I'm wondering who uses MySpace or other sites to promote your Hubs? And what is the best way to go about doing that?
I got some success by sharing my hubs with friends the last couple days by email- but I'd really like to build a nice strong network and somehow tie it all together with my hubs here, at MySpace and some other sites I go to.
I like to sprinkle it around. I try and avoid using each and every site to unload all my links.
I'm also cautious to write original blurbs for each description. If a person were to copy and paste their intro and use it each and every time then it wouldn't take much for a search engine to "realise" it's the same person linking to their webpage.
I've been putting in as much effort into creating my backlinks as I am with the actual hubs. Though it doesn't take as much time, because it's considerably shorter in length, but the emphasis is on quality.
So when you make your article description it's best for it to be different every time? I thought it would be better to make it consistent but if that's not the case then I'll make them different-
While you may only be using a part of your hub for posting somewhere else, it will be identical, therefore duplicate.
There's a good change a Search Engine will think "nah, I've seen this before, don't need it" and it won't index it or won't dish it up if people are searching for a specific keyword/s.
Writing something new and fresh, or in the very least "rejigging" or summarising your introduction will mean you get an extra shot at making a worthwhile presence in the search engine results.
Where is the best place to put the links in a myspace profile? I put mine at the end of the Interests table with the heading My Articles On Hubpages. Is that a bad idea?
This is a good question. I am still lost in how to promote my hubs. I have read a lot of tips about social bookmarking sites and all but when I am actually there, I get lost. Soweee for being so dumb dumb about this stuff. but we need HEEELPPPP!!!!
You can also use the "myspace" group, forums, and bulletin feature too.
Make some blog posts on MySpace and include links to your hub in those.
I've found that putting a URL on your "Wall" in Facebook results in it grabbing your first image and also the introduction of your hub. It looks fantastic.
I won't be using it on anyone elses wall. Just my own.
Sorry for being "reverse" topic, but are we allowed to put a link to myspace on our hubpages profile? :p
Stumbleupon works well for me in terms of getting a sudden traffic boost but it tends to fall away fairly quickly. However, I'm not convinced that Stumbleupon produces quality traffic where visitors actually click on Ads.
The best links I have got are when someone I don't know includes my page links in a blog. In other words it is back to the old mantra 'Content is King'. If the content is good enough and the search engines can find it, then the visitors will come.
Alot of places such as Myspace,Bebo, Yuwie and Stumbleupon to name a few include blogs, so you could write an alternate version of whatever your hub contents are or do a 3 - 5 sentence summary here and there with a link going back to your hubs.
I've found blogs to be particularly useful for building traffic over time, keyword research plays a large part at first and then it just takes some optimization here and there too, like darkside said duplicate content is not good anywhere on the web.
If you can be bothered article marketing is also worth a go, especially if you are able to write useful information on a topic that does generate interest.
Whatever site or profile page you have, it is generally considered that targeted links above the fold do well ( the top half of any web page), but also deep linking content links also do pretty well in blogs and some websites that are and have to be content driven.
Social networks are great for building communities of like minded people, places where groups can gather and network, it should not all be about forcing your links out there, but rather just sharing when the need arises.
I wonder if Second Life (SL) might be an up and coming possibility - it is free to join and you can add a lot of details to your profile including URLs. Everywhere you go in Second life people can click on your Avatar and see the full profile. I'm new to SL (see my Hub) but think it may offer new opportunities for social networking and linking.
In theory you could place links in public places, written on objects you leave lying around. Formal advertising on billboards etc. costs Linden $ so that wouldn't be realistic!
As far as sharing through email is concerned, I try to take a particular hub and copy and paste it to an email, and send it out, with a link to my profile, where they can find all my hubs. Of course, I only send it to people who are interested in that topic.
I've found that posting links on forums where I've been a member awhile has been the most productive. I don't get any traffic from my MySpace pages, because I actually don't spend a lot of time there. I get most of my traffic from here and from Google.
I do get some traffic from my Google Pages accounts, where I've put links to my hubs, and my Blogger account. I don't know exactly why, but my Google accounts do me a lot better than my other Web 2.0 sites. I guess it's because Google loves Google, and linking from one Google account to another and then to here makes them happy.
It's Google Love 101.
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