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Many Ways to Promote Hubs Outside HubPages Even If RSS Feeds are Going Away By February
8 Methods to Market Your Hubs
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Promote hubs using its URL links
Yes. On the day I started creating my hubs on HubPages, I did not depend from HubPages to promote what I published here. I have my own ways promoting them across the Internet which is legal and no spamming. Every hub we created, there is always a URL link - and that hub URL link is powerful and can fly across the Net by sharing it to many social networks, bookmarking sites and blog sites including other publishing sites a hubber is also connected with.
Remember the power of back linking - if you are decided to market your hub on your blog site, you can display it by using the title of your awesome hub and then insert the URL link of that hub. It is not appropriate to link the URL link of your hub using the word please "Click" or "Click Here" most of the time search engine crawlers, other spiders and Internet surfers would skip to crawl down it because it takes time to identify what has been linked as crawlers crawl down pages in seconds or crawl it very fast. So better use word text that identifies what your link is all about.
And whoever clicks the link you shared on your blog site, traffic and views would pour down to your hub pages. Visitors and readers use social networks and bookmarking sites to visit your pages. See the above screen shot of my first hub published here that until now is attracting traffic and views from the different referring sites and search engines.
Hubs without tags can still be marketed outside HubPages
You Hubber should not worry. There are many ways to market hubs outside HubPages. Even if they have no tags, still they could be promoted across the Internet. You can still share them to your favorite social networks, bookmarking sites and you can write review about the hub you published and share it to other websites you are connected with. Even if the RSS Feeds are going away by February, you can still promote your hubs anywhere by using its hub URL links.
Remember for every hub a hubber has created there is always a corresponding URL link or known as permalink. You can bring the permalink of your hub to anywhere as you desired it. Nobody will question it. You are the owner of your product. You can display the permalink of your hub in many places across the Internet from your forum groups, FB pages, FB groups or you can use it as your signature.
Sharing the permalink of your hub directly to people you know is also acceptable method. When those social networks and other bookmarking sites were not yet available, Internet users were actively have used email. Any stuff that they wanted to share them to their friends, relatives and family - they often used the basic method which was by sharing them through sending emails. Until now I am still using this method and it is very effective too - to market my hubs.
Creativity on marketing hubs is also needed
What I know about creativity it involves thinking and producing. And thinking and producing need time and efforts. Before I produced this hub, it took me at least some hours on planning as the same as an architect - before he starts drawing his plan for the house or other projects he has, he sees it that all the tools and other miscellaneous things he needed are with him. Before I created this hub, I took some screen shots to all my published hubs because I would need them to support this hub.
As you see on this hub, first I uploaded the photo and then below each photo, I supported it with short description about its title and the link going to the original source. For me creativity is all about originality on how I could create easy to understand information using both photo and plain language.
Promote hubs using profile domain name
I discovered this method on marketing articles using my blog site domain name. And I found it very effective way. So, I also applied this step on HubPages. On this site my domain name is http://paulpruel.hubpages.com/. You know that our hubpages domain names cater all the hubs we published on this site.
Aside from sharing a published hub outside HubPages, I also shared my HubPages domain name to Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Google+ and other social networks and other book marking sites I am connected with - with short description about it.
Aside from those social networks and other book marking sites, I also shared my HubPages domain name to other publishing sites I am writing for. This technique is legal and nobody will charge you spamming. And whoever attracted to click the said domain name - he will be redirected to the landing page of the site. I called this procedure as "one link for all hubs to read".
Submit your HubPages domain name to search engines
We know that there are million of writers from around the world competing one another through their awesome original products. All these writers are considered as businessmen and women.
We hubbers, we do not need to spend money for advertising. We hubbers are already the advertisers. When you shared your hubs outside Hubpages through adopting different methods you know it that you are already advertising your own products. And you are promoting them without spending any pennies.
At the time I started my blogging hobby and I started writing for some paying sites, I started adapting this method. I started submitting my profile link for every paying site I am contributing to the three giants search engines such as Bing, Yahoo and Google. Now every time I published a new hub, I submit it to Yahoo, Bing and Google using my HubPages domain names. Of course, before you submit them to those search engines - you should have first to open an account on them.
Old published hubs need exposure too
Do not just focus on creating new hubs to publish on this site. We hubbers should go back to our old published hubs. And if we thought that those old hubs need revisions, we would have to revise them before bringing them out from their comfort zones. Old published hubs need exposure too. And nobody will do the jobs for us but we the authors of those hubs.
Those old published hubs when shared across the Internet through the power of social networks and bookmarking sites - surfers would crawl them down as they saw them as new. Every day there are ten of thousands new surfers from around the globe searching interesting items on the net. Most of them are not the same surfers who already read and have visited our hub pages after three, two, one year, six months, three months, one month and one week ago.
Maximize the use of Google+, Facebook and Pinterest
First of all, you should create an account at Google+, Facebook and Pinterest. And then make friends with other users on those websites. Visit their profile pages. If you are happy to leave some comments on their profile pages - go ahead, you can do so. If some of your friends shared some stuff to you - appreciate them. If they asked you to share those stuff to your other friends - fulfill their wishes - these are part of establishing friendships virtually on this virtual world. Now if the time comes that you requested them for their favors - they could not say no.
At Google plus - you can create a Google page aside from your Google+ profile page. Your Google+ page will cater all what you published on this site. The method is simple - just share the URL link of every hub you published here on that page you created at Google+. After you shared the link - you will see the title of your hub and the summary of your hub. And share it publicly or share it only to your Google circle of friends.
At Facebook, you can also create a page about your hub pages. Just follow instruction on how to create a Facebook page - all are available on their site. And when it is done, you can start sharing your published hubs on that FB page you created. This is not about FB Networkedblog. What I am talking here is about a page created only for all hubs you published at HubPages. This is not also a FB fan page.
When everything is established - start now inviting your FB friends to like your newly created Hub Page at FB. This is my FB page I created for my hubs the name is: United HubPages Hubbers. So far, it garnered 21 likes and they are my followers already. And this is open to all the hubbers who would have the interest to like and share their awesome hubs on that page too.
The methods I applied at Google+ and Facebook is as the same I applied at Pinterest. On that site my Pinterest board name is My HubPages Stuff - and the link is http://pinterest.com/pruelpo/my-hubpages-stuff/. So far, I have fifty followers. Some of them have re-pinned what I pinned.
Turning hubs into photo hubs is another way to promote hubs
On this hub, I included eight screen shots. These eight photos are representing my eight published hubs on this site. Every photo has short description including the link of the source. By displaying them with this hub it is already considered as promoting the hubs or advertising the hubs which is in accordance with HubPages policy. Advertising a hub through a photo capsule is legal. What you see are only titles and the photos but if some one wanted to visit and click the source he will be redirected to the whole published hub.
Every clicks on the source is additional traffic and views to my hub pages. I called this technique as "turning hubs into hub photos". And if I marketed this hub outside HubPages - and there are surfers read this hub - those eight old published hubs would have the chances to be crawled down. So - it is up to the hub author what method he would use to promote his hubs inside and outside HubPages for as long his methods to be used would comply HubPages, Social Networks and other BookMarking sites policy.