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Banned Instagram Hashtags

Hashtags are a key element of any Instagram strategy, and it’s crucial to use the right ones and keep track of them. You don’t want to use a banned hashtag by accident because it might undermine your entire Instagram strategy and worse case – removal of your account.

Your post will not be seen by your audience if you use one of these banned hashtags. People will only be able to see it if they go to your profile, if you link it in your Stories, or if they use the prohibited hashtag and read through the results. 

If you use too many banned hashtags, Instagram may alert your account, which may result in a “shadowban” or potentially the permanent removal of your account! It’s better to be safe rather than sorry so I’ve taken the hard work out for you and made a list.

Blue background with a yellow speech bubble with the words Banned Instagram Hashtags in the bubble. The sunflower Sunshine Digital Media logo is in the bottom left corner

A #abdl #addmysc #adulting #alone #always #americangirl #armparty #asiangirl #ass #assday #assworship #attractive 

B #babe #bbc #beautyblogger (#beautybloggers works.) #beautydirectory #besties #bikinibody #boho #books #brain 

C #costumes #cpr #curvy #curvygirls #customers 

D #date #dating #desk #direct #dm #daddylove #dogsofinstagram 

E #easter #edm #eggplant #eggplantparm #elevator 

F #fishnets #fitnessgirls #followforfollow 

G #girlsonly #gloves #goddess #graffitiigers 

H #happythanksgiving #hardworkpaysoff (#hardworkpaysoff💪 is ok.) #hawks #hotweather #humpday #hustler 

I #ice #ig #ilovemyinstagram #instababy #instamood #instasport #iphonegraphy #italiano 

K #kansas (#kansascity is ok.) #kickoff #killingit #kissing 

L #l4l #lean #like #likeback #likeforlike #lingerie #livinforalivin #loseweight #lulu 

M #master #mileycyrus #milf #mirrorphoto #models #mustfollow 

N #nasty #newyears #newyearsday #nudity 

O #overnight 

P #parties #petite #pornfood #prettygirl #publicrelations #puppydogmondays #pushups 

R #rate #ravens 

S #saltwater #samelove #selfharm #sexworker #single #singlelife #skateboarding #skype #snap #snapchat #snowstorm #sopretty #stranger #streetphoto #stud #sunbathing #swole #shower #shit 

T #tag4like #tagsforlikes #tanlines #teens #teen #tgif #thought #todayimwearing #treasurethesemoments 

U #underage #undies 

V #valentinesday 

W #woman #womancrushwednesday #women #workflow #wtf 

Y #youngmodel

Check your hashtags before you use them to make sure you’re only using working, approved hashtags that will bring more users and potential Instagram followers to your post . If you come across any I’ve missed then please give me a shout and I’ll add them to this list.

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Thanks for reading.

Clare.x