How to Best Use Hashtags on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Google+ [Infographic]

How to Best Use Hashtags on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Google+ [Infographic]

For brands on social media, hashtags serve one really important purpose: to help them increase the reach of their messages.

When brands choose the right hashtags, as well as the right number of hashtags, it’s a game changer. Why? Because doing this one simple thing can help boost a brand’s engagement and follower count overnight.

But before you start hashtagging up a storm, know that not all hashtag strategies work the same on every social media network.

For example, interactions are highest on Instagram posts with 11+ hashtags. Whereas on Twitter, using 1-2 hashtags is best for engagement. Use more than two hashtags in a tweet and your engagement drops by an average of 17 percent.

To learn more about how to use hashtags to your brand’s advantage, check out today’s featured infographic from the good folks at QuickSprout.

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Dana Kilroy
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Dana Sullivan Kilroy is ShortStack's Director of Communications and Social Media Marketing. Before joining the ShortStack team she was a writer whose work appeared in publications and sites including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc. and many other lifestyle publications. Reach her on Twitter @dsullyk. Read more articles by Dana Kilroy.