I know I saw this suggestion years ago, but I like to share on Twitter and Google Plus. It would be helpful if there was more ways to share articles I enjoyed reading.
There are also times when I enjoy reading an article, but don't have a lot to say about it. It would be nice to have a "like" button. I disagree with dislike or emoticons--too childish. I'm talking about something simple and unique to Hub Pages that says "I enjoyed reading this piece" without having to go into too much detail.
Probably the easiest way to share, where no buttons exist, is to install add-ons/extensions to your particular web browser.
As regards the 'like' button, I tend to agree. The same should apply to the forum section also. You often see +1 written as a means of liking a comment, which seems a rather cumbersome way of expressing appreciation.
It just seems so logical to me. If we're trying to get the word out, why not make it easier? I already have so much on my computer and everything else that I share is already connected to all the social networks. Hub Pages is the only one that is not. It's just odd, in a way. Thank you for the suggestion and please don't misunderstand, but telling people they have to add more doo dads to their computer to promote and share their work and the work of others is literally making it harder for people to promote and share rather than easier. Thanks for your comments.
As Jan said above, we did have the share buttons at one time although I don't recall the official reason for their removal. They may have been under utilised or not generated much traffic. The other consideration is the speed at which pages load and the bandwidth they used. Scripts associated with social share buttons do slow down page speed. In general, you'll find more and more sites removing them in an effort to optimise their site.
Hope this helps, but I doubt very much that they will be reintroduced.
I support the idea of adding Google plus and Twitter to the share buttons.
Adding a like button only serves an author's ego which is not conducive to making more money here, so I would leave that one out. The team have more important things to do, like getting through the edit queue to get our articles onto the niche sites a.s.a.p.
Sue, I guess the like button doesn't make sense for promotions. I like the "like" button because it tells me readers are actually interested in the topic. If they are, then I write more on the topic. I tend to write about subjects that interest me, so it would be helpful to know if they interest others, as well. But you're right--not helpful.
Kenna, you're absolutely right. I mentioned the social media I use, but there should be a list of them alongside the articles. We don't have many ways to promote online articles and social media is key.
We actually used to have all of those buttons. HP removed them a couple years ago. I found them valuable as well, DS.
That's interesting--I wonder why? Thank you!
by OSBERT JOEL C 4 years ago
New superb share buttons replaces the old share buttons. These include share buttons of facebook, google plus, twitter, pinterest and hubpages.
by Sharooq Farzeen A K 4 years ago
The social network share button in hubs is too small for people to notice.I feel that if it is made larger more people can like/share our hubs,given they like it.
by Shyron E Shenko 24 months ago
What happened to the share button, where Hubbers could share other's hubs with each other?There use to be a share button on each hub, and it is no longer there.
by Glenn Stok 20 months ago
I noticed tonight that the Flipboard share button is missing on all hubs. I checked a few niche sites and they are all missing. It doesn't matter if you're logged in or not. In addition, the problem I reported a few weeks ago with Pinterest banning ToughNickel is still not fixed.
by L.M. Hosler 3 years ago
The share buttons seem to be missing from hubs. Anyone else having this problem?
by Mike Pugh 6 years ago
What happened to the facebook sharing button? anyone know?First we lost the Google+ button, and now the Facebook one, whats next, yikes all the sharing features are slowly but sure disappearing it seems, here on hubpages. Does anyone know whats going on with them cool buttons.
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