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Blogger Quick Tip – Hashtags are Like Anchor Text

blogger quick tipsI think I’m finally getting the hang of Twitter and I love the traffic I’m receiving for “getting it.”

Hashtags are the answer to getting followers and traffic.  Placement and proper use are even more important!

A few days after I wrote that article on hashtags, I started getting a ton of traffic.  Nearly 400 unique visitors arrived on Saturday which was remarkable since it was a Saturday and a holiday.  The vast majority came from Twitter.  Jonathan asked

Did you use the hashtag at the start of the tweet? I think that causes problems. Use it in the middle or end of the message.

I had been using them at the front of the message, but then it dawned on me I should be using them like anchor text on a website.  Anchor text utilizes keywords, so do hashtags.

This was the tweet that earned so much traffic –

#blogging #twitter Get Twitter followers automatically – http://bit.ly/3tPHFk

I can save space by writing –

#blogging Get #Twitter followers automatically – (Linky)

The “perfect” tweet would use hashtagged keywords exclusively.  If you can’t hashtag the keyword in your sentence, it probably doesn’t belong there.

#Utah‘s top #Blogger #contest is over. The winner is…http://bit.ly/abWgv

Ahhh, perfection!

  1. November 3, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    It was a great post, and we were glad our tweet on it send you nearly 500 clicks ( http://j.mp/info/2LM0vu ) Well done!


    • seobyswaby
      November 6, 2009 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks for the tweet!


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