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Exploring Instagram Hashtags for Tech

Hashtags have become wildly popular in the last ten years by the rise in popularity of social media platforms like Twitter (where the mighty hashtag originated around 2009) and Instagram. Oh, and let’s not forget TikTok. People see a post with content they’re interested in and click one of the corresponding hashtags to find more. They’ve become a way of categorizing and organizing our social interactions. All this comes with one major drawback: Most people don’t know the best hashtags to use in their posts or how many—more on that at the end of this post.

Oftentimes, people will use a hashtag to bring humor into something they share. Examples: #WhyAmILikeThis #StupidIsAsStupidDoes #DumbThingsMyKidsSay But there are those times that a weird hashtag takes off, and everyone is suddenly clicking, looking for more dumb things my kids say, because one person shared something that went viral.

Back in my day, a hashtag was called a pound sign. You used it as part of your actual telephone dialing when entering a number for an automated answering service of some kind. I’m sure Gen Zers look at the keypad on their phone and wonder why in the world there’s a hashtag there. That’s education for another day. Right now, we’ll list out some of the hottest tech hashtags.

Because these hashtags change often (like when Apple has a new iPhone announcement), you’ll want to keep your fat database of hashtags current. You can do that by consulting hashtag databases like Best Hashtags or others.

For now, I’ll give you a short list of hashtags for tech that I’ve curated from around the internet, and I’ll explain how to use this massive list down at the bottom of this post.

  • #ai
  • #android
  • #apple
  • #art
  • #artificialintelligence
  • #automation
  • #bhfyp
  • #blockchain
  • #blockchaintechnology
  • #business
  • #china
  • #cloud
  • #coding
  • #computer
  • #computerscience
  • #covid
  • #cybersecurity
  • #d
  • #design
  • #developer
  • #development
  • #digital
  • #edge
  • #education
  • #electronics
  • #engineer
  • #engineering
  • #entrepreneur
  • #facebook
  • #follow
  • #future
  • #gadget
  • #gadgets
  • #gaming
  • #google
  • #india
  • #industry
  • #information
  • #innovation
  • #instagood
  • #instagram
  • #instatech
  • #internet
  • #iot
  • #iphone
  • #it
  • #love
  • #marketing
  • #mobile
  • #news
  • #oneplus
  • #photography
  • #platform
  • #pro
  • #programmer
  • #programming
  • #robotics
  • #s
  • #samsung
  • #science
  • #security
  • #smartphone
  • #software
  • #startup
  • #team
  • #tech
  • #technews
  • #techno
  • #technology
  • #technologynews
  • #tecnologia
  • #time
  • #trends
  • #work

TOP TEN across all platforms:

  • #technology – 51%
  • #tech – 15%
  • #innovation – 5%
  • #engineering – 5%
  • #iphone – 4%
  • #business – 4%
  • #science – 3%
  • #technews – 3%
  • #design – 3%
  • #electronics – 3%

Now that I’ve overwhelmed you with a huge list of hashtags, you’re probably wondering if you should shove all of them into your next social media post or not. Right? Right. So, let’s talk about best practices. To make this easy to follow, I’m giving you a list of unspoken hashtag rules to follow on Instagram.

  1. Don’t use more than 6-11 hashtags in any post.
  2. Before you hashtag, be sure and check that they aren’t banned or blocked (there are websites for this).
  3. Don’t use irrelevant hashtags. If you’re posting about your new phone, don’t use #startup.
  4. Be sure you create one unique hashtag for your company and use that one all the time.
  5. Follow your hashtag and others you’re interested in.
  6. Don’t ask for follows or likes. Instagram hates this unless you’re running an ad. Other Instagrammers aren’t fond of it, either. If they like your stuff, they’ll double tap and follow.
  7. Keep it clean. IG bans hashtags when smut starts using them.
  8. Hashtag EVERY post.
  9. Post more than once a day.
  10. Don’t automatically select the top hashtags. You’ll end up buried in the pile.
  11. Use Insights (if you have a business account) to see how well your hashtags are doing at driving that traffic. If they’re not, change them.

Be sure you spread the love, too. Follow other accounts that use the same hashtags you do, interact with people on a real level, and you’ll build a following on Instagram before you know it. We plan to tackle a few other social media platforms’ tips and tricks, so keep watching the blog to learn!

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Jo Michaels

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