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What is the biggest change you have made to your hub for traffic?

  1. Helen Cater profile image72
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    This is a topic that will help lots of people. We all tinker with our hubs now and then. What is the best thing you changed on your hub that resulted in more traffic?

    1. free4india profile image57
      free4indiaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do you really think people are going to give out that secret ? Most people who answer such questions answer with some stupid things we already know....

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Some of us believe in sharing and helping the hubpages family grow so we all benefit. I really do think that thinking ahead and diversifying topics helps your traffic and that's why I mentioned it.

      2. Helen Cater profile image72
        Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes I think people on hubpages will want to help. I guess you must fall into the category of not wanting to help so why bother posting in this thread?

    2. iT Be EarL profile image55
      iT Be EarLposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i only started using it today xD

  2. earner profile image88
    earnerposted 7 years ago

    Found out how to get modules inside modules, now I can integrate the ebay/amazon modules, whereas before I was having them full width after a section.

    It isn't rocket science, once you've set aside the time to find out how and had a fiddle about smile

    I'd say for somebody new to set aside 30 minutes maximum to find the answer and fiddle about.

    Then I wrote a new module and added new keywords.

  3. DennisBarker profile image59
    DennisBarkerposted 7 years ago

    Since I started being active bere in April this year I've become much more direct in choosing titles and hub urls. The direct approach seems to produce organic traffic whereas picking a title that sounds good , doesn't work so well.

    Pick a title/url with your keywords in it and you have a better chance of ranking in the organic search results.

    1. viryabo profile image87
      viryaboposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      In total agreement.

    2. Deezine profile image62
      Deezineposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Having a keyword rich domain is probably the one single most overlooked, but influential [re google] factor regarding any new website. Hubpages are sub-domains, but the principle remains every bit as relevant.

  4. Helen Cater profile image72
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    Yes I agree with all of this. I happened to start picking more direct titles and the organic traffic is 50% now.

    1. broussardleslie profile image83
      broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What is "organic traffic?"

  5. myownworld profile image81
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    being nominated for a hub nugget.....it does wonders!
    so in a way, it's I suppose writing quality hubs too...

    1. Carmen Borthwick profile image79
      Carmen Borthwickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree myownworld. The most traffic/comments I've had in 2 months was after I came in fifth after voting. It seems to have lulled to a 70ish rating on my hubs so I must be missing something.

  6. thranax profile image32
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    Often, adding some of the capsules everyone hates working into there Hubs is somewhat beneficial. Something like polls, and rss feeds help quite a bit.

    ~thranax~

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    Learning and implementing tagging to best effect put around 100 views per day onto my daily stats. I spend so much time on tagging now, that I only fill them in every 10 hubs.

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    rednckwmnposted 7 years ago

    i got rid of adsense....write what i want.....way more traffic!

    1. andromida profile image74
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      very good idea..

      1. Cara S profile image50
        Cara Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Uhm, I am new to all this, I am from AC. But let me ask, if you get rid of adsense how can you make any money?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image92
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That was my question too!  But you can make money through the eBay and Amazon revenue capsules, if you are signed up for those programs.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And that benefits you how?

      1. Helen Cater profile image72
        Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I was wondering that too. Maybe they have lots of other affiliates.

  9. pageantgirl31413 profile image87
    pageantgirl31413posted 7 years ago

    Keywords and rss feeds. I also put links to other related hubs of mine.

  10. rumbling profile image27
    rumblingposted 7 years ago

    For me it was adding the summary. I never thought of adding the summary before but for every hub I add a good summary rich with key words. It helped me a lot to attract search engine traffic

  11. DennisBarker profile image59
    DennisBarkerposted 7 years ago

    The summary text does seem to improve traffic from search engines if you write it with your keywords in mind.I've not been bothering much with tags so thats the next thing I need to tweek and test.

  12. Maddie Ruud profile image78
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    Quick tip:

    Adding a news feed (you may have to tinker with the keywords to get relevant results) or highly-relevant RSS feed can really help, because it changes frequently, and search engines read that as updated content.

    1. Aqua profile image77
      Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are there directions anywhere about how to do add an RSS feed to our hubs? Where do we go for the feed? Where do we get the URL? I'm lost when it comes to RSS and I've got some hubs I would love to add it to.

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
        Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        A news feed is easiest, because you can simply add a news capsule and then mess around with keywords until you find a combination that get you relevant results.

        There are lots of places to find RSS feeds.  On most blogs, there will be a link to subscribe to the RSS feed, and you can click on that and then copy the URL and add it to an RSS capsule.  If you're doing that, make sure it is a reputable, highly-relevant blog, that it's not spammy, and that it is frequently updated.

    2. Helen Cater profile image72
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have not used any of these yet so I am going to tinker arouund with the news feed today. thanks Maddie.

  13. waynet profile image49
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    There are a combination of things I went back and changed about my hubpages, the titles was one, I went back and made most of them more keyword focused according to what people were seaching for, the added bonus of having your permanent url and your title reflecting similar but equally different keyword titles helps alot.

    Also making sure that every capsule has some sort of related keyword, usually the top keyword phrase of the hubpage in question.

    There are other changes that help, but you can find these all over hubpages, so I don't repeat what others are saying too much!!

    1. broussardleslie profile image83
      broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for your help, Steffer.



      So, we can have a different URL than our title?

      1. waynet profile image49
        waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No a different title, but our url is fixed with whatever keywords we write!

      2. Shirley Anderson profile image82
        Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, you sure can.  For best traffic results, you should have the url keywords in your title, too.

  14. steffer profile image48
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    organic traffic is traffic that came from search engines

  15. steffer profile image48
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    yes, when you 1st post your title url, and you change your title afterwards (maybe to attract more people) your title changes, but the url stays the same, that way, you can work extra targeted

    1. broussardleslie profile image83
      broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Now I'm smelling what your steppin' in!  Thank you!!

  16. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Is their somewhere I can learn how to use the RSS feed?

    Ive added it ok ,when I took part in Hubmobs thingy ,but Shirley or Princesa usually put the link in, so was easy to copy.

    Guess I just dont know what it is I would be adding in the RSS capsule..( dumb question ,I know)

  17. Aqua profile image77
    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    E.K. - did you read this? This is Maddie's response to my question asking the same thing. I'm going to try it.

    "There are lots of places to find RSS feeds.  On most blogs, there will be a link to subscribe to the RSS feed, and you can click on that and then copy the URL and add it to an RSS capsule.  If you're doing that, make sure it is a reputable, highly-relevant blog, that it's not spammy, and that it is frequently updated."

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ohok thanks alot , appreciate it smile

  18. Helen Cater profile image72
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    Had a tinker around yesterday and put in a few news capsules and my traffic has plummeted. dear me I don't know what to do now is anyone else having a severe drop in traffic this week. Perhaps hubpages is on vacation.

  19. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Helen I think Saturday into Sunday is a little slower overall. I'm usually online quite early Mon thru Fri (work etc) but I'm usually well into the day before I get online at weekends.

    I never bothered tweaking mine for ages, then tried it on a few and they did improve. I altered headers, reduced or added keywords/tags. Move pictures around in order to manipulate ads a bit better (I think relache and lissie have hubs related to ad placement and presentation).

    One time, for the hell of it, I published a hub that followed one of Mark Knowles methods word for word. I don't know when it appeared on Google but I remember checking one day and it was on page one.

    I've done more since, it's worked again. Though I have gone and added a backlink or two and/or improved the hub a little more with pictures or a bit more text in order to have them 'stick' to the position - ie not drop back a few pages.

    This was his method: 4/500 words, one picture, one link, preferably an internal one and one that linked back to a related hub of your own. Off the top of my head - you'll have to read his hub, but something close to that. Of course I researched the topic/keyword, I wasn't stabbing in the dark.

    Try it - in your niche. I can send you a couple of ideas if you want them smile

    1. Helen Cater profile image72
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Send me all you can as any help is appreciated. I have hit a bit of a brick wall at the moment and feel no desire to write anything. Maybe it will show me some light and motivate me again.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image92
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Helen, you've hit a brick wall?  I'm not surprised.  You have written a good number of Hubs in a relatively short time, and I know you didn't just dash them off - you worked on SEO, layout, etc, so they all took effort to produce.

        I think you've done very well, I'd be patting myself on the back right now.

        1. Helen Cater profile image72
          Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks marisa I think I put a little too much pressure on myself. A few days break will do me good as I think I have worked so hard I need time out. Will come back fighting very soon.

  20. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Write lots of hubs on different subjects. When one group is down the other usually compensates. I also try to diversify for the season. Halloween is hot, summer barbecue has sunk through the patio.

    While I'm working on Christmas hubs now, in the back of my mind I'm thinking Valentines' Day and winter sports.

    1. frogdropping profile image83
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I bet you're a great mommy Nelle! Never forget what day it is (like me), or a birthday (like me) or the important things in life (like me). I wish i could be more organized smile

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And don't forget, the Olympic Games are coming up in February. I don't know if it's high-earning but I assume hubs about them will get more traffic.

      1. frogdropping profile image83
        frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol stop! I'm faffing with a stupid amount of hubs as it is, am rubbish at forward planning and terrible with anything related to sports, even though I was athletic as a kid.

        And nice one Nelle. My kids all adore my sister - think she's the coolest women out. And she's been a damn good auntie down the years, and still is, though she's a mom too.

      2. profile image0
        Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Olympics are HUGE!!!! if you figure out the right athlete to promote. Made quite a pretty penny when Dana Torres was so wonderful.

  21. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Actually I'm not a mommy - but I'm a fabulous cool Auntie. My nephew is now 28 and niece 24. So I don't get to "play" with them much anymore.

    I'm good on the general season, but miserable with the actual day. I don't think I've gotten a birthday right since they stopped having their birthday parties. When I do remember I have to make up for it with really good presents.

  22. diariesofvampires profile image56
    diariesofvampiresposted 7 years ago

    I have only been a member for 2 weeks.  I only have had time to write 3 blogs.  I haven't made that much at all, I am still learning quite a bit when I have the chance.  I appreciate all the information that everyone gives at the forums.  I am still quite a bit confused on how to move things around on your pages, or to use keywords.  If anyone can help me out that would be absolutely fantastic.  Thanks!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      First of all, stop thinking of your Hubs as blogs.  Blog posts are chatty and short.  Hubs are more like magazine articles - the kind of thing you'd like to read in your favourite women's magazine, for instance.  Sounds like you're a fan of vampire shows - what would fans of those shows want to read?  Write quality articles on that subject, then you'll make money.  But don't expect to see much income for several weeks - it's not instant!

      1. diariesofvampires profile image56
        diariesofvampiresposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Marisa - Thanks So Much for the advice.  I will definitely not refer to my hubs as blogs - I write on another website and they consider them blogs.  However, hubpages seems to be way more interactive and I like that.  I knew the monetary side wasn't instant.  I am going to write more in the future to build traffic, when I am not working a bazillion hours a week.  By the way, thank you for your advice.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image92
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Diaries, it's not about the interactivity, it's about the content.  A blog post is short.  A Hub is long and informative with photos and videos included.  That's the main difference.

  23. GeneralHowitzer profile image64
    GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago

    How about opitmization or the SEO hehehe this is also a big player in getting traffic.


    Hi Shirley my dear princess, I'm taking a break hehehe to unwind a bit, got exhausted already with my work and HP... How are ya?

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image82
      Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, Handsome!  Like your new hat. wink

      I'm doing well, busy as usual but that's good.

      How are things in your part of the world?

      By the way, SEO is very important, for sure!

      1. GeneralHowitzer profile image64
        GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm about to lose my bestest friend, he's shifting work, I would sorely miss his companionship...

  24. Island Tropical profile image60
    Island Tropicalposted 7 years ago

    Always post a great content.

  25. Susana S profile image91
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    I'm playing around with interlinking related hubs using anchored text links. Hub Llama has written a good hub which includes this area of SEO that's worth reading:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Help-HubPage-Ha … le-Adsense

    1. Helen Cater profile image72
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks will have a look at this as I am not too sure what it actually means.

  26. Clet Anni profile image58
    Clet Anniposted 7 years ago

    I have really do any changes to get organic traffic to my hub just because i am new to the site when i do i will post it here.
    But with my knowledge on SEO i believe summary, RSS and tagging can generate traffic most especially writing on with your keywords smartly.

  27. Helen Cater profile image72
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    I would like to know if anyone else has mysterious earnings from google AdSense. I keep getting around 70 cents show up on top of my displayed earnings and I have no idea where it is coming from. I have all my hubs in the channel data and have double checked that i have not missed any. It only started happening this week. Is it due to an Ad sell or do we not get anything from people buying?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Is this the amount that comes from "HubPages.com"?  If so, it could be just an overlap - just uncheck that box in the channels list when you generate the report.

      I can't do that these days, because I have referral sign-ups and that's where those show up.

 
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