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How do I improve my traffic

  1. Jacobb9205 profile image70
    Jacobb9205posted 23 months ago

    Hello everyone, I've been writing on HubPages for a few months now and I'm following all tips and techniques such as using google keyword planner, posting often, creating many backlinks and have no spelling mistakes and perfect punctuation, but I'm still struggling to get views I currently have 33 hubs, but I'm only getting around 10-20 views a day what am I doing wrong?

    1. lions44 profile image95
      lions44posted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Your content is interesting. So maybe better titles? That definitely helps. So for your bananas articles try "Peel and Eat: Fun facts about bananas."  Something like that.  Headlines and synopsis (not sure of the plural on that one) matter.    If you have a FB page, link from there. It has increased my traffic dramatically.

      1. Jacobb9205 profile image70
        Jacobb9205posted 23 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you buddy, yeah true, I used the keyword planner for my titles so I think they're fine. I do post my articles on there sometimes, but I generally post on Reddit, etc.

    2. Hezekiah profile image84
      Hezekiahposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Topic that answer people questions e.g. How to... or The best ways to... normally pick up good views.

  2. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 23 months ago

    Google hates all new hubs. Been that way for years. Rant concluded.

    Give it time, hopefully things will improve.

    1. Jacobb9205 profile image70
      Jacobb9205posted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Yeah true, but some of my posts have been up for a month and barely get any views at all

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        The average is anywhere from 9 months to two years, leastwise for me.

        1. Jacobb9205 profile image70
          Jacobb9205posted 23 months ago in reply to this

          Really? That's crazy! How many views a day are you averaging? How do you know it's 9 months as I looked at both of your accounts at it says your oldest hub is 2 months old.

          1. paradigm search profile image80
            paradigm searchposted 23 months ago in reply to this

            Those dates indicate the last time the hub was updated/edited, not the publication date. As for my traffic: this account is a deserted wasteland, the other account actually pays quite a few of my bills every month. Perseverance pays. smile

            1. Jacobb9205 profile image70
              Jacobb9205posted 23 months ago in reply to this

              Ahh, silly me I forgot about that. Well with 69 hubs and helping paying with bills that's really good!

      2. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        What info is in your Hubs that can't be found anywhere else online?  You have to ask yourself what info you have that is unique to attract readers.  Otherwise writing on supersaturated topics like video games and celebrities and fruit can be hard to crack.

        1. Jacobb9205 profile image70
          Jacobb9205posted 23 months ago in reply to this

          Yeah that's true, but you can find anything and everything on the internet if you look hard enough?

          1. Barbara Kay profile image84
            Barbara Kayposted 23 months ago in reply to this

            Jacob, I agree and that is even if you share your own personal experience. You think it is all yours and then you find someone else has written the exact same thing. There are too many writers on the internet right now.

            1. Jacobb9205 profile image70
              Jacobb9205posted 23 months ago in reply to this

              Yeah, well, that's true

          2. relache profile image87
            relacheposted 23 months ago in reply to this

            But what is going to make those readers who have no idea who you are or what you are writing about find you? 

            Reproducing the same stats on Vin Diesel that can be found on his Facebook, on Wikipedia and on IMDb are not going to make readers spend time looking for your pages.

            1. Jacobb9205 profile image70
              Jacobb9205posted 23 months ago in reply to this

              Yeah that's true

          3. DrMark1961 profile image90
            DrMark1961posted 23 months ago in reply to this

            There are a lot of original subjects still to be covered. If you cannot think of any, though, you are unlikely to garner a readership. I looked at the hubs on your profile and did not see anything new.
            With time, as paradigm search points out, you will probably break the 10,000 k mark. Unless you have some new content, however, you are unlikely to get a lot more.
            The "100 things to do in minecraft when you´re bored" looks like the most interesting hub you have. What about things to do in a park when you´re bored? Things to do in Glousteshire when you´re bored? Keep thinking about what might work.
            Do not worry about finding a great keyword and expect you are going to get those 10,000 searches a month. Someone else is probably writing about the same thing. Worry about being original!

            1. Jacobb9205 profile image70
              Jacobb9205posted 23 months ago in reply to this

              Yeah that's a thought I will try and do with those topics smile

  3. calculus-geometry profile image86
    calculus-geometryposted 23 months ago

    Just skimming your titles on your profile page, if  I wanted to know who Wiz, Dr. Dre, Eminem, etc were I would look them up on Wikipedia, not visit a content farm like HP.  I'm pretty typical web surfer.

    HP works best when you write things that can't be found on Wikipedia, like "How to..." or "Where to..." etc.

    Your hub 100 Things to Do in Minecraft When You're Bored has potential.  I think you could get more views if you elaborated more on each suggestion and included some pictures.  Videos are great, but a lot of people browse at work and can't watch videos so easily.

    1. Jacobb9205 profile image70
      Jacobb9205posted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Yeah true, I have wrote how to hubs, what's an example of a where to hub?

      Yeah that's true, i'll take that into consideration, thank you.

 
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