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. Interestingly enough, it was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. Hashtags are simply a way to “tag” your tweet with subject matter to make it easy to be found.

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.

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Why Use #Hashtag In Twitter ? - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

This sign on Twitter is the most known and used: #. 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.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. How can Twitter to used to support SEO efforts?

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Learn Twitter From Justin Bieber

Ari Herzog

Does it surprise you that pop star Justin Bieber is ubiquitous on Twitter? Retweeting is how news about the recent Egyptian revolution spread across Twitter. Do you believe that nearly 3% of Twitter traffic is about Bieber , that he is the second most-followed Twitter user , and that E!

Twitter Cheat Sheet

Josh S Peters

Today I was speaking with one of my coaching clients and he asked me “Is there a Twitter cheat sheet anywhere I can get?&# The Twitter cheat sheet is a quick and dirty primer on Twitter. I’ll cover some of the basic terms, symbols, and ideas behind using Twitter.

Twitter Cheat Sheet

Josh S Peters

Today I was speaking with one of my coaching clients and he asked me “Is there a Twitter cheat sheet anywhere I can get?&# The Twitter cheat sheet is a quick and dirty primer on Twitter. I’ll cover some of the basic terms, symbols, and ideas behind using Twitter.

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. Sign up for a free Twitter account.

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


Twitter has been growing tremendously. In 2010, Twitter had 75 million user accounts. 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. Twitter says it expects to add 26 million active users by the end of the.

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


Before writing this post, I set it up in less than 10 minutes (including installation of the Chrome extension) and am ready to rock into the world of simpler sharing on Twitter and Facebook. Show them what you can do to promote them to your blog, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter audiences.

5 metrics to track on Twitter

Akamai Marketing

Laser focused and sincere the question came: “How many followers should I have on Twitter?&# Of course you need some followers on Twitter, otherwise its as if your standing in the middle of the forest with a blow horn.what possible effect could that have (except to scare a few racoons)? A prime example is this article on Aston Kutcher who is wildly admired for his Twitter fan base. So the question then remains, what SHOULD you track on Twitter?

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

Absolute PA

Lucy asks me a question on Twitter. 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.

Promotional Hashtags – Trendy or Evergreen?


Twitter Trends — we all see them along the right side of our laptop screens or smartphones every day. As I log onto Twitter now, the promoted hashtag for the United States is #ANewMcDFavorite, obviously for McDonalds. Follow her adventures on Twitter.

Filtering Out the Hashtag Economy

Geoff Livingston

At the epicenter of Twitter marketing (and bad jokes) are hashtags. Hashtags have become dominant in the stream, depicting events, twitter chats, initiatives, and more. Yet, much has been said about how Twitter has become too noisy and commercialized.

Google+ And Hashtags

Small Business Mavericks

Hashtags got their start on Twitter. It was a way for tweeters to keep tabs on a conversation that was taking place and to follow that conversation because their Twitter streams were moving so fast. 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. Social Media google hashtags Twitte

12 Ways to Make a Twitter Chat More Enjoyable and Efficient

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been participating in or moderating Twitter chats (ok, “tweetchats,&# if you must) for about a year and a half now. Last year, I wrote two posts based on questions I received about Twitter chats. If you’re a guest and have a few different Twitter handles (e.g.

Everything you need to know about Twitter chats


A few good posts out recently with advice on how to start a Twitter Chat. Check ‘em out: Thinking of Starting a Twitter Chat? How to launch a Twitter Chat (SmartBlog on Social Media) – yep. Twitter Chats, The Ultimate How To Guide (Social Fresh).

Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. Which companies are really succeeding on Twitter, and how are they doing it? How to Get More Followers on Twitter.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Jason’s Little Known Social Media Secret : I don’t really let most people in on the fact that I use (editor’s note: read my Tweet Spinner review , aff links included) to help me manage my Twitter followers. With Twitter, however, you can use Refollow.

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Twitter Is Random

Twist Image

I'm not very good at Twitter. You have to know why you're doing something to really get the value out of it, and I've made a decision that while I love having so many people follow me on Twitter and I do love posting little snippets and thoughts that don't flesh out into ideas for clients or Blog posts or Huffington Post columns, that I'm not great at the real-time heat and action that comes from Twitter in how it has evolved. Twitter is not Facebook. hashtag.

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Understanding the Nature of an Event Using Social Analytics

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Twitter activity around flooding in NYC on August 15th, 2011 showing peak responses at noon and 5 PM. Most commonly used hashtags during the August 15th downpour. Most influential Twitter accounts associated with this article. Twitter Influential Steven DiMartino.

Break It Down, Twitter


The other day I was discussing with a friend how to organically increase Twitter followers (She has photography business and has just started using Twitter for marketing). Twtrland allows you to search a Twitter handle and find out everything you need to know about that user’s activity.

Influence Met Transparency with @Kred


This gives your audience a quick look at your Kred, community, most used hashtags, links, mentions and a quick overview of your influence and outreach. You can share your Kred on your blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn via links, widgets or even export the chart.

What If a Country Tweeted

Ari Herzog

Tweet It is common for organizations of every size, shape, and industry to create and use Twitter accounts for customer service, human resources, and business development. Contact Ari: Twitter | Email | 978.558.0008. How I Trended the Country with Twitter.

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).

Top Ten Reasons You Know You’re a Social Media Expert [Humor]

PWB Marketing Blog

So we thought we’d compile the top ten reasons you know you’re a social media expert: You have more than 6 social profiles – Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Flickr, FourSquare. Bonus points if you’ve made up a hashtag and used it #sarcastically. B2B Social Media Facebook Media TwitterHow do you know if you’re a social media expert? Unlike Google AdWords, there isn’t any certification for social media.

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

Webbiquity SMM

PR pros now use tools like Twitter, PitchEngine , PRWeb and Vocus in place of fax machines, media packets, wire services and Bacon’s , but the fundamental skills of storytelling and relationship-building remain crucial.

10 Ways to Tweet Locally

Social Media Citizens

So you’re tweeting away on Twitter about your latest blog…posting links to industry related articles…engaging with people, and so forth. Twitter Search. Type in your city’s name to access a list of Twitter users in your region. Do a simple Twitter search for people tweeting about your area using the # (hashtag). Twellow – (Twitter + yellow pages) is exactly what it sounds like — a listing of Twitter users. Follow Twitter trending topics.

10+ Ways To Use B2B Social Media In Your Business

PWB Marketing Blog

Have branded wall paper for your Twitter profile. Have feeds from Facebook and Twitter, an RSS feed from your blog, current YouTube videos, a Google News RSS feed for your company news and press releases, etc. The average Twitter user has 126 followers (Source: The Guardian).

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Social Sharing – Getting News Content Right in 2011

Proactive Report

They share news with one another on social sites like Facebook and Twitter. One place you want your news headlines to be shared is on Twitter. A Twitter post can only be 140 characters long and the tweet must contain a link to the full release. Follow me on Twitter.

4 Social Media Mistakes Easily Prevented By Common Sense


A common fallacy that people really believe is that all they have to do for their brand is set up a Facebook fan page or Twitter feed and get instant success! Facebook and Twitter are arguably the top ways right now to establish customer trust and loyalty.

Twitter Best in Events and Emergencies

Net-Savvy Executive

On an average day, I don't spend much time with Twitter. To me, it's the unusual days that really prove Twitter's value. I recently experienced two events—one good, one bad—that show Twitter at its best. Twitter got a workout that day.

The True Social Media Revolution

Social Media Citizens

This was a small feat in comparison with its role in 2011. This was widely reported across Facebook and Twitter, leading to mass protests and eventually the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. News Facebook news revolution Social Media Twitter youtube

Case Study of @TheAcademy vs @TheGrammys

Ari Herzog

Film critic Roger Ebert tweeted it best about the 83rd annual Academy Awards broadcast February 27, 2011: He may as well have tweeted about @TheAcademy’s official Twitter messages which were equally dull. Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Email | 978.558.0008. Media Twitter

Is Search Privacy Important To You?

Small Business Mavericks

The search engine makes use of “slashtags,&# which are akin to Twitter’s hashtags. Are you concerned about search privacy? If so, then you might be interested in two smaller search engines. Google and Bing, the leading competitors in search, store your search data for up to 18 months. But Blekko and DuckDuckGo are banking on you wanting more privacy than that. Blekko – Blekko stores your search data for 48 hours, and that’s it.

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.

Measuring Social Media ROI & Goal Conversions with Google Analytics 5 – Management tool for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and several other social media networks. – Daily paper site which compiles tweets from various users in lists, by hashtag, and by following. Updates are primarily sent through Twitter.

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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!

The Responsibility Of Twitter

Twist Image

What is Twitter doing to ensure that the information we read and share is accurate? It could well be one of the most important reads about Twitter (and, social media) in a long, long time. The article titled, On Twitter, Sifting Through Falsehoods in Critical Times , looks at many of the false tweets and information that were being floated around on Twitter during Hurricane Sandy. " This is not Twitter. I've seen some funky Twitter antics first-hand.

Social Media and Electronic Discovery: A New Nightmare


Use of slang, hashtags and abbreviations. Your information technology (IT) staff will have to produce all related activity or ESI from your Facebook page(s), LinkedIn groups, Twitter accounts, YouTube channels, Flickr and any other social sites where you have a presence.