Yesterday Dorsi started a thread (http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/8697) about social bookmarking and helping each other out with it.
As a result of this, I have started a Mixx Group (http://hubpagesmixx.mixx.com/)
The point of this group is to submit your promoting links to the group. All the members of the group can then vote on your hubs. This will help more people see your hubs in Mixx and thus drive more traffic to you and to hubpages.
At the moment its set so anyone can join the group. Yes I will benefit from this group, but only as much as anyone else that is interested in joining the group. If you vote my hub up, I will vote yours. Imagine what would happen if only 50 people were in the group and were all voting on each others quality hubs! Hopefully lots of traffic! the more who join, the better it will work.
If you have any ideas how I can improve or add to the group, please let me know. Oh and there's also a sub category for HubMobs.
Oh, and add fellow hubbers in the group to your friends (Mixx) and fans (hubpages) so we can keep track of everyone.
I think this is against Mixx rules, have you check the mixx tos
I had a look, couldn't see anything. I'm not suggesting blind voting, although it does look like it, obviously read the hub, and then vote.
I'll re-check the ToS shortly. Thanks
Be careful about starting a thread over on mixx talking about HubPages. There was a guy who got mad at anyone who even promoted Hubs, so he said he would report any squidoo lense or hub promoted. I have not had any problems just promoting my Hubs and others, but I also promote many other websites so it does not come across that I am just promoting one thing.
Thanks Sweetiepie for the heads up. I'm not sure why someone would have a problem with it, and I'm not just mixx-ing my hubs either, its just a group about hub pages. I plan on linking to outside articles about hub pages too.
He sounded like a very disgruntled person, but your site should be fine. I just wanted to give you a heads up about how some mixers get upset over weird things. He had a long thread complaining about this person and that brought no value to mixx, but he sounded like he just liked to complain alot. Besides him I have never seen anyone else do that.
Sadly there's always someone to complain about anything on the internet. I've found young boys (11-15) seem to have nothing better to do with their time except attempt to ruin someone else's day and/or work.
Society is changing.
It is a sad trend indeed. I joined your group over at mixx and it looks good.
Yes, very sad, and a waste of talent and the target's long hours of work as well.
I can still sign into MIxx, but have not been anble to maneuver around the pages for about a month. Don't know why.
No, but I was not overjoyed with the site anyway. I may or may not pursue it. Are you having a good experience over there? Thanks!
Yeah I'm seeing some decent traffic from them, but importantly, they are a PR 8 so its worth it for the back link. Plus I'm hoping that this group will drive more traffic to everyone's hubs. Time will tell though.
Yeah I've noticed that too, I believe it's down to the Mixx PR being 8 and therefore a more "trusted" site for google. Basically, Google will see it as being more relevant than the original!
I find that the link on mixx for a couple of my articles are ranked higher on Google than the original article.
I had to re-register and signin with my FaceBook account. LOL fresh start I guess. I'll join the group.
Lol, the internet can be a bit frustrating sometimes! I'm in a lot of trouble if I lose all my login info, can't remember much of it!
My old login worked, but 3/4 of my articles were lost, so what the hey - new start, better results.
If you haven't already found this out, if you want to add some of your existing entries into the group. Click into the link you want to move into the group, click edit and on the right hand side under Tags and above "Submit A New Link" is a "Group" button. Click that and use the drop down menu to add it to the group.
I'm not sure what the MIXX rules are, so I didn't join this group. But I did add everyone there to my follow list. Maybe that's a more stealthy way of doing it.
There's a bit it in about having multiple accounts and "shadow voting" (voting on your own account to boost its popularity) I have yet to find something wrong with a group of authors promoting to a group and the rest of Mixx. I shall however carry on reading the long ToS
We should be aware that they are monitoring every mixxer
I couldn't make sense of them either. Hubpages is already banned at wikipedia, del.icio.us, reddit and a couple of other places for spamming.
When one of the spammers leaves links to 600 hubs we will see
Andre - The problem is not with people "getting upset," - it is when hubbers break the TOS of these sites and get the entire domain banned.
The only reason you guys are there is to promote hubpages. In the same way hubpages discourages people who are here to promote an outside site, the "social networks" do the same.
And you are not getting PR8 links. Your page is unranked.
The same thing happens here - my profile page is PR4 and yours is unranked.
As I understand it, you are allowed to promote your own links on Mixx so long as you don't go overboard. Eg. you also submit other sites. I try to keep the balance 50/50.
What I suspect Mixx wouldn't like is a community on their site geared towards hubbers voting for each other on a quid pro quo basis. Maybe best to leave your user name here and then go follow it on Mixx?
I like the features better this time around on Mixx. I'll see how it goes.
Thanks I'm in. As far as I'm concerned, this is no different than networking in real life- it's just on the internet. I'm sure internet guru's do this all the time- I don't know specifics about MIXX rules but it would seem that as long as it's not abused we should be OK. Now if someone comes in and tries to spam with 600 articles that's a whole nother thing!
I am partial to hubbers writing, because I've got to know the community here and the quality of the the writing- hopefully others will see this over at Mixx too!
Mixx is so much better than Digg (or any of those similar sites, I think).
One thing I've done that's turned out to be helpful is add a link to my Mixx on my HubPages profile page. I've had a few people join me there from that.
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