let me tell you that I don't write often. Yes, I know the fact that the more you write the more traffic you get. But at least, if my hub is good enough it should convert more visitors. It is very frustrating when I use different methods to get traffic then my hub only gets 50 visits.
How much time do you spend promoting every single hub? What are the best proven ways to get more traffic? I really want to improve my technique
Your pages are very good but they haven't been out there long. It takes a long time to get good traffic.
There is no penalty on your subdomain as far as I can see so it just a question of plodding along doggedly. At some point a page should suddenly take off.
A little luck is no bad thing either- something suddenly becoming popular.
Thanks Will for motivating me. I really hope it is a matter of time before I get some good traffic.
Will Apse - how do you check and see if there is a penalty on your subdomain? I am really new to all of this.
If you choose good keywords you don't need to worry about promotion at all in my experience. I'm far too lazy to do anything more than write them and let them go their own way.
I do choose about 10 long tail keywords for my articles after doing a keyword research. My articles still far a way from being indexed at search engines. It is very difficult to establish many backlinks to every hub I write. This is my problem now.
I never backlinked any hubs I published this year and I am getting traffic. It really depends on how much competition a niche has.
So this only depends on the keywords? or is there another factor I am missing?
Backlinks help - but only if there are people searching for that topic.
Backlinks can be pointless if:
1. You are already ranked highly for a term but no one is searching it.
2. You don't rank very high but the top ranking sites have thousands of backlinks and it would take you hours of work to compete.
Make sure when choosing keywords you set it to "exact".
Frankly, you need to buff up on your grammar. You have left out articles in some cases (the, an, a), in other cases your punctuation is incorrect and your capitalization is inconsistent.
Other than that your articles are very informative. I think if you edit a bit more you will find that your traffic increases.
50 views for one hub or all your hubs? That is actually a decent amount of views if you keep writing hubs that get that much.
100 hubs that get 50 views = 5000 views daily.
My hubs are all over the place. I had hubs hit 2000+/daily, but also have ones that get about 20 views daily...
50 views for one hub. But this happens in the first day just after publishing the hub then its traffic decreases to 10 views or even to almost zero after a couple of days. I hope to write a hub that receives 50 views every day.
So I need to choose low competition keywords for my hubs, right?
Well, you do not really need any backlinks if any if you write on low competition topic. At least in my HubPages career...
The only problem with writing on low competition topics and keywords is that you will make less every 1000 views.
With higher competition topics/words, backlinks are more important because other sites/articles will rank above you.
In my opinion, stick with low competition words if you do not want to backlink much. So yes.
You have to build Backlinks only if you really want to page rank,however you don't need to build hundreds of backlinks on hundreds of sites,Only one will be enough from one strongly repetitive site.The other thing is that to comment on large blogs,forums or even here on hub pages while writing your links after each comment is also counted as a backlink.After that the traffic will rise up automatically for each and every post.
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Thank you very much huba. I am reading it right away.
Thanks, this hub was awesome, the link is much appreciated.
QuestionMaster--I've never heard anyone say to set the keywords to "exact." I'm glad I saw your comment. I still don't know how to read the keywords toolbar very well, and what levels of montly views we should avoid...and try to get less? It's all confusing to me.
If you use the "exact" search, you get the exact search number for that term. For example (keywords you searched highlighted):-
Broad will count all these as searches and might give you say, 20,000 hits:
Red and green striped hats
Green and red gnomes with hats
How to make your red hair look good in hats
Exact: red hats - might give about 4500 views a month
Doing an exact search, I'd recommend going for keywords with less than 5000 views a month. But ignore the competition bar - that's for advertisers not publishers. Visit the page using incognito or scroogle and see what PR (page rank) each page has on the first page of Google for your keywords (you can easily check this with a free plugin like SEO Quake). If all the top ten pages have page ranks of 2 or less, or only match the keywords in general, aren't specifically aimed at them, it's worth writing about, using those keywords in your title, tags and photo descriptions.
Build some backlinks to help get yours SERPs up, don't forget that Google looks at all kinds of on and off page factors. There are some free basic 'SEO' checkers out there which can give you a decent guideline, although they are not 100% accurate in terms of current SEO standards.
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