1. What is a “hashtag”?

A hashtag is every word starting with the hash sign – “#”. So for example, #Hashtag is a hashtag. #iLoveNewYork is also a hashtag. Thus any of the following words are hashtags: #food #eathealthy #voteForMe #HashtagsFAQ etc

  1. How many hashtags are there?

There is an infinite number of hashtags! A hashtag can be any combination of letters and numbers, so you can construct any type of word you would like: #example94835 and #example9473 are different hashtags!

  1. How hashtags are different from other words?

Hashtags do not have to be real words, i.e. you can (for example) misspell a word, use acronyms or use numbers. #totomo is a valid hashtag, even that it is not an English word.

  1. Which sites are using hashtags?

Almost all sites are using hashtags, but what is more important, that the main social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are allowing users to post hashtags.

  1. How many people are using hashtags?

It is hard to tell how many people are using hashtags in their posts, but what is sure – that 100% of the internet users are exposed to hashtags, in others’ posts.


  1. What are the best hashtags to use?

It is impossible to tell which hashtags are the best to use, unless you use a hashtag tool like TagPredict, which gives you live trends of hashtags popularity. You can download this tool for free, from the Google Webstore.

  1. Do I need to use different hashtags on different posts?

You need to do what is best for you – the best is to use different hashtags on different posts since hashtags popularity change every second! People are using hashtags and then they stop using it – you want to use what other people are using so your posts get exposed to more people

  1. Can I use hashtags that not related to my post?

Yes. You can use any hashtag you like – social media won’t filter you. So if you post something about food, nobody stopping you from using a “#election” hashtag, even that it is not related to your post.

  1. How can I know if hashtags are popular or not?

Try the following site: http://hashtags.tagpredict.com

  1. Where can I find more information on hashtags?

There are some good blog items about hashtags, start with this blog item, and continue from there.

Enjoy it!


Hashtags FAQ – Social Media Know how