I've found that self promotion on Facebook doesn't work very well. I do get lots of Facebook views from time to time...but those are coming from people I do not know at all...in other words, the Facebook views I get come from folks that don't know me, but apparently liked something I'd published.
I seem to do pretty well with Facebook. I post links to my new stuff not only on my own "wall" but on the walls of some friends who are aware of my wanna-be writer status and who enjoy lookin' at my stuff. (One friend even "shares" my links on a regular basis, which is nice).
I also belong to a number of "Groups" on Facebook that pertain to my Hubs' subject matter (hard rock/metal music) so I post the links there too.
Occasionally if I write about a particular group/band, I'll put the link on their official FB page as well. Queensryche actually thanked me for the support and said I did a "well written" article on them. That was a nice ego stroke.
I am yet to discover how effective facebook is, but so far it played a big % of my views (which are not many). I post on my wall and in some groups. I also opened a writer fan page and I am sharing articles there. I also share twitter and pinterest - which posts back to facebook as well. If you have a target audience is great - e.g. you created a group or a well-targeted fan page. Otherwise, it's just about the good will and interest of your friends list. Good luck!
Facebook works rather well for me. Like FatFreddysCat, I belong to groups whose members like one of the subject matters I cover; and some friends like the other subject matters, and they are good enough to re-post some of my Hubs. I think it's a good avenue to get your work out there, but not the only one. I've had some luck with StumbleUpon too.
by Kate Daily 7 months ago
Hi guys, I'm hoping for some advice. Basically here's my issue: I enjoy writing informative articles that I believe will be useful to people. However, I can't stand promoting my hubs.The thought of spending my time scouring the Web looking for places to post it, opening tons of social media...
by Catherine Giordano 14 months ago
In another forum topic thread someone mentioned Niome as a blogging site. I quickly created two posts for the site--both under 300 words. One was new content and one was a rehash of a hub I did. I wanted to link the rehash to my hub. I just added the short url that HP provides. I've search...
by Alice Marlowe 3 years ago
Did you wait until you had plenty of hubs and the ad accounts activated before you started promoting your hubs or did you start promoting right away?
by Dr Mark 2 years ago
A few days ago I reposted a comment that another hubber had taken from Google. The comment stated that if you wrote about what you know, your reputation would improve. In fact, if you were writing about issue relating to money or health, unless you had some authority your articles would be graded...
by sasta10 7 years ago
Anyone please let me know how you promote your hubs? What method do you use? Any tips please. Thanks.
by quicksand 6 years ago
I am referring to the 12 character short URL associated with every hub. Have you ever used it? Do you use it often to promote your HubPages articles although it has no SEO value?
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