I been on a couple of days and pretty much all my traffic is from hubpages. I get a couple from digg but that is about it. How are people getting their traffic from google and other search engine?
Eventually the google traffic will follow, but you need to give it a few weeks. You'll also need to ensure that you are using keywords that are being searched for.
To get massive traffic from the search engines, specifically Google, one needs to write quality content which will not be over stuffed with keywords. I recommends using your main keyword in the title, first paragraph of your content and in the conclusion. Also make sure you're getting quality backlinks from authority sites as the case may be.
You need to do keyword research, I have just been given more tips as I had no idea I was doing it wrong :p go and read and understand about keyword research and then use these to build unique and high quality content. These need to mature, it can take 6 -12 months to see a decent amount of Google Traffic. Also as people have said backlinks are important.
I just checked my stats and Google is at 5 percent of my overall hits, as a source.
You've probably heard of longtail keywords. I find that so far, I get the most success from using those. I'm just new here but I get traffic from google already, albeit minuscule. It still surprises me though that I get organic traffic each and every day. I have yet to bother with backlinks but that's one of the most recommended ways of driving organic traffic. Best of luck to you.
I've like been here for ages... but I've found that the best traffic I get comes from the detours I manage to put up on busy highways and parking sites!
It's amazing how easy it is to divert traffic when they think a hostage is involved, or they can get free zoo vouchers, or just simply that your work is pretty good!
Chevy Chase actually did that to Haverford College, diverting rush hour traffic into Philadelphia through campus by borrowing some construction traffic cones.
As for Google and other search engine traffic -- I don't know. I just don't know.
I get about 22,000 unique visitors a week (not repeat visits, not my own visits) on another article site. That averages out to about 55 visitors per article. On Hubpages, I get about 300 visits a week, which averages to about 5 visitors per hub (and I think Hubpages is counting return visits and my own.)
Then again, I have more articles written with search traffic in mind on that other site. Whereas I've been writing more creative/informational articles here which don't lend themselves so much to specific searches. Keyword SEO is definitely important. So is web-wide social reputation, these days.
Moral of the story: if you want traffic, you have to figure out what things you know that people actually search the web for, and focus on those things. (That means SEO.) If you mostly write things that you feel like writing, then you're primarily writing for yourself, and you shouldn't expect as much traffic.
Once your hubber score (on profile pic) goes up to 75 and so long as your hubs are not getting a really low score you will or should get more search engine traffic, to your pages.
Yeah Right... That's alright for you 2uesday.. you have a captive smile!
It's a bit harder for a dragon.. that's why I find zoo vouchers very effective.. especially for driving traffic to my pet hubs!
Unfortunately for that theory, google can see neither your hubber score nor hub scores. They are strictly internal.
They also have relatively little to do with traffic even as an indicator. They have absolutely nothing to do with driving traffic to a hub.
A review of my traffic sources show that most of my views come from a google domain. I agree that keyword search is important, including in your title. Although admittedly, I'm still trying to get the hang of it.
One of my earlier hubs; I didn't know anything about keywords and their importance. To date this hub generates the majority of traffic. I think I added keywords without knowing that I did.
I occassionally change the title of some hubs, every now and then (Title Tuner), and I updated all of my hubs with a summary. After I added summaries to my hubs, I saw an additional boost in traffic.
I also do maintenance on earlier hubs. Especially since I know a little more now, compared to when I first joined HubPages.
OK I guess I worded it wrongly, I meant - until your score is up to a do follow amount - he will not be getting much in coming traffic. Or have I misunderstood that.
Yea - that smile, even now, I often get people say I can tell I can trust you. Well, except when I was a tourist at the Vatican and they checked me twice at the security point.
2uesday, you are right that with a hubber score under 75 all outgoing links will be nofollow. That won't affect your hub much, though; mostly it affects the site the link is pointing to. At most you will get a very small amount of "google juice" with a dofollow link to a very highly respected site.
The bottom line is that dofollow/nofollow will have a very minimal traffic effect on your own hubs.
I have been on for about two months and only in the past week or so are my hubs starting to get any regular google traffic.
I read that people are spinning their article automatically to get more backlink. How important is backlink and what program do you use or recommend?
Most spinners produce garbage that cannot be read which they then put on sites like this to pollute it and drag the rest of us down!! Original content is what counts!!
Backlinks are important, go and do some searches using the search box top right..
After just being here a couple of days it's not surprising you don't get Google traffic. I have been here a month and about 13% of my traffic is from Google, and I am excited about that. Digg seems to help, especially if other people Digg your stuff.
BTW Greekgeek I don't think HubPages is counting my visits, because I visit my pages often and it doesn't appear to show up.
Sir, I looked at what Hubpages has listed as your best hub, and it is titled "College Unemployment: Tips on Surviving" - okay, I do like the way that you've got your main points in bold and black, but who cares what I like.
1. Your top text capsule needs to have a title to it involving keywords.
2. You've got two picture capsules, and they have the same problem - you need to title them with keywords relevant to your hub.
3. I feel like you've a solid subject matter, but I think you need to expand on it by at least a thousand more words, as your subject matter there is surely one that has been explored hundreds of times by other online authors such as yourself.
This is a good and valid question. Always check your spelling and grammar - and check it more than once. The answers that you have received are excellent. I do know that when I wrote my first few hubs 20 months ago, it took awhile.
Make sure you are using a few keywords and place them in the title of your hub. The title is very important. Content is everything! Don't "cut corners" or write a hub that is too short.
Write unique content, especially when the subject has many articles already written. Add a couple of links using hubpages authors. This can also increase your score. As you can see, there are many factors to consider. Give it some time and you will do very well. Thanks for your question.
Every form of writing requires special vocabulary and techniques, whether you're writing thrillers, legal documents, haiku, or children's books.
When writing on the web, your primary audience is people, so keep them in mind first. But your secondary audience is search engines.
Search engines need you to be specific. Whereas a person will guess who you mean if you say POTUS, search engines are more likely to understand your subject if you say "President George W. Bush." (Notice that I specified which Bush.)
The more you use specific phrases and names -- the sorts of words and vocabulary people tend to use when discussing, writing about, and searching for your topic -- the more likely you are to get Google and other search engine traffic. Just don't pile so many nouns and technical terms into your writing that it becomes boring, dull or dense to human readers.
You don't have to repeat the same noun phrase over and over, mind you-- one "President George W. Bush" written in full would be sufficient, after which you could just say "President Bush." There is some evidence that search engines, or at least Google, will consider a web page more relevant for a particular search term if that page also includes other related terms. So, for example, you might be able to boost your relevance for President Bush by mentioning the White House, "Bush administration", or Dick Cheney.
The key is to write in a concrete style, naming things rather than just implying them. You might brainstorm a list of five to ten nouns and phrases related to your topic, and make sure you use them where they fit what you're writing.
This is a simple yet surprisingly effective form of keyword SEO which can grab search engine traffic for commonly-searched phrases that nobody -- with all their keyword research software -- has hit upon.
Greekgeek--great advice about brainstorming and using more nouns in the hub. I don't tend to focus on that after I've used the keyword once or twice. Thank you.
It also seems to take a while for Google to index our hubs, making them more readily searchable--or find-able. I'm getting more Google hits as time goes on.
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