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7 Common Hashtag Mistakes To Avoid

7 Common Hashtag Mistakes To Avoid

Despite the rumors that Twitter might be changing the way hashtags work, the little pound signs continue to be one of the core features of Twitter – and one of the most frustrating for businesses to implement.

Hashtags can improve the reach of your content, and get it in front of the right audience. They can help promote an event, sell a product or even augment a TV show. Here are seven common mistakes that businesses and individuals make when using hashtags – so you can tweet and tag with confidence.

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The Real Cost Of Bad Customer Service [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Real Cost Of Bad Customer Service [INFOGRAPHIC]

Many years ago, in Twitter’s dark, early days (circa. 2008-10), if you complained about a brand or their products you didn’t really expect a response to your tweet. Indeed, if the company was even actively using Twitter it was surprising. So if they actually saw and proactively responded to your complaint? Inconceivable!

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Social Media Jobs: McMurry/TMG, Federated Media, DeNA

This week, McMurry/TMG is hiring a freelance editor, while Federated Media is seeking a social media editor. DeNA needs a product marketing associate, and SubDirect is on the hunt for an app developer. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.

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Why Brazil 2014 Will Be The First Truly Social World Cup [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Brazil 2014 Will Be The First Truly Social World Cup [INFOGRAPHIC]

The World Cup finals in Brazil are two months away and while social media played an important role in football’s biggest occasion four years ago, platforms such as Facebook and Twitter were significantly smaller. Subsequently, the reaction online was relatively slight.

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New From Twitter: Real-Time, Interactive Notifications

New From Twitter: Real-Time, Interactive Notifications

Earlier this week Twitter announced a redesign that many felt was a bit too close to the look of its great rival, Facebook. Now, Twitter has introduced another new feature to Twitter.com, real-time notifications, which also appear to be Facebook-like in implementation.

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Researchers Use Tweets To Predict Unemployment [STUDY]

Researchers Use Tweets To Predict Unemployment [STUDY]

Your tweets reveal more than you think. Every time you tweet about your frustrations at a red light, the cold you just got over or a new pair of shoes you bought, you’re adding to the wealth of data on Twitter. And one group of researchers has tapped into this data to predict just how many people have lost their jobs.

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Marketer’s Guide To The 2014 Social Media Landscape [INFOGRAPHIC]

Marketer's Guide To The 2014 Social Media Landscape [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube the only platforms that really matter to marketers?

CMO.com‘s CMO’s Guide To The Social Landscape is now in its fifth year, and these four social networks are the only mainstays from the first edition of the guide back in 2010. Will Google+, Pinterest and Instagram still be around in another four years? Will Twitter?

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Managing Social Media Out Of Hours Is The Biggest Challenge For Marketers, Says Poll [STUDY]

Managing Social Media Out Of Hours Is The Biggest Challenge For Marketers, Says Poll [STUDY]

Here’s the thing: social media never sleeps. Once you open those floodgates, it’s a 24/7/365 relationship. This is very true for brands, particularly those that have a global presence. And it presents a unique kind of problem.

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How To Use Hashtags To Boost Your Online Presence [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Use Hashtags To Boost Your Online Presence [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that studies have shown that tweets with hashtags generate up to double the engagement rate?

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Sharing Via Twitter Grew Faster Than Any Other Social Network In Q1 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter Grew Faster Than Any Other Social Network In 2014 Q1 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The first quarter of 2014 was all about Twitter.

According to recent stats, sharing via Twitter grew a massive 43 percent compared to last quarter, far surpassing the competition to become the fastest growing network of the year, thus far.

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