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Ginger Harper   Long answer here:

 

A hashtag is a tiny piece of metadata that allows users of microblogging sites or social media sites to find or follow specific keywords or themes or content.

 

    For example, on Twitter, if you enter the hashtag #realestate  into the search box up at the top right side, then Tweets with that hashtag will show up in the stream that appears.

 

Hashtag #RealEstate on Twitter

Twitter #RealEstate hashtag stream

 

    Click this Link to see Tweets that are using the #mortgage hashtag (it may require you to log in).  If you get a blank page, enter #mortgage in the search box, then scroll across and click on Live so you can see real time Tweets on #mortgage.

   The same principle applies to Instagram, Google Plus, and other sites that recognize hashtags. 

   BTW, #mortgage and #realestate are not getting much activity right now (late Saturday night) because it is after business hours.  Given that today was a Primary Election Day, try searching a political hashtag like #Trump or #LosewithCruz.

    Be sure to type hashtags into your own comments on sites that recognize hashtags!

 

Mar 05, 2016 11:51 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
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Candice A. Donofrio has the clever answer! And Fred Griffin gave you the in-depth version.

Mar 05, 2016 04:05 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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It is a symbol that precedes a search term for convenient curation/cataloguing of info because we are
#evilgeniuses :)

Mar 05, 2016 10:00 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Fred Griffin, you are the best.  Great explanation. 

Mar 06, 2016 12:02 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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See answer by Fred Griffin 

Mar 05, 2016 11:00 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Thanks for the question and thanks for the answer Fred Griffin 

Mar 05, 2016 10:52 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Thanks for asking the question as I picked up a couple of tips.

Mar 05, 2016 08:49 PM
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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Let's go "OLD"  school.   Remember the yellow pages ?   When you opened the book, you went to a section titled "Real Estate" to find the contact information for other agents.

Fast forward to today.   It's like an address in cyberspace.   You might go to "#realtor" to find other agents.   Same concept, just modernized.

Commonly it is used for people of like mind to find each other or for strangers to enter into a specific cyberspace community they relate to or want to interact with.   If I was talking about or trying to reach you, I might go to "#gingerharper".

Mar 05, 2016 09:56 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I liken it to being a tag that makes searching for posts on topics easier.

 

A tag like #openhouse during an open house advertisment helps people searching for that phrase find the article.

Mar 06, 2016 12:11 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

as usual, Fred did a great job of instructing everyone....

Mar 06, 2016 12:13 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I still like to call it the "pound" sign

Mar 05, 2016 09:46 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 It is a twitter thing and I don't do Twitter. I think it's for the birds. But then, that is my two cents worth.

Mar 05, 2016 05:11 PM
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Mar 05, 2016 03:48 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
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It can be compared to using a yellow highlighter. Think of the trigger words for your business. If you are on twitter, instagram, Google+ you want to write about your hot topics so buyers or sellers can find you. In a sentence Ginger Harper you would say, #Southport #NC #sea #coast #gorgeous #home for #sale. The number sign will lead others who search for one of the words to your user account. Regular "tags" also work in blogging. Photos should be tagged for image showing, your topic, and perhaps your name. What are the 7 words a buyer or seller will search on Google or Bing... to lead to your name? Focus your blogging, pinterest, instram, G+ or..... million other sites on those words. This will make individuals find you. 

Mar 05, 2016 11:54 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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adding it tags your word or word combination and help others to find it.

Mar 05, 2016 10:22 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Mar 05, 2016 09:57 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I know what it is but I can't explain it

Mar 05, 2016 07:25 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ginger Harper it's the Social Media search term - perhaps that's the simplest explanation that I can give.

Of course there as so many good answers here....

Mar 05, 2016 02:28 PM
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Darin Henderson
Holland Realty Services - Kirksville, MO
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I learned a lot reading through these answers and feel very fortunate to have access to so much great information here.  Thanks for asking this Ginger Harper.

Mar 05, 2016 01:40 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
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Stopped to see how ya'll use the #

Mar 05, 2016 01:37 PM
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It began on twitter and then facebook picked it up.  It becomes a "trending" link.

Mar 05, 2016 01:17 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
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It points out the most important word in your writing. What you want noticed.

Mar 05, 2016 01:01 PM
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Seems to be a universal signal to search for the term that follows it.

Mar 05, 2016 12:58 PM
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Sam Shueh
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mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Thanks

The ans are informative.

Mar 05, 2016 12:53 PM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
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I don't totally get it either #hatethehashtag

Mar 05, 2016 11:00 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I know it's used in twitter, but I really don't know what it means, and I don't really use twitter. 

Mar 05, 2016 09:45 AM
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I need some help with this concept..

Mar 05, 2016 09:44 AM