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Create Your Facebook Brand Page

  1. jacharless profile image78
    jacharlessposted 4 years ago

    So, I have seen many folks in concern, or just flat out upset, at the massive flux in traffic. Recently, I was reminded, by none other than Simone Smith, about Branding yourself and your UGC [User Generated Content] aka Hubs. I posed a theory to myself, and now to you, the community.

    Half of all traffic comes from Internal Searches on Hub Pages. Half. That means about 120,000 registered writers have direct access to your Articles. The second half comes from a variety of sources, including Social Search. A question popped to the surface of my brain that makes quite a bit of sense to ask:

    How many Hubbers have a Branded Facebook Page, dedicated to their Publications, Q&A, Forum Posts etc, that the public can view, comment on --and be utilized to increase Brand Power? I do not mean just putting a link on your FB profile page, so your immediate friends can see it. I mean a true Brand Page like: Jacharless on Hubpages.

    If you do have one, let's link up. If you do not, I can help you set one up in a matter of minutes. Community Power is so much more gratifying than Google power, no?

    Huzzah!
    James

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      summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ok, I'm all ears. Looked at your site and would like to give it a try. So how do I go about doing it?

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the 'how to' information. I set up a page-- but no posts on it yet.
      http://www.facebook.com/RochelleFrankOn … zard=true#

      1. jacharless profile image78
        jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Liked! Glad to help.

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        summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Liked, too. Nice.

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you. (My butterfly drawing.)

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            summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Was it in pastels? I've been trying out pastels, but they are not the easiest medium! Great butterfly!

            1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
              Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Prismacolor pencil-- lots of control  smile

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                summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Amazingly cool. smile

      3. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this
  2. Shanna11 profile image91
    Shanna11posted 4 years ago

    I always start curling in on myself when I hear the "brand yourself" lecture. I know it's so important to brand yourself and that it can do wonders for your traffic and stuff, but I can't for the life of me think how I want to brand myself. I don't know that I have enough knowledge or expertise to have a decent brand that would actually help people.

    A FB brand page sounds pretty smart though. If I had a brand I would make one. I just kind of hop around from subject to subject instead. I know a little about a lot, unfortunately. tongue

  3. healthylife2 profile image93
    healthylife2posted 4 years ago

    Do you get any traffic from the facebook page?

  4. lovebuglena profile image91
    lovebuglenaposted 4 years ago

    I am an author and have made an author page for myself with info on my books, etc. I also post links to my hubs there. I wonder if I should make a separate FB page just for my hubpages stuff and if that will really help increase traffic.

  5. jacharless profile image78
    jacharlessposted 4 years ago

    @healthylife2 : Yes, quite a lot just from my profile.
    Now with a specific Hub pages author Brand Page, no doubt even more.

    @Shanna11 : Branding you is not really what this does. It Brands your "sub domain". In it you can post links to all of your subjects, forum posts -like this one- as well as Q/A, etc. It expands your global audience, letting them know you exist in the Social Search Sphere, (possible Bing search increase) and overall interaction with you, as a writer. Essentially, you are branding your website, here on HP, and the UGC you create. Win-win.

    @summerberrie : Right.

    Setting Up your Hubpages Brand on Facebook
    Simply enter the main FB wall/feed.
    On the Left column, select Liked Pages.
    On the far right, click Create Your Own.
    Select Brand/Product  *IMPORTANT: Choose WEBSITE from the categories.
    Enter Your Profile Name On Hub Pages.
    When you enter the url of your sub.domain, it will automatically capture your first 140 characters of profile info.  Add your -lovely- photo, via upload or import.

    The rest is easy.

    I opted to do a short Welcome message and Pin to Top of the page, using the Edit option Facebook offers. This message will always appear first, when users visit. Then began adding links from my hubs, forums, etc -one by one. We can also Like each others pages and essentially build a community cross-over of Hubbers on HP. Also connect your Twitter to THAT page.

    @lovebuglena : I would recommend it as a Branded Web Site Page based on your sub.domain. Can link between your Book page and this new one as well, increasing Social Search probability.

    James.

    1. Horatio Plot profile image82
      Horatio Plotposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oi James! Less of the "lovely photo" nonsense. She's mine I tells ya,mine!

      1. jacharless profile image78
        jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        lol. Touche Horatio.

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        summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        How sweet, Horatio Plot! James is a nice gentleman to all.

    2. lovebuglena profile image91
      lovebuglenaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "a Branded Web site Page based on your subdomain.' - what does this mean?

      1. jacharless profile image78
        jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Lena, your Hub Pages sub domain is considered a website, in and of itself.
        Essentially, you are Branding the subdomain as your publishing site.
        So your FB page would be, something to the effect of: Lovebuglena On Hubpages.
        Your website would be http://lovebuglena.hubpages.com
        Etc, etc.

        1. lovebuglena profile image91
          lovebuglenaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Ah ok. Thanks.

    3. lovebuglena profile image91
      lovebuglenaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I am considering starting a page on facebook just for hubpages as you suggested but I am not sure if the name should be my username on hub or my real name... as in lovebuglena on HubPages or Lena Kovadlo on HubPages... Which is best to use?

      1. jacharless profile image78
        jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Lena, if branding yourself, then certainly use your real name. If branding your content, would go with your username, as it matches your website {sub.domain}.

        PS, six books is quite an achievement {I peeked into your wordpress big_smile }.

        1. lovebuglena profile image91
          lovebuglenaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for the info... I have an author page... So if I create a page just for my hubpages stuff than I guess username is the best way to go... Or I guess I can have both - lovebuglena (Lena Kovadlo) on Hub Pages... though the URL of the page will be very long.

          1. livewithrichard profile image84
            livewithrichardposted 4 years ago in reply to this


            When you create your page you can also edit the url before you save it... My FB page is LiveWithRichard on Hubpages but the url just has livewithrichard in it.

    4. donotfear profile image91
      donotfearposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Uh, sorry, but I don't see this at all on FB.  Where in the world is it? 

      Ooops....just found it!

  6. Horatio Plot profile image82
    Horatio Plotposted 4 years ago

    If I were a brand, I'd be a chocolate bar.
    I'm off to set up a Facebook page for me 'ubs guvnor. Sounds like a swell deal.

  7. cryptid profile image93
    cryptidposted 4 years ago

    I just created a FB page today, as a matter of fact.  It still looks pretty weak but I'll keep working on it for a while and see how it goes.  I need to add a lot more . . .something . . .to it.

    1. jacharless profile image78
      jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      drop the link, and let's have a look. smile

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    summerberrieposted 4 years ago

    Okay, James. I did it! Thanks for the like. Was working on the background photo. How do I invite you as a friend? Thanks. so far I like this idea.

    1. jacharless profile image78
      jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      My personal FB profile is set to private, but you can send a friend request, I think. big_smile

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        summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ok, I'll give it a try.

      2. livewithrichard profile image84
        livewithrichardposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Great idea James... I'm going to do this a little later...

        I'm sure we can set the FB page URL in our profiles here and it should allow a direct link... Pages can only be Liked now I think and those that do Like don't show up in a friends list like they do on your personal FB account.

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          summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Livewithrichard, glad you are going to give it a go. I will try and get the URL linked to my profile page. Good idea!

        2. jacharless profile image78
          jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Right. Instead of linking to your FB personal profile, you can link it to the Brand Page using the FB input here on HP, else the Website input.

  9. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I don't like to use the term "brand", that seems somehow... insincere.  I try to cultivate a consistent look and tone for my activities though,  So I guess it amounts to the same thing.

  10. healthylife2 profile image93
    healthylife2posted 4 years ago

    this is my link.  I haven't set anything up yet.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Healthyli … 3465379926

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      summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Looks good, gave it a like smile Nice picture.

  11. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 4 years ago

    I'm all set up as well... link is on my profile page...

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      summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm linked on my profile page now, too.

  12. Anamika S profile image73
    Anamika Sposted 4 years ago

    Personally, I don't think I should brand my sub domain using a FB fan page. I would rather brand myself and my own domains. It is a different matter that I would be promoting my HubPages content also. For instance, I have a dedicated FB Fanpage for my newest domain alternativecomplimentarytherapies.com,  But almost every post on the blog  have links pointing to my HP content on Alternative and complimentary therapies.

    Rather than branding your HubPages subdomain, I suggest you brand yourself...  Do a Personal Branding of you as a writer. That way you can promote all your content through your FB fan page effectively than creating multiple fan pages. Social Media is all about 'engaging and participation'. It takes a lot of efforts to build a successful fanpage with tons of followers. Promoting yourself by placing hundreds of links to your own content on your fan page won't get you visitors to your website. You need to build your own reputation step by step and build a community of loyal followers. I don't mean to discourage you, I am just voicing my opinion.

    1. healthylife2 profile image93
      healthylife2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good point! I'm not sure anyone would find my facebook page with my own links so not sure how it could generate any traffic if no one finds it!

      1. Anamika S profile image73
        Anamika Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You need to have a lot of facebook friends to get a considerable amount of fans on your fanpages. As per the probability theory, Only less than 10% of your friends may like your fan page and only 10% of those may really visit your links. Liking a fanpage depends on a lot of factors like your interaction with your fb friends, the usefulness of your content, visibility of fan page, whether the content is of interest to your fb friend etc.  So my suggestions are
        1) Share and promote your like box on your other Blogs and Sites (which is why I am suggesting a Personal Branding Page and not a HubPages subdomain fan page)
        2)Interact with your fans through your Fan Page and post useful content (not just links). Share Tips and ask open questions.
        3)Setup auto posting of FB fan page content on twitter or anyother social networking site you are part of.
        4)Post your facebook fanpage url on profile pages
        5) Once you have at least 100 fans, consider Facebook ads to get more visibility to your content.

        1. lovebuglena profile image91
          lovebuglenaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I have made an author fan page for myself and I've gotten many like from people who are not friends with me on Facebook. I don't know how they find my page but they do...

      2. jacharless profile image78
        jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Your Hub Pages Facebook Branded Page is placed into the Bing Social Engine, as well as Facebook's internal search -which is respectively connected to both Bing and Yahoo. As a brand "website" the likelihood of people finding you, outside of your personal profile, is much stronger. Plus, it eases the burden of limited reach outside the social market.

        The volume of fans on Facebook does not determine your relevance in their search system, like another search engine we know of. Social Search is based on elements within the scope of FB and then based on links, shares, fans, likes, comments, etc {interaction}.

        Again, I experimented with this approach using an altogether different brand website -for food. Worked brilliantly. It even showed up on BigG with a list of links through Facebook to pages and even products. And as Anamika suggested, after significant likes/fans, consider a FB Ad {they do work and are affordable}.

        For others reading: the idea is to informally create a UGC brand.
        Your Hubs are that UGC - are the brand itself.
        A Brand is marketable, attracts customers, repeat customers and is flexible enough to fit into several niche markets. My good friend and adviser, literally wrote the book on guerrilla marketing. Her success in branding via social media is off the chart. UGC is very guerrilla in its approach, and very effective because it is an informal perspective of branding. Can you brand yourself? Maybe, with enough sponsorship or big cartel support, yes. But the likelihood of success is low. Can you brand products? Absolutely! UGC is just as much {if not more} a consumable -reusable- product, as any other brand out there. The difference is the content itself. How many varieties of soft drink exist? Thousands. How many types of articles exist? Millions.

        So, again, do not be [overly] concerned about self-branding at the moment. This is a good field to test your branding power and for those going the direction of writing for publication, it adds credence, builds readership, your own confidence in the brand and lays the groundwork for acceptance by publishing houses, and the public. The end-goal, for now, is brand awareness, using social search and its media to your advantage.

        "The number one stumbling block for writers is their focus and confidence in the product -the writing- and that brands ability to go the distance, reaching a vast audience. In turn, that informal brand -the product itself- formally introduces the writer to the world, seamlessly."

        James.

  13. moonlake profile image88
    moonlakeposted 4 years ago

    Interesting. Tomorrow I will check into this. Tonight I'm heading for bed.

  14. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm

    I've read this whole thread, and I've ended up totally confused.  (Short trip for me! wink  )

    I'm not sure I'm understanding the difference between a FB 'branded' page for Hub Pages, and a regular FB "page" like I already have for my little side business...(which, by the way, pretty much gets zero traffic as I can't seem to find the time or the will to keep it updated...and I know that's key...) That's in addition to my social/personal FB page ...

    At the moment, I simply use Twitterfeed to auto-post my new HP articles and (infrequent) blog posts onto my own main FB page and Twitter accounts....
    I am quite socially active on FB; hardly ever even go on Twitter anymore.  I got bored with the "social" updates along the lines of, "gonna go to the store,"  or "need to change my clothes.."  Really?? Who cares?
    The other problem is  finding  my stupid FB 'business' page.  They have not made it easy--I end up having to hunt for it every time...it's not in my sidebar, and I can never find the fool thing.  That's one reason why it doesn't get updated...the other being that the "business" is pretty much dead in the water; I no longer have any online sales presence--for various reasons I won't go into here.

    So--I don't think you can change a page from one name to another...so do I make a whole new page?  Try to attach it to the existing 'business' page?  Try to somehow convert the 'business' page?  I'm lost....

    1. jacharless profile image78
      jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, Lizzy, I actually followed you through that...

      Right. Easy as pie.
      I would start a New Page.
      Select Brand or Product versus a business or other, since the objective is to promote/traffic the brand, the Hubs themselves. Select "website" as the Category and either use your HP username or another name that ties to your articles. This is where the Branding comes in, because it is specifically tied to your Hubs [UGC].

      When adding the website use dzymslizzy.hubpages.com
      It will pull your profile bio for you.

      Hope that explains it better.
      James.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
        DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for clarifying.  Sorry for the convoluted rant.  I'm afraid brevity is not my strong suit.  (Hubby always gets on my case for wanting to provide the "back-story.")
        So--I pretty much use DzyMsLizzy everywhere else--on my one remaining sales site; on Twitter, and here, and that was in the interest of "branding" myself.  (don't like that term--sounds like what they do to cattle--ouch!)
        wink
        I will go try to set that up right now....and see how it goes.

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
          DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this
          1. jacharless profile image78
            jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Nice. You got it! Nothing to it. wink

            1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
              DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              So--is this only suggested for 'being semi-social and posting one's own links...'  or is this also the place to share other's articles via the HP tracker link ....???

          2. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
            DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            WOW!!  I already have 5 "likes" on the new page--and only one is from a FB actual friend that I know in real life...the others are folks I've never heard of!  (oops--well, except for the author of this post!)  cool

      2. JayeWisdom profile image93
        JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        James....I've been reading this forum with interest, in spite of the fact that it has "Facebook" in the forum title.  I once had a Facebook account, but closed it.  I HATE Facebook, and that is no exaggeration.  I can't stand the thought of a "regular" Facebook page.  Is it possible to have only a HP branding page on Facebook without the personal page?  I'm asking this, but know in my heart I can't force myself to set up anything about myself on Facebook.  Call it PTSD, if you like, or PFTSD, to be more accurate:  Post-Facebook Traumatic Stress Disorder!   I would like to believe I don't have to be a Facebook member to be a successful writer. Is that possible?

        1. jacharless profile image78
          jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          lol. I do feel your disdain for FB. Mine is Twitter --and WordPress {shivers}. As a programmer, I do admire FB for developing such a system. It is quite complex on many layers. Could they have done better? Absolutely. Still, My recommendation for FB was for Social familiarity as an established market and connectivity to Bing//Yahoo.

          One of the elements Jill laid out for me was Search Engines carry only a small percentage of results -despite the volume some see from them. One million impressions //250,000 click thru's a month, is nothing in the grand picture for just one UGC unit {Article//Hub}.

          Social search has taken that all-over-the-place search and organized --corralled it, so to speak. This offers extremely higher potential for brand recognition -the product- and reusing that product. So, if you prefer another social market , by all means. There are quite a few, like Tumblr, beyond FB, TW --even LinkdIn.

          Regardless, I think anyone who has the fervency to publish is a successful writer. My angle was to let the UGC do the work and promote itself as the product. FB makes that a little easier for those unfamiliar with technology. as the product rises in marketability, so rises the author recognition, etc.

          James.

          1. JayeWisdom profile image93
            JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, James.  I'll mull over your suggestions.  Jaye

  15. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    Where did you get your information on "half of traffic coming from internal searches"? I think about 4.83% of my overall traffic is from Hubpages at last check. The rest is from Google, Yahoo, Bing, Pinterest, Facebook (from other people sharing, not me.)

    Google already thinks I'm an 'authority' on anything pregnancy/babies for some reason. So out of the thousands of views I get a day, only about .001% of them will ever care or even know who WryLilt is.

    I already have 20 Facebook pages at last count. They take work, knowledge and upkeep, especially since the introduction of Edgerank. The idea of writing online is to create content that you can "set and forget".

    Sure, brand yourself for fun. But don't expect a huge burst of traffic and notoriety from it. There are already millions of "branded" pages looking for that.

    1. JayeWisdom profile image93
      JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      WryLilt....Your response makes me feel better--Facebook hater that I am!  Perhaps I should find a niche, such as your "pregnancy/babies" niche, and write articles within that general category.  That is, after I conclude the series of flash fiction I'm writing that may become a book when I've finished all the episodes in short story form. If I publish a book, I'll set up my own website.  Actually, I'm planning to do that anyway to promote my editing expertise as a free-lancer. Okay...I do feel better!  Thanks, WryLilt.  You too, James.  Reading this forum thread was very interesting, although it makes me realize even more than usual how "technically challenged" I am.   

      Jaye

    2. Krysanthe profile image90
      Krysantheposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ty ty for this comment WryLit.  I was thinking some of the same exact things myself, and I was wondering what I was missing. 

      I don't necessarily think that having your own FB page for your hubber's "brand" is a bad thing, but I really can't see much merit in it as far as promotion.  It seems I would be better off to promote my hubs to my 700 FB friends than to the few people I could get to "like" Krysanthe.  *shrugs*  I could be wrong, and I would love to be proven wrong.

      1. livewithrichard profile image84
        livewithrichardposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The Brand page is not going to be an overnight success and it probably will not gain any traction if you don't actively pursue engagement with your followers and constantly seek out more followers. 

        Take a look at https://www.facebook.com/problogger?fref=ts  Darren Rowse is IMO one of the most influential bloggers online.  He runs two of the biggest and most successful blogs I have ever read and ultimately became engaged with... Problogger and Digital Photography School... 2 sites I spend probably too much time on but are so resourceful to my interests.

        Having and promoting a Brand takes as much work as having and promoting a business... how successful your Brand becomes is solely dependent on your own level of involvement. 

        I would suggest that when you post links to your Hubs or content that you also provide some sort of engaging message... Ask a question, posit a theory, make a claim, ASK FOR FEEDBACK..  The way I do it is copy and paste my url.. (I'm not concerned about referral tracking) right into the status update... once the link and picture loads, I then write a small engaging message.  As the site gains 'likes' I would expect more engagement and feedback.  And though I love my friends and followers here on Hubpages, my ultimate target is those not already affiliated with Hubpages...

  16. Michael Willis profile image80
    Michael Willisposted 4 years ago

    I am trying this out to see how it might work. I have created other FB pages that do well. Would be nice if I could direct even a small amount of traffic using this method. I have my brand page at : http://www.facebook.com/MichaelWillisOnHubpages

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    khmohsinposted 4 years ago

    I think you must see the Coca cola Official Page on the facebook that will guide you about the familiarity of the brand. How they work on the page?

    1. jacharless profile image78
      jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Indeed. 53 million likes, 2 million mentions, on just one page, for just one product, a soft drink. Amazing.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
        DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I hardly think there is a valid comparison between us Hubbers and a multi-million-dollar mega-corporation with a massive advertising budget.  It is probably their advertising in other media, and at points of purchase that drives its Face Book traffic, and not just 'social sharing.'  That is probably a factor only once folks have arrived at the page after learning of it via other means...

  18. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    I have to ask, is our FB page the place to share links from our referral tracker to others' hubs as well?  Or is it strictly an 'advertising' site?

  19. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Have not done one yet for Hub Pages or my writing. I use main FB Timeline for that.  But I did start a page for something which I am an advocate which is Adoptees Rights, Myths and Realities of Adoption. I guess, I will do one for my writing next.

  20. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    You should write a hub on this. It is a great idea!

  21. Rosie2010 profile image75
    Rosie2010posted 4 years ago

    James, I'm going to try this.  I have very few followers on FB, mostly my families and a few other hubbers.  I hardly get any views from FB, so I got tired of going there. I have been reading your thread, but was hesitating because I don't have much time to work on a page.  Today is the day. lol  I'll come back and add my link.  Thanks for your thread. smile

  22. jacharless profile image78
    jacharlessposted 4 years ago

    @LindaSmith1  Advocacy pages do very well on FB, from what I hear. And no doubt for adoption issues. and yes I should Hub this, but it takes 24 hours now to get released mad Okay, am over that moment. smile

    @Rosie. Awesome. Again, the personal followers//friends of FB do very little with regard to promoting UGC//Hubs. The kicker is having that page get indexed, the links indexed and people using the social search find you, share, leave comments and more. It is not as complex as I make it sound. lol. That is my tech brain on Rail -Ruby on Rails that is.
    One last note, since everyone is making very nice cover images -is images themselves. For some odd reason they are picked up rather quickly on FB. Me thinks it has something to do with Instagram and recent FB camera app...

  23. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    jacharless: Are you saying hubs are not published for 24 hours now?  Anyway, here is my FB page for starters. https://www.facebook.com/LindaSmithActi … thActivist

    1. jacharless profile image78
      jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Correct. Technically, due to the integration of the Pending & Zzz function on Hub Pages, articles are not immediately ready for sharing or indexing by search engines. A 24 hour hold is placed on the article, then released. However, it can be shared in Tweet or FB {less the thumbnail & preview} as a link as soon as you publish it and will also appear in your ../latest?RSS feed, on profile, etc.

      {A lot mixed feeling threads about this new feature in the Community section.}

      James.

  24. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    They just keep on playing around, earnings are dropping which makes me wonder if these new changes are the cause of droppings in earnings.  Time to move on!

  25. Robie Benve profile image93
    Robie Benveposted 4 years ago

    Hi Jacharless, great tip! I have my art page on fb and sometimes I do share my articles on it.
    Also, i just "liked" you. : )
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robie-Benve-Art

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      summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Robie, I think your link is broken. Could you re-post it?

      LindaSmith1 - great fb page. Liked it and plan to revisit.

      1. LindaSmith1 profile image60
        LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I found Robie's link to be broken as well.  Thanks Summerberrie

    2. jacharless profile image78
      jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well look @ you miss Alumni, good job!  And thanks...

  26. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Ok--I'm going to ask one more question...

    When posting articles to our FB page, should we just copy the URL as it appears on the article's page, or from the 'copy link' from the "my articles" page, or should we use the referral tracker link from the bottom of the article page?

    Thank you...(and I still want to know whether this should be exclusively our own page, or whether this is a good place to also share others' articles via that referral tracker link??)

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What I do is copy paste the url to my status update. let the link and picture load then I create a short message about the link.

    2. jacharless profile image78
      jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just copy/paste the entire URL into the posting box on your FB branded page.
      As for affiliate tracking, I suppose since the affiliate measures [still] exist, you can add it.

      This is not just an advertisement page. It is a brand/product page. So your website products would be hub links. the more links to hubs photos, forum posts and Q/A the better. It establishes the authority of the brand and adds credence to [you] the author -even as it adds depth to the social search parameters internally for FB and externally for Ying.

      Pinning: only one post can be pinned at any given time to the top of the FB page. You can change it at will.

      James.

      PS, in your Web Master Tools, you can add Social Media tracking and it will give you data on activity.

  27. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    OK, I jumped on the bandwagon, too, (and "liked" the ones I caught here) but with a twist.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Home-Impr … 4036714660

    Rather than posting a simple list of links to my hubs, I'm trying to promote posts, photos, etc. from other FB people on the new page.  I can't see anyone reading or visiting a list of links, but if there is actual participation between visitors it might help.

    1. profile image0
      summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Great idea. Nice tip of the day on your fb. smile

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks.  The idea is to replace it each day or two, along with a new link.  Now if I could figure how to pin two posts to the top I'd have it made.  Might have to combine them into one.

        So that's where the new like came from! smile  Thanks.  I'm still learning FB (about a month old there) and don't know the ins and outs very well.

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, wilderness, 
      Thank you for indirectly answering a question I've now asked 3 times with no response!  I was wondering if it was supposed to be only an 'advertisement' page, or if we should use it to share the referral tracker links to others' articles.....now, since you are apparently doing that...I won't be the lone wolf.  LOL
      Also, thanks for the 'like' of my page, and I'll return the favor!
        As for pinning 2 at the top--I don't know if the 'highlight' function does something similar, or not...it's worth trying, since both are options in that drop-down.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Well, Dzy, I don't know if it's supposed to be purely an advertisement page for our hubs or not. 

        I just seems to me that if we can entice readers to come look around occasionally it will benefit - they may click a link I've dropped and go to a hub.  I'm hoping to use it as a mini-forum website, so to speak, and every visitor will usually find a hub of mine at the top of the page.

        No, highlighting a post spreads it over the entire width of the page, rather than just half of it (plus you can't pin a highlighted post).  I already found my answer in that I'll combine both of the posts I want to make each day into one, pinned to the top, where everyone can see them regardless of the number of posts others are making.

  28. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    I write at several locations, and I also have some pet peeves. I wonder if I should create separate pages for general articles, and then another for topics in which I am an activist.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lindasmith1-Freelance-writer-and-CPSAdoption-Activist/196043290530238

  29. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    Unless you are an expert with credentials to prove it, you should give references and add disclaimers on hubs giving advice on pregnancy/labor.

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Most of my articles have either one or both - always do your own research, be careful in high risk pregnancies, always check with your medical carer first.

      Although I'm starting my doula course in three months, so at least I'll have that under my belt.

  30. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    I've had mine for a while

    https://www.facebook.com/SusanKeepingsWritings

    I post links to my articles... when I remember...

  31. Horatio Plot profile image82
    Horatio Plotposted 4 years ago

    Hi James

    I've just set up my new Facebook page but before I transfer over to it I have a question. I'd like to link it to my Pinterest account as I think this would be a good way to generate traffic and showcase mine and other Hubbers work  - Hubs or Pins. There is a Pinterest setting that lets you show all your Pins on your Facebook Timeline, but it seems to default to my main Facebook page, which I don't want. Is there anyway round this that you know? I can't seem to find one.

    1. jacharless profile image78
      jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Horatio,
      Sorry for the delay.
      Seems, if you activate the Pinterest App on Facebook, you can connect it to your FB Brand Page, same as Twitter.

      FB Pages Assistant
      FB Pinterest App

      James.

      1. Horatio Plot profile image82
        Horatio Plotposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks James, but I can't get it to work. Apparently you can only have Pinterest affiliated to your personal Facebook page for the moment and not a business or brand pages, which is a bit of a bummer.

        1. jacharless profile image78
          jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Horatio,
          According to Pinterest, all you have to do is activate your personal account on FB with your Pinterest Account, using the FB App. Am assuming it will enable pins on any page you have as well.

          James.

 
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