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Top 20 Tips to Increasing Hub Traffic

Updated on May 1, 2011
Top 20 Tips
Top 20 Tips

1). Content is Key

Content is key when it comes to increasing traffic to your hub. We have all read the articles that says to write something controversial but that,s old news. People look to the internet these days in order to learn something they did not know. So, what is your passion?

Do you have a topic that you are passionate about or possibly a hobby? What do you love to do? When a reader sees that you are confident about what your writing, they want to read more so stick with what you know.

What about something that you have always wanted to learn? This is very important when you are writing your Hub. Research is important. No, let me rephrase that careful research is important and if it is something that you have an interest in learning, it will show in your writing and your reader will be interested as well.

Write more. If you want to increase site traffic, you want to write more Hubs. People are not going to check in on your Hubs just to read the same old Hubs. If you do not write a decent amount of good quality content, people are not going to visit your site and new readers are not going to come back. So, keep writing great Hubs!

2). Have a good design and layout for your Hub

People who look to the internet in order to learn some piece of information usually are in a hurry. Either they are at work and they are not supposed to be on the computer or they are simply pushed for time. Therefore, it is important to make sure your Hub is easily read. Deliver the content you promised in your title and do it neatly using number bullets and bullets. Using these helps the person who "skims" your content to get to what they want to know.

3). Comment on other people's Hubs

Hop some Hubs and comment, comment, comment. The same is true if it is your own personal blog. Comment on other blogs or Hubs and people are going to comment on yours. I like to sit aside one day out of the week for commenting. This is the day I become a social butterfly. The more comments you leave, the more you are noticed and the more traffic you get.

4). Write list posts

List posts are posts that say, "Top 10," or "Top 25 Useful Website Tools." List posts are usually linked to alot more and get more traffic than normal Hubs.

5). Link to your other Hubs

Be sure to link to your own Hubs. When I am writing my Hubs, I always link to at least three of my own Hubs. This not only helps your rankings but increases your traffic as well. When you link to your own Hubs, readers are most likely to read a few of your other Hubs before they leave.

6). Reread, edit, and go over your Hubs

Your Hub can be the best idea anyone ever had but if it is of poor quality, who would want to link to it?

7). You are what you write.

I have an online blog. I publish articles via Triond. I write for Hub Pages. I treat each of them as a business and I care about what I write. I care about my readers. You are what you write and how you show thanks to your readers. The rest will follow.

Use Social Bookmarking Plugins
Use Social Bookmarking Plugins

8). Use Social Bookmarking

Digg your articles or encourage others to do so. Also, use Social Bookmarking Plugins such as Antisocial which makes it easier for others to submit your Hubs or articles to places such as Digg, Stumble Upon, and Sphinn, to name a few, because it has all of them in one place.

9). Write about special days.

When a holiday rolls around write about it, these often get more traffic than just regular content.

10). Take off the ads.

Take your ads completely off or just have a select few. When you have no way of making money on your website, you seem more devoted.

11). Use Facebook, Twitter and Myspace

Facebook, Twitter and Myspace bring a lot of traffic especially if you build your following and have a lot of friends. When you post a Hub be sure to utilize these three resources, they bring you lots of traffic.

12). Learn some basic SEO

Learn all you can about Page Ranking and keyword optimization. Research, Research, Research and utilize what you learn. You will be surprised at the results.

13). On high traffic days write more quality posts

Let's just say you have written a Hub or article that landed you at the top of Digg or Stumble Upon.  The next few days you should roll out more great quality posts so that your readers will have more interesting content to read.  What more reason to keep coming back for more?

14). Share a secret

Whether it be a secret about your success or a huge secret about your life.  People can't seem to resist.

15). Write about a celebrity

Write about someone in the entertainment business with titles such as "What I learned about blogging from Brittany Spears" or "7 Twitter Tips from Miley Cyrus" and watch what it does to your stats.

16). Keep improving your blog.

People keep returning to read blogs that appear as if they are constantly being tweaked or worked on.  Set aside a time of day to tweak your blog and also try to write daily content.

17). Write a review

Write a really good review of a product or brand and it will get a lot of attention from people who would like to purchase it.

18). Use images in your Hubs.

Use images in your Hubs.  However, do not use too many.  Also, be sure too tag your images when possible(this is something I need to work on myself).

19). Write catchy post titles with keywords

Catchy titles receive more traffic than those with bland, unoriginal titles. Add some keywords to your catchy titles! You will get ranked better in the search engines. Also, when people link to your post with its keywords, you’ll get ranked even better, with even more traffic from Google, Yahoo, etc.

20). Be yourself

The internet is a great place to be anonymous but how will anyone feel a connection to you that way? Be yourself, don't pretend to be someone your not and people will love you for that, I promise.


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      Dr Mark 5 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      I still do not understand how to tag my photos. I have tagged all of my articles but to tag my photos do I just put a label underneath them? Please reply when you have a chance. Thank you.

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      Diana Grant 5 years ago from London

      I like your clear style of writing. I have been putting lots of pictures in my Hubs, and maybe over-egging the gingerbread. I thought people liked pictures, especially in How-to Hubs.

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      Katina Davenport 6 years ago

      Great hub! I will be using some of your suggestions. Thanks!

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      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi, I have to set a week for writing more Hub-articles, soon. Very useful information, thanks so much.

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      boby325 6 years ago from Bangladesh

      Good job buddy, your hub is very much informative and helpful to the hubbers who are newbie like me. Keep it up... Voted up.

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      Really feel so blessed that I can find you here in hubpages and learn much from every of your hubs...thanks for the great sharing deserve the best...

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      jjsundar 6 years ago

      Great Tips. Thanks for sharing!!!

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      Bryce 6 years ago from Northern California Coast

      Helpful, well-organized and delightful. Thanks for making this painless. I love to write -- it's the promoting and networking I need to figure out.

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      JP993 6 years ago from England

      I love these kind of hubs. No jargon, no fluff just easy to follow advice. Thank you.

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Thank you epigramman! You put a smile on my face and I thank you for that! zzron- they are my favorite to write because it has all been trial and error for me at times so I try to take what has worked and make hubs out of that hopefully to help others! Thank you both for commenting!

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      zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Great research, I love these kinds of hubs, these are my favorites. Thanks.

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ....I would say that you are a genius of market research and yet this is another definitive self-help and guide hub in which you are so famous for - even an old dog like me - lol - can learn new tricks from someone as savvy, perceptive and on the ball as you - yes it's true you rock my hubworld Neakin and here goes another beauty to be posted on my Facebook page with a link back here.

      And this is a hub article, if you will, that every hub driver should have in her/his glove compartment.

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Thank you Susan!

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Excellent tips!

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Thanks girl!

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      Mary 6 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Wonderful hub great advice.

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      neakin 6 years ago

      No problem kungfuboy! Hope the information is useful for you. Thanks for commenting!

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      kungfuboy 6 years ago from Hong Kong

      thanks for sharing

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Thank you very much for such a nice comment Sharkfuel! It has all been trial and error for me so when I finally figure what works - I always try to share with others. Thanks again!

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      SharkFuel 6 years ago

      Thanks neakin, very helpful tips and recommendations on how to increase hub traffic. I fully agree with all your advices. Their efficiency is approved by the number of comments left on each of your hubs. I will definitely continue to follow all your instructions!

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Do Marp, everything I have learned - it was mostly through trial and error or research, research, and more research. I try to to pass what I've learned along the way on to others so hopefully it helps and makes things a little easier. Hopefully, you will find the information useful! Thanks you so much for reading and commenting! Look forward to our new Hub friendship! Thanks again!

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      Marp 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

      really important tips to increase hub traffic....

      well i will try those you tell...

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Thank you very much Swathi180!

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      swathi180 6 years ago

      Very much useful information neakin.

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Thank you very much Angela!

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      AngelaPereira 6 years ago

      Useful tips! Thanks for sharing

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Thank you Dilnashi! I look forward to reading your Hub on SEO! Benny The Writer your Hubs are awesome! Thank you RxTech very much! I am following you guys and look forward to reading more from each of you!

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      Josue Nieves 6 years ago from Florida

      thank you for the excellent tips

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      BennyTheWriter 6 years ago from Northeastern U.S.A.

      Great hub neakin! Case in point: the words "Top 20 Tips..." in this hub's title is what encouraged me to click on it and read it! Obviously I have to do that more :)

      Rated up!

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      Dilnashi 6 years ago from England

      I am totally agree with u. Nice info.Thank you for the hub. I have book-marked your blog as a favorite! i am now following you. i vote it up, as well as shared my twitter friends. And also great hub. Thanks again.

      I invite to my hub...

      About : Search Engine Optimization...

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Thank you Phillbert!

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      Phillip Drayer Duncan 6 years ago from The Ozarks

      Very useful information! Thanks!

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Your very welcome! Thank you!

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      rihamah 6 years ago

      Thanks a lot for these great tips.

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Thank you myi4u!

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      myi4u 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for the tips!

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Thank you!

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      Marissa 6 years ago from United States

      Voted up and useful. Great information here, especially for new hubbers. :)

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Thank you very much Laura! I hope that it helps others as well!!

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      Laura du Toit 6 years ago from South Africa

      Very well presented and refreshingly different from all other Hubpages treffic hubs. Well done!

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      neakin 6 years ago

      Thank You Barbara Kay!!

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      Barbara Badder 6 years ago from USA

      Great advice. Thanks.