Promoting articles - urgent question

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  1. Doreen Mallett profile image91
    Doreen Mallettposted 9 months ago

    I just started writing on HubPages and I am realizing that I am not yet familiar with some of the rules. My question - How does one's articles get to e promoted?

    Are we allowed to promote them through emailing our contacts ; using a platform such as MailChimp. Can I discuss them on my LinkedIn page and post links there?  I notice that there is a Facebook link but not a LinkedIn one.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      You can promote them anyway you want to as long as you abide by the rules of the site you are posting them on smile Where you put your links hasn't got anything to do with HubPages. However, you need to be careful about being overly-spammy.

      Personally, the only thing I do is occasionally post to Pinterest. I find that creating articles to get picked up by search engines is the most effective strategy.

      1. Doreen Mallett profile image91
        Doreen Mallettposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you. I use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter less so. Also my own websites. Will check the rules.

    2. CatherineGiordano profile image96
      CatherineGiordanoposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I promote on facebook. I got put in "facebook jail"--temporarily banned from posting--for posting too much. (How much is too much--no one knows.) I found that after a week of no posting, I was only down about 100-200 views a day. Since I was spending hours on facebook, I realized it was not worth my time. A lot of the time is spent responding to comments on my posts, which you have to do or you will get a bad reputation on facebook.)  Still the habit is hard to quit and I feel that it helps get the hub attention when it is first published, before it gets moved to a niche site and before google finds it.

      Does anyone know if vies from facebook help with google ranking?

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for sharing your experience, Catherine.   I take the same attitude to Facebook posting, but my decision is based on theory, not practice.  It's good to get feedback from someone who has actually tried it and found that the effect isn't worth the effort. 

        I understand what you mean about those first few views being nice to get, though, even if they're not worth much financially!

        1. CatherineGiordano profile image96
          CatherineGiordanoposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          I'm only guessing, but I like to think if I can generate views for the first few days it might make it more likely that the hub will go to a niche site.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image97
            Marisa Wrightposted 9 months agoin reply to this

            I think that's highly unlikely.   The editors don't consider traffic when assessing a new Hub.   They only look at compliance with the rules, quality and whether the subject is already well-covered on the niche site.

            You may be confusing it with the first "run" of Hubs that were moved to the niche site.  For that first run, they used Google traffic as the most important factor, because those were all established Hubs that had been published for some time.  However even then, it was only Google traffic they counted, not social traffic.

            1. CatherineGiordano profile image96
              CatherineGiordanoposted 9 months agoin reply to this

              thanks for the info.

      2. CatherineGiordano profile image96
        CatherineGiordanoposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        facebook does not generate a lot of leads especially considering the work of posting and then responding to comments. But every now and then it pays off. I have had a few hubs go "mini-viral" and get 5000 views in a day for a few days. (Then they dwindle down to the usual 100-200 a day.) It just happened with my "Trump Anxiety Disorder" hub.Evidently people were sharing it a lot because I only posted It to a few groups. It seems to have touched a nerve with people. The comment threads are often 50 comments long and it is obviously being shared a lot.

      3. Doreen Mallett profile image91
        Doreen Mallettposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        I just wrote a short introduction on LinkedIn to the topic of  one of my articles and then added the link to the article. Hope that is allowed.
        I plan to do the same on Facebook for two other articles.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image97
          Marisa Wrightposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          There are NO rules on HubPages about promoting your articles on social networks - you're free to do whatever you feel like.  Provided you don't take part in traffic exchanges, you're fine.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      The best way to get views is to write really good articles that attract readers with interesting titles and are interesting topics.  It takes a great deal of skill and a lot of practice to achieve this goal, which means it takes time.  There are no easy roads to success on HP.

      1. Doreen Mallett profile image91
        Doreen Mallettposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks - no easy roads indeed.

  2. jbosh1972 profile image94
    jbosh1972posted 9 months ago

    You might try question and answer boards as well.  Some of the good ones are Quora or Yahoo answers.  They don’t mind if you post links.

 
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