Increasing Follwers

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    summertime8posted 13 years ago

    Hi Everyone,

    Whats the best way to increase the number of followers we have? Am I right in thinking that when someone follows you a link is added to your homepage?

    Thanks Summer

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      Website Examinerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      If you follow someone, you will get a link back to your profile page. If you want that to be more visible, I recommend leaving fan mail, which will make you "rotate" among the front row followers, readily visible to everyone.

      If someone follows you, they similarly will get a link from your profile back to their own.

      I think that becoming someone's follower and leaving fan mail can help you gain followers, as I have noticed some people following me and some of my followers at the same time.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        smile The very followers I don't want - the ones who spam follow. smile

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          Website Examinerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          So you are saying that those who follow me, and who think that my followers may be good people worthwhile following, are spammers?

          1. WryLilt profile image87
            WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Not necessarily. But when I visit the page of someone who just followed me and they've followed 30 people that day... I start to make assumptions.

            And sadly, I'd probably class up to a quarter of my followers as 'spam followers', either following because they think it's a social networking site or following just because they want to get more followers themselves.

          2. Pcunix profile image90
            Pcunixposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Some are, right?

            You can't control who follows you. You can refuse to approve the fan mail (I have some that, in retrospect, I should not have approved), but you don't control the rest, so yes, some of our followers are spammers.

            Not our fault, but still true.

    2. magzz profile image59
      magzzposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Make good relevant comments on their hubs.. Post your Hubs on other social sites.

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      ankigarg87posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Just write good content hubs,answers the question,gives comments on hubs,participate in contests,ask question and communicate with peoples as you can all these will increase your followers

  2. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 13 years ago

    Hi Summertime8,

    Are you looking for backlinks and money? If so followers aren't a good place to start.

    Interact on the site and you'll get followers as people see you around and check out your profile.

    The link back wouldn't be worth a lot in the end - it's to your profile page and you don't plan to earn off your profile page, right?

    In terms of money, followers bring none. They are just a vanity number.

    Write well and they will come.

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      Website Examinerposted 13 years ago

      I agree with you both that spammmy followers is a problem. But what I have noticed is that some follow, say, 5 people all at once - no more - and those are myself and some of my followers. I do not consider them spammers, but connaisseurs.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Alright. Point taken. Not ALL followers who follower several people in a row are spammers, however they can often be.

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          Website Examinerposted 13 years agoin reply to this


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          DoorMattnomoreposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Ive gone and found five or six people to follow all in one sitting here and there. And sometimes I do find them on other peoples pages. Like..if someone leaves an awesome comment on a hub I just read, or if I follow a new person and see who they are following and the little blurb of their profile looks interesting. Usually, after number four or so I see my hubtivity and think..oh no.."that person is going to think I am spamming them."  I figure we can guess about people's motives, and people will guess about ours, but there isn't a whole lot we can do. I am honest and genuine in my following, and if others don't know that..oh well. I try to give the benefit of the doubt to my followers, and not really worry to much about people who are following just for a link. It doesn't hurt me any and they are doing what they figure they can to get a dollar or two. I wish them luck and move on with my day. 

          The thing that bothers me the most, are mean spirited stalker followers. There is no reason for that.

    2. DonnaCSmith profile image82
      DonnaCSmithposted 13 years ago

      How are they spammers? Spammers to me are ones who leave link in comments to something they are selling , etc or leave nonsense. But just following me doesn't seem a bother at all. And I can see where some people may block out time to work on Hubpages, read through the new hubbers list and pick ones they like and follow them. I do that sometimes, because I am not in here daily.

    3. Petra Vlah profile image60
      Petra Vlahposted 13 years ago

      It is NOT the number of followers you have that counts IT IS the quality of people who follow you that makes a difference

    4. sid_candid profile image57
      sid_candidposted 13 years ago

      There a number of ways in which you can expand your follower base. Here are a few essential tips to increase your followers.

      i) Write quality and well researched hub on good topics.
      ii) Leave insightful comment on other people's Hub.
      iii) Be active in forum and answer other people's query, but remember to answer only those questions you are absolutely sure about. It is always better not to answer a question rather than misguiding people. I hope you understand.
      iii) Follow Hubbers whose hubs look interesting to you.

    5. bojanglesk8 profile image61
      bojanglesk8posted 13 years ago

      Just follow a bunch of people and they will follow back.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image79
        Uninvited Writerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Not necessarily... that strategy does not work well

    6. Cagsil profile image71
      Cagsilposted 13 years ago

      Most crucial aspect to increasing followers is interaction within the community as a whole. smile

      1. MeGunner profile image61
        MeGunnerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I've realised that too. I have just ten hubs and 93 followers! Some of those are just so great...

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      summertime8posted 13 years ago

      Thanks everyone for your replies

    8. Mark Ewbie profile image81
      Mark Ewbieposted 13 years ago

      Ideally I'd like a load of followers who would read each hub and buy stuff off it.  Is there a place where I can attract such a following?  I've had a good look around.

    9. aware profile image66
      awareposted 13 years ago

      finding your audience. and then let them know of your here.


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