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How to make good use of Hashtags in Instagram?

How to make good use of Hashtags in Instagram?

As you may already know, the Instagram team recently launched a new version of the App. (28.01.2011) This new version fixed some basic problems: – It added the possibility to delete “comments” individually instead of erasing the entire comment stream linked to a picture. – You can now ban any user. – Reporting a user is now possible. However the most important improvement is the introduction of # (called hashtags) in the app. . What is a hashtag? . A hashtag is a “symbol” (or code) that allows web search engines to find and categorize messages, keywords and in the case of Instagram, pictures. For instance, if you type #cat or #cats in one of your pictures, any user anywhere in the world looking for “cat” or “cats” will easily find your picture and others user’s pictures using the same #keyword.   Where should I use a hashtags on Instagram? . You can use hashtags in every single one of your posts, here are a few examples: Use Hashtags in every picture comment you make! – With your Instagram User name: Each picture you post should have your name preceded by a hashtag: #yournick This will enable any user interested in your pictures to easily find them with one single search and also eliminate the need of scrolling through all the pictures on a user’s profile. – With the Subject of a picture: Add a name or a description to each one of your pictures. For example: #Pic of my #cat called Kitty in the #garden The idea here is not to tag every single word, only the most...
FocusOn Instagramers 1.0: user Myriam40a.

FocusOn Instagramers 1.0: user Myriam40a.

Each week, Instagramers.com discovers new people. People addicted to Instagram revealing their lives, passions, tips in Instagram. Sometimes original and creative or with a glamourous and surprising life and sometimes simply normal people probably like you and definitely like me. Here “most popular” or “number of followers” won’t be relevant at all. Just People with something in common. Their addiction to Instagram! This week @Myriam40a @Myriam40a is a young French woman. With Italians origins she lives now for 7 years in France. She is thirty something and has two children. What first my attention was her sympathy and the way she treated all her followers. As I always says Instagram is not only a place for impressive shots but also a place to meet nice people like her. One day I contacted with her just to ask for an advice and she kindly spent more than one hour with me through “Pingchat”. She told me she was spending more time now taking care of her community than uploading her own pics. I decided then she deserved to be the Instagramers FocusOn 1.0 When did you first join IG? A day in November 2010, I felt a lil bored and decided to search for a new interesting app in the appstore. I first checked out the Top 25, as usual, and there it was, with its cute icon, calling me! “INSTAGRAM?? What the heck is this?? Since I’m always very interested in photo apps, I decided to give it a go and I really was very surprised to see how it captured my attention from the very first moment ....
Instagram Hashtags: New feature in Instagram

Instagram Hashtags: New feature in Instagram

Use Hashtags in Instagram! In my recent post “how to boost your profile” I mentioned the importance of detailed Titles and comments in your pics. It was more than likely that Instagram Founding Team would solve the problem of finding contents easily through the app and would promote soon virality and transversal usability through the app to the users. Hashtags are today most known way to link contents in a platform and Twitter was the first platform to really promote it. Today the IG team finally announced in his blog the big new. “Introducing Hashtags in Instagram” As a bonus, IG team says every hashtag now has an RSS Feed associated with it which makes it easy to subscribe to new photos. If you’re interested, simply point your favorite feed reader to: http://instagr.am/tags/[hashtag name]/feed/recent.rss (where [hashtag name] is the name of the hashtag without the leading #) This will allow event organizers or anyone with a feed reader to follow along with live photos as they’re added. Use Hashtags and you will have more possibilities to be seen and be visited!!! More info Here in Instagram Blog. @philgonzalez Sent from Sofa...
How to become “most popular” in Instagram

How to become “most popular” in Instagram

How to become “most popular” in Instagram? Appearing in “most populars” list it is without a doubt the most efficient way to gain rapid and massive social recognition in Instagram. It must be really exciting! Imagine yourself receiving a congratulation message direct from Instagram´s team back in san Francisco, a message which is then followed by a rapid increase in your number of followers.  I have never experienced it til today but a couple of my “Most Popular” listed Instagram friends assure me the feeling is great. How to become a “most popular”  is probably the most recurrent question you will find in comments. I will try and resume here the best strategies in my opinion are the best to attain this objective. Of course, as always,  your best tips and your IG best practices are more than welcomed. What is the “Most Popular” Secret formula? Like CocaCola´s secret formula, no one really knows how the “Most populars” algorithm  although one important factor seems to be  the amount of “likes” you get during a period of time,  the more you get during the shortest period of time, the better chance you have. We do think that receiving lots of “Like” in one minute makes allows you to enter in this valued chart. That means the number of followers is fundamental, probably the most important criteria. Nevertheless, Ibelieve that nothing can beat genuine interest in working on your profile and of course a large amount of sympathy from your part. As in Twitter, the simplest way to have “followers” is to follow loads of people and by “deference” a percentage of...
How to boost my profile in Instagram?

How to boost my profile in Instagram?

How to boost my profile in Instagram? Once Instagram has taken over as your favorite hobby, you will probably want to develop your own community, have more friends, etc.  Let’s take a look at some basic tips that will help you with these matters.  I would also like to encourage you to communicate your own suggestions and opinions in our blog comments section, the more the merrier! Depending on what your personal goals are and if you’re objective is not to become the next Britney Spears, do not use what I call “extreme marketing techniques’’ in the form of “racy and sexy photos.  It will make some hearts skip a beat. First things first: find your friends! Find your friends by making a search using their real name by using the ‘’Find Friends’’ function and remember to use this tool from time to time so as to keep up with the thousands of new users that are joining Instagram. At the beginning it’s best to look for your ‘’real friends’’ and people that are interested in your lifestyle because they will interact with you more naturally. Look for your Facebook and Twitter friends in Instagram! You can also look for new friends on your iPhone list of contacts, those that are connected on Facebook, Twitter and by going through the ‘’Suggested Friends’’ panel available in the App. The ‘’Suggested Friends’’ list is composed of people that have made it into the ‘’Most Popular’’ list, in my opinion Instagram should improve this function and make it more relevant to users because making the most popular list does not necessarily make...