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Double the Traffic for Your Hubs Through Linking

Updated on June 19, 2013

Web Traffic Through Page Links

One of your main goals after writing a great article should be the to obtain web traffic to your article. To develop traffic you've emailed your entire group of friends and you've promoted on your Facebook page and maybe even Pinterest and Twitter. Now How would you like to double or even triple the amount of traffic you get to your hubs? Increased traffic is possible and done easily through linking your hub articles together. One of the things you’ll figure out here is that views are important to your Hub Pages revenue. Every time the web or your promotion brings in traffic you get a view of one of your articles or “hubs” you score just a fraction of a cent more. While each of our statistics maybe very different my earnings per view work out to about $0.0027 or almost 3/10th of a cent. Linking will lead to further traffic and that leads to more revenue. And there are at least 3 ways to link your hubs to increase web traffic.

One of the best things you can do is to write more hubs that are properly keyword researched. That makes each “hub” a potential traffic entry point from the web to your set of pages. So if you wrote 1000 hub articles you would then have 1000 link tentacles out on the web developing traffic for your articles. Now you can see the more articles written and published the merrier for the number of views you will receive. So is writing 1000 articles hard? I think so. I’m up to 50 or so and I may need a finger transplant!!! The one thing I can tell new hubbers (hub writers) and the hubbers who are a bit discouraged or don’t write many articles is to get out there and keep writing quality stuff. Only now am I starting to see which hubs perform better and writing more of the hubs on the most productive topics within my niches (photography, social media and food). I have finally seen the start of upward growth, possibly turning into exponential growth in my views. After reaching 10,000 views that took 2 ½ months I can see that my next 10,000 views should take me half the time provided I keep writing hubs at a steady pace. Earlier today I was reading one hubber’s article that demonstrated how he is getting thousands of views per week. He has a close to a couple of hundred hubs all on computer gaming.

Now say you publish hub articles on power tool reviews. If a reader from Google happens by they may be looking for a basic Black and Decker or Skill electric drill. If you have written a dozen or so articles on different drills and there are well placed intra-links within your hub there is a much greater likelihood that the reader will continue his search through the links that you provide. Just like titles in articles the link title should be catchy and draw the reader into the research. A good title for a link may be "Brand X Drill vs. Brand Y Drill See who won the Side by Side Test” Now if you were drill shopping wouldn't that want to make you read more?

Now that I have firmly established the need for you to link your hubs together for traffic here are the three ways I know to accomplish this.

I often use the link module and link posts by adding the web address in the link and the text you wish to display. The summary of your post will show up as well. The link module is located on the upper right of the screen while you are in the edit mode. You can add several links at the same time to your articles. The disadvantage I see is the space on the page it takes to create the group and the difficulty to reproduce the capsule. If the same link capsule is to go from article to article you will manually need to reproduce it. There is no cut and paste solution.

On the bottom in the same section you can link hubs together under the group drop down box. So if you have several hubs of one genre you could group them together and at the end of the article you will see a next and previous box. Readers can see your next article snippet and may wish to check it out. If you have never used the group drop down box it will be empty. It’s up to you to populate it with your own groupings.

Methods 1 & 2 for Increasing Traffic to Your Hubs

Web Traffic through the built in features of Hub Pages
Web Traffic through the built in features of Hub Pages | Source

Linking Through Your Word Processor

One of the best ways that I have found and I will be doing more of it is to create a document in MS Word with web links for traffic in it and paste it right into a text module. This way you can have a copy and paste solution to add a number of links.

Jan on Hub Pages <<<Here’s the screen from MS Word to make this

The Tracking Link

Use the referral tracker at the very bottom of the page. Where it says "Link to this page" If anyone signs up as an author you may be able to get a small percentage on a recurring basis

The Tracking Link

Linking to get friends interested in Hub writing
Linking to get friends interested in Hub writing | Source

Putting all the Linking Together - Here's what to Expect

The image below indicates he look you can expect by adding links within your articles. I mention here referral links not as a way of web linking but just as a reminder that there are mores ways to earn on this site as well. I'll be adding a link to another article on obtaining referrals in the future.

Linking Within Your Article for Traffic

Linking to Other Articles Increases Traffic
Linking to Other Articles Increases Traffic | Source

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      srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      janmaklak, Thanks for sharing your knowledge about linking. I think it is quite useful. Voted up.

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      Audrey Selig 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Jan - This is an excellent article about getting traffic. You put a lot of work into this hub, and it looks like your tactics are getting traffic to your hubs. Those views are great in that brief time. I do not link to my hubs, but use the group feature for finding similar hubs. I may try that technique. . The layout of this hub is appealing to the senses, and I like your writing tone. Thanks for sharing this information. Blessings. Audrey By the way, I found you when you answered one of my questions. Sharing hub

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      Michelle Widmann 4 years ago

      This hub was incredibly helpful! I'm on my way to becoming more comfortable with writing hubs, and this definitely gave me the information I need to make sure I get the traffic I want. Thanks!

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      passionate77 4 years ago

      very informative and helpful hub, thanks for sharing such easy and nice tips for increasing traffic, stay blessed janmaklak!

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      maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

      An interesting and useful Hub, also very easy to read and follow, which is a great bonus, so I will be voting up and hitting a couple of the buttons as I leave :D

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      ologsinquito 4 years ago from USA

      This is so useful, especially for the newcomers. I wish I had stumbled across this when I first joined HP.

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      BeBrown 4 years ago

      Some good solid info in here. I am impressed that you got that many views in such a short time. Well done!

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      Kathi 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Always appreciate your advise!

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      Melissa Propp 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Very interesting and informative hub on linking. Thanks for sharing this!

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      ologsinquito 5 years ago from USA

      I'm way short of 1,000,000 million views!

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      JanMaklak 5 years ago from Canada

      Thank you DDE, ologsinquito and catman3000 for your comments.

      Catman people will link to your articles because of how unique they are and few of us here are true mathematicians. I'm sure you get a lot of external links. So are you close to a million views yet?

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      Mark 5 years ago from England, UK

      Some good tips here.

      I add links when relevant, but people will link to your article if it's a good quality article.

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      ologsinquito 5 years ago from USA

      Excellent hub for all of us relative beginners. It does make sense that more hubs, up to a certain point, drive more traffic. Some of it I think may be just simple psychology, even with the search engines. If I glance at someone's hub profile, I'm much more apt to open and to read a hub if there are at least 20 to 40 to choose from.

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Most helpful tips on increasing traffic on Hpages, you have mentioned many suggestions and I found this Hub to be useful and voted up!