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How to Increase Your Hub Traffic
Are You in a Hub Traffic Jam?
Have you been keeping a vigilant eye on your hub traffic stats?
You check and re-check your stats to see where the best traffic is coming from, and then you come back to see how often your traffic stats are going up... You've written some well thought out hubs, made sure to befriend some active hubbers and you regularly read hubs on hubpages that you like...
So what's up with your traffic? Why is it only slowly going up?
If left to their own devices, your hubs will probably not gain a ton of traffic. They need your help if you'd like to see an increase in readership from the net. I found myself in your position before, and to help you get more hub traffic, I'd like to offer you some tips...
Share With Your Friends
Are you tweeting, posting and sharing your hubs with those you know on social networks? If not, why the heck not?!
Your hubs are already equipped with two popular social bookmarking tools (facebook and twitter), so make sure you are the first person to use them! By getting your hubs onto social networks, you're more likely to get picked up by google spiders and you'll be earning the revenue from your hubs circulating around the social nets. Don't be shy! Share your hubs!
Digg hasn't lost a thing, and still appears to be the best social book marking sit around. You're truly missing out on some awesome traffic if you're not submitting your hubs to digg.
Post on Craigslist
This works especially well if you're posting local topics or political hubs, but you can pretty much post anything you want on craigslist and people will read it. For that matter, I found it increases your hub traffic by at least half of what is was. It's always worth a try anyways, right?
That's right, get on facebook and start yourself a Fanpage. I prefer to just have one fanpage for all my online writing, but you could very well start a fanpage just for your hubpages work. It's up to you. Though by only using one fanpage for yourself as an author, you won't be as much of a social pest. So make sure to weigh the pro's and con's.
Getting a fanpage going can connect all your friends in one place, making it easier to get their attention when you have a new hub available to read, and it will also increase your chances of being spotted by search engine spiders.
If you want to get really creative, you could get onto blogger or a similar blog site and start up a blog that covers your hubs and online writing. Consider it an extra "hub-reel" sort of thing, as it will mostly just be for catching extra google traffic then anything else.