Does adding a poll question to a hub automatically generate more traffic?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (5 posts)
  1. stanwshura profile image72
    stanwshuraposted 8 years ago

    Does adding a poll question to a hub automatically generate more traffic?

    Is there a way to guarantee, or improve the chances of getting, responses to a poll question?

  2. danfresnourban profile image65
    danfresnourbanposted 8 years ago

    Not automatically, however it generally affects the time the reader stays on the page. The better the question, the more likely a reader is to take time to answer it. That will increase the duration of the page view which should increase the hub score and organic search traffic.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 8 years ago

    Not really. Topic/content is more important than a poll along with the use of popular search words. A poor title can kill traffic. It also helps to have an interesting photo attached to the hub.

    Genearting traffic can also happen by writing questions, answering questions, and making comments on other people's hubs. If you say someting they feel is "thought provking" they are likely to click on your profile to check out some of your topics.
    If you have a Facebook page with a lot of friends you can from time to time click the "like" button on one of your hubs. This will cause the hub to appear on your Facebook wall and maybe some of your "friends" will click and read it.
    Last but not least if you are writing "quality hubs" from time to time one of them may be selected as a "featured hub" under a specific topic by the Hubpages team. This means a person who clicks on the word hub at the top of the page and then goes on to select a topic (gender relations, marriage, breakups..etc) they are interested in would see your hub. (under hot, best, latest...etc) Having a "featured hub" will increase your traffic big time.

    Your readers don't see a poll until (after) they have opened your hub.

    People who read your hub are likely to respond to a poll if the question is something they feel strongly about or can easily relate to.

  4. thranax profile image66
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Yes. Dang it you found out my secret. Adding a poll capsule puts a special code on the page, this code is automatically read by Google FIRST and as the spider reads it it activates an old magic spell from ancient times that grants people in the real world will flock to computers (rock walls back then) and read whatever it says.


    Does adding a poll question to a hub automatically generate more traffic?

    Is there a way to guarantee, or improve the chances of getting, responses to a poll question?

    ^Yes, by adding a poll question it improves the chances of getting responses to a poll question. By not adding a poll question your chances of getting a response to a poll question are ZERO.

  5. stanwshura profile image72
    stanwshuraposted 8 years ago

    Thranax, your p.s. was an unfunny non sequitur, and a deliberate convolution (or else an "accidentally - on purpose" misread of my very precise words.

    About as "clever" and thinly - veiled as your anagram for a pretty tasteless screen-name.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)