I want to try something. I got the idea from the previous threads here where a hubber will comment on a hub, post the link to the hub he commented on, and then have one of his hubs commented on. Here's my idea
1) A person will share another hubber's article on Facebook.
2) That person will contact that hubber on Facebook, let him know he shared one of his articles, and refer him to this post
3) That person will have one of his own hubs shared, and the process will continue.
4) We will post our results here - as in, whether it seems to be successful and how much we like it.
What do you guys think of this?
Sounds interesting and perhaps worth it. Do we know if this may perhaps be deemed as being against the TOS?
In practice, I know of groups who do this all the time but it constitutes generating false traffic and it is against TOS. So if you want to risk it, publicising it is a very bad idea.
Why would it be considered generating false traffic? The idea is that people who are friends with the person who shares an article will look at it if he is interested, and won't if he is not.
Google sees a share as a recommendation. Therefore it wants to see shares that are genuine - by people who think that webpage has real value and is worth recommending. If someone shares something because they're doing a favour for a friend, that's not a genuine recommendation.
I see. However, this might be a gray area, because, for example, in this 'experiment,' I would only share something if I genuinely was interested in it, but the same can not be said of everybody else.
Ben: I have noticed that ever since you came to HP you are constantly looking for creative ways to "up" your traffic. While I applaud your efforts, I think you really do not understand how all of this works. There are no shortcuts. You have to work hard and long, continually improve your abilities, produce work that the general public needs and wants to read, and then make sure you please Google so that they will rank your articles well. This takes years, and the money comes slowly. I wish there was a way around it, but there is not. Schemes will not bring you views. Doing as I have suggested will. Good luck!
You are right, it certainly will take time, and I knew that going in. However, I'm also trying to think outside of the box. Part of the reason I made this post is that I haven't seen any other posts like this.
I certainly don't mean to downplay what you said, because it is accurate.
That's exactly the problem. In fact I'd go so far as to say that most people would take a "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" approach and there would be no quality control at all.
Link exchange/sharing schemes can potentially endanger your AdSense and therefore your HubPages account. As such, we strongly advise avoiding any such tactics.
That is some good advice TimeTraveler, but social networking is a good idea also. I dont know Ben as of yet , however being creative with Facebook isnt a totally bad Idea. A new Facebook page has allready been formed for this called what the hub and it is actually pretty cool Maybe u and Ben should go over and check it out
starme77: Oh definitely Social networking is very important for marketing our hubs, but it is important to do things correctly. By the way, I tried to post on What The Hub, and was unable to do so. I hope they fix that. Another good place is Google +. The reason Ben has not seen posts like the one he placed here is that what he is suggesting violates the TOS. That is important for him to know.
Ok. Why, then, are those other forum posts, where a person comments and has his hub commented on, ok?
Ben Blackwell If this is directed at me, I am not quite sure about what you are asking here.
Ok, sorry. What I mean is this: there are forum posts here that encourage a person to comment on the last poster's hub, post a link to it in the thread, then have his hub commented on. My question is, why is that acceptable whereas my idea is not?
Posting links to hubs on the forums is against the TOS. Doing this can get you banned. I don't know who is doing this, and I know some do, but they are playing a dangerous game.
It's a good question. I expect links in the forum are marked no follow anyway.
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