Let’s see how much you know about how to use the hashtag, the symbol # and one of the most powerful publicity tools that help you promote.
True or false?
1. Hashtags, managed by Twitter, help you find news, topics and conversations you care about.
2. You can use only numerals and letters within your hashtag—no symbols or punctuation marks.
3. When used within the description on your Pinterest board, hashtags can help more people find your board and follow you.
4. It’s usually better to use a general hashtag than a specific one, so more people, not fewer, find you.
5. You can create your own hashtag or use someone else’s, but only if your content is related to theirs, or you’ll be spamming.
You’ll get the answers in a minute.
But you won’t have to guess anymore if you join me for the webinar I’m hosting
from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Eastern Time today on “How to Use Hashtags, the New Search Tool.” (UPDATE: Links to the video replay, the slides and all the other materials will be emailed on Saturday, Nov. 9. If you missed the webinar, register anyway and you’ll receive everything, including answers to any questions you email to me.)
I’ll cover all the basics for newbies, and I’ll share some advanced tactics and strategies for using hashtags in a publicity campaign and when writing press releases.
You’ll even get a checklist of questions to ask yourself before creating your own hashtags so one of yours doesn’t end up in The Hashtag Hall of Shame.
So how did you do on the quiz? The first four statements are false. The last one is true.
If you didn’t do so well, it’s because hashtags can be really tricky. I’ll explain all the answers during today’s webinar.
P. S. Yes, I can order more “seats” in the room if this one sells out.