Duncan Rice @dunk_rice is a social media marketer and user of hashtagify.me. He recently got a new job and was kind enough to share the story of how he got it with us.
In December (so a little over 6 months ago) my wife and I adopted a
cat from Cats Protection, a UK cat re-homing charity. A few weeks later, she read a Facebook post from them asking for someone to help out with their new website and social media accounts, something I had been interesting in for a while. She showed me the post, we went along to the next homing show and … to cut a long story short, I am now running the @CrawleyReigate Twitter & Pinterest accounts and assisting on FB and the website in a voluntary capacity
One of the other volunteers on the website works in project management for an insurance company and when I decided to open a LinkedIn account, was one of my first connections. He works in the same building at an Internet Consulting firm and, you guessed it, showed the boss of this firm some of the work I’ve been doing.
Another LinkedIn connection followed, a friendly chat was arranged and before I knew it we were talking about social media, content management, web & app based tools etc.
Part of this discussion focused on the use of hashtags – how they could be used and where to find the right ones. We’d used some live testing of tools like OneQube and Tagboard, but Hashtagify was the only tool which enabled us to find related tags.
In the second interview we did another live test with Hashtagify, using the advanced mode to establish links between the most relevant tags. Your tool made a great impression and enabled me to identify a number of related tags which we could use to target specific industries, groups etc.
I’m now delighted to say that yesterday I was offered the position of Digital Marketing Executive with the added goal of increasing the companys social media presence!
Thank you for helping me make that good impression and I look forward to hearing more about the new hashtag timing feature – looks great!
Duncan, thank you for sharing this great story with us! And good luck with your new job!!
Hashtagify.me has been collecting data about hashtags on Twitter since April 2011, and the use of hashtags has only been going up since then. So, after little more than two years, we’re proud to announce that today we passed the mark of 15 million hashtags classified in our systems, that you can still search and browse almost instantly.
Not just that. In the next weeks we’re going to release on hashtagify.me many new, advanced features, and still for the same convenient price of 0 USD.
Now that we’re talking about it, would you like to know why is hashtagify.me free, and help us keeping it that way? You can do that, read about our approach, and validate it with your feedback. Oh, and you can also gain early access to our new features – you just need to answer a few questions about which features you’d like more. Read more.
Hashtagify.me has just become an even more powerful free tool for all those interested in Twitter hashtags. In addition to finding the top related hashtags and the top influencers for each hashtag, now you can also find which are the top languages used with it.
As the Twitter audience continues to become more and more global, it is important to know which hashtags are relevant to which language speakers. Hashtagify.me already allowed you to explore 12,499,159 hashtags (and counting); now you can also find out if they are used by the language community you’re interested into.
To get this new data, just go to hashtagify.me, search your hashtag, and open the “Languages” tab. Enjoy!
Since we released our Hashtag Intelligence tool, the most requested addition has been the possibility to track tweets for an hashtag only for a given language. This is helpful both for hashtags which have different meanings in different languages, and for common hashtags where you only want to focus on users for a given language.
Today we’re glad to announce that this feature has been added to CyBranding Hashtag Intelligence. When you choose to track an hashtag, you can now choose to filter only tweets that are written in a given language. If you do so, trends, influencers and correlations will be computed considering only tweets that use that hashtag AND are classified by Twitter as written in the chosen language.
One caveat though: If a tweet doesn’t contain any word that allows Twitter to recognize the language, that tweet will be excluded from the analysis.
After many months of hard work, we just published the first public beta version of CyBranding Hashtag Intelligence – together with a renewed, always free hashtagify.me
Why this new tool? Because we wanted to go beyond the limitations of the free 1% sampling of all tweets that Twitter gives away. Because we wanted to give you a more detailed, more timely, more insightful analysis of your own hashtags.
If you want to know what this is all about, please take a look at our 3 minutes intro video. And let us know what you think!
It’s been a pretty long time since the last update to hashtagify.me, but things are going to change soon. For now, we are glad to announce that since yesterday hashtagify.me works correctly with all non-Latin alphabet hashtags.
The data for those tags has already been collecting for some time, so the coverage should be pretty good. If you want to explore hashtags in any non-Latin alphabet, now you can have your fun.
Bigger changes are going to follow soon. Stay tuned!
Over time, I started using this blog to post more about technical and start-up related subjects than about hashtagify.me specifically. This was a little confusing, so I decided to split the blog in two: Here I will only post about hashtagify, while I’ll publish all my technical and personal posts on my new blog danmaz74.me
If you came here looking for a specific post and don’t find it, try looking there!
As pointed out by Chris Messina, the “inventor of Twitter hashtags” (rather, the one who pushed for their adoption on Twitter, which is no little feat), Google just rolled out hashtags autocompleting on Google Plus, thus giving their official support for hashtags there.
This is very good news, because hashtags are a really easy way to tell what your posts are about. And because hashtagify.me could add Google Plus hashtags data too in the future… would you like that?