ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • HubPages Tutorials and Community»
  • Getting Traffic for Your Articles

How to Use Your Hubs to Increase Traffic to Your Website or Business

Updated on January 12, 2012
Source

Expert Marketing

If you have an online business, you are obviously an expert at what you do, or at least very well informed. And since your so well versed in your particular industry, that means you have information you can share with the world. There are plenty of people who don't know as much as you do, ya know =)

Even better, by authoring some hubs in niches related to your business or website, you not only fulfill the requirements of a good hub for hubpages, but you can smoothly ad a link at the end of your hub for those that would like to see why you are such an expert.

Just make sure your hubs are educational, interesting and as GENUINE as possible. There are already tons of "how to make money" articles and "buy my stuff" articles. Write something you are passionate about, and the traffic will flow from your hubpages to your site and into your wallet (where you really wanted it to go in the first place).

Interviews

Using hubpages as your platform to interview others in your industry, is a great way to build rapport with your readers and generate genuine traffic. If you're at a lack for other people to interview, you could also have someone else interview you, then publish the interview in a hub.

Use Pictures and Videos

Anytime you can use an authentic picture or video in your hubs, you will get way more attention from search engines than content with no media other than text. More than half of my own earnings on hubpages and traffic going to my sites, comes from the hubs where I use pictures in a relevant way. And occasionally in irrelevant ways.

So take pictures of your products, do videos of you preforming your services or find another creative way to incorporate pictures and videos into your hubs in ways that can link back to your website or webstore.

Book reviews are great!
Book reviews are great! | Source

Product Reviews

Are you selling any products on your website?

If you are, an easy way to use hubpages to generate traffic towards the products you hope your readers will purchase, is to write reviews about the products. It shows that you've personally used the items you are selling, and it gets others interested in trying out the products themselves and potentially writing their own reviews.

P.S. You can use this same tactic for any services you sell

Source

Share Your Hubs Socially

Seriously, I can not emphasis enough, the importance of building a network on social media platforms and then sharing your hubs on those networks. Statistics show that content shared on facebook is ranked into google search engines faster than any other method. Twitter is another quick way to raise your rank and generate interest, as are any of the other platforms.

Writing hubs that are related to a business or website you run, is a great way to get more traffic to both your site and hubpages. It's mutually beneficial =)
Writing hubs that are related to a business or website you run, is a great way to get more traffic to both your site and hubpages. It's mutually beneficial =) | Source
Personal development is a really popular topic, so it's easy to find hundreds of ways to write about to show of my expertise and get a buzz going.
Personal development is a really popular topic, so it's easy to find hundreds of ways to write about to show of my expertise and get a buzz going. | Source

Examples

To help you get going on some hubs to help create a buzz about your business or website, I'd like to offer you some examples from my own enterprises.

  • When I find new cannabis products, businesses, organizations or personalities, I will write hubs about them, and then I can offer my website Cannabook as a site for more information because it's an online all-things-cannabis directory.
  • Often I will think of really creative domain names, and if they are available, I'll purchase them so that I can sell them. To help get the word out, I will write hubs about the domain names in interesting ways. Maybe a hub about potential businesses that could be created with said domain name, or niche sites that could be hosted under certain domain names.
  • I'm also working on becoming a success coach/personal development specialist/strategic interventionist, as well as a professional speaker. To increase traffic to my site Let Us Get H.I.G.H., and to build my reputation, I will write hubs about personal development. nlp or other related topics, then offer a link to more info or more of my services at the bottom of my hub. Just remember to be tasteful. No one minds a link placed gracefully at the bottom of a hub.

After each hub, I share them with my social media networks and post them in places on the net where there are likely to be people interested in my information, products or services.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)