Hashtags are the backbone of Twitter. They connect similar tweets to each other, making it easier to link thoughts and ideas with people. Hashtags are one of the most effective ways to reach users that aren’t following you and they make it possible to join discussions of interest.
Before we get to the list of Twitter hashtags for bloggers and business owners, let’s quickly go over what hashtags are, what their purpose is and how to use them.
What are hashtags?
Hashtags are a word or phrase preceded by the pound sign. Hashtags don’t have spaces, and can either be upper case or lower case, both returning the same search results. Clicking on a hashtag will bring you to its dedicated page.
What is the purpose of hashtags?
Think of hashtags like the categories on your blog. They group content together so it’s easier to find. Search the hashtag #BooksToRead and you’ll find tweets from authors promoting their books, links to top ten lists and reviews from book bloggers. All the tweets on the #bookstoread hashtag page can be filtered by people you follow or everyone.
You can also use hashtags to keep track of discussions that are going on about everything from politics to TV shows. Twitter chats rely on hashtags to keep the discussion flowing and businesses use them for promotional campaigns.
How to use hashtags?
Use 1-2 hashtags when you want your tweet included with others using the same hashtag. For example, a tweet about using social media for business can use the hashtag #socialmediatips. Someone searching that hashtag on Twitter has a good chance of seeing your tweet.
Hashtags are also widely used to add personality, humor and sarcasm to tweets.
- Having fun with my husband at #DisneyWorld. So happy we met Micky! #MetTheMouse #NeverWantToLeave
- Spent the day at the farm doing cleanup & grooming. One of the mares had a foal. #cutestthingever
- Got a red smart car today! I’ve been wanting one for a while. #WhereMyClownsAt
Twitter hashtags for bloggers and business owners:
I started a list of Twitter hashtags for bloggers, online marketers, and business owners. If you know of other ones comment below and I’ll add them to the list.
#fbloggers (fashion bloggers)
#bbloggers (beauty bloggers)
#lbloggers (lifestyle bloggers)
#womanpreneur – submitted by Susana
#womeninbiz – submitted by Susana
Trending Twitter Hashtags
I suggest keeping tabs on Twitter’s trending hashtags. If there’s one that relates to blogging or business, use it in your tweet for additional exposure. Sometimes a trending hashtag is general enough that you can easily use it such as #MyTopTen, which can be adapted to your business or blog.
Hashtags For Twitter Chats
I tried not to include hashtags that are designed for Twitter chats. Using them when the chat is not live is fine, but when the chat is in session, having your random tweet come through might not be well received. There will be another post in this series on Twitter chats and I’ll go more into depth there.
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Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
What an amazing and helpful list!
I had already pinned this from Pinterest and I’m delighted to see you shared this at the #SHINEbloghop!
Thanks for joining us and wishing you a lovely weekend.
Momma Mandi says
Thanks for posting all this great information!
Mary Gilbert says
Pinned! Thanks for the helpful info and for sharing on Fridays Blog Booster Party
Tracy @theconservativemommy says
Great definition of hashtags. Thanks for the list!
Great tips. I am never sure how many hastags is enough or too many. Thanks!
Thanks for the tips Joanne. I look forward to taking your challenge next week.
Great post Love all the hashtags to use! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my own Blog Tips & Tricks Pinterest Board! We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
Hi! Thank you for your article! My personal suggestions: #womanpreneur #womeninbiz.
Hi Susana! I added your suggestions and credited you with a link to your Twitter account. I also followed you on Twitter from @joannegreco. Thanks!!
Laura funk says
Fantastic list! There were a couple that I have seen on twitter but never knew like Lblogger…duh I should know this one.
Terri Ramsey Beavers says
Thank you so much for the tips and information. I use Twitter on a daily basis, and I’ve been adding hashtags to them.
Ashley @irishred02 says
These are great tips to have especially for those starting out. I like that you had lists of good hashtags to use. And all those people who #myentiresentencebecauseIthinkImclever need to read this 😉
Good tips, especially about the trending hashtags.
Mary @ 120 Spring Street says
Lots of great tips here, I don’t use Twitter much but have been thinking about getting more involved. Love the ideas of saying little but getting the point across. The hash tags are a great help, I didn’t know how to do that to link up with others. Saw your post on SITS Girls, thanks for sharing.
Star Traci says
I never think to check out the trending tags. That is really good advice. I am good with tags in parties but definitely inconsistent with casual use. I need to take more time with that.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I love when bloggers support each other!
Karren Haller says
I have recently been trying to use them in my comments, if you highlight a hashtag and right click, you can open it in a new window to have it reveal on Google all the places it has been used. Its really fun to have that as a history, see where I’ve been. But I’ve got a long ways to go to and your article has really helped.
Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGFF
Have a great weekend!
Thanks Joanne, I have been a little confused how to use hashtags so this post is most helpful.
Thanks for bringing us this useful information.
I have been on Twitter for so many years (pretty much from the beginning), but only recently I started to filter by hashtag.
I’m here from #FridayBlogBooster
Ursula Barzey says
I’m a big fan of hastags on Twitter (and also Instagram). It’s definitely helped me to discover content and people I wouldn’t have otherwise discovered.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
I have recently gotten on board the hashtag train. Not just using them in Twitter but on Facebook and other social media too.
Thanks for listing out these relevant hashtags. I always use hashtags in my tweets and I believe doing so is what has helped me build up my audience.
Shauna s. says
When I first started seeing the whole hashtag trend, I didn’t want to do it. Now as a blogger I use them all the time. It does make life easier when searching for something specific.
I never know if I am using hashtags successfully. I know I need to use them more. I need a dictionary for hashtags! Twitter is fun though, and I am growing my followers fairly rapidly.
I get a kick out of some of the creative hashtags that people come up with when they are just trying to have a bit of fun. Some of them are hilarious. As far as blogging, I try and use hashtags that will direct twitter users to my tweets and hopefully my blog post but sometimes when I am in a rush, I forget. Great advice on keeping an eye on trending hashtags and trying to use them to your benefit.
I never know if I do enough hashtags or do too many when I post. I need to keep up on the trending ones – I’ll have to check it out.