Home » Communication » Using hashtags to categorize Tweets by keyword and Using hashtags correctly at Twitter

Using hashtags to categorize Tweets by keyword and Using hashtags correctly at Twitter



A hashtag is really just a way of categorizing your tweets so that they are part of a narrowed conversation and they’re easier to find in Twitter search. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that, or else hashtags wouldn’t have been the most popular trending topic in 2010.

Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.

Using hashtags to categorize Tweets by keyword:

  • People use the hashtag symbol # before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter Search.
  • Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets marked with that keyword..
  • Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet – at the beginning, middle, or end.
  • Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.

Example: In the Tweet below, @eddie included the hashtag #FF. Users created this as shorthand for “Follow Friday,” a weekly tradition where users recommend people that others should follow on Twitter. You’ll see this on Fridays.

Using hashtags correctly:

  • If you Tweet with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your Tweet
  • Don’t #spam #with #hashtags. Don’t over-tag a single Tweet. (Best practices recommend using no more than 2 hashtags per Tweet.)
  • Use hashtags only on Tweets relevant to the topic.
Related Articles:



  1. could you explain it more?

  2. A history says:

    Heads Up We adores your striking website cheers and pls keep the ball moving

  3. great website, great posts. i will also encourage my friends to read your posts. lista de email lista de email lista de email lista de email lista de email

  4. Hey our purposes simply really like your stunning blog thank you and please follow it
    [url=http://www.articlescrib.com/Art/765972/1/New-iphone-produced-10-benefits-to-be-able-to-globe.html]A brief history[/url]
    A brief history

  5. The top says:

    You have brought up a very fantastic points , appreciate it for the post.

  6. Well-known says:

    I¡¯m still learning from you, while I¡¯m trying to reach my goals. I absolutely liked reading all that is written on your blog.Keep the stories coming. I liked it!

  7. Common says:

    You have brought up a very fantastic points , appreciate it for the post.

  8. Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is important and all. But just imagine if you added some great images or videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and clips, this website could undeniably be one of the greatest in its field. Awesome blog!

  9. I simply want to mention I’m all new to blogging and certainly loved your website. Likely I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You definitely come with good writings. Bless you for sharing your web site.

  10. bigcat says:

    This actually answered my drawback, thank you!

  11. very interesting stuff.

  12. your all blogs is genuinely amazed.i impressed to see your creativity.this is another beautiful blog you post.Thanks for sharing and please keep sharing

  13. your website is the most informative. i loved your website a lot. thank you.

  14. Hello There. I discovered your weblog the usage of msn. This is a really well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your helpful info. Thanks for the post. I will certainly return.

  15. My brother recommended I may like this website. He was entirely right. This publish truly made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how a lot time I had spent for this information! Thank you!

  16. Clair Servi says:

    I simply want to say I am very new to blogging and really enjoyed this web site. Very likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog . You surely have outstanding articles. Thanks for sharing your web site.

  17. Hey guys its theme is very interesting and I think we should put more information … thanks for letting me comment

  18. copyright says:

    Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on
    Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo
    News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Appreciate it

  19. Hello, Neat post. There is an issue along with your web site in web explorer, might check
    this? IE still is the marketplace chief and
    a large section of other people will omit your fantastic writing due to
    this problem.

  20. It’s genuinely very complicated in this full of activity life to listen news on TV, thus I only use the web for that purpose, and take the most recent news.

  21. I believe that is one of the such a lot important info for
    me. And i aam happy reading your article. But want tto observation on few general issues, The web
    site style is perfect, the articles is in point of fact
    nice : D. Good job, cheers

  22. Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your website, how can i subscribe for a blog web
    site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little
    bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided
    bright clear idea

  23. Or newsletters, each month monthly statements,
    new invoices and promotional flyers. Lincoln, Nebraska
    is infrequently considered a chic town. The girl down the highway would have pushed
    it to the max.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 106 other followers

Our Twitter Updates

Page Uploads

wordpress statistics

Unique Visitors

  • 8,780
%d bloggers like this: