new to hubpages a few questions

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  1. bozzie123 profile image60
    bozzie123posted 14 years ago

    what is the best way to get people to see my profile, i have four hubs now, which im proud of, but only a few fans, i dont seem to get many comments, so im finding it hard to adjust to the site, i need some help with the  amazon affliate program thing, only a few of the icons work and errors appear for the others, any ideas?

    1. DogSiDaed profile image60
      DogSiDaedposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Well for internal traffic keep posting in the forums, keep posting hubs and people will check it out smile
      I'm not an expert on external traffic, but there are plenty of experienced hubbers to help you with that smile

    2. alexandriaruthk profile image68
      alexandriaruthkposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I am also new and I am going to check your hub now, I like your avatar, Stewie,

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      lynnechandlerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      The site isn't what I would call a social networking site. You want external traffic reading your hubs so you need to do backlinks and promotion of them offsite to get traffic coming in and reading your hubs.

      Joining in on one of the challenges that are here is a great way to get to know some of the other hubbers and start increasing your fan base. You also want to read and comment on others hubs to get that going.

      It is not an instantanious site. It is a site for building to make the money and you need to read, read, read, then write, write, write to start making decent money on your hubs.

      As to the affiliate program at Amazon are you sure you have it set up properly? Did you sign up with them and then put your code in the proper place under your account settings here at hubpages? Those would be the first things I checked. It takes a few days to get everything working properly. It then takes weeks, months and sometimes from what I am seeing a year or more to get really going on this site.

      Edit: I went and took a look at your hubs. They are more like snippets than an article. HubPages is about article writing and something in the range of 500 to 1000 words works best for a hub. It isn't a blog site. It is an article writing site. This may have a great deal to do with why you aren't getting many fans or comments as it seems you have the wrong idea of what the site is for in the long run.

      There are a number of spelling errors as well as capitalization errors you need to fix too.

      Hope that helps get you on the right track.

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      Janettaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      the best way to draw readers from within HubPages (since that's likely all you will get at the moment) is to make yourself visible around the community. Continue to participate in the forums and read and comment on other hubs. Hubbers won't know you are around to visit unless they see you around from time to time smile

      As your score grows, you will become more visible and gain more readers and followers. The comments will increase as well.

      You may want to wait a bit if you are getting error messages on Amazon. It may be something with their system. If you think you may be doing something wrong and hence the erorr message, try typing "Amazon Afilliate" into the search bar at the top of the page and looking under hubs. I also have a hub on Amazon, so u can click on my pic and find it on my profile.

      Welcome to HubPages!! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!! big_smile

    5. AdsenseStrategies profile image64
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Try posting a picture of yourself as Stewie Griffin, oh...

      1. bozzie123 profile image60
        bozzie123posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        haha, i figured a mad man that wants to take over the world might be welcome on this site... no ? haha smile

        1. AdsenseStrategies profile image64
          AdsenseStrategiesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          My friend has Quagmire as his avatar on Facebook, so you're in good company smile

  2. blue dog profile image61
    blue dogposted 14 years ago

    write quality content, build a foundation and follow in the footsteps of information:

    provided by ryankett, mark knowles, darkside, and too many others to list here.

    oh, and stay away from the trolls.  they outnumber the informative hubbers by at least a 20:1 ratio and offer little in the way of meaningful dialogue.

    they are, however, a valuable asset to the community as with a bit of keyword research you can write some hugely popular hubs about them.  just include the word stupid.

    they should all be showing up shortly.  unless, of course, they're hung over from drinking too much cheap alcohol last nite.

    welcome to hubpages!

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    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    Okay well since everyone else gave you the advice lol I'll just say Welcome to Hubpages. and hope you have fun. don't forget to chat more in the forums. You'll get more followers definitely that way smile

  4. lrohner profile image67
    lrohnerposted 14 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages! Everyone gave you good advice. Read back in the forums, hubs and FAQ's on backlinking, keyword research and Google ranking. You'll do just fine.

    One bit of a problem, though. On your Stocking Fillers hub, you suggest a Fuzzy Duck drinking game for those "18 and over". Here in the United States, LDA (legal drinking age) is 21. Having worked in the industry for many years, I'm a bit sensitive to this type of thing. Can you please change that "18" to "legal adults" or "those of legal age"? Thanks!

    1. bozzie123 profile image60
      bozzie123posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      changed :_)

  5. Will Apse profile image87
    Will Apseposted 14 years ago

    Success or lack of it comes in months not days on Hubpages. You need some patience... sigh.

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    cosetteposted 14 years ago

    hey "Stewie" smile

    what's up? welcome aboard!

    kudos to you for only being here four days and already having four hubs!

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    cosetteposted 14 years ago

    hee hee big_smile

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    lynnechandlerposted 14 years ago

    I sincerely hope you got more out of this than just that bit about Stewie and changing the drinking age.

    1. bozzie123 profile image60
      bozzie123posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I did smile cheers

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    lynnechandlerposted 14 years ago

    Cool beans! I'm in a crappy mood and I took it out on you. I am so sorry. Thanks for adding me to follow.

  10. WriteAngled profile image73
    WriteAngledposted 14 years ago

    "Cool beans" Never heard that one before. I think I'm in need of a hub on Americanisms smile)

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      lynnechandlerposted 14 years agoin reply to this


  11. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 14 years ago

    i wouldn't worry too much about the profile views or the fans just yet, keep building quality content and the visitors will come.

    Also, cool beans comes from Manchester, but became popular in America :p

    I do have a gripe about the Legal drinking age post, if you want to put 18 years or older, then it applies to most of the world outside America, you do not have to cater for one country.  Just like we would not state the legal age for smoking, just because the United Kingdom recently raised it's legal smoking age.

    If you have any queries about the amazon program get in touch with me, oli (the number 4)  (if i am not allowed post emails here please delete) and I will guide you through the process as much as I can!


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