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How do I get loads of traffic without bothering my Facebook friends

  1. runner2975 profile image60
    runner2975posted 8 years ago

    I am currently writing and plan to write on somewhat polarizing topics, so I don't want to tell my Facebook friends when i write an article (I keep my politics closely guarded in this day and age).  With that said, I'd really like to drive lots of traffic to my articles. 

    How do I go about doing this.

    Thank you and don't forget to read my articles...I'm new at this but I believe they are kind of interesting if you like music/pop culture.

    1. blue dog profile image71
      blue dogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      first off, get over the embarrassment of your political belief(s).  most of us have at least one.

      second, if you don't want to use fb as a network site, get over that too.

      third, promote your work if you want to "drive lots of traffic to" your articles.

      if your political beliefs are polarizing your friends, they're not really your friends.

  2. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    Use the search facility.  There are already loads of great hubs and forum threads on driving traffic to your hubs.

  3. blue dog profile image71
    blue dogposted 8 years ago

    you listen to music to annoy your parents?

    you watch the same tv ad over 200 times?

    and you're worried about your facebook friends because of your ability to polarize???

    how about a profile and a pic if you want traffic?

    at the very least, get a life.

    1. SweetiePie profile image82
      SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good advice!

      1. runner2975 profile image60
        runner2975posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I feel the love.  Thanks.

    2. Absent Seraph profile image56
      Absent Seraphposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      why so annoyed with a stranger who doesn't want to share his political beliefs with people close to him/her? i tend to avoid political conversations myself, more because other people aren't tolerant, not because i'm intolerant. i'll talk all day if it's civil. i don't understand the animosity in your replies to this person just looking for a way to reach out to people with similar beliefs/views. try some tenderness, brother. we're all in this together, right?

  4. Bovine Currency profile image57
    Bovine Currencyposted 8 years ago

    if you still want to use facebook, create a second account for advertising.  create your own groups and pages, also if you willing to invest a little more time, join mafia wars (they have the most players of any facebook game).  MW players are extreme, there are countless joining groups, commonly knowns as 'mafia wars pimps'.  People are more than willing to add you as a friend for the sole purpose of gaming on MW.  You can find some of these gamers with 5000+ facebook friends.

    1. runner2975 profile image60
      runner2975posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome idea...thanks.

      1. Bovine Currency profile image57
        Bovine Currencyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No problem.

  5. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Runner, do you want readers or do you want paying traffic?

    If you want to earn money here, forget networking with friends.  It doesn't hurt, but it's not where the bulk of your earnings will come from.  You need to learn about SEO and getting the attention of search engines.  There's plenty of information if you browse around the forums and Hubs.

  6. Bovine Currency profile image57
    Bovine Currencyposted 8 years ago

    bit off topic but re mafia wars, it is listed in the top 3 keywords directing traffic to hubpages. (alexa.com)


  7. Bovine Currency profile image57
    Bovine Currencyposted 8 years ago

    keywords directing traffic

    1) hubpages
    2) www.gmail.com
    3) mafia wars cheats


    1. runner2975 profile image60
      runner2975posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cool! Thanks.

  8. 20gsxr05 profile image58
    20gsxr05posted 8 years ago

    This is the way to go (backlinks)They make a world of diffence when it comes to ranking high in the search engines

  9. SandyMcCollum profile image66
    SandyMcCollumposted 8 years ago

    Runner, I understand what you mean about bothering your friends. Are they strongly opinionated politically, too?

    It can be a bit like opening your coat to reveal yourself naked, at first. They might stop in shock for a second, but you end up finding more support than you originally thought. It can also open up conversations between you that couldn't have happened, otherwise. Then you don't have to hide anything from your friends.

    If you respect your friends, give them the opportunity to know how you really think.

    But, if you just can't do it, then Bovine has very good advice.

    Good luck!

    1. runner2975 profile image60
      runner2975posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks...I've learnED a lot about obtaining traffic.  My good friends range from ultra conservative to ultra liberal.  I am liberal on most issues but I don't really judge people on their ideology too much if their good people otherwise. 

      The problem is people act normal and functional until you mention politics and then things get changed and people start becoming irrational quick.  I've post Onion articles that have spawned inflammatory comments (not as me so much as people vs other people).  So I am staying apolitical, however, I got some awesome tips on starting another Facebook account, and I found out about other ways to get the word out that I never heard of before.

  10. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I recently linked a hub I wrote without thinking to my family. Turns out they went and read quite a few of my articles, there are a few that I am not sure I wanted them to read, personal stuff. Of course they found those articles and read and had the nicest things to say! I guess I didn't need to worry but writing about my past and family stuff is delicate and I did try to remain as neutral as possible when writing for fairness sake so it all worked out for the best. If you try to write in a fair and balanced way chances are you should be fine with your friends.

  11. MikeNV profile image81
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    Nobody cares what you write about until it strikes a personal chord with what they want to read about.

    You succeed with traffic when you deliver what people want.