Flipboard?

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  1. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 8 months ago

    Just curious if people are still using Flipboard, if so, whether they are getting traffic from there and how often the flip articles other than their own into their magazines.  Wondering if it's worth it to spend time searching for articles to flip so have a good base to flip my own.  Thanks!

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I use it very occasionally but don't think it brings much traffic these days.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I still post articles there but rarely flip others.  Traffic is almost nothing but I like being able to save things on that site that I can go back and enjoy reading later.  Their problem is that they have done a poor job of crediting and cataloging their information, so people just stop reading.

  2. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 8 months ago

    I can’t recommend it anymore. I updated my Flipboard Tutorial hub a month ago about a terrible bug they have now that credits the wrong authors. I even deleted my Flips that listed another author’s name.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Glenn.  I had no idea there was an issue, but when I took a look, almost all of my articles had other people's names on them.  I just deleted the entire account.  It's too bad that people who start sites like this don't have the tech skills to run them properly because they can be a good thing when properly handled.

    2. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I have deleted my account too - there were articles credited to other people!

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        That's why I added the warning a month ago when I first discovered that problem. They haven't fixed it and flips are all getting credited for other peoples hubs.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

          I tried to delete the account three times but was unable to do so, so I individually deleted my own hubs.  What a mess!  I missed your warning but am glad you repeated it here.

        2. DrMark1961 profile image96
          DrMark1961posted 8 months agoin reply to this

          I clicked on one of my links (that had someone elses name on it) and it still went to my hub. Do you think I am not getting credit for that traffic because of that incorrect name?

          1. Glenn Stok profile image98
            Glenn Stokposted 8 months agoin reply to this

            The link is okay Mark, but do you really want someone else's name on the listing as the author?

            1. DrMark1961 profile image96
              DrMark1961posted 8 months agoin reply to this

              If the person clicks on the link and reads the article they can see who the author is.
              This is the same discussion as the one about that craft site. Do you really think it is wise to throw away page views because of vanity?

              1. Glenn Stok profile image98
                Glenn Stokposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                That's a personal decision. And besides, views from Flipboard have virtually crawled to a halt.

                1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
                  TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

                  Any way to delete?  Tried with no success.

                  1. Glenn Stok profile image98
                    Glenn Stokposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                    Go to settings and click "Delete Account"

        3. sallybea profile image98
          sallybeaposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          I see that even though I deleted the account, the magazine's are there!

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

            Same here.  I deleted all of my own posts but the others still exist, even though I tried several times to delete the entire account and even though the site informed me that the delete was successful.  Maybe it takes 24 hours?

      2. gerimcclym profile image96
        gerimcclymposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Glad I came across this thread. I checked my Flipboard account and noticed many of my articles were credited to other people too. I deleted my account. Thanks for the feedback.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 months ago

    I gave up on it quite a while ago.

  4. Mike Hardy profile image93
    Mike Hardyposted 8 months ago

    I have been playing with mix.com. Having some positive results but it in single digits per day.

  5. poppyr profile image95
    poppyrposted 8 months ago

    I use it, but I've no idea if it affects traffic or not.

  6. DrMark1961 profile image96
    DrMark1961posted 8 months ago

    I get maybe 1 or 2 a day from articles that I posted last year. I tried to post some of my newer articles and none were ever placed on the appropriate topic page. No HP Niche sites are ever present in my feed, so as far as I can tell we were banned from there.
    I think it is now a waste of time.

  7. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 8 months ago

    I created an account back when people were talking about the site on the forums here, but never used it much. I found the site difficult to use and lost interest. I also doubted its usefulness early on. At any rate, looks like it kind of turned out my instincts were correct.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Good instincts. Put it in there with the Bubblews files!

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Good instincts on that one too, I made a lot of money there and wasn't all dreamy about it like a lot of people who never looked at it realistically and got butt hurt over the whole thing.

  8. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 months ago

    I just tried to login to my Flipboard account and it's been so long that I can no longer remember my login name or my password... oh well (shrugs)

  9. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 8 months ago

    I didn't notice any benefits. It appears to be a hard news platform. Not HP material.

  10. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 8 months ago

    Thanks for all the feedback.  I didn't realize it was that big of a problem but haven't been using it the past year or so.  I will go back and see what they have done in terms of crediting and possibly delete my account as well.  Does anyone else use other social media channels or sites to publicize articles other than the old standbys?

  11. Thelma Alberts profile image91
    Thelma Albertsposted 8 months ago

    I already wonder why other names credited to my posts. Thanks for all the comments here. I will check up my Flipboard account and maybe delete it.

 
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