When to Share Hubs on Social Media

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  1. EricDockett profile image96
    EricDockettposted 3 years ago

    I am kind of backwards when it comes to social media, so please bear with me as I ask a question about something many people probably figured out a long time ago:

    It seems to me the best time to tweet or share a Hub is right after publication. However, I remember back when the QAP program was first introduced there was some concern that immediately sharing a Hub while it still had the noindex tag could result in problems with it getting indexed even after it passed QAP and noindex was removed.

    Did that turn out to be a valid concern? Does anyone ever have trouble getting indexed when they share their Hubs on social media while it is still in the QAP process?

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image73
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You should wait until the Hub has passed the QAP and is featured as Facebook and other social networks will need to be able to read and parse the Hub. If you share it when it is not available to be read, then it can show as a broken link or not populate the image correctly. The initial state at which it is shared is also cached on Facebook for a time, so can show as not working or without an image even when it is published if you share it before the QAP completed.

      1. EricDockett profile image96
        EricDockettposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Matthew!

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image73
          Matthew Meyerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          No problem. Glad to help!

  2. paradigm search profile image61
    paradigm searchposted 3 years ago

    I always wait until the hub is indexed in Google before telling anyone about it; theft concerns. I've been rethinking that thought lately. I'd also like to hear comments about this.

  3. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    I have posted Hubs to social sites long after writing one. Sometimes every few years, and I don't see any problem with that.

    1. EricDockett profile image96
      EricDockettposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, but I'm actually asking about the issues with posting Hubs to social sites immediately after publication.

      The concern voiced at one point was that when they are crawled on the social site and Googlebot sees the noindex it will then make it tougher for the Hub to get indexed even after noindex is removed.

  4. sparkster profile image90
    sparksterposted 3 years ago

    To be honest, how soon it's indexed isn't a concern for me. What is a concern is that the hub won't display any ads if it hasn't passed the quality assessment. Therefore I usually wait 24 hours before sharing it on social media so that I get impressions (and possibly) clicks for those ad views.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image92
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I wait also, because of no ads being put on.

    2. EricDockett profile image96
      EricDockettposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good point, and another concern I remember people taking about when QAP first started

  5. rogueplanet profile image65
    rogueplanetposted 3 years ago

    the best time to announce anything is when the Americans are home from work - it gives you the biggest audience and the best chance of going anything like 'viral'.

  6. ecogranny profile image84
    ecogrannyposted 3 years ago

    Thank you for your question, and thanks to all in the know who answered. I learned from you all today.

  7. goatfury profile image86
    goatfuryposted 3 years ago

    Matthew:  I've actually faced the opposite lately (in fact, just today).  A hub I published weeks ago simply wouldn't propagate an image on Facebook, whereas a brand new one from Friday went up just fine.  I was baffled.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image73
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes Facebook just has trouble loading an image from a link, irregardless of it being a HubPages or another link.

      If I add a link to share on Facebook and the image doesn't load, I cancel out the post and refresh the Facebook page and then try the link again. Many times this will result in the image loading on a repeated attempt.

      This all assumes that the Hub is currently published, so you may want to check on the status of your old Hub.

      1. goatfury profile image86
        goatfuryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, I know all about those tricks.  For whatever reason, it only happens with my revolutionbjj.hubpages.com pages (not the goatfury ones).

      2. Venkatachari M profile image33
        Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        When I publish a hub, immediately, I see a message that my hub link url is such and such and I can share it on twitter with that url, in the meantime. So, I always share it then and there immediately on twitter. I don't know whether it works or not. At other social media sites, I share only the next day morning.

  8. tlcs profile image57
    tlcsposted 3 years ago

    I wasn't aware of this either thank you Matthew for that very needed information!


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