Have you ever searched any hashtag before? Now a typical Nigerian does not search hashtags most times, even when you do, it's almost impossible to find a #Nigerian post in the first 300 posts in that particular hashtag. Let's say you want to buy a #Shoe and you search the shoe hashtag, the posts you'd see mostly will be whites, which makes it hard for you to find an account to buy from. Then again #Popular hashtags are Mostly dominated by #foreign users. So when you use these popular hashtags the first set of people that interact with your post will be whites but then, if you are looking to have some #engagement then using a popular hashtag is not a bad move because the engagements (Likes, save, share, comment) on your post the first few #minutes you upload determines the future of the post just as i mentioned on one of my previous post on #HowInstagramWorks (Check it out if you haven't)
However, there are few #Indigenous hashtags that works like magic in #Nigeria . #Nigerians mostly search Trending hashtags like #BigbrotherNaija hashtags #AMVCA #NigerianDecides and few others. Using this hashtags when it's #trending will give your post a lot of exposure to people within Nigeria and most times even #drive #sales !
Note that the maximum #hashtag you can use in a caption is 30 so becareful not to exceed this. Sometimes i find myself counting just to be sure because if it exceeds 30 once you upload, #Instagram completely wipes out your entire caption so it's best to copy your caption in clipboard as backup just in case you are not sure if the hashtags is above 30.
Now, If you must use #popular hashtags be sure that you don't use a banned hashtag because using a banned hashtag will get your account shadow banned! And once you are shadow banned people can't get to see your posts again, it will completely ruin Your account. So you have to be careful with this set of hashtags.
Comment below and tag 5people If you'd like me to give you a well compiled list of verified hashtags that will give you great engagement on your posts and won't harm your account.
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