I have written many unique hubs and helping hubs. I share in my hubs what I achieved in 10 year of on internet. I have deep knowledge in SEO, Health, blogging and business topics but in three week I only four friends. I have written more than 16 hubs in three week. I really write helping hubs, so please have a look on my hubpages and join my friend club. I think deserve this! Thanks in advance please join my friends club.
It also probably doesn't help that one of the niches you target is crowded with content. Hubbers using the search option don't always find your content because there's so much on the topic. Not discrediting yours at all, but try to pick smaller niches and that may help.
Take for example, one of my hubs about breastfeeding - more specifically breastmilk storage. When I published that hub there were only a few others on the topic of breastfeeding. I didn't want to touch or cover topics that others had already done so well, so I searched for a topic that wasn't covered already and hubbed on it. I understand that's a little harder for newcomers, but it works. If you search breastmilk storage on hubpages, guess who comes up first?
Same with the topic of cosleeping - I was the first to create Hubs on cosleeping - and if you search it right now, all of my Hubs come up first, and there's only a few hubs on the topic.
Both hubs have pretty decent scores and get decent amounts of organic traffic and when you run a search on HubPages, my articles are first (well, those two anyway). Why? Low competition. (well, I'm not an expert, so this is all opinion & evidence based)
Still haven't figured out HubPages algorithm to searches...
Also, don't let the amount of fans you have determine your success. While HubPages is a great social community, most of the benefits (I've personally found anyway) you'll reap will come from organic Google searches. Yes, Hubbers get notified of new Hubs when you publish, but other than that, I don't see a huge advantage to having a large following of fans. I personally only fan people who's content interests me and who I want to get notified when they publish new content. That doesn't mean I don't like other writers/people on HubPages, but that's the way the system works for now. It'a not like Facebook or Twitter where you see your friends updates in a sidebar. It's not meant for that - it's meant to provide quality content. If you're doing that, just keep doing it and concentrate on your search results in Google.
I don't have a huge amount of fans, and at first it bothered me, but then I learned to respect it. I target smaller niches and ones that don't interest everyone. And I'm not as active in the community as I once was. But I'm making money with HubPages (waiting for my third payout from AdSense), so it obviously doesn't weigh or neigh your success. It more or less just fluffs you up
Just my 2 cents, for whatever they're worth.
What goes around comes around. Reach out for people, comment on other hubs, take part in forum discussions, become a fan of others... All this assuming your hubs are worth something...
Just become part of the community and the fans will come, you do have to partake.
As I have said before, my mom is the only one who really views my hubs :-)
Kidding, of course.
I have noticed that you gotta give to receive. You reap what you sow. You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours. Oh, and Misha is right. Your writing absolutely cannot suck, bucause if it does, who wants to be a fan?
See, I'm inclined to listen to someone like MOtherHubber. Been here three months with a hub score of 99? Now that's a hubber who is doing something right!
I publish a lot. I have one controversial hub and that drew in a lot of traffic. It rated high in the religion section on the home page which led me to get more profile views, and therefore more hub views. More hub views means the potential for more fans.
I'm also working now on cultivating. I'm working on hubs I wrote when I first got here to improve them and to inter-link my hubs as Shailini suggested in one of her hubs on increasing traffic. In two days I've seen a definite increase in unique visitors
OK so that's one way to get people is through hubpages, but doesn't part of your ranking also come from external links like Google and Yahoo?
@Everyday - which article was it that was controversial? I'm not so sure I want to stir up controversy just to get page views. Although I suppose that depends on the strength of your writing. If you write well, it doesn't really matter what you write about, people will still read it.
Also does hubpages not penalize for inter-hub links? I was bad and had three self serving links in one of my articles. So I changed it and resubmitted it. Learning by experience can be so much fun.
Nope, from my understanding you can link to your own Hubs as many times as you like!
You live and you learn. At least HubPages gives you a chance to redeem yourself - unlike some other places that just take down your content with a friendly email AFTER the fact (hasn't happened to me but it still is rude and sucks, especially if you don't have a back-up).
Abrasive Atheists and Contrary Christians. If you look at my profile you should be able to get to it easily enough. I think we aren't supposed to post our own links in this forum (correct me if I'm wrong, please!).
Edit: the original last line of this message was untrue, so I'm removing it. I forgot that it was a different article that was a response.
The article in question was actually more of a testing to see how a book on the subject of how to not evangelize would be received.
Wow, lining up to take flack from both sides aren't you. I've always thought it was funny that if you take so-called science and so-called reason out of the atheist debate, you'd get what sounds like a theistic argument.
I'll give it a read, it sounds interesting.
Honestly, that's part of what I think caused me to get so many hits on that particular hub, almost immediately. I didn't want to argue with people (which is part of the purpose of the writing of the hub) and it was the first one that I did that I feel was truly complete (links, vids, etc). I think it will probably always be one of my favorites!
It's no biggie. I'm glad hubpages gives you the chance to learn. Often times it seems we all pay the price for the antics of spammers. I'm proud of the fact that I'm giving up quality content to people. There's so many legitimate ways to make money that you don't need to cheat.
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