What exactly is the hashtag question?
Well mine was after a discussion with my sister, I was asked to help explain what a hashtag was, well I knew it as a filling system, but only with a number…#1, #2, #3, so on and so forth so for me #=’Number’ and of course Twitter, something I never really understood, too many hashtags and not enough substance.
Though I know that the last part of that statement is not completely correct, the tweets I used to get on my feed were more akin a competition to get the best number of re-tweets for the #.
By writing this and including so many of them, I too feel like I have entered that re-tweet competition.
But, upon further reading it appears that Blogers are now putting the hashtag in their blog title. This can have two effects
- Increase the traffic to the post.
- Decrease the traffic to the post.
The latter comes usually with the over use of the hashtag.
My thought is…What if I place the hashtag down the bottom of the blog and link it to the title of the same blog? Would this then have the same effect to pulling in traffic?
So on this one experimental blog I have done just that. Now how do you know if it has worked? By using my views, usually I have under ten views, the most is 30+, so in this way I am the best candidate to show an improvement in traffic, after all in blogging terms one is a small fish in a very big pond.
The other way to know if it worked is if you came here and are reading this from a # link.