Twitter Hashtags

Twitter Hashtags are a way to add searchable tags to your posts. How? just add a hash (or pound sign) in from a word. In most twitter interfaces this results in a link to search twitter for other posts with the same tag. Using a hash is also a way to mark tweets performed by an application. When used for tagging in particular, be sure to select the shortest unique tag so as to not take up precious characters in the tweet.

Here at the Blog Traffic Exchange we have begun using a few specific tags for our applications and plugins. We selected tags that were short and that have been used in very low volumes prior our deployments. Also, we add our hashtags to the end of tweets so that if there are not enough characters for the tweet our tags are simply dropped.

  • #OPP = A tweet originating from the promotion of an old post via the #Wordpress plugin Old Post Promoter
  • #RTW = A tweet originating from the #Wordpress plugin Related Tweets
  • #BSQ = A tweet originating from blog search site Blog Search Query
  • #WordPress = OK so we didn’t make this one up, but we really like WordPress. A tweet containing the word #Wordpress

Originally posted 2009-08-10 20:57:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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