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Promotion of Hubs

  1. PGupta0919 profile image82
    PGupta0919posted 3 months ago

    Hello everyone
    I am a new Hubber and have written around 12 Hubs as of date. I want to know how do I start promoting my Hubs. Which are the best ways to do so and on which sites should I consider promoting them on?

    1. Jeremy Gill profile image87
      Jeremy Gillposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Hi PGupta. To get people interested in your writing, you can share them on social media and participate in forums/answers to attract attention from the community.

      But honestly, I find that the vast majority of my views comes through google searches, and usually it takes articles a few months before the views start coming in (of course, this depends on the article itself).

      My advice is to be patient and not get discouraged, as it takes time and effort. Good luck!

      1. PGupta0919 profile image82
        PGupta0919posted 3 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you for your support Jeremy Hill.

    2. Jodah profile image87
      Jodahposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Try promoting them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

      1. PGupta0919 profile image82
        PGupta0919posted 3 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you Jodah.

  2. Titia profile image92
    Titiaposted 3 months ago

    You can post them on the social media like the others suggested, but keep in mind that in order to keep your hubs featured, only the google (or other browser) views count.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 months ago in reply to this

      That isn't exactly true.  All readership counts but social media views count less.

      1. RJ Schwartz profile image91
        RJ Schwartzposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        The new Google algorithm actually factors in social media posts and re-posts or shares.  <snipped - no promotional links>

  3. Anamika S profile image67
    Anamika Sposted 3 months ago

    Apart from twitter, facebook, pinterest and G+, I would advice you to start blogger, wordpress.com and tumblr blogs to promote your writing. You can post a synopsis or some related content and post a link to your Hubs here. You can also post teaser videos on YouTube and post a link in the description. The more links pointing to your hub, the better. However, don't indulge in any spammy practices. Make sure the description and alt tags are different everywhere.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Anamika, that was good advice five years ago.  It's very, very bad advice now and a total waste of time. 

      Once upon a time, we were advised to start a blog, and create posts with links back to our Hubs. Unfortunately this advice was so popular and so widely quoted, Google realised what was happening and changed its algorithm so such behaviour was punished, not rewarded.

      Nowadays if you create a blog which has lots of links back to one website, it will be penalised and the links will not be counted.  It is regarded by Google as a spammy practice.

      1. Anamika S profile image67
        Anamika Sposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        That is why I specifically said to use different descriptions, other related content and different alt tags for different platforms. It is still working for me. Almost 15% of my traffic to my niche domains are from blogger.com, tumblr and wordpress.com I am getting around 10% traffic from Pinterest as well.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image92
          Marisa Wrightposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          So what you're doing is creating real blogs on each of those platforms, each one dedicated to a specific subject, and you're writing a lot of related content on those blogs as well as putting links to your Hubs?

          That's a lot of work.  I can't see the point in creating blogs like that IF their sole purpose is to drive traffic to HubPages.  If their purpose is to earn money in their own right, with the bonus of driving a steady trickle of traffic to HubPages, then that's fine.

          1. pen promulgates profile image80
            pen promulgatesposted 3 months ago in reply to this

            Hey Marisa, your Intel is extensive. I've been reading your articles a lot lately. They are indefinitely great. I am curious to know what is your advice to pgupta's question? smile

          2. Anamika S profile image67
            Anamika Sposted 3 months ago in reply to this

            Marisa, I have some general niche web 2.0 blogs on dating & relationships, internet marketing, health & fitness, movies and most topics I write on. What I do is create back links to my money sites, hubs, youtube videos and my content on different platforms based on their topics. I not only link my content, I link other peoples relevant/related content or write 200 to 250 words posts around it. Sometimes I write short posts with no links as well. It is not much work because I use some software tools to find content and make the content unique by completely re-writing it and adding some stuff from my end as well.

            1. theraggededge profile image95
              theraggededgeposted 3 months ago in reply to this

              Rewriting content with software is called 'spinning' and is an outdated and frowned upon practice. No serious writer would ever consider it. Creating webs of links is also outdated and Google's algorithms can easily detect them.

              You have 364 hubs and a hubscore of only 69. While I don't take much notice of the scores, it indicates a lack of quality in your writing.

              1. Anamika S profile image67
                Anamika Sposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                Of course! I also have 20 Million page views. And by the way, I find content ... but don't use spinning software. I make the articles better than the originals by re-writing it and adding additional points. And so far, my backlinks from those articles are getting me views to my money sites. So I don't care what quality of writer I am.

  4. Barack James profile image88
    Barack Jamesposted 3 months ago

    Hi PGupta, There is only one genuine and long-term strategy for generating web traffic: Write quality articles and wait - Google will reward you greatly. Hubpages will also assist by moving best articles you write to a niche site for more traffic.

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      TheWritingHubposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Agreed.  If you plan to write long-term it's important to be as authentic as possible to your readership.  Strategies may work and you do need to know some marketing to be successful but overall you should have a sincere desire to help people by writing quality articles.  In doing so, your readership is more likely to stick with you in the long-run.  Short-cuts and strategies may make you appear insincere to some readers.

    2. pen promulgates profile image80
      pen promulgatesposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      That's helpful thanks smile

  5. PGupta0919 profile image82
    PGupta0919posted 3 months ago

    Thank you, everybody, for your inputs. They were of great help!

  6. srirad0675 profile image90
    srirad0675posted 3 months ago

    +1 to TheWritingHub's opinion. Desire to help, content that solves people's problems and authenticity draw traffic.

  7. Mariaelizabeth profile image82
    Mariaelizabethposted 3 months ago

    Hi, I was wondering about promotion, if its ok with googleadsense to paste hubs into social media posts.  I read somewhere that maybe authors couldn't promote.  Hubpages have said its ok to mention writing here subject to the community guidelines of the media site

 
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