Hello again my digital peeps! Thank you for the awesome amount of views that I have gotten for my e-marketing video on WWE. Your comments and likes have definitely created a buzz in my YouTube Channel. Continue supporting me and let’s make my views up to 1,000+ views! 😀
Anyway, back on today’s topic. So hashtag has become a very popular trend these days and has taken over almost all the social media platforms. If you notice how people use hashtags especially in instagram, sometimes it really sound pretty dumb when you look at the picture/word and see the amount of #-tags that are use in a ridiculous manner. Not saying that you shouldn’t use hashtag at all but just use it appropriately. Here is an example:
So what’s wrong with this post? Everything. Using pure words with so many irrelevant hashtags is absolutely ridiculous. Nothing is more annoying to see a bunch of hashtags that are use, that is non-related when you are trying to search something that is related to what you want to find. So I did some research on my Instagram and there were lots of posts with lots of irrelevant hashtags that are not related to the picture and surprisingly those hashtags were found in many post. Here are some examples on my crazy findings:
#nicetomeetyou –> 20,797 posts
#nomatterwhat –>302,728 posts
#newday –> 362,949 posts
#o –> 1,481,892 posts
Try typing on your Instagram and tell me if that is relevant to you and also share with me other irrelevant words you can think of that have crazy amount of posts.
Probably, it is hard to change the mindset of people to use it responsibly now because they most likely would not listen. However, this is a great deal to digital marketer. Why you ask? Because if the hashtags are use in such inappropriate way, well most likely you won’t find the desire post that you are looking for. This is going to be a problem for digital marketer to be feared because if users continue to do that, whatever the post that the digital marketer create will be a fail advertisement when not-related hashtags are used.
Take a look at the latest video that Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake made fun of hashtags.
Next, take a look at a YouTuber, dmingthing on his rendition of how hashtags are annoying.
If hashtag was a language or a conversation, it will pretty much sound ridiculous. So stop hashtagging irrelevant words like my title and start using it properly and give a better user experience when someone is trying to search something. I hope I more or less educate you guys on how to use it wisely and not annoyed your friends.
Tell me your thoughts:
- Is too much hashtags annoying you?
- Share with me moment that you find that your friends hashtag way too much
- Will hashtag help make marketers reach more people after what you have read?
-#toomuchhashtagsareannoying, this is #DigitalMike signing off-
- Hashtag Horror: When Hashtags Get Out Of Control (business2community.com)
- How To Use Popular Hashtags Without Turning Off Followers (business2community.com)
- Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Make Fun of Hashtags [VIDEO] (ksfm.cbslocal.com)
- Do you speak #hashtag? (rappler.com)
- What’s up with the #Hashtags ? (journeysofgrowth.com)