Need to add Share link for Twittter

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  1. LHwritings profile image88
    LHwritingsposted 9 months ago

    My posted articles display automatic Share links to Facebook and Pinterest, but none for Twitter. That means I must take the time to manually create a Twitter posting, with graphic, shortlink etc., and then post it.

    Twitter can disseminate an attractive article promo to hundreds, thousands, potentially millions of Twitter accounts (with retweets). It would seem in the interest of HubPages and individual authors to make sharing as easy as possible.

    Any chance HubPages would consider adding Twitter to the two other social media Share links?

    Thanks — LH

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    HP tried that long ago. Twitter gradually became useless over time for generating traffic. So HP gave up on them and discontinued the Twitter button. HP was right. I've even closed my Twitter account.

    1. LHwritings profile image88
      LHwritingsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      "Twitter gradually became useless over time for generating traffic. So HP gave up on them and discontinued the Twitter button. HP was right."

      Unfortunately, this really makes no sense to me, and I hope HubPosts management will reconsider. I have posted to Twitter info with links to my own articles on various sites for 5 years and my site stats rank Twitter as a major source of site visits. Twitter is a fast, simple way to get my articles publicized, with a catchy title, summary, graphic, and link. And from my own experience, this works well.

      I just did a quick "survey" of three major sites to check what sharing links they provide: Guardian, Talking Points Memo, and the New York Times. Each of these provides the same three sharing links: Facebook, Twitter, and Email. That should tell us something.

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

        When I closed my Twitter account, they started bombarding me with email ads to pay them $99/month and then they would allow my tweets to show up  decently ranked on hash tags, etc.; basically admitting to me that the free version of the Twitter account is worthless for traffic generation.

        As for "Guardian, Talking Points Memo, and the New York Times" I'm guessing they are paying even more; thus getting even more "privileges".

  3. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 9 months ago

    I agree with you LH. I notice an increase whenever I use Twitter on all my platforms.  Did you send this information to the HP Team by email?

    1. LHwritings profile image88
      LHwritingsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Kenna McHugh wrote: "Did you send this information to the HP Team by email?"

      No, but I could do this. What's the appropriate Email address to use?

      Thanks — LH

  4. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 9 months ago

    Getting 20 or 30 brief page views from twitter and adding a link that will slow your page load time (and will mean getting lower page rank from Google) is not in your best interest. You can spend all the time you want writing to Hubpages (team@hubpages.com) but this is not a good idea, as paradigmsearch has already pointed out.
    You would be much better off if you spent your time writing more articles.

    1. LHwritings profile image88
      LHwritingsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      DrMark writes "Getting 20 or 30 brief page views from twitter and adding a link that will slow your page load time (and will mean getting lower page rank from Google) is not in your best interest. You can spend all the time you want writing to Hubpages (team@hubpages.com) but this is not a good idea, as paradigmsearch has already pointed out."

      Is "20 or 30 brief page views" from Twitter significantly less than what you get from cursory Google searches? Also, does a page gain substantially more revenue if people stay and view it longer?

      The majority of my Twitter followers seem to like the kinds of links I post.and articles I write (as I conclude on the basis of likes, retweets, replies, etc.). So I'm informing a good target reader market of my work. Stats on my other websites tend to corroborate, with significant traffic results from Twitter.

      The HubPages hostility to Twitter seems utterly perplexing. Is there any authentic, hard evidence for this?

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

        "The HubPages hostility to Twitter seems utterly perplexing. Is there any authentic, hard evidence for this?"

        A lot of us aren't fans of Facebook either. big_smile

        https://maven.io/facebookzoo/

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 9 months ago

    Writing an email is simple compared to writing an article. Nothing is wrong with communication to the team. It takes, maybe, 10 minutes.

    Besides, I use Twitter and see positive results.

  6. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 9 months ago

    It would be nice to have an option for the buttons.

    1. bat115 profile image79
      bat115posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, it really would!

    2. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
      samanthacubbisonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I've passed this suggestion/thread on to the team!

  7. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 9 months ago

    Thank you!!! big_smile

  8. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 9 months ago

    An update would be marvelous.

 
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