What is a hashtag in the first place? Twitter itself defines this # sign as a symbol “used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet… created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages” [source]. As The New Yorker put it Twitter hashtags are “used to mark phrases or names, in order to make it easier to search for them among the zillions and zillions of tweets” [source].
Among the zillions of hashtags, however, it is important to discern those that can really help you in your work from those that are frankly useless (unfortunately, due to the amount of garbage tweets #affiliate has become one of the pretty useless ones). With this purpose in mind I’ve put together the below list, which I hope will be of help to other online marketers:
- #ppc (and/or #paidsearch)
- #usability (as well as #ui and #ux)
As always, if I have missed something (in this case, a hashtag) that must be mentioned, please post about it in the “Comments” are below.