I have a Twitter account and have started tweeting various things but I'm a bit lost as to how to use the #tags. Can anyone enlighten me please? Thank you.

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MatthewLS Premium
On Instagram and sometimes on Twitter I dont use twitter much though. I use hastags that is related to my picture. Or with Twitter it should be related to your tweet. You can use any phrase really. So if I were on Instagram and posted a picture of my dog I would ise a few hastags like #Jupiter #pitbull #dog #pitbullsofinstagram. Things like that amd it gets your post to more people plus you will be targeting those people if that makes sense? I hope this helps
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks Matthew - yes it does. Hope you're ok today. Gail
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MatthewLS Premium
You are welcome anytime I am good (tired from work who isnt though right?). I didn't use to use hastags on my posts but I just decided why not. Then I got new followers and I got a few more likes. There are people who like to follow you but then unfollow so they can get more followers.

I am glad I could help though I hope all is well with you and your site
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suzzziq Premium
Thank you for explaining, Matthew! I was also confused, but never thought to ask! Thanks, Gail, for asking:)
Blessings:)
Suzi
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MatthewLS Premium
You're welcome anytime I do my best to help whenever I can hashtags (#) can be useful with social media.
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Hi Gail, # can be a bit of a mare. It is best to use # that will be searched for. e.g #bloggingtips #keywords
Use ones that relate to your post.
Don't use too many on twitter as your message can get lost in the message.
If you don't have an image, you can write your message then
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And put #tags here.
This way they don't interfere with your text.
I however always try to use an image and you can't do this then.
Hope this helps
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Your message will get lost in the # tags....... useless!
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks Karen. I'll bear that in mind. Gail
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DNicholas Premium
No, but that's something I'd like to learn too
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mawitty Premium
Twitter's help section has a good explanation on how hashtags work: https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/how-to-use-hashtags

Basically, you would hashtag your main keyword(s) - what you think would be relevant to most people's searches on Twitter. For example, one I often use when I share blog posts and other pages here from Wealthy Affiliate is #AffiliateMarketing.

Hashtags increase the visibility of your tweets and may increase your engagement, as people with similar interests find your tweet, "like" it, and they might even retweet it - or follow you. There's a hashtag for asking for retweets too - #pleasert. Some people frown on using that, though, because it sounds as if you are begging.
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks Mishael - you sound like you have it sussed! I'll check out the training and thank you for the explanation. It helps a lot. Gail
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mawitty Premium
No problem. Glad to help.

I've been using Twitter for a few years now, so I've gotten to know the ins and outs of it some. My following's not as big as I would've hoped it to be after all this time, but maybe someday...
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GailLowe Premium
Well I'm going to follow you right now! :) Thanks
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GailLowe Premium
What is your username or link please?
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DEversley Premium
Hi Gail
Creating a hashtag is a way of creating a group for a topic/conversation. e,g #IceCreamNiceLondon will create a tag (unique URL). Anyone who posts and includes that hashtag will be similarly tagged or grouped within.

David
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks David - so is the idea to create your own tag or to include other peoples? Sorry to be a bit 'slow' on this one! :)
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