3 Places to Use Hashtags (Beyond Twitter)

Hashtags use popular keywords and the pound symbol to help your online content get found through social media search functions.

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Image Credit: Angela Tague

Hashtags look like this:

#webwritingadvice
#bloggingtips
#hashtagsarecool

Sure you know how to hash it up on Twitter, but did you know Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook also recognize and utilize hashtags in their search features?

Try using a hashtag when you comment on a post or create a post on one of these other social media networks to draw even more attention back to the content–specifically content of your own. #Usehashtags

Do you use hashtags on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn? Tell me why or why not in the comments below!

 

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3 Replies to “3 Places to Use Hashtags (Beyond Twitter)”

  1. Do you think there’s such a thing as hashtag overload? Sometimes I see people post on Facebook or Google+ with dozens of tags, how much is too much?

    1. Hi Sher, Yes! Using too many hashtags can drop your engagement rate on social media. In the information I’ve read, two to three hashtags per social media post is the optimum number to get your information found in search without annoying readers. Here’s a few great follow-up articles from Buffer and Mashable:
      A Scientific Guide to Hashtags: How Many, Which Ones, and Where to Use Them: http://blog.bufferapp.com/a-scientific-guide-to-hashtags-which-ones-work-when-and-how-many
      The Beginner’s Guide to the Hashtag: http://mashable.com/2013/10/08/what-is-hashtag/
      Happy hashing! 🙂 ~Angela

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