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We’ve all heard the word hashtag, and even probably know what is is.

But, do you know how to use hashtags to increase your following and blog traffic? The hashtag is simply a number sign, and it’s a type of metatag used on social networks. It connects together and makes it easier to, as I say, “find your people”.

What do I mean when I say “find your people”?

Hashtags help to almost put “cliques” together and make it easy to share and find relevant content. For example, I’m a mom and I often write about my bipolar disorder, so a few examples of hashtags I use are #momlife, #momswithbipolardisorder. Using these hashtags I’ll likely find other content that is similar and for someone searching for relevant content, they’d be able to find mine. Using hashtags in a personal and relevant way will help you find your people.

Use hashtags that fit your brand.

When possible keep them short, and simple to remember. Hashtags can definitely open up the doors to more followers and traffic.

Popular hashtags for READERS – (Perfect for writers to use to promote!) #amreading #booklovers #freebooks #bookaddict #books #lovetoread #goodreads #reader #bookworm

Popular hashtags for WRITERS – #writingcommunity #amwriting #creativity #writing #wordcount #writechat #selfpub #bookmarketing #wip #wordathon #mustread #bookmarketingchat

Popular hashtags for SMALL BIZ – #onlinebusiness #businessowner #shoplocal #smallbiz #entrepreneur #startup #smallbizowner #shoplocal + your city #marketing #onlinemarketing

Popular hashtags for CRAFTERS – #handmade #crafting #crafty #handcrafted #diycrafts #creative #creativeminds #createmakeshare #seekinspiration #createinsummer

Popular hashtags for BLOGGERS – #lbloggers #bloggerlife #theclqrt #TRJforbloggers #blogpost #blogginggals #bloggerstribe

Popular hashtags for OPPORTUNITY – #bloggerswanted #bloggersrequired #opportunityknocks #jobopening #nowhiring

Hashtags are an incredible tool to use to increase both your traffic and your following.

How to use them to find more of “your people”? Search the hashtags and follow and engage with other accounts. Use relevant hashtags in your tweets. You can use hashtags pretty much anywhere and the purpose remains the same. It’s how you find your people. Your people are the ones that interact and support you. You need to find your people on all platforms.

Do you have favorite hashtags? Do you use hashtags? Let me know below!!

Love Always, Enn

Want to increase your traffic even more? Check out my post 10 Ways To Increase Your Blog Traffic!!!

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29 thoughts on “How To Use Hashtags To Increase Your Traffic

  1. Love this! I’ve been trying to become more hashtag savvy — I know it’s one of the best way to reach people, but it’s hard to know where to start! Thanks for sharing ❤️

  2. That’s really informative. I use hash tags when promoting, but this will make me a lot smarter with how I use them. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for this blog post!!!. I mainly use hashtags for instagram, sometimes also on Twitter…..I know that they’re useful also for Pinterest, I’ll try some of yours. Thanks again for this informative post.

  4. I have connected with a lot of other dog moms on Twitter using the hashtag #dogmomlife as of late. I love that it’s a fun way to share the unique experiences that come with welcoming a dog into your life and connect with others that have that same love.

  5. Definitely have realized how important the use of hashtags are! You are so right – they are such a GREAT way to find your “people”! Heck, that’s how I found YOU! <3

  6. I love this awesome list of hashtags for different niches! I have worked with several different tags; it takes experimentation starting out to find your people. 🙂

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