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25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

Are you on Instagram?

If not, you’re probably the only one left. 🙂

Instagram is ON FIRE! And businesses are now using it to boost traffic and sales.

In this post, I’ve listed 25 of the most popular Instagram hashtags so you can use them to increase your follower count.

Using the hashtags listed below will significantly increase your exposure on Instagram.

And more exposure means more followers and more engagement!

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

Most people just wing it when deciding on hashtags, using spur-of-the-moment ideas like #manthisisagreathashtag. 🙂

But nobody is following that hashtag so you can’t expect much action from it.

It’s better to use hashtags that are practically always trending on Instagram. That way users who follow the hashtags may Like & interact with your posts when they see them in the feed.

1. #love

More than 696 million Instagram posts have the #love hashtag!

Here’s a cool photo from Instagram user @trevbaust that had the #love hashtag.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

2. #instagood

This hashtag has appeared on about 314 million posts.

@gnp75 used #instagood in a comment on this catchy pic.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

3. #me

More than 297 million posts have the #me hashtag.

@askaaronlee used #me to show off his new headshot!

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

4. #tbt

This is a popular hashtag for those learning how to market on Instagram.

Also known as “Throwback Thursday”, the hashtag encourages people to post images from the past. It’s appeared on more than 272 million posts.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

5. #cute

This hashtag has appeared on more than 258 million posts!

The @babies Instagram account is one of my favorites!

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

6. #follow

The #follow hashtag has appeared on more than 258 million posts. Most of these people were likely seeking new followers.

@katierobinsonartwork used the #follow hashtag to show her art on Instagram!

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

7. #followme

Another attempt to get more Likes and followers on Instagram, this hashtag has been used about 238 million times.

@razzedbaby uses the #followme hashtag all the time.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

8. #photooftheday

Reserved for your best shots… 237 million posts & counting!

@stefkardos displayed sketches with the #photooftheday hashtag.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

9. #happy

The #happy hashtag has appeared on some 220 million posts.

Here’s a funny photo from @melanyzuco that used the #happy hashtag!

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

10. #tagforlikes

This popular hashtag asks people to tag them in posts so they can get more Likes.

Does it work? Regardless, the hashtag has appeared on 220 million posts.

Nice use of the #tagforlikes hashtag by @cszart.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

11. #beautiful

Instagram users have typed this hashtag more than 212 million times.

My buddy @cjhudgins used the #beautiful hashtag on this image.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

12. #girl

The #girl hashtag has been used more than 202 million times!

#Girl would’ve worked great on this photo.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

13. #like

This hashtag has been used more than 193 million times.

14. #selfie

One of my favorite Instagram posts is the selfie — and selfies work great for social media marketing! This hashtag has been used 185 million times!

@the_doolio is a character on the new television program “Selfie”!

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

15. #picoftheday

Similar to #8 (#photooftheday), Instagram users have used this hashtag more than 174 million times.

This #picoftheday from @itsyourlife2908 made my chuckle.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

16. #summer

Surprisingly, this seasonal hashtag has been used 168 million times.

@sopadreisland posts lots of cool #summer pics.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

17. #fun

#Fun made the top 20 with 163 million posts.

@mo_danielle used the #fun hashtag on this image.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

18. #smile

This cheery hashtag has been used about 161 million times.

Here’s a great #smile pic from @nancymcpeake.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

19. #friends

Friends are a big part of many people’s Instagram experience. The hashtag has been used 160 million times.

@dubsteppickles got lots of response after using the #friends hashtag in the comments.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

20. #like4like

People use this hashtag to get others to Like their posts in exchange for Likes.

It’s also an easy way to get more Instagram followers. The hashtag’s been used 159 million times.

Here’s a cool #like4like photo from @marzicortese.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

21. #instadaily

The #instadaily hashtag has been used 154 million times.

There are lots of #instadaily pics on the @tornadotitans Instagram account.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

22. #fashion

Since Instagram is huge for fashion, I’m not surprised that this hashtag has been used 146 million times.

The #fashion hashtag on a photo from @fashion!

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

23. #igers

This hashtag — short for “Instagram Users” — has been used 144 million times.

You’ll have no problem finding photos with #igers.

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

24. #instalike

I’ve had success using this hashtag. And it’s appeared on Instagram 135 million times.

The #instalike hashtag really works!

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers

25. #food

And this last one was no surprise at all! The #food hashtag has been used 133 million times.

Here’s my son holding a giant zucchini!

 

25 Most Popular Instagram Hashtags for Getting NEW Followers