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So, how do I increase my readership?

Posts: 5
on 07/24/2012

I'd love to know. Right now I'm only at 7 pages here, but I'm at over 100 pages at Hubpages and I keep getting the same problem. After a certain level of traffic, it just stops. It won't go past that invisible barrier. So, my general article traffic is stuck at a constant level. :/


Thanks in advance for your advice!

Posts: 1210
on 07/24/2012

Keep in mind that the intitial "surge" of traffic is often internal (on the site i.e. HP or WZ authors reading yours stuff- your "fans/followers"), so that likely accounts for that traffic you're experiencing.

Readership is about having a well written portfolio of articles, covering a large subsection of concepts/niches. Also it takes time for your articles to season and beat out all the new stuff and to become syndicated (backlinks, people sharing it with their reader base/friends, etc...). To speed up readership you will need to promote your articles and it's about hitting the right trends at that point. 

The best advice I can give is to just write write write and give it some time to season. Don't be impatient, you never know what article will start trending out of nowhere and start to generate a buzz, that buzz is awesome when it yields enough backlinks or link on the right highly trafficked site to make that article stay popular- these would not be trendy topics but rather timeless topics that trend and get attention due to a variety of factors from news happenstances to just the right person saw it and just happened to have a huge reader base they want to share it with.

I wouldn't even worry about earning or getting a lot of readers before your 300th or so article, by then the first 100 likely will start seasoning and like generations, each will sprout out and synergistically it should bud out and create article pollen :) (backlinks)...

At first your job is merely to learn to write better, build better articles, learn monetization techniques, and write write write- it's much easier to deal with promotion when your work is seasoned and perfected.

If you build it, they will come.


Posts: 477
on 07/24/2012

Winiterfate, Jerrico is absolutely right. I'm relatively new to this stuff myself. But, if you need a bit of inspiration just letting you know that I'm getting a good number of views now compared to what it was when I began - mostly google traffic and other sources. 

Not earned even a single cent as yet though, but the traffic is promising :) I just began getting module clicks and hopefully with time some amazon sales


EDIT: Just made 2 sales on Amazon yesterday they aren't related to my Hubs nor wizzes I guess it's someone going on a camping trip :D But, not sure whether it was wizzley that brought me the sales. I guess it is :)

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Posts: 847
on 07/24/2012

Also, be sure to read and comment on the Wizzley articles of fellow writers. That will make you feel better and you could get some sales out of it.

As your articles mature, you'll start getting more hits.

Brenda Reeves
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