I've been seeing hubs that have been "shared by" another hubber (i.e. the person posting it is not the person that originally wrote it). What is the purpose of this? Is there some benefit to this or are people just "sharing" hubs they like? Do you have to have permission to do this? I don't quite get it.
No, you do not have to have permission to share someone else's hub. The share button is in with the social share buttons on every hub. You can share hubs on Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Facebook from those buttons too. It is social sharing.
Ok thanks colorfulone. Does this possibly increase traffic for one or both hubbers?
It has the potential to increase traffic for both people.
As an illustration of the power of sharing strategically on social media: I published a hub on 3/16. It received thirty some odd views between 3/16 and 3/30. I then shared the link in a facebook group dedicated to that subject and asked for feedback. It's now seen more than 100 views. By sharing it in a strategic location on facebook it's received about 250% more traffic in the last 24 hours than it did in the previous 2 weeks!
Hub mentioned is available at http://kbdressman.hubpages.com/hub/Are- … Christians , if anyone is interested.
From memory, you can earn money from sharing other Hubbers hubs via the share button. There is a particular way to do it and details are in the tutorial section if you wan to earn from it. I've never done it myself but read about it once.
Thank you Organised Kaos. (I like your name, by the way--I can relate!)
I think you're confusing this with referrals. You can't earn from sharing other Hubbers' Hubs.
Marisa is correct; sharing Hubs using the H+ button is just a way to show great Hubs you come across to your Followers in their Feed. It does not provide the sharer with additional income.
You can also use the HubPages Referral Program to potentially earn a commission from writers who sign up using your link when you share it outside of HubPages (like on Facebook or Twitter).
What about the link at the bottom of the page that ends up in the referral tracker. We don't earn income from that unless the veiwers become HP authors that actually write Hubs? I thought we got a small percentage of the pageviews for sharing from the referral tracker link.
I thought we could earn from that also. Have the rules changed?
Solaras, that link contains your referral tracker, but the way that tracker works is that if someone signs up with it and writes Hubs, you will receive 10% of their impressions in perpetuity (that Hubber will still get 60%, but HubPages will only get 30%). But yes, someone must use the link to join HubPages in order for you to earn from sharing Hubs.
Social sharing can and does increase views.
Some content can and does go viral in that way.
People who only share their own stuff are seen by others.
People who share other people's stuff are seen by others.
Birds of a feather....
by Christin Sander 4 years ago
I went to share a fellow hubbers hub and had to hunt for the buttons in order to share. There were at the very bottom of the right hand side. Then I checked one of my own hubs - all the way at the bottom. Not helpful, especially when many of us rely primarily on social media for...
by Dr. John Anderson 5 years ago
'SHORT-CUTS' - An idea!The success of Bubblews, despite the payments issues etc. has showcased the opportunity for short articles shared internally within a community. HP has Q&A and the Forums but community involvement has declined IMO, I think for various reasons, as well, Q&A has...
by Glenn Stok 7 years ago
I think it would be useful to have a column added to the statistics page that shows the total number of shares for each hub (Tweets and Facebook likes). There is not enough room to add two columns. So this could be a sum of all tweets and all Facebook likes in one column labeled "Shares"....
by TomRy 7 years ago
Benefits of sharing Hubs?Can someone explain what the benefits of sharing Hubs are? Everyday on my page I see that the majority of the Hubs are being shared.Should I be sharing that much?
by Mark Shulkosky 6 years ago
How often do you share Hubs you read with your followers?If I read a quality Hub, well written, enjoyable or informative, I usually share it with my followers. I do not share every Hub I read. How often do you share Hubs with your followers? Do you read the Hubs that are shared...
by Victoria Lynn 5 years ago
This is awful. The new sharing buttons are fine, and they were great on the side of the hub where they were very visible. Even at the bottom of the hub would be fine. But at the top? Our hubs are sure to get fewer shares with the sharing buttons in this location. How many readers are going to read...
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