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Twitter Talk

  1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
    Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago

    Is anyone using Twitter to promote Hubs? To me, it seems like a medium to follow celebrities and not much else. Are you using it? Are you not using it. Talk amongst yourself's

    1. Dean Traylor profile image83
      Dean Traylorposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        +this while whatever.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image91
          paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Enticed.

          Failure.

          Update.

          not related.

          1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
            Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            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.

          2. paradigmsearch profile image91
            paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this
    2. Richard-Bivins profile image87
      Richard-Bivinsposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      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 hmm/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.

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
        Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image91
          paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          ?

      2. FatFreddysCat profile image93
        FatFreddysCatposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        I think I understood about ten percent of this....haha. Yeah, Twitter is not for me!!

  2. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 8 months ago

    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.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
      Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      You are getting some use from it which is good, janshares. Seems like if you have a trending topic,  you can hit it with the right timing and it can pay off with some nice views.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    Twitter is a total waste of time, but I do it anyway. Go figure.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 months ago

    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 big_smile

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
      Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      I'm just not into it either.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image84
      Barbara Kayposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      My results were the same. Then someone hacked into my account. That was sure worth it for them.

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
        Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Lol yea Barbara..

  5. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    Oddly.

    Just supposing...

    One were to tweet.

    What ramifications might result?

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
      Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      If one were to truly ''tweet'..random bonding with birds and other associated fowl could ensue.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Would you like to play?

        1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
          Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          .....tweet....tweet tweet...tweet tweet twitter...tweet.

          1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
            Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            Maybe we best not..everyone will get their feathers ruffled

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 months ago

    Now I have that song "Rockin Robin" stuck in my head.
    "Tweedle-de-deedle-de-deet.... tweedley-deedly-deet!"

  7. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    You are not as your avatar.

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image93
      FatFreddysCatposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      This is true. I'm even more startlingly handsome in person.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Total communication f-ck up here. Not you.

        1. FatFreddysCat profile image93
          FatFreddysCatposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Maybe so but my statement is still truth.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image91
            paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            You were right from get go.

        2. Jesse Drzal profile image82
          Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          F up or not, I take Freddy's word as gold that he more handsome in person.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    error

    update,scrambled problem, screwed up possible.

  9. Lionrhod profile image94
    Lionrhodposted 8 months ago

    I use twitter to tweet my new pages directly to HP and my audience. So far hasn't worked out fantastic, but not bad either. I do get new followers. New readers? Not sure.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
      Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      You can see all the social platforms where readers are coming from in Google Analytics, if interested.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        And what you?

        1. sallybea profile image96
          sallybeaposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Yes, I use it most days to tweet hubs, items in my Etsy Store and things from my webpages.

  10. rahmat54146 profile image53
    rahmat54146posted 8 months ago

    I dont using twiter to connect hubpages?most follower cant read feed one by one

  11. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 8 months ago

    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.

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image93
      FatFreddysCatposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/12924672.png

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        big_smile

      2. Richard-Bivins profile image87
        Richard-Bivinsposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        She did say "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.

        1. Rodeon profile image63
          Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          They say time and time wait for none. But that's real world, anyway. smile

          1. Rodeon profile image63
            Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            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.

            1. Rodeon profile image63
              Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

              Websites that are more creative, and have a budget in mind, might improve on that system and even take it to the next level! smile

 
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