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Keeping up the momentum after the initial promotion frenzy.

  1. Adam Harkus profile image59
    Adam Harkusposted 14 months ago

    I've only been writing articles since August 2015, and initially I went crazy promoting my hub on forums, web-sites and anything you can think of. Since things have settled down the traffic has started to decline.

    Has anyone any advice on how to get the traffic moving again, I'm still writing, sharing and participating on Hubpages.

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image89
      Millionaire Tipsposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      You want to write your hubs, especially the titles, in such a way that a searcher can find it through search engines.  Some of your titles are good, but your Gibson hubs won't work.  Nobody is going to think of vs. and final verdict when looking for guitar information.  I would recommend that you use words like Comparison, Review, and most importantly Guitar in your titles.

  2. Adam Harkus profile image59
    Adam Harkusposted 14 months ago

    Thanks for the Advice. I would have thought "Gibson Les Paul vs Fender Stratocaster" would have been a pretty common search term, would it not?

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image89
      Millionaire Tipsposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Think about what you would type in a search engine if you wanted to know about which one of these two guitars are better. Would you use "vs."? I wouldn't.  That sounds like a legal term, and then I wouldn't know whether to abbreviate or not. The vs. one was iffy, and the final verdict title was the one that was way off.

      I would try something like "comparison" or "which one is better" or "should I buy the Gibson Les Paul or the Fender Stratocaster", or "expert advice on guitar buying", or "choosing between" etc.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Gibson Les Paul vs Fender Stratocaster does indeed come up as a suggestion when I start typing into the Google search box - which means yes, it is a common search term. 

      However there is another question to ask - how many people are interested in the answer?

      I can write about hair or beauty products and if I hit on the right keywords, I can get a lot of traffic because every woman in the world is interested in those subjects - so I only need a small fraction of that audience and I can still do well.   When I write about my specialist area, dance, I get less traffic no matter how great my article is, because my potential audience is restricted to dancers (and not just that, dancers in that particular genre).

      You've got a similar challenge - your audience is automatically restricted to musicians, and not just that, guitarists, and electric guitarists at that.

      I wrote a few Hubs to help new Hubbers, you'll find them in the spotlight on my profile.

  3. Adam Harkus profile image59
    Adam Harkusposted 14 months ago

    It would be great if someone could do an 'Idiots guide' hub for this sort of thing, or for Hubpages itself to provide help.

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image89
      Millionaire Tipsposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      The Learning Center has a lot of good advice.  Here's the one about titles: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/How- … ndly-Title

  4. Adam Harkus profile image59
    Adam Harkusposted 14 months ago

    That's great info, exactly what I need. Thank you very much.

  5. Adam Harkus profile image59
    Adam Harkusposted 14 months ago

    I must admit, I and a lot of people would do a search between two comparable guitar related items using the 'vs' statement, Indeed, Youtube is rife with 'vs' vids. But yes, it is niche towards the guitar community, and yes I do need to work on my titles a bit more.

  6. Adam Harkus profile image59
    Adam Harkusposted 14 months ago

    What other methods do people use to increase traffic ?

  7. NateB11 profile image90
    NateB11posted 14 months ago

    I think you might have to just give it a little more time. It takes time for an article to move up in the search results pages; anywhere from a few months to a year. I don't know if you've tried Pinterest, but it can be a good source of traffic. If you've got decent pictures of guitars you can pin them and also write a description for the pins that attract searches. Pinterest pins get indexed in the search engine and can attract traffic. Plus often people pin those pins all over Pinterest, which can increase traffic.

  8. Adam Harkus profile image59
    Adam Harkusposted 14 months ago

    Absolutely, I always post to pinterest on any new article.

  9. DrMark1961 profile image91
    DrMark1961posted 14 months ago

    Adam, also keep in mind that you have very few articles. Even if everyone interested in guitars read your hubs on the Gibson Les Paul, you are not going to be getting thousands of readers a day. You really need to write a lot more if you are expecting good traffic.

  10. Adam Harkus profile image59
    Adam Harkusposted 14 months ago

    Thanks, I'll keep plugging away.

  11. Lipnancy profile image95
    Lipnancyposted 14 months ago

    I do get lots of hits from my friends on Facebook, they also seem to be good about reposting my articles. If I remember,I post in Facebook groups about my article. And it amazes me how I will still get Facebook referrals in my stats months in the future. Posting to Google+ does not necessarily get you many hits from  your google+ friends but it will often publish your post on the first page of Google for your title.

    1. brakel2 profile image86
      brakel2posted 14 months ago in reply to this

      I think it is only posted for personal views. if you take away personal views, it disappears.

    2. Adam Harkus profile image59
      Adam Harkusposted 14 months ago

      Many thanks for all your suggestions, I've since tweaked my titles a bit, seems to be working smile

     
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