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Use of hashtags on LinkedIn

I rarely post on LinkedIn, but every once in a while I'll share a company press release or something if I feel it applies to my book of business or territory, etc. LinkedIn is actually the only place I use hashtags because it's the only place where I care about people outside of my personal network seeing the post. But do they work? Does anyone follow hashtags on LinkedIn, or click on one you may see on a post? Wondering if I'm wasting my time, and trying too hard to be a millennial (which I am).

LinkedIn hashtags - use them?
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GlenRoss
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
I never really check hashtags on LinkedIn
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
I don’t either but I think I might start. Just to see if I’m using the right ones for my industry.Β 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Hashtags are worthless IMOΒ 
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
I'm starting to think you're right.Β  Feel like I might be wasting my time including them.Β  Thanks for the input.
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
If driving to one event or one piece of something maybe it could have value, but the ones i see today are flooded just as much in the hashtag and couldnt search that and find it if i wanted to anyways. But i still call it a pound sign so dont mind me lol.Β 
JDialz
Politicker
+5
COO
I follow three hastags and check them daily.
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
dang well that's what I'm hoping for when I use them.Β  Glad you said that because I've been really wondering if anyone did that.Β  Thanks for sharing!
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
He follows three mind you this is a sales community your prospect maybe a hashtag freak I don't think it hurts to keep on using them as long as you keep them limited to max 5.
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
+5
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
I use them for conferences I’ll be attending, events that we are hosting and then broad subjects. I find value in them.Β 
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
That's definitely a good idea for conferences.Β  I appreciate the feedback.
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
+5
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
No problem! Happy to help.Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Yes. I never use more than 3 in a post. I also follow 5.Β 
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
I generally use the same ones anytime I use them. Thanks for the feedback on following them
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Yes...

creates greater engagement.

that said depends on the hashtags and topic
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
Yeah agreed. Some of the ones are see are stupid, and almost like a joke. Like they know no one else has used that hashtag. Difference between people trying to be funny and people trying to make effective use of them.Β 
BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
People still follow hashtags on LinkedIn but not as much as other social media sites, mainly due to the average age of the user but also due to how the site is utilized. I follow 2-3 hashtags. Some hashtags are useful, some aren't, but if you use hashtags properly it should help with your outreach.Β 
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
Good to know. Seems like the consensus is they’re good but don’t overdo it and make sure to use the right ones.Β 
BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
from my SM marketing days (don't judge me), 1-2 hashtags is just the right amount on LinkedIn, compared to 8-10+ on other platforms. even if they're not followed heavily, some are still followed. just do quick research on which ones are followed and you'll get a lot more outreach.Β 
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Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Use them but don't overdo them like on insta
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
Good call
LordOfWar
Politicker
+7
Director
I use them, but never check them myself. I'm a millennial.
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
I use them, but in total disclosure I got no idea whether they are useful or not. So i keep them in the bottom of my message.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Never use more than 3-5 and keep them all relevant to the post and each other.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Personalized hashtags work basis followers who see your content and follow your hashtag

Ones that are generic with 100k odd followers may land your post out of reach to potential prospects due to the fact that there may be posts which rank higher in terms of engagement under same generic hashtag and your post may not perform well too
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
I dont search by them but i should start, so many avenues to work!
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