Facebook and hashtags: at long last

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook has introduced the use of hashtags ! Hashtags are the first step. Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow users to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion.

Using Hashtags as Strategic Objects

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Hashtags Twitter. Hashtags have been around for a while. With this evolution, brands are now leveraging the once lowly hashtag as a strategic tool to unify campaigns and connect with customers. Too many hashtags make it difficult to track and are confusing to consumers.

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#Hashtags Hit Facebook – #WhatDoYouThink

The Social Media Incubator

In an announcement by the social networking service giant on Wednesday, Facebook informed users of the rollout of hashtags to status updates. ” Hashtags are best known by Twitter users as a way to take part in trending topics or create your own.

Why Hashtags are Spam #hashtags

Bill Hartzer

Hashtags are spam that need to go away. According to reports that have hit the mainstream media lately, Facebook has just (finally) gotten #hashtags. So, why are hashtags spam? When you insert a hashtag, you’re adding a keyword or keyword phrase in order to categorize it.

How Promoted Hashtags Can Ruin Your Online Campaign Efforts

SocialFish

One of the most surefire ways to encourage conversation on your nonprofit or association is through the use of hashtags on Twitter. Parker Verboom (@parkboom46) May 2, 2013. K H A L I F A (@Khalifa_hudspet) February 23, 2013.

How To Be A Hashtag Hacker

Firebelly

The hashtag, or pound sign (#) for you social media novices, has become one of the most important ways we communicate with people online. For brands, hashtags can be a great way to get costumers interacting with a product or promotion.

Using Facebook Hashtags for Your #FacebookMarketing

yMarketingMatters

When Facebook introduced its Twitter-like hashtag (#) feature in June, marketers began to buzz about the potential boosting effects that this new Facebook trend can bring to brands and businesses. Hashtags are gaining momentum on Facebook. How to Use Facebook Hashtags.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

More than 80% of small to midsized businesses (SMBs) plan to increase their use of social media in 2013. 30% of marketers report using hashtags tied to specific campaigns, while 26% use Promoted Tweets.

Are Facebook Hashtags Necessary

Small Business Mavericks

There has been a pretty strong contingent on Facebook trying to avoid hashtags. You can actually do some pretty cool things with Facebook hashtags. Such as: Click on hashtags, even if they originate on other services, such as Twitter. Search for a specific hashtag from your search bar. Compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results. Google+ started supporting hashtags just last month. One way to use hashtags is as a branding element.

Facebook Hashtags Are Clickable, Brandable

Small Business Mavericks

In June, Facebook announced that it would start supporting hashtags. And those hashtags are clickable. The fact that you can click on hashtags means that you can search a hashtag for specific Facebook posts. But hashtags are even more powerful when you can use them as a branding tool for your business. The key to using Facebook hashtags is to pick something that is brandable. Some examples of brandable hashtags include: #strawsome.

Reaching TV Viewers Through Hashtags

Small Business Mavericks

Hashtags have become ubiquitous. Of course, if you are a regular social media marketer, then you may be accustomed to branding yourself through hashtags, but you can engage with your audience through other hashtags as well, and one audience that is rich and primed for engagement is the TV viewing audience. eMarketer reports that 15%-17% of TV viewers interact realtime while watching TV using hashtags. Hashtags are a great way to join a conversation.

How to View the Stream of Any Facebook Hashtag

Stay N' Alive

Yesterday Facebook announced that they were finally launching the support of hashtags, a format currently supported on Twitter and Google+. To see the stream of any hashtag, just put https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/ followed by the keyword you want to follow in the URL bar of your browser.

Developers: Here's How You Access #Hashtags in Your Apps

Stay N' Alive

I showed earlier tonight a way you can access on Facebook.com the stream for any particular hashtag without having to have a link to get to it. The above example uses the hashtag #hashtag - to change it to something else, just replace "hashtag" with your keyword of choice.

How Hashtags Are Becoming More Universal

Small Business Mavericks

Hashtags are becoming more and more universal every day. As a way to organize social information on Twitter, hashtags became very popular on that social media platform and still are. What was not expected was other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Google+ picking up on hashtags. Unsurprisingly, it involves the use of hashtags. That’s four social networks that use hashtags. How do you use hashtags?

Instagram Videos and Hashtags

Oktopost

We’re delighted to introduce two new features that were recently made available by Facebook: Instagram Videos and Hashtags Search. When Instagram launched videos in 2013, over 5 million videos were uploaded in the first 24 hours. Instagram Hashtags.

The Digital Agency of the Future [Report]

Mindjumpers

Piggybacking on trending stories alone won’t cut it in 2013 – it will be about making meaningful brand connections with those trending stories.” – Jonas Nielsen, CEO, Mindjumpers (follow on Twitter @ Klit_Nielsen ). Mindjumpers has contributed to a new report issued today by Skyword.

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How And When To Use Hashtags

Small Business Mavericks

Hashtags are becoming ever more popular. of hashtag users use them to express their personal feelings about things. use hashtags to promote corporate or social events. of hashtag users use them to follow brands. What it tells me is that hashtags are useful tools to promote brands on social media. Currently, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ are the only social media sites (that I know of) using hashtags. Check to see if a hashtag exists before creating one.

Make Fun Of #Hashtags All You Want, But Google Just Got Serious

Myrland Marketing

Yesterday, Kevin Mullett , Online Visibility Expert (and really smart guy), shared the news on LinkedIn that Google is now making hashtags searchable. You’ll also see links to search for these hashtags on other social sites.

Using Facebook Hashtags for Your #FacebookMarketing

yMarketingMatters

When Facebook introduced its Twitter-like hashtag (#) feature in June, marketers began to buzz about the potential boosting effects that this new Facebook trend can bring to brands and businesses. Hashtags are gaining momentum on Facebook. How to Use Facebook Hashtags.

Happy #CMAD – 10 Articles You Should Read

Mindjumpers

Today, more articles than ever are being posted on the topic and you can connect with Community Managers around the world and find great reading by following the hashtag #CMAD and #CMGR on Twitter. The Community Manager Report 2013 [Infographic]. Community Management 2013.

Social media and Montreal’s student protests

Sherrilynne Starkie

I used the students’ own hashtag, #ggi, and asked them to retweet our messages. During the protests the use of hashtags proved crucial. Melissa created a hashtag, # manifencours , to help identify SPVM’s tweets in the conversation.

Where’s Social Media Going in 2014?

Mindjumpers

2013 is coming to an end after what has been an interesting year for social media and we think that 2014 isn’t going to be any less interesting. These are just some of our predictions for next year, based on some tendencies we’ve seen in 2013.

HMV’s Twitter nightmare

Sherrilynne Starkie

In all, there were more than 14,000 mentions of the #hmvXFactor hashtag online, most of them on Twitter. Lately, times haven’t been too good for HMV , the British multinational music retailer. In January the company officially entered administration and some UK stores were closed.

Highlights from ProBlogger Event 2013 #PBEVENT

ProBlogger

Note : the Virtual Pass for PBEVENT 2013 is still available for purchase here. Our attendees went into something of a frenzy of activity during the two days – they tweeted over 13,000 times on the #PBEVENT hashtag and they posted hundreds of instagram images too.

Measuring CSR: #measurePR with John Friedman

Waxing UnLyrical

John Friedman (@JohnFriedman) May 28, 2013. measurePR — John Friedman (@JohnFriedman) May 28, 2013. gain in each #measurePR — John Friedman (@JohnFriedman) May 28, 2013. John Friedman (@JohnFriedman) May 28, 2013. I know.

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Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet

yMarketingMatters

Hashtags. People use hashtags to organize conversations around a specific topic. Clicking on a hashtag takes you to search results for that term and you can see tweets of all users that have included the specific hashtag in their tweet.

Why Twitter Hashtag Infographic Fails

Ari Herzog

Twitter launched this infographic on August 21, 2013. Who spends so much time creating a hashtag? Do not create your own hashtag if one already exists and if your participation will benefit you and others using it. If you are creating a new product then create a hashtag for it.

How Brands Use Vine

Mindjumpers

Give people a hashtag to use to that will gather all the material. 10 Social Media Trends for 2013 – Get Started! The video app Vine is moving into a golden age.

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How To Use #HashTags On Your Facebook Page - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

#HashTags are the most recent additions on Facebook. HashTags unfortunately can be a too cluttering for your Posts. Below are a couple of tips on how best you can use #HashTags: Make a wise choice of words. When you #HashTag a word it needs to be such that your Target Audience uses the same in search and would think on similar lines. Best is if you could have a capital letter after #HashTag. Please do not clutter your entire Post with #HashTags.

4 Ways to Make Sure You Always Have Something to Say Online

yMarketingMatters

Hashtags: It used to be that #hashtags were used almost exclusively on Twitter. But they proved so popular as a way to keep track of conversations and find information that all major social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+, now use hashtags.

5 Rules for Your Social Voice During A Crisis

SocialFish

BPF (@BostonPoliceFnd) April 22, 2013. BPF (@BostonPoliceFnd) April 22, 2013. The Salvation Army (@SalArmyAOK) May 20, 2013. The Salvation Army (@SalArmyAOK) May 20, 2013. What hashtags can you use to help connect people to timely information?

BREAKING: Internet Media Labs Buys Tweetchat – Will Live On as SmartStream

SocialFish

Tweetchat, beloved app of every association for following their own conference hashtags and Twitter chats, confirmed that due to Twitter’s API changes the service would shut down on June 11. The hashtag has gone mainstream,” he said. Remember this ?

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Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?

yMarketingMatters

Use the great hashtag feature to keep up with and be part of the latest trends and news worthy events. The Hangouts, +1s and hashtags , if used properly, can result in a fantastic page popularity. That is the million dollar question I get asked ALL the time.

Talking #measurePR with Sandra Fathi

Waxing UnLyrical

Also, organizational infrastructure #measurepr … — Sandra Fathi (@sandrafathi) March 19, 2013. Sandra Fathi (@sandrafathi) March 19, 2013. Sandra Fathi (@sandrafathi) March 19, 2013. Sandra Fathi (@sandrafathi) March 19, 2013.

What Grandma Can Teach You About Social Media Marketing

yMarketingMatters

With her help, we learned the value of writing hand-written thank you notes and even today, I still write those knowing that they are a rarity in an age of e-mails, text messages, and hashtags.

Your 6 Benefits Of Using #HashTags On Facebook - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Recently Facebook has introduced #HashTags. For example if you are having a Conversation with a Particular Person [s] on your Facebook Page then you can all use a particular #HashTag so that you all can find your conversation at a later date. Since you will have included the #HashTag you are very likely to get found by similar minded persons. Your Turn : Do you make the best use of #HashTag ? This has a lot of benefit to persons in Marketing and Business.

How to Use Facebook for your Business to Get Results

yMarketingMatters

Another very important aspect of Facebook is the use of Hashtags (#). When posting about a topic, remember to use a hashtag to highlight the important #keyword. A user can click on this hashtag word and see all the related results for that word.

Monday Roundup: A Goodie Bag of #measurePR

Waxing UnLyrical

We’ve gone through quite a few changes in the past (almost) four years, but despite everything, the chat has endured and the hashtag has taken on a life of its own (which I love). Why: A classic from the WUL vault, this recap features the first #measurePR chat of 2013.

Association Social Media Best Practices

SocialFish

How many attendees decided to come to your org’s annual meeting this year because they followed the conference hashtag last year and decided it was a must-attend event next year? Last month, I presented at an Association Trends event about association social media.

18 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Newbies

Waxing UnLyrical

Use “Twitter speak” in your bio, such as other Twitter handles to refer to organizations and appropriate hashtags. Use hashtags wisely; they can be a great way of broadening a conversation and audience, but irritating if overused. <

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Count What Counts: #measurePR Words to Live By

Waxing UnLyrical

A couple of weeks ago, we kicked off the first #measurePR chat of 2013. So it was only fitting that as we started the 2013 chat series, she was the first guest of the year. Katie Delahaye Paine (@kdpaine) January 8, 2013. Richard Bagnall (@richardbagnall) January 8, 2013.

Announcing The Socialized Business Podcast

Justin Levy

If you’re more the type that likes to hang out on Twitter, you can use the #SocializedBusiness hashtag or ping us directly at @justinlevy , @britopian and/or @jasonkeath.

4 Ways to Make Sure You Always Have Something to Say Online

yMarketingMatters

Hashtags: It used to be that #hashtags were used almost exclusively on Twitter. But they proved so popular as a way to keep track of conversations and find information that all major social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+, now use hashtags.