Aside from the delightful, witty repartee of certain SuperHubsters, do comments matter?
I see that some hubs elicit long chains of commentary. Comments, please:-)!
Comments aren't necessary for a successful hub, earnings-wise, but a lot of users derive great personal satisfaction from them. They also help to keep your page fresh in Google's eyes in the same way as a changing RSS feed or news feed, since when they crawl the page, they see comments as "new content." This can contribute to better search rankings and therefore search engine traffic.
Also, comments are a pretty decent variable in making up your HubScore, which if high enough could get you on the Hot Hubs list...and that will get you some great traffic.
So in other words, yes - comments are pretty important.
Thank you! And thanks for the great primer (FAQ) on using HubPages. Goes to show you can teach old scribes new tricks:-)!
Thank you both. And if I might ask, how does one increase one's fan base?
Been working on those zingy comments to other hubs:-).
Once this election is over, I'll start skewing my own hubs more toward the "informative" and less toward the "enjoyable" or even silly!
Good suggestion, Ryan. Thanks again!
Welcome to Hubpages!
I like to look at comments as a little footprint. It shows me a clearer picture of the kinds of folks I'm reaching rather than staring at dry Google Analytics numbers and going "Hmmmm..."
Aha! What self-respecting writer wouldn't prefer to see who's drawn to her work vs. a cold, clinical Google assessment? Thanks, Gamegirl.
Here's to qualitative + personal feedback ...
just write about interesting things and comments are bound to happen!
by Randy Godwin 5 years ago
So I've deleted all of the idled hubs so far and am wondering when I will have none left. I'm not going to edit anymore until I see some sort of improvement in traffic. Too much trouble for no results at all. With all of the scrapers and with HP's brilliant program I'll soon have...
by Trudy Cooper 3 years ago
Why do you think the hub with the highest score was scored higher than your others? Interested to know.
by accofranco 9 years ago
How can one make his hubs to appear more on search engines? Please if u know u aren't prepared to answer this question as a way of assisting me to grow on HP,just don't post a reply.Plz i need serious minded detailed replies.Thank you.
by ross670daw 8 years ago
Hi EveryoneI guess it's not only my problem but for some other hubbers too, how do you encourage visitors to leave a comment on your Hub, or give some sort of feedback.I am getting some traffic to my Hubs, but for some reason I am still not receiving any constructive feedback, either good or...
by Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) 7 years ago
There are two newly discovered hubbers who have only posted raw translations by using online translating tool, what they did was merely copy and paste the results without doing any further modifications. From the comments they replied, you can tell they don't really understand much English. Even...
by Claudia Tello 6 years ago
I just read a Hub about apple pie recipes that got a huge amount of comments, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that a food & cooking related hub had such response when mines barely get 3 or 4 comments and are equally good quality articles. What am I doing wrong?!?!
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