Whether you’re new to social media or an old pro by now, you’ve probably noticed posts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Instagram that contain words preceded by the pound sign (#). These are called hashtags. And depending on your point of view, they can be either helpful or annoying.
I’m voting for helpful. They point out keywords in your post, which makes it more readily searchable by your followers, prospects and customers. And that’s always a good thing!
Maria Peagler of SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com has put together a Hashtag Primer that explains how and where to use them. It also offers examples of how hashtags can be used to grow your business, such as through branding.
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