Lesson 8:Speed It Up - Tools To Detect Hashtag Strength

Lesson Level:  Easy

Lesson Length:  02:58

LESSON BRIEF

In this particular video, I wanna show you a cool tool that allows you to kind of detect the strength of a hashtag. If you go to Ritetag, that’s R-I-T-E-T-A-G dot com, you’ll be able to create a free account. They have pricing plans, but you’re able to test this out and see if you like it. You don’t have to use this tool but it definitely speeds things up and it’s pretty amazing.

But if you take a look down here, as an example, as somebody’s composing a tweet, you can see that it tells you how good and how strong a twitter tweet is. For example, they have a legend here. A red means that the hashtag has been overused. The blue means that it is good and the green means that it is great. So, if you write a hashtag and you realize that it is overused and there might be too many conversations out there that surround way too many topics that are just scattered and not really honed in on your niche market, then that could be an issue.

So, this is really cool tool as you can see here. So, what I’d suggest you do is just go ahead and create a free account.  What this allows you to do is it also allows you to install their extension onto Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. When you’re done with that, you can actually log in and this is what it looks when you log in.

There’s a lot of other things that you can do with this tool but I primarily wanna focus on you composing a tweet and being able to use hashtags and detecting the strength of the hashtag itself. I went and clicked on Compose Tweet here. Over to the bottom left-hand corner here, it says Compose Tweet. We can try to write something like, “Has anyone tried the #GardenSalad at the #OliveGardenAtlanta. It’s obviously gray so we want to do something like blue or green would be good. Red is not too good. If it’s red, then obviously we can switch that hashtag to something else. I just wanted to show this to you real quick that instead of trying to play the guessing game, you have here something that is a tool that will measure the strength and how good a hashtag really is.

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