Most Commonly Used Twitter Hashtags

Hashtags are the glue that holds the Twitterverse together, so we were interested to understand which ones were most commonly used, why, how and how often. Here is the list *drumroll please*:  

1.    #fb

Used to send a tweet to Twitter user’s Facebook page.

16.4 million tweets (all time)

Commonly used with #cool, #teamfollowback

 

2.    #news

Used when tweeting about news stories

16.1 million tweets (all time)

Commonly used with: #tech, #business, #usa

 

3.    #jobs

Used when discussing job offers

14 million tweets (all time)

Commonly used with: #freelance, #nursing, #hiring

 

4.     #ff

Used as an abbreviation for “Follow Friday”

13.9 million tweets (all time)

Commonly used with: #autofollow, #f4f, #followme

 

5.    #socialmedia

Used by social media marketers discussing the field

4.1 million tweets (all time)

Commonly used with: #marketing, #ff, #sm

 

6.    #ows

Used to discuss the Occupy Wall Street movement

3.8 million tweets (all time)

Commonly used with: #nyc, #nypd, #solidarity

 

7.    #travel

Used by people discussing traveling

3.5 million tweets (all time)

Commonly used with: #tips, #vacation, #photo

 

8.    #photography

Used to discuss the art of photography

3.2 million tweets (all time)

Commonly used with: #nature, #art, #foto

 

9.    #in

Used to publish users tweets to their LinkedIn page

2.6 million tweets (all time)

Commonly used with: #hiring #career #socialmedia

 

10.  #health

Used to discuss the health industry, tips and related stories

2.5 million tweets (all time)

Commonly used with: #weightloss, #diet, #workout

 

*Numbers only reflect public Twitter accounts.

**All the research used in this post was compiled from: topsy.com, hashtagify.me, and whatthetrend.com