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Why can't I get any hubpages love?

  1. Kathryn S profile image60
    Kathryn Sposted 6 years ago

    I've been a hubpages member for quite a while now.  I have written 19 hubs and only have 1 follower.  Where's the love?  I think that I write fairly well and my topic are being read.  What's the deal?  If anyone has any ideas let me know.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image81
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      See the quality of hubs written by some top hubbers. You can't write 100-150 word hubs that promote another website and expect people to follow your work.

    2. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, come and join the HubMob, you'll make new friends there and what's best you will learn how to improve your hubs to make them more reader friendly.

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's a good idea that works for a lot of Hubbers!

      2. Royalmark profile image61
        Royalmarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi! Princessa....
        I've been looking for you all over the place ever since I saw your profile *I really mean this*
        Do you mind being friends with me?

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Chasing people around like that is not very nice. You can be Princessa's follower if you wish, you don't even have to ask for permission.

          1. Royalmark profile image61
            Royalmarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks website Examiner....
            didn't occur to me although I was only joking

    3. TattooVirgin profile image60
      TattooVirginposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm following you now...

    4. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Kathryn, as a Hubber you've got two possible objectives.  One is to write to attract paying visitors from search engines.  The other is to interact with the Hubber community (which won't contribute to your earnings but will give you "the love" that you're looking for).  You can do either, or both.

      Other Hubbers won't notice you if you're not talking to them in the forums or commenting on their Hubs. 

      As for search engines - for them, you need to write better developed Hubs on subjects that people want to read about.  Hubs are not blog posts, they're more like magazine articles.  Darkside has a great range of Hubs on how to Hub.

      I notice you're a dance teacher.  Why not write some Hubs about that?  I know from experience that it's not a high-paying subject, but it's easier to write about something you enjoy, so you'll be able to produce more quality articles more quickly and you need content before you can earn money!

    5. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Your hubs are to short. You should have at least 500 words even though I would do slightly more. You should also make sure you have a very versatile selection of hubs for variety.

  2. Diane Inside profile image87
    Diane Insideposted 6 years ago

    Hey Kathryn, I took a look at your profile. You really like shoes huh. lol well anyway Post a picture on your profile. Just saying ,The first thing I thought of when I saw all the titles of your hubs is " Foot Fetish ". So just saying maybe a picture of yourself would help, make you more personal to people. And if you are female, that will make people trust you more. I mean the generic picture looks like a mans profile, you know what I mean, so kinda freaky.  Anyway lots of luck.

    1. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Diane, lol   lol      Candid, astute, and to the point.   lol   

      Kathryn, I think Diane is right about the picture.   (I think it would be nice if people could at least select a gray, shadow, woman or gray, shadow, man if they didn't want to post a picture.  That gray, shadow, guy IS creepy looking.  smile    If shoes are your niche, you could add something about that in your profile.

      KCC's suggestions here pretty much say it.

      1. Diane Inside profile image87
        Diane Insideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah sorry, wasn't trying to be mean or anything.  Just giving my feelings about it.  Glad you saw what I was getting at Lisa.

        1. Lisa HW profile image83
          Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Diane, I didn't see it as "mean" at all - just honest.   It did make me laugh, though, because I saw what you meant.   smile    (I guess some "niches" require more care than others.  smile  )

  3. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    Just a few things I see.....

    You've been here six months and you haven't yet posted a profile photo?  It can be an avatar, look at me, I'm a monkey.

    The next thing is none of your hubs have photos.  There are plenty of free photo sites to get photos from. 

    The two things I mention make you and your hubs more visually appealing. 

    How often do you participate in the forums?  It shows one post, this one.  You have to put yourself out there more to get noticed.  Join in a discussion or two.  Let people get to know you and they will click to see what you write about.

  4. Joy56 profile image59
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    are you reading and commenting on other peoples hubs

  5. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    More forum activity will definitely help you get read smile

  6. surf traveler profile image87
    surf travelerposted 6 years ago

    More forum activity to the forum discussion you started would help too. It's a good idea to give a response if someone has replied to your request for help. If initiating a question, try to do it when you know you will have some time to check back and see if you've received a reply.

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    Precious Williamsposted 6 years ago

    Hi Kathryn S
    I would agree with what some of the others are saying.  I love shoes so I read your first two hubs, but I would encourage you to make them longer, just as Ultimate Hubber said because I didn't feel like I was learning anything.  Apologies if that sound's harsh.

  8. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    You've gotten good advice here, and you can surely see the advantage of participating in the forums at this point too, both here and on your hubs and followers.

    I would only add to the critique here that it is important to proofread your hubs for typos and spelling errors.  You have a very nice, straightforward writer's voice that those easy-to-fix things disrupt. They aren't good for credibility either.

    1. Kathryn S profile image60
      Kathryn Sposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thansk to all who responded.  I'm concerned about getting pictures that aren't copyrighted.  Anyone know a good site to get free pictures?

  9. SteveoMc profile image92
    SteveoMcposted 6 years ago
    1. Kathryn S profile image60
      Kathryn Sposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      OK, So I have gone through and put up a profile picture and some photos for my articles.  Is there any way to change the layout once I put up an article?

  10. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Kathryn, I answer your question in your other thread. smile


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    shellyagalposted 6 years ago

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds pretty unsafe to me. And what is the connection to HubPages? I wouldn't trust such advice.

  12. M.s Fowler profile image60
    M.s Fowlerposted 6 years ago

    It sounds like you are not promoting them in the way that they should be promoted!