I am currently testing out the new video feature with my latest hub. When I tried to share on Google+, the screen was partially blocked by my video and would not let me write a comment and share with my followers. I was wondering if anyone else who is testing out the new video feature was having a problem with this or if it was just a glitch with my own computer. Thanks in advance for any feedback!
Be careful sharing everything on Google +1.
It's supposed to be like Facebook Like,so you're supposed to be recommending sites you like, not promoting your own stuff. I have one or two people in my circles who +1 every ##$%^ thing they write, and it annoys me no end.
Thanks for the heads up! I didn't realize not to do this. I thought it was another way to share your work but after reading up on this it is indeed a no-no. I learn something new everyday on here
But I am still curious has anyone else tried to share a hub with the new video feature on Google+? Just wondering if they experienced the same problem - with the video blocking the share box?
I just want to make sure you aren't confused.
There's nothing wrong with sharing links on Google-plus.
If you plus+1 your own stuff, there is a possibility that Google could downgrade your reputation. We have no absolute knowledge that this is true, however and there are good reasons to suspect that it is not. For one thing, they (Google) stupidly encouraged this by having the +1 button also function as a sharing method.
The other reason it may be unimportant is that one little plus-1 is meaningless. It's not like creating a backlink, even: it doesn't have even a fraction of that value. You need thousands of unique plus-1's before Google will care at all, so your own little vote is truly nothing.
However, Google may see it as self-promotional and they tend not to like that, so it might be best to just not do it. At the very least, indiscriminate plussing will say that your plusses have less value, which could ultimately mean that your vote to anyone gets thrown away.
But ALL of that is speculation and none of it has anything to do with sharing a link at your Google-plus account.
She's not necessarily talking about plussing. You can share something at G+ without +1'ing it.
Unfortunately, their idiotic +1 button also offers to share, so some folks mistakenly think that's how they should share there. It isn't.
Thanks for your feedback Pcunix! Just so I understand clearly if we want to share our own work or another's hubber's work - copy and paste the link from the bottom and then share to Google+. Do not use the +1 buttons up top. Is this correct?
So what if someone from outside HubPages wanted to +1 our work and share on Google+? I wonder if they would experience the same problem with the video blocking the share box.
I don't know but if you can give me a hint of where to find your video, I'll try it.
Or send me a private message on G+ - the link is on my profile.
If you want to send me the link in message, alissaroberts, you can, and I will open another browser and look at the page without being a logged in member. Or you could do the same... Come in and view it not logged in as a member.
Thank you Dale! Just sent the link to your email.
Have responded to you email after viewing in two different browsers, Alissa.
The problem with the video blocking the +1 comment box should now be fixed. Thanks for letting us know.
OK, I can definitely share your hub, but if I try to add the video link, it's just black..
Well it's good to hear you had no problems sharing it - I guess maybe it was just a glitch with my computer. As for the video link, I tried to go back and change the thumbnail but it does not give me the option to change it. I am not even sure changing the thumbnail would help that problem or not.
I really appreciate you going out of your way to help Thanks again for your feedback!
To change your video thumbnail, you can click "edit" to change your settings in the video capsule, and then you will see the interface for changing your video thumbnails. This will fix the problem with the black thumbnail. I hope this helps
On a side note regarding the "do not share your own stuff on social networks," it would be nice if these buttons just didn't appear at all to logged-in users. A lot of people do not know the harm it does.
I had a few people I followed on Twitter who mass spammed their hubs. They never post anything else, but their hubs. It's a shame that users do just that, it doesn't help their campaign at all. I unfollow these users. I've even gotten a message from one person "Why aren't u following me anymore?" I didn't respond because I didn't want to hurt their feelings, but seriously... I wish HubPages just released a GIANT showcase on how social networking sites SHOULD be used (as well as what NOT to do and why) and just general social networking etiquette.
I'm not picking on the OP, because she just meant to share it in her G+ timeline and I can't comment on her social networking strategy as a whole (I don't think I've come across her on G+.) I'm just speaking in general, because I've seen some activity on social networking sites... things posted by hubbers that make me cringe. Like people on Twitter doing this:
@twitter_user - Check out my Hub on Something - http://hubpages.com/hub/....
@another_twitter - Check out my Hub on Something - http://hubpages.com/hub/....
@HubPagesDotCom - Check out my Hub on Something - http://hubpages.com/hub/....
@Leo_laporte - Check out my Hub on Something - http://hubpages.com/hub/....
@so-n-so - Check out my Hub on Something - http://hubpages.com/hub/....
@famoustwitteruser - Check out my Hub on Something - http://hubpages.com/hub/....
Not only is it rude (I receive an notification on my phone when I'm @'ed and I'm not happy if it's spam), but it makes the HubPages community, as a whole, look bad. Plus it's also considered spamming and I have reported many a user on Twitter for spamming like this, which leads to being banned, because Twitter doesn't like it either.
If users spam their own timeline, it's not going to help them, but Twitter users don't have to follow that user. However, the @ thing I showed above is abuse.
I don't think many users know that this is considered rude, especially those who aren't regular Twitter users and I'd like to think that MOST people, once they learn better ways to share their stuff, not only mend their ways but find success in their new methods.
Fortunately, HubPages doesn't babysit people on social networks. Back in '08, I worked for an online company who had a large user base. Our users would promote their stuff via MySpace at the time and forums (not so much twitter or Facebook at the time) and some users would spam forums, even the forums of one of our competitors. As our ad supplier had a strict anti-spam policy, we were forced to ban users from our site who were caught spamming their links on other sites. We're fortunate that HubPages doesn't have to do that, but it shows how spamming is hurtful to both online communities and to those who do the spamming.
Mel, I'm guilty. I am dumb when it comes to twitter, I have never posted anything but my hubs. I wouldn't know what else to post.
That's interesting Melbel, thanks.
I'm not a Twitter user but I do have my websites and HubPages account set up so they auto-tweet when I create a new post or Hub. Read almost any website on self-promotion and they tell you to do that, so are you sure it doesn't help? I rarely tweet anything else.
I do agree about the @ thing, though. I would never dream of sending direct messages to my followers about every post, that's just rude.
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