Feb 12 Posted 2 years ago
thanks for this... not only does it provide great insight to the use of hash tags but also points to success in search engine ranking by posting relevant content. Up until now I have been stubborn in jumping on the social media train for reasons that extend far beyond the pervue of this venue... thanks again... following
Nov 18 Posted 2 years ago
Awesome article.. you really brought clarity to a few things for me.. and I appreciate it.. make it great and keep smiling
Nov 15 Posted 2 years ago
Why use hashtags at all????
Nov 8 Posted 2 years ago
I've just updated both the blog post and the decision-making flowchart. Here are links to each:
Aug 31 Posted 2 years ago
Very good article..gotta know about hashtags usage in details and how effectively we can use it.
Thanks a ton!!!
Aug 12 Posted 2 years ago
I'm so glad I stumbled upon this article; so on the money. The misuse and abuse of the hashtag reminds me of how adults look to youth when unsuccessfully referencing pop culture in a vain attempt to look relevant. Not a good look..... It doesn't appear genuine, which we all should know by now is what's most important to the consumer.
Jul 29 Posted 2 years ago
Great article! And, yes, I too have wondered about the incessant use/abuse of hashtags. The tips you provide here are really good and will act as an excellent guide to not over-use! Nicely done!
Jul 27 Posted 2 years ago
I wrote two pieces about Twitter hashtags over a year ago. The first was kind of a primer:
I followed that up with a decision making flowchart that was was featured here on SMT:
A year later, most of my advice still stands - and may even be more necessary than ever! And as Ken's example illustrates, it's not just later adopters who are guilty of hashtag misuse and abuse. In my experience, early adopters and enthusiasts are among the worst culprits.
Jul 26 Posted 2 years ago
Thanks for the rant - I think.
I think there are people who do not really understand the purpose of the hashtag and simply use it because they incorrectly suppose they should or want to appear "with it" -- I liken it to when we first dove into all this digital communication and people were leaving their CAPS locked not fully understanding its meaning.
Some of us have been hashtagging on Twitter for years - I love that other networks have adopted it and added it as part of their search function. I love hashtagging and will continue to use it. When you have late adopters getting into the game, you need to expect that some will dive in wthout knowing all the rules. Kind of like men refusing to stop for directions and women who join the corporate world with unrealistic expectations. There are always rules. Learn them and apply them if you want to be taken seriously. If not, don't.
Instead of getting all worked up, why don't you just sit back and assume the "misuser" isn't as smart or as hip as you? #LifeIsTooShort
Jul 23 Posted 2 years ago
I do see a lot of misuse of hashtags, but I also see a huge increase inHashtags since Twitter aquired Instagram. It's a longstanding practice in Instagram to use # to help others find your content. I think much of what people are seeing now, and perhaps complaining about, are the multiple hashes used on Instagram.
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