Teens Make Hashtags #CoolAgain by Aaron Paquette , Columnist, July 9, 2021 Hashtags experienced a rapid rise followed by a steep decline in popularity as a method of promoting content on social media. They began almost by accident in 2007 as a way to categorize content and make it easily searchable. Along the way, they … Continue reading Teens Make Hashtags #CoolAgain
Julia Miashkova — April 5, 2020 Every time we’re tempted to think of hashtags as the newest thing of the past, we’re proven wrong. In times of uncertainty, hashtags serve as a means of community building and information sharing. In a debate, hashtags are labels used to proclaim alliances and define adversaries. As part of … Continue reading 7 of the Best Hashtag Tracking Tools to Try
Sahail Ashraf — September 6, 2019 — September 6, 2019 If you’ve had anything at all to do with social media management over the last decade, you’ll be familiar with the humble hashtag. It’s ubiquitous, and it has an amazing impact, still, on social media. You’d be forgiven for thinking that it might have lost … Continue reading Are Hashtags Still Relevant?
Greetje den Holder — April 18, 2019 Follow @GdenHolder — April 18, 2019 Two weeks ago, in ‘Hashtags on Popular Social Media Sites: The Ultimate Guide,’ I explained how to best use hashtags on the most popular social media sites. I discussed Facebook, but as with LinkedIn, it stands out in hashtag use. It seems … Continue reading Hashtags on Facebook: Should You Use Them?
Warren Knight — December 29, 2017 Follow @warrenknight — December 29, 2017 Did you know that 7 out of 10 Hashtags on Instagram are branded? Instagram is the social network where hashtags are the most powerful. Posts with at least one hashtag have 12.6% more engagement than those without. I have been hoping to write … Continue reading Finally: Instagram Users Can Now Follow Hashtags
What happens when canonical tags get out of control and how can you rein them in? Columnist Patrick Stox shares his findings and insights. Patrick Stox on September 29, 2017 Being a technical SEO, I love digging into any weird problems where things don’t seem to work as expected. Canonical tags seem easy enough, … Continue reading Canonical tags gone wild
Nick Harland — September 23, 2017 — September 23, 2017 The other day, when I was browsing my Facebook, I noticed a post from a business that contained a frankly ridiculous number of hashtags. The post looked silly, unprofessional and the company in question seemed to be using hashtags because, you know, it’s social media … Continue reading Hashtags: Why, Where, When?
Jenna MacDonald — May 5, 2017 — May 5, 2017 The hashtag is not a new trend on social media anymore. However, if you’re new to the social world hashtags are something to get familiar with. You may think the pound sign (#) is only meant to be used when you check your voicemail, but … Continue reading The Importance of Hashtags: Know Where, Why, and How to Use Them
Rachel Parker — April 4, 2017 Follow @resonancecont— April 4, 2017 In the beginning, there was Twitter. Now Twitter had a lot of stuff, and it all moved really fast. Frustrated tweeters asked, “How can we find and participate in discussions about stuff we care about in all this mess?” And lo, in 2007 the … Continue reading Hashtags Are Dead. Long Live Hashtags! (… Sorta)
Lisa Waters — March 6, 2017 — March 6, 2017 You probably have never heard of Chris Messina, the man who changed the way we use Social Media. In 2007, with one simple tweet, Chris introduced a concept in to the Twitter lexicon – hashtags! The story of how the Google designer made the hashtag … Continue reading 8 Do’s and Don’t’s When Using Hashtags