It’s impossible to escape the hashtag these days. The tiny # symbol has successfully infiltrated most social media platforms and is used for a variety of difference reasons online.
Public relations professionals and social media managers alike use hashtags to garner attention to their brands and connect with like-minded consumers on the web. Hashtags are also a fast, easy way to communicate directly with customs and brand ambassadors.
While the # may seem simple, there is a lot of strategic planning that goes into choosing the right hashtag and using it.
This infographic from the Huffington Post shows how to best use this powerful social media tool.
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Hashtags are a powerful social media tool. Here are some tips on how to make your hashtag go further:
- Unite your brand: When it comes to developing a brand, pick a powerful hashtag and stick with it. This will help create a streamlined image for your product and help consumers easily find you online.
- Keep it simple: Make it easy for consumers to remember your brand with short phrases. Hashtags that are too long and complicated take up valuable post space.
- Avoid spam: Including too many in one post distracts from your message and weakens the information you’re trying to present.
- Chat in real time: Twitter chats are organized with hashtags. Use these opportunities to speak directly to your target audiences.