A Blogger’s Question ~ Using Hashtags In Blog Post Titles


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Dear Fellow Bloggers,

Just wondering if I should use hashtags in the title of my blog posts. I don’t usually, as I don’t like the way it looks.  Would it be better to put them in the post itself or not even use them at all?

Would appreciate any advice or suggestions.

Cheryl

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31 comments

  1. Hmmm, personally I would say no. I don’t see the benefit of doing it (unlike, say, Instagram where hashtags are searchable). You could add tags to the post via the WP editor, or even hashtag some words at the bottom of the content. I’d agree that in the title it’d look rather messy. That said, if it’s for a specific post and you’re doing it for effect (ie. in a joking kind of way), then that would be different. #wheredidthesehashtagscomefrom?!
    xx

  2. I’ve never used one in a blog post title, but I hardly qualify as an authority on hashtags. My advice, for what it’s worth, is just use your own best judgment.

  3. Personally, I don’t like hashtags in titles. Other than making it messy, it creates a distance between the reader and the writer for I’m not sure what the writer is trying to convey. But at the end of the day, it depends on what you want to achieve and is entirely up to you.

  4. Hashtags in titles make me click away from that blog immediately! I think it looks too messy and I want to immediately see the title – to see if the post looks interesting to me – without having to sort through hashtags.

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