Marketing: Twitter

The Past Month's Activity graph of the Hashtags.org search shows that there is not much action on the #businessplans hashtag.  Besides, if I want to find individuals who need help with their business plans, they are probably not going to use the term in the plural.  So I try #businessplan, with better results.

business plan - hash tag

Here's another directory of hashtags in use, called Twubs. You and your colleagues can create your own hashtag by adding # to your own keyword or keyword phrase, like #mykeyword.  They don't need to be listed in any directory, and you don't need anyone's permission.

Business Intelligence from Hashtags

When someone uses a hashtag, they want to connect with others on that topic.  Thus hashtags are often used by those promoting products or services, or those trying to find others relating to those keywords.  The first group are likely to be competitors, and the second, potential prospects.  You can see examples of both in the graphic above.  This gives you basic business intelligence and leads.

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Peg Corwin, SCORE Chicago View more posts by Peg

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I am really getting into

I am really getting into Twitter at the moment, this post has given me something else to check out!

Amanda
Coaching for career, business and personal success

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