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To increase your views, which social media seems to work best?

As promised a few days ago I’ve been watching the social media posting from Virily. I picked random people I read and split my two posts. I only shared my family history project for five days on Facebook. I shared everything else on Twitter (including the other blogs I read on a daily basis). Out of that, I have come to the following simply conclusions (again this is not a scientific view, I would need access to the actual information from the Virily site to give you more than supposition). Please note that this is where my posts are and the people I read. I feel like one of those drug commercials on TV, in the end, they have to tell you all the side effects of the drug. Sometimes my wife and I sit there and wonder, with the adverse side effects why to take the drug in the first place.

First, Twitter moves the needle a lot more than I expected. Two, to even three times as many views per post than Facebook.

  1. Average (reading 10 and sharing)                          10 views Facebook 30 views twitter

I have also received 11 private messages with the following additional requests

  1. Share the negative poster list (I will not do this one)
  2. I have not gotten paid (i posted about this as well already)

What I will do is share, as promised my initial social study. Again, this is very squishy data. The way I collect the data is to share the post, and then literally refresh the browser and watch the change. I started off watching the posts; I know for example that my family history post has more connections on Facebook, so I started thinking, and I will now actually reverse this. I will post family history on Twitter and my technical blogs on Facebook to see what the difference is overall.

I am also tracking the impact of influencers. A couple of the current list of influencers don’t read my posts right now. I am watching to see if the influencers impact other influencers. I am also going to consider asking a couple of the regular readers (influencers) of my posts do not read for a couple of days and see what that would do overall to my views.

The initial findings (5 days) of the two influencers not reading my posts is that my views are the same as they were before.

  • Do you think there is value in continuing to look at how to increase views on Virily?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you notice certain readers move your views more than others?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. Use Twitter, FB, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr for promotion of my posts on Virily + another personal blog. Most of the feedback and comments comes from Twitter, FB comes in second, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr comes in third. As for certain readers, yeah, have a readership who move your views more than others.

  2. I don’t have a Twitter account, I am trying Reddit. I used Pinterest and got barely any views. Tumblr worked the best so far because I have a photo blog there and I linked my posts which contain photos and got some views.

    • I have used Reddit for many years, I don’t get a lot of traffic there. I do from twitter but I have a large twitter following so that might just be a normal groundswell. I haven’t tracked tumblr or Pinterest, I will start doing that.

  3. I use Twitter, G+, Linkedin, Pinterest, Tumblr for the posts I write. I find that when I share them I often get retweets on Twitter which I like. I think the loss of G+ is going to dig in deep for me. I also use FB when I share things on the groups that are now moving slowly from G+ and finally I am also using MeWe which is the choice of those groups as well. The two I know that least about right now are MeWe and Tumblr and just recently I joined Livinia who welcomed me well but I don’t know what good they will do. They offer to boost posts for 1 Euro and that means nothing to me being from the US.

  4. Oh well, let me give some input. If one wants to grow his or her following in FB, that person has to create a page in FB and post directly in FB. Not as a link to a website. If you post a link to say, your article in Virily, it is very hard to get views because people inside FB rarely click the links. That is the reason I tweet your posts.

    See, in late April 2018, my FB followers numbered a little bit over 200. But when I started posting directly in my FB page by turning my poems into pictures, the following grow by the day. Slowly, yes, considering that I only do organic sharing of my posts and do not pay for promotional boost. Still, my followers now numbered close to 4k compared to 200 in April. Note that my type of microblog is not that popular because it is TLDR ? (too long, don’t read type). Most people preferred soundbites, see.

    The advantage in FB is that I can reach people who actually read and not rely on read-for-read or like-for-like kinda thing (the principle in which Virily, WordPress and the like thrive). The disadvantage is that one earns nothing out of FB. ??

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