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Let's Get More Traffic and Have Some Fun at the Same Time

  1. Barbara Kay profile image87
    Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago

    Yesterday someone shared one of my hubs on Facebook. It got 210 views. Let's try sharing some of the stuff of others that Facebook people tend to love and see what happens. You can use the referral link to earn some extra cash yourself. If nothing else, you are helping someone else out and helping Hubpages get some more traffic.

    The results should be fun to watch.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image87
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I shared one - How To Make Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna. I forgot to use the referral link though. Oh well, maybe tomorrow I can do another one and use it.

      1. Solaras profile image90
        Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What does the referral link do and how do you use it?

        1. Barbara Kay profile image87
          Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          You can find it at the very bottom of the hubpage. Click on it and copy and paste the link that it gives you. You can earn 10% of the earnings from that link.

          1. Solaras profile image90
            Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Brilliant!

            1. Solaras profile image90
              Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Which link the referral tracking link or the hub link it has highlighted?

              1. Barbara Kay profile image87
                Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Use the highlighted link. Copy and paste it.

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            Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I did not know that.

            1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
              Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Me neither.  No one in my Facebook crew reads anything I post anyway. Neither does anyone on Pinterest. I am a social leper.

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                Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                lol. If that's so, we should all catch your disease.

              2. NiaG profile image92
                NiaGposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                You're not alone.

              3. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
                Gordon Hamiltonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I do not for one second believe anyone reads or looks at anything on Pinterest. It's the second biggest waste of space on the Web after Twitter. At least Twitter was well named, to let users know only Twits use it... smile

          3. CrescentSkies profile image81
            CrescentSkiesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Definitely a good motivation to share other people's hubs!

          4. Deanna-Balestra profile image59
            Deanna-Balestraposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Wow I had no idea, new here, thanks for the tip!

    2. sgbrown profile image94
      sgbrownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not real active on FaceBook, so much drama these days, but I looked at what my "friends" are posting and they seem to like recipes, so I shared your Snickerdoodles recipe.  I think this is a great idea.  We could really help each other our by doing things such as this. We all need to do more social sharing and see if we can raise those views!  smile

      1. Barbara Kay profile image87
        Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks sgbrown. I wish more people would get involved. It might make a difference.

        1. sholland10 profile image90
          sholland10posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I'm in!  Barbara, this is a lovely idea!  Rather than wallow in the view decline, we help each other.  I am going to look over who is participating, and share some hubs.  I hope it is helpful. 

          SGBrown, oh, the drama.  That is why I had to leave some groups.  I wish everyone could play nice.  :-)

          1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
            Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            LIKE. (I think the forums should have "like" buttons under the comments. :-)

          2. Victoria Lynn profile image88
            Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Barbara, I shared your "how to get rid of slugs the organic way" on my facebook page with personal comments, since I've been having problems with slugs out there. Hope it gets you some views. :-)

    3. moonlake profile image88
      moonlakeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not on facebook much but I will try it.

    4. brokenmeadows profile image89
      brokenmeadowsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I just pinned a few people's hubs to pinterest... hopefully they get more traffic than I ever generate from my pins smile

    5. angryelf profile image83
      angryelfposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good Idea! I just shared one of yours Barbara, "Health Benefits of Almond Milk". I'm going to share a few more from some other great hubbers as well smile

    6. Eddie Dagstanyan profile image86
      Eddie Dagstanyanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Shared your "Uses for Rubbing Alcohol" hub, Barbara.  Lots of good info there. smile

    7. David R Bradley profile image90
      David R Bradleyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Barbara - great idea!  I just shared your HUB "How To Clean The Smell of Smoke From Your Clothes and Hair" on my Twitter Feed, Google+, LinkedIN and the Facebook page for the book I wrote called How To Stop Smoking Without Killing Anyone.  Hopefully this will get you some additional traffic.  In the mean time over the next week, I'll make it a point to look at the HUBS from eveyone in this thread and try to share one a day.  I have 3 areas of focus - Stopping Smoking, Home Based Health and Fitness, Sales and Sales Training.  If anyone's got a Hub that's a Doosie, fits my demographics here and needs a little more attention I'd be happy to post it.  You can email me at puravidaetc@gmail.com

    8. notyouraverageal profile image86
      notyouraveragealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Barbara, I just shared your hub about the benefits of almond milk.  Hopefully, you'll get some traffic from it.  Feel free to share my hubs with the world! :-)

    9. Solaras profile image90
      Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is off topic - but I found another site hosted at Go Daddy that is ripping off hubs, and saw some of you guys hubs over there. Definitely Agilitymach, your color hub for agility dogs is there.  Please check it out.  I sent notices to Google on 7 stolen hubs today.

      Some of them are coming up right underneath my hub article in SERPs. Infuriating.

      1. Solaras profile image90
        Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        the site lol: all-topics dot com

      2. agilitymach profile image97
        agilitymachposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Solaras.  I've already sent them a DMCA complaint but will now send it to Google too.

  2. The Dirt Farmer profile image96
    The Dirt Farmerposted 4 years ago

    I don't use Facebook but often pin my own hubs and the hubs of others on Pinterest. Maybe we could all pin a little bit more, too, to increase HP traffic.

    1. findwholeness profile image94
      findwholenessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I just pinned your hub "How to Overwinter Herbs" smile

      1. The Dirt Farmer profile image96
        The Dirt Farmerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks! I pinned your "Fructose Intolerance - The New Food Allergy on the Block." Yeah!

        1. findwholeness profile image94
          findwholenessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Awesome, thanks!

        2. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
          LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Great idea, thanks for bringing it up!

    2. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
      LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just pinned some hubs from a few of you. Hope it helps!

      1. Barbara Kay profile image87
        Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I pinned your Small Fantasy Gardens hub. They love gardening photos at Pinterest.

    3. Solaras profile image90
      Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Dirt Farmer I pinned your Ikebana design hub - lovely! I am pleased to have it in my Designs I love board.

  3. ologsinquito profile image91
    ologsinquitoposted 4 years ago

    I sometimes pin others hubs as well. That's a really good idea to help one another.

  4. peachpurple profile image78
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    good idea . I wish someone would share my hub at facebook too

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
      LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I pinned one of your articles, Hope it helps.

  5. Nicole Henley profile image79
    Nicole Henleyposted 4 years ago

    I pinned your Buckeyes Candy Recipe.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image87
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks.

  6. younghopes profile image80
    younghopesposted 4 years ago

    Now this is something really interesting, though i have pinned sometimes other hubbers hub as well,

  7. Solaras profile image90
    Solarasposted 4 years ago

    To join in the "help Your Favorite Hubbers" Campaing I have FB shared one of Agilitymachs nice hubs.  I have another one in mind, and will pace them.  Recipes are always welcome on FB page.  You can find me at Barbara Fitzgerald (with a picture of a black and white dog in Atlanta GA) and post on my page!

    1. Solaras profile image90
      Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I can't spell correct after posting :-( lol

    2. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
      LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Can't find you on Facebook.

    3. agilitymach profile image97
      agilitymachposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I posted Solaras' article on "20 Homemade Dog Snacks: Turn Your Leftovers and Kitchen Scraps into Easy, Healthy Dog Treats."  My hundreds of competition agility dog friends on FB who are always looking for good snacks for their dogs will like it. smile

      1. agilitymach profile image97
        agilitymachposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I FB shared the link, but I'm not seeing it on my FB page.  I'll have to see if it shows up tomorrow.  Kinda odd.

  8. NiaG profile image92
    NiaGposted 4 years ago

    Not to be selfish or anything but when you do your referral link on facebook do you still get a percentage of the views? I used to do it but the link that is shown doesn't show my referral tracker unless I leave it in the "say something..." box. So I stopped. I don't think my friends click that link. More than likely they're clicking the link next to the picture but that link doesn't show the referral tracker code. Am I making sense? Can someone clarify that for me.

    P.S. I don't mind sharing others articles, I still do but not as much as I used to.

    1. NiaG profile image92
      NiaGposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Nevermind, I answered my own question. It does show my referral code.

  9. Solaras profile image90
    Solarasposted 4 years ago

    Thanks Agilitymach! I have double red arrows on that post right now!

    1. agilitymach profile image97
      agilitymachposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Cool!!!!!

    2. agilitymach profile image97
      agilitymachposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I shared a Pinterest link for your Gluten Free Pork Tenderloin as well. smile

      1. Solaras profile image90
        Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you!! I shared your Deaf dog training hub as well. Let me know how it does.  I know a few people who could use the info.

        1. agilitymach profile image97
          agilitymachposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It's already got a red arrow, and the traffic numbers have been stuck for 6 hours. smile  Pretty good, I'd say!!  Thank you. smile

  10. Solaras profile image90
    Solarasposted 4 years ago

    I think all this qualifies as paying it forward.  Good work everybody!

  11. LongTimeMother profile image97
    LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago

    I don't do FB because I'm off the grid with satellite connection and FB uses too much of my monthly d

  12. LongTimeMother profile image97
    LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago

    oops.  ... too much of my monthly download amount, but I'd be very interested to see if it might be worthwhile paying the extra $$ for more. Any chance anyone could FB one of mine? You're welcome to the 10% and I'd be really interested to see the results. Thanks. smile

    1. Barbara Kay profile image87
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'll pin one to Pinterest. I don't want to send too many on Facebook at one time or they'll think I'm spamming them.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image87
        Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I pinned it to Health.

      2. moonlake profile image88
        moonlakeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I won't put to much on facebook because of spam I unfriend on person on my facebook because she spammed so much I couldn't read messages from my family. I'm also careful with Pinterest. I'm visiting everyone on here and doing something for them either Pin, Tweet, Facebook, Tumblr or Stumbleupon or G+..

    2. DrMark1961 profile image92
      DrMark1961posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have the same problem with FB. I would use it but it is just not worth it because of my connection. I pin some hubs to Pinterest, and share on HP.

      1. LongTimeMother profile image97
        LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        lol. Unlimited speedy downloading is the one real attraction of moving back to the city. Like you, I share on HP and occasionally pin.

    3. Solaras profile image90
      Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I facebooked your dog show hub to my dog show friends 1600+ around the world.  I'll be interested to know if they take a look at it or get offended before even reading it. lol

  13. Nicole Henley profile image79
    Nicole Henleyposted 4 years ago

    I am trying to pin one of each of the hubs of people that have responded to this forum. I have to admit that I am enjoying reading other people's interests.  Thanks for starting this forum, Barbara.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image87
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Nicole, You are welcome.

    2. findwholeness profile image94
      findwholenessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Very cool!

  14. toptendeals profile image85
    toptendealsposted 4 years ago

    Hi all, I promote with pinterest and facebook too.  I'll go through and link some of your hubs to my social media.  Let me know if it helped.

  15. LongTimeMother profile image97
    LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago

    21 hours since the last stats update. Early monday morning already in Australia but I'm thinking we'll be waiting until the end of your weekend before we can start seeing any change in stats. I'll be watching with interest for feedback. It feels like an educational workshop. lol.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image87
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I know. I am anxious to see if it made any difference.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image87
        Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        My traffic still went down today (Monday.)

        1. Solaras profile image90
          Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I shared your cilantro healthy herb hub on FB - I hope it helps!

          1. Barbara Kay profile image87
            Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks Solaras

  16. Solaras profile image90
    Solarasposted 4 years ago

    My stats have been frozen since last night - so it's a little discouraging to not be able to know anything at all about whether there has been any effect.  Sigh...

    1. toptendeals profile image85
      toptendealsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah my stats are frozen too.  Should clear up soon hopefully! big_smile

  17. agilitymach profile image97
    agilitymachposted 4 years ago

    You can check your daily stats anyway by using Google Analytics.  Go to audience and click the calendar for today only.  That will let you see your traffic.  For a weekend, I'm doing well today.

    1. Solaras profile image90
      Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      My daily stats are showing the same as the frozen stats, which I think have been stuck since last night.  They can't all be the same today as they were 20 hours ago.  I hope....

  18. agilitymach profile image97
    agilitymachposted 4 years ago

    Now that the site is refreshing number again, I have great numbers for a weekend!!  Woot!!  Some of the hubs that have been shared are doing especially well. smile

  19. Solaras profile image90
    Solarasposted 4 years ago

    Woo Hoo - the roller coaster ride is back open again - Stats are back reporting and looking nicer than a week ago in spite of the going back to school weekend!  I can hear the gears grinding as they pull my chain of hub cars up to the next rise on the coaster.  Thanks everyone for sharing over the weekend.  I see a nice increase in page views, and hopefully it will continue to add value!

    Let's keep at it.  If you see something your personal audience might enjoy. Let's remember to share!

  20. vocalcoach profile image94
    vocalcoachposted 4 years ago

    I often pin and post links of other hubbers.  I like this idea - we sure need to do something to increase traffic.  Great suggestion and count me in.

  21. ologsinquito profile image91
    ologsinquitoposted 4 years ago

    This is a great idea. Someone this weekend pinned one of my articles (thank you), and I pinned one of hers. This is similar to what they do at Seekyt, a newer and much smaller site, where they have a more formal SEO co-op.

  22. ComfortB profile image84
    ComfortBposted 4 years ago

    I've often shared others hub without using the referral link. Now I know. Thanks.

    For those who don't want to share on FB because of all the drama, try Zurker, it's the FB equivalent 'without all the drama'. A great number of HP members are on there.

    I'll run along to sharing some hubs now. smile

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
      LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have been pinning a lot of images/articles from hubbers that I like. However, I only pin things that I find worthwhile. I don't think we should just pin for the sake of pinnig alone.

      1. Solaras profile image90
        Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I totally agree - I have a large FB audience that is doggie focused, so dog posts are natural for me to post.  I think you need to find those posts that resonate with you and your followers to feel good about sharing them and for your friends to appreciate in return.

        Having said that I just reposted an Aussie murder mystery that had me spellbound! lol

  23. Barbara Kay profile image87
    Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago

    Gordon, I get a lot of traffic from Pinterest. Are they reading the articles? I don't know. In certain categories they are coming up better than Hubpages on Google.

  24. KevinC9998 profile image76
    KevinC9998posted 4 years ago

    Sounds like a good idea, I would love to get some more traffic. What do I need to do?

    1. Barbara Kay profile image87
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just share someone's hub and one of us will share yours. Do it either on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.

      1. Solaras profile image90
        Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Right now I am experiencing the best numbers ever - thanks to any and everyone who has shared one of my hubs!!

      2. KevinC9998 profile image76
        KevinC9998posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Got it!  Thanks,

    2. David R Bradley profile image90
      David R Bradleyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Kevin - Congratulations on Kicking the Habit and getting back into the non-smoking section - good for you man!  I just shared your Hub "One Cigarette Won't Kill You" on my Twitter feed, my G+ Page, Linked In and my Facebook page for my book - How To Stop Smoking Without Killing Anyone.  I'm happy to share any one's relevant Hubs on that Facebook page!  Love this idea!  Gotta support the writing community big time!

      1. KevinC9998 profile image76
        KevinC9998posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        David: Thank you so much, I am going to check out some of your hubs and return the favor!  Thanks, Kevin

  25. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    I'm in! I just shared a link to Barbara Kay's hub about daylilies on FB. I have a lot of gardening pals there.

    I also shared Audrey's hub about changes in smell and taste due to aging. I put it on FB, as I'm friends with a lot of senior citizens.

    I'll be pinning and Tweeting some hubs, too.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image87
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks habee. I am sharing yours about how to make a chocolate pound cake.

    2. David R Bradley profile image90
      David R Bradleyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just shared your Low Carb hub!

  26. sgbrown profile image94
    sgbrownposted 4 years ago

    Someone shared my hub on Zoe, the Golden Zebra on FaceBook and it brought in more than 200 extra views in one day. That may not be a lot in some people's eyes, but every little bit helps. Sharing someone else's hubs, whether it be on FB, Pintrest, etc., is one of the best ways to help each other get more views here.  Lord knows, Google is not helping!  I have been sharing to many different sites, trying to help. I hope everyone jumps on this "band wagon" and see if we can get our view up!  smile

    1. Solaras profile image90
      Solarasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think that's a ton! lol  I am off to share about Zoe now myself!

    2. Nicole Henley profile image79
      Nicole Henleyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That's truly awesome.

      1. David R Bradley profile image90
        David R Bradleyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Nicole - my dad's an MFT - I just put your Hub on Self Esteem on his FB wall - very good hub by the way.  LOVED The Help!

        1. Nicole Henley profile image79
          Nicole Henleyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, thank you. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

 
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