Does participating in Q&A and forums on hubpages has any effect on your hub traffic too?
Due to lack of time I am unable to participate more actively in forums and Q& A on hub pages, but I was wondering how much this effect my hubs, Doesn't hubs profile need to be measured by quality of articles rather than participation? I am a bit perplexed, please fellow hubbers give your sound advice, thanks a lot
Typically speaking, the forums and question and answers are used to help one another improve writing and stay current with hubpages regulations. These venues are not used for generating traffic to your hubs.
That said, by participating in the community, you may become acquainted with people, gain followers, return the favor and follow others, and improve the quality of your hubs, which in turn may have an indirect, yet favorable impact on the amount of traffic you get.
thanks Nancy for your reply, perhaps i would have to take out time now to participate more actively as a means of long term investment. Thanks again
This is a great community of people. I hope you enjoy making friends with all of us.
While you could focus solely on writing and you could see some success with that, I think that participation in the Q&A and Forums is an important long term investment that contributes to success here.
First, like Nancy said, this helps make your profile more visible. Answering questions or joining a productive discussion in the forum is a good way to get other people to notice you, which will help you get more followers. That can lead to visits, social media shares, or people following you.
But there's another important issue at work - SEO and interlinking. Every Hub you write is on your own subdomain. By default, your subdomain is very much an isolated silo within the larger HubPages universe. Some of your Hubs may get featured high on topic pages on HubPages, but otherwise there aren't a lot of links pointing at your subdomain.
Every time you post in the forums, answer a question, or leave a comment, you also leave a link behind to your profile page. Each of these links may be inconsequential in its own right, but in the aggregate they help redistribute some of the link juice of HubPages to your profile - and through it to your hubs. In the long term, participation in the larger HubPages community will create a much more robust set of links to your subdomain and therefore increase it's visibility in Google.
Thank you so much for such a detailed response, from your view point, i understood that participation is a must if i want more people to visit my hubs, because that would lead to more social media sharing. Thanks a lot, i would surely participate now
Thanks for clarifying the importance and usefulness of the Q&A and Forum areas!
They don't affect much at all. However, I have earned some watches based on my postings on the Q&A. Spending 15 minutes a day on answering a few questions doesn't really take all that long.
I have no idea how score is determined , but I've been on Hubpages for 13 months and have only published 4 hubs. And I think they have all been removed for whatever reason. Yet my score is 83. I guess the amount of activity must be a factor, If not to raise your score, it at least sustains it.
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