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my hubs get views but no comment

  1. TheShawl profile image77
    TheShawlposted 4 years ago

    why is it that my hubs get views but no comment? I have written five hubs with an average hub score of about 69 but have just 1 comment. what do i do?

    1. Louise Lately profile image73
      Louise Latelyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I would agree with alikhan3 - you would usually only get comments from hubbers. I have a few hubs with zero comments but I'm sure they'll get some sooner or later..as long as you're active on hubpages and interact with users, I'm sure you will get more comments in no time.

    2. breakfastpop profile image87
      breakfastpopposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Start reaching out to other hubbers and be patient. This really is a very supportive community, but developing a following takes time.

    3. Joseph Renne profile image70
      Joseph Renneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      maybe add a capsule at the end to Encourage your readers to comment

    4. profile image0
      Lybrahposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      People who are not on Hubpages are not going to be able to leave comments.

      1. mattforte profile image92
        mattforteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        This is absolutely not true. Anybody can just write their name and leave a comment as a guest user.

    5. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Think about it.  When you're browsing around the internet, how often do you leave a comment on a blog post or a newspaper article?   Hubs are no different.   Unless you write on a subject that inspires strong views, or attracts people to ask questions, you won't get many comments. 

      There is a subset of authors on HubPages who see this site as more of a social network than a place to make money.  For them, it's part of the HubPages experience to comment on each other's Hubs as a method of encouragement.  So you'll garner a lot more comments if you become part of that set - start commenting on other Hubs yourself, and people will reciprocate.   

      Just be aware that if your goal is to make money here, you need most of your views to be coming from outside HubPages.  Interact with the HubPages community for fun, interact outside it for income!

      1. mattforte profile image92
        mattforteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        +1

  2. alikhan3 profile image90
    alikhan3posted 4 years ago

    Guest users don't usually comment I also get about 70-80 views daily but comments are rare

  3. DrMark1961 profile image92
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    How many page views do you have? You will probably not have more than 2%, and that is only if you go to other hubs, read them and make comments. If you do not do this, do not expect many people to comment on your hubs.
    Also, you need to write more to draw more attention.
    Keep at it. In the beginning it is easy to get discouraged.

    1. johndnathan profile image84
      johndnathanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have to agree.  The more you interact with the rest of the hubpages community the more likely you'll get comments.  Of course I have times where I like a hub and I vote it up, but I really have nothing to say so I just remain silent.

      1. Relationshipc profile image89
        Relationshipcposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Fully agree with this. I got the occasional comments before interacting with other hubbers, but after you start commenting and participating with other people they return the favor by commenting on your hubs.

        Also, try asking people to give their input (replace the 'comments' title with the title 'So what do you think about...' or something similar. This may draw in some extra comments. I personally am more willing to answer questions or leave comments if asked for a specific opinion.

      2. TheShawl profile image77
        TheShawlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks. it happens to me also. i don't really have comments to make all the time. I'll keep that in mind. thanks a lot.

  4. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    I agree with the others here; although I get well over 1000 views per day, almost all my comments on a hub come in the first few days when hubbers are the viewers and not organic searchers.  When the surge from HP promoting the hub on HP dies down, so do the comments.

    Topic also makes a huge difference - a hub on replacing a light switch may get a very few questions, clarifications, from readers that's all.  An "opinion" hub on a controversial topic like abortion or gay marriage will see far more.

    1. TheShawl profile image77
      TheShawlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      thanks a lot for this contribution. i didn't really think about the topic aspect. i would definitely try it out.

      1. Silva Hayes profile image94
        Silva Hayesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, I think the topic makes a huge difference.  My hub about sociopaths has drawn 599 comments, whereas the next one only has 62 and many have 0.  Lots of people have had bad experiences with sociopaths and they have interesting stories to tell about it.

  5. profile image0
    Casimiroposted 4 years ago

    It's also important, when you do get comments, to acknowledge them. A "thanks for commenting" message is OK, but better if you can key off what the commenter has said to keep a conversation going. Then others are more likely to add their viewpoints.

    1. TheShawl profile image77
      TheShawlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      yeah! that is a good one because it is something i would also like to get. knowing that my comments were not just "wasted" in a way. thanks a lot.

  6. Anonymous00 profile image75
    Anonymous00posted 4 years ago

    Don't beat yourself up over comments that are not in your control. Keep working harder, supporting and participating and that will all come in good time. The problem will fix itself ... keep pushing yourself.

  7. CloudExplorer profile image79
    CloudExplorerposted 4 years ago

    Comments come to those who are insightful while they have commented onto other users hubs, and also when you write compelling hubs that inspire discussions, debates, interaction, or feedback. Sometimes your best performing hubs will get zero comments as well.

    Just don't worry to much, and keep participating as much as you can when ever the time permits to grow a true following here, of fellow hubbers who care to support your writing efforts.

    Good Luck, and never forget to have fun as well, it is a major part people tend to forget while being an online writer. Being to serious spoils all the fun.

    1. TheShawl profile image77
      TheShawlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      yeah thanks. i won't forget to always have fun smile and be a little bit patient. thanks a lot.

  8. flabergastic profile image59
    flabergasticposted 4 years ago

    try adding something like
    what do YOU think about this?
    or
    have you had a similar issue?

  9. moronkee profile image79
    moronkeeposted 4 years ago

    I think writings more interesting hubs and interacting with other hubbers will help.I am a newbie and am having fun.

  10. theodoresumrall profile image60
    theodoresumrallposted 4 years ago

    Maybe your hubs content isn't interesting enough!

    1. TheShawl profile image77
      TheShawlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      do you mind checking out my hubs?

  11. mattforte profile image92
    mattforteposted 4 years ago

    I currently get way more views on New Technology - 2013 than many people see in total, and have a grand total of 13 comments, including my own.

    Google brings vews.

    Comments bring nothing.

    I wouldn't worry about it. Just keep writing, and focus on getting your hubs ranked in Google, and you will be fine.

    1. TheShawl profile image77
      TheShawlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      thanks

    2. profile image0
      Casimiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The presence of comments, the kind of comments, how current comments are, all of those are factors used by Google to rate content.

      1. TheShawl profile image77
        TheShawlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        seriously? then i need to worry about comments.

        1. mattforte profile image92
          mattforteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          TheShawl:
          I've glanced through your hubs. You have chosen decent topics. You are on the right track, doing better than most hubbers in their first 8 weeks do (imho). Keep doing what you're doing and writing about good topics. Don't give up and over time you will learn how to optimize these hubs. Spend time in the learning center, there is a LOT of very good information there. Learn about keyword tools and keyword density (Don't listen to people who claim keyword density doesn't work - this is another of the aforementioned Matt Cutts lies), don't try to use too many different keywords in your articles; select a few "longtail keywords" (Keywords that are 3+ words long) and focus on those in your articles, using them in subtitles.
          Spend some time reading other blogs (Outside of HP), leaving relevant comments with links to your hubs.
          Then spend more time learning and writing.

          After you start getting some traffic, use the tools available on HubPages to figure out where your traffic is coming from, then use that knowledge to make your hubs even better. Knowledge will come with time, and you will soon not blink an eye at a lack of comments smile

      2. mattforte profile image92
        mattforteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        If you want to really get down to it, yes. Google just sees the text. A bunch of comments like "great hub, voted up" do nothing but add irrelevant words and lower keyword density. It also sees "fresh content" but the added fresh content is minimal.

        If you are expecting comments to do anything for your SERP, then you have a lot to learn.
        Writing a stellar hub will bring views. If you haven't written a stellar hub and you are on page 37 of Google, but somehow get thousands of comments and Google isn't going to care. If you show up #1 in Google and have 0 comments, then your work is already done.

        No, you do not need to worry about comments. You need to worry about on-page SEO and backlinks. (Worry about on-page SEO first)

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          Casimiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Google says that they look at about 200 different factors when ranking. Comments are just one of those. Please define "stellar hub"? And, in terms of Google's PR algorithm, which is a closely held secret. There is plenty of poorly written content that makes it onto page 1 of search results. I'm not saying that we shouldn't pay attention to quality, on the contrary, but there is a lot more to getting on page one than just mastering good writing.

          1. mattforte profile image92
            mattforteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            That's funny. I currently have a hub that is ranked #1 for several terms. that particular hub brings in more views in month than all the views you have gotten on your entire account, according to your accolades. That may sound pompous (It isn't meant that way) but stats like that don't lie.
            It was not always ranked #1. As a matter of fact, I was ranked #6 for a term not too long ago. I made some changes (on page SEO), and overnight went to #2.  No, none of these changes had anything to do with comments. My girlfriend and fellow hubber can confirm this. I've also helped several of her hubs rank with nothing but on page SEO.

            Yes, there is poorly written content that makes page 1. That is good news. (Hint: it means you can probably outrank them) I'm not going to define stellar hub...HubPages has already done that, and referred to it many times.

            What Matt Cutts "says" and what Google actually does are often very different things...so please take that with a grain of salt. That said, I don't care if they look at 1,000 different factors when ranking. You can go ahead and spread yourself thin by worrying about 200 different factors that are all weighted differently - I'll focus on what works.

            The "gurus" may have told you there is a lot more to it than getting on page one..but quite frankly, getting onto PAGE one is ridiculously easy - because HubPages does most of the back-end SEO for us. Targeting the right keywords, and writing a stellar, targeted hub WILL get on the first page, unless you are targeting keywords with way too much competition; in which case you are wasting your time. (Unless you are one of the few SEO masters, in which case you wouldn't need to be writing here because you'd be making thousands of dollars daily with your own self hosted content)

            Even backlinks are negligible compared to straight up on-page SEO (and URL maturity which there is nothing you can do to alter) if you've chosen the right topics and keywords.

            TheShawl - please - do not worry about comments. By listening to anybody who says otherwise, you are only going to be hurting  yourself. Comments will come when they come. Any effort to increase comments will not give you worthwhile return.

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              Casimiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, indeed, you do seem to have a chip on your shoulder. If that sounds pompous, it's not meant to be.

              You made the comment "Comments bring nothing." Which is simply not true. I didn't use the word "worry", Shawl did. I never said that comments were a deal breaker for SEO, just that they are a factor that is counted.

              You seem to be reading stuff into what others say. At least it gave you the opportunity  to brag. Nice work.

        2. mattforte profile image92
          mattforteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yes. I got a chance to brag. Because I am trying to help somebody not waste time on something that is a waste of his time. Your comments got him to say "so I should worry about comments" which is simply not true.
          My "bragging" is to show that I have numbers to back up my comments. I have something to offer and you are arguing, almost guiding TheShaw into wasting time on something that will only help him get discouraged later. I have a chip on my shoulder because while there are a few people in this community that help others...there are a LOT of people who offer "advice" that hold the community back...such as misguiding them into thinking they should be going out trying to gain comments rather than actually trying to rank. It is a justified chip.

          I "brag" to make sure TheShaw listens to the right person...in hopes that he succeeds as an author.

  12. Organised Kaos profile image92
    Organised Kaosposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for asking a question that I also had!

    1. TheShawl profile image77
      TheShawlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      you are welcome. hope you get useful answers

  13. Miller2232 profile image60
    Miller2232posted 4 years ago

    The only thing to do is be patient and keep writing.

  14. kohuether profile image79
    kohuetherposted 4 years ago

    I didn't get comments at first, either. Once I started participating in the community is when the comments started coming. You'll get some comments in no time!

  15. TheShawl profile image77
    TheShawlposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for this comment. It is really detailed and encouraging.

  16. TheShawl profile image77
    TheShawlposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for this comment. It is really detailed and encouraging.

  17. TheShawl profile image77
    TheShawlposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for this comment. It is really detailed and encouraging.

  18. TheShawl profile image77
    TheShawlposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for this comment. It is really detailed and encouraging.

  19. Saloca profile image83
    Salocaposted 4 years ago

    The more active you are in the community the more comments you will see being left on your hubs. Use the hopper to discover new hubs and leave constructive advice and encouragement. Follow hubbers and comment on their new hubs, take part in forum discussions and challenges. It's all about being an active member of the hubbing community. You need to go knocking on hubs with a cookie basket!

    1. TheShawl profile image77
      TheShawlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      alright. that should be very useful. thanks

  20. iguidenetwork profile image61
    iguidenetworkposted 4 years ago

    Try to reply as many hubs as possible, this would most likely do to you favorably... hubbers whose articles you've replied will do the same for you too. Have a good day. smile

    1. TheShawl profile image77
      TheShawlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      thanks a lot for that contribution. i will definitely try it out.

      1. kingkos profile image60
        kingkosposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        sometimes if people try to reply in my article i do reply in their article too ofcourse i read it 1st smile

 
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