How to get more traffic on my Hubs

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  1. jeffzod profile image58
    jeffzodposted 17 months ago

    I am having a problem getting traffic to my Hubs.Any help will be really appreciated.Thank you

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      TheWritingHubposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Budget a small amount of your work time each day to learning online marketing. There is no such thing as a successful online writer who knows nothing about online marketing.

      1. jeffzod profile image58
        jeffzodposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you.Do you have any tips on how to optimize hubs?

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          TheWritingHubposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          No, I couldn't tell you how to optimize your hub but I know a ton about online marketing.  Marketers with long-term success will tell you to have a a "Why" for why you are writing in the first place, especially if this is your career.  Don't just join the sea of people who are putting content out there, but aren't sure why they are doing it (beyond making a profit).  In other words, have a passion for what you are doing and a genuine desire to help people find your content.  Marketing is great for this reason, because it's the means by which you bring a solution to someone with a problem that causes a large amount of trouble for them (afflicting them) or providing a means for them to do something they truly desire to do.  It's the way that you contribute to the world (and secondarily to the market), the reward is that you get rewarded back (from the market).   You really have to know why it is that you are doing something, and direct your focus on helping people... and not just making a profit.   A lot of people will tell you to focus solely on techniques like SEO...(although you will need to know that), SEO will get you traffic but it will not get you an audience.   To get an audience you need to have a passion and a desire to help people, and those people will join what you are doing (probably forever). They will refer you to other people and you won't have to constantly worry about driving traffic to your site.  You will have to constantly put content out but the "traffic" will be organic.   I've been following the same people on forums, vlogs, and  social media for years.  And I must say, I don't feel like I'm being sold on anything by them (although many of them have made profits from me).  The best advice I have learned is to probably be authentic as possible, care about what you are writing, and care about the people you are writing to.   Write about your passions and it will come through if it's really your lifestyle.   And I wouldn't debate with the 10% who want to  cause trouble in the comment box unless you scare away the other 90% who will do all of the defending for you anyway.

    2. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      You've only been here for 4 weeks, my experience is that it can take at least 3 months, often more, to start getting decent traffic. Other than that, usually the cause of low traffic are titles; the title of an article must have keywords that are searched on the Web.

      In terms of promotion on social media, Pinterest is pretty good. However, my experience is that most traffic is organic, people either find an article on Google or someone shares an article on social media and it gets a lot of traffic.

      Of course, good content is another factor. A pretty detailed article is required to get traffic generally.

  2. jeffzod profile image58
    jeffzodposted 17 months ago

    Thank you for the sound advice.

  3. Leann Zarah profile image87
    Leann Zarahposted 17 months ago

    HubPages has a good set of tutorials to help writers like us get more traffic. I suggest that you take time, say 10-15 minutes or even 30 minutes each day to read the tutorials to guide you in achieving your goal as a Hubber. Be patient and kind with yourself. If others can do it, you can also do it. Carry on, jeffzod.

    1. JoannaBlackburn profile image88
      JoannaBlackburnposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for this answer, it was very helpful to me.  I'm just starting on here.  I've been writing for years, but mainly books.  But when I worked for the newspaper I wrote my own column and thought about getting back into that line of writing.  I will try your suggestions.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        One of the problems some professional writers face is adapting to the online world.  The rules are different online - for instance, write a "catchy" title, and you may as well throw your article in the trash.  I wrote a Hub on how to optimize your Hubs, which summarises the information you need to get started - you'll find it on the slider on my profile.

      2. Leann Zarah profile image87
        Leann Zarahposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        You're welcome, JoannaBlackburn. Thank you for following me on HubPages as well. May you succeed on this platform. We all need it. smile


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