While you might be used to seeing hashtags everywhere, understanding how to use them to your advantage can be a little tricky.

Which is why we’ve rounded up three great infographics about hashtags – and everything you need to know about them.

While hashtags have been used on TV before, the recent Superbowl made it pretty obvious that hashtags have become very popular in commercials as well. Why? Because they make it easy for you to talk about the commercials (and the products they feature) online, spreading the word. Want to know just how effective those Superbowl hashtags were? Check out this infographic to find out.

If you thought hashtags were just for Twitter, think again. In fact, more people use hashtags on Facebook than on Twitter, Google +, Instagram and Pinterest combined. Facebook is a great place for hashtags because they can help you reach more people, promote special events, and capture new fans. This infographic will show you why.

Finally, if you’re still unsure about the importance of hashtags, here are some simple numbers from this infographic: “Tweets that include hashtags receive 2 times more engagement than those without.”

 

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