Get Your Tweets Noticed With The Right Hashtags and Mentions
February 8, 2013
One of the best ways I have found to get Tweets noticed by my target audience is by putting in the right # hashtags and @ mentions. You’ll want to use no more than 2-3 of these, and be sure they are relevant; otherwise it looks spammy. This is especially important for mentions. Topsy.com is a great resource for looking up trending topics. You can see activity totals and graphs for a tag, mention or plain text. Using this I determined that #mobileapp was a better option than #mobile for a future Tweet. This is an effective way to optimize your tags and avoid using those that are overused, underused, misspelled or less specific/relevant. Topsy also provides RSS and email alert summaries for search results.