post trending

Instagram hashtags: how to get your post trending
Kavinesh Arumugam

Having your post trending on Instagram is a huge thing. It can bring you numerous positive effects, including making your Instagram post viral and seen by large audience.

However, having a trending post is not easy and there are several factors that need to be considered. For those that do not know, Instagram hashtags that are trending always appear at the top of the page. Those are the most popular Instagram posts with hashtags. The posts are updated every few minutes, so if you manage to get your post to the top of the results, you can get very big exposure and more likes.

Many people wonder how they can get a trending post on Instagram. The fact is that Instagram has its own algorithm that considers several things first before making certain post trending. Some of those things include the number of comments and likes, how popular the hashtag is, and how fast does the post get engagement by the audience.

How Instagram operates

Instagram always gives advantage to those posts that get a lot of attention and engagement by users. Another thing to keep in mind is that smaller hashtags usually remain among the trending posts more than larger hashtags.

So, if you want your post to be trending on Instagram, always pay attention to the following things.

First, make sure you pick the correct hashtags for your posts. Hashtags must be relevant to the post, so never add just random words. Also, connect the photo with proper word in relation to the specific niche.

The next thing to do is to interact and generate quality engagement with the audience. The best thing you can do is to post your Instagram posts at specific times when your followers are the most active. If you are into this seriously, you can also spend a few bucks to increase your chances of getting to the trending section dramatically because of the instantaneous boost of likes. Nowadays Instagram likes are really an affordable option.

Make a call to action

Another tip for getting your post trending is to put a caption with a call to action to your followers. If you want your post to be placed among trending hashtags you simply must get your followers involved and make them comment and interact. That is why it is very important for you to encourage the audience to interact every time you post something on Instagram. Inspire them to comment, share their opinions and express their views regarding your post. If there are plenty of people that comment and view your post, then the likelihood of your post get on trending significantly increases.

One way to encourage people to get engaged is to ask them to do something as soon as you post a picture on Instagram. You can seek for their opinion about certain product, ask them what their thoughts are, what they think of something and so on. Engaging in conversations is best way for your Instagram hashtags to get noticed and your post to be ranked high in the results page.

Getting noticed online is easier that you may think if you follow certain rules. Focus on developing and using the proper strategies, post relevant content, engage with users, and your Instagram hashtags should be trending in no time.

View Comments (3)


  1. ighack

    October 28, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    We have been looking for the instagram.

  2. iglikesfast

    January 11, 2018 at 8:06 AM

    hanks for this great post and dropping all the great knowledge here.

  3. Patricia Filip

    February 14, 2018 at 4:52 AM

    Great article! My trick is to use hashtags between 5k and 50k when adding a new post. I also use Plann to find the best performing hashtags and organize them into sets. It’s super easy and effective!

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Kavinesh Arumugam

Kavinesh is a successful entrepreneur and writer, with wide experience in editorial publishing. He has wide knowledge in researching and writing, as well as in providing custom content for many years. Passionate about all things he does.

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