Do you want more people to notice your posts on Mastodon and the Fediverse?

βœ… Use hashtags on your public posts if you want people to find them. For privacy reasons, the only way to search on Mastodon is by hashtag, so if there are no hashtags the posts will not appear in search results.

It is totally ok to use lots of hashtags if your posts deals with lots of different topics! Don't be embarassed to have a list of hashtags at the end πŸ˜„

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@feditips if I dont use a hash tag, will my post still be seen in the fediverse timeline even if no one searched for it?


If you have set its visibility to public, yes.

Public posts will be seen by your followers and by anyone looking at the public timeline when you posted it. It will also be visible on your public profile.

However, it will not be searchable, so once it has scrolled past it will be difficult for people to notice it or find it in the future.

@feditips Of course other server software does have full text search, so don't use a lack of tags as a privacy feature.

@feditips it make sense.Also because of possible data mining by GAFAM & friends.

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