How do I get a bigger presence through social media reasonably to get a bigger audience for my hubs?
I checked your profile and it seems you've been around for awhile so should know the answers to these questions. I wouldn't count on social media for page views...Google search is where it's at. If you write what people want to read and create good content, the pageviews will come
Google search is the biggest source of traffic, however, it can't hurt to do these things:
Post all articles onto Pinterest
Post all articles onto Flipboard
Use Buffer or another planning site to post on Instagram (if the article has a photo that belongs to you) and Twitter
Do the same for Facebook if you like but in my experience, Facebook isn't very good for getting loads of traffic unless you have an extremely popular fan page.
Each social media platform has how-to tutorials you can watch explaining how to use them to drive traffic to your site.
There are a lot of reasons for writing here so I read your profile page to see if I could figure out yours. If I am right, and you are writing here for an income, you should not waste your time on social media. Yes, you can get a lot of traffic. (Pinterest is always in my top 10.) Traffic that comes from the social media site tends to have a very low page retention, and the readers may not even read long enough for the ads to load. (A lot of visitors from Pinterest just want to look at a picture in the hub and then will bounce off to see something else.) Thus you have less impressions and even if you get more readers will not earn any more.
Poppy said it can not hurt. It can hurt if you are looking for an income. Instead of learning all of the ins and outs of social media sites, you are better off spending your time writing another article.
An interesting take, one that I had never heard or considered. One as well that sounds all too likely, particularly that Pinterest traffic is not likely to last but a few seconds and gone.
When I was posting on Flipboard I sometimes had up to 20K page views per day. It made almost no difference on my earnings for that day.
I still put things on Pinterest though just because I enjoy it. (There are a lot of pictures of my dog on there!)
I did Flipboard for a bit when I could place a button on my Hub. Now I can't and it doesn't seem as easy. I will check it out. Also, can you explain buffering a bit? I know it is done for FB/Instagram. How can it be done with Twitter or Pinterest?
For both Facebook and Twitter, you have to pay them. Period.
The good old days are gone.
by Audrey Hunt 3 years ago
Do you use social media to bring traffic to your hubs? What are your favorites?
by Louise Lately 5 years ago
Do you have an external blog that you link to your hubs? Do you write articles for an online magazine? And is it recommended to specialise in one or two areas - and connect a blog to these hub topics?I receive bursts of traffic when I promote my hubs on social media but I am looking into other ways...
by Susannah Birch 3 years ago
I'm bored. Ok correction, I'm procrastinating. I randomly come on and off the forums and on this return visit I've seen SO many people questioning why their hubs aren't making money and/or getting traffic.So for as long I'm having fun, feel free to post below (either for your whole account or one...
by Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago
If we pump up our use of social media, i.e., marketing our articles more, will it help increase our traffic much? Or won't it make much difference because we are more dependent upon organic traffic? Something tells me we might have to wait out this drought. What say you?
by Lionrhod 4 years ago
Normally I stink at both social media and self promotion. I've decided to make a change in that.And in light of the traffic challenges that various black & white animals are creating, I also want to do something to support the greater HubPages community.So I've decided to take one day a week...
by Christin Sander 4 years ago
I know, we should write for both and I do, but the majority of my traffic comes from social media and lately I've stopped honestly caring about trying to figure out what Google wants. My highest ranking hubs for example do exceptionally well on Pinterest, FB etc. and get little to no Google...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|