Instagram is evolving faster than ever. It can be overwhelming to keep up with the addition of new features and fluctuations in your engagement. With consistency being one of the hardest parts of growing a brand on Instagram, knowing what works and what doesn’t for your specific audience is vital.

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Using hashtags on Instagram is as complicated as ever

Curate has released a few updates to help you stay ahead of the curve and have a lot more on the way.

Let’s take a closer look at what is available today and see what’s to come. 👀

Search for any hashtag on Instagram

Previously, Curate collected information about every hashtag you have included on your posts. You can now search for any hashtag on Instagram and get the same statistics as the hashtags you use! …


Using hashtags to their full advantage on Instagram can be complicated.

help with effective hashtag strategy
help with effective hashtag strategy
Running an effective hashtag strategy on Instagram is a little overwhelming.

Deciding on how to pick the best hashtags, Instagram changing the algorithm, performing hashtag research, avoiding getting shadowbanned, creating lists to use in the future, and more.

Fortunately, Curate helps make sense of it all and helps you get more exposure on your Instagram posts with the power of hashtags.

Doing this manually and spending the time to do it right for each post you make is a lot of work. By using hashtag tools you can save time while increasing your reach.

Now there are new ways for you to learn how to use Curate to your advantage. …


If you‘ve been working on your hashtags strategy on Instagram then you know there are so many different things to keep track of.

  • How often are you using certain hashtags and are you using them too many times in a row?
  • Are you using a variety of hashtags from post to post and not use the same lists of hashtags?
  • Do you use any hashtags that don’t have many people looking at them or are you using any that have too much traffic?
  • When are you trying new hashtags and replacing the underperforming ones?

Unfortunately, you have to not only make sure you’re following the best practices now but continue to keep up with it for all of your future posts. On top of that, Instagram is always changing. What’s working today may not work tomorrow. It adds another layer of complexity that makes organic growth by using hashtags difficult to master. …


Often times Instagram itself is the best place to go to find inspiration for your own content creation. Even more so when it comes to selecting niche hashtags to use on your posts.

instagram hashtag page on web
instagram hashtag page on web
Browsing Instagram on my computer instead of my phone made it easier to manage my hashtags after I found the ones I wanted to use.

When it came time to finding new hashtags for any of my accounts, this was my general approach:

  • Go to Instagram in my browser on my laptop
  • Pick a single hashtag that was relevant to my Instagram account and go to that hashtag’s page
  • Click on posts that I liked, see what hashtags they used and open any of the potential hashtags that I may want to use in a new tab. …


They’re not dead, but you might get shadowbanned without noticing

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Photo by Benjamin Sow on Unsplash

If you are familiar with Instagram then chances are that you know a thing or two about hashtags. In the past, you could simply add a few hashtags to each post and always see some positive results. New likes, followers, and comments came in and things were pretty simple.

Those days are over.

Today, you see so many Instagram users claim “hashtags don’t work anymore” or “hashtags are dead.” These days it seems that hashtags work half the time or even not at all. It's like our views that come from hashtags are completely random. We know Instagram is changing its algorithm, but it’s too hard to keep up. …


​We use hashtags for all sorts of reasons on Instagram.

Of course, we have our favorites but sometimes we use hashtags that are situational, topical or start to fall outside your niche. Perhaps you were using the hashtag before you developed your hashtag strategy and recognized you shouldn’t be using it. Whatever the reason, just because you used a hashtag once, doesn’t mean you should continue to use it.

Curate is introducing a new feature to help you take these hashtags off of your radar with the ability to hide hashtags. 🎉

Since Curate shows every hashtag you have ever used on Instagram, there will naturally be some hashtags that you don’t care about anymore. You can now use the hide option to take those hashtags off of your radar. …


Get much bigger growth by always tapping into the right topics

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Photo by Jan Baborák on Unsplash

Using hashtags on Instagram is pretty easy. Hit the # key, start typing, and you’re on your way.

If only if it were that simple.

Instagram does a great job of making it seamless and quick to add hashtags to your content. They’ll always bring in at least a few new eyes to your content.

But there’s a catch.

The difference between using a set or two of hashtags that on the surface seem to fit your content vs. finding the perfect niche hashtags for your brand can be a game changer.

Hashtags are easy to use but hard to master. Most people use them and see some results but then can’t seem to take it to the next level. By spending more time thinking about your overall hashtag strategy, you can still reap the benefits. …


Growing Instagram accounts organically with hashtags just got even easier with the new version of Curate. 🥳

Curate’s brand new release focused on three areas to help you excel on Instagram:

  • Teaching the do’s and don’ts of using hashtags on Instagram by showing personalized checklists.
  • Clearer presentation of the most insightful data to monitor when employing your hashtag strategies.
  • Decreasing the time it takes you to select your hashtags when planning your content even further.
instagram hashtag checklists
instagram hashtag checklists
Curate helps you make the right decisions when it comes to selecting your hashtags

It’s a pretty packed release but let’s cover these three areas of focus a little more in-depth. 👇

Keeping your Instagram in check

It’s one thing to know about all the different hashtag strategies on Instagram. …


Your complete guide to growing brand new accounts quickly

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Building your Instagram account can be quite intimidating.

You spend a bunch of time thinking of great pictures to take and stories to share, coming up with witty captions, and editing your photos perfectly. Excited to get all sorts of social media exposure for your brand, you make your first few posts and…

Nothing happens. Each post gets a handful of likes, you can’t get over a few followers, and it seems that maybe Instagram isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

Well, let’s take a step back. Instagram in 2020 is insanely popular. There are over 100 million posts made per day. …


I’ve got some bad news…

The landing pages for your SaaS aren’t finished yet. 😭

Well that’s because they are never finished. 😮

As your solution grows and solves the problems of your customers, things will change. The more you talk or write about your business, you will understand how to better sell it. You will continue to add new features and refine your copy. Over time you will start to be more concise in the explanation of the benefits it provides. You stumble across new ways to present your SaaS that you haven’t considered. …

About

Justin Cruz

Lover of all things software since a kid 🤓 Serial start-up engineer and SaaS solopreneur 🚀 Founder of Curate an Instagram Growth Tool 📈 curate-app.com

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