How To Find The Best Hashtags To Use On Instagram

How to Find The Best Hashtags To Use On Instagram

How To Find The Best Hashtags To Use On Instagram

Today, I am going to show you how to find the best hashtags to use on Instagram!


So YOU can really boost your engagement and target your ideal follower easily.

Using Instagram can be quite frustrating if you expect to get thousands of followers by just posting pictures. It takes time to get engagement organically.

If you just post pictures and sit back, you will soon realise that more is needed to get your account off the ground.

One main way of increasing your likes, followers and conversions is by using HASHTAGS.

A hashtag is a type of label or metadata tag used on social network and microblogging services which makes it easier for users to find messages with a specific theme or content. … The term hashtag can also refer to the hash symbol itself when used in the context of a hashtag.” (Source: Wikipedia)

Now you have a better understanding of what a ‘Hashtag‘ is, we now need to know how to find the best ones to use within our content.

Always base what hashtags you use to who you want to see your page or posts. So for example, if your niche is ‘Camping’. You want your hashtags to represent that niche.

That way, people interested in camping who search #camping or related, will see your post populate.

So, how do we find the TOP related hashtags to your niche?

Firstly, you want to get a pen and paper ready, or open up your notes on you computer or phone.

Then head over to ,



(I also use a website called WEBSTA, I suggest trying both to see which you prefer.)


Once you are on you can now get to work populating some of the top hashtags in your niche!
On the right hand side, you will see a search bar, (Search#tag), here you want to enter your niche, so for
this example we will stick with ‘Camping’.

Once you enter your niche, it will search for the TOP 10 hashtags related to that entered hashtag (for this example it is, ‘Camping’. As you can see, we have; outdoor, caravan, travel, fishing…


If you click on each related hashtag it will state how popular that chosen hashtag is, this will help you decide whether or not you will use it in your list. REMEMBER, Instagram only allows 30 hashtags on each post. Use them ALL! – It will help you in the long run get the most engagement.

Once you have got the chosen ones from the first 10, try searching one of the 10 that that populated the first time, for example, you could now search ‘Outdoor’.

See where this is going?

As well as niche specific, you could also search for popular hashtags related to Instagram, these tend to rank quite well but I tend to stick to purely niche specific. Don’t forget, WEBSTA has some great features and shows you the TOP 100 hashtags of all time on Instagram.

‘Everyone is different’

By now, you should have a good idea of how to search and find the best hashtags for your niche, one way you could also collect important information to the best hashtags in your niche is, you could look at other profiles in your niche.

But please remember, everyone is different, they might not of spent the time to research the best hashtags so make sure you back up and research other peoples hashtags to make sure they will bring you success.

Your Top 30 Hashtags!

Hopefully, you have produced a list of your best 30 hashtags to now use on Instagram, or if you haven’t you can now confidently go away and use the tools we have spoken of to do so.

STOP! Important!

Before you go off and start collecting hashtags until they come out your ears, it is VERY important to know where to put your hashtags.

It looks really messy and unprofessional if you post your 30 hashtags into your Instagram posts, so a TOP TIP is to post your niche specific hashtags in the comments on your chosen post. This will keep your posts nice and neat but still give you the engagement you want.

That’s it!

You are now a HASHTAG GENIUS! (well, nearly), you will certainly outshine those that don’t know how to use hashtags effectively.

Hopefully this has been of value to you, if you need more help on Instagram or finding the right hashtags for your niche and business, then please get in touch via my social accounts found in the sidebar or the bottom of the homepage.

You can also view a video tutorial HERE!

Not enough?… Click HERE to BOOST your Instagram even more!

Good luck and thanks for reading!

Your Friend & Online Mentor,


  1. Liz left a comment on April 16, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Great info! Love it!! If ai wasn’t reading this in bed at 1:30 am, I would definitely have made a list…but now I know what I’m doing tomorrow 😉

    Thanks again…so helpful!

    • Bryan Larkin left a comment on April 16, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Hey Liz,

      That is great! So glad you managed to get value so late at night too. Please let me know how learning this helps your presence on Instagram and I wish you the best for future results.

      If you ever need something answering, then just get in touch and I will be HAPPY to help. 🙂

      Have a great end to your weekend,


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