Hashtag is a Metadata Tag that is Prefaced by the (#)HASH Symbol. Hashtag are Widely used on Microblogging & Photo Sharing services such as Twitter & Instagram as a form of user generated tagging that enables Cross-referencing of content sharing a subject or theme.
CAN ANYONE USE HASHTAGS?
Yes, Hashtags are great way to organize your social media updates and to find others who who are talking about the same things you are talking about. Hashtags can be created by Anyone.
CHRIS MESSINA, a social technology expert, is credited to have come up with the very First Hashtags on twitter. He first Posted the hashtag #barcamp in August 23,2007.
In the last decades Hashtags could be seen in most emerging as well as established Social Media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Reddit and YouTube.
RULES FOR HASHTAGS:
- Always use the # symbol before your chosen keywords.
- Don’t use punctuations or spaces in hashtags.
- Never put characters immediately before the hashtag
- Use letters and numbers, never use numbers alone
- Keep it short & Catchy.
HOW MANY HASHTAGS YOU CAN USE?
The number of hashtags you use depends on which platform you are posting to.
- YouTube Upto 15 Hashtags
- Twitter 1-2 Hashtags
- Instagram Upto 30 Hashtags
- Linkedln 3-5Hashtags.
Hashtags encourage social media users to explore content that catches their eye.
This blog is authored by HARISHKANNAN. S – Digital Marketing Club