What is a Hashtag ?

By in Social Media Marketing on July 23, 2013

Where and Why do we use Hashtags ?

Hash-tag is a word in social discussion that begins with a # sign. Also called a s a Metadata Tag.

Adding # before a word like as in #Rugby makes it a Hashtag. Hashtags are widely used on social networks.
They let you associate a Word with a Larger topic or a group or a conversation. It is like adding keywords to your
message and making in searchable globally. Hashtags provide a means of grouping messages, since one can search for the hash-tag and get the set of messages that contain it.

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2 thoughts on “What is a Hashtag ?

  1. 1

    Mr. Sunil,
    Can i use Hashtags on my webpages will this help my keyword or webpages to rank better.

    Because i normally heard Hashtags used mainly with twitter.

    • sunil datar
      2

      Hi Vikram,

      Hashtags are not meant for web pages.
      These are used on certain Social media websites. Facebook has now incorporated usage of Hashtags.
      Hashtags provide a means of grouping similar messages, since one can search for the hashtag and get the set of messages that contain it.
      I hope you now get how the hashtags are useful.

      Thanks
      Sunil




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