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Using Hashtags on Twitter

  • What does a hashtag look like?

It’s the tweets you see that contain the “#” symbol plus a topic or word. They are used by Twitter users and social media experts to search for tweets related to their area of interest.

  • Which are the hashtag resources? What is the trend?

If you are interested in what topics are being talked about on Twitter, there are a few resources you should visit: Hashtags.org, Twemes, Wthashtag

  • Where to put your hashtags?

Placement of hashtags is generally best at the end of your tweet. If this is not practical, try to place them at the beginning. Placing hashtags in the middle

  • How to track hashtags?

If you’re trying to track tweets from a hashtag in real-time, Monitter and Twitterfall are good choices. Once again, Hashtags.org provides graphs and hour-by-hour information on top hashtags.

Few tips:

  • Don’t #spam #with #hashtags. Don’t over-tag a single Tweet. I recommend using no more than 2 hashtags per Tweet.
  • Use hashtags only on Tweets relevant to the topic.
  •  If you need to track a less popular Twitter hashtag, try setting up a Twilert to get a daily email of the use of a specific hashtag.

 

Facebook has also come up with hashtags feature. Click the link below for more detail:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324688404578541504116938098.html

 

 

Take Care :)

Sonal

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