Any of you have experience promoting readership to a HUB page without PPC advertising? Would appreciate any tips out there.
I rarely promote. I write a hub. I leave it. I go write another hub. I leave it. I go write another hub. I leave it. I go write another hub. I leave it.
That's why I've got 180 hubs and 110,000 views on this account.
The only promoting I usually do is tweeting each one, and occasionally forget to do that.
It looks interesting. You point is we need to concentrate on making more hubs instead of promoting.
Some people on the forums disagree with that method. But you'll find that there are people who pay their rent with the money they earn from hubpages without promoting - for instance Relache.
I figure I'd rather have 100 hubs maturing in a year than have 10 hubs that I get to mature in a month because I put all that work into promoting them.
Their time will come......and also, new people often don't know how to pick good topics that 1. Are being searched or 2. Are easy to compete with.
You can promote a hub all you want, but if it's against big competition or isn't being searched for, it can end up being worthless time.
I kind of agree with Wrylilt here, I have heard of people making backlinks and all that stuff. But I think if you just write you hubs and let them age, as long as it has at least a few good keywords, it will get some views.
I don't do any promotion. I don't have as many views as wrylilt, but then of course I don't have a many hubs.
I suspect that if I wrote lots of hubs with good keywords, I would get allot more views.
With no promotion.
Haha I agree about keywords but you can get good views without them.
When I first joined the site, I went with the "Throw mud at a wall till something sticks" method. Luckily for me, quite a bit of mud stuck!
Seems to be lots of "suspecting" and hoping and not as much experimenting.
The shotgun approach has its merits but when you look back at your stats you should see some very promising terms that would be far more profitable if they appeared in a higher location in the serps - thats where your promotion would come in. Not every article is worth promoting and not every article needs promoting.
? if either of those were true, why did you write it? if its against big competition you just compete harder (if thats what your in to)
Relache just posted her traffic sources - top 5 includes another site she writes for i.e. promotion (albeit limited)- she also has 4 years at the site and a ton of lens with very high standing, her experience will not be our experience, it could be! but its not the same as someone with just 3 weeks experience.
That being said , I agree with WryLilt, get a 100 articles written, learn the HP system, learn all your aff dashboards, find something you enjoy that is also profitable and then worry about tweaking everything to the most it can be.
"? if either of those were true, why did you write it? if its against big competition you just compete harder (if thats what your in to)"
Confused what you're referring to?
This account is now my 'write for fun' account and I just don't bother keyword researching here now.
seen your stats in profile.. how in earth did you make 181 hubs in 5 months? I'm just starting here, like 5 days... got 9 hubs with only 180 views overall, i wonder if it could be up...
i would like you to read my hub also, just checking if im doing the right thing (you know, about the hubs i made), im open to inputs, critics, just to make myself "improve" here...
i know its too early to ask for great outcome... just wanna know if they this "hubbing" thing really earns...
Excellent thread this with quality information. I would say the more hubs you have the more are your chances of getting more traffic. I write hubs and write more hubs to raise traffic. Write on good topics and do a bit of keyword research using Google's keyword tool. You will certainly get traffic and increase in earnings over a period of time.
what is Google's keyword tool?
(Sorry, I do not have any idea about such thing...)
here is the link to the google keyword tool
Try some keywords yourself.
Disclaimer: I don't really know a damn thing!
But, I can't resist commenting.
This promoting, writing, backlinking, keyword, adsense, channels, feedburning, rss, reading, commenting, etc. Is the most confusing thing in the world.
Some people are like from Mars or something where Internetish is their first language and English is their second language. As an excited Internetish expert, they relate their experiences only in Keywords and meta statements. For those of us whose second language is Internetish, it takes a long time to acquire that language, as anyone knows, a new language takes about two years to learn sufficient vocabulary to get by, but it takes 5 years to become fluent.
As a 6 month person, I am now proud to say that I have an outstanding vocabulary....I can say the words and most of them do not seem like foreign words at all.
My goal is to understand the vocabulary in the next two years. This would be ahead of the curve.
My main concern at this point is to have the very best content that I can muster. I take a lot of time to do this. I want content that I can proudly point other people to, and some day link my ass off to. So with all the practicing and experimenting, it all comes down to having a good solid foundation. For me, it is the building blocks that all other cloud stuff is built upon. I want to be respected for my content, I want people to remember where they got some help, and I want my visitors to bookmark and save those hubs for future reference. The only way I can do this is to have content that is relevant, helpful and fun.
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