For me the best way to generate viewers is to pick a subject that folks are interested in. That being said, I feel one must take a stand and give your opinion on the subject.
A big turn-off for me is a hubber who simple repeats what others say or write, I want YOUR opinion . . . I can read another's views, I want to know what you think.
Even if your not totally convinced, simple say so, but give me your opinion.
Provide links to your research especially in the content of your article.
Introduce the subject, give us the meat of the story at least three main points and conclude it.
Sensational titles really help, even if they don't completely relate to the content, they get the reader to take the bait, then set the hook with a thought provoking first sentence or paragraph.
Remember most people have a short attention span so use simple sentences and small paragraphs, occasionally use bold text, that is also sensational.
Best Hub I have ever written called Did the Illegal Criminalization of Marijuana Lead to the Downfall of America got 1,400 viewers in the first week.
The point is the title alone creates controversy, whether I agree with it or not is beside the point.
Research, research, research . . . know what your talking about then lay it on thick and make people think!
I don't care if my readers like me or don't I make them think and it gets them to come back for more!
Sometimes just changing a few key words makes a difference, I had an article that sat over a year doing nothing so I rewrote a few sentences and reworked my tags. After just a couple days I started getting about 50 views a day. I do move articles that become popular to my websites because it pays better than Hubpages but I just write new ones to replace them.
by Corey5 years ago
Have you ever had a hub go viral?I logged in today to see a hub of mine get about 5,000 views in one day. Good for me but am shocked as this is a huge jump (a 100% jump) over previous activity. Has this ever happened to...
by Lapse6 years ago
Is it against the rules to link a hub of someone in a comment you make on a third party's hub?I commented on a hub of an author I had never read the hubs of before and linked a hub of a third party to explain a...
by ProductReviewer8 years ago
Dear Hubbers,I am writing my first hub and wanted to know which is better? writing a 5000 word Hub on a topic or splitting it into 5 hubs with 1000 words each.thoughts?
by Dan Robbins5 years ago
Do you think it's a good or bad idea to write an opinionated hub on a "touchy" subject?I do not mean offensive, obscene, etc... just strongly opinionated.
by akrami6 years ago
Dear fellow Hubbers!I have created my first Hub and is looking for your honest opinion on the quality of the Hub, on it and also would like to know if these types of Hubs would draw peoples attention of the readers...
by Silver Rose8 years ago
Just for fun, following up on the thread about hubstats,the latest figures for views per hub are as follows:http://hubpages.com/stats/•Hubs with 1,000+ hub views in the last month: 5,313•Hubs with 100+ hub views in...
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