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The impact of Social Media on authors posts…

Several people are picking up the old post-challenge, although I didn’t make it a challenge. Some are sharing authors, short pieces about the author, and some of their older posts. Other people are going back and reading old posts and sharing them. Overall it has been interesting as views are slowly starting to go back up. We are about 20% below where we were last year in terms of views. Posts like this, by the way, do not help, so my apologies for that.

I took 10 of my old posts (so this isn’t scientific). I didn’t want to sue someone else’s old posts to do this experiment.

I shared the photos on the various social media sites I use. Here is what I found.

(please remember these are my posts only)

  1. Facebook – 10 additional views sharing if I share another author on Facebook it is 20 views.
  2. Twitter – 20 additional views (new posts I get 30, other authors posts normally around 10)
  3. Mix – 2 additional views
  4. Reddit – 2 additional views
  5. Tumblr – 2 additional views
  6. Pinterest – 2 additional views
  7. WordPress – 12 additional views.

I understand if you don’t want to share it on social media. But, if you don’t, please consider joining Carol DM’s challenge. You highly another author and include three links to one of those authors’ old posts! Or participate in my old post-challenge, which is, tell people if they add a post (as long as it isn’t something you won’t read) that you will read and comment on their post! Neither of those challenges requires you to share via social media.

I have shared more than 70 of my old posts since January 1. I can tell you that I have nearly 1200 new views from external users in sharing my old posts. It is roughly 15 to 20 views per share, but that is something!

Thank you to everyone who reads and comments on my posts!

  • Question of

    if you share your own posts but not the posts of others that isn’t very nice…

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    views are up from December, but way down compared to Feb 2019. Will you help?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    are you experiencing the page load issue? where you cannot see more than 30 new Virily posts each day?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. The results of your deep survey are very significant for me!!! So great that you make such incredibly useful things for all of us!!!

    Will also send my results of publishing old posts on FB as soon as I finish my small experiment. Plus take part in Carol DM’s challenge from time to time (when have some free time).

  2. All I can say is that I am used to sharing my own posts and I do share posts published by others.
    I am always surprised when I come across one of my own posts that someone else shared.
    I’m like: “Oh wow! They really like it!” LOL. Thank you! 🙂

  3. I am glad that the views are up but the loading issue isn’t going to help the site at all. On Sunday I tried to view posts and comment but it was next to impossible to do much considering the little time I had.

  4. Q: IF YOU SHARE YOUR OWN POSTS BUT NOT THE POSTS OF OTHERS THAT ISN’T VERY NICE…
    Yes (4 votes) – 40%
    No (6 votes) – 60%
    Q: VIEWS ARE UP FROM DECEMBER, BUT WAY DOWN COMPARED TO FEB 2019. WILL YOU HELP?
    Yes (8 votes) – 80%
    No (2 votes) – 20%
    Q: ARE YOU EXPERIENCING THE PAGE LOAD ISSUE? WHERE YOU CANNOT SEE MORE THAN 30 NEW VIRILY POSTS EACH DAY?
    Yes (4 votes) – 50%
    No (4 votes) – 50%

  5. As a normal course of action, I have always been sharing both my own and whoever’s post I am commenting on. When I heard my several Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram viewers do not benefit me directly/or at all, I just kept right on keeping on. You will see this one shared the same way. Virily put them on all pages, they are clickable, so I use them.

    • that is awesome Andre. I struggle, i always share everyone’s posts on Twitter. if I really like the psot I add Facebook.

      I find when i add facebook it adds many more views for other users.
      for me, my posts gain the most on twitter!

  6. I will not share either my posts or other posts, dear friend …. they do not allow me to view and comment on current posts …. I am in a bad mood … you are limited at every step and why should you bother then

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