Is using social networking site a part of your marketing strategy? What I mean is you copy the url of your newly-published blog content and then promote it in all your social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, just to name a few. If this is what you do, then I have a good news for you. Don’t ignore what these sites can offer even this little thing that I am going to discuss on this post. In my opinion, hashtag feature hasn’t been explored yet by almost everybody but if we learned how to use it, I’m sure you’ll benefit from it too. I’ve been using it just recently in Google Plus and experienced great results. Your blog will be exposed to lots of readers and there’s a greater chance of getting huge amount of traffic at the same time.
But first, what is this hashtag stuff? By having keyword like “blogging” or “make money online”, you just add # (pound) sign on the first word of your keyword like #blogging or if there are two or more words, just remove spaces in between and turn it into this #makemoneyonline. It doesn’t matter if you capitalize the next word for it does the same if written in small letters.
Using this in your content promotion will make your post public and be seen by people under that niche (the one you make as your hashtag). It’s like letting your message be discovered by thousands of like-minded people in a feed-structured site. That’s what happens when you include it in your strategy my friend.
Anyway, here’s what I do whenever I use the above-mentioned sites:
and before I hit ‘post’, ‘tweet’ or ‘share’ button, I already have some great keywords in mind that will be translated to hashtag. Of course, I make sure that those words/phrases are popular and people tend to use it a lot.
2. Prior to above step, I do my checking first like for example in Facebook. I type what keywords I want at the end of this address (after the last /) https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/<your keyword should go here>.
For example in my case, my keyword is makemoneyonline. The address will become https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/makemoneyonline. Copy that and paste it in your address bar. By doing this, you will know ahead of time if the keyword you are about to use is popular and if many people are using it, But take note that you should not use a lot of hashtag words because aside from you’ll look as spammer to everyone, you abuse it as well. 2-3 hashtag keywords are enough as long as they are related to your blog post.
3. If you’re confident with what you make so far, then that’s the time for you to click on site’s publish button for it to be live.
And that’s it! You’ll now know my strategy in using this feature. Take note that it cannot only be found in sites I mentioned here but some websites do offer it due to the advantages it offers.
I hope you like what you read and if you have a question, feel free to use the space provided below for your comment. Thank you.