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Getting Traffic To Your Hubpages using Free Stuff Sites

Updated on April 27, 2013

Free Stuff is Good Stuff

Ask any hubber in the Hubpages universe what the primary key for success is and I can almost guarantee you they will reply.... traffic! Getting traffic to your hubs is vital. The sad part is getting that much needed drive of valuable website traffic can be very difficult unless of course you have some handy dandy tricks up your sleeve. I will show you a very effective way to get traffic using a method that is often under utilized but highly profitable. The basis for this method is to make use of the one trait almost all human beings have in common. What is that trait you may ask? The want and drive to get free stuff!

Free stuff sites pull in millions of visitors per day. These people come to seek out various freebies from books, to product samples, digital media to free reports. Everyday these people flock to these sites hoping to find that free item they just can not do without. This is where you can capitalize on that horde of web visitors and drive some much needed traffic to your hubpages. As I mentioned these free stuff sites really pull on that one attribute of every human being, the desire to get free stuff. That desire drives mad traffic that we as hubbers can not afford not to get some of.

Website Traffic

Website traffic can be boosted greatly by using free stuff sites.
Website traffic can be boosted greatly by using free stuff sites.

Free Stuff

The sites are free and the traffic will be too!
The sites are free and the traffic will be too!

The Trick

The real key to succeeding in the traffic game by using free stuff sites is to only post the best of your hubpage catalog. These hubs need to be more or less reports. That is the best way to market your hub and get it posted on the site. Let me give you an example. Let's say you wrote a great hub about getting free traffic to a blog. Let's face it that is a hub that people will want to read. You can submit this hub to free stuff sites by calling it a report. You simply list that badboy as free report on getting traffic to your blog. Give it a nice educated description and you have created a funnel for driving in a bunch of traffic.

"Reports" like this are great ways to drive some much needed traffic to your hubpage wonderland. There are other types of hubs that can have the same drawing power. Remember it is how you list the hubs that will decide how effective they will be at getting people to check them out.

Let's assume you have written a really cool hub that collects several cake recipes in one spectacular hub. This would be hard if not impossible to list as a free report but we can call it a free recipe e-book. This is totally acceptable. You just submit the article as a free ebook on cake recipes. You could even make more attention if you have recipes that are sugar free. Now you can call it diabetic recipes and appeal to a much more specific and logical traffic.

As I mentioned before it is how you word the listing and description that really sets the traffic flowing. For a collection of cake recipes I would use descriptions that make the recipes appeal to more than one sense. Sure they taste good but make them visually appealing as well.

My Example

I published a hub that directed firefighters to several resources online that would provide free training. I decided to test the free sites to see if they could actually increase my traffic at all. I was really curious as to just how much website traffic I could pull in from free site listings.

I listed my article under the heading "Free Online Training For Firefighters". Now I know this is a very highly searched for chain of words so I was confident that I would see some traffic on that merit alone. I gave a very good description and hoped for the best.

I waited a few days and finally saw my freebie listed on the site. I was a bit excited that it was accepted but in all honesty I did not figure I would see much difference. Boy, was I wrong. I saw a very significant increase in traffic to that particular article. I was a bit shocked to say the least. I was thrilled that I had tested the waters and they were very kind to me.

Website Traffic is the Target

The target is website traffic
The target is website traffic

Repeat Visits

While a traffic spike is awesome it is nothing unless you turn those visits into repeaters. That means you want them to keep coming back. For this to happen yu have to write quality hubs. You have to give people a reason to come back and read more of your work. This means your content has to be both original and captivating.

Only promote the best of your work on free stuff sites. You want to make sure that what you present is top notch so that what people see of your work is worth the read. If they like it they are likely to view the rest of your published works.

There are several hubs that are worth the listing on free stuff sites. The hubs will do a very good job to really get that much needed traffic and keep it coming in. these types of hubs are

report type hubs

how tos

Guides to collecting things

These types of hubs are very popular and can be a real asset to your traffic planning. People love to learn how to do new things and let's face it every one collects something. Use what you know to write hubs that appeal to a wider range of audiences and remember a good listing needs a great description. It can be the deciding factor on whether or not people even care to view what you have posted.

A traffic resource


Getting traffic to your hubpages is a key to a successful hub writing career and vital to the continuation of your work on the site. It is not an easy task to embark on as traffic seems to get harder and harder to attract. A successful hub has to be able to attract a good following but also keep it there.

Free stuff sites are great ways to do just that but they do take some effort and some trial and error may be needed to get the hang of just what you need to do to get that traffic. I really hate to be a drag but if descriptions are not your thing check out sites like fiver to find people willing to write them for you. You may even ask hubbers to do that and with this community has friendly as it is some would probably do it for free.

I have taken the liberty to list several really top notch free sites here for you to consider submitting your hubs to. Have fun, be creative, and remember if at first you don't succeed try again and again.

A Quick Poll

Do you use free stuff sites?

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    • lorddraven2000 profile image

      Sam Little 4 years ago from Wheelwright KY

      Yes, I have posted some stuff there and used the description to lead to my hubs or my official website.

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for sharing. I haven't try it on my hub. Will try it out. Listia you say?

    • lorddraven2000 profile image

      Sam Little 4 years ago from Wheelwright KY

      I deleted a comment on here claiming I was decieving people/ I assure you there is no such thing in this article, it is just someone wanting to show theirselves. I hope this article continues to help people find new and exciting ways to drive traffic to their hubs.

    • lorddraven2000 profile image

      Sam Little 4 years ago from Wheelwright KY

      Glad to help. I hope it works for you.

    • dwachira profile image

      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Sam,

      It is a great tip you have shared here, who doesn't like FREE things? The way you list the article should be very important as you've highlighted. I will test the waters myself and see if i will hit a jackpot :-) Thanks for valuable tips, voted up and useful.