Need new ideas on how to increase readership and earn more money

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    kelleywardposted 7 years ago

    I'm new here 5 weeks. I have earned $11 and I have 21 hubs. I've researched SEO, used google adwords keyword finders, changed tags, changed titles to medium level competition. I've signed up for amazon and adsense. I've used social networking sites to get traffic and have had some success. Some days I have 300 viewers on a few articles and then after 5 days or so I'm down to 20-30 viewers. Recently I've been visiting blogs and websites to add links to my articles and have had a little success.

    To those of you who make pretty good money here. What advice do you have for me?

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds like you are doing the right things, although I question the value of social networks.

      Your experience could almost be a textbook of HP experience.  Good traffic for a while (mostly from fellow hubbers) that then falls off in a few days.  You see a little success from backlinks, but not a whole lot.  You've made a little income (actually 'way more than a "little" give your short time here.

      The only thing your missing in the experience is time.  It can take 3 years to fully mature a hub - 5 weeks isn't even getting started.  Most hubs won't see decent organic traffic short of 6 months or so, although there are exceptions.

      Keep writing and give it time.  It will come.  Many hubbers have written of their first few months on HP (including myself) - you might read a few of these to see what you can expect.

    2. janderson99 profile image60
      janderson99posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Can I suggest that you devote more time to choosing the keywords for your titles and carefully craft them to optimize traffic.

      For example "how to improve concentration" [6,000 global searches] and "how to increase concentration" [2,900 global searches] may be better than "how to increase focus and concentration" [91 global searches] for one of your hubs.  Also think about putting 'Kids' much earlier in the title because you may be able to compete much better for this narrower niche.

      See … e-Keywords and … o-Get-Hits

      and the many other hubs on optimizing keywords in titles.

      Also  I would suggest moving the first image down the page a little to allow the ad to appear beneath the title to the right of the text.

      I suggest not using RSS capsules as this could be labeled duplication

      Just my ideas and suggestions.

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        kelleywardposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much!!! I'll study this. I chose the moderate level competition keywords in my title bc I thought I couldn't compete with the higher level. I'll try this and see what happens. Also I had no idea I could move the pics that way I'll check this out. Just one more question when do u remove old hubs? Do u go by low numbers or do u just leave them?

        1. janderson99 profile image60
          janderson99posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          To move the image down start with a text capsule with about 100 words. Then put the image below it, next to the next text tag in the right column if you like. I don't remove old hubs - they have a habit of getting traffic eventually. Competition (not that listed in Google keywords which is advertises competing for the words, not web pages competing for the traffic) is very difficult to estimate without a tool such as Market Samari, Stealth Keywords or Nice Finder (which I use). A good free one is Niche Market Finder.

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            kelleywardposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks !!!

    3. relache profile image84
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Be patient and keep working.  It takes a few YEARS to build up income on HubPages.

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        jenuboukaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ugh, I can see the light of all of it but still Ugh,

  2. Polly C profile image93
    Polly Cposted 7 years ago

    I think $11 is quite good for your first five weeks,I don't think I made anything! Like wilderness says, time is the answer smile

  3. Garrett Mickley profile image79
    Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years ago

    You could try building backlinks on forums.

  4. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    Your numbers are good.  Basically you just need to do more of the same.

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      kelleywardposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks everyone!!

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      kelleywardposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks everyone!!

  5. Richieb799 profile image77
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Social Networks don't tend to bring much traffic unless you get lucky like Dorsi did the other day and have 1,000 likes on Facebook. Social networks like Twitter and Stumbleupon are good for getting your pages indexed but you want to start backlinking at bookmarking sites and other article sites.

    I have 3 words for you, Google, Google, Google!

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      kelleywardposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Richieb

      What bookmarking sites and other article sites do you backlink to the most?

  6. Richieb799 profile image77
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Best-Reviewer, Snipsly, Redgage, Tagza and Jumptags are a few that I use on a regular basis. There are links to them on my profile if you want a direct link to them smile

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      kelleywardposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I will do that thanks so much!!

  7. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for posting this question - really good advice here!


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