In another forum topic thread someone mentioned Niome as a blogging site. I quickly created two posts for the site--both under 300 words. One was new content and one was a rehash of a hub I did.
I wanted to link the rehash to my hub. I just added the short url that HP provides. I've search for info on how to add links to a Niume post, but can not find this info. Can it be done and how?
I can answer my own question. When composing, or when in edit mode, highlight the text, then paste in the hub's url, then hit enter.
Now to see if actually helps with traffic to the hub page.
I'm testing this. I have three posts on Niume now. Two of them have links back to my hubs. I'll see if I get some views on HP from them. I put all three on Flipboard. Two of them got tagged. I don't know why the third one did not. So I'll see if they produce views from Flipboard. The one with a link to HP which got tagged had a link to a hub on classic HP (that is, not on a niche site.)
Niume does't pay much. You need 1000 views to earn a dollar. One of my posts got 10 views in just minutes. We'll see.
Seems like it just me commenting here. Anyway 3 Niume posts today. Probably took about an hour each. I have earned 5 cents so far. Not too bad for posts that have only been up a few hours.
I was able to link back to my hubs and get the Niume posts on FlipBoard which was a back door way of getting my non-niche hubs on FlipBoard.
I wrote about 300 words for each of my Niume post and set them up to be stand-alone posts. I then added at the end the link to the hub for more information.
I said I would update about my results with niume. After three weeks I have 5000 views. Most of my posts to the site have included a link to a hub of mine on the same topic. I have seen a small increase in views of a linked hub that I attribute to the niume post
I don't think HP puts niume in the referrers list because when I see the traffic bump I look for it and it is never there.
Perhaps if I get more followers and views on niume I would see more views on HP related to links. (I'm getting about 300 views on niume a day.)
My conclusion right now is that the effect on my HP views is too small to warrant the effort.
But I might continue to do it just because I like posting there.
Also I should add that it is fine to link to HP. You cannot quote a the opening paragraph of a hub and then link with a "see more." But as long as it is a stand-alone post and then yu say "for more details, see [LINK] you are not breaking the rules.
I write on niume under the name Cat Giordano if you want to see how I do it.
Niume seems like Bubblews wearing a glasses and mustache disguise, but I wish you success in wringing as much money out of them as you can before dries up.
I was mainly doing it to promote my hubs, but I'll see how well it does that. I have to give it a little time and then I'll let you know. Also, I wonder if this is like FlipBoard--a lot of views when yu first post and then nothing.
If I remember correctly, Niume was suggested because it's a back door to getting your Hubs on Flipboard. So if you're using Flipboard, it's worth using Niume. Otherwise, I'd suggest it's a waste of time.
Another waste of time. Niume.com is registered by Alex Hughes, who has listed the domain for sale in 2010! Minimum offer $3,000 requested. Now six years later–still no bids. This might go the way of another Bubblews.
https://sedo.com/search/details/?langua … =niume.com
Thanks Glen. I never expected to see a payout. I was just hoping I could use it to push views of my hubs.
I'll give it a few days and see.
Thanks for the info. I will probably not spend any more time on it unless I see results.
Niume has become addictive. It is so easy to do 300 words on a topic I have already used for a hub (just spin it or use the out-takes), slap on a picture that I have in my files, publish it, admire how beautiful it is, and gain 50 views on Niume in a couple of hours.
I always include a link to the relevant hub and put the Niume post on FlipBoard. FlipBoard always indexes it with a category. (Sometimes a very weird category.) So that is another little pyschic reward.
These little quick and easy pyschic rewards make Niume addictive. I just want to sit at my computer all day popping out these little posts like a lab rat tapping a bar for pellets. (it takes me two days to do a hub.)
Pyschic rewards aside, so far I am not seeing either FlipBoard on Niume as referrers ins the stats for the hubs I linked to. And most of the hubs that have made it to FlipBoard or not getting me any views in HP according to HP stats.
And why is Niume considered worthy by FlipBoard, but not HubPages Classic? Maybe HP could work out a deal with FlipBoard that hubs with good scores could get indexed.
Niume is probably a waste of time, but Niume provides an icon to put your post on StumbleUpon. I joined StumbleUpon years ago, but ignored it. Now that Niume called my attention to it, I added some of my hubs to the site. It works pretty good. So far not as great as Flipboard (for the couple that did really well), but still pretty good.
Interestingly, the ones did great on Flipboard were piddling on StumbleUpon, and vice verse.
Anyhow give StumbleUpon a try. Based on my experience, HP should include an icon for it.
The big problem with StumbleUpon is bounce rate. Stumblers often just glance at your post and move on, meaning it sends your bounce rate soaring - and that will adversely affect your Google ranking. They also don't stay long enough to click on ads or buy something because that's not why they're there.
https://smallbiztrends.com/2015/08/stum … shing.html
I agree with Marisa on this. Stumbleupon is a waste of time and can actually make things worse for you.
Just as I was getting excited about how my biews were doubling due to StumbleUpon.
StumbleUpon was doing great things for my hub, "Pascal's Wager". It was taking the edge off FlipBoard indexing this hub as "Big Ideas." It should be labelled Religion or Atheism or even Philosophy.. It's on a niche site, but it go zero views from FlipBoard. I bet it would do much better if it was labeled properly.
I guess I should stop wasting my time looking for shortcuts to views and do the hard work of writing a new hub.
On of my niche hubs that got about 60 views from StumbleUpon (since it put there 2 days ago) also got 20 views from facebook. I haven't posted that hub on facebook at all in the past year. My guess is that some of the people from Stumble posted it to facebook because Stumble has a button for facebook shares. I myself even found things on Stumble that I have shared to facebook.
I had 28 views from facebook in the past month so some people may be posting it to facebook without any help from Stumble.
How does this info affect your opinion about StumbleUpon?
My view would be that, in the scheme of things, 60 views is nothing. Considering that it takes between 2,000 and 5,000 views to make $2, is 60 views really worth the time it took you to Stumble the article?
This is the problem with social media, and sites like Niume. They suck up time, and you don't always notice how much time you've wasted on them. But unless the result is that you get hundreds of views from them, it's likely it cost you far more than you earned, because time is money. How much time have you spent this week on these sites, and could you have written a Hub in that time, for instance?
Marissa you are right. But it is like those potaochips. I can't stop. I write for psychic satisfaction as much as anything. I love the feeling when I can say to myself "Job well done" And when other's agree that it was a job well done, that is a reward also.
I wish I could make real money with HP. Unfortunately, I am not an expert on anything. I don't want to give relationship advice; I'm not qualified to give medical advice. And the things that interest me enough to write about don't match up to amazon products, except books. And who needs books when everything is on the internet for free.
TimeTraveler2 writes about RV's. I think she does really well. She writes about something you can use if you RV, and she does it so well that I feel like buying that thing---and I don't even own an RV. (And never will.)
So niume give me that endorphin hit so easily. In under an hour it is done. But every night, I say I won't do it anymore, and then the next day I do it again. It's an addiction. Thanks for the intervention.
By the way I'm up to 30 cents on niume.
If you enjoy writing on sites like Niume, and you have the time, then there's nothing wrong with that!
However, your lack of specialist subject is not a hindrance AT ALL. In fact, it means that HubPages is the perfect place for you.
It's true that having a speciality, like TimeTraveler2 or DrMark, has paid off with the move to niche sites - having a lot of quality Hubs on one topic means their Hubs have been an obvious target for the editors, and they've had large numbers moved. It also means their promotional efforts can be more effective, because they have a clearly-defined audience. But those are the only advantages.
The great beauty of HubPages is that you can write about as many different subjects as you like, and you can make just as much money as the person who sticks to just one topic - IF you can get your Hubs moved to the niche sites. In fact if your expertise is in an unprofitable niche, being a specialist can be a negative - all my most profitable Hubs are NOT about dancing!
So, in your shoes, I'd be going back over my existing Hubs and revising them all to bring them up to niche site standards - making sure Amazon products are well chosen, adding descriptions, checking to make sure you have as many Stellar Hub ticks as possible. Then make sure you submit Hubs for consideration when you can (I know it's only one every 2 months but it's better than nothing). Once your Hubs are up to standard, there's a good chance a moderator will notice and move some of them, too.
Once I updated a hub and it got moved to a niche site right away, no need to submit. But other hubs I have updated and I I know they are a Stellar Hub have not moved.
At 6 a year, it would take 10 years to get hubs moved.
Just because they don't move when you update them, it doesn't mean they will never get moved.
New Hubs are considered for the niche sites within a few weeks after they're published. Old Hubs do not get checked when they are updated - you just have to hope they are noticed when the moderators are looking for more Hubs in that subject area, and that might be tomorrow or in a year's time. So it's a good idea to have them all ready and waiting! You only have to go through and do it once, no sense in constantly tweaking.
Thanks - that's useful information. I haven't heard of niume before but will take a look.
I've been using Niume for about 5 months. I like that they let me reblog whole posts from my Wordpress blogs and then link to the blog. I'm also quick-posting and adding pictures to recycled Bubblews, eHows, Heliums, and Squidoo of mine, that were defunct posts.
I get my best traffic from posting Niume links in specific topics in Facebook groups. My topics of history and nostalgia hit the spot in some groups on Civil War, genealogy, and all sorts of retro/nostalgia groups. I had one really take off and it has 18,000 views.
Niume pays for views, but I've only made the $10 payout threshold 2 times. As you say, it's rather addictive to zip off a quick write up or share a photo with a few paragraphs.
Be sure to back-up every post, as too many sites have failed.
Wow. 18,000 views! I use facebook groups also. On om niume posts get 6000 posts overnight. I assume it went a little bit viral on facebook. That post now bout 14,000 views. It could hit 18,000 before it peters out. Most of the others that fit into facebook groups reach 1000-2000. The rest have limited success. I've also seen small spikes in traffic to hubs that I link to. Sometime the topic is just too small for a hub. After 300 words, I have said all I have to say on the topic.
I asked another question in the forum. since you are using niume, perhaps you can help me with this problem.
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