Instagram Hashtag Cheat Sheet

By Sarah Windover | | Tagged Marketing your online store, Marketing your website

Recent research shows that businesses of all sizes use social media to market to customers. In 2016, Instagram has seen the biggest increase in users and overall confidence as a powerful marketing tool. With many businesses planning to spend more on content marketing in the coming year, now is a great time to get your business’s Instagram strategy on point. 

Adding hashtags to your Instagram posts is the best way for non-followers to find your business. Hashtags are words or phrases used to categorize posts making them searchable by subject. To help increase the visibility of your Instagram posts, we’ve created a hashtag cheat sheet for the top 10 small business industries among Webware clients. 

  1. Home Renovation/Contractors

#homerenovation #homeimprovement #remodel #bathroomremodel #remodeling #homereno #dreamhome #woodworking #makehomeyours #homesweethome #customcarpentry #porchreno #generalcontractor #finishedbasement #renovations #livebeautifully #homedesign #propertyrenovation #build #buildingsite #DIY #transformation #homesunderthehammer #homepolish #bedroomremodel #kitchenremodel #tools #contractorsofinsta #carpentry #construction #flipthishouse #kitchenrenovation #fixerupper

2. Real Estate

#realestate #realestateagent #realestateexperts #realestateyourcity #yourcityrealestate #realestateinvesting #internationalrealestate #properties #realestatenews #realestatelife #realestateagency #luxuryrealestate #milliondollarlisting #listing #realtorlife #realtor #buyahome #views #househunting #viewhome #lovewhereyoulive #home #residential #commercial #urbanliving #dreamhome #iworkforyou #buy #sell #invest #homes #condo #recentlysold #wesellhomes #getitsold #citylife #homestaging #openhouse

3. Restaurants

#restaurant #bistro #cuisine #gastronomy #diner #appetizer #eatbreakfast #eatlunch #eatdinner #foodporn #foodie #yum #foodpics #hungry #foodgasm #foodspotting #eat #eats #sharefood #brunch #dinner #foodstagram #delicious #lovefood #foodlover #ristorante #lunch #breakfast #dinnertime #drinks #wine #canape #instafood #healthy #chefs #cooks #goingout #celebratewithfood #champagne #cocktails #beer #gourmet 

4. Window Coverings

#window #windows #curtains #curtaindesign #drapes #windowcoverings #interiordesign #shutters #blinds #curtainsandblinds #windowfurnishing #renovation #homedecor #homedesign #blindsandshutters #blindsandshades #modern #contemporary #decorating #windowblinds #interiordecoration #upgrade #designers #livingroom #bedroom #rollershades #instadecor #room #instadesign #fabric #color #prints #interiors #home #light #shade #lightandshade #textiles

5. Flooring 

#flooring #flooringinstallation #installation #floorings #flooringdesign #designbuild #residental #interiordesign #instadesign #renovation #homedecor #homedesign #materials #floorboards #textiles #tiles #cementtiles #dreamhome #hardwoodfloors #remodel #remodeling #woodfloors #homerenovation #hardwood #maplehardwood #sandandfinish #kitchenfloor #kitchenreno #fixerupper #newkitchen #newlivingroom #homereno #livingroom #interior #residential #parquet #ceramictiles #ceramictile #tileaddiction #interiordecorator

6. Skin Care Brands

#skincare #beautycare #beautyskin #beautyproduct #bodywash #facewash #sunscreen #skin #facemask #beauty #feedgood #lookgood #instaskincare #shower #bath #bodycare #nourish #metime #eveningroutine #morningroutine #tipsandtricks #healthy #glowingskin #healthyskin #daycream #nightcream #skincareroutine #beautycommunity #instabeauty #skincarejunkie #lovemyskin #skincareaddict #luxuryskincare #beautyguru #skincareguru #relax #pamper #face #wellness #skincaretips #skinhealth #flawless #cosmetics #dryskin #sensitiveskin 

7. Jewelry 

#jewelry #jewellery #jewelrydesign #jewelrygram #earrings #bracelet #ring #necklace #details #jewels #diamonds #gold #silver #rosegold #platinum #fashion #weddingjewelry #accessories #style #design #gemstones #pendant #designerjewelry #diamonds #giftsforher #uniquejewelry #finejewelry #fashionista #gem #gems #stone #stones #jewel #bling #whitegold #lovejewelry #sparkle #engagementring #showmeyourrings #weddingring #celebrate #engaged #handmadejewelry #instajewels #diamondsareagirlsbestfriend #jewelryshop #instashop #shopmyjewelry #instajewelry #jotd #jewelrylover #ilovejewelry #antiquejewelry #ringsofinstagram

8. Lawyers

#lawyers #lawyer #lawyerup #lawfirm #law #needalawyer #arrested #legal #litigation #realestatelaw #corporatelaw #criminallaw #casedismissed #bestlawyer #criminaljustice #criminaldefense #notguilty #fullservicelawfirm #knowyourrights #justice #familylaw #advice #legaladvice #counsel #legalcounsel #immigrationlaw #immigration #attorneysatlaw #lawpractice #estateplanning #injurylawyer #injurylaw #attorneyatlaw 

9. Salon & Spa Services

#salon #spa #dayspa #bodytreatments #beautytreatments #spalife #mobiletherapist #esthetician #hairremoval #browwax #browwow #archexpert #browexpert #waxing #threading #legwax #beautystudio #mani #pedi #nails #naildesign #nailart #nailstagram #nailpolish #nailsalon #salonlife #hairsalon #hairdresser #hairdressing #hairstylist #hairstudio #makeupartist #happyclient #salonowner #salons #longhair #shorthair #beauty #healthyhair #allhairtypes #weddinghair #relax #pamper #facial #healthyskin #glowingskin #lovetheskinyourein #spaday #spatreatments #spoilyourself #beautybar #manimonday #

10. Photographers

#photograph #photography #photographs #photoart #art #design #photoartist #exposure #digitalphotography #weddingphotographer #weddingphoto #productphotography #picoftheday #photooftheday #photographersofinstagram #photographystudio #studio #canvas #photographyclass #photo #photoshoot #photos #photoaday #photographers #photoshop #photogram #picoftheday #professional #professionalphotos #professionalphotographer #professionalphotography #bestphoto #bestphotographer 

This cheat sheet is a starting point for industry-specific hashtags. Other types of hashtags, like trending topics or the geographic location of your business can also be extremely useful in getting more likes, followers and customers. Click here for more on other types of hashtags. And you can learn more about Instagram here. 

Since 2012, Instagram’s user base has grown from 30 million to 500 million users! Marketing professionals agree that these soaring numbers mean Instagram is a great platform for businesses to reach new customers. Happy #Hashtagging!