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Traffic Headache

  1. TheOnlineBlogger profile image60
    TheOnlineBloggerposted 5 years ago

    Hi hubbers,
    let me tell you that I don't write often. Yes, I know the fact that the more you write the more traffic you get. But at least, if my hub is good enough it should convert more visitors. It is very frustrating when I use different methods to get traffic then my hub only gets 50 visits.

    How much time do you spend promoting every single hub? What are the best proven ways to get more traffic? I really want to improve my technique sad

    1. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your pages are very good but they haven't been out there long. It takes a long time to get good traffic.

      There is no penalty on your subdomain as far as I can see so it just a question of plodding along doggedly. At some point a page should suddenly take off.

      A little luck is no bad thing either- something suddenly becoming popular.

      1. TheOnlineBlogger profile image60
        TheOnlineBloggerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Will for motivating me. I really hope it is a matter of time before I get some good traffic.

      2. homesteadbound profile image88
        homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Will Apse - how do you check and see if there is a penalty on your subdomain? I am really new to all of this.

  2. QuestionMaster profile image90
    QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago

    If you choose good keywords you don't need to worry about promotion at all in my experience. I'm far too lazy to do anything more than write them and let them go their own way.

    1. TheOnlineBlogger profile image60
      TheOnlineBloggerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I do choose about 10 long tail keywords for my articles after doing a keyword research. My articles still far a way from being indexed at search engines. It is very difficult to establish many backlinks to every hub I write. This is my problem now.

      1. David 470 profile image85
        David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I never backlinked any hubs I published this year and I am getting traffic. It really depends on how much competition a niche has.

        1. TheOnlineBlogger profile image60
          TheOnlineBloggerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          So this only depends on the keywords? or is there another factor I am missing?

          1. QuestionMaster profile image90
            QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Backlinks help - but only if there are people searching for that topic.

            Backlinks can be pointless if:

            1. You are already ranked highly for a term but no one is searching it.
            2. You don't rank very high but the top ranking sites have thousands of backlinks and it would take you hours of work to compete.

            Make sure when choosing keywords you set it to "exact".

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Same here. smile

  3. Marye Audet profile image89
    Marye Audetposted 5 years ago

    Frankly, you need to buff up on your grammar. You have left out articles in some cases (the, an, a), in other cases your punctuation is incorrect and your capitalization is inconsistent.

    Other than that your articles are very informative. I think if you edit a bit more you will find that your traffic increases.

    1. TheOnlineBlogger profile image60
      TheOnlineBloggerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you very much Marye. I'll try hard to correct these mistakes.

  4. David 470 profile image85
    David 470posted 5 years ago

    50 views for one hub or all your hubs? That is actually a decent amount of views if you keep writing hubs that get that much.

    100 hubs that get 50 views = 5000 views daily.

    My hubs are all over the place. I had hubs hit 2000+/daily, but also have ones that get about 20 views daily...

    1. TheOnlineBlogger profile image60
      TheOnlineBloggerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      50 views for one hub. But this happens in the first day just after publishing the hub then its traffic decreases to 10 views or even to almost zero after a couple of days. I hope to write a hub that receives 50 views every day.
      So I need to choose low competition keywords for my hubs, right?

      1. David 470 profile image85
        David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well, you do not really need any backlinks if any if you write on low competition topic. At least in my HubPages career...

        The only problem with writing on low competition topics and keywords is that you will make less every 1000 views.

        With higher competition topics/words, backlinks are more important because other sites/articles will rank above you.

        In my opinion, stick with low competition words if you do not want to backlink much. So yes.

  5. huba90 profile image59
    huba90posted 5 years ago

    You have to build Backlinks only if you really want to page rank,however you don't need to build hundreds of backlinks on hundreds of sites,Only one will be enough from one strongly repetitive site.The other thing is that to comment on large blogs,forums or even here on hub pages while writing your links after each comment is also counted as a backlink.After that the traffic will rise up automatically for each and every post.

    Check Out this hub here written by a Top Hubber named Relache.. 
    http://relache.hubpages.com/hub/Improve … od_1969509


    “Faith makes all things possible.... love makes all things easy.”

    1. TheOnlineBlogger profile image60
      TheOnlineBloggerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you very much huba. I am reading it right away.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image86
        Barbara Kayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I've read it too. Thanks for the link. It is encouraging.

    2. billabongbob profile image80
      billabongbobposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, this hub was awesome, the link is much appreciated.

  6. Victoria Lynn profile image87
    Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

    QuestionMaster--I've never heard anyone say to set the keywords to "exact." I'm glad I saw your comment. I still don't know how to read the keywords toolbar very well, and what levels of montly views we should avoid...and try to get less? It's all confusing to me.

    1. QuestionMaster profile image90
      QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If you use the "exact" search, you get the exact search number for that term. For example (keywords you searched highlighted):-

      Broad will count all these as searches and might give you say, 20,000 hits:
      Red and green striped hats
      Green and red gnomes with hats
      How to make your red hair look good in hats

      Exact: red hats - might give about 4500 views a month

      Doing an exact search, I'd recommend going for keywords with less than 5000 views a month. But ignore the competition bar - that's for advertisers not publishers. Visit the page using incognito or scroogle and see what PR (page rank) each page has on the first page of Google for your keywords (you can easily check this with a free plugin like SEO Quake). If all the top ten pages have page ranks of 2 or less, or only match the keywords in general, aren't specifically aimed at them, it's worth writing about, using those keywords in your title, tags and photo descriptions.

      1. TheOnlineBlogger profile image60
        TheOnlineBloggerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        SEO Quake is incredible. I just tried it and it works fine. I am going to use this way in my new hub. Thank you QuestionMaster.

  7. profile image60
    laptop-coolerposted 5 years ago

    Build some backlinks to help get yours SERPs up, don't forget that Google looks at all kinds of on and off page factors.  There are some free basic 'SEO' checkers out there which can give you a decent guideline, although they are not 100% accurate in terms of current SEO standards.

 
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