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Why Hub Fans Are Important And How To Get More

Updated on October 14, 2012

Why Hub Fans Are Important:

When you write for HubPages, you are a part of a wonderful community of writers who love to support one another. Hubbers enjoy reading what each other has to say. There are topics we are interested in learning more about which are often times not the same topic we specialize in personally.

Becoming a fan, or having fans is a fantastic way to keep up to date on the new hubs you either write, or are interested in reading. The more fans you have, the more page views your hubs are likely to have.

Some hubbers like to link other hubs to their own hubs to give the readers more information, choice, or reference. By having fans in your own topic arenas you increase the likelihood of them choosing your hubs for such links. The more links, the more page views.

When you log in to your hub account there is a list of recently written hubs on your screen. The more fans you have, the more people will see your hubs in this list displayed on their main page. The more fans, the more page views.

Other Than Page Views, What Do Fans Do?

The more fans you have, the higher your chances of getting feedback on your hubs. Fans are more likely to leave comments on the hubs you have written.

The more interaction you have with the HubPages community, the more of those cool little badges you get under your profile picture and the more reliable you appear to both Hubbers and non-hubbers alike.

Fans are a great way to boost your self-esteem, since they almost always have great things to say in the comment section of your hubs. They are, after all, fans; which means they see and appreciate your writing talent and knowledge on the subjects you choose to write about.

Fans Are Awesome ~ Now, How Do I Get More?

The biggest, baddest, most effective way to get more fans is to write phenomenal articles! The better your hubs, the more people will appreciate your skills and want to follow you. In this case it really is quality over quantity. When you write, don't just write to make some 4 hub per day quota you've set for yourself. You could have 200 hubs and still not get a single fan if you aren't writing quality material.

Choose topics you know about, love, and have a passion for. This isn't to say you must limit yourself to a single topic. I'm sure you have more than one area of expertise and interest. What it does mean is that you should stay clear of writing in areas you have little to no knowledge of. Readers can tell when you're just blowing smoke.

Another great way to get more fans is to be an active member. Read what other people write, leave comments, become their fan, answer questions, and become involved in this wonderful community.

The other way to get more fans is to invite your friends to join HubPages with you and ask them to become your fan. Post your link to whatever social website you frequent and see if anyone else in your circle loves to write as much as you do. You could even promote the idea as a group or club in your social circle.

Fan Exposure

In order to get yourself "out there" you need to make yourself visible both on HP and off. When focusing on what to do here, as HP you can:

  • Answer questions with a hub
  • Write about the topic of the week & link with it in both the Q&A section and the forum discussing it.
  • Join a challenge, this also involves forum linking.

By putting yourself in these environments you will reach more people. Be sure that you aren't just in it for yourself. Look at what others are writing about as well, leave comments & encouragement. The more you get yourself out there and involved, the more people will see you and the more potential there is for your fan base to grow.

Let's here it for the fans!

When you write a truly amazing hub, you're fans are going to read it, comment on it, and sometimes advertise for you! They may "share" it, tweet it, post it on Facebook, or even email it to a friend!

Some new comers might think "I follow you, you follow me". That isn't the type of fans we're talking about here. Those types of "fan" relationships are short lived if you are a serious hubber. The quality of your fan base is far more important than the quantity, just like the content of your hubs. You want to follow and be followed by those who are truly interested in what you write about.

What Fans Like:

Fans love interaction! If they leave a comment on one of your hubs, leave one thanking them for their input or answering a question they may have.

You don't have to become a fan of all of your fans, but it is another great way to show your appreciation for their support. Who knows, maybe they have hub topics that will knock your socks off.

Fans also like new hubs. That's why they became your fan in the first place. They want to see more of what you have to share. So get writing!

Special Thank You

I would like to leave a special Thank You to all of my own Hub Fans. I truly do appreciate your support. I am honored that you enjoy the hubs I have shared with you.

I am humbled by the awesome amount of support I've received here. It is really encouraging to see that the knowledge I share has an impact on so many people.

I look forward to hearing your comments in all of my future hubs that I promise will be written with the same passion and dedication as my previous ones have been. You are all wonderful, amazing people and I feel blessed to be able to share part of myself with you.


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    • Mom Kat profile image

      Mom Kat 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you WryLilt for your insight. I guess everyone's experience is different here. I love my fans and the ones who follow me because they truly do enjoy my writing are actually quite active in commenting and sharing with others what I've written. I enjoy interacting with my fans as well as everyone who comments on my hubs.

      It isn't just about the money, it's about knowing that people like and appreciate the information you're sharing with them. (at least for me)

      I do write for Helium also and have been doing so for longer than I've been here. I also have a hub on it.

    • WryLilt profile image

      Susannah Birch 5 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      Only about 5% of my total traffic is from Hubpages. Anyone who thinks you have to "cheat" to get search traffic, obviously has little to no understanding of what a keyword is.

      Fans are ok, but WORKING to get them or interacting with them is something I rarely do. And despite what many people may think, if you're here for money fans are NOT going to help with that, or going after them will, at least, delay that.

      Fans do leave comments, true. But out of 1,100 fans, I find most follow just out of random interest or to get followers back. Few fans interact or give you a decent link back.

      By the way, I strongly recommend doing some research on Helium, if you write there. Marisa Wright has a good hub on the topic. =)

    • Omnivium profile image

      Omnivium 5 years ago

      This is some good information. When I first started, I thought traffic from hubpages didn't help me, but after seeing a few hubs like this, I realized hubpages traffic is good too.

    • Keith Ham profile image

      Keith Ham 5 years ago from Niagara Falls, Ontario

      I posted it, but I don't want to Hubjack you so I won't put a link up. Its on my What to not expect, and do, on Hubpages Hub.

    • Mom Kat profile image

      Mom Kat 5 years ago from USA

      I would be honored. Thank you.

    • Keith Ham profile image

      Keith Ham 5 years ago from Niagara Falls, Ontario

      Would you mind if I put a link to this on my Newbie hub? People seem to think Hub fans are important and only keywords and cheating search engines is.