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Six Reasons You Should Leave Comments on Hubs

Updated on August 1, 2012
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A HubPages Earnings Experiment

Last night, I wrote a hub where I shared the details of my second Hubpages payout. The first HubPages payment took me several months to reach until I started writing more hubs. If you visit those hubs you can find stats and details of each payout. The second hub mentions an experiment I decided to run. This hub explains the experiment and why I did it. See, I started a 30 hubs in 30 dc, but couldn't finish because I became ill. The purpose of the challenge was to improve my earnings. Which got me wondering if there was another way I could generate traffic and increase earnings without having to publish hubs.

Don't have time to publish a hub?

What if you didn't have time to write a new hub, but had about 15 free minutes to spare on the internet? Is there something productive that you could do that could help you and your fellow hubbers? I wondered.

The Experiment Begins

Many of you know, I love stats. I love to scour HubPages and read about the progress of other hubbers here and on other sites like Squidoo. When I find great hubs, I vote, rate and sometimes share the content here and on sites like Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon or Pinterest.

That's when I noticed...

Leaving comments would bring surges of traffic. Hello? That got me thinking. So, for the month of June I visited hubs and left comments, votes, shares, etc.

The Final Results?

Six Reasons You Should Leave Comments on Hubs

  1. Comments are important when it comes to Google's algorithms. Just pick a keyword and search it on Google. The first couple of results have lots of comments as well as backlinks and social proof (social networks). By increasing comments on hubs here, you are improving HubPages as a whole. Everybody wins!
  2. You will find great hubbers that share excellent content. There are many hubbers that love to share their stats, knowledge and more. I have read some really awesome hubs that have helped me improve my endeavors here like these: 6 Factors You Can Use on Hubs to Maximize Profits or How I Doubled My Traffic Overnight -which convinced me to start using my pinterest - add me plz ;)
  3. When you leave comments, most hubbers get an email that alerts them. This email has your username and profile. I'm sure I gained several followers just from leaving comments. How do I know? I wrote one hub in June. I gained 31 followers in 28 days.
  4. When you leave an uplifting, insightful or humorous comment it makes people curious about you. It generates traffic to your profile and your hubs.
  5. Most people will want to return the favor and in turn will visit your hub(s) to leave comments. If they really like it, they may share it here or on other social sites. When someone shares your hubs on HubPages it exposes you to all of their followers on their Hubtivity feed.
  6. I continued to earn through the HubPages Ad Program thanks to leaving comments on hubs.


My HubPages Earnings and Stats

Month 2012
New Hubs
Followers
Earnings
April
11
191
$21.43
May
8
313
$29.01
June
1
344
$20.06

As you can see, leaving comments on hubs has many benefits. So, if you don't have much time to write a new hub you can hop some hubs and leave some helpful comments. I strongly believe that you reap what you sow. So, go leave some comments, votes and share today!

I hope you found this information useful. Be sure to take the time to share this with your followers by email, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook or other social bookmarking site. Don't forget to leave any comments or questions below. Thanks for reading!

Screenshot of my second payment from HubPages.
Screenshot of my second payment from HubPages.

Please, leave your questions and comments here! ;)

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      Mary 3 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Voted up and more, this is an excellent hub, I will have to try commenting on others hubs more.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @travelschooling It also great bait. When you leave an intriguing comment, many people will click on your username to learn more about you.

      Thanks for visitng my hub and for participating in the conversation. ;)

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      travelschooling 4 years ago from Australia

      Excellent advice. I'm finding the same thing on my blog, just one comment on a site with similar subject matter brings a lot of new visitors.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Bobski606 I'm glad to hear that you're seeing results. Hope you start having some great sales too! ;)

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      Bobby 5 years ago from U.K

      Another one of your great hubs. I've been applying your information and I'm starting to see improvements. Once again, thanks.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @girishpuri Thanks for the vote! I see you're following the advice. ;)

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Very useful hub, thanks and voted useful

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Earthy Mother I was going to run an experiment yesterday, but the stats were not working. I wanted to keep accurate records of what every action resulted in. I don't even think I'll be able to do it today either. I'll see..

      Thanks for taking the time to read my hub and participate in the conversation. ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Benz B I'm glad to help other hubbers. Be sure to come back and share your results. ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @flashmakeit You are very welcome. Left you a comment on one of your hubs. ;)

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      Earthy Mother 5 years ago from South East England

      This is very interesting and a very true article, so I will leave a comment in the spirit of it! There have been times when I've left a comment for someone, and then, lo and behold, a few days later I have a new follower...but I did feel it my imagination! I look forward to hearing the results of your pending experiments! xx

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      Benz B 5 years ago

      This is an excellent hub. I have read about 6 of your hubs now because they are so captivating. I do think that what you say is true, the more comments and participation on Hubpages you do the more views you get. Any time I publish a hub i get at least 10 immediate views and they are all from my followers. This is great info especially for newbies. Keep up the good work, I learned something and got inspiration from you today. Now I will go and apply it.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      I had to add my comment to this hub. Maybe I will get backlinks and a comment from you. Thank you for another informative and helpful article.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Radcliff Thanks for the kind words. I share the info because I like to help people out. There are too many scammers out there trying to rip people off. Btw, great recipes...

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Lipnancy Thanks for confirming my findings. I know, it's important to stress that one is to leave insightful comments. You never know when someone will decided to take this advice and use it maliciously to spam everyone. Well, that's why I manually approve my comments. I had a lot of spammers trying to leave irrelevant comments and questionable links...

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      I read all the new hubs of my followers everyday. If I feel that I can contribute an intelligent comment, I will. And if I feel that it is really good, I will share it. I can honestly say that this has given me a lot more traffic to my hubs.

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      Liz Davis 5 years ago from Hudson, FL

      Thanks for sharing this tip. You're hubs are awesome--a lot of helpful information!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @wetnosedogs Thanks. I actually recovered and then had to get ready for vacation. We went to Virginia. Will be sharing some hubs on that adventure. ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Website Examiner Comments are a great way for other hubbers to meet you and your work here. I think it's an integral part of HubPages especially if you intend to earn some money. Thanks for taking the time to comment! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @GoForTheJuggler Thanks for sharing your results, your vote and share. The more people that agree, the better. If we are all more active on this site, we can improve it's serps. It's a win-win for all of us!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @dinkan53 I totally agree with you. Why? I was one of them. I signed up for HubPages 5 years ago and didn't write my first hub until about three years later (I think). I used an email I hardly check to sign up, so all my email updates were sitting in an inbox . In February 2012, I realized that I was earning cents regularly without doing anything. That;s when I started reading hubs about the Ad Program and top earners income updates. I became really active writing hubs, leaving comments, etc. It really helps. Now I am running another experiment in the next 24 hours. I want to see if I could earn money here, like I did through Adsense (before the Panda update). My monthly adsense earnings paid my daughter's rent (she's in college).

      Thanks for the vote and the share! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Rema I am very grateful for your efforts in sharing my hubs. I sincerely hope that my hubs help you earn more money online. ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @swb78 Thanks for the affirmation and for taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate your vote!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @aivzdog Thanks. I see your following the info. ;)

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      Interesting hub. I am glad you feel better to write again.

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      Website Examiner 5 years ago

      Nice work, a very thorough presentation. Having been here over two years, I do not comment much, and am no longer so eager to respond to comments on my hubs. But yes, comments are important on HubPages.

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      Joshua Patrick 5 years ago from Texas

      This is all true, as I've seen it happen and been apart of it since the day I joined. Voted up and shared!

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      I agree with you totally, as commenting has its own benefits. Some people like to keep their comment short, but what i have to say is write as much as you have to say. I noticed that some writers don't even like comments. Glad I came across your hub, thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi supermom,

      I have become a fan of yours and wait for emails from hubpages giving me your updates! Great hub as always. I am here to appreciate you for your thoughtful hub. Great value! Sharing it on HP to share the knowledge I got. If and when possible I will also share it on social bookmarking sites. Cheers, Rema.

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      Scott Biddulph 5 years ago from Gainesville Georgia

      Very interesting Hub, and, by my personal experience quite true! Voted up, awesome, interesting, etc.

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      aivzdog 5 years ago

      nice info

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @BlissfulWriter Thanks for the comment! ;)

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      BlissfulWriter 5 years ago

      Okay, in that case, let me be the first to leave a comment ;)