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Have you found a new reader today?

  1. lisavollrath profile image88
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    "If you build it, they will come."

    How many of us take the Field of Dreams approach with our writing? If we write it, surely Google will index it, and people will find what we've written, our page views will rise steadily, and life will be good.

    Except it's not really like that. If you write it, edit it, pour your heart into it, people may still never find it. Google may ignore what you've written, or relegate it to page 6 of search results. Your followers may glance at it. It sits there in the corner, like a lump, alone and unloved, without traffic.

    It's easy to blame your poor page views on Google, or on HubPages, or on the server being down. It's not so each to accept responsibility for promoting your own work, or for going out to beat the bushes for readers who might actually be interested in what you've written today. And also, what you may write tomorrow, and the day after.

    So, what are you doing about finding new readers? What have you actually done today to promote your content? What's the plan?

    1. lisavollrath profile image88
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'm going to be the psycho who answers her own question, to get the ball rolling.

      I make it a habit to always share my new or newly updated articles on Facebook (on my business page), Twitter, and Pinterest. Those sites account for my highest number of referrers. Facebook and Twitter are good for page views today, but Pinterest is the gift that keeps on giving. I happily watch my articles get repinned over and over again.

    2. OldRoses profile image84
      OldRosesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I tweet my new hubs (my followers are gardeners) and pin them.  My FB is for my friends, most of whom don't garden and don't care about gardening (my niche).  I'm very grateful to my fellow hubbers who have read my hubs and pinned them to their own Pinterest pages.  I'm starting to get significant traffic from Pinterest thanks to all of the pins and re-pins.

  2. calculus-geometry profile image86
    calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago

    I use Yahoo Answers to develop good titles and get more readers from search engines. 

    Not as in asking random yahoos what I should write about, but as in checking out YA posts that appear in the top SERP positions for certain queries.  If the top spot is from YA and the content is thin (or the answers are wrong), I make a hub about it.  I've been able outrank many of the old answers by writing hubs more thorough than the YA entry.

    1. lisavollrath profile image88
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Very creative strategy!