I love Twitter! If it wasn’t for Twitter I wouldn’t have as much of an audience as I do. With that being said, I hear a lot of people say they don’t understand Twitter.
Why is Twitter difficult to understand?
Twitter, unlike other forms of social media, is explored rather than fed. Sure, the people you follow does make up a feed that is given to you, but when you first get on Twitter it is like standing in an empty corridor.
Enter The Hashtag
When you post on Twitter, if you want anyone to see it outside of the people that are following you… you need to “index” it with a hashtag. If you don’t do this, no one will see it. Especially if the person following you is following a ton of other people. You get buried.
How Do You Hashtag?
I prefer to replace words in my tweets with hashtags. Unfortunately, that isn’t always a possible scenario. For an example… a tweet I would post my say: I am talking about #hashtags on @twitter in this #blog post.
The hashtags are all relevant to the topic… I didn’t force them. They are also words that people might replicate. The point of having a hashtag is to be seen. If you don’t want your hashtags to be seen then use silly irrelevant hashtags. For example, I am talking about hashtags on twitter in the blog post #Iamawesomeandgoingtobetrendingbecausethispost is gold.
Same tweet… one people will actually view, and the other one is just for your followers.
How do You Find Relevant Hashtags?
I personally use Hashtagify.me. Basically, you find your topic and it will give you all hashtags correlated to that one.
Once you find the relevant hashtags you are ready to post. Again, it seems more fluid if you replace words… if you can’t, then place them at the end. For example, if you are tweeting about a workout you may want to put #fitness at the end of the tweets.
Hopefully, this will help you get the impressions you need.
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