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The best Instagram rules you should know when posting

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1. Do not use locked hashtags on the post

Not all hashtags are the same. Using one of Instagram's forbidden hashtags can throw you in hot water, and ignorance is no excuse.

While some blocked hashtags are common sense and comply with Instagram terms of use, others are not so obvious. According to HuffPo, the forbidden list contains #adulting, #citycentre and #eggplant. Carefully search the hashtags you use, make sure they are relevant to your audience, and that you do not have a secret, urban dictionary or emoji that you did not know about … (Not that this ever happened to me! )

2. Use a third-party posting app

Instagram has a closed API that does not allow third-party apps to post directly to Instagram. You can still manage your Instagram account through a social media dashboard like Agorapulse, but the process is a bit more complicated than on Facebook or Twitter.

Most serious social media management apps work around the challenge. For example, you can sign in to your Agorapulse account and schedule an Instagram post.

When the time comes, you will receive a notification. You can then log in to the Agorapulse app, which will take you to Instagram, where you can click "Publish". The key is that you must be the one who publishes.

But while we do so, there are some apps like Schedugram that post directly to Instagram for you and use your username and password to access your account. This is a big terms and conditions no no. Jumping through a few extra tires can be frustrating, but it protects your account.

3. Do not publish too much content

Instagram prefers real, human posters and all measures and bids should prioritize them against spammers and bots. While Twitter has apps like Social Quant that can automatically follow and disengage from a whole host of people to build their allegiance, Instagram has a guilty conscience. Because of this, they have an unofficial limit on account activity.

What exactly are these numbers? Although Instagram has not published any official figures yet, Ana Gotter has made some thorough research and has come to the following:

Over 60 people per hour follow and do not follow

I like more than 300 posts per hour

Posting over 60 comments per hour

4. Stay away from the robots

Appearance. Under other circumstances, I'll be the first to point out the potential of bots to automate your marketing process, but that's not what Instagram is about.

Bots that automatically comment and follow / not follow people can be a tempting way to expand your account. You will be the kind of person you use responsibly, right? However, if you return to rule 3, you will be aware of this type of behavior for the wrong reasons. Keep your interactions human.

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