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What Makes an Effective Hashtag?

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What Makes an Effective Hashtag?

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Hashtags have quickly become an essential part of effective social media marketing. But, attracting interest on social media through a hashtag is not as simple as it may seen. Here are some tips on how to ensure that your hashtag stands out.

Be Unique

For many, hashtags are a useful way of increasing awareness of their brand or their product. Consequently, hashtags can be important for an author trying to sell a book to a major company looking to draw attention to itself and its new product. Choosing a hashtag that is unique is normally preferable, as choosing a common hashtag can make it difficult to get your voice heard.

The Importance Of Clarity

A hashtag shouldn’t be too vague either, but should be something that the people who view it will clearly understand. It should be something, too, that is appealing enough for people to feel inclined to use in their own social media posts. Don’t overuse any hashtag, though, as it can seem like a desperate attempt to get people to look at your posts. Equally, avoid bombarding people with too may different promotions. Having a new hashtag for a new promotion every week can reduce your impact …

5 Ways to Find Trending Topics

canstockphoto20449239Coming up with blog topic ideas can be the bane of any content marketer or copywriter’s existence. Coupled with the need to keep the subjects you write about up to date and relevant for your readers, you may feel that you’re repeating the same subjects all the time. The top proven to drive traffic to your site and engage audience is to cover ‘hot topics’ – up-to-date topics that are trending on the internet.

In this post we discuss the best resources available for discovering new trending topics to fill up your content marketing.

1. Twitter

The concept of ‘trending’ started with Twitter. By using hashtags in the same way as a search engine, users are able to interact with each other and share ideas. Through clever algorithms, the social platform identifies lists of trending twittersubjects that are being talked about around the world and by changing your settings you are given the opportunity to tailor them to your geographical region or specific interests.

The advantages of using Twitter as a starting point for your content inspiration is that, unlike some other resources, all trending topics are generated in real-time. With the speed in which the media moves, finding news stories

New Year, New Social Media Marketing Trends for 2015

AppsFor most social media marketers, the New Year means a new marketing strategy linking to new products, new services and new ways of engaging with potential and existing customers. Making the most out of the data you have already collected about your customers will really see your social media marketing thrive during 2015.

In this post we discuss the best social media marketing trends predicted for digital marketing in 2015 and how you and your company can monopolise on them to see a drive in sales and the best return on investment possible.

1. The Rise of Content Marketing

In recent years, the popularity of content marketing has become an integral part of any marketing strategy. In the following year, companies will see a huge spike in customer experience focus, paying more attention to the solutions their client-base are looking for. This, in turn, will lead to companies creating and sharing more emphatic, client-orientated content. Remember, however, that content will only affect your social media marketing if it is relevant and enticing.

With this rise in content marketing budgets, stress will be put onto the importance of companies reaching out to their customers in a more visual way. B2B companies