Learn what a Twitter hashtag is and the benefits of using hashtags for your on-line businesses communications.

Hashtags are extremely useful social media tools that can help you get more exposure, improve your social media reach and create successful social media campaigns. But knowing about Hashtag monitoring tools isn’t enough. You need to start using them and monitoring them.

A list of the top 20 Best Twitter Hashtag Monitoring Tools Available Today:

1.  BundlePost

Bundlepost is a social media content curation tool that schedules social media content efficiently. Create folders for each of your campaigns, social accounts or clients and assign the hashtags you want to use. Using BundlePost, you can automatically add hashtags on 100 social media posts in about one second. #awesome

2. TweetReach

TweetReach is a hashtag monitoring tool that lets you see how successful your tweets were and how many people they reached. You can search a keyword or hashtag and see the number of estimated accounts reached and total exposure. It also provides an activity chart, a list of top contributors, and most retweeted tweets. #superfly

3. Hashtracking

Hashtracking is a powerful hashtag monitoring tool that provides real-time insights into hashtag campaigns, including Charts and graphics, Tweets and retweets, Reach and impression, and Contributor lists. #campaignalerts

4. TweetChat

TweetChat lets you follow hashtags across Twitter and connect with the people using that hashtag. When you choose a hashtag to follow, you are directed to a TweetChat room, where you can converse in real time with others. A Smart Pausing feature helps you keep pace. #remeberchatrooms?

5. Ritetag

Ritetag helps you choose the best possible hashtags for your tweets. By adding the RiteTag extension to your web browser, you can select the best possible hashtags for every tweet you schedule online. #thispriceisrite

6. Hashtagify

Hashtagify in a powerful Twitter hashtag search engine that lets you see all trending hashtags related to a particular keyword. You can easily determine how popular each hashtag is, and decide which hashtag fits your needs. It also provides a list of top influencers using your hashtag or keyword, and pie charts with top languages and spelling variations used. #trendsthatfit

7. Tagdef

Ever wondered what a hashtag means? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Tagdef is a tool dedicated to providing definitions for hashtags. Type in a hashtag, and get its definition, as well as a list of related and popular hashtags, as well as popular hashtags. #thenewwebster

8. TweetBinder

TweetBinder is a useful tool for monitoring and analyzing hashtags on Twitter. For each hashtag you enter, you get the latest 2000 tweets. This lets you see all the latest tweets, as well as suggested related hashtags, and useful statistics. #stayorganized

9. Tagboard

Tagboard is an easy to use hashtag monitoring tool that lets you search for a hashtag and see the whole conversation around that hashtag, including mentions across multiple social networks, such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and others. #stayinformed

10. Twitonomy

Twitonomy offers both free and paid versions.  With the paid version, you have full access to search analytics for any hashtag. You  can monitor the evolution of a particular hashtag over time, number of tweets, potential reach, and a list of the most or most active influential users. You can also get top related hashtags, an interactive map, and lists of the most retweeted and most favorited tweets. #mapyourtweets

11. SocialMention

SocialMention is a free real time social media search and analysis hashtag monitoring tool that lets you easily track and measure what people are saying about you, your company, a new product, or any topic across the web’s social media landscape in real-time. Social Mention monitors 100+ social media properties directly including: Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google etc. #reputation

12. Hashtags

Hashtags provides insight into trending and popular hashtags. You can track hashtags and get detailed analytics. Even with the free version, you get some useful analytics, including a 24-hour trend graph, related hashtags and their popularity, and a list of recent related tweets.  #howpopularareyoureally

13. Twubs

Twubs is similar to TweetChat. You can search for a hashtag and then join a chat room where you can meet people and post messages. When you can’t keep up, you can pause the live feed and select a feed speed that suits your needs. #nobigdeal

14. Keyhole

Keyhole is a real time social tracking tool that tracks campaign hashtags, keywords and URLs. Search through Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, one at a time or all together. You can see a list of recent posts, the number of posts, and obtain analytics for reach and impression, top sites, most influential users, demographics, and location. #unlockinsights

15. Twitter Tracker

Twitter Tracker is a WordPress plugin that lets you add a Twitter search or a Twitter hashtag search directly on your website. This lets you control which tweets and what hashtags are visible on your website. #thisisyoursiteontwitter

16. TagsForLikes

TagsForLikes is a useful iPhone and iPad app for Instagram users. It lets you tag your images faster, by copying and pasting them. Browse hashtag categories ranging from nature to fashion and from celebs to food. Or make your own category (with your own hashtags) so that you have easy access when you’re snapping a picture. #instatweet

17. See Saw

See Saw is a real-time social media search and discovery tool that lets you search for any topic or hashtag and visualize it. You can see all the recent tweets related to your search. Then post messages to engage with other users, retweet and favorite tweets, and highlight specific posts. #apictureisworthathousandwords

18. Topsy

Topsy lets you make real time searches for hashtags. You can see results from any period of time (the past hour or the past year). You can also limit searches so that you see only tweets, links, photos, video or influencers. #topsyturvy

19. What the Trend

To explore all the trending hashtags, use What the Trend. This hashtag monitoring tool lets you see lists of all hashtags that are currently trending, in order of popularity as well as a list of all trends of the day. You can even explore trends by location and make your own trend searches. #trendingnow

Do you use any other hashtag tools? Which ones are your favorites and which ones do you use most often? Please let us know in your comments!

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