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How do grow on Hub pages?

  1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
    Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years ago

    How do you actually grow on Hub Pages. Any tips guys?

    1. Rehana Stormme profile image82
      Rehana Stormmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The main thing to do is to write. Write quality hubs about topics that interest you and topics that can be of use to people. This will help you with your earnings. To get followers on hubpages, answering questions, being helpful in the forums and commenting and rating fellow hubbers' hubs is the way to go.

      1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
        Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Rehana Stormme..agreed with the way you suggest

  2. Google Gal profile image60
    Google Galposted 6 years ago

    well I have been here quite some time and only have a few hubs - but I can tell you this - to grow - ya gotta write - the more hubs you write - the more you grow - and communicate with the community - but also read and support others hubs - I dont mean going around like some do writing the same old comment on a bunch of hubs real quick like - but actually read and honestly comment on others hubs - it takes a while but you will grow

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      @Google Gal thanks a lot. I appreciate your genuine reply. I agree totally that along with useful hubs you also need to grow and communicate. Thanks once again.

  3. iviskei profile image74
    iviskeiposted 6 years ago

    Write a lot and get yourself out there! I found that talking to people over forums and answering questions is the best way to find hubbers that will follow you and people you want to follow too~

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks iveskei, the more you communicate, the more you get hubbers to know you well.

  4. sofs profile image80
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    Grow by writing for the Google traffic ..keep writing and maybe a little community participation but the same things SEO, keywords and stuff that you need for online writing !

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am not much known to SEO optimization, but yes planning to learn more about it and will definitely utilize it in my future hubs. Thanks sofs ..

  5. Haunty profile image83
    Hauntyposted 6 years ago

    It's called 'HUB'pages. Does that ring a bell? You grow by writing HUBS!

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks but Hub Pages is more than just about writing hubs.

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Plenty of people do very well here without any community interaction. I doubt if 5 per cent of the top traffic hubbers ever enter the forums, for example.

        1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
          Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Will Apse..it is pretty interesting to know that

        2. Pamela N Red profile image84
          Pamela N Redposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I agree. I hardly come to the forums and in the beginning didn't come here at all and got plenty of traffic. Writing good articles and reading other people's work does the most good. Good use of keywords and advertising outside the forum is also imperative.

  6. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    Join.  Make Hubs. Interact with the Community.

    Leather, rinse, repeat.

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Leather is one way to grow on hubpages I guess...  I've never found that particular subforum Relache.... um... could you point me towards it?

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Ya never know - some nice tight leather on the avatar might help... lol

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
          MelissaBarrettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I could see where that might lead to a certain amount of growth.

          1. Rehana Stormme profile image82
            Rehana Stormmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Leather is the secret ingredient to success on hubpages tongue

      2. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Some days, I really hate the automated spellchecker feature on my iPad.  This is one of them.

        1. homesteadbound profile image87
          homesteadboundposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          It made me smile!

    2. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      @MelissaBarrett @Wilderness @Relache thank you all

  7. brakel2 profile image81
    brakel2posted 6 years ago

    I grow by reading hubs and asking questions about Seo and other pertinent questions.  Reading and writing every day are paramount to success, in my opinion.

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks brakel2..I agree about reading what others write and consider gives to the desire to grow even better

  8. thejeffriestube profile image73
    thejeffriestubeposted 6 years ago

    I'd like to see it too. You know, purely for research purposes.

  9. Astra Nomik profile image50
    Astra Nomikposted 6 years ago

    Just write and mix with the hubbers you like reading. Otherwise no one might bother reading you back. Having a blog or a website outside will bring eyes, and curious readers to your hubs. Link back to your profile. Review other hubs and comment on them. Give it time too. "The oxen are slow, but the earth is patient."

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image79
      tirelesstravelerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with all the previous suggestions and suggest you join linked-in and FaceBook. I am also thinking about posting on twitter as well.  Then write, write, write.

      1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
        Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes tirelesstraveler.. that's one way we can help in traffic growth for the hubs. Thanks a lot

    2. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      @Astra Nomik...I am new here but still have shortlisted few of the hubbers I really find interesting. But I am sure there are many more, all I need to do is reach them. But most of the hubs are really interesting around here..Thanks for your reply

  10. saddlerider1 profile image68
    saddlerider1posted 6 years ago

    Astra Nomik, brilliant advice.

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree too..Vote up!

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I say what everyone else says. I think you also interact with other like right here in the forums. Do research on the internet, use whatever free tools you can find. Read a lot, especially hubs that will help you with your writing and marketing of your hubs.

  11. dilipchandra12 profile image76
    dilipchandra12posted 6 years ago

    Write quality hubs regularly (Avoid Copy-Paste),
    Read others hubs and do comment (atleast a little appreciation),
    Participate in Forums,
    Answer Questions and
    Follow more people (Encourage New hubbers).

    All the Best...

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the valuable suggestion!

  12. awaqas1 profile image60
    awaqas1posted 6 years ago

    wow great answers smile

    I would just like to add, write with passion and respect other peoples time smile

    Remember you are the first reader of anything you write smile

  13. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
    Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years ago

    Yes..its all about quality writing after all..no wonder

  14. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
    Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years ago

    @ Pamela N Red ..Thanks for the valuable input..

  15. reindeerz profile image83
    reindeerzposted 6 years ago

    Just keep trying different things. I have written about a variety of topics. Keyword research is nice, but overrated. I have found topics I thought would perform amazingly well and they fell flat, while others that seemed destined to be non-performers make me many dollars each month.

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So it seems mostly to be inpredictable about what would click and what wouldn't..Thanks reindeerz.

  16. homesteadbound profile image87
    homesteadboundposted 6 years ago

    I would like to plug a little hub hopping too. By hopping, you are exposed to alot of different writers and writing styles. You also are exposed to different types of writing that you may not have considered. You will even come across others that you may want to follow.

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I have started with hub hopping and sure it seems to help. Thanks!

  17. Jean Bakula profile image97
    Jean Bakulaposted 6 years ago

    Same here. I've researched and tried SEO, and the hubs don't get any traffic. Often it's the ones I just wrote because I felt like it that get the most attention. I write all Evergreen stuff, don't get into any holiday stuff.

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I must say I totally agree with you on that..no holiday stuff!

  18. tillsontitan profile image86
    tillsontitanposted 6 years ago

    Unpredictable is definitely Hubpages!  Hubbing, reading, joining forums may all help but you never know what is going to get you where you want to go. As several people said, when you write what you think is a great hub it gets no traffic.  Then you write what you think is a so-so hub and it gets tons of hits.  Keep reading and writing!

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks tillsontitan for the interesting reply.

  19. EuroCafeAuLait profile image84
    EuroCafeAuLaitposted 6 years ago

    Well said.  I wrote a hub about getting a job in one month, and yes it did well.  But the one that is my #1 hub right now is - for whatever the reason - deck railings!  It is really a hot hub.  I guess there are a lot of woodworkers out there!  LOL

  20. Richieb799 profile image79
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    It seems to be that the more hubs you have and the more you participate in the forum, people tend to follow you just because you have a lot of hubs. It helps to have a good character as well though.

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well said Richie799..good character building really helps!

  21. greenshellmussel profile image66
    greenshellmusselposted 6 years ago

    I'm just starting out this year with HubPages. I appreciate all the comments to this thread and I appreciate having the forum. It's like having your own learning center at your finger tips. Plus the knowledge you get here you can use outside of HubPages. Oh Yeah, and you make a lot of friends too.

    1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes greenshellmussel..thats the whole point about starting this forum..each one of us come with great ideas and tips which can be really helpful for me and rest of us here!

  22. tirelesstraveler profile image79
    tirelesstravelerposted 6 years ago

    Something spectacular happened today.  Working hard to raise my earnings I have tried everything, but income is raising slowly. Today, while  playing with the new HP icon for checking contra ban I noticed a way to investigate the  A' s after all my hubs. Well if you have blue A's after you hub you haven't written a summary for the hub. Apparently summaries are supposed to increase traffic to hubs. The icon at the bottom of my account told me how to add to my hubs. Hint, after you write the summery you just close the edit box on your hub.  It saves automatically and the A goes away.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image97
      Jean Bakulaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I added summaries to all my hubs, and it did help my traffic. But I see some of my hubs on Google, not copied, but with different summaries. I don't understand who is writing them. They are flattering and some of the stuff is showing up on a Best of Hubpages list, so I'm happy about that.  Fellow Mumbaite, beginners often write the whole hub in one capsule. Don't do that, use several. Later on you will probably add pictures or Rss feeds, and you almost have to rewrite the whole hub if its in one capsule. Spread it out. Write on Word and make sure you backup whatever you write. Most of us go back to our first hubs and think they are terrible. So you probably will redo your beginning stuff. Best wishes.

      1. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
        Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hey thanks Jean Bakula ..for this great tip. I never thought about this before..Useful tip really!

    2. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes tirelesstraveler, even i noticed the A's few times back and wondered why they were there. We definitely need to add a engaging summary to the hub as  the summaries do work as one way of attracting traffic.

  23. ktrapp profile image96
    ktrappposted 6 years ago

    I would suggest making a checklist that you refer to for each hub, and add to the list as you discover new and important things to include or do for each hub. That way you won't forget important steps or valuable pieces of information you have used along the way. In the end, having a system that you follow really frees up time to write more. That way, you're not always thinking - "oops I forgot a summary on those three hubs", or "I should go back and add more than the minimum of two tags to those hubs", or "uugghh, I forgot to add my latest hub on health issues to my health hub" etc.

    1. ktrapp profile image96
      ktrappposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ^^^^^oops - last words should be health group.

      By the way, did you know you can create groups in my account and drag similar hubs to the group and then on the actual hub under the voting box links to all the hubs in that same group appear?

    2. Fellow Mumbaite profile image73
      Fellow Mumbaiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oops no i didn't know that..ktrapp, a news for me! Guess I have to learn more about hub pages! Didn't know anything about creating groups till date. Would get on with it right away. Thanks a lot!

 
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