Do you write your hubs for readers on hubpages or for general traffic on the web

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  1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
    TessSchlesingerposted 24 months ago

    Do you write your hubs for readers on hubpages or for general traffic on the web?

    When one has a fan base, it is assumed that they read what we write. However, some people just follow one in the hope that they would be followed back. They have no intention of reading anyone's work. They're here to write and make money - that's it.

    I write strictly for the web. If you write for hubpage readers, how do you build up a following where you can be sure that they would be keen to read every hub? And does it pay?



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  2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 24 months ago

    I write for whoever wants to read my stuff. Whether it's a fellow Hubber or some random Web searcher makes no diff to me.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Where does most of your traffic come from?

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Mostly via social media (Facebook, Flipboard, various forums, etc.) -- of course there's some random Google searchers in that mix as well but I don't actively "try" to court Google. I suck at SEO, haha

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    Cissy1946posted 24 months ago

    I started this as a means to gain some extra income and was very disappointed when I realized that was close to impossible to do (for me anyway). Then someone responded to one of my stories and it felt really good to know that someone I didn't know and who had never met me or felt like they had to be nice to me read something I wrote and enjoyed it. I had already started to take down my hubs but after the positive response I realized that the thing I really wanted to do was entertain people with my stories. I don't get a lot of readers but every time I see the numbers climb, even if it's only one, I imagine someone is out there laughing because of something I wrote. It makes me smile.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      One gets traffic on the web based strictly on search terms. If the headlines of the articles don't have the same words as are being searched for, the article won't be found. Ergo, fiction doesn't do well.

  4. Deborah Demander profile image91
    Deborah Demanderposted 23 months ago

    Honestly, I wrtie for myself. Then I write for the edification and education of others, whether they are my followers on Hubpages, or they are searching the web.
    I make money and it exceeds my expectations every month.
    For me, the process of writing is not about making money, rather it is about sharing knowledge, information and ideas. That is why I write.
    I figure the people who need to see what I have written will find it.
    Namaste

 
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