Developing Your Brand
Blogging, Tweeting, the Social Media Blitzkrieg.
Keeping up with writing, Blogging, Tweeting and all the other daily tasks require efficiency and targeted efforts. All are well aware of the “follow” button. Some buy followers others simply post & post and slowly gather followers. (The latter is the team SlantedK is on.)
However, I bring this back around to the topic of “hashtags (#).”
“What is a hashtag, Dave? I see them everywhere.”
“I am so glad you asked. There are no bad questions, so I shall start with the definition.”
Definition: The # symbol, called the hashtag, marks keywords or topics in a Tweet.
Categorizing messages, if you will.
* From Twitter - Using hashtags correctly:
- If you Tweet with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your Tweet
- Don't #spam #with #hashtags. Don't over-tag a single Tweet. (Best practices recommend using no more than 2 hashtags per Tweet.)
- Use hashtags only on Tweets relevant to the topic.
What this all means is the hashtag is a search marker. You are posting and posting, yet only your followers are seeing them. Add a hashtag and your Tweets will show up on searches under said topics.
— David M Karder (@slantedk) September 15, 2012 />
Now you’re good to go, ready to rock, and have another tool in the effort to develop and expand your brand. Look forward to seeing ya’ll out in the wide world wed.
Here is a great Blogger with some more great advice on the topic.
How To Optimize Twitter: Be Real, Profiles, RT, Hashtags & More
Lisa Buyer, March 8, 2012