Is anyone using Twitter to promote Hubs? To me, it seems like a medium to follow celebrities and not much else. Are you using it? Are you not using it. Talk amongst yourself's
I started doing it again. And, I've seen a subtle growth in viewership.
Years ago -- and on another site -- promoting articles on Twitter was the way to go. At that time, tools such as Social Oomph, Tweet Adder and Hootsuite proved to be extremely lucrative. These tools automatically posted tweets of your article on a daily basis. These days, those sites have been rendered ineffective, at least on Twitter. Since they were viewed as bots, content sites started to distance themselves from them, too. As result, some of us went from making a few hundred dollars per month to only a few dollars or cents. I believe hubpage already had something in place to eliminate views created by these Twitter tools.
As mentioned, I've been posting my hubs manually onto Twitter several times. It appears to be helping but it's no where near what it was.
Are social media views judged by HP as to be second rate, or undesirable even? I have got this impression a few times in forums, but for the life of me can not understand why and or if this is indeed the case.
I use Twitter all the time but I don't just post a tweet to my hub. I search for and find conversations that are relevant to what I want to share and I join the conversation and use a shortened link to my hub for reference. I also use a 20:1 ration for personal tweets. Don't use the shortened hub link.. use the Google URL Shortener because it has built in analytic tools so you can track what kinds of tweets work best.
Ask for a re-tweet (RT) but also make sure you are attracting influencers so that your tweets find a larger audience. For example, I have roughly 3,100 followers on Twitter (not nearly as large as some of my influencers that follow me who have 10's of thousands of followers) So, if I want to get some exposure to something, I would tweet a message like this "RT @soAndso, I just shared this content that provides solutions to that problem we were discussing. Here's a link http /goo.gl/G4pECc" or I might try to place a relevant hashtag in the body of the tweet. People who follow @soAndso will find that tweet if they are searching for that handle as well as people searching for that hashtag.
Using this method on twitter, I often see short term boots in traffic as high as a couple hundred clicks. I can only imagine what it would be if I had 10's of thousands of targeted Twitter followers.
I think I understood about ten percent of this....haha. Yeah, Twitter is not for me!!
I use Twitter mostly to comment on the goings on of the day, what's hot, what's trending. If I have a hub that's in line with the trend, I'll attach the link to my tweet. For example, when the National Book Festival was in DC or a couple of weeks ago was World Book Day, I tweeted my hub on book lovers with hasgtags on the topic trending. I occasionally tweet a hub when I want to increase awareness about an issue. Most of the time, however, I don't see any significant increase in views after those tweets. But I do get new followers just about every time. "Likes" and retweets sometimes.
Once I hit the jackpot with someone who like one of my hubs and put it on her site. That resulted in increased views, not viral but it was nice.
Twitter is a total waste of time, but I do it anyway. Go figure.
I gave Twitter a try a couple of years ago and after fumbling around with it for a few months I finally decided that I simply didn't "get" it and never went back.
I haven't logged into my Twitter account in more than a year but I still get semi-regular e-mails from them telling me what's popular in my "network" or that some random celebrity (whom I'm quite sure I never "followed") has posted a new photo... which mystifies me. To the best of my knowledge I only had a half dozen or so "followers" when I gave up on Twitter and I deleted everything/everyone off of my profile when I quit, so now I'm like "I have a 'network?' Seriously?"
I should probably log back into it once last time and delete the account once and for all but I'm not even sure I remember the password for it anymore
My results were the same. Then someone hacked into my account. That was sure worth it for them.
One were to tweet.
What ramifications might result?
If one were to truly ''tweet'..random bonding with birds and other associated fowl could ensue.
Now I have that song "Rockin Robin" stuck in my head.
This is true. I'm even more startlingly handsome in person.
Total communication f-ck up here. Not you.
Maybe so but my statement is still truth.
F up or not, I take Freddy's word as gold that he more handsome in person.
I use twitter to tweet my new pages directly to HP and my audience. So far hasn't worked out fantastic, but not bad either. I do get new followers. New readers? Not sure.
You can see all the social platforms where readers are coming from in Google Analytics, if interested.
I dont using twiter to connect hubpages?most follower cant read feed one by one
Top tip: Unlike sites like Facebook which use algorithms and let visitors see posts for hours, Twitter moves fast. To maximise views, posting every 15-30 mins is best. In other words, some method of automation.
She did say "some method of automation"
There are tools you can use to set up automated tweets to be posted for you. You would need to find the time to set it up but it takes about 20 minutes or less to write a half dozen tweets. You can't just through spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks, you have to research the best times to send out your tweets (when your followers or the largest audience is online)
If you want to be successful as a content marketer, you have to find the time.
They say time and time wait for none. But that's real world, anyway.
I think Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and etc, they always have had a lot of people backing their websites from the very beginning. Not automation. But these big, pro websites had a lot of people being paid as they spent time on those sites during initial launch phrase. Because nobody (an internet stranger) likes to be in on a lonely website, with nobody to talk to.
by smanty 7 years ago
I have never Tweeted my articles and I feel as though that may be a problem. I know I can do better with views, but I just need to know where to post my links. I need to generate more organic backlinks and I am thinking that Twitter may be the place to go. Has it helped you with your views?Thanks!
by Bovine Currency 8 years ago
Just a wondering if anyone is big on twitter? I am just getting into it now. I am a bit slow I guess...
by Lisa Vollrath 20 months ago
Why is there no longer an option to share Hubs on Twitter? It looks like it's been replaced with Flipboard, which seems like a weird choice.
by johnb0127 9 years ago
I have heard a lot about the website twitter and wanted to make an account to help generate traffic to my hubs. Does twitter help with traffic?Thanks, --John
by Baileybear 6 years ago
I've had twitter for a while. I find it very spammy, so don't really read it. I post my hubs there & the occasional article I like. I have approx 300 followers (many are writers), yet in my traffic, I have very rarely had a visitor from twitter. Do the backlinks count for...
by jkchandra 6 years ago
My Twitter account is @JohnnyF89 Thought I'd ask because I've noticed many published hubs that recommend the use of Twitter to help you with Hubpages.
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