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  1. Anita Hasch profile image81
    Anita Haschposted 6 weeks ago

    I just wondered why we no longer have a twitter and flipboard button on our hubs.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      They've been getting rid of buttons that haven't been used much, to improve site speed. That's what I understand. If the button isn't being used, it tends to go away.Since the button isn't drawing in much traffic, they figure it isn't worth keeping if it's just going to slow down the site. Getting rid of some excess cargo, so to speak.

    2. Athlyn Green profile image92
      Athlyn Greenposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      Most sites are so strict now about posting links to your articles, that this has changed things considerably. Twitter is one of them. I never bother with it these days because I can't do promo there.

    3. Ashish Dadgaa profile image84
      Ashish Dadgaaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      @Anita,

      May be there is not traffic diversion from Twitter. We were just using to please yourself. At the end of the day, it was not solving our main purpose.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 weeks ago

    Besides what Nate said, which I believe to be true; how fast a website's pages load is very very important insofar as how Google ranks said pages and said website. Slow loading stuff is viewed very negatively.

  3. eugbug profile image94
    eugbugposted 6 weeks ago

    Twitter is a waste of time as a source of referral traffic, so you're probably not missing out on anything.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      I find twitter very useful.  However, I do like the fact that some of our hubs can now be tweeted and have an image attached to them without me having to do anything.  That makes a difference but of course, you never know which one will appear with an image unless you do it physically. So frustrating!

      1. eugbug profile image94
        eugbugposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

        "Twitter is a waste of time as a source of referral traffic" - Mental note, mustn't make generalised, sweeping statements!
        It probably depends on the content that you tweet about Sally. Some stuff such as funny pictures appeals to the masses so it has a greater potential of being retweeted multiple times or even going viral. The stuff I tweet about seems is probably boring and the general public aren't really interested. Some of my "how to" tweets have tens of thousands of impressions but only a few link clicks.

      2. simplehappylife profile image86
        simplehappylifeposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

        I agree with Sally smile  I find Twitter very useful and am showing traffic coming from there.  I haven't had any issues with the article pics showing up, Thankfully, the right one shows up every time, perfectly.

        1. sallybea profile image97
          sallybeaposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

          You are lucky about the correct picture showing up, this still does not always happen.

          1. simplehappylife profile image86
            simplehappylifeposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

            For a second, I thought maybe it was because I always put my article photo first before my text capsules begin, but I saw that you do the same.  I wonder why you're having issues with them pulling the wrong pics?

  4. Deepika ojha profile image80
    Deepika ojhaposted 4 weeks ago

    I think twitter and linkedin buttons should be there in our article so we can gain traffic to our articles from there. If anyone want his article to share publicly as professional writer linkedin is the good site but from HP you can't share your article to linkedin or twitter.
    The buttons have nothing to do with site speed .Facebook site takes much time to load than twitter and linkedin.
    Twitter is a good site than facebook .Twitter and linkedin button should be there to share our articles there.

 
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