What percentage of your traffic is due to Facebook?
I wonder if I would do a lot better if I was on Facebook (socially) for marketing my articles. I have a business fb page for promotion purposes and use it for posting new articles but the return is minimal. Do you depend on fb for the majority of your views?
It can't hurt to try. I've never sat down and worked the #'s but I seem to do pretty well via FB. In addition to posting links to my Hubs on my own personal FB page, I also post them to numerous FB groups I belong to which pertain to the topics I write most about (hard rock/heavy metal music and/or "B" movies). Many of the people in these groups know of my status as a wanna be writer/journalist, so those posts usually get me a few extra page views...even if they're only visiting out of pity. I'm not proud. Traffic is traffic.
Zero. I don't have Facebook. I used to have a personal one years ago but there was drama. I didn't even have any drama personally but watching friends and family argue back and forth plus the racist comments...I couldn't take it anymore.
I am thinking of making one for a writing venture I'm about to start.
Once in awhile I get a little activity from FB, but by far I get more social media interaction from Pinterest and nothing even worth mentioning really from Twitter. Consider this I've had over half a million views to my hubs from Pinterest and less than 10k from Facebook. It probably depends on your content as well - the one piece that gets shared most on FB is a comedic/satirical thing I wrote. The ones that get pinned on Pinterest are ones of a more practical and "how to" nature. I would maybe gauge it by the subjects you are sharing, where you put your most focus socially.
Yea, I figured that out awhile ago so I kinda gave up on Pinterest as a traffic tool. I still fool around with it "pinning" cool pix of stuff like old concert shirts, movie posters, etc. and other nerdy junk just for fun though.
I used Facebook for promotion a little bit, when I first started writing. That let my friends know what I was doing. After a while though, I felt like I did not want to spam my friends with my links. I figured that if they were really interested, they would check my hubs.
Once in a while, I will post something, but only if I can think of several people who would be interested in the subject I wrote about.
Janis - I'd love more organic traffic, but I am shooting for 100,000 views this year (likely to hit that in another 2 weeks or so), and I'm likely to hit 200,000 by December. I think if I stuck with organic, I might have 2500 or 3000 if I was lucky
The thing I like about Facebook is that I seem to be in control over how much traffic I get. With organic stuff, I just don't get any. Maybe my SEO skills suck, or maybe I'm just writing about too broad of a topic within too narrow of a community.
Photos are key on Pinterest. I do get 1 to 3 pins a month for my articles, nothing significant. It does depend on the topic and what people want when marketing anywhere. I wonder though if fb success has some to do with having a following or group?
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