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Stuck in the 80s apparently.

  1. DJ Funktual profile image87
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    I was wondering if anyone had any advice for a hubber who can't seem to get a SINGLE HUB TO reach a hubscore of 90.  I realize I may come off as VERY 80s but come on. 

    Seriously though....Veterans?   Any words of wisdom other than WRITE BETTER HUBS will be greatly appreciated.

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You know Funkual...with you knowledge of music and movies, you could start your own web site.  I would visit.

      I like a site called slacker radio.  smile

      1. DJ Funktual profile image87
        DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Calling All Nerds!  Calling All Techies!  Calling All Entrepeneurs! 
        This is an idea I am very interested in but I can't do the computer stuff AND SPIN EVERY WEEKEND, write hubs and be a good husband.

        Anybody wanna spread the Funktual Revolution knows where to find me........

        1. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          The significant other, would they make a good ex-wife?

          That'd free up a LOT of time big_smile

          1. Rhythm City Prod. profile image60
            Rhythm City Prod.posted 8 years ago in reply to this

            OH NO YOU DIDN'T !   MY WIFE IS AN ANGEL (to put up with me)
            Boy I oughtta kick yo ass fa even thinkin it!

            1. darkside profile image81
              darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              What's she like at video editing?

              You could outsource some of your work in-house so to speak.

  2. livelonger profile image88
    livelongerposted 8 years ago

    Write more evergreen Hubs, the stuff that people are searching for in the search engines.

    Look at your highest-HubScore Hubs - their titles much more closely match what someone might type into Google than the majority of your Hubs.

    You might also try to get links into your hubs from other sites like your blog, etc. Traffic helps raise your Hubscore.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image87
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Title                                           HubScore 

      Top 5 Hottest Hottie Videos Ever     >>>  85 >>>        04/06/08
      100 Worst Songs of All-Time              >>> 81 >>>       02/16/08
      The 100 Hottest Women in the World      >>> 88 >>>    4/08/08
      The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtrack Songs    >>>  86 >>>  03/09/08

      115 hubs    >>>>>>>>>     898 Comments 12,450 ~ PV's

      So we're saying that people search for Hotties, understandable.  Do people really google THE WORST SONGS?    Why? 

      I tried using Social Poster to bring in traffic and it had like zero effect.  (20 PV's each)
      I hope there's more to it than this or I'll never get the kind of satisfaction I'm seeking.

      1. vietnamese profile image79
        vietnameseposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I tried this also, and I got the same number of PV. I thought it was me or the subject of my hub. Oh, well, now I know so that I don't have to invest my time too much in this.

  3. livelonger profile image88
    livelongerposted 8 years ago

    I would see which ones are getting traffic. Traffic seems to correlate to Hubscore very strongly.

    The key is writing useful information for people who are searching on search engines. My highest-traffic hub is on how to make your own yogurt. #2 has info/links to 3 sites with free tattoo ideas.

    Funny hubs are great for people who might just happen on it, but they're not typically the type of things people search on.

    Why is Hubscore the most important thing to you? You have 106 fans. I'd say that's a pretty strong endorsement of how much you're liked here.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image87
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It isn't the most important thing at all...It's just the ONE THING I have not accomplished!  I see other HUBS that get 100 and say, "hey, why not me?"

      I know it's MY FAULT but I just thought there might be ONE THING I'm not doing that a veteran like you might spot easily. 

      MISHA - I love it.  Tough Love NEW YORKER style, but your advice is doo doo. 
      I have told my friends and they've been around but that ain't it.  I need to know HOW to bring in that little more general public traffic.  Like I said, I HAVE been to Social Poster but it doesn't seem to affect traffic.   

      Rae & Dark Side & Maddie & Isabella: these are the people in who's company I aspire to be, as I think we all do.  Just reaching out..

  4. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Get the f**k more traffic to your hubs. smile

    Stop f****g whining and start promoting them. Tell ya sista and brotha all over the net you f***g have them here. Sorta backlinkz, ya no? wink

    Oh, and tis litta  thingie you needa first - keyword research. Gotta know WTF is that if ya wanna make a dime hea wink

    Hope my exercise is not too silly big_smile

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image85
      Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      lol  Homie with a Russian accent

  5. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    You are asking the right questions - like this "Do people really google THE WORST SONGS?". BTW, "why" is irrelevant. Whatever the reason is, people do search for some phrases, and do not search for others. You don't need to know "why" to bring in the traffic.

    And keyword research answers the question "what people are searching for in your niche?". And then you get busy creating hundreds and thousands of backlinks with those words in the anchor text. Rinse and repeat...

    1. DJ Funktual profile image87
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Backlinks with those words in the anchor text? 
      I wish I wasn't so stupid on the computer.
      <Hits himself in the forehead a la Chris Farley>

      My niche is SIMPLE.  People DL music all day long and don't know what they want. 
      I make lists so they can remember what they want.  Period. 

      Hmmm. So you are saying a tag like Limewire or BitTorrent or Napster or Download Free Music would bring those people?

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    sandra rinckposted 8 years ago

    My Sherona, dudadadunt dunt, dunt dunt da da da, my sherona.  smile

    1. vietnamese profile image79
      vietnameseposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I need translation for this! hihihihihii

      1. Pat Merewether profile image78
        Pat Merewetherposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        No you don't.  It's a really lame song .

  7. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    If your hubs are scoring in the 80's, who cares?

    Just keep doing what you're doing.

    Locally, and I mean in the offline world, do you have much in the way of 'street press'?

    A local newspaper type of magazine that's independently published.

    Pitch a column at them. Whether it be about the local music scene or even music history. And sign off each column with a link to your HubPages profile.

    It'll get you some top quality traffic and also give you a lot of rep in the local music scene.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image87
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ahhh  Thank you.  I'm on it.

      FYI:  I started a office job today writing articles for a HUGE DJ company who found me on hubpages!  Thanks everybody! 

      The underlying theme here seems to be.."What are YOU bitchin about?" and I can certainly appreciate that because fans, hubs, etc are a blast. 

      How cares about a perfect score?   <gritting teeth>   My inner critic I guess.

      1. vietnamese profile image79
        vietnameseposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        DJ, why office job? Can you not write it sitting on the beach with your laptop and then submit the articles when you're done?

      2. Shirley Anderson profile image85
        Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Hey DJ!!!!  Congrats, my friend!  They obviously know good talent when they see it.

  8. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Possibly. I don't know your niche, so I can't say for sure. Also, you need to consider what you want your visitors to do - if you bring people looking for downloads, and give them downloads through adsense, this might be a multimillion dollar business big_smile

    And Darkside's advice is very good, too smile

  9. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    DJ,

    Contragulations on getting a job and being discovered via hubpages.  It sounds like you already have achieved a great deal through here.   I am sure the rest will come in time.  Write with passion and you will shine forever.  I always believe in myself, write with passion, and love the results smile.

  10. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Maybe she can help you with typing up your website?  Perhaps?  Just a thought smile

  11. DJ Funktual profile image87
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtrack Songs  03/09/08
    HUBSCORE 91 there now I can shut up!  As IF!

    Thanks to all of you who helped me reach the 110 FANS milestone and you have now viewed TWO OF MY HUBS over 1,000 times with The 100 Hottest Women in the World about to become #3 at over 970 PV's already.

    Special Tip o the Hat to the notorious Jerrico Usher for helping me to understand how my enthusiasm mixed with inexperience online can be seen as obnoxious REAL QUICK. 

    Special Tip o the Hat to Glen of dark side fame as well.  The only hubber to comment on what is DEFINITELY my best video ever.  (Samples PART 7)

    May these two one day be the best of friends. smile

  12. J_Eds profile image60
    J_Edsposted 8 years ago

    Wow such mixed results.... it's hard to decide whos opinion to listen to :S

  13. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    When in doubt - listen to my opinion! tongue wink

  14. DJ Funktual profile image87
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Yeah right look at all his fans!  No hub writing bastid!

  15. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Well I am sure this thread is helping you with traffic DJ smile

  16. DJ Funktual profile image87
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Thanks to all.  Now have 4 hubs with over 1,000 views.  1000 comments!  Fans outnumber the hubs finally too.  Hubbing from the library until next week at least.  Thanks so much everyone!  I love Hubbing!  Also doing 360 PVs a day.  Over 2,000 a week.  Almost 18,000 PV's in 3 months!   Woo Hoo!

  17. Rik Ravado profile image92
    Rik Ravadoposted 8 years ago

    DJ - I remember when you reached 100 Hubs and only had around 25 fans - your fan base has grown dramatically.  Well Done!

    I understand your frustration over Hub Scores.  One of mine kept hitting the 100 but these days few of mine are even in the 80s.  I find that boosting traffic doesn't always help my score.  One factor is how many thumbs up you get from Hubbers which in turn depends how what you write appeals to the average Hubber.

    You could write the greatest rock articles in the world but if most Hubbers only cared about sewing and kittens you wouldn't get many votes! smile

    1. DJ Funktual profile image87
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, don't I know it.  Your figures are wrong about fans though.  I've always ha a few less fans than hubs.   I even started a thread about the # of hubs vs. the # of fans.  I have added a quite a few lately though.  The only thing that gets my goat is that the Highest Rated Hubbers never ever come around.  They don't comment.

      Oh well. 435 Page Views Today ALONE!   1,000 comments. 
      Life is Good.

  18. DJ Funktual profile image87
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    aWWW SHUCKS!

 
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