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How is your traffic?

Updated on September 22, 2010

You built a four lane road where's the traffic?

No traffic jams here.
No traffic jams here.

Are your hubs a little like mine?

That is do they get low traffic?

I know that the majority of the people here don't have a lot of traffic. How do I know?

Its on your accolades. Sorry to say but the world can see There are an awful lot of people with under 10,000 total views.

Hey I am not laughing at you. I have only 3500 views and I have been on Hubpages for over 2 years. I am starting from a bottom level to see what works and what doesn't as far as building traffic on HP. I know many of you hear a lot from ultra popular hubbers who get 10's of thousands of views per day. I am more interested in what really works for most of us average writers.

Now the subject material that I publish most often is poetry and creative writing. I am doing some math hubs and I have also done some financial hubs. This material is not view friendly either on HP or on the search engines.

The proof is in the pudding.

You have heard people say that I have over 100 page views (Some have many more) on one hub in a day. I have never had over 100 pages views on all my hubs together in a week.

No big deal. I am average or maybe a little bit below average.

The question is what produces traffic quality or quantity?

I think it is a little of both. I am going to try to do simply 20 to 30 hubs per month. I am also going to try to see what happens. So without a lot of back linking or keyword research what will this produce? We shall see.

In the future I am going to work on back links and also keywords but I don't know how yet. I will teach myself and read hubs and find out. This will be a bottom up approach to building our traffic and we will be able to debunk what is fact and what is fallacy.

Good luck everyone.

And they say.................

Build it and they will come. We will certainly see if this holds true.


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    • Don Ship profile image

      Don Ship 

      7 years ago

      Lol. Nice hub! Voted up. From what I know, poems don't generate that much traffic here. Hope you are aware of that too! Try not writing too many of them. I'm totally new here, though. But I hope that helps. Cheers! =)

    • Ben Evans profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Evans 

      7 years ago

      Thank you for reading cookibuq.

      I think everyone thinks there is a follow the magic footprints or build it and they will come. I believe that there is specialized knowledge that people must attain before being successful online.


    • cookibuq profile image


      7 years ago from Ireland / Hong Kong

      This is so true in my case...Love the comparison to road traffic, the style of writing cuts straight to the point. Keep up the good work.

    • Ben Evans profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Evans 

      8 years ago

      Sylvia, Thank you. I have always been a wordsmith but I have just started to take pictures. I am hoping to build up some traffic and I think most people are like me.....Some are average writers and some are very good also but all we hear are from the people who say they have 1000's of hits per day.

      So we will see if what they say holds true.

    • Silva Hayes profile image

      Silva Hayes 

      8 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      Like you, I am starting at the bottom and working my way up. You have a talent with headlines, "You built a four-land road and where's the traffic?" plus the photo caught my eye. Keep it going.

    • Ben Evans profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Evans 

      8 years ago

      Hey BobbiRant,

      The ole street is pretty empty. I need to fill mine with cars. Thank you for reading.

    • BobbiRant profile image


      8 years ago from New York

      LOL I love this hub, it is so speaking to me. According to this I live on a dead end dirt, country road. But I like this hub, very good,voting you up.


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