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Top 10 Ways to Increase Traffic on Your Hubs - Updated after One Year

Updated on October 19, 2012
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Top Ten Ways To Increase Traffic On Your Hubs


Although ultimately I want to maximize my HubPages earnings, as a member for only nine months, I am currently still focusing on increasing traffic on my hubs.


At three months, I was averaging about 33 hits per day on about 60 Hubs, and I know that I must do a lot better than that to make significant earnings. Therefore, I reviewed the HubPages tutorials and any articles on the subject and the following are the top 10 recommendations that I discovered. Please note that there is no significance to the order in which they are listed.



At nine months, I was averaging about 150 hits per day on 230 Hubs.

At one year I am averaging about 200 visits per day on 257 Hubs.

The first nine recommendations still apply as I originally wrote them, but number ten needs to be updated. Updated information is highlighted in recommendation number ten.


1. Write good Hubs with quality content.

Every source that I read listed well written, high quality Hubs, usually at the top of the list, but no one gave any supporting evidence. Still, it makes sense that there would be little or no return traffic for poorly written Hubs.

2. Select subjects that are likely to get listed early by the major search engines.

Certain topics are the subject of Internet searches far more often than others are. However, if there are 10,000 hits and your Hub is on page 158, no one will ever get to your listing. It is better to be a big fish in a little pond than a small fish in the ocean. Whenever possible, select narrow subjects that you know a lot more about than almost anyone else so that you will end up near the top of the search.

3- Write great titles that catch your readers eye and make them want to read your Hub.

You may only get one chance to attract a visitor to your Hub and that is usually the title. Your title should be concise but with enough information so that the visitor knows immediately what to expect if he reads the rest of your Hub.

4. Write good Key Words that accurately reflect the content of your Hub.

Certain key words are more often the subject of searches than others are. Be sure to include them if they pertain to your Hub, but be warned that if they don’t deliver, visitors will not return and search engines will downgrade your site and drop you to the bottom of their searches.

5. Try to write Evergreen content, that is content that will still be relevant a year from now.

You may get a lot of traffic if you write about how the world will end next Wednesday, but it will drop of rapidly next Thursday whether or not the world actually ends then

6. Learn how to use backlinking and link your Hub to relevant other sources including your own Hubs.

Backlinking makes your Hub more useful to your readers. They can simply hit a link and go directly to another site that interests them without a new search. It is even better if you can link them to one of your own relevant Hubs.

7. Use photos and videos to make your Hubs more attractive.

Whenever I hop Hubs, one of the first things I notice are the photos and videos. If nothing else, they will encourage you to spend more time viewing the site, but I also believe that they will increase the likelihood that a visitor will return. I have also read that photos and videos will get your Hubs rated higher by the search engines.

8. Follow other Hubbers that interest you and comment on their Hubs.

I found that if I did that and made relevant, constructive comments, they would almost always follow me in return, generating additional Hub traffic.

9. Post your Hubs on Twitteror Facebook or any of the other social networking sites that you might be a member of.

I have not tried this yet, but I have no doubt that it is true. I have read stories by other Hubbers claiming anything from little or no impact to dramatic increases in Hub traffic. I recommend that you give it a try and judge for yourselves. 

10. Last but not least, I recommend that you review your Hub metrics often and see what is and what is not working for you.


After two months of reviewing my hub metrics daily, updating the older hubs and the ones with low hub scores and the one with no visitors in the past 30 days. my my overall hub score has increased by four points. More importantly, the daily number of visitors and my monthly earnings have tripled.

As I continue to review and update and improve my existibg Hubs, my overall hub score, average number of daily visitors and my earnings continue to improve. My hub score has increased from 66 to 72, my average visitors from 50 to 200 and my monthly earnings from $4.00 to almost $20.00.

I currently concentrate on writing fewer but higher quality Hubs and I continue to review and improve my existing Hubs.



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    • biblicaliving profile image

      biblicaliving 4 years ago from U.S.A.

      Sound advice. One thing that I am going to try to do is unpublish hubs with a score of less than 60 after the first 9 months. This is to see if my author score increases and helps drive traffic. I maybe misunderstanding the process though. Good Hub!

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thanks for the info. Voted up.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Thanks for the Summary. The key for the rest of us is in the application.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks for sharing your experiences and theses good tips!

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      thost 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Great advice, well worth the read. Vote up.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Good advice!

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      Keep writing quality hubs and they will come. It would help if you tell us a little more about yourself in your profile.

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      Larry Okeke 5 years ago from Enugu, Nigeria

      Boy oh Boy! you've got a whole country of fans out here! which i could say same for myself! i've tried uploading new hubs every day, my articles are usually great, my linking is awesome, but somehow, they usually find their way to the bottom of the web. As a matter of fact, to find my hub, one would have to put my name, put the exact title of the hub, and then find some other detail to aid the search engines. in fact, i'm raising the white flag! i need help!!!

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      This is a great list of practical advice - writing quality hubs is #1 for a good reason. Why would anyone want to read your hubs if there is nothing worth reading? I had a chuckle out of the end of the world scenario in your evergreen content discussion.

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      mohr 5 years ago

      Short, concise and relevant. Great tips. Thanks!

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      Ironman1992 5 years ago

      This is good advice.

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      Donna Kristine 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thank you for the really good tips.

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      deep-think 6 years ago

      This was a really useful post. Increasing my hub traffic is something I'm still working on, but thanks to this hub, it's just gotten easier.

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      FrugalandFab 6 years ago from New Hampshire

      Wonderful hub! As a newbie hubber I found a lot of very good tips to help my hubs. Thanks so much!

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      BobD 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Very good article, I learned alot as a newbie and hope to follow your advice!

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      travlingurrl31 6 years ago

      Good information. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Clever Katie 6 years ago

      These are excellent tips that I should try. I never bothered with social networking, because I would rather be writing than on Facebook or Twitter, but maybe I should open accounts with them. I have very little traffic to my hubs.

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      rjsadowski 6 years ago

      I appreciate all of your comments. I am happy to share what I have learned during the short time I have been participating in HubPages.

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      flexi 6 years ago from Singapore

      Hello, thank you for the interesting hubs especially about how to increase traffic. I will certainly be following your hubs. I am very sorry to hear about your brother's suicide.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 6 years ago from Singapore

      good information

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      vidhimayur 6 years ago

      Thanks for such a useful hub. I have been hubbing since 2 months though not regularly but now I seriously want to take this hub thing to a higher level and your hub would definitely help me doing it.

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      Carolyn Sands 6 years ago from Hollywood Florida

      More great advice rjsadowski. These things you listed are a must do...Thanks again.

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      Spencer Camus 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Good insights. Thanks for this hub. Marked up.

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      rjsadowski 6 years ago

      Thank you all for your comments.

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      Nimra Aijaz 6 years ago from Steel Town

      It's a very useful piece of writing, including thoughtful points. Thanks for it! :)

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      waes-hael 6 years ago from The Netherlands

      I am new HubPages member too. Thank you for the great hub. You've provided good and useful tips. What I really love about HubPages that it does seem a rather large and interesting community of hubbers.

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      cmontijo 6 years ago from Somewhere in the World

      Great Information, really like how it's explained

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      This is another well written hub. You have lots of good points and lots of good information to back it up.

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      rjsadowski 6 years ago

      Thank you for your comment. I hope that this hub was useful for you.

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      nenytridiana 6 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      I see that why you have been doing good so far. Your hub is content good tips. Thank you rjsadowski!

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      rjsadowski 6 years ago

      You are welcome. It wasn't that long ago that I was in your same position. Glad I could help.

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      couponsexpert 6 years ago from Zahle, Lebanon

      I am new to Hubpages and that's why this hub is very important to me so that I can discover exactly what's needed for my hubs. Thank you

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      KaisMom 6 years ago from Keizer, Oregon

      This is very helpful. I've been hubbing for only a month myself and I really need to get noticed. Thank you!

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      Rebecca Mealey 6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Your tips are concise but informative. Thanks. I needed a great summary of what is swirling around in my head, and you provided it well.

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      rjsadowski 6 years ago

      Doing the research and compiling the list helped me too. I already knew most of these things, but having them all on one list reminds me to check my Hubs on a regular basis.

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Excellent hub and good advice for us new hubbers. Thanks for doing this research and posting these guidelines to increase traffic. Robert

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      Great info, voted up and interesting. You'll have to check out a hub I just wrote called, "My Money is Going UP!"

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      rjsadowski 6 years ago

      I won't know the effects for a few days and I intend to keep on posting new ideas to increase traffic.

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      dinkan53 6 years ago from India

      simple tips and highly informative. Hope your hub traffic raised following these ideas, keep posting new ideas to increase traffic. good luck.

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      rjsadowski 6 years ago

      Thanks for your comments. It helps me to remember to look at all of these items when I am trying to improve one of my hubs.

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      caitmo1 6 years ago from Lancashire England

      Just what I needed. easy to read, helpful tips. Voted up.

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      Danielle Lopez 6 years ago from Arkansas

      Very interesting and informative hub. Thanks for compiling all these tips together in an easy to read, and follow, format. Voted up!

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      rjsadowski 6 years ago

      Your welcome. I hope that I backlinked to some of your Hubs.

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      Kristin Trapp 6 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks for the very thorough, yet concise list of ways to increase hub traffic.

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      MP50 6 years ago

      Great Advice

      Kind Regards