How to Use Twitter Hashtags for Business

Harp Interactive

#hashtag As anyone who uses Twitter knows, the ‘#’ symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. Hashtags are simply a way to “tag” your tweet with subject matter to make it easy to be found. Blog How To Social Media Marketing Tools and Resources Twitter growing twitter hashtags hashtags for business how to find twitter followers social media twitter chat

Promotional Hashtags – Trendy or Evergreen?


I love the Trends for breaking news or following what others are saying during the season finale of my favorite TV shows, but there is a particular breed of Trend I never tag — the promoted hashtag. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the hashtag to see what people are saying.

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Google+ And Hashtags

Small Business Mavericks

Hashtags got their start on Twitter. Without hashtags, many tweeters would have been lost, only capturing some of the conversation around a particular topic. Hashtags are real simple. Then, when you want to follow a conversation, you search for it by hashtag. It wasn’t too long ago when Google+ users suggested that hashtags be introduced for Google+. Within a week they announced that hashtags would be clickable and searchable on Google+.

Hashtags, the Good the Bad, the Oh So Ugly

Janet Fouts

It can’t be over-stated how important it is to research a hashtag before you use it and to give a little thought to what people may do with it once you unleash it on the world. “What if I did an #AskThicke hashtag on twitter?” A beautiful 2011 R8.

Blog World LA 2011 Recap – Session Notes and Experiences from #BWELA


If you’ve been following the #bwela hashtag , reading all of the recaps, and kicking yourself for not going, don’t worry. Why I Am Attending Blog World Expo 2011 Plus a 20% Off Discount Code. Great Education for Bloggers at the Blogging Success Summit 2011.

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How to Get More People to Read Your Tweets and Get More Retweets!


In 2011 (and the year is not over yet), there are 100 million active user accounts, with 50 million active users and 230 million tweets every day. Social Media Marketing Tips Twitter Getting ReTweets hashtags marketing for small business more retweets Retweets social media Twitter directories twitter marketing twitter networking twitter tips WefollowTwitter has been growing tremendously. In 2010, Twitter had 75 million user accounts.

Twitter Tip: What is a hashtag (#) on Twitter?

Absolute PA

My Twitter buddy @LucyBakerMakeup asked me a question about hashtags (see above) so here’s a quick #101. A hashtag groups tweets together on a particular subject. This is called a hashtag. Hashtags are user generated. Hashtags are not an official feature of Twitter.

Why Use #Hashtag In Twitter ? - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

It is called Hashtag. Though it may be a little difficult to organize content on Twitter #Hashtag has made it a little simple. Hashtag has made searching on Twitter easy. You will have yourself used the Twitter Hashtag at some point in time while Tweeting. The Hashtag is put along with a word or phrase. There is no space between the Hashtag and the chosen word. In a way you create categories via the #Hashtag usage.

Social Sharing – Getting News Content Right in 2011

Proactive Report

Many people on Twitter use hashtags to categorize content, so you should leave space for that too. Take this headline: Social Sharing–How to Get Your News Content Right in 2011 is only 57 characters long.

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15 Things I’ve Learned from 138 Social Media Tweetchats

Direct Marketing Observations

We had no idea that 2 years and 138 tweetchats later, “Hashtag” as we call it would still be chugging along. Twitter #socialmedia hashtag social media jason breed tweetchatsMore than 2 years ago Jason Breed and I decided to create a Tweetchat. The format was pretty simple, we would find a killer, compelling host in the social space, like a Beth Harte who was our very first host, and we’d pick a killer, topical, compelling, subject.

10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Twitter NooB

SocMed Sean

5) Learn what a hashtag is and how to use it – On Twitter, hashtags are used to categorize your tweet into a specific topic. I add the intranet hashtag. link] #intranet Be sure not to stuff your tweets too full of hashtags. So, you’re ready to Tweet, right?

Alicia Cowan’s Best of the Blogs 2011

Absolute PA

2011 was a busy year for me: As I approached my third year in business I changed direction, practically starting from scratch and re-branded. Before I head off, I wanted to reflect on the year with a walk down memory lane with you, and share the most popular posts of 2011. July 2011).

25 Suggestions For How To Use Twitter

Dave Fleet

Twitter sent an email around to users yesterday, giving four suggestions for getting the most out of Twitter in 2011: Follow your interests: Follow the people who share your passions. Don’t panic: Search for hashtags and relevant accounts during emergencies to stay informed.

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Alicia Cowan’s Best of the Blogs 2011

Absolute PA

2011 was a busy year for me: As I approached my third year in business I changed direction, practically starting from scratch and re-branded. Before I head off, I wanted to reflect on the year with a walk down memory lane with you, and share the most popular posts of 2011. July 2011).

3 Resources for PR/Social Media Pros & Small Biz Owners

Waxing UnLyrical

The daily PR & Marketing calendar of event hashtags. Not to mention keeping track of the various hashtags that are associated with them. Here is a very simple editable calendar, the daily PR & Marketing calendar of event hashtags , we can use to build that resource.

Everything you need to know about Twitter chats


9 tips for following conference Twitter hashtags (Sheila Scarborough) – related advice, good to remember. A few good posts out recently with advice on how to start a Twitter Chat. Check ‘em out: Thinking of Starting a Twitter Chat? Read this First.

Super Bowl Becomes Social Bowl


Therefore Mullen and Radian6 have created the site BrandBowl 2011 which uses Twitter to analyse people’s reactions and sentiment towards Super Bowl commercials. The site will also display tweets that are posted on the site – or tweets that are marked with the hashtag #brandbowl.

Unleash your curation creativity: 4 cool storytelling tools


pulls in tweets from hashtags or keywords, but you need a decent volume for it to look good, which is why conference hashtags work great. I’ve been playing with a slew of storytelling tools lately.

12 (of the) Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Techniques of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

What is the distinction between “traditional” public relations (PR) and online / interactive / social PR? Is there really a difference anymore—or is the boundary blurring?

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Why the Blue Key Campaign is Turning Me Blue

Waxing UnLyrical

For those of you who are regular WUL readers, you’ll know that I don’t write too often about clients. But after a lot of thought, and validation from Gini Dietrich , I decided I would. Because it’s important.

HAPPO Days Are Here Again

Waxing UnLyrical

Follow the fun – and job-hunting tips – on Twitter, using the #HAPPO hashtag (check with your champions for city-specific hashtags) from 5-7 pm ET. Sorry, couldn’t resist that. I felt a bit punny. What is HAPPO? Oh, how quickly one forgets!

4 Social Media Mistakes Easily Prevented By Common Sense


Baked goods company @Entenmanns faced backlash on Twitter a few weeks ago by capitalizing on the #notguilty hashtag made popular by the Casey Anthony trial. Not everyone has common sense when it comes to social media.

How to Participate in a Tweet Chat

Janet Fouts

Twitter chats, sometimes known as a Twitter party or a tweet chat, happen when a group of people all tweet about the same topic using a specific tag (#) called a hashtag that allows it to be followed on Twitter. You can also follow a hashtag in your Twitter client like Tweetdeck or Hootsuite.

It’s a Book: How Give to the Max Day Could Help Kids Read

Waxing UnLyrical

And if, on Twitter, you follow a lot of people in the nonprofit/social media spheres, I suspect you will see your stream overrun by the #Give2Max hashtag. I love how, when used well, social media can build powerful communities to effect real change and real results.

#ASAE11 iPad app rants and raves


Also–my Social Media Trouble Spots session has a hashtag (#asae11 ld2) but none of the other sessions seem to? True confession: I destroy conference programs. Ironic, considering all of the hours I used to put into creating them back during my conference management days.

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12 Ways to Make a Twitter Chat More Enjoyable and Efficient

Waxing UnLyrical

Leave at least 10-15 characters of space in your tweet (including any URLs you’re sharing and the hashtag) so that it’s easy for people to retweet you without scratching their head over how to edit your original tweet without losing your meaning.

What’s Next for Social Media and Events?


Expertly use hashtags on Twitter and elsewhere. Hashtags appeared sometime ago , but their real power started to show with Twitter’s ubiquitous and simple search interface. Hashtags are wonderful awareness builders, and they can now drive donations around events as well.

Indiana AIDS Fund’s #knowpositive Campaign: Social Media For Good


Tweet or retweet me tomorrow morning (hashtag: #knowpositive). Help us raise funds for 500 AIDS test kits. December 1st is World AIDS Day. I’ll be tweeting as part of an all day Indiana AIDS Fund “Tweetathon” to raise money for 500 free AIDS test kits that cost $10 each.

Tips on How PR Pros Can Create Social Media Success


Here, Twitter is an effective tool to connect with people following certain hashtags to engage in conversation with the online tribe.

Maroon 5?s Live Interactive Session – 5 Hours Left


Everyone can participate by tweeting @cocacola and hashtag #withmaroon5 and the tweets show up on a dynamic wall for the band to watch and interact with. Then people vote with using hashtag #acoustic or #electric in a tweets and the results will be showed in on the interactive wall.

Organizations: Make your own Twitter “Suggested Follow” List


The way it works is that you would create a list and use the hashtag #WelcomeToTwitter in the list description. According to this post on TechCrunch , you can make your own Suggested User list on Twitter.

When Traackr Met MeasurePR

Waxing UnLyrical

The chat will be on June 21, 12-1 pm ET … and as usual, just log onto Twitter and follow the #measurePR hashtag to participate. It was a dark night, the moon sullenly refusing to come out from behind the clouds.

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Social Media and Electronic Discovery: A New Nightmare


Use of slang, hashtags and abbreviations. I’m not very tech savvy so I go to the Computer Security Institute (CSI) when I have technology-based risk management questions.

Twimbow, Twimpretty


They’ve also got fun graphics to go along with a few hashtags. I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for pretty packaging. Does your product come with pretty pretty graphics and charts? Is your product in tiny, adorable packaging?

Sharing the NTEN Awesome: November is NTEN Member Appreciation Month


Like this one by yours truly…: Speaking of #NTENThanks , the hashtag will be used all month long. It’s November again, which means NTEN is hosting their annual Member Appreciation Month chock full of free webinars, giveaways, blog posts and love for NTEN Members.

Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

The brilliant Joe Pulizzi shares his list of 35 “common and some uncommon&# methods for promoting a blog, from putting your blog URL on your business cards and leveraging Twitter hashtags to showcasing employees and using the blog as your customer FAQ.

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Tool Tuesday: Twitter curation tools

Akamai Marketing

Y0u can also add keywords from Facebook or specific hashtags to your I find Storify works best with specific hashtags and is a fantastic way to curate conversation surrounding an event. Its true we’re on information overload.

Weekly Roundup: The Social Good Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

Check out #alicebucketlist – and if you can’t do anything else, you could certainly tweet with that hashtag. There is so much tragedy in the world. Every day, someone, somewhere is affected by it.

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Top blogger-tastic takeaways from #BWENY


If you scroll through, you can see that someone was responsible for blogging the event in the comments, meaning that those of us watching virtually could read what was going on as it happened (without the noise of Twitter, since individual sessions were not hashtagged).

5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits


You can post pictures, follow the event’s #hashtag, or Tweet out your booth’s location. This is a guest post by Joe Yeoman, who is obsessively addicted to new web technologies and discussing them. He is the Media Coordinator at , and he rides his bike to work almost every day. Non-profits are the kids at the lunch table that pay for every item with exact change. They know their budgets and hopefully never have to stray from them.

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17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Stephanie’s Favorite Little Known Social Media Tool : I’m currently advising a phenomenal Twitter hashtag tool, Hashtracking. With the breadth and depth of social media services out there, it’s no wonder that we often find ourselves lost in the vast array of services.

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Promoted Twitter Accounts


Although I no longer live in Indiana, I felt this was a strong suggestion based on how often I tweeted with the hashtag #Indy during my last 5 years living as a Hoosier, and I will follow the account now to keep up on Indiana’s hot happenings.

Giving Props to Propz via #propz

Waxing UnLyrical

You see, all you have to do is include the #propz hashtag in a tweet, and they (the person and your #propz props #propz props … sigh …) will show up on the Propz site. I came across something quite cool the other day.

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