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The Unofficial Guide To Hashtagging

In a world where Hashtags (#hashtag) have taken over social media there needs to be a set of rules and regulations to avoid the abuse of hash-tagging. And since there are no formal rules already put in place I would like to take a shot at it. Follow these easy rules and even YOU can use hashgtags correctly!

1.) Avoid overusing hashtags

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We all know this person. The type of person that puts a picture of a fence on Instagram and then proceeds to hashtag a book about it.

#Fence #WhitePicket #Paint #Yard #HuckleberryFinn #Wood #FenceGame #FenceFlow #ThatsAGoodLookingFence #WheresTheGate #iPhoneFencePicture #FencePictureFans

That is a big no no. Nobody wants to see/read that many hashtags. If you are looking for people to find and “like” your content via hashtag don’t try so hard, it looks pathetic. Stick to 2 or 3 (MAX)

2.) Make tags relevant to your content

Make you hastags relevant to your content on social media sites. That way when people use the hashtag, “#Puppy”, they see pictures and information of cute little balls of fur and not pictures of fences, sunsets, or your genitalia.

For example, if I post this Picture of Bill Paxton to Facebook below are appropriate tags to use.

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#BillPaxton #AmericanTreasure #DiscoveredTheTitanic

For another example, here are some hashtags you shouldn’t use when posting a picture of say…..a sunset.

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#SelfieSunday #GymFlow #MoMoneyMoProblems

3.)  Do not use hashtags in the real world

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Please, if you listen to any of these, listen to this one. When you use “hashtag” in real world examples you look like a moron. No, actually, a moron would know better than to do that. You would be more like…. this

-MattyV

PS- There is only one example of over-hashtagging being ok. ONLY ONE

Here it is…

You are not Justin or Jimmy, so knock it off!

(If you are Justin or Jimmy… How do you like the site? #AverageNobodies)

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