How important does everyone think it is to share our articles on social media as far as revenue and exposure? Any input or advice? Thanks.
My Google traffic has always been negligible so over the past year or two I've had to seek out views via other means. I've done the best with Facebook. I belong to a lot of Facebook groups devoted to the topics I write about (mainly music and movies) and I snag a fair share of eyeballs through those. Not every Hub is a hit but I can usually count on at least a few dozen pity views per post, haha. I also belong to a number of forums/message boards about the same topics and pimp my stuff on those. Some of my movie related hubs have done pretty well thanks to the message boards on IMDb.
Some folks around here do very well attracting views via Pinterest, but I've never had much luck with it - I still Pin my stuff there, but rarely see much traffic from it.
I've only recently started messing with Tumblr, and I haven't been at it long enough to decide if it's worth the trouble.
There are various Facebook and Google+ groups specifically for sharing hubs on, which I do from time to time. I get a lot more traffic via Pinterest though than any of those, but they all help with exposure though traffic directly via social media doesn't count as far as HubPages is concerned, only that via search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo etc.
I think it depends on how closely your FB friends are aligned to your target audience. I never post on FB, at least not yet, though I might through groups related to the topic of particular hubs.
I tried Twitter a few years ago. That didn't go anywhere, lol.
by Louise Lately 5 years ago
Do you have an external blog that you link to your hubs? Do you write articles for an online magazine? And is it recommended to specialise in one or two areas - and connect a blog to these hub topics?I receive bursts of traffic when I promote my hubs on social media but I am looking into other ways...
by Eric Dockett 2 weeks ago
I do my best to follow the correct practices for image usage on HubPages. Some of my images are my own, and some are public domain. But sometimes they are CC images, for which I include appropriate attribution.I understand that the same rules apply on social media as HubPages or anywhere else. Only...
by Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago
If we pump up our use of social media, i.e., marketing our articles more, will it help increase our traffic much? Or won't it make much difference because we are more dependent upon organic traffic? Something tells me we might have to wait out this drought. What say you?
by Chantelle Porter 2 years ago
How often do you share your articles to social media? Just once when it's published or changed? Just curious.Chantelle
by Audrey Hunt 3 years ago
Do you use social media to bring traffic to your hubs? What are your favorites?
by Susannah Birch 3 years ago
I'm bored. Ok correction, I'm procrastinating. I randomly come on and off the forums and on this return visit I've seen SO many people questioning why their hubs aren't making money and/or getting traffic.So for as long I'm having fun, feel free to post below (either for your whole account or one...
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