Capture the Real You: Instagram Hash Tags

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A picture is worth a thousand words, it implies that a picture is far more descriptive of something more than words can ever express. As we enter the era of internet, smart phones and social media, a picture can now be worth a billion words.

Instagram, a hit photo-sharing service where the main purpose is to upload and share your pictures that captures the real you, introduces Instagram hash tags. It is the ‘#’ symbol before a word or series of words all written together without a space.

What is the purpose of Instagram hash tags?
• Hash tags grease the wheels of photo discovery and get your pouty-faced mirror selfies and vintage-tinted lattes seen by more people. That exposure, results in more clicks of the “like” button not only because it captures the real you but also because it can be easily searched and viewed by the followers.
• When you add a hash tag to your photo, the image winds up on that tag’s page, where it’s seen by hordes of people. It exposes your photo to more audience. That exposure will result in more clicks of the “like” button.

Adding hash tags to your photos is a great way to find new followers and share your photos with more people. However, hash tags can be tricky. To get the most out of them, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind.
• Be Specific- Choosing specific hash tags will help you connect with other like-minded people on Instagram.
• Be Relevant- Make it easy for other like-minded Instagrammers to find you by making sure your hash tags describe your photos.

Hash tags may not be the most glamorous looking things but they serve a good purpose. They help categorize your content online so that people can find what you posted. It helps others acknowledge your online existence. The reason you set up an Instagram account was to let people know about you and your artwork. So capture the real you and use the power of Instagram hash tags. Pay attention to what other people are using for hash tags in their posts and you’ll find new ways to tag your own content up.

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