The # (pound ) sign has taken on another life , a very powerful one, on the internet. It is the Hashtag
that as defined by Wikipedia – A hashtag is a type of label or metadata tag used on social network and microblogging services which makes it easier for users to find messages with a specific theme or content.
It isn’t used just on Twitter anymore! Hashtags are being used on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media where people want to find content.
If you want to find information on water, just use the #water in Google Search or any search engine and all the articles or images or anywhere where it is used will come up for you to click on and go to the website source.
If you are wondering about all the hashtags in a post on the internet and why some of them might not make sense…#np (what is that- I will have to do a Google search)..then all you have to do is look at a company like Ritetag.com where all they are about is HASHTAGS and you know there is power in Hashtags.
I wrote this post so I could embed my Hashtag comparison from Ritetag for reference. This Ritetag table will update every day on my favourite hashtags as to how many tweets, re-tweets, views, views of tweet with image, view of tweet with link and view of tweet with mentions (all on Twitter of course).
I would go on Instagram software analytic company or Facebook etc. to check out how a hashtag was doing there. I’ll have some more detailed posts about the power of hashtags but for now, I’m keeping an eye on my Entrepreneurial hashtags. 🙂