Why Join HubHack?
Save a ton of time as you’re able to see ALL of your favorite Instagram Hubs’ themes and challenges in one place. We have a private IG account where everything is posted daily in an easy to read and use format. Plus, you’ll receive a weekly hashtag list to copy & paste, and edit as you need throughout your week.
With our InstaHack tutorials, you’ll learn ways to save a ton of time, best practices, even how to beat the Instagram Algorithm. (Hint – Engagement Groups, which is a benefit of our membership!) You’ll also learn how to double your working hashtags on every post – something not even the best known Insta-gurus know about!
Your pictures will get featured more often on the hubs, which leads to more followers. Plus, members who get featured on IG will also have the opportunity to be highlighted here on the blog (a fab way to increase your search rankings & SEO), on our Facebook page, and our public IG account. Great to share with prospective clients and gain more exposure.
Know Thy Hub
Why waste a tag on a hub with zero engagement? Now you’ll know which hubs are hot. Our Hub Report & HUBSCORE shows you everything you need at a glance. We cover well over 100 popular IG feature accounts for family and child photographers. Get stats updated monthly such as followers, average likes, comments and all the mod data you need. And HubHack provides theme for over 40 hubs every day.
Whether you're a pro looking to find your ideal clients, or a hobbyist considering the possibility of teaching workshops, HubHack is for you. Social Proof is an ever-increasing factor in the eyes of a potential client and student alike. Hoping to someday release a breakout or host a workshop? Social proof, baby. It gets people to sign up. Look, money can't buy happiness. But it can buy lenses. Maybe an underwater GoPro. A full participation seat in that workshop. They say Mo' Money, Mo' problems. Yeah, like how many breakouts can I buy while they're 20% off. (Like you don't know what I'm talking about?) More features on Instagram leads to positive social proof. Social proof leads to money, which leads to that new lensbaby, which duh, leads to happiness. So, come on, come on, get happy.
Access to all major Hubs' themes in one consolidated view
As a HubHack member, you'll have all of the active themes and challenges literally at your fingertips. We have a private IG feed and also a members-only area for protected content. At a glance, see all the themes and corresponding hashtags. Knowing is half the battle, right?
Weekly Hashtag Report
Well, if knowing is half the battle, perhaps doing is the other half? Doing is a simple matter of copy and paste. We have a proven strategy for using hashtags that will get you featured. Our Hashtag Report organizes all of the most popular tags (updated weekly) and we provide the strategy you need to make the most of your tag real estate.
We love our members! Every week, we'll scour the best of the best pictures from our members and feature you here on the blog! Backlinks are still a huge positive factor for SEO. You'll also be featured on our public IG account and our Facebook page, leading to positive social proof. And you know what they say, don't you? The proof is in the pudding. But I'm not sure how that relates to Instagram, so anyway...
The HubScore Report
Knowledge is power and you'll feel quite empowered when you have the data to make informed decisions about how to use your tag real estate. You'll get hub data updated quarterly, such as followers, average likes and comments, and mod info. NEW: We now use a scorecard that awards points to hubs for meeting certain thresholds on key metrics, such as Total Engagement, Engagement Rate, Quality Engagement and Follower Growth Rate. Use this info to update your regular hashtag list to be featured on the most engaged hubs.
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From the Blog
Welcome to the April Blog Circle Round-up! I create a roundup post so that you can catch a little glimpse into each blog post from our participating photographers and jump into the circle wherever you like. What’s a blog circle? Well, when you select a post to click over to, that blog post will also[…]
I had a question come in that I’ve gotten before, but wanted to really think on it and prepare a more thorough answer than I usually do via DM. I’m starting a new hub? Now what? Specifically, my friend is looking for do’s and don’t’s so here they are! If you have any ideas, from[…]
I had a great conversation with some of you about how I do my blog circle round-up posts. So, I decided to screen record exactly what I do to help you guys, and these are tricks that YOU can (and should) use in your own posts to increase traffic to your website, and ultimately get more inquiries and more paying clients.
The video is just over an hour long (yikes!) There is a lot of my commentary (sorry) but I think it’ll help get you thinking about what your clients experience when they go to your website. I’ll show you how to SEO up your images, use anchor text, how to use titles and permalinks… I also will show you the top ranked site for certain keywords and we’ll pick apart what she’s doing to rank #1 in Google – these are things you CAN do! SEO isn’t hard – it isn’t time-consuming. It’s about knowing what Google wants and getting into the habit of doing THAT.
I have a bunch of articles on Engagement Groups, and recently made a pretty big update to my policies for HubHack engagement groups. Because I have the updated rules in one place (where I parse out all of the survey results) and the original rules in another place, I wanted to put them all in[…]
Hello Ladies! Thank you to everyone who participated. If you haven’t had a chance to answer the survey questions, but want to discuss anything or let me know any feedback you have, please email or DM me. After I post these results, I don’t plan to return to the survey again, except to pull out[…]
Hello ladies, I’m always so appreciative of all the information you share with me, especially recently in the wake of the shadow ban controversy that swept Instagram. Based on your feedback, I wrote The Great Shadow Ban Conspiracy where I laid out my theory that the shadow ban was most likely a dramatic interpretation of a[…]
Do I believe that “shadow bans” exist on Instagram? Insofar as I believe that certain accounts’ hashtags are not “working,” yes. Do I believe that Instagram has an algorithmic trigger or that some nerdy admin is manually blocking hashtags used by certain accounts? No. I think this whole thing is one big glitch. UPDATE APRIL[…]
No, it’s not because your pictures are terrible. It’s not because I got offended at some statement you made. It’s definitely not because I use the F/UF method. It’s because I don’t recognize your name. When I started using Instagram regularly back in January 2016, I followed EVERYONE. Everyone and anyone. I loved so many[…]
Every month, a group of talented ladies gets together to blog their favorite pictures and support each other by circling around to each other. Visiting these posts is one of my favorite things- I so enjoy seeing how other photographers capture family sessions or their own lives. I learn so much and am inspired by[…]
I’ve talked several times on Instagram live streams about a method of growing your audience called Follow/Unfollow or the F/UF Method. It’s widely encouraged and taught by the Insta-gurus and you can even pay for apps to hack into Instagram’s API (application programming interface. I googled it.) With these apps, you’ll usually pay a monthly[…]