Ok, I'm a simple guy, and mostly a writer just trying to have fun until one of my damn novels finally makes me rich, but I'd like to know in the simplest, shortest, paint by numbers with no need to understand why, ten things to do to get traffic with no effort LOL. I see hubs that have no comments and have been published for 8 minutes and are front page "hot." So there has to be something people do fast and easy.
Assume my hubs are constructed well (lol, yes a leap, but play along) by standards I've read about. I have stumbleupon, mixx, Reddit and Myspace accounts and I can link to them (but I'm not really going to go write articles on them to generate a fanbase or something, so you skip that if it's one of the steps.)
Just hook me up the short, short list, preferably each step under 10 words to suit my incredible laziness and loathing for all things technical and left brained. Like a check list you'd write for an autistic hamster or something.
I dunno, you could write about crap and cannnabalism... but, on the other hand (oops, need to stop to wash the other hand) I think you are doing well.
You have a high rating and are a short timer. I'm rather new myself, but but I have seen my page views jump a lot in the last week. I don't have any of those other networking sites. I signed on to one-- but it apparently requires some attention that I haven't given, since it netted me ten views.
I'm enjoying it and have probably $2.50 in my account. Maybe sometime it will net something, but in the meantime I'm getting some stuff off my harddrive-- and though I hadn't planned to, actually wrote some new stuff.
I personally appreciate your replies and support. I think you are definetely building a following-- give it time.
Yeah, I'm figuring time will help, but there has to be stuff people do that doesn't require tons of technical savvy too. Or maybe there isn't and it's just time. Thanks for the support. (Oh, and btw, a friend of mine who lives in Hawaii was here last week and brought up YOUR animals in the bra hub at one point as an example of high humor. You are appreciated in the tropics!)
You might want to buy an ebook.
I was afraid people might say that, Dark. But, I shall maintain hope nonetheless!
I have seen websites selling information products on how to get organic, free traffic, and I have seen some pretty detailed internet marketing ebooks on targeting a niche audience. But basically it comes down to writing about things that are interesting for people to read and learn from.
There IS such a thing as a free, lunch, Shadesbreath, but it comes at the cost of sweat equity.
If you could get traffic online by doing nothing and being incredibly lazy, we would all be internet millionaires by now.
There are many things you can do that don't cost money, but they all cost time.
I am working on applying the 80/20 rule so that I am working on the 20% of things that bring the 80% of results during the limited time I have available.
However, I am nothing if not accommodating, so here goes with the list:
1. Do keyword research.
2. Do click pricing research.
3. Match a high-traffic keyword with a high click price to a topic you know something about.
4. Write a Hub on it.
5. Get backlinks.
6. Get backlinks.
7. Get backlinks.
8. Get backlinks.
9. Get backlinks.
10. Rinse and repeat.
No, no no, that is too much effort.
Here is my list after I hit publish.
1. Congratulate myself on a job well done
2. Marvel at my awesomeness for a minimum of twelve minutes
3. Put the kettle on
4. Make coffee
5. Drink coffee with cigarette telling myself how clever I am
6. Think about starting the next one
7. Have another cup of coffee
8. Get some inlinks
9. Start checking where I am on the search engines
10. Tell myself how clever I am once again
Easy - works every time
Rubbish Mark: this is not at all how it works You know full well the coffee is for during the creative process :afterwards is the red wine! Also checking the search engines is step 1 surely LOL
You could have sold that as an ebook for $7.
Step 10 should read: Tell myself how clever I am once again, while cashing yet another massive adsense check! I can't believe you forgot to add that part, Mark!
I like Mark's list, except for the cigarette - I will have some trail mix close at hand instead.
I too am lacking in the savvy of how to do some of the stuff I read discussed.
I think the secret is writing about sex, or having it in your title, either that or "How to Make Money Without Really Trying."
I don't mind investing the time, I just want to know I am not wasting time.
What I have gotten out of Hubs has been some networking, ideas and like Rochelle, getting some old files back into circulation, and I am enjoying the experience. But, yes, I want to generate some money, too.
There appear to be a few words to include in the title if you want lots of instant traffic. We suggest: hot, sexy, free, easy, money, $100, quick . That's for starters. You could make a few titles out of those!
Then, if you really want to keep people's attention, say something interesting!
Actually, we make hardly any money, but we do have fun.
I like your attitude, Mark. Why worry and beat yourself up?
Well, I think Inspirepub's list is probably better for generating traffic, but since I don't know how to do steps 1-2 and 4-9, so I'm going with Mark's list for now with a Pepsi substitute for coffee (or a beer if it's after 5pm).
I think posting a picture of a well endowed woman in your profile would help. I am going to run a craigslist ad for a model. I don't have much to offer : $5.43, air conditioning and a half a bag of doritos. I don't think I will get any supermodels but I think I may get her to clean a toilet while she is here.
guy pictures do not get more hits...that is why you dont see hubs pushing " the to sexiest guys of india". I put my pic on my hub not to get more hits but rather to get some sympathy money
I just joined your fan club if that makes you feel any better. Maybe I'll go back and click an ad too. LOL
Well, I'll not touch the great Coke vs. Pepsi thing lest this forum run off in a direction normally saved for religious threads.
I do like the idea of a hot model pic, but it's so over done I fear I might risk what shred of credibility I might one day earn. I'm holding out on that strategy until all hope is lost first, then, credibility be damned!
As for the hot male model, well, that would just be a lie.
And Mark, you owe me at least $2.00 out of that $7.00 since this is my thread.
Ah Ill click on an add too for ya! And I'm definitely becomming your fan!
(This isn't sympathy by the way! lol This is thinking your a pretty cool guy and I want to be friends! )
Your hubs are great and I love your style.
Rome was't built in a day.
I love hubbing, but struggle to post on a regular basis and it has taken forever for me to figure out some to the simplist things. I'm moving forward though and if "stuff" will stop interrupting me, I might hub a little faster and a little better.
I'm hanging there, and that is hard at my age, but "somewhere over the rainbow dreams really do come true," and "if you build it they will come," so "may the force be with you" shadesbreath, and one day you can say, "show me the money"
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