A new trend that is flooding the web today is the "Status Updating" trend.
For many this is just a fun and cute tool to play around with during the day, for others like myself it can be an incredible marketing tool, if used and not abused.
So why is updating your status important?
Once upon a time when people wanted to update their networks about something, they would send out a weekly or monthly email to their mailing list. Then blogs came around and it became faster to update your network of connecions about the latest goings on in your life, business or what ever.
Then came the status updating. What makes it so unique? We are living in a microwave society and people want things...now and fast. Updating your status allows you to quickly update your network about any new articles on your website, meetings you would like to invite them to or if you have a question and need an answer - maybe someone in your network can supply you with the information you need.
Another aspect in updating your status is - to give your potential clients or customers an inside look into your life; what you are up to and what are you currently doing. Whether we like it or not - we are living in the information age and people want information, even more so in the world of social media.
If you are a professional then there is no need to update your status every time you go to the bathroom. But to update when you are heading to a meeting or 'currently working on a big project", is important for the simple reason: So people should know that you are busy, you've got action going on in your business. People like to do business with busy people.
Another way of looking at your status updates is understanding the power of getting your message out there. In just a few simple words you can get your marketing message across to hundreds and even thousands of people.
This is why its so important to build a network. Marketing is like pouring honey through a funnel. Something will come out eventually, but you need to keep on pouring. The more that your network is growing then this means that more people will be seeing your 'updates' and the more people that will be seeing your updates the greater your chances are that your message will fall on the right ears. ("You just need to keep on pouring!")
They have this as an intrusive option on Facebook now and I find it annoying not useful! I have recently answered what I am doing now with: "Steve is currently deleting all the useless applications on his site here." And another time I said: "Steve is refusing to answer questions." lol
by Writer Fox21 months ago
The 'total views ever' on the 'My Account' page is not updating when the other stats are changed. This has been the case with at least the last 3 updates today.
by Lorelei Cohen18 months ago
No update on the stats in 32 hours. Yesterday my Hubber Profile score dropped a point and when I signed in this morning it had dropped another point. My hub score has rapidly dropped 2 points. Is there a connection...
by retireyoung8 years ago
Just curious if people go back and edit their hubs after they first put them up. While I don't think you should publish incomplete hubs, I thought it would be better to get it up and running and going back later...
by Ohma6 years ago
affect the authors search engine rankings on other pages, blogs, or websites?
by gbrgn7 years ago
I don't have a lot of hubs, but I'm finding myself updating them every few weeks with new content. Who else is updating their hubs and who isn't? If you don't, do you create a new hub and compile them into a single...
by Philip Cooper4 years ago
Can anyone explain why my page views have plummeted in the last few days. They have gone from 300 per day to 25 per day. Before December I was steadily increasing page views and was up in the high 300's. Throughout...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.