Hashtag Etiquette – How many is too many?

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Hashtags are everywhere. Nowadays nothing can stop people from sticking a hashtag onto anything and everything. Sometimes it almost feels like people use hashtags just for the sake of using hashtags or simply because everyone else does.

Don’t forget that the main purpose of hashtags are to categorize your posts into certain topics and to link you to related content. So whether your goal is to promote your posts, to find similar content, or to just make people laugh, keep these hashtag etiquette tips in mind to ensure you get the most out of your hashtags without annoying your followers or friends.

So how many hashtags should you use? Statistics show that 2 to 3 hashtags is a good number. More than 3 shows a dramatic reduction in user interaction. It also makes some people feel like they are being spammed. Your posts and messages are only usually about one or two topics. Just use that tags that you think people might search for to find your post.

How many hashtags do you use and what do you think is an appropriate number?

Here’s a classic video of Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake showing you what a Twitter conversation sounds like in real life. It also gives you an insight into how hashtags can become annoying!