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How to get Traffic to your hub Fast!

Updated on September 27, 2011

When starting out at Hubpages, everyone dreams of instant traffic, every hub being a huge hit with readers across the web, making you rich! Well although I'm sure its possible for one lucky and talented writer but for the rest of us, its going to take a little time. However with that said there are ways to see fast traffic for you hubs. This quick increase in traffic is only temporary though, so if your looking for organic traffic, it will take a little longer. One of the key activities of getting fast traffic is promotion! Below I will list a number of ways to increase your traffic for any given day.

Existing Social Networking

One of the best places to start to get increased fast traffic is to use your already existing social networking sites. Put your hub up on Facebook and Twitter, use hashtags on twitter to reach beyond your followers. A Hashtag is any word in a tweet with a # sign directly in front of it, for example #hubpages. By using hashtags you can reach those members on twitter who have similar interest in the topic of the hub but yet do not follow you (also a great way to get new followers). Now its ok to create a twitter account just for promoting your hubs, however i don't recommend only tweeting about your hubs. You will end up with more followers and more traffic back to your hubs if people see you as human on Twitter and not just a possible robot spewing out links every day. So you will get more traffic if you buildup a decent list of followers before bombarding them with your links to your hubs. If you want to follow me on Twitter, I have two accounts, both listed on my hubpages profile page.


Another great location to get fast traffic are blogs. However like social networking sites it might be better to gain followers by commenting on other blogs and offering human like posts, not just links to your hubs. Some of the blogs i have used to promote my hubs are Blogger and Tumblr. The key is the blogs are specific, my tumblr blog Never say Nature is environmentally oriented. My google blogger blog BWD316 is focused on my writings here at hubpages but also photography, so i have some interesting photos mixed in wiht my links to my hubs. Once again your results will be better if you have more followers just like on hubpages!

Bookmarking Sites

Another way to increase traffic is to use various social bookmarking sites. These sites allow you to contribute the link to your hub on their sites, where people can view it and share it. These sites include Stumbleupon and Digg. Once agian you can follow people on these sites and that will help with creating instant traffic. I have had more luck with Stumbleupon, which is great because it literally allows people to stumble onto your hubpages, which means you are reaching people you would never be able to reach on your own. I believe i would have better luck in Digg, where you vote up articles with diggs, if i had more followers on that site. My digg profile is bwd316if you want ot follow me, i'll follow you back! or follow me on stumbleupon under the name brian31687!


So the key to getting fast traffic is promotion and networking. If you use these various sites (more followers the better) you will see a spike in traffic right away. Remember its nice to get a boost in traffic every once in a while but also that increase in traffic may lead to new readers that come back time and time again, loyalty is great for online writers! Ultimately you still want to get long term traffic and all these suggestion also work towards that goal. When using these sites you are creating back-links and a presence online, which will help in your ranking on Google. I hope these suggestions help and would love to hear about some results or any other suggestions as well!


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    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      5 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks Ben Blackwell and I just saw that your following me on twitter and i've already followed you back!

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      Ben Blackwell 

      5 years ago

      Good hub. I think I will create a twitter account and start using that.

    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      5 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks bodylevive I'm glad it was helpful and I got your attention!!

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      5 years ago from Alabama, USA

      Thank you for the bolt of lighting, I needed that. This is a wonderful informative hub, voted up-interesting. I have read a lot of hubs but this is the first one I have ever read word for word, you got my attention, great job and thank you for sharing. Following you!

    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks for the comment PaddyMac1984 I'm glad the article helped you and inspired you to market your hubs more! Good luck!

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      Patrick McCormack 

      6 years ago from Nottingham, England

      Liked the Hub. Very useful and i have voted up. I am still trying to increase traffic to my Hub's, I dont think i am utlising everything to best of my ability. I think I will try Twitter after the suggestions. Thanks

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      Brian Dooling 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks Gamerelated! I'm glad you thought it was helpful and thanks for letting me know how you found it! It's always helpful to find out how your writing is found by readers! Digg is a pretty cool site enjoy!

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      6 years ago from California

      I found your Hub by searching for information on Digg through the HubPages search bar. This is good information for driving traffic. I am trying to learn how to use Digg right now, so I have been going around HubPages doing some research on how to use Digg. Good work on this Hub.

    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      I'm glad it helped CSNewYork!

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      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you very much for the info. I started using some of these tips and my traffic has increased. So thanks again for posting this hub.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks For its useful information. I used that guideline for my website that is and I got positive result. Thanks once again

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      6 years ago from India

      Hashtag thats a new idea which i don't think that everyone knows. Nice good advice

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      Rhys Baker 

      6 years ago from Peterborough, UK

      I have been posting my hubs on twitter with no hashtag - great advice that I am going to enact now. Thanks for this! Voted up and useful

    • molometer profile image


      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      This advice really does work. I am pleasantly surprised at the amount of reads I get from Stumbleupon etc. Quite amazing considering I just post there and don't really interact much on them.

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      6 years ago from california


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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 

      6 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Great Info! Thanks :)

    • Aceblogs profile image


      7 years ago from India

      Yes i totally agree with you BWD316. Hubpages is a very warm and nice community , i would say like a closely knit family. Thanks for your kind words

    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks for the comment Aceblogs I hope it's helpful, what I mention above is good for quick temporary traffic, to get steady traffic it takes time and quality! I'm still pretty new to this as well only been on hubpages a few months so I can only offer advice to a certain point but the hubpages community is great and people who have been on longer than me are very helpful. Good luck!

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      7 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot , this topic has been really nice for me since i have recently joined hubpages. Great to read such hubs from senior members like you !

    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Ladyhowto4u I'm glad you found the hub useful, hashtags are really cool on twitter you can connect with so many more people, thanks for reading!

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      Courtlney Davis 

      7 years ago

      Voted up and useful! Thanks for sharing knowledge on using hash tags on Twitter, which was news to me! I also read your entire article, word for word, and really appreciate you providing this information.


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      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for the info. I have gone from someone that rarely put anything 'out there' to wanting to join every blog sight in existence (not really but almost).

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      John Coviello 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      Useful information. The one avenue I haven't tried yet is Twitter. I am worried about spending more time trying to promote my hubs, and although Twitter appears to be powerful, I'm not sure if I have the time to build a following there. But for people with big followings, it's a great way to promote their writings.

      Another place to post hubs is on They pay you for page views (a very small amount, like less than one tenth of one cent). What you provide on Redgage is just a summary and a link to your hubs, so you can drive traffic to your hubs, if people find the tease interesting. I have found to be useful too. I get some hits from that site after posting my hubs there.

    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks Maralexa I appreciate the comment

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      Brian Dooling 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Great advice Vinaya, I usually tailor my tweets with hashtags and make them relevant to my twitter feed, as for the blogs you make a very important point of not to copy your whole hub! I do what you recommend a brief summary and the link to the hub. Thanks for the comment!

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      Marilyn Alexander 

      7 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      very informative, I appreciate the warnings too. Up and useful. Thank you.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      I have often read on hubpages blog that sharing your hubs indiscriminately on your facebook or twitter is often harmful because it is considered overtly promotional. Sharing in your personal blog is good but we have to be careful not to post the entire content because it is against user agreement. But writing a summary of the hub and giving link is very beneficial but finding genuine readers is usually most difficult part in the blogging world.

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      Deborah Neyens 

      7 years ago from Iowa

      I "stumbled upon" Stumble a couple of weeks ago and found it did give me a boost in traffic. Have yet to try Digg.

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      Brian Dooling 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks Nspeel im glad you enjoyed it, i wanted to keep it simple yet informative, thanks for the vote!

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      7 years ago from Myrtle Beach

      voted up and useful. I normally skim read articles but I read this article word for word and I enjoyed it. I use most of these techniques but will have to look into stumble. Thanks man shared


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