1. Does your Hub Page Title Contain Key Words or Key Word Phrases that people are looking for.
2. Are you using key words in your Hub Page and are you keeping them at 2.5 percent.
3. You need to find key words that are really searched for but have low competition.
4. Do you check your grammar and etc. with a service. There is a great free one at http://paperrater.com/. You can use it to check grammar and etc and use it to make sure your article is truly original.
Use the Google Key Word tool to do your key word research.
You can use the free key word density checker at http://tools.seobook.com/general/keyword-density/ to check key word density.
Write on the most popular niches when you can. Below are the most popular niches.
Health and Fitness
Real Estate Investing
Making and Investing Money
Arts and Crafts
You don't have to use those specific niches. You can use a closely related one. Like for losing weight I have one I did on the , " New And Improved Cabbage Soup Diet "
You should ping new Hub Pages you do. Use the free tool at
to ping your new Hub Pages.
If you write on really popular subjects post a short blurb about it to the CNN I report. If you do a hub on a popular subject you can get a lot of good traffic from there. Well that's about it for now. If you have questions post a reply and I will be back.
Really appreciate experienced writers here posting stuff like this. Thanks!
crazyhorseghost, I really appreciate you sharing this info with us. I wish more of the forum posts were helpful info like this.
How does one go about posting to the CNN I report? And should the whole Hub be posted?
You can go to the CNN site and join the site and then you can post to the Ireport section.
You want to post short blurbs about your Hub Page and once you join the site look at the Ireport topics and see which of your Hubs are related.
It also helps if you have photos you can post.
Could you please provide a link or search terms so we can see an example of yours on CNN ireport?
Thank you, crazyhorseghost. Now about pinging, I assumed this was automatic when I clicked on 'publish'. You mean to say that isn't so?
No you have to ping your site or Hub Page because it is not pinged when it is published. If you ping your Hub Page you'll find that it will pick up traffic quicker and it will get into the search engines quicker.
Pinging just tells Google to crawl your site quicker.
Even if you don't ping, most hubs are indexed within 2-24 hours anyway, so it's not a worry unless you're having trouble getting something indexed.
Yes, it's not worth pinging under normal circumstances.
I think it is as it gives you back links if you do it at the ping site I gave there.
And back links are very important.
Thanks for the great tips. I've used Pingler for years, for new sites and for updates. I'll try the one you suggested, and I'm looking forward to checking out the CNN strategy. I value your posts.
I originally thought I'd use Blogger to drive traffic to other sites -- now I prefer Blogger to rev share.
Pinging does NOT create backlinks. It notifies search engines that you've made updates to your content so they should come recrawl it.
Thank you for that clarification, WryLilt. I really appreciate it!
Excellent post. Someone should write a Hub about the CNN site. This has been very informative.
Thank you very much!
Thanks for the info, the grammar checker is awesome.
Wrote down the fried chicken recipe also.
I have never heard of CNN Ireport, but I just checked it out and it's interesting.
But it's not for posting links to hubs. It's submitting stories or opinions, news that could be of interest to others.
It could be a great place to build a name if you write hubs in relation to news events, discussions about news related topics, stories that are news worthy from your area of the world. There is information in their Ireport Boot Camp series that instructs on what works best. Here's an info link for anyone who is interested.
Thank you for sharing great information/opportunity.
You can post links to hubs if the Hub is on a related subject and sometimes get hundreds to thousands of hits to the hub. I've been doing it for three years now.
This may be a good idea for a short traffic spike, but it means your content should be newsworthy and therefore is NOT evergreen. Are those articles still getting traffic?
Social bookmarking sites of any type often give a burst of short, low quality traffic. It's better to write evergreen, keyworded information that can increase in earnings with time.
I don't think you checked out the site thoroughly. There are certainly newsworthy topics which are evergreen. Economy, homelessness, poverty, job search, historical events throughout history...
the Ireports is an interesting site and used the right way could be a way to generate traffic.
Just because we aren't familiar with how someone else has generated traffic doesn't mean it's wrong.
Yes, but from what the OP said, he writers on saturated or popular topics. And I CNN is just a trumped up social bookmarking site.
Well, what I'm saying is that I checked out the site, and it's not what you're saying it is. It's actually very interesting. It covers many topics. Let people do their own research, we're all adults here.
The average internet user isn't smart enough to research unless someone tells them to.
I did tell them to do their own research. And everyone should.
If they are serious about making money they had better be ready to spend time doing research and building sites.
Its the only way your ever going to make a long term stable income.
I try to build 10 new sites a day on many different sites. It takes time and sometimes I have to work like hell to catch up.
If you want something bad enough you can do it. But you have to be determined.
There are definitely some good recommendations amongst the advice given. The CNN site may be one of them, I haven't looked at it. Certainly you'd think with the CNN name behind it, it could be worth trying.
I think what Wry and I are trying to say is that most newbies will read CHG's advice, be impressed by his long standing and high number of Hubs, and it won't even occur to them to "do their research" on each individual aspect of his advice.
Thank you for sharing ALL of this valuable information. Almost ALL of my most popular articles from other sites are in the NICHES that you have mentioned here. I will be writing more along the these lines to attract more traffic. This is why I love Hubpages, for all the valuable information for sure!
Its important to build back links to your Hub Pages.
Find forums that are on the same subject as your Hub and see if you can post a link in your signature at the forum where your posting.
Be active in those forums and you'll get good traffic through your signature link.
Here again is where titles are very important. Use a title that is going to get peoples attention.
And there are many other ways you can get free traffic.
How to Get Targeted Traffic vs Non-Targeted Traffic
01. The "Article Marketing" Tactic
02. The "Forum Marketing" Tactic
03. "Traffic Exchanges" Tactic
04. "Free Classifieds" Method
05. Tactical "Press Release"
06. Tactic: "Resource box"
07. Tactic with "Email"
08. The "Google AdWords" Tactic
09. Mini Tactic: "Title Tag"
10. Tactic: Submission to Directories"
11. The "HubPage and Squidoo" Tactic
12. The "Link Exchange Partnership" Tactic
13. The "Joint Venture" Tactic
14. The "Affiliate Program" Tactic
15. Tactic with "Subscriber List"
16. The "Tell-a-friend" Method
17. "Paid Reviews" Tactic
18. "Re-Visits" Tactic
19. "Error Page" Tactic
20. Promotion Tactic
21. Offers Tactic
22. "Yahoo! Answers" Tactic
23. "Customer Support" Tactic
24. "Comments" Tactic
25. The "Screensaver" Tactic
26. Tactic: Keywords
27. The eBay Tactic
28. Tactical "Blog Entries"
29. The Advertisement Tactic
30. "Pay-Per-Lead" Tactic
Not all of those will work for everyone but most will.
Important Principles and Tips on Getting Traffic
31. Quantity of Traffic
32. Quality of Traffic
33. Non-Targeted Traffic
34. Targeted Traffic
36. Email Subscription
38. Opt-in Box
39. Free Traffic
40. "Patience is Virtue"
42. The Right Message
43. "Solve" Tactic
44. Target Audience
46. Innovative Ads
47. Be Regular
49. Digg Styles are In
50. Niche Marketing
51. Sign Ups
52. Web Theme
53. Involve the Subscribers and Visitors
54. Postcards and Business Cards
55. Exchanges with other Marketers can also Help
56. Giving Away Free E-books to Visitors
60. Web space
What You Must Know About Traffic Building as a Webmaster
61. "Keyword Research" Tactic
62. "Uncluttered Website" Tactic
63. "Neat Web Pages" Tactic
64. "Meta Tags" Tactic
65. Tactic: "Avoid Repetition of Keywords"
66. "Relevancy" Tactic
67. Tactic: "Home page"
68. Intranet Tactic
69. "Avoid Redirect Pages"
70. "Analysis Program" Tactic
71. Take it Easy
72. "Control of Error" Tactic
73. Maintain a Record
74. Improve your Webpage Rank
75. "Upgradation" Tactic
76. The "Complete Web Design" Tactic
77. The "Skilled Webmaster" Tactic
78. Know what You Want
79. "Organic Listings" Tactic
80. The "Common Words" Tactic
82. Tactic with CGI Scripts
83. No Broken Links
84. Avoid Frames
85. The "Dedicated Server" Tactic
86. The "Auto-Surf Traffic" Tactic
87. Tactic with "Buying Traffic or Impressions"
88. "Tell-a-Friend" Script Tactic
89. The Importance of Backlinks
90. The "Alexa Banners" Tactic
If there is anything there you don't understand just Google it. You can use those ideals to build huge traffic to your web sites or Hubs
You should also build On Topic Blogs at Blogger to give you more traffic and more back links.
Tactics on Building Yourself as a Niche Expert
571. Know the latest news
572. Stay up-to-date on changes
573. Don't publish junk information
574. Know how to present information
575. Do research on important topics
576. Provide your readers with information
578. Talk at your reader's level
579. Be open to new ideas
580. Expose misconceptions and myths
581. Let others talk about you
582. Showcase your credentials
583. Talk with readers
584. Get yourself published online and in print
585. Establish good relationships with other experts
586. Associate yourself with your topic
587. Write articles
588. Write for others
589. Always keep learning
590. Change what others think
591. Think quality over quantity
592. If you do not know then find out
593. Socialize with a wide range of people
594. Join clubs and groups
595. If you are wrong then admit it
596. Help others
597. Don't flaunt your knowledge
598. Back up what you say with facts
599. Develop your image
600. Be professional
And there are some more great ideals.
Grateful for your information. I wish people with online experience like you would be just as generous with what they know. Thank you so much for giving back! I plan on putting your information to use.
I am not commenting further - suffice to say that not all the information given is correct - people should do their own checking before putting hours of work into venues that give little or no money or traffic aid.
CrazyHorsesGhost has written over a thousand Hubs, which sounds impressive - but remember, newbies, just because he has a lot of Hubs, doesn't mean they're successful. The proof is in the earnings, and I have to say, I've never heard CHG's name mentioned as a top earner.
I am very lazy with my Hubs - I write what I feel like instead of targeting the right niches, I rarely create backlinks and never add my Hubs to directories or social networks. Most of my Hubs chug along making a dollar or two a month.
On that basis, with nearly 1,500 Hubs, CHG should be earning $1,500 a month even if he was lazy like me! If his strategies really work, he should be making several thousand dollars a month - so, CHG, are you?
CHG has given some good advice in this thread, but it's mixed in with a lot of stuff which, IMO, is a waste of time. And please note one piece of advice which is potentially damaging -
using a traffic exchange is dangerous, it will get you banned from HubPages and you could lose your Adsense account forever
I won't give exact amounts of my earnings at Hub Pages but I will tell you I am 31 out of how ever many Hubbers there are.
With my sites around the net and all I make as much as the American President a year and sometimes a little more. Before the bottom fell out of adult I was making $1000 a day plus.
When Hub Pages allowed Adult Content I had Hub Pages that made $500 per day.From one Hub Page. I had many then that made $50 to $300 a day. But we had to delete all adult Hub Pages when Hub Pages decided to no longer allow adult Hub Pages.
You can set up a landing page and submit it to traffic exchanges. On that landing page are links to sites with adsense on them. This way you will never get into trouble. You should never submit sites with adsense on them to traffic exchanges. You have to put a landing page in the middle to stay out of trouble.
And you can use Ireport to get good to great traffic. My sighting of the Big Foot and the video I did got over 75.000 hits from Ireport and several hundred thousands of hits from other sites. I made great money with the Big Foot Sighting Hub Page. Often over $200 a day from Hub Pages and another $300 a day off my sites. My videos about the sighting have been viewed over 12 million times on 7 video sharing sites.
My Hub Pages have been viewed just a few times short of 10 million times. I don't think there are many people with that many views.
I am only trying to help here because I see so many Hub Pages out there telling how to make money that have bad information. I am willing to answer any question any one would like to ask.
I would never give anyone bad information.
Before my Cancer and other sickness I was doing $1000 a day plus every day at my sites around the net. I have two homes in North Carolina and one in Florida all paid for with money I have made off the net.
In 2006 and 2007 I was doing radio shows and Blogs about making money on the net and many of those sites are still there some with hundreds of thousands of views. I like helping people and I also work with feeding the poor in several cities in the American south. My first goal before anything else is feeding the hungry. I and a group of people raid dumpsters and collect food to feed hungry people every night. We provide a average of 4000 meals a day to hungry people.
I don't really understand the attitude. I posted those ideals and I said some will work and some won't. You have to do your own research to find what works for you. I even explained how to make traffic exchanges work for you. By submitting a landing page to traffic exchanges and having links to your adsense sites on the landing page. You will never get in trouble if you do it this way. **** You should never submit a site with adsense on it to a traffic exchange ****
Make use of Blogger to build landing pages. You can even add your own domains to Blogger now.
You have to think outside the box and come up with ideals that work for you. And I'm not going to tell you everything. After Panda I started putting my eggs in many baskets and I strongly suggest anyone do the same. I have been through losing money from Google updates many times and if you spread your money making sites out over many different sites you won't lose everything the way you will if your eggs are all in one basket.
Finally peace to everyone. I am only trying to help and not stir trouble. I am willing to explain exactly how to do anything posted about in this thread. Because believe me I have been there and done it.
I don't even know what a traffic exchange is or what it does. I couldn't even name one.
But when someone wants to be helpful and give advice, you can:
1) Take it.
2) Take what you need and leave the rest.
3) Smile and let the words go in one ear and out the other.
4) Thank the man or woman for taking the time to leave some insights because not everyone will take the time to share what they know.
...which is also how many rumours and hoaxes and fraudulent activities begin on the internet.
And losing your Adsense account means you lose three methods of earning on this site, so it would be almost pointless writing here.
A traffic exchange is ANY site which basically says "You visit my page and I'll visit yours", not matter what form it's in.
And I said right there in the post that some work and some don't. You have to research yourself and see what works and what doesn't.
You can even use traffic exchanges if you put a landing page between their site and yours and use that landing page as a place for people to click through links to your site.
...so if someone advised you that you can avoid AIDS by having sex with virgins, or that it's safe to take drugs if you cross your fingers when you inject, you'd say "thank you so much for taking the time to share", because it would be rude to correct them?
CHG has been generous in giving this advice, but he's also given some advice that's debatable and some that's just plain wrong. I don't think it's fair to less experienced Hubbers if I keep quiet.
I think it's good that 'Sr' Hubbers offer corrections and words of warning next to offers of help nothing like playing 'devil's advocate' it's best to pay attention to the TOS of HP and the big 'G' it does take a lot of work to promote Hubs something I don't do often enough either I'm sure people will appreciate BOTH. Let Peace reign now
This is a great list of resources and tips - thanks, everybody! I recognize some of this needs to be filtered and considered individually, but I do appreciate the ideas and comments.
That is impressive! I had no idea that it was a hubber who made that sighting. I remember reading about it and seeing your video.
I looked again at the Ireport site this morning and there are open assignments for many topics. There are open assignments for the South by Southwest that Paul Edmondson spoke at. He or a HP staffer could jump on that and bring in decent traffic.
There are assignments for travel, food, entertainment, military, creative, my life, tech and science, etc.
Thanks for the info.
I hope you're now cancer free. I admire you for your help with feeding the hungry and poor. They are so often scoffed at in our society. Keep up the great work.
Sorry I seemed to have missed that sighting you spoke of. You seem to be concluding, rebekahELLE, that the ordinary Hubber should be able to get decent traffic as well? From an assignment, perhaps?
I googled the title the OP gave in this post,
NC Man Thomas Byers Captures Big Foot On Video
About 60,700 results (0.37 seconds
Do that search at Google
As far as ordinary hubbers using Ireport? Yes, I think there could be opportunities with the site, depending on the topics you write about. Spend some time looking around the site and reading the About page, community guidelines, etc.
If you try to trick or cheat Google you will get caught and banned. Maybe, if you are very very good you will get away with it. But for the average Hubber... no chance.
If someone or some site says "improve your traffic" - run away from it.
The only way to win for the ordinary person is to write decent content that people are looking for, that isn't already spammed to hell by the professionals.
That's my entirely amateur non internet guru advice.
DO NOT CHEAT.
Setting up web sites or landing pages to send traffic to your money pages is not in any way cheating. It's no different than posting in on topic forums that allow you to have signature links.
What it is, is thinking out of the box and providing essential traffic to your money site or sites.
Its the same as setting up back links to your money sites. If you want to succeed you must have back links.
Improving traffic to your sites is not a dirty word but an essential part of your online survival.
I totally agree with Mark
Don't try and cheat Mr G he will find
Write good quality hubs that people might look for and that will improve your traffic
And I thought Big Foot was only in California! I would have returned to the site and poured plaster into the footprint as more proof!
How exciting that must have been for the writer to write about what he knew.
And add the video. Then this Hub grabbed the attention of all these news sites. Which turned around and spread the news to many, many people who showed interest. I mean, look at the comments. It's a mix of Hubbers as well as the public.
Obviously, this is a writer's goldmine. One of them, anyway.
This is how I look at it. He made HubPages and his other online sites work for him. It may not be your way or my way of doing things, but what he has been doing works for him.
What more can a writer ask for?
I am two months shy of a year on HubPages. I am still struggling, but not as much. But it's not that I do everything that successful people on here suggest. I like reading about success stories here for inspiration. I don't obsess on the stats and the money to be made (or not), and what you have to do to earn that money. I want HubPages to work for me, but I have to find that out for myself.
Over all I think it's awesome you're sharing tips, CHG I noticed that you were in top 10 'sub-domains' of HP can we email you for help?
Is this from hxxp://subdomain.hubpages.com/hub/Top-10-subdomains-on-HubPages?
I have a feeling that list is well out of date.
len7288 was disappeared
Mark recently reported traffic of not much more than 2000 views a day (from memory)
Soni reported losing half his traffic recently
It is tough at the top.
I currently have over 10,000 views a day with many more than that on some days. Recently it has been as high as 37.000 views. If I work hard on it I can keep it well above 10.000 views.
On all my sites I have over 500,000 views daily. I have some sites I own myself that have 50-60 thousand views a day. And have had for years.
But know this. I slept 4 hours this evening and will not sleep again until tomorrow. I build 10 new sites every day and start building back links for them.
I have completed one new 1500 word hub page today and I am working on another.
Then I will work in forum posting around the net for 4 hours and then build 5-6 several page sites before I go to bed for a few more hours tomorrow.
I stay busy and work hard to get what I get.
Hi Will no, I got a link to a site in my email, which I deleted real dumb move for me CHG, well, it showed you at 96K which over all, is impressive and yes, it does take work to earn that spot. I do what I can, when I can and these latest changes have changed my own traffic to good. Not sure what's going on but it does tickle.
The information you shared is very much appreciated. I will be doing the research and using your suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to share.
Thank you for the information crazyhorsesghost I used some of your suggestion last night and seen an increase in traffic on a few hubs. And you are correct if you want improve your traffic and get more views you have to put the work in and find all the different ways to bring the traffic to your money maker.
Thank you for the post and I look forward to reading more of your help and your hubs.
Firstly, I appreciate for the information you share with us. It is very useful.Secondly, the friends here also give some helpful advice.You are all very kind.
We come here and start blogs for the same purpose. Therefore,why not let's be frinedly with another and share our good experience here?
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