Hashtags are something that makes Twitter more fun, exciting and can help you get traction as well. Check out these tips on how one can make the best use of #hashtags on Twitter.
When something happens in the world, it is always discussed on Twitter, and hashtags have been collating some of the most important conversations on Twitter. A hashtag—written with a # symbol is used to index keywords or topics on Twitter. They connect Tweets that talk about the same thing in one place.
Here are some pro-tips on Twitter hashtags on how to use hashtags properly:
● Just use the symbol (#) before a relevant keyword or phrase in a Tweet.
● Click on the hashtagged word in any message and all the Tweets with similar hashtags will come-up on your timeline.
How to ensure the hashtags you used are functional:
● A hashtag will not work as intended if there are spaces or punctuations in it. Punctuation marks (, . ; ‘ ? ! etc.) will end your hashtag wherever punctuation occurs.
● A hashtag will not work with letters or numbers in front of the # symbol. The # symbol must have space directly in front of it in order for it to show correctly in searches. If you write 123#sofun or word#sofun, your Tweets will not show in searches for the hashtag #sofun
● A hashtag will not work if completely made of numbers. However, if you include letters following the numbers in the hashtag, for example, #123go, then the hashtag will work correctly.
Fun facts about using hashtags on Twitter:
● If an individual Tweets with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find their Tweet.
● Popular hashtags often emerge as Trending Topics.
● Hashtags are not case-sensitive, but adding capital letters does make them easier to read.
● Twitter recommends using no more than two hashtags per Tweet as best practice, but you may use as many hashtags in a Tweet as you like.
So, #AreYouExcited to #BeCreativeWithHashtags on Twitter?