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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Facebook Hashtags

Facebook started using hashtags for better search results.  If you make a post about something the keyword(s) may or may not be caught by the search engine but if you use the hashtag #keyword it will be picked up by the search engine.  Hashtags are not all that important for personal posts, in my opinion.  The reason being, personal posts are usually not made public but rather targeted to friends or friends not acquaintances.  That means at best the post reaches a narrow audience but hashtags add a clickable link that will display other posts with that hashtag.  Hashtags are one more way to effectively promote your blog posts on your blog's Facebook page because the posts usually are public to begin with.  If you add a hashtag to a post on your blog's Facebook page, other Facebook members can find your post via hashtags.  Unlike promoting a post which costs money, using hashtags is free!  If at all possible, use a hashtag on any post on your blog's Facebook page.  That will bring a bit of traffic via the hashtag to your blog's Facebook page which in turn may bring traffic to your blog.


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