As far as the social media aspect of it goes, I just do it whenever I happen to feel like it.
I will usually write a Hub and let it sit a day or two (steep) so gets some 'score'. Then I add stickies such as photo's or video's and related links and again, may let it sit. My schedule usually goes one day , write, tomorrow promote this, that and the other Hub. Day after that, do something else, like write at another site. You just got to 'stagger' your activities. Set a pace and schedule that's comfortable for you
I am trying to do that, but have no idea how many social sites/directories I need, to promote my hubs.
Here's the good news: Approximately thirty seconds! And my articles on Hubpages, Squidoo and two blogs get about 50,000 visitors a week.
If a webpage is not going to get organic search traffic on its own, trying to prop it up manually is like running back and forth in no wind trying to keep a kite flying. You can only do that with a limited number of kites at once. Instead, your goal is to make your content self-sustaining, the equivalent of filling a balloon with helium and/or putting solar panels on a model plane to turn its propellor.
Learn basic on-page SEO. Learn what gets more clicks, sales. Learn magnetic headlines. Cross-link your related content, if it's of interest to the same audience. Create content that is so useful, excellent, and remarkable that your readers share it. Those are the five techniques that work for me.
See highly-respected industry expert Danny Sullivan's epic rant on earning links vs. building links for why I don't bother submitting urls to directories.
It does come down to content. But "quality content" isn't enough. Effective content that provides something for a particular web audience, satisfying their needs or tastes, is what really works.
I just want to say that when GreekGeek posts... I read. It usually makes a lot of sense.
Thank you so much for your great support! I admire you!
I promoted them before, but at the moment, I don't do any promotion anymore!
These days, none. I just depend on natural search engine traffic.
I don't do any promotion and the majority of my articles will be indexed within a day or two. Then, if Google likes the content and competition is low, I will end up on page 1 or 2 within a few weeks or months. I am slowly building my traffic but I also have hubs I wrote almost 3 years ago that are still on page 1 of Google for several keywords with no promotion.
by CrazyGata 7 years ago
How do you promote you Hubs outside of Hubpages? How many hours a day do you set aside for this?Of all the ventures in the world (I´m dramatic like that) I find that Adsense is one of the most satisfying in terms of flexibility and creativity, and the less profitable. Please prove me wrong.
by Scott S Bateman 3 years ago
By a top-quality Hub, I mean one that is more than 1,000 words, contains original or carefully chosen photos from other sources, gets a Hubscore at least into the 80s if not the 90s and is Featured. It may or may not be an Editor's Choice. By hours, I mean research, writing, editing and promoting.
by vespawoolf 6 years ago
How many hours daily did you spend on the Apprenticeship program?
by ramkkasturi 5 years ago
How many hours do you spend writing and promoting your hubs or articles? Is it worth it?Many get into writing not knowing the time it takes. They may like writing but the promotion takes a lot of time and one begins to wonder if it is worth it, what is your opinion and experience?
by khmohsin 8 years ago
I like to sleep sometimes 10 hours and sometimes 18 hours and you ?
by Katie McMurray 8 years ago
Hea everyone just taking a little poll to see on average how many hours a week you spend working on hubpages, include the hours spent in the forums as a seperate number.
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