- Internet & the Web
Social Networking, Pearltrees & Curation can increase Hubpages Traffic
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
View of the sharing of web content taking place on Pearltrees
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,
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
Here's how the profile appears & hits equate to numbers
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
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.