Has facebook banned hubpages?

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  1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
    TessSchlesingerposted 5 months ago

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    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?

    1. Thelma Alberts profile image94
      Thelma Albertsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I always share HP articles on fb and there was no problem.

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 months ago

    Just posted a link to facebook and it worked fine

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 months ago

    As a test, I just posted a hub link there...(one not on a niche site)  no problem.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 5 months ago

    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. big_smile

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 months ago

    I just posted a link on FB about five minutes ago, with no problems.

    1. Pamela Nichols profile image85
      Pamela Nicholsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      LMAO... Right???

  6. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    I post all the time when appropriate. I never have a problem with FB.

  7. TessSchlesinger profile image94
    TessSchlesingerposted 5 months ago

    Thanks, guys. I will try again later today. Maybe it was a freak accident!

  8. dougwest1 profile image93
    dougwest1posted 5 months ago

    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.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. OldRoses profile image97
      OldRosesposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I have a separate gardening page set up on FB to post my Dengarden hubs on.  I get steady traffic from that page.

    3. James A Watkins profile image89
      James A Watkinsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I do both.

  9. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 5 months ago

    I'm in favor of HP banning FB. In fact, I am in favor of anyone banning FB.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      You just made me laugh. smile I'd miss my friends, though.

  10. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    Doug, If it is relevant, I post on FB. I get positive results.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      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.

  11. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    I join FB groups that relate to my topics and post according.

  12. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    Yup, I post and get positive results, spreads, red arrows, and big_smile

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
          TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          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?

          1. theraggededge profile image98
            theraggededgeposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            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 big_smile 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.

            1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
              TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

              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.

  13. revmjm profile image87
    revmjmposted 5 months ago

    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.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      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.

  14. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    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.

  15. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 months ago

    Obviously different things work for different people depending on subject and strategy. It is interesting to see the shared ideas.

  16. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    I keep in touch with my friends and family through FB. They bring me joy and laughter.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      *++++

    2. psycheskinner profile image84
      psycheskinnerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Absolutely. As an immigrant, Facebook and Facetime are priceless for keeping in touch with my family

      1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
        TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        +++ 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.

  17. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    I don't place any information that can feed scammers or criminals on FB and any social media platform.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      +++

    2. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      It's not that, it's the security breaches that have allowed FB users' phone numbers and data to be scraped, bought and published. FaceBook itself is the problem.

  18. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    After Equifax, it's free game

  19. kevin.howell profile image85
    kevin.howellposted 5 months ago

    I never have a problem. Get lots of traffic there

  20. swalia profile image85
    swaliaposted 5 months ago

    I am getting the same error.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Oh, that's interesting. Did you sort it out. I eventually got it to share, but I posted it on my stream page instead of my profile page - about four hours later. Then it worked.

 
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