#T24Topshots: Instagram hashtags to use to help spread your wanderlust

2018-05-28 13:45 - Selene Brophy
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Image: Busabout

Cape Town - Instagram is a visual feast when it comes to travel. We all love that the images shared in our feeds allow us to escape vicariously into the world of travel and wanderlust - but there are a few things you should and shouldn't do when it comes to hashtags when posting to 'the gram'.

South Africa's most popular hashtag destination is said to be the Kruger National Park, which ranked 49th in the world - when you add together all the related hashtags it sits above 410 763 posts. 

SEE: Do it for the 'gram': The ultimate guide to photography terms 

Keep it selective

Using the theme or destination clearly has its benefits. However using the likes of #instagood, #tbt, #cute, #love, #fashion, #summer, #nofilter might seem cute - but think about how often you've actually clicked on those?

According to Social Sprout, you can get to overkill pretty quickly, so chucking 30 irrelevant hashtags at the end of your post isn't too smart. Be selective and careful about the ones to use.

#Wanderlust, #TravelPhotography#MeetSouthAfrica, #AfriTravel and the new #AfricaMovesYou, shared by SA Tourism at Indaba - all have a resource element to them since Instagram now lets you follow the hashtags of your choice

Using hashtags that are not relevant means you can quickly lose your insta-feed credit.

Definitely one to use is #T24TopShots, as is tagging us - if you want the Traveller24_24 team to see your top pics. It's the best way to let us know about your travels and trips - added to that, you could be featured on our Instagram grid or right here in our regular curated pieces.

Take a look at a few of the favourites recently shared with us -  don't these just make you want to pack your bags and go?