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How I Doubled My Hub Traffic Overnight

Updated on September 22, 2012
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In the beginning…

It is always the beginning on Hubpages it is one of the things that drew me to this type of work. Hubpages is constantly changing updating and renewing itself as a business enterprise on the internet with both informative and humorous material from authors all over the world. To be a Hubpages writer is to know you will never be an expert because it is always constantly changing. That is what makes it so interesting to be apart of. My experience has been vast but I still have a lot to learn and I have been on Hubpages for over a year.

It is always a beginning with each article I write.

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What I Don’t Understand?

So there are definitely things I don’t understand how to do yet. About six months in I started doing research and I have a technical paper being reviewed for publication now. This must be hysterical for a lot of my readers out there because I am almost more famous for my typos then my content. I had an editor on my professional publication so that is how I made it.

I should probably pretend I understand but I don’t understand the concept of back linking or SEO. I actually dread these words as they are worse then Greek to me.

So I have been sticking to what I know pumping out articles in regular intervals that are higher in quality then when I began. I use more internal links to my own articles then I link to others, back link or SEO. Why? I know I will maintain my own work. One several occasions I have linked to other authors who have pulled there work which left me scrabbling. They were impatient people who expected to make money immediately and a lot of it. My expectations were more modest. I simple wanted to write and be read. Now to be clear I have been paid and I started a foundation with that money. I was happy to be paid but it was not my sole motivation in writing for Hubpages.

Suddenly I Noticed These Little Icons on the Right Hand Side of the Screen.

Now I have been burned before for someone claiming I put too much stuff on Google+ at once. Google+ didn’t kick me off. But I noticed this little button named Pin. I already tweet my articles and put them on Face Book. I belong to a few writers’ groups on face book as well. But I knew nothing of this Pin. So yesterday I started pinning things. I don’t think I pinned half my articles on what I now know is called, “Pinterest”. It was very simple as I broke my writings into 10 categories and just pinned them on there. It was actually a quick and fun.

Today

I woke up to discover my hub traffic doubled over night. And the numbers are still rising. I don’t know if Pinterest is considered a back link but it has brought me a great deal of traffic with minimal effort. It is really very exciting. In time when I am through building my foundation and completing my professional publications and research I may actually learn everything there is to know about being the ultimate Hubber on Hubpages but today I am simply happy to have discovered Pinterest.

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    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Good to hear from you leni.

      I will look for you on the pinterest boards!!

      Cheers mate!

      JT

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi B. Leeky,

      This article was written so long ago I can't remember the number except that my page view doubled over night. And I continue to enjoy revenue from pinterest as I am always repinned. It is a great forum for HP writers to backlink.

      I am involved in R & D now so I can't pump out the articles like I use to. But when I do I see a jump in traffic. Thnks for the wonderful words of advice.

      Thanks for the read, comment and response.

      JT

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      Brian Leekley 

      7 years ago from Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

      Up, Useful, Interesting, and shared with my followers.

      My wife loves Pinterest and spends a lot of time on it. She loves to experiment with different arts and crafts, and she gets ideas from Pinterest.

      About your title, doubling your traffic may or may not be impressive. A jump from 1 viewer to 2 viewers would be less impressive than a jump from 100 to 200 viewers, which would be less impressive than a jump from 1,000 to 2,000 viewers. I'm not suggesting that you change the title or that you give figures, but perhaps somewhere in the hub you could express or suggest the magnitude of the increase, e.g. "– a big increase that surprised and pleased me."

      It's good advice to use the Pin button to post links to one's own hubs on Pinterest, but your best advice, I think, is "pumping out articles in regular intervals that are higher quality [than] when I began. "

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      Leni Sands 

      7 years ago from UK

      Brilliant! I've been 'pinning' here and there but not actually my own stuff...I'm going to give this a go. Thanks!

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi BenzB,

      Yeah pinterest is a lot of fun. I will write as my muses allow. Thanks for everything.

      JT

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      Benz B 

      7 years ago

      Great hub. Pinterest is a great place. I have only pinned a few pics but one of them has been repinned several time. Keep building more hubs.

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thanks getonlineseo,

      Thank you it worked for me so I was hoping it would work for my fellow friends on Hubpages.

      JT

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Shamp Sadhya,

      I mispinned myself. Fortunately Pinterest allows you to go back in an edit. Thank goondess. Best of luck and work for yourself as hard as you have for others and propserity will be yours.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

      JT

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi dahoglund,

      Don't let my number of hubs fool you. It is always the beginning for all of us. Please do as Pinterest really did increase my traffic.

      Have a lovey day.

      JT

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      Your hub has inspired me. I joined this site a month ago but I failed to use it properly but recently I have learnt a bit. The interesting thing is I have shared other's work more than mine so I have not noticed a huge difference. Now I have to do it for myself too and then check out the visits.

      The board part is a bit confusing. I have a question that is suppose I've pinned an article to a wrong board then can I change the pin from one board to another board?

      Your reply will be helpful. Thanks.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I will check it out. I've been here longer than you, but you are far ahead of me.

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi ignugent17,

      No problem I always loving sharing with my fellow writers.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

      JT

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      ignugent17 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the information. I will check on it.

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi remaniki,

      It took me a very lon time to notice it and to use pinterest but the results were astonishing so I wanted to share this information with everyone involved in Hubpages.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

      JT

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      Rema T V 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi JT,

      In spite of looking at the icon on the hubs I have not used it so far. Thanks for the reminder. Great hub and very encouraging too. Thanks. Sharing it across. Cheers, Rema.

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi gingerka,

      No problem. The button is right on the right hand side of your screen. It is incredibly simple to do and it increased my trafiic by double and I didn't evn put all of my article on pinterest.

      Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for reading and commenting.

      JT

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      gingerka 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      I will look for pintrest! Thanks

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Supermom in NY I am now following you on twitter. JT @jt_walters on twitter.

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      supermom_in_ny 

      7 years ago from NY

      Still can't find it. Why don't you put a link in the hub, so everyone can follow you. ;)

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Sadly, I am not quite certain of my twitter account but I believe it is Bettina@Jt_Walters. My pinterest account is through my twitter account. Bettina was a nickname I picked up when I lived in Rome. Jt_Walters was already being used on twitter by the time I joined.

      Thanks supermom in ny!!

      JT

    • supermom_in_ny profile image

      supermom_in_ny 

      7 years ago from NY

      I'm trying to add you on pinterest, but I can't find your name.

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thanks.

      It was a realy somple way to double my traffic overnight.

      Thanks for reading and responding.

      JT

    • JBastow profile image

      JBastow 

      7 years ago from Gateshead United Kingdom

      Great hub and I will check this "pintrest" out thanks!

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