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How do I get a lot of followers on HubPages

  1. Enoch Kane profile image80
    Enoch Kaneposted 5 weeks ago

    I joined HubPages about a year ago, and I have published at least 50 featured hubs. I only have 4 followers. I would like to find out how to increase my followers. Thanks everyone.

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

      Why is it important to you?

      Don't worry about followers, it's external visitors that you want. HP followers (lovely though they are) are irrelevant to your success.

      1. Robie Benve profile image94
        Robie Benveposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

        I agree, don't worry about followers, a big number of followers looks great, and may make you feel good, but external referrals are the true traffic sources.
        My top two are google and pinterest. I try to create "pinnable" photos for my hubs and I make sure I pin them to an appropriate folder as soon as they are  published. That has increased traffic quite a bit, and every once in a while I get a new follower.

      2. Enoch Kane profile image80
        Enoch Kaneposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thanks

  2. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 5 weeks ago

    Interaction is key to getting followers. However, it need not be your end goal. Getting followers and following others should come naturally. Sharing in the forums, participating in Q&A, and reading/commenting on others' hubs helps us get to know each other and know each others' work. By interacting, you increase your exposure to hubbers you admire, those you can learn from, and those who are unique and interesting. They also get to know you and may want to follow you, and vice versa. Producing stellar hubs and striving to become a good hubber increases your potential to get followers as well. By the way, 50 hubs in one year is pretty good. wink

    1. Enoch Kane profile image80
      Enoch Kaneposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

      Thanks Janshares

  3. Jesse Drzal profile image88
    Jesse Drzalposted 5 weeks ago

    Just another thought on follows and following..perhaps Hubbers don't want a ton of email when people publish Hubs? Most of the long timers have very top heavy follow stats, probably because many that followed dropped out I suppose. Is there a way to turn off email function when people publish?

  4. Jesse Drzal profile image88
    Jesse Drzalposted 5 weeks ago

    Just gave you another follow, Enoch. The only thing I ask is to return the favor and follow back.

    1. Enoch Kane profile image80
      Enoch Kaneposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the follow, I would do exactly that

  5. lobobrandon profile image83
    lobobrandonposted 5 weeks ago

    Most of my followers are people who I've helped on the forums and from interaction on hubs, via comments. I never went out seeking to gain followers, but when I first joined HubPages I think I got a guy who followed me, if I'm not wrong back then there were a few people who on their own accord signed up to tend to new hubbers and be a guide. Or was that not on HP? Older people here may be able to answer this.

  6. Jesse Drzal profile image88
    Jesse Drzalposted 5 weeks ago

    What happened to your youthful and vibrant profile pic Brandon? Any reason for no picture now?

    1. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

      Haha you remember it smile That was from 3 years ago haha. I thought it's high time I take a new one. But my phone camera right now is bad (it's got dust on the lens, an easy fix once I open up the phone, did it once but it's not a priority and so I never find the time). And I'm not a person who takes a lot of pics, so there's no real suitable profile pic that I currently have.

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image88
        Jesse Drzalposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

        Gotcha Brandon lol good stuff.

  7. Jesse Drzal profile image88
    Jesse Drzalposted 5 weeks ago

    The only thing I like about followers is I think it looks good to see some on your author page, especially niche even though it doesn't affect earnings. I do try to follow writers I enjoy though for the most part.

    1. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

      That does make sense.

  8. Farawaytree profile image89
    Farawaytreeposted 5 weeks ago

    If you follow others you genuinely like and interact every so often you'll eventually gain a decent amount of sincere followers. Just keep writing and engaging in the community where you think you can add value and the rest will come....

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

      ..but the thing is, all those followers will be other Hubbers, not readers.   

      If you're happy for your work to be known within a community of writers, then Farawaytree's advice is good.   If you want to be known to the wider public, then spending too much energy on collecting followers within our little community is not a good use of your time.

      1. MKishor profile image79
        MKishorposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Agreed Marisa. But, having some followers to the profile gives the satisfaction that someone likes my work and they want more from me. That's gives the require boost to continue writing. Isn't it?
        Glad to see that you have thousands of followers.

        1. Jesse Drzal profile image88
          Jesse Drzalposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          Just followed you back, MKishor. Although it will not increase earnings, there is nothing wrong with adding a follower and leaving some comments on Hubs. It only takes a few minutes. If  Hubpages didn't want the community aspect I'm sure it would have been gone by now.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image94
            Marisa Wrightposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

            Jesse, if you've ever tried writing on other revenue-sharing sites, you'll see why HubPages continues with the social aspects of the site.  It's because having a lively community keeps the writers motivated.   Personally I prefer the forums, some people prefer to do their socialising on each other's Hubs.

            1. Jesse Drzal profile image88
              Jesse Drzalposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

              I'm just on Hubpages, Marisa. I just like to follow some of the newbies, give some encouragement because I know what it's like starting out. I'm not the best at giving advice so that is my little way of helping. Just like how you helped me when I first started Marisa!

              1. MKishor profile image79
                MKishorposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                Well said, Jesse. And thanks for following me. You are my first followers..yeah!! As a community, we should encourage each other to create great Hubs.

                1. Jesse Drzal profile image88
                  Jesse Drzalposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                  Absolutely.

  9. profile image60
    Lord Shalomposted 3 weeks ago

    Hey I'm also new... Hahahaha

 
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