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5 Secret Tips That Will Generate More Traffic and Comments to Your Blogs

Updated on August 5, 2015

"Ancient Secrets Revealed!"

Need More Traffic to your Blogs and Online Articles? Check out these "Secret" Tips for more traffic.
Need More Traffic to your Blogs and Online Articles? Check out these "Secret" Tips for more traffic. | Source

Why Don't I Have Any Hub Comments Yet?

So you have written a few Hub Articles but you haven't received any Comments yet!

Here are some Tips to help you get people to Want to Leave Comments on your Hubs!

You Worked hard on your Hubs and You Deserve Positive Feedback!

There are a few things that have to be in place before you can receive Comments on your Hubs.

This Hub Article will Explore some "Secret" Tips that are likely to Help You Get People to Read and Comment on your Hubs.


1. Do Your Comment Settings Allow for Comments?

*Note: Comments are elective and are not required for you to Publish Hubs or participate on HubPages. You may want to consider Adding a Comment Capsule and allow comments as it permits the reader to Ask You Questions, Share Their Experiences, Offer Their Opinions on the Subject, or Leave You Praise for Your Hard Work!

Allowing people to Comment will help you get More Traffic to your Hubs. Each time a Comment is left on a Hub, the Comment is Shared on the HubPages Feed.*

The first thing you want to look at is making sure that your Hubs are set up correctly to receive comments. You need to be signed into HubPages and follow these directions to make sure you are ready to receive comments:


  1. Sign in to HubPages
  2. Click "My Account" on the top right of any HubPages webpage.
  3. Find the Hub that you want to check comment settings on and click "Edit" on the left of the Hub. The Hub article will open in "Edit Mode".

The Comment Capsule in "Edit" Mode

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Here are the different settings that you can adjust for your comments:

  • You can Allow Comments to Appear in your Hubs Automatically, or you can change the Settings so that Comments Will Not Be Visible to Anyone Else But You, Until You Approve Them.
  • You can Allow Anyone on the World Wide Web to leave a comment, or you can Restrict Comments to HubPages Users who Are Registered with HubPages and are Signed In.
  • You can Show Comments in the same order that they were posted, or you can show them with Newest/Most Recent Comments First.
  • You can show all your comments or you can set them to be restricted to showing only a certain amount of comments to reduce the amount of scrolling a person has to do to leave a comment.
  • You can Turn Off Comments so that no future comments can be left on your Hub.
  • HubPages will Automatically send you an e-mail notification every time someone leaves a comment on your Hub. You can always change this if you don't want to know when you receive new comments. Follow this link to change your E-Mail Notification Settings.

So now we know how to set up and make sure we can have comments left on our Hubs. We learned that there are several different settings that we can configure and personalize to our own preferences. Let's explore the next "Secret" in getting people to comment on our Hubs!

Adding Original Photos To Your Hubs Makes Them Stand Out!

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2. Does Your Hub Look Clean and Interesting?

As an Author, you need to inspire the writer if you want them to stay on the page and read through your article. When people read your article, they are more likely to leave a comment. Usually a combination of 2 things will get people to continue reading your Hub:

  • Opening Sentence and Introductory Paragraph
  • Format, Organization, and Aesthetics of your Article


Adding "Fire" To Your Hub Articles Makes Your Articles Warm and Comforting!

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Opening Sentence and Your First Paragraph

The first things your reader will see in your article are your First Sentence, First Paragraph and The First Photo that interested them to read your article in first place. You have to have a great Title and First Sentence to garner interest and you have to Keep the Reader by writing a Stellar First Paragraph! Having an Original Photo above, below or alongside your first paragraph is a must!

Your first paragraph should be a descriptive block of text that explains what the article is about. You will want to add keywords that are specific to what you are writing about in the article. Tell the reader what to expect and why they should read your article to get all the information they need about the subject they are searching for.


Original Photos and Video Increases Traffic Potential!

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Bendo13 Is a Video Master!

Article Aesthetics: How To Format Your Hub Articles to Attract and Keep Readers

The way your Hub Article Looks is one of the most important aspects to writing success and popularity among readers. If your article is one long patch of text, chances are that it will not do well in Search Engines and people will not be interested in reading such a "Busy" page.

The best way to format your Hub articles to make sure that they are appealing to the reader is to break up the information so that the article looks "Clean". Here are some tips to make articles look clean:


  • Article Length should be no less than 500 words. Longer articles (1,500+ words) get preference in the Search Engine Ranking System. The longer and more in-depth an article is will allow the article to be rated above shorter articles on the same subject.
  • Content is important! Avoid repeating Keywords (commonly called "Keyword Stuffing") to the point where the article doesn't make sense. Always spread Keywords evenly through the article. Avoid Rambling and "Fluffing" in your articles just to make them longer. The more useful information that you add the better your article ranking!
  • Break-up Text Into Several Text Capsules. This allows the reader to take a break between the points that you are trying to make. It also allows for a more attractive look with proper placement of Photos, Videos and Ad Campaigns.
  • Add Original Photos and Videos to Your Articles. By doing this you are supplying the reader visual information as well as textual information. Readers can "see" what you are talking about. This is especially valuable if your article explains how to "Do" something such as a Recipe or "How To..." Article.

Adding Instructional Videos is a must if you want Search Engines to give your Article special treatment in the rankings!

Search engines love multi-media in a single article. The more information and media sources you have (photos and videos) the higher your page will rank.

For more information on How to Set Up Videos in Hubs or about the New Video Hub Feature, check out the lings on the right from the HubPages Learning Center.

  • Use Amazon and eBay Ads Effectively with your text. When adding the program ads make sure the products you display are related to the content of your article. If you are doing a Book or Movie Review, be sure to add Links for purchasing that book or movie from Amazon and eBay. Be selective in how you display the Ads and don't use too many ads or your article will look "Spamy"!


Do Your Hubs Reach Readers at an Emotional Level?

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3. Does Your Hub Inspire Emotions?

Like poetry, a Good Hub Stimulates People's Emotions. It can make the reader feel Happy, Sad, Angry, Speechless, Informed...

If you write a Hub that touches someone in a personal way, they will continue reading your article until the end and can't wait to share their own experiences and opinions.

If you have a favorite book author and you ask yourself, "Why do I like this author so much?" you may find yourself answering that the reason why you like him or her is because of their writing style. If you were asked to talk about your favorite book and why you like it, chances are that the reason you enjoyed it was because it struck a cord with you and in some way, you could relate.

As Hubbers we are authors and we should approach Hubbing the same way. Even if you write in the third person you can still add your own style and personality to your Hubs. If someone searches for information on "How To Do Something" and you show photos and videos of you actually doing it, you will benefit from this personal touch.

By adding your personal photos and videos to your articles you make the article "human" and less textbook. People respond to people far more than they respond to textual data and so by adding an emotional element to your writing you can connect with your reader.

Over time your followers will enjoy your writing style. Some writers are funny and some are to the point. You will notice that "popular" Hubbers are popular for their content and their ability to connect with their audience. Reading other's work and leaving insightful comments is a great way to reflect your personality.

Connect With People!

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4. Do You Read Other's Hubs and Leave Comments?

Simply reading other Hubber's Hubs and leaving Insightful Comments will usually lead to more of your own traffic and comments on your Hubs.

What many Hubbers find is that when they read articles that they are interested in or can relate to, they tend to leave a comment.

People join HubPages for different reasons. Some people love the community and are very active by reading Hubs and leaving comments, and joining in the forum discussions. Although I have seen some Hubbers who like to post negative comments here and there, I find it very rare on HubPages.

HubPages is an online community like no other community on the web. So many like-minded people can get together and share their knowledge and experiences with people who actually care and want to know about your experiences! This isn't Facebook kiddos! We write in-depth articles after proper research and preparation.

Leaving comments on Hubs and sharing the articles you enjoy is a great way to get followers and traffic.

Promote Yourself!

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5. Do You Share Your Hubs on Social Media Networks?

Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, and others can be a gold mine for traffic if used correctly. More traffic tends to yield more comments. You can share any Hub on just about any network. Some of the most Popular Social Sharing Networks are:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • RedGage
  • E-Mail
  • Google +
  • Tumblr

Sharing other Hubber's Hubs with your Social Networks helps to Spread Hub Love and also Creates Backlinks back to you. Whenever you share something there is a record of the transaction.

SHARING one another's articles with our outside connections allows for a broader readership and also gives HubPages as a whole a better reputation as a site. The more spread out our backlinks are the more value we have through the backlinks. The more backlinks we have, the more potential for inbound Hub traffic.

Many Hubbers have seen a lot of traffic coming from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and many more. Sites like Facebook and Twitter allow you to connect with like-minded people and you can create groups or hangouts where people share their articles and receive traffic and comments. Joining these groups is easy and all you have to do is follow the group's posting guidelines.

I remember on my last birthday in January, an entire group of Hubbers that I am in a group with read, commented, and shared my articles all day and my traffic tripled for that day! If you are not on social networking sites but you want to get more comments and traffic to your Hubs then you are missing out on a huge chunk of the traffic pie! Anyone who is serious about promoting their work has multiple channels set up for promoting and sharing.

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    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Excellent points, all. Your architectural photo of that glass-faced skyscraper is amazing and stunning! I really appreciate someone who knows what they are doing with a camera!

      This is a great hub for newbies, and it doesn't hurt the rest of us to take a refresher course. Voted up across the board and shared.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you DzyMsLizzy! That photo was taken in Boston, MA a few years ago. I was just trying different angles to see what I could capture. I have another cool one I took laying on the ground looking up. I think I am due for another Boston trip soon! Thank you for your comment and votes!

      JSMatthew~

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Awesome info JS! I especially love the term "chunk of the traffic pie" hahah you know how to share information in a way that makes people want to read. I love the details on setting up Hub comment capsules. I am going to revisit some of my older Hubs and minimize how many comments are visible. Thanks!

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      Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

      I have been to Boston a few times, but I think that building must be new since I last visited, which was back in either 1979 or 1981...too long ago...I can't remember which trip was in which year; the other trip was a camping road trip with my daughters here in the western U.S.

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      Article Written By Margaret Minnicks 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Wonderful advice! Thanks!

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      leros003 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Excellent Blog! I definitely agree with the picture idea. The more warm and inviting the more likely people will come back for more views!

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Great tips! Useful for new as well as other Hubbers. Voted up and shared.

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      BizVT34 5 years ago from USA

      Well done, very helpful. Voted up and shared.

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Good information. voted up.

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      Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Great points! I would add one little tip. The Comments capsule allows you to edit the heading so I always change it to Comments - What do you think of (whatever the hub is about)?, share your thoughts with us.

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      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Well done on another useful and informative hub for Hubbers. I used to add the YouTube capsule to my hubs until someone told me that it took a while to load on his computer. Since then I have stopped adding the video capsule. Might want to add it back after reading your advice! Thanks for sharing.

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      Arlene V. Poma 5 years ago

      Yes, yes, yes. My major weakness is not sharing my Hubs. Bookmarked, voted up and everything else.

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      Corey 5 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Very nice hub. I found useful tips here that I am putting into effect right now!

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      eye say 5 years ago from Canada

      another very informative hub, some very useful tips in there, I appreciate the info.

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      dialogue 5 years ago

      Interesting and useful article Matthew... Good hub, Well written. Voted UP :)

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      ravindraxfiles 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

      very useful hub specially for new hubbers just like me.very simply written but very useful tips.you have revealed the steps to how to set the "comments" capsule and clearly mentioned what are the things to be done to get comments from others by organize the hub in very effective way... in a nutshell, great work. hope to read your other hubs..

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      Debbie Roberts 5 years ago from Greece

      Another very helpful hub from you, JSMatthew. I like the fact that you explain things in plain and simple English - no long words!!

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge and I'll be passing it on.

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      asherruth 5 years ago

      Some very helpful information here. I tend to forget to break up my hubs with the capsules, but you are right it does make them easier to read. The ones I have remembered to do that with have done a little better. Thanks for the advice. Voting up and useful!

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      gjfalcone 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Well said, most useful and especially helpful.

      "This isn't Facebook kiddos!"

      Thank God!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Ardie: I appreciate your comment very much! I have found that a lot of New Hubbers have questions about and are not aware that they can moderate comments in different ways. I have tried to put it all together to answer questions about receiving and setting up the comments capsules. Thank you as always for your wonderful comment!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @DzyMsLizzy: Boston is awesome! I can't wait until all the construction is done, although I don't think they'll ever stop building that city! I can tell you that it has changed quite a bit since the late 1970's and if you get the chance, you should visit! I plan on going to Boston in a few weeks and I am about an hour away so it's easier for me! Thanks for coming back and sharing!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @revmjm: You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @leros003: Hi! You are absolutely right! Adding original photos enhances the look and the comfort while reading people's articles! Thanks for your comment.

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @jainismus: Thank you! I appreciate your comment and for voting up and sharing!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @BuyaBiz: I am glad this is helpful! Thanks for your comment, vote up and share!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @dahoglund: Thanks for stopping by and voting up!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Austinstar: Hello! You make a great point there! Although I have never personally changed the Comment Heading, I think it is a great idea and maybe I will try it! Thanks for adding your insight and experience! I appreciate you stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @greatstuff: Hello there! Think of it this way, it's not your article that is slow in loading, it is the browser/computer that that person was using that made it load slow. It could also have been that HP servers were very busy but I don't find HP to be that slow overall. With today's technology and internet speed, don't think that adding videos will slow down the loading speed of a page significantly. I watch videos all the time and found that it is often YouTube that is slow in loading. So go add some more videos to your Hub Articles! Thanks for sharing your experience!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Arlene V. Poma: Hello Arlene! I have to tell you that since I started sharing my Hubs and other's Hubs I have seen a significant increase in traffic. It's worth the effort! Thanks for another great comment!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @cabmgmnt: I am glad you found this useful! Good luck to you and thank you!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @eye say: Hello! Thank you very much! I appreciate all your comments!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @dialogue: Thank you very much for your kind words! I appreciate your comment and thanks for Voting Up!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @ravindraxfiles: Hello and Welcome to HubPages! I am very happy to share some of the things I have learned over the last few years on HubPages. A lot has changed and you have joined the site at the best time! Thanks for your kind comment and I wish you the best of success!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @debbie roberts: Hi! I try to keep it simple although I am not a man of long words...just a lot of short ones put together! I always appreciate your comments! Thanks for passing this on!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @asherruth: Breaking up your text into separate capsules is one of the best ways to keep your articles looking clean. You can always go back to older Hubs and change this by adding a new text capsule where you want to break-up the text and then copy and paste from your other text box. Be sure to delete the original text once you have pasted to avoid repeating yourself! (I have done this!) Thanks for commenting and for voting up!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @gjfalcone: I have to agree! At first I was hoping HubPages would add a chat to the site, but the more I think about it, it is better that they don't! That's what comments and forums are for, and you can always follow friends from HubPages on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      Fantastic hub I am going to check the settings on my account and make sure it just the way I want it. Thank you for the tips.

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      Barry Cross 5 years ago from York, UK

      Superb and most valuable, thanks for sharing! Cheers, Barry :)

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @flashmakeit: Hello again my friend! I'm glad to help! The best part is that we can change our settings whenever we need to. Thanks for commenting once again!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @BarryCross: I really appreciate your comment! Cheers to you and thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      bizzymom 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks again for another great and useful article. I will try to follow all of your fantastic advice!

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      DabbleYou 5 years ago

      In my observation, popular hubbers receive far more comments than others. But great advice anyway. Will have to try them out.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Excellent article and very useful advice, I love the use of your photos, they certainly draw you in which is exactly the point you're making!

      Thank you.

      Voting up and shared.

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      CZCZCZ 5 years ago from Oregon

      Great tips and ideas to remember when writing hubs to make them engaging for the audience.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Excellent article with so many useful tips.

      I love that picture of the building. Boston is on my list of places to visit one day. I have a cousin that lives in Shrewsbury, which I believe is not too far from Boston.

      Up +++ and sharing.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Great advise! Too bad everyone that reads one of our hubs doesn't leave a comment, even if it two or three words, it would be nice. This is an excellent hub, a should read for everyone. Voted up, useful and sharing! Have a great day! :)

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      grinnin1 5 years ago from st louis,mo

      There is a lot of information here that I needed! Thanks for the great advice and excellent hub!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Hi JS

      Great info here. You've laid out wonderful points and helpful tips. I'm glad you mentioned the importance of the opening paragraph. Title and content will always be a key factor in gaining and maintaining traffic, followers and comments. When I first joined HP you were my greeter. I remember being in awe as to how you would comment and share. I learned to do this by your example. Sure we want our work to reach beyond the HP community, but it sure helps to have wonderful camaraderie with fellow writers - you've been a good example of that. Thank you.

      FYI - great pictures

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      The Fridge 5 years ago

      Thank you for the advice. I am fortunate to have had a decent response on the hubs I have written but would like to see a little more feedback to check my writings.

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      Michelle Orelup 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      I wish I had read this hub earlier! It took me a couple of hubs until I figured out how to separate the text with capsules. Thanks for the great tips!

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      ladeda 5 years ago

      Very useful Hub! I couldn't agree more with all your tips. I wish I had been able to read this article right when I first joined HubPages, it certainly would have helped!

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Good job. Enjoyed. Thanks for sharing. I voted UP all across except for funny.

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      Laura Deibel 5 years ago from Aurora

      So much of what you say is true. I am very unlikely to read to the end when the author writes paragraphs that fill an entire page.

      Break up those thoughts! You are not a 19th century author! Spacing and lists are invaluable and keep the reader involved.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @bizzymom: You are very welcome! I wish you the best of success! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @DabbleYou: You are absolutely right! It's what they do that makes them popular authors! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Movie Master: Thank you! I am happy to hear that my photos draw in readers! Thanks for your comment, vote and share!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @CZCZCZ: Thank you for your comment!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @kaliskadavis: You're welcome! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Just Ask Susan: Hello again! Boston is awesome and I can't wait to go soon when the weather is better! Shrewsbury is not far at all. Maybe someday if you come to the States to visit your cousin we can all get together for a HubMeet in Boston! Wouldn't that be something? Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate your comments, votes and shares!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @sgbrown: Even though not everyone that reads our Hubs leaves a comment, we are still getting traffic! I have also had Hubbers come back to a Hub and tell me they read it a while ago and wanted to come back to comment! Thanks for your comment, votes and sharing! I do appreciate it!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @grinnin1: You're welcome! I am glad this is useful to you! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @missolive: I always love when successful Hubbers like you remind me that I Greeted them when they first joined the site! It really makes me feel good to know that I had some kind of positive impact on people and it is so great to watch "new" Hubbers grow. You have no idea how much your comment makes me feel! Thanks for making my day! I really appreciate it!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @The Fridge: You're welcome! Good luck on your Hubs. Be sure to promote them and comment on other's Hubs and you should see better results! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @lifelovemystery: I hear ya! I wish I had seen these tips when I first started too! It would have saved me over a year of research! Separating text into multiple capsules really does make Hubs look better! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @ladeda: Thank you very much! I appreciate your kindness!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Drtruthman: Thank you! I always appreciate your positive comments and votes! Thanks for sharing!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Laura in Denver: It is hard to follow an article if it has no breaks. I guess you could say it looks boring! Thanks for another great comment!

      JSMatthew~

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      Bldg an Architect 5 years ago

      I struggle to get comments on my hubs, probably because I go for informative subject that aren't terribly emotion-provoking. This is very helpful! Thanks.

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      CookwareBliss 5 years ago from Winneconne, WI

      This hub article was packed full of useful information. Thanks for the tips!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Bldg an Architect: Don't be fooled: if you write informative content and experience decent search engine traffic, you are doing the right thing! If people are searching for things in search engines and they find and click on your article, you have an opportunity to make some money.

      One of my highest traffic Hubs is a movie review (The Haunting In Connecticut) and hardly gets any comments. It is one of my most visited articles. It is great to receive comments and making money is also good!

      Be sure to look at the whole picture and balance what you write for multiple audiences. Some Hubs I write with the intention of getting comments while others I am looking for exclusive search engine traffic. Finding the balance that gets both the traffic and the comments is the challenge!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @CookwareBliss: I am glad that this was useful to you! Thanks for stopping by!

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      glmclendon 5 years ago

      Once again. you hit a home run. Good info and thought. You make it sound so easy; that is the making of something good.

      We work and struggle in thought and pen, and it is good for others to like your work.

      Stay Well

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      Carol 5 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

      Well forgoodnessakes!! No wonder I don't get any comments!!! I had to enable it! (blush!) Thank you very much J.S. Up & Useful

      Carol

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      zann17 5 years ago from Bristol, England

      Great, very informative. I will no doubt return to this Hub.

      Zann

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Central USA

      great information! Thank you and very useful

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      I believe in your article I have found answers to all questions I have had since joining HP. Thank you for putting this great hub together.

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      You've touched on a wide range of information that will be of value to newbies and those of us hubbers who've been here a while. I like your writing style.

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      glmclendon 5 years ago

      Good hub. Read it again and it is still good, but you pick up more points.

      Stay Well

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      annieooi 5 years ago

      Great tips. It is certainly helpful to the newbies. Thanks for your effort.

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      Kimberly Lake 5 years ago from California

      I love your tips. Voted up and shared. This hub is very helpful, thanks.

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      sjwigglywoo 5 years ago from UK

      An informative and inspiring article. It will prove to be most useful. Thanks

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      Dbro 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      It would certainly seem your tips for getting more comments work, given the many comments you've already received! Thanks so much for the advice. My early hubs were pretty successful, but I feel like I'm seeing a drop-off in comments. I'll try some of your advice and see if it helps. Thanks again, JSMatthew!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you so much! Wonderful thoughts you've unselfishly shared.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @glmclendon: Thanks for stopping by...twice! I am happy that this is useful to you and glad that you got even more out of this the second time around! Thanks for commenting!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @onegreenparachute: Hello again! A lot of times when people ask me why they don't get any comments it is because they don't have the comment settings set up correctly. I am glad that this helped you and I hope that you enjoy many comments in your Hubs!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @zann17: Happy to hear this was helpful! Feel free to bookmark and re-read anytime! Thanks for stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @weezyschannel: You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @KatrineDalMonte: I am pleased that this article was informative and answered a lot of questions you had. Thank you for your comment!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @PegCole17: Thank you very much for your insightful comment!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @annieooi: Thank you for stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @KimberlyLake: Thanks for the vote, share and comment! I appreciate it!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @sjwigglywoo: Hi! Thank you very much!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Dbro: I hope these tips help you get more comments! Let me know how you make out!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @coffeegginmyrice: You are welcome! Thank you for commenting!

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Wow and double wow. This social networking is exhilarating. Thank you so much for going into such helpful detail. I am getting the hang of it, sweet!

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      Anju Arya 5 years ago from India

      Thanks, yours tips are really useful for freshers.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I was doing some of what you suggested, so now I will broaden my horizons. It has taken a little time to figure things out on my own and now, this is the icing on the cake. Thank you.

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      peace13 5 years ago

      I have read this article not to improve the comments but I came to know after reading that these can also be possible ways to increase your reputation over all.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Ruby H Rose: Hello! I am happy to help and glad that you are getting the hang of it! Thanks for stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Anju Arya: You're welcome! Welcome to HubPages and thanks for stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @aviannovice: Hello there! It took me almost 2 years to really figure this stuff out! We all go at our own pace. I am happy that this is the icing for your cake! Thanks for stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @peace13: That's great! Thank you for commenting!

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      maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain

      An interesting informative and useful Hub I am so glad I came to read it it.

      I have voted it up and hit the useful and interesting buttons thanks for sharing your knowledge in an easy to understand way it is much appreciated :D

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      This is a great overview of the many ways to make a hub attractive to commenters. Obviously your strategies work. The number of comments here prove the point.

      Even those who are aware of most of your points, can benefit from this review. Thanks and voted,--- etc.

      It is also a great reference for those who are asking the often asked questions about views and traffic.

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      Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      J.S., your hubs certainly have all 5 of these qualities. Your page layouts are terrific. Thanks for SHARING.

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      johnnymnemonic 5 years ago

      I loved your hub for giving such crucial information with lots of explanatory visuals, a must to carry one's point through a didactic text. The emphasis on originality is exceptionally useful for the upper-intermediate hubber who wants to make a real difference. What can I say? Liked, voted up and shared!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @maggs224: Hello! I am happy this is useful for you! Thanks for the comment and all the votes! I appreciate you stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Rochelle Frank: Thank you for your kind words! I appreciate your comment and votes!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @sandrabusby: Thank you very much! I appreciate your comment!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @johnnymnemonic: Hello! I am happy that you liked this! Thanks for commenting and for voting up and sharing!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello loued51! Go for it! I wish you the best of success! Thanks for commenting.

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      AKqueencrab 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska, USA

      Excellent points! I have pondered a few of these and you confirmed a few of them for me. Thank you for the tips.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello AKqueencrab! You're welcome! I am glad this was helpful to you. Thanks for stopping by!

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Very useful suggestions. Plus the photos are awesome.

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      E Padro 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks again for another great hub. I will put in practice some of the tips you mentioned. I have a lot to learn and your hub is very detailed, informative and full of great advice for newbies like me. The photos are great. Thanks again Matthew!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @jpcmc: Hello and happy to see you again! I'm glad you liked the photos! Thanks for stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @E Padro: Hello! I am glad that this can be helpful to you! Thank you for commenting!

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      My Nurse Says 5 years ago from Philippines

      I took notes. I learned a lot. Great great great useful Hub. Really a big help! Thanks for this... it really pulled out some of the gray clouds hanging over my head that's hindering me from maximizing my potentials with writing in Hubpages. Thanks thanks thanks!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello again My Nurse Says! I really appreciate your attitude and enthusiasm! There is great potential to have success on HubPages if you take the time to research and learn. Apparently this is part of your strategy! I am happy to share what I have learned for all those who want to learn more! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Chris Hugh 5 years ago

      This was a real helpful article. I'm new and there is so much to learn!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Chris Hugh! Yes, there is a lot to learn but take your time and don't get overwhelmed. Have some fun reading and learning and go meet some Hubbers! This is a wonderful and supportive community. Be sure to check out the Learning Center. I wish you the best of success and I appreciate you stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      momaoak 5 years ago from Greenwood, AR

      Thank you for this information. It was what I needed. I am newer to hubpages and would love more comments, but I find I have not had very many at this point. I will start using some of your tips.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      You're welcome momaoak! One of the best ways to attract readers to your Hubs is through social interaction on the site. Check out the HubFeed, do some HubHopping, leave comments and if you write good content, they will come! Good luck to you and thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      ElleBee 5 years ago

      Great suggestions! I was just reading abot your 30 days 30 hubs challegne, and linked to here from that HUb. Both have lots of great suggestions. I am looking forward to starting my own 30/30 challenge Friday, and will definitely be using many of your tips and suggestions.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      That's awesome ElleBee! I wish you the best of fun and luck with your 30/30 Challenge! It might get frustrating but hang in there, you can do it! When you are all done you will have a sense of accomplishment...and relief! You may even see an increase in earnings and traffic! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      jacobkuttyta 5 years ago from Delhi, India

      Interesting information. Thanks

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      Bob Hunter 5 years ago from Fort Wayne

      Great article. I wish Hubpages would allow us to put photos on both the left and right sides, however, instead of just the right side.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @jacobkuttyta: You're welcome! I appreciate your comment!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Abitibibob: I agree! I wish we could have a little more control of our format too. Maybe someday...Thanks for stopping by!

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      Eric Calderwood 5 years ago from USA

      If I were to pick one of your suggestions to focus on next, I think I would pick writing to inspire emotions. That is an area that I could use improvement in. Thanks for the tips!

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Great tips, thank you for sharing...

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Eric Calderwood: Writing on topics that inspire emotions goes a long way. People will tend to read your whole article and are more likely to comment and share. Emotions are important to us humans and by inspiring them through writing, we open ourselves up to an endless stream of reading, comments and shares. That is Evergreen! I appreciate you stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @jainismus: Hello friend! I appreciate you stopping by!

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      glmclendon 5 years ago

      J.S. HUB still good and helpful. We must review until it becomes second nature.

      Stay Well

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello glmclendon and nice to see you again! You can read my Hubs as many times as you want! I wish you the best of success and I thank you for stopping back by!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hello J.S., Your information is so valuable and it continues to be relevant. You obviously put into practice what you write about. You have interesting original photos along with a nice poll. The thing about polls is that we like to see if others think as we do or are we the "lone ranger." We will probably take it which, of course, makes us linger longer at the article.

      Thanks for being so generous with your knowledge.

      Take care.

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello again Cyndi10! Polls are a great way to "separate" and evaluate (anonymous) opinions. I love when people vote in my polls and I check back on them from time to time. I appreciate your comments very much and I am happy to share what I have learned over the years. Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Michele Kelsey 3 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      Excellent job in explaining this topic! Some of my hubs have thousands of views but no comments. This makes me wonder what I am doing wrong. This has given me a lot of useful information. Thanks for sharing!

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      JS Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello misslong123! Thank you. I too have Hubs that get decent traffic but little comments. As a matter of fact, many of my best performing Hubs don't get more than 3-5% comments per viewers. It's just the way it is. I noticed that it depends on the types of topics you write about.

      For instance, if someone searches Google for "how to" do something, they find and read our content, but since they are eager to finish what they were searching for, they are less likely to comment. If you tend to write content that Hubbers can relate to you will most likely get comments.

      There are several audiences that we write for and only like minded people tend to leave comments. After some time we figure out which types of topics will generate comments. I am glad this helps! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      You are too brilliant. What a wonderful write up and useful tips. I will find time to read all your hubs, especially about online writing like hub/blog, etc. Thank you sharing your brilliant knowledge here.

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      JS Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi there sunilkunnoth2012! I am glad this was useful to you. I hope you enjoy reading the rest of my "How To Hubs" and I hope you learn from them. If you have any questions, feel free to leave comments or contact me. I appreciate your kind words!

      JSMatthew~

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Engaging your readers emotionally is my learning here aside from a few others. Thank you.

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      JS Matthew 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @aesta1: You're welcome! Thanks for commenting.

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      Kelsey Elise Farrell 20 months ago from Orange County, CA

      Great information--I struggle most with making my blog's emotionally and visually appealing. Something to work on and look forward to in the future. Thanks for sharing!

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      JS Matthew 20 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Kelsey Farrell! I appreciate your comment. Thanks for stopping by and best of success.

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      LaurieNunley517 18 months ago from Deep South

      Thanks so much for the refresher course! I have not been on in a while so this really helped me. I don't seem to have much traffic to my Bowie article. It is short...less than 500 words. Maybe I should lengthen it. I don't know. I'm going to check our some of the tips you offered. Any other advice would be helpful. I'm really not good at creating a title. Thanks again...Laurie

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      LaurieNunley517 18 months ago from Deep South

      It's me again...actually my article is 611 words. :)

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      JS Matthew 18 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hey again LaurieNunley517! First of all, Bowie has been covered front to back and on all sides. Find something newer and make it your Niche. That is the only way to get new and Ever Green returning audiences. Here's to your Success!

      JSMatthew~

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