Pinterest Hashtags In 2017, Oh My!

pinterest hashtags 2017

Pinterest hashtags are now a thing as of 2017. 

According to Pinterest:

“Hashtags are a new way to reach users interested in your content. When a user searches a hashtag the freshest pins with that hashtag will appear at the top of the feed. When a user searches the same phrase without the hashtag, it will pull up the original search results page.”

While you may panic and wonder if you need to go back and edit all of your past pins, you can relax on that one.  The word on the street is that you don't have to go back and edit existing pins, but you do want to add hashtags to your new pins. 

Pinterest hashtags are just like hashtags on any other platform. So here's how to use hashtags on Pinterest

No More Than 20 Hashtags...

There's a limit of 20 hashtags, but if we're being real here... let's keep it to 5 or less. Unless you REALLY think you need a shit ton of hashtags, the least amount of hashtags you can use, the better. Too many hashtags on Pinterest looks spammy.


When you use a hashtag that has more than one word, you should make it easier to read. Example: #ScrewTheHustleMug is easier to read than #screwthehustlemug - right? Now, if Pinterest automatically defaults back to the lower case , well then, fuck it. 

Put Them At The Bottom Of The Description

Don't put your hashtags all front and center at the top of the description. You want to make your peep read your stuff first before they go down the Pinterest rabbit hole following everything else with that same hashtag

Now sure which Pinterest hashtags you should be using in 2017 for your design business. No worries, sugar tush. I've got you covered. Click here to check out and see what comes up for #interiordesign 

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Alycia Wicker

Alycia Wicker is an interior design business coach specializing in helping soulful interior designers attract clients with clever marketing strategies. Celebrity gossip whore.