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Harnessing the potential of social media

I usually post 1-2 articles per day on this site. i have noticed that all activity...views and comments.. remain confined to just these couple of articles and my earlier posts all lay buried and forgotten.

I wish there was some way our older posts would earn us some or a way they could be brought to front.

Sometimes I tweet my earlier articles or share them on Goggle+, and in batches of 5-7 posts but they earn absolutely nothing.

I think if we all share each other posts on maybe we can reach a bigger audience and bring some fame and fortune to this site and its members.

At the moment, the pace of is horribly slow and we need some ideas or tactics to increase the .

(Feeling a bit dejected it really worth writing hundreds of articles for $20?)

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JohnRoberts wrote on April 29, 2015, 9:29 AM

The primary issue with this site is only a small hardy band of members contributes and reads at this site so only the new gets views. The old stuff becomes just that. PP isn't like other now defunct sites where all articles got views on a daily basis.

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 15, 2015, 1:34 PM

Like you I publish a couple posts per day, usually. Maybe for a couple of days I get a burst of views and comments. Then the magic fizzles.

The articles “all lay buried and forgotten”? Yes they do. And there are reasons for that.

Point 1: The search engine at this site SUCKS! It don't have that “old Google magic”. That's for sure.

Point 2: If I visit my profile or anybody's profile – I can't GO TO a specific page. I have to go one page at a time. What's up with that?? Who has the patience to do that??

Point 3: In the Categories it indicates Active Users in that topic. But if you click on that person's icon – "logically" you should go to the articles in that category the person has written. Since they're active!! But you end up at the person's profile and what do you have to do when you get there if you want to see additional articles about that topic? Back to Point 2.

Point 4: Saw WordChazer using specific tags for readers to find her articles. Thought to give a try. Worked for her! Don't work for me! (O.o) Whatever! Don't know why. Don't care!

Point 5: Have resorted to back-linking my older posts to newer posts, if it's related or follow-up. But that shouldn't really necessary. Back to Point 1.

Point 6: Sharing via Social Media? That's a blank for me. I don't know?? (O.o) Sharing doesn't seem to yield any noticeable or measurable “fruit”. But then again, if you don't share you may not yield any fruit! Eh! It's just a click of a button. Share it anyway! You never know. See Point 7.

Point 7: You're not really writing articles. It's 500 characters and maybe an image. Stuff you do on sites like Facebook that earn no money at all. You won't become a millionaire writing for . I knew that! My social media accounts are already set up - Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, StumbleUpon. So if I'm saying and doing the same things here that I would be doing there and earning nothing - might as well do it here, possibly earn some income, and share in my social networks too!

Why do I stay? I like it here. :) But it's not the money per se.
However, the site owners should make a few improvements so writers can earn more money and accumulate it quicker!
Otherwise, dejected members may leave for "greener pastures" no matter how nice the "atmosphere".

WordChazer wrote on May 15, 2015, 3:24 PM

Tags are really only keywords and a habit I learned on my first writing site where we had to provide our own keywords so that the mighty G would index the articles properly. Also means I can tag everything I write with the same tags to make for easy searching for lost articles by me or anyone else. Plan on using the same approach on my blog if I can. So then someone who likes my review of a particular app or site can find every other post on that subject easily.

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 15, 2015, 4:02 PM

Yep Yep. That's what tags are for. :) Good work habit to develop.