3 affordable tools for tracking Twitter hashtags

For individuals or brand reps, these platforms afford users an array of ways to monitor and join in online conversations.

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Judging by the outcry over Tweetchat’s having to close due to Twitter’s API restructuring—and by the interest shown in replacement platforms—it’s fair to say that Twitter chats continue to be popular for Twitter users and brands alike.

The ease with which topics and conversations can be filtered by Twitter hashtags enforces the idea that Twitter chats can be a great way to solicit feedback, user experience, crowdsourcing, and more.

To make that process even more effective, here are three hashtag trackers that don’t require taking out a second mortgage to use.

1. Tagboard

I came across this first platform just last week; it’s called Tagboard.

Working out of Redmond, Wash., Tagboard enables you to view hashtags across multiple networks. They support Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, App.net, Vine, and Google+.

You can track popular hashtags across these platforms, or you can create your own to monitor. Below is one I created around the Influence Marketing book hashtag.

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