Written bySam King
Posted 1 year ago
Congrats! And welcome to Flick. You’ve made it. Now if you’re asking yourself what you’ve gotten yourself into, let us explain. We’ve created a short and detailed guide on all things Flick and how it can help you! Just by opening and reading this page, you’ve taken a massive step forward in improving your Instagram results. Yes, seriously. Scroll through and you’ll find out exactly what you need to do to make sure you get the most out of hashtags … and Flick.
Before we jump straight into what to do, it’s important to understand the why. Why should you use Flick? If you were to ask one of the 15,000+ creators and brands on our platform, they’d probably highlight 3-4 of the reasons below.
- Easier to find high-quality hashtags that are suitable for your account, in any language
- Copy hashtags into your posts without the hassle (say goodbye to using your notes app)
- Understand where you’re doing well, and where you could improve with reliable analytics
- Actually seeing which hashtags are working for each post you make
- Access free resources and training on our Blog and YouTube channel
So, what should you do in your first few days with Flick?
Link. Your. Instagram. Account.
Honestly, we can’t emphasize this enough. Not only can we provide you with analytics around your ENTIRE hashtag usage and performance, but we can also break down analytics for your entire Instagram account (yes, the entire account). We’re talking about everything from the best times for you to post, all the way to the conversion rate of your Instagram account (!!). All you have to do? Link your account.
And if you’re nervous about your account being secure in our hands, we promise it’s safe with us. But don’t just take our word for it, see what Instagram/Facebook has to say about Flick.
If you’ve never linked your Instagram account to a platform before, don’t worry! While it can be a little frustrating, we promise that it’s completely worth it. Find out how to link and let’s get started!
Start building your first Collection of hashtags
Before you start worrying about making your hashtags the best they can possibly be, breathe. Don’t worry about making them absolutely perfect right now, as you’ve got all the time in the world to optimize them later!
Start by searching a keyword that’s related to your content (i.e. say you’re running an Instagram account for your cute Bengal cat, make your keyword “bengalcat” to find related hashtags). Once new keywords populate, start adding the most relevant hashtags into a Collection. Not only can you add up to 30 hashtags (and we highly recommend adding 30!), you can also name each of your collections based on the content.
Now that you’ve created your Collection, let’s take it up a notch. Get the most out of your hashtags by adding Smart Filters to your search. With Smart Filters, you can make sure you’re using hashtags that are likely to provide the best results for your posts (and that’s what you really want!).
Download Flick’s Mobile App
Why, yes. We do have an app (that’s available on both Android, and iOS)! You can have access to all the best features of our website, like your Collections, Search, Analytics, and (one of our favorite features!) notifications that highlight which hashtags your posts are ranking on no matter where you are. Bring Flick along with you wherever you are and download the app today.
Make some searches using Custom or ‘Smart’ filters
While we make it super easy and convenient to find hashtags, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should use every hashtag you see! Yes, we know you want to reach the most amount of people possible, but it’s important that you use hashtags that are suitable for your account size and make sense to the post you’re making. You’re not going to tag #crazy4cats on a photo of a sunset. It wouldn’t make sense! When it comes to finding the right hashtags for your account, it’s all about experimentation.
The best way to make sure your hashtags are suitable for your account? Our handy dandy “Smart Filters” feature. Using your accounts size and engagement levels, Flick will filter out the hashtags that appear in your search results that might be a little too large or too small. We do the hard work for you, well, Smart Filters does.
Being able to understand which hashtags are working best for you can be extremely frustrating and time-consuming. Who wants to spend hours trying to figure out which of their hashtags are performing better than others? No one! So having a tool that helps you analyze and pinpoint the hashtags that will work for you and your account is extremely important to make sure your Instagram strategy is on point.
Don’t worry if things don’t maketotalsense just yet.
Take a deep breath. Trust us, we get that understanding hashtags and what works best for your Instagram takes time. But by utilizing Flick, we’ll help take that load off your shoulders by saving you time and energy previously spent scrolling through hashtags not knowing which ones would actually work for you. You now have the tool that’ll help you with both finding the perfect hashtags and understanding why those hashtags are working for you. We call that a win-win.
Now, we know you want to dive in and learn more! Be sure to read our articles that detail everything you need to know about Flick and all of our features and be sure to check out our Instagram Analytics Guide to make sure you’re getting the most out of your online strategy. Or, you can check out our YouTube videos to help you improve your knowledge!
Oh yeah, and if you’ve got the time, we highly recommend you check out our video course on how to use hashtags.
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