How To Increase Your Social Influence With Healthy Hashtags

How to increase your social influence by choosing healthy hashtags

There is still a lot of confusion around hashtags, what they are and why they are used.

Put simply, they are specific words or short phrases (with no word spaces) preceded by the hash symbol (#), sometimes called a pound symbol.

When applied strategically they can help you target specific users, and cast your net to a wider audience. It is also another way to form a connection with other influencers. Keep them relevant and be careful not to overdo it.

Hashtags act like a search browser for social media Click To Tweet

Hashtags you might consider include:

  • Your key topic areas
  • Your modality
  • Your geographical location
  • Your signature program
  • Your business name
  • Your product names
  • Your target market
  • Your niche

Use the appropriate amount for different platforms. As a guide:

  • Facebook 1-2
  • Twitter 1-2
  • Pinterest 2-3
  • Instagram 10+
  • Google+ 2-3
    (Source: CoSchedule)

Research has shown that too many hashtags can REDUCE engagement. It also has a tendency to look a bit desperate!

Think…. less is more.

Remember… keep them relevant or you risk annoying your followers.

The online HASHTAGIFY tool can help you identify good hashtags for your industry, and analyze… Click To Tweet

You can check out www.hashtagify.me here. Do you have any handy hashtag tips you could share?

Happy hashtagging!

Krishna Everson - Your Health Marketing Specialist

 

 

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Krishna Everson
 

Krishna Everson is a Health Promoter, Writer and Marketing Consultant and Trainer who works with health and wellness professionals who want to share their message, promote their service, or sell their product or book.

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