Tips on Making the Most of Twitter

If you want to create a robust online brand and share your passions and expertise with as many people as possible, you will need to expand your reach beyond just HubPages. While many people do so on personal websites and blogs, it makes a lot of sense to maintain a presence where everyone else is- namely on major social networks.

To help you make the most of the most popular online hangouts, namely Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+, we will be rolling out a series of new Learning Center entries offering tips on making the most of the unique features you’ll encounter on each one.

The first new guide we have rolled out covers Twitter. We hope you find it useful! Some of the major points we cover include:

  • The Tweet This button on Hubs
  • Setting up a good Twitter profile
  • Moderation and balance
  • Interaction with fellow Twitter users
  • Major Twitter tools
  • Interacting with HubPages on Twitter

What is the biggest Twitter tip we can offer? Only get involved with the network if you would like to do so as a genuine user. This entails following people whose tweets you will at least occasionally read, interacting with other users, and sharing a variety of things- not just links, but plain text tweets, photos, retweets, and @mentions.

Avoid creating accounts (on Twitter or any site) that are just designed to promote Hubs. They’ll ultimately be a waste of your time- not to mention a lost opportunity! Twitter is an excellent place to discover new people and ideas, find inspiration, and further develop your following. By following some simple best practices, you can gain a great deal from all this site has to offer.

For more helpful tips on getting the most possible out of your Twitter experience, stop by our Learning Center guide– and keep an eye out for the additional social media guides that shall be rolling out in the coming weeks!

Facebook connect and Tweet this now available on hubs!

With all the buzz going around social media and how websites are using Facebook connect and Twitter to help their users be more pro-active and social, we here at Hubpages HQ decided to jump on the bandwagon.

So we’re glad to announce a subset of Facebook connect and Twitter functionality integration into your Hubpages hubs (see screenshot below). Now authors can log into their Facebook account after having published a hub from within Hubpages and distribute it to their friends and family on Facebook. With a click of button, it’ll get posted to the Facebook feed. What this means for our authors is another medium for them to distribute their content through the social vine which in turn means more eye-balls for their hubs.

We’ve implemented a similar functionality for twitter. So now anybody can tweet a link to a Hub to their followers on twitter. All you do is click on the link, sign in as usual and post your tweet. We’ve taken care of URL shortening, so you don’t need to do anything other that going tweet crazy!

Tweet this

As always we’d love to hear from all you great hubbers – so feel free to let us know what you like or dislike about this new feature.