Is hubpages a community that mainly writes for itself?
seems like almost all of my view referrals come from hubpages. Is anybody from the outside finding you?
I get quite a few visits/views via Facebook and some forums that I frequent, cuz I post links to my Hubs in those places on a regular basis. I do get some random Google/Bing/Yahoo Search hits but those seem to represent only a small percentage of my total views.
The bulk of my views, like you, seem to come directly from HubPages members. Which is fine by me. A view is a view, I don't really care where it comes from!!
Yes, there are a lot of people from around the world who read my stuff. But granted I do agree that often the majority of referrals are from HubPages. The more articles you write, the greater the chance that you will be exposed. This is a great, thought prevoking question, thanks for asking
I read that it can take a long time to get ranked well by Google. The articles point out toward the internet but it can take some effort for them to rise in search engines. That's what SEO is all about. You can also get traffic yourself by posting in forums outside of here. That's one of way to get "backlinks". You want your backlinks to be good ones and not spammy. A good search term to find out more about would be to search the term "getting traffic". There are a lot of articles out there that discuss ways to increase your traffic. From what I've read is that if you keep writing enough eventually you'll have a breakthrough and your adsense revenue will start to go up. The more you post the more likely that is to happen it seems. It's just a numbers thing. If you take 20 good shots you have a better chance of scoring than if you take just 1 good shot.
The best advice is not to force it or worry about it. I think for people making money they might have a tendency to keep it close to the vest. The bst way to look at it is that people must be making money or this site wouldn't even be able to exist.
95% of my views come from Google. I guess it all depends what you write about and where you share it.
That would most likely be the case for new hubbers, even those who are already on hubpages for several months. The thing is, once you have created a new hub, it will be seen by other hubbers when they check out the latest hubs at the top of the page. Organic traffic, on the other hand, does not rise up immediately. It takes time for your hubs to rank in search engines well enough for other people to see. Expect to see your organic traffic surge after at least 6 months to more than a year, provided you create quality content and do some promotion.
I second the motion made by Uninvited Writer. Recently, I congratulated a frequent contributor at a science blog that I visit several times a week. He was a co-author of a publication at a peer-reviewed scientific journal. This was quite an achievement, because he did not have a PhD, was not affiliated with a university, and came to a solid albeit politically incorrect conclusion.
In my congratulation, I mentioned that I had linked to an abstract of his publication in one of my hubs, and I also posted a link to that hub. That posting of mine generated approximately 100 page views of my hub from the science blog.
There's nothing wrong with shameless self-promotion, if it's done in a tasteful way.
Yes. In time, you will get good traffic coming from google and yahoo. I was really in doubt about this before because I thought this was just a trick from HP but my friend has good traffic from google and he is gaining good money.
Thanks for all the answers, very useful indeed. Keep them coming!
It helps to know that it may take a while to rank with Google, but it makes sense. Thinking about it, I've had a blog for a year, and only recently I started getting referrals from Google daily.
So, all we have to do is keep on writing high quality hubs, uh?
Google does not pick up articles from Hubpages as quickly as articles from Squidoo, for instance, irrespective of SEO writing.
No and never.To my view hubpge is one of the most a amazing place where you will get a very good number people for reading your thoughts,and inside of you thorigh your hubs.If you are a well formated,informative hubs on hubpage,may be a day will come when you will become a famous person only because of your hubtivity.
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