Many (most?) people are confounded by the differences between # and @ tags; and as a result, they tend to use them interchangeably. Doing so, however, can undermine the goals one is trying to achieve by incorporating tags into their social media communications. This article clarifies the differences and offers guidance on how they work on various social media platforms.
A brand can experience up to a 50 percent increase in engagement when they use a hashtag. For some networks, like Instagram, posts with upwards of 11 hashtags experience the highest number of interactions. Though it’s important not to go hog-wild with your hashtags on some other platforms—more than two hashtags on a tweet can actually decrease engagement. And on Facebook, posts without hashtags actually outperform those with them. Ready for more hashtag wisdom? Check out these tips for a successful hashtag campaign.
Twitter made hashtags popular and now Facebook and other social media sites have greatly added to their popularity. Knowing why and how to use hashtags in social media posts is still a mystery for some.
The Super Bowl is a huge event, but it’s not just about the football. It is the most-watched event in America (with this year’s Super Bowl XLIX drawing the largest audience in US TV history at 114.4 million viewers), and advertisers are eager to tap into these attentive viewers.
Since hashtags can be used for anything—business marketing, political campaigns, sporting events and even advocating for a cause—anybody can start a conversation and benefit from the resulting connectivity. This also allows for a targeted approach to hashtag marketing. Creating unique hashtags for specific products, events and interests drives business growth by drawing attention from a variety of demographics.
Super Bowl XLIX is less than a week away! Whether you plan to sit down and watch the big game or not, your fans are most likely tuning into the game. Use these three ideas to engage your fans during the big game.
Last week another hashtag went awry. In an attempt at levity, FOX & Friends launched a campaign to ring out the old year using the hashtag #Overit2014. And while many of us in the social media world already know to be wary of backfiring hashtags if you are a controversial organization, the wiz-kids at FOX & Friends apparently do not. In response to their hashtag, Twitter erupted with tweets that blasted FOX News and the conservative movement it champions (and a week later, the eruption continues, still). This prompted me to take a deeper look at the political and advocacy hashtags of 2014.