What do you do to promote your hubs and where do you primarily focus?
I see a lot of suggestions for sharing your hubs on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pin It, Digg, share on HubPages, etc., but is it really so advantageous to share in all these places. My intuition is telling me that the best place to share is here on HubPages where we have an interested and active audience. I do share on Facebook also if it's an article I feel most everyone will be interested in because I have so many followers there (currently 2853), but my statistics show that sharing here on Hubpages is the most effective place. What are your insights and findings on this?
Search engine traffic is far and away the most valuable traffic.
I guess it matters most what your goals are....If you want followers and comments, then hanging out here all day and making friends would be the thing to do.
"Dofollow" backlinks still have more value than "nodofollow" backlinks,
Yep, I hardly ever get much in the way of meaningful views from my Facebook friends....unless they just happen to be interested in whatever the subject happens to be.
When I get Facebook traffic...it is most often a total stranger that simply had a strong interest in something I'd wrote about.
....but what do I know?
I do fairly well here...but nowhere near as well as I think I should be doing.
You're right I think, Hubpages is a great place for sharing. Having those initial responses does help build up momentum for life out on the internet. Facebook likewise for certain hubs (how do you get 2853 followers!?).
I promote on Stumbleupon which has given some traffic in the past and Pinterest for the visual, but the others you mention I haven't got round to trying.
With certain hubs I submit the url to google and bing and also ping them, which is supposed to help with search engine crawling and therefore give your writing a boost when it comes to page ranking. But I don't know for definite if it works - I'm only doing what seems to be recommended out there on forums and in articles written by people in the know.
I guess common sense tells us that if you have large numbers of followers you'll get more 'publicity' for your writing,more responses and if it's what you want, more revenue!
Thank you for your response. Regarding your question about how I got 2853 followers on Facebook, I built that up over many years by joining groups and inviting people with similar interests to form a connection with me and also by accepting invites.
I use a variety of sites; I really do think variety is the key to promoting your work online. While Google traffic is my number one source, I also get high reads from HubPages, followed by Facebook.
I agree that HubPages is a great place to share your hubs. As well, I connect with hubbers out on the Web too; we share each other's work on various sites.
I hope that helps you.
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