There is no secret to getting traffick but there are plenty of things you can do in order to increase your site/hub's visibility. First off whenever you publish a new hub you should submit the url to google, bing and yahoo, This will alert them and know your site/hub/blog is there. The next thing you can do is promote your link in forums, twitter, facebook, yahoo etc. If your url is to long you can shorten it at Bit.Ly or TinyUrl.com.
The best way to get traffick is through organic seo where your visitors are coming from the search engine's to find your content. To Get your site seen in search for eg, My site is called thesmarterfish so when i publish a new post i submit it then a day or 2 later look for it through the search engines and this is how i find it, My last post "Understanding SEO"
i type in the search engine
Understanding SEO smarterfish
then my post will come up i rate it and that has proved to push the site higher in the rankings among them specific keywords. If your content has specific keywords in the title or description then it should stay high among those keywords.
Give it a try it has worked for me and you can get results by signing up to google webmaster tools and they will tell you what search is ranked and where.
oh will have to look on that, thanks for the information, you can actually rate your own article
Hmm...think we need an admin to weigh in on this. Seems kinda dishonest to me.
DONT RATE YOUR OWN HUBS thats not what i mean, when you look for your own posts/site/blog/hub in the search engines then click up on it, That will promote it to the first page under your reference, It wont promote it to global first page, When you have found your content among the search engines then you should promote it to the firt page, Giving google an insight into your content and that it has been rated, Pushing your content higher in the rankings,
dont rate your own content within hubpages,
First off, no one should submit their hubs to Google. Google should find them on its own via internal links and quality backlinks. There's a lot of debate as to whether submitting to Google actually delays a URL from being indexed.
Wel you got that wrong, If google didnt want people submitting their content to them then they would not have a page for you to submit your site to, All submitting is is letting google, yahoo , bing or whoever know that your site exists.
The delay theory in submitting content is bogus And i know that for a fact, If you dont submit your content then you are not speeding up the process of getting indexed you are prolonging it, Let the search engines know your site is there and get indexed by them by submitting
I still disagree. Most of my hubs are indexed within hours, a day at the most and I have never, and would never, submit a URL to Google.
Google likes websites that others like. If it's a decent website or webpage, then someone has linked to it from somewhere. Google will find it via those type of links and give it the credit that it deserves.
I agree with lrohner disagreeing.
Search engines find my stuff without me having to jump through another hoop.
And I suspect that rating your article up that includes a term like 'smarterfish' will only help you if people use that keyword in their search. Otherwise all you are doing is fussing over the crumbs. Like Dale, I would rather use the time towards something more constructive.
ok all good points, i still submit though as have always and still believe what i am saying, Check webmaster tools if you own a website and see where your content is ranked,
There is an argument to say that submitting your site to search engines can actually damage it as it may already have been indexed and duplicate submission will/may be seen as spam - I'd agree with Irohner on this one. As for the choice of adding smarterfish to seo to try to get ranked for seo as a search term - it wont happen (unless a few of your friends start searching for the longtail on your behalf and then google decides to show you in the seo search results) - there are lots of ideas about how to trick the deal but the truth is with seo it's a long term plan and any tricks will only damage your site at some point. By the way, bit.ly no longer works from facebook - try cli.gs - its just as good and isnt blocked yet by facebook's wall.
im not using smarterfish as an seo term i am using the title of the post and that is what is picked up in the search engines
your earlier comment is incorrect then - look back at it and you'll see that you have said that you are using understanding seo smarterfish in the title, publishing it and then searching for it on that term (which I get because it makes it easier to find for the exact term which nobody else will use) - you then rate it and suggest that by doing this it is ranked higher for those keywords - now either you mean understanding seo smarterfish - which nobody other than you (or maybe a few hubbers now) will search for so there is no value in using it or you are suggesting that the other part of the keyword term "understanding seo" will be helped by the search for "understanding seo smarterfish" - I think you're wrong on this one as nobody other than yourself will be searching for your term and therefore google cannot start to associate your longer term with heavily searched terms. Good luck with your approach but I'd suggest you have a rethink if you are trying to gain targeted seo traffic this way.
Maybe i have explained it wrong, in order to find my post
"understanding seo" in the search engines i put in thesmarterfish afterwards as that will bring up the post "understanding seo" by me
I agree with Irohner, Dale and Darkside. I have never submitted a url to google and they get indexed sometimes within hours.
Besides, if you searched for 'understanding seo..and whatever your site is' then of course you are going to find it under an exact search query.
Most people don't do that. If they want to find something they might put in understanding seo but the number of search results for a key word search like that is in the millions maybe even billions, run the same thing with your site listed in it and the number of results dramatically decreases.
I know I have to agree with Irohner.
Submitting to search engines personally is a waste of time. I would rather do the work at writing an article or looking for my next keywords.
I have never submitted to search engines and as well I can have almost any hub or article on page one in only a few days.
To me it has always been a little black hat. Maybe Im wrong and Im sure if I am someone will let me know.
Very funny. Yeah I'll let you know. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Anyway, I do submit my URLs when I create a new Hub and I submit it to google, yahoo, bing and a handful of smaller search engines. I feel it works and I have seen an increase in my stats and earnings. Search Engines are great but it can't hurt to let them know about your work.
"thesmarterfish" is the name of my blog, i submit each post under the title of the post not thesmarterfish
it would be for eg, http://hubpages/index/title post
i cant use my url in this forum so im using hubpages as an example
It is all about keyword reserach and then onpages SEO and most importantly offpage SEO ( meaning backlinks ! ! !)
This will do the trick
I thought HubPages Automatically indexed all the unique indivudual URLS of each hub to Google Automatically. Then within the HEAD and Meta tags of script/code is where google finds the keyword tags and displays to the searcher. Once the searcher clicks the article the tags are crawled again ,for the tags to place the relevant ad. Backlinks are considered Direct traffic bcuz the link off someone elses site goes DIRECTLY to your site via the backLINK. Pagerank will go up the more people find you through directlinking though also . Search engine traffic is directly off the searc box on a particular search engine page(EX. Google, Yahoo, Bing, Etc.) The only place you should list URLS is probably to Bing bcuz im not sure HubPages has an automatic URL submit plan to them. I think its only Google they auto submit the URLS too. Not sure about Yahhoo or others. If I'm wrong correct me because I'm not exactly sure which ones they auto submit Hub URL's to.
I'll write to the HubPage Web"Meister" and ask then i'll repost with the answer to which search engines they have a URL Auto submit plan with.
only personally built websites need to submit URLS to search engines. TEMPLATED community websites like HubPages take care of submitting your unique HubURLS ,for Indexing for you.
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