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How to Keep Your HubPages Followers

Updated on November 14, 2012
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The HubPages Scene

As a HubPages writer, you want to keep your followers. You have earned them, so let's work to keep them as followers! Do not take your readers for granted as pressing the unfollow button is as easy as a click of the mouse button.

Keep your HubPages followers by publishing high-quality hubs, responding to the comments on your hubs left by other hubbers and by reading their hubs as well. These are great techniques to keep you in good form in the HubPages community!

Are your hubs awesome to your followers?
Are your hubs awesome to your followers? | Source

Publish Valuable Hubs

A key way to keep your HubPages followers is to publish valuable hubs. Valuable material is current and interesting to the majority of your followers. While all of your connections will not be interested in every hub you produce, they generally are following you because they appreciate your writing style and at least some of the topics on which you write.

Keep the quality high in your hubs to keep followers interested in your work. A quality hub is free of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Be consistent in the quality of the hubs too; ensure that each hub is checked for spelling errors before you press the publish button. While the odd mistake can be overlooked, do your best to avoid glaring errors.

Yes, you will lose HubPages followers if you do not consistently publish quality, valuable hubs. Remember that HubPages is composed of writers! When you take time with your writing, it shows in your hubs; your followers appreciate the time and understand the work that went in to those hubs as they are writers themselves. When you put the effort into making your hubs the best that they can be, your readers are more likely to support you and stay with you as readers.

Take time to respond to comments.
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Respond To Hub Comments

Another way to keep your HubPages followers is to respond to comments left by these people on your hubs. While you may not be able to respond the same day or even the next day after the comment is made, the important point here is that you do respond.

Your followers understand that you are busy and cannot always respond right away to their comments. After all, they are busy writers themselves! When you do respond to a follower's comment, you are showing that person respect and appreciation for taking time to read your hub. While that person is a follower, he or she is not obligated to read and comment on every hub that you publish. Leave a comment in response to the message as your way to say thank-you for reading your hub.

When you do not respond to comments on your hubs, you risk losing those followers. They may wonder whether you have read their comments or even if you appreciate their reads. HubPages is built on interactions of writers and part of that interaction happens on your own hubs. Pay attention to your followers and show them respect by responding to comments that hubbers leave on your hubs; you are more likely to keep your HubPages connections.

Read The Hubs Of Your Followers

You also are more likely to keep your HubPages followers when you read their hubs and leave them comments. Just as you would like your readers to comment on your hubs, you do the same in turn for them.

When you interact with your followers, they are more likely to remember you. Your discussions in the comments section of the hubs create a friendship between you. They are less likely to press the unfollow button when you create a comradery with them. You appreciate one another and thus follow one another on HubPages.

Ensure your comments are respectful in nature. Leaving a rude comment may cause someone to stop following you on HubPages. Remember that rude is not the same as disagreeable; you can disagree with the hubber's points in the comments section but ensure you are respectful in the words you choose to use.

Reading the Hubs of Your Followers Is Important!

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On A Personal Note

On a personal note, I would like to thank my HubPages followers who encourage me to write here.

I love to read your comments and how you interpret what I write. I have connected with many talented writers on HubPages and I am pleased to follow people who consistently publish great hubs.

Thank-you to my followers for connecting with me and thanks as well for continuing to inspire me with what you write on HubPages and with your comments on my own work.


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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Great response Glenn. It takes time to respond to comments as we are all so busy, especially as writers with multiple deadlines. I appreciate all who stop by to read and comment - like you! Have a great night.

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      Glenn Stok 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I agree that responding to comments shows appreciation. Looking at it from the other end, I don't feel bad if a Hubber does not reply to comments that I leave in their hubs, especially when I see they have thousands of followers. I wouldn't expect it in that case. But as long as we have a manageable amount, it's the right thing to do. In addition to that, I like to refer to a specific item one may have mentioned in their comment. It adds to the importance of the comment they left.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi mpropp and welcome to HubPages! You are right that as the number of followers grow it is difficult. Reciprocation of comments is appreciative here even when it takes a week or two to do so. We understand writers are busy people and make time when we can to respond. Thanks!

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      Melissa Propp 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Christy, thanks for these tips. For some of us, it isn't that hard to keep up with our followers and to read and comment on their hubs, as well as respond to comments on our own. I do wonder sometimes, however, how people with over a 1,000 followers can possibly respond to all their own comments, let alone read their followers hubs? Fortunately, I have no such problem. I appreciate all the tips because I want to hold onto every follower I've got!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You are right Alecia that we do develop relationships with our followers. Thanks for sharing my hub and for the thoughtful comment. Take care!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      These are very valuable tips you have shared Christy! I definitely believe in responding to comments people have left. I feel like that's where I find more ideas to write about as well as building a good relationship with followers. I do try to comment on hubs of people who have left comments as well just as courtesy and also to see what other people are doing in HP. Voted up and useful!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @nenytridiana, you got that right!

      @Thelma, I am the same way that I comment on the hubs that have titles that interest me. We can not possibly read all of the hubs given time constraints. Thanks for the votes, comment, and share. You are a great support.

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      nenytridiana 5 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      100% vote for "yes, bring it on". More followers, more fun and more hubs to read. I got the point. Thank you christywrites!

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      These are great tips Christy. I wish I will know why some of my followers quit following me. I don´t get mad about it. I just want to know why so I might be able to deal with it. I always want to have an honest comment from my readers. May it be bad or good. I keep on commenting and reading the hubs of my followers but I don´t comment to those topic which I´m not interested. I do as well answer every comments on my hubs. Thanks for sharing this hub. Voted up and useful. SHARED.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @mary615, I also find it hard to read every work from each of my followers. We do our best and that is to be expected. Thanks for taking time to comment today.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I always look forward to comments on my Hubs, and I do respond. It's awfully hard to read my follower's works; there is not enough time in a day. I do my best.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi Mellonyy, thanks for the positivity! I agree that it is hard as the number grows; we can't read every hub of every follower. That's understandable and we reciprocate as best we can :)

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      Mellonyy 5 years ago

      Hi Christy! Great hub! I try to read the hubs of my followers, but what about if they are more than 400. Could you share your recipe?

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @MamKim8, the comments are so motivating and I'm glad you already see that at HubPages! I love the community here and while it takes time to respond I do value each of your remarks. Thanks for connecting by the nice fan mail as well. Glad you find the hub to be helpful for you.

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Perfect hub for a hubber just starting out like myself. Thank you ^_^ I love reading and replying to my followers comments. I can't imagine how much time it must take a hubber like yourself to follow all your comments!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Anil and Honey, I am pleased you enjoy the hub, thanks.

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      Anil 5 years ago from Kerala

      Your comment will increase my interest for writing,thanks.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Anil and Honey, Thanks, I hope you found the hub helpful for you.

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      Anil 5 years ago from Kerala

      Nice thanks.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @bmcoll, thank-you for the compliments. I appreciate that! I will let you known when I do any future reads (I see this comment after my comment is already left on your Tornado hub). "Like" totally hehe!

      @old albion, Yes followers are a good thing! Thanks for the comment and for "following" this hub!

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      bmcoll3278 5 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      Another "like " great hub man. LOL

      Lots of good advise. Voted up. By the way I like your style. I would not be at all offended if you suggested improvements on my hubs. Thanks for the great writing.

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello Christy. A really useful hub. I checked the quiz and sure enough every body wanted followers as expected. Thanks.


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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @dalton, you are welcome and I am glad that you are able to use these tips.

      @Marc, thank-you! I do agree that quality rises to the top each time. You know it!

      @internetgeek, Followers are so important in all of the ways you describe. With your good understanding you will be building great connections on a regular basis. Thanks for the comment!

      @teaches, What a nice, thoughtful comment. Thank-you. You are a wonderful follower and it is great to discuss topics with you.

      @Robert, I am glad you came across the hub too as you find it very useful. I do try to help other writers and am glad to connect with you. Thanks!

      @Paul, I am glad you are enjoying increased success here on HubPages. I do hear time and time again that it takes patience to move forward and this is so true. I wish you much success. Thank-you for the great comment.

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      Jeremy Wade 5 years ago from Tennessee

      very informative and useful especially to those of use who are new to hub pages. Thanks.

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Great hub, Christy! I firmly believe that if a writer has nothing good to write about, they are much better off missing a few days, even a week or more, than to publish sub-par posts. An audience will wait for quality, but they will flock off for crap!

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      Nizam Khan 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      This is really interesting and useful. Followers are really important, and more important is to keep them. Yes publishing valuable Hubs, responding to the comments and reading the Hubs of the followers are really important factors to be considered to keep the followers. Thanks for sharing and voted up !

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Christy, I appreciate your hub topic and how to keep followers interested, and how to be a good follower in return. You are a great writer and have shared some wonderful hubs with us. I always look forward to your comments on my hubs as well.

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      Thanks for these suggestions! I'm glad Paul shared this article so that I could see it. It is true, being an active member of the site works wonders when it comes to finding and keeping followers. Thanks for your suggestions!

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 5 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      Christy, This is a very useful article about followers and how to keep them. Yes, it is very important to read your followers hubs, comment on them, and answer their comments. Since I have been doing this, I have increased my hub score and slowly gotten more impressions, especially when my followers have shared my hubs. Voted up and sharing.