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Do I Suck?

  1. imadork profile image82
    imadorkposted 9 years ago

    I am not sure what I am doing wrong.  Maybe it is due to my severe impatience (or my inability to write a decent hub), but by-God I want more traffic!  Do my hubs suck?  Bad topics?  Bad writing?  Any suggestions? sad

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 9 years ago

    What you got is well written. Would suggest though that what you got is maybe not enough. Make em longer with more information or why am I reading it. Also hits are promotion, you got to promote yourself or knowone knows it's there.

  3. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 9 years ago

    Yes, I agree. If you add more to your hubs you may get the traffic.Also hit the share it  button more big_smile

  4. mhei profile image70
    mheiposted 9 years ago

    Your hubs are just great! smile A lot of people loves watching movies so your hubs will be a big hit. smile

  5. Christoph Reilly profile image74
    Christoph Reillyposted 9 years ago

    I read "Must-see Documentaries" and "The Hope and the Horror".  I think you write very well. I thought "Documentaries" was good. Some parts might need a little more writing, but not much. It's that type of hub. With "The Horror," I would definitely like to see that one fleshed out a little more. Did the other people react? If so, how? If not, why? What was the atmosphere of the room? How many people and how close. Etc., etc. You need an approach to the subject that gives it something more than just the re-telling of a story.

    As for getting more people to read your hub, do as stated by others above. Also read lots of other people's hubs, leave comments, join their fan clubs and leave a comment there too. People will start to come to your hubs and leave comments for you too.  Participate in the forums. There are lots of articles and discussions on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), which you should read and learn. That will help your placement on search engines (Google, Yahoo, e.g.) and will bring in readers from the outside. Above all, always write good stuff (content).

    You're doing good...keep it up!

  6. imadork profile image82
    imadorkposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for the advice everyone.  I "shared" my hubs on StumbleUpon and got some good traffic so far. 

    As for making some hubs longer: so far most of my hubs are lists of movies with brief descriptions.  I did not want to make too long of a list because I was afraid that people would see that amount of movies and bounce right out of there.  Keeping the list down to 10-15 items captures a decent idea of good movies without over-indulgence. 

    The Hope and the Horror is short because I wrote that anecdote just for myself.  I didn't think I would publish it online.  When I went to publish, I read it again and liked the simplicity.  I did not feel the need to create a detailed atmosphere.

    Thank you again.  I really appreciate the advice and compliments. 

    Oh, a little PS.
    I have another anecdotal story I wrote awhile ago but am very hesitant to publish.  It is quite sexually vulgar but (I believe) well written.  It is not pornographic, just funny in its vulgarity.  Should I publish it?  How far does Hubpages let you go? 

    Shit, maybe I will copy and paste this part or my reply to make a new thread on this subject.

    1. relache profile image90
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If it's "quite sexually vulgar" that's a HubPages no-no.

  7. cnielson profile image60
    cnielsonposted 9 years ago

    I just happenned to see your question about traffic....
    You see it takes many aspects of running an on-line business ...
    much like an off line business.... and think about how you would
    advertise or make people aware of your off line business so they
    would come to your store.

    Simply writing a hub... even a very well written one.... is not going
    to do it.... It is kind of like openning up a great store in the middle
    of the dessert.... or is some obscure location......and it could be
    a great store with great products....

    So... I hope I am not oversimplifying this .. but it is how I learned it
    a few years ago.... and I have become good at getting what they call
    Organic Traffic.... This simply means free traffic coming from the search engines.

    Then there is Paid Traffic... Like Google Adwords and others... where you write
    the small ads.. and bid on keywords.... ( Do you use the appropriate keywprds and tags
    in your hubs,,, so Google can find them?) Have you researched just what the correct kweywords are.... for your topics in your hubs....?

    Have you posted articles to various places with links back to your sites(hubs)? Have you
    visited forums and postes in the forums... and in youg signature file of every posting include a link to your site,,,,, very subtly...

    I can go on... and I hope this helps.... start doing these things and keep doing them.... day after day after day... religiously.... Set a schedule that you will do say 5 of these or 10 of those postings.... day in and day out...... and it will take a while .and you WILL start seeing results.....  but you MUST be Persistent and Consistent.......

    There is no Magic Here... It is just being a student and spendinh hours and hours as I have learning all aspects of Internet Marketing...... and

    SEO is a Major Part of that.... which is Search Engine Optimization.... which is something I enjoy and have become quite proficient at it.

    Best wishes and I hope this helps.
    Charlie Nielson

  8. Lissie profile image80
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    Write on topics for which there is demand: I've done quite well on my series of hubs about a movie was just released yesterday - I have had the hubs up for weeks. I suspect at the moment a lot of people are asking about the safety of travelling to India and Thailand - the problem with that though is the traffic will die again.

    Stumblupon traffc is a nice ego boost but they rarely stay long enough to click an add so therefore don't make you any money The basics of SEO are straightforward and Google itself has just released a guide Google tells how to do SEO