How to Use Hashtags on Twitter Effectively?

(Last Updated On: August 14, 2017)

How to Use Hashtags on TwitterEvery now and then we use hashtags but its proper usage is necessary to get most out of your social marketing campaigns on Twitter and other social platforms. In this post, check how to use hashtags on Twitter effectively.

What is a Hashtag?

A Twitter hashtag is simply a pound sign (#) in front of the keywords without spaces. For example, #SocialMediaMarketing and #InboundMarketing both are the hashtags. It is a clickable link and when someone clicks on it then it lands to a page featuring all the feeds related to that particular hashtag. Hashtags are good to utilize on social media posts on Twitter but it should be used properly to avoid mistakes in the conversation.

Benefits of Hashtags in Business

Hashtags on Twitter are the powerful tool than any other social media channel. Thus its proper usage is essential to get the effective results during Twitter marketing. There are many benefits of hashtags- they provide instant traffic, quick engagements, add more information, people can find you and connect with you on Twitter. The most important of all the benefits they increase the reach of your posts to a larger audience.

How to Find Hashtags?

Finding popular hashtags and utilizing it is important for successful social media marketing campaigns. You can find the trending hashtags on the left side of the Twitter profile and you can even change the trends according to nearby cities or areas. Utilize tools such as

  1. Twitter search,
  2. Hashtagify,
  3. Trendsmap,
  4. Keyhole, etc.

You can even create your own hashtag related to your brand which will differentiate you in the competition to always stay ahead.

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter?

Here are some key points on how to use Twitter Hashtags effectively to get the better results for Twitter marketing campaigns.

1. Check the Trends

When you find the keyword or a phrase then search for that keyword by visiting Enter the keyword and check if it is already used or not. If it is already in use on many conversations then it is not worth using as there will be a lot of competition for your tweets.

2. Use of Branded Keywords

Creating hashtags using branded keywords is the best way to stand out in the competition. When someone clicks then he will come to know all the conversations that are posted using that particular hashtag. This will help to get more engagements for the Twitter posts and traffic as well.

3. Relevancy

Relevancy is the key to get success with the hashtags. Always add the relevant hashtags that add value to your post content to attract the followers and make your tweets clickable.

4. Avoid Using Too Many Hashtags

Flooding your Twitter posts with too many hashtags isn’t a right practice at all. Add 1-2 hashtags which will provide you better Twitter posts engagements. Remember that you have only 140 characters to write a tweet.

5. Don’t Use Lengthy Hashtags

Try to read this Hashtag #dontuselengthyhashtags. So, you are finding it difficult to read. Right? Always use hashtags having two words and not more than that.

6. Right Usage of Hashtags

Hashtags can be utilized in the beginning, in between the post or at the end depending on the content of the post. Here is the list of examples.

  1. #ThursdayTraffic How to Increase traffic to the site?
  2. Top ways to #ImproveTraffic to the site
  3. Top 5 Ways to Grow the Brand #BusinessTips #GrowthTips

Trending hashtags can be utilized on the Tweet in the beginning as illustrated in the first example above. But avoid using it if it doesn’t relate to your post.

Wrapping it up

Now that you know how to use Hashtags on Twitter, try to utilize it rightly on your social media Tweets and get more engagements.

Over to You

Share your views in the comments section below how you use hashtags in your Tweets.

Happy Tweeting!

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  1. Hi Shruth,

    This is the first time I am visiting your site and glad to see the very useful and amazing content you publish here. Looking forward to come back and read more updates in future too.

    Thanks for the good share.

    Reji Stephenson

  2. I agree with all above points, especially 4th point. Most of the people using too many hashtags for their posts. As you said, I would recommend to add 2 hashtags for every post. 1 for brand name & another 1 for post related hashtag.

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