Instagram 30 Day Strategy + 190 Hashtags + Feature Accounts

November will be a different month for us. We are testing new hashtag groups and a new monthly strategy. Follow our experiment on Instagram and on this page all month long.

THE HASHTAGS

We will be testing out hashtag groups created with our 130 Travel Hashtags + the 60 Travel Hashtags you can find below:

#Number of Posts
#VACATIONTIPS2700
#BUCKETLISTADVENTURES4200
#TOURISTICPLACES7200
#THEESCAPEPROJECT10000
#TRAVELSANDCHILL16000
#COOLTRAVEL18000
#LOVETOTRAVELTHEWORLD20000
#GOADVENTURETOGETHER21000
#VACATIONIDEAS21000
#BUCKETLISTERS23000
#FASHIONTRAVEL25000
#COOLTRAVELPIX33000
#OUTDOORTONES34000
#TRAVELINGPLANET35000
#TRAVELTAGGED37000
#VACATIONSTARTSNOW41000
#VACATIONFOREVER43000
#GLOBETREKKER44000
#TRAVELFAR45000
#EXPLOREWITHFRIENDS50000
#TRAVELHAPPY50000
#VACATION201750000
#ADVENTURELOVER54000
#ROAMNATION56000
#ALWAYSMOVING57000
#PLACESAROUNDEARTH64000
#JETSETTERING65000
#VACATIONRENTALS66000
#AMAZINGPLACETOVISIT70000
#VACATIONREADY76000
#VACATIONING88000
#ROAMEARTH103000
#VACATIONMOOD115000
#VACATIONVIBES115000
#DISCOVER_VACATIONS125000
#VACATIONGOALS125000
#VACATIONMOODON130000
#ADVENTUREINSPIRED141000
#HONEYMOONING160000
#BESTBEACH170000
#VACATIONLIFE194000
#FORAHAPPYMOMENT225000
#TAKEMOREADVENTURE230000
#VISUALMOBS250000
#COUPLESOFINSTAGRAM261000
#AWESUPPLY300000
#LENSBIBLE400000
#HIDDENGEM420000
#THEPRETTYCITIES650000
#TRAVELLINGTHROUGHTHEWORLD702000
#BEVISUALLYINSPIRED905000
#CNTRAVELER980000
#THECREATIVE1050000
#BESTPLACESTOGO1100000
#WORLDERLUST2200000
#AMAZINGVIEW2300000
#MYTINYATLAS4200000
#VACATIONS5300000
#FLASHESOFDELIGHT7200000
#ARTOFVISUALS16700000

THE SET UP

That’s 190 travel hashtags that will be used systematically on daily posts during the next 30 days. We will split those 190 hashtags into 7 days which equals 27.1 and downsize that list to 25 hashtags. Here’s an example:

Monday:

#yourpassage #luxurytravelblogger #insidertravel #wanderlustvibes #thattravelblog #luxuryexperience #luxurydestination #worldtraveller #couplesession #travelwithus #wandermore #passportexpress #travelbloggerlife #vacationmood #awesomelifestyle #followmefaraway #tripstagram #abmtravelbug #travelguide #travelwithme #wanderlove #happytravels #coupleswhotravel #luxurytrip #unlimitedparadise

Tuesday:

#beautifulmatters #aroundtheworldpix #adventureculture #cooltravel #alwaysmoving #roamnation #adventurelover #vacation2017 #globetrekker #amazingplacestovisit #jetsettering #goadventuretogether #travelfar #outdoortones #theescapeproject #bucketlistadventures #touristicplaces #fashiontravel #vacationrentals #vacationready #vacationideas #traveltagged #explorewithfriends #roamearth #vacationmood

Wednesday:

#marbltravel #loveandwildhearts #travelon #vacationmodeon #passportexpress #justbackfrom #besthotel #totravelistolive #tripaddicts #earthlandscape #whatsinmybag #globetrotters #igworldquest #globetrotting #tripofalifetime #lovetraveling #travelnow #travelcouple #earthgallery #travelanddestinations #teamtravelers #traveljunkie #beautifulhotels #tripstagram #boutiquehotel

Thursday:

#hotellife #modernoutdoors #globe_travel #travelgoals #travelphotos #travellover #aroundtheworldpix #letsgoeverywhere #worldtravelbook #bestplacestogo #travelogue #livetravelchannel #travelandlife #theworldshotz #darlingescapes #wandering #lifewelltravelled #travelersnotebook #passportready #folkmagazine #tlpicks #visualambassadors #exploringtheglobe #doyoutravel #seetheworld

Friday:

#roamtheplanet #huntgram #earthfocus #welltravelled #travelawesome #travelstoke #mytinyatlas #travelblog #exploretocreate #passionpassport #travelblogger #vacationtips #bucketlistadventures #touristicplaces #theescapeproject #travelsandchill #cooltravel #lovetotraveltheworld #goadventuretogether #vacationideas #bucketlisters #fashiontravel #cooltravelpix #outdoortones #travelingplanet

Saturday:

#traveltagged #vacationstartsnow #vacationforever #globetrekker #travelfar #explorewithfriends #travelhappy #vacation2017 #adventurelover #roamnation #alwaysmoving #placesaroundearth #jetsettering #jetsetting #amazingplacestovisit #vacationready #vacationing #roamearth #vacationmood #vacationvibes #discover_vacations #vacationgoals #vacationmoodon #adventureinspired #honeymooning

Sunday:

#bestcitybreaks #vacationlife #forahappymoment #visualmobs #couplesofinstagram #awesupply #lensbible #hiddengem #theprettycities #travellingthroughtheworld #bevisuallyinspired #cntraveler #thecreative #bestplacestogo #worlderlust #amazingview #vacations #flashesofdelight #artofvisuals #staycurious #coupleselfie #ladiesgoneglobal #girlsborntotravel #simplyadventure #couplestrip

We will be using the maximum of 30 hashtags permitted by Instagram. The missing 5 tags will be specific to each pictures and change everyday. The same hashtags will be used for every day of each week (i.e. those 25 hashtags from the first Monday will be copied onto every Monday post).

On Monday November 6th, we will be posting three times. (7AM, 4PM and 9PM) The first post will look something like this:

Caption: We are not #gameofthrones fans but we did enjoy the #Thingvellir National Park in #Iceland where some of the scenes of the show were shot.

The landscapes near #reykjavik are breathtaking! The whole country is a #mustsee

#yourpassage #luxurytravelblogger #insidertravel #wanderlustvibes #thattravelblog #luxuryexperience #luxurydestination #worldtraveller #couplesession #travelwithus #wandermore #passportexpress #travelbloggerlife #vacationmood #awesomelifestyle #followmefaraway #tripstagram #abmtravelbug #travelguide #travelwithme #wanderlove #happytravels #coupleswhotravel #luxurytrip #unlimitedparadise

THE PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

The easiest way to keep control over all of these posts is to plan ahead. We’ve used Plann in the past and it’s been very easy and inexpensive to post and get so many posts ready in advance. This time around we will be using Iconosquare to test out the many analytic features they offer. All of our posts will be planned ahead using their scheduler.

These services cannot post to Instagram for you so you will be getting notifications on your phone as to when you should post your images. To make this simpler, we will be adding the hashtags at the bottom of our posts and NOT in the first comment (with the 5 dot trick). All we need to do when we get notified is to copy, open Instagram and paste. Voila!

TAGGING ACCOUNTS

Instagram allows 20 accounts to be tagged for each picture. I would recommend using the max allowed and try a variety of them. When Michelle is wearing her cool Dior shades in a picture,  we will tag @dior every time. For travel accounts, for example, use the location of the picture and try and find the tourism board or their official IG (i.e. @topparisphoto, @parisjetaime, @paris_gram @tourismthailand, @germanytourism, @myswitzerland, @meetsouthafrica) You might get lucky and get featured on their account or even better yet get offered to collaborate. Try and notice what is in your photo, in the background or even on people. A brand needs to be tagged, a store can be tagged, clothes should be tagged. Usually, you will have under 10 noticeable things and location tags per picture. What do you do with the remaining 10?

Roll the dice and tag some bigger feature accounts and cross your fingers. Below is a list of feature accounts that may feature your picture if it’s worthy. If you are lucky enough to be featured on one of the bigger accounts, it can change your whole game in a matter of hours. 🙂

Feature Accounts
@livefolk
@folkmagazine
@agameoftones
@visualsoflife
@travelandlife
@bestvacations
@worldplaces
@instagood
@earthgallery
@discoverglobe
@earthfocus
@passionpassport
@nakedplanet
@illgrammers
@main_vision
@travelandleisure
@roamtheplanet
@igshotz
@igpodium
@hotshotz_
@shotzdelight
@lastingvisuals
@trappingtones
@capturedconcepts
@superb_photos
@leagueoflenses
@vibesofvisuals
@huntgramcuration
@chaosmag
@inspirationcultmag
@shotsonearth
@visuallyobsessed
@visualinvaders
@all2epic
@bestcitybreaks
@travelanddestinations

COMMENTING ON POSTS FROM THE EXPLORE SECTION

For the next 30 days, we will commit in posting real comments on 100 pictures a day (from different accounts). These posts will be found on the explore page suggested by Instagram. There is a rumor that the more you interact with the explore page, the more you may be featured on it for others to see. Whether that is true or not, commenting on 100 posts a day will only be beneficial for your account.

1- Only comment on posts coming from accounts that somewhat have to do with your niche (in our case, traveling).

2- When you are done commenting, don’t forget to click the like button.

3- We like using the copy/paste way but with a twist. For it to not be considered spam, use this example when commenting on let’s say a picture of a woman by a pool wearing a nice summer hat:

Copy: “Wow! Great Picture! (emojis of your choice) Makes us just want to pick up and go”

Paste: “Wow! Great Picture! (emojis of your choice) Makes us just want to pick up and go” – We love the hat you’re wearing, seems like its flowing in the wind. Enjoy that Pool!

DO NOT FORGET TO ADD TO THIS COMMENT SOMETHING RELEVANT ABOUT THE PICTURE YOU ARE COMMENTING. This way your comment will be seen as relevant (which it is) and be bigger than other comments, therefore might attract attention from other users as well.

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