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Social Networking, Pearltrees & Curation can increase Hubpages Traffic

Updated on July 3, 2012
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Power Networking

Welcome, for starters this hub will be exposing in great depth, details as to how power networking can help your hubs receive more views, using social curation networks to get great feedback, and awesome traffic increases.

The CEO of Pearltrees & his Chief Evangelist

What is Curation

Curation - is defined as the human organizing of web based content, or collecting of websites for storage & social sharing.

Patrice Lamothe is a French web developer who invented a powerful web location known as Pearltrees, back in 2009 and is the CEO & founder. By deciding that the web could use a cool web interface, that can be used to group user submitted web content. He began a new evolutionary process which today is known as Curation.

The cool thing about what he has designed onto the web is, each user can now share web content from anywhere on the globe with one another purely based on their interest. So this is a network that has achieved human cultivation along the lines of interest in web related content.

They achieved great heights in the web arena thus far, being placed as one of the only 5 companies for the launch pad at the Web 2.0 Expo back in 2010.

In April 2011, Pearltrees had climbed to an all time high, monthly page views total of 10,000,000/month on the web, making them a major contender for 2012 in social networking, and for future years to come on the Internet. So far they've raised over 30 Million Dollars in angel investments & venture capitol, to power their awesome web system for social curation, Pearltrees.


What is Pearltrees

Pearltrees - is defined as a content management network which allows for users to share web related interests hidden behind cool intelligent icons known as pearls (stored websites), and placed into folder like icons known as Pearltrees (folders for pearls).

This is what my account appears like on Pearltrees

These are My Pearltrees I arranged on their network, to show visitors a pathway to all my stored content, I've organized there for sharing.
These are My Pearltrees I arranged on their network, to show visitors a pathway to all my stored content, I've organized there for sharing.

View of the sharing of web content taking place on Pearltrees

To the left you see an image of a Hummer, its the official site location, being shared from one of my Trees, by a member there. Those small circles are Pearls, where the content is located.
To the left you see an image of a Hummer, its the official site location, being shared from one of my Trees, by a member there. Those small circles are Pearls, where the content is located.

How does it work

The inner working of Pearltrees starts out like a sort of mystery at first, but quickly after it begins to become obvious, that it takes a bit getting use too. It took me approximately 30mins of playing around to figure it all out. I'll provide a tutorial video for people to get a better idea of what this super power for sharing is on the web.

  • Your account starts out somewhat empty, with your User name being titled under your core Pearltree.
  • Then you will also see two other Pearltrees that are help guides to get you started.
  • Amazingly you can organize all of your Hubs onto Pearltrees once you figure it all out,


Cool Tutorial

It even works on the IPAD

They recently made Pearltrees IPAD compatible, so for all those who own one, this is going to be a sensational experience, because to have the web literally at your finger tips is incredible & using the IPAD with Pearltrees is a marriage like no other. I personally don't own an IPAD yet, but I plan to purchase one, but this video below shows how it all works.

To use Pearltrees on a desktop or laptop is a wowing experience in itself. This is due to the fact that its social, but its also intuitively attractive, and mostly user friendly to locate your content you've grouped together and shared, with others. Unlike Google+,Twitter or Facebook where people have tough times keeping up with links & reference lines, or page streams.

It works on the Ipad & there's an App in the App market for it

Close Up View of my Hubpages tree, each subtree has views too

How do the Numbers Add up Statistically here, using Pearltrees

I've increased my traffic levels here, using Pearltrees significantly, in the short 5 months I've been a writer for hubpages.

This form of social sharing is definitely going to change how you view the web, entirely, and this sharing actually will make hubpages much more popular, once more people catch on to the sharing on Pearltrees as well.




  • I shared my hubs 100+ times on Pearltrees the first week, & I track the stats on both Google Analytics for Hubpages traffic, as well as on Hubpages for pearl stats.

Google Analytics - of my hubpages profile

My traffic levels world wide are reaching close to 10,000 in my first 5 months on Hubpages, and Pearl is helping, its at 8,100+
My traffic levels world wide are reaching close to 10,000 in my first 5 months on Hubpages, and Pearl is helping, its at 8,100+ | Source

Here's how the profile appears & hits equate to numbers

I collected over this past summer over 12,000 unique web locations of interest, indicated above by the number of pearls, also notice I have 46 teams
I collected over this past summer over 12,000 unique web locations of interest, indicated above by the number of pearls, also notice I have 46 teams
My latest update on Pearltrees has amounted to 105,297 visits thus far, as of July 3 2012
My latest update on Pearltrees has amounted to 105,297 visits thus far, as of July 3 2012 | Source

Sharing Hubpages on Pearltrees - Truly Amazing sharing powers

This is the Pearltrees extension or Bookmarklet, which is added to your firefox web browser, Chrome isn't the same though

Look Below for the Expanded view
Look Below for the Expanded view
The expanded Firefox browsers left-upper view, the blue buttons there, after the black arrow are the pearl extension controllers, to auto pearl any web pages
The expanded Firefox browsers left-upper view, the blue buttons there, after the black arrow are the pearl extension controllers, to auto pearl any web pages

Sharing Amongst the social community of Pearltrees

Pearltrees is amazing when it comes to sharing hubs, web locations, or any other content that has a URL (web address). They also have an outgoing, and incoming automation option to communicate efforts via Facebook & Twitter, known as the Auto pearler. If your a web designer or own a website, they also offer embedding options to share your Pearls, individual Pearltrees, or entire groupings of Pearltrees outside of the network there, then onto your site or blogs.

There's a Bookmarklet that helps users to pearl as they browse web locations, and its done super fast, since the plugin tool gets embedded into your web browser, shown in the image below.

Once you get started your Pearltrees collecting & things begin to develop there, you will quickly notice interaction begins to happen right away, your interest will attract others, to your Pearltrees titles, and image icons.

Each Pearltree can be detailed with worded text, image icon & once done the attractive powers of their network interface does the rest, you just gotta keep collecting content you love, and the communications begins.

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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Its like anything online @Daisydays, none of the interactions, and traffic will just happen right away, it takes hard work and dedication to cultivating a networking location.

      Good Luck anyhow, and if you need any help with pearltrees inbox me, I can show you some cool tips, and tricks of using it.

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      5 years ago from Cardiff

      I joined up 2 weeks ago but still havent quite worked it out, although I have yet to have any hits from the pearls I have made. I also tried flipora which although I dont get it at all, and not really sure it works properly (wont let me change my location to UK?? Says Im in Bulgaria?) I have had 100 hits in 2 weeks, weird!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      No problem @ Scribenet any time, its the least I can do for all my fans, and those who show me love on hubpages, share and share alike.

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      Scribenet 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for giving us something new here. I will have to check out Pearltrees..it looks interesting!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Lisa for sharing your words here, and also for reading my hub. Hopefully you can find use for such a powerful tool as I have, its all dependent on your level of activity and interest there, as well as here. Enjoy!

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      Lisa HW 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I found this Hub well done, and it does a good job explaining curation. Even as someone who has no interest in curating anything, and who doesn't want anything curated for me, I'm tempted to look at Pearltree. :)

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Yes indeed I was also amazed when I first had joined it there on Pearl, because its something that's truly easy to learn, user friendly, and not as annoying as all the other networks, you don't get bombarded with stuff, you work at your own pace as well, as you browse the web normally.

      You choose when and how to communicate to others there, and its no ad's at the moment, the only thing I've noticed is an Ipad App message, every once and a blue. Its quite amazing what the web has evolved too today, from years back, with dial up and DSL.

      Thanks @ Flashmakeit & Smileyfacexo for sharing with me & giving my hub here a glance.

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      smiileyfacexo 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Wow, never heard of that. I'd like to try this!

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      flashmakeit 

      6 years ago from usa

      Once again you wrote another great hub CloudExplorer. I found this very useful and I signed up for a pearltree account.

      Thanks for the advice

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Everyone, I love it so much I had to share this web jewel, and its helped me increase traffic here to hubpages in a huge way thus far. Hope others find use for it all.

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      truthfornow 

      6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I have never heard of this site before. Even though it seems complex, I would like to check it out. Thanks for sharing this information. Vote up and useful!

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      Laura Brown 

      6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I had a look at Pearltrees a few months ago. It seemed over complicated. I ended up sticking with Scoop.it and Snip.it. Two different sites for content curation. Snip.it is less commercial.

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      PWalker281 

      6 years ago

      This is a lot like Pinterest which I recently discovered and even more recently realized that I could "pin" my own "stuff" (mostly photos so far) to my "boards" to increase traffic to my articles, hubs, and crochet blog.

      I'll have to check out Pearltrees. With a founder whose name is Patrice (my name, too), it must be fantastic! :-) Rated up, useful and interesting.

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      Krystal 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Awesome tool that I have never heard of! Thanks for informing me (again) CoudExplorer!

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      jeyaramd 

      6 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Pearltrees seems like a great tool with seamless integration with facebook, twitter. Its great to work within a community. I like the idea of bookmarking. Its seems like pearltrees has more versatality than Google bookmarks. I might give this a shot. Thanks for sharing. Great hub. Voted up.

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