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How To Get More Hubpages Traffic Part 2! Promoting Your Hubpages!
Welcome to Part 2 of how to get more Hubpage traffic to your hubs. In part 1 we talked about the importance of finding the right keywords or keyword phrases to target in your hubs. In essence, the better keywords you find to rank higher on search engines the more you money you can make on Hubpages.
Visit the link if you haven't read Part 1 on how to get more Hubpages traffic.
Also, if you don't have a Hub Pages account yet, please be sure to click the link and sign up to get a Hub Pages account so you can start earning from your writing. After you get an account, proceed with the lesson below.
However, although finding low competition keywords and phrases is an essential part of driving more traffic to your hubs, promoting your hubs is just as important in getting ranked higher in Google. Promoting your hubs will give it that extra push.
The problem is that most don't promote their hubs outside of Hubpages, and I think that's a mistake. Once again, more traffic means the more money you can make on Hubpages.
You may have heard of the importance of getting back links, but getting quality back links is really the key here. Sites with high PR (page rank) are ones you want to target in getting back links from.
I'm going to reveal my method of doing so outside of Hubpages.
Yep, I still write articles and use article directories to get back links and extra traffic to my hubs. Many have said that article marketing doesn't work as well anymore.
That may be true since many have stopped allowing affiliate links and changed their back links from do follow to no follow, but I still get great results with submitting articles to article directories.
However, you don't want to write the exact same article that you have for your Hubpages. You want to change it up a bit.
For instance, I have a hub on here that details my top picks of silver age comic books to invest in. So an article I would write for an article directory would be about why investing in silver age comics is a good investment.
Then I would target my main keyword or phrase...let's stick with "comic investing" and create a link at the bottom of the article using that exact keyword phrase. Of course, the link would direct the reader to my hub about which silver age comics to invest in.
What are some article directories to submit to? Here are my main ones:
- Ezine Articles
There are, of course, many others but these two are the one's I concentrate on most for back links. Of course, there is Squidoo also, though it's not an article directory, but it's another great site to create lenses and link them back to your Hubpages.
You can also link your lenses from your Hubpages as well. I like Hubpages better than Squidoo, though.
Remember that list of 30 keywords and phrases I talked about in Part 1 of how to get more Hubpage traffic? Well here's where it comes really handy.
So I have a hub that targets my main keyword phrase of "comic investing." I use that particular keyword and write 3 to 5 articles with that keyword targeted in the title, summary, and anchor link (which means making that keyword or phrase a hyper link to another site or page. In this case your Hubpages hub that's also targeting that keyword or keyword phrase.)
So here's an example of how I do this and spread out topics that relate to the same keyword phrase:
Hubpages hub: Top Silver Age Comic Investment Choices of 2012! Comic Investing Advice and Tips!
Ezine Articles: Silver Age Comic Investing! The New Gold Rush In Investments!
Ubscure Articles: Why Modern Comic Book Investing Is A Bad Idea and Why Silver Age Comic Investments Are A Better Choice!
See how I have comic investing as the topic of the article and within the title of each? Another trick is that I actually use two keyword phrases in some of those titles.
The keyword phrase (comic book investing) in the last Ubscure title is actually a double whammy! I love doing this. The phrase comic book investing is actually a great keyword with low competition also. So with that one phrase, I target two keywords phrases - comic investing and comic book investing - in one shot.
Don't over do this! Writing too many articles and having too many back links of the same anchor keyword phrase will get you penalized by Google. Search engines consider it search engine spamming if you over do this.
Like I advised - I only write a maximum of five articles for each main keyword phrase I'm trying to rank high on Google for to start off with! That also means five of the same keyword phrases to anchor link as well.
The trick is to build back links gradually over time. Start off with 3 or 5 articles to get back links with specific keywords to your Hubpages, and then slowly increase the amount over time using variations on that keyword or keyword phrase.
Social Networking Sites And Web Sharing Sites!
Okay, to be honest: I don't get all that much traffic from sources like Facebook, Twitter, and Stumple Upon or Digg, but it does help in terms of extra back links. Also, someone could like your hub and retweet it or share it themselves.
So I do advise to do this every now and then.The three I usually send to is Digg, Stumble Upon, and Reddit. Sometimes on Facebook as well.
I don't concentrate all that much on this method of promoting, but I do make sure to do it from time to time. I don't share every article and never twice for the same one on the same site.
Overdoing it can get you penalized! However, promoting your article on these sites can help your articles or Hubpages stick better when it comes to keeping your listing rank on Google.
So here's the simple method I use on how to get more Hubpages traffic to your hubs. Of course, this does take extra effort and work, but it does work.
Getting traffic from Hubpages is nice, and there's a lot of tips and tricks to do this. Hubpages makes it really easy to get traffic from inside it's platform. However, getting traffic from outside of Hubpages and ranking high on search results should be your main goal.
You will make more money on Hubpages if you do, and Hubpages is a great site that is quite flexible in helping you to earn some extra mulah!
I hope this method I use helps you, and the great thing about it is that you can use this method for really any site or blog you have. It doesn't have to just be Hubpages.
Ready for Part 3? Visit the link to discover how to use Hubpages to maximize Hubpages traffic to your hubs to help you make money on Hubpages even more.