How do I get people to read my hubs?
There are many things that you can do to get more traffic to your hubs, which in turn means more people are reading them.
First, make sure to write original, interesting articles. Try to write on topics that interest you, as the more interested you are in the topic, the richer the content will be.
Write... Write more than a few sentences or so. Try to write more than a paragraph, even. Add pictures, links, and other items to enhance your hub. Having a plan and simple hub, will not be as appealing to readers as one with additives.
Create sequel hubs, and group them together.
Add a link to you hub to social bookmarking websites. There are many out there.
By using this website, people 'stumble upon' your link, click it, and read. Using StumbleUpon, you can insert a brief description, categorize, and tag your hub. You can find other artiles, movies, and whatnot.
Digg is 100% based on social content. Once you submit a link, people read the article, and decide whether they dug it or not. The more positive feedbacks the article gets, you better the chances to be on the front page of the website.
You are able to submit you link so that others are able to find it. People are able to rank the links submited to the website.
del.icio.us has the same basic concept as the other bookmarking websites. You submit your link for others in the community to find it.
Surf ads, to gain credits. Once you have earned a certain number of credits, they send traffic to you site. By using this you can enter ia few hubs, surf ads while you're goofing around online, and gain the credits sending people to your links. It turns your link into a similiar ad that pop up for people to visit.
Use appropriate tags for search engines to pull up.
For example you write a hub reviewing Frontline and Advantage. You can use tags such as dog, pet, animal, fleas, ticks, flea and tick preventative, and even Frontline and Advantage.
You can use single words and small phrases for your tags. Sometimes small phrases may fair better than a single word, but sometimes not. That's a judgment call. But, you don't want to overload you hubs with tags. Just choose the most appropriate.
Email, Blogs, and Comments
Email the link to you hubs. If you have friends that may be interested in a hub you wrote, refer them.
If you have a blog, add a link with a description of the hub in your blog. This will drive more traffic to your hub.
Leave a link in your comments. When you do this, make sure that the hub you're commenting on has a similar idea of the hub you're wanting to add a link to. You wouldn't want to add the link to your Frontline and Advantage hub to a car hub. Relevance is a key factor.
Another way to bring traffic to you hubs is via Yahoo's various programs. Yahoo Answers is probably the best program that has the potential to bring a little traffic to your hub. By answering the various questions, categorized by interest, you can post links to you hub. Make sure that the link is relevant to the question that was asked. It, also, helps to give a brief description, as well.
Just make sure that you add a link to your hub in a corresponding and relevant question. Also make sure that you don't spam the program, as they can easily ban HubPage links if that occurs. Sometimes, if you post too many links in a day, they will block you from posting any more from that domain for a few days, so watch out for that as well.