How do YOU use social media to keep up and to occasionally, promote content?
Do you prefer twitter, facebook or do you build connections through linked-in? When it comes to social media, what is your bag?
Since I write arts and crafts how-to lessons, and vegan recipes, which are all eminently pinnable, Pinterest is my social media site of choice. It's my highest daily referrer right now. I also post the artsy stuff to my Facebook business page, since I'm an artist, and tweet most of the vegan stuff, since there's a small tribe of vegans following me on Twitter.
I have just joined twitter, and really like it, but it took me a bit to get assimilated. I do see the value though. It really is important to promote on these. I have not tackled Pinterest. It is overwhelming to me! I know I should just jump in!
Primarily, I use Pinterest and Twitter. I have multiple boards on Pinterest that will cover almost any topic on which I write. I also have two different Twitter accounts, one for technical and general topics, and another for crafty topics such as sewing or painting.
I also ping every article when it is published, then again when changes are made to it. I like to use pingfarm.com, since it allows me to ping multiple pages at one time. I have no interest in the pingfarm site, I just have found it useful to be able to ping multiple sites at a time.
My HubPages profile page is linked to from my blogs, too.
LinkedIn for blog and company updates, along with Pulse articles and group Q&A. Twitter is great for broadcasting content too and for real time updates when publishing your timeline on your website or other medium.
Each time I write an article or blog post, I post to the social websites. Pinterest is especially great for visually based content. I have found that when I put pictures with my blog that have sayings, I get more hits from Pinterest. I put the sayings on Twitter as posts, and add the link to the website. I have just recently started posting to Tumbler. It shows the links a little bit differently, though, and I am still learning what works best. I also post to Google Plus and Linked In, and have a Facebook author page. I did get a warning from Google Plus, though, that I was violating their content rules and I found out that it was from putting too many social website posts with the same link during a limited time period, so a person has to be careful that way.
by Jennifer B 10 months ago
A few years back when I did Examiner.com, the writers were always talking about where is the best places to promote our work. I feel like once you use all your social media accounts, hit up any forums related to your topic, reddit, and network with people you know, you're really out of places...
by Kate Daily 7 months ago
Hi guys, I'm hoping for some advice. Basically here's my issue: I enjoy writing informative articles that I believe will be useful to people. However, I can't stand promoting my hubs.The thought of spending my time scouring the Web looking for places to post it, opening tons of social media...
by Audrey Hunt 3 years ago
Do you use social media to bring traffic to your hubs? What are your favorites?
by Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago
If we pump up our use of social media, i.e., marketing our articles more, will it help increase our traffic much? Or won't it make much difference because we are more dependent upon organic traffic? Something tells me we might have to wait out this drought. What say you?
by Michael Valencia 8 months ago
Does social networking bring us closer together, or further apart?While sites like facebook and twitter enable us to share vast amounts of our lives with others in an instant, are our intereactions in fact becoming shallower?
by Person of Interest 6 years ago
Well, folks. Between Twitter and Pinterest, I did 50+ posts today; both my hubs and a whole bunch of other Hubber's hubs. We will see what the results are... Hope springs eternal...
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