Twitter Hashtag Hours – Meeting Points in Cyberspace

Twitter Hashtag Hours – Meeting Points in Cyberspace

Twitter hashtag hours

Twitter hashtag hours are an example of simple idea that is both useful and free to use.  Simply send your tweet in a sixty minute window each week to reach businesses and individuals in a given area.  It’s a great way to network and make new contacts.

As the idea has caught on it has spawned hundreds of new hashtags.  Each one seeks to act as a focal point for a particular geographic area or a niche interest.

Some accounts have been duplicated while others have fallen into disuse.  As with all things in cyberspace it’s a good idea to check the data for integrity every now and then.

The list below is for the weekly area or county hashtag hours in the UK.  I compiled this list from another I found online but it quickly became apparent that the list I was about to use was out of date. It contained duplicate entries and other errors so I have checked each hashtag against the Twitter account the manages it.

Times are UK local time.  If you spot any errors or find any other regional hashtags please let me know in the comments below and I’ll update the list.

Twitter Hashtag Hours

Monday

19:00-20:00hrs #CumbriaHour
19:30-20:30hrs #DorsetHour
20:00-21:00hrs #CheshireHour
20:00-21:00hrs #HertsHour
20:00-21:00hrs #LincsHour
20:00-21:00hrs #NorthEastHour
20:30-21:30hrs #NorfolkHour
20:00-21:00hrs #TorbayHour
20:00-21:00hrs #WorcestershireHour

Tuesday

14:00-15:00hrs #NorthEastHour
19:30-20:30hrs #SurreyHour
16:00-17:00hrs #EssexHour
19:00-20:00hrs #veganhour
20:00-21:00hrs #HampshireHour
20:30-21:30hrs #BerksHour
20:30-21:30hrs #KentHour
20:00-21:00hrs #Merseybiz
20:30-21:30hrs #SoutheastHour
20:30-21:30hrs #WiltshireHour

Wednesday

20:00-21:00hrs #CambsHour
19:30-20:30hrs #CornwallHour
20:00-21:00hrs #DevonHour
21:00-22:00hrs #LondonBizHour
20:00-21:00hrs #MidlandsHour
20:00-21:00hrs #NorthWestHour
20:00-21:00hrs #ShropshireHour
20:00-21:00hrs #StaffordshireHour
20:00-21:00hrs #YorkshireHour

Thursday

20:00-21:00hrs #EastAngliaHour
20:00-21:00hrs #LancashireHour
20:00-21:00hrs #NorthantsHour
20:00-21:00hrs #SomersetHour
20:30-21:30hrs #SussexHour
20:00-21:00hrs #ManchesterHour
20:00-21:00hrs #WirralHour
20:00-21:00hrs #SouthWestHour

Other Hashtag Hours

There are hashtag hours for all kinds of interests.  For example, if horses are your thing there is #EquineHour every Sunday 8-9pm,   every Monday at 8-9pm,  to connect with horse lovers & equestrian businesses worldwide every Wednesday 8-9pm, and  every Thursday 8-9pm

If your topic of interest is covered then there’s nothing to stop you from opening a Twitter account and starting a new hour of your own.

Keyword Research

Should we use Social Media? Is it right for our business?

Should we use Social Media?The majority of new aviation businesses will at some point consider what presence they need to have online.  They will start with a website and then ask themselves the question should we use social media? Is it right for our business?

The answer to this question will depend on several things.  There are plenty of aviation businesses that have no need of social media and many that don’t even have a website.

If your already have a lot of clients and your order book is filled with repeat orders from that client base then time, effort, and money spent on a website might be wasted.  Similarly, marketing through social media will be low on your list of priorities.

On the other hand, you can achieve all your goals with just one social media account and a very basic brochure style website.

Flying into Cyberspace

If you are to realise your long term business goals you may need to lay some foundations now.  Creating a website and making your mark in the world of social media may not pay any dividends in the short term, but further down the line you may wish you’d started earlier if you delay the entry into cyberspace.

If you’re in the aerial photography business a website, Instagram, Flickr, Vimeo, or YouTube account is the obvious place in which to showcase your completed projects.

Videos in particular are seen very favourably by Google in SEO terms.  An active YouTube channel is a big plus, but SEO benefits are engineered by paying particular attention to the title, description, tags, and even the thumbnail.

You may have created a superb video with excellent editing and accompanying music, but if you haven’t given attention to the way the video is listed in YouTube then you may be missing a lot of traffic.

Sharing your work

Sharing your work on social media can expand your brand and attract potential leads.  If you niche is aerial photography and perhaps Lidar then you might want to share you work with appropriate hashtags in order to draw the attention of prospective clients.

It’s worth doing a little research before choosing the right hashtags.  If you want to attract the attention of decision makers in certain geographic areas then the choice of hashtag is of paramount importance.  Quantity is important too.  1-3 hashtags is about right, but more than four can seem like a confusing message.

With your carefully crafted aerial photography video uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo you can share this on Facebook, Twitter, and your LinkedIn company page using your choice of hashtags.  If it’s of sufficient quality and interest viewers will also share it, but you have no control over which hashtags they will use.

Generating Passive Income

It costs nothing to open a YouTube account and you can quickly learn now to upload your choice videos as each is completed.

If your videos are of interest to the many millions of viewers with an insatiable appetite for new material then your video may well become a source of passive income through advertising.

Monetising videos in this way is easily done provided that the images, video, and music used is licensed correctly.  It’s simply a matter of managing your YouTube account settings for each video submitted.

Anyone can learn to do all of this, given enough time, but if your time is already filled with other tasks why not let someone who has already learned the ropes do it for you.

Contact me to discuss how we can make best use of YouTube and other social media accounts to showcase your work and attract new clients.