By James Sasser
Created 2 years ago
A lesson on the rules of using hashtags, and how they are used in the real world.
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Slide 3 - Hashtag Rules
- 1: DON'T OVERUSE - use a maximum of two hashtags in your tweets or Facebook posts. If you use too many your followers will think you are spamming them.
- 2: KEEP THEM SHORT — tweets are restricted to 140 characters you don’t want a hashtag taking up 50% of the letters in your tweet, there is however no limit to Facebook post length but keep them short to avoid annoying your fans/friends.
- 3: DEFINE YOUR TAG - in a tag directory such as tagdef.com, give your tag a meaning you can also search for the meaning of existing tags.
- 4: NO SPACES OR PUNCTUTION - make sure there are no spaces in the words preceding the hashtag or punctuation, as it will break the link.
Slide 5 - Here are some sample tweets that use hashtags (in bold) to add context, humor and voice:
- Let the weekend begin! #TGIF
- Wearing socks with Crocs is so stylish #kidding
- Just dropped my second ice cream cone. #fail
- I hate when people smoke e-cigarettes indoors. #annoying #rude #whygodwhy
- The movie #Gravity is beautiful, but so terrifying! #nevergoingtospace
- I’m loving 'The Sound of Things Falling' by Juan Gabriel Vasquez #FridayReads