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What is the best way to increase comments and accolades received on a hub?


What is the single best way to increase interest in your hubs? And what is the best way to increase the most obvious evidence of interest in your hubs - namely, comments and accolades received? After nearly 2 years on HubPages, I'm still only seeing an average of about 5-10 comments per hub from fellow hubbers. Yet some hubbers, with fewer followers and fewer hubs who have only joined much more recently, seem to attract dozens. (I appreciate the number of comments is not all that significant really, but it's still the nicest feeling on HubPages when you receive one).

 

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Best Answer Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) says

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    janshares; Nothing boosts a fragile confidence more than good responses, so it's always nice to receive thoughtful favourable comments. Thanks for your comments here, all of which make a lot of sense. I can agree with every word. Thanks again. Alun.


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Sid Kemp (SidKemp) says

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    I think I'd agree Sid. I'm sure reciprocating comments is probably the biggest single factor, but I have seen how hubber guides seem to get a lot of interest and I've also noticed how few external visitors leave comments. Thanks a lot. Alun.

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    watergeek 4 years ago

    This is a good tip. When you include a short paragraph about pros and cons, or a sentence that shows a conflict you've had about your topic, people are drawn in and often comment at the end.


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    Diana Grant 4 years ago

    I always thought that poetry was unpopular, and am quite surprised by what you say. When I write poetry, I don't expect popularity, rather a small, select audience.


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Suzanne Ridgeway (Suzie HQ) says

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    TheKatsMeow 4 years ago

    This is an excellent answer to the question! I agree with everything that @SuzieHQ has said :)


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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    Thanks friend. I agree. It seems a bit cynical to comment on a hub, just to get one in return, so I wouldn't do it unless I really have something to say, but I guess it's a part of being in a writing community to reciprocate on these kind of things.

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    Hi alancaster. I guess the number of visits will be more limited on factual subjects however well written and fascinating. We just have to be philosophical - maybe one day Vikings will be in vogue and people will flock in their thousands to comment!


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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    You're right. I don't much like it, as it seems disingenuous to comment on a hub just in order to try to get one back. It's the wrong reason for commenting. I'd rather comment only when I really have something genuine to contribute. But that's life.