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Basics

You can find and start tracking a Hashtag in the home page (Find). You can use the search bar to look for the information about a Hashtag. Here you’ll also be able to bookmark a Hashtag and to look for suggestions on your Tweets and Instagram posts..

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To find a hashtag, simply type it and all the related information will be shown below.

Hashtag Popularity

You can read the numerical popularity rating of a hashtag just below the search bar - see image below. The All-time Popularity and the Recent Popularity ratings are measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 100 is the most popular hashtag on Twitter. In other words, the most popular hashtag will get 100 while a hashtag that is rarely used would get a rate close to 0.

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The two graphs on the right show the weekly and monthly variation of the hashtag popularity.

Related Hashtags

This section displays the hashtags related to your search by correlation or by popularity. You can visualize them in four ways: word cloud, basic bubble, advanced bubble and table.

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Word Cloud

The bigger the word, the higher the correlation. Just click on a hashtag and see what happens.

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Bubbles

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All around the red circle, representing the hashtag you searched, you will see its top related hashtags - up to 10 at the same time - displayed as blue circles. The correlation is measured as the percentage of tweets using the searched hashtag which also use the related one. The stronger the correlation, the thicker the line that links them. You can also read the actual percentage by moving your mouse pointer over the related hashtag.

You can explore the field of related hashtags by clicking on one of them (blue circles); this will automatically search that hashtag and will display its own related ones. This way you can easily find all the hashtag related to your interests, and learn which ones are the most and least popular and most and least specific.

Table Mode

The related hashtags visualizations give you a quick overview of all related hashtags. But, if you want to see more details or work on multiple related hashtags, you can click the “Table Mode” button.

Here you have the top 10 related hashtags in a table, which you can sort by hashtag popularity, correlation with the main hashtag, and trend. You can also search the related hashtag by clicking directly on its name.

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With the table mode you can also select or deselect individual related hashtags by clicking the checkbox or row. When you have selected some hashtags, using the toolbar, you can:

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  1. Save them as a new bundle
  2. Copy them to the clipboard, so that it becomes easy to paste them in a tweet or other social media message you’re writing
  3. Create a comparison of the hashtags. You will see the results in the Popularity Trend graph. (see below)

Top Influencers

On the right section of the page you can find a list of the top influencers on Twitter for the selected hashtag. The list is created based on the activity of each user for that hashtag, on the engagement the activity creates and on its reach. You can sort the influencers by their influence, specialization or followers.

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Popularity Trend

Our mission with hashtagify.me is to give you all the most useful information to find the best hashtags for your needs. One important piece of information is Hashtags trending data.

Under the “Related Hashtags” section you will find the graph of the popularity of your searched hashtag during the two last months, also with a projected value for the current week - the projection is computed as soon as there are enough data, usually on Tuesday evening.

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Finally, at the right of the graph, you’ll also find two thermometers that show in a more visual and immediate way how hot or cold the hashtag is becoming, again with the weekly and monthly variations we already saw before.

You can also easily compare the trends of different hashtags like in this example:

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To activate this kind of comparison you have to select at least two hashtags in the Related Hashtags table and then just select the Compare button.

You can then add hashtags to the comparison using the list that has just appeared, or clicking from the list of recent hashtags you searched. You can also reorder the hashtags by dragging and dropping them in the list, or remove a hashtag from the comparison by dropping it on the recycle bin.

Languages and Spelling Variants

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In the "Languages" section you can find the top languages used with your hashtag. These stats are based on Twitter’s classification, which was only made available in the free sample since April 2013, so not all hashtags have enough data to show significant stats yet.

You can also find all the different typing variants used for the searched hashtag; they will be shown in the "Variants" graph. For each variant, the usage percentage is displayed.

Bookmarks

The Bookmarks feature allows you to save a hashtag for later reference. Type a hashtag and click the bookmark button on the left of the toolbar –as you can see in the image below:

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This will open a pop up.

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Here you can organize your hashtags into different folders. Create a new folder using the plus button near the search box, then add a hashtag to it by dragging and dropping the hashtag.

Top Countries

This section shows the countries where your hashtag is used. You’ll just have to over a country in the map to see further details.

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Tweet Wall

Here you can see the most recent tweets containing the hashtag you searched.

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To find a hashtag, search for its name and you will see it displayed inside a red circle. The size of the circle shows the popularity of the hashtag: The more popular the hasthag, the bigger the circle.

Hashtag Popularity

You can read the numerical popularity rating of the hashtag in the header of the page - see image below. This 0-100 rating is relative to the most popular hashtag on Twitter: The most popular hashtag will get 100, while a hashtag that is never used would get 0 (but actually, it will just be "not found").

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Near the absolute Popularity number you’ll also find the weekly and monthly trend – that is, if and how much the popularity of the hashtag increased or decreased week on week and month on month.

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Around the red circle, representing the hashtag you searched, you will also see its top related hashtags - up to 10 at the same time - displayed as blue circles. The correlation is measured as the percentage of tweets using the searched hashtag which also use the related one. The stronger the correlation, the thicker the line that links them. You can also read the actual percentage by moving your mouse pointer over the related hashtag.

You can explore the field of related hashtags by clicking on one of them (blue circles); this will automatically search that hashtag and will display its own related ones. This way you can easily find all the hashtag related to your interests, and learn which ones are the most and least popular and most and least specific.

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If you have activated one of our pro plans, you can also see up to 30 related hashtags, using the small left-right arrows at the top right of the related hashtags chart. Just click an active arrow to see the top related hashtags from 1 to 10, from 11 to 20, and from 21 to 30.

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The HashSmart™ Filter lets you focus on the most promising related hashtags among the top 30 available. You can access the settings from the cog icon from the "Related Hashtags" title.

You can turn the filter on and off from the related hashtags settings popup. When turned on, the filter will hide the related hashtags that are for a language you're not interested into, too generic, or too spammy. Adding multiple language will further filter the results.

Advanced Mode

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If you want to visualize if two related hashtags share some correlations among them, you can click the "Advanced mode" option on the lower right corner of the graph. With this option, when you click a related hashtag its own top correlations will be displayed, with green links, along with those which were already displayed; on the right sample tweets using both hashtags will be shown.

If some hashtags are among the top ten correlations for both the selected (red) and the focused (yellow) hashtag, they will have both grey and pink links. If you then want to explore the focused hashtag, click it a second time.

Table Mode

The related hashtags visualization gives you a quick overview of all related hashtags. But, if you want to see more details or work on multiple related hashtags, you can click the “Table Mode” button:

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In this mode, you’ll see the top 10 related hashtags in a table, which you can sort by hashtag popularity, correlation with the main hashtag, and trend. You can also search the related hashtag by clicking directly on its name.

menu With the table mode you can also select or deselect individual related hashtags by clicking the checkbox or row. When you have selected some hashtags, using the toolbar, you can:

  1. Save them as a new bundle
  2. Copy them to the clipboard, so that it becomes easy to paste them in a tweet or other social media message you’re writing
  3. Create a comparison of the hashtags

Wordcloud Mode

Depending on what type of sorting is used, Correlation or Popularity. We can easily identify which hashtag is relavant based on its size.

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The slider below the wordcloud texts works like a pagination, goes to next or previous sets of hashtags.

This feature allows you to set up hashtagify to send an alert directly to your inbox as soon as a new hashtag related to your interests starts trending. You can register free to use this feature.

Search the hashtag you're interested into. Below the related hashtags graph you’ll find a section showing any active breakout alerts for your hashtag – new alerts stay active for three days.

Taking as an example #mtv, a very hot hashtag at the time of writing, there were already many active alerts:

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To start receiving alerts via email when a new related hashtag starts trending, you just need to click the envelope icon. You can deactivate the alerts by clicking the icon again.

When you activate alerts for a hashtag, it will also be automatically added to the “Bookmarks” window, where you can activate/deactivate alerts by selecting the hashtag, clicking the edit button, and checking or unchecking the Alerts via email checkbox.

Limits

Our mission with hashtagify.me is to allow you to find the best hashtags to get detailed intelligence on, and to find them for free. But generating and sending the alerts consumes resources, so we had to put some limits. For now, only the number of alerts that can be generated for each user is limited; the current limit is 10 alerts per month. So, be careful if you activate alerts for some very popular hashtag, as you could use up your quota very quickly.

Top Influencers

In the Top Influencers tab you can find a list of up to 6 of the top influencers on Twitter for the selected hashtag. The list is created based on the activity of each user for that hashtag, on the engagement the activity creates and on its reach.

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By default, the list is sorted by Influence, unlike before, we should be able now to sort by Specialization and Followers!

Adding a managed account or authorizing your twitter account will enable you to follow the influencer directly in that list.

Top Countries

When we are interested on the percentage where the hashtag are most used, this chart is the perfect way to visualize such metrics.

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Hashtag Usage Patterns

Our mission with hashtagify.me is to give you all the most useful information to find the best hashtags for your needs. One important piece of information is Hashtags trending data.

Clicking on the Usage Patterns tab, you’ll find a graph of the popularity of your searched hashtag during the two last months, also with a projected value for the current week - the projection is computed as soon as there are enough data, usually on Tuesday evening.

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Finally, at the right of the graph, you’ll also find two thermometers that show in a more visual and immediate way how hot or cold the hashtag is becoming, again with the weekly and monthly variations we already saw before.

You can also easily compare the trends of different hashtags like in this example:

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Image: Multiple hashtags button To activate this kind of comparison, go to the Usage Patterns tab and click the multiple hashtags button (see image on the right).

You can then add hashtags to the comparison using the search box, or clicking from the list of recent hashtags you searched. You can also reorder the hashtags by dragging and dropping them in the list, or remove a hashtag from the comparison by dropping it on the recycle bin.

When you create a comparison, you’ll notice that the list of hashtags is also shown above the navigation tabs:

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From here you can save the hashtags you’re comparing as a bundle. Click the plus button to create a new bundle with them.

Later, when you want to reopen the comparison with updated data, you can open the Bookmarks window, and then double click on the bundle you want to open. You will be immediately taken to the trend comparison graph.

Day of Week, Time of Day

This feature, that you can find in the Usage Patterns tab, helps you find the best times to send your tweets for a given hashtag. As an example, take a look at this chart:

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No surprise here: #ff, the hashtag for Follow Friday, is used mostly on Fridays! But what if you didn’t already know what #ff is? Now you can learn about this kind of patterns quickly when searching for hashtags on hashtagify!

Like every other free feature on hashtagify.me, this analysis is only based on a sample of all tweets, and for the smaller hashtags it will take some time to gather enough data. That’s why we also added the same chart to CyBranding Hashtag Intelligence, so that, if you’re really interested in a hashtag which isn’t among the most used, you can find the pattern quickly.

Languages and Variants

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In this section you can find the top languages used with your hashtag. This statistics is based on the classification made by Twitter, which was only made available in the free sample since April 2013, so not all hashtags have enough data to show significant stats yet.

You can also find all the different typing variants used for the searched hashtag; they will be shown in the "Variants" chart. For each variant, the usage percentage is displayed.

Bookmarks

Using the Bookmarks feature you can save a hashtag for later reference. You can register free to use this feature.

To save the current hashtag, the last one you searched, click the add (plus) button in our toolbar – that’s near the popularity numbers for the current hashtag, as you can see in the image below:

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This will open the Bookmarks window, where you can also add notes or a description to your saved hashtags:

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In the same window you can organize your hashtags into named bundles. Create a new bundle using the plus button near the search box, then add a hashtag to the bundle by dragging the hashtag onto the bundle and dropping it there.

To reorder the hashtags in a bundle, select the bundle, then drag the hashtags you want to move and drop them into their new positions. If you want to remove a hashtag from the selected bundle, drag the hasthag and drop it onto the All Bookmarks pseudo-bundle.

Image: Bookmarks menu After you organized your hashtags and bundles, you can always access them by clicking the Bookmarks menu voice, at the top right of the page.

To reopen one of your saved hashtags, from the Bookmarks window, double click the hashtag from the list, or select it and then click the magnifier button.

Near the magnifier button you can also find the edit button. Click it to add or change your notes for the hashtag, and also its spelling – specifically, you can change the case of the letters, which can make a long hashtag #EasierToRead

Hashtag Definitions

Once you have a hashtag saved to your hashtags, you can add a public definition to it. Public definitions are visible to every user, and they link to the Twitter account of the author: They are a great way to show you're an expert about a hashtag!

Add/open your hasthag in Bookmarks and then click the button shown here:

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Enter your definition – keep it short and to the point – and click the save button:

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That’s it! On our home page your definition will appear with a link to your Twitter profile, so, the first time you add a definition, you’ll need to confirm your Twitter account. We’ll manually review all definitions before publishing them, but you’ll receive a confirmation email as soon as yours is approved.

You can add as many definitions as you like. You’ll also be able to see if, for a given hashtag, there is already a definition somebody else contributed, even if it is still waiting for a review.

If more than one definition is contributed for the same hashtag, only the most voted will be featured, but users will be able to see all the definitions if they are really interested. Only registered users can vote, and they can also comment on a definition, but anybody can share a definition on Twitter using the bullhorn button:

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We will share all contributed definitions, as soon as they’re approved, with our new specific account @htdef, and we will feature the best ones with our main account @hashtagify.

You can also check all your definitions, their status, votes, comments etc., in a basic page we created just for that:

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