Understanding Hashtags in Social Media

Learn what hashtags are, how they are used and how they can benefit your conversations on social media networks.
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

Why Take This Course?

Hashtags help group together conversations taking place on social networks. Everybody is using them to insert their thoughts, comments or strategies into social media conversations.

Each social network has its own unique way to use hashtags. Many people use these in the incorrect manner and wonder why their post doesn't have the reach they were hoping for.

This course is going to put an end to that.

What Should I Expect?

You should expect to have a better understanding of hashtags and know how to use them in the proper manner. You should also be able to differentiate between the different social networks and know the difference in how each network uses hashtags.

Thanks for checking out my course. Please subscribe and make sure to share it with that friend that you know could use some more hashtag knowledge in their life.

What are the requirements?

  • Access to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn About Social Media Hashtags and How They Are Used

Who is the target audience?

  • Anybody with a social media profile.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Understanding Hashtags in Social Media

Welcome to the Understand Hashtags in Social Media course. The goal of this course is to help you better undesrtand the importance and use of hashtags in Social Media.


Hashtags are used in everyday conversation over a wide range of Social Networks. In this video you are going to quickly see an overview of each network and what hashtags can do.


Twitter is the Social Network that popularized the hashtag. On Twitter you can use hashtags to empower your conversation with your followers and even with people around the world. Hashtags will allow your tweet to reach more than just your followers. Learn how to use hashtags on Twitter in this video.


In 2013 Facebook joined the hashtag bandwagon. With hashtags on Facebook you can bring your conversations and posts to the next level by tagging them with popular tags so more than your friends can see your post. Learn how to use hashtags on Facebook in this video.


When Instagram launched "hashtagging" quickly became a popular feature. On Instagram a hashtag allows you to tag your photo into a specific group of photos. This will allow the photo you post to reach the Instagram community at large and hopefully push your photo to the popular page. Learn how to use hashtags on Instagram in this video.


While many women use Pinterest for finding new fashion and cooking ideas that doesn't mean that it can't hold a place for men either. By using hashtags on Pinterest you can quickly find pins and categories that will be sure to catch your eye and make using Pinterest a blast. Learn how to use hashtags on Pinterest in this video.


Hashtags are used very differently in Google+. While most social networks require the user to insert their own hashtags into their posts, Google+ automatically adds tags based upon the text of your post. Learn how to use hashtags on Google+ in this video.


Be sure to connect with Jerad on his many Social Networks. Take the knowledge that you've learned in this course and put it to good use on your many Social Networks. Hope to see you soon in another course!

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Instructor Biography

Jerad Hill, Photography, Web Designer, Online Marketer, Husband, Father

Hi all, I am a website designer and photographer who has been working for himself since graduating high school. I taught myself website design and development so I could start my own business. In 2005 I taught myself photography and started a photography business as a professional wedding photographer. Since then, I have helped hundreds companies and organizations market their products and services online. As a photographer, I continue to capture photos and produce video for weddings, events, conferences and more.

I teach because I was taught by so many through blog posts, articles and online videos. Teaching allows me to give back and teach others the way I would have liked to be taught. Many of my courses are free because I believe in giving back.

I am a husband and father with three amazing kids. You can learn more about me at my website. I hope to see you in one of my courses. Thanks so much!

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