Twitter Hashtags: Stop the Spam

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Have you seen the outrageous use of Twitter hashtags?  Most people don’t even realize they are spamming others on their Twitter stream but it’s very obvious they are so here’s a quick lesson.

Please don’t use single words like #coffee #sugar #tea when tweeting.  The whole point of using Twitter hashtags is to keep up with a conversation. So it would be better in that case to use something like #coffeelovers (which I see there is actually a hashtag for!) where people can talk about their love for coffee.  Or here’s another one I see a lot #workouts.  OK but let’s get more specific.  I think it would be better to separate this in to #homeworkouts, #gymworkouts or even #cardioworkouts.  It’s like we are taught with keyword research, it’s much harder to rank for single keywords in the search engines and it’s better to go for the long tail keyword phrases.  I look at hashtags in a similar way.  Be more specific and you’ll make better connections.

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