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How to Drive Traffic to Your Articles

Updated on July 25, 2016
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Ms. Inglish offers 25+ years successful experience in Medicine; Health- and I/O Psychology; STEM courses, and Aerospace Education (CAP).

Build your HubPages traffic with these tips and ideas.
Build your HubPages traffic with these tips and ideas. | Source

Variety In Writing: New Contests and Challenges

By participating in HubPages contests and challenges, I have increased Hub views, made new friends, stimulated an ongoing interest in writing, and increased earnings.

Each of the two times I participated in sunforged's 60 Day Challenges (60DC, 60DC2) for writing and promoting with the group, my earnings increased 30%. Participation in other group projects on HubPages and using promotion techniques learned in the 60DC and 60DC2, along with affiliates and ads, I was able to maintain steady earnings.

With the advent of every new feature, I participate as fully as I am able to do.

Answer someone's questions.
Answer someone's questions. | Source

Hub Questions

Hubber darrinintheden asked me the question concering how to draw traffic to a Hub. I thought immediately of a few methods that have brought success.

NUMBER ONE

One method of attracting traffic is to participate in HubPages activities such as asking questions as arrintheden has done and providing productive answers as many Hubbers do.

Answers can take the form of either short answers or full Hubs and either can bring curiosity from readers that may want to know the writer's stances on other topics or to be entertained or informed by their other Hubs.

NUMBER TWO

Paul Edmondson provides an example of a highly effective traffic-building strategy with his answer to them same question at this link. This is a strategy that has been successful in a number of portfoilios of related Hubs that I have written and connected. Jason Menayan first alerted me to this technique when I was a new Hubber and it has worked well. As Paul reminds us, content in these portfolios must be high quality, especially in originality. A portfolio of poor content will not draw traffic, but it might produce complaints.

A few of the portfolios that have succeeded for me include:

NUMBER THREE

A third example of traffic building is to link to other Hubbers' articles and to encourage them to link to yours. As an example for this article, you can see links in the paragraph above. Don't forget to place URL Trackers within your links to others' pages -- the link here is to an excellent Hub on the subject by HubPages' first Hubber, jimmythejock.

When you link back and forth between others' Hubs, youc an benefit from social networking sites that others use as well as well as your own contacts in this realm. Others to whom you link may encourage others to read your work, or once outside readers access these writers' articles, they will find some of you own links as well. And it's fun! Social networking can be an effective method of gaining traffic for your Hubs.

Traffic comes form different places!
Traffic comes form different places! | Source
HubPages Challenges are not quite this tough.
HubPages Challenges are not quite this tough. | Source
Are you allergic to owls? That might make an interesting topic for a Hub.
Are you allergic to owls? That might make an interesting topic for a Hub. | Source

Join a Hub Challenge

Several ways of increasing Hub traffic present themselves right here in the HubPages Community. Here are a few of them -

Hot Topics

A HubPages staffer posts blog articles about Hot Topics that should draw good amounts of traffic each month.

For example, for April, May, and June of 2014 the topics are:

  • Health - Allergies
  • Home - Gardening, home improvement, and others.
  • Fashion and Beauty
  • Gender and Relationships
  • Sports - Baseball is the National Pastime, but other sports are just as popular.
  • Travel - Summer vacations and more.
  • Holidays
  • Entertainment

See the full HP Blog post for all the opportunities. The blog is a useful source of timely information.

Topic: Travel

Have you ever been to the coastline of Cinqueterre in Italy? That trip would make an engaging Hub!
Have you ever been to the coastline of Cinqueterre in Italy? That trip would make an engaging Hub! | Source

30 Hubs in 30 Days - Increase Number of High Quality Hubs and IncreaseTrraffic

The 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge can significantly increase traffic to your Hubs. For those that have not previously produces 30 high-quality Hubs per month, the increase in number places the Hubber's Internet presence into wider and more frequent view.

It's a little like the difference between seeing only 1 billboard for a product along a stretch of highway, and seeing 30 billboards from the same company along the that route. The better quality your Hubs are for this challenge, the better will be the traffic results and income earned by your Hubs.

Anyone that is a member of HubPages can join this particular challenge and it has its own HubPages Forum at 30 Hubs in 30 Days HubChallengers.

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Previous Contest - Click On the Link

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HubPages Contests

HubPages sponsors writing contests in which HP writers can earn awards and cash prizes.

For example, during the first week of March one year, the usual Hot Topics inspirations added a feature and connected with the Helpful Health Hubs Contest. This was double impetus to join the mass of people writing about the topics.

That event was not only another opportunity to write about a particular topic, but to do so on a changing daily basis for the month for daily end weekly cash prizesa

During March 2014, a HubPages Contest of the same sort was called The Grow the HubPot Challenge. The prize pot to win grew with each featured Hub on the HP site by week.

Some of the contests are not valid in all countries globally, but remember jimmythejock? He is the HubPages site's very first Hubber (writer) back in 2006. When he, in Scotland, is not eligible for a particular contest, he produces Hubs for it anyway.

Jimmy benefits from his consistent participation and enjoys the increased traffic to his Hubs. He also enjoys the writing experience and interaction with Hubbers and other readers.


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Summary

Paul Edmondson's advice for writing high-quality content is correct and, from personal witness, I know that the portfolio technique he suggests works effectively to increase Hub traffic.

In my experience, community participation in HubPages activities has also been effective in increasing Hub traffic, gaining friends, and providing opportunities for giving and receiving support in tough times. Many of us could use more of those things.

This all has included Questions and Answers, Hot Topics, contests such as the Helpful Health Hubs Contest, the 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge, and the Rising Stars program. I also volunteered for the HubNuggets Team (Rising Stars, now).

Currently, I enjoy posting in interesting threads on the HP Forums, reading others' Hubs and, and leaving encouraging and constructive comments.

Social networking can increase Hub traffic as well, if done properly and not overused to the point of SPAM.

My most successful methods for driving traffic and increasing earnings are:

  1. High Quality and useful, timely content and
  2. Participation in the HubPages Community.

Best wishes for your writing success!

© 2010 Patty Inglish

Comments, Successes, and Lessons Learned

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      James Paterson 7 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Patty, This is a great hub for new hubbers and a reminder for old hands like you and I.

      I would urge all hubbers to read this for some excellent advice.

      thanks for the linklove patty have fun and take care.....jimmy

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks for all these tips. I'm still learning.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your very helpful hub. On hub you never stop learning.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      That was fast jimmy! - you're a great guy and all around good Hubber. And famous, too. :)

      Sandyspider - your first Hub was excellent and they keep getting better!

      Hello hello - I'm certainly still learning from Hubbers everyday.

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      Don Simkovich 7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      This is helpful. My attitude after I started writing on Hubpages was to make money primarily through Adsense and the search engines. I connected with some Hubbers but didn't participate like I could have until now. I admit, this is why it's hard writing for multiple sites.

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      sheila b. 7 years ago

      I appreciate your advice.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Patty, This hub is very helpful with the multitude of tips you listed. I am doing many of those things and still see room for improvement. It seems I learn something new everyday.

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      franciaonline 7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Patty,

      I've bookmarked your hub. Thanks for the helpful ideas on driving traffic to my hub!

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      emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you very much for this helpful hub. I've been participating in the HubMob since last year and I can honestly say those hubs I wrote under the HubMobs are those that have the highest traffic. So, at least for me, joining up in the weekly hubmob worked. I'll give the 30 on 30 day challenge a try when I'm not so busy with my real life work :).

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      david stillwagon 7 years ago

      Great info especially about the URL tracker I didn't know that it existed.

      thanks

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      AARON99 7 years ago

      A very helpful hub for newbies like me. These informations are so much vital for each and everyone. Keep writing some more useful hubs.

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      Amez 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thank you for your dedication to help new comers understand how to strengthen their hub traffic. Sure makes it more fun when to write when you feel your earning your way into a group of Professional Writers that truly act as a Family, and that go out of their way to share the total worth of all there knowledge so openly.

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      Steve 3.0 7 years ago from Cornwall UK

      Lots of useful information. I have learned a lot from joining hubpages and reading hubs like this. Didn't really think about how to increase traffic before, now I am spending time trying to build some links across my scattered content on the web. Hopefully it will pay off in the future.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Patty really well done. Good to know fact for the newcomers and not so new ones too.

      Greetings my friend

      Zsuzsy

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      Internetwriter62 7 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

      Thank you Patty, I truly appreciate the advice since I really could use the help in promoting my own work. I bookmarked it for reference. Excellent hub. I will try the social networking idea with doing more Rss feeds.

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      Your advice is most welcoming! I hope that many new hubbers and some who have been here for a few months will benefit from your tips. Thank you for the ideas!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Patty I see why your author Hubscore is consistently 100. Not only do you write quality hubs as this one, but from what you wrote here, demonstrats that you know how to increase traffic. I need to print this one and read it continually. Thanks so much Patty, because I now have more ammo to add to my traffic attaining skills.

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      Andrew Grosjean 7 years ago from Detroit

      Thank you for your advice. You have helped me a lot. And I hope, my hubs are better because of it. Thanks again.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Thanks 1,000 times for all the comments -- Each of you have something individual and delightful to add in the way of participation on HubPages and I wish you all as much success as you can handle! You never know who you might reach through this medium or what new friends you might make for a lifetime.

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      gramarye 7 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      This was really helpful information.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you Patty. I need all the help I can get. and this hub was very helpful.

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      Sandra Mireles 7 years ago from Texas

      I am bookmarking this hub. Outstanding and full of good information! Thanks!

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thanks for the excellent advice. I have tried some of the things you mention. I should work harder at them it seems.

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Thanks for sharing your insights. As I've said before, you are someone whose advice I completely respect and will always read and consider what you recommend.

      Thanks again.

      Mike

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Hello, Patty. What a great hub on how to gain traffic. Yes, I found that exchanging links to other Hubber's Hubs is not only a great way to increase traffic, but also to gain some notoriety as well. I found that this isn't at all hard to do as HP is such friendly site. And of course you gave links to other very helpful hubs! Thanks again, Patty!

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      Mac Mission 7 years ago from bangalore

      thats really cool ...

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      Rebecca Graf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Very good info! I'm working on the linking part now. Thank you for giving me more info.

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      Leandraluv 7 years ago from Macae, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      Very informative hub. Thanks for sharing. I am going to check out the HubMob now. I did not know about this before. Thanks.

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 7 years ago from United States

      Thank you very much, that was very interesting. I think I will have to come back and read it again, to remember all that you placed in here. :) Thanks for helping us newbies out!

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      mulberry1 7 years ago

      Sounds like great advice. Traffic is certainly something that everyone is seeking!

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      Missi Darnell 7 years ago from Southern California

      Great advice especially for a new hubber like myself. Thank you. My second hub was nominated for a Hubnugget, not the winner but as they say the honor is in the nomination!

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Missi - It defintely is an honor, since it was chosen as one out of 10 of anywhere form 1500 to 2500 Hubs! To be of such eye-catching notability indicates that you should receive some pretty good traffic for it.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      mulberry1 - Thanks for visiting this one. It's true that traffic takes some work - just sticking something on the Intrnet will not produce the traffic LOL.

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      Sage Williams 7 years ago

      Patty what a terrific hub. I personally would like to thank you for taking the time to really define all the numerous ways to get more traffic to your hubs. This one will be bookmarked for sure and rated up! Now to go back and check some of your links out.

      Thanks so much,

      Sage

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      Rose West 7 years ago from Michigan

      Great hub with great ideas! Thanks so much!

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      tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

      Thanks for the tips Patty I figure I can double my traffic to like 20 pageviews this year ! :)

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Can always use more tips on this subject.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      I appreciate the the additional comments. They are helping me to meet additional people that I have not known before and to recommnect with friends. Thanks!

      tony0724 - I surely hope you reach many more pageviews than that!

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      samboiam 7 years ago from Texas

      Patty, thanks for this hub. There were many excellent tips. I will definitely apply them.

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      raguett 7 years ago

      thanks for the hub we always need more traffic. Thanks

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      Kathleen Lewis 7 years ago from Southern Michigan

      I don't take advantage of many of these ideas - now that I see the importance I guess I should start getting busy. Thanks for the great Hub.

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      Keith Schroeder 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Patty, I had to bookmark this hub. I know I'll need to come back for further review. Thanks for the information.

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      borge_009 7 years ago from Philippines

      I'm new to hubpages and still learning ways to improve my traffic. I will truly learn reading this kind of hubs. Thanks Patty for these excellent tips.

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      Adrienne F Manson 7 years ago from Atlanta

      Wow excellent information on getting traffic to hubs.

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      Stephanie Hicks 7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      If anyone can answer this question, its you Patty! You were here when I joined and I have always admired your work. Best as always - Steph

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      pisean282311 7 years ago

      this is very nice hub specially for new comer like me..thanks for sharing...

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      newmom 7 years ago from Canada

      Great advice!

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      Darrin Stephen 7 years ago from Edson, Alberta

      thanks, for the tips, I will keep on writing and I really have noticed a sizable increase of traffic in the last few days

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      Super Chef 7 years ago from Around the world

      Very Informative Hub thanks for sharing this information i have picked up a couple of pointers from you now to go and use them.

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      Renee S 7 years ago from Virginia

      Very helpful advice. I'll bookmark it.

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      deepthiganesh 7 years ago

      As a new Hubber I am really lucky to read great tips from the Great Hubber! I hope all the given tips will be useful to get increased traffic for our HubPages! Thank you very much Sir!

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Yes, this is a great guide for people. That is exactly what hubpages is about - providing quality content and being actively involved in the community. Thanks for sharing the looooove! x

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      ramkkasturi 7 years ago from India

      Thanks for the tips. I assume it should work. I wonder why the competitions are not open in all counries. Why does the hub score drops fast but gains extremely slow. Also how ca the score be the same in all the columns?

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for your valuable and informative information. thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Maranda Writes 7 years ago

      Great tips! I DESPERATELY need them. Thanks!

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      nickshamrock 7 years ago

      Wow... GREAT guide. Exactly what I was looking for. Good looking out, bro.

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      shimla 7 years ago

      Many thanks - have bookmarked this and will refer to it again to remind myself of your advice.

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      Snapshot at Siem Riep 7 years ago from Cambodja

      Great Hub thanks for sharing your hub

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      She-rah 7 years ago from Springfield, IL

      Very informative, Thank You!

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      Marcus James 7 years ago from Australia

      I'm very new to the site but some great info here. I think I might try and knock out 30 hubs in 30 days (while trying to keep up the quality).

      I've really enjoyed writing on many different topics, it has been quite fun :)

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      Pamela Michele 7 years ago from Mississippi Gulf Coast

      Thanks so much for this article! I am a BRAND new Hubber and this is exactly what I needed! Excellent!

      It is nice to see a fellow Mississippian here, as well. I grew up in a very small town in MS, and I enjoyed reading your profile!

      Thanks for the advice! L.O.V.E.

      Pam

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      Ylva 7 years ago from Sweden

      this is a great article. thanks for sharing

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      Lecie 7 years ago

      thanks for the advice.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      @ramkkasturi - The contests do not work in certain countries, because of prohibitive laws in those countries. HubPages has no influence to change this phenomenon. As for Hub Scores, they change according to how many people view your Hub, how many times readers rate it up or down, and several other factors. Success to you in your future writing!

      Thanks to eveyone else for reading, posting comments, and adding to HubPages and our reading pleasure even more. Have a successful writing week!

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      lender3212000 7 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Great idea to include trackers in links to others hubs, I never even thought of that! I'll definitely be giving that a try!

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      digitalexplorer 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Excellent! Being a a new hubby this is very helpful! Thanks.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Hello everyone that is posting comments! - I wish you continued success. Let us know how it is all going.

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      Meek and mild 7 years ago

      I just learn t about including trackers in links to hubs created by others. I've got to give it a try! Thanks Patty.

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      Complaicency 7 years ago from Wales, UK

      Truly a fantastic hub. i couldn't agree with you more. hub participation is deffinately key.

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      moondive 7 years ago from Modena,Italy

      Great advice

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      Jacob Darkley 7 years ago from California, USA

      Great hub. Thanks for the information.

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      Karen Wilton 7 years ago from Australia

      Thank you Patty for this most informative Hub. You have provided a wealth of information here for the newbies, of which I confess to being one. My three hubs seem dismal in comparison to yours so I can't wait to try the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge and see if I can get better results. Thanks again, Karen

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      haaris_1 7 years ago

      thanks a lot for sharing such a great hub...

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I liked this information. That's why you always on top. Congratulation for you with 100 hub score. This is useful for us, and for me especially. You brought the happiness for us by giving this information. Know I understand the power of giving answer and the link to other hub. I'll bookmark this one. I I should learn much from you. Thank you very much

      Prasetio

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      earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      A very complete and helpful hub for those wanting to drive more traffic. There is something here for old hands and newbies alike.

      Great work Patty, very impressive!

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      Di 7 years ago from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

      Thanks a lot - I agree with you on all of these. I'm still trying to get to 30 hubs in 30 days.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Thanks for reading and posting comments. Let me know how you all fare with your goals. Much success to you!

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      Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Great great hub Patty. Wonderful information. There are all sorts of ways to network, and I've found that the more I use and experience social networking within HubPages and in outside sites, the better it is for traffic. And of course none of it works if your content isn't quality. Love your info, Patty. Thanks.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Hi Freida Babbley - I am still wading through social networking outside HubPages, but getting the hang of it now. useful for traffic and making friends. Thanks for visitng and making a comment.

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       7 years ago

      Thank you for the great hub!! I am relatively new and you have provided me with many great tips. I seem to teeter on both sides of a 75 hubber score and keep looking for good advice, this is some of the best I have found!

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      jeffro67 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      What a wonderfully informative hub! Since I am still fairly new to Hubpages, I am continually looking for advice on improving my score...keeping it above 75. Your hub should help me out quite a bit! Thanks!!!

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      Remy Francis 7 years ago from Creative Zone Dubai

      Your hub is superb!

      I just got enlightened with some brilliant ideas to drive traffic. Thanks to you!!

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Many Hub challenges are emerging with the spring Tulips. Be sure to catch them all!

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      tweetter 7 years ago

      very informative hub mann!!@@@ Thanx for posting thi one, with this i can drive some more traffic to my hubs. Thanx a lot@@@

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Great for beginners and a must read for them. Thanks sharing for sharing this wonderful article.

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      George Poe 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Nice work. Thanks for sharing..

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      Lamme 7 years ago

      Great hub. I'm going to have to bookmark this! Thanks for all the great information.

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      DjBryle 7 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      This is very helpful miss Patty... thanks for always being there to hel wannabe writers like me =) Wishing you and your family all the best! tc =)

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      DjBryle 7 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      I mean always being there to help... =) Thanks so much!

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      Dobson 6 years ago from Virginia

      Oh boy, anther hub to bookmark! I am impressed with the quality of information here and how it will help me spread my wings on Hub Pages. Thanks for taking the time to put all this in one place.

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      Andrewskis 6 years ago from Lexington, Kentucky

      Patty,

      Thanks for the advice, I'm still a newborn in the hub game and this is very helpful! Your ridiculous amount of quality material is an inspiration :)

      -Andrew

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      L M Reid 6 years ago from Ireland

      Thanks for such an informative hub. I really enjoy reading other hubs and leaving comments too. So the fact that it may increase traffic to my own hubs is really a bonus.

      Lots of useful information here thanks again.

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      SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Well it never ceases to amaze me (I love that phrase because my dearly departed mother often used it when beginning an instructional phase with me) when I realize how much I simply do not know. After reading this, I am slightly more confused that before. I guess that just goes to show you how much time it takes me to process information. I am taking parts of it and using them right away, and the rest is going to have to wait. Thanks for the exposure to the correct information, forgive me if it takes a couple more weeks to understand.

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      solar.power 6 years ago from Brisbane

      You are a legend. This is my 1st hub but im going to follow your tips and become a master like you one day

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      WOW! Thank God and blessings for all your kind words. I'm still learning as well, and believe in the participation aspect, because it works. The part I'm working on is the online social networking/backlinks aspect, but it's improving with practice.

      I hope you all enjoy Hubpages more and more in future.

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      ss sneh 6 years ago from the Incredible India!

      HI! One of the best hubs I have ever seen when it comes to giving valuable- practical knowledge -to improve hub score. This the first hub I have bookmarked and I am very happy about discovering such a quality stuff. Great job! - Thanks

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      Derek D 6 years ago from United States

      Great tips......

      This is exactly what a new Hubber needs

      Can't wait to put it to use !!!!!!!!!!

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      gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      Great ideas here - all perfectly true.

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      ProCW 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Great advice, MS Inglish! :) You're an excellent teacher, and definitely not OVERpaid! :D If everyone (including me) would just follow part (a tenth) of your advice on how to drive traffic to hubs, they (we) would all see substantial increases in traffic.

      Hope you're well.

      Wishing you the best-est! :)

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Everyone, thanks for your posts. This system works so well at time that I feel under an avalanche of good.

      ProCW - Great to see you here! Thanks so much for your kind words. Once I find a pattern in a project, it's east to line it up logically and explain. lol - Better-est to you, friend! :)

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      katkin 6 years ago from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England

      Thank you for this - I'm new here and this is invaluable! Definitely one to bookmark.

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      @moonvine - I think you'll find it fun and gain momentum with a group challenge. Much success to you!

      @katin - Welcome and have a good time!

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      techno-hub 6 years ago

      I am impressed with all these. I hope i will get more traffic.

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      ParadiseForever 6 years ago from Chennai, India.

      All the tips are of great and easy ideas for increasing good number of traffic. I really enjoyed reading this article. Wonderful way of sharing.

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      kurojohns 6 years ago from Muntinlupa, Philippines

      HubPages is really great to use when it comes to increasing the search engine ranking.

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      Charles K. 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the helpful information. As a newbie here, I'm glad to find out about the importance of community participation. It is far too easy to get so busy researching and writing that one overlooks the community element. By emphasizing it here, you no doubt have helped quite a few of us to be better hubbers and to get better results. I thank you for that!

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      Daniel 6 years ago

      Hey I'm a new Hubber and I Really have trouble driving traffic to my Hubs. Can you please give me some tips or pinpoint me to a hub?

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      as always I seem to be missing out on something, then I read a great hub like this, and know that I am still ont eh right track... just need to write and push it a bit more... Thanks for this bookmarked and rated up.

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      MartyWare 6 years ago from New South Wales Australia

      This is awsome stuff, I have added it to my favorites so I can refer to it.

      Thanks for the content.

      Marty Ware

      The SEO Dad

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      Stuart 6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Awesome hub, I am so thankful for the info. I will be looking to see your next hubs and again thank you for your help. You will definitely be getting a vote up.

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      Michelle Scoggins 6 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thank you for the info I have been getting such good advice since I have been on Hubpages for less than a month and still am trying to figure out how to drive traffic and earn at least a penny.. So I am least getting some helpful tips.

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      Sherry Vacik 6 years ago from Prague, Czech Republic

      Thanks for the great advice--I'm bookmarking your hub to help me in my own Hubpages journey!

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      Japemwellows 6 years ago from 5ifth Dimensi0n

      This is a great hub for beginners such as myself, really informative. Definatly be glancing over this from time to time. Bookmarked!

      thank you Patty =)

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      chrysstil 6 years ago

      thanks patty.

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      Joyful Pamela 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Hi Patty! ~ Thanks for taking the time to share and write all of your wonderful advice! It truly is helpful to us "newbie" hubbers. I will be certain to try several of your suggestions. :-D

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      jibi1234 6 years ago from New York

      Thanks buddy for the tips :-)

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      rodolphe 6 years ago from Montreal,Quebec

      Thanks for the great informations

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      Jupiter1385 6 years ago from Illinois

      So many great points! I am a new hubber and always looking for ways to increase my traffic. Thank you!

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      Research Analyst 6 years ago

      This is good thanks for sharing.

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      adeyera 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Thanks for this informative hub.

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      fundamentallife 6 years ago

      Phenominal tips for everyone here, thanks Patty.

      I have 'Dug' this! And am now following you.

      AJ

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      OrlandoC 6 years ago from Glen Ridge

      Thanks a lot. As a new member it's always good to hear advice from veterans.

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      tthudium 6 years ago

      Great hub, I followed you, and am hoping for more great hubs. Im new, and loved this hub!

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      xixi12 6 years ago from Everywhere but here. In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. You can never be truly free till you have the discipline to manage it.

      I am a new hubber and I have found these tips really helpful. Thank you for sharing

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      nms 6 years ago from Cochin

      now i know HubPages Participation will bring on more traffic, thanks

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      nyc123 6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Hi, this hub is definitely very helpful, thanks for posting. It also shows that you care about the success of newbies that are trying to attract visitors to their finished online products. Great job!!

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 6 years ago from Europe

      thanks so much for the Advice. I have been thinking of ways to generate more traffic to my internet hospital established here on hubpages in my profile and I thought of writing articles in other article sites such as ezinearticles, searchwarp, articlebase, articlesnatch, blogger, magportal, bukisa and link all of them to my hubpages contents depending on which is most linked to these articles. but now you have given me more insights. I really need this traffic since what I am doing is more like a community service and I need a lot of traffic for people to read and give comments. You know, community services need response so as to weigh the effectiveness of the service and I felt asides going to rural areas, I can as well do the same here on the internet through a wonderful community as hubpages. Thanks once again for such an advice from an experienced and elderly hubber. I am privileged

      D.Virtual.Doctor

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      Nick Malizia 6 years ago from USA

      Amazing, useful hub! I thought about the asking other members if they would like to link to each others hubs, but I thought we weren't allowed on the grounds that... I guess because it's too easy to get traffic that way.

      The earlier comments about "On Hubpages you never stop learning." were correct. Ha ha!

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      Shane Belceto 6 years ago from WA USA

      Great info I can see how participating in the HUB challenges can make a difference in both you and your HUBs makes sence. Thank YOU

      Are you in one now?

      ~Expect Miracles

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      I' in he second 60 Day Challenge, HubMob this week and last, and on the HubNggets Team. In fact, I'm the "odest"HubNugget Team member now - the others got so many writing jobs from exposure on HubPages and lsewhere that they are writing fulltime and we had to get more!

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      Shane Belceto 6 years ago from WA USA

      Nice you surely do keep busy then ... Will keep an ear out for more from you then.

      ~Expect Miracles

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      Ironracer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Great information. This helps explain why you have almost 4000 followers!

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      PR_am 6 years ago from Oregon

      I find this hub very informative. Thanks Patty for sharing

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      Amie Warren 6 years ago

      I love the community here, more than at any other site I'm on. I'm trying to participate as much as possible, doing questions, answers, trying hard to complete the 30/30 challenge this month. I think that Hubbers are some of the best people around, and I am proud to be one.

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      s.carver 6 years ago from San Francisco

      I look forward to joining you with a perfect 100 score. Thanks for the tips!

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      Twilight Lawns 6 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Thanks for a very informative and lucid Hub. It's reassuring that there are people like you who make the early stages a lot easier. From a very early stager. Thanks again.

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      brandonakelly 6 years ago from Wilmington, NC

      I'm a new hubber and I found the bit about the first 3 months and becoming a hub nugget to be very interesting.. I may have to try my hand at this. Thank you.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks for these great tips. I'm going to bookmark this hub and I voted it up and awesome.

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      Bel Marshall 6 years ago from Michigan

      Good information! Thank you!

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      AskAshlie3433 6 years ago from WEST VIRGINIA

      This was very useful. Thank you for sharing!

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      Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) 6 years ago from Boston, MA, USA

      Just ran into this hub, this is a lot of info to absorb. I'm not very good at writing in English, so some of the advice are just not for me, unfortunately. I also don't know how to ask others to link back to my hubs if I linked to them, what if they didn't link back? Should I drop their link then? not sure :(

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      Wishing_Well 6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Great advice for a newbie. I'll go for the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge when I have a bit more time on my hands.

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      @snakebnaby - We're all doing a lot of linking with the "Suggest Links" feature at the top of our Hubs. But, if you have a Hub that is about the topic of another Hub, just email and ask the person to consider linking to you. Keep the links you think are useful.

      Thanks to everyone who made a comment on this thread. Happy writing in 2011!

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      Mohan Kumar 6 years ago from UK

      This is outstandingly useful! learnt a lot from this Thanks.

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      Latia23 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      ok im going to try this out I only have one hub and im so lost

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      LyndaD 6 years ago

      Great information. New to hubpages so I found hubnuggets especially intriguing.

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      SEOdaily 6 years ago

      great article ;)

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      Cindy2011 6 years ago from Canada's West Coast

      All the comments before me have stated it all - thanks for taking the time to summarize your successes with these Hub Pages. I'm new to Hub Page, so having a hubber share their experience is encouraging. I've got a lot to learn & pursue. Thanks.

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      Resume Services 6 years ago

      A bunch of information, here. I am certain you exhausted a great deal of time writing this hub, thanks.

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      Angel Caleb Santos 6 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      Great info. Thanks.

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      With the recent changes in the Google seach/results system, income is holding steady and even increasing. Some of my Hubs are gaining traffic that have not previously done so. I am looking forward to more.

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      hubadmin 6 years ago

      Hi patty I just started joining hubpages and your hub caught my attention got a lot of ideas to help me out on my hub. Thanks a lot cheers!

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      compaqvista 6 years ago from India

      thanks mate for the valuable advice :-)

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      literal 6 years ago from Aotearoa

      You have a lot of info on your hub

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks for sharing that helpful information on ways to increase traffic to your site. I have bookmarked your hub for future reference. Voted UP and rated USEFUL

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      literal 6 years ago from Aotearoa

      Thanks so much.

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      literal 6 years ago from Aotearoa

      Thats good

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      Patrick Kamau 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Important tips that i will try to utilize to increase my hub traffic.

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      Ashraf Mir 6 years ago from Dhaka

      Thanks for the sharing of great ideas.

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      SummerSurf 6 years ago

      Very useful article!

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      ZOOSMC 6 years ago

      hey patty inglish

      thanks for another great hub. I am fairly new to hubpages and I have been following you. Its a hub like this one that picks me right back up when I get discouraged because I see my traffic going down. I am never that sure about what I am doing regarding traffic, etc...bUT i KEEP WORKING AT IT. I am always amazed at how quickly you produce your quality hubs. I guess we get better and better as time goes on...

      Thanks again for another great one..I continue to learn

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      daffodil2010 6 years ago

      this hub is useful for the beginners. thanks for sharing.

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      drakdestroier 6 years ago

      This is a great hub, very easy to understand and simple to follow. I will try to follow some of your tips, thanks

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      James Bowden 6 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Hi Patty;

      I am still fairly new to Hubpages myself. There were a lot things on my mind about contests, increasing traffic, etc...etc... And I appreciate a wonderful article explaining everything about Hubpages that was not clear to me. You explained it all in a nutshell. Will definitely make sure I get in with the mob at Hubmob,from here in out.

      Jlbowden

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      BabyCheetah 6 years ago from Melbourne

      Wow lots of interesting things in this hub, thank you for the info :)

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      Marissa 6 years ago from United States

      Thank you for the advice! I didn't know about the HubMob or HubNuggets until now. I'll have to look into them!

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      Mrs. Menagerie 5 years ago from The Zoo

      Can you believe I just found this hub? I try to find all the fantastically helpful hubs such as this one and it took me until now to find this. This is amazing and you are amazing...your profile, I mean. How do you find the time? You have another fan in me.

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thank you for the tips, I took notes :).. UP and stuff.

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      Mark E Smith 5 years ago from Blairsville, GA

      Thanks, Patty, for all the great tips and advice. I am very new and still struggling with the technical stuff. Thanks for being there!

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      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      I'm glad that I joined Hubpages, and I'm here to stay. Writing is a strength I recently discovered and I'm so joyed.

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      femanalyst 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing such an informative hub! I voted you up. What is the average time you spend writing per week on Hub pages? I was just curious because the quality of your work is very apparent!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      The more I read and write, the easier it is to increase the quality of writing; I write at HP about 20 hrs/week.

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Oh yes, now I am swimming in knowledge goodness, now to put it into practice. I am so looking forward to being a hubmobster. Thanks for such an informative hub! I learn so much here every time I look around.

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      tilinaoita 5 years ago

      I never use HubPages for more than search engine rankings. But this could also be a good option for making money online.

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      Naomi's Banner 5 years ago from United States

      This Hub is awesome and so positive! Thanks so much for writing this HUB!

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      Jagodka 5 years ago

      Thank you for this well-written and informative hub. I'm still new to this site so this helps a lot trying to improve my traffic!

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      Alaster Packer 5 years ago

      Appreciate the info here. These tips look a sure route to success in the seeing of more traffic. Thanks Patty.

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      Steven Miller 5 years ago from Ohio Great City of Dayton

      Great hub here, as per your usual from what I have read thus far. You sure know your stuff. Driving traffic is the most important thing we can do here on Hubpages. Thanks for the information here.

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      Rhonda Cisney 5 years ago

      Thank you for all this information, granted to this newbie it is really overwhelming!!

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      Webmasterfzn 5 years ago

      HI Patty.. This hub, for me was very useful.

      I am just very new here, I need to learn a lot.

      And I must say you are extremely proficient.

      Thank you-

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      Escobana 5 years ago from Valencia

      Hi Patty!

      I've become a big fan of Hubpages and I love the way you explain everything here. Being a fresh one, I have to read a lot in order to understand more about this interesting community.

      Thanks for this great Hub!

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      powerofknowledge1 5 years ago

      Very helpful. Thanks for sharing

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Excellent hub for a newbie like me!

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      ajayshah2005 5 years ago from Mid Asia

      Thanks Patty for such an excellent hub!

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      Stephanie Das 5 years ago from Miami, US

      Great hub!

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      elucidator 5 years ago from SoCal

      While I have been connected to hubpages for three years, it is only in the last couple of weeks I have found it again. I had forgotten about signing up years ago. I am energized by the ease of use and being a part of a supportive community of writers, with such varied interests and passions. I am addicted!!! Congrats on your award and I look forward to continue to learn from writers like yourself and hopefully share with the community my journey. Blessings.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Get on board for the November 2011 contest and give us your poetry as well as prose and your own photos.

      Best to everyone!

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      Udhayakumar G K 5 years ago

      Great!

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      Brewster 5 years ago from CALIFORNIA

      You can tell a lot of love and work went into this hub. It is excellent. I wonder though, why you did not mention making money with Google. Still, very good article. Thanks for the great info. -Brewster

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      MikeNV 5 years ago from Henderson, NV

      These are all excellent suggestions to drive traffic. All seem to play on a variation of community participation. One thing I like is the new emails that display your articles to your existing followers. I actually think this makes it a lot easier to keep up with the community interests. Generally I don't like being bombarded with email, but in this instance it seems to be working. So Hubbers would be well advised to follow the people who write content they are most interested in... and not be afraid to join in. I tend to read more hubs of the people I am following because I can trust their content.

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      Brett Foster 5 years ago from Tallahassee, Florida

      I thought this hub was very useful and informative. Thank you for writing it as it will personally help me a great deal when working on my hubs. Awesome article!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Keep entering the contests and writing interesting material as often as you can, and you will all do pretty well.

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      athena2011 5 years ago from Beachfront - In My Dreams:)

      Great tips you shared here. I recently discovered the Answers section and have started participating here. Really enjoying them as there is such a wide variety of topics.

      Going to check out the forum and hopefully will learn of any new contests in the new year. Thanks. Voted up and useful.

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      learnlovelive 5 years ago from U.S.

      Excellent job! Thanks for your inspiration.

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Absorbing all the very useful information you have provided and thank you so much.

      I'm bookmarking your Hub for constant reference and shall begin writing more Hubs for contests!

      Such helpful advice.

      You're just great!

      Voting up and every which way!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      I hope it helps, because it all works for me!

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      learnlovelive 5 years ago from U.S.

      You go girl!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Tryin' to chug along :)

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      TIMETRAVELER2 5 years ago

      There's so much information here that it's overwhelming. I have bookmarked this hub and will use it as a resource. Thanks for the tips!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Good for you - best of success and ask questions if you need help. Thanks.

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      jamila sahar 5 years ago

      great informative hub !

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Try the new contest in that begins March 1; we should see lots of interesting Hubs for it. Thanks!

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      crystaljerke 5 years ago

      Hi Petty,

      Its really wonderful experience to read your informative hub!!!

      Thanks a lot for a great help for beginner like us.

      Warm regards!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Thank you, crystaljerke -- This really does work well and has led me to meet some very good people in the process. Hope you are enjoying your time at HP.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

      I like all your suggestions here - and you gave an insight to why you choose the subjects you do. Great hub!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Thanks! I wish you success in participating in as many things as you can at HP.

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      Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      I think I'll bookmark it, too. There is so much to absorb. Thanks. Sandra Busby

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      Marion Elodie 5 years ago from London

      I read everything here and clicked on a few links, but I bookmarked it because there is indeed a lot of information. Thank you very much for this very useful Hub!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Try the Know It All contest by answering HubPages Questions. It's pretty fun!

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      Marion Elodie 5 years ago from London

      Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try!

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      William Gerace 5 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      Great hub. I will definitely check those contests out. Very informative as well as straightforward. Tons of information. Thanks again.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Good luck with the contests you choose!

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      the girls 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Thank you Patty for this good advise to a new hubber like me (hope I described myself correctly). I have been reading some of your hubs and I have seen the highest scores in hubpage possible. I am in awe of your talent and generosity to help others.

      I'll take your instructions one step at a time to increase traffic to my hubs and possibly enjoy financial rewards in the future as well.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Thanks for reading this Hub, the girls, and best success to you as you write with the community!

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Hi Patty. This is a very rich hub filled with important information for hubbers new and not so new. It will be my lunchtime reading at work today as I explore the various links. Voted up and useful! :)

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      This all really works for me and I hope others try it with equal success. Answering HubPages Questions is a good way to participate, as the last contest showed.

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      lejonkung 5 years ago

      Thank you for an eyeopening hub!!

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      James Bowden 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Hi Patty:

      Thanks for not only some very useful and resourceful information, but also an awesome reminder of how we all within this community continue to drive traffic to our hub articles. Just realized myself after reading your article, that I will have to participate a bit more in not only the forums, but get involved in a 30 hubs in 30 days challenge. Thanks for the additional ispiration that your article gave me. Voted up as well as awesome.

      Jl

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Hey, Jlbowen; I'm preparing a HubNuggets roundup Hub as we speak. Much fun!

      Some of the Forums have very good conversational topics and are full of interesting people. The 30/30 is a great exercise; I attempt it whenever possible - my content is often to long to get all 30 in. LOL

      Thanks for reading and participating!

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      Sherri92 4 years ago

      Thank you for all the info! It was very helpful & interesting! I still have a lot to learn!

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Yes, I really loved the march contest! Asking and answering questions taught me so much. Thank you for the reminder about the contests. It is easy to get lost out there. When I first joined I didn't know about the hubnuggets and stuff, it is so great to be reminded of all the learning tools by reading other hubs! I love it!

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      The Jejune contest is for recipes, so that will be fun!

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      Hi Patty, what a useful hub!

      I was curious to see what the "portfolio" strategy was all about, and I was surprised when I discovered that I'm already doing it haha!

      On my CarNoobZ niche account I just did a series of car insurance hubs and titled them as a series, but with different subtitles...e.g. "Car Insurance For Noobz: What Is [blank]?"...like that, and linked them together. What can I say? It works!

      And I love how you put an HP signup link right in your hub. Doing that just seems so obvious...now that I've seen you do it =)

      When I first saw how many followers and hubs you have, I was like, "Oh well, no need to follow...she probably retired from hubbing and everything is old", but then I saw your hub activity. You're still here?! Thanks for sticking around and continuing to contribute to the HP community.

      So, I'm looking forward to browsing through your other hubs and seeing what else I can learn from you.

      Aloha!

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Yes, some of us stay around a while! Thanks for commenting.

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Very informative, Patty! You are absolutely spot on with being active with questions, answers, commenting on other people's hubs, and just being active in general on hubpages.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

      Great Hub, useful for every Hubber. Voted up and shared with followers.

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Lots of great information and tips here. I enjoyed reading this article. You give some great suggestions and they are all well presented, well done and well written. Thanks for sharing your information and knowledge!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      I was curious to see how old this hub might be and right off the bat it told me it had been updated this year. Thanks for that! I'll be back to take time to look it over more closely.

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      Stephen Govoni 4 years ago from Coastal Massachusetts

      Patty, as a new hubber here you can imagine this article was very helpful! Will be prepping for a 30 day challenge and working on the next HubNugget. Thanks for this!

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Hi Stephan Govoni! - glad this was motivational. I actually make a living writing Hubs, so it's possible!

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      PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

      Patty,

      What an informative hub, and now I will benefit from putting the information into practice. Thanks so much.

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      I hope you do well and win every challenge!

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      His princesz 4 years ago

      Thank you for all these tips Patty

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      They've always worked for me and will for you too.

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      His princesz 4 years ago

      I'll try them. I've been away here 2 years. I'll try to write again...

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Welcome back to writing! It will be good to see more of your work.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dear Patty - While "hangin' out" around the forums a few minutes ago I found your hub. I'm bursting with inspiration! After reading and studying this very helpful article, I'm happier than Christopher Columbus with a Speed Boat:)

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Hi there! I hope these techniques work for you on HubPages; they always have for me. You write on a variety of topics that draw interest in the first place, and should do well in challenges and contests each time.

      Cheers!

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      Karen Szklany Gault 4 years ago from New England

      Enjoyed reading this article. It has inspired me to join "Pinterest" and to visit the HubMob's weekly writer's inspiration.

      Voted Up, Up, Up, and Up

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Pinterest is fun to use and I like it a lot; it lets you discover a multitude of things. HubMob is the Topic of the Week now; I'd better change that!

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      How right you are - you commented on an answer I left in a Forum - we seemed to think alike so I decided to check out your Hubs which led me to this terrific read! I will continue to participate in forums, answers and now incorporate the idea's from youe hub. Voted Up and all - shared with my friends too ;-)

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Thanks for reading and I hope these suggestions help you to increase your Hub Traffic as they worked for me! Some of the Forum threads lead to very interesting discussions and I add them into my Hubs whenever I can.

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      petertebin 4 years ago from Maryland

      Amazing and helpful hub!

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      It works for me and I just added my first Hub to the newest contest - Rigorous Reviews. Cheers!

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      William H Taylor 4 years ago from Binghamton NY

      Thank you for this. Do you think it would be acceptable to do a 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge with the topic being a series of short stories in a common world. A portfolio of short stories. I've created one and after reading your post I think I'd like to try it. But it seems these are for non fiction topics. I don't know if I should try it with Circles Seven.

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Hi wtaylorjr2001 - I see short stories on HP, but the writers often say fiction does not receive much traffic nor substantial income through the affiliate programs like AdSense, HP Ads, Amazon, or eBay. If the stories are already published elsewhere online they would be marked"Dupicaten Content" by HP, so hopefully that is not the case. You might visit the 30 Hubs In 30 Days Challenge threads in the Forums and ask what those writers think of the idea of the short stories and go from there. Best of luck!

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      William H Taylor 4 years ago from Binghamton NY

      Hi Patty Inglish,

      Thanks for your input. I'll ask there.

      Bill

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      Brinafr3sh 4 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi Patty Inglish, Congrats on 6 years of being on Hubpages. I have been on a couple of 30 day Hub challenges but I took a break. Now soon I'll get back to doing a 30 day or a 60 day Hub challenge. Thanks for this useful article and tips for getting more Hub traffic. Peace.

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      Educateurself 4 years ago

      What a great hub some great tips to drive traffic.

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Thay've always worked well for me! I hope the same success comes your way.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      hi Patty, what a wonderful and useful hub, even after knowing so much of hubpages, there still remains so much to be known. voted up

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      Jacob Barnard 2 years ago from Gloucestershire

      Thank you for this hub, much appreciated!

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