Twitter Hashtag Tools

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.

Trendsmap

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?

Using Klout For Business?

Klout is a fairly new measurement tool.  What do I mean by measurement tool?  Klout is a website that measures your success on other networks via an Algorithm.

Using a series of different measurements, Klout comes up with your Klout score.  My Klout score is currently at 63.14 out of 100.  Which isn’t too bad.

Klout Roger Hoyt

Measurements are taken over a 90 day period and statistics are gathered from all of your connected networks.

According to Klout – True Reach is the number of people you influence, both within your immediate network and across their extended networks.   Mine happens to be at a 3k Reach and will continue to grow as I expand and learn.

Amplification indicates how much you influence people.  I currently have an amplification score of 100.

Network Impact measures the influence of your network.  The Network score could be a little better, coming in at 54.  That’s obviously an area that I have to work on.  Especially if you want to be in business for yourself or make money online in any way.

Now, I’m not exactly a Klout expert, but I know enough to get around.  If you’d like to learn more about Klout and Twitter.  You should head on over to Michael Q Todds Blog/Website.

Michael Q Todd

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