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How to Use Hashtags on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Marketers

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Marketers | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! |

A simple guide to understanding how to effectively use Twitter hashtags in marketing and how you shouldn't! [note mg]

Every time we host live webinars (and as this long list suggests, that is quite often), quite a few attendees get confused about what to do with the hashtag we provide. What is it? What does it do? How do you create one? Let me explain!

What is a hashtag?

A Twitter hashtag is simply a keyword phrase, spelled out without spaces, with a pound sign (#) in front of it. For example, #inboundchat and #ILoveChocolate are both hashtags.

What does a hashtag do?

A Twitter hashtag ties the conversations of different users into one stream, which you can find by searching the hastag in Twitter Search or by using a third-party monitoring tool such as HootSuite.

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angel Graham's comment, May 8, 2012 7:26 PM
I need to learn more about hashtags and twitter. This should help out a bit more. I'm learning to use a few. Thank you.
Martin Gysler's comment, May 9, 2012 5:20 AM
It's my pleasure Angel! Using Hashtags is finally simple, which is sometimes difficult is to remember to include them in posts ... :)
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Social Media A to Z Series: H is for Hashtag ~ 13 Uses for the Hashtag

Social Media A to Z Series: H is for Hashtag ~ 13 Uses for the Hashtag | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! |

Our language is changing rapidly and technical terms are becoming commonplace. What am I talking about you might ask. Well, recently I was with friends enjoying a long weekend where I asked, “Have you noticed the use of the hashtag in the movies?” The response was “What is a hashtag?!” I had to explain that I was not being naughty and shared the concept of the hashtag. This whole preamble is to say, I am so glad that we are at “H is for Hashtag!” as we definitely need a common understanding on what it is and how it is being used.


So what is a Hashtag?

-The # symbol is called a hashtag.
-It is primarily used to mark keywords or topics in messages (tweets) when using Twitter. This is the original use of the symbol but do read on...

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The Twitter Hashtag Game

The Twitter Hashtag Game | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! |

This post is part of the “Marketing That Works” Ideas Contest, showcasing 20 of the most innovative marketing ideas from the blogosphere’s up and coming marketers. If you like the post, please show your support for the contestant by tweeting, liking, sharing, and commenting below!

For my marketing idea, I created something called the “Hashtag Game.”

Like Naomi Dunford said: “It’s the shit that we do to get people to buy our shit.” There are many things we can do to attract potential readers and customers such as: producing powerful content; word of mouth; Facebook marketing; free eBooks to lure people in; and guest posting.

There are also the little, effortless things that we forget to do that can add up overtime: adding hashtags at the end of our tweets.

For example: If I were tweeting “Engagement From Scratch” . . . and let’s just say I don’t have 50,000 followers but I want to spread the word about it.

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Chuck Bartok's comment, January 28, 2012 12:12 PM
I appreciate the share of this post..Never really understood the Power of #Hashtags,
But I do like the reference to "relevance" and overuse
Martin Gysler's comment, January 28, 2012 12:45 PM
Hi Chuck! I think you're not alone in this situation. I'm glad that this post gave you an insight in this subject to better understand it. Have a great weekend!
Martin Gysler's comment, January 28, 2012 12:51 PM
Yes, you're absolutely right, Superior Network Co :-) Have an amazing Saturday ;-)