3 Best Practices For #Hashtags

By Michele Weisman

Using hashtags is the quickest and easiest way to search for and find out what people are talking about online.  The hashtag is meant to facilitate a conversation around a specific topic. It increases engagement by labeling your content and putting it in front of people who are likely to be interested.

Last year, Brian Murray revealed why most people fail at hashtags and how to improve. With the rise in popularity for hashtags on Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and most recently Facebook, I’ve transformed Brian’s post into a short, six second video. Here are three best practices for using hashtags on any social network.

What are your best practices for using #hashtags on any social network? Share in the comments below!

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MOS SEO Services July 19, 2013
I just have heard about it, but have never used. Thanks for taking time to highlight this.
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Joanie June 21, 2013
I never use hashtags but now I get what they are for... seems pretty useful
Abhishek Gupta June 19, 2013
Wow, this is great. Thanks a lot! =) SAP Education.

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