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Can a novice writer generate hubs traffic on Hubpages? I Say YES

Updated on March 22, 2013

Hello and welcome to my second hub on my series of hubs trying to answer beginner Hubbers about the many questions that bothers them on Hubpages. This is my third month of stay on Hubppages and I still consider myself a beginner, not that I have not learnt a lot about writing on Hubpages but because I feel I have loads of online writing areas that I need cover and get skills on.

When I joined Hubpages, I spent about 15 hours (5 hours a day in three days) at Learning Center digging out all the information I could about writing on Hubpages. I still spend quite a number of hours there and that is the best place to find answers to most of the questions that a beginner Hubber might have about writing on Hubpages. Although I do get a lot of help by going through the articles in Learning center, there are many questions that you might never find answers.

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The first few days after joining Hubpages I had a lot of questions, some of them unnecessary I would say. As you stay on Hubpages, you realize that some things that used to bother you are no longer a bother.

You stop worrying why your Hubber score is never hitting 90 and above mark, why hub traffic is falling in some days or what “unfollow” means.

However, there are questions that will bother you in and out and you may never find answers unless fellow Hubbers write about them relating to their experiences on Hubpages.

When I wanted to know whether a beginner can make it on Hubpages, I had to stay here and answer that by myself and now you can read the answer here. Another question that I had to stay here and answer by myself was whether a beginner can generate a good traffic to the hubs. Well, the answer is here now and off course that is yes!

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Writing articles that cause some buzz on the web and drives traffic needs a lot of hard work and dedication, my friend billybuc can ascertain to that. You also need to have passion and strength in what you write.

When I write an article and get a comment that someone got helped, that is all the strength I need to keep on writing. As a beginner, don’t burn mid-night oil trying to solve the mystery of how best to use keywords, just keep on writing what you like and what is useful. Soon, you’ll realize traffic will stream back to your hubs. Whether the traffic you’ll get is cheap or worthy, the first step is to get traffic

I have 3 months here and I have not yet sat down to research on keywords. Even when I hit 10,000 views in two months and said I would work on them, I have not yet done so. Not that I don’t find keywords or SEO necessary but I don’t want to complicate my life here too much to the point where I will end up getting a headache.

In any case I know keywords and SEO can be costly in time and money but on the other side they might work or might not work. I learnt having a niche is another strategy that can bring potential visitors and readers to your site but since I have not established my niche that strategy does not bother me for now.

Hubs stats from "My account"

Hubs stats from "My account"
Hubs stats from "My account" | Source

Stats from Google Analytics

Stats from Google Analytics
Stats from Google Analytics | Source

So what do I write about that brings traffic? I write anything that is of interest to me and others. Because I like computers I write about computers, because I have respect for people and their culture I write about that, because Hubpages has allowed me to have a chance as a writer I write about Hubpages, because I like sports I write about sports.

My suggestion to my fellow beginners still is, write what you like but not overly personal. Do research about what you are writing and then craft your hub to give it an appealing layout that readers would like to read.

Play with capsules until you get that attractive design. Do the necessary promotions on social media but be careful not to overdo it. Participate on Hubpages and engage with other Hubbers and ask questions if you get stuck. Hubpages has the best online writing community. This is what I have seen working for me at the moment and until I find other better options, I’m sticking with these strategies.

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      Mohammed Azharuddin Kadivar 20 months ago

      Very informative hub. Thanks for the information

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks for the visit and comment, am glad that my little tips were helpful. Enjoy your day.

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Great hub. You are miles ahead of me statistically and I've been here 6 months. Congratulations. You have given me some great ideas and hope. So, thank you!

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      Clarence Shaw 5 years ago from Manila

      I'm new to Hubpages. I know that it's hard to start but your story brings hope to me to continue writing here. Thank you for that. :)

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks ignugent17 for stopping here and commenting, am glad you found this little information i shared about traffic increasing to be useful.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @vespawoolf, even now i find dwelling too much on keywords very bothering. I just write according to the flow and if a keyword fall on the right place so well and good. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @Jennifer Stone, thanks for the visit and comment. I do agree that Hubpages platform has the most wonderful and helpful writers i have ever seen. Always ready to help and give support.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @rajan, thanks friend, am glad you found the article to be useful. I really do appreciate your support here.

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Very useful and you are really very good in sharing all the information to increase the traffic.

      Thank you very much. :-)

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Great tips and congrats on so many views in such a short time. I agree, it's easy to get bogged down with all the technicalities like keywords when we're new. Better to follow our passions and enjoy writing. Voted up and shared!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      I think this is a very encouraging hub for newbies here, and good advice given about the learning centre and especially talking to other hubbers who I've personally found to be very supportive and always willing to offer advice when asked! Voted up and stuff, Jen

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Useful tips, dwachira. A must read for newbies. Voting up and sharing.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks teaches12345 for the visit and comment, actually most of what i have learnt here comes from fellow hubbers you included. so i say thank you.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thanks for this post. I believe you have shared much wisdom here and all so proved by your success onine.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Yes healthylife2, the more you stay on Hubpages the more you learn. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Healthy Life 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank you for another useful hub for beginners. It takes a long time to learn all aspects of hub pages and the learning center seems like a great idea.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hello Faith Reaper, thanks for commenting, am glad you found this article to be useful. Enjoy your day.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Peggy W, thanks for the visit and comment, i just keep on trying and learning as much as i could. I agree with you, we cannot learn everything at the same time.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Very insightful hub for beginners. Great tips on traffic. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi dwachira,

      Your efforts and results speak for themselves. It is hard to learn everything at once. I knew absolutely nothing about keywords, etc. when I started writing on HubPages. The main thing is to get your feet wet, so-to-speak, keep writing and learning. The really nice thing is that we can always go back in to our existing hubs and update or change them as we become more proficient or learn new things about how best to optimize them. I am doing more and more of that these days. Voted up and useful.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hello learner365, i found articles from other hubbers' experiences being very useful to me, we can learn from others and never make mistakes. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Hi dwachira....Good guidelines you have suggested in this hub. I am sure your helpful tips can ease out much of the confusion which a new Hubber can face. Sharing your experiences with fellow writers is the best thing you are doing. Keep up the awesome work and all the best to you ahead as well!!!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @josh3418, Thanks for the visit and comment, i really do appreciate.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @billybuc, Hello and thanks for the visit and comment. I have gained valuable help reading from other hubbers including you, am just trying to give what i know, may be it can help someone too. Enjoy your day.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      dwachira,

      Another awesome hub with helpful tips! Great job buddy!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Excellent suggestions my friend; you speak from experience and your results speak for themselves.