Top 30 Healthcare Twitter Hashtags to Use While Tweeting

When Twitter first came out, I disregarded it as a business tool due to already being inundated with Facebook, LinkedIn, Email Campaigns, blogging, and all the other operational duties of running a company.



healthcare twitter hashtags

But I soon realized, (after a discussion with a good friend of mine, Fred Pennic that runs HIT Consultant Media) that Twitter could drive traffic and lots of it.  By the way, if you are looking for an amazing media company that can propel your marketing to the next level I recommend contacting them.

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 Google Analytics (Breakdown of inbound visitor traffic)


Generate traffic to your website with twitter hashtags



After a couple of months we have over 2000 followers, which accounts for 17% (twitter and t.co added together) of our web traffic.

 

How do I  manage all these tweets?

Tool 1: 

hootsuiteI use a few tools to help track the hundreds of people a day that want to chat with our company via Twitter.  One tool that I like is Hootsuite.  It allows me to listen in on all my social networks at once and respond quickly from one dashboard.

using hootsuite to manage healthcare twitter hashtags



 

So how do Twitter Hashtags work?



From twitter:

Using hashtags to categorize Tweets by keyword:



    • People use the hashtag symbol # before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter Search.


    • Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets marked with that keyword.


    • Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet – at the beginning, middle, or end.


    • Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.



Example: In the Tweet below, @eddie included the hashtag #FF. Users created this as shorthand for “Follow Friday,” a weekly tradition where users recommend people that others should follow on Twitter. You’ll see this on Fridays.




Hashtag Promotion



  • Hashtags can promote you quickly to thousands of healthcare professionals wanting to read about a topic.



Here is a great list of hashtags and tweet-chats that I use every day. (see the complete list here)



twitter mentions from influencers



 



 

Conclusion:



Whatever social media channel you use, it’s all about consistency and quality content which will drive traffic to your site and eventually conversion.

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Rick Hammer

With over 25 years of experience in delivering the right products, partnerships, and services that lead to the success of healthcare technology companies; Rick Hammer serves as Chief Product Officer at ReferralMD

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