Have you been using Broken Hashtags?
A focus on Instagram.
More often than not when I ask this question I am responded to with a shoulder shrug a confused expression and often a high pitched What?
Many don't even know that this is a thing, let alone whether they have been using one.
But by using them you could be putting your Instagram account in a tricky place.
A broken hashtag - What is it?
A broken hashtag is a hashtag that has been removed or banned by Instagram. If you use a broken hashtag it will prevent your other hashtags from ranking and could also result in your account receiving a shadow ban penalty or even become blocked.
So hands up who has a list of hashtags in their notes folder on their phone that they just copy and paste from each and every time they post! Well this could be your problem, by not checking the hashtags you are using regularly you may discover the worse way that you have been using a set of tags that Instagram have blocked, meaning your post has not been reaching its full potential, the hashtags you have used correctly are not ranking and your post is no getting seen.
But how do we know which hashtags have been banned...?
The list of broken hashtags change regularly and that is why it is key to stay on top of them and do the research. below is a list of banned ones in 2019.
#adultlife #abc7ny #alone #always #americangirl #armparty #adulting #asia #attractive #assday #ass #abcess #abdl #assworship #addmysc #africanexpeditions #agariogaming #akiralane #asiangirl #allbreasts #amearalavey #animenoobs #afourchamberedheart #audaciousprayer
J - NONE LISTED
Z - NONE LISTED
Thats a pretty big list isn't it and there are some surprising ones on there so take a look and make sure that none of the ones you use regularly are being used.
Until next time, have a great day and make someone smile!