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100’s of popular twitter hashtags…

100’s of popular twitter hashtags…

100’s of populer twitter hashtags…

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100’s of populer twitter hashtags…

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Please find a list of 100 top twitter hashtags (100 top general twitter hashtags) followed by some of the most used and most popular hashtags on twitter chosen for a few popular industry sectors on twitter.

These Twitter hashtags and so many more, are used millions of times daily on twitter.

Though these hashtags are good for you to use on some tweets, if you want to generate more likes for your photos, images and tweets, they are not the best when it comes to helping you reach engaged potential customers on your social platforms. You should loom through the list to find the hashtags that are most relevant to your business, and sprinkle them in with other, more industry-specific hashtags.

  • #love
  • #instagood
  • #photooftheday
  • #beautiful
  • #fashion
  • #tbt
  • #happy
  • #cute
  • #followme
  • #like4like
  • #follow
  • #me
  • #picoftheday
  • #selfie
  • #instadaily
  • #friends
  • #summer
  • #girl
  • #art
  • #fun
  • #repost
  • #smile
  • #nature
  • #instalike
  • #food
  • #style
  • #tagsforlikes
  • #family
  • #likeforlike
  • #igers
  • #fitness
  • #nofilter
  • #follow4follow
  • #instamood
  • #amazing
  • #life
  • #travel
  • #beauty
  • #vscocam
  • #sun
  • #bestoftheday
  • #music
  • #followforfollow
  • #beach
  • #instagram
  • #photo
  • #sky
  • #vsco
  • #dog
  • #l4l
  • #sunset#f4f
  • #ootd
  • #pretty
  • #swag
  • #makeup
  • #foodporn
  • #hair
  • #cat
  • #party
  • #girls
  • #photography
  • #cool
  • #baby
  • #lol
  • #tflers
  • #model
  • #motivation
  • #night
  • #instapic
  • #funny
  • #gym
  • #healthy
  • #yummy
  • #hot
  • #design
  • #black
  • #pink
  • #flowers
  • #christmas
  • #blue
  • #work
  • #instafood
  • #fit
  • #instacool
  • #iphoneonly
  • #wedding
  • #blackandwhite
  • #workout
  • #lifestyle
  • #handmade
  • #followback
  • #instafollow
  • #home
  • #drawing
  • #my
  • #nyc
  • #webstagram
  • #sweet
  • #instalove

Now, let’s take a look at the top hashtags for a couple of the most popular industries. These are way more likely to help you achieve success on social media, because they work well to connect you with people within your target market, boosting your reach and engagement.

Popular Hashtags on Twitter for the Fitness Industry


People love to share pictures of themselves at the gym. So much of social media is sharing the best side of you – and showcasing your healthy, fit lifestyle is a big part of that.

Here are the top 20 most popular hashtags for fitness:

  1. #gethealthy
  2. #healthylife
  3. #healthtalk
  4. #eatclean
  5. #fitfood
  6. #nutrition
  7. #fitquote
  8. #fitnessmotivation
  9. #fitspo
  10. #getfit
  11. #fitfam
  12. #trainhard
  13. #noexcuses
  14. #fitnessaddict
  15. #gymlife
  16. #girlswholift
  17. #workout
  18. #fitlife
  19. #gymlife
  20. #sweat

Popular Hashtags on Twitter for the Food Industry


How many times have you (or the people around you at a restaurant) taken a picture of their food before they eat it? Or what about when you cook something amazing and are just so proud of it you want to share it with the world?

Here are the top 20 most popular hashtags for food:

  1. #foodie
  2. #foodporn
  3. #foodgasm
  4. #nom
  5. #food
  6. #pizza
  7. #foodporn
  8. #foodstagram
  9. #menwhocook
  10. #sushi
  11. #yummy
  12. #foodcoma
  13. #eathealthy
  14. #instafood
  15. #delicious
  16. #foodpic
  17. #cooking
  18. #snack
  19. #tasty
  20. #cleaneating

Popular Hashtags on Twitter for the Travel Industry


Again, like with fitness, travel posts are all about showing people the best side of your life – and being on away on holidsy is always the best time of your life.

Here are the top 20 most popular hashtags for travel:

  1. #travel
  2. #instatravel
  3. #travelgram
  4. #tourist
  5. #tourism
  6. #vacation
  7. #traveling
  8. #travelblogger
  9. #wanderlust
  10. #ilovetravel
  11. #instavacation
  12. #traveldeeper
  13. #getaway
  14. #wanderer
  15. #adventure
  16. #travelphotography
  17. #roadtrip
  18. #mytravelgram
  19. #igtravel
  20. #traveler

Popular Hashtags on Twitter for the Technology Sector


When you have the newest gadget or want to show off your most innovative tech idea, there’s few better ways to do it than with a hashtag.

Here are the top 20 most popular hashtags for technology:

  1. #technology
  2. #science
  3. #bigdata
  4. #iphone
  5. #ios
  6. #android
  7. #mobile
  8. #video
  9. #design
  10. #innovation
  11. #startups
  12. #tech
  13. #cloud
  14. #gadget
  15. #instatech
  16. #electronic
  17. #device
  18. #techtrends
  19. #technews
  20. #engineering

Popular Hashtags on Twitter for the Fashion & Beauty Sector


People love to show off what they’re wearing or the fashions they love.

They love to show the social media world their best face, and what better way to do that than with their on-point makeup?

Here are the top 20 most popular hashtags for fashion and beauty:

  1. #fashion
  2. #fashionista
  3. #fashionblogger
  4. #ootd
  5. #style
  6. #stylish
  7. #streetstyle
  8. #streetwear
  9. #fashioninspo
  10. #trend
  11. #styleoftheday
  12. #stylegram
  13. #mensfashion
  14. #lookbook
  15. #todayiwore
  16. #beauty
  17. #makeupaddict
  18. #hair
  19. #instafashion
  20. #vintage

Conclusion


Hopefully this article will serve as a resource for you to come back to and take advantage of.

The hashtags in this article have millions and millions of impressions every day. Not using them is a massive social media missed opportunity.

If you have any questions about how you can use these hashtags in your own social media posts, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Here Are Fast Company’s Top 5 Tips for ‘Gramming on a Budget

Stephanie Meyers, the Group Director of Digital Growth over at Fast Company & Inc., has a tip or two on how to build a following on Instagram — on a budget.

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While some things may be common practice (collaboration, fun pictures, lots of tagging), In a session hosted by Mansueto Ventures, Meyers broke it down into easy steps and pointed to some accounts that have mastered Instagram on a budget, including her own uncle’s cupcake and candy company!

Make It Easy

Hashtags can help you help your audience find you, according to Meyers.

Customize a hashtag and let your audience know you want them to use it by putting it all over, like on your shipping boxes, signage, and, of course, within your own Instagram account.

But before you declare your signature hashtag, Meyers advised to first search for it around different social media outlets to make sure nobody else is using it, or worse, using it in a way you do not intend.

After you have customized a hashtag, use at least 10 hashtags on a post to make it easy for your target audience to find you, Meyers suggested.

“Thirty hashtags are not cheesy, it’s the way we use Instagram,” she said.

Additionally, for small business owners or people that are working out of a space with foot traffic, Meyers recommended putting not just your hashtag, but your Instagram information everywhere. This is an invitation for people to find you on social media and, again, makes it easy!

Check Your Brand

Meyers highlighted that the top of your Instagram account is basically the homepage. Use it to share whatever you want people to immediately know about you or your company.

As Meyers said, it is not uncommon for people to take a screenshot of that information in order to distribute it easily, which can, in turn, make the reach of your account more extensive.

Story highlights are also important.

“It looks nice when you make them all match,” Meyers said, referring to the cover images. She kept it real by adding that if the titles on them are not short, nobody is going to click to see what is after the ellipses.

Meyers’ quick solutions to adjust a long title on story highlights? Use emojis. She said that is how Inc. does it, so you know you are still keeping it professional.

Mind the Mix

Giving your account a consistent feel makes it more aesthetically pleasing when users zoom out and see your content as a whole, Meyers shared.

A consistent feel, however, is not the same as repetitive content.

To keep a budget and still have good content, Meyers recommended trying a “buddy system partnership,” which means collaborating with people who may already have the pictures or products that you want to showcase.

She spoke about her uncle’s Los Angeles-based cupcake and candy company, Treat Street USA, which has reached out to bakers that would be willing to create content that they both could share.

Meyers said it is about asking yourself, “Is there a way that my most valued customers, vendors, or suppliers, or someone that’s really passionate about your brand, may want to share or create content?” and finding the answer.

Give Photos a Boost

According to Meyers, it is easier than you think to step up your photo-taking game.

Where you may see craft paper, wrapping paper, or even a cutting board, some of those ‘gramming on a budget see a nice backdrop for a photo.

Even if you do not have physical products for sale, you could use Post-its or words on mugs or tee-shirts to get your brand’s message across, Meyers said.

It creates a “storage of content that is consistent and people will know,” she added.

At the end of the day, Instagram is about photos, so quick and affordable tricks to make photos better are a big help!

Be Social

Instagram is also about being social!

You can post things and wait for the likes to come in or you could use your customized hashtags and look at what people are posting, thematically or about you, and engage.

“Everyone else wants love too,” Meyers reminded us.

She insisted that interacting with people is a sure way to get interaction back.

“Give hearts, comment, emoji comment!” Meyers said, but added to do it sincerely, not to be “spammy.”

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Instagram Is Working On Letting You Hide Hashtags

Nothing screams desperation more than a social media post with a ton of hashtags. Soon, you may be able to flood your post with tags while saving face.

Discerning brands, influencers, and content creators know that they can’t overload a post with hashtags; those that do look like they’re dredging the social media floor, looking for followers.

But according to ace developer Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane), Instagram is testing a feature that would let you hide your hashtags from your post, without limiting the number of hashtags you can use (at least for now). That way, your picture of an incredible meal can show up in the feed for posts marked #food, #foods, #deliciousfood, #noms, or any other trending concept you’d like—without giving you away to your core followers.

Another upside to this is that users’ Instagram feeds will be much less cluttered. Feeds will be more about what makes Instagram so likeable—the photos and captions—and less about an endless stream of words jammed together.

Why would Instagram do this?

Wong offered the perfect explanation for why Instagram would make this change, explaining that people and brands are misusing hashtags in order to promote their content:

“#because #people #like #posting #with #captions #like #this #in #hope #of #boosting #the #engagement #but #it #ruins #the #user #experience” she wrote on Twitter.

How can brands and marketers benefit?

The rules for a smart branded post will still apply to those marketing a product: Posts that are sponsored will still likely need to prominently display “#ad” or #sponsored” in the caption.

But this will open up the playing field a bit for brands that want to expand the reach of their post, but didn’t want to risk ridicule by overloading their captions.

It appears that the hashtags will still be available for users to view—but they’ll be packaged together behind a lead hashtag (i.e., “#NewYork + 6”), keeping them out of sight and out of mind.

Because the feature is still testing, a lot could change between now and the time it’s rolled out—Wong estimates in 1-3 months—but so far this appears to be a promising development by a platform that will need plenty of new press in the coming weeks as it deals with the departure of its co-founders.

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Twitter Marketing Tip 4

With 42% of Twitter’s users following brands, it’s a fertile ground of marketing opportunities.

Twitter can spread awareness of your brand, generate leads, drive traffic to your site, build a loyal customer base and much more. 

You may have mastered the basics by now and know your hashtags from your trends, but there are some next-level tricks and ideas that often get missed out. 

Here’s one of our favorite top-of-the-class Twitter marketing secrets that will separate the top tier of pros from the rest. 

Step up your social media game with this Twitter marketing tip to get you standing out from the competition:

Strategically Look At Which Hashtags To Use 

Hashtags can make a big difference to whether your Tweet is discovered by people outside of your community or not.

If it’s not a topic that’s trending, it can be tough to know precisely which hashtags to include in your Tweet. 

A tool such as RiteTag can tell you how many times a hashtag is getting Tweeted, and from that give you an indication of how likely it is that your Tweet will be seen. 

You can also use Twitter’s analytics platform to see how many impressions your hashtagged posts have received, which can help you to understand which hashtags are getting you seen. 

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Marketing Advice about Hashtags….


Recent post on Online Marketing Hub:

How Hashtags Work on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, and Flickr 

by christopherjanb 

Posted by AnnSmarty This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to their community. The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz, Inc. A hashtag is the wonder of the past decade. It was born to address the need to organize and make sense of the overwhelming social media buzz. Thanks to active and creative user adoption, hashtag support has been added to most popular social media platforms. This article shows how different social media sites make use of hashtags. Most importantly, it shares some insight into how you can make the most effective use of hashtags for your brand.

Twitter

Twitter hashtags don’t support special characters like +, !, $, %, -, ^, &, *, etc. They do support letters, numbers and _ (underscore). There are no hashtag limits (length, number) as long as you keep your message within 140 characters (which is already limiting in itself). TipWhile Twitter hashtags are reported to increase engagement, the most efficient way to use them is through hosting and participating in Twitter chats. Here’s a detailed tutorial on hosting a Twitter chat. TipEvent hashtags (conferences, festivals, etc.) also work very well on Twitter. You don’t need to actually be in an event to network with people through the official hashtag. Event organisers usually market the official hashtag very well, which means additional exposure for you if you use it. Twitter search results are ranked by most popular. You can switch to “All” results, which are filtered by date. See image for Twitter search results.

Useful Twitter Hashtag Tools: Hashtagify tracks trending hashtags and shows “related” hashtags for any base terms you provide. TwChat lets you discover, participate in, and easily host Twitter chats. It’s also a useful tool for monitoring and archiving any hashtag streams.

Instagram

Like Twitter, Instagram hashtags don’t support special characters like +, !, $, %, -, ^, &, *, etc. They do support numbers and _. You can add up to 30 hashtags to a single photo. You can even tag your photo after publishing it. Simply list your hashtags in the comments. (Note that you can only do this for your own uploads.) Instagram hashtags increase your following dramatically, especially if you use hot and trending hashtags. TipThe best use of hashtags on Instagram is to participate in hashtag games like #tbt and #MondayBlues. Both can make your Instagram posting very consistent (e.g., you have a theme for every day of the week) and increase your following and interactions.) In my experience, people are very willing to click these specific hashtags to see the photos of other participants. TipLocation-based hashtags also work very well for Instagram. I use both abbreviated and full location names (#la and #losangeles, for instance). Instagram search results are sorted by “most recent”. Use Websta to track hot hashtags on Instagram.

Google Plus

The only official rule for Google Plus hashtag character support is “no spaces”. However, you may have trouble using any characters (which are not letters, numbers or underscore) because Google Plus will attempt to drop them from the linked part of the hashtag. There’s no way to make a hashtag with numbers only (e.g., #2015). Google Plus has perceived hashtags differently from the very start. Instead of letting users organize and monitor their conversations, Google Plus hashtags allow for greater exploration of the platform, by Google and users. This explains why Google Plus updates are auto-hashtagged, meaning that they are added automatically by Google when the topic is clearly discerned. There are no known limits to the number of hashtags you can add to Google Plus posts. TipGoogle Plus hashtags seem to work great for exposing your updates to a wider range of people. I haven’t found any research to back this up, but I’ve personally seen them work this way. Any time I use hashtags on Google Plus, I see more people outside of my extended circles like and comment on my content: Google Plus hashtagsTipUnlike Twitter and Instagram, “specific” hashtags (e.g., games, events, and locations) don’t seem to work well on Google Plus. Instead, I try to let Google understand what my update is about by using descriptive hashtags (e.g., #marketingtips). Google Plus hashtag search results seem to be ranked by popularity. Moreover, search results are powered by “related” hashtags. Sometimes the result will even miss your initial search term. See full article (link below) for Google Plus hashtag search results image! Cyfe is the only tool I know of that supports searching and archiving Google Plus hashtag results. See full article (link below) for Cyfe Google Plus hashtag search results image.

Pinterest

Pinterest hashtags have been quietly supported for some time. “Supported” means the word after the # is clickable (and only in the description). There are no official rules or limitations on the number of hashtags you can add to a Pinterest post, and Pinterest hashtags seem to support the same set of characters as most other social platforms do. Pinterest hashtags are clickable in the description. Pinterest hashtag support remains limited. If you search Pinterest by a hashtag, search results will include all types of words and phrases from the hashtag. This makes using Pinterest hashtag almost pointless. Pinterest searchTipThe only reasonable way to use Pinterest hashtags is to use them for branding, especially for cross-promotion (to further spread awareness of your event, Twitter chat, etc.).

Tumblr

Tumblr hashtags work similarly to WordPress tags. They will be linked only in the “tags” field. You can’t create an in-text hashtag by simply adding # in front of a word. Unlike WordPress, Tumblr hashtags improve the discoverability of your updates across the whole platform. Here’s a quick example: I am not really active on Tumblr, but I do post random updates from time to time. I treat Tumblr more as a curation tool rather than a social media network, so I’ve never cared about hashtags or if my updates get any visibility, which they didn’t until I used a few hashtags in this post. That day I saw a sudden spike in activity on my pretty abandoned Tumblr blog!Tumblr hashtags [Note: I did nothing special to create the spike. All I did was adding a few hashtags. Seems pretty easy, right?] You can have spaces, apostrophes, commas, dots, and many other symbols in your Tumblr hashtags. There are no limitations as to how many hashtags you can use on Tumblr, but only the first five hashtags you use are searchable. Your update will only make it to the search results if it’s an original one, not a re-blog, so don’t bother adding tags if you re-blog. Tip: Any hashtag search will bring up users who recently used those hashtags for you to follow, which means that hashtags are huge for acquiring followers on Tumblr. For Hashtags search image: “people to follow” see full article (link below)! Tumblr filters hashtag search results by “most popular” by default. You can switch this to “most recent”. Furthermore, Tumblr has a “track your tags” feature which allows anyone to add hashtag search results to their “favorite search”. There are no stats available as to which hashtags are tracked by more people, though.

Flickr

Flickr allows all sorts of symbols to be typed after the #, but seems to only link letters and numbers. While serving the same goal (e.g., organising photos), Flickr tags and hashtags do behave slightly differently. Clicking on a Flickr tag brings you to search/?tags= page, where you can filter by license, search for groups, and more. Clicking on a Flickr hashtag brings you to /explore/ page, which shows related [hash]tags and the photos with the same tags (yes, that’s confusing). These results are sorted by “most recent” by default, although you can switch to “most interesting.” Flickr explore It’s still not quite clear whether hashtags improve visibility on Flickr, or how different they are from tags, which have existed on the platform for ages. The fact that Flickr hashtags were announced and are now proactively supported in the iOS app may indicate that the whole point of a hashtag on Flickr is to make it easier to organize your photos from the iPhone.  

Facebook

Facebook hashtags support the standard set of characters that most popular social platforms support.Facebook hashtags. There are no limitations as to the number of hashtags you can add to a Facebook update. Facebook hashtag search is somewhat weird. Try searching for #california, for example. You’ll likely end up landing on a Facebook page instead of a hashtag search results page. Making hashtag search impossible on Facebook An easier way to generate hashtag search results is to simply add the hashtag after http://ift.tt/1v4E0kW (e.g., http://ift.tt/16Mrj97). You can also bring up hashtag search results by clicking on any hashtag in your Facebook stream. Facebook’s ranking algorithm is complicated. It seems to be a mix of lots of factors, including how closely you are related to the person posting the update, how often you interact with him/her, how popular the actual update is, etc. I don’t use hashtags on Facebook beyond random cross-posting from Instagram. I have also seen quite a few of my friends become irritated when someone uses hashtags, so I guess it’s too early to tell. With Instagram’s help,  however, hashtags may ultimately become widely adopted by Facebook users.

To sum up…

1.Twitter 2.Instagram 3.Google Plus 4.Pinterest 5.Facebook 6.Tumblr 7.Flickr 

Introduced: 1. August 23, 2007 2. January 27, 2011 3. September 25, 2013 4. N/A 5. June 12, 2013 6. August 18, 2009 7. March 17, 2013 

 Supported characters: 1. Letters, numbers and _ 2. Letters, numbers and _ 3. Letters, numbers and _ () 4. no numbers-only hashtags Letters, 5. numbers and _ Letters, 6. numbers and 7. Any Letters and numbers

Limitations: 1. None 2. 30 hashtags per update, max 3. None 4. None 5. None 6. None 7. None 

For more see: https://omhub.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/how-hashtags-work-on-twitter-instagram-google-plus-pinterest-facebook-tumblr-and-flickr/ 

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How Hashtags Work on #Twitter #Instagram #GooglePlus #Pinterest #Facebook #Tumblr and #Flickr



Recent post on Online Marketing Hub:

How Hashtags Work on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, and Flickr 

by christopherjanb 

Posted by AnnSmarty

This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to their community.

The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz, Inc.

A hashtag is the wonder of the past decade. It was born to address the need to organize and make sense of the overwhelming social media buzz.
Thanks to active and creative user adoption, hashtag support has been added to most popular social media platforms.

This article shows how different social media sites make use of hashtags. Most importantly, it shares some insight into how you can make the most effective use of hashtags for your brand.

Twitter

Twitter hashtags don’t support special characters like +, !, $, %, -, ^, &, *, etc. They do support letters, numbers and _ (underscore).

There are no hashtag limits (length, number) as long as you keep your message within 140 characters (which is already limiting in itself).

TipWhile Twitter hashtags are reported to increase engagement, the most efficient way to use them is through hosting and participating in Twitter chats. Here’s a detailed tutorial on hosting a Twitter chat.

TipEvent hashtags (conferences, festivals, etc.) also work very well on Twitter. You don’t need to actually be in an event to network with people through the official hashtag. Event organisers usually market the official hashtag very well, which means additional exposure for you if you use it.

Twitter search results are ranked by most popular. You can switch to “All” results, which are filtered by date.

See image for Twitter search results.

Useful Twitter Hashtag Tools:

Hashtagify tracks trending hashtags and shows “related” hashtags for any base terms you provide.
TwChat lets you discover, participate in, and easily host Twitter chats. It’s also a useful tool for monitoring and archiving any hashtag streams.

Instagram

Like Twitter, Instagram hashtags don’t support special characters like +, !, $, %, -, ^, &, *, etc. They do support numbers and _.

You can add up to 30 hashtags to a single photo. You can even tag your photo after publishing it. Simply list your hashtags in the comments. (Note that you can only do this for your own uploads.)

Instagram hashtags increase your following dramatically, especially if you use hot and trending hashtags.

TipThe best use of hashtags on Instagram is to participate in hashtag games like #tbt and #MondayBlues. Both can make your Instagram posting very consistent (e.g., you have a theme for every day of the week) and increase your following and interactions.) In my experience, people are very willing to click these specific hashtags to see the photos of other participants.

TipLocation-based hashtags also work very well for Instagram. I use both abbreviated and full location names (#la and #losangeles, for instance).

Instagram search results are sorted by “most recent”.

Use Websta to track hot hashtags on Instagram.

Google Plus

The only official rule for Google Plus hashtag character support is “no spaces”. However, you may have trouble using any characters (which are not letters, numbers or underscore) because Google Plus will attempt to drop them from the linked part of the hashtag.

There’s no way to make a hashtag with numbers only (e.g., #2015).

Google Plus has perceived hashtags differently from the very start. Instead of letting users organize and monitor their conversations, Google Plus hashtags allow for greater exploration of the platform, by Google and users.

This explains why Google Plus updates are auto-hashtagged, meaning that they are added automatically by Google when the topic is clearly discerned.

There are no known limits to the number of hashtags you can add to Google Plus posts.

TipGoogle Plus hashtags seem to work great for exposing your updates to a wider range of people. I haven’t found any research to back this up, but I’ve personally seen them work this way. Any time I use hashtags on Google Plus, I see more people outside of my extended circles like and comment on my content:

Google Plus hashtags

TipUnlike Twitter and Instagram, “specific” hashtags (e.g., games, events, and locations) don’t seem to work well on Google Plus. Instead, I try to let Google understand what my update is about by using descriptive hashtags (e.g., #marketingtips).

Google Plus hashtag search results
seem to be ranked by popularity. Moreover, search results are powered by “related” hashtags. Sometimes the result will even miss your initial search term.

See full article (link below) for Google Plus hashtag search results image!

Cyfe is the only tool I know of that supports searching and archiving Google Plus hashtag results.

See full article (link below) for Cyfe Google Plus hashtag search results image.

Pinterest

Pinterest hashtags have been quietly supported for some time. “Supported” means the word after the # is clickable (and only in the description).

There are no official rules or limitations on the number of hashtags you can add to a Pinterest post, and Pinterest hashtags seem to support the same set of characters as most other social platforms do.

Pinterest hashtags are clickable in the description.

Pinterest hashtag support remains limited. If you search Pinterest by a hashtag, search results will include all types of words and phrases from the hashtag. This makes using Pinterest hashtag almost pointless.

Pinterest search

TipThe only reasonable way to use Pinterest hashtags is to use them for branding, especially for cross-promotion (to further spread awareness of your event, Twitter chat, etc.).

Tumblr

Tumblr hashtags work similarly to WordPress tags. They will be linked only in the “tags” field. You can’t create an in-text hashtag by simply adding # in front of a word.

Unlike WordPress, Tumblr hashtags improve the discoverability of your updates across the whole platform.

Here’s a quick example: I am not really active on Tumblr, but I do post random updates from time to time.

I treat Tumblr more as a curation tool rather than a social media network, so I’ve never cared about hashtags or if my updates get any visibility, which they didn’t until I used a few hashtags in this post. That day I saw a sudden spike in activity on my pretty abandoned Tumblr blog!

Tumblr hashtags

[Note: I did nothing special to create the spike. All I did was adding a few hashtags. Seems pretty easy, right?]

You can have spaces, apostrophes, commas, dots, and many other symbols in your Tumblr hashtags.

There are no limitations as to how many hashtags you can use on Tumblr, but only the first five hashtags you use are searchable. Your update will only make it to the search results if it’s an original one, not a re-blog, so don’t bother adding tags if you re-blog.

Tip: Any hashtag search will bring up users who recently used those hashtags for you to follow, which means that hashtags are huge for acquiring followers on Tumblr.

For Hashtags search image: “people to follow” see full article (link below)!

Tumblr filters hashtag search results by “most popular” by default. You can switch this to “most recent”.

Furthermore, Tumblr has a “track your tags” feature which allows anyone to add hashtag search results to their “favorite search”. There are no stats available as to which hashtags are tracked by more people, though.

Flickr

Flickr allows all sorts of symbols to be typed after the #, but
seems to only link letters and numbers. While serving the same goal (e.g., organising photos), Flickr tags and hashtags do behave slightly differently.

Clicking on a Flickr tag brings you to search/?tags= page, where you can filter by license, search for groups, and more.

Clicking on a Flickr hashtag brings you to /explore/ page, which shows related [hash]tags and the photos with the same tags (yes, that’s confusing). These results are sorted by “most recent” by default, although you can switch to “most interesting.”
Flickr explore

It’s still not quite clear whether hashtags improve visibility on Flickr, or how different they are from tags, which have existed on the platform for ages. The fact that Flickr hashtags were announced and are now proactively supported in the iOS app may indicate that the whole point of a hashtag on Flickr is to make it easier to organize your photos from the iPhone.

Facebook

Facebook hashtags support the standard set of characters that most popular social platforms support.

Facebook hashtags.

There are no limitations as to the number of hashtags you can add to a Facebook update.

Facebook hashtag search is somewhat weird. Try searching for #california, for example. You’ll likely end up landing on a Facebook page instead of a hashtag search results page.

Making hashtag search impossible on Facebook

An easier way to generate hashtag search results is to simply add the hashtag after http://ift.tt/1v4E0kW (e.g., http://ift.tt/16Mrj97).

You can also bring up hashtag search results by clicking on any hashtag in your Facebook stream. Facebook’s ranking algorithm is complicated. It seems to be a mix of lots of factors, including how closely you are related to the person posting the update, how often you interact with him/her, how popular the actual update is, etc.

I don’t use hashtags on Facebook beyond random cross-posting from Instagram. I have also seen quite a few of my friends become irritated when someone uses hashtags, so I guess it’s too early to tell. With Instagram’s help, however, hashtags may ultimately become widely adopted by Facebook users.

To sum up…

1.Twitter
2.Instagram
3.Google Plus
4.Pinterest
5.Facebook
6.Tumblr
7.Flickr 

Introduced:

1. August 23, 2007
2. January 27, 2011
3. September 25, 2013
4. N/A
5. June 12, 2013
6. August 18, 2009
7. March 17, 2013 

 Supported characters: 1. Letters, numbers and _
2. Letters, numbers and _
3. Letters, numbers and _ () 4. no numbers-only hashtags
Letters, 5. numbers and _
Letters, 6. numbers and 7. Any Letters and numbers

Limitations: 1. None
2. 30 hashtags per update, max
3. None
4. None
5. None
6. None
7. None 

For more see: https://omhub.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/how-hashtags-work-on-twitter-instagram-google-plus-pinterest-facebook-tumblr-and-flickr/ 

Hashtag page posted “By Mike Armstrong”

Link to great article about the use of the Hashtag in Social Media

Please find a link to a great article about the use of the Hashtag in Social Media:

http://blog.bufferapp.com/a-scientific-guide-to-hashtags-which-ones-work-when-and-how-many

The Link to great article about the use of the Hashtag in Social Media page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

Some Welsh Business Hashtags to help your tweets go further…

If you are using Twitter in Wales & South Wales for Business Marketing then you can use some of these hashtags:

Some Geographical Hashtags:

#Wales
#SouthWales | #WestWales | #NorthWales | #MidWales | #WestWales

#Cardiff | #Newport | #Gwent | #Vale | #Penarth | #RCT | #NPT | #Neath | #Swansea | #Bridgend | #Pontypridd | #Chepstow | #Caerphilly etc.

Some Business Hashtags:

#Business | #Shopping | #Online | #Marketing | #SocialMedia | #CardiffBiz | #WelshBiz | #NewportBiz | #SwanseaBiz | #CardiffEvents | #WelshEvents | #Charity | #CharityFundraising | #Restaurant | #Weddings |

* If you liked this Hashtag Post you might also like this other hashtag post or this Twitter Tip:

5 Expert Tips regarding the Hashtag:

http://maconsultancycardiff.com/business-marketing/5-expert-tips-regarding-the-hashtag/

Twitter Tip:

http://maconsultancycardiff.com/business-marketing/twitter-marketing-tip-5/

The Some Welsh Business Hashtags to help your tweets go further page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

5 Expert #Marketing Tips using the #Hashtag

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Confused by Hashtags. 5 Expert Tips for Marketing with Hashtags
by christopherjanb

When hashtags first emerged they were seen as only for geeks. The rumblings and rumours suggested that they would never catch on. But they did. Twitter was the first social network that adopted this strange habit in 2007.

Today the hashtag is used almost everywhere. They are even now appearing on TV, billboards and on the backs of buses!

But identifying the right hashtag is complex when it comes to social engagement and monitoring. It allows us to search conversations where our target customers mostly hang out. When you want to reach a large audience by launching a visual social campaign, then you can use hashtags. It seems like a pound symbol (#), but it is a powerful way to improve your reach to your target audience across different social media platforms.

Facebook was a slow adopter
It took some time for the social media giant Facebook to give in to the hashtag trend and it was dragged kicking and screaming into the hashtag fray in June 2013. But now this little symbol connects conversations on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube, and Google+.

Here is the figure displaying the name of the social media networks that allows the use of hashtags for improving conversations with the target audiences:

The caption represented using the hashtag might contain any number of descriptive words, but words with hashtags specifically refer to the overall theme of the post. For example, if you want to share your picture of riding a bicycle in CP, New Delhi, you can share this picture using the hashtag and adding a little description like this:

“#Me on my #bicycle in #CP, New Delhi”

Using hashtags in front of words for explaining the picture helps in drawing the attention of the audiences towards you and your bicycle.

Important tactics for using hashtags in content
Using hashtags efficiently in social media content is a bit confusing for many social media marketers. You need to know the important tactics required for using these little symbols successfully.

Hashtags offer a vital link between digital marketing and communication.

Therefore, if you are aware of the strategies required for successfully using hashtags in your social media content, you can establish long term relationships with your target audience. This long term approach will eventually bring remarkable outcomes.

Here are 5 expert tips for marketing with hashtags.

1. Categorize your brand’s messages using hashtags

Hashtags have launched a new way of defining and categorizing topics of conversation over social media sites so that the audience can track down the posts related to an event or a group they were interested in. Hence, they are ideal for classifying the content, whether the posts are related to an imminent conference of your business or the products or services offered by your company.

When you upload the social media content, you can use the hashtags for describing its purpose and for adding value to what it is going to offer to the audience. Delineating posts using the hashtags help in promoting your business brand content.

Here is an example of Dairy Queen, which has labeled its Tumblr page posts using tags like #DairyQueens and #LoveMyDQ and it has also used the hashtags with its menu item flavors such as #chocolate, #Pumpkinpie, and #Cake for defining its branding pictures, animated graphics, videos in a better way. It will help its consumers find their social media content easily.

2. Expand your content reach

Hashtag not only helps in categorizing and describing your social media content, but it also helps in expanding the reach of your brand on a wider spectrum. By employing popular hashtags, which are commonly searched by the audience, you will significantly improve the visibility and sharing of your content.

Here is an example of Burt’s Bee, which has successfully attracted the attention of its audience to its latest #6SecondClassics branded videos by tweeting the clips with specific hashtags related to this campaign.

The popular hashtag used by this brand is #classic, which has helped Burt’s bee in expanding their reach among their audience.

Another example is Ford Fiesta, which has implemented the same strategy on Instagram. It has successfully complemented #FiestaMovement tag used for its cross country pictures of Ford Fiesta with famous hashtags like #Florida, #travel, and #malibu.

3. Start a topic trend with hashtags

While most of the popular hashtags used by you in your social media content help in increasing its visibility among the audience, they can also give you an opportunity to display your brand’s creativity. You can use the popular hashtags for defining your brand’s pictures over social media sites. One such example is Ben & Jerry, who have wisely adopted the “SharkWeek” hashtags of Discovery Channel in an attempt to capitalize the attention of the audience created by this weeklong TV program. Famous hashtags such as #SharkAfterDar, #Megalodon, and # SharkWeek were used for attracting the attention towards the shark themed posts of Ben & Jerry.

You can see that one of its branded picture feature a bucket full of Phish Food ice cream next to a fishing pole.

You can also invent the hashtags to promote your brand in a conventional way as this strategy has been successful for brands like MTV, which has modified the tag, #FollowMeMTV as #FollowMeFriday. It is a Twitter custom feature that allows other users to follow on the site.

4. Use the hashtags sparingly and wisely

It might sound counterintuitive, but it is important to use the hashtags sparingly and wisely to ensure good conversation settlement with your target audience. If you use too many hashtags in a single social media content post, your message will read like spam, which might deviate the social media content readers. There are different theories available over the internet related to the use of hashtags in a post, but it is considered safe to use one to three hashtags in a single post.

5. Choose simple hashtags

While choosing a hashtag for your social media content, it is important to ensure that your hashtags are easy to remember. Hashtags should be short and easy to spell or pronounce. It must exhibit the brief idea about the key topic of conversation.

While choosing your hashtag, you must consider your objectives, which is having your target audience come together for the conversation and also to ensure that it is easy to understand and remember.

Dancing with the Stars, is a perfect example, as it has used a short and simple hashtag, #DWTS for organizing people’s conversations about their show and engage with their consumers.

When you employ hashtags in your social media strategy, the solution is to ensure you are utilizing the right hashtags at the right place to make sure you are reaching your target audience in an optimistic way. If you will follow these five steps wisely while executing hashtag strategy in your social media content, you’ll be able to select a hashtag that is not only outstanding and unique, but will eventually help in keeping your audience intact during the conversations.

Keep in mind that it is acceptable to use universal hashtags such as #marketing or #webinars, but it is difficult to make those successful when demanding to have an exceptional conversation. Use various hashtags if the topic is right, but do not include extra hashtags.

Using hashtags could be fruitless for the brands if done inaccurately. So, how your brand can utilize the power of hashtags depends on how effectively you have created hashtags while adhering with the five key social media content strategy discussed above. There are continuously increasing number of brands realizing the real value of using hashtags but getting creative while choosing hashtags for your brand will surely yield better results.

Author Bio: Sandeep Sharma holds a decade of experience in designing and developing user friendly responsive websites. He also has a passion of connecting with people on social media. He can be reached at Google Plus

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For more on the article including all images see:
http://omhub.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/confused-by-hashtags-5-expert-tips-for-marketing-with-hashtags/

*If you like these hashtag marketing tips, you might also like this other Hashtag post or the Twitter Tip:

Some popular Welsh Business Hashtags:

http://maconsultancycardiff.com/social-media/some-popular-welsh-business-hashtags/

Twitter Tip:

http://maconsultancycardiff.com/business-marketing/twitter-marketing-tip-5/

The 5 Expert Marketing Tips using the Hashtag page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

IMG_0153-0.JPG

Some Popular Welsh Business Hashtags

If you are using Twitter in Wales & South Wales for Business Marketing then you can use some of these hashtags:

Some Geographical Hashtags:

#Wales
#SouthWales | #WestWales | #NorthWales | #MidWales | #WestWales

#Cardiff | #Newport | #Gwent | #Vale | #Penarth | #RCT | #NPT | #Neath | #Swansea | #Bridgend | #Pontypridd | #Chepstow | #Caerphilly etc.

Some Business Hashtags:

#Business | #Shopping | #Online | #Marketing | #SocialMedia | #CardiffBiz | #WelshBiz | #NewportBiz | #SwanseaBiz | #CardiffEvents | #WelshEvents | #Charity | #CharityFundraising | #Restaurant | #Weddings |

* If you liked this Hashtag Post you might also like this other hashtag post or this Twitter Tip:

5 Expert Tips regarding the Hashtag:

http://maconsultancycardiff.com/business-marketing/5-expert-tips-regarding-the-hashtag/

Twitter Tip:

http://maconsultancycardiff.com/business-marketing/twitter-marketing-tip-5/

The Some Popular Welsh Business Hashtags page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

5 Expert Marketing Tips using the Hashtag

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Confused by Hashtags. 5 Expert Tips for Marketing with Hashtags
by christopherjanb

When hashtags first emerged they were seen as only for geeks. The rumblings and rumours suggested that they would never catch on. But they did. Twitter was the first social network that adopted this strange habit in 2007.

Today the hashtag is used almost everywhere. They are even now appearing on TV, billboards and on the backs of buses!

But identifying the right hashtag is complex when it comes to social engagement and monitoring. It allows us to search conversations where our target customers mostly hang out. When you want to reach a large audience by launching a visual social campaign, then you can use hashtags. It seems like a pound symbol (#), but it is a powerful way to improve your reach to your target audience across different social media platforms.

Facebook was a slow adopter
It took some time for the social media giant Facebook to give in to the hashtag trend and it was dragged kicking and screaming into the hashtag fray in June 2013. But now this little symbol connects conversations on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube, and Google+.

Here is the figure displaying the name of the social media networks that allows the use of hashtags for improving conversations with the target audiences:

The caption represented using the hashtag might contain any number of descriptive words, but words with hashtags specifically refer to the overall theme of the post. For example, if you want to share your picture of riding a bicycle in CP, New Delhi, you can share this picture using the hashtag and adding a little description like this:

“#Me on my #bicycle in #CP, New Delhi”

Using hashtags in front of words for explaining the picture helps in drawing the attention of the audiences towards you and your bicycle.

Important tactics for using hashtags in content
Using hashtags efficiently in social media content is a bit confusing for many social media marketers. You need to know the important tactics required for using these little symbols successfully.

Hashtags offer a vital link between digital marketing and communication.

Therefore, if you are aware of the strategies required for successfully using hashtags in your social media content, you can establish long term relationships with your target audience. This long term approach will eventually bring remarkable outcomes.

Here are 5 expert tips for marketing with hashtags.

1. Categorize your brand’s messages using hashtags

Hashtags have launched a new way of defining and categorizing topics of conversation over social media sites so that the audience can track down the posts related to an event or a group they were interested in. Hence, they are ideal for classifying the content, whether the posts are related to an imminent conference of your business or the products or services offered by your company.

When you upload the social media content, you can use the hashtags for describing its purpose and for adding value to what it is going to offer to the audience. Delineating posts using the hashtags help in promoting your business brand content.

Here is an example of Dairy Queen, which has labeled its Tumblr page posts using tags like #DairyQueens and #LoveMyDQ and it has also used the hashtags with its menu item flavors such as #chocolate, #Pumpkinpie, and #Cake for defining its branding pictures, animated graphics, videos in a better way. It will help its consumers find their social media content easily.

2. Expand your content reach

Hashtag not only helps in categorizing and describing your social media content, but it also helps in expanding the reach of your brand on a wider spectrum. By employing popular hashtags, which are commonly searched by the audience, you will significantly improve the visibility and sharing of your content.

Here is an example of Burt’s Bee, which has successfully attracted the attention of its audience to its latest #6SecondClassics branded videos by tweeting the clips with specific hashtags related to this campaign.

The popular hashtag used by this brand is #classic, which has helped Burt’s bee in expanding their reach among their audience.

Another example is Ford Fiesta, which has implemented the same strategy on Instagram. It has successfully complemented #FiestaMovement tag used for its cross country pictures of Ford Fiesta with famous hashtags like #Florida, #travel, and #malibu.

3. Start a topic trend with hashtags

While most of the popular hashtags used by you in your social media content help in increasing its visibility among the audience, they can also give you an opportunity to display your brand’s creativity. You can use the popular hashtags for defining your brand’s pictures over social media sites. One such example is Ben & Jerry, who have wisely adopted the “SharkWeek” hashtags of Discovery Channel in an attempt to capitalize the attention of the audience created by this weeklong TV program. Famous hashtags such as #SharkAfterDar, #Megalodon, and # SharkWeek were used for attracting the attention towards the shark themed posts of Ben & Jerry.

You can see that one of its branded picture feature a bucket full of Phish Food ice cream next to a fishing pole.

You can also invent the hashtags to promote your brand in a conventional way as this strategy has been successful for brands like MTV, which has modified the tag, #FollowMeMTV as #FollowMeFriday. It is a Twitter custom feature that allows other users to follow on the site.

4. Use the hashtags sparingly and wisely

It might sound counterintuitive, but it is important to use the hashtags sparingly and wisely to ensure good conversation settlement with your target audience. If you use too many hashtags in a single social media content post, your message will read like spam, which might deviate the social media content readers. There are different theories available over the internet related to the use of hashtags in a post, but it is considered safe to use one to three hashtags in a single post.

5. Choose simple hashtags

While choosing a hashtag for your social media content, it is important to ensure that your hashtags are easy to remember. Hashtags should be short and easy to spell or pronounce. It must exhibit the brief idea about the key topic of conversation.

While choosing your hashtag, you must consider your objectives, which is having your target audience come together for the conversation and also to ensure that it is easy to understand and remember.

Dancing with the Stars, is a perfect example, as it has used a short and simple hashtag, #DWTS for organizing people’s conversations about their show and engage with their consumers.

When you employ hashtags in your social media strategy, the solution is to ensure you are utilizing the right hashtags at the right place to make sure you are reaching your target audience in an optimistic way. If you will follow these five steps wisely while executing hashtag strategy in your social media content, you’ll be able to select a hashtag that is not only outstanding and unique, but will eventually help in keeping your audience intact during the conversations.

Keep in mind that it is acceptable to use universal hashtags such as #marketing or #webinars, but it is difficult to make those successful when demanding to have an exceptional conversation. Use various hashtags if the topic is right, but do not include extra hashtags.

Using hashtags could be fruitless for the brands if done inaccurately. So, how your brand can utilize the power of hashtags depends on how effectively you have created hashtags while adhering with the five key social media content strategy discussed above. There are continuously increasing number of brands realizing the real value of using hashtags but getting creative while choosing hashtags for your brand will surely yield better results.

Author Bio: Sandeep Sharma holds a decade of experience in designing and developing user friendly responsive websites. He also has a passion of connecting with people on social media. He can be reached at Google Plus

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For more on the article including all images see:
http://omhub.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/confused-by-hashtags-5-expert-tips-for-marketing-with-hashtags/

*If you like these hashtag marketing tips, you might also like this other Hashtag post or the Twitter Tip:

Some popular Welsh Business Hashtags:

http://maconsultancycardiff.com/social-media/some-popular-welsh-business-hashtags/

Twitter Tip:

http://maconsultancycardiff.com/business-marketing/twitter-marketing-tip-5/

The 5 Expert Marketing Tips using the Hashtag page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

IMG_0153-0.JPG

Some Popular Welsh Business Hashtags

If you are using Twitter in Wales & South Wales for Business Marketing then you can use some of these hashtags:

Some Geographical Hashtags:

#Wales
#SouthWales | #WestWales | #NorthWales | #MidWales | #WestWales

#Cardiff | #Newport | #Gwent | #Vale | #Penarth | #RCT | #NPT | #Neath | #Swansea | #Bridgend | #Pontypridd | #Chepstow | #Caerphilly etc.

Some Business Hashtags:

#Business | #Shopping | #Online | #Marketing | #SocialMedia | #CardiffBiz | #WelshBiz | #NewportBiz | #SwanseaBiz | #CardiffEvents | #WelshEvents | #Charity | #CharityFundraising | #Restaurant | #Weddings |

* If you liked this Hashtag Post you might also like this hashtag post or this Twitter Tip:

5 Expert Tips regarding the Hashtag:

http://maconsultancycardiff.com/business-marketing/5-expert-tips-regarding-the-hashtag/

Twitter Tip:

http://maconsultancycardiff.com/business-marketing/twitter-marketing-tip-5/

The Some Popular Welsh Business Hashtags page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

5 Expert Tips regarding the Hashtag!

New post on Online Marketing Hub

Confused by Hashtags. 5 Expert Tips for Marketing with Hashtags
by christopherjanb

When hashtags first emerged they were seen as only for geeks. The rumblings and rumours suggested that they would never catch on. But they did. Twitter was the first social network that adopted this strange habit in 2007.

Today the hashtag is used almost everywhere. They are even now appearing on TV, billboards and on the backs of buses!

But identifying the right hashtag is complex when it comes to social engagement and monitoring. It allows us to search conversations where our target customers mostly hang out. When you want to reach a large audience by launching a visual social campaign, then you can use hashtags. It seems like a pound symbol (#), but it is a powerful way to improve your reach to your target audience across different social media platforms.

Facebook was a slow adopter
It took some time for the social media giant Facebook to give in to the hashtag trend and it was dragged kicking and screaming into the hashtag fray in June 2013. But now this little symbol connects conversations on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube, and Google+.

Here is the figure displaying the name of the social media networks that allows the use of hashtags for improving conversations with the target audiences:

The caption represented using the hashtag might contain any number of descriptive words, but words with hashtags specifically refer to the overall theme of the post. For example, if you want to share your picture of riding a bicycle in CP, New Delhi, you can share this picture using the hashtag and adding a little description like this:

“#Me on my #bicycle in #CP, New Delhi”

Using hashtags in front of words for explaining the picture helps in drawing the attention of the audiences towards you and your bicycle.

Important tactics for using hashtags in content
Using hashtags efficiently in social media content is a bit confusing for many social media marketers. You need to know the important tactics required for using these little symbols successfully.

Hashtags offer a vital link between digital marketing and communication.

Therefore, if you are aware of the strategies required for successfully using hashtags in your social media content, you can establish long term relationships with your target audience. This long term approach will eventually bring remarkable outcomes.

Here are 5 expert tips for marketing with hashtags.

1. Categorize your brand’s messages using hashtags

Hashtags have launched a new way of defining and categorizing topics of conversation over social media sites so that the audience can track down the posts related to an event or a group they were interested in. Hence, they are ideal for classifying the content, whether the posts are related to an imminent conference of your business or the products or services offered by your company.

When you upload the social media content, you can use the hashtags for describing its purpose and for adding value to what it is going to offer to the audience. Delineating posts using the hashtags help in promoting your business brand content.

Here is an example of Dairy Queen, which has labeled its Tumblr page posts using tags like #DairyQueens and #LoveMyDQ and it has also used the hashtags with its menu item flavors such as #chocolate, #Pumpkinpie, and #Cake for defining its branding pictures, animated graphics, videos in a better way. It will help its consumers find their social media content easily.

2. Expand your content reach

Hashtag not only helps in categorizing and describing your social media content, but it also helps in expanding the reach of your brand on a wider spectrum. By employing popular hashtags, which are commonly searched by the audience, you will significantly improve the visibility and sharing of your content.

Here is an example of Burt’s Bee, which has successfully attracted the attention of its audience to its latest #6SecondClassics branded videos by tweeting the clips with specific hashtags related to this campaign.

The popular hashtag used by this brand is #classic, which has helped Burt’s bee in expanding their reach among their audience.

Another example is Ford Fiesta, which has implemented the same strategy on Instagram. It has successfully complemented #FiestaMovement tag used for its cross country pictures of Ford Fiesta with famous hashtags like #Florida, #travel, and #malibu.

3. Start a topic trend with hashtags

While most of the popular hashtags used by you in your social media content help in increasing its visibility among the audience, they can also give you an opportunity to display your brand’s creativity. You can use the popular hashtags for defining your brand’s pictures over social media sites. One such example is Ben & Jerry, who have wisely adopted the “SharkWeek” hashtags of Discovery Channel in an attempt to capitalize the attention of the audience created by this weeklong TV program. Famous hashtags such as #SharkAfterDar, #Megalodon, and # SharkWeek were used for attracting the attention towards the shark themed posts of Ben & Jerry.

You can see that one of its branded picture feature a bucket full of Phish Food ice cream next to a fishing pole.

You can also invent the hashtags to promote your brand in a conventional way as this strategy has been successful for brands like MTV, which has modified the tag, #FollowMeMTV as #FollowMeFriday. It is a Twitter custom feature that allows other users to follow on the site.

4. Use the hashtags sparingly and wisely

It might sound counterintuitive, but it is important to use the hashtags sparingly and wisely to ensure good conversation settlement with your target audience. If you use too many hashtags in a single social media content post, your message will read like spam, which might deviate the social media content readers. There are different theories available over the internet related to the use of hashtags in a post, but it is considered safe to use one to three hashtags in a single post.

5. Choose simple hashtags

While choosing a hashtag for your social media content, it is important to ensure that your hashtags are easy to remember. Hashtags should be short and easy to spell or pronounce. It must exhibit the brief idea about the key topic of conversation.

While choosing your hashtag, you must consider your objectives, which is having your target audience come together for the conversation and also to ensure that it is easy to understand and remember.

Dancing with the Stars, is a perfect example, as it has used a short and simple hashtag, #DWTS for organizing people’s conversations about their show and engage with their consumers.

When you employ hashtags in your social media strategy, the solution is to ensure you are utilizing the right hashtags at the right place to make sure you are reaching your target audience in an optimistic way. If you will follow these five steps wisely while executing hashtag strategy in your social media content, you’ll be able to select a hashtag that is not only outstanding and unique, but will eventually help in keeping your audience intact during the conversations.

Keep in mind that it is acceptable to use universal hashtags such as #marketing or #webinars, but it is difficult to make those successful when demanding to have an exceptional conversation. Use various hashtags if the topic is right, but do not include extra hashtags.

Using hashtags could be fruitless for the brands if done inaccurately. So, how your brand can utilize the power of hashtags depends on how effectively you have created hashtags while adhering with the five key social media content strategy discussed above. There are continuously increasing number of brands realizing the real value of using hashtags but getting creative while choosing hashtags for your brand will surely yield better results.

Author Bio: Sandeep Sharma holds a decade of experience in designing and developing user friendly responsive websites. He also has a passion of connecting with people on social media. He can be reached at Google Plus

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The 5 Expert Tips regarding the Hashtag page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

Google+ Tips

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The Google+ tips page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

Google+ Info & Tips including tips on using hashtags in Google+

If you are interested in learning about how to use Google+ better including the better use of hashtags (#) please follow the link: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/google-hashtags-more-exposure/

The Google+ info & tips page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”