I was wondering why don't we promote hubpages on another venue e.g. Twitter or any other website. We could join hands and create a big social circle; reporting in a few words the hubtivities that we are upto. This way, we will not only generate more traffic on our hubs and promote our beloved hubpages too.
You've only been here 6 days, so instead of asking 'why' ask 'who' and 'where'.
Or do a search on the forum for words like twitter, facebook, stumbleupon and other such names.
You'll find plenty of people using different ways to promote their stuff. Or in fact, not using anything at all. Relying on their original unique content and the search engines to feed them the traffic.
darkside and his good points...
To give anyone some good ideas, I have personally (like others here have said) consolidated my work here into Digg, Facebook, MySpace, etc. I've also written down my website and given it out to other people.
Not to mention, I bug my friends and family to get the word out.
Also, I've contacted some people who I mention in articles or what not, try to get them to maybe add to what I've done or even pass it along.
There's numerous ways to self promote. It all starts with, as darkside says, original content. You go from there. Thats my experience, anyway.
Oops .. I just searched and found out that an account by the name of 'hubpagesdotcom' already exists at twitter. But there are only 5 followers. Why don't more people join in? Lets join the place and promote hubpages as much asa we can.
A lot of Hubbers are on Twitter and Facebook. Those on Twitter do tweet about things they have written. It promotes the site in that way as well. Facebook has a group for Hubbers and a Hubpages fanpage.
Is this Twitter account official? If so, wouldn't there have been an announcement? There is another HubPages there that is owned by a marketer who does not have anything to do with this site.
There are many hubbers who are promoting there hubs independently using various social sites. I too was referred by one of them.
The other thing is, while we've google and twitter...its hard to rise above so much static!
I've found the best way to promote your stuff, personally, is to first of all make friends in this community.
Secondly, try to write articles that are quite topical.
And last, but not least...spread your Hubs around in a guerilla marketing tactic.
Its worked for me...
For example, I've e-mailed two bands that I've used their work in and one has posted it on MySpace, and the other...is getting back to me. But they liked what they saw!
You've got to blow your own horn for awhile, and then results will come.
Good luck all,
It depends. As long as you don't follow too many people I find Twitter a very effective tool.
Twitter is definitely a powerful tool that we're just starting to look into integrating into our overall strategy of getting the word out about what we're all up to over here on HubPages.
The http://www.twitter.com/hubpagesdotcom account is an account that I registered after seeing that the http://www.twitter.com/hubpages account was already in use by a person who is marketing a Twitter application. We have made a few attempts to get the @hubpages account into our hands, but we don't have it yet, which is why I've got the @hubpagesdotcom saved for a plan B.
There are some cool ways that we have talked about utilizing services such as Twitter, but here lately we've been spending a lot of our time on the new redesign and category implementation.
But, please post any ideas, etc. that you have because it's definitely on our to-do list.
Yep, you're absolutely right. The key is to not become overwhelmed by information overload.
Applications like tweetdeck make it very easy to use Twitter, despite the number of those you follow.
Because of URL trackers I actually use my various twitter accounts to promote many hubs that are not my own. In addition to heavily promoting my sites/offers/hubs
OP. post a picture!
and a I do think hubbers should get little webrings together and digg share.stumbleupon/twitter/myspace create links on their pages to other hubs etc.
an organized effort could be very effective..particular for social bookmarking
say we put one hub up/ 50 people do it too, so it ranks higher
move on to the next
id be down - I already heavily promote any arts marketing hubs i find here on hubs
What if a bunch of us got together on a series of Hubs around a single topic?
any organized effort would be worthwhile...but by doing a single topic we would lose out on one great benefit of having an eclectic mix involved
I personally have a good reach/network/infrastructure in a few niches
fine arts marketing
artistic technique and materials
home beer making
(those are def not my keywords, lol)
So if we had a ring of say 50 - having me promote hubs that fell within those topics would be the best use of what i have to offer..particularly since my backlinks would be relevant
hubber b - may have a good network in recipes
hubber c may have a good network in stay at home moms
hubber d in hot indian actresses (sorry had to)
by identifying and utilizing our strengths as individuals we could create a stronger whole
although - as far as social boomarking goes just having a large amount of us reccoemnd teh same articles would be helpful
Unless you were just referring to writing a series collaboratively... i was interpreting thsi as being related to promotion, so sorry if im way oFF!
This is very true. I'm all into this backlinks thing.
We could, though, I believe..write a series of articles and each have our own take on it. Or maybe write stories, or what-not. I dunno, still throwing the idea out there.
Look into webrings. I'd suggest the idea to HubPages, but they have already a "related hubs" thing so..
yes but related hubs is all coming from the same domain - some of us can offer backlinks at our own domains and offsite locatiosn which can be more valuable
those that cant can spring for an annual fee of 8 bucks to buy a domain point it a blog and get involved
Having a bunch of people write about the same topic is exactly what HUbMobs is..so good idea, you will be happy to find it is being done already
I really like the idea of a single topic. Whenever this idea materializes count me in.
These are really wonderful tips and efforts by our guys.And on my own side,i am working very hard towards announcing and promoting the good works of you guys here on hubpages to the entire African populace and every other limit i can reach.I urge u all to keep up your good work.Peace!
Hi guys, i also spread the word of hubpages around. Its so good to be here!!!
I just explored Hubnuggets and found that it's doing a great job in promoting new hubbers. However, I was a little curious, how do you get to enter into the contests for hubnuggets?
To enter, you just have to be a new hubber (or relatively so) and write a great hub. The HubNuggets team gets a weekly list of new hubber hubs (over 1,000) and has to chose 10 good ones for the week.
We (the HubNuggets team)look for hubs that are well written, long enough and attractively laid out with at least a picture or two. Having a good topic helps.
Does that answer your question? If you want to know anything else, please don't hesitate to ask.
Not that I would ever complain about the hubnugget thing, but when it started there were people who had been here only three or four months less than I had, but their hubs were selected and mine never were. It is okay, I still like the hubnuggets, but I think maybe it should include all hubbers too, just to make it more comprehensive.
Really we need to be creating a community around us and others on more than one place, if you Twitter then you'd have to create a community over there that would be interested and at Facebook too and others like Squidoo, So really you'd have to build communities anywhere where you have content, so that's a lot of work.
Only when all this effort to create relevant social communities then can we start the linking of profile pages and relevant content, I've been online for over 5 years now and it's only been the past few months that I've had that lightbulb moment on how to create effective online relationships for promoting anything and that magic something is the giving part, you have to give a lot to recieve anything in this life, so if I help promote others hubpages and comment on others articles and other stuff, then they might well do the same in return.
The trick is though to be genuine in this respect as no one likes a false promiser of backlinks only to be greedy with the linkage.
If everything is optimized then half the job is done and let your hard work of mingling online pay off.
I think you hit the nail on the head, here, waynet.
This is why I've created a G-Mail account and address book specifically for these purposes, made an IRC channel, etc. There's hundreds of Hubbers--but ultimately, we all fit in with a niche of them.
We only have to work at finding those that we benefit, and that benefit us, and keep a connection...however immaterial.
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