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 sasta105 years ago
Anyone please let me know how you promote your hubs? What method do you use? Any tips please. Thanks.
by jfay20114 years ago
I am starting to learn how to social bookmark. I've been doing it on twitter, facebook, igoogle, digg, delicious, diigo, my blogs, pingomatic and a few other places. I have only been doing it on some of...
by Jinesh075 years ago
HiI have been at HubPages for about a month now and I have written 6 Hubs, but I'm having trouble getting views. Any help or tips on how to get more views would be much appreciated! Here's a link to my profile so if you...
by Cory Zacharia7 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 WoodsmensPost6 years ago
I didn't think this was allowed and it is rather annoying spamming a link to one article every couple hours.
by Chandan Kumar Sah3 years ago
I published few hubs and few will be published soon, but i am not getting traffic getting around 30 visits each day.Please suggest me some ways to promote my hubs, i am a newbie in this promotion stuff.Thanks in advance.
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