When browsing Twitter, you may have noticed hashtags. What are hashtags? They’re easy ways to spread your message out to a larger following.
You can also follow hashtags and have conversations with them. Hashtags always have a # symbol in front of their name. That’s how Twitter determines it’s a hashtag.
Hashtags are also a great way to increase your Tweet count. If you’re not sure what to Tweet about today, just look up a hashtag. For example; if I wanted to learn something about a random person today, I might use the hashtag #30thingsaboutme.
When I search for #30thingsaboutme, it brings up everyone who is using that hashtag. You can see what people are saying about themselves and it can give you an idea of what you might say yourself. You might even use the #30thingsaboutme hashtag to let others know more about you.
Using hashtags is a great way to meet more people on Twitter and increase your following. Not only that, if you have a Klout, then having conversations with people will increase your reach, which overall increases your Klout score. Therefor, using hashtags can increase your overall reach in Social Media.
Some people say don’t over-use hashtags. I say that one should use hashtags accordingly. Forexample, if I was posting a post about #Dogs, I would not use a #Cats hashtag in my post. But, perhaps I would use the hashtag #Knine. The hashtag needs to be relative to the post at hand.
There are some Hashtag Tools that you can use to your advantage. For example, by clicking on the image below, it will take you to an article that goes over 6 of those tools. Included in this article is the Trendsmap site, which allows you to see trends by location on a map.
Hopefully, armed with these tools and the knowledge of hashtags, you’ll be able to get your Twitter off the ground. If you’re already on Twitter, what are some of the popular hashtags that you use or have seen?