The next section of the Pinterest series is on Hashtags. What are they and how to use hashtags on Pinterest
A keyword is a word that you want to be found under when someone uses it in a search.
Hashtags are a pound sign # immediately followed by a keyword. They’re used for categorization on social media. Hashtags are used for social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr GooglePlus and Pinterest.
I just went to pinterest and put in my last name #silverhawk I came up with a great page containing 2 things. Our gemstones and there was a cartoon with the Silverhawk name. This tells me that if I want my name in conjunction with my real estate pinterest site then I need to add some text in the pins and some hashtags.
Here are some of the basic tips to using hashtags on pinterest.
1) It is a good idea to use Hashtags in your pins. Remember you do not want any more than 2 per post. Hashtags are only clickable in a Pin description. Putting them in your username, about section, or in board titles does not do you any good.
2) Just like with other social networks, hashtags act as a keyword to bring all of the Pins using that same hashtag together
3) Branding your Pinterest page with your own special hashtag is a great way to define your items.
By branding all your pins about a area niche with a unique hashtag, you can break this information out into a separate stream of information and give people an easy way to share information about. To register your hashtag go to http://www.hashtags.org
4) Pins that have a keyword hidden in the URL/Photo name/ page tied to the Pin will show up in the search results. It’s important to consider this when naming your pages and images, or when you’re linking a pin back to your website URL. Even if you don't plan on pinning a photo on your blog or website doesn't one of your visitors won't and you want those images to be working for you.
As you are working on your social networkings sites like pinterest be sure to add in a few hashtags on your pins and posts.