I'm currently using stumbleupon, digg, and sometimes buzz. Do any of you use any other methods that work well?
I have received quite a few hits from Reddit. Especially when first linking a new hub to their listing. My sports writings do better at reddit than my others though.
Spam reddit and you will get down-voted faster than you can say "hubpages". They smell it from a mile away.
Oh and you'll also ruin it for those of us who use reddit for legit purposes as well as to post a hub every once in a while. Please, don't ruin it for us all; participate there, submit something other than your work all the time. Then we all can win.
With both stumbleupon and digg, you're not supposed to be promoting your own work, so thanks for increasing the spammy perceptions of people towards HubPages on both those sites.
It's all good. My sister promotes me
And also, yes, you can include your own stuff. I have the stumbleupon toolbar, as well, so I often hit "I like it!" when I come across a really good site. So, I am not spamming.
Digg's Guidelines for Submissions state: Yes, you can submit your own content to Digg — just think about whether it's of general interest to others. Am I not understanding you, Relache? I'm new to this and just trying to understand how to properly get traffic to my hubs. Can someone explain to me what spamming is (I know what spam is when i get it in my email....)
Yes, you can submit you own content on dig and stumble. But it's good to also dig and stumble others too.
Sometimes I get stuck on stumble for hours at a time stumbling because there are really good stumbles to be found. I am not that impressed with dig though.
Spamming is like feeding links that are irrelavent to anything at all, just as one example.
If I were to leave you a link here completely unrelated to this topic and the link was for dog leashes or something, it's a form of spam.
I only promote mine though my Facebook account and Twitter.
Probably two of the best ways to do it too. Of course twitter's success depends on how good (and big) your niche follower audience is, but it's been working well for me thus far
Social Bookmark away on all your hubs, just be sure to spread the love around to other domains so you dont get flagged.
If you get banned, open a new account
But, that traffic is usually considered low quality in terms of monetization...they dont click.
You may see a good influx of traffic, but you'll also see a higher bounce rate and less PV, and time per hub and probably wont get an earnings bump either. It actually can lower your adsense earnings! (smart pricing)
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2005 … explained/
much of smart pricing is theory, but its pretty accepted that you dont want to decrease your CTR substantially, which will happen when you get tons of social bookmarking traffic that never click any ads
Although,some of the services, do count as a backlink (not nofollow)
Some good resources for creative promotion techniques are
and the 30 day challenge
Definitely dont spend to much time trying to bookmark your own stuff on those sites, if you do make sure you do this at peak times..not every moment is equal
The key to my success hasn't been through using any networking site, to be honest. My success has actually been attributed to doing good research, key word and otherwise.
I can dig, tweet, stumble, blog, myspace, and reddit all day long but my stats tell me that my traffic isn't coming through any of them but are coming straight from google, yahoo, bing, msn, ask, and a few others.
This is mostly true,
Ive already stated that I think social bookmark traffic is pointless, But twitter,facebook,myspace are great traffic sources, that are very easily used...it just takes a while to learn proper methods that are effective w/o spending to much time.
A good facebook post or tweet, can be sent across thousands of networks if friends choose (or you ask) to repost it for you.
My automated twitter set-up (only about two weeks old, generates on average 100 views a day) I spent two hours setting it up - which is worth the time exchange if it continues to bring 700 PV's a week!
I'm not on twitter and know nothing about it - do you know if Facebook has something similiar to the set-up you did on Twitter?
No, facebook is pretty well protected against automation of that type (which is good)
But, you can configure rss feeds, use facebook connect and use 3rd party programs that allow you to update all your social profile statuses all at once (yoono) , their are progarms you can purchase that auto-add friends and send out status updates, notes etc. But I have no experience with using them
Not sure what happened above - sorry for taking up so much space! I wanted to thank you, Anna Erwin, for the great explanation and example of spamming - now I get it!
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