To best place your content on Instagram and find the appropriate influencers for your brand, it helps to know what appeals to the users most. We found out the top 10 topics on Instagram for spring 2019.
The list was created through clustering of the hashtags of 5 million posts on Instagram by topic. The order results from the number of times the hashtags were used.
If you compare the ranking with that of the previous year, you will discover two new categories. The topics beauty and family had to give way to the topics health and party. The remaining categories can be found in a slightly different order.
No. 1 – Fashion
Just like last year, garments, shoes, bags, jewelry and co. are more popular on Instagram than anything else. The hashtag #fashion alone is found in more than half a billion posts. Hardly any other network is more suitable for distributing fashion trends than Instagram. The conditions for fashion retailers are even better now that the new in-app checkout has been introduced.
No. 2 – Food
Last year still in third place, the food category is now the second most represented. Instagram users cannot seem to get enough of the more or less creative photographs and video montages of food preparation, display and consumption. There are hashtags for just about every dish and food, every diet and every food trend. #bonappetit
No. 3 – Design
In addition to Pinterest, Instagram is certainly the most popular platform for staging architecture or interior design in a stylish way. The top hashtags in this section are #design, #interiordesign and #home.
No. 4 – Travel
The category travel has dropped by two places since last year. Nevertheless, it is still one of the most used. Especially in times when more and more people are able to work from anywhere, #travel-images are part of everyday life and can be found on almost every profile.
No. 5 – Fitness
One cannot imagine Instagram without the immaculate, steeled bodies of its fitness gurus. Instagrammers like Kayla Itsines are gathering millions of followers who they share their workouts, motivations, and recipes with. As long as people want to be healthy and beautiful, this market will continue to flourish.
No. 6 – Nature
The topic of nature has gained relevance since last year. Hashtags describing landscapes, seasons, or natural events like sunrises are being used more and more often on Instagram. For example, the hashtag #snow appears almost 86 million on posts.
No. 7 – Inspiration
Instagram is the network of inspiration. Motivating lines of text on a beautiful background can be found so often that it is almost absurd. Almost. These may be the millennia-old wisdom of spiritual masters or the positivist newage phrases of business giants. This train is very easy to jump on. #nevergiveup
No. 8 – Health
The health category is new to the top 10. These are posts with hashtags like #vegan, #wellness, #organic and of course #healthy that benefit from the same drive of the users, as fitness, fashion or travel. The desire for a vital lifestyle.
No. 9 – Party
Party hashtags also made it into the top 10 for the first time. Users celebrate the hashtags #music, #dance or #festival and diligently post photos and videos of concerts, event promos or nightlife moments.
No. 10 – Art
Art, last but not least, is a lively niche on Instagram. With the help of appropriate hashtags, like #drawing #artwork or #illustration, artists and lay people can show their creations to art interested users.
Why are these topics so relevant?
Posts with the hashtags mentioned above all benefit from the same principle: people want to be beautiful, healthy, rich, successful and happy. Not a big secret and a definitely a need that marketers on Instagram can use wonderfully for their businesses. All it takes is content that somehow helps users to create or enhance a positive attitude to life. Pack it in style and wait for the likes.
How to find the right hashtags
The Fanpage Karma Hashtag Composer helps you to find matching hashtags on the right topic in no time. All you have to do is enter a hashtag with a certain relevance, that means, that it has been used a few times on Instagram, first. The composer will now find those Instagram hashtags that have been used in conjunction with it and display them indicating their frequency of use. Choose up to 30 hashtags, copy them and add them to your post.