Pinterest Hashtags

Hollie here and today I have a really quick tip for you here on Pinterest.

Now we know that Pinterest has introduced hashtags, but when they first did this there were some things that were missing.

Like hashtag counts.  We want to know how many times something has been used so that we can see how competitive it is and also look at the hashtag results to see what else is out there.

Like how can we make our content stand out?

So what I’m going to do is just repin something. You can do this whether it’s with a new pin or a repin or an original pin from your site either way as long as you’re doing this in Pinterest.

You know not using a tool like tailwind or something like that this will work so I’ve got this instant pot wild rice soup that I want to pin there’s no descriptions.

I’m gonna definitely go ahead and type a description and then I will come back and show you guys how to do the hashtags.

Now that I have the description typed, I’m gonna go ahead and add some hashtags and what I want to do is just start with my keywords because this is not my own pin and I’m not gonna put a branded hashtag on there.

If it was my own pin I’d put a branded hashtag first and then I’d follow with all of these other keyword hashtags.

But I’m just going to start typing out hashtags and so here I have instant pot.

This is an instant pot soup recipe and it shows me right here the counts a thousand uses for instant pot and only forty three for instant pot love etc

Now these numbers are going to increase as more and more people start using hashtags on Pinterest so if you’re watching this get in early so that you can take advantage of the low competition now.

Not everything has this low competition so I’m going to choose instant pot.

If you just type hashtag you’re gonna see the most popular hashtags show up in this drop-down and these I’ve seen grow exponentially in the last couple months since Pinterest has reintroduced hashtags.

Don’t use these as they’re too competitive.

So just like we have super competitive hashtags on Instagram we’re seeing that here in Pinterest and basically people are just typing hashtag and then clicking all of these and not really being discerning and making sure that they really match the 

So I’d also choose another keyword wild rice and again to 4248 pins and so that’s how you see your hashtag counts on Pinterest and then I would just go ahead and pin this to whatever board is going to be the best one for this pin.

And that’s how you find hashtag counts on Pinterest and how you can choose them for your posts.

I hope that you enjoyed this example and if you think it would be helpful to one of your friends then I would love it if you hit that share button and share it with them thanks so much for reading.

About the Author Hollie Westbrook

Part of the Amershams Digital web design and social media team based in Warrington UK. Responsible for the design of more than 50 websites and bespoke web based software.I love writing and I'm also responsible for most of the blog posts at https://amershams.com