Typically, when an article is shared in Social Media sites, the first photo on the page is the one that shows up. For me, many times that's great; it's the photo that I want to appear, but other times, the photo is good for the page but not so much for Social Media.
Is there a way, or could a way be implemented, to where a photo is featured for Social Media?
As an example, in WordPress, you can set your featured image for any page or post. It would be nice if HubPages had something similar set up.
Good point. When I craft a Hub, I have to consider how my first image will look not only in the Hub itself, but as the face of the article on my profile and other sites.
Sadly, to my knowledge, there's not currently a way to edit it.
I can't find a way either.. for awhile, I thought I was just overlooking it.
I wrote an article on Oklahoma's first woman mayor. Basically, her husband became mayor and passed while in office, so she assumed the remainder of his term, then was voted in for the following term. To tell the story, I had to put a picture of her husband at the top. There really wasn't a way around that. Well, when I went to share it to my Oklahoma Traveler page, the headline read "Oklahoma's First Woman Mayor" and next to it was a picture of a man.
You can imagine all of the fun comments that stemmed from that one!
You can add buttons/extensions from the social media sites to your browser. Then you can just directly hover-click the image you want to be displayed.
I've heard of such a beast before, but never tried it out. I had been told once that it showed up just for the person who had the plugin. Do you have any recommendations on which plugin?
And good seeing you again - it's been years since I've been active on the forums.
by Sondra Rochelle 2 years ago
I have been in touch with the team concerning a hub of mine that was unfeatured due to the fact that I had only HP traffic and no Google traffic and felt this was not fair because my article had been online for years and had more than 1400 total views.This morning I received the following email...
by Tim Anderson 3 months ago
If I understand HubPages' instructions, they say if I'm going to promote an article on Facebook or Pininterest, I shouldn't do it immediately after publishing, but that I should wait until it gets featured.Apparently it has something to do with the URL.However, once featured, if I now wish to...
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 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 Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago
I recently had a hub un-featured for engagement, as the half-circle indicates. I think this is an unfair practice and should be eliminated entirely. Here's why I feel this way:Our hub traffic is often affected by the time of year, holidays, seasons, and current events to name a few. If left alone,...
by The Write Life 18 months ago
Is it better to share Hubs from niche sites as opposed to the main site on social? Do you guys wait for them to be selected for niche before you share?
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