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Simple and Effective Ways To Increase Followers and Traffic

Updated on April 7, 2012

This hub was created specially to angelenastanford for her request and question on how to increase readership , followers and increasing her overall traffic in poetry.

Let me start off by saying I am not a poetry writer but I will try my best to help out with the information and experience I gained from day one of writing. Pardon me if I have any mistakes.

I always consider the mechanics of writing a good poetry writing is about the same with other writings. I am not denying that there are various factors which attract one's writing but the main factors will always be the same. Here are the breakdown of them all.

Writing at its best
Writing at its best

Quality check

This the one and only thing I stress really a lot to all writers. Regardless of what you are writing, make sure you are producing a quality content. Quality content is the only effective long term method which you only do it once and the effects will last a life time. Simply by having a quality content, you are going to get a lot of readership as time passes by and same goes to followers.

I learned the hard way for this one in my starting writing career. I made a mistake by posting nearly everything without even bother to recheck. The effect is clear as I am only getting one, two or no readers at all even though I have more than 50 topics hanging around (not on HubPages though). The turnaround was when I started to work on a hub here and took me about 2 days to complete it. Instantly, I gain about 15-20 views per day for a few days and now, it starting to stabilize at about 8-15 views per day constantly! Now, whenever I produce an article, I will recheck it from capsules to capsules and trying to leave it for a couple of days 'remodeling' them until I am happy with the whole article. It takes time and it will definitely affect the time needed for me to achieve 50, 100 or more hubs but I am happy all the hard work paid off.

If you want to be good at what you are, you can read and self learning. If you want to be great, start asking questions!
If you want to be good at what you are, you can read and self learning. If you want to be great, start asking questions!

Accept advises and never stop learning

Getting advise from the veteran writers is also one of the way to achieve good readership. Taking myself again for example, I am happy that one of my hubs are getting an average 25 to 30 views daily but at the same time, I have another hub which is having 65 to 85 views per day! I am definitely curious on that and I tried to do 'modifications' and yet I am not achieving anything. Therefore, I went over to the forum, posted the link and asked forumers for their advise.

Create healthy comments and communications

Ask for their point of view or you will never know
Ask for their point of view or you will never know

As a writer, you got to communicate with your readers constantly to know what they are looking and any thing you can improve on.

I love this part. In the case of having a comment (or more), reply to them. They might not read it back but others will definitely read on the comments. Your main objective is try to create a healthy comment and communications from your readers. From the comment, you can roughly estimate what they really want from you and your writing. You can also improve on your writings as we might sometime overlooked at certain things.

Being active and involving on the net and forums

As a writer, you got to market yourself. You got understand that being a writer is a challenge and you will be competing with thousands if not millions of both new and veteran writers. Time waits for no one. Use every opportunity you got immediately and you are going to make it! Think of ways you can get one step higher from the rest and you will see the effect of it within one week (or less).

You must be semi-active in various forums and be there to learn and share knowledge. By being a little bit more active, you might look up on you and start to notice you. That's when you get your little traffic from forum which could become a steady one if you can cultivate them effectively.

Backlink is vital to a success of a writer
Backlink is vital to a success of a writer

Making it attractive, backlink and promote

Another thing that plays an important role is make the article as attractive as possible and market them. Alike the above, you can start to backlink and promote them anyway possible to increase traffic. Do bear in mind that promoting and backlink effect are short term. Once you get the traffic flowing in, start with a few proactive measures such as producing interesting articles or even asking for comments to improve. I did wrote a hub about backlink and you can check it out.

Think of attractive titles and tags

Besides that, you got to think of a famous and catchy title which could rank you higher than the rest. It is challenging but it is all worth while. You can think of effective tags and keywords that people might use to find and search for xyz poetry in Google or Yahoo! Check out the Keyword Tool from Google. it works well and I really love it.

A Writer's Breakthrough

Breakthrough is vital for a writer
Breakthrough is vital for a writer

Last of all, my personal opinion on this; A Writer's Breakthrough. Let me share with you something over here. I have wrote a lot of articles and yet to achieve satisfaction on the traffic per day until sometime last week. One of my hub got featured and instantly, it became a web-sensation (not really but I liked the sound of it). Oh yes, it did become famous and now, that one hub is giving me a lot of traffic daily. Regarding on how to go about it, I have personally wrote it on my blog. Check out the box on the right for more information!

Summary

Finally, on top of all that, you got to be patience. You have started and yes, it is a good step. However, remember that it takes time and lots of writing before you can be a good writer. Anyone can write but to write good article, you got to learn and start asking! Do not put pressure on yourself and enjoy writing. The traffic will slowly increase as time passes by.

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    Mellonyy 

    6 years ago

    Great and informative! Shared and I am following you now. Best regards!

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    Anjili 

    6 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    very useful and thanks for the share. will put your advice to use and closely monitor my progress.

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    Genesis 

    6 years ago from Canada

    Your advice is on point and very useful for those who are new to online activities that require followers and traffic. As a matter of fact even those with experience can benefit from this Hub because it offers great tips that can help everyone improve their online skills. Thank you for sharing!

  • nicregi profile imageAUTHOR

    Reginald Chan 

    6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi rjsadowski,

    Thank you for your comment. Glad you find it interesting. From my experience, I believe getting traffic and followers are always 'back to basic'. Anyway, good luck.

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    rjsadowski 

    6 years ago

    Interesting information, but I wish that someone would come up with some truly new, useful advice on this subject.

  • nicregi profile imageAUTHOR

    Reginald Chan 

    7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Rose Frankie,

    Glad you liked it. Hope it helps you a little!

    Have a great day!

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    Rose Frankie 

    7 years ago

    nice info hub

  • nicregi profile imageAUTHOR

    Reginald Chan 

    7 years ago from Malaysia

    Haha.. I wish I have the time for writing novel!

    We should have changed emails! ply. I am going to message you my email and also the blog link.

    Not sure if it is lower to post at comment!

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    Leni Sands 

    7 years ago from UK

    Great that you are back. I have also been taking some timeout for a little while. I have been trying to work on my novels but every so often I pop into hubpages to check what's happening and to check that my hubs are OK - once or twice I've had to remove one or two links and more recently I've put a couple of little hubs in to keep to them ticking over - so my followers don't forget me....still haven't blogged yet maybe you can send me a link to yours??

  • nicregi profile imageAUTHOR

    Reginald Chan 

    7 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Leni!

    I actually stopped writing about 6 months ago. Now I am back and have even my own blog. Started back blogger and definitely have to start from scratch!

    Thanks for your comment!

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    Leni Sands 

    7 years ago from UK

    A revisit - thought I had left a comment last time I read this piece, must have been one of those days when the laptop was on the blink (lol).

    This is a really informative hub, useful to bookmark and refer back to. Each time I come back I learn a little more. The backlink tips are really useful and you have reminded me that I really need to start using my blogger account.

    I think first of all I am going to have a look through my hubs and give them a once over with my editors/proof-reading head on, then check my backlinks.

    Thanks again for this hub.

    Leni

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    mdshahalam03 

    7 years ago from Mymensing, Bangladesh

    useful thnks

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    tinostar 

    7 years ago from Doha, Qatar

    hey useful article thanx

  • nicregi profile imageAUTHOR

    Reginald Chan 

    8 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi jill of alltrades!

    Thank you for your comment. Glad you liked it!

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    jill of alltrades 

    8 years ago from Philippines

    Thanks for the great tips!

    All the best!

  • nicregi profile imageAUTHOR

    Reginald Chan 

    8 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi burningdesire!

    Welcome to HubPages! Glad you read my hubs :) You can ask me simply by dropping me a Question on HubPages or contact me directly at reginald_1986@yahoo.com

    HubPages don't have messanger-like communication. Glad to help anyway possible!

    Have a great day!

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    burningdesire 

    8 years ago from A little red dot in South East Asia

    Hi I have read most of your hubs and I have many questions to ask you. How can I ask? 1)how do you get the amazon link, I tried to order the capsule but it doesn't accept html from the amazon site then how to do it? I want the promotional banner link how to do it. 2) how do you get the little blue boxes at the side of your writings which you say e.g of blog writings at....

  • nicregi profile imageAUTHOR

    Reginald Chan 

    8 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi wwkeen!

    Thank you for your comment and readership! Glad you found them useful!

    Good luck and don't stop learning ya! :)

  • wwkeen profile image

    wwkeen 

    8 years ago from Malaysia

    very nice informative hub you have there. I read most of your hubs and learn few new thing from it. thank

  • nicregi profile imageAUTHOR

    Reginald Chan 

    8 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi angelenastanford!

    Thank you for your comment :) Glad you liked it. I was figuring how to contact you since I was 'off the dateline'! Just hope it works for you as I did some research before publishing. That's why took a little time.

    You don't have to catch up as we on par :D For the record, you are most welcome. Anything to help ~

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    angelenastanford 

    8 years ago from Riverview, FL

    thanks soooo much for this I am so glad that you wrote this to help me out, you do not understand how much I appreciate it. Keep up the fabulous writing you do, I hope one day to catch up :)

  • nicregi profile imageAUTHOR

    Reginald Chan 

    8 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Mom Kat!

    Thank you for your comment! Glad you liked it :D

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    Mom Kat 

    8 years ago from USA

    good info - nice hub.

  • nicregi profile imageAUTHOR

    Reginald Chan 

    8 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi BenjaminB!

    Thanks for reading my hub! Hope the tips works well for you and good luck writing :)

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    BenjaminB 

    8 years ago

    Great tips for any style of writing!

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