How Can I Get More Followers?

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  1. Meg Davis profile image72
    Meg Davisposted 5 years ago

    Hi fellow Hubbers,

    I just started on Hubpages, so I'm not complaining about my lack of followers or anything.  I'm just curious.  How can I get more followers on Hubpages?  Any tips from you veterans?  I'd appreciate help you guys can give!  Thanks bunches.

    Meg

    1. Shadesbreath profile image84
      Shadesbreathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      1. Read other people's hubs and comment in a REAL and GENUINE way (the old, you reap what you sow thing.)

      2. Participate in the forums. You'll find people who seem like-minded to read, and you will find people, hopefully, who challenge your ideas in interesting and intelligent ways to read as well.

      3. Write hubs, make them good. People won't follow you if your work is slapdash, spammy, or boring.

      4. Don't worry about followers. Followers are the outcome of doing good work and being genuine. Stay true to who you are and, assuming you are not some lame self-promoting Internet scammer, people will naturally find you in that "birds of a feather flock together" sort of way that happens in time. If you TRY to get followers, as in, be all aware of it all the time and go out trying to make it happen like it's a game and you want your score to go up, well, it will backfire. You'll get those worthless "I'll follow you if you follow me" people and neither of you will read each other's work, though at first you, being new, might try to do it just to be nice. You'll soon discover why they resort to that tactic once you see their hubs, and you won't be able to stand it for long. Then, you'll unfollow them so their stuff isn't gumming up your inbox, only to discover that (if you get one of the really weird ones) they are so conscious of their followers that they know you left, and they'll start hounding you as to why. (Don't be one of those guys either, obviously.)

      5. Be patient. Follow people you like. Don't expect to be followed back. It doesn't work like that. You don't expect your favorite news paper columnist or novelist to follow your work do you, just because you like hers? Just be real and have fun writing. The rest will come.

      1. isenhower33 profile image76
        isenhower33posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I didnt want to write it all lol but glad you did smile Good comment smile

      2. Mark Ewbie profile image87
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        +1

  2. isenhower33 profile image76
    isenhower33posted 5 years ago

    Ive already noticed that making sure you have at least a good summary and tags help out a lot. Plus a lot of mine comes from my other social sites. If you message me i'll explain a little more

  3. Novel Treasure profile image90
    Novel Treasureposted 5 years ago

    I don't think I could say it better than Shadesbreath.

    One little thing to add is to be positive. Being positive and encouraging to others, people in Hubpages want to be around those that are positive, uplifting, and encouraging.

    1. isenhower33 profile image76
      isenhower33posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very true, the more positive you are the better it will be, and that goes with any aspect of life smile

  4. The Invincible profile image60
    The Invincibleposted 5 years ago

    Just write good stuff. Read other people's hub. Comment others, follow others, and keep yourself indulged in all the Hubtivities. People will start following you..

    And yes, have patience!

  5. chef-de-jour profile image99
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    I find that followers appear from all over the place once you start writing hubs that are genuine, have quality content and are positive. Hard core followers tend to share a love of subject and will faithfully comment on new hubs regardless of your own responses to their hubs. If I read a great hub on a topic I love and the author's profile is interesting enough to raise my eyebrows I'll more than likely follow them. I don't expect to be followed by return but that does sometimes happen!

  6. Meg Davis profile image72
    Meg Davisposted 5 years ago

    Wow guys, thanks for the good advice!

  7. GiancarloLorenzo profile image70
    GiancarloLorenzoposted 5 years ago

    Just follow me and I follow back.  smile

  8. Yasha1 profile image60
    Yasha1posted 5 years ago

    I also just started hub, I found that you just have to be out there, talk to people, comment and read others---do one to others as you would want to you!! Good luck I hope you (and I)make new followers. Cheers and good writtings to you!!
    smile

 
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