Hi guys, looking some advice from you long term more experienced hubbers. Am here 3 months now and my hubpages traffic is great but my outside traffic is still only a small percent of my traffic, about a quarter.
How long does it take for the outside traffic to exceed the hubpages traffic and have you any tips on how to do it, cheers guys.
Thank you badcompany for asking this really good question. I have published twenty steps for increasing outside traffic. Here is the link: http://hubpages.com/hub/drive-external- … -your-hubs
Hey Badcompany, I just started posting my hubs on Digg. And my traffic has really increased. Quite a bit actually. CindyVine and LondonGirl got me started on that. I was seeing the success they were having, so I tried it out. It works. You might shoot them an email and ask them there take on it. Cindy is a terrific person to get advice from.
I have tried Digg mate both with my websites and here on Hubs, the only thing that puts me off Digg is if the hub goes high in Google its Digg who get the credit but cheers for yer advice.
Digg never worked for me. I get 90% of traffic from search engines only. Though its near 100/day only
There's a couple of ways you can get traffic, but it's not something you can force, and that's traffic from Search Engines and other webmasters and surfers (posting links to your hubs from their blogs, sites, in forums they frequent, and so on).
Ultimately the cards are in your hands by publishing information that is unique and useful. But after that it will depend on a few factors that are out of your control.
In generating your own backlinks, there's pretty much two types: ones for the benefit of SEO (so it shouldn't be a nofollow link) and/or traffic (getting some flow from a different community).
Sometimes you can have one, sometimes the other, and of course if you can get both benefits then it's a bonus.
You can do this by posting/submitting links to social networking/bookmarking sites and publishing articles at other sites.
Be sure that any articles are related to whatever you're linking to, but also original. And the same for the bookmarked links, it might only be a paragraph in length but make sure it's original, don't just copy and paste your introduction. It'll go a long way towards establishing a solid foundation that lasts long term.
Cheers DS appreciate the great advice and will deff be posting more unique and useful material, I thought I was unique lol. Soni cheers man, will give it a read on my lunchbreak, learning all the time, thanks again guys !
In addition to understanding keywords, which has been quite the topic around here lately, you also have to understand how competitive your niche is.
For instance if you look in Google for specific keywords, who are the dominant players? Are they large competitive sites with lots of authority? Is there a lot of PPC activity? If you get a Top 10 listing, but you are below several large and authoritative sites, it might not be enough.
You then have to see if there are variations on the keyword that have less competition.
I believe you have other sites, use these to create links to your hubs. The anchor text in the links should be keywords that you're shooting for.
Hi Nelle. You have provided such an incredible info over here. I like it. Thanks.
Am actually starting to get into that in a big way and you my friend have me watching the shopping channel the odd night, jeeez I do listen and take all in, cheers for more great advice, yer a star !
My outside traffic counts for more than 60%of my traffic (between both profiles).
Most visitors come in through the key words, and this is something I do think about when organizing the article. I have found that it is worth getting rid of some key words, in order to really target the article, and I think this helps to target the adds.
As you know, how to articles do very well, book reviews have also done well for me.
Pinging seems to be helping. The articles I have pinged have gotten traffic sooner and continue to get traffic in greater numbers than the articles I haven't pinged.
My traffic from search engines and other outside sources accounts for in excess of 80% of my traffic.
Badco, I'm so proud of you watching the shopping channel! Do you get QVC? They've been talking about the British channel over here. It's my favorite for trendspotting.
I spent a few hours at the regional shopping mall this morning too. Most of the time in stores catering to teenage girls. They start a trend and about six months later older women latch on to it.
Yes you have me hooked on QVC but also looking at personal problems as well that are also popular and common. I am thinking of doing a hub on self-harming and am just finishing my research on it before I write it for Friday then on to lighter topics like QVC gadgets. But deff I have learnt so much on here in just 3 months, it's not just a site it's like a college as well, I love it !!
BC, I have only been here for six weeks or so and traffic from outside Hubpages didn't kick in for me until the third week. At first, Hubbers accounted for nearly all the traffic, but now 60% has been taken over by Google, Yahoo search, Yahoo-UK, and Yahoo-Ca. I read a few Hub here on how to increase traffic and it seemed to help, but not instantly of-course. I am still having a difficult time with the lens thing for Squidoo though, but eventually handle it.
Yes I agree that it will take some time to increase the traffic but the hard work you will put in will benefit you in the long-term. Do not worry, you will definitely reap the benefits if you will follow the steps I have provided in my latest hub.
Hi BadCompany99 - I submit to digg as well and have derived some traffic from there. My problem with social bookmarking is that it takes a TON of time and the links often disappear after a few months. The key is to make your social bookmark title and description all very, very unique so Google doesn't just ignore it. Also - I get lots of traffic from google images. Name your image files your with you hub's keywords and u'll surely get more outside traffic that way. -dawei888
I actually do that and it does work for sure, cheers mate !
what dp you mean, name your files? Like, what they are named on your computer or the caption you give them in your hub? sorry, I know its a stupid question...they didnt have the internet when I was in school....and there was like, 3 computers and they were DOS, no windows...this is all really confusing for me.
I got this idea here sometime early last year and it brings in lots of traffic from Google and Yahoo! image searches.
I've stopped doing social marketing other than Twitter and occasionally Reddit and my outside traffic hasn't changed much at all.
Hey BC -
My stats are=
(I hope it's ok to post this info...not related to adsense, so I'd assume it's ok.)
The only thing that I do is research before I write on what keywords get lots of traffic but don't have lots of competition. Some of my top traffic sites start getting lots of traffic wihin 24 hours of publishing from Google. Others have taken time, but I didn't research these and am thankful for any SE traffic!
I only care about SE traffic, so I don't use Digg or any of those places. It may help build backlinks to help rank you higher, but if you can find appropriate niches, there is a lot less work to be done and you don't have to worry about backlinks as much.
I am happy with the ranking of most of my hubs, but lately I have started writing a second article that has the same keywords and everything else is different. I post this to ezinearticles with an anchored hyperlink with relevant keywords. This definitely helps traffic. Although, the other day I was pretty miffed because one of my e-zine articles was ranking higher then my hub!!! lol. I want my hubs to be ranked the highest since I have adsense ads on them. Ezine also provides lots of click-throughs to my hub articles, so that's pretty cool, too. I suppose if the person is truly interested in what you're writing, they'll check out the link you give them (your hub) for more info and hopefully click on your adsense ads.
HubPages has such a nicer ad layout then e-zine!!!
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