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Toot your own horn. Tweet your own Hub.

Updated on January 27, 2012

Why don't you tweet?

As I am hopping hubs I notice that most of them have few or no clicks on the sharing/social sites.

For those of us striving to make a business out of HubPages, or maybe earn a couple of pennies, these little buttons are absolutely basic, if not essential.

Unless of course you are and SEO Sensei or an awesome binary code creator; in which case please include your related link below.

But for the rest of us neophytes, laymen and others who candidly log in here to share different passions, point of views or life experiences, I have this to share with you:

Tweet your own hub. Toot your own horn.

As an entrepreneur and business owner is up to you to do your own public relations. Yes, I agree Hubpages provides a great platform when it comes to Google web crawlers. Nevertheless, your own two cents in this Hubuniverse are really under your care.

So you already have your Twitter and FB accounts. You also have set up your Google profile.

Baby steps to web traffic

After this, your first step is then to link all these accounts in between. I have my Facebook account linked to Twitter in such a way that whenever I post to Twitter it automatically posts to my Facebook wall.

To do this, go to your Twitter account, under your Profile tab, scroll down under your bio, click on connect Facebook account.

While on the linking subject, you should have your Linkedin site up as well and of course properly linked to Twitter.

Hubpages is still your daddy

Note: Most of my hub traffic come Hubpages itself but it cannot hurt to try to maximize your traffic sources.

In essence you are looking at a pool comprised by hubbers in Hubville, friends on Facebook, followers in Twitter and circles in Google.

When you click on the +1 for Google you send a strong message to search engines as well as you are reposting your hub on your Google profile for your circles to see.

One click could attract another. Readers tend to follow trends. If they see one "like" they might ass another. If you already have a useful or interesting article in place, you could be starting a frenzy just by being your own first "like"!

Compliment your hubs with your Facebook/Twitter status

Attune your Facebook status to the topics of your hubs. Make it a point to entice a conversation on the subject that you have written or plan to write about soon. Include a link to the hub within the posts, as appropriate, be careful not to portray yourself as purely promotional, keep it on a sharing mode. This works great not only in Facebook but in any forum that is related or already interested in your subject.

Once you edit, Reddit! is also a good site where to promote your hubs. I do not generate a significant traffic from them but, again, every little bit helps. is another great way of not only promoting your hubs but earning additional pennies. Because, in the end, is all about those pennies adding up, right?

Of course one should not be clicking on its own ads, but there is nothing wrong with liking yourself. So next time you finish a hub, go Twitter, Like and Google. In fact, go on and start right now with the hubs you have written already.

What's your tweet?

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    • lifefulfilled profile image

      J.Martinez 5 years ago

      I absolutely tweet my articles. I have in the past as well that is how I was getting most of my traffic. I am just beginning again, therefore I only have one article so far.

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      Cynthia B Turner 6 years ago from Georgia

      I appreciate the good advice. Thank you very much for sharing. Also, thank you to LindaBliss for mentioning Pinterest as another possible source for writing. Much appreciation to you both.

    • CrazyGata profile image

      CrazyGata 6 years ago from Puerto Rico

      The other day I wrote on how Xomba was more profitable than HubPages.

      Like you, I also rather hub around here... I guess its the capsules... they got us hooked! hahaha!!

      Thank you for your comments!!!

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      whoisbid 6 years ago

      I have been blogging in a whole bunch of places over the last 6 months because I got sick of Hubpages. Somehow I came back. What is it about this place? I mean, I hardly get any good response but I am still drawn. I guess people like you make me think it is OK.

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      CrazyGata 6 years ago from Puerto Rico

      ah!! I sure appreciate the input... I just browsed over Pinterest, any chance you could write a hub on it?

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      Linda Liebrand 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thanks for the tips! I noticed I get a lot of traffic from a site called Pinterest so I set up an account with them too.

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      CrazyGata 6 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Duly noted in the hub! Thank you for posting!

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      alipuckett 6 years ago

      Yes! The majority of my traffic still comes from HubPages too, but social networking your hubs can help, and it also increases your overall hub score. Like you, I've seen a few hits from Reddit too, so it's definitely worth sumbitting a link there. :)