How To Get More Traffic to Your Blogs: Secrets To Get More Readers Interaction and Comments

Is There a Secret To Getting Attention on The Internet As A Blogger?

You may have noticed that some Hubbers get More Attention on HubPages than others...

They get More Comments, More Traffic, More Followers and their Hubber Score Tends to be Higher. What's Going On? Is There A Secret that I Don't Know About?

The answer to this question is YES! There are Several Secrets for Getting More Attention on HubPages!

This Hub Article Discusses the Secrets That Get Attention On HubPages and The World Wide Web.

We will take a look at What Makes those Hubbers get Noticed and Why.

Learn How To Get Noticed Online, Right Now!

What Can I Do To Stand Out and Get More Attention On My Blogs? What Are the Secrets To Getting More Traffic and Visitor Interaction?

Do you want More Attention as a Writer? Are you looking for ways to Increase Traffic and Visitors? Here are some Useful Tips from an Experienced Online Writer and Publisher...
Do you want More Attention as a Writer? Are you looking for ways to Increase Traffic and Visitors? Here are some Useful Tips from an Experienced Online Writer and Publisher... | Source

There Are Different Types of Bloggers with Different Intentions and Motivations

The first thing you must recognize is that HubPages is a huge online community and is very diverse. Not all Hubbers are interested in "being popular" or making friends. Others want to be the center of attention (no, not Me!)

When you understand that there are different people from all walks of life on HubPages, you will be able to see the big picture. Let's look at some of the different types of people that Publish on HubPages:

  • Single Moms and Dads
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Technical Writers
  • Fiction and Non Fiction Writers
  • Novelists
  • Bloggers
  • Photographers
  • Freelance Writers
  • People Who Use English as a Second Language
  • Artists
  • Musicians
  • Programmers
  • Religious and Non Religious
  • Arts and Crafters
  • Motorcycle and Automobile Enthusiasts
  • Cooks
  • Web Designers
  • College Students
  • Teachers
  • Political Activists
  • Gamers
  • TV Junkies
  • People in Recovery from Chemical Dependence
  • So Many More People From All Walks of Life!

As you can see, this is just a brief list of who is on HubPages. The list could go on and on, but I think you get the point! People from all walks of life decide to join HubPages, and each person has their own individual reasons for joining the site.

How Can I be Noticed In This Vast Ocean of Creativity?

Learn how to turn your Photography, Video and Writing Skills to make money Online!
Learn how to turn your Photography, Video and Writing Skills to make money Online! | Source

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So What Are the Secrets?

OK, I get it! There are many different types of people who join HubPages and each one of them has their own motivations and reasons for writing and publishing on the site.

What makes the people who get the attention, Get The Attention?

Let's explore some of the Secrets of their Success:


Creating Evergreen Content Will Bring Readers Over Time, Not Overnight...

Learn What Evergreen Content is and How To Publish it to Make Money Online! No Gimmicks...Hard Workers and Talented Writers Only!
Learn What Evergreen Content is and How To Publish it to Make Money Online! No Gimmicks...Hard Workers and Talented Writers Only! | Source

Secret #1: Quality Content In Your Hubs: Don't Settle For Less!

You will notice that the "In-Crowd" on HubPages all have one thing in common: Quality Content!

How is "Quality Content" defined?

There are certain elements that are present to create and distribute quality content. No matter how pretty your Profile Photo is or how catchy your Hubber Name and Profile are, that alone will not maintain readership. Great Content Gets Readership!


Here are Some of the Elements of Great Content:

  • Evergreen Content is content that is not limited to a period of time. Evergreen content is content that will be searched and enjoyed for many years and never goes out of style. Examples of Evergreen Content are Recipes, Holiday Hubs (even though they occur for a short time of the year, traffic will increase around the time of the holiday, so they are "Evergreen"), "How-To" Hubs on topics that people search for year round. Anything that is interesting and is searched anytime of the year can be considered Evergreen.
  • Article Length is important. Most Hubs should be at least 500 words. Hubs that have 1500+ words have the added bonus of getting better search results in search engines than shorter articles on the same subject.
  • Article Presentation and Looks are probably the most important aspects to getting people to read your Hubs. Messy, unorganized Hubs with spelling errors and grammar problems will present the author as lazy and incompetent. One of the best things that you can do to improve the look of your article is to Break Up Text into Several Text Capsules. This makes the article look "clean" and easy to read and not a long boring paragraph. Another benefit to breaking up your text is that you can add Photos, Videos, and Ads to the different text boxes. This also makes the article look neater and allows for a more effective presentation.


Always Carry Your Camera With You...You Never Know What You May Find!

Some photo opportunities only come once in a lifetime. Don't miss out! Always have your camera ready!
Some photo opportunities only come once in a lifetime. Don't miss out! Always have your camera ready! | Source

Secret #2: Original Photos and Video Add To Your Quality of Content!

Do you take your Own Photos and Add them to your Hub Articles?

If not, you're missing out! Adding High Quality Original Photos has many benefits. Here are just a few:

  • Original Photos Draw Attention to your Hubs!
  • Original Photos are Unique!
  • People are Drawn to Great Photos!
  • Adding Original Photos will Increase Hub Score and will add to the Quality of your Hub Content.
  • Search Engines Love Original Photos and High Quality Content!
  • You Can Show Others "How to Do" Something in a Visual Form.


There are many other benefits to adding your own original photos to your Hubs. As you add your original pictures in relation to your Hub Content, you will see the benefits of your efforts.


Here Are a Few Tips for Those Who Are Not "Professional" Photographers:

  • Buy A Decent Digital Camera Within Your Budget.
  • Buying Digital is a Must for people who want to Publish Quality Photos Online, Quick and Easy!
  • Do your Research Before You Buy!
  • Once You Buy a Camera, Read the User's Manual and Read It Until You Understand the Functions of the Camera!
  • Practice Taking Photos Before You Publish them!
  • Many Environmental Variables can influence the Quality of a Photo, particularly, Light.
  • Bring Your Camera With You Everywhere!
  • You Never Know When or Where the Perfect Photo Opportunity Will Arise!

Using Original Photos will help you get More Traffic to your Blogs!

Keep your camera by your side. You never know what you may find!
Keep your camera by your side. You never know what you may find! | Source

Quality Original Video

HubPages has now introduced a Brand New Video Feature site-wide! This is going to change the Future of Online Publishing forever!

HubPages will now be able to compete on the Online Video Market but we have an advantage: We can add Hub Content to our videos while other sites can't!

We can promote our videos with all the other features that Hubs already have:

  • Text Capsules that can explain what the video is about
  • Photos that support the Video Hub
  • HubPages Earnings Program Ads
  • You will still be able to add Charts and Tables, Quizzes and Polls
  • Additional Earning Potential on the Video Itself!

The benefits to creating Video Hubs are obvious and it will be interesting to see how well this program does competing with other sites over time. If you don't want to publish your own Video Hubs, there is still a Video Option available!

Adding Videos to your Hubs can be done without the Hub itself being considered a Video Hub. You can add videos to your Hubs as you write them or you can even go back to your older Hubs and Add Video to them which will make them more content valuable. Anyone who is serious about getting readers should consider adding video appeal to their Hubs!


Do You Have Original Videos In Your Hubs?

Reading Makes You Smarter!

Reading and commenting on other's work will help you get noticed online. Don't be Spammy and be sincere!
Reading and commenting on other's work will help you get noticed online. Don't be Spammy and be sincere! | Source

Secret #3: Reading and Commenting On Other Hubbers' Hubs

Not all of the "Attention Getters" on Hub Pages read or comment on other's Hub Articles. In fact, I have seen a few successful Hubbers that make a lot of money on HubPages, yet they don't even have a Level I Commenter Accolade.

Something else I have noticed, is that Most of the successful people on HubPages do tend to comment on other's Hubs. Leaving interesting and insightful comments on other people's Hubs is a great way to form relationships where both sides benefit.

Leaving comments that thank the author or praise them for their work validates them as an author. You can share with them what you learned or liked from their article, make some suggestions, or even appropriately debate a different point of view.

Commenting on other Hubbers' Hubs is one of the quickest ways to get readership and comments to your own Hubs and adds value to the HubPages Community as a whole


Secret #4: Creating and Sharing On Social Networks

Simply put, the more you get out there, the more activity you will receive. Sharing on the Internet is like Karma; You Get back what you Put In; What Goes Around, Comes Around! If you create Social Networks selectively, you have a chance of creating a wealth of resources that will enjoy reading and sharing your work.

Here are some Tips for Social Networking:

  • Follow Selectively: Don't follow just to get followers. This applies to HubPages and any other Social Media Sharing Sites.
  • Join Twitter, Facebook and other Popular Social Network Sites: This is where the Readers are! There are many sites that allow you to share your content and content you enjoyed reading from other authors. If you are not on Social Media as a Writer then you are Missing a Big Piece of the Traffic Pie!
  • Never Spam your followers or friends (or anyone for that matter!) Constantly updating your status or repetitive and redundant sharing makes you look bad and desperate!
  • Don't Become Obsessed with Social Media Sites or your time for writing Quality Material will vanish! Set a time aside from working where you will want to explore what your friends are up to. Then you can re-share what they shared as you want.
  • Share From The Source. Once you read and comment on a Hub, that is the best time to share it. You may otherwise forget or go crazy trying to find the right link.


Does Sharing Really Work?

***CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE*** *Comment used with permission*
***CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE*** *Comment used with permission* | Source

Secret #5: Respond to Comments on Your Hubs!

You don't have to respond to comments on your Hubs. In fact, you can even shut comments off if you want to. But why would you want to do that! When a person leaves a comment on one of your Hubs they are generally looking to do one of the following:

  • Comment on your Hard Work and Effort
  • Agreeing or Disagreeing with a Point you have made
  • Spamming you (which can be deleted!)
  • Acknowledging that they Read your article
  • Trying to Build Online Friendships and Relationships with other Like-Minded Authors to Create a Network of Sharing

I suppose that there can be other reasons for leaving a comment, but I have found these few to be the most common.


Answering Comments Left by Others On Your Hubs Can Be Very Rewarding:

  • It shows the reader that you appreciate them stopping by your Hubs
  • It shows that you Value Their Opinions and for taking the time to comment
  • It adds a "Human" Element to your articles
  • Creates Relationships for Future Readership. Many Hubbers will not go back to a Hubber's Hubs if they don't respond to their comments.
  • Generates More Followers
  • Adds Additional Content to Your Article
  • Shows Future Readers how much your Hub is Valued by others in the Community

If you are on HubPages just to write and try to make some money then don't worry about leaving comments. If you Joined HubPages for the Whole HubPages Experience, then participating in the Community through Comments is a Must!


Use Original Artwork and Photos to Attract Readers to Your Blogs and Articles

People (and Search Engines) love to see and experience new things. Keep it fresh by using original content!
People (and Search Engines) love to see and experience new things. Keep it fresh by using original content! | Source

You Might Win Some Money In A Contest!

Joining a HubPages Sponsored Contest Gives You A Chance To Win Cash Prizes! *(Hub Challenges Do NOT Offer Cash Prizes!)
Joining a HubPages Sponsored Contest Gives You A Chance To Win Cash Prizes! *(Hub Challenges Do NOT Offer Cash Prizes!) | Source

Bonus Secret!

Challenge Yourself by Entering Contests and Taking Hub Challenges!

Contests are a great way to Get Noticed on HubPages. You can win some money while you hone your writing craft!

When you enter a contest you are submitting your work to a panel of Judges and many other Hubbers will read your article to see what they are up against!

What does this mean?

More Traffic and Exposure to your Hubs + More Comments = More Attention!

Taking a Hub Challenge is another great way to challenge yourself while getting support from fellow Hubbers. There are several Hub Challenges including:

  • 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge
  • 15 Hus in 30 Days Challenge
  • 100 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge

HubPages hosts several Contests throughout the year. Real Money Prizes are Awarded and you get a few benefits from competing in a contest:

  • Refining and Honing Your Style
  • Working with a Deadline
  • More Exposure
  • Potential Winnings
  • More Articles = More Revenue!

When you Attempt a Hub Challenge or Enter a Contest You Have Nothing To Loose! Consider Joining the Contest or Starting a Challenge Today!


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Vinaya Ghimire profile image

Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

To get attention, we need to write quality content. To get readership we need to read our fellow writers work and give constructive criticism. Sharing our work on social media is important.

Thanks for sharing your comprehensive knowledge, my friend.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello Vinaya! Thank you for reinforcing the main points of this Hub! It's great to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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twinstimes2 4 years ago from Ohio

Another hub choke full of things I can learn and reference! Thanks again!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Your're welcome twinstimes2! Thanks for reading another one of my Hubs and leaving a great comment!

JSMatthew~


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

Very informative hub. I learn a lot from reading your hubs and this one is no exception. I ran into losing a lot of time setting up and learning to use other social networking sites. I was glad to see you include not getting obsessed with other sites. Thank you for sharing this hub.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello mljdgulley354! It is so easy to get addicted to sites like Facebook! I have tried very hard not to although sometimes I still spend more time there than I should! I am so pleased to hear that I have helped you learn some valuable information from my Hubs! I always like to hear that my efforts pay off! Thanks for stopping by! I always appreciate your comments!

JSMatthew~


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Robie Benve 4 years ago from Ohio

Nice hub! ...and here I am pretty new to HP, reading all the useful info you wrote and leaving a comment, trying to get noticed. you nailed it! :)


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Jenna Pope 4 years ago from Southern California

Great article! I'm going to follow your suggestions. Thanks!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

And I thought bribery was the answer. Good advice. Voting this Up and Useful.


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

I have always responded to comments left on my hubs. One thing I am not good at doing, via non-experience as well as time constraints is making good quality videos of my own. Although I have youtube videos on some of my hubs, I have not been able to add my own videos yet to my hubs. As such, this is affecting my traffic.

As well, I do not have the same amount of time as I used to that I did to read and comment on other hubs. I used to spend several hours a day on HP and now I am too busy. I am in the process of looking for a new full-time job, and if that happens I may well become a "weekend hubber" who publishes and reads on weekends. That will affect my HP traffic too. However, that shouldn't affect outside HP traffic.

It has only been recently that, low as my overall traffic from various Google sites may be, they *combine* to rival my within HP traffic, especially now with my busy schedule. And since outside traffic is the kind that is allowed to click on ads, that doesn't worry me.My goal of my poems is indeed to get comments from fellow hubbers. But the articles, not so much.


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SandyMcCollum 4 years ago

Write on, good information. I've been here 2 years, but I don't think one can learn too much.


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HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

Very informative hub with awesome tips and suggestions. I really appreciated your photo slideshow, great job! Many hubbers don't seem to understand that Content Is King.

I personally enjoy engaging in the HubPages community. It is a great place to make new friends, discover new information, and makes the HubPages experience all the more enjoyable.

Kudos and an up vote from me!


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore

EXCELLENT ! What a great hub my friend, Well written and so much valuable information. Thank you for sharing with all of us.The pictures that you took are awesome.

Voted Up and Useful!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Hi J.S. ~ Very comprehensive. Thank you. Debby


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

These are all EXCELLENT tips and ideas for calling attention to your writing on HubPages :) I just know this will benefit so many new writers here.


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radhikasree 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

Your hubs are all highly informative with rich content. This is a helping guide to all the new comers who've a vague idea of how to create quality content.

Up, useful and interesting.

Thanks for SHARING:)


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livingpah2004 4 years ago from USA

Thank you for sharing the tips in detail. Useful and voted up!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

Great article. You validate all that I am trying to accomplish here on hubpages. I love it here, and I love all the wonderful people I have met through hubpages - you being one of them!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Thanks Again JS,

We have come a long way, I recognize it myself, and I learn everyday. This was a refreshing reminder. Just being here, physically one year, have impacted my whole life, and that really counts. Have a nice one JS!

LORD


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tsmog 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

Awesome JS! Thanking you emphatically. Both old lessons relearned and new information highlighted for me. And, it comes at the righ time in my recent planning phase. Bookmarked in Hubpages & Marketing Hubs. I like very much how you presented the article with contrasts pointing out though there are similarities, there very much are differences to approching success as both an hubpages author and internet author. Thank You


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roxanne459 4 years ago from Washington

There is soooo much great information here! I'm bookmarking it so I can refer back to it. Thank You ;)


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ckimani 4 years ago from Kenya

If you have good informative content, you are bound to get readers


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chamilj 4 years ago from Sri Lanka

Very useful article. Thank you very much J.S.Matthew. Voted up and shared!


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John Redd 4 years ago

Hi JS Matt,

I like this hub. You have shared to the world how to be an expert in hubpages. This is a sercret indeed and I want to follow your footsteps.

I have had good hubs but no one is following because I thought it's just it, posting and leave it all behind.

Thanks for these tips JS.

John here.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

Great information JS Matthew-I am a huge believer that it is respectful to comment back to people that have commented on your hubs. It seems like a slap in the face to ignore people's visits and comments. Thanks for all of these great tips. I hit many buttons. Oh, and the picture you took of the beach is breath taking. Great addition to the hub.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

The points listed by you are well-said. I completely agree with you. It is important to be good-mannered, friendly and encouraging to fellow-hubbers. HubPages is not only about writing quality hubs but also learning from others' hubs and interacting with like-minded hub authors.

Thanks for SHARING. Useful. Voted up.


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Les Trois Chenes 4 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

This is all great information. Now, I do all of the above (excepting the video bit - too new but'll get my head around it!), and I've been here for 2 years, like you, but I have only 300 + followers as opposed to your 1k +. "Pray, what is the reason of that?"


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Great collection of tips and suggestions for success! Good luck in your current challenge.


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NightFlower 4 years ago

Returning comment for comment is always a good practice and very courteous but it does not make ones hubs successful. It is suspected that hubs can serve as competition for many or even intimidation. The key seems to be more in speaking on subjects the majority readily will support or relate to or what others want to hear is what makes them popular but trust me "paying it forward" in the way of commenting is not. Well written hub though.


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aDayInMyLife1 4 years ago from CA

Thanks for the helpful tips. I'm here for the full HubPage experience and am always open to suggestions that will help me grow. And I must admit... I do love attention.


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teutophile 4 years ago

I enjoyed reading this hub. You provided a lot of useful information here. Thanks for sharing it with us!


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Good Informative Hub, J.S. I will also add, you must also visit other Hubbers and Comment. No one likes a one way street. I've had Hubs Up there in the High 90,s...but I have to say, I write what Interests me, and Amuses me, and it seems to work for me...Be yourself, and have Fun with it. On the other hand there is such a Wonderful variety of Works by such Talented Writers here to be Enjoyed.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

JS I always read your Hubs because write quality tips and information. I also like your Hubs because you seem to reply to everyone who leaves a comment on your hub articles. You are very good at writing Hubs.


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LABrashear 4 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

Great information! I would agree about the commenting part. Numerous times someone has left an intruiging or stunning comment on someone else's hub that caused me to go check out their work. It has helped me find some wonderful people to follow.

Thanks for posting this - voted up and sharing!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

This hub provides a lot of food for thought. Belonging to the HP community is a balancing act, and I'm still trying to get it right. : ) Thank you for your helpful advice!


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Excellent and useful secrets on how to get attention on your hubs. Thanks.


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ar.colton 4 years ago from Vancouver, B.C.

Lot's of good info on here. I'd say I follow all these tops fairlu diligently except one: the social networking. It just takes so much time but I am trying to get into it more.

Voted up!


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

Great tips. Thank you for sharing.


markbennis 4 years ago

Great tips and advice and I do them all but one? I have never entered a Hubpages contest, but will reconsider thanks to your advice, all the best, Mark.


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molometer 4 years ago

Great tips and advice JS I must try to enter the contests.


Lesleysherwood 4 years ago

I love this. I havent read it yet. I need more time to truly saviour it. Fantastic photo. I am tired and ready for bed, its making me feel so calm seeing the sun on the water. I know what I need first to get noticed on HP. I need more time.

Voted UP and Awesome, I know it will be even before I start. Bookmarked.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

All excellent suggestions. Thumbs up on a very well-presented hub with great advice.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Great hub, well-laid out, nice formatting...you take your own advice AND you give it to others. Such a valuable hub! Voted up and across.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

JS...Thank you for this hub full of great, successful tips for getting attention/increasing traffic to our hubs. I appreciate all the advice any one cares to offer. You have presented this in a clear and practical way.

The longer we are members and continue to write quality hubs, exchange with our fellow-hubbers, we become better and better and see more positive results. Thanks, JS! UP+++


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Well done JS! This certainly explains your own success as one of the nicest and most helpful hubbers on hub pages. We can all learn much from you. Great hub!


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Sturgeonl 4 years ago

Wow! Great information that is very useful. Thanks for sharing your experience with newbies like me.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

well said indeed, JS Mathew.

It's about content first then supporting the hubbing community.

voted up


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Great information! Good content should be everyone's first priority. I try to use my own photos, but have not been brave enough to try video...yet. Building relationships is very important. Not only here, but on other social networks as well. Commenting on hubs written by others will just good karma. I try to treat everyone as I would want them to treat me. This is an excellent hub, as always. Voted up and useful! Have a wonderful day! :)


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Cloverleaf 4 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

You certainly got my attention, JS Matthew! You've covered some really thought-provoking points here on how to promote and get our hubs working for us. I totally agree that taking the time to answer comments is important, but sometimes I do find it really difficult to fit into my day. May I ask you this: in a typical day, do you moderate and respond to your own comments first, or read and comment on other hubs? Which do you personally see as the bigger priority with the greatest rewards? I hope you don't mind my asking, but you've really got me thinking here!

Voted up!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Love the first photo which is a great attention getter! You packed a lot of good advice into this hub and I enjoyed the poll, video, photos and graphics.

Thanks for sharing this useful information.

Voted up across the board.


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Esmeowl12 4 years ago from Sevierville, TN

This is a great - and valuable - hub. Thanks for the info. Oh, and the first photo of the goat is hilarious - and an attention grabber! Kudos!


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England

Your hub hit the exact reasons why some hubbers get more attention than others. It's well written and helpful. Good job!


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BizVT34 4 years ago from USA

Wow,that's a lot to get going. I'm going to work, hope I can make some progress, looks like a daunting task.


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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

Voted up and awesome. This is a good bundle of advice. I haven't tried the social media per se. I got all signed up, dipped my foot into several and then accidentally packed away my book with all my passwords. That was last year. Great photos and content.


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Dee aka Nonna 4 years ago

Love this. Great advice all in one place.


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Johnnyd44 4 years ago from Florida

Thanks J.S. Matthew! I needed this info, being new to Hubpages. Like FloraBreen, I too struggle with the video portion, but hope to get the right equipment soon and begin my own taping. Who knows? Maybe I'll make a great movie as well and gross millions...okay, too much coffee this morning!

Thanks again!

Johnny


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Drtruthman 4 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

Another great Hub. Enjoyed. Thanks. I voted UP all across.


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samadaslam 4 years ago

Just nothing but a fabulous hub I read just. I'm impressed as all the tips are logical. I got some more ideas of grabbing attention. Thanks J.S. Matthew. Following you! Thumbs Up!


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

I don't always have time to write new hubs, but I do try to read as much as I have time for that my friends here write. It helps me keep in touch, and it motivates me to come back and write when I do have an idea I can do well. I'm doing much better here since I started being more active in the community.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Commenting because you enjoy there work is a big +. I agree responding to comments gives it a personal touch. I am still working on the video aspect and sometimes my own pics don't reflect what I am writing about. But I do have to say all that you have written is absolutely on target! Voted up and shared! :)

Maybe just maybe I will challenge myself to do 100/30 but I don't know. lololo! Maybe all of us should try that in the summer. :)


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you everyone for so many awesome comments! This month has been very exciting for me as I am taking the 30/30 Challenge and trying to enter the contest one submission per day! I have been very busy to say the least and I want to thank you all for your kind words and support! I am on day 17 of 30 and we are over the hump! I look forward to finishing the 30/30 and maybe taking a day or two off after it is completed! Thank you all for your support.

JSMatthew~


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ar.colton 4 years ago from Vancouver, B.C.

Good luck! I really want to do 30/30 but it's a little intimidating. COngrats on getting over that hump!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you ar.colton! It's been an enjoyable and challenging experience! Don't be intimidated! It's all in fun and there are no penalties if you don't finish! You can start any time and there are great benefits along the way. I waited 2 1/2 years to do my first Challenge! You'll know when the time is right for you! Thanks for your support!

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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Voted up and useful!

You have simply drawn all the attention through this hub. It is undoubtedly very useful. Sharing it socially.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you shampa sadhya! I am glad that this was useful for you and thanks for voting up! I appreciate you socially sharing!

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onegreenparachute 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

Thanks J.S. Fantastic hub for us newbies! I think I actually learned a thing or two. If I didn't - it certainly wasn't your fault. Very up & VERY useful!

Carol


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Kiwi Max 4 years ago from New Zealand

Thanks again for another great hub Matthew :)


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SeekingMJ 4 years ago from Bryan, Texas

Thanks, JS. I believe this is the third Hub of yours I have read in a row. I finally had to stop and comment.

This is outstanding information, and being new to HubPages, not even having my first Hub up yet, it is almost overwhelming. Although I am glad for authors like yourself, who share your wealth of knowledge with us newbies!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@onegreenparachute: Hello! I appreciate your comment and for all the votes! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Kiwi Max: You're welcome! It is surely my pleasure to share! Thanks for your comment!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello SeekingMJ, and Welcome to HubPages! I am glad that you stopped by and commented! There is a lot of information on HubPages and I agree that it can be overwhelming.

I didn't really "get it" until I was on the site for over a year. That is when I started getting motivated to learn and do more on the site.

HubCamp Boston was a real learning experience for me and I got to meet some other Hubbers as well as Simone Smith and Robin Edmondson, two of HubPages' awesome staff members! That lit my fire, so to speak!

Now I want to share what I have learned so other's can get a fast-track jump start on HubPages! I still learn every day and HubPages is always changing for the better. This really is the best community online!

My advice to anyone starting off on HubPages is to take your time and don't get overwhelmed. We all go at our own pace and we should focus on Quality over Quantity.

I wish you the best of success on HubPages and I appreciate your comment very much! Thank you!

JSMatthew~


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Simplehugs 4 years ago

You're such a great help! THak you, Mr. Matthew. :)


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Happy to help Simplehugs! You're welcome! Thank You!

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leni sands 4 years ago from UK

A really useful and interesting hub. Voted up and shared. Thanks for sharing.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello leni sands! I appreciate you stopping by, commenting, voting and sharing!

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peterelmhirst 4 years ago from Toronto

Thanks for the tips. Does hubpages give some benefit to hubs having 1500+ words or is it just the fact that google likes content that allows them to rank higher?


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello peterelmhirst! Google is what you want to focus on because we make money when people search for content on search engines, find our articles and click on our ads. HubPages prefers longer content in general because we are more likely to get higher search engine rankings if we have more and better content than other pages on the same subject.

Having at least 500+ words will probably help your individual Hub score a little but it is based on the content itself and not the amount of content. Remember that Hub and Hubber scores are not related to earnings directly. I hope this explains it for you! Thanks for stopping by!

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eric-d-agustin 4 years ago

Now I know that I should upload my original photos for a search-optimized contents. Thanks. -Eilvu Gimatria


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello eric-d-agustin! Yes, adding original photos and videos (as well as quizzes, charts and polls) will greatly increase your ranking in search engines. Google likes "New" stuff and often favors sites that have relevant and quality content. Glad to help! Thanks for stopping by!

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Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago from Essex, UK

Although I have seen some of this information before in other HubPage advice hubs, J.S, I have not seen such comprehensive advice on the subject covered in such an easily readable and clear fashion, encouraging one to read on to the end. I'm sure it will be of benefit to many.

Alun


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you Greensleeves Hubs! I really appreciate your comment! I am glad this is a beneficial Hub. Thanks for stopping by!

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nowheresquared 4 years ago

I'm not a hub subscriber but I do read these from time to time and I can't help but notice. The guy who signs his articles as Tony's Stories, what happened to him? I believe he has one article that holds the record for most comments; "The 40-year old virgin." The posted comments are hilarious and get even more ludicrous towards the bottom of the page. Although beware some commenters are way off topic.


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DrMark1961 4 years ago from The Beach of Brazil

Thanks for all this information. I have been on Hubpages about 5 weeks and am trying to write only useful hubs but have been disappointed in my readership; you have given several points, areas in which I can improve. Thank you again


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello DrMark1961 and Welcome to HubPages! The tips mentioned in this Hub will help you get a fast-start. Remember that things take time to build up so don't get frustrated, just keep writing and doing the little things that draw attention to yourself. Glad this was useful for you! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I always know that I can count on you for great hub content how to's... you got the secrets and you have proved your success. This is great advice. I will admit that when I first joined it was more about the craft then it was about the money. Then I started hitting payout. Now I want ot learn more so maybe I will be able to actually supplement my previous income with it. After all, it doesn't hurt to start building a savings from doing a hobby!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

You have gave all the secrets of getting more attention on hubs. I think your advice is so right but no matter where your at there will always be clicks that you just can't break into and hubpages has those clicks. I've been on here long enought to see them. Voted up and more.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

JS Matthew, this is great, solid advice about getting noticed on Hubpages. I think the original photos is so important. I am in need of a new camera, and when I do get it, I know it will add to the quality of my hubs. Voted up and more!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Sorry enough I meant to say.


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

Great hub full of useful and interesting information easy to read and a great resource for any new hubber and for some of us not so new hubbers too :D

Voting up and hitting buttons on my way out


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toknowinfo 4 years ago

Thanks for putting together such an intelligent hub. This really is a wonderful hub, full of great info and very useful. Rated up, useful, awesome and interesting.


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

This is a gret hub for those of us who are newbies and trying to get more traffic. Hubbers are the best and I am so excited about learning from their experience. This hub gave me lots of ideas. Thank you for sharing your experience.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@barbergirl28: Thanks! Sorry for the delayed response but I have been so very busy lately with work and just too darned tired to do anything else. Just got in from a 10 hour shift...anyway...

To be honest, when I first started on HubPages 3 years ago I had just been laid off from a job I liked and I was trying to find a place to earn money writing online. I came across HubPages somehow (I forget!) and the funny thing is that I didn't make any money the first year and a half and I almost gave up. After a long hiatus I decided to start learning how to make money and how this whole thing works. I have never looked back since!

Right now I have 2 jobs working 7 days per week so I haven't had as much time to write more and I hate it. In the Fall I will get laid off from my weekend job (golf course) so I plan on making this year a productive one in terms of learning and publishing. My dream is to do this full time someday and not have to work for someone else! I appreciate your comment and here's to the future on HubPages!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@moonlake: Hello! HubPages is the best self-publishing site on the web. There's no other site like it! I appreciate your comment and votes!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@prairieprincess: Hi! I agree about the original photos. I was lucky to get a great camera for my birthday last year (thanks Mom and Dad!) and it really made a difference having original and good photos on Hubs. If you are interested, I wrote a review about my camera, the Canon Powershot A2200 HD: http://hub.me/acsp8.

Since I started publishing Hubs using images from this camera, I have a lot more traffic from search engines. Check out the camera. It's not that expensive, it's a point and shoot and it is very light weight. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comment and votes!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@maggs224! I appreciate your comment! I also appreciate you voting and hitting buttons on your way out! I do hope you come back soon!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@toknowinfo: Thank you so much for your awesome comment! I worked hard on this so it is great to get feedback like yours. I also appreciate all your votes! I am now following you.

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@lrc7815: I am glad that this helps you. Welcome to HubPages! I see that you have published a lot in your short time here. Keep up the great work! I appreciate you stopping by!

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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore

Excellent hub and well written. There is so much info that all of us can learn by. Thank you for sharing this great informative hub!

Voted Up and across

Mark


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks Mark! I appreciate your comment and votes!

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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Excellent advice as usual, J.S. Matthew. I missed it before but saw it on Google+, which is something I need to spend some time to figure out, to your point #4.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello DeborahNeyens! Nice to see you. There are so many excellent Social Networking sites out there that we can share on. It is hard to keep up! I appreciate your comment. Thanks for stopping by!

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Break of Dawn 4 years ago

Thank you for a useful hub with excellent advice! As a newbie, I'm learning all the time. Yes, I agree that taking the time to answer comments is very important.

Thanks again!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

You're welcome Break of Dawn! I am so happy this helps you. If you have any questions about HubPages feel free to ask me. Answering comments on your Hubs is crucial if you want to be a social Hubber. I wish you the best. Never stop writing!

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Ruby H Rose 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

JS, I love how you pulled so many of your other useful and helpful hubs into this one. Great answers to great questions. I like the part about google liking the longer articles, I need to get back to that. Thanks again for a great learning experience. Love your hubs.


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maggs224 3 years ago from Sunny Spain

A really excellent hub jam packed with all sorts of relevant, useful and practical advice.

This Hub has even proven to be useful to someone like me who has been on Hubpages for over three years.

It has been an interesting and enjoyable Hub to read, well written, easy to follow and I think it should be part of a Hubpages welcome packet to newbies.

I will of course be voting this hub up and hitting all the relevant buttons on my way out :D


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Ruby H Rose: Hi there! Thanks for the compliments and I am happy this inspires you. I appreciate your kind words. Thank you!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@maggs224: Its always nice to hear that this information can help even veteran Hubbers! A true compliment indeed. Thanks for the comment and votes. I appreciate it!

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wheelinallover 3 years ago from Central United States

This is just common sense for writers on any platform. If you can add pictures add them. Your original photography is always best. Videos which relate, add them. Share the work of others, do it. It is funny how sharing builds your reputation as someone who cares.

Before long you will see your followers increase. When followers increase so will search engine results. Of course voted up, interesting, and sharing in one of my Facebook groups and one other group which has 11,000 members in it.


Lesleysherwood 3 years ago

This is such a motivating hub. I suffer with lack of time, so I'm always wanting to put into practice all the things you have advised here. I need to write 'evergreen' hubs and I need to buy a camera! I'm trying to be an Avon Rep at the same time. I would rather earn my money right here online, but unfortunately, the Avon is the thing that is paying the rent, so to speak. But I am definitely keeping this hub stored in my bookmarks, if I thought you were going to unpublish I would wish I'd copied and pasted so I could constantly remind myself of priorities in this short life of ours. Thank you and I will share!!!!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

I don't know how I missed this but I'm glad it was shared so I could find it. You've hit every important point for getting more attention to your hubs. It isn't about a popularity contest but it is about making friends and showing respect to your followers and friends.

This hub is a treasure for new hubbers. It should be in a HubPage Manual!

Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, and shared. P.S. Loved your photos and drawing, you don't just talk the talk you walk the walk!!


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

J.S. -- Thanks for sharing this broad scope of information from your own experiences on HP. With more than 1800 followers, you are doubtless doing something (or many things) right! I look forward to reading more of your informative hubs.

My own hubs are a mixture of factual articles, essays and creative writing, though I recently un-published 22 of my short fiction hubs. I now have only a few fiction hubs and intend to publish more non-fiction (informational) hubs in future.

Although I've used a few of my original photos to illustrate some hubs, I haven't made a routine practice of doing it. Now, I will take your advice and keep my camera close at hand to watch for "photo ops." I also need to learn to take better photographs.

Voted Up, Useful, Awesome, Interesting and shared...

Jaye


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Suhail and my dog 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

Good tips in this hub!

I have a quick question.

Does putting more hubs make a difference?

Just to let you know, I like reading more than writing. I won't write until and unless there is a compelling reason for me to do so lol.


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xanzacow 3 years ago from North Myrtle Beach, SC

This is one of the best informative hubs I have read. Voted up, awesome, and shared!! Thank you for taking the time to show us how to improve our hubs and visits! Pinned and tweeted!


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onegreenparachute 3 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

This is fantastic! Now if I could only figger out how to put links in. Thanks JS!


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@wheelinallover: Hello! Always nice to see you. You always hit the nail on the head! Thanks for your comment and for your generous shares! I always appreciate when you stop by!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Lesleysherwood: Hello there! Like you, I am also limited for time. There always seems to be something that we have to do! Writing Evergreen Hubs is one of the most influential factors to site traffic. If you are in the market for a decent and inexpensive camera check out my review on a Canon Powershot (the photos in this Hub were taken on one!) http://hub.me/acsp8

You know the phrase "don't put all your eggs in one basket..." well, that's good advice! Besides writing on HubPages I have a day job, I maintain a blog and I also write articles and blogs for customers (freelance). The more you are out there the more success potential you have! Glad this was useful to you! Thanks for the comment and share.

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@tillsontitan: Hello and nice to see you! I have been on hiatus for a while so it is nice to see some old friends! I am happy you found this from a share! You really got it right when you said, "It isn't about a popularity contest but it is about making friends and showing respect to your followers and friends." That is so true!

I truly appreciate your comment and votes! Thank you so much!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@JayeWisdom: Hello! I am happy that you liked this. If you are looking for similar articles about HubPages and blogging be sure to stop by my profile and look for my "how to" articles! I have been on fire since I attended a HubCamp in Boston, MA a couple years ago. I try to do the research so others don't have to!

Using your own high quality photos can really give your articles a boost. Sometimes I add photos that have nothing to do with the content of the article. It just dresses up the article and gives it some visual life! Keep your camera with you at all times! This is easier now because of high resolution cell phone cameras. You really never know what you will see and you can capture it if you are camera-ready. Thanks for your comment and votes. I also appreciate your share! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Suhail and my dog: Hi! As for your question, "Does putting more hubs make a difference?", I am not sure I know what you are asking. Can you please clarify for me? I assume you mean does writing/publishing more Hubs make a difference. If that is the case, there is no definite answer.

Some people leave a lot of comments on other people's Hubs but don't write their own. I have also seen people who are active in the forums that have a lot of followers but they don't write Hubs. There is nothing wrong with not writing Hubs but enjoying reading the other Hubbers' writings. If traffic and followers is your goal then you may want to write some Hubs! Hope this helps!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@xanzacow: Wow, thanks! I appreciate your awesome comment and for sharing! Thank you, thank you!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@onegreenparachute: Hello there! Adding links to Hubs is easy! Here are a few links that show you what to do step by step:

http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-link

http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-The_...

http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-link

If you have further questions feel free to ask! Hope this helps and good luck!

JSMatthew~


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Suhail and my dog 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

Thank you, J.S. Matthew, I got my answer from you response :-)


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Happy to help Suhail and my dog! Feel free to contact me any time if you have any other questions.

Happy Hubbing!

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khmohsin 3 years ago from London,UK

Very informative hub, all tips and suggestions are great. You really did the excellent work. Thanks for sharing your useful knowledge. :)


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Jordan Mallad 3 years ago from Boston, MA

Just starting out and trying to learn how this all works. Appreciate the tips!


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titi6601 3 years ago

Thank you for sharing this great info with us!


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devisree 3 years ago from India

Hi J.S.Matthew,

What a wonderful hub!.I am always a fan of yours.Thanks for sharing the great ideas to get traffic which i have been searching.Your photos are excellent.Looking forward to see your informative hubs.Voted up.


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blacklion2277 3 years ago from Las Pinas City, Philippines

As usual, another awesome hub from J.S. Matthew! Now I'm under the impression that the more quality hubs you publish the more readers it brings. But "ideally", how many hubs should one publish in a week? I really want to learn more about this gig as I am really new to writing (and I'm loving it!)

Thanks for sharing these secrets man!


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phildazz 3 years ago from Toronto

Unbelievable, I have never paid attention to so many comments before. Great Hub, Thank you!


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@khmohsin : Thanks! Glad this was helpful. I appreciate your comment!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Jordan Mallad: Welcome to HubPages! Happy to help!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@titi6601: Your're welcome! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@devisree: Hello there! I just finished reading one of your Hubs on how to make Marsala (http://devisree.hubpages.com/hub/devisree) and it sounds delicious! I love Indian food! I am happy that this article helps you! Thanks for stopping by and best of success to you!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@blacklion2277: Thank you for your awesome comment! There are no set number of Hubs to publish weekly. Of course I would suggest publishing at least one a day but it is not only the number of Hubs published but more about the quality of each Hub.

You should do your research before writing a Hub because if something you want to write about is already covered extensively online you probably won't see much traffic.

I suggest checking out the Learning Center (http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents) and check out the articles that discuss Choosing a Title, Using the Keyword Tool, etc. There is so much information out there that I suggest you take your time and do your research. Glad this helps and I am glad you are having fun!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@phildazz: Yes, there are a lot of comments! Thanks for adding yours!

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ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

Excellent advice to all of the newcomers and to all those who've been around for awhile. Thanks for sharing.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Excellent points. Quality matters. Relationships matter.


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@ologsinquito: Hello! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you FlourishAnyway! I agree. Thanks for stopping by.

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karenfritz 3 years ago

These are some great hints. I look forward to utilizing some of them on my hubs!


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artandbrain 3 years ago from United States

Thanks for the advice. I'm new to HubPages, so I will be using some of these tips to help me get started. :)


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Glad this helps karenfritz! Welcome to HubPages. Be sure to take your time and do your research! Have fun in this great community and feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Happy Hubbing!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@artandbrain: Hello and welcome to HubPages! I am glad I can help you and make sure to check out my other HubPages "How-To" Hubs. I have spent the last several years researching and learning and I enjoy sharing what I have learned to help others. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Happy Hubbing!

JSMatthew~


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jonestown 3 years ago from Wyoming

Thank you for writing this article! I am a new member to Hub and this will serve as helpful information in my future publications!


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

thanks for sharing your tips that had worked well for you. I had tried some of them but didn't work work for me. I think i should focus on the evergreen hubs that you had suggested and posting to reddit. Thanks for the wonderful tips. greatly appreciated


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Grace-Wolf-30 3 years ago from England

Wow, this hub is full of really interesting tips and I've learnt things from it that I didn't even know about, for example, entering our hubs into competitions. Thank you for these insights.


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phildazz 3 years ago from Toronto

Awesome stuff, thanks for the insight


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@jonestown: You're welcome! I am glad that this article can help you get started. Welcome to HubPages! I read your first article and I can relate. We grow up with rules (religion) and expectations and it isn't until later that we get to decide our own direction.

Enjoy the HP Community and always read the blog. Things change a lot around here but it is always for the best. Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. Happy Hubbing!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@peachpurple: You're welcome. I enjoy sharing what I have learned over the years. I hope this information helps you move forward and you should always keep going and continue your research. Evergreen is the way to write. Topics that people search all the time are places you should consider writing but always check out the competition. Write what you know and enjoy and that will become your niche. Best of success to you and thanks again.

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Grace-Wolf-30: I am so happy that these tips can help you. Entering into competitions is both rewarding and fruitful; even if you don't win. I am glad you learned from this and I wish you the best. Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@phildazz: You're welcome. Thank you for reading and leaving a comment.

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josephbarrett 3 years ago from South Carolina

Very informative hub. Good tips in this hub!


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rumanasaiyed 3 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

Awesome hub,thanks for sharing it with us.

Voted up useful and Shared.


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kaylakupcake 3 years ago from Boston

This is a wonderful hub, i like the photos a LOT super creative...great job!


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jimmyglaughlin 3 years ago from Colorado

Excellent advice, thank you. I already do many of the things listed, but a few I wasn't aware of, very cool!


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@josephbarrett: I am happy this is informative to you. Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@maja dali: You're most welcome! I am always glad to help share what I have learned along the way. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Happy Hubbing!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@rumanasaiyed : Thanks for the votes and shares. Hope it helps. Happy Hubbing!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@kaylakupcake: Thank you and Welcome to HubPages! You will find the best online community here at HubPages. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I'm glad you liked this Hub!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@jimmyglaughlin: Hey there! Glad to hear that you already use many of these practices and I hope they are working out for you! Glad I could share a couple extra unknown tips. Best of success.

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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee

This was definitely a great entry for those of us who are semi-new. The ones who joined forever ago but never exactly jumped on the bandwagon! Thanks!


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CollinAnderson 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

Really informative Hub for new users! Thanks for sharing your wisdom and knowledge of the site!


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epbooks 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

I love this hub- great information. I try to incorporate original photos most of the time, however, I've used some from stock photos. Good to know to use original. The evergreen piece of advice is a good one. As I'm writing I try to think ten years ahead to see if most of the information in my hubs will still be somewhat relevant. Voted up!


ctbrown7 3 years ago

Thank you for your time on this Hub. It was a fun read; I learned a lot.


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WokandRoll 3 years ago

Thanks for all of the sound advice. I think it's important to realize the value of evergreen content. I haven't been on HubPages long, but having written freelance prior to joining the site, evergreen content is the stuff people want. If you can supply something timeless, you're golden. Everybody leaves happy.


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@angryelf: Hello and thanks for your great comment! Learning HP is a process and it shouldn't be rushed...especially with all the changes being made to quality assessment due to constant changes with Google's algorithm. Content is king! Thanks for stopping by.

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@CollinAnderson: Glad this was informative to you! Welcome to HubPages. This is the best community on the web! Glad to share. Thanks for your comment.

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@epbooks: Original photos on Hubs will definitely help your ranking with the search engines as they are always looking for new content. Stock photos are legal (copyright) but often times they show up in various publications so they loose their originality. My rule is that I only use a stock image when I can't make my point or get a better photo.

Evergreen is the only way to build a lasting relationship with search engines. Writing short-term "newsy" articles may get a lot of up-front content but will not do well over time. That's what History Books are for!

Thinking 10 years ahead when writing an article is awesome. You can always come back and update as necessary. Thank you for your insightful comment and for your vote!

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@ctbrown7: You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@WokandRoll: Hello there! You're welcome. Evergreen Content is King. You are absolutely right. No matter where you write, Evergreen will keep people coming back and will attract new readers over time. This Hub is a testimony to that! Thank you for your insightful comment!

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