Articles on How to Increase Traffic to Blog and Website That You Should Read

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I have read several good articles on how to get traffic to your site or blog, written by several talented writers here, on HubPages. I bookmarked some of these articles, but didn't do for all that I had read. This created a problem when I wanted to search for that particular article as I had forgotten the author's name as well as the title.

Directory of Top Articles on Getting Website Visitors, on HubPages

So, I decided to compile a directory of the top articles on getting website visitors, written by fellow Hubbers on HubPages, as an easy reference, not just for me but for all of us. This way, you need to bookmark only this article instead of having to bookmark several different sites.

The listing is not in any particular order of merits.

If I missed any articles that you think should be listed in this directory, please let me know in the comment section, below.


Quick Recap on 'What is Website Traffic'

Before we go to the directory, here is a quick recap on "What is Website Traffic".

If you want to make a lot of money, then you need website visitors to go to your site, read your article and get paid through Google Adsense. The more visitors that visit your site, the more money you will make. If they click on the advertisement or buy items on your Amazon or eBay capsules, then you may earn additional income.

So, how to get lots of website traffic, or more specifically how to get free traffic?

Getting these free website visitors or traffic is one of the most crucial work for all of us who want to succeed in doing online business. It is a continuous task and you must constantly be doing it. It is not just the internal traffic from HubPages but most importantly, organic traffic through the search engines.


How are the articles for this Directory, selected

There are several excellent articles written on how to get free traffic to your site by gifted writers on HubPages. It is really tough selecting them.

I use the Hubscore as a reference to the popularity and effectiveness on the way the article was written (keyword, SEO friendly etc.) as one criteria in the selection.

I also select articles that have something unique and different, so that you will learn something new from each of the listed articles in this directory.

So, what are you waiting for? Read the following articles on ways to get website traffic to your site.

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missolive, taken from her profile page
missolive, taken from her profile page

1. Grab that Traffic! Improve and Increase HubPages Traffic by missolive

missolive's article on 'Grab that Traffic! Improve and Increase HubPages Traffic' gave 20 valuable tips on how to improve and increase traffic, and followers to your website.

She also provides links to related hubs that will support your effort in driving traffic to your site. These include links to SEO techniques, keyword search and back-linking.

One of the techniques that she uses to get traffic, that stands out from the rest of the other articles listed here, is the need to ANALYZE.

By ANALYZE, she means doing research on how the top Hubbers get top Hub Scores, SEO and keywords used for the url-title, tagged words used, seeing how the first paragraph is worded to incorporate the url-title and keywords. This will also include reviewing the Amazon and eBay capsules, and strategies used on how the hub is formatted.

Phew!!! These are time consuming and a lot of work, you will say. But you want to succeed right? So why not copy and follow the leaders and successful people!

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Barbara Kay's Avatar on her profile page
Barbara Kay's Avatar on her profile page

2. Unusual Ways to Get Free Traffic by Barbara Kay

Unusual ways to get free traffic by Barbara Kay list eight unusual ways, including using Amazon.com to get free traffic.

Barbara sells books on Amazon.com. She also has an interest in crochet and offer free crochet patterns on her crochet website. Every time she sells books on Amazon, especially in the craft category, she will include the url to her crochet website. She will also highlight the free crochet patterns that are available on that website. Since anything free is worth having, people will definitely visit her website! So that was one way how she drives free traffic to her site.

If you have something similar, you can follow this tip, not just for Amazon.com but maybe on eBay as well.

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sunforged avatar on his profile page
sunforged avatar on his profile page

3. Get traffic with ON PAGE seo - Tweak Your Hubs - 60DC by sunforged

sunforged's article on how to get traffic with on page SEO is easy to follow especially since he relates the story of how to succeed in the hot dog business, as an analogy, to help explain the importance of marketing and getting traffic to your website.

He suggested that you use keywords in your title, in the URL, in headline and sub-headline, repeating those keywords in the body of content but not too much as it could be interpreted as spamming, in ALT attributes and in the file name, amongst others.

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alocsin, taken from his profile page
alocsin, taken from his profile page

4. Increase Website Traffic by Posting Links on Reddit -- Part I by alocsin

Although most of the articles written on how to increase your website traffic will include posting to social bookmarking sites such as Reddit, I decided to include alocsin's article as it gave specific instructions on how to do this.

The article is written in two parts and there's also the introduction:

So, what is Reddit? Reddit is a social news website where members can post either a link or a text "self" post. Depending on how and where you post your link, you will see a temporary spike in traffic.

However you still have to work hard on other methods to get long term traffic.

Please remember that Reddit has strict rules on how to particulate on its website. If you don't follow the procedures, you could end up being banned from using your account.

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5. What to Do if Your Subdomain has a Sudden Drop in Traffic by HubPages, Learning Center

While this is not about how to increase website traffic, it is still relevant as you may experience a sudden drop in traffic and you should know why and how to redress this problem.

The article listed four possible reasons why you had seen a dropped in traffic and four steps to take, to rectify this.

Another good article from the HubPages Learning Centre that you should check out is How to Update Hubs to Increase Traffic.

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Brett.Tesol avatar on his profile page
Brett.Tesol avatar on his profile page

6. Do You Like to Share? Let's Help Everyone Get More Readers! by Brett.Tesol

You probably have seen the word "SHARED" in many comments on Hubs, lately.

HubPages is a great community where members help and support each others.

If you come across a good article, then one way to help and increase traffic to this hub, is by SHARING it with your followers. Although this is only internal traffic from HP, it still helps.

Brett.Tesol's article explain why and how to do this.

NOTE: By writing this directory, I am also SHARING the articles written by these writers, but not just internally to my followers on HubPages, but externally to other readers, as it will get picked by the search engines.

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Greekgeek, taken from her profile page
Greekgeek, taken from her profile page

7. Hubpages Tip: Make a "Traffic Calendar" by Greekgeek

This article is not about how to get traffic to your site on a long term basis. It is about how to get a temporary increase in traffic by writing on specific subject matter.

Greekgeek gave a brilliant idea of taking advantage of specific annual events such as Christmas, to drive seasonal traffic to your site. You do this by writing quality articles specific to that season and events.

Make a traffic calendar of all events or holidays for each month, that might get traffic and write an article on it.

It is that simple!

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How to Get Traffic to Your Site - Directory of Top Articles on Getting Website Visitors, on HubPages

I hope this compilation, How to Get Traffic to Your Site - Directory of Top Articles on Getting Website Visitors, on HubPages, will help you in improving your library of reference materials for success in your on-line business.

Please let me know if there are other articles on how to increase website traffic, that should be included in this directory. Ideally it should have tips and advice that are not in this directory yet.

Have fun and success in your writing and on-line business.

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greatstuff 6 months ago from Malaysia Author

Hi ruthanitha, thanks for dropping by and commenting


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ruthanitha 9 months ago from India

Nice Post, really enjoyed reading through and Informative.


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Jacobb9205 19 months ago from Gloucestershire

Hello again greatstuff, Firstlt, I appreciate your respnoce. Thank you for the creative common website, I actually searched it and found some images I could potentionally use. I will go through my hubs later and try to update them with

the best images I can find! Also, thank you for the other royalty free sites!


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greatstuff 19 months ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Jacobb9205 . For royalty free photos, I usually go to Creative Common website at search.creativecommons.org and will usually use CC photos from Flickr. Other websites with CC & royalty free photos are from Wikipedia, Pixabay, Canva, StockSnap.io, Unsplash. etc. There are many more and you can google free stock photos for these websites. However, Flickr has lots of decent CC photos and you can start with them.

If there are no photos that relate directly to your hub content, think what else you can use that can link to your hub.

In my article on Issues on Malaysian Tax for Expatriates and Non-Residents, there not many interesting photos on Income tax, so I use photos on Malaysian lifestyle to show the excitement of working in Malaysia.

Hope this helps


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Jacobb9205 19 months ago from Gloucestershire

Greatstuff, Yes, the earlier hubs don't have images as I can't find any without the risks of copyright. Better safe than sorry, right? I did apply the strategies to the old ones to


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greatstuff 19 months ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Jacobb9205. I went through your profile and noticed that some of your earlier Hubs do not have photos. They are also short and concise. The newer hubs are OK. You should update those old hubs and incorporate the tips and strategies that you had already applied to your new Hubs. Thanks for dropping by.


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Jacobb9205 19 months ago from Gloucestershire

Thank you for listing and explaining about all these hubs, I have actually been going through them all and applying the tips and strategies to my hubs so hopefully I can start getting more views! :)


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greatstuff 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Laurie, welcome to HP and I am glad this directory will be of use to you. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.


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LaurieNunley517 3 years ago from Deep South

Thanks for this great directory. I'm a newbie and this Hub is a big timesaver for me...since I mostly, don't know what I'm doing!


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

This is a terrific compilation, and I thank you for pointing me to these articles. I'm a bit short of time right now, but am bookmarking this hub for later when I can give each article the attention it deserves.

Voted Up++ and shared

Jaye


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Very interesting enjoyed your hub. I have been to most of the hubbers you list but there are some I have not seen before. Thanks voted up and shared.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

This hub was a wonderful idea! We are always looking for ways to improve our traffic and you have listed some very useful hubs, all in one place. I am bookmarking this hub as well as pinning it so I can continue to come back to it and visit the other hubbers articles your have mentioned here. Great job! Voted up, useful and sharing! Thank you! :)


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

@StephSev108 Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Getting traffic to your site is important and these selection of articles will help


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StephSev108 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Awesome info! Thank you!


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

@Brinafr3sh & Angela Brummer, thanks for visiting and for your comments.

Sharing your hubs on FB to get traffic is a great idea, Brinafr3sh.

Yes, you are right Angela, using Amazon to get traffic is rather interesting.


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

I am very intriqued by the Amazon.com approach! Thank you for the great information!


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Brinafr3sh 4 years ago from West Coast, United States

Hi, this is cool info on how to get traffic to websites. Another way is to share a couple of your hubs on Facebook, people will begin to click 'like' on them. Voted up.


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

@viquar, Thanks for visiting and commenting. Appreciate it.


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viquar 4 years ago from Hyderabad, India

Thanks for sharing your research. You listed almost all the top articles for getting traffic to your hubs. It is a good idea to create directories of top articles to get visibility to your hubs.


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

@Trinity M, I am pleased that you found this directory on website traffic helpful. Thanks for dropping by and for voting.


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

@Robert Erich, Thanks for the visit, the vote and for sharing. Yes, I look forward to the program as well and I was wondering if we can work together, giving support, critique etc for all our assignments? (is that allowed?)


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Trinity M 4 years ago

Interesting hub. Thanks for putting it all together for us. Voted up.


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Robert Erich 4 years ago from California

greatstuff, this article is, well, great stuff! I look forward to working with you in this apprenticeship program and I enjoy your compilation of great writers here.

Voted up and shared.


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Movie Master. Thanks for your kind comment. The tips and advice given by the writers are very useful and I have started to practice them, like putting keywords such as website traffic, how to get free traffic; into the comment capsule, as it will get picked by the search engine. This was written in ktrapp's article.


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi ChristyWrites, I am glad you find this directory useful. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

This is so useful, what a great idea - I will certainly check them out!

Thank you and voted up.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What a great list of references, thanks now I have even more help!


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Angie, thanks for dropping by, the vote and the compliment. Articles on getting website traffic are useful for references and I am glad you will be bookmarking this hub. Thanks.


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Angie Jardine 4 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

Wow, greatstuff ... great stuff!

This is such a handy piece I have saved it to a special folder (now we don't have Bookmarks anymore).

Thank you so much for your hard work ... voted up etc.


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

jessicaseo, thanks for dropping by and commenting. There are several articles written here on how to get website traffics, so this compilation, hopefully will help.


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Ethan Green. I am glad you find this directory of articles on how to drive traffic to your website, useful. Thanks for dropping by and wishing you success in HP.


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jessicaseo 4 years ago from INDIA

Hey GS,

Pretty useful information you have collected to create this hub and I must appreciate this of your useful time that you took out for helping each one of us. Today where value of backinks has fallen, it's the visitors only who could help you rank faster in Google.


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Ethan Green 4 years ago from England

Hi

Thanks for this. I am new to hubpages, and this is exactly the kind of article that is helping give me an idea of what lies ahead in terms of the work I need to do. Many thanks!

Ethan


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi geoffclarke, Thank your for stopping by and commenting. Getting website traffic is one of the most important part of our work, so this directory, hopefully will help.


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geoffclarke 4 years ago from Canada

Hi greatstuff, this is a really useful summary of how to generate traffic. Thanks for compiling it - I'm looking forward to trying some of these techniques!

Geoff

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