3 Hashtag Tools That Will Greatly Improve Your Social Media Exposure

Janet Johnson
Janet Johnson Social Media Strategist, Janet E Johnson

Posted on August 9th 2013

3 Hashtag Tools That Will Greatly Improve Your Social Media Exposure
These hashtag tools will allow you to use hashtags more effectively. 

#1: Tagdef.com 

Tagdef.com will help you find popular #hashtags.  You can enter a hashtag term and find out its meaning, date first used and related hashtags (see below).

This also lists what is popular, all time high, new tags and top users.  I like to use the popular hashtags to see if my business can relate to any of those.  If so, I can add that tag to some of my posts.

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#2: Hashtags.org 

Hashtags.org is where you can get deeper analytics of how a certain hashtags were tweeted by the hour in a 24 hour period.  This can give you a gauge of what hashtags are popular at certain time of the day.

The other lesson I see here is it can gauge the best time for your type of audience.  By the looks of the graph below, if your target audience is a small business, it looks like there is a significant peak in the afternoon and a significant drop in the evening.

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#3: Tagboard.com

This tool is so useful for engaging and finding current content!  This is more than an analytics tool.  This is an engagement tool.  It includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Vine.  It would be nice to see Pinterest here too.  You can see the specific hashtags on all the platforms or choose to see content on Facebook only, Twitter only, etc.

It is easy to engage and share right from Tagboard.com too.  This is a must-use for hashtags, content and engaging.

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The above hashtag tools are so helpful to improve your social media exposure.  A little research time on what hashtags to use can take you far.  Be sure to spend some time digging into each before you post that next #hashtag.

Janet Johnson

Janet Johnson

Social Media Strategist, Janet E Johnson

Janet is a 13-year veteran of the social media & internet marketing world. She consults & trains small businesses mainly in branding, social media optimization, content creation & SEO. Her success at helping clients get results led her to create a social media training program called 15 Minute Social, where business owners can learn social media at their own pace via simple lessons. 

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Posted on August 9th 2013 at 7:25AM

Great tools here. I love hashtags.org.  It's better to know if a hashtag will work instead of guess.

Janet Johnson
Posted on August 9th 2013 at 1:02PM

Hi Mario! 

I completely agree!  So many people put hashtags blindly.  I was guilty of it too...now I know better. :)

Posted on August 9th 2013 at 7:37AM

Very useful tool Janet, thanks! have you seen hashtags offline too? I think they are great to trigger online conversations.

Janet Johnson
Posted on August 9th 2013 at 1:04PM

Hi Zsuzsa!  

I've seen them for events some.  Thanks for the feedback!

Spook SEO
Posted on August 10th 2013 at 9:10AM

Hey Janet thanks for sharing! Tagboard's been very instrumental to my success so to thumbs up for that!

Janet Johnson
Posted on August 12th 2013 at 3:06PM

That's good to hear that Tagboard has really helped you!  

Posted on August 10th 2013 at 9:58PM

Janet, thank you for ntroducing me to these new tools.  

Janet Johnson
Posted on August 12th 2013 at 3:05PM

You are welcome Kyle!

Marc Farron
Posted on August 11th 2013 at 3:35PM

Great information.  Tx so much.  Kadima Consutling, where I'm a Managing Consultant, is a start up specializing in providing branded content to IT companies.  We're working on a few eBooks for IT companies now.

I just start following you @ Twitter and will send you a connect request on LinkedIn.

Tx again,

Janet Johnson
Posted on August 12th 2013 at 3:05PM

Hi Marc!

Thanks for the connections!  Looking forward to your content!

Posted on August 20th 2013 at 11:34AM

Thanks Janet for the heads up on these tools. I love tags and look for new ways to use them at every opportunity.

Posted on August 24th 2013 at 7:14PM

Just added tagboard and tagdef to the motherload of Hashtag Optimization Tools - and welcome everyone to add your favorites. Tools that go beyond analytics, and actually help us share, get things done: http://list.ly/list/6pr-hashtag-optimization-tools

By the way, have you seen RiteTag?  Hashtags from terms or tags, so you don't need to begin with a known hashtag.  And then,. 3 ways to get tag suggestions, add them to tweets, and RIteTag tracks what you got for your trouble, helps you refine future tagging with our Stats section and the "My top performing" tab in Tag Optimizer...

Worth a try - while in beta, we're free?


Preston Odenbrett
Posted on September 7th 2013 at 10:06AM

HI, Janet

Hope to send more people to this article :)

Looking forward to talking again real soon!


Posted on October 18th 2013 at 12:01PM

Hi Janet

I'd recommend Tweet Binder to analyze and classify tweets of a hashtags.

Thanks, great post