How Do I Get Active W/ The Community

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  1. jessemcduffee profile image36
    jessemcduffeeposted 7 years ago

    I have looked up a lot of information on Hubpages and found that the only way to stay afloat on Hubpages is to interact. I want to know how to get followers and interact with other members. I have 18 hubs and barelly any feedback with the want to change it.
    Thanks in advance

    1. Victoria Stephens profile image72
      Victoria Stephensposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You could write something about yourself on your profile page. 

      Most people on hubpages that haven't wrote anything about themselves don't seem to get many followers.x

    2. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      After four years on this site, my opinion of the above sentiment is that it is untrue.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nonsense.  The HubPages community is great as a way to motivate you, but it has nothing at all to do with getting readers for your Hubs or making money.

      1. WryLilt profile image91
        WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Totally agree with Relache & Marisa.

        In fact I now write my "money making" hubs on other accounts with few or no followers and no site interaction or promotion.

        1. revybaby profile image58
          revybabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          This is interesting -- do you use your main site to link to your "money making" hubs or what?  And how do they make money then?

          1. Marisa Wright profile image95
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Revybaby, as others have said - you don't make money from the Hubber community.  You make money by attracting readers from outside HubPages.

            If you've written well on a subject people are looking for, your Hubs will naturally attract those readers eventually - it just takes patience.  If you learn a bit about how to promote your Hubs outside HubPages, you can speed up the process.  But if your goal is to make money, promoting yourself/interacting within HubPages is a waste of time.  The community is for fun and for learning from each other.

            1. revybaby profile image58
              revybabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I know that hubbers aren't who you monetize for, but it is nice to know there are other people out there too

          2. WryLilt profile image91
            WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I don't backlink. I dabbled in it on this account (probably have maybe 30 backlinks floating around out there) but have NEVER done any backlinks on my other accounts.

            Once an article is published I leave it - often never looking at it again. Once it's written I'm done with it. And usually it will be picked up by Google and start getting hits within a day or sometimes a few weeks.

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Participate on the forum, ask and answer questions, comment on hubs. It does not come easy, the best way is to be constructive and engaged, then it will come.

  3. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Whoever told you that you HAD to interact was full of -- whatever. There are lots and lots of hubbers who never come to the forums or interact and who have perfect hub scores and author scores. I, myself, had a six- or seven-month period where I didn't even visit HubPages at all, and my score didn't suffer one teeny little bit.

    I will say this. If you want to keep up a decent score, write quality hubs. No duplicate or stolen content. Information rich. Minimum 400 to 500 words, and preferably longer. Do some keyword research to find search terms that people are actually looking for and the traffic will come.

    Interacting in the community here is good, but ONLY if it's genuine. When people start posting ridiculous forum posts in the quest for "interaction," other hubbers an smell the insincerity a mile away.

    Community interaction MAY also bring you some internal traffic, but that has nothing to do with making money. If you want to earn, you need to get search engine traffic.

    It looks like you published a bunch of hubs in a very, very short period of time, which is probably why your author score is so low. It will all level out -- just give it time. And keep writing.

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is definitely a cause for concern, and will not make it easier to gain other Hubbers' respect and interest. So that is something to work on as well.

      1. KristenGrace profile image59
        KristenGraceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I stumbled into this forum thread and was reading through your advice here...

        Was wondering why you both think 18 hubs is a "bunch of hubs."  Not judging your opinions - you're entitled to them - but I have published MANY more than that in a short time and devoted a lot of time to them... Just curious.

        1. lrohner profile image81
          lrohnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I just meant that all of his 22 hubs had been published (I think) in just the past couple of days, and when I responded yesterday, a whole bunch had been published inside of an hour or two. Honestly, that's the only reason I could find for his hubber score being so low at that point. I could be very wrong though.

          1. KristenGrace profile image59
            KristenGraceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for clarifying, Irohner.  Like I said, was just wondering. smile

      2. profile image0
        ssaulposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Interesting discussion, learn clear up a lot of stuff I was wondering about! smile

  4. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I agree with letting people know about you in your profile. As you comment on hubs, and interact as Website Examiner suggested, people will check your profile to find out more about you.
    It also helps to follow topics you're interested in and you'll start to find other hubbers that you enjoy reading or interacting with.
    The forums can be a great place to learn, and I agree with lrohner about being yourself and being genuine.

    1. jessemcduffee profile image36
      jessemcduffeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, Irohner has been a real help from day one. I just updated my info and created a few more hubs. Anyway, I know where to go when I need help. Thanks : )

 
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