Hashtags 101 – #LikeForLike

What’s up with them hashtags? What exactly are the secrets for great hashtags and why is nobody using my #SuperDuperAwesomeHashtag?

What's up with them hashtags? What exactly are the secrets for great hashtags and why is nobody using my #SuperDuperAwesomeHashtag?

2. Conversation

Your brand could create a hashtag to keep a conversation grouped together, so that people following that hashtag can join in. It could be for an event, a marketing campaign or just a product or location.

3. Theme

A hashtag gives a theme to a phrase or image, so adding one could easily explain a notion or even turn it around humoristically.

Tips for using the right hashtags

Even though there are different uses for hashtags, here’s a few tips to choosing them:

  • Make sure you’re using a well known hashtag so people can find your post, by seeing how many posts already sport that hashtag.
  • Join in on Twitter conversations that use a hashtag and get yourself in the know.
  • Scour Instagram and see what hashtags are being used, copy the ones you might need to use into a notepad and copy-paste them when needed.
  • Make sure you don’t have any typos. A wrongly written hashtag won’t work.
  • When inventing a hashtag for a campaign, keep it short, so as to not hog a tweet’s 140 character limit.

Share your favorite hashtag strategies with us in the comment section, or contact me for some brainstorming!

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What's up with them hashtags? What exactly are the secrets for great hashtags and why is nobody using my #SuperDuperAwesomeHashtag?

Author: Shay Stibelman

Digital marketing consultant in Milan, Italy. Born in Israel, raised in Germany by Russian parents.

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