How Long Did it Take You to Build Up a Big HubPages Following?
Be active with HubPages forums. Comment on a Hubber's hub, follow the hubber and be active within the community. Change your profile picture with your own image
Is it really better to have a photo than a piece of your art? That seems counter-intuitive. But if it helps direct traffic I'll certainly do it! I'm more used to places like deviantart where having a snapshot is considered worse than having art. Different sites with different priorities make things confusing for noods! But that's the way of the world. Thanks for the advice!
You do not have to comment or follow people to get followers. I do almost none of either. And it doesn't matter what your profile picture is, as long as you have one.
You have to write something that is considered useful or helpful by a majority of the active HubPages community to get a lot of followers.
I agree with relache and would like to add that having a large following is really not a good goal to aim for. Most people who follow you don't really read your hubs. And followers are Hubbers, who are limited in number.
It is better to aim for high quality writing which will appeal to a mass audience and is written in such a way (use proper SEO techniques) that search engines can find it easily. When you write like that, you will also appeal to Hubbers and get a following.
Even though I am a novice at hub pages and have only started exploring its facets, I am not entirely convinced that having a huge following means people are actually reading your work. As mentioned above, high quality writing and tactful formatting is likely to direct traffic to one's profile. I am still figuring out these aspects myself, and feel that the forums have been more useful and resourceful than any of my own reading and delving into the subject.
I don't have many followers and I also dream of having more. I think when they get value from your hubs or comments, hubbers will follow you. I see this in the hubbers who have always contribute something useful and have lenses that are well written, interesting and of value. They get lots of followers even if they don't follow many. Having said that, I was happy to get a follow from Bill Gates for making a comment in his Linked in post.
You only want followers who like reading what you write. The best way to do that is to write good quality hubs, read others that interest you and leave encouraging and constructive comments. Follow those whose writing appeals to you and they may follow you back. It's quality of followers that's important, not quantity.
by Sally Gulbrandsen 13 months ago
Have you noticed that the high earners on HubPages appear to follow very few writers themselves?Could it be said then, that it is more important to have a following than it is to follow back other writers and Are we spending too much time commenting at the cost of writing new content?
by Shinkicker 7 years ago
Hi folks, any suggestions on the best way to attract more followers. I'm not looking for any easy short cuts but just what are the best methods in your experience. It's just that I've noticed a few Hubbers with only a small number of Hubs published yet they have hundreds of followers. How do they...
by Jesse James 8 years ago
When I first joined Hubpages, I went, as I call it, click crazy. I was just following everyone I could in hopes they would follow me and read my hubs. Soon I realized that half of the people I followed weren't even writing on Hubpages anymore. There are so many that have wrote 2 or 3 great hubs, in...
by Ben Guinter 7 years ago
In my years on this site I have seen so many people randomly follow me in hopes that I follow them back. And then as soon as I do, if the topics they write on interest me, they delete me from the hubbers they're following?Do you guys really think this makes people want to read and comment on...
by bharath.adupa 8 years ago
Can any on tell me here how to get more followers for my hubs?.
by Shawn May Scott 6 years ago
I am still new to Hubpages and have been enjoying a rather successful start. Thank you to those who have voted my articles up and those few of you who have begun to follow me. But I have noticed one thing of late and maybe it is the way it goes but I think it is disrespectful. I have commented on a...
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