[378] How to use hashtags to build your online audience

Mystified about hashtags? No idea where or how you should be using them on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter?

In this episode I explain hashtags and give an introduction to how you can use hashtags to grow your online audience.

I share my strategy on how I have successfully been building my Instagram followers using specific hashtag strategies and how you can do the same by understanding how the Instagram algorithm shows your posts.

I also explain how you can use hashtags at events and  how you can use them to reach journalists on Twitter and get press coverage for your business. PLUS how you can use hashtags on Instagram to find out what content to create for your audience.


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Podcast shownotes

  • What is a hashtag and how do they work on social media (2:00)
  • How you can use other peoples hashtags to grow your audience (3:11)
  • How to build relationships on social media using hashtags (without being pushy) (5:29)
  • How to use hashtags to follow, engage and understand your followers interests (6:58)
  • How to use hashtags at events and get delegates involved (8:00)
  • How to use Twitter hashtags to reach journalists + get media coverage for your business  (09:10)
  • How to choose hashtags on your Instagram posts (and why they need to be relevant) (10:24)
  • How the Instagram algorithm works (and why the size of the hashtag and your own following matters) (12:54)
  • When to use hashtags on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook (17:30)
  • How to find the hashtags that your ideal clients are engaging with and why you need to create good content (19:30)
  • Tools you can use to find hashtags and plan your Instagram content (21:20)
  • How to find the hashtags your ideal customers/clients are using (21:50)
  • How to create your own hashtag and awareness day (23:40)


[362] How to grow your Instagram following to 27K – fast with Chris Taylor (podcast)

[356] How to build your audience on Twitter (and create FOMO) (podcast)

[353] How to grow your audience through Instagram Stories with Tyler McCall (podcast)

[348] How to write social media posts that sell (podcast episode)

[343] The three audiences you must build to create a successful online business (podcast episode)

[309] How to go viral on Twitter with Kerry Jordan (podcast)

[093] How to use Instagram to promote your business with Sara Tasker (podcast)

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