1 Feb No Comments monkey Google +

Hashtags are a way of labelling content which allows the author of a Google+ page to group content together when making posts and anyone reading Google+ posts to search for more information around a specific topic. 

How do I create a hashtag?
A hashtag is effectively a word inserted into a post. The “word” can consist of anything, but it is identified as being a hashtag because it starts with a # symbol. It can’t contain any spaces or special characters.

Once the hashtag has been entered and followed by a space (or the tab key), the text will change to blue within a grey box.

Note: If you want anybody to be able to find the hashtag content, your Google+ post must be posted to Public or public communities, otherwise only those with whom the post was shared can see the results, (members in your circles or private communities).

After your post has been submitted any Hashtags used in your Google+ posts may also appear at the top of your post as related hashtags. Clicking on a hashtag at the top of a post will let you explore related posts. This would allow an author to post a series of posts around a topic and for all of these posts to be displayed as a group.

How can I find information on a subject in Google+ with hashtags?
Enter the particular hashtag you are looking for into the search box, then press the blue magnifying glass button. Or, Click on a hashtag in the post, this will load the hashtag into search box  and start the search for you.

How can I find my personal hashtags?
Enter a Google+ Search for the hashtag you’re looking for, then filter the results.
After the search has been performed an options drop down box of filters is available, select ‘From You’.

How can I find just hashtags from my Circles?
Enter a Google+ Search for the hashtag you’re looking for, then filter the results.
After the search has been performed an options drop down box of filters is available, select ‘From Your Circles’.

Trending hashtags: http://www.hashtags.org/

Are there any creative ways you’re using hashtags?