How to Use Hashtags to Grow Your Business

How to Use Hashtags to Grow Your Business

Understand Hashtags In order to use hashtags to grow your business, it helps if you first understand what they are. They are an identifying phrase or word with a pound sign (#) in front of them. Why Use Hashtags But should businesses, or anyone else for that matter, use hashtags? It helps your business increase social media presence which, in turn, spells more customers, new customers, and more sales. How to Create Hashtags You can use hashtags in social media posts to draw more business. No Punctuation Adding other characters to your hashtag won’t work. So, no exclamation points, quote marks, hyphens, parenthesis, or other characters should be used. Use Then Anywhere You can use hashtags anywhere in your social media or promotional posts. You could tag your city to increase exposure: #Dallas #Boston #SanDiego. People in those areas searching for your business can use those tags to find you.

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It’s been a little over a decade since hashtags first made an appearance on social media. Although it took a few years, they slowly gained in popularity and use. Today they can be found virtually everywhere.

Even so, not everyone uses hashtags to their full potential. They look kind of cool when you use them, but looking cool isn’t their only purpose. In fact, you can use them to grow your business.

Understand Hashtags

In order to use hashtags to grow your business, it helps if you first understand what they are. They are an identifying phrase or word with a pound sign (#) in front of them.

As an example, a hashtag for this post might be #growyourbusiness. Using that hashtag, other people wishing to have more success with their business can find this information.

Why Use Hashtags

But should businesses, or anyone else for that matter, use hashtags? To put it simply, it can help to promote your business and make it more searchable.

When other people are looking for information about your company they can use a hashtag as an index to look it up. It helps your business increase social media presence which, in turn, spells more customers, new customers, and more sales.

Of course, more sales equals more profits. Therefore, it stands to reason that if hashtags can help your business you should probably be using…

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