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
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.
"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.
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".
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?
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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 (email@example.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?
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.
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