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Hubber Traffic vs. Search Engine Traffic. Why You Need Both!

Updated on July 18, 2012

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Why You Need Traffic From Search Engines and HubPages

You wrote several hubpages. Great. Now you are wondering how to get people to your hubs so they can read them. You were sure to write original content with tons of information to help the reader. So, what should you do?

Be Social on HubPages and Gain Followers

HubPages was created to be interactive. You need to be social on the site to learn more about the site and to gain followers. Having many loyal followers on HubPages can mean increased earnings.

Here are a few steps that will help you meet other hubbers.

  • The easiest way to meet other hubbers is to read hubs about topics that interest you. That way you are engaging with hubbers that have common interests.
  • Link to other hubs that are related to your hub. You get people's attention when you appreciate their work.
  • Leave comments on hubs that interest you.
  • If you're really impressed with a hubber's content, follow them! Don't be shy.

Why do you need traffic from other hubbers?

It's very simple. You need traffic and the search engines take time to index and send traffic to your hubs. You can use the tools that HubPages offers to gain traffic and improve your hubscore.

There are several other reasons that you need hubbers to visit your hubs.

  • Most hubbers will take the time to rate (or vote) your hub up or down. Visitors from search engines are looking for information or want to make a purchase.
  • Most hubbers will take the opportunity to write in your comment module. Search engine visitors will probably not.
  • Many hubbers will not mind taking a poll, while shoppers won't bother.
  • Any of the actions above will lead to more traffic from HubPages because it will appear on the activity feed of the hubber and the main topic page.

If I get a lot of hubber traffic, why bother getting search engine traffic?

  • Hubbers will not add to your adsense income for many reasons including adsense blindness. You get a lot of views, but no Adsense clicks. You should be a member of HubPages Ad program if you fall in this category. You need search engine traffic with visitors that are looking for your targeted info to get clicks.
  • Search engine traffic sends you people that are looking for information or want to make a purchase. This is how you make money with Amazon and ebay.
  • If you rank well for your targeted keyword(s), search engines will always send you traffic any time of the day. Traffic spikes from hubbers depends on you leaving comments and publishing hubs.

Hubber traffic and search engine traffic are the perfect combination. Let me explain why. With a large following on HubPages, your content will automatically skyrocket to the main page of it's topic. How? If you have 1000 followers and a minimum of 10% visits your hub as soon as you publish it, that means you instantly got 100 visits!

Always remember to write original, quality content. This is the only way to get people to visit any of your sites whether it is a blog, Squidoo lens or HubPages. I strongly recommend that you build links to your hubs. Don't forget to interact with other members on HubPages. You need both to achieve your goals. Work smarter, not harder.

Hope you found this information helpful. Now go take action and give your fellow hubbers some link love, comments and vote those great hubs UP!

Image of My HubPages Traffic Sources

Notice that my top two traffic sources are Google and HubPages!
Notice that my top two traffic sources are Google and HubPages! | Source

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      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Really valuable and new information! Voted up and useful!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great hub, and so well researched I learned many valuable points from your informative hubs.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @seo optimization You're very welcome!

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      seo optimization 5 years ago

      Very informative post. Thanks for taking the time to share your view with us.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Millionaire Tips That's a great point!

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      I agree with this. How is Google going to know your site is any good if you don't have anyone reading it? I would think it needs to see some activity. Voted up.

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      SKCandles 6 years ago from Canada

      I do twitter and just started on redgage. When I remember I go to WAHM and a facebook group.

    • supermom_in_ny profile image

      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      @SKCandles I build a lot of links, but the first places I post my hubs are:



      They usually do pretty well and it helps my hubs get indexed very quickly. Give it a try and let me know your results...

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      SKCandles 6 years ago from Canada

      This is something that I am starting to work on. I plan to keyword optimize my hubs as well as bring in viewers from elsewhere

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      @ltlearning Thanks for commenting. I totally agree with you. It's important to have both multiple streams of income and traffic.


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      ltlearning 6 years ago from Argentina

      Yes, very easy to understand and informative. I agree to your hub, we need traffic from search engines, but we also need other traffic sources such us hubpages . It is really important to diversify traffic sources ,that is one of the reasons I am getting started on Hubpages and other social platforms

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      You're very welcome!

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      wetnosedogs 6 years ago from Alabama

      Thanks for explaining so well.