Do you always share a new hub with your followers? How many of your own hubs sho

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  1. carol7777 profile image71
    carol7777posted 11 years ago

    Do you always share a new hub with your followers? How many of your own hubs should you share?

    Is there a specific number of times that you should share your own hubs with the Share button?

  2. DrMark1961 profile image95
    DrMark1961posted 11 years ago

    Doesnt a new hub automatically appear in the feed for all of your followers? Are you referring to sharing the next day, or days later? I have only done this once, and HP sends you a message to let you know it is not recommended.

    1. carol7777 profile image71
      carol7777posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I have mostly shared older hubs from when I started. Thanks for your response.

  3. Novel Treasure profile image90
    Novel Treasureposted 11 years ago

    I wouldn't recommend repeatedly hitting the share button, as it would be like spamming your followers. Plus like drmark said, your followers get notified if you have a new hub and we can see it in your live feed.

    1. carol7777 profile image71
      carol7777posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comments.

  4. bankscottage profile image91
    bankscottageposted 11 years ago

    At least theoretically, your new Hubs should go into the Feed for all of your followers.  But, I'm not sure it is always a perfect seamless system. Not every new Hub from the Hubbers I follow ends up on my feed all of the time.  One Hubber I follow (my son) has published a few new Hubs and the only way I know about them is because we talk about them.
    As far as sharing your own older Hubs, I know HubPages warns this is not a good idea, but it is done.  Check your feed when you see Hubs that are "shared by".  On occasion you will see that the author is also the Hubber that shared it.  (I have noticed some well established Hubbers do this).
    I personally don't see anything wrong with this as long as you don't do it on a regular or frequent basis.  Sometimes topics are seasonal, such as a Halloween Hub, and sharing gets the Hub back out there.  Also, my early Hubs were only seen by my relatively few followers then.  Now I have more followers and the newer followers maybe interested in a Hub they hadn't seen before.  Finally, if you significantly improve or change a Hub, the only way your followers would see it is if you share it.  (To share your own Hubs you have to ignore the HPs warning that pops up when you do this).

    1. carol7777 profile image71
      carol7777posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I have shared a few old hubs because as you say in the beginning I didn't have many followers, and I have changed many of them a lot. If I keep it down to one or two a week I guess it probably won't backfire. Thanks for great response.

  5. christin53 profile image82
    christin53posted 11 years ago

    I thought my new hubs were automatically shared to my followers so I've never hit the share button. I've never shared my older hubs either I think if my followers weren't interested the first time then I doubt they will be interested a second or third time. I wouldn't mind my followers sharing my hubs though that way they reach a new audience.

    1. carol7777 profile image71
      carol7777posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you.  As long as it is only occasionally.

  6. hawaiianodysseus profile image68
    hawaiianodysseusposted 11 years ago

    I'm probably not answering your question directly, Carol, but I didn't know it was possible for one to share his or her own hubs via the Share button. I've experienced occasions when one of my followers will voluntarily share something I've written. I don't know why I thought this, but it was my assumption that most of my followers got word of any new hubs I'd written automatically--through a HubPages editorial email--and so pushing a share button would appear like overkill.

    Like I said, I'm really inexperienced about these things and may be wrong in my assumption. By following this thread, I just might learn that I've long overlooked a viable strategy for making headway on HP.

    Best wishes for continued success, Carol!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image86
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You're right, your followers are automatically notified every time you write a new Hub.  Sharing with them is overkill, and is likely to result in people "unfollowing" you!  Only share if you've made big changes to an existing Hub

    2. carol7777 profile image71
      carol7777posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I really thought it was okay to share...Will no longer do that...Unless on a rare occasion with an old hub that I want to revive. This has all been very helpful...

    3. hawaiianodysseus profile image68
      hawaiianodysseusposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the heads up, Marisa Wright, and for reinforcing my gut feeling. Kudos to Carol for having the courage to ask the question, and thanks to all for helping others learn how best to be good neighbors here in Hubsville.

  7. Marisa Wright profile image86
    Marisa Wrightposted 11 years ago

    Your followers are automatically notified, every time you publish a new Hub.  If you then "share" with them all too, don't you think that would look a bit pushy? 

    To my mind, there's only one situation where you should share a new Hub with your followers:  when you've made a major update to an existing Hub.  There's no other way to let them know about that, so it's legitimate.

  8. fpherj48 profile image59
    fpherj48posted 11 years ago

    Carol...I just recently read a response to this same question, about 2 or 3 weeks ago.  Someone was concerned about "sharing her own hubs," due to the statement that pops us, when you do this.  The reply to her question, came directly from an HP moderator.  There is no problem whatsoever with sharing your own hubs when ever and how ever many times you choose to do this.  As the moderator said, "the alert was put in place to avoid an issue with something (I've forgotten now)....but the bottom line is that we can share our hubs with no worries at all.. Hope this answers your question.  You can also Tweet your that Linda puts them in her "Sunshine Times."    Good luck!

    1. carol7777 profile image71
      carol7777posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      thank you so much for your response..So appreciated for you taking the time.  I don't feel so badly now..I just shared once or twice a week but didn't want to overdo it.

    2. profile image0
      techhubmasterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for the great answer

  9. Sherry Hewins profile image91
    Sherry Hewinsposted 11 years ago

    As some others have said, there is no reason to share a new hub, as it is automatically shared. I have occasionally shared an old hub if I add something significant to it, or current events seem to make it relevant. Also, as my list of followers grows, there may be some who were not around when I first published the hub, so it may be their first look.

    It's not a feature I use a lot, but I have used it.


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