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15 Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Website

Updated on November 5, 2016
something old and something new, what is better is up to you!
something old and something new, what is better is up to you!

Increase traffic... Increase traffic... GO!

1) Write Content that people will want to comment on: It doesn't need to be controversial or newly published but it does have to be a fine hub, but it needs to be something that people will say this is a good, fine hub, thanks for writing it. The simple reason for this is that for every comment a person makes it goes on their hub activity. Interaction on each hub is a good thing in this business, so interact with comments and use polls. Quality content is the most important of all and traffic will prove this to you, if you don't publish something great then fix it now.

2) To Begin with Write what you know about, and be confident: At the beginning of writing on hubpages you'll want to become a "voice" in one area, for me that was writing, and publishing. Then I moved on to writing and money. Once I became confident I write about how to for others. Expand your network and expand you business.This is the reason why we should care about writing.

3) Make it useful, for both you and your readers (traffic): If you don't want to go back and comment on a hub or a website, why would you expect others to? So many times I'll read a hub, and then see that there are many comments but none by the author of the hub. Yet at the same time there can be a lot of comments, but the content is not of use to the reader. The content and the comments are both a part of increasing traffic.

Of Money and Other Things

4) If you are looking to make money, or want this to be a full time job, then write well, and in time it will come:I tend to look at my writing as a business, but hubpages is a part of that business, I also have a blog and write online articles, but my reputation, and relationship with readers is the most valuable thing. If I changed that for more money... well that wouldn't be so good now would it? You are your reputation, use it well, and be helpful and something good will come of it. Money, Followers, Traffic, but show us you care about your writing.

5) Decide how to get the traffic to your hub:Simply put if you have a blog, and you like a hub, link it on your blog, put it on stumble upon, add it as an email signature, do the footwork before people even come to your hub. It takes time and a bit of luck. This is linking and social networking and networking. Do this, and the traffic will increase over time.  The key is to diversify where you add links.

6) Evergreen content is the key to long-term traffic to a website like your hub: Evergreen content is useful, full of facts and has something in general that a reader can take away with them.  It is designed with long-term business in mind where traffic will find it from many different sources.  Evergreen content, can and should be edited on a regular basis.

7) Make sure Google. MSN, and Yahoo can find your work:Other than traffic from hubpages itself, which is good to have, try to get something from the "big three." I know everyone talks about google, and rightly so, but people also use MSN, and Yahoo. You need to increase traffic from these sites, as the search engines often are the main way to make money online. How you can do this is by publishing great content, and working with keywords that work for your writing. Then and only then will the search engines see you, and you will have a potential to earn income.

Learn a bit about page rankings, and other ways to get traffic from search engines. Learning about SEO will help as well since knowing basic SEO is the key to search engine traffic. You need to be found by the search engines as well as everywhere else.

8) Who do you want to read This hub?: If you answer everyone, go back and think again. This is vital, as some people will read it and some won't and some will just hate it. Be prepared. For me this hub is geared to a specific group, now can you figure out who that is?

To make money you will need targeted traffic. This is the traffic which will increase over time when they notice your content is perfect for them. This will not only increase traffic but increase earnings.

9) When you are confident, learn some basic marketing: this means commenting on others hubs, learning from others, improving your writing, networking a hub, and learning from books and other sources. Also learn a bit on how page ranking works a a bit on keywords. don't be afraid that your first few attempts don't work, keep trying. Social Networking is a must, and so is SEO. You need traffic from as many sources as you can get.

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10) Traffic comes from as many sources as you let it, figure out at least three: I always think of the rule of three, email, search engines and social networking sites. Not just hubpages, I count that automatically, as I have a fan base, but it took a while, and now I think of them when I write a hub. i also try to tell people about other great hubbers.

11) Mention people on your hubs: It's great to read a hub where people mention your name. The other thing is that this will often lead to comments from these very people. However, do not "name drop" for the sake of traffic. Your goal is to help other find their potential.

12) Mention You Hub On the one wesbite you know you should: For me if my hub is about writing or how to improve it, it will go on my writing hub simple as that, as a link and in a post. This is very quick and easy, and can also be done on other online writing sites.

If the topic is about travel it goes on my blog about Transylvania. If it is about writing or publishing it goes on my writing blog. I try to encourage people to read my hub and comment on my blog. I don't mention every hub, but I've learned to mentioned where there is the most potential to increase traffic

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13) Be as interactive on your hubs as possible: I know this can go with others, but this is a simple one you can do, comment on your comments, and try to add a great hubber as a fan of yours, people will see it. I also add links and polls on my hubs, as people will hit a button for a poll. I add amazon books that can help a reader with more questions, links to other people's hubs, anything that can make a hub memorable. I believe one of the best are the polls, as it only takes about 5 seconds for someone to push a button.

14) Content Content and some Keywords: Yes content is important so important that one needs to remember that people won't keep coming back to your hubs if it's not. But keywords are just as important, for example if you want your hub to be found on google or MSN or yahoo, then keywords are vital, otherwise it will be lost in the search. think about content and some keywords which can help your traffic. Dont' worry to much about keywords ( called tags on a hub) until you are confident in your unpublished hub, do this before you publish a hub.

15) Above all, enjoy your hub: Sometimes, there is no helping a hub, it is meant for a few people and for a few views and not much more, and that is okay. Some hubs are meant for something greater and you need to work on getting traffic, and some hubs are for extra income, but whatever it's for remember to have fun. People will know if you live what you do.

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      BeaGabrielle1 2 years ago

      I really love all the tips you shared on increasing hub traffic - but I especially love the first three tips and the last. Thanks for sharing. I will be using these tips as I go along. :-)

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      David Hamilton 3 years ago from Lexington, KY

      I like the idea that sometimes, you have to let a hub be what it is going to be. They all can't be all-stars, but they can be what they are meant to be.

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      Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada

      ytsenoh- thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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      Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      This is an excellent hub full of helpful information. Nice job!

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      Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada

      JanMaklak-- it's true the more you work at it the better the chances of success, and everything has to be thought out and of quality... otherwise the ride can get a bit more bumpy. Much luck

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      JanMaklak 4 years ago from Canada

      You're absolutely right on with this hub and I agree with your statement that you have to develop some further traffic with social networks. I tweet about 200 times a day through an automated service (free too). I keep changing it up to keep it fresh and I also post on my FB page which has over 350 followers and grows by 3-5 people a day. I also found that when I started specifying higher ticket items through Amazon I seemed to increase my income a bit. Maybe people are clicking on $22,000 cameras and Cartier watches out of curiosity? So while I have had a hub account for 8 months, I just got serious about writing on November 06, 2012 I have 29 hubs published and I am aiming for 3-5 a week depending on my time and inspiration. I have found my income growing to about $0.70 a day and if I try to see into the future I should be able to reasonably make $200-300 a month or more. All I started out trying to do was make a few extra bucks for when I retire in a few years. We'll see how it goes!

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      Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada

      logan-- thanks for the comment.

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      Logan 4 years ago

      Great hub. Well done

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Melody-- you are welcome.

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      Melody 6 years ago

      Very Cool info! Thanks for sharing!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      samsons1-- thanks I am always glad to hellp out around here, happy you've read this.

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      Sam 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Up and useful! I think this is your best work. I really enjoyed reading it and can see why you have such a following. I've bookmarked it also because I reread this many times because it is so full of good stuff for all who write. Thanks Rebecca for all your insightful advice and encouraging words...

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      khmohsin-- you mean linking? yes that is important and I love the share button for that reason.

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      khmohsin 6 years ago

      now this is absolutely fascinating-- I had heard the story about post-its before, but all the rest is new to me. Good stuff!!!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      John_ I think all of them are important, but I'd say linking is critical.

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      John 6 years ago

      Which one to you is the most important?

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      caramellatte-- Hope this will help you on yur route to success.

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      caramellatte 6 years ago

      Thanks Rebecca E. I needed to read this.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      marshacanada-- I am please to show others how to make traffic come, and better still stay.

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      marshacanada 6 years ago from Vancouver BC

      Thanks Rebecca E. This information helps.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      jessratliff-- it takes time, as with this one, it is coming back up again and that is an important aspect.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      revjm-- thanks, and it is so true, it's all int eh details.

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      Article Written By Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Thanks, Rebecca E., for this valuable information. I am going to start using the tips to do the things I'm not already doing.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      DameKeyz-- The more serious you are the more you willf ind passion in your work

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      Dame Keyz 6 years ago from Villa, GA

      This article was immensely helpful. I am doing my research now. I have always loved to write; so I created a blog, and I have journals and short stories, and poems. I created a Hubpage, but I finally decided to get serious. Thank you so much for such an awesome hub.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Just living-- try and keep on going the point is that some will work and some won't but the more you do the more likely you will succeed.

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      Just livin 6 years ago

      The information you shared is helpful. I am very new to this. I started because I wished to share my story of living in an emotionally abusive relationship, and getting out. Starting over was not easy, sharing this experience is helpful for the healing process.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      jordan-- this has been around a while, happy to continue to help out.

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      jordan 6 years ago

      well laid out points, and you have the right idea, thumbs up.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      James-- you are welcome.

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      James 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing, it's a great info. Thumbs up :)

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Silver Poet-- this is true evergreen content is a long term investment.

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      Silver Poet 6 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

      Especially good, the reminder about producing evergreen content. Thanks!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      harrison8bal-- it might, but the likelyhood of that is slim, the reasons? One, they would only be found through other users, and the other is that they are putting their eggs in one basket.

      If you did, I would imgaine it would take a while, but there are a lot of successful hubbers who do link outside of hubpages, and i don't know of many who don't do as least some linking strategy

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      harrison8bal 6 years ago from Shanghai

      Great Hub! Do you think it would be possible for a person to have no backlinks from other sites except for hubpages to become famous? How long would that be?

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      creativelycc-- happy to help out here.

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 6 years ago from Maine

      Thank you Rebecca, a nice mini refresher!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      MoneyCreator-- ha ha my hubs ( at least some of them) seem to do that! but it is a great way to share information.

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      MoneyCreator24 6 years ago

      I´m quite happy finding the way to the comment box. It took quite a long time scrolling down. ;)

      Thank you for this fantastic informations. Thank you for sharing. voted up

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      nakmeister-- you are welcome

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      nakmeister 6 years ago from Lancaster, UK

      Thanks, a really useful hub!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      chinemeremz-- I have done contests on my blogs in the past but it is a thing where there is a lot of time involved... maybe one day i will but not yet!

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      chinemeremz 6 years ago

      Hi Rebecca, on your 15th point, I wish to add conducting a contest where sweepstakes and prizes will be won by your hub readers (though this point is meant for high traffic hubbers like You, Lady E and other Hub Elites).

      There are so many contest sites waiting for you Rebecca to submit your contest to and I wish to take part and possibly win.

      Thanks for sharing

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      jason-- I do have a 15 more ways hub which is similar.

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      jason 6 years ago

      well done easy to understand ideas, just wish for more...

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      cottontail-- thanks for the compliment, and a start is as good as any, but I would go to the share it button and go with Stumble Uppon and the other social networking sites.

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      cottontail 6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      really very helpful and supportive hub rebecca! I, myself, am still in the beginning phases of marketing my hubs and am still trying to figure out how to get more traffic. Thanks for the thorough writing!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      quuenieproac-- you are most welcome happy to help out.

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      quuenieproac 6 years ago from Malaysia

      Very practical and informative hub, great value to beginners like me. Thanks

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      jwsc101-- you are most welcome thanks.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      mikecoder-- I try my best and it is important to try your best in all things, happy to help. Thanks for the comment.

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      mikecoder 7 years ago from Maryland

      What a great hub Rebecca E. when I saw your published article online, I just had to come over and read your entire hub. It's wonderful to see someone who shares insights from the heart. Kudos

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      jordan-- thanks for the comment.

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      jordan 7 years ago

      very informative

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      tim-- yes the comments are great and they work well with the hub... but then you like me have the meory things where we need to go back to the start! (sigh!)

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      Tim Blackstone 7 years ago

      Well done. This is an excellent hub full of great advice for new and experienced hubbers. I have been very impressed with your writing and your hubs are great examples to follow.

      The only problem I have with highly commented hubs is that by the time I have browsed through all the comments I have forgotten what the hub was about...lol

      Old age and a poor memory seem to be creeping up on me unfortunately...

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      danatheteacher-- it is a HUGE range, but average is about between 5-15 page views per hub per day, for averag hubs that are high scoring ect. I think on the forums it says what the average for hubpages all together is.

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      Dana Rock 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Any idea what is "normal" traffic or perhaps "average" traffic for hubpages?

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      abdallah-- there are mny hub writers who will do something like that... I am not one of them.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      Zebedee353--- sue not a problem, I'll do that... but |i will not bash!

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      Abdallah 7 years ago

      please i want a sample of a research thesis on enhancing reading copmprehension among advanced students

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      Zebedee353 7 years ago from Greenbelt, MD

      Rebecca, I always seem to enjoy reading your hubs and learning from them at the same time. If you will, please check out mine and don't be afraid to give some constructive criticism or just bash them if you want. Thanks again

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      art of ledgend-- I hope that you have some more things to help you build and fix up your work now.

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      Art of legend india.com 7 years ago

      This is very helpful and interesting hub. thank you for information.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      Vocal Coach-- I am gald this is really helping you and you are finding a lot of uses for it, keep on writing and to your success.

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      Audrey Hunt 7 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      This is my 3rd time reviewing your hub on ways to increase traffic. I just love reading it because I learn something new each time. You are such a talented writer with knowledge to spare. I'm such a fan. Thank you again and please keep hubbing about "how to's" for a successful hub.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      rdnp-- thanks for the comment, all these things of course can be "fixed" to work with your site.

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      rdnp 7 years ago

      i start to build my website and my hub in week, i'm new with this so reas some artikel included this one. Hope i get more traffic with my site. and i love this hub.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      Granny's House-- tell me how they work for you, happy to help out.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      jstankevicz-- that is so true content and engaed readers are must for anything else to happen... great points and yes, it does help having comments.

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      I will bookmark and be back to use these tips. Thank you

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      jstankevicz 7 years ago from Cave Creek

      I like your first sentence, "Write Content that people will want to comment on..." That says it all. If you can get readers to be engaged to the end and motivated to comment, you've written well. Then hope that their comments are as well thought out and add to your content, and reinforce your keywords.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      JT3502--- thanks for the comment, I am glad that it helped you out. Feel free to ask any questions you need.

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      John Young 7 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      Thanks for the good tips Rebecca. I was just writing about where I could find answers to these very questions

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      bgamall-- I put my hubs on such places as my blogs in a link on a blog post, or on Stumble Upon, and Digg and on facebook and other sites

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      Gary Anderson 7 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      So, the question remains, how do you get traffic other than from search engines? Any ideas?

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      Ambition398-- thanks for the comment.

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      Ambition398 7 years ago

      Great list, thanks!

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      Find Your Search-- Yes this is true, I could do about 15 hubs ont hese. Traffic and audience are vital to increasing traffic and potentially make money.

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      FindYourSearch 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      These are wonderful tips. You could dive into each one for pages on end, but this is a nice summary. I especially like tips 8 and 10; people often forget to narrow to a target audience.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      vly-- thanks so much for the comment, welcome to hubpages

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      vly 7 years ago from Sactown-USA

      Thanks so much for a great hub. I am a hub newbie, and this is definitely useful.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      Deborah Demander-- thanks for the bookmark always ahppy to help others.

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      Deborah Demander 7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Thanks for such useful information. Definitely bookmarked for future reference.

      Namaste.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      creativelycc-- you are most welcome, thanks for commenting!

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 7 years ago from Maine

      Another great hub with good advice!

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      Jewels-- so it does! shadesbreath is an awesome writer must thank them again.

      Yes, the interaction is important and vital. which is why huboages is important and so is the social networking sites. I know everyone here has talent just takes time.

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      Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

      I was prompted to find this hub via Shadesbreath's hub and look at your work. Name dropping does work cause here I am!

      I love the interaction, commenting and responding. It's the main reason I'm here and first kept me glued to social networking sites and writing on Hubpages particularly. Plus it brought out a latent writing skill which feeds me I think more than the reader.

      Thanks for writing this Rebecca.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      Angelique Loux-- you are most welcome always happy to help

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      Angelique Loux 7 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for the advice.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      chin chin-- when you write and it is helpful people do come back, but also links works wonders as well, if you get links to your hubs, you will also get traffic...so there are so many ways. you are most welcome.

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      Chin chin 7 years ago from Philippines

      Another great hub. I sure learned again something useful today. You're right that if we want readers and more traffic, we need to write something helpful. I'll remember the tips to get more traffic to my hubs. Thanks!

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      emnem-- you are welcome good luck on hubpages.

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      emnem 7 years ago

      That was a great hub and really helpful for newcomers like me. Thanx for all the useful tips.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      dorsi-- yes it is hard to comment on everyone, but interacting on your own hubs is vital. Try to at least get to one other each day and you'll be going well.

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      Dorsi Diaz 7 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

      Great advice Rebecca, I am working at responding better to comments. I was so busy writing that I was not interacting enough, which is so important!

      Thanks again and thumbs up. Keep up the great work!

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      Dolores-- keep up the good work, yes increasing traffic is a good way to add to the "coin jar" but it comes with a whole new set of fun.

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Rebecca, I've been on Hubpages for about a year and am really thinking about increasing traffic. I've been earning a bit of money and it is increasing so I've got the bug, hoping to earn more. Thanks for the tips!

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      nearbuystore.com-- it is vital, but also encouraging readers by reading their hubs... thanks!

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      nearbuystore.com 7 years ago from Somewhere on the highway....

      Caring for your readers is the main thing that makes a true hub thank you for a great job.Your a HubPage Elite for me...