I am referring to the 12 character short URL associated with every hub. Have you ever used it? Do you use it often to promote your HubPages articles although it has no SEO value?
I use the short URL on Facebook due to the fact at times Facebook will not display the image of the hub nor the summary, just a link, when you use the longer URL. Should that happen, and it has happened with me and other, the solution is to use the short URL and that has always displayed the photo as well as the summary of the hub.
I also use the short URL when I Tweet at times, depending on how much text that I place prior to the link.
I thought Twitter automatically shortens a long URL via their default URL shortener.
I use various tools besides Twitter to tweet at times. Hootsuite is one and they will shorten the URL if you specify them to do so. However the shortened URL will carry the ow.ly letters in the shortened link where as the HubPages URL will carry hub.me. Just a preference of mine to sometimes show the "hub.me" in some of what I share on Twitter versus the Hootsuite "ow.ly"
by sasta106 years ago
Anyone please let me know how you promote your hubs? What method do you use? Any tips please. Thanks.
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by jfay20115 years ago
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by Catherine Giordano2 months ago
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by Cory Zacharia8 years ago
Hi everyone, Perhaps someone has already covered this topic. If so, I apologize.I'm pretty active in Facebook but have never tweeted except to say, "I taught I taw a putty tat." I've linked to my hubs in...
by John Coviello4 weeks ago
Did HubPages provide an explanation regarding why you can no longer easily share a Hub on Twitter using a button on the Hub? Why did they replace it with Flipboard?
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