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Chime.in overview and how to use Chime.in to increase page views

Updated on January 16, 2013

Over the last few days, I have dedicated sometime to find channels into which I can increase page views.

In the hub on how to increase page views using Delicious.com, I discussed specifically on how one can increase page views by creating stacks on Delicious.com which is a social bookmarking website.

In this hub, I will discuss yet another social media, Chime.in, which can be used to share hub links or other contents to increase page views.

Chime.in is a social media which was launched in October 2011 by UberMedia. Most users might confuse the operations and functionalities of Chime.in with those of Facebook, Twitter or Google+, but while the later social media organize their operations around people (users), Chime.in organizes its operations around a subject or topic.

Unlike in Facebook or Twitter, in Chime.in, you don’t follow people because you know them; you follow them because they share subjects or topics that are of interest to you.

Chime.in logo
Chime.in logo | Source

Users can learn and share contents with others who have similar interests and as such, Chime.in is mostly referred to as an “Interests network”. Chime.in does not have status update like other social media, instead its users post “Chimes” which is a discussion topic of interest.

A Chime can be up to 5000 characters in length but it can also be links, videos, polls, photos or combination of these. Tags can also be included but here they are called interests.

Chimes are organized into thread streams, called Chimelines, that keep on rolling as new chimes are posted. A chime displays a headline, the first few sentences of a post, multimedia, profile picture, interest tags and options for liking, commenting and sharing.

How can you increase page views using Chime.in

Sharing

In Chime.in you can share links, videos, contents and photos. If you are a hubber that specializes on hubs with similar or related topics then you stand to benefit as you can share your hubs with a community of interest.

I find using the link option more suited for me because it take less time to create and the interface used for posting this link has more functionalities than what you can get on Facebook or Google+.

When posting a link to your article, you have options to include title, summary and tags. You can also send links to your followers, communities or share on Facebook, Twitter and via emails.

Interface for creating a Chime on Chime.in

Interface for creating a Chime on Chime.in
Interface for creating a Chime on Chime.in | Source
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Similar interests

Using Chime.in as a hubber you will have a chance to meet other people who have same interests. You can follow these users and leave a trail of tags leading back to your hubs

For example, If you like writing about Cooking and Recipes, you can share those recipes with other users on Chime.in who will also share with their followers.

You can add the interests, categories or tags like “Cooking” or “Home cooking” so that those following these interests will be able to see your share even though they might not be following you.

As a test, I posted a number of chimes with links to my hubs about London Olympics Games for those with interest in sports. The response was significant but not as immediate as when I posted on Delicious.com.

With time, the traffic to my hubs has increased mostly to the hubs with chimes links. As of today (07/12/2012), the best hub with a link to Chime.in has an average of 70 views per day, weekly average views of 312 and 554 views ever since being published on 06/28/2012.

Stats of one of the hubs [Salute your Country’s Team in the London Olympics 2012] with a link on Chime.in
Stats of one of the hubs [Salute your Country’s Team in the London Olympics 2012] with a link on Chime.in | Source

Creating your own communities

Using Chime.in, you can create your own groups of people with similar interests called communities. Community members focus on the same topics and they are the integral part of topics development. Since they contribute to the shared topics, you have a chance to broaden your ideas and hence creating more quality and content rich articles.

You can imagine what can happen if you manage to build a community of about half a million users who share the same interests, of which it is possible. On Chime.in, you create communities by clicking on My communities >> Build a community. You then enter the name of the community, Community URL and Community type (Open, Moderated or Private).

One of my chimes on Chime.in created using a hub link.

One of my chimes on Chime.in created using a hub link.
One of my chimes on Chime.in created using a hub link. | Source

Finally…

I found Chime.in very good in terms of functionalities, user friendliness and usefulness. Considering that it is still in beta version, you feel there is a lot more to come from UberMedia. The option of creating a customized profile complete with your own background image is another plus you won’t find in many other popular social media and you can log-in using Facebook or Twitter account.

Chime.in also has an App for smart phones, that means you can respond to topic comments on the move. I recommend you try Chime.in and even if you won’t have time to create a full content chime, you can just post your hubs links as chimes and compare the traffic.

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    • tammyswallow profile image

      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      You have some great hubs with wonderful tips. This is yet another site I haven't heard of before. I will add this to my list. Thanks for all the great advice.

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      Sandra M. Urquhart 4 years ago from Florida

      This was really informative. I've never heard of this site, but I am now interested to investigate it to see what the options and opportunities are. Thanks so much for writing this hub. I see I need to follow you. GB

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi dwachira. Chimein sounds very interesting and useful too. More so as it is topic based. I would certainly be checking out this one.

      Many thanks for sharing this site. It will be useful for other hubbers too.

      I'm voting this up, useful, interesting and awesome.

      Sharing this too on many networks and here too.

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      Nice hub here for a cool new social network known as Chime. I have actually located this network before, but never really decided to use it, and mainly because at the time I was suffering from network overload, but I stored it onto my Pearltrees collections.

      Have you ever heard of Pearltrees before? I use that site for most of my curation of web content, and it works as well for hub sharing efforts with others worldwide.

      Cool informative hub voted up and I will definitely share this one for you, nice to meet ya dwachira.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @tammyswallow, thanks for stopping by and commenting, i stumbled upon Chime.in on my quest to find ways to increase page views. I found it to be useful and thought i should let others know about it. Am glad you found this hub to be useful.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @Etherealenigma, thanks for the visit. Try Chime.in am sure you'll get some gainful page views.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @rajan jolly thanks for your kind words and support. I found the concept of subjects, interests and topics in Chime.in to be very attractive especially for hubbers who specializes on similar or related topics. Although Chime.in is still in Beta, i thinks this is a platform worthy trying. Thanks for sharing too. Have a nice day.

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      dinkan53 4 years ago from India

      Thanks for introducing us delicious.com. I am getting some good traffic from there. Surely will try chime.in. Vote up and shared.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @CloudExplorer, thanks for the visit. Just to reassure you, i have used Chime.in for about three weeks now and i have not spotted any bug but am not giving a clean bill of health as it is still on Beta. I have not yet heard of Pearltrees but this where am going after responding to this comment, thanks for letting me know. I really appreciate your share and support, Thanks

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @dinkan53, Hi, am glad to hear you are enjoying Delicious.com, try Chime.in now you might as well like it. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      This site is in my joining list and now that I have read the review , I am sure it could be beneficial to me to have an account. Awesome Hub, voted up!

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      Zeeshan Naved 4 years ago from Pakistan

      Good website overview. . .

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @Anamika S, thanks so much for the visit, i suggest you try Chime.in as i found it to be useful, the good thing is that you can even log-in with your Facebook or Twitter account.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Zeeshan Naved, you are welcome. You will be amazed by the user friendliness of the site, try it.

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Chime.In is one of my go-to social networks too. Love the community! Are we connected yet on there? I am @christybis ; feel free to connect there. I also get reads from my original material there. I also thank you for connected a link to my hub at the end here, so nice!

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Another helpful hub. I like the idea of following interests. Thank you for sharing information about Chime.in, as well as your hub about Delicious. I plan to incorporate both of these sites into my daily activities. Also, thank you for the open and transparent nature in which you share your information.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi dwachira, This is all interesting and valuable information within this well written hub . I have not heard of Chime. in before but will be checking it out soon . Thanks for sharing this information !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @ChristyWrites, Thanks for the visit. I really liked Chime.in, the interface and everything. I will surely check on you there. Thanks for the share. Enjoy your day.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @MarleneB, I really appreciate you stopping here and commenting and thanks for your kind words. Check on Chime.in, you might as well increase those page views.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @kashmir56 for the visit. Chime.in is not very old so you might not have heard of it but i recommend you check on it. Thanks very much for sharing, i really appreciate the support.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I learned something new today! I have not heard of this social media option. Thanks for sharing.

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      Richard J ONeill 4 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Excellent hub here and very useful for a hubber like me, dreaming of becoming a full-time online writer.

      I have a chime.in account but haven't used it yet. Thanks to this very useful hub i'm going over there in a second to test it out.

      Thanks very much!

      Peace.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Richawriter, thanks for the kind words and comment. We all need those views so i thinks it is high time you re-activate that Chime.in account. Enjoy your day.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks teaches12345 for the visit, i really appreciate it. Social media is a ways to improve your hubs visibility, it will work very well if you have a lot of followers who can share your articles. Try it, you might just get those extra views.

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      Sandra M. Urquhart 4 years ago from Florida

      Hey dwachira, thanks for recommending my hub. I appreciate that. GB

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      You are welcome Etherealenigma, enjoy your day.

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Very useful, man. I'll keep that in mind! :)

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks CrazedNovelist for the visit and comment, try Chime.in, you might just get extra views.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

      This site sounds interesting. I'd never heard of it. I expect I'll join as soon as I attend to some other things, including two other sites I just joined and am trying to figure out.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks WannaB Writer for your visit, i found Chime.in very friendly and effective. Beside, it is a good platform to build followers. I suggest you give it a try.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very informative hub. Wow....I should join this site. Thanks for share with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi prasetio30, thanks for the visit and comment, i suggest you try Chime.in, you might get some traffic from there.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi, I am reading these with total interest! lol! thanks to you I have joined Delicious, and now Chime! thanks so much for the idea, voted up! cheers nell

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @Nell Rose, i will assure you that if you did join Delicious.com and liked it then you will like Chime.in. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Loved your hub but actually tried to create an account and system keeps crashing. Something to definitely consider when the website works.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi healthylife2, thanks for the visit and comment, i have just tried Chime.in site and now seems it is working.

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      Rob Winters 4 years ago

      Always good to hear about another potential traffic source.Great run down on Chime.in, i'll definitely be checking it out.Do you happen to know if links posted there are dofollow?

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Rob Winters,

      Chime.in is an interesting site as followers are made due to following topics and not because you know someone. Most of the links are dofollow unless they turn out to be spam. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      dwachira,

      Thanks for the interesting and useful information about Chimein. There are so many sites that I haven't tried, so I really appreciate this hub. Voted up and sharing.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Paul,

      I would suggest you check on this site as you can benefit more on traffic, it is a site worthy checking. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Arielqiao,

      Thanks for the visit and comment. Sorry to hear you are unable to sign up for Chime.in, have you tried to sign up using Facebook or Twitter accounts? I wish you the best.

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      Great hub that even includes pictures of Chime.in's interface. I've never heard of Chime.in before. From your hub, it sounds very interesting. I'll have to check it out sometime.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi,

      Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Geoffrey Kerosi 4 years ago from Nairobi

      Chime.in is real a great tool. I will try it to see how it works wonders.

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      Educateurself 4 years ago

      I haven't heard this before, but it I will gonna make some more research about it if I find effective for traffic then I will check it.

      Thanks dwachira.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Educateurself,

      I recommend that you check on Chime in, it a friendly site and you might just get some added traffic. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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