What Are Facebook Hashtags?

If you have account on Google+ and twitter then you must be familiar with #hashtags. #hastags is basically a word or a phrase prefixed with the symbol #. It is a form of metadata tag. Hashtags turn topics and phrases into clickable links in posts on your personal timeline or your Page, and help people find posts about topics they’re interested in.

All high ranked social sites including Twitter, Tout, identi.ca, Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, Google+, all support hashtags. And now even Facebook also supports hashtags. The concept of hashtags basically carries over from Twitter, so if you have account on Twitter and are a regular user and also use Facebook then you know what the hashtags are?

But it will be quite difficult for those who have never used twitter, but don't worry after reading this post you will know all about Facebook Hashtags.

How to use hashtags?

To make a hashtag, write # (the number sign) along with a topic or phrase written as one word and add it to your post (ex: I walked up so many hills today! #India). When people click a hashtag, they’ll see a feed of posts that have been shared with them that are also using it. Here’s how you can use Facebook hashtags:

Expand your reach

Hashtags can be used to expand your reach to people who are looking at posts in your topic. If you used the right #hashtag then a huge traffic can come to your post. Its been a great way to help people looking for niche topics, via #hashtag your post will possibly get in front of those people who may not have seen your post otherwise. Must remember to see whether the #hashtag you used in your post gaining more traffic or not.

Amplify your brand:

You can also even use the #hashtags to promote your page, products, local business, special events and many more things. Use of #hashtags is simply a great way to promote all these things, as it helps you to gain more visitors to your post the more users search and click a #hashtag the more views you will get. And as we mentioned above you must use the right #hashtag for getting more traffic to your post. 

Cross Social Platforms

If you are using Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest from time then you must be using hashtags in your posts from time. You can save some time
by being able to post the same content across several platforms.

Things to consider when using Facebook #hashtags

Use relevant #hashtags

First and most important thing is that you must use a relevant #hashtag, as using hashtag just for the sake of getting heavy traffic is really a bad idea. By doing this you will only ruin your reputation, so only use relevant #hashtags.

 Use trending #hashtags 

Most of the users search for hashtags that are trending or evident, so to get more traffic you must keep your hashtags noticeable or used the trending hashtags. The best bet is to keep your hashtags based on brands, locations, services etc.

Keep #hashtags simple

Keep your #hashtags simple, as simplicity is the best. Use the #hashtag which is simple and short so that people can easily memorize and write a specific tag.

Avoid Spamming:

Its simple to avoid spamming use less hashtags as if you use more hashtags in your post you would not receive attention, because you’ll be seen as a spammer. By adding more than 2 hashtags in a post, you will be seen as a spammer and instead of rising the traffic would fall.

Research your #hashtag:

After adding #hashtag to your post, you must research it. By doing so you will come to know whether the hashtag which you have used is used by another company or person for an entirely different purpose that doesn’t align with their company message at all. So better research before using a hashtag.

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#hastags are now a part of Facebook, we recommend you to test it. There are lot of views from different people regarding the use of Facebook #hashtags some appreciate it some say its useless. 
What do you think? Have any views or suggestions regarding Facebook #hashtags. Tell us via comment below.

Benny Singh
Forever Tinkering With Gadgets

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