You can use hashtags(#) to associate a tweet or topic along with similar tweets posted by Twitter users. This is usually a hard a concept for new Twitter users to understand when they see tweets using the hashtag(#) before keywords or phrases.
For example, let’s say you tweet regarding the Super Bowl in the near future. Instead of using “Super Bowl” in your tweet, you would use “#superbowl.” This would turn your hashtag into a click-able link that a browser could use to search all tweets containing the same hashtag. Hashtags are useful when tweeting about events, like the Super Bowl, that are commonly popular and talked about it. Hashtags are also useful for a particular brand or event. Let me share a couple items to keep in mind when using a hashtag in a tweet:
1. No Spaces
If your hashtag is more than one word, make sure to leave no spaces. For example, you wouldn’t use “#Happy New Year.” This would make your hashtag refer only to the word “Happy.” Instead, you would use “#HappyNewYear.”
2. Identify Hashtags
There are many tools you can use to test out and see what hashtags people using before you decide what hashtag to tweet with. One site you can reference is twitterfall.com. Here you can search for hashtags to see if others are using the same hashtag for your particular topic/keyword.
3. Search Tool
Since a hashtag becomes click-able link to similar tweets, it is a valuable search tool to surf the Twitter-sphere. You can find more info on a certain topic as well as like-minded people tweeting about you’re particular interest.
If you’re tweeting about a popular topic, a hashtag can be an effective way for people to find your content. Hashtags become one more weapon in your arsenal to grow your Twitter influence and following.
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