Within Social Lever, we recommend only using 1-5 hashtags for targeting new followers.
Here’s a couple tips for getting the most out of your hashtag targeting.
1 – Use very specific hashtags. If you sell jewelry online, don’t use #PrettyRing to target new followers, but rather something like #RoseGoldWeddingBand
2 – Choose something local. If you’re a fitness coach, don’t target #fitness but rather something like #GoldsGymVeniceBeach
However, when you’re posting on Instagram (not targeting on Social Lever), use 5-8 hashtags in your posts so that people will still find you when they search those hashtags.
Again, if you’re a fitness coach, post a picture about the gym and include a lot of hashtags that relate to your picture.