Twitter Hashtags That Trend Popular and Can Rock Your Posts

Popular Twitter Hashtags For Your Blog

Twitter Hashtags

Recently a faithful reader here asked which are the most popular hashtags along with the stats to go with them.

Instead of responding in a comment I thought I would respond via a post for all to learn and read. I knew there were a few other readers too from my last post on Hashtags Today who also wanted to learn a little more on using hashtags in 2014.

Mayura always comes up with the great questions now, doesn’t he? It’s great when that happens because it makes us all think more, expand our knowledge and share with each other what we have learned.

I had briefly touched upon finding the most popular hashtags in my Hashcore plugin post.  One of the best resources I found for finding the trends on Twitter hashtags was

HashtagifyMe and Twitter Hashtags


HashtagifyMe is a great way to see what’s trending now, last week and those that are just breaking out. It shows you the 30 most popular Twitter hashtags at any given time.

You can check back over the past week’s most popular hashtags. The breaking out section will show you the date and time it began to break out. When you pick one hashtag it will show you the top 10 related to it.

The company started this service back in April 2011. It was the first visual hashtags explorer. You can use their service for FREE or of course upgrade to a premium account and do more with their services. The price is reasonable at $5 per month. The premium would show you the top 50 most popular hashtags and the ability to track your own influencers. They now offer filtering by language with their premium package.

What Can You Do With This One For Your Twitter Hashtags?

You could check to see which are the most popular hashtags of the day and be sure to include some in your tweets if they make sense. Please note: If they make sense!  You don’t want to upset your followers by using hashtags that are not about the content you are tweeting about. That would be a great reason for them to stop following you.

You may also want to pick a unique hashtag. One that can set you apart. You can register Twitter hashtags on Twubs. This is a great way to set yourself, your blog or brand apart. Pick a hashtag that can grow with your or your brand. I just registered #InspireToThrive – one I will start to use and use for a future Twitter Chat.

Tagboard For Twitter Hashtags and More

I learned about this one from a user on Biz Sugar Martin Lindeskog as I was working this post. I really love the visuals on Tagboard! Not only does it help you with Twitter hashtags but it helps with the other social networks hashtags too!

You can create your own tagboards with Twitter Hashtags and from various other social networks. You can see the one I just created for Twitter Tips below.


Tagboard also uses the following social networks as well to track your hashtags:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Vine

You can also search, interact with, customize, moderate, and grow hashtag communities, all from a centralized and simple interface. They have a free plan where you can sign up and get creative with your tag boards or you can choose their premium plan. Their prices range from $49 to $449 per month.

I’ve read you can embed your tagboards into your blog or website but it does not appear to be a function for the Free version. The above image does link to the actual tagboard so you can see it live.

Don’t Forget To Use Rite Tag Beta for Your Twitter Hashtags

The other great hashtag tool to guide you is Rite Tag in Beta. It is available just for Twitter but will be incorporating Facebook and Google+ in the near future.

rite-tag for hashtags


If you read my other post about hashtags, you would have seen my little demo on this one. I love how it works with the Google Chrome browser.  When you are ready to share from a website use their tag in the browser and quickly search for the best Twitter hashtags and schedule it within there. They will save your tweets with the hashtags and measure the shares and clicks of each of the tweets.

It also shows you examples of other hashtags that will work well with your choice. You have a choice to share now or schedule it. With the free plan you can do 5 per day.

So What Are The Most Popular Twitter Hashtags?

I’ve given you some great tools to check out the most popular hashtags at the time you need them. But what about in general? I know Mayura is curious to know. Here are some according to Twitter Trends for 2013:

  1. #Boston Marathon
  2. #RoyalBaby
  3. #Golden Tweets
  4. #Team PW
  5. #SuperBowl and #SB47
  6. #Oscars
  7. #BostonStrong

As you can see they are mostly from news and events. Some you would expect to see on the list and others because of the news that became history in the making.


Which tools do you like the best for tracking hashtags?

Which do you think will be on the most popular hashtag list for this year?

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  • I was just on Twitter and saw the tweet. What an incredibly informative post. Thanks so much. I’ve been looking into hashtags lately and noticed that you definitely have a higher response rate when using one. I’ll check out those services you recommended. They look great.

    • Hi Lauren – nice to see you back here. Glad you liked it and found it useful – you are welcome. I hope to be working on my follow up eBook on Twitter in the next 3 weeks. It’s in my plan. You will have to watch for it. Hashtags will be part of it. I hope you are enjoying the weather this weekend here, I hope to be getting outside shortly here. Take care!

  • Hey Lisa,

    This is the third post i’m reading today regarding hashtags. All the articles i read today were of great quality but this one is totally different, all thanks to Mayura and of course thank you for writing this outstanding article.

    Again you’ve mentioned some cool tools, i’m looking forward to try each of them.

    Thanks for sharing!


    • Hi Siraj, there is so much to hashtags today, aren’t there? I’m glad you found this one different. Mayura always has some good questions. You are welcome. Let me know how you make out with those tools Siraj. Thank you for coming by to check it out and have a great day.

  • Lots of awesome little gold nuggets in this post!

    I particularly liked the info on hashtags today!

    I am new to the blogging scene and my twitter could definitely use a little bit of work at the moment, so hopefully this tool is going to help me boost my results.

    Thanks for the awesome info!

    • Thank you Zach. Welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Twitter is my favorite but remember never to put all your social eggs in one basket. Try to master 3 social networks well. You never known when one may go down or make major changes that could affect you. Good luck with your new fitness blog – I will have to drop by 🙂

  • I don’t really realize how important and effective hashtags are in Twitter. This is probably because I don’t have and is not using Twitter.

    • Hi Jeremy, oh yes they can make a difference not only on Twitter but on Instagram, Pinterest and Google+. Twitter is my all time favorite, you should really try to use it Jeremy. Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Hello,

    Wonderful post, I’ve already checked HashtagifyMe which is really awesome platform for checking the daily trending. But never tried any other resources mentioned above.

    It’s indeed right that hash tags can surely get lot of exposure to our posts.

  • Awesome post Lisa! I swear your are the Queen of Twitter! Especially for finding more Twitter tools to help us Twitter-holics out! These are some pretty neat ones as well. I use hashtags on Twitter and Tumblr religiously. I sometimes forget on G+ but you know, it does it for us. And Facebook, well that hasn’t quite caught on with me yet. Anywho, I’m gonna have to check these tools out and see if they might be useful for me! Thanks!

  • Lisa, have used some hash tags but they mainly #socialmedia or content marketing.

    It’s great you shared these tips on how to generate your own hash tag and for sharing this fab post. Beautiful of you.

    Looking forward to implementing your tips 😛

    • Hi Peter, thank you. Love to know how you make out with these tools in a month or so. It takes time to build up with them and for it to become a habit using them as well. Thanks for taking time to come by and have a wonderful day ahead there Peter.

  • Lisa,
    I love posts that I can learn from! I had never heard of HashtagifyMe before. I like the idea of having the ability to track hashtags that my influencers use. That could really come in handy and $5 a month does sound reasonable for that type of insight.

    Thanks for the tip about registering a hashtag on Twubs. I just registered #KeepUpWeb. I’ll have to check out Tagboards too. That looks interesting and I had forgotten about Rite Tag. (I registered for it and then never went back.)

    Great post! You’ve given me some work to do.Thanks, 😛

    • Hi Sherryl, Wow, I’m surprised you hadn’t heard of it, but there are so many tools out there too. Yes $5/mo is a good price for something like that. RiteTag is my fav and it is easy to use in the Google Chrome browser. You are welcome and I’d love to know how you make out with those hashtags of yours Sherryl. Have a great day and weekend ahead.

  • Hi Lisa,

    I have to admit for one that I don’t know much about hashtags. I basically know what they’re for but have not gotten into the habit of using them. I think I will make this a priority for 2014. I needed some additional do but have not been interested enough to get into it. Your post however has made me see the need to learn more and practice more with hashtags in my tweets.

    I know I read the last one. I’ll go back and read them both for a better understanding. Thanks for reminding me I need to get more into this.

    Thanks and be well.

    • Hi Barbara, oh it does take time to figure out which to use that will work for you but with these tools it does make it easier. You are correct, it must be a habit for it to work well. Do it for one week and you will have formed the new habit. You are welcome Barbara and have a great day and rest of the week.

  • I am certainly busy with all the things now (I don’t think I have the time to look into other tools..but I will give them a try anyways, let’s see how they are, right? :D).

    Although I doubt that I will use Tagboard..I haven’t checked the twitter timeline in a long time (same with my twitter lists..I did clean it up a few weeks ago..and planned to check the timeline daily..but forget to do it). It’s one of those tasks that I think are expendable (and not so important, compared to writing or commenting).

    (I really wish we had a tool that combined it all..then again, it’s better to have different tools because an all-in-one tool will only confuse us with its complexity).

    Thanks for sharing these resources, Lisa (and thanks to Mayura too, for asking this question!).

    • Hi Jeevan, I bet you area 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to come by and comment too. Tagboard is really neat and it was quick to set up and go. But you do need 5 good minutes. Yes a tool that did it all would certainly be a dream tool. One of these days….I would love to create one. I can dream right? Have a good day Jeevan.

  • Hiya Lisa!

    The power of Hashtags…huh. And leave it to Mayura to ask the right question! You’ve given us a lot to chew on here…tons of great stuff and yes, it’s in my 2014 handy-dandy notebook ;)!

    I’ve been playing around with hashtags more myself. Actually, I’m going to get Hashcore installed on both blogs….hoping that’ll make me a little more visible out there :).

    I’m looking at HashtagifyMe….I like it…and I see Hootsuite is one of the top influencers for hashtags :).

    Thanks for sharing these resources with us! Hope you’re having a great Tuesday! Haven’t been able to be social today but I hope to see you in the socialverse soon!

    • Hi Corina, I know he is always asking great questions here and I’m sure elsewhere. I wonder how big that notebook of yours is Corina 🙂 interesting on Hootsuite with the hashtags. You are welcome and I hope your Wednesday goes well there. I’m sure I will see you back in that socialverse soon.

  • Another great post Lisa and more information for us to be able to use. I’ve checked out a few of these sites but as I have confessed before, not had a lot of time to spend understanding all about hashtags.

    After your last post on this subject though I went back over to Sal’s site because I had signed up as a beta tester. I tried to generate some hashtags so I could start at least using more but all it did was generate. It’s like it got stuck and I lost my patience because who has the time for your site to lock up and do nothing. I’m sure it was just a glitch at that particular time but I’ll try it again for sure.

    Interesting list though of the most popular ones. Some I’m not surprised about but numbers 3 and 4 I have no idea what those are. You can tell I keep up with stuff right!

    Thanks again, you’re going to educated me on this one way or the other so thank you for that.

    You have a great week.


    • Thank you Adrienne. There are so many out there Adrienne. I tried to pick the ones I like the best that are not overly complicated. I like to keep it simple. Do try again and let him know if it does. ( ) I’m trying Adrienne to get you up on these hashtags 🙂 They are very popular on Instagram and Pinterest too. #4 is for gamers, I had to look it up too as I’m not into gaming and #3 Golden Globes….Entertainment – another big one for hashtags. Have a great night Adrienne.

  • What I’ve been able to infer from all of those popular hashtags from Twitter is the fact that most (or all) are centered around huge popular events.

    That’s why hashtags are kings of huge viral content based on events, whether it be entertainment or tragedy (Boston bombings).

    Now, with that being said, in order to bank on this huge buzz, if your content is related to a certain hashtag, create content based on the hashtag as long as it’s buzz is relevant.

    So much agreement with you. Never every use hashtags that aren’t relevant to your audience on Twitter. So unprofessional.

    Hashtagifyme, haven’t heard of it before, is something I will be using from now on.


    – Samuel

    • Hi Samuel, yes, you have inferred correctly. I would add the RiteTag to your Hashtagifyme as well. Together they are great. There are so many tools out there too it amazes me. Hashtags are big on Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr if you are there as well. Thanks for your input and have yourself a great day Samuel.

  • Lisa, Great post, I know on G+ hash tags have become very useful for me especially with #RhodeIsland and #NewEngland, of course the theme days opens up a new world for work to be discovered as well. I have found as more people log on to G+ the first thing they search is for content on their area and I’m sure the same must be for twitter also.

    Thanks for sharing your insight

    • Thank you Ed. Do you find #RhodeIsland better than #RI? One time I researched and it showed #RI had more. Curious 🙂 I have a circle for just locals. And a Twitter List for them too. Easy way to see what is going on locally. I’ve noticed more locals getting on G+ lately too. That’s a good thing. Have yourself a good day Ed and thanks for coming by.

      • I’m not sure about RI vs. Rhode Island, I don’t have any information to back up one or the other it was something on G+ I started using awhile ago and stuck with it. You do have my curiosity up though… Most of my sales are from out of state, either someone interested in art or someone with some ties or has visited Rhode Island. My Rhode Island work tends to be the most productive in sales and activity but my traffic is RED from all the New England states and the majority of my exposure online.

        • Hi Ed, try and you will see what I mean for RI. That was my experience from the retail site too. Most sales all out of state. Interesting on your stats. I bet the others (out of state) are finding your organically or via Twitter?

          • Lisa, I checked the site this morning and just checked RI vs Rhode Island and I see what you mean. My top traffic producer is organic and from there it goes down to Twitter, G+, Pinterest, Facebook and then links that keep producing for a quick overview.

  • There’s more and more to learn about twitter. This is important tips if we want better promotion result with twitter. Thanks for giving us this post Lisa

    • You arew welcome Okto. Oh yes always something new to learn there. Things keep changing and we must keep up, right? Thanks for coming by and have yourself a wonderful day Okto.

  • Hi Lisa!

    I have been using hashtags more and more over the past month. It’s kind of experimental for me to see where the heck they are going.

    Here, you have gave so much great information to educate me on this subject and I so appreciate that. Now I can use them wisely, especially the way to find trending ones. And yes….Only If They Make Sense!!! That’s the key isn’t it!

    I thank Mayura for inspiring this post too.


    • Hi Donna, I’m glad the information here has been helpful to you. Making sense is really the key for hashtags. Nothing worse than false advertising. Isn’t Mayura the best for asking questions? He always has great questions. Which are your favorite hashtags for the past month Donna? Thanks for commenting and have a great day.

  • Hi Lisa
    Great to see hashtags evolving as they go along. There are some new tools there for me to try out even though I have also researched this topic and thought I had seen it all!
    The fact that hashtags that we would use are perhaps not on the list is to do with the fact that we are but a niche in the grand scheme of Twitter. The popular tags are used by everyone, and they outnumber us completely.
    But in our niche I find blogging, bloggingtips, blogger, blog, socialmedia, sm, smm, marketing etc are the main hashtags I see.
    Great post as always

    • Hi Ashley. I know there are SO many tools for hashtags and new ones coming out all the time too. I agree about those popular ones, and the ones you mention for our niche seem to be correct. Thanks for coming by Ashley and for your input. Have a wonderful day!

  • Hi Lisa,

    This is brilliant! I just landed here once I saw the email notification in smartphone, and I definitely thought the title gonna cover my question last time 😉

    Thanks for taking the time on researching and fulfilling my curiosity Lisa. How kind of you! 🙂 Especially, as your time is limited nowadays. I was really thinking about it since your last post about hashtags and came across few searches too.

    Just been to Hashtagify and love the simplicity of graphical representation 🙂 However, I’ve been trying to switch between Basic and Advanced view. Didn’t work though. Possibly an issue in backend. Will check later on. Is the Advanced view has the option to set time frame dear? 🙂

    BTW what I find interesting with the popular Twitter hashtags is they are mostly related to News and Entertainment. Aren’t they? 🙂 Interesting to see no Tech or Social Media related tags. Plus, geographical locations seem bound to US and UK. Can’t decide exactly though. Wanna check out for different time frames to see variety.

    I find TagBoard is kinda similar to 😉 Isn’t it Lisa?

    Now that’s interesting to know what we could possibly do with hashtags Lisa. Love to play more with the tools you have introduced and find more interesting facts 🙂 Thanks again dear!

    You have a lovely week where more good news happening 🙂 Especially, about your mom. Wishing you all the strength!


    • Thank you Mayura for inspiring me on this one. You got my curiousity level up. You are welcome for the research. I believe they are and you may need a paid account for it. You can always tweet Saul, he is good at getting back to people. I found that very interesting too Mayura, what makes news in a big way today turns into the most popular hashtags. Tagboard is like that and a little like Pinterest too. I hope you have some fun with these tools and find some that will work well for you too. Thanks for well wishes on my mom. Have a great week there Mayura!

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