1.  TagPredict.com

TagPredict is probably the best hashtags tools in the market, this is because they built their own search crawlers, they crawl to all websites – including to Google – and rank the hashtags in real time. The base service is a Chrome extension, and it gives you hashtags statistics on the fly when you mouse over a hashtag. They also give you the global trends, and the trends on the site you are currently using. It is working wonderfully on Twitter, Facebook, Google, Youtube, and any other site. Well done!

Why to use it: Free. Cross platform. Fast and reliable.Does not require any registration.Very nice look and feel.
Google Webstore location – free download.
Score: 9/10
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2. TagBoard

Most of the tools featured here are mainly for Twitter. TagBoard on the other hand, lets you track hashtags from five social media platforms; Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Vine. If you are marketing on various platforms, this will come in handy for seeing how your hashtag is doing. You can even create your own tagboard if the hashtag is still available.

Pros:
designed nicely. Working on Facebook and Twitter.

Cons:
– You need to know in advance what you are searching for, so basically it is just utilizing the Faceboom and Twitter search into one platform.
– It does not work on Google or any other websites.

Score: 2/10.

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3. Hashtagify.Me

Hashtags can branch out, and hashtagify.me will present you all the applicable and related hashtags to a particular keyword, in a mind-map like manner. When you hover over a related hashtag, you’ll be able to see how popular it is and how it relates to the main hashtag. You can switch to “Advance Mode” to discover more associations or “Table Mode” if you prefer to view information in a more structured form.

Pros: Creative idea

Cons: It has lots of bugs, and not stable. Nov 2016 Update: Site is down.

Nov 2016 update: site is down.

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4. TweetReach

How do you know if your hashtag is effective? By using TweetReach, you’ll be able to know if your hashtag is effective during your campaign or event. It tells you if your hashtag is generating discussions, retweets, and most importantly, who saw your tweets. Simply enter the hashtag in the search. You can also use TweetReach to see who is talking about your brand.

Pros: working fast.

Cons: several bugs encountered, and the site asks you to login with Twitter to get the search results… Public free search does not work and they rely on the Twitter API – so basically it is useless for Facebook or other social media sites. And… it is HIGHLY EXPENSIVE to what it does.

Score: 4/10

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5. Topsy

Need to know when a hashtag was first used? Twitter’s API would not be able to let you do that but Topsy’s APP will. All you need to do is tweak the search settings and Topsy will do the rest for you. It further compiles tweets with photos, links and videos containing the hashtag you’re searching for as well as the analytics you desire. Topsy also tells you who are the influencers of a particular hashtag.

Nov 2016 update: site is down.

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6. TweetChat

See your hashtag trending and want to engage with others directly? Twitter’s @mentions or reply button may be the first thing you’ll go to but things tend to get messy when having a discussion with more than one person. TweetChat solves that and you can even pause the stream if the replies are coming in too fast. An additional tip is to create a hashtag just for chatting.

 

Cons: requires login with twitter, no free info. Also, it is working on twitter only.

Score: 5/10

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  1. Hashtracking

Want to keep track of the hashtag for your campaign or advert? Hashtracking will be able to do that in real time. Some of the things it will keep track of are tweets, retweets, and who is adding to the conversation. It will also provide graphs and charts as well as in-depth analysis which you can export and share.

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Pros: nice design.

Cons: Starting from $50/month, it makes it a very expensive option for something that works on twitter only.

Score: 5/10

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8. Hashtags.TagPredict.com

This is a brilliant service that initiated by TagPredict, why brilliant? Because it allows you access to the top used hashtags on the main social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Blogs) without any registration and without payment. Just enter the homepage and get the results. Large trend graphs to the right of the screen.

Pros: free, global, cross platform.Updated with live data on daily basis.
Cons: limited to 100 hashtags per site.
Score: 8/10
9. TweetBinder

Can’t keep up with the many hashtags you are following? TweetBinder allows you to create “binders” for a particular hashtag or hashtags. A report will be generated to show the data of conversations, tweets, pictures, links and contributors surrounding that hashtag. Extremely useful for keeping track of your various campaigns and events, the data gathered can be used for future marketing references. You can even browse things by binders too.

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Pros: hmmm, creative idea?

Cons: requires to login with Twitter to continue. And is a Twitter platform only.
Score: 5/10

10. RiteTag

This is probably the second best option after TagPredict, the only issue with it that it fits with twitter only and relies on the twitter API: Not sure which hashtag to use? RiteTag reveals you which hashtag is more likely to be seen and used by others. When you compose a tweet with hashtags, it will highlight them in red, blue or green to indicate how high a probability your tweet has of being discovered. RiteTag will also advise alternative hashtags that are more likely to be noticed.

Pros: professional. Free service. Fast and reliable

Cons: Twitter only. Based on Twitter API

Score: 8/10

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