The Best Hashtags to Get Your Instagram Noticed {+ A Free Printable}

As a blogger, I’m addicted to Instagram. Okay let’s get serious, I’ve always been addicted to Instagram, it’s an adventure in itself. This silly little app that I’m sure you’re addicted to as well is one of the most engaging and best ways to grow your blog. But how are you supposed to grow your blog through Instagram when you don’t know where the heck to even start? Maybe you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie to the game, but either way you can step up your Instagram game with one little change: hashtags.

Hashtags are a true art form, if you use the right ones you’re account will be discovered by people halfway around the world. Use hashtags incorrectly, and well, your followers will frankly be annoyed with you. Before I share with you my favorite hashtags that will not only get your Instagram noticed, but also have it noticed repeatedly, I want to share with you one little trick of the trade: You can use up to 30 hashtags on a post, but be sure to post them separately as a comment on the picture, not in the caption (I promise you will thank me). I have also linked a free printable hashtag cheat sheet at the end of this post for future reference (+ it includes over 100 hashtags!).


Curated by: @_ssblog
Appropriate images: Just about anything – food, DIY crafts, holiday cheer, pets, fashion, lifestyle, etc.
** I will be showcasing my favorite photos that use this hashtag on the blog each month!


Curated by: @heleneinbetween
Appropriate images: Just about anything – animals, food, lifestyle, blogging, flowers, fashion, etc.

Also check out: #dogsinbetween, #ExploreInBetween

Curated by: @glitterguide
Appropriate images: Just about anything – flowers, food, lifestyle, cocktails, fashion, travel, etc.
Curated by: @darling
Appropriate images: Artsy photos – styled shots, beach, lifestyle, cooking, pets, etc.

Also check out: #darlingmovement, #darlingweekend
Curated by: @shopbando
Appropriate images: Anything bright, colorful, creative, fun, entertaining, girly

Also check out: #bandtodolist
Curated by: @abeautifulmess
Appropriate images: Anything colorful, creative, bright, feminine, loving, lifestyle

Also check out: #ABMlifeissweet, #ABMathome, #ABMlifeiscolorful, #ABMhappyhour, #ABMtravelbug, #ABMlovesmurals, #ABMhappylife, #ABMsummer, #ABMpatternlove


Curated by: @katespadeny
Appropriate images: Anything famine, colorful, loving, travel, lifestyle, fashion, home, cocktails
Appropriate images: Anything relating to creativity, entrepreneurship, boss babe


Appropriate images: Images that go with the aesthetic of your Instagram account


Curated by: @morningslikethese
Appropriate images: Morning images that are thoughtful, creative, and meaningful

What are your fav Instagram hashtags?
XO, Rachel

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  1. December 11, 2015 / 11:19 AM

    Legit, I was just searching for some instagram hashtags, thanks so much! I'm really working on stepping up my instagram game!

    • SSadmin
      January 28, 2016 / 10:17 PM

      You are quite welcome, Samantha!

      XO, R

  2. December 11, 2015 / 11:51 AM

    Every time I use any of these hashtags I get soooo much more engagement on my IG posts. I'm just really terrible about being consistent on my account

    • SSadmin
      January 28, 2016 / 10:18 PM

      Set some goals, girlfriend! Tell yourself you’ll post X times a week and try to achieve that goal!

      XO, R

  3. December 11, 2015 / 11:58 AM

    I was just thinking of how to grow my IG and you bless me with this!! Will try these out and see what magic happens. Also, thanks for putting me on to a few more awesome blogs. You gave me the best Christmas gifts 🙂

    • SSadmin
      January 28, 2016 / 10:18 PM

      I’m glad I could help, Phyllis!!!

      XO, R

    • SSadmin
      January 28, 2016 / 10:19 PM

      It’s amazing what a couple simple hashtags can do for your engagement!

      XO, R

  4. December 11, 2015 / 2:39 PM

    Love this! A few here I hadn't heard of (and some I didn't actually know the background behind!)– will definitely be adding these to my list!

    • SSadmin
      January 28, 2016 / 10:19 PM

      I’m glad I could introduce you to some new ones!

      XO, R

  5. December 11, 2015 / 3:09 PM

    Wonderful list! I have been using some of these + pointed down all the new ones. I LOVE Instagram and all the creative accounts it has to offer!

    Noor | Noor's Place

    • SSadmin
      January 28, 2016 / 10:19 PM

      Thanks Noor!

      XO, R

    • SSadmin
      January 28, 2016 / 10:20 PM

      You are quite welcome!!!!

      XO, R

    • SSadmin
      January 28, 2016 / 10:20 PM

      Aw, YEAH! You better!!!

      XO, R

  6. December 12, 2015 / 1:28 AM

    Thanks for this post! I will be pinning for future reference for sure. I haven't noticed any ultimate hashtags for IG (I'm still figuring it out a little bit), but I have noticed that #momlife seems to get more attention on Twitter.

    • SSadmin
      January 28, 2016 / 10:22 PM

      You are welcome! IG is such an interesting social media platform and can really help with blogs + businesses! It’s so fun to continue learning about new hashtags!

      XO, R

  7. December 12, 2015 / 2:27 AM

    Really solid list 🙂 I'm pretty sure #thatsdarling is from Darling magazine.

    • SSadmin
      January 28, 2016 / 10:22 PM

      Thanks, Dominque! I actually just updated it, thank you!!

      XO, R

    • SSadmin
      January 28, 2016 / 10:23 PM

      Aw, yay!!!!! Hashtags are the!

      XO, R

  8. December 13, 2015 / 11:15 PM

    This is a great list of tags! I'll definitely be using yours now! : ) I love the TNC one, it's one of my favorites!

    • SSadmin
      January 28, 2016 / 10:24 PM

      Thanks, Adriana! Can’t wait to see your pictures!

      XO, R

  9. February 4, 2016 / 10:36 PM

    I’ve been wondering for a long time what the benefit of using hashtags in comments is over in the caption especially now since only the first line and a half or so is shown in the preview of the caption?

  10. February 5, 2016 / 8:41 AM

    I always read the hashtag posts just to see if they’re any I’ve missed. These are really good!

  11. February 5, 2016 / 9:51 AM

    Love these. Thank you for sharing!

  12. March 3, 2016 / 11:22 PM

    These are great… a few I never heard about!! I am def pinning this for later!

    • March 4, 2016 / 11:31 AM

      It’s always so awesome to find out about new hashtags that can help your Instagram!

    • March 4, 2016 / 6:20 PM

      YAY! I love using IG hashtags, it’s my guilty pleasure!

  13. March 5, 2016 / 5:26 AM

    I’ll be honest and say I’ve never heard of any of these hashtags. They’re all wonderful though! I’ll definitely be using some of these since I’m trying to up my Instagram game 🙂

    • March 6, 2016 / 11:26 AM

      Yes! I’m sure they will help you so much!

  14. April 14, 2016 / 5:32 PM

    Very helpful! I’m going to copy and paste them into my notes app!

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