Facebook Group: Hubbers with Websites and Those Who Plan on Having One

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  1. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 10 months ago

    HubPage authors, Susana, Christin and I thought of starting a Facebook group for those of us who also have websites of our own and for hubbers who are seeking help and guidance on creating their own website. This idea took root after a discussion on this thread.

    There are many reasons why a FB group would be better than the HP forums for this topic, which include and are not limited to:
    1. Questions related to website monetization and help do not really fit the HP forums and it would be seen as spam by other hubbers.
    2. Posts on these lines may be overlooked and people who can help you out may not see the posts on HP.
    3. It would be cool to interact with others who share the same interests (HP + a website of their own) on a platform where real-time conversations can take place. Some of the features FB has, in this case, are helpful, even though I'm not a fan of that platform.
    4. Links would probably be allowed, as long as your not spamming. That's not easy to do here as it's considered self-promotional.
    5. We can learn from each other about new ways to expand and reach a larger audience.

    Something that I'd like to add:

    I've learned a lot from HP that I have implemented on my website and the other way around is true too. So in general, sharing ideas and things that work with the community would help us all improve not just our websites, but indirectly also our hubs.

    P.S: I've added it to the HP Tutorials and Community forum because it fits into the community aspect of the category.

    1. Susana S profile image95
      Susana Sposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Wow Brandon I think you covered everything smile

      On top of all those great reasons to have a space to get together, there are two personal reasons I think a group would be nice.

      I'd like to help other hubbers branch out or improve their existing sites or blogs traffic etc (I have just mastered Pinterest so I'd like to share that), plus I still have much to learn. 

      Sharing info and current trends with like minded people would be really helpful to me and something that would be mutually beneficial.

    2. OldRoses profile image96
      OldRosesposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I'm in.  I have a niche website on herbs with growing traffic.  I'd love to learn how to grow my traffic even quicker.

    3. hanikhalid profile image69
      hanikhalidposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      wow, brilliant idea lobobrandon! Through the Facebook group idea, you can help many new hubbers.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Susana's idea but, yeah it could help many.

    4. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I would join a closed group if you decide to go ahead.

    5. Christy Kirwan profile image96
      Christy Kirwanposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      This is a great idea, Brandon! Thank you for organizing this for your fellow HP authors. smile

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Members of the staff are free to join too wink Mainly Susana's idea though. I can't take all credit for it.

  2. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 10 months ago

    sad I dumped Facebook a few months ago.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      If you suggest another platform, I guess we'd be open to it. Alternatively, if you're interested, you could create a new FB profile for "work" purposes.

    2. Susana S profile image95
      Susana Sposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't mind another venue but I can't think of one.... would you consider coming to Facebook ?

      1. Glenis Rix profile image96
        Glenis Rixposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        I too ditched Facebook but I might consider joining a closed group. Depending on if Mr Z has upped ethical standards.

        1. Venkatachari M profile image43
          Venkatachari Mposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Why closed group? Open groups are more useful and helping.

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

            I personally would only join it if it were a closed group too. I like my privacy. I don't need all my family and friends to know that I am active on HubPages.

            1. hanikhalid profile image69
              hanikhalidposted 10 months agoin reply to this

              well said!

            2. Venkatachari M profile image43
              Venkatachari Mposted 10 months agoin reply to this

              That's strange! But, I like publicity among my relatives.

              1. lobobrandon profile image90
                lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

                To each his own .

            3. ChristinS profile image47
              ChristinSposted 10 months agoin reply to this

              I def. prefer closed groups myself for privacy reasons.

  3. ChristinS profile image47
    ChristinSposted 10 months ago

    Awesome, that works for me.  I use Pinterest effectively and have for years, so I can help in that department.  I also use Facebook for my local business and although it can be pricey, a highly targeted boosted post can be quite helpful also for website reach. 

    I'm always down for discussion on how to improve our sites and for experiments we've tried etc. Thanks so much for doing this.

    1. Susana S profile image95
      Susana Sposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Great. Looking forward to learning from you smile

  4. Marketing Merit profile image95
    Marketing Meritposted 10 months ago

    I would be interested, especially as I've yet to master the art of Pinterest!
    I also have several websites using Wordpress as the CMS and am happy to help anyone who may be struggling to set up theirs.
    A closed FB group would probably be the best medium (sorry Bev!).
    Think it would be great to take this to the next level.

    1. Susana S profile image95
      Susana Sposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Ooh excellent smile

  5. hard sun profile image87
    hard sunposted 10 months ago

    Just chiming in here that I too would be interested in a FB group.

  6. EricFarmer8x profile image97
    EricFarmer8xposted 10 months ago

    I will join. This is something I would love to talk to others about.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Same here.

      @OP Excellent idea!

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Not my original idea smile Susana will be creating the group, will get you all over once it's set up.

  7. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 10 months ago

    I don’t use Facebook much, but this looks like an interesting idea.

  8. Cre8tor profile image97
    Cre8torposted 10 months ago

    While I'm not sure I'd have much to offer since I've never started a site, I've been toying with the idea of starting one so I would love to be part of the group so I can absorb whatever you all are willing to share with me if you'll have me.

  9. Susana S profile image95
    Susana Sposted 10 months ago

    Anyone who either has a site or who wants to set one up is absolutely welcome smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      lobobrandon brought me up to speed that you are the originator of this idea. Excellent!

      I'll even kickoff things with a website tip:
      Dingbat Google doesn't even know how to index their own blogspot/blogger site pages; I've found a workaround. We can discuss this in your FB group. smile

      Sorry, Google; am still fond of you. big_smile

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        lol

      2. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        I enabled "Visible to search engines." under the privacy settings and Google has my blogger site indexed. I that the workaround you are referring to?

        1. paradigmsearch profile image88
          paradigmsearchposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          OK, I'll give a clue. Find your article on Google search and see what the summary says.smile

          1. Glenn Stok profile image98
            Glenn Stokposted 10 months agoin reply to this

            I think I know what you're alluding to. When I searched for several pages on my blogger site, the proper description shows up in the SERP summary. The HTML contains a meta description. I checked.

            By the way, I’m using blogger as a website using pages (not blog posts) as I discussed in one of my tutorial hubs on that subject.

            All blogger “posts” contain the same common meta description that’s specified in the Basic Settings. But the “pages” contain their own unique meta records that I specify under “Page Settings > Search Description” and Google picks that up to display in the summary in the SERPs. This is why I'm not having the problem you thought I might have. smile

            1. paradigmsearch profile image88
              paradigmsearchposted 10 months agoin reply to this

              I am going to have to study your post.

              1. paradigmsearch profile image88
                paradigmsearchposted 10 months agoin reply to this

                Update. I never thought there were any problems concerning  your websites, mainly because I never visited them. Yes, I am a slacker.

  10. Jan Saints profile image86
    Jan Saintsposted 10 months ago

    I will join, and love to know templates that work well for you in terms content ranking. HubPages templates seem to perform pretty well even when the site is new. I have tried WordPress templates and they don't seem to work for me, or they usually need some refinements?

  11. BethanyHalbert profile image91
    BethanyHalbertposted 10 months ago

    How perfect that I just launched my own self-hosted site this week! Would love to learn from everyone's expertise as I get things set up.

  12. Glenis Rix profile image96
    Glenis Rixposted 10 months ago

    Afterthought - it’s possible to set up members only groups on Google G+

  13. Gerry Glenn Jones profile image87
    Gerry Glenn Jonesposted 10 months ago

    I think it is a good idea.

  14. Gerry Glenn Jones profile image87
    Gerry Glenn Jonesposted 10 months ago

    Please let me know when it gets set up!

  15. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 10 months ago

    I’ll join. I started my first website back in 2010, with no idea what I was doing, due to the wonderful support and help of people on Hubpages.

  16. Dunbar Green profile image91
    Dunbar Greenposted 10 months ago

    I would join.

  17. Joshua Crowder profile image94
    Joshua Crowderposted 10 months ago

    Great idea!

  18. Teeuwynn Woodruff profile image96
    Teeuwynn Woodruffposted 10 months ago

    I haven't started my own website yet, but have some interest in doing so and learning from those with more experience, so I would be interested in joining the group.

  19. Venkatachari M profile image43
    Venkatachari Mposted 10 months ago

    This is a wonderful idea. I maintain blogs @bloggerspot.com with as many as six blogs. But, I am active only with one presently since the last year.

  20. Erudite Scholar profile image61
    Erudite Scholarposted 10 months ago

    Hi,lobo
    This is a very cool idea.You can count me in.

  21. S W Moore profile image90
    S W Mooreposted 10 months ago

    I  would agree that this would be an effective way to share and relay information regarding our hubs, websites and so on.  I just joined Hub Pages two months ago, and just published my own blog/website last week.  Thus I am new to this and would benefit from others knowledge.  Also, hopefully in the near future I could take what I have learned and contribute.

  22. NateB11 profile image91
    NateB11posted 10 months ago

    I'm all for it and would definitely join.

  23. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 10 months ago

    I am in. Sounds good.

  24. Krysanthe profile image94
    Krysantheposted 10 months ago

    I think it's an amazing idea!  I'm in when it's up and running.

  25. Paddygsound profile image86
    Paddygsoundposted 10 months ago

    Lobobrandon, if people are not wishing to use facebook. I would probably suggest creating a group on Discord. It has web-based and app access and a far amount of other functionality. Oh, and can be set to invite only etc.

    Hope this helps.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Yup, I did mention Discord somewhere on this thread smile But Discord is more like a chat than a platform where someone can post something and come back a few hours later to find answers to their post, right? I've not used Discord a lot, so I could be wrong.

  26. Paddygsound profile image86
    Paddygsoundposted 10 months ago

    Oh, I probably missed it, reading on a phone. Discord does have a powerful search function etc. so it could work but I believe Facebook is more likely to be user friendly for all here. Just thought I would mention it.
    Creating a forum might work better but I don't quite have the time to wrap my head around the logistics of such a thing at the moment.
    Good on you all for working towards a group to allow us to better support each other.

  27. Susana S profile image95
    Susana Sposted 9 months ago

    OK everyone smile I have created the facebook group smile

    Now I'm going to need your email addresses to send you an invitation. You can email me with it through my Hubpages profile.

    Cheers!

  28. viking305 profile image94
    viking305posted 9 months ago

    How do I send an email through your profile?

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      You go to the profile page, then click Fan Mail on the right. Then you see an option that says: Send Susana S an email

      1. Susana S profile image95
        Susana Sposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        This is what I came to say. It can be a bit tricky to find the contact link if you don't know where it is.

        All those who have emailed me have been invited. Let me know if it doesn't come through smile

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          Yup it is.

  29. viking305 profile image94
    viking305posted 9 months ago

    Thanks lobobrandon will do that now

  30. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Odd switched, tough town.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Update. Possible mistake, time.

  31. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Even though the HP network won't link to my site, I have linked to them. Am I a nice guy or what? big_smile

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      lol

  32. Azure11 profile image89
    Azure11posted 9 months ago

    I would like to join - I'll send you an email Susana.

 
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