I'm working on a project where the client wants to add 3-5 hashtags (i.e.: #bikes) to each page of his content.
There is a logical reason for these hash tags (or categories, or keywords); given that it will lead to a clever way of grouping content for visitors. There is nothing spammy or malicious about what he wants, it is 100% for content navigation and associations.
Does Google read and index hashtags differently? Or does it "read" them and understand how a human would read them; where #bike means bike and so on?
In other words, if SEO was the only consideration: Should I use hash tags the way he wants them; where you will see lists like #bikes, #offroad, #trail, etc.? Or would I be better off suppressing the "hashtag" and just listing the words bikes, offroad, trail, etc.?