I started doing it again. And, I've seen a subtle growth in viewership. Years ago -- and on another site -- promoting articles on Twitter was the way to go. At that time, tools such as Social Oomph, Tweet Adder and Hootsuite proved to be extremely lucrative. These tools automatically posted tweets of your article on a daily basis. These days, those sites have been rendered ineffective, at least on Twitter. Since they were viewed as bots, content sites started to distance themselves from them, too. As result, some of us went from making a few hundred dollars per month to only a few dollars or cents. I believe hubpage already had something in place to eliminate views created by these Twitter tools. As mentioned, I've been posting my hubs manually onto Twitter several times. It appears to be helping but it's no where near what it was.
Are social media views judged by HP as to be second rate, or undesirable even? I have got this impression a few times in forums, but for the life of me can not understand why and or if this is indeed the case.
I use Twitter all the time but I don't just post a tweet to my hub. I search for and find conversations that are relevant to what I want to share and I join the conversation and use a shortened link to my hub for reference. I also use a 20:1 ration for personal tweets. Don't use the shortened hub link.. use the Google URL Shortener because it has built in analytic tools so you can track what kinds of tweets work best.
Ask for a re-tweet (RT) but also make sure you are attracting influencers so that your tweets find a larger audience. For example, I have roughly 3,100 followers on Twitter (not nearly as large as some of my influencers that follow me who have 10's of thousands of followers) So, if I want to get some exposure to something, I would tweet a message like this "RT @soAndso, I just shared this content that provides solutions to that problem we were discussing. Here's a link http /goo.gl/G4pECc" or I might try to place a relevant hashtag in the body of the tweet. People who follow @soAndso will find that tweet if they are searching for that handle as well as people searching for that hashtag.
Using this method on twitter, I often see short term boots in traffic as high as a couple hundred clicks. I can only imagine what it would be if I had 10's of thousands of targeted Twitter followers.
I use Twitter mostly to comment on the goings on of the day, what's hot, what's trending. If I have a hub that's in line with the trend, I'll attach the link to my tweet. For example, when the National Book Festival was in DC or a couple of weeks ago was World Book Day, I tweeted my hub on book lovers with hasgtags on the topic trending. I occasionally tweet a hub when I want to increase awareness about an issue. Most of the time, however, I don't see any significant increase in views after those tweets. But I do get new followers just about every time. "Likes" and retweets sometimes. Once I hit the jackpot with someone who like one of my hubs and put it on her site. That resulted in increased views, not viral but it was nice.
I gave Twitter a try a couple of years ago and after fumbling around with it for a few months I finally decided that I simply didn't "get" it and never went back.
I haven't logged into my Twitter account in more than a year but I still get semi-regular e-mails from them telling me what's popular in my "network" or that some random celebrity (whom I'm quite sure I never "followed") has posted a new photo... which mystifies me. To the best of my knowledge I only had a half dozen or so "followers" when I gave up on Twitter and I deleted everything/everyone off of my profile when I quit, so now I'm like "I have a 'network?' Seriously?"
I should probably log back into it once last time and delete the account once and for all but I'm not even sure I remember the password for it anymore
Top tip: Unlike sites like Facebook which use algorithms and let visitors see posts for hours, Twitter moves fast. To maximise views, posting every 15-30 mins is best. In other words, some method of automation.
There are tools you can use to set up automated tweets to be posted for you. You would need to find the time to set it up but it takes about 20 minutes or less to write a half dozen tweets. You can't just through spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks, you have to research the best times to send out your tweets (when your followers or the largest audience is online)
If you want to be successful as a content marketer, you have to find the time.
I think Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and etc, they always have had a lot of people backing their websites from the very beginning. Not automation. But these big, pro websites had a lot of people being paid as they spent time on those sites during initial launch phrase. Because nobody (an internet stranger) likes to be in on a lonely website, with nobody to talk to.
I have never Tweeted my articles and I feel as though that may be a problem. I know I can do better with views, but I just need to know where to post my links. I need to generate more organic backlinks and I am thinking...
I have been posting my hubpages articles on twitter for the last three months on a daily basis. I calculate approximately 100 hundred times each of my last ten articles, but that doesn´t show up in my traffic sources...