The Hashtag Tale: How to Choose, Use, and Woo Your Social Media Audience
Do you ever feel like you're playing a game of hashtag roulette? Are you throwing a bunch of hashtags at your posts and hoping that something sticks? Fear not, dear reader, we're about to dive into the whys, the hows, and the 'what the heck does this mean?' of hashtags. We'll also serve up some nifty online tools to streamline your hashtag picking process.
Get ready for your great hashtag enlightenment.
The Why of Hashtags- a Brief Tale
Once upon a time in the land of Twitter, the humble hashtag came into being. Its job? To group together posts of the same theme and help users navigate the chaotic social media seas. Fast forward to now, and hashtags are like the secret sauce of social media. They can connect your posts to a larger conversation, help you reach out to your desired audience, and make your brand more visible. It's all about picking the right ones, though. Choose poorly, and you could end up feeling as lost as a vegan in a butcher's shop.
The Magic Number of Hashtags - The Goldilocks Principle
So, how many hashtags should you garnish your posts with? Is it a case of 'the more, the merrier'? Not quite. Just like Goldilocks, you want it to be just right
For Twitter, a pair of hashtags is the sweet spot. One might get lonely, while three's a crowd. Instagram, on the other hand, is like a hashtag party where you can invite up to 30. But do remember, it's not about stuffing the room. Research suggests 9 to 11 is the magic number for engagement.
LinkedIn is a little more reserved - think afternoon tea rather than a wild soirée. Around five hashtags will do the trick here. However, regardless of the platform, remember that each hashtag is a potential conversation you're joining. Irrelevant or generic hashtags can make you the party-crasher no one wants to talk to.
Three Fairy Godmother Tools to Pick Your Hashtags
In a world where new hashtags are born faster than you can say 'trending', how do you keep up? Do you wish for a fairy godmother to help you navigate this maze? Well, here are three online tools that can make your wishes come true.
Hashtagify: If hashtags had a family tree, Hashtagify would be the genealogist. It helps you understand the relationship between different hashtags, discover trending ones, and find out the top influencers in your niche. It's a tool so versatile it should wear a cape!
RiteTag: This is your personal social media fortune teller. RiteTag gives real-time feedback on your hashtag's predicted performance based on historical data. It's like having a crystal ball, but for hashtags.
Tagboard: Imagine having a billboard that showcases all the social media posts related to a specific hashtag. That's what Tagboard does! It's a great tool to keep an eye on your competition or track the impact of your hashtag campaigns.
When the Hashtag Picking Gets Tough, Call Julixa Media
Call Julixa Media! We're wizards at social media management. We'll help you pick hashtags that work, drive engagement, and boost your brand visibility. Plus, we promise to bring a dash of humor and a whole lot of expertise. So, say goodbye to #FOMO and hello to #SuccessWithJulixa.