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5 Tips for Hosting a Twitter Party or Chat

A Twitter Party or Chat is a live, free event that is held on Twitter and focused around a hashtag. These events can prove fun and informative for participants but provide brands with a simple way to boost interest and engage customers and prospects. Whether you want to increase word of mouth, drive traffic to […]

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5 Common Hashtag Mistakes to Avoid

Hashtags provide a great way to expand your reach via Twitter and make it easier for your audience to find your tweets and jump right into the conversation. Like most things, however, Twitter hashtag use is not foolproof. Here are five of the most common hashtag mistakes, so you can try to avoid them: Spamming […]

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Live Spam free Hashtag Reports for Events via Hashtracking

Sharing the hashtagged stream from your chat or event just got easier and safer with Hashtracking’s live Spam filtered Hashtag Display Reports. Last week we introduced our new spam filtering tool and this week we are pleased to present our “Display Mode” reports to our pro customers.  Used together, these two tools give chats moderators, […]

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TrackingTragic Events: #PrayforBoston & #BostonMarathon Twitter Hashtags

It is a fact of modern life. When a tragedy occurs, people turn to social media. Today’s events in Boston were shared on social media, even as news crews and rescuers rushed to the scene. A Vine video loop of the blast played on the local news. A shocking (and graphic) twitter picture of a […]

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#WhyIHateInstagram feeds the Hashtag Platform Wars

This week on Twitter the Hashtag #WhyIHateInstagram was a trending tag. Ironically, the top complaint of users tweeting with the #WhyIHateInstagram trending hashtag, was the seemingly pointless use of too many hashtags. Hashtags originally became popular as a way to group topics, and create conversation threads. But not all hashtags are used this way, and […]

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Hashtagify Yourself (and your kids, dog, home…) with Custom Hashtag Gear

As the trend towards personal hashtagging grows, and hashtags remain popular with brands, a secondary market has evolved. Customized hashtag gear is all the rage on Etsy and we’ve found a few items that we love here in the Hashtracking Office. Whether you hashtag for a brand or for your friends and family, there’s a […]

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Hashtracking Spam Filters Stop Hashtag Spam from Wrecking Your Tags

What makes a marketer go from high fives to a forehead smack in five seconds flat? That dreadful moment when your “trending tag” goes from top of the charts glory to shot down by spam despair. There isn’t much you can do to prevent a hashtag spam attack during a live hashtagged event. The more […]

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Tutorial: Tracking Hashtags with Hashtracking

Following and tracking hashtags with Hashtracking is fast and easy. It only takes about five minutes to sign up and get started with one of our Free Trial or paid plans. Since our service works differently from others, we thought we’d share a quick tutorial to  assist you in getting up and running speedily.  Here’s […]

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Choosing a Hot Hashtag, Good or Bad Idea?

As tempting as it may be to hop onto a trending tag, it’s important to thoroughly research a hashtag and understand its use and popularity before you adopt it. For example, you’re heading on a trip to Spain and want to share it with your (or your brand’s) followers. Do you tweet with #Spain, #Travel […]

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Twitter Gets the Patent on Twitter

“Look Ma, I’m an inventor!” tweeted Twitter founder Biz Stone. Clearly the founders were thrilled with the granting of their patent. Twitter first applied for a patent on it’s unique messaging system back in 2007 and finally, years later, their wish has been granted. It’s not the first patent for Twitter – their “pull down […]

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