Will Pinterest or Google + draw more traffic to my HubPages?
Yes. Pintrest from what I've read has a noticeable impact. Social networking is always in ones favor. Social Bookmarking is another avenue as well.
It depends upon the type of content that you are sharing and who your main audience are; Pinterest is great if you have lots of visual content, photos, graphics and images to share and also if your hubs mainly target subjects of interest to women (since that is Pinterest's main demographic).
Google+ on the other hand has been fantastic (second biggest traffic provider) for driving traffic to my hubs (which are more information driven and business related). If you are interested in using G+, it does take a while to build a presence there, but I would recommend joining one of the many excellent G+ communities to begin with and test the water.
Google+ also has the advantage of linking back to your author profile, which will matter over time with search results.
Of course, you could always join both Pinterest and Google+ and see what works for you.
I've written a hub about how to get traffic to websites / hubs that you might find interesting and (hopefully) useful; it's linked from my profile.
Pinterest. Create "Made For Pinterest" images to increase pins (I've written a hub on it). My top hub has nearly 45,000 pins.
Pinterest has helped to generate traffic for me. Beautiful images are, of course, the key to being successful with Pinterest promotion. I have not yet dipped into Google+, but it is something I may look into in the future.
As my hubs are informational and have diagrams explaining or illustrating steps etc, I don't think that Pinterest is useful for me. However, I have joined Google + and am active in a few communities. I have seen a number of hits coming in from Google + (it is small number, but will hopefully grow).
As I hub about what interests me, being active in communities on Google + does not feel like a chore which is how I felt with some other social networking sites.
I agree with the majority, it depends on whether your hubs have loads of beautiful pictures to show off which will determine which is "better".
I have definitely not experienced this with pinterest. I have gotten some traffic, but not enough to even brag about. So I don't know why some people get a lot more traffic than others, but pinterest doesn't work for everyone. Yes, my content is marketed directly to women since it is for women.
Thank you ZRMoore for the feedback. I'm hearing that beautiful images are key for Pinterest so maybe there's something there.
Try creating Made for Pinterest images that people both want to pin from your hub, and also get lots of pins and clicks onsite.
I've had more luck with pinterest, Google+ is good but just not as helpful
by Toni Schwartz17 hours ago
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by Janis Leslie Evans42 hours ago
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by Eric Farmer10 days ago
I have been reading older forum posts and doing some research on my own for this question. I know some Hubers have great success with Pinterest so I would love to hear what you are doing that works. Thank you.
by Cardia6 years ago
I know that this is the most asked question here, but I'd still really appreciate it if anybody answered.I've been on Hubpages for about 6 months now, and I've just published my 7th Hub, and I'm starting to write a few...
by Stacie L13 months ago
i just noticed a few days ago that I received more traffic from my Pinterest page than google! How is that possible? is anyone else seeing this?
by Paul Edmondson8 years ago
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