where do you promote your content on social media

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  1. JynBranton profile image91
    JynBrantonposted 11 months ago

    A few years back when I did Examiner.com, the writers were always talking about where is the best places to promote our work.  I feel like once you use all your social media accounts, hit up any forums related to your topic, reddit, and network with people you know, you're really out of places to promote but that really isn't always putting you in front of the right audience or growing a following.

    Let's all compare: where are you promoting your work and is that getting the following and audience you desire.

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I don't really aim for a following, I aim to get a position in search engine results so that people find my articles through search. I've never been good at promotion, just not wired that way, but if I use social media to put my articles out there I only really use Pinterest; because on Pinterest, anyone on that site could possibly see your pin and go to it if they like the subject and image.

      I generally don't like using my Facebook or Twitter for promotion because I consider it borderline spam. Once in awhile I'll share my own work on those sites, but very rarely.

    2. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest for this site and others.

      That said, it's important to look at the results. The type of content has a lot to do whether it gets a response from social media. Some content simply isn't worth the time and trouble to distribute to those sites.

    3. peachpurple profile image82
      peachpurpleposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I also use FB, Twitter, Linkedin and Google Plus

      1. promisem profile image97
        promisemposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Which one works the best for you?

        1. misterhollywood profile image95
          misterhollywoodposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          FB groups work if content is directly related to group. So a post about dog treats and health (for example) needs to go in a pet focused group.

    4. SeanRosch profile image60
      SeanRoschposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      you can make an fb page, share your content on it and then promote it in the cost of a few dollars for 1k to 2k traffic estimation

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image96
        Jesse Drzalposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Does not work like that.

      2. Barbara Kay profile image92
        Barbara Kayposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        You have no guarantee of it going to the right audience. I paid $5 (now it is higher I think) and they sent my crochet post to 85% men. They were the ones that sent me the figure, so it must have been right. Most crocheters are women, so it was a total waste of money.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          You do indeed have a guarantee of it going to the right audience. When you place the ad, you choose your demographic.  You can specify the age range, the sex and the location.

  2. Ryan Cornelius profile image67
    Ryan Corneliusposted 11 months ago

    I use any social media I can. Mainly twitter and facebook

    1. JynBranton profile image91
      JynBrantonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I'm more of the same way. I use Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit a lot and I'm trying to get a feel for Pinterest

  3. OldRoses profile image93
    OldRosesposted 11 months ago

    I use Pinterest, Twitter and Flipboard.  I get the most traffic from Pinterest, very little from Twitter and Flipboard.

    1. JynBranton profile image91
      JynBrantonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I'm not sure what flipboard is. I'll check it out

      1. Glenn Stok profile image97
        Glenn Stokposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        One has to know the method and the best way to flip hubs. I wrote a tutorial you can find in my profile... "Get More Views: How to Promote and Share Articles on Flipboard".

        1. JynBranton profile image91
          JynBrantonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Ok cool

  4. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 11 months ago

    Pinterest does well for me. I also use Facebook and was doing flipboard until traffic from there dried up.

  5. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image99
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 11 months ago

    I've always found Pinterest and Facebook to be my top traffic-earners AFTER Google. Ideally, I create content that appeals to Google, but much of it is social-media shareable. I wasn't impressed with Flipbook and didn't bother with it.

    I also find that the more content I create, the better my entire portfolio fares.

  6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 months ago

    Doesn't really matter what your niche is, there are going to be groups on Facebook about that subject. In fact, there are going to be a hell of a lot of them. Facebook is gigantic. For what I'm doing here at present, I've found over one hundred Facebook groups perfect for me to share my work in.

    Some of them have 50 thousand or more members. Others only a thousand or even less. I share my work in all of those groups, but I type out a nice header, and I only share a link once every two weeks or so. It is very rare someone suggests I'm doing spam.

    Also, the more groups relevant to your work you join, the more you will find, as the 'group suggest' links start showing up on the right hand sidebar inside of whichever group your'e Facebook visiting. Groups grow and then die out, new ones are always being created. Just keep your eyes open and look, you will find them. Nowadays folks sometimes want you to answer questions before admitting you. Big whoop. Just do it.

  7. Linda BookLady profile image88
    Linda BookLadyposted 11 months ago

    I use Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest... but I don't always put my articles on all of those. My social media use is somewhat random.

  8. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image99
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 11 months ago

    Glenn, I'll definitely check it out! I probably didn't take enough time with it.

  9. Jesse Drzal profile image96
    Jesse Drzalposted 11 months ago

    Some facebook interest pages have huge numbers of followers..I had a highly relevant page of 250 thousand plus followers sharing my stuff. It was lucrative. Huge readership, great interactive comments on threads..good read through rates the whole nine. I could get 10,000 hits a day plus on my articles and beyond..plus residual from shares as well. Problem is, some tabloid rag garbage site got control of the page and ruined it and won't share me now. It's a big bummer and kind of took the wind from my sails as far as writing. Sucks. Alot.

    So anyway, as Wesman eluded to, big facebook groups can be a great way to grab viewers, as long as you are savvy and have good work and use tact. But, if you find an interest page with big followers related to your niche..can be very lucrative for you..good luck and cheers.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image95
      Chriswillman90posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I don't even have a personal FB account but have been meaning to create one just for my writing.

      I have always been skeptical about FB for their deceiving articles, fake news, and a slew of other issues.

      I know content theft is a big problem as well, which makes me worry about sharing any of my articles in those FB groups.

      I'd like to know more about people's experiences with FB and whether it's lucrative enough to promote content.

  10. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 11 months ago

    This thread has made me reconsider the use of social media for promoting articles; especially the use of groups and pages.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Facebook pages and groups can be very effective to build a following IF you have a speciality subject - just ask Agilitymach.  However you have to add fresh content to the group constantly, and interact with your followers, so it's harder work than keeping your website up to date!   The advertising works, too.   I wouldn't be doing any of it for a HubPages account, though, because you do all that work to direct them to your HubPages account, then they're liable to read ONE of your Hubs and then they'll be off reading other people's stuff.

      But again, just to emphasise for the benefit of other Hubbers - there's no point whatsoever in having a Facebook page or group if you don't have a specialist subject.

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I wasn't referring to starting and running a group but finding groups where my articles might be relevant; this was the advice given on the thread, that there are groups where you can post your articles and bring in traffic. Chances are, you'll find some group relevant to an article you've written, seems to me.

        1. gina1209 profile image88
          gina1209posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          You just have to be careful since many Facebook groups require you to get admin approval before you post a link - otherwise they may consider it overly promotional and delete your post and/or kick you out of the group.

          1. NateB11 profile image92
            NateB11posted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Well, that's why I've avoided anything like it in the past. Just considering the possibilities, I'm well aware of the overall dislike of spam on the Internet.

            1. gina1209 profile image88
              gina1209posted 11 months agoin reply to this

              I apologize if my comment came across like I was questioning your knowledge - that was not my intention. I was just making a general comment for anyone as I'm not sure if most people are aware of Facebook groups being so strict.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      The last thing I published was approved and ads appeared yesterday morning. Yesterday evening I promoted it in probably between 30-40 Facebook groups where it would fit perfectly. I got 500 views within the last 24 hours. I'll probably get another one to two hundred and fifty views out of the promotion.

      Yeah, the views come hot and heavy the way I do it, and then drop off very fast. I think Google is looking at the activity though, and valuing the pages by how long the people stayed on the page. You know, did they read it or just click the heck out quickly.

      But I know a lot of them read it from the comments. I'm only ever guessing about how my technique thing works or fails with the big G.

  11. Cardia profile image94
    Cardiaposted 11 months ago

    Pinterest has been pretty good to me in terms of traffic. I always make sure to pin my Hubs onto my own boards.
    I sometimes post links to my Hubs in forums, like Reddit. Even Yahoo Answers every now and then.

 
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