How do I get people to read my hubs?

The Hubs

There are many things that you can do to get more traffic to your hubs, which in turn means more people are reading them.

First, make sure to write original, interesting articles. Try to write on topics that interest you, as the more interested you are in the topic, the richer the content will be.

Write... Write more than a few sentences or so. Try to write more than a paragraph, even. Add pictures, links, and other items to enhance your hub. Having a plan and simple hub, will not be as appealing to readers as one with additives.

Create sequel hubs, and group them together.

Social Bookmarking

Add a link to you hub to social bookmarking websites. There are many out there.

StumbeUpon

By using this website, people 'stumble upon' your link, click it, and read. Using StumbleUpon, you can insert a brief description, categorize, and tag your hub. You can find other artiles, movies, and whatnot.

Digg

Digg is 100% based on social content. Once you submit a link, people read the article, and decide whether they dug it or not. The more positive feedbacks the article gets, you better the chances to be on the front page of the website.

reddit

You are able to submit you link so that others are able to find it. People are able to rank the links submited to the website.

del.icio.us

del.icio.us has the same basic concept as the other bookmarking websites. You submit your link for others in the community to find it.

TS25

Surf ads, to gain credits. Once you have earned a certain number of credits, they send traffic to you site. By using this you can enter ia few hubs, surf ads while you're goofing around online, and gain the credits sending people to your links. It turns your link into a similiar ad that pop up for people to visit.

Tags

Use appropriate tags for search engines to pull up.

For example you write a hub reviewing Frontline and Advantage. You can use tags such as dog, pet, animal, fleas, ticks, flea and tick preventative, and even Frontline and Advantage.

You can use single words and small phrases for your tags. Sometimes small phrases may fair better than a single word, but sometimes not. That's a judgment call. But, you don't want to overload you hubs with tags. Just choose the most appropriate.

Email, Blogs, and Comments

Email the link to you hubs. If you have friends that may be interested in a hub you wrote, refer them.

If you have a blog, add a link with a description of the hub in your blog. This will drive more traffic to your hub.

Leave a link in your comments. When you do this, make sure that the hub you're commenting on has a similar idea of the hub you're wanting to add a link to. You wouldn't want to add the link to your Frontline and Advantage hub to a car hub. Relevance is a key factor.

Yahoo Answers

Another way to bring traffic to you hubs is via Yahoo's various programs. Yahoo Answers is probably the best program that has the potential  to bring a little traffic to your hub. By answering the various questions, categorized by interest, you can post links to you hub. Make sure that the link is relevant to the question that was asked. It, also, helps to give a brief description, as well.

Just make sure that you add a link to your hub in a corresponding and relevant question. Also make sure that you don't spam the program, as they can easily ban HubPage links if that occurs. Sometimes, if you post too many links in a day, they will block you from posting any more from that domain for a few days, so watch out for that as well.

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bizna 3 years ago from NAIROBI - KENYA

Five years ago you were already hubbing, am just beginning and stumbled upon this hub. It is very useful to me and infact i have to bookmark it because am sure it will help me a lot.


timisle0425 6 years ago

Good, informative, and spiffy hub here. I look forward to reading more!


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dawnM 6 years ago from Camarillo, CA

This is why I created reality hub and I am starting to get it going thanks to all of the wonerful people that have already contributed. It's a great way for other hubbers to get to know each other and all of our unique traits.


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missmarsh 6 years ago from USA

Excellent hub! I've tried Yahoo Answers, Digg, and Stumble Upon and they really work! You can also submit to Google to get noticed. Even though we use Google Adsense ads, it helps. Thanks!


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Daddy Paul 6 years ago from Michigan

"if you post too many links in a day, they will block you from posting any more from that domain for a few days, so watch out for that as well."

Too bad I did not see this a couple of days ago Thanks!


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Whitney05 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Add what link? Any link? You can use the link capsule or you can put a link within a text capsule by highlighting the text that you want to be a link and using the chainlink button to insert the url.

Be careful of digg and stumble because you're not really supposed to add your own. After so many of your own, they'll stop your account so you can't add any more to that domain


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Sorry newbie question - but how do you add the link to your hub? After I write a hub, I share it on Digg, stumbleupon, etc. but I don't think that is what you are saying. Blonde, too - can't win!


Prescottlmt 7 years ago

Very good article, the Yahoo Answers thing works really well.

Mike


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Whitney05 7 years ago from Georgia Author

Yahoo answers is like the answers section here, but on Yahoo. Yahoo 360 is no longer active, so I need to update that. TS25 is a site where you surf adds, and like I said when you earn enough credits you can add your own links, although it's not the best means of getting backlinks.


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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

I just stumbled upon this hub. I am relatively new to hubpages and trying to get more traffic to my hubs. I am just loving this site. This hub is really going to help me, I already submit to the social networking sites, but I never knew about Yahoo 360 or Yahoo Answers. And what is TS25, I don't quite understand? I am officially a fan! I will also bookmark this hub.


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privateye2500 8 years ago from Canada, USA, London

You are all talking traffic - the question posed was *READING* - do you want your words to really be READ or just want a bunch of numbers and clicking away?


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retireyoung 9 years ago from Bali

It's all about traffic. Here are some tips I created:

http://hubpages.com/misc/Get-traffic-to-your-hub


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AmplifierMagazine 9 years ago

I've found that del.icio.us isn't so great for networking. The tools there don't bring a whole lot of people to come check out your links. What do you guys think?


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Whitney05 9 years ago from Georgia Author

I definately agree. Get yourself noticed is a great point!


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Patty Inglish, MS 9 years ago from North America

This is all great advice. Another thing to do is to browse through Hubs and make more comments in the comment boxes and join Hubbers fan clubs. Get yoruself more visible that way. Be interested in others and they should be interested in you as well.

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