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How To Receive More Comments From Readers?

  1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
    GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago

    Dear Hubbers,

    I have publish around 11 Hubs and my Hublinks are as follows:

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    I have  receive lots of traffic to my above Hubs but not receiving more comments from my readers. Anyone from Top Hubbers will help me to find the reason behind it?

    regards,

    GoogleCashMoney smile big_smile

  2. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Posting links to all of your hubs here is kind of bad form, but I'll answer your question anyway:

    If you want people to comment more, there's nothing wrong with posting a line at the bottom of your hub asking people's opinions to be put in the comment box.

    1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
      GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      G/G, Thanks for you comments.

    2. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
      GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      G/G, Is there any rule on HubPages -  when you receive more comments, you will score more points. I see Most of the Tob Hubbers receive more and more comments for their every hub.


      1. weblog profile image60
        weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I think there's no such rule. But, you can understand naturally a hub gets more attention when the comments section grows up. More visitors.... more comments.... more attention (if in hot & best sections) and hence you get more traffic smile

        1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
          GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I guess, If we can come to near and achieve Top 10 ranking in Hot and Best section then our chances are better than any other Hubber to stay on the Top because all the new and existing reader always read and give more comments to Top Hubbers. Whoever wants to break their monopoly will have to put lods and lods effort (including Writing and promotion). Let me tell you something I have few Hubber in my mind they are trying to come to Top. I am watching them regularly. Right now my reserch is going on. If I will sucess in my reserch then I will surely publish my finding to other people who wish  to become Tob Hubber.


          1. laringo profile image81
            laringoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I like Hubpages and enjoying writing Hubs, but I am getting frustrated because I have observed, and my score,although in the 90's (highest 96),after a short time drops.  The top 10 to 20 Hubbers who are always the same get the most traffic, comments, and fans when a non-member comes to Hubpages,then enventually joins. I work hard on my Hubs and take my time to produce good ones and I want to get more traffic but it feels as though I am climbing a steep hill. How are Hubs submitted to sites for increased viewing?

            1. AEvans profile image70
              AEvansposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Hi Laringo, Don't get frustrated as I go through the same thing , I believe if I keep pushing I will hit that 99-100 mark. If they are new read there articles as there are many who have wonderful ones and become there fan. smile

            2. Marisa Wright profile image94
              Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Laringo, why worry?   The traffic you would get from being featured in the top 10 Hubbers is negligible.

              Very few people coming to HubPages arrive on the front page, where the top Hubbers are featured.  They arrive at a particular Hub, which they've found on Google or some other search engine - and the search engines don't pick Hubs according to their HubScore!

              I know it feels good to have a high HubScore and it's a buzz to reach 100 (which I did for, like, 5 seconds once).  It's also a self-esteem boost to have fans and receive supportive comments.  But it's not necessarily indicative of high readership or high earnings outside the HubPages community.

              1. laringo profile image81
                laringoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                I hear where you're coming from but I publish frequently and I know that to reach that pinnacle,you have to be know and unfortunately I found Hubpages not by a particular Hub but from the main site URL. Even when someone joins Hubpages through a solicitation, the Hot Hubs,Hubbers,etc. are displayed first. Thanks for your feedback and I'll keep trying because I just have that competative nature within myself and not any fellow Hubbers.

                1. Marisa Wright profile image94
                  Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Not necessarily.  When I post a link to HubPages, I either send people to a specific Hub or to my profile.  I'm sure that's what a lot of Hubbers do.

      2. Mark Knowles profile image62
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Perhaps they are writing hubs that are remarkable?

        1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
          GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Yes Mark. You are right because they are on the Top of the Best and Hot Hub list, so they receive more and more traffic from existing Hubbers and  new commers. I guess this is the only reason they are on Top of the HubList withouth much current efforts. I know they had publish very good articles in the past but just because of that they get all traffic from. This is  not fair to others. Most of the Hubber get attention only when they publish any hub or they receive some comments from other hubber.

          I am trying to find few more ways to reach Top of the list that will help other hubber to gain Top ranking on the HubPages. If you have any suggestion then please share with us. After all you are also on the Top Hub Position (No Offence)

          1. Whitney05 profile image63
            Whitney05posted 8 years ago in reply to this

            The longer you're here, the more you write, and the more you participate in the overall workings of the website (forums, commenting on other hubs, requests, ect) the higher your score typically is.

            You can't really expect a high score over night. Work on high content hubs and getting more traffic to your hubs. The more traffic, typically the more comments. Also, like Charlotte said, ask people at the bottom right above the comment box to leave a comment. You can try asking a question at the end of the hub or in the title of the comment box capsule. Write hubs on controversial topics to raise a debate; just make sure that the debate is kept under control. Write advice hubs, as people are bound to ask you a question on the topic in terms of their life or whatnot.



            You don't necessarily get more points for comments, but the number of comments on your hubs is factored into the overall score.

          2. ProCW profile image85
            ProCWposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I hate playing devil's advocate, but... Mark has a little (eensy-weensy) point.

            What I've learned (so far) is to keep improving your hubs. You've only been here for a short while (just like me.) Add more and more relative and quality content (including videos and pictures.)

            It seems that your fan base is growing very rapidly. So you're on the right track. Don't get discouraged by negative comments. Understand and learn from them - even play along with them. Don't get jealous of them. We all have different expertise, writing styles and target audiences. Promote what you write to the right people and soon you'll be up there with them.

            Artistically,

            ProCW

            PS. Once upon a time, there was a big, bad theatre director. He was VERY negative to everyone (even the audience.) He was a brilliant man (relative to theatre.) He struggled daily trying to get his actors to do what he wanted. He, so desperately, tried to convey all of his knowledge to his actors. He got through to some of them. One day he retired. The next day I took his place.

            The End. Get anything from that? big_smile

            1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
              GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Pro You are right but my point is top hubbers get much attention to their hub very easily because of their position. I know very well about their quality work but my point is about hub traffic. They get most of the traffic from HubPlatform without much promoting their hub. Hub Pages, itself promot their hubs.

              1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
                GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                I dont think Isabella Snow will retire. She will be on the Top List forever (LOL) she got so much fire power to keep herself on the Top.



                1. ProCW profile image85
                  ProCWposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Mark retired! big_smile haha

                  ProCW

                  1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
                    GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    Yes. Correction : Exclude Mark LOL.

            2. embitca profile image86
              embitcaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Yep, there's no reason to feel competitive, especially since the high hub scores are really only meaningful within Hubpages. Search engine traffic is not going to notice or pay attention to the scoring.   There is some internal linking juice that comes with having high scores, but I don't think it is as significant as the internal linking juice that would come from publishing a lot more hubs.

              Writing good content and publishing frequently is really the key... unless you are Misha then you only have to write a hub every six months or so big_smile

              Also, like Mark, the majority of my traffic and the comments left in my hubs come from search engines, not Hubpages.

              1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
                GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks Embi. I will try to bring outside traffice to my Hubs.

                1. weblog profile image60
                  weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  GCM:

                  I was not telling about keywords. Mark has his own blogs and I found his HP profile page while I was searching for something else in google, may be it was just a coincedence.

                  If you want your profile page to be popular, you can post it to sites like mixx, digg or some other social discussion forums. I mean, not bookmarking...those sites allow you to place your site's link in your profile there, so you can put your HP profile page url there, Got it?

                  You can track the traffic source using google analytics. I also get some traffic for my profile page from external sources as told above.

                  - Siddhu smile

                2. AEvans profile image70
                  AEvansposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  The same for me ::::big_smile I just have fun doing what my passion is and that is simply writing and reading. smile

          3. Mark Knowles profile image62
            Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            No offence taken. smile

            Well, I have a few ideas, but if you think the way hubscore works is unfair to new hubbers, I suggest you take that up with team@hubpages.com

            Personally, it took me some time before I became one of the "top hubbers" and if you are looking for an instant solution, I can't help. I wasn't trying to do this.

            As far as I understand it, the individual hubscore has very little to do with the writers personal score.

            I have looked at your hubs, and the only advice I can offer is to write more relevant information for English speakers. Your Ambani brothers hub for instance. Most American, English and Australian readers (My guesstimate of the most traffic from countries) will not have heard of them. Quite apart from the fact that this is very old news, who is going to comment on something they have not heard of?

            If any English speaker has heard of Mukesh Ambani, they will know he is building an extremely expensive house in Mumbai. Apart from that - nothing. Not that his daddy left him a lot of money or that he argued with his brother for a while. No offence.

            Not remarkable to most of us. The only reason I know about him is because I have written about his exploits.

            1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
              GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Mark for your suggestion.

  3. weblog profile image60
    weblogposted 8 years ago

    Keep responding for every comment, I hope that helps. I think you can refer to the hubs by SweetiePie, Amy Jane and some great authors to see how they keep in touch with the comments section. You may get some idea there smile

    1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
      GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks WebLog. I will follow your suggestion in the future.

  4. weblog profile image60
    weblogposted 8 years ago

    GoogleCashMoney:

    I'll tell you something. I wonder, you've got more than 100 fans in just 2 weeks of hubbing. I know, mostly everybody thinks simply adding on fans will help in some way.

    But, tell me...if every hubber in your fanclub is reading your hubs and posting comments, Won't you be having around 100 comments in every hub? Atleast, say 25 smile That is the point, I never find something good in meaningless addition of fans.

    They don't admire you, they simply want you to replicate. Some of them leave your fan club if you don't join their club...Have you seen?

    This is just my opinion. Don't get offended

    - Siddhu smile

    1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
      GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Weblog you are right with the numbers but that increases the traffic to my hubbers very sharply. I am following same steps which are following by few of my collegues. I don't want to disclose their name here.  Just wait for few more days. I am doing few reserch on myself and few other hubbers. I am following few hubbers regularly and their day to day activity on the hub. If my reserch get some finding then surely I will share with you all.

      1. weblog profile image60
        weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, I think I know the fellow hubbers you mean.

        I told it from my experience. Fans are just numbers, I feel. I have seen only few of my fans(hubbers) post comments in my hubs in regular basis. You may carry on with your research.

        All the best.

        - Siddhu smile

  5. Dottie1 profile image81
    Dottie1posted 8 years ago

    GoogleCashMoney, try not to compare yourself with others.  The top hubbers here have earned top spot.  They deserve it.  Concentrate on your work and your work only and you'll get there too one day.

  6. weblog profile image60
    weblogposted 8 years ago

    Marisa is Right. As long as you are in HP, you need not worry about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) because HP team works better than us in bringing our hubs in better search engine rankings if our hubs are worth it.

    Try promoting your hubs, if you have time to do that it's worth to get lots of traffic from sources other than HP.

    - Siddhu smile

    1. guidebaba profile image60
      guidebabaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Correct.

  7. Mark Knowles profile image62
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    googlecashmoney -

    Some people disagree with what I wrote here, but it is true:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-I-got-my-hu … first-page

  8. premsingh profile image60
    premsinghposted 8 years ago

    Dear googlecashmoney, I am following your threads regularly and I got an impression that you are very much concerned with your hub and hubber score. I'll advise you to concentrate first on your content and try to regularly update your content. You may also think of assigning an attractive title to your hubs. You might have noticed that some of the hubbers have more than 90 hubber score but have only published less than 10 hubs. Instead of wasting your time here, visit hubs of some of the good hubbers that will help you lot to improve your hubscore and hubber score as well. hope you will take it as elderly advice and not mind it as personal comments.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent advice!   

      It does seem as though a lot of new Hubbers are fretting about getting fans and comments and increasing Hubscore.  Those things will happen naturally if you just concentrate on writing good Hubs and give it time. You'll notice that the Hubbers with high scores and lots of fans have been here for many months.  Be patient!

  9. guidebaba profile image60
    guidebabaposted 8 years ago

    Great Discussion. I am Learning.

  10. Trsmd profile image59
    Trsmdposted 8 years ago

    I was inactive for a fortnight..
    My score came down from 85 to 70..

    again I am active here.. now my score is climbing to 80...

    1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
      GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Same Here Trsmd. I was inactive yesterday and my score came down to 78. I really dont understand this concept.

      1. Inspirepub profile image86
        Inspirepubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        The idea is to make sure that spammers don't get any benefit from flying in, dropping a Hub or two, and flying out again.

        Their scores will quickly sink below 75 and their links will have "no follow" applied.

        Jenny

        1. GoogleCashMoney profile image61
          GoogleCashMoneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Jenny,

          Check Trsmd profile. It is not one or two hubs. Trsmd had publish more than 150+ hubs


          1. Inspirepub profile image86
            Inspirepubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            The rule was made to stop spammers from abusing HubPages, but it applies to everyone, regardless of how many Hubs they have.

            If you are not active on the site, ie rating Hubs, commenting, posting in forums, or making new Hubs, your score WILL eventually drop to below 75.

            The higher it is to begin with, and the more traffic you are getting to your Hubs, and possibly the longer you have been Hubbing, the longer it will take to fall below 75.

            I guess it may theoretically be possible if you have heaps of traffic to go inactive and stay above 75 - I am not sure exactly what HubPages parameters are - but basically you should work on the assumption that to keep your score over 75 you have to stay active at HubPages in some way.

            Jenny

  11. Eileen Hughes profile image83
    Eileen Hughesposted 8 years ago

    Gee now that means I will definitely go way down.  As I will be on the road for the next 12 months.  So will not be able to access the internet very much.
    I will try to compile articles while offline, but still going to be a bit difficult accessing things from internet cafes in regards to finding bits and pieces online like photos and uploading  etc etc.

    Oh well I will do my best and see what happens.  Thanks everyone

  12. Lissie profile image86
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    Eileen with your score you probably could not access hubpages for a month and it would only drop a point or.  Just  find a telecentre every week or 2: post on the forums do some comments that should keep u in the 90's I should think

  13. Eileen Hughes profile image83
    Eileen Hughesposted 8 years ago

    Lissie, thanks for that I will try.  I am not going until the 1st august.  So will have to try and get a few more written before.  Still trying to get to my first $100.  Not far to go so here's hoping.
    Thanks.

  14. RGraf profile image86
    RGrafposted 8 years ago

    I'm actually looking at more as a game and a challenge.  I watch my scores moving up and down.  When one begins to drop below my imaginary line, I go in and tweak it or add something.  It's amazing how that changes it.  I guess you could say that I'm researching it.  I found that once I hit on a topic that was hot at that moment, it brought others to my site.  I don't fret over my scores.  My husband would argue only because I'm "playing" at getting higher.  I'm just having fun doing this and trying to get better at my rusty writing skills.

  15. mhei profile image78
    mheiposted 8 years ago

    patience is a virtue big_smile

  16. gjcody profile image80
    gjcodyposted 8 years ago

    Just a small note ....I have been here for a while and it is very necessary to keep in here as often as you can and post to all of the sections as often as you can ..it a community and just think of it as a real community ..do what you can for the people and they will eventually get to know you too and help you.  Be honest and sincere ..it does work!  But most of all have fun!!

    1. mhei profile image78
      mheiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      that's true. have fun and dont be alarmed if you are not getting a lot of comments or your hub score isn't as good as the others.it will get there in time smile

 
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