I've been in hubpages for mobths. But I dont know how to drive traffic to my hubs and what kind of article people searching on hubpages. Anyone can help?
There is a thriving ultra-conservative, anti-Obama conspiracy theorist community here on HubPages. They love reading each other's stuff, too, so there is built-in traffic.
@ inspirazi You need to be aiming for traffic from outside of HP not inside of it The best way to get long term traffic is to pick a few good evergreen niches (ones that have the potential to be successful on HP, learn to do thorough keyword research before you write and if you haven't done it before, do it after you've written.. And of course create the fabulous pages that really appeal to your reader.
These are the things I'd suggest newbies learn:
How to create a great hub (take a look at hubs by Patty Inglish, AAlite or Habee for good examples)
Writing for an online audience
Writing for your particular type of reader
In about 6 months when you've got a good understanding of these things, then start thinking about social media and other types of traffic generation.
I recommend utilizing these two guides:
And on the promotion end, it will help to check out our guides to Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, etc. in the Learning Center: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents
1. use the hub hopper (or whatever is called) - stumble across hubs and comment on the ones you like.
2. find hubs in the niches you're interested in (and the niches you write hubs in) - comment on them and engage with the writers. You're more likely to get visits, since you all like the same things.
3. use the forums - reply to the threads you feel you can contribute, start new ones.
4. use the questions/answers section - do the same as with the forums.
5. promote outside HubPages (Facebook, Twitter, other blogs, forums etc.)
The secret is not to write many hubs and just wait for them to be discovered, it's to have few good hubs (preferably featured) and then be active in the community.
What you suggest is good for feeling part of the community and connecting with like minded people (both of which are nice things!) but not for traffic. It's great to get a little surge of traffic from HP members and maybe a few social shares but this isn't a good long term strategy for traffic generation.
In my opinion that is exactly what the secret is. The money traffic is search engine traffic.
The easiest path to earnings is to write Google -bait and wait.
Use good intro images. They attract viewers. And write about politics. They love it here.
I have written a great deal on the subject of getting traffic to your hubpages and I really think it works the same as any website. utilize social media and bookmarking sites but hubpages does differ a little. The forum and questions here really show other hubbers you take interst in the site and can get you traffic that is repetitive and constant which is much better than a spike of traffic that comes and goes away. I wish you the best on this.
I have noticed that most of my traffic comes from two sources, facebook and stumbleupon. I post links in my facebook for new articles that I publish. I just started using stumbleupon a few days ago. I submitted about half of my articles (about 8) to Stumbleupon and I have had 40 views just today from them.
I don't pull much from stumble upon but I drive a lot using yahoo answers. It takes work but if you do it right it can be really really fun.
Be careful using social media and answer sites to drive traffic. If you link to one site too much, it's considered self promotion and can see you banned in a jiffy.
That is an excellent idea. I will have to look into doing that, as well. My daily views are slowly rising, but not to where I would like to see it. Thanks!
try to post your hubs on pinterest and google plus, and also do a proper keyword research before you write an article so as to see that it is worth writing about
inspirazi, you have so few hubs. And you have no followers. If you've been here for months, you haven't done much to attract any readers. You have to write. And share your hubs. Do you have a Facebook account? Do you have a twitter account? Do you have a Pinterest account? etc. etc.
To get anything out of this, you have to put more writing into it, and more self promotion. If you're expecting payment for writing a very few hubs, it won't happen.
The little bit of writing you've done coupled with your question makes me wonder if you asked the question only to get a few hubbers to read your hubs. If so, wrong approach, my friend!
I used to drive a lot of traffic....Not anymore...the price of gas is just to high...and people kept stealing things...
Hey inspirazi, I suggest besides sharing your post on social media you engage with other Hubbers. Commenting and engaging on other hubs will help drive traffic to your hub.
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