Google AdSense and Traffic: How to Make Money and Build Readership
Money, Traffic and Google AdSense
There is no simple solution to a poorly published online article if you don't want to fix it. Rather it's not a solution that people want to hear in regards to hubpages, money, Google AdSense, or any affiliate program. There is no quick fix to problems-- this means that if it isn't broken try not to fix it... but we try-- but we don't improve our writing.
This is a business, and often the root cause of money and making money is how you mind your online business. The other key is why you want to make money in a very unforgiving business is also something to consider before publishing your work.
Some people don't make much money on hubpages plain and simple-- they also might not want to they have other reasons for publishing hubs. Some people do, and no matter how hard they will try they still can't do anything like the next person has done, or will do with a newly published hub. Yes, go ahead publish hubs, write and publish with passion... keep on writing and making some money.
But, there is still that problem. No money, no clicks, and no traffic.
I've Got a Problem! Yes I know, so here a few ways to help with hubpages and traffic, and maybe you wan't be saying I've got a problem, making a lot of money increasing traffic a lot... to your success.
Increasing Traffic... Easy
Traffic is the easiest fix... sort of:there is only so much you can do, but I found that commenting on others blogs and on your own also hold true for hubpages, and setting a goal to improve on your older hubs. Not only does it provide you with a link, but it also helps others see that you read their work as well. Don't write a blog? don't have a website?
Easy... get one. there are many free blogs out there, blogger wordpress and Typepad to name a few. (Typepad does have some "pay blog part as well) I have two right now, and also do guest blogging and other things related to my blogs and hubs. This adds some traffic because a new audience sees me on different blogs, mention one of your hubs if you can, but not overly promotional only if it fits.
Go to Stumble Upon and get an account, and start by putting your hubs on there, then got to Digg, and Facebook and do the same process all over again. All your hubs, and if you don't like your hub or it's too short or it doesn't look good, well, fix it. But that is next.
Mention hubs on your blogs, but also put your most favorite hub or two on your email address, and be sure to be professional in your emails. Also link your hubs in your blogs and on ezinearticles, again not too many but a few will do. The key to this is to repeat and repeat again, especially with e-zine articles.
Don't do the same hub over and over use different hubs to keep people interested. It's the same with linking on hubpages, fix up your profile to list about 10 to 20 hubs that you like, and that do have some links to other hubs of your that are not on the list.
This of course isn't a guarantee for traffic but it helps, the more links you have the better off your hubs are in the search engine world.
Money Publishing and Other Matters
Do you want the Reader to Care?:I wrote the hub Why Should We Care? and gave fifteen ways to make the reader care. Guess what it's still true, if your reader cares or likes your hub, they will Stumble Upon it send it to Digg, and Facebook and their blogs ( I know I do. Why aren't you?) and this gets them fired up. The other things is to go farther than simple social networking sites.
The point is to make money online, you need to publish hubs and you need to add more than a few links and increase traffic to your work. Stop complaining and build your online business to make you money.
You Are a Published Author when you publish a hub or a blog: Okay this is the evil editor coming out in me or the non text messaging person. This is a hub and a blog you are writing. Do not ever ever ever put "u" or "r" or any other type of shorthand that comes with text messaging or twitter. Not only is it unprofessional, but you are not getting your message across. You are a published author prove it. If you wonder why your score is too low, read the hub out loud. If you see words that shouldn't be there fix them. You have a reputation to uphold. My reputation is as valuable as the next person. Frankly this is why text messages drive me nuts. Call me old fashioned, but please don't write a hub like you write a text. Rant ended.
The Ebb and Flow of Money and Traffic
Traffic comes and goes..but no traffic is a bad sign:When writing a hub understand that traffic will come and go and in spikes and other ways, so don't panic, look at your hubmetrics and stats and you'll get an idea of what is going on. the big issues is no traffic. you've done all the networking and everything and you get one or two people coming and reading but no comments,. Then you need to worry, look at your content, look at everything in your hub, your tags, your writing style, everything, try to fix it, and if that doesn't work and it is something that should be making money on google and AdSense, then think and perhaps delete that hub. But again traffic comes and goes, but no traffic none after networking and everything else is a bad sign.
Hub Scores.. Yes you need to pay attention!: You shouldn't get too worried about hub scores they do go up and down but the important thing here is that they are constant, if there isn't a lot of traffic to a hub, or it simply doesn't make much on google AdSense, this isn't something to worry about, much. What you do need to worry about is big drops. By big I mean your personal score was say 80 and now it's 70, this is bad.
Find out why, look at your hubs, they affect your score, look at your community work on hubpages. Does it seem like you are just there? The more you do positively on hubpages the better. Do you help others? This is good as well. Same goes for your hubs, a quick drop from say 90 to 60 is bad, but there are many reasons for this, not enough traffic or comments or not enough done by you. So be advised, work hard and you shouldn't see any big drops, but don't worry if it does go up and down a bit.
Understand the power of networking and blogs: This is big while you can't over promote your hubs on any hubs, there is a way you can "over" promote your hubs. Go to Stumble Upon, Digg and all the other networking sites. Tell people about on your blogs, all of them. Add a link to Facebook and on your website. Anything to get back links and traffic. I also like to post a blog about a hub I've written and add the link there, so that my blog traffic will go to hubpages, take the time to add hubs of others, and tell them you've done an article/post about it on their hubs, most people will like good reviews other than on hubpages. this is powerful as it harnesses the idea of search engines and links and with some help from others it creates traffic to various hubs.
Understanding the Art of Publishing: This is something I know no one wants to hear but here it is. You are a published author and your hub is published works and sometimes, published material doesn't get much traffic even in the publishing industry. Sometimes it's a loss, but sometimes it's worth having that published hub up just so you can say, I don't have any traffic, but at least I'm published. Okay, not a great consolation but it is some, and you are a reader and you did try everything to get this hub published, and professional. So well done.
There you have it, five things to remember when you say "I have a problem." Really it's okay when you write and get traffic or even when you don't. Work on promotion and getting your name out there and you should see some traffic improvements to your hubs. Good luck and enjoy!