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How To Get More Followers On HubPages

Updated on December 20, 2012
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How To Get More Followers On HubPages

One of the most asked questions in the forums seems to be: "How Do I Get More Followers?". I've seen this asked in the questions section and forums multiple times during my short time here.

I have only been here 1 month as I write this. When I hit the publish button on this hub, this will make my 8th hub. I currently have 19 followers. So while I'm far from an expert on this topic, I have not done bad either I would like to think.

Update: After 2 months I have published 13 hubs and I now have 72 followers. Good content seems to be the key here.

When I first came here I really doubted my writing abilities and was pleasantly surprised when I started getting followers. English grammar has always been a major weakness of mine. Thank God for Google Chrome's built in spell checker.

Ok back to the main subject here: How To Get More Followers On HubPages.

If other hubbers are going to follow you, they must first be able to find you. So get out there and mingle so you can be found!

I have some great ways for you to be more visible are really very easy to accomplish. So follow me down the road to getting more followers on Hub Pages.

Update Your Profile

If your a new user or have not done the following things then you should. Upload a profile picture. Edit your profile page and tell the world a little something about you so others can get to know you better.

When people come to check you out you really do not want to have a blank page and the default picture.

Follow Other Users

When you follow other users there is a chance that they will follow you back. Some users will follow back most everyone who follows them. Others have their own criteria they use to decide if they will reciprocate or not.

I suggest following other users who write about topics you are actually interested in and would want to read and not following someone just because they may reciprocate.

Personally I take a look at their profile page. What is their author score? If its very low, and they are not new, then this indicates to me they are not really putting much effort into being a good writer on HubPages. I'm likely to pass.

On the other hand if they have a very high Author score I'm likely to follow them even if I couldn't care less about the topics they cover. This is because they are the best of the best and I wish to emulate them. I will learn what makes them tick by studying their writing style, layout and topics they cover that work.

Next I skim over their Hub Titles to see if any of the topics they write about interest me. So by writing about topics that have mass appeal you are increasing your odds of getting more followers.

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Leave Comments On Hubs

Now that your following some other users. Go read some of their hubs. Pick out topics that interest you, or hubs by some of the HP all stars. Then actually read them. You will probably learn something you didn't know before.

By having read the hub you will be able to leave an intelligent comment. Maybe you will point out which aspect of the hub you liked most. When appropriate you can leave your opinion about the topic at hand. Or maybe make a suggestion about an angle the author never thought of.

If all your going to say is "Great Hub", then don't even bother leaving a comment at all. Your hurting yourself more than helping. It is probably a good idea to not overdo the comments. If you comment on each and every hub a person publishes you may be seen in a negative light.

Many other authors moderate their comments. So if your comments basically suck they are not likely to approve them.

Other hubbers actually read the comments and by leaving intelligent comments you are becoming more visible. Some will come check out your profile and hubs, especially if they like your comments. Maybe even follow you.

When others directly respond to you and your comments be sure to answer them back when appropiate.

Leave Comments on The Forums

If your new to HubPages and have questions, the forums are a great place to get help. It will also increase your visibility. You can leave comments on threads you find interesting.

I mostly use our forums to either ask a question or answer others if I know the answer. I have never liked forums very much, any forums, not just the HP forums.

A word of caution. It seems some users tend to get a bit carried away in the "Politics" and "Religion" threads. Some users always like to push other peoples buttons just to see how they will react. You may wish to avoid them if your easily upset.

There is one thread where you can pick a hub from the last poster and write a short sentence or two about it while leaving a link to it. The next poster will do the same thing with one of your hubs. I'm sure I have got several new followers and great comments on my hubs from the Recommend another hubbers hub thread. I post in this thread ever so often. It is also a great way to find new hubbers and hubs you have not read yet.

Since you are posting there hoping others read your hub its only fair for you to do the same in return. Play nice and we all win.

Don't get so caught up with the forums that you never write any hubs.


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Ask Questions

Another way to gain some visibility is to ask questions in the Question and Answers section of the web site. Ask thought provoking, intelligent questions and you may gain a new follower or two besides getting your inquiry answered.

Answer Questions

Only answer a question if your pretty sure you know the right answer. Now if the question is seeking an opinion then its fair game for all. Either way leave something intelligent as a response, you may very well impress someone so much they become your newest follower.

This is how I got my second follower, by leaving an answer that the asker really liked.

When I was learning how to clean carpets a coworker said to me concerning up-selling the customer. "Impress them with your brilliance, or dazzle them with BS"

In my opinion ... Many people will see right through BS, so make sure you know of what you speak.

Leave a Comment on the Official HubPages Blog

If the topic interests you and you can add something of value to the discussion, then leave a comment. If you have nothing of real value to add, then go your merry way.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Present yourself in the best possible light and you will garner respect from others. Constantly curse, argue in the forums, and always come across as being negative and no one will want to read what you have to say. Much less follow you.

Treat HubPages like a business even if you could care less if you make a dime here. Acting in a professional manner, while being kind and helpful to others, will make a world of difference in how others perceive you.

Write High Quality Unique Content

While doing all the things I have listed can get people to come check you out, you need to have something for them to come 'Check Out'.

In the Search Engine Optimization world there is an old saying, "Content Is King". Everything comes down to having high quality, unique content. Put a lot of effort into making your hubs the best they can be, and you will naturally attract a following. As a side benefit you may also attract one way links to your hubs. These are the most valuable of all kinds of incoming links, and they are to die for if you wish to do well in the search engines.

When others leave you comments on your hubs respond back to the comments directed at you. Answer any questions asked of you. Thank users for any compliments they paid you and for taking the time to read your hub. Make the comments section an interactive forum for your hub.

Read your followers Hubs

They take time out of their busy days to read your hubs, so it is a common courtesy to do the same in return. You will be helping out those who help you. When you leave comments, rate up their hubs and occasionally even bookmark those hubs you really love you are giving back. You probably will even gain some new friends along the way.

Usually I get that HubPages email that tells me the newly published hubs from those I follow first thing in the morning. This is a good time to go and read a few while your waking up.You will probably learn something new. Ideas for new hubs can be found this way too. All of which will help you in the long run.

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How Not to Get More Followers

Now that I have covered what works I think it prudent to also share ways you may shoot yourself in the foot.

What Not To Do

  • Do not become a comment spam machine. If all your doing is spamming Hub comments, the forums and the blog you're likely to upset other users, ruin your reputation here and possibly even get banned.
  • Do not leave links to your hubs in other peoples comments. it is considered to be in bad taste. While you may occasionally get away with this if your hub aligns closely with the topic, you could also lose respect and followers.
  • Do not post links to your hubs in the Forums either. With the exception of a couple of threads in the forums, this is not allowed. You can get banned from the forums for doing this.
  • Excessive cursing is against the rules and will probably turn off some other users. I really would discourage you from cursing at all in your hubs. It just does not look professional!
  • Do not break any of HubPages.com's rules. Getting your account banned will really screw up your day and follower count. I do not think a follow count of 0 was your initial goal, was it?
  • Do not publish hubs without first proofreading and correcting all spelling and grammar mistakes.
  • Do not become a Fan Spammer!
  • Don't overly obsess over getting more Followers. For one its the Search Engine Traffic that will make you any real money, not your fellow hubbers. If you come across as desperate, others will notice this and possibly get turned off by it.

I would like to thank Internetwriter62 for suggesting to me to write about this subject and for all of her kind, supportive words. :-)

If your new to HubPages I would recommend reading An Introduction to HubPages With Snoopy and Woodstock by dohn121

If you found this hub useful you may wish to Follow MyWebs.


What has worked for you to help you to gain more followers? Those hubbers who have a lot of followers I would especially like to hear your opinions as to what works, and what doesn't.

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      Derek James 7 years ago from South Wales

      Another excellent hub. Some very good points made about followers. Thank you, MyWebs.

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      Akhil Anil 7 years ago

      Yep. I was really in need of some followers...Thnx.

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      Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

      Great advice, MyWebs, and great presentation...I was just wondering about this myself the other day and now I have the answer! Better get to work!

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      Internetwriter62 7 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

      I am so glad I made that suggestion to you. You really did a fantastic job. You really know the in and outs of getting a following, and the advice is fantastic. I really learned a lot and I really appreciate your advice in the don'ts section. Fantastic quality work!!!

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      @scarytaff Thank you for taking the time to read my hub

      @nanospeck I think your doing alright. We all want more, more, more.

      @Ann Nonymous Don't work too hard. We need more riddles to stump us.

      @Internetwriter62 Thanks again for the idea. Like you said its surprising no had wrote this hub yet.

      Thanks everyone for visiting and taking the time to comment.

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      barryliam 7 years ago

      Id love to have more followers, thanks for the tips :D

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      love it love it love it, rated up and Stumbled Upon, if that is okay!

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thanks :) Sure its okay, I can use all the help I can get.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      +My webs, you have done very well for a newbie, wish you had written that before I started.

      This should definitely help people with their do's and donts and great use of pictures too. thanks for sharing.

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      @Eileen Thank You. I was trying to give a little back after seeing how many hubbers have spent their time to teach me and others.

      "Pay It Forward" as someone once taught me is a wonderful concept. :)

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      Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

      Not bad for a newbie. You've pretty much covered the do's and dont's for HubPages and other Social Networking sites. And I agree with most of your points. I'm not big on the forums myself, but I know many people spend a great deal of time there, and it is a good place to be "recognized".

      Well done hub!

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thank You Duchess. I would be interested in hearing the points you disagree with me on.

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      Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

      Hi MyWebs, It's not so much a disagreement really, just a personal preference. I have dipped my toes into the forums and find them not to my taste. I know that there are some great things happening in there, but overall I find it uncomfortable, not to my taste.

      I do know that you get more notice - and probably more traffic to your hubs if you participate.

      So, like I said, not so much a disagreement as a matter of preference.

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Yes as I said I don't care much for the forums either, any forums. But it is a good way to be seen. Thanks for clarifying what you meant.

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      ZarkoZivkovic 7 years ago from Serbia

      I think you covered all of it with this hub, great work :)

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      Steve 3.0 7 years ago from Cornwall UK

      Some great tips. I will read through all these again and try to implement some of them.

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      @ZarkoZivkovic I sure tried to include everything I could think of. Thanks

      @Steve 3.0 Thanks. I'm sure they will help you some.

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      Peter Dickinson 7 years ago from South East Asia

      Thanks again. I do find myself not wanting to be rude by not commenting on followers hubs but once you get over a hundred it can get time consuming. Good as so many of the hubs are you just cannot read them all. It really could take me all day especially when dealing with mountains of email as well. I tend to pick and choose based on title and time available and keep my fingers crossed that people do not take offence at being missed.

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Yes Peter I know what you mean. I only have 42 followers so far, which seems like a lot to me. I do appreciate each and every one of them. I'm sure I could spend all day reading and commenting on hubs too.

      We all have this problem. This hub was more meant for new users to help them get off to a good start. Hopefully I didn't help to create any new HP spam machines.

      I don't think no one expects anyone to comment on all of their hubs. I do as you do, I pick and choose the topics that interest me the most. Then I try and leave a comment if I have something useful to say. Thanks for your comments.

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      Jasmine 7 years ago

      I was always wondering how other people get so many followers if they have not been on Hubpages for so long or if they have had just a few hubs. I used most of the methods you described but I think reading other hubbers´ hubs and leaving a ´´useful´´ comment is the best one. It is only fair to read other hubs if you want yours to be read. Sometimes I like a certain hub but I find myself out of words to leave a comment so I guess it is better to skip from time to time. This hub deserves ´´a follow.´´

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      Cagsil 7 years ago from USA or America

      Nicely written hub. You covered a lot of stuff and will be helpful to others. I gave it a rate up and enjoyed it. Thank you. :)

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thanks Vox . I think the best way to get more followers is by writing great hubs. Content is king on the internet. Everything else is just meant to drive users to your content.

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thanks Cagsil. I tried hard to cover every aspect. Thanks for your support.

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      Roffi Grandiosa 7 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

      this a great hub.. with doable tips.. thanks mywebs

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      Dale Mazurek 7 years ago from Canada

      What a wonderful hub.

      We see the question everyday.

      The hub is now posted on my blog

      Cheers

      Dale

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      englightenedsoul 7 years ago

      Excellent Hub. Rated up and bookmarked. I really love your writing style.

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      @Dale Mazurek I really appreciate you posting this on your blog.

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      I'm really not sure what my writing style is, but I'm glad you like it englightenedsoul. I really expected to receive hate mail when i first came here. I sure wasn't expecting any compliments, thats for sure. lol

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      Shane Brown-Daniels 7 years ago from Jamaica

      Great article MyWebs. I really like the down-to-earth talk. Informative and easy to read. Much appreciated.

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      Mutiny92 7 years ago from Arlington, VA

      Nice job MyWebs! I saved this as one of my favorites. Very impressive!

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      Eddy2106 7 years ago from Chicago Suburb, IL

      thanks for the info. now let me see if i follow you, will you follow me?

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thanks blackedition and Mutiny92

      Eddy2106 I suggest following others who write about topics you find interesting, not because they may follow you back.

      I do not follow back everyone who follows me. Some people do always reciprocate, not me. I pick those who write about topics I like mostly. Or those with a very high author score since they are the ones most likely making money on here and I wish to learn from them.

      I do always come check out those who follow me to see if I'm interested or not in your topics. Then again I do this often for those who leave me comments too.

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      Dmitriy bestlife 7 years ago from Moscow

      I've noticed a connection betweent the number of Hubs You are watching and the number of visits at Your own pages. Your personal score depends on it.

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      cbris52 7 years ago

      I'm a 6 week old hubber and only have 20 or so followers... I deciding I would figure out how to get more followers and came across your hub. Thanks for the great information as it has been a huge help!

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Dmitry in my opinion your author score depends more on external traffic, traffic that does not come from hubpages, than anything else. Leaving comments on other hubs will often get you more visits to your hubs.

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      I'm happy I was able to help you in your followers quest.

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      shabarigirish 7 years ago

      You covered very very important points, this hub is a must read hub for all newbie, I thought twice before writing this comment :) but could not resist writing it : GREAT HUB, nice job MyWebs. I think following everyone affects your author score too.

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thanks shabarigirish. I had the newbie in mind when I wrote this but many others could benefit too.

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      shabarigirish 7 years ago

      Yes off course, you pointed out few things which every hubber should consider and it’s a must read hub for those new hubbers who simply put spam comments expecting followers without writing quality hubs.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      This is a great hub, I'm bookmarking it and will be passing it on the people that are new to HP and unknowingly breaking "all the rules." :) Thanks for sharing your insight.

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      buft 7 years ago

      I agree to your suggestions according to above comments. Thanks for important information.

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thanks Money Glitch. I'm always happy to know my hubs are helping others, or will be in the future due to others recommending them. I have grown to love the word bookmark very much. :)

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      LPogue 7 years ago from Missouri

      I especially agree that grammar and spelling should be checked. Even if I am interested in the topic of a hub, I won't finish reading it, if it is riddled with spelling or grammatical mistakes. It doesn't take that long to look up a word in the dictionary or even in Google using 'definition: word' as the search criteria. Good work!

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      Tina 7 years ago from Wv

      Love the turtle pic!

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Great advice! Very well written and organized hub. It's helpful and pleasant. Love all the GREAT pics. Thanks and Peace :)

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      @LPogue Yes I also find it annoying to ready an article full of misspellings and such. I try my best at grammar, but I know it's my weak point.

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      @Ms Chievous I try hard to get images that fit the topic. I don't know what I'd do without http://sxc.hu .

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thanks for the great comment and compliments Katiem2. :)

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      Army Infantry Mom 7 years ago

      I agree with you regaurding to follow or not to follow,..sure it might be the nice thing to do, follow everyone who follows you however the problem with doing that for me anyways is, when I get the new hubs published list via email,. some of my favorite hubbers might get kind of loss among the ones im not really intrested in,..kind of like my twitter, so I pick and choose between the ones I decide to follow. Another good point you discussed was how it is how important to take time out to visit other peoples hubs,..for me personally,..I have been bad about that lately due to limited time available, but the work load is letting up some now, so i have a lot of reading to do,..LOL. Ahh,.. I miss that too. Awesome hub !!!!

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thanks for stopping by Army Infantry Mom. Yes that is the problem that by following everyone, those we care to read gets buried. My Twitter is a lost cause as I follow everyone there hoping they may click my links. Yes its hard to keep up reading everyones hubs. Since this was targeted at new users they will have an easier time initially.

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      phoenixgbr 6 years ago

      Good advice. I will definitely be trying the forum idea - I too am not a fan of forums. Cheers

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      Anthony Goodley 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      I stick to a couple of sections of our forums here and mostly avoid the rest. Forums are good for exposure here on HubPages, but search engine traffic is what really matters money wise. Thanks for your comment.

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      manoo_bilige 6 years ago from Internet

      thanks i was also wondering how to get a small number of followers in more then three figures hope i ll get good results from your suggestions

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      tfhodge 6 years ago from California - U.S.A.

      This was very helpful. I appreciate you sharing this information. All the best!

      T.F. Hodge

      Writer/Author/Blogger

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      gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      This is sensible and good advice

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      Baileybear 6 years ago

      thanks for some great advice!

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      geraldinegerongay 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I searched for this topic on google and I landed to this page. I learned a lot from your info. I'll be doing your suggestions and hopefully get some followers soon.

      Thanks!

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      David 470 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      Thank you, you covered a lot of information here. I started on hubpages 8 months ago, but did not do much, now I am back doing a lot more

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      sord87 6 years ago

      I learnt something too here,Your advice are very useful and a concrete reason to get more followers!TQ

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      Senadheera Jayakody 6 years ago from Gampaha, Sri Lanka

      I was looking for this, great article to read.

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      Sam 6 years ago from Tennessee

      rated up & useful + bookmarked to reread over & over again! Following! Glad I happened upon you MyWebs, going to update my profile immediately...

      thanks-

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      Jezhug 6 years ago from Australia

      Awesome hub. Keep em coming ;)

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      David 470 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      Great hub. Some good advice that is vital for gaining followers

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      Richard Stephen 6 years ago

      Thanks for the well-done hub with plenty of good advice. Though I really don't go out of my way to get new followers it is always nice to feel that someone likes your writing enough to take that step. Keep up the good work!

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      webspider20 6 years ago

      Great hub, you are exactly right on the way to get followers. It is all about great content and building an online presence.

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      EnergyAdvisor 6 years ago from The nearest planet to Venus

      I really liked this Hub. I'm a new Hubber and still learning on how to meet some more people that like my stuff. vote up!

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      Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan

      Great Hub, great advice! I found you on a forum page from 4 months ago, so forums must be a good thing!!

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      Kerry43 6 years ago

      Well done. This is a useful hub for new writers to HP.

      Have a fun weekend.

      Kerry:)

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      Wire-Zone 6 years ago

      Thanks for the good advice!!! I have been obsesing over it... now i'll stop..lol!

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      jlyell 6 years ago from Tennessee

      very helpful! Follow me please! lol..your a very good writer and thanks again!

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      TrevorBowers 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Nice to see a common sense approach to getting more followers. Basically it comes down to having a true commitement to being part of the community, not just for your hub. Looking forward to reading more of your pages, thank you.

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      xres55rummerxr 6 years ago

      For those of you who are using hubpages as an additional (or primary for the lucky few) source of income do you find that having tons of followers is really essential?

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      mikecoder 6 years ago from Maryland

      If you ask me I think you have shared a wonderful info about getting followers. I'm new here and I will definitely do all the things you advised because I need followers.

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      writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska

      Good information Mywebs. i am new to this but my score is pretty high, so i must be doing something right :) i love Hubpages, it has inspired me to write and write more often than anything or any site to date, and that's a GOOD thing.

      Cheers lvh

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      Luke Falconberry 6 years ago from La Vergne, Tennessee

      good hub. Thanks for putting it up

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      tom.staton 6 years ago from Oxford

      Great Hub Thanks for the advice.

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      drmingle 6 years ago from United States

      I appreciate your perspective on getting followers... it seems reasonable.

      Good write up.

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      Sassie Rites 6 years ago

      As a new hubber, I found this information very helpful. Also based on your following, I would say you are an expert on the subject.

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      procurar 6 years ago

      Follow me and I follow back. ;)

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      Anthony Goodley 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      procurar this isn't Twitter and most people don't use it like that. If you follow me I most likely will give your hubs a look and if several of them cover topics that interest me then I will follow you. But you following me has nothing to do with if I follow you back. Its just that I'm more likely to come check out your writing. I think the majority of hubbers are like me in this regard.

      What would you rather have: 1,000 fake followers with very few of them reading your hubs OR 100 dedicated followers who often read your hubs and leave insightful comments, rate up your hubs and maybe show them some link love on the social networking sites?

      I suggest you go read this hub: https://hubpages.com/community/Is-It-A-Fan-or-Is-I...

      I don't mean to beat up on you here, but it seems you have missed the point of followers on HubPages.

      Thanks for the advertisement, Umm I mean comment. :)

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      Anthony Goodley 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Now I notice after my last comment to procurar that he went and removed all his hubs or an admin removed them. Looking at his hubtivity I see all he was doing was leaving comments everywhere the same as here.

      I suppose when that didn't work out he gave up and quit HP. I hope I wasn't the reason he quit, but it does seem he was approaching HP the wrong way. Like the comment spam for instance.

      If a user writes good high quality hubs the followers will come naturally. If your whole reason to be here is to get followers then you should leave and go to Twitter or FaceBook. This is a place for writers, not a popularity contest. Friends come naturally here. :)

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      backlink energize 6 years ago

      I found your hub first page in Yahoo. Very good hub and I can tell you put a great deal of work and effort into it and it answered a question I was actively trying to find answers too.

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      Anthony Goodley 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thanks backlink energize.

      I always put a lot of work into what I write to give to the reader the info I would wish to find. I'm glad I was able to answer your question.

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      Dawn Michael 6 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

      all very true statements, I think that hubpages is like any other community, you have to introduce yourself. So like you said the best way to do that is to get out there and comment on other peoples hubs and not to forget about the people that comment on yours.

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      ambee12 6 years ago from Canada

      This is a great hub. I like the step-by-step approach and will surely use some of your tips. I don't have as many followers as you.

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      Mulnivasi 6 years ago from India

      Good Hub as it covers almost all ways to attract more followers. Keep it up!

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      cookie8888 6 years ago from Indianapolis, IN

      Thank you for a very informative hub. I have had an account for about a year and have just started writing articles a few weeks ago. This was very helpful.

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      Mjardim 6 years ago from South Africa

      Hi there MyWebs thank you for the great hub I am kind of new here at HubPages and I really am struggling to get followers but I am going to try to apply some of the methods you have mentioned in this hub thanks I will keep you updated.

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      Anthony Goodley 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      dawnm thanks for your comments. I agree with you. On some other social networking sites I wish I would have put more effort into making friends. Often this makes a world of difference on these type sites.

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      Anthony Goodley 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      @ambee12 I've been on HP about 7 months long than you have, but I was afk 4 long months. Regardless it doesn't matter so much how many followers you have so much as attracting quality followers and friends. I'll take 1 good follower over 10 fakes any day. Now that I'm active again things are picking back up again.

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      Anthony Goodley 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Almost all ways? You mean I forgot something? I'd love to hear your ideas Thriller as I really racked my brain here to cover all the basis.

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      Anthony Goodley 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thanks for your comments and stopping by cookie8888. Better late than never. good luck with your hubs.

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      Anthony Goodley 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Welcome to HubPages Mjardim. I checked out one of your hubs, your BBQ Secrets hub. Just keep writing great, detailed hubs like that and the followers will come naturally.

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      rminela 6 years ago from Newberry, Fl.

      Mywebs...thank you for the revealing hub. I'm feeling a bit guilty about not reading other hubs and commenting as much as I should, especially when I feel I could contribute. Your hub is "Definitely" a thumbs up and useful hub.

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      okmom23 6 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

      Thank you for writing this hub. You included all of the basics, which is very helpful to someone just beginning!

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      carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      Glad I found this hub. You've made some interesting points.

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      pink flavour 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips , i'm new to hubpages and in my search of learning more about it , this hub was really useful .

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Great hub and tips! Thank you for sharing what to do and not do to get followers on hubpages.

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      loseweightmama 6 years ago from Maine

      I'm just getting started with Hubpages so this is useful information to know. I'm impressed with how many followers you got in such a short time.

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      wytegarillaz 6 years ago from Australia

      Hi ! I enjoyed your hub and the lovely pictures . Some really good points here thanks!

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      dosburros 6 years ago

      nice info, as im new to hubpages your hub has expanded my knowledge exponentially and given me a kick up the backside to get another hub written!

      cheers

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      Beani 6 years ago

      PERFECT BLOG! I found it very insightful considering the fact I've only been on here for 3 days :D

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      webspider20 6 years ago

      Great advice, you are right about not getting the bulk of your hub traffic from hubbers. The main traffic source will be from search engines, most notably Google.

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      Renee 6 years ago

      Thank you for your hub about getting followers. I am not entirely new in HP but I only get to write every now and then. Would also want to get followers that is why I decided to search for a hub about it, luckily I found your hub about it. And realized that your first point, updating profile, hit me immediately as I haven't done it yet. You are correct in saying that the quality of your Hub is of utmost importance still will follow your suggestions and go on from there. Thanks again. Rated it up as useful.

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      Sam9999 6 years ago

      Thanks for a great article. I have been trying to figure out how to get more followers and your article covers it well.

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      iceangel 6 years ago from calabar,Nigeria

      very helpful to me i luv it.

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      gandhikr 6 years ago from Mumbai, INDIA

      Hi,

      I have started practicing these thing and found some success. Thanks for the tip!

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      droachllc 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Very helpful hub. It's funny how to answer to every question like this comes down to the same basic answer: participate, be helpful and friendly and don't be a spammer. Thanks again.

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      Malvin13 6 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for the help. I been gone from writing on my Hub but I am back. I am not a great writer. I write more I like I talk. I was wondering how to get more followers and your article helped me a great deal. Thanks for the advise.

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      MapleHelpStation 6 years ago from Jackson, OH

      You Did Do A Good Job On This Hub. I Just Started A Ccouple Weeks Ago And Other Than The 100 views on my 3 hubs i have i only have 1 follower. so hopefully this will get me some more followers. so u have any suggestions on what material i should write about that would be useful?

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      Pagelift 6 years ago

      Awesome job, thanks!

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      gajanis786 6 years ago

      Excellent tips.....I am sure it will help me to increase the number of followers....and of course my score.Thanks.

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      wirul 6 years ago from Singapore

      great advice man... Looking forward to gain more followers :) XD

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      Jennifer Harrison 6 years ago

      Great article. Gave me a better understanding.

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      Dave Framer 6 years ago

      thanks for the advice , I am fairly new to hp and I found this very informative,never been to the forum before today and was looking for answers about groups, glad I did

      thanks again will try and let youknow how it works for me

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      Article Written By Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      I see you have a lot of followers. Apparently you are taking your own advice. Thanks for sharing these tips. I will certainly use them.

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      Azure11 6 years ago from UK

      Interesting hub, thanks. I am kind of in 2 minds about the follower numbers - I feel my numbers are low but then I have been publishing quite a few hubs in the lats couple of months so maybe they will catch up. But on the other hand does that mean my hubs are not interesting to people?! Howver, you have slightly set my mind at ease as I was of the mindset of your last bullet point about the fact that followers don't actually earn you money. Much as I love the fact that people are interested in what I write about and I follow a fair few people for the same reason, at the end of the day my prime focus is to get the organic traffic that will produce income. Having said that I do like browsing the forums and questions and find the whole community a bit addictive so am enjoying being a part of hubpages :-)

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      BentleyMom 6 years ago

      Thanks I'm new & this is great advice!

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      Dave Framer 6 years ago

      Nice article, I appreciate the advice especially about the how to get more followers.

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      Clairepeek 5 years ago

      As a newbie, your advices are invaluable to me. I read your hub, and will again for each step/advice I follow. I need to do good here, and you handed a very clear and simple handbook.

      Thank you very much MyWebs!

      Bookmarked & voted up.

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      neakin 5 years ago

      Awesome Hub!

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      rLcasaLme 5 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Hi MyWebs, I've been figuring this out recently for I just joined HubPages. Sure, I want to gain followers, but want the ones who will be interested in my hubs, not because I followed them. As a new hubber, I voted for this, for this really helped me.

      You just had a new follower. Thanks.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you very much for writing this job for it has a lot of useful information as a new hubber like me. I'll bookmark this. Thanks again.

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      martin369 5 years ago

      What a helpful hub! Keep it up!

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      chiquitabiddle 5 years ago from Chicago

      Nicely write! Two thumbs up! I feel so, relieved now I know what to do. Good info! I'll be glad to use it!

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      BethanRose 5 years ago from South Wales

      great hub, thanks!!!

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      Winflow FG 5 years ago from Toronto

      Great advice here, going to follow it and see how it works out.

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      carolyn a. ridge 5 years ago

      This was a great article, especially since you say that you are new to this business. I wish someone could explain to me how to add the buttons that appear underneath the profile picture: vote ... follow ... be my friend .. etc. Do you know how I can get those buttons added to my profile? Please respond: I'm desperate now.

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      Coach Gary Henson 5 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      Very insightful thanks for the great information.

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      Anthony Goodley 5 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      @Carolyn A. Ridge The only button I see on a profile is the 'Follow' button and it's there automatically. I'm rather sure there isn't a 'Vote' button on the profile page for a user. You can only 'Vote' up or down hubs. On HubPages 'Following' is the same as being someones friend on other web sites, like Facebook.

      I was new here when I wrote this 1.5 years ago. I'm not so new anymore. :)

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      carolyn a. ridge 5 years ago

      I love your hub. Thank you for sharing. I also appreciate that you answered my question. You are absolutely correct; and I think my issues have been resolved. Keep hubbing. ( Keep hugging ! )

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      thedynamictrend 5 years ago from United States

      Love it!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Very informative. I've bookmarked this so I can go back and read it again. I like to follow talented people who write good quality Hubs, because I can learn a lot from them. I have made so many good, new friends here in Hubland. It's becoming a full time job just to keep up with my friends and their Hubs, not to mention the new folks I want to read.

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      marymina 5 years ago from usa

      thanks for some great advice!

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      Julz09 5 years ago

      This is good quality information and easy to follow. Thanks for the article.

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      carolyn a. ridge 5 years ago

      This is still a great hub. Whenever we have the opportunity to help others, we should seize it. And you have definitely helped me. Thanks for sharing.

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      jashmiw 5 years ago from Mumbai

      Thanks a lot for the suggestions!

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      rajeev_raju 5 years ago

      Nice! Very good tips for getting more followers and be safe as good hubber,not be a spammer.

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      Lisa Corkery 5 years ago from Ireland

      This was very helpful as I've only been a Hubber for two days, thank you. :-)

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      Graham Gifford 5 years ago from New Hamphire

      I'm new to Hub writing-just completed my first 30/30 challenge. I intend to go back and improve on those hubs and become more familiar with HubPages and other writers. I'm hoping to get more followers-that would indicate to me that I'm helping or entertaining others which is my ultimate goal. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Best REgards,

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      neharaheja 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for writing this useful hub. I have got a lot after reading this hub. so voted up. Please help me to get more followers and points.

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      Gracenduta 5 years ago from Kenya

      thanks for the hub, it will help me because i am a new hubber

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      rexrider 5 years ago

      nice and cool hub thank you for sharing your experience. thank you once again

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      AtlasSue 4 years ago

      I definitely enjoyed reading this hub because not only does it help me with attaining more followers, but I liked the evidence of its effectiveness that you portray. Not only did you start this with 20 followers, but a month later you had 70 and as I write this comment you have an amazing 300! That is incredible! I will definitely have to employ these tips in my own Hubbing and actions on here. Thank you!

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      Anthony Goodley 4 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Atlas Sue. I guess 300+ followers for only 21 published hubs is pretty good. I can only imagine where I would be at if I had of been more active here over the past 2 years.

      In hindsight I think writing on topics with mass appeal and trying really hard to do your best when creating a new hub does more to gain followers than anything else I mentioned here.

      This hub has more comments than any of my other hubs, even my hubs that get 2,000+ times more views. I guess that makes sense since I encourage the readers to leave comments, within reason... LOL

      I really care more about getting more views to my hubs than followers. My next goal is 1,000,000 views and I'm only slightly past the 250,000 mark.

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      AtlasSue 4 years ago

      Judging from what you have already accomplished with what you call a lack of activity over the last two years, your next task of over 1,000,000 views sounds quite attainable. Good luck with it! I know I'll certainly be referring back to this hub every now and then to see if I can't add a couple followers to my...measly...6 lol

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      Jasmine A Holt 4 years ago from Florida

      As a new Hubber, I am always looking for great advice and you gave it here...thank you!

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      DailyVisionar 4 years ago

      Thank you

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      Anthony Goodley 4 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      Thank you for stopping by Jasmine and DailyVisionar . I'm happy to help out when I can.

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      diplorging 4 years ago from Serbia

      Thanks for pointing this out. i learned some new things. I'm new here so any advice means a lot to me

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      wowsite1234 4 years ago from Moncks Corner, SC

      Great article and advice, I'll be implementing these.

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      naeemebrahimjee 4 years ago from London

      This hub has some great advise! I am going to try implementing these ideas from today! I have never dabbled in the forums here, and i think i will give it a spin....

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      Aswin Rajeev 4 years ago from Cochin, India

      Thanks MyWebs, I've learnt a lot about getting followers. A whole lot of it will happen if we just have the will to do so.Your experience proves it.

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      MAGICFIVE 4 years ago from New York

      I think two important things to remember are: 1). Write what people are interested in, and 2). don't be afraid to inject your own personality into the article, so it doesn't sound like just a dry collection of facts! There is lots of info and great advice packed into this hub!

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      Amit Punia 4 years ago from Gurgaon

      nice hub sir...i use your dision

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      Raj Lally Batala 4 years ago from Chicago ,USA

      nice hub !! good work !

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      Keith Jones 4 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      Thanks for the excellent advice... I'm sure I would have done some taboo things if I didn't read your article... Thanks I'm looking forward to getting followers the right way... Very Nice Article... I will def share this one...

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      scryba 4 years ago

      Yah.. Its great.. :-)

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      consilia 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is a really helpful hub for a newcomer! Thanks.

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      Jesse Hackshaw 4 years ago

      Really nice man. If i had not read this I would be on the ban train right now! thanks and keep writing!

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      lab143 3 years ago

      Very helpful hub! I will definitely get out there now and mingle more within the hubpages community. Thanks so much for sharing all of this valuable information!

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      Tim Chirillo 3 years ago from Florida

      thank you for writing this ! I need some followers

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      Kesha caldwell 3 years ago

      Thanks for the information! I'm going to go out and be somebody! lol

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      Arela Llaverito 3 years ago from New Yourk

      Thanks Friend i was worried how can i get more followers as i am new on hubpage but i got some useful points and i'll try my best to follow them =)

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      Kai Morris 3 years ago from London

      Thanks, this was very useful to me. I'm looking forward to implementing some of these ideas.

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      Avinesh Prahladi 3 years ago from Chandigarh

      Wow !!! This is the precise information that I was looking for. I really cherish this hub, MyWebs :-)

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      JR Scarbrough MFA 3 years ago from United States

      A very useful hub. TY!

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      Emily 3 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so much for your wonderful advice! I just started out on hubpages and am looking all the advice I can get. It is so nice to be a part of such a supportive community.

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      Molly Shores 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Question: What is Fan Spamming?

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      Lauren Amy Smith 3 years ago from Suffolk

      Thank you, gonna try this out :)

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      Laudemhir Jan 2 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

      Thanks. I'll follow these tips, I wonder where will it get me! :)

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      Aaron Burton 2 years ago from US

      Sweet hub!!

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      Arco Hess 2 years ago from Kansas City, Kansas

      This is some fantastic advice. I have been looking for something like this. My followers numbers is pretty low, so I need to do something about it. I think I'm pretty active, but maybe I should try to follow more people. IDK

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      alexanderwhite199 2 years ago

      This was extremely helpful :)

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      Daniel Baker 2 years ago from João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil

      One thing I've noticed in regards to this business of following, and I'm not only talking about Hubpages, is that I've seen people with more followers than the people that they follow - which kind of seems backwards to me. Don't you have to follow people first? It would be interesting to know how does that happen?

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      Ahmed Haider 2 years ago from Cairo , Egypt

      hello . thank you so much for your nice topic , it was a very good instructions for me as a new member in hubpages . sure i will follow your steps :)

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      Nicu 2 years ago from Oradea, Romania

      You're right, the key for geting more subscribers is to be more visible :)

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      Jessica 23 months ago from Syracuse

      Thank You this was helpful!

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      Leila Pfaff 17 months ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you, I am new to this, so this has been a very useful hub to read.

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      Angelique Santos 14 months ago from Bronx, New York

      Thank you very much for this wonderful Hub. This information is very helpful and useful since I am a new blogger myself. I appreciate it very much.

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      mahdi jafarian 13 months ago from newcastle

      Thanks alot, very helpful hub

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      Carol Morris 11 months ago

      I am really new here and have only published one Hub so far. I was wondering how to get followers, and there you go...now I know. Thanks so much for putting all the effort into writing this Hub.

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      Robbin 9 months ago from Oevel

      Interesting, going to update my profile info right away! :) Thanks for the tips.

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      Jo Jones 9 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Thank you for this, as a newbie it was very interesting and I have bookmarked it for future reference. Clearly written and easy to follow as well as interesting.

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