Make Your Hub Pages Sticky

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  1. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
    crazyhorsesghostposted 14 years ago

    You may ask yourself , what is sticky? It is anything that makes your Hub stick in the mind of your surfer.

    1. If you spend a lot of time creating a great hub always some where on it encourage the person to bookmark your Hub Page. Tell them to push CTRL +D to bookmark your page. It can be that simple. And people who bookmark your page will what? They will be back. And if you make your Hub Page really sticky with really great content they may just tell a friend or two and those people may show up on your Hub Page also. Don't ever assume that just because you know how to bookmark pages that your surfer does. Most don't. You just about have to take them by the hand and lead them around.

    2. You need to have informative information on your Hub to make it stick in their mind. You can also add videos and should. You know you can find videos at You Tube on almost any subject and if you pick out really good videos you will have some of the best sticky content you could ever have. Let me tell you another neat little trick about You Tube Videos. Go to a You Tube Video at You Tube and you will notice just below the video it will say links. Click on that link and it will show you every web site that links to that video. If you put a You Tube video on your Hub Page your Hub Page will eventually be in that link list and people will click back thru to your Hub Page giving you more visitors.

    3. Information, Yes Information Again. Do your research well on any subject your building a Hub Page about. Write it up in your own words and your information needs to offer your surfer at least a perceived value. It must offer them something they want or need. If you can fill one or both of those needs your half way there to getting the surfer to come back and just maybe tell someone else. 

    4. Sticky Yet Again. Your key to achieving true sticky content is to give your surfers what they want. And you need the Wow!!! factor to come in there. When they get to your Hub Page they need to " Say Wow!!! " If they do your getting there.

    Now there are some great ideals there you could use. One thing you should do is try to use all the tools that you have available to you. You must have traffic in order to make money with adsense so think. How can you get more people onto your Hub Pages. Where are they going to come from. I will be posting some traffic ideals soon. Because traffic is what will make or break you.

  2. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
    crazyhorsesghostposted 14 years ago

    Traffic is the biggest thing I see people missing. I would strongly suggest if you have a Blog or Blogs make posts on your Blog or Blogs to send traffic to your Hub Pages.

    If you have a friend that does similar stuff to what you do ask him or her for links to your Hub Pages.

    Try to come up with your own unique traffic ideals to get that all important traffic onto your Hub Pages.

    1. spuds profile image59
      spudsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Traffic is everything!

      1. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
        crazyhorsesghostposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Yes it is but a lot of people miss that.

  3. Inspirepub profile image74
    Inspirepubposted 14 years ago

    If you have a blog that is read by your mum and the neighbor's cat, links from it to your Hubs won't bring piles of traffic.

    In that case, go and find blogs on your topic which DO have lots of traffic, and post intelligent comments about the blog posts which relate to your Hub topic, and add your Hub URL for further reference if people want to read more.

    This has the added bonus of helping you to make friends with other people in your niche, and eventually those relationships will lead to bloggers writing pasts about your Hubs.


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      terrygposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds a bit like your hub Social Media Inspector Scam.

      You might also be interested to know that there is a thing Google calls Blog Spam so if you suddenly get a lot of links from blogs to a website and perhaps this site that is not effectively a blog then it might attract that penalty.

  4. Inspirepub profile image74
    Inspirepubposted 14 years ago

    I doubt that a human being doing specific searches and making intelligent comments could possibly generate that kind of volume of backlinks from blogs to trip that trigger!

    Akismet regularly filters machine generated spam comments from my blogs, though, and i am sure those are the sorts of processes which would generate a suspicious volume of activity - I would not recommend using any automated process to place comments, ever.


    1. profile image0
      terrygposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You'd be quite surprised. A blog has the main page then it has the blog post page then it has the archives page, then it has the rss feeds page etc.

      If the blog has a recent comments widget then your comment is on every page ever written and archived for that blog.

      As you can now see, blogs give many links very quickly, especially high pr and blogger blogs. When the search bot comes through it counts each one as a link, only from the one source, but it is a link, hence the term Blog Spam.

  5. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 14 years ago


    I think you overcomplicate things here smile Commenting on blogs is a very efficient technique and pretty safe when done properly, i.e. like Jenny says - manually and with intelligence smile

    1. profile image0
      terrygposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      First time, hello Misha. I am always very cautious about links to a page in any great number. I would hate to see some hubber go out and comment on more than say five blogs thinking they are doing the right thing. I agree that commenting on blogs can work well in moderation but would limit those comments with a singular directed url to my best page to maybe one a week.

      Maybe this helps

  6. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    Terry, I don't know who this guy is, and some of his opinions do not really have a chance to stand against my experience. And he does not even talk about commenting on blogs, and does not give any numbers. You have to give me some hard data to prove your point - if you wish of course smile

    And when you comment on blogs manually and intelligently, you just can't post more than a few comments every day, which is absolutely safe in my (and others) experience...

    1. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
      crazyhorsesghostposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Misha your right on point. As always. The thing they should remember here is on topic. On topic comments that are hand submitted on blogs around the net can only help you. Not hurt you. I do it myself all the time and have never had a problem. Not ever.

      Jenny you have a great ideal there. And yes it will work.

  7. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 14 years ago

    I keep looking at your "sticky" suggestions and I have a few questions...

    1. What do you mean exactly when you say to label pictures? Are you referring to the title of  the capsule, or the caption under the picture? I can't seem to find it now, but I think I've seen you mention it somewhere... ?

    2. For information (this really isn't a question, but a suggestions), I like to make sure that I can answer more than one question about a topic before I go into a hub. For example, with my latest hubs, which were answers to requests, the hubber asked basically one question to be answered, but I wanted the hub to be thorough, so I answered questions on the same topic that somone else may have a question about. IE he wanted to know about a cat not covering his poo in the litter box, so I made a hub about common problems with cats and litter boxes, and noted 3 problems (his included), and a list of reasons  as to why a cat may not be using the box (as it's the biggest concern).

    Would this be something that you would be referring to in terms of information, having ample information to cover not just one specific question but other related questions?

    3. Again, not really a question, but a comment towards YouTube videos. I have noticed you tube clicks on my traffic page; I never knew why, as I don't recall posting links to my hubs in videos often (maybe one, but I don't really think so). So, now I know the reason. Very cool. I never knew about this, so I'll definitely be checking that out more. I do like the videos, as they seem to add more to a hub besides a simple still picture.

    1. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
      crazyhorsesghostposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      What I am talking about is using a name for your photo not a number. I am talking about photos that you upload to the photo capsule. Some people number them and they are never going to pick up google image traffic from this. Always name your photos before you upload them.

      And I like your hubs and the way you present information. And you should have success from doing it the way you do.

      Yes putting videos on Hub Pages can bring you good to great traffic from You Tube. If you have a popular video on a hub it can bring a lot of traffic. And if you can create some videos of your own and upload them you can put links to your hub or hubs in the description area of the video and pick up great traffic. If you create videos of your own also upload them to Daily Motion as you can add links in video descriptions there also and they send even more traffic than You Tube.

      1. Whitney05 profile image84
        Whitney05posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Ok, thanks for clarifying the picture thing. I usually do name pictures appropriately anyway. I have noticed Google Image search on my traffic pages. I'm not sure about how I get it whether the text or what, but I'm not complaining where it come from as long as it comes. Ha.

        Thank you. I appreciate that. I really spend time on my hubs- try to anyway.

        I have 1 or 2 hubs where I have my own videos, but they barely get traffic on YouTube.  What'a Daily Motion?

  8. Peter M. Lopez profile image75
    Peter M. Lopezposted 14 years ago

    So, naming a photo before it is uploaded makes a difference too?  I didn't realize this.  I never do that.  I label the capsule and add a caption, but I have never heard this before.  Good info.

    1. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
      crazyhorsesghostposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes makes a big difference. Thats what Google Image Search is all about and if you give your photos names it can bring you some great traffic.

  9. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 14 years ago

    Peter - that doesn't apply to hubpages smile

    hubpages' software renames the photo to a number when you add it big_smile

    It does work for you own sites though and you can add text in the capsule.

    1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      That's true, but setting a caption will help a lot.  Image search is responsible for 1-2% of our traffic right now.

    2. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
      crazyhorsesghostposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes it does apply. I am going to show you the screen shot from one of my recent hubs.

      Notice in the right hand column that there are search results from Google Image Traffic. In this case 129. So yes it does work at Hub Pages. Believe me I would never post something that I did not know beyond a shadow of a doubt. What I covered up there was some of my traffic sources. Not going to reveal everything. lol

  10. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 14 years ago


    Go look at the url of some of your photos. smile

  11. gamergirl profile image88
    gamergirlposted 14 years ago
  12. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
    crazyhorsesghostposted 14 years ago

    Yes I have but the screen shot is also there. It may be that Google Image search is finding them from capsule names. This page where the screen shot came from does have the name in the capsule name. If you look at the source of the page it is clearly there. So maybe they do only find them here from the names of titles in capsules but either way it is a good practice to get into. I do know that I get a lot of traffic from Google Image Search.

    And if you do have your own blog or blogs it is always a good practice.

    And since Hub Pages renames them to numbers you need to use special care to put the persons name in the capsule. This makes the titles even more important.

  13. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 14 years ago

    Google image search is finding them from the text of the hub around them, the caption and the title of the capsule.

    Just couldn't say it huh? big_smile

    1. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
      crazyhorsesghostposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I think that is what I said.

  14. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 14 years ago

    Whitney - Naming your photos will do no good. Hubpages' software gives them a number when you upload them.

    Naming the capsule and adding a caption will help. Naming the photos does nothing smile

    1. Whitney05 profile image84
      Whitney05posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I understand that. I was just mentioned that I do happen to name them, which had nothing to do with Google picking them up. I also, said "I'm not sure about how I get it whether the text or what, but I'm not complaining where it come from as long as it comes," in reference to whether the traffic comes from the text around the picture or not, that in the sense I don't care how I get the traffic (text around the picture or labelling of the picture), as long as I do get it.

  15. Marisa Wright profile image90
    Marisa Wrightposted 14 years ago

    Since I read this thread, I've been having a merry old time adding videos.  I used to try to have a video on every Hub, but I went cold on the idea after several of them stopped working.  I didn't want to create a situation where I had to continually check on all my Hubs, so I got very picky, and only used them where I could find one that was too good to miss.

    I'm cheating with the ones I'm adding now - I'm bunging the video at the bottom of the Hub, so if it disappears, it's not such a big deal.  I realise that makes it less visible so not as "sticky", but at least it's there and I'm getting the link from YouTube. 

    On that score, it's worth checking the links before you choose a video.  I went to add one to my "How to Caramelize Onions" hub, only to find that Marye Audet had already used it for hers.  What's more, I realised we had used the exact same photos!  It's not a case of copying, just great minds (ahem) thinking alike.  I've decided to use the same video because it's a good one, but I'm glad I discovered the photo thing - I've changed mine now!

    Just occurred to me that checking the links might also lead you to some relevant blogs/sites where you could add a comment.

  16. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    Hey Marisa, congrats, looks like you grasped the concept of efficient internet marketing smile  You'll find such opportunities everywhere...

  17. Soya profile image57
    Soyaposted 14 years ago

    do we get a link back from youtube if we just add/embed the video capsule with a youtube key or we have to link to that video displaying in our hub by a text link??

    1. embitca profile image87
      embitcaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      It's fine if it is embedded. But you'll only see a link back from youtube if you are one of the top five traffic senders to that video.

      1. Soya profile image57
        Soyaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        thanx got it smile


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