Perhaps someone has already covered this topic. If so, I apologize.
I'm pretty active in Facebook but have never tweeted except to say, "I taught I taw a putty tat."
I've linked to my hubs in Facebook and must admit, when I do so my page views spike somewhat but I can't say I have an overwhelming loyal body of readers.
Something tells me that a gull like me might do well in an avian environment.
Please enlighten me!!!!
I have been writing a few articles on Twitter. The latest one http://hubpages.com/hub/Whats-Your-Purp … On-Twitter may throw some light on your question.
Just increase readers on twitters and post a hub link on it. It will be enough.
I've only be Twittering in earnest for a day, and I can already say this is exactly write.
If you're interested, I wrote a hub on understanding Twitter (because I am finally get it). I refer to this here to point out a link on that hub to a Guy Kawasaki article. He calls himself the person who has gotten the most value out of twittering.
He'll show the way.
If you want to promote your hubs. You should also join twitterfeed.com. Once there, submit your RSS feed to twitterfeed. Twitterfeed will automatically update your tweets with your latest hub. It'll create a shortened link of your hub, only the latest. So, from there, you won't be able to promote your older hubs.
If you want to promote your older hubs. Join http://www.mister-wong.com/ and when asked for your twitter account, submit your twitter account name and password. Once you bookmark one of your hubs here, this site will give you a shortened link that you can also promote on twitter.
Or, you can just put a link to your hub directly into your Twitter feed...
I make tinyurls from my hubs URLs and rotate tweets by saying something like, "What the heck is Fish Cakes and Spaghetti? Its a Times Square Memory www.tinyurl.com/fcspag Enjoy." That is enough to arouse interest of a couple people. If I had 16,000 followers instead of 160 it would bring a lot more!
I rejoined (starting a new handle) yesterday. I already have over 100 followers, as of about 20 minutes ago.
Doing that was not in my plan, but I last night I read some Guy Kawasaki posts. If you want followers, follow others. I'm already seeing a traffic boost to my hubs from just a few tweets, and I'm looking forward to that exploding.
When I publish a new hub I put the url in my twitter feed. I don't know if it helps, but I figure it can't hurt. Like frogpatch says, having a lot of followers would help a lot.
Gosh there is still so much to learn...tweeting? tinyurl? groan... I better rub sleep from my eyes and re read this post to let it sink in. Thanks for asking this question though. :-)
Twitter is something that totally escapes me. As a professional Internet marketer, I have spent endless hours trying to determine what possible value it can hold - I have still to come up with one tiny possible indication of same, despite endless assurances across many sites that it is a wonder site.
I am the same. However, without even putting my own articles on Twitter I have managed to get a lot of traffic to my hubs from Twitter. In fact, it is increasing all the time, which has to be good news . This is despite me not Tweeting on my own Twitter account.
Wow, Thanks for all this great advice. I apologize I didn't respond sooner. I had checked back and hadn't gotten any answers for a few days so thought nobody cared. But today I looked and here were all of you. Awesome! I wish you a great, great day!!!
Set up a twitter feed at twitterfeed.com and use your personal rss feed. Each time you post the hub will show on your twitter account. You can do the same for blog rss feeds, too. That or you can just manually enter the url on your twitter update. I'd include the title, or a shortened version of the title, if the title is too long.
good info I never tried twitterfeed.com Going there right now as I typ...
I'm with Ripplemaker. It's never enough. But learning is, of course, good for the old brain. And if you want to 'get ahead' and make your money on here, you gotta learn the ropes.
I checked in to twitter and it is driving me INSANE. They are saying things like 'I sat outside on my deck and had a cup of coffee.' Is that code or something?
So I go back in a few days later and find that I am being followed. That sounds kind of creepy.
So then i attempted to follow my own freakin' husband who was standing right there telling me what to type in and could not find him.
Don't get me started on the RSS freakin' feed. I've been trying to figure it out for hours AND I JUST CAN'T DO IT AND FEEL LIKE I AM LOSING MY MIND!
Sorry to be stupid and screaming.....
Hahahahaha I'm so frustrated with the internet connection right now but you just made me laugh. Sometimes I understand a bit and sometimes I don't :-) SO I just do a bit of stuff that I understand and leave the rest to chance. Gosh, I'm also a nitwit when it comes to this. ::
To post your rss, go to your profile. Point your mouse to your rss and copy your rss url onto twitterfeed. It will look something like http://hubpages.com/author/yourname/latest/?rss
Hope this helps.
Thank you again, everyone! This is very informative and I'm going to try out the suggestions.
A big question: What is a tiny url?
The basic flow of traffic to anywhere from twitter is this:
Get people to follow you.
Tweet your hub.
Gratz on traffic.
It doesn't get any simpler and can't work any more extensively then that.
I think I am in the wrong place, but I admit I am a twitter freak.
Yep I only use Social Media for getting the word out.
Maybe I should make a hub, lol
As for Twitter, yes it gets you hits, you have to be active when people retweet your work it starts paying off better.
There are over 200 twitter tools, some are a waste of time and some are great. Again just like you guys do so well on hubs connecting with your auidences, its the same principle.
I get a lot of traffic to my hubs from Twitter.
I set up a tracking url via my HubPages 'Account' page - and each time I publish a Hub I add the tracker to its url, then this second url is the that I submit to Twitter.
I used to manually add each hub . I had a word doc with all the shortened urls and twitter text listed and just used to copy-peste. VERY TIE CONSUMING.
I now used TweetLater - you can program tweets to go out regularly - which is great for me this month during the hub challenge. You can also set up 'spining tweets' - for each url you want to tweet you can write a series of different text - each time that url is programmed to be tweeted the next text in the system goes out. I have about 3 different texts for each url - it looks better to readers, and different texts might catch a different readership (eg. a recipe/menu - could text about it as a romantic meal for 2; then text about it as a great vegetarian meal; then text it as a good alternative sunday lunch ....but it is the same url ...)
Tweet Later also helps manage followers and followees and that ALL IMPORTANT re-tweeting - the more you retwett, the more people will retweet you.
Also, on Tweet Later you can have as many twitter accounts as you want, you can set up a keyword search to help find targetted followers etc
There are other twitter apps out there that do similar stuff - you really need to try them out.
I had a 'Twitter Day a bout 3 weeks ago which was spent purely checking out all the apps and exploring hàow different people use Twitter - it was well worth it. But I'm still no expert - it's just that I was able to organise my use of Twitter to my tastes and to my best advantages re: promotion.
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