I was just sharing a hub from someone. I tried once with a VPN and once without, and both said that hubpages was banned. I then tried an article from Dengarden, and that was accepted.
Is this just a weird incident or has facebook banned hubpages?
As a test, I just posted a hub link there...(one not on a niche site) no problem.
Every once in awhile, I get a "403 Forbidden" here, there, and everywhere. I just figure it's the internet being the internet. I simply go away and forget about it.
I just posted a link on FB about five minutes ago, with no problems.
I post all the time when appropriate. I never have a problem with FB.
Thanks, guys. I will try again later today. Maybe it was a freak accident!
While we are talking about Facebook. Do most people post links to their articles on their personal page or on a group or what? Any advice appreciated. I am always looking for more traffic to my articles.
I post occasionally, but honestly? I have never found any social networking promotion to work. In fact, I don't really promote my work. At most, I get spurts!
That said, a fair number of my traffic does come from facebook, pinterest, etc. I didn't, however, put them there. I have no idea how they got there.
I have a separate gardening page set up on FB to post my Dengarden hubs on. I get steady traffic from that page.
I'm in favor of HP banning FB. In fact, I am in favor of anyone banning FB.
Doug, If it is relevant, I post on FB. I get positive results.
What do you mean by positive results? How do you define positive results?
I define positive results as posting one link and then it spreads, bringing in a steady stream of traffic over the next few years.
I do not count posting something once, nobody shares it, but I get 10 views from it as a positive result.
I join FB groups that relate to my topics and post according.
Yup, I post and get positive results, spreads, red arrows, and
Wow. I have honestly never found any social networking to be of any serious or long lasting benefit. Then, again, I sort of also won't impose my work on my friends.
Yep, I'm with you on this. I'm too lazy to run social media accounts, apart from Pinterest. I don't even have a Facebook account any more because of their shenanigans.
Most of my traffic comes from Google and other search engines. Occasionally someone will share one of my articles on Facebook, and although the boost is nice, it is very short-lived.
That's really interesting. I sort of don't like the ethics of facebook, and I know that many lives are ruined because of it, etc. but I would lose touch with so many people (having lived in too many countries and made friends in each) if I didn't have it.
Originally I moved to Google Plus when it came out but they didn't move with me. Otherwise I would ask them to move to mewe with me.
Might I ask you if you don't find that you are now out of touch with various people? And, if so, is it a loss?
There are a few people who I miss regular contact with, but we have email so it's not so bad. I never posted details of my life on FB anyway... I always felt there was something self-serving and boastful about it. So I restricted myself to posting pics of my dogs and playing scrabble I did have a tarot page where I posted links to articles but got fed up with all the requests for free readings from total strangers.
My partner loves FB and is friends with all my friends so if I want to get in touch with one, he does it for me.
Edit: I love the idea of FB, I really do. It does bring people together. But the negatives (for me) outweigh the positives.
Ah, I see. While I definitely use facebook to have a means of accessing my friends and knowing they are still alive, I only post climate change and other issues of our time on it. I basically share newspaper articles, science, articles, etc. from the media. I don't discuss my personal life at all. Nor do any of my friends.
I can't believe some people say they don't promote their articles on social media. I get thousands of views every day when I post on my personal Facebook page and in dozens of specialized Facebook groups that I belong to. People who belong to the groups are the ones who are interested in what you are posting. You have to know which groups appreciate your posts. The groups I get the most traffic from are the ones about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, any of the royals, Netflix movies, Lifetime movies, Foods, and popular television shows.
Most of my articles are evergreen so they are always current. Whenever my pageviews are low, I post a link to my groups and the pageviews go back up immediately.
On the left-hand side of the HP articles are social media icons. All you have to do is click on them and they are automatically posted to the sites.
I would get almost nothing if I didn't promote my articles in specialized Facebook groups, on Pinterest, Twitter, and Mix.com. Any exposure is better than no exposure at all.
I wouldn't write at all if I didn't have the opportunity to promote my articles. I have found it rewarding after being on HP for over 8 years.
Virtually all my traffic comes from Google. A good few of my articles are number one and I get a lot more traffic from search engines than I have had on any social network. Whenever I write, I aim for the number one spot on Google - not that I write very often.
I dont' believe in self-promotion, so I very seldom promote my own work. If it doesn't attract traffic on its own accord, then so be it.
I understand what you mean by interest groups, and it would most certainly work if all the people in the interest group were interested in the thing you wrote about. I just keep my facebook page very, very tiny, constantly pruning so that I never have more than 150 people in it (Dunbar's number). I only keep a facebook page to be in touch with the many people I have met living and working in other countries.
The beauty of relying on evergreens on Google (and other search engines) is that one doesn't have to continually promote.
Revmjm, It sounds like you have a system that works for you. I don't have that many groups or use FB that much because of time constraints. Whenever I promote on FB, my views/impressions go up.
Obviously different things work for different people depending on subject and strategy. It is interesting to see the shared ideas.
I keep in touch with my friends and family through FB. They bring me joy and laughter.
Absolutely. As an immigrant, Facebook and Facetime are priceless for keeping in touch with my family
+++ So, just curious, does it worry you overmuch that your information is used to target you for advertising?
It doesn't worry me at all. I have brain. I can use it, and I just plain ignore all advertising.
I also never put my banking information on facebook.
I don't place any information that can feed scammers or criminals on FB and any social media platform.
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