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Updated on January 24, 2015
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If your website or blog isn't getting traffic, you aren't earning money. I'm including some ways you may not have thought about to increase your traffic and I hope you can see some cash in your pocket soon. You won't need to spend a penny. It is all free.

Because it can be difficult and take a long time to rank well in the search engines, you need to find other ways to get traffic when you first begin writing online. Don't worry, as your work ages it will rank better in the searches and the money will start coming in. When that happens, you should still use these ideas, plus keep your articles updated.

You probably already know that you need links to your pages to rate well in the search engine. You also need proper use of keyword phrases. I'm not going to cover SEO (search engine optimization) here, because there are already pages upon pages written about this subject that you can read and may already have. I've listed some helpful pages at the bottom if you haven't. Be sure to read the pages in the Hubpage Learning Center. These give good advice and you'll learn much of what you need to know.

I am going discuss some ways you may not have thought about before. They don't have anything to do with SEO. These should help you get traffic.

Tip #1 Include Your Url at the Bottom of Emails

Always include the url to your profile page or from your website under your email signature. Of course you aren't going to want to do this if you are sending a resume for a job or any other professional email, but do use it in all other emails.

Most of your friends and relatives will be curious enough to click on it and may become one of your followers. Don't forget to keep writing, so they have something new to read every time they visit.


Tip# 2 Use Yahoo Groups

Find a niche to write about. I'm like most of the writers here and write about many different topics, but the majority of my writing falls into 3 categories. Join Yahoo Groups and find groups pertaining to your niches and join them. Whenever you write a new hub that they'd be interested in, post it to the group. You'd be surprised how much traffic you can get this way.

There is a group for everyone. A group for writers to share their stories and poems is also included.

If the group is large, you can get as many as 500 visitors the first day. The traffic often continues for weeks, since many of the members don't read their emails everyday. Traffic will start dwindling, but will keep up for awhile. In the meantime, you need to do more writing.

Please don't spam the groups. Only add links that the group would be interested in reading. Since there are so many interests to choose from, you don't need to do it. I make it a rule that I only post one link a week per group.

Tip# 3 Start a Facebook Page

Be sure to start a page on Facebook for at least one of your niches. Members of Facebook will find your page and join. I have just over 100 followers this way, which isn't a lot, but every bit helps. My daughter has over 4000 for Nascar, so it can be huge.

Whenever I write a new page that would interest my followers, I post the link. This has increased my traffic.

Join one of the online writers groups on Facebook. There are groups that were created just for you to add you links. One that I belong to is "Online Article Writers." Another is just called Hubpages. Be sure you are joining the group, because Hubpages itself has its own page.

Tip# 4 If You Use Amazon or eBay

Some of you may be able to use this tip and others won't. I sell books on Amazon. Every time I sell a book in the craft category, I include the url to my website and let them know that I have free patterns there. Everyone wants something free and since they already like crafts, they visit.

It doesn't have to be books. Maybe you write about music and you have extra CD's to sell. Use your imagination.


Tip# 5 Join Forums

Write about what you are interested in and then join some forums about those topics. Post a reply to questions when you can be helpful. Most forums will allow you to post a url under your name. Make your post helpful, not just to add your url.

It is best to be a member of the group for awhile before doing this, or they may think that you are spamming. Answer questions whenever your advice is helpful and do it several times and then add your url on a post.

You may end up becoming the expert everyone looks to for advice.

Tip# 6 Be Sure Your Profile Page is Indexed

Check that your profile page is being indexed at Google. If not, submit it. This url will make it easy. http://www.google.com/submityourcontent/website-owner/

Tip# 7 Keep Your Content Fresh

Update your pages and add new information anytime it becomes available. Edit out any information that is no longer applicable. Keeping your pages fresh help them rank better in the Search Engines.

Tip#8 Join Pinterest

At Pinterest, you choose your areas of interest and pin a photo on your board. Others can click on the photo and go to your page. I am getting a lot of traffic from this site.

Always use a good clear photo. The photo is what will attract people to your page. They'll then re-pin it to their board and others will find it there. Writers are even using photos made just for Pinterest. The site is popular and gets lots of visitors.

Tip#9 Content That Will Help Others

When writing be sure that your content will help others or entertain them. I usually use the search engine when I need to know how to do something or need information. See to it that your content fills a need. Then write the best article online and be sure people can understand what you are saying.

If your hub is funny enough or helpful enough, it just might go viral. See to it your content is unique from everyone else's. Share your own experience. If you are giving advice, share how it worked for you.

If your content is good, others will link to and share the information. You won't need to work at getting links, because it will be taken care of for you for free.

Tip#10 Guest Blog

Most SEO experts are now claiming that Google's Penguin now considers this to be spam. I think on Google's part that is a silly notion. I don't advice trying this one anymore.

One of the better ways to get free traffic is by writing a short article for someone else's blog and then be sure to include your url. If you just type guest blog in the search engine and then the topic your article, blog or site is about, you'll be surprised at how many sites want guest bloggers. An why not? It adds good content to their sites. You'll get free traffic from their site and rank better in the search engines at the same time.

Tip#11 Read Everything About SEO that you Can

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. If you haven't studied that yet, do!!!. Never overdo keywords, but be sure they are included in your title. The rest can be learned by reading the article.

Tip#12 Use Social Sites

I'm sure you've heard about Twitter, Facebook and the others. Don't send so many posts that your visitors start ignoring them, but do use them when it is something they'll be interested in.

Some other social sites you can use are StumbleUpon, Reddit, Digg, and others. Don't spam these sites, but use them when your writing fits in well with them.

#13 Use Other Writing Sites

There are many writing sites out there. Write an article about the same subject, but with a different slant. Add your link on the bottom for more information. Try creating your own blog.

I hope some of these ideas will help some of you start getting some serious traffic which equals more money. If you have any unusual ideas that I haven't mentioned, please share them with us.

If you haven't already learned the basic SEO (search engine optimization) techniques, be sure to read the the hub at the bottom below. It will guide you in everything you need to know.

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      Aleza 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thanks for the tips. I definitely want to increase my traffic. Never even considered a Facebook page! Good hub!

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      LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

      Good tips!!! There is only one problem. So many people do not know if their profile page, hub, articles, blog site, web site is Indexed or not. Here ia a hub that tells you how to know whether Google has indexed your profile page, hubs, etc. Hubber also tells you the steps to take in order to get indexed as well.

      Both of these hubs together, and separately give great information.

      https://hubpages.com/technology/How-to-check-if-yo...

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      alezafree and LindaSmith1, Thanks for you input. I wish you both the best of luck and I hope you both end up with money stuffed in your pockets.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Excellent hub and an easy read! Bookmarking!

      Voted up and sharing!

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      cmontijo 5 years ago from Somewhere in the World

      Very useful thanks!

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      cepheid 5 years ago from Estonia

      Thanks thanks thanks, I'm really pumped up after reading this. Using yahoo groups never really crossed my mind.

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      Sharon McConnell 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for the tips! I was already doing most of these but had not joined Yahoo Groups.......joined three already. Thanks for making us all more successful!

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      family2010 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot for this unique hub, you can consider me as one of the followers to your hub, but I am not sure how can I join/ or find yahoo group? any help please.

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      LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

      With hubs like this one and the one I mentioned, in reference to giving valuable and useful information, maybe we can all stuff our pockets.

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Wow...excellent ideas. I had been doing some of them but I'll be putting the rest into practice ASAP. Voted up and useful!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      family 2010, Just type Yahoo Groups in a search engine. If you aren't already a member of yahoo, you may need to sign-up for membership.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Miss Olive and Comontijo cepheid , Thanks for your comments.

      Sharon McConnell, I wish you the best of luck with the Yahoo Groups.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      LindaSmith1, I hope so. I'd like to see everyone here be a success.

      Sinea Pies, Thanks for voting this up.

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      Sharon McConnell 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Already seeing traffic from one of the hubs I posted on Yahoo Groups! Woo hoo, great tip!

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      Judith Hancock 5 years ago from UK

      Superb ideas - thanks for sharing. About to wing my way over to Yahoo groups now!

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so much for writing this hub and sharing it with people like me, who is trying to learn everything possible to increase traffic to my hub,

      Thanks,

      Bobbi

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      I never thought to index on google. Just did it now. Thanks for all the ideas. Rated up and useful!!!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Sharon, I'm happy to hear it has worked out well for you. I get a lot of my traffic that way.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Judi Bee, I hope you have as much success with the groups as I've had.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      PurvisBobbi84 and amymarie_5, Thanks and I hope these ideas help.

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      jean2011 5 years ago from Canada

      Great tips! Thank you for sharing. I have voted this hub useful and up.

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      Springboard 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Some interesting and helpful tips that I haven't thought of and will need to give a try. One thing is certain, most writers write to be read at some point, and getting MORE readers is certainly something to shoot for. And the ones who are especially important are the ones who come from outside this site. Those are the ones who click the ads. :)

      Keep on hubbing, and thanks for sharing.

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      family2010 5 years ago

      They are helpful indeed

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      kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      Urgh, I'm not sure if I've done Tip #6 yet :(

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      kerylnb, family2010, Springboard, and jean2011, Thanks everyone for commenting on the hub. I hope your traffic goes up as you use these tips.

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      KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Interesting hub with some GREAT ideas! Thanks for sharing! :)

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      tamarindcandy 5 years ago

      Wonderful tips, thank you for sharing them.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      KathyH and tamaindcandy, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm happy you found this helpful.

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      ambrking 5 years ago from Encino, California

      Great tips. Will surely keep this in mind.

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      Zach 5 years ago from Colorado

      I'm glad that I ended up coming across this article. I was never aware of Yahoo groups before. I think that this could really help some of my hubs. Thanks for the very useful information!

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      Bryce 5 years ago from Northern California Coast

      Excellent suggestions. This is one of the best articles I've found on zero-spam promotion. Great to find a new angle on this topic -- with tips I can use!

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      Brenda Trott, M.Ed 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Awesome tips, I'd love to see some more details. For example, I have no idea how to join a Yahoo group, and I sell plenty of books on Amazon but I don't know how you "include" a link to your pages...You've got my attention and I'll be looking for more. thanks!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      ambrking, Thanks for reading the hub. I hope you do use some of these, because it does help my traffic.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Joe Macho, Thanks for commenting. It really increase mine, so it should help.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Hike Guy, Thanks for stopping by. I'm happy to hear you liked the article so well.

      frugalfamily, Type Yahoo Groups in any search engine. It will ask you to sign in or start an account. Just click on start an account and go from there. You can look groups over before you signup, so you can decide if there is a group for you.

      At Amazon, I just include the url on the invoice/receipt that I send to them. I write a little note thanking them for the purchase and then tell them you'd think they'd be interested in the info at the url.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      It's nice of you to have shared this valuable information; I'll sure use the tips! You're right, I haven't thought about these ways to drive traffic, but the whole thing makes perfect sense. Bookmarked!!!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      vox vocis, Thanks for dropping by. I hope these all help.

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      Philip Cooper 5 years ago from Olney

      Very informative hub. Thank you Barbara...:)

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      loanyi 5 years ago

      It's hard to get traffic to your hubs. Many people (including myself) still looking for ways to get people to read my hubs. I definitely can use this info here. Thank you again Barbara K.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      one2get2no and loanyi, Thanks for dropping by and I hope these tips help you get the traffic you want.

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      family2010 5 years ago

      hello again, I have signed up with yahoo groups and got accepted into one of these groups but they do not allow me to use my hub links in them. Any thoughts?

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      I'm not sure what group you joined. There must be other groups in your category. I looked at your articles and they don't fit well into most groups other than I know there are groups that you can share your recipe hub. Try homesteading groups, saving money groups and there may be recipe groups for that hub.

      The link has to fit into their interest category. Check group rules, before you join. Some state them on their page. Your other hubs, I don't know what type of group you could share them in.

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      family2010 5 years ago

      Thanks

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      jfay2011 5 years ago

      Good informative hub. I will refer back to this and reread.

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      andersonjl 5 years ago from Fort Riley KS

      I am just starting and wasn't really sure how to get this started so thank you so much for your great advise.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      jfay2011 and andersonjl, Thanks for reading the hub. I'm happy if this helps you.

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      Mark Demers 5 years ago from Windsor, Ontario , Canada

      Yahoo groups sounds good but how do you find the time? Sounds like setting it all up would take quite awhile. Thanks for the tip and I will check in to this as soon as I have time.

      All I do is work for the purpose of obtaining more traffic constantly - my main niches are pretty saturated and to get up there will take a ton of writing and linking.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      It doesn't take long to set the Yahoo groups up. Once you join, you just need to click on a button to add yourself to a group. It does have to be a group that will appreciate your articles and some groups won't allow link sharing.

      Best of luck with your writing. Thanks for reading my page.

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      wanzulfikri 5 years ago from Malaysia

      The facebook page idea seems cool! I'll do it rigt away and see how it goes. Thank you, Barbara kay for the helpful hub.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      wanzulfikri, I hope this helps your traffic. It should, but be patient. It can take awhile to add to your readership. Thanks for commenting.

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      Suzanne Angwin 5 years ago from Australia

      I liked what I read. Some of those idea I had never thought of. Thanks for the facebook tip off.

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Nice post..Thanks

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for the good advice. I intend to try some of your suggestions.

      Voting you UP and useful!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Suzanne, Au fait, and htodd, Thanks you all for your comments. I hope you all have great success after using these ideas.

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      Trsmd 5 years ago from India

      Great tips.this will work fine for many..

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for sharing, These were great tips and fairly easy to do. I will definitely start adding my url after my email signature right away. I'm a member of business social networking group and I've started adding my url there. I hope I see an increase in traffic from that, I've also started posting my url at linkdn when there is a topic related to business and careers.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Trsmd, Thanks for stopping by.

      Cyndi10, I'm sure all of the new things are doing will help. Thanks for commenting.

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      Greg Johnson 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thanks for the tips.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      GoGreenTips, You are very welcome.

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      dotty1 5 years ago from In my world

      Thank you fo a great hub, I did not realise about the indexing! I will check now :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      dotty1, Thanks for commenting and best of luck with your goals.

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      Kiela Starcatcher 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Awesome stuff, Barbara (as always! ^_^). These are all creative, clever, and easy things to do - thanks bunches for sharing!

      Thanks too to LindaSmith1 for the indexing hub. That was about to be my next question.

      d=(^_^)=b (*thumbs up*)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Kiela Starcatcher, Thanks for reading the hub. I hope these ideas help you.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Very resourceful hub. I writing in hub pages to make money so getting more traffic is so dear to me. Voted up.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Ian, Thanks for commenting and I'm happy to hear it was helpful for you.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      You are welcome Barb. Hope to read more of your hubs.

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      Samad Aslam Khan 5 years ago

      Quite Usual tips but pretty useful and added with some nice stuff. I can try some new things mentioned here. It will definitely benefit me a good.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      skys, Thanks for commenting and good luck.

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      Swetank Raj 5 years ago from India

      Very helpful and thanks for your information. Yes if frankly speaking i have more visitors than previous days really liked your hub!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Swetankraj, Thanks for the comments and I'm happy I could help.

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      Thanks for the tips, I will keep them in mind.

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      Marla J Neogra 5 years ago from Parkersburg, West Virginia

      I like your insights, thanks for the tips.

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      ezweb 5 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

      Thanks for sharing such nice & useful piece of information

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      nikashi_designs 5 years ago

      Thank You Barbara Kay,

      Have been working on increasing my traffic and never even thought about the footer on my email, will update my home and phone emails ASAP. I also never use Yahoo, but considering how massive they are it would be foolish to pass that by. Really great article, short and to the point.

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      These tips are really great to get traffic ....Thanks for the nice post

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A couple suggestions here I didn't know about...thank you and very useful hub.

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      sunasia22 5 years ago from Philippines

      Glad I've found this hub! This is very helpful, got to try the yahoo groups, I never thought I can use this to increase traffic to my hubs! Thank you so much Barbara Kay for sharing this hub! Marked useful, awesome and interesting! Voted up!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sorry to butt in once again but I did have one question: how do you check to see if your profile page in indexed with Google? As a newbie that one has me confused.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      billybuc, To check if your page is indexed just type in billybuc hubpages in the google search engine. If your profile page doesn't come up, you know that it isn't indexed. It might not be indexed yet since you've only been here for 3 weeks. If not I'd submit it.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      thank you Barbara... I will follow your suggestions.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      billybuc, Best of luck.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      sunsasia22, Thanks for your comments and voting the hub up. I hope you do try the suggestion about Yahoo groups. Best of luck.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      htodd, Thanks for your comment and you are welcome. Good luck.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      nikash_designs, Thanks for visiting and comment. Good luck with your traffic. These ideas should help.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      ezweb, Thanks for visiting and you are very welcome.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      dmop and Marla Neogra, Thanks and you are welcome. I'm happy you found the tips helpful.

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      lilingz 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Thanks for sharing

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      mvaivata 5 years ago

      Very interesting tips. I'm still having a bit of an issue with Facebook, but no doubt I'll get it all figured out eventually. In the meantime, I'll be trying out these other ideas. Thank you!

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      faith_love_hope32 5 years ago

      All great tips! Some I didn't think about. I've been wanting to start a facebook page for my website...but not yet. Didn't think of yahoo groups and using my url in emails. Great hub!

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      gotseo 5 years ago

      Nice and precise! I already have thoughts on what I'm going to do next to bring more traffic to my websites. Thank you!

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      Flint54 5 years ago

      very informative and full of new ideas. Thanks for sharing Barbara.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      mvaivata, When I first started a page for my website on Facebook, I had trouble figuring it out too. I'd help you if I remembered how I did it. They need to change how they have you do some of the thing there. Thanks for commenting and good luck.

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Great information. I haven't joined Yahoo yet. Sounds like I need to get on it. I do have a FB acct for my hubs, but only 15 followers. I hope that will grow.

      Voted up, useful, interesting, shared, and bookmarked. :-)

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      Great tips!!!

      Thanks for SHARING!

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      Marissa 5 years ago from United States

      Great tips for finding traffic! I'll have to check out Yahoo Groups. When I sell items on eBay and print out a package slip, I add my profile link and my blog link in case my buyer is interested.

      Voted up and sharing!

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      paradisewebdesign 5 years ago from Austin, TX

      Good article on basic SEO for the real world, it can really help out some. Those of us that do it professionally even have to be reminded of the basics sometimes.

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      YvetteParker 5 years ago from AUGUSTA, GA

      Thanks so very much for sharing. I love your ideas. What does it mean for my profile page to be indexed?

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      faith_love_hope32, Thanks for reading the hub. All of these will bring in more traffic. Best of luck with your hubs.

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      Nicole S Hanson 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I've never tried yahoo groups but I just made an account and am going to give it a try. Thank you for your tips!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      gotseo, Thanks for commenting and best of luck. I hope you get thousands of more visitors.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Flint54, Thanks for reading and I hope some of these new ideas for getting traffic will work well for you.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      sholland10, Thanks for reading the hub. The followers on my Facebook is growing, but slowly. Yahoo groups does bring me tons of traffic though. You've got to try that tip.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      CassyLu1981, Thanks for visiting. I hope the tips bring you lots of new traffic.

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      Farmer Brown 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing these super helpful tips! Super helpful hub.

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      ANDY12345 5 years ago from North Wales

      Thanks for the great ideas

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      The Practical Mommy and paradisewebdesign, Thanks for your comments.

      Yvette Parker, If you want to know if your profile page is indexed, all it means is that your profile page at Hubpages shows up in the Google search engine. Type in your profile user name in the Google Search. If it is indexed it will show up there. If not, there is a good article here at Hubpages that tells you how to get it added.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Nicole S, Farmer Brown and Andy12345, Thanks to all of you for reading the hub. Best of luck here at Hubpages.

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      Keng Wongwittawat 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Great tip, I'll apply this methods. Thank you.

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      Leah Helensdottr 5 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks for the helpful information, Barbara Kay. I'm just getting started and haven't signed up for advertising yet, but I intend to. I confess I find it all rather intimidating!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Keng, Thanks for reading and best of luck.

      Leah, I think there are some hubs about how to sign up for Google Adsense that should make it much easier for you. Be sure to sign up or you are losing out on all the money you can make. Best of luck in your endeavors.

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      Flickr 5 years ago

      Great ideas thank you

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      Dr. Gary L. Sidley 5 years ago from Lancashire, England

      Thanks for the advice Barbara - I will start using some of your suggestions right away (like adding my profile address to e-mails).

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      Hurry and Habit 5 years ago

      Thank you for these tips, I'll them to work at once. I have learnt from them,!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      flickr2, gsidley, Hurry and Habit, Thanks to all of you for reading the hub. I hope you all get lots of free traffic from these ideas.

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      dkm27 5 years ago from Chicago

      Very helpful to me. Thanks for the suggestions. Joined several Yahoo groups. The Facebook page is a great idea.

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      Charles 5 years ago

      wow you are a great blogger so I wanted to share this new way to make money with skills like yours.A new site has launched called CashTexts and basically, what you do is you sign up to receive 5 texts a day on your mobile phone and get paid.That's it.Now the really good thing is that they got a great referral system and this is still very new so you will be at the top if you start your referral campaign right now.Check it out if you wanna it is not a pyramid scheme as you are never required to pay them a dime.Here is my referral link:

      http://cashtexts.com/by/charlesyoung

      or here is non -referral if you don't wanna sign up under my name:

      http://cashtexts.com

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      dkm27, Thanks for reading. I'm sure your traffic will go up. Good luck.

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      anchoraly 5 years ago from Oly Washington

      I just joined this site a couple hours ago and im already hooked. I have gone onto yahoo, become a member and i was wondering when going to post on the yahoo group, do i just paste my url address in the message box?? Thanks!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      anchoraly,I enter a little bit describing the hub and why they'd want to read it. Then I copy and paste the url.

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      anchoraly 5 years ago from Oly Washington

      Thank you Barbara!!

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      Excellent and interesting advice -- and I'll definitely use some of your suggestions. Enjoyed this read very much -- and will definitely be back. Best, Sis

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Angela, Thanks for reading and I'm happy to hear I could give some advice to help you.

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      Artin2010 5 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Hi Barbara, thank you for the tips and advice, a very useful information hub and thank you to the commenting hubbers also. Voted up too! Wishing you more prosperity and wellness. Art

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      transcriptioncity 5 years ago from London

      Thanks for the tips, I can always use more traffic!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Art and transcirptioncity, You are both very welcome. I wish you luck with these new ideas. I hope you get lots more traffic.

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      Grace Whites 5 years ago from Manalapan, New Jersey, USA

      Thank you for your nice and useful ideas Barbara. I have already tried your suggestions and I found it effective. For those beginners who has no idea on how to increase traffic on their website, they could try your suggestions and they will prove that both of us are correct. Also, if you wan to develop more your ideas in website development and application, you could visit the site of http://www.blinkreaction.com/ for more useful informations. If you have time also, just visit my hub-page and try to read some of my hubs. Thank you for letting me to drop some of my opinions here. Hope to read more on your next hub. Keep up your good work.

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      Adam Finan 5 years ago from Worldwide

      Hi Barbara - Just joined Yahoo Groups!

      Never heard of it before. Facebook pages can get great traffic if you get it out there and it has not been used before.

      All the best

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Grace Whites, thanks for commenting and adding some more thoughts.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Admas,I still need to build up my Facebook with more followers, but I do get some traffic from there, but not like Yahoo groups. Thanks for commenting.

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      Elena Konik 5 years ago

      Thank you very much for the great hub!!! :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Elena, Thanks for commenting. I hope you get lots of traffic.

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      DFiduccia 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Great hub for all!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      DFiduccia, Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      Rachel Vega 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Oh WOW! I am new to HubPages and I never even thought of adding my url to regular emails, let alone Yahoo groups. Thank you, thank you!!! Voted up and useful.

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      Elena Konik 5 years ago

      Thank you so much again! :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      theclevercat and Elana, Your are both very welcome. Thanks for visiting the hub.

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      Christin Sander 5 years ago from Midwest

      These are great ideas for getting traffic. In line with your Amazon tip another thing you can do is honest reviews of books in your niche that you've read. You can't post links in your reviews, but you can post links in your Amazon member bio. When people see enough of your reviews and trust you they will be more likely to click through and visit your links because you will be seen as an "expert" in your category.

      :) great tips - thanks for sharing them.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Christin, Thanks for the tip.

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      socialmediagura 5 years ago from United States

      Great Advice - enjoyed your tips.

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      CookiesNoCrumbs 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Barbara Kay great and straight forward information that will be useful to the average hubber. I will be voting up and sharing; thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge.

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      mike1242 5 years ago from London

      Thankyou for the advice

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Great information, am doing some of it now, and goint to incorporate some of your ideas I am not using now. Voted this up, useful and sharing! Thank you, have a great day! :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      mike1242, Thanks for reading and I hope the info helps you.

      sgbrown, Thanks again for reading one of my hubs. I'm happy to hear that I gave you some new ideas.

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      ibrahimnm10 5 years ago

      Nice article very informative..

      I would like to mention a few myself, Recently i joined pinterest and someone pinned some of my pictures on his/her site and I got 400% more traffic. And the one that has increases my traffic is by commenting on blogs.

      http://www.weird-strange-facts.com

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      ftclick 5 years ago

      great suggestions. Although I just read from somewhere recently YG's will be no more. I am a member there @yahoo but no contributions "yet".

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      ibrahimnnm10, Thanks for mentioning Pinterest. I just joined and it seems everybody is talking about it. I didn't mentioned about commenting on blogs, because I tried to stay to the unusual since I have other hubs about backlinks. Thanks for reading.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      ftclick, Thanks for visiting the hub. I haven't heard anything like that about Yahoo groups. I hope your wrong, because I get major traffic from them.

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      alanfish91 5 years ago from Greenfield, Massachusetts

      Great advice! Thanks a lot, this could be very useful. :)

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      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Excellent hub, thanks for sharing. I have bookmarked for future reference and is now following you!

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      CornrowJezus 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Great ideas. I Will definitely try them out

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      greatstuff and CornrowJezus, Thanks for reading and I hope you get a chance to try these and get lots of traffic.

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      GDiBiase 5 years ago from Portland, ME

      Hi Barbara,

      Great information, thank you so much for sharing! Voted up and useful...

      Thanks

      Gail

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      GDiBiase 5 years ago from Portland, ME

      Great hub, Thank you so much for sharing these other ways to get traffic. I will be following this hub.

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      biljanakara 5 years ago from Macedonia

      I find this hub very useful, thanks a lot!!!

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      Sophia Angelique 5 years ago

      I think my issue with all these tips is that they just take up too much time. In the time that it takes me to do all that, I could have written and researched an article. Probably more than one.

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      daywriter 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you, Barbara, your writing is great and the contents as well!

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Very Useful! I need to join Yahoo group, starting face book page and indexing profile. Thanks for sharing these ideas! Voted up!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      GDiBiase and Bijanakara, Thanks for reading and commenting. I'm happy to hear you find it useful.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Sophia, Most of these are a one time thing that once you've completed the step you are finished. I do these steps for many of mine. It is much quicker than you'd guess and it has paid off. Thanks for commenting.

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      bmukherjii 5 years ago

      Very nice and helpful advice. I will join pinterest very soon..can u give your username so that I can add u on pinterest.com?

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      Levertis Steele 5 years ago from Southern Clime

      Thanks for the tips. More is better!

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      organicrecipes 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you for the information. Great content!

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for the tips. I am going to add my URL as my email signature ASAP!

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      whimseyjenny32 5 years ago from Alabama

      Thank you! I'm new to Hubpages, and looking for ways to increase traffic:-) Thanks!

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      arunii 5 years ago from Delhi

      these all are very simple but very useful tips for more traffic. I use all of above mentioned tips and yahoo groups send me a lot of traffic.

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      Melchius 5 years ago from Norfolk, England

      Thanks for the tips. I've just joined - I've a lot to learn.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      daywriter, urmilashukla23, and bmukherjii, Thanks to all for reading the hub. bmukherjii, I think a person's email address is the username. I don't want to post it here, but will get with you privately.

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      MadWhiteWaitress 5 years ago

      Great tips and great article! Several other ideas could be: commenting on as many hubs as possible, answering questions that others post, and posting in forums! =)

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      MarleneWheeler 5 years ago

      Well written hub, that was certainly refreshing; Tip 1 and 8 were very useful. Voted up!

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      Felix J Hernandez 5 years ago from All over the USA

      Useful and I will be making some adjustments. TY for the insight.

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      NatalieSack 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      Loved this hub! Clear and easy instructions. I don't know whether anyone has mentioned this in your comments, but you have a typo. You have the website Pinterest typed as "Pininterest".

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      Michal 5 years ago from Baton Rouge, LA

      I cannot believe I didn't think of adding it to my emails. What a great and simple suggestion. I also do the pinterest, facebook and twitter tagging of my hubs. Great suggestions!!

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      ryankett 5 years ago

      I've got a couple more for you:

      a) make youtube videos and put your URL in the description.

      b) actually, my mind has gone blank, but that's a good one :P

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      Casey Strouse 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      How much traffic have you been able to get from pinterest and how has it converted? I just signed up a few days ago and was wondering if it had any potential for driving converting traffic or if it's mostly Reddit/Digg/Facebook-type "window shoppers."

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      MadWhiteWaitress, Thanks for commenting on the hub. I tried to keep the suggestions ideas people wouldn't normally think about. Thanks for commenting and adding your ideas.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      MrleneWheeler, Thanks for reading and voting up. I'm happy I could help.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Wonderful!

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      birdslover 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I use most of them, but never used Yahoo groups and Amazon to drive traffic. Thanks Barbara!!

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      Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

      I am glad that I found this today. I will bookmark it for future reference. I have just finished e-publishing a few books and wonder if these ideas would work for that. I never thought of the idea of a facebook account just for that purpose.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Enlydia, birdslover, ubanichijoke, Hasan, andreeadulcik, Thanks to everyone for commenting. I hope this advice helps.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      ryankett, Thanks for the advice.

      Casey Strouse, Thanks for reading the hub. I haven't tried Pinterest yet myself. I just signed up, but I've heard from others that they get tons of traffic from there. You need a good photo to pin, I know that.

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      Don Simkovich 5 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      Nicely done and thanks for the tips. I'm really glad I came across the hub. I like what you wrote about your main areas of interest--this is key. I've finally identified 4 areas where I keep writing: business, creative (fiction, indy film), travel, and relationships. I'll start a FB page for my business writing to start with. And, duh, I have Yahoo groups for my fiction. I never thought about it for Hubpages.

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      Joyette Fabien 5 years ago from Dominica

      Barbara Kay, this is very useful. I am going to put some of these suggestions into effect immediately.Thank you very much for sharing.

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      BestMensSkinCare 5 years ago from California

      Awesome tips. Thanks for sharing this to us

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      Liza Treadwell Esq aka Liza Lugo JD 5 years ago from New York, NY

      Great ideas! Thank you for sharing. I wrote a Hub with my own tips on the subject too. But I will definitely add your tips to my agenda.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Don, Thanks for reading and thanks for the compliment. I hope these ideas help.

      Joyette, Thanks for visiting the hub. I'm sure if you complete these ideas more traffic will be on the way.

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      Don Simkovich 5 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      So, Barbara, would you do a Facebook fan page for each of your general areas of interest?

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      Hezekiah 5 years ago from Japan

      Gonna try joing the Yahoo groups - thanks.

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      wlionpage 5 years ago from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

      very useful Hub

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      Vanessa T Williams 5 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

      This was very useful thank you and vote up

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      Tricia Ward 5 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks for the tips - will try to follow up on some

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Don, I have 2 pages for two different interests. You can do what ever you'd like and have as many as you want or you could have just one that says it is your hubpage articles. My craft one, gets a lot of traffic. My gardening one gets hardly any.

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      Mala Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      You have given wonderful tips. I will surely give it a try.

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      Angelique Loux 5 years ago from Ohio

      Another way is to read post on hub pages make friends and followers. Great hub with a lot of good advice.

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      Photographicsoul 5 years ago

      Very easy to follow and simple, but effective things to do, thank you:) I'd like to think I know some things about promoting your work and getting traffic, but some of your suggestions I would never think of, so thanks...going to try them out pretty soon:)

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      viquar 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thanks for the useful tips. But posting your links in groups...would it not be considered spam?

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      viquar, It isn't considered spam as long as it is something all group members are interested in. Like if you join a gardening group and do a hub about gardening. There are also groups for writers that were created just to share your writing.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      wlionpage, vtwilli, and Tricia, Thanks to all of you for reading and commenting.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      transcriptionven, Mala, and Angelique, Thanks to all of you for reading the hub and commenting. I hope the ideas help you get more traffic.

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      Eight8Consulting 5 years ago from United States

      Nice tips, i hope these tips help me get some traffic for my website too :)

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      Infobrowser 5 years ago from UK

      Voted useful. Thanks for the insighful information =)

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      Anshu 5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Got some new ideas here. Thanks.

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      Shell-Belle 5 years ago from Mesa

      Very useful article! Thank you so much, I am just getting started and can use all the help I can get.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you for all of the comments. I hope it brings you lots of traffic.

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      Hi Barbara! These are some really good tips. I really like the tip about joining a Yahoo group or a forums. I can imagine the yahoo groups could bring a flood of traffic. I just started using Social Mokee, and waiting to see what type of results it will bring. Also try Seekyt, there are just so many ways to get traffic.

      But the best way to get traffic is from our own HP community, and google is so good to articles which are SEO optimized, and well keyword researched.

      Voted up, and awesome!

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      Bill Russo 5 years ago from Cape Cod

      Voted up and thanks for the tips.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      bloomsandbugs, adrienne2, billrrr, Thank you visiting and reading the hub. I hope all these ideas help.

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      theinfoplanet 5 years ago from The Planet of Information

      These are some great tips, thanks! I really should make my email signature include my website address.

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the great post..This surely adds traffic to post..

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      Donaisabella 5 years ago from Fort Myers

      Oh thanks so much for all these practical ideas. I will definitely try them out and, good job!

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      one2recognize2 5 years ago from New York

      Thank you for taking the time to share this. Voted up and definitely awesome.

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      Josh Lakie 5 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. I have been trying for a while now to get traffic to my hubs on here. Hopefully some of your tips will help me to do that! Thanks again.

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      Casey Strouse 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I find that the email links don't work very well. My clients aren't even smart enough to notice that my website and full contact details are in my email signature. It's amazing how many of them ask for my phone number when I plaster it all over the web.

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      Tara Anderton 5 years ago from Gold Coast, Queensland

      thanks for your tips

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      thanhliem24 5 years ago from Asia

      Thanks for share. Great tips.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Wow this hub was truly awesome, thanks for the cool useful tips, I tried yahoo groups, but I need to get active in it all. Many of the other tips I'll give a try as well, amazing turn out here. Cheers on such a great success here at hubpages thus far.

      Congratulations & keep up the fantastic efforts.

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      Matt Edmondson 5 years ago from Tucson, AZ

      A few good tips here.

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      Karen Wilton 5 years ago from Australia

      There are some really good basic tips here that - believe it or not - I hadn't thought of before. I'll definitely be adding my HubPages website to my emails. I've started a page on Facebook but am so lost on that site I don't know that it's going to help much. In any case this was a Hub well worth reading so thanks for the pointers.

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      lazko 5 years ago from the Earth

      Thanks for the hub. However i would like to note about the onsite optimization, putting an h1 in the header of the site and the keywords at the very left top plus adding these keywords at the very right bottom helps. Course with h1 tagging. Search engines love to index the pages that way.

      Enjoy SEO!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      To everyone I haven't replied to individually, thanks for your comments. A special thanks to those who have added more tips.

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...almost two years here at the HUB and I haven't made a single penny - my scores are always in the low 90's - sometimes they peak at 95. I am a creative writer (and some say a legend here at the Hub - lol) .....well I certainly have good numbers, per capita, per ratio, at 1,021 followers and 1,129 hubs but as we all know creative writers don't make much money here and it's a hard field to break into as a professional - should have been a plumber or an electrician - but like they say you can't change the spots on a leopard - I am what I am for better or for worse - but that said you really know how to put together a serious world class hub that would look good or read well anywhere in this cyber universe - so without further ado I will post your most enlightening advice and information here on my Facebook page with a direct link back here at lake erie time ontario canada 2:10pm

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      onthegrind 5 years ago from Florida, United States

      Good information. I will be trying some of these that I'm not doing already.

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      hinazille 5 years ago from Dominica (West Indies, The Caribbean) :D

      this is a great article! the yahoo groups tip you gave is one that i hope will bring me some great traffic as my articles are very factual and informative... i have just joined some relevant groups..

      one thing i wanted to mention was once you join a group, you get an email saying you can email the whole group by emailing a particular email address - this seems particularly useful... you can create a email list of groups that are relevant to your articles and send links through to those...

      again, great job, voted up :)

      check out some of my articles, i would love to hear what you think..

      also can you post your pinterest username here? mine is hinazille ... looking forward to networking with you..

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      RetailRich 5 years ago

      I'm not sure how to send my profile page to google or where to go for that matter, but this article was very informative. Sometimes the tips are good from people, but the "how to" is assumed. Sometimes even when you do something you're not quite sure if you've done it correctly. Just venting!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      epigramman, Thanks for the compliment. It made my day. Thanks for reading and commenting. I am honored.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      RetailRich, Here is a link for you to add a url at Google.

      http://www.google.com/submityourcontent/website-ow... Be sure to check that it isn't already indexed though. Maybe I should write some hubs on how to do some of these things. Thanks for commenting and reading the hub.

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      BizVT34 5 years ago from USA

      Wow, I've got a lot to do. Thanks for the good info, I hope I can figure out how to actually do some of the things you recommended.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      BuyaBiz, Thanks for commenting and reading the hub. To check if your url is added, just put it in the search engine. If it isn't already there use this link. http://www.google.com/submityourcontent/website-ow... To join Yahoo groups, just type Yahoo Groups in a search engine and they'll have a place to sign-up. Any other questions, let me know.

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      got2share 5 years ago from California

      thanks for the great tips. they will be quite useful to me.

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      Cathy 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Great, simple and practical advice. Thank you.

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      satindersidhu 5 years ago

      Great Tips, But i also want to mention some more

      1. Write a keyword rich article

      2. Comment on blogs related to your article

      3. Join Forums on your topic of interest & reply to threads

      And last but not least "Content Quality"

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      Samad Aslam Khan 5 years ago

      More traffic says more Bucks. In simple words it's a good hub to increase your earning. Thanks Barbara

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      satindersidhu, Thanks for the tips. I included these in my hub about SEO techniques, but I'm sure that someone will read your comments and it will help them.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      samadaslam, Your welcome. thanks for reading the hub and I hope it gets you more traffic.

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      jacobspage 5 years ago from Texas

      This should help, thanks a lot for the info.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      jacobspage, Thanks for reading the hub. I hope it helps.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Debora, Thanks for commenting and reading the hub. I'm happy to hear I could give you a couple of new ideas.

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      BizVT34 5 years ago from USA

      Easy to follow and helpful thanks! Now if I can just do it....

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      BuyaBiz, Thanks for reading. Just do one thing, one step at a time and you should be able to do each one. Don't worry about getting them all done at once. Good luck.

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      Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      Great info. Thanks for SHARING. Sandra Busby

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      Larry Okeke 5 years ago from Enugu, Nigeria

      mmm... excellent hub. And with this number of comments; its not too difficult to see it was written by an ardent pro. i'm implementing all tips! Who knows? my hubs might just develop an unusual aversion for the bottoms of search engines-which is where they all cling to at the moment... voted up and useful!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Sandra and Larry, Thanks for reading the hub and Larry thanks for voting it up. I managed to keep my traffic up by implementing these techniques. When I don't, the traffic goes down. At least that is proof for me.

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      wiserworld 5 years ago

      Great tips! Thanks... I hear a lot of people are using Pintrest now. Maybe it's time to give it a shot.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      wiserworld, Thanks for reading. Some writers worry that at Pintrest others will copy their photos. I'm not worrying about that. I'm more worried about others copying my hubs. I have gotten traffic from there, so you might as well give a try.

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      AnnaCia 5 years ago

      For the last days I have not written any article because I am taking time to learn about how to increase traffic. Doing this takes a lot of time but it is so good when I see how my numbers increase. Thanks to writers like you, I am learning more and more everyday.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Anna, Thanks for reading. Getting traffic does take work, but more than anything it takes patience. Keep working at it and your traffic will increase. Good luck!

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      smmotorb 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Great tips I'm going to come back and go through this again then try some of your ideas, thanks.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      smmotorb, Thanks for reading. Good luck on Hubpages.

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      RBJ33 4 years ago

      They say to be successful you need to hang out with successful people. Consider yourself hung out with. Thanks for all the good tips. I am a rookie at Hubpages but eager to lean and thrive.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      RBJ33, Thanks. Just keep at it and you'll get there.

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      Philip Cooper 4 years ago from Olney

      Thanks for all these great tips.

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      susanm23b 4 years ago

      Excellent tips here! It seems as though there is always work to be done to build more traffic :) I especially like the Yahoo Groups idea. Thanks so much for these. Voted up and sharing!

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      singhrakeshs 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks for the these tips. I am searching to how i increase traffic. These tips you have shared lot of help me. Thanks for sharing....

      Useful + voted up

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      one2get2no, susanm23b and singhrakeshs, Thanks to all of you commenting.

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      MaryBeth Walz 4 years ago from Maine

      Those are great ideas! I have used some of them for my own website and blog, but not my HubPages writing. Voted up and shared!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub. I'll try some of your tips. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      mbwalz and prasetio30, Thanks for reading the hub and sharing. I'm happy to help.

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      LauraGT 4 years ago from MA

      Great ideas. I'm happy to say that I'm already doing most of what you outline. I hadn't yet indexed my profile page, but always index my articles with google. Thanks for the tips.

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      Michael Ward 4 years ago from Texas

      Don't forget to mention that comments are an easy way to keep your content fresh. High quality and long comments are crawled by the search engines so they always see "fresh" content on your hub.

      That's why I encourage people to critique and comment on all my hubs.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      CrescentSkies, I hadn't thought about that. Good info. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      LauraGT, It is great to hear you are already doing all of these. Most people aren't. Thanks for commenting.

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      Venugopaal 4 years ago from India

      Excellent ideas. Excellent Hub. I am doing almost all things which you have described here. I am just started making money through adsense.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      naimishika, Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      qmfaisal 4 years ago from Dhaka

      Superb tips! I have tried almost all of them already, except yahoo groups. However, a worthy addition to this list could be Google +1. It's not just a social bookmarking plugin that can spread the word in your circlet, Google SERP has already started to put some weight to the sites that have more +1.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      qmfaisal, Thanks for bringing that up. Thanks for commenting.

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      TheKatsMeow 4 years ago from Canada

      Wow! One of the most interesting and useful hubs on this subject that I have ever read! Thank you for sharing, it was very useful :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      TheKatsMeow, Thank you for your wonderful comment and thanks for sharing.

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      Cynthia Lyerly 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for being such a great mentor to those of us who want to become better bloggers!!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      my_girl_sara, You're welcome. I'm happy it helped.

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 4 years ago from United States

      There are a few points here that I was unaware of, like be sure your profile page is indexed. It also has never occurred to me to start a facebook page, although it might be hard for me since I don't have one niche. It also never occurred to me to join yahoo groups. Hmmm... Good advice.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      angela_michelle, All of these help me. Thanks for reading.

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This article has been shared on Stumble, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Reddit and my hub following.

      Via: http://angelabrummer.hubpages.com/hub/Hubber-Alert

      If you can share mine: Margarita pedicure and Corn hole, It would be appreciated. And feel free to contact the others and the list to share article sharing!

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      lovesleftovers 4 years ago from Texas

      Fantastic and invaluable advice! Thanks so much! Voted up, useful, interesting and shared :)

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      Columba Smith 4 years ago from California

      Great ideas! Thank you so much for sharing these!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you! I am going now to see if my profile page is indexed--!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks Angela. Barb

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      lovesleftovers, Thanks for voting up and sharing.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks Collisa. I hope these help you.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      AudreyHowitt, It helped me, so I hope it helps you too. Thanks for reading.

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      Urmila 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Awesome, interesting, useful, informative and many more. I do not know how many times I read this hub.

      Voted up!

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      Brian Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Up, Useful, Interesting, Shared with hub followers, and bookmarked. Thanks for the good suggestions.

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      wewillmake 4 years ago from kerala-INDIA

      Very useful article.. Voted up...

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      urmilashukla23, Thanks for the compliment of reading more than once. Thanks for voting up.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      B. Leekley, Thanks for reading, bookmarking and sharing.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      wewillmake, Thanks for reading and voting up.

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      Wesley Meacham 4 years ago from Wuhan, China

      Good hub. I like the information here. It's very practical and there are no outlandish promises or exaggerations. Voted up, interesting, useful and shared.

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      Shelley Watson 4 years ago

      Hello Barbara Kay,

      Thank you for this Hub - I need the guidance and I am off to look at Yahoo Groups!

      Definitely voted up!

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      Anne 4 years ago from Spain

      Great and easy to understand tips. Thankyou so much.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Wesley, Thanks for reading the hub. I hope you are able to use some of the methods and it gives you tons of traffic.

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Wow, I love it when I find such wonderful, helpful information when I am working on my hubs. The related hubs section has become an awesome tool for me!

      Thanks, wonderful hub, very helpful.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Ruby, Thanks for reading. I'm happy I can help.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      This is a great hub with useful ideas. And I don't remember ever seeing so many comments after a hub! I liked to idea about commenting on forums, and I didn't know about Google indexing. Thanks for the great tips.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Karen, I am happy I could give you some new ideas. Thanks for reading.

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Excellent tips and advice for newbies like me :D

      Thank you

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      mzindependent 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, Barbara. Great hub and very useful information.

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Great ideas and examples. I wasn't aware of most of these ways to increase traffic.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      rahul0324, mzindependent, and Happyboomernurse, Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Maria-Arg 4 years ago from New York City

      These are great tips that I never thought of! Thanks for sharing.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Maria-Arg, These ideas will get you more traffic. Some work better than others. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Columba Smith 4 years ago from California

      Don't forget to put your URL on your Facebook profile, too.

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      topaz blue 4 years ago

      Wow! Apart from great content I can't believe how much I had to scroll down to add a comment! Well done! I've bookmarked this page too for future reference, as it's so informative and I know I will need to refer to this again.

      Once again thanks for the great hub!

      Many thanks

      Topaz Blue

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Collisa, That's a good one I hadn't thought about. Thanks.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      topaz blue, I'm happy you like the hub and that it should help you. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      talfonso 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      I find Tip #7 the best. You can't always promote your Hubs a lot, but you have to keep the quality of your Hubs at its possible highest. They seem to get a lot of traffic because they are easy to read and informative.

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      This is great, updated my index, thanks for this very helpful hub, shared? You Bet!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      talfonso, Ruby H Rose and naimishika, Thanks to all of your for reading and commenting.

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      jenp123 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for this hub, Barbara Kay. I'm on Facebook right now looking at the Online Article Writers page! I never thought about this option before. Voted up!! :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      jenp123, I'm happy to hear that I gave you a new idea. Thanks for voting up and commenting.

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      Ashish Joshi 4 years ago from India

      really useful tips...thumbs up!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      ashish04joshi, Thanks for reading and giving a thumbs up!

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      Ashish Joshi 4 years ago from India

      I'm very new here...and this was something I was really looking for!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      ashish04joshi, I'm happy I could help!

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      joaniebaby 4 years ago

      What great ideas. I keep searching for just such tips. Thank you so much.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      joaniebaby, Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope these ideas bring you some real success.

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      Mandar Karandikar 4 years ago from Ratlam, India

      Thanks for the hub Barbara Kay.

      Nice to know.

      Voted up and useful. :)

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      These are great tips. I need to work more with Pinterest. It's so hard to balance everything! Thank you...shared and voted up.

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      MichaelOlsen 4 years ago from Michigan

      Great advice here! I created a Facebook page for my writing about a year ago and it only has about 60 or so followers. Do you have any tips on how to attract more people?

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      Bill 4 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Great Tips. great ideas thanks so much. Shared

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      snigdha.s 4 years ago from India,mumbai

      I wish i had come across this Hub earlier. This is brilliant.Voted up and shared.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Tremendous hub. These are indeed some unique ways. I'm going to try joining some groups and use these novel ways to see how it goes.

      Many thanks Barbara, for sharing such useful info.

      Voted up and all across. Shared this hub too.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      mandarmk9, vespawoolf, Thanks for reading. vespa, Yes Pinterest does bring traffic and I think the site will just keep growing.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Michael, Other than announcing your Facebook page on a group or something, I don't know. It does take patience, but my page keeps growing in numbers. It does help to have a page that focuses on a niche. Thanks for reading.

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      editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England

      Excellent tips on getting traffic to your website. I use most of them in my marketing strategies but would add using Stumbleupon and pinging your hub/blogs/articles to garner even more traffic.

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      Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Lots of good tips that are sure to help just about anyone increase their traffic. I think the biggest contributor to repeat traffic has to be good content that is well written.

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      If only I had more time, I could put everyone's awesome tips to use and have lots of traffic! Sadly, I work 40+ hours a week and am a full time grad student. Voted useful and interesting and I wish I could find the time to do all these things!

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      DreamerMeg 4 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thanks very much for this useful information. :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      handymanbill and snigha.s, thanks for commenting and sharing. I'm happy to hear you can use what I've written.

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      iefox5 4 years ago

      Good hub, however, we should try social networks such as facebook, twitter etc to attract more website visitors.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      rajan jolly, Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope joining some groups helps. Thanks for voting up and sharing.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      editorsupremo, I used to use Stumbleupon, but never got involved enough to help much. I guess I should get busy and spend some time there. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Angelo52, I agree with you about writing good content. Thanks for commenting.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Natashalh, Be happy that you are where you are at. Your hubs may get good traffic without these tips if Google decides that they like your hubs. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Dreamer Meg and iefox5, Thanks for reading and commenting.

      iefox5, I already do all the social posting. Not for all of my hubs, but ones I think they'll find interesting. I tried to stay with unusual ways to get traffic. I suppose some people might not find them unusual, but a lot of people hadn't thought of them all. Thanks again.

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      Heather Jacobs 4 years ago

      Great article! I never thought about including your url at the bottom of your email but that is a really good idea.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Heather, I'm happy to hear that I gave you a new idea. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      JMCL162 4 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the tips Barbara Kay! Being new to hubpages, I have yet to generate a lot of traffic to my content so any advice is a big help. I am especially interested in joining yahoo groups as a way to share ideas and hubs with those that have similar interests. Thanks again!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      JMCL162, Best of luck and welcome to Hubpages. Thanks for reading the hub and commenting.

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      CBartelmey 4 years ago from Colorado, United States

      This presented some really good ideas and was very helpful - thank you.

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

      Excellent hub! You gave me a couple of fresh ideas to increase traffic to my hubs and I appreciate that. Voted up and bookmarked.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Gail, Thanks for reading the hub. I'm happy I could give you some new ideas. Thanks for voting up and commenting.

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      Michael Valencia 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thanks for the info. I found some useful tips here! Voted up!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      SoundNFury, I hope the new ideas earn you lots of money. Thanks for reading.

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      Derrick Bennett 4 years ago

      Oh my gosh thank you so much for these amazing tips I will start using them right away. thank you thank you thank you.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      soconfident, Thanks for reading and I'm delighted that you are so happy to have found them.

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      ryanjhoe 4 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

      Thanks for the tips! This is useful. I do really need more traffic for my blogs and links. I'm gonna try it.

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      I've never quite got the hang of forums, so that and the google groups is the main thing I am missing. I'm pretty much using the rest of your tips. Greart helpful hub though!

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Very useful. Thank you very much. :-)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      ryanjhoe,It works for me. I hope it does the same for you.

      daisydayz, I haven't worked very much at either of those either, other than one forum. It does give me a lot of extra traffic though. Thanks for commenting.

      ignugent17, You are welcome. Thanks.

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      tiffany delite 4 years ago from united states

      thank you so much for the tips! i am going to try some of them (maybe all of them...lol) out and see what happens. blessings!

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      I love these suggestions! I'll be back.

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      Matthew Gottung 4 years ago from New England, United States

      Great Tips, very useful...I will be following you! Thanks again! -Matt

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      ryanjhoe, daisydayz, and tiffanydelite, Thanks for commenting and best of luck. I hope you get lots of traffic.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      dianetrotter and mattgottung, Thanks for commenting. I'm happy I could give you some new ideas.

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      faithbuilder23 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Very helpful hub!! I will use some of these suggestions so I can get more traffic!!! Thanks!!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      faithbuilder23, Your welcome. I hope these ideas help.

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      petertebin 4 years ago from Maryland

      Great HUB! Looking forward to looking back from time to time to help. You gave me a fresh look at the forums and yahoo groups that I did not think about before.

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      Muhammad Faisal 4 years ago from Pakistan

      Very Helpful Hub I'll do so

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      petertebin, Thanks for your comments. I hope you get lots of extra traffic.

      faisalb87, I hope this helps you. Thanks for commenting.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Thanks a bunch! I'm already trying #7. Most of my hubs are creative writing, but I'm re-editing some as I re-read them. I'll also try adding my URL to my e-mail. Now, I got something else to look forward to!

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      GoldenThreadPress 4 years ago

      Just found this Hub. Glad I did! Thanks for the great information. Well written and Voted Up!--Deb

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Deb, Thanks for reading the hub and I hope you are able to try some of the ideas. Thanks for voting up.

      writinglover, You sound excited about writing here. I wish you the best of luck. I hope it helps your traffic go up. Thanks for reading.

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      Mark 4 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Thanks for the tips - Mark

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 4 years ago from Europe

      A zillion thanks to you..... This is just unbelievable.

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      Hezekiah 4 years ago from Japan

      Very good tips there, I need to definitely try the Yahoo groups though.

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      Dr.Vangeepuram Navaneetham Satakopan 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Great tips. Definitely worth following. Voted up.

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      Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

      Hi Barbara,

      Thanks for the wonderful tips. They go a long way into enriching online marketers. Voted up

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Hezekiah, Thanks for commenting.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      vnsatakopan and Anjili, Thanks for reading and voting it up. I hope some of the ideas help your traffic to skyrocket.

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      Esther Strong 4 years ago from UK

      Very useful and do-able ideas. Thanks for taking the time to share your wisdom with us all. Thumbs up etc. It will no doubt take some time to put these ideas in place, but one has to be willing to put in the effort.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Esther, Thanks for reading the hub. I hope you do some of the ideas and your traffic climbs.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      interiordesignhub, Thanks for reading the hub and commenting.

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      tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Lots of very good information. I have taken notes and will hopefully put some of these ideas into practice. Thanks very much for sharing.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      tebo, I'm happy I could give you some new ideas. Good luck!

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      Deepika Mehra 4 years ago from New Delhi

      Great suggestions..

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      bouchra 4 years ago from morocco

      I like the order of i deas as it is a useful content good luck :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      deepikamehar2012 and speechoftheday, Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      .......or just write like the epigramman - lol lol - love your thoughts and ideas here Barbara - you definitely put together a world class hub presentation with a lot of great tips and hints that even an old war horse like me could use - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 10:32am

      and you have a very nice selection of hubs to offer to your readers - something for everyone I would say ....

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      Koi 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I would have never thought that Pinterest can help drive traffic. Who knew?!

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      Keith Matyi 4 years ago from Denton, TX

      Great article and thanks for your tips for fellow Hubbers!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      epigramman, Thanks for all the great compliments and I'm happy to hear you found some ideas you could use.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      KoiHdez, Yes it can bring a lot of traffic depending on what the hub is about. I've heard that most people there are young women. Thanks for commenting.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Keith and Mark, I hope you can use some of the tips and they do bring increased traffic to your hubs. Thanks for commenting.

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      Cindy A. Johnson 4 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      Thanks so much for these tips. I'm checking my profile on Google momentarily!

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      Darrel Dinger 4 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you so much for these tips. I'm just trying to do this part time to see how it goes and these are somewhat quick and easy tips that I feel like I can do.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      I'm back, again! I just realized that if you give your hubs the opportunity to be in the spotlight (you know, switch them out with old hubs), traffic will pick up. It might be a temporary solution, but it worked for me. I don't know if anyone had mentioned this yet, but there's an idea.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      writinglover, Do you mean switch them out on your profile page? I've tried this and it does work for some of them.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Yes. I'm sorry if I didn't make that clear. I had meant to say to switch them out on my profile page. Thanks for the correction. As I said, it's a temporary, but good, solution. Might not work for everybody (this is my disclaimer).

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Well, it works for me too. It must be a good suggestion and what does it hurt to try.

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      Michael Valencia 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I hadn't even realized you could do that! Okay I'm going to try it and see if I notice anything. Thanks!!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      So much good information. Every time I go to the Yahoo groups I get confused but I will figure it out. Thanks for sharing. voted up.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      SoundNFury and moonlake, Following these steps should bring you more traffic. Thanks for commenting.

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      Renee 4 years ago

      Really great tips. Will follow some of those I haven't tried for my Hub...I do these for my work though some colleagues are tasked with SEO but have not tried it for my personal articles, hubs or blog. Thinking about it right now makes me wonder why I haven't done it. Very informative and I thank you for sharing it. Voted up and across, shared and tweeted. Will be reading more on this.

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      These are excellent tips, and I think I have done all of them except guest blogging, although on a very small scale, and agree that they work. They take time, but it is worth it. Voted up.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Millionaire Tips, Thanks for reading and commenting. By the way, when you reach your first million let me know and how you got there. Thanks.

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      EsmeSanBona 4 years ago from Macon

      Great tips and thanks so much for taking the time to write this article!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      Esme SanBona, Thanks for reading and commenting on the article. I hope the ideas bring you lots of traffic.

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      George H-Freyre 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing all these great tips. I'm keeping it on my file for future reference...Happy New Year!

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      Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Interesting tips! I've never joined a yahoo group or really got into forums. I think, now though, that I should. When you're interested in a topic, it's great to be in one of those online groups.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      Dolores, That is where I get a lot of my traffic from for certain subjects. Good luck and thanks for reading.

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      iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

      This is really awesome! I already have lots of knowledge about gaining a lot of traffic, but you provide additional and unique information so thanks a lot! Up, useful shared and bookmarked. :)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome I have updated all my hubs and have increased my views in the same way you have mentioned so many good suggestions for any writer thanks

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      iguidenetwork, Thanks for commenting and I am happy you found some new ideas.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      DDE, Thanks for reading and commenting. I wish you the best of luck.

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      AngPow 3 years ago from North Cali

      Definitely helpful. Thank you so much for the tips. Voted up and sharing. :) Also joining the Hub Pages on Face Book. Who'da thunk it?

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      Rumana 3 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      That's extremely useful information. I have now joined yahoo group after reading your hub...

      Voted up useful and shared..

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very good and some unique suggestions. Thanks for sharing.

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      Gous Ahmed 3 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Some really good ideas, thanks. I am already using a few of these, but i will be looking into refreshing some of my content.

      I don't send many emails, none at all really, so that one is out of the window! I mainly communicate with my phone.

      Thank you.

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      jasonycc 3 years ago from South East Asia

      Thanks for sharing your tips. Voted up & useful. I am already trying out few of your suggestions as I post this comment. :)

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      Don A. Hoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      This information is useful. I am still struggling to keep up with younger folks on technology, but every bit helps.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for the wonderful ideas! Staring a new facebook with the same topic is a good idea. My facebook is a junk!. Since i write lots of crafts, i should start a new facebook for craft. Thanks for sharing.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      peachpurple, It is a good idea about having a Facebook page for crafts. Crafts are a great thing to share on a Yahoo group for crafts too. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      rumanasaiyed, I am happy to hear that you joined a Yahoo Group. I hope this helps you succeed here at Hubpages. Thanks for voting it up and sharing.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      rajan jolly, Thanks for reading and commenting. I've seen you around here a lot. It looks like you are doing all the right things.

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      Kas 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      I'm already using some of the info in this regularly, including facebook....but I don't have my own page. There are so many good tips on here, I think I'll be bookmarking this page. Thanks a lot for writing this. Very well put together! Voting this up and sharing across the board.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      G Miah, Thanks for reading and I do hope a few of these make you more successful at getting traffic.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      jasonycc, I hope this helps you get more traffic. The tips should work, since they work for me. Thanks for voting it up.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      dahoglund, I'm not as well up as I could be either, but I've been at it awhile. I need to learn more about website building. I have 3 websites, but they could look better than they do.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      Kasman, Thanks for reading it and I hope it brings you a lot more traffic. The Yahoo Groups have given me a lot of traffic. So has Pinterest, but I'm sure you know about that. When I first wrote it, it was something brand new. Thanks for voting up and sharing.

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      Donna Campbell Smith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

      You have some tips there I haven't tried yet. Thanks!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      DonnaCSmith, I hope the new ideas bring you lots of traffic. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

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      New Understanding 3 years ago from Northern California

      Wonderful info Barbara. I'm pretty new to Hubpages, almost past boot camp :) and I have a question. Should I wait to implement these ideas after I have an account with Google Adsense and Amazon etc? I've been told to wait until I have about 10 hubs or so before I apply and would like to make sure I have the ability to make money from all your good advise with the increase of traffic like with Yahoo groups. Would you see that as a wise decision?

      Thanks again for the great info!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      New Understanding, I think I'd wait for the money. Good luck on getting the Google Adsense quickly and I hope you can find some real success here. Keep learning everything that you can and keep writing and you should do well.

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      New Understanding 3 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks. I appreciate your guidance and thanks for the good wishes

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      New Understanding 3 years ago from Northern California

      Barbara one question on indexing. Do you only want to index your profile or should you index each hub as well?

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      New Understanding, When I first started writing, I did submit each one. Now I just pin it on Pinterest and it gets indexed. I am not going to give you a definite answer, because I will be honest. I am not sure.

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      New Understanding 3 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks Barbara :)

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      Anne 3 years ago from Hobart, Tasmania ~ Australia.(The little bit broken off the bottom of AUS)

      Love your hub. Thanks for some creative ideas, putting some of them into practise right now!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      Organised Kaos, Thanks for reading and I'm happy you found some new ways to get traffic.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      ajaychnchal, Thanks for reading and I hope some of these ideas work for you.

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      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 3 years ago from Chennai, India

      A really useful article! i never thought of Yahoo groups as a viable way to get traffic. Kudos! Voted up and useful...

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      rohanfelix, I am happy you found something new you could use. I hope it brings you lots of traffic.

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      AlexandraChapman 3 years ago from Australia

      very useful information. Txs

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      Alexandra, Thanks for reading the hub. I'm happy to hear you found it useful.

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Great information here, Barbara. I think this article will help many people find a larger audience for their webpages.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 3 years ago from New England

      Barbara Kay, thank you for putting all of these great tips in one very useful hub. It has provided me with lots of food for thought. I have Facebook pages, post events when I'll be selling signed copies of my book at fairs, post notices of freshly published hubs, and have alerted my Yahoo groups when I have published a piece that relates to the subject/theme of the group. Voted this hub Up, and Tweeted. ~:0)

      Blessings!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      Writer Fox, Thanks for reading and that was my hope too.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      Seafarer Mama, Thanks for reading the hub and voting it up and Tweeting. It sounds like you are doing everything right.

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      Gail Meyers 3 years ago from United States

      Wow, this is a great hub with excellent ideas. Thanks, Barbara!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      Gail, I'm happy to hear you liked it. I hope it helps.

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      Marc Hubs 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is a very useful hub indeed, I'll certainly be trying out some of these ideas. Thanks!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      sparkster, I'm happy you found this hub useful. I hope you get lots more traffic trying out some of these ideas.

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      Huntgoddess 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      This information is very valuable!

      Thanks so much. Voted up, etc.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      Huntgoddess, Thanks. I am happy you found something to help you.

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      Georgiana Dacosta 3 years ago from London

      This is some great advice, I'm bookmarking your article and I'll ensure to implement your advice one by one. Also, I'm sharing this on my Facebook Page because it's really useful and I know my followers will enjoy it.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      OanaWriter, I'm happy you were able to find something useful. Thanks for sharing and reading.

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      Huntgoddess 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      No problem. I'll be referring to this a lot. I don't really understand some of the things here, but I'll start with some easy ones.

      Thanks again. Take care.

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      Blackspaniel1 2 years ago

      These are worth considering. Thanks.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 2 years ago from USA

      Blackspaniel, Thanks for reading. I hope you use a new idea and works for you.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for these tips. I have not done some of these so will give them a try.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 2 years ago from USA

      aesta1, I'm happy that I could help. I hope it helps. Thanks for reading.

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      Jacob Barnard 2 years ago from Gloucestershire

      Thank you for creating this hub it's very helpful! I just created a Facebook page and made a bunch of scheduled posts ready for other days, some contain my Hubs, some contain memes, etc. I plan on creating multiple pages for each topic such as a Minecraft one for Minecraft related hubs, etc. I hope this helps me get more views, thank you again!

      I'm already in a bunch of forums, but good you mentioned it as they're very useful.

      On Tip#6 You say to index our profile pages, wouldn't it be more beneficial to index every hub?

      Pinterest hasn't really gotten me many views. I only got 2 followers and barely any views.

      Everything else I already knew about/already do, but thank you anyway :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 2 years ago from USA

      Jacobb9205, I am happy to hear this was helpful to you. Pinterest seems to like women's topics. That may be why it hasn't been successful for you. Don't forget to share other's hubs. If you use the link on the bottom of the hub page, you can get credit and earn from 10% of the traffic they get from the views your link send them. By clicking on that link, it will include your referral tracker.

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      Jacob Barnard 2 years ago from Gloucestershire

      Barbara Kay, ahh yes, that might be why then lol. I'll still post on it as it only takes a few seconds lol, every view is worth it! :) Ahh ok, will do, cheers!

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