So, after writing my first couple hubs I have noticed that it seems impossible for me to attract any traffic. I have heard of back linking but even after googleing it I still don't really understand. I also am not a member of any social networking sites.
So, are my first hubs lacking content or am I simply not going about promoting them the right way. I was also told that I may need work on my links but I don't really understand what I'm doing wrong with them. Any suggestions/constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.
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Dontei, it is still far too early to be getting any real traffic to your hubs.
Most hubbers will confirm that the majority of hubs will see a traffic spike from other hubbers within a few days, but that will then usually die down. Later, organic search engine traffic will take its place (or it won't), but that will take weeks or months.
Personally, I have only had one hub out of over 100 that showed as much as 30 visits per day right from the start.
I know you don't want to hear this (neither did, or do, I), but it will take weeks to get much organic traffic, and a hub probably won't fully mature for 6-36 months.
Patience is key here - don't despair and do keep writing. Your hub looks pretty good to me - if you can write one like that you can write 50. Don't worry overmuch about your traffic yet - just keep writing and trying to improve.
Thanks for the advice,I guess consistently putting out hubs will promote all of my hubs in general. 6-36 months to mature! that is something else.
Well, bear in mind that that doesn't mean you won't see any traffic until then - I have watched as many of mine slowly grew, month after month. Even though traffic was good (I thought) the next month was better.
You will also find benefit from writing more hubs and interlinking them together - they will often push traffic from one hub to another, particularly if written about similar topics.
I would also suggest that you sign up with analytics - they provide a world map that shows where your visits are coming from. It was great fun watching it slowly turn green all over the world.
To answer your question, backlinking is a website that links back to your site. Alot of hubbers use sites like Shetoldme.com, Redgage, Snipsley, and other sites. To find out sites that are good for backlinking, google "do follow high page social bookmarking sites. If you backlink your new hubs within a few days of writing them, they will usually get indexed with Google faster.
Another important factor in how much traffic you get is keyword research. If you're unfamiliar with the term, a keyword is the word or phrase that internet users type into the search engine to find the topic they're looking for. This is just as important if not more important than backlinking. If no one is searching for the keywords you use in your url, you won't get very much traffic. There are many good hubs on here that will help you understand keywords better on here.
Another factor is SEO or search engine optimization. Search engine optimization are things you do to your webpage to make them rank higher with the search engines. For instance, using your keywords in your url, title, headings, and throughout your content. There are also articles on Hubpages that will help you understand that better too.
Last but not least, your title is crucial. What's going to make internet users click on website rather than someone elses? Your title has to attract internet user's attention.
If your new to article writing, most people don't know these things, and they aren't something you will learn overnight. Without doing this stuff, unless you're extrememly lucky, traffic won't automatically come to your site. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as just writing an article. It take hard work. However, if you're diligent with time, it will pay off in the end.
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