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50 One Sentence Tips to Increase Traffic Without Google

Updated on March 15, 2016
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Susannah is a Journalist and Blogger with a total social following of over 100,000 people & whose content receives over 15,000 visits/day.

50 One Sentence Tips To Increase Traffic Without Google
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When I first started writing online (5 years, 30 websites and 1000+ articles ago) I found learning the tricks of online promotion were like wading through mud.

For every article I wasted 20 minutes reading, I might find one workable tip. After the 2011 Panda algorithm change, I decided that I needed to learn how to bring in more traffic from more than just one source, so I'd never again run the risk of losing more than 50% of my traffic in one hit. Since then I've learned how to dig up the best tips faster and make use of multiple promotion methods, but I've never shared them all in one place. My goal with this article is to share some of my best tips which meet my high standards of laziness and penny pinching. In other words:

  1. Little or no cost (if they pay me, even better).
  2. High return for as little work as possible.

And here's the bonus: Increasing your traffic from sources other than Google will usually boost your Google traffic, too.

Variety is key on social media - use a combination of photos, links, text posts, comedy, seriousness and conflict to maintain interest.

Promoting & Building Your Social Media

  • Variety is key on social media - use a combination of photos, links, text posts, comedy, seriousness and conflict to maintain interest.
  • Don't spam people with your own content; your own content should make up between 1:4 and 1:10 of your posts.
  • Find new and original content to share, instead of rehashing or resharing content that's already been seen.
  • Don't just build up a network of 'readers' but also a network of people who write on the same topic, so they start to share your content with their own readership.
  • Use Empire Avenue to cash in on your current social media stats and increase your social media shares.
  • Use Headtalker to create social crowdfunding for your content.
  • Use Tweepi to follow and gain Twitter followers who are directly related to your niche.
  • Upload an image to Twitter then tag other users who are likely to share your content - up to ten.
  • On Google Plus, search "[your topic] circle" and click on "Add People" to add people in your niche and encourage follow backs.
  • Fiverr has a lot of spam promotional methods for $5 but there are also some great legit ones too, from leading bloggers and social media accounts.
  • Spreading your social media posts out so they're only once every 2-5 hours increases your chance of being seen by a larger percentage of fans (and makes them less likely to feel spammed).
  • Add a Made for Pinterest (MFP) image to your content to encourage visitors to pin it to Pinterest.
  • When people pin your pins (you can usually track these down via search or analytics), comment on the pin and thank them to increase your number of Pinterest followers.
  • Use your Facebook page to "like" other pages related to your topic and interact with them.
  • If you have a small niche, post content that other pages will want to share - thus giving them free content ideas while promoting your own page/content.
  • Bribe, buy or coerce ownership of 'dead' Facebook pages topically related to yours then merge them into your own main Facebook page.
  • Share memes and other viral style free use images on Facebook and if/when they go viral, create a topically related article to link into the description.
  • Make sure that you list your Facebook page publicly as your "work at" location on your Facebook profile.
  • Videos uploaded to Facebook do extremely well; make sure you research 'edgerank' and the way algorithms work to show certain content to more people.
  • List your social media accounts on all the profiles you have, on all the sites you're a member of (...and if you haven't already, go fill in your Hubpages ones!)
  • If you're feeling lazy, try the free version of Hootsuite to schedule or Edgar (pricey and best for a larger social media following).
  • Type your topic in Twitter and find out what hashtags people are using in tweets (for instance in pregnancy, #PregnancyProblems is popular).
  • People on Linked in are much more likely to accept a connection request than those on Facebook, so build a network of people interested in your topic.
  • Linkedin pages have very limited promotional options so don't bother making one unless you have a specific niche that's low competition and business related.
  • Publishing posts on your personal profile notifies ALL your connections, so it can be a great way to get attention from a big Linkedin network - you are allowed to post duplicate content that you own, but make sure you check out the publishing rules.
  • Tumblr is a great tool to connect with a whole different audience or even send things viral and they have a great queue tool so you can setup content to post for weeks without checking in - just beware of their rules on affiliate links.
  • CoPromote is a good way to both find interesting content to retweet and have your own content shared.
  • Twitter users only logon for a short time each day so volume is important; automating content to post every 15 minutes really increases traffic.
  • Use HelloBar to maximise internal traffic, build your list and increase your social following.

Examples of My Most Popular Relateable Articles

Growing Up With a Bipolar Mother

My Crazy Dust Craving During Pregnancy

Finding Awesome Topics

  • Use Google Suggest to find topics that people are searching but no one is writing about so you can become the most linked to source on forums and social media.
  • Join a large Facebook group related to your favorite topic and look through the most commonly asked questions for inspiration, or become known as a know it all and share your links.
  • Look at the keywords that bring people to your content and use those as inspiration for new content.
  • Look for the most basic and simple questions to answer; higher authority sites are less likely to be answering these questions.
  • How-To guides, relateable topics, clickbait, teaser titles, photo lists and controversy all do well.

Examples of My Most Popular 'Dumb Question' Articles

How to break your own waters in pregnancy

Why do watermelons crack, split and explode?

Title Tricks

  • Remember that your title is the first thing Google, Googlers and social media followers see about your article - that means it's one of the most important parts of promotion!
  • Clickbait works well on Social Media; "Ten Shocking Things Women Don't Tell Their Doctor"
  • Lists rank well in Google, get shared a lot on social media and make for great clickbait: "50 Ways to Cook With Bacon".
  • If you're writing a list, collate all the other lists you can find in Google, into the longest list online.
  • People like healthy ways to do unhealthy things: "How To Make Delicious Sugar Free Fairy Floss".

Examples of My Most Popular Lists

40 Ways to Induce Labor Naturally

50 Soft Foods to Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Going Viral

  • Remember that the term viral might mean 1,000 visits to one person or 1,000,000 to another.
  • The more places that your content is, the more chance someone who has a large social media following will see and share it.
  • If you're a fast writer, jump on a new trending topic and get your article published before major sites (who often move at a glacial pace) have time to notice, research and write their own.
  • Have social media friends and followers who respect your knowledge in your area of interest and are willing to share the posts you think most likely to go viral.
  • A high quality MFP image with good keywords in the description will often go viral on Pinterest, either through followers or simply through being found on Pinterest search.
  • Write a shocking, opinionated or controversial opinion piece which people will share simply because they hate it.
  • Write something so funny and unique that throwing out all the rules of online writing doesn't matter (Mark Ewbie and Shadesbreath, I'm looking at you.)

No, not that type of viral.
No, not that type of viral. | Source

Examples of My Viral Articles

Things Needed for Planning a Wedding:

A Complete Checklist

Facebook Riddle Giraffe Profile Pictures:

Do They Contain Malware Or Hacks?

Cream of the Crop Content

  • Don't use big blocks of text; break them up with images, quotes and subtitles.
  • Interlink your content so traffic flows from high traffic articles to low traffic articles; instead of linking to outside sites, try and write new articles which you can then link to.
  • Use Hubs as a way to quickly test a topic's viability and then if it does well, create a website on that topic and interlink to maximise traffic both to your hubs and website.
  • If something gets good traffic, work at promoting it even more as you're obviously onto a winner.
  • Write in third person and check your grammar - your content is more likely to get linked and shared if it sounds professional instead of bloggy.

More Ways to Get Seen

  • Regularly use a forum? Build authority with your posts and include a link to your articles in your signature.
  • Remember that the more places your content gets seen, the more varied the audiences that are likely to share them across multiple platforms.
  • Leave quality comments on top ranking content related to yours, using a relevant title in the Name and the hub URL in the website box - visitors who read the comments will click through!
  • Remember that 911 marketing (marketing today for views today) doesn't work - it takes time to build up incoming traffic (most of the time).
  • With the exception of jumping in early on trending topics, ALWAYS write evergreen content (topics as relevant in ten years as they are today.)

Have questions or need further info on any of these tips? Comment below or post on this forum thread!

Don't forget to hop over and read my hub Tips For New Bloggers & Online Writers. Get Traffic, Improve SEO and Avoid Newbie Mistakes here.


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      Shaloo Walia 

      15 months ago from India

      great ideas...thanks for sharing!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      19 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Thank you for some great ideas! I'm so glad I stopped to read this, it's really helpful.

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      Billie Raucci 

      19 months ago from Illinois

      Wow! This is valuable information! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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      Tamara Yancosky 

      22 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Thank you! Excellent information!

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      pen promulgates 

      2 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Beautiful. I like your tips.

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      2 years ago

      Great tips Susannah. Have bookmarked it for future reference.

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      Greensleeves Hubs 

      2 years ago from Essex, UK

      kenneth avery; Sorry Kenneth, but this isn't my hub. It's Susannah's (WryLilt's). I just commented to say that I felt it was a useful article. Hope you are well. Alun (Greensleeves Hubs)

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      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      Although I did not comment on this tremendous hub "just"

      to get your reply, I will admit that knowing that you even

      acknowledge my input would be great.

      I DID enjoy this helpful piece and I need lottsa help.

      Your Friend, Kenneth

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      Greensleeves Hubs 

      2 years ago from Essex, UK

      Your advice Susannah seems very well thought out and useful. I will bookmark this, so I can return to consider and maybe learn from each tip in turn. And I will check out some of the links you give. Thank you, Alun

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      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Great read? Check.

      Great lay-out? Check.

      Magnetic text? Check, and Double Check.

      Did I get help from this hub? Check. Check. and Check.

      Do I like your writing? CHECK!

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      Kristen Howe 

      2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great tips. I could sure use them to improve my old hubs and to imply on new ones. Great hubs.

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      Jo Lim 

      3 years ago

      Very useful tips. I'm certainly using them. Thanks for sharing.

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      Barine Sambaris 

      3 years ago from Nigeria

      Useful tips. Hope I can implement all

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      Susannah Birch 

      3 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      Hi Glen,

      What content you have also determines how many shares it gets. However on sites such as Headtalker and Copromote, you "earn" shares by sharing other people's work. It's a good way to meet the 1:10 rule so you're not just sharing your own content on social media all the time.

      Tweepi allows you to follow the followers of people on similar topics. For instance if I had an account devoted to Paleo, I'd follow all the followers of @PaleoHacks who had tweeted within the last 24 hours. You can then unfollow those who don't follow back.

      Empire Avenue lets you basically "invest" in virtual shares of other people. The more investments you have, the more dividends you earn each day. I earn about 500,000 eaves/day in dividends. You then invest these back into "missions", paying people to engage with your Facebook page, or a particular Tweet.

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      Glenn Stok 

      3 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I'm reporting back after trying Headtalker as you had suggested, Susannah. As it turned out, nothing came of it. Dozens of other people responded with requests to support their cause, which I did. But most people didn't reciprocate. So I didn't see any value in using Headtalker, and no traffic resulting from it.

      You had listed two other sites that you also recommend. Empire Avenue and Tweepi. You just mentioned them in this hub, but you didn't say how you use them.

      I would be very interested in reading about your own experience using these sources for traffic and how you made them work for you. I think this would be of value to all your readers. You always are very helpful and you provide very useful ideas for other writers. I hope you publish a follow up hub with this information and I look forward to reading it when you do.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      These are such great tips, Susannah! I'll surely try some of them.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Fay Favored 

      3 years ago from USA

      I appreciate the information and site links. They have been helpful.

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      3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      After visiting your forum topic on Google Rankings, I decided to bop on over an look again at some of your hubs, this one caught my eye probably because I read it before.

      If I were to do this full time and was really into making some money I would have to use all of this info but most of my articles are based on extensive research which doesn't lend itself to having the time to getting some of this stuff done.

      However there is some really good tips that I may begin to use thanks for sharing this info.

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      Audrey Selig 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Thanks Sue for all the great tips in this hub. You have done many things over five years, especially writing that book. You help others, which is one of your greatest attributes. You and Marisa are a lot alike with your help, except you go overboard helping with hubs with tips, title help, SEO, and individual attention. Thanks for sharing. Pinning. Blessings, Audrey

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      Katherine Tyrrell 

      4 years ago from London

      Great hub - and practising what you preach!

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      4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Thanks for the tips. I found some very helpful and will be trying them out.

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      Linda Bryen 

      4 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is a very useful hub Wrilit, thank you for sharing.

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      Alex moya fernandez 

      4 years ago from Barcelona

      Amazing tips!! They're really useful and it's clear you've used them several times before sharing... Thank you!

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      Short and to the point tips! Thanks for sharing them.

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      4 years ago from St. Paul. MN

      Thanks for the advice on how to get more traffic! I'll try it!

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      Paola Bassanese 

      4 years ago from London

      Brilliant article, thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This is an eye opening article for me. Thanks for sharing all of the tips you have learned through the years. I plan to bookmark this so that I can come back and start trying some of the ideas.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Great hub with lots of useful suggestions and tips! I would follow the advise as mentioned by you .

      Thanks for sharing this, voted up, pinned and shared on HP!

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      Kristen Howe 

      4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great tips on how to drive traffic. I would have to keep it in mind for HP and for my blog. Voted up for useful!

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      Rachel L Alba 

      4 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Susannah, A lot of useful information here. I certainly would like to get a lot more views. My hubs are only recipes so I guess I have to rely on people who are looking for something to cook. I was surprised to read that Goggle isn't the most reliable place to get views. I was counting on that. I also would like to make more money. I hardly made anything so far. Thanks for sharing. I voted up, useful and awesome.

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      Larry Wall 

      4 years ago

      Responding to your comment about my earlier comment, Content Mills are where client put up stories they want written and writers, with the right qualifications attempt to write the stores. I have had several stories may pay more than $100 from these mills, such as TextBroker. Hire Writers pays less.

      Regarding picture placement, I go my to my journalism school day when the bible for design was Elements of Style of Edmond Arnold, who stated that the primary optical area was the upper left had corner. A good picture will attract attention and lead the reader to the headline at left.

      You may disagree, but Hub Pages should allow pictures on either side of the page. I found a way of doing it, using a PowerPoint trick I wrote about. Being forced to break a Hub with a picture in the middle, is a good way to lose readers.

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      Venkatachari M 

      4 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Great article with wonderful tips and guidances. I should consider at least on some of them presently to improve my traffic.

      Thanks for sharing. Voted up and awesome.

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      4 years ago

      Great article I just joined Empire Avenue ..... it looks like a lot of fun

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 

      4 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Some awesome ideas to take home from here for a niche writer like me :-)

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      Glenn Stok 

      4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      You gave a lot of useful ideas here Susannah. One in particular caught my interest - Headtalker.

      I spent some time on their site trying to figure it all out. It seems the minimum you have to offer is $20. They also say this is optional, but that defeats the purpose. So I'm confused with Headtalker. At a penny a view on average, this would require 20,000 views just to get that money back. Have you found this to be worthwhile? I assume you do since you included it in you list, but I'd be interesting in hearing more details on your experience with Headtalker.

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      4 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Fascinating hub with wonderful tips. Will be bookmarking for future reference

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      4 years ago from Alabama, USA

      Very informative, I've made a few notes to use myself. I haven't been here for awhile due to my success elsewhere. So, great hub and I'll be checking out some of your other hubs as well, I do that when I'm interested, LOL.

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      Susannah Birch 

      4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      In answer to some of the hub comments below - all others have been answered in the forum thread (let me know if I missed any!):

      @PurvisBobbi44 - there is nothing wrong with coming from a business background. Many businesses and websites are always looking for corporate writers.

      @Abby Campbell I have gone further into this on my forum reply to C L Mitchell

      @Larry Wall Not sure what you mean by content mill? Many people see Hubpages as a higher quality content mill. According to HP A/B testing, top right is the best place for images. Their formatting options are limited to avoid bright and annoying in your face content like certain other sites have. Sure, I write clickbait sometimes. But it's THE BEST clickbait available on Google (when there's competition) or the ONLY article style content available online (you'd be surprised how many forum posts rank top of Google due to no article competition). As you'll see by some of the examples of popular content in the quote boxes in the hub, not all my content is just clickbait or content style.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      This is one of the best articles I've read on this topic. Congratulations on your success in writing.

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      Dawn Henderson 

      4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for sharing this information. I was unfamiliar with some of the websites listed in your article. I have been researching these sites and will begin using them.

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      4 years ago

      Excellent advice! Thanks for sharing.

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      Susannah Birch 

      4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      I'm going to be putting answers to all your questions in this forum thread, simply because there are already so many and yes, some of these one sentence tips do have lots more info behind them.

      I am at one of my day jobs today, but later I will answer all questions re: the use of these methods in the forum.

      Confused, negative or personal comments I will answer in comments :-)

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      Larry Wall 

      4 years ago

      If you're not writing about personal experiences, ideas, etc., how does Hub Page differ from Content Mills? I made more in six months on one of the mills than I made in a year with Hub Pages. Your tips are good, for some people. I do not seek to create arguments, though I will participate. I do not do articles on subjects that have already been done, and I think the lay out issue are a major issue. The limitations of Hub Pages dictates that a picture is either full width, totally breaking the hub in half, or all sent to the right side of the page. Basic layout design says the upper left corner is the primary optical area. If we were allowed to place a picture or graphic there with the text to the right the eye appeal would be better. I am a former newspaper reporter and was good in design. I have been on Hub Pages about four years, took a few breaks. Most of my alleged followers have probably moved on and some have died, but the number never changes. You make it sound easy, but I want to write my content and not try to fill up space on the latest trends. It works for you and others that is great and I wish you continued success. Your approach is not for me.

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      Alicia Rose Harrell 

      4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Been doing similar as you Susannah for my traffic sources, but through your article learned about other avenues you were using that I overlooked or decided not to use for my own reasons. This hub was a great share! :D I voted it up! :D I agree with you that one needs to be cautious as they pick their traffic venues, especially with the pay per traffic sites for some deliver while others do not. Good luck to everyone with generating massive traffic for your hubs! :D

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      Mistyck Moon 

      4 years ago from Freedom Road

      This is incredible information for someone just starting out on Hubpages. Thank you Wrylilt! This is very inspirational and I am eager to put all your advice into play with my own work. I am looking forward to reading so much more from you. Great Job!

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      4 years ago from USA

      This is a lot of information - excellent tips. I can see I need to step up my game plan. Thank you for sharing such valuable tools with us.

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      Heidi Thorne 

      4 years ago from Chicago Area

      Good stuff! Sharing on HP and Twitter. Thank you!

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      4 years ago

      Thanks for directions to the Yellow Brick Road and the Traffic Wizard.

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      Timothy Arends 

      4 years ago from Chicago area

      Great hub. I would like to know what promotional methods using Fiverr you find to be worthwhile, Don't name specific sellers--just the types of gigs you find useful (maybe a separate hub on this?). In fact, many of these tips could easily be spun off into a separate hub!!

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      Dr Abby Campbell 

      4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Susannah! You have such wonderful tips. Thank you for sharing them. I do have a question for you. How do you find time to do all the sharing (marketing)? And, how much time do you spend on it each day? I have the most difficult time with time as I'm so busy with writing, but I know I need to do this. Help!

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      vasantha T k 

      4 years ago from Bangalore

      Useful information provided. Voted Up!

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      Donna Kristine 

      4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This is by far one of the best articles I've seen written on this topic. This gives me hope in gaining more traffic to my blog. Thank you so very much for sharing these wonderful tips that work.

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      4 years ago from India

      7 days have passed and i have got around 500 visitors.

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      4 years ago from India

      Very good article I am following already some of the tips you told and people are viewing my hub and that whats really matters to m

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      C L Mitchell 

      4 years ago

      This is by far the best article I have ever read on this topic. Thank you so much for providing this honest and in depth information. I've just created a new website and this is really going to help me to promote it.

      Do you keep track of all of the promotional activities that you do? e.g. when and what you pin to pinterest, when and what you tweet, when and what you promote in forums etc... If so, how do you do it?

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      Stella Kaye 

      4 years ago from UK

      A very useful article and I will try to implement some of your tips. As you don't go into detail on how lucrative your online writing ventures have been, I can only assume they must be, purely from the amount of traffic you receive. I often feel despondent with online writing as it has not provided me with any remuneration to speak of although it has been fulfilling in other ways . I was with the Helium site until it closed last year and I'm currently reposting all my existing articles on Hub pages, so it's great to read your article to see how traffic can be boosted.

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      Dana Tate 

      4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Thank you for sharing your tips on success. Voted up and useful.

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      It seems to be very helpful but I need to understand it properly.

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      Marilynn Dawson 

      4 years ago

      Thanks for writing this. Many lists are not very informative, but this one is helpful! I'll be sharing it for sure.

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      Michelle Harlow 

      4 years ago from Calgary

      Several methods I hadn't thought of. Thanks! Definitely going to encourage my writers to read this.

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      4 years ago

      Haven't heard of some of these promotional avenues, and you have some great tips here. Thanks.

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      4 years ago

      Very helpful tips. Thank you so much !!

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      suraj punjabi 

      4 years ago from jakarta

      Great tips! I hope I can implement some of those. To be honest those tips sounds very time consuming as it involves doing research and all that. I admit to feeling a bit overwhelmed as I read them. So I guess I will just stick to writing well first and do what I can with the limited time I have for writing. May be one day If I get the chance I will implement some of them. Will bookmark this for future reference. Thanks!

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      Michelle Bentley 

      4 years ago from Niagara Falls, New York

      Love the article! Some very useful tips. I'm in the process of releasing my first full-length novel on Amazon and these tips are helpful for that as well.

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      Andrew Smith 

      4 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Voted useful! Thanks!

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      Lawrence Hebb 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand


      Excellent stuff here. I'm going to be working through some of these and see what happens.

      Thank you


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      Brian Langston 

      4 years ago from Languedoc Roussillon

      Fabulous article Susannah with tons of really useful content delivered in a way which engages those non-techies amongst us! Thanks for sharing the benefit of your experience with us and for the helpful links which I'm really looking forward to exploring.... most of which I've never heard of before!

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      Aurorasa Sima 

      4 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Thank you so much for this awesome and helpful post!

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      Linda Todd 

      4 years ago from Charleston

      I think that you have posted a winner for everyone here on HubPages. Truly enlightening and useful.

      Thanks so much for the important information that can be put to use.


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      4 years ago

      All good if you want to spend your entire life on a phone with thumbs flailing walking into everybody. How about caching one big fish instead of millions of little ones while just having fun in your spare time?

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you for sharing such helpful information and congratulations on your successes.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      4 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Thanks for sharing this very useful information. I appreciate that. I have to try some of them.

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      4 years ago

      Great tips! I think it is very important to be able to pursue other avenues besides things such as Google and search engine traffic.

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      4 years ago from United States

      Wrylilt, great suggestions! I have a question: is Google Suggest an actual tool or do you mean to just type in your subject in the Google search bar and see what people are searching for?

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      Bev G 

      4 years ago from Wales, UK

      Added to Evernote for future reference. Many thanks!

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      4 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Wonderful information - thank you so much.

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      Robert Morgan 

      4 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Gilbert AZ

      Awesome information... Thank you so much.

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      Susette Horspool 

      4 years ago from Pasadena CA

      Actually, Wrylit, one of your tips hit me instantly - the one about pregnancy problems. I wrote a hub about pregnancy and water some time ago, focusing on problems caused by not drinking enough. It was a great hub, but no one was reading it. I went back just now to change the title and intro to include the phrase "pregnancy problems" and posted it on my Google Plus account. Thanks especially for that tip.

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      Chin chin 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Just like in your other hubs, you write a ton of great tips and advice. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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      Linda Crampton 

      4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for sharing all the tips, WryLilt. I've never heard of some of the sites that you mention or thought of some of the strategies that you suggest. This is a very useful hub!

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      4 years ago from Malaysia

      u are right,in some situation we don;t need google if we answer a few niche topic or discussions among Hubpages members.This is the fact ,I depend on Google to spread everything I did online,the feedback was quite slow!Thanks for the great written tips!

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      Olde Cashmere 

      4 years ago

      This was packed with a variety of useful tips for writers. I appreciate all of the outside of the box ideas which can help us engage more readers.

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      4 years ago

      A ton of great advice. Looks like I better get cracking.

      Voted up!

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      Susette Horspool 

      4 years ago from Pasadena CA

      Thanks Wrylit. I'm printing this out, so I can evaluate and highlight the best tips for me. I'm realizing more and more that marketing my site is as important as writing hubs, especially since water knowledge (my main topic) is a huge necessity these days, but is not much searched.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      4 years ago from Florida

      I have a lot of respect for your knowledge! When you so graciously offered to help us write better titles for our Hubs in the Forums, I took advantage of your help, and I can tell you: I had a Hub to become unfeatued, and asked you for help. I took your advice, and that Hub has been featured ever since!!

      Voted UP, and will certainly share!

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      4 years ago from British Columbia

      These are some helpful tips, Wrylilt. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Thanks for some great tips - most useful and appreciated.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You include such wonderful information in your hubs. I have put this article into my favorites.

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      Marian L 

      4 years ago from UK

      Some good tips here thanks, I'll try and put some into action!

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      4 years ago from London, UK

      Learned a few new things here, thanks for creating an informative Hub:-)

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      Jeannie Marie 

      4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thanks for sharing these tips. I have not heard of some of the websites you mentioned in this hub, so any new information is always appreciated.

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      4 years ago from Florida


      As usual your hub was very helpful. You were one of the first writers I read in 2007 after I quit my job to care for my husband.

      I will always cherish the fact because it encouraged me to start writing again. And, believe me I knew nothing about writing online and communicating with other writers.

      My online experience was in business where I managed executive accounts. I was rather too professional at first which I am sure I appeared as cold.

      Thanks for all your help and sharing as you are one of the few that truly tries to help others.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful information here Wrylilt. I will certainly put some of these tips to the test. Voted up.


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