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Your one Activity to Increase traffic to your Hub

  1. haydengomes profile image61
    haydengomesposted 5 years ago

    Your one Activity to Increase traffic to your Hub

    Would like to know what was that one activity from your experience which has led to an increase in traffic to either a particular hub or a group of hubs. I've read enough hubs to know what could be done but I'm really interested in knowing what has worked for you.

  2. DS Duby profile image95
    DS Dubyposted 5 years ago

    Writing articles on subjects that people actually search for on a daily basis. You can write all day about things that interest you but if there isn't a lot of other people interested and looking for it in the web then it will surely be a flop. It's the reason poetry and a lot of fiction doesn't market well on the web, it's just not a searchable subject. Unless it' poetry or fiction written on a popular subject, then it may work its way up the search engine ranks.

  3. Kate Mc Bride profile image86
    Kate Mc Brideposted 5 years ago

    Socialadr is the thing that works best for me for getting traffic,especially from stumbleupon.Even though it takes some time to set up,it is very easy to maintain on a daily basis and the traffic results are consistent from bookmarks shared

    1. Crewman6 profile image74
      Crewman6posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like  a great suggestion- after seeing your comment, I went to the site and looked it over.  Think I'm going to try.  Get so very tired of clicking every page I link to one by one.  Thanks!

  4. sportsfather profile image60
    sportsfatherposted 5 years ago

    Sharing on message boards (if they allow you to link your site......some sites are strict about that and consider it spamming) of a specific topic is a great way to increase traffic pretty quickly.  Sharing your hub with friends on Facebook gives you good traffic as well.

    The best tried and true method though is two fold.  #1  A topic that doesn't have a lot of information out there.  Do a quick Google search on a topic you are thinking about writing.  If there isn't a lot out there, you may be onto something.  #2  Once you know what you want to write about, go to Google's Adwords and use their keyword tool.  That will help you identify keywords that people are searching for. 

    It will take at least a few weeks before the Googlebot picks up on your hub and maybe several months before it climbs up their rankings.  But if it's a good hub with good keywords on a topic that is being searched for but doesn't have a lot of info on it......it could be a huge traffic gatherer for you.

  5. Imogen French profile image84
    Imogen Frenchposted 5 years ago

    I noticed an increase in google traffic after using the HubPages Title Tuner on some of my articles. It seems to make a difference to have more search-friendly titles.

    Other than that, consistent use of the site, writing new hubs, tweaking old hubs, interaction with other hubbers, backlinking and length of time on the site all seem to have a cumulative effect in driving traffic, but it's hard to measure which one is the most effective.

    1. Georgie Lowery profile image95
      Georgie Loweryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm tweaking stuff the last week or so and I am seeing increase traffic to those Hubs. This is a good suggestion.

  6. MargaritaEden profile image75
    MargaritaEdenposted 5 years ago

    It might sound weird, but what worked for me just recently, is placing proper photo attribution, some say this won't effect anything, but when I made a correct photo attribution to one of my hubs, it's views increased from few to a hundred the next day, maybe it's a coincidence. About creating links, the hubs that I created links for from bookmarking site, I have almost zero Google views, I did hear that Google does not like this types of links, so maybe that is why links just didn't work for me.

  7. That Grrl profile image63
    That Grrlposted 5 years ago

    I like Snip.it and Scoop.it. Content curation sites where you can list your own posts and other content by topic for other people to read. Pinterest is like that but Pinterest focuses on images, not written content.

    I prefer Snip.it but Scoop.it brings me more traffic, 63 hits in the last seven days. Of course, when I have something posted fresh I get more traffic from it.

    1. Kate Mc Bride profile image86
      Kate Mc Brideposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the tips about snip.it and scoop.it.They are great sites and like yourself I prefer Snip.it

  8. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    My main technique is to post on Pinterest plus joining photography forums which allow you to link with your signature. That said I just joined Scoop.it and Snip.it. Fast, easy and it's showing traffic already!
    Thanks to That Grrl !!!!!

  9. Goody5 profile image79
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    There are many factors that lead to an increase in traffic, but one sure fire way is to follow other hubbers writings, which will gain you many followers in return.

  10. WryLilt profile image93
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    Throwing a "Made For Pinterest" image at the top right. That's pretty much it - I let Google and Pinterest do their thing.

  11. HikeGuy profile image77
    HikeGuyposted 5 years ago

    Updating and pinging. Going over keywords, tags and content to make improvements and then submitting the hub to a ping service always improves traffic when I have a hub that's lagging.

    Nearly all of my traffic is from Google.

  12. sm825 profile image60
    sm825posted 5 years ago

    For me there is not just one but many sites I use to refer traffic to My Hubpages. If you limit yourself to just one it will take longer to get ranked. Also research the topics you wish to write about using Google keywords tool, check the amount of traffic the topic gets per month, and the amount of competition. Link to your Hubpages on twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites, but do not spam the links.

    Those are about the only tips I can give you at the moment, but always try to think of new ways to improve or increase your rank in Google. The more creative you are the more chance you have for getting noticed, and above all else never give up.

  13. Kaili Bisson profile image98
    Kaili Bissonposted 5 years ago

    Hi there...not sure it is just one activity. As you have read from other Hubbers' responses here, it is research, good writing on topics people are interested in, natural use of keywords, linking, proper attribution and a little luck  :-)

  14. vocalcoach profile image98
    vocalcoachposted 5 years ago

    It isn't any one thing that increases traffic to your hubs, but a combination of several things.  Most have been mentioned and are all excellent.  The title of the hub is one of the most important factors for attracting readers.  You can write a marvelous hub with rich content and interesting images, but if the title is not compelling your hub may never be read.  This is something I have recently been working on.  I see an increase in traffic after changing titles on certain hubs.

    Updating hubs and keeping them currant is also important.  Google likes to see this.

    So, for me, these two activities have worked well for me.  Thanks for the question.