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How To Gain Followers on Blogs and HubPages

Updated on May 27, 2012

This hub is dedicated to aurorajade for requesting a hub on "how to increase followers on HubPages". Hope you enjoy it!

Have you ever wonder how those hubbers having more than 100, 500 or even more followers? Do you want to have as many as them? Well, I wished to have them too but I am still short of reaching the goal.

There are also many ways you can increase your fan club. However, there are a few basic rules you must follow in order to achieve and create a huge fan club. The most important task here is to create a huge and loyal fan club. Having fans is one thing while having loyal fans is a much more important task to accomplish.

Followers (fans) are important towards the success of a writer.
Followers (fans) are important towards the success of a writer.

The 5 Basic Rules

Quality over quantity

First and foremost is to create quality hubs. This is indeed the most challenging task among all. Readers love to read quality articles. Instead of making short articles, plan ahead and be ready to put in more effort in them. For example, use Google and Yahoo for more precise answer and information before publishing the article.

Having a big number of articles does not help you in gaining followers. You can have 1,001 hubs but if they are all short and lack of information, you will lose your followers. Instead, focus on each subject or topic and try to 'modify' and update it for a few times before publishing it.

Being active in HubPages

Another method is being active in HubPages. Try to participate in forum and help out others as much as you can. Everyone starts as a newbie. Therefore, give a helping hand whenever you can. You could be a new member yesterday but if you have the information, feel free to share it with those who need it.

Being active does not only gives you a little acknowledgement with accolades but it also makes you 'visible' to the rest in the Internet world. For example, you can reply to questions or forum questions and if people find you helpful, they could follow you and at the same time, you will increase your traffic to your hubs! Well, this is definitely a win-win situation, don't you think so?

Never stop learning

There is no end for learning. You could well be over 50 but there are tons of thing to learn! If you want to be successful as a writer and create a big fan club, learn from the rest. You could read up what they have written and even the style of producing a good article. You never know as you might simply encounter a great tip that could change your writer's life forever. At the same time, do not forget to learn about keywords and tags as it mean a lot for a writer. Good usage of keywords and tags can easily determine the success of the writter.

Create a fan club is vital to generate constant traffic and loyal readers.
Create a fan club is vital to generate constant traffic and loyal readers.

Comments

As a writer, you will sometime face negative comments. Never let it bring you down ~ Never! If you received a negative comment, put on your thinking hat and learn from mistakes. Do not let it de-motivates you from writing. How about getting a good comment? Give yourself a nice tap on the back for well done. Celebrate it if you want but after that, it is back to business. Continue with your hard work and start to do research on why you had received such comment. Start improving your hubs with what you have found and I am sure you will not only create the traffic, you will increase your readership too!

Promoting and backlink

So now you have published a hub. Don't stop yet! Instead, start promoting via social networks and websites. Simply by doing so, you are increasing the chances of readership and at the same time, you are giving yourself a chance to promote the article and yourself. Readers who find your article interesting will definitely come back for more.

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    A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

    Well put article, succinct AND informative. Really useful, thanks a lot! :)

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    Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

    I have basically no blog followers. I feel like some of that is my fault and what I choose to post, and I have an ok number of views, but my followers are severely lacking. Hopefully I can put some of your tips to good use!

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    Reginald Chan 5 years ago from Malaysia

    Thanks for all the comments! Hope this article serves you all well :)

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    wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

    Very well written and bookmarked. Thanks for this great hub.

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

    Nice tips, nicregi. We all need readers. I agree with Daughter of Maat that paid backlinks are a no-no. The tips you provide here will help get genuine backlinks.

    Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.

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    Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

    Very usefull information! I will share this!

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    Melissa Flagg COA OSC 5 years ago from Rural Central Florida

    CCahill, I believe backlinking is ok as long as you don't pay for a company to create the backlinks artificially. But don't quote me on it. Jason Menayan wrote a message in the forum about it, he explains it much better than I can lol.

    This was an awesome read. Lots of great tips, especially for newbies. Voted up and sharing.

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    CCahill 5 years ago from England

    Is backlinking allowed? i thought i read somewhere that adsens could ban you for it

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    DON BALDERAS 5 years ago

    Just read your article and love to follow you. I hope to increase readership with your tips. Thank you so much.

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    lindacee 5 years ago from Arizona

    Very informative Hub. I understand the basics of writing and the importance of keywords, but I have been slacked off my involvement within the Hubpages community. I needed to read your Hub to jog my memory as to why it is so critical. Now I just have to get past my fear of shameless self promotion on social networking sites! Voted up and useful. Thanks!

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    Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    This is such a helpful hub and how nice for you to share this info with all of us. Voting up and thanks!

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    Reginald Chan 5 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi ishwayaa,

    thanks you for your comment!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    Useful Hub!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi agusfanani,

    Thank you for your comment. Appreciate that. Good luck to you!

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    agusfanani 6 years ago from Indonesia

    This is a useful and interesting hub. It motivate hubbers to write more and make them know what to do in blogging.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Boateng92,

    Thank you for your comment. Appreciate it. Drop me a line if you need any advise and good luck!

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    Boateng92 6 years ago from Ghana

    Great article.. i enjoyed every bit of ur article. Im a new,huber here and when I realised I wasn't gettin' attention I decided to quite. But u know after reading ur article, I'm never gonna stop. I'ii push harder till am there. Will be looking forward to some advice from you. olugege1992@yahoo.com. Facebook Accnt :Kwaku Boateng Oleé..

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    Boateng92 6 years ago from Ghana

    Great article.. i enjoyed every bit of ur article. Im a new,huber here and when I realised I wasn't gettin' attention I decided to quite. But u know after reading ur article, I'm never gonna stop. I'ii push harder till am there. Will be looking forward to some advice from you. olugege1992@yahoo.com. Facebook Accnt :Kwaku Boateng Oleé..

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Dear bananasforcoupons,

    Thank you for your comment there. Certainly hope to produce more high quality articles in the future and hope all these benefits you.

    Thanks.

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    bananasforcoupons 6 years ago from Washington USA

    Great article and thanks for the info! :) love your attitude! Will be reading more soon

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi ignugent17,

    Thank you for your comment. Much appreciated it. Writing is always fun. Getting traffic is even more fun! Trust me! You have to slowly and keep writing. You will get traffic if you use everything you got around you.

    Hope this helps and sama-sama!

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    ignugent17 6 years ago

    Thanks it is inspiring to go on writing even I feel nobody wants to read my hub. :-) Terimakasi!

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi career guide,

    Appreciate your time reading. Just hope that help others who need help and sharing my experience with others.

    Enjoy and have a great day!

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    Career-Guide 6 years ago from Mars

    I enjoyed your presentation, you are great in presenting traditional approach in modern way... few tips i really appreciate because they would help me to gain traffic

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    Jasmine Pena 6 years ago from California, USA

    thanks for sharing this great Hub:)loved it, this information will help me greatly.

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    CarolineVABC 7 years ago from Castaic

    Thank you, Nicregi! Looking forward to it-can't wait to read it!:-)

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi CarolineVABC

    You are most welcome. My turn to say thank you for replying and commenting. As for having more traffic, I have a few new ways I have recently found on the net.

    The best part is it is totally legit and free. It could take a little time as I need to find time to write but, for you, I will write one hub on that. So keep tuning in!

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    CarolineVABC 7 years ago from Castaic

    Hi Nicregi! Thank you for the tips! My problem is I like writing poems, but I don't think it gets the traffic that I need...I will try to write articles about different things and make them a little bit longer and more interesting. Thank you for sharing this! Keep up the good work. God bless!:-)

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi BenjaminB!

    Thanls for your comment! Much appreciate it and very true indeed. Getting followers is easy but getting loyal followers is really a challenge.

    *p/s I am still composing the article (if you remember) but very occupied lately.

    Thank you BenjaminB!

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    BenjaminB 7 years ago

    Great tips for newcomers and experienced people alike Necregi,many people think you can just shoot out a ton of friend requests or mas follow people like crazy without putting effort into it. The reality it's just not going to happen.

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi InfoFinder

    Thank you for your comment! You are most welcome :)

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    InfoFinder 7 years ago

    These are some good points to digest and use. Thanks.

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi bejones!

    Thank you for your comment. Glad you liked it :)

    Have a great day and good luck ya!

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    bejones 7 years ago

    Great information and you make it so easy to understand.

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi jill of alltrades!

    Thank you for your comment again! Glad you liked it and you are most welcome :)

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    jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

    Another great hub!

    Thank you for the tips!

    All the best!

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Ingenira.

    Thank you for your comment :)

    Glad you liked it ^^

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    Ingenira 7 years ago

    Good points.

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi there K9keystrokes!

    Glad you like it and thank you for your comment :)

    Have a great day and appreciated what you had comment!

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    India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

    Very well presented and thought out. You offer some very good pointer and I think those who read this hub will benefit greatly! Nicely done.

    K9

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi sabrinaaq!

    Thank you for your comment! Glad to help :)

    Sure do and why not? Will look into it and drop you a line. Have a great day!

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    sabrinaaq 7 years ago from United States

    Thanks nicregi for actually trying to help me by posting hubs and answering my questions. Its greatly apreciated, if its not too much to ask, can u look at y hubs and try to make a suggestion or give some constructive critisism on it please. Thanks again! :)

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi there besthubs.

    Thank you for your comment and glad you liked it :)

    Wish you all th best and you are welcome...anything as long as I can help you and others out! Have a great day friend!

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    besthubs 7 years ago

    You share some good tips. I will use it and share it with my friends.

    Thanks and look forward your new hubs.

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    Reginald Chan 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi angelenastanford.

    Thank you for your comment. I will figure it out today and drop you a line :) Glad you liked my article too!

    Thanks for reading and good luck!

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    angelenastanford 7 years ago from Riverview, FL

    I enjoyed reading your article, I haven't been a member for long, butI feel that I am doing something wrong because I only have 5 followers and I dont feel that I am doing so well in general. I write poetry, is there any other information that you could give to me to further help me out?