Toot your own horn. Tweet your own Hub.
Why don't you tweet?
As I am hopping hubs I notice that most of them have few or no clicks on the sharing/social sites.
For those of us striving to make a business out of HubPages, or maybe earn a couple of pennies, these little buttons are absolutely basic, if not essential.
Unless of course you are and SEO Sensei or an awesome binary code creator; in which case please include your related link below.
But for the rest of us neophytes, laymen and others who candidly log in here to share different passions, point of views or life experiences, I have this to share with you:
Tweet your own hub. Toot your own horn.
As an entrepreneur and business owner is up to you to do your own public relations. Yes, I agree Hubpages provides a great platform when it comes to Google web crawlers. Nevertheless, your own two cents in this Hubuniverse are really under your care.
Baby steps to web traffic
After this, your first step is then to link all these accounts in between. I have my Facebook account linked to Twitter in such a way that whenever I post to Twitter it automatically posts to my Facebook wall.
To do this, go to your Twitter account, under your Profile tab, scroll down under your bio, click on connect Facebook account.
While on the linking subject, you should have your Linkedin site up as well and of course properly linked to Twitter.
Hubpages is still your daddy
Note: Most of my hub traffic come Hubpages itself but it cannot hurt to try to maximize your traffic sources.
In essence you are looking at a pool comprised by hubbers in Hubville, friends on Facebook, followers in Twitter and circles in Google.
When you click on the +1 for Google you send a strong message to search engines as well as you are reposting your hub on your Google profile for your circles to see.
One click could attract another. Readers tend to follow trends. If they see one "like" they might ass another. If you already have a useful or interesting article in place, you could be starting a frenzy just by being your own first "like"!
Compliment your hubs with your Facebook/Twitter status
Attune your Facebook status to the topics of your hubs. Make it a point to entice a conversation on the subject that you have written or plan to write about soon. Include a link to the hub within the posts, as appropriate, be careful not to portray yourself as purely promotional, keep it on a sharing mode. This works great not only in Facebook but in any forum that is related or already interested in your subject.
Once you edit, Reddit!
Reddit.com is also a good site where to promote your hubs. I do not generate a significant traffic from them but, again, every little bit helps.
Redgage.com is another great way of not only promoting your hubs but earning additional pennies. Because, in the end, is all about those pennies adding up, right?
Of course one should not be clicking on its own ads, but there is nothing wrong with liking yourself. So next time you finish a hub, go Twitter, Like and Google. In fact, go on and start right now with the hubs you have written already.
Social marketing. Make friends!
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