Here’s the Deal, Hashtags Make Your Posts Searchable And That’s Why You Should Be Using It in our Facebook Group.
For starters you can…
- Click on the hashtag to get redirected to its feed.
- Every hashtag on Facebook has its own unique URL.
- Search for a specific hashtag from your search bar, for example, #crochetpatterns or type facebook.com/hashtag/xxx into your browser (replace the x’s with the tag you want to look up).
- Compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results.
So How Exactly Does It Work?
Glad you asked. I’ll show you…
Simply search for the hashtag in the Facebook search bar with the “#” symbol. However, this doesn’t work perfectly all the time for quick searches.
In this example, since I’m a fan of the 1969 Camero I decided to do a search for #69camero which brought up recent relevant posts. (The top results usually have the most engagement.)
Results came back and now we can see all the relevant posts surrounding “#69camero” on Facebook. After seeing the latest posts with this term I then clicked on an image of it to get even more details of what I was searching for.
As you can see from the results that this person used the hashtag #69camero and also #venice. So in this case if I searched for #venice, then this imaged would have been tagged too.
How To Use Hashtags in the Low Carb Cooking and Recipes.
In the Facebook group use the search option from within the group.
I will start off by showing you examples of what hashtags you should be using and searching for.
These are just a few to give you an idea. So the more you use the feature the easier it will be for others to find your content if they are searching for that key phrase.
Things to know about hashtags inside of Facebook.
- If you publish a post on your profile to friends only, and the post contains a hashtag, the hashtag will be clickable and open up to display all other posts on Facebook containing that hashtag.
- But, ONLY friends can see friends-only posts that show up in hashtag searches.
- Public posts—with or without hashtags—are public.
- Private (friends-only) posts—with or without hashtags—are just that: private and visible to friends only.
- Even when friends include hashtags in comments on your friends-only thread, your post is still private and visible just to your friends.
- With hashtags shared in private groups, that clickable hashtag will open to show public posts with that tag (along with any friends’ posts with that tag), but posts from the private group are only available to group members.
- Individual comments on threads do not surface in hashtag searches.
While this is not the official info on how to use hashtags on Facebook, it is a great starting point and perfect for the Low Carb Cooking and Recipes group.
See Facebook Help for Their Hashtag Help Info