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The Best Top 5 Guaranteed Top Best Ways To Guarantee Increased Traffic To Your Hubs So You Get More Traffic

Updated on March 31, 2013

All of us here at HubPages are writers, or, at least all of us here at Hubpages imagine that we are writers . . . I mean, we do all write, but we here at HubPages count ourselves writers who ought to be published in some form, and that means we think what we write ought to be read by others. So, we all (here at HubPages) imagine that we are those kind of writers - published and read writers. And, we all understand the heart of a writer, we all know why we write, what drives us to offer our writings to others - cash. I suppose Lord Byron and his hoity-toity pals can reveal their heart, praise what is beautiful, and speak of truth - but that's all tired old fashioned Gobbledygook and it just won't pay the bills when you want to get tiny unicorns painted on your fingernails. However, writing online can bring in the bucks, if you know the secrets to increasing traffic to your hubs. Here are surefire methods of luring cyber-surfers to your hubs ~

The Top 5 ~

#5. Too many writers give their attention to how they write; if they are using language that rightly conveys the thought they are intending to share, if their writing has a flow and feel that carries their thoughts along rather than hindering the reader's attention, etc - point #1, don't worry about how you write, think about what to write. It doesn't really matter how you write, it's not about if you're a good writer or not it's about figuring-out what people are looking for to read, right now. Did tonight's evening sky give you pause and bring to your mind a long ago evening when you were a child, did it cause you to reflect on life and ponder the eternal purpose of being? Then go inside, sit at your computer, forget all that horseshit and do some research on the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce settlement - people aren't googling the meaning of life and they're certainly not googling your poetic rhapsodies on the night sky.

#4. All writers in every age have all offered the same advice to new writers - write what you know. The #2 point is, don't write what you know and care about, write whatever it is others want to read about. You love Hollywood films of 30/40s, you've successfully raised a fine family, you volunteer time for a charitable cause, etc - take it to the forums. When you write a hub, set aside what moves you, forget about what you know about - write a piece on fitting into summer swimwear, how a guardian angel saved your life (or encouraged or inspired you), or why sprinkling pepper on your cantaloupe is good for you (or bad for you, or is what Lady Gaga does, or whatever).

Lord Byron ~ author of "And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes" type horseshit

#3. Wait 5 days after you publish a hub and then Google+ your revenue linking all AdSense tweets through Pinterest - and make sure you use the right images . . . lots of bright colors can induce some readers to feel certain they are reading something legitimately worth reading.

#2. Write about how to increase traffic to your hubs - this will unfailingly increase traffic to your hubs.

#1. And the #1 method to increase traffic to your hubs - get (or make) a small flannel bag (or sack) and place in it the thigh bone of a black cat, 3 collard roots, and an amulet you've smeared a drop of your blood on, wait for a full moon on the 13th of any month, and go down to the crossroads and sell your soul to the devil.

( . . . and, maybe populate your hub's title with words like 'free' or 'new' or 'naked tits')

an apology:

This is just a minor parody, I'm merely poking a little fun at something that I personally can't quite grasp - this is not a serious commentary on how I see things. I would love to earn money from the hubs I write, I wish I had the gumption to learn and the capacity to give my attention to all the hints and methods many share here on genuinely increasing traffic - but, I suppose, I just so prefer the dream that if you write something worth reading, people will (eventually?) read it. I mean no offense at all to any who write to contribute to the support of their family and to pay their own way - I count that an admirable course . . . I was just having a bit of fun.

MickeySr: Getting to Know Mickey Haist, Sr


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    • jravity1 profile image


      5 years ago from bellevue, MI

      I don't care if it was true or not... it was hilarious.

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      CyberShelley ~ thanks for the visit & comment, it's always appreciated.

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      Marie Hurt 

      6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Like your funny joke though it has an element of truth to it. Not many folks read my poems, but I keep on with it anyways. Voted thumbs up!

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      Melissa Propp 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Wow, I have never written a negative comment before, but when I first started reading this....let's just say that I was really relieved (and laughing) by the end of your article! Very funny hub, but #2 is probably true! I've never written one, but I am one of those people who reads them--obviously. And looking at all the comments you've received, I bet you've had pretty good traffic!

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes - Tic! Tic, Tic..

      I'm all good until your third point,which - i didn't understand 2 words of: wait 5 days why? to do what? with whom? and where? lol..

      Everything else - i've got pretty much covered, altho - i don't believe in the devil - aren't humans bad enough???

      Please, Uncky Micky - break down #3 into " #3 for Dummies - and Leslie!"

      btw - i'd LOVE some new, free tits - just in case you're offering!


      voting up and sharing with the hub-munity!

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      6 years ago

      haha, I love your #1. I thought I had it right but I included newt's tongue in mine. My bad ;)


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      Martie Coetser 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      #5 ~ True: "People aren't googling the meaning of life and they're certainly not googling your poetic rhapsodies on the night sky.... " But a writer is a writer and has a compulsive-obsessive urge to share his/her thoughts with others. (Well, that's me. So I do write a lot of horse-shit. Just can't help myself. Some people sing, others write, others study, others do absolutely nothing.) But if you want to make money with your writings, you have to deliver the goods people are looking for. 'Meet the demand', is the professional writers' Law, for sure.

      #1 ~ LOL!

      I love your sense of humor, Mickey!

      (You must have noticed by now that I am catching up in your corner. Off to the next hub.......)

      BTW - Where do you get that 'All Traffic Source Report'?

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 

      6 years ago from Clinton CT

      Even though it was meant to be a parody, some of us writers who get stuck in our heads, should take the advice about writing what people want to read. Nice job!

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      Curiad ~ thanks, I appreciate it.

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      izettl ~ thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, I appreciate it.

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      T4an ~ thanks so much for your favorable review.

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      Thomas Swan ~ "You might get some down votes from people who were offended"

      I feared I might - last time I checked, no unfavorable comments though . . .

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      CriticalMessage ~ thanks for the comment.

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      billybuc ~ "Wow! I'm glad this is a parody"

      And I'm glad so many have recognized it as parody . . . I was a bit fearful I'd be run out of town for this one.

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      pagesvoice ~ "we both share the same dream of writing quality stories and keeping our fingers, toes and legs crossed that people will actually read what we have written"

      I imagine many will count this a rather silly plan, and that there is nothing at all wrong with promoting your hubs - I acknowledge I have no great plan to get my hubs read, and I want to be clear that it's fine with me if others do practice 'tips & tricks' to get there hubs read . . . my own personal, uhh, discomfort is when folks write about things they have little interest in or knowledge of just because they're seeking a large audience and as you say "flood the net with lousy written pieces, all in an effort to just get views". Thanks for the favorable review.

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      goosegreen ~ "#2 seems to be working. You are getting traffic and comments"

      You are absolutely right - I've never published a hub that's gotten so many hits and so many comments so instantly . . . if you write a 'top 10' or 'best tips' on hubbing type hub, you get hits.

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      rcrumple ~ "Gossip, How To's, and Recipies seem to get the majority of the attention"

      And no doubt many have a genuine interest and are writing what they know and care about - I'm quite certain I've published many hubs (theology, Blues music, etc) that few others own any interest in. I'm fine if people have different interests than me - what I don't 'get' is when people write about things they don't know about and don't really care about, but it 'sells' . . . that, to me, is a whole other kind of 'writer'.

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      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      Ron Hawkster ~ "why apologize?"

      I meant "apology" in the classic (like, theological) sense, as in 'an explanation or defense', not connected to any admission of guilt or fault . . . I'm not seeking forgiveness, just wanting to make my motive clear.

      . . . and, thanks for the upped & liked & now following.

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      cherylvanhoorn ~ thanks so much for your favorable review (I wasn't at all sure I wasn't going to be run out of town with this one).

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      Kim Lam 

      6 years ago from California

      I've already tried method #1...didn't work. And I thought no one cares about tom cruise and whats her name...

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      Shelley Watson 

      6 years ago

      This was amusing and interesting, really enjoyed the hub. Voted up and funny.

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      carter06 ~ "there is a distinct difference in the way we write for love & or money"

      . . . and some are accomplished in both, can maintain an interest in both - some, get lost in the writing with just no place for a projected income. There really are 2 very different HubPages occupying the same space.

    • CriticalMessage profile image


      6 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I guess my approach is a bit less demanding... I simply write... Whatever, however I want to write.. Volume increases exposure... Pretty simple math.. Sure a topic of interest helps.. But any topic is better than no topic at all... I have been surprised by my 'earnings' amount I have generated here in such a short time... And all I do is write.. Could I make more if I implemented all of the things people tell us to do to increase earning ?,,, Sure I could... But I would be doing more of those obnoxious routines instead of doing what I love to do, doing what brought me here, is to write... Not self-promote, widget this, widget that, tie it to this, tie it to that... A lot of managing all that stuff takes time away from writing.. So I just write.. Volume of articles + the number of followers has ='d surprising earnings for me... And all I have to do is write.

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      Cheryl Van Hoorn 

      6 years ago

      Hello!-Yoohoo! What about me? I am seriously reconsidering my popularity. Honestly guys, is it really a lie? Does this mean that I am not the center of the universe? Can you please inform me. I don't think I could cope in a world where I am not the center of the universe. It can't happen. Seriously, it can't. My whole mind refuses to accept the universe where I am at the back of the world not the center of it.

      I am so sad. I am going to take my naval lint and go and sit in the corner. I can't even find a moccolate. Life blows at times.

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      Mark G Weller 

      6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      I was believing you for a second lol. I agree with Bill, I will write what I want and hope for the best!

      great job here and Voted Up!

    • MickeySr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      Barbara Kay ~ "#2 seriously works"

      Tell me about it - I've published hubs on theology (which is something I'm well versed in), music (which were nearly scholarly pieces), and original poetry (from the heart) and I've never had any hub get so many views and comments so quickly as this one, just pretending to be about 'how to increase hub traffic'. It took me by surprise.

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      Laura Izett 

      6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Voted interesting. I do what works for me- I start a conversation...even itf it's on a topic I don't know much about like one of my hubs about leaving the gay lifestyle. Don't know anyhting on it, but I wrote on it and it attracts people and they discuss and comment on it- thats just one example of many.

      I hope people "get" your parody and dont take the "advice" too seriously.

    • T4an profile image


      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I loved this hub and actually it made a lot of sense. Writing about what people are interested in that day would be the key to success. Who cares what I did with my leftovers last night? Voted up!

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      Cheryl Van Hoorn 

      6 years ago

      Hey, hang on, it wasn't serious? We really aren't just randomly chasing down readers to make us famous in this little macrouniverse of the trading powers and healing breath of the magic of numbers and popularity? I mean in all reality we learnt this lesson very, very well whilst in high school. Isn't popularity the first lesson of the day, the main point of lunch and the jockeying for position at the table and the thing that defines the cool patterns of the universe? My God, was the chase for popularity a lie? Has my world been so twisted out of shape? Are you really telling me more or less that I don't need to be popular?

      Oh dear, I don't know if I can go on...I feel so abused. My life is a lie. I will have to retire to my condo and mocholatte and contemplate the universe further with this information using the the belly button lint that has never failed to guide me in a path of strength in my eternal quest for the meaning of life the universe and everything.

      P.S The lint did tell me what the answer was-42 of course.

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      Thomas Swan 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      You might get some down votes from people who were offended and didn't care to read on. I voted up though, quite a funny hub!

      Hopefully the truth in this hub will start to dissipate with the latest google changes.

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      6 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Appreciated !!!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wow! I'm glad this is a parody; I had concerns for a second. Great hub and your message is right on! I'm going to keep doing what I do in hopes that someone out there will want to read quality rather then google trends.

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      Dennis L. Page 

      6 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Voted up and funny. As I began to delve into your article I kept thinking, "Oh boy...another person who is out to flood the net with lousy written pieces, all in an effort to just get views." Thankfully I didn't give up and continued to the end where I delighted in the realization that we both share the same dream of writing quality stories and keeping our fingers, toes and legs crossed that people will actually read what we have written. I love it when people have the ability to sprinkle satire throughout their stories and you did an excellent job in that regard.

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      6 years ago

      #2 seems to be working. You are getting traffic and comments. I also agree that you have to put some thought into what your audience wants to read. The content is crucial. Also Hubs don't necessarily have to be too long. I am having better success recently with shorter lighthearted hubs.

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      6 years ago from Kentucky

      The sad thing is that your #4 & #5 seem to be all too true. Gossip, How To's, and Recipies seem to get the majority of the attention. What's even sadder is what that says about the attention span and interest direction of today's readers. Huffpost seems to have it down! (Btw, how about Cyrus's new tattoo or the brewing feud between Howie and Howard on America's Got Talent!!!???) Good Job!

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      Ron Hawkster 

      6 years ago from United States of America

      Mickey! It worked! I put some colored roots inside a cat and the cat inside a black sack and then sold the devil's sole and all of a sudden I have a traffic jam at my hubs. Thanks man. That was the best advice ever.

      Hey, why apologize? Hardly any of my hubs are serious. What's money for? To ultimately buy happiness. Writing makes you happy. So write and it'll be a direct path to getting some happiness. Not only that, it'll make us new friends online, and no amount of money can buy friends. But writing can.

      Conclusion: writing is better than money.

      I have upped and liked this hub, and am now following you, my friend.

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      6 years ago from Sydney

      Heeeheeeheeehe! O I love it! You cheeky lad! Very good. Love it. Will take your advice under investigation. (Little shy about the cat's thigh bone, though, I think she would miss it).

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      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Well you sure know how to write an eye catching, jaw dropping hub!!!

      Truth is if we want to make money writing we have to work out what it is that people want to read, yeah? I think there is a distinct difference in the way we write for love & or money...really got me thinking & had a bit of a laugh to (horseshit ha ha)...good job...cheers & votes

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      Patty Kenyon 

      6 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      I think this article is interesting, and I am sure people will find this article very useful; you never know who might search for this topic on Google!! Personally, I love reading/writing a little bit about everything and anything regardless of what is trendy. And often read articles that I find interesting and then search more about the topic in Google or other search engines.

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      Barbara Badder 

      6 years ago from USA

      I took you seriously until #1. There may be some truth in writing about what people want to read about instead of what we want to write about. #2 seriously works. I wrote one and got so much traffic to the hub that I could hardly believe it.


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