These days, hashtags are everywhere. We see them in advertisements, in weddings, on our newsfeeds. We even see them on the corner of our TV screens when we watch our favorite TV shows.
Creating a hashtag for your business can have a lot of benefits. It gives users a new way to get in touch with your business and spread the word about an upcoming event, your products or services. Of course, these things can only be achieved with an effective hashtag.
Here are some tips for creating a hashtag for your marketing campaign.
Less is more
When creating a hashtag, always remember that less is more. Come up with something short and brief. You may use a few words or a short phrase, but make sure it’s not too. Two to three words is ideal. Long hashtags can be tricky to read and easy to misspell. Remember, the shorter, the better.
Sure, there’s no rule that says you can’t use an existing hashtag. But if you opt for a hashtag that is currently being used by another company, this may create confusion among people.
Since there are millions of active social media users all over the world, it can be difficult to create a unique hashtag, but it’s doable. Use your creativity. Alliteration is your friend.
Double-check your hashtags
Make sure you check across different social platforms to make sure that it doesn’t already exist. If another brand is already using it or if you find thousands of posts with the hashtag you have in mind, then you might want to come up with a new one. But if there are only a few posts, then go ahead and claim the hashtag.
Make sure it’s relevant
You may have successfully created a unique hashtag, but it won’t benefit your marketing campaign if it has nothing to do with your brand. Make sure you create a hashtag that is relevant to what your company has to offer.