Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Banned Hashtags on Instagram 2017 - and They're Not What You Think

Posted by @DanHinmon, Jul 13, 2017

Are you accidentally using banned hashtags on Instagram?

This fascinating article explains why Instagram has banned certain hashtags, and provides a surprising list of banned hashtags. For instance:

  • #dogsofinstagram
  • #tgif
  • #snapchat
  • #easter

Read the story for complete details.

Special thanks to @serenaehrlich for posting this article in our discussion forum, along with this comment: “Just an FYI that it appears the algorithm Instagram promised was coming is finally here and it is impacting the number of likes across the board – people are seeing a decrease of more than 50% or more on their likes. Has anyone here been impacted?”

Weigh in.


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