Best Hashtags For Entrepreneurs
Written by: Robert Lalonde
Published: 05 April, 2017
Hashtags were first used on Twitter in 2007. Once you post it, the hashtag becomes a clickable link. Anyone who clicks on it is brought to a page that features all the latest tweets and posts with that hashtag. Therefore, if you create a tweet with a link to your blog, you should place the hashtag early and away from the link so you don’t accidentally direct traffic away from your blog. People also use hashtags as search terms to drill down for relevant information posted by savvy internet users. Using hashtags is a great way to build a following or to find prospects and suppliers.
Why use hashtagsMore engagement: Social media posts with hashtags typically get twice as much engagement. When tweeting, only use one or two hashtags in a tweet or it will come across as spam. Reach a larger audience: You will reach a larger audience by using a popular hashtag that relates to your business or one that is trending at the moment.
How To Use HashtagsYou create a hashtag by placing the hash symbol before the word or phrase you want to use. The three simple rules to remember are:
- There are no spaces allowed in a hashtag
- No punctuation marks
- Use only letters and numbers
Best Hashtags For EntrepreneursExamples of best hashtags for entrepreneurs are #Biztip, #Entrepreneur, #Entrepreneurship, #Leadership, #Marketing, #BizOpp, #smallbusiness. There are many others, and some are probably more suited to your business than others. Which ones should you use? You can take the guesswork out of the equation by going to Ritetag to see how well any hashtag is likely to do. Hashtags on Ritetag are color-coded based on performance:
- Green: good for short term visibility
- Blue: good for long term visibility
- Red: overused right now, avoid it
- Grey: don’t use, no one follows it