More Ideas for Promoting?

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  1. profile image0
    BethanyGMposted 9 years ago

    I'm currently using stumbleupon, digg, and sometimes buzz. Do any of you use any other methods that work well?
    Thanks!

  2. Michael Willis profile image79
    Michael Willisposted 9 years ago

    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.

  3. Peter Brown profile image64
    Peter Brownposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. Michael Willis profile image79
      Michael Willisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You are right...Reddit can be used, but just be careful how you make submissions. I only use it for articles/hubs that I really want to get out there. And definately not a load of them at one time. You will get flagged I have heard.

  4. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. profile image0
      BethanyGMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It's all good. My sister promotes me wink
      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.

    2. Lily Rose profile image86
      Lily Roseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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....)

      1. Anna Erwin profile image51
        Anna Erwinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Lily Rose profile image86
          Lily Roseposted 9 years agoin reply to this
  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    I only promote mine though my Facebook account and Twitter.

    1. Peter Brown profile image64
      Peter Brownposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I have had some success using hashmarks.

  6. Cls1321 profile image58
    Cls1321posted 9 years ago

    redgage isn't bad.

    also ezinearticles backlinks are great

  7. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 9 years ago

    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

    johnchow.com
    shoemoney.com

    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

  8. Anna Erwin profile image51
    Anna Erwinposted 9 years ago

    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. wink

    1. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. Lily Rose profile image86
        Lily Roseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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?

        1. sunforged profile image74
          sunforgedposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          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

  9. Lily Rose profile image86
    Lily Roseposted 9 years ago

    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!

    Also, I'm having trouble figuring out how to submit my, or anyone's, page to StumbleUpon - I only saw where you could pay to  advertise with Stumble but I don't think that's what I want...

 
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