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