Saturday, 10 March 2018

The List Of Banned Instagram Hashtags You Should Not Be Using In 2018


Hello mi Lovelies, how are y'all doing. Hope you are having a great weekend so far.  I have been learning a lot about Instagram and effective Instagram marketing strategies lately and I just thought it wise to carry you guys along so that we can all learn together, abi? :). Peep the New 'Instagram Tips' category above.
 Instagram is without question the fastest growing social platform out there and whether you are a personal brand or a business brand, it is one powerful channel you need to enable you reach and resonate with your audience. One of the ultimate ways to grow and promote your Instagram account is by using the right hashtags. Hashtags are considered the currency of Instagram and they can bring you new followers, help you reach a wider audience and improve your engagement. 
Now here's one important thing you need to know today. Instagram has started banning hashtags. Yup! Sounds somewhat ridiculous but it's true. Using a banned hashtag limits your account's visibility and if you use a lot of them you might receive a 'shadowban' which means that your account will be hidden from people who are not following you. In essence your posts will not be seen and subsequently you will not be able to gain new followers. Can you believe #workflow is a banned hashtag? I mean, I am the queen of #workflow and if not for this newly gained knowledge I would have used it again on Monday. lol! My Queen Bee aficionados how market? #Beyonce has been banned, too oh! 
To find out if a hashtag has been banned....here's what you should do. Go to your tag search box and type the hashtag you want. When the results come through, scroll down to the where you are supposed to see recent posts. If you see a message saying "Recent posts from (the hashtag) are currently hidden..." then that means you should not use that hashtag. It has been banned. For example, I searched #workflow and below is the result
Of interest to note is that some hashtags are banned for a limited period of time, while some others have been permanenetly banned. The most important thing is to ensure you do not get your account blacklisted by checking and updating your hashtags regularly via your IG search box and  reading posts like "The List of Instagram Hashtags You Should Not Be Using In 2018" on chiilicious.com. :).

Find the alphabetical List of 2018 Banned Hashtags below:
A             
#adulting
#alone
#americangirl                 
#asia
#attractive

B
#beautyblogger
#babe
#baddie
#beyonce
#bikinibody
#boho
#books
#bombshell
#brain

C
#costumes
#curvy
#curvygirls

D
#desk
#dm
#date
#dating
#direct
#dogsofinstagram

E
#edm
#edmgirls
#eggplant
#elevator
#easter
#expose

F
#fishnets
#fitnessgirls

G
#goddess
#girlsonly

H
#happythanksgiving
#hardsummer
#hardworkpaysoff
#hottie
#humpday

I
#ig
#instadaily
#instagood
#instamood
#iphonegraphy
#italiano

K
#kansas
#kik
#kikgirl
#kikmessenger
#killingit
#kissing

L
#lean
#lingerie
#like

M
#mirrorphoto
#models
#mustfollow

N
#newyears
#newyearsday

P
#petite
#pixie
#popular
#pushups

R
#ravebabes

S
#sallyhansen
#saltwater
#shower
#single
#singlelife
#skype
#snap
#snapchat
#snowstorm
#sopretty
#sunbathing
#streetphoto
#swole

T
#tanlines
#tgif
#todayimwearing
#teens
#teen
#thought
#tag4like

U
#undies

V
#valentinesday

W
#woman
#womancrushwednesday (Can you imagine? I used this the other day sef).
#women
#workflow
#wtf

So these are the ones you should know. I will update the list for you guys as I learn more. 
Hope you have enjoyed this post. If you have questions, you can leave them here or reach me via the contact form above.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo
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