I've noticed something kinda weird, after I write something, I put it on Facebook, because I've worked hard on it, and letting everyone I know that I have written a new hub. Do they or even even disliked it or leave encouraging words? Nope...nothing....zip, zero. I'm not sure if they know what a hub is. Now when I put it on twitter, I can tell there is traffic, and they have commented on them. What's up with that?
Since December 2011 I quit both of my accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Before that some of my friends would comment on Facebook on my Hub. They don't really get the fact you can comment as a visitor on the Hub itself.
With the 50 friends I had on Facebook and less even on Twitter, I'm sure it didn't have any impact on my Hubviews. Maybe people with 300 friends or more have a better experience on this.
One tip. If you share Hubs with your followers you'd be likely to get more traffic/comments and linking Hubs of others also helps. Most of them will link your Hub to theirs, meaning possibly more views/comments.
Your followers already get an email every time you publish a new Hub. I have stopped following a few people who kept constantly sharing their Hubs, because the double notification was annoying and unnecessary.
I meant to say, share Hubs of other Hubbers to promote their work. When I read back my comment it seems I meant to share my own Hubs.
I meant to help others in order to gain views, followers and comments because it normally gets appreciated by everyone who gets his work promoted by someone else.
Double notification would bother me too:-)
Thank you for sharing your experience with the rest of us. I find that I don't get too many comments on mine either when I link my hubs to facebook, but I do get views. If you click on statistics, it will tell you how many views are coming from twitter or facebook
I use Twitter to build communities for my websites and blogs, and this has worked really well, but only when you are focused on a particular niche. For example, my niche is classic video games, so I have built a community around this topic, followed similar Twitter users, retweeted their updates, etc.
Now when I launch a new post on classic games, I tweet to my 350 or so followers, all of whom are going to be interested in the content I am putting out, and will retweet to their followers, potentially get me an instant audience of thousands.
Just tweeting to friends and family is never going to work, you need followers who are interested in the topic you are discussing, who can then act as ambassadors for you with their followers and drive traffic.
My twitter profile is @retrogamesnow if you want to see how my tweets have worked
i put mine too on FB, well..i only got Likes..no comments, i think they dont read what i shared..
Hmmm, I wouldn't know. I don't share my hubs via FB. I don't want anyone to know what I do in my free time. It's a secret
WHY would you share your hubs on Facebook? Unless they are on topics relevant to your friends, your friends will feel spammed. And if they do visit they're unlikely to click adverts. And if they do click adverts to "help" they may do so more than once and get you banned.
At least on Twitter you can use hashtags or get your Tweets indexed so people that are NOT your friends aren't the only ones that see them!
Sometimes the topic is relevant to my FB friends. The hub I wrote about abuse in the family"Sparkle" was meant for some family members, but even tho they did not commen on Facebook, later they told me in person they appreciated it and they loved me for it. It was on my heart and mind, but I had to be discreet about but hoping they would know it was for them. I don't put all my hubs on Twitter, just a couple, like political ones, ha.
Spamming fb is definitely a no no I agree with that. I have shared a couple on my profile only for my friends other than that they are tucked away on pages for those who choose to see. Or I share if a forum or group on fb or other site asks about a particular topic that I can share info on. At the end of the day I think that is probably a waste of time. Better to spend time getting google and the likes to see you. Way better results in the long run. That's my take.
I also feel despondent when I share my hubs on Facebook and Twitter, and get little - sometimes no response. But, it is self promotion - some people get irritated or can't be bothered. I'll share one now and then on FB, but otherwise I think I'm going to tone it down a bit..
I do post mine to twitter because my followers there are not my friends and family and things I tweet about have to do with the topics I write about, teaching and parenting.
I do not post on facebook, unless like this week I was nominated for a hubnugget and I want my friends to vote - since I rarely post things like that I know they will.
A great deal of my friends are on pinterest and some have starting following me because they see my articles there. The key is to put just enough in the description to get their attention but not enough that they don't need to click on the actual article.
I sometimes put things on twitter. I usually get a t.co 1 in my hub stats total. What that mean I really do not know.
Yeah, a lot of ppl on FB will "like" your hub without ever clicking on it at all. They don't realize you can find out where your readers are coming from. I had someone who 'liked' everything I posted. When I asked her why she never reads them she was embarrassed that I knew.
SandyMcCollum, I agree, they seem not to understand that they can comment without any 'ties', or whatever. That little 'Thumbs-Up' sign sometimes irritates me.
SandyMcCollum,i had also a friend who always hit 'like' on eveything i posted. even a period or a this one.. lol..
I put stuff on Facebook for my friends because it is less awkward than following them into the bathroom and asking them to read my stuff. They seem to appreciate it but still...no comments.
I too have a super secret hubpages life, LOL. Not really, I just don't want to spam my FB friends with my silly articles. I get tired of some of them constantly posting the minutae of their lives one sentence at a time, stuff like, "I'm having my coffee!" and "now I'm driving to work!" I can only imagine how annoyed people would be if I was expecting them to read all of my articles in their entirity.
I don't have a twitter account, so I can't comment on that.
I share hubs of others and my own on FB periodically, not on a daily basis.
Not everyone receives or reads their HubPages notification emails. I know I don't read mine daily. But eventually I do, even if it's many days later.
I don't get bothered too much by what people do or don't share. If I'm not interested, I won't read it, but it doesn't bother me that people share their work on social media... They may have someone they want to share it with.
I will FB it to people that really seem to enjoy or have time to read it. I do wish more people would read it from my FB, but I rarely have time to read their blogs, so I try not to take it personally. I have sent all my Hubs to a very close family member of mine and never gotten any kind of feedback, so I can only hope they no longer check their FB . I really never considered it as spamming. I do have a pinterest account and have some followers in that regard, but to the person who asks why would you share your hub on FB, why wouldn't you? The articles we write are supposed to be interesting, helpful, and well written, FB is supposed to consist of friends and family so who better to support your writing skills if they feel so inclined?
I share on Facebook with groups. I also share on Twitter and get some traffic. I would recommend sharing your work in groups it helps generate traffic.
Are you talking about groups that hubbers have made specifically for sharing hubs?
I do share on a couple, but first hubbers need to be made aware of them. I had invites otherwise I would not have known about these groups.
Well if the SEO observers are right...you need to figure out how to use Facebook and Twitter.
"In 2011, Bing began using Facebook "likes" in its algorithms, and, anything Bing can do, Google thinks it can do better."
http://womeninbusiness.about.com/od/int … r-2012.htm
yeah, i know that Dee42, its like they think what i shared is 'that's all'. When you share your hubs on FB, only the summary appears.
i chose the hubs i shared, only the ones that contain a lot of info that they could use or that can add knowledge.
I also agree with Cosmic Bus, we shared our hubs when we want our friends and family to read it, just for info. I also emailed some hubs i think they would want to know, shared hubs of others with a lot of very helpful topics, but well, i also never gotten any feedback though. )
There is a time and place for everything, unknown spy. I am hardly on there anymore unless I need 'check on' my 13 year old family member and make sure she is not putting her phone number out etc. That is bad , isnt it? I remember the first week I was on Facebook, I went crazy playing Farm Town and Farm Ville, ha. I went on there the other day, just to look at my Groovy Barn I was so proud of, and all my crops were all burnt up, uh, I felt silly.
I like to keep a bit of a "low profile" with freelance online writing, especially since I carry a bit of a web personality.
With the line of entertainment and stuff I'm involved in, I'd hate for people to know what I do in my free time, therefore I'm a whole different person here than who I really am
Plus, I mean I highly doubt any of my friends are going to be involved about my extensive amount of knowledge on Florida Virtual School
same here, i just got their likes and it seems they're not reading my hubs..
yes,maybe because when they look at the shared link, they all just see a couple of sentences..my friends are all tired clicking them..they're more interested to read a one-line comment from a status update i stopped my sharing though ..
as far as possible collect the details inducig to create the hub
I share to fb, google+ and stumbleupon and have received a couple of comments and a few likes. Part of the problem with fb is the volume of activity. You could miss something easily especially if you flip from one social site to another. Many people do not go back to read and comment on what they missed
The online-socializing thing is something I'm no good at, no matter how many times I've tried.
I'm the only one in my offline-life circle that writes. A lot of people in my offline-circle are on Facebook (etc.) and really use it the way "everyone else" uses it. I have a Facebook page and the Google+ page (mostly because Google encouraged authors to have a profile). I don't have the instinct to use either of them because I have my offline family and friends, and the only online acquaintances/"friends" maybe, in some cases) I have are on this site. This is pretty much the only place I "socialize" at all online. I don't really have an instinct to go looking for new "friends" online because I'm busy with my non-socializing efforts. I'm not comfortable posting a lot of stuff online anyway, so that means anything I post will be/is homogenized down to being impersonal. (Not my idea of being as "friendly" as those who are freer to post more personal stuff on their pages.) So basically, I'm Internet-socializing challenged.)
My family and friends have my name. They can come find my stuff if they want to (and I don't think they want to very often, if at all; and I'm going by the fact that I've so heard things like, "I don't have time to reading on the Internet." ) But I don't blame anyone for that. I don't have all that much time to be reading on the Internet either. They're busy and have different interests than the things I write about. In fact, one reason I write on here is to be able to write about/discuss some of the things that people in offline life don't want to, or else to be able to REALLY discuss those things in a way that isn't done in more casual conversation.
Besides, I separate my online-writing from my "real" work and my personal/social life from both online writing and work, so with so many breaks between my "lives" that doesn't help give me anything to put on Facebook (other than my online writing, and that goes back to the thing that I'd be a big spammer if that's all I have to post on Facebook. So I tell myself to just play up the "recluse-Internet-writer-type" in Google's "eyes" and think that maybe one day Google will decide to give "Google-approval points" to people who have close to zero backlinks from social sites.
(I can socialize on this site, here, because things are ordered. To me, Facebook and the Google+ feeds are just like a big assault of disorganized mess - and I really don't like it when my neat and organized pages get messed up with stuff (especially trashy and borderline trashy stuff) that I don't want on them and don't want to have be deleting regularly. It's hopeless. I'm hopeless. I just have to accept it and stop trying. )
Here's a really cute comic from The Oatmeal about facebook. I guess it kind of sums up how I feel about people who do too much social networking that is actually business networking and not social at all. I guess that's why I shy away from it and why it kind of bugs me when other people do it. I guess I just like to keep my work and my social life separate.
The part at the end also applies to writing hubs and is great advice.
Awesome! And I never share my hubs on FB either and not many of my friends even know that I write. Just 4-5 of them But G+ is different coz of the circles and I just share a select few hubs once I publish them that's all I do.
Well, everyone has their reasons and preferences for either sharing or not sharing, and that is OK with me. For whatever reason I like to keep my social stuff social and my work stuff work. Mixing the two kind of reminds me of people who have "parties" where they're really just trying to make money off of their friends by selling stuff like Stella and Dot jewelry or Pampered Chef. If it's someone who invites me to their all their "real" parties, then I don't have an issue with them inviting me to a selling party. But when it's someone I haven't heard of in years just wanting me to come buy stuff and acting like they're inviting me to some great social event, it makes me roll my eyes. LOL.
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