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Getting Comments?

  1. ross670daw profile image78
    ross670dawposted 6 years ago

    Hi Everyone
    I guess it's not only my problem but for some other hubbers too, how do you encourage visitors to leave a comment on your Hub, or give some sort of feedback.

    I am getting some traffic to my Hubs, but for some reason I am still not receiving any constructive feedback, either good or bad.
    Any suggestions for improving this would be appreciated.
    Thanks. Here is one Hub for scrutiny.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Golf-Tiger-Woods-Swing

    I will comment on your Hub as well.

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How much traffic are you getting? Unless you've turned off your accolades you haven't had over 1000 visits yet. It took me a few thousand before I started getting comments regularly. Now I'm up to 60,000 traffic and 300~ comments.

      My best advice would be - don't worry about hub/profilescore (unless it gets really low which won't happen unless you write low quality content), don't worry about comments or traffic, just keep writing. Once you hit 30 hubs, then you can start worrying - although by then you probably won't have to. smile

      1. ross670daw profile image78
        ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi WryLilt
        Thanks for your advice, at the moment I have had about 300 visitors to my hubs, so no accolades yet.  I guess I have been a little impatient, expecting too much. Long way too go, I see, to pass 1000 mark or even approach your success, but I will take your advice and keep writing.
        Thanks again

    2. Pcunix profile image87
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If I had any interest in golf, I'd probably think that was a great hub.  I'd probably pass it on to my golfing buddies and might even link to it from something I wrote about golf. 

      But I don't golf, so I'm assuming all that.  If I really knew anything about golf, I might have different comments.

      My point is that it is a very targeted audience.  That's a good thing, not a bad thing, but it means it will take time for your audience to find you even if you do have good content.   

      Keep writing about golf and interlinking the articles when and where appropriate and you WILL get traffic and comments and links.

      1. ross670daw profile image78
        ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Pcunix
        Yes it is targeted at a specific interest group and you do really want to be 'into' golf,  it is a fairly competitive niche, so as you say, it will take time.  Thankyou for your words of encouragement, and for taking the time.

    3. lady_love158 profile image59
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I left you one.

      1. ross670daw profile image78
        ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks lady_love158
        I know. I owe you one

  2. SteveoMc profile image91
    SteveoMcposted 6 years ago

    I think that you have to read other hubs and leave comments for them ...  It is good to be active in the forums, I follow a lot of people from the forums. 

    You find hubbers you like and you follow them.   The actual number of followers may not be too important.   I would not worry about it too much.   

    Your hub is good quality.   It has a targeted audience that has not discovered it yet.   In time it will gain readers and comments.

    1. ross670daw profile image78
      ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi SteveMc
      Thanks for your response.
      I am spending a lot of time on Hubpages doing exactly as you suggest, kind of addicted to Hubpages now. (daily)
      Thankyou for the feedback on my hubs, I do appreciate it, I am a patient person and don't expect others to do for me what I don't expect of myself to do.
      I am following you now too.
      Good to meet you.

    2. charlottelacar profile image61
      charlottelacarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hi, I am just new here also and just had publish my first ever hub..

      how would i know that I have gained a traffic anyway?

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Charlotte click "My Account" up the top and you'll see a list of all your hubs along with how much traffic they have got for the day/week/month. Just remember that your own views also count as traffic.

        1. charlottelacar profile image61
          charlottelacarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          thanks Wrylitt..wink
          I will do that

  3. profile image0
    Rhysjcposted 6 years ago

    I've only been on HubPages for a week but I am already seeing the benefits of being active on the forum. People often check out your profile and have a look at your hubs, especially if you post in topics which are to do with issues with increasing traffic or in your case, getting comments. I wish you the best of luck in your hubbing smile

    1. ross670daw profile image78
      ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Rhysjc
      Glad to meet you, it's a great place to be here on Hubpages, I have only been here for 3 months now as well, and loving it.
      Yes, forum participation does seem to help with views.
      Thankyou
      All the best to you too.

  4. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I have reviewed your hub, and must ask a very important question......What is your intention for being on HubPages?

    Meaning, are you writing to write or are you writing to make money?

    The distinction between the two makes all the difference in the world, because the level of advice you get will vary between hub writers.

    If you're writing to write, then I would suggest you can leave the hub pretty much as it is now.

    If you're writing to make money, then you will want to make a few adjustments to your hub.

    To help you out, then I would suggest you read a great hub by Marisa Wright - it's -----> http://hubpages.com/hub/My-HubPages-Tips

    My next suggest is more reading as well, but more so guided toward learning about HubPages, which Darkside covers extremely well in his hubs, which are listed below.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/how
    http://hubpages.com/hub/capsules
    http://hubpages.com/hub/howhubworks
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubscore
    http://hubpages.com/hub/hubpages-works

    Also, Frogdropping wrote a couple of hubs for new hubbers. These are recommended reading too.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubpages-Help
    http://hubpages.com/hub/hubpages-blueprint

    Then when you are ready to get more into detail Sunforged, HubPages' resident SEO Technique "Guru" would be worth reading.

    Please do enjoy your time here, regardless why you are here. smile

    1. charlottelacar profile image61
      charlottelacarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Cagsil..thank you for your insightful thoughts..

      I made the hub just to write because it is what i loved to do..
      and to think is I am not capable of making hubs to earn money
      as pro does wink

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Charlottelacar,

        My comment which you posted to was for the person who opened this thread, which wasn't you. However, you could still benefit from reading the Darkside and Frogdropping hubs, because they are both great writers, even if you're not writing for money.

        I came to this thread to help the person who opened it. I did post a comment on your hub that you wrote and I was a bit long winded, and even asked you the same question I asked the OP.

        I'm glad you've made a decision on your intentions here, however, do not dismiss the potential at your fingertips. Keep your options open.

        You're welcome too. smile Have a great day! smile

        1. charlottelacar profile image61
          charlottelacarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ooopppsss..sorry

          But anyway, you have given enough info..thanks for being so kind and generous..
          continue on inspiring the newbies!

          Have a pleasant day, too smile

          1. ross670daw profile image78
            ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hi charlottelacar
            I agree, and good luck to you too.

    2. ross670daw profile image78
      ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Cagsil
      Thankyou for Your response it  is very welcome and appreciated. I initially came to Hubpages to gain backlinks to my other sites and hopefully to earn a quid in the process.
      But, I have enjoyed my involvement in Hubpages so much, that I am doing it for the writing experience as well now. My first few Hubs were somewhat  amateurish of course, but as I adjusted to the process, I am more concerned now about getting things right and aiming for quality hubs.
      I am following Marisa Wright, Darkside and Sunforger already and have learnt a lot from them. I am following you now as well.
      I fully intend to review each hub you have suggested and continue to read more great hubs here.
      Thanks Cagil for taking the time and giving great advice.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I don’t give a dmn about comments, it is all about traffic. Comments will self-care, trust me.

    1. ross670daw profile image78
      ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi paradigmsearch
      I am of course wanting traffic as well, and lots of it, a few comments here and there doesn't hurt either.
      You're probably right, comments will come.
      Thanks mate.

  6. profile image0
    ankigarg87posted 6 years ago

    ya getting comments

    1. ross670daw profile image78
      ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi ankigarg87
      Ahh, yes I have one, two......

  7. Daniel Carter profile image91
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    My experience coming to HP was that I just didn't know what to expect. I wrote a few hubs and thought I was a failure. But then several months went by, and Google indexed my hubs and my traffic started picking up. One article was discovered by Associated Press and was used as the premise for an article about hackers and released across the US. I was STUNNED and couldn't have expected that!

    So you never know. But a well written hub with pictures and good information will out live the bad, poorly written, spammy ones 10 to 1.

    I have a collection of hubs on various subjects, and some do very well and some don't. But the experiment pays off. I've learned alot about what makes good internet writing, and much more. And that's pretty good for a guy who usually speaks in music notation.

    1. ross670daw profile image78
      ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations on that article, very impressive. I am learning so much here from all the expert contributors on how to write better quality hubs, and I am also learning that patience is indeed a  virtue.
      So, I will not be overly concerned about getting comments or feedback, which I am sure will come, but focus instead on writing well and let things take their course.
      Thanks for your insights Daniel

    2. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good for you, Daniel!!!

      I knew you'd do it!

  8. deancortez044 profile image42
    deancortez044posted 6 years ago

    I am new here.  But I think getting reviews is part of joining discussions and getting yourself out there.  And I don't mean spamming or dropping off a link to your Hub page all over the place.  That what I think and that's why I am out here learning and trying to make new friends.

    Thanks to all,

    Dean

    1. ross670daw profile image78
      ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, that's right Dean, and you will learn a lot here from the Hubpages community and make new friends as well. All the best to you.

 
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