Sharing Published Pages - Why this is Important!

Peter B. GiblettStarred Page By Peter B. Giblett, 22nd Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1528d_lp/
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Creating your content is a vital step in your creative writing project. Publicising it, when published, is a massive job which cannot be understated. Here are a few tips to help you publicise your story, heed these lessons and you will attract new readers, but ignore them could be perilous.

"Share This Page"

Whether you are writing a blog, creating a post on Wikinut or any other general writing site, or even writing a new page for the company web-site most will provide options that allow you to publicise the resulting page once it has been published. Often the post publishing activity performed by a site's owner has a massive impact on how widely a page is read and today one cannot simply rely on the search engines to be our publicity motor and that is why there are so many tools that can be used to publicise your work.

Once published If you look at the bottom of the Wikinut page you will see a section called "Share this Page" which includes Facebook and Google+ buttons and links to Twitter, Delicious, Digg, Newsvine, Reddit, and StumbleUpon which are provided in order to allow anyone to publicise this page while they are on it. You may have heard of some or none of these services but they can all help you publicise your pages once they have been published and signing up is as easy as following a few logical steps.

Services like Delicious and Digg are commonly referred to as social bookmarking sites, for many sites all you do is add a link and let the site push it out to all of it's members, StumbleUpon asks any contributor to categorise the link they are posting and add a short paragraph about why people should visit this page. I would recommend you get into the habit of posting to these social sites when you find any page that you like, whether you wrote it or not and build links to blogs and other pages you like. Most of these sites allow you to access the posts that have been recommended by others.

RSS Feed

If you look at the top of your published page you will find a link that say "RSS Feed", here is mine, but by clicking on this link for any page you are on will allow you to subscribe to the feed using your RSS reader.

Many people assumed that when Google announced the death of its RSS reader that this would be the end of this service, but that is simply not the case. I have switched to an RSS sharing service, called Feedspot and on there I have added all my favourite Wikinut authors to a single folder, which allows me to access any stories they have written without accessing my Wikinut Inbox. Feedspot is a social RSS reader which means that I am able to share posts with either other Feedspot users or share them using social networks.

Many people have RSS readers and many are not social in nature, the key aspect about and feed reader is that it allows the opportunity to read at leisure as opposed to the time when you are on-line and using your browser.

Buffer, An Application to Publish posts Later

In this page there was no intention to talk directly about the three major social networks, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, but they should be a part of your strategy for publicising your work. With these networks I post things in two ways, either directly, while I am using their web page or application or via a posting service called Buffer. The great thing about Buffer is that it is possible to add posts that will not be included on your status right away, it addresses one of the great problems of social networks - the spurts of activity and inactivity, by buffering pages for the future I am able to spread out my activity across the next few days, as long as I keep something in the buffer it will post on my behalf.

Buffer is free for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google Plus pages, but there is a charge for adding material to Pinterest.

Share This

Share this is a tool that you can download to your browser which will allow you to publish any page that you find to any of the social networks you are connected to, included on its list is a blast from the past "My Space" plus a number of other services that are not found by using any other browser tools and social networks that are for other languages or parts of the world.

Some of the main services/sites where you can post your material included in the "Share This" library are:

  • Allvoices
  • Blinklist
  • Blip
  • Blogger
  • Buffer, Digg, StumbleUpon, Newsvine, Reddit,
  • Evernote
  • Flipboard
  • FriendFeed
  • Google Plus
  • Mr Wong
  • Pinterest
  • Pocket
  • Stumpedia
  • Tumblr
  • Typepad
  • Wordpress
  • Xing
  • Yammer

The only notable exception from this list seems to be Tsu, where many Wikinut users do post items.

If you are interested in posting to Pinterest but don't wish to pay Buffer for doing so then Share This provides a method.

Picrute/Image Credits

  • Share this page by Peter Giblett
  • Wikinut on Feedspot by Peter Giblett.
  • Buffer a Story By Peter Giblett
  • Share This Icon

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Peter Giblett regularly publishes here on Wikinut and contributes a semi-regular column on 2 Drops of Ink, a site dedicated to the improvement of writing, grammar, and prose and his own blog called GobbledeGoox. Recent works on Wikinut include:

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Author of "Is your Business Ready? For the Social Media Revolution"

Social media consultant, with C-Level background.

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author avatar Deepizzaguy
23rd Oct 2015 (#)

Thank you for sharing this bit of information on sharing my reports on some of the social pages that you mentioned in this article. It doe help to share the stories on a social network since I do get some compliments from Twitter and Google Plus.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
24th Oct 2015 (#)

Twitter and Google Plus are certainly good places to start. Good luck.

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author avatar Retired
24th Oct 2015 (#)

I use Twitter and Tsu, but not the others on your list, which are duly noted.

I can see that it could take as much time to publicise your articles as it does to write them!

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
24th Oct 2015 (#)

Nothing wrong with those. Each person will find success at different places. It is true that I spend as much time publicising as writing and editing.

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author avatar brendamarie
24th Oct 2015 (#)

Thank-you for sharing all this great information. I always learn so much from your articles. You have help me become a much better writer.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
24th Oct 2015 (#)

Glad to help.

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author avatar onenow
24th Oct 2015 (#)

Thank you Peter. I had never noticed the links for the social sites here. I am grateful for the insightful information.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
24th Oct 2015 (#)

I think most people pass by social links. I like to publicise the things that I like.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
24th Oct 2015 (#)

Peter, thanks for sharing this article. The tips are great. I'm on 4 of the social sites mentioned and I think it gives me a much broader audience for my stores.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
24th Oct 2015 (#)

I meant to say stories. Congratulations on the shiny gold star. I always love to see them.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
24th Oct 2015 (#)

Thank you Nancy and I see you regularly out there.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Oct 2015 (#)

Good tips Peter, thanks. I have to read again to understand more about RSS feed and Buffer.

I have been sharing at other sites. Newswine advised me that I should not link my own posts, For a while StumbleUpon link has not been been working for me - siva

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
25th Oct 2015 (#)

Siva, I used to get notifications from Newsvine not to publicise my own posts, but the site was designed for news releases so that doesn't make any sense. That said they have never rejected a Wikinut post of mine.

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author avatar SherryeB
26th Oct 2015 (#)

Thank you for the new knowledge. Very insightful article.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
26th Oct 2015 (#)

Glad to help.

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author avatar Jason Durham
26th Oct 2015 (#)

Thank you, kind Sir, for publishing this article. I use a few of the social sites you mentioned, but some of the ones who share to, I have never heard of. I will bookmark this page and explore these options when I get home from work today. Do you have any thoughts on how to actually GET people to share, and also, to help jump start my readership, how to go about doing sponsorship's/giveaways?
God Bless!

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
29th Oct 2015 (#)

Jason, Truth is you will never use all of these options - each are simply options to consider, I have never used services like Blinklist or Blip but you never know what the future may hold.

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author avatar Ptrikha
26th Oct 2015 (#)

I have used Hootsuite for scheduling my messages on Twitter, though I have not actually quantitatively measured the final impact.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
29th Oct 2015 (#)

Ptrikha, it is not easy to quantitatively measure the impact, because every new article I publish there are automatic posts generated. I generally wait until the day after publication before using the networks to advertise anything, that first day I get a natural growth in views, but publicising to groups of communities often has the best affect, but you must only publicise relevant material to the group and obey the rules for posting.

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author avatar Ian R Thorpe
28th Oct 2015 (#)

Thanks for the tips Peter, I do not promote as much as I should so a few extra placed to post notifications are useful. Add Me is a useful widget for encouraging readers to share our work too.
BTW I noticed about a month back that My Space has just undergone a revamp and relaunch. Maybe people are getting tired of terrible Facebook at las.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
29th Oct 2015 (#)

Ian, add.me comes from another category that I did not cover, the SEO submission tools, the reason they were not covered is that I haven't really been able to measure their impact in the same was as for other tools, some commentators are also very cynical about their value.

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author avatar Retired
11th Nov 2015 (#)

Social Sharing is the best practice to share your article in order to get huge traffic for conversion as the new google algorithm don't rely solely on good SEO score. Thanks for such a nice article and mentioning a great list of Social sites.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
12th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you.

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author avatar Roamy
15th Mar 2016 (#)

Thanks for sharing this article, l always thought no one will want to read my content or worried of sharing my content with people i dont know but now l see why it`s important to share.

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author avatar LOVERME
22nd Dec 2016 (#)

thanks but i have very little time Petes

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