I'm hardly getting any comments; What if anything can I do to promote my articles more?
Also on the list of my articles on my profile there's hardly any figures in the voted up and down icon in the right hand corner. I ensure my hubs are good quality and are all featured. I promote then on social media but I'm just not getting the viewings and comments that I notice ethers are and my earnings are nothing. I've been on here 18 months and not even made a dollar! Is it important to have lots of followers? I can't see what else I could do. I noticed there is a section on hub pages where you can request feedback on your articles and wondered if this would be something I could do.
Ok Stella, I am going to assume that since you put this question up you are open to constructive criticism.
First, you do have some great articles that are well written and thorough. However I notice your titles are not good fits for what is being searched. Do you use Keyword tool by google to get ideas? It can be quite helpful.
For example A teeny bit like Beeny: First consider most writers would capitalize it differently like A Teeny Bit Like Beeny. Also consider that this title is not very keyword friendly when it comes to what people would search in order to find it. I would likely search How to Add Value to My House or What to Remodel to Add Value to My Home. Honestly I am not even sure what Beeny is. Is this a non American term? I've been in real estate here in the US for almost 13 years and never heard the expression. So chances are people without our real estate knowledge haven't heard it here either.
Also, while you have some good photos, you could stand to add Pinterest friendly photos with words on them to make them great for sharing. Then add them to Pinterest after adding to your articles. I get 20-30% of my views on my accounts here from pinterest.
Lastly, comments don't always mean anything, and neither do ups and downs. Not all types of articles are the type that encourage Google viewers to comment. Most of the time here, many of the comments actually come from other HP users. Really HP users aren't your priority. You want google searchers or social media users reading your articles. So focus on google friendly keywords and social media friendly pics.
Followers CAN be a good thing, but realistically they are not important. One of my accounts has several hundred followers and yet only about 3% of them read my articles and only 2 share them on a regular basis. So again your focus should not be on hubbers, but instead on search engines and social media.
This is all my personal opinion based on 6 years of being here. Feel free to post in the forum for more feedback from other hubbers.
Thanks, I appreciate your detailed answer, I'll change my titles to capitals and take on board your other suggestions. Sarah Beeny is an English property developer so I've added that explanation to my article now so thanks very much for your advice.
Stella, your hubs are good and I have read a few of them, and it helps to share them on social media. Have you tried Pinterest? Annsalo gave you good advice about titles etc. If you want more followers and comments here you have to read and comment on other people's hubs. I noticed that although I have commented on a number of your hubs I can't remember seeing a comment from you on any of mine. When someone reads one of my hubs I always try to reciprocate and read one of theirs. If I find it especially good I will share it on Twitter, Google etc.
Did you sign up for AdSense? It took me around 1 months of signing up before I made my first payout.
Thanks I'm on Pinterest and most social media and I do the hop a hub thing to read other hubs but you are right I haven't made that many comments myself so I had better do that more rather than do the hop a hub thing where you can't comment. Thanks!
that should have been "18 months of signing up, not one"
Add a call to action in your articles asking for others to give their point of view. You can boost this by adding polls for their opinion, which helps solicit it.
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