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The Instagram Banned Hashtags List 2017

Did you know? Using the wrong hashtag on Instagram could get your account shadowbanned. That means your posts are marked as spam and no longer show up for any hashtags. That’s why it’s important to make sure you don’t accidentally add the wrong #hashtag, especially if you’re a business.

Follow these easy steps and you have nothing to worry about!

Step 1: Perform an audit of your Instagram profile.

Check to see if your account has been shadowbanned with the Instagram Shadowban Tester

Are you shadowbanned? I’ll be creating a guide for that soon –> How To Fix an Instagram Shadowban (check back shortly)

If all looks good, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Compile a list of the hashtags used on your account.

You can use the tool Keyhole to provide you with the most frequent and most engaged hashtags for free. Paid version provides a more complete list of keywords.

Step 3a: Check the banned Instagram hashtags list below for the most commonly abused hashtags.

Pressing CTRL + F on Windows allows you to just type the keyword and search for it on this page.

I prefer to keep this list handy as it’s a good point of reference to hand over to teams. That way they can use their common sense to avoid similar hashtags that may get banned in the future.

Step 3b: Run your hashtags through DoYouEvenHashtag

Keyword search

Keyword results

This tool displays only 5 results per page.

And now for the list…
Warning: Some of these words may be offensive to readers.

Below is a list of Instagram banned and flagged hashtags you should avoid using:

#adulting
#alone
#americangirl
#ariefmirna2015
#armparty
#asia
#asiandick
#attractive
#babyrp
#bacak
#badbitcztwerk
#baddie
#balenciaga
#balls
#bang
#bangbang
#batikate
#beaty
#belfie
#bi
#bigdickboy
#bikinibody
#bombshell
#bootay
#bootybounce
#bra
#brain
#breast
#buns
#butt
#butts
#cam
#carving
#catsau
#cesitone
#cheeky
#citycentre
#commentschivettes
#costumes
#cph
#cpr
#csun
#cumfession
#curvesfordays
#curvy
#damngirl
#datass
#date
#dating
#desk
#direct
#dm
#dominant
#dripping
#dutchgirl
#dxb
#easter
#ebonyandivory
#edm
#edmbabes
#eggplant
#eggplants
#eggporn
#elevator
#escilepernatale
#estellaseraphim
#everybodyisbeautiful
#excitada
#expose
#fapstagram
#feetofatlanta
#fishnets
#foreplay
#freakshow
#freethenipple
#gays
#gilofashion
#girlsonly
#gloves
#goddess
#hamishnadine
#happythanksgiving
#hardsummer
#hijabiba
#hooters
#hornyyyyyyasf
#hotgirls
#hotguy
#hots
#hottie
#humpday
#iamgay
#instagirl
#instamood
#istanbulgay
#italiano
#jugs
#kansas
#kickoff
#kik
#kikgirl
#kikmessenger
#killingit
#kissing
#lesbian
#lesbiansofinstagram
#lilmandingo
#lingerie
#lust
#marcoreus
#master
#mebelim
#medicina
#mexicangirl
#mirrorphoto
#mixedgirls
#models
#mr40club
#mrsandmrsbordeaux
#mrtox
#nacket
#nasty
#newyears
#newyearsday
#ngento
#oovoo
#petite
#piroka
#pixie
#poop
#pornfood
#printic
#publicrelations
#pushups
#rack
#ravebabes
#roleplay
#russiangirl
#russianmilf
#saltwater
#sexlife
#shebad
#shesquats
#shit
#shower
#single
#singlelife
#skype
#slimthick
#snap
#snapback
#snapchat
#snapchatgay
#snapme
#sokus
#sopretty
#spanishgirl
#sparklingnudes
#stopdropandyoga
#stranger
#streetphoto
#stud
#submission
#sultry
#sunbathing
#swole
#tag4like
#takeitoff
#teens
#tgif
#thatasstho
#thick
#thought
#todayimwearing
#treviso
#twerk
#twerker
#undies
#valentinesday
#vatine
#weed
#weedstagram
#weezmoney
#wet
#whitegirl
#woman
#womancrushwednesday
#women
#workflow

And here’s a list of completely banned hashtags:

#anal
#anon
#arse
#ballsack
#bigboobs
#bigbootyhoe
#bigtits
#bigtitties
#bitches
#blowjob
#bondagesex
#boobies
#boobstagram
#boobz
#booty
#bunda
#clevage
#clit
#cock
#cocks
#cum
#cumshot
#cunt
#daddydirection
#daddydom
#daddylove
#dick
#dicks
#faggot
#fatass
#femdom
#fetish
#footfetish
#freethenips
#frisky
#fucking
#funbags
#girlsgonewild
#girlsofinstagram
#grindin
#gstring
#hardcore
#hmu
#hoes
#horny
#IG
#ilovemyinstagram
#incest
#instababe
#instabody
#instafuck
#instahot
#instasex
#jizz
#kike
#kikmeboys
#kikmenow
#killyourself
#kinky
#kontol
#kyke
#lean
#like
#loseweight
#naughtygirls
#nekkid
#nigger
#nipple
#nipples
#nips
#nobra
#nudepics
#orgasm
#penis
#popular
#popularpage
#porn
#porno
#pornography
#pornstar
#proanorexia
#probulimia
#seksi
#selfharm
#sexiest
#sexual
#sexyaf
#sexybody
#sexygirl
#sexys
#sexyteen
#shirtless
#slut
#sluts
#snowbunnies
#spankme
#spic
#tetas
#thickgirls
#thighs
#thinspiration
#thinspo
#tit
#tits
#titties
#titty
#toket
#twerking
#twerkteam
#twink
#vag
#wank
#whitepower
#whore
#whores
#wtf
#xxx
#おっぱい

Step 4: Make sure to do proper hashtag research.

Hashtags have the power to get your account banned…
But they also have the power to make your account go viral within Instagram, if used correctly!

I recommend using a combination of manual research and tools such as Hashtagify.me which monitors Twitter hashtag activity and is useful in catching trending keywords quicker than on other platforms. There’s also Websta.me’s Top 100 Hashtags which is specific to Instagramm.

Screenshot of Global Top 30 Breakout Hashtags

Jon Tavarez

An internet enthusiast, marketer, and entrepreneur that graduated from the University of South Florida College of Business. Jon is also the Founder of Vantage Internet Group, a digital agency based out of Tampa, Florida which oversees the brand management for online businesses and is involved in numerous start-ups.

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