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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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

    2. RKHenry profile image80
      RKHenryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

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        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        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.

      2. aniketgore profile image69
        aniketgoreposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Digg never worked for me. I get 90% of traffic from search engines only. Though its near 100/day only big_smile

  2. darkside profile image84
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    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.

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    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 !

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are welcome friend. Let me know with the feedback on my newly published hub. Thanks in advance.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Nelle. You have provided such an incredible info over here. I like it. Thanks.

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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 !

  5. Ivorwen profile image85
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    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.

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Will give that a go, I used to on my websites and that did help, cheers !

  6. BristolBoy profile image82
    BristolBoyposted 7 years ago

    My traffic from search engines and other outside sources accounts for in excess of 80% of my traffic.

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And your advice my friend ?

      1. BristolBoy profile image82
        BristolBoyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well to be honest I haven't done anything flashy like workiing on backlinks etc, just luck really and the excellent pagerank of Hubpages of course!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    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.

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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 !!

  8. HealthCare Basics profile image83
    HealthCare Basicsposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

  9. dawei888 profile image60
    dawei888posted 7 years ago

    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

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I actually do that and it does work for sure, cheers mate !

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      dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

    3. Andrew0208 profile image61
      Andrew0208posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I got this idea here sometime early last year and it brings in lots of traffic from Google and Yahoo! image searches.

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I've stopped doing social marketing other than Twitter and occasionally Reddit and my outside traffic hasn't changed much at all.

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Oh, and I usually post the link on my blog...

  12. girly_girl09 profile image79
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    Hey BC -

    My stats are=

    "Search Engines
    Referring Sites
    Direct Traffic

    (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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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cheers my friend and I deff owe you for that Split Title advice, has deff worked like a charm, enjoy yer weekend, all of you smile

  13. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    Lots of good info here, thanks for asking the question, BC smile

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes it was a million-dollar question.

      1. dingdong profile image62
        dingdongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        But, still a question often being asked in HP forums smile

  14. soni2006 profile image45
    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    Yes all these things work a lot