Are Hashtags Important ? Well Here Is My Verdict Femifactor July 19, 2016 Social Media Many people have been asking me this question about hashtags whether it is neccesary or not… here is my verdict… hashtags are very neccessary for the social networks that use them.. e.g twitter, facebook, instagram, google+ … As keywords and keyphrases are to search engines, hashtags act as a curator for these social networks, increasing the reach of your posts when you use them. So when content for a particular topic’ hashtag you used is searched for, your content is displayed. Now let’s look at this scenario, i started a fashion line on instagram and i have good content but want to be discovered by prospective customers outside my circle on social media.. using hashtags like #fashion #fashionformen #instafashion #nigerianfashion #bellanaija would help my content be listed when anyone searches for these hashtags … presenting my content to the world that is in need of it… If you havent been using hashtags, i suggest you start using them today. Advantages of Using Hashtagswhen you use hashtags amd your content/brand gets discovered as mentioned above …the following advantages come with Your brand gets free Promotion You appear on Search results in social media platforms It helps you gain followers that like the content discovered on the hashtag It increases your Engagement It increases your exposure and interraction How To Write Hashtags Writing hashtags are very easy if you follow these rules Start with the # sign Do not space your text after the # sign The only symbol allowed with text is _ aka underscore It is not case sensitive but make it moderate and readable Examples of Good Hashtags #GoodHashtag #goodhashtag #good_hashtag Bad Hashtags # Good Hashtag #Good hashtag #Good-Hashtag #Good’hashtag Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.