When your business has an Instagram account, hashtags become an important part of your strategy. But did you know that some hashtags such as #beautyblogger are actually banned and could result in your account getting flagged, shadowbanned or even removed completely! Of course, this is something we would like to avoid.
Read on to discover more about banned hashtags, and how to spot them.
You may think that many of the banned hashtags on Instagram are due to inappropriate use, hatred or somehow violate the Instagram Community Guidelines. However, this is not always the case. The #happythanksgiving hashtag was used so much that it became presumed as spam content. And other banned hashtags such as #Snapchat, #pushups, #alone and #always are not obvious at all. Even these hashtags mistakenly added to your post will cause your content to automatically be hidden from the explore page, and can even result in your account being removed. So, it is always best to research before you post.