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.
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