On this next lesson, we will learn about using another tool that is very popular today in the internet. Today we will learn how to use HubPages to generate traffic to your site. Similar to Squidoo, HubPages is designed for sharing advertisements and contents. HubPages environment allows users to create individual pages and post specific topics in it. HubPages was officially launched in 2006. Since then, it holds its place in the top 100 most visited web sites on the internet, receiving around 21.2 million visits and 99 million page views. I can see you see the potential here? Yes, this is one powerful website!
Considered as a user-generated content site, users can submit pages in an article/ magazine style and these will be posted as web pages, or also called as Hubs. Users called Hubbers can get all intellectual property rights to their Hubs, which is why it gained so much popularity. Hubbers can post topics up to 1,500 words. Yes, if you wish to write multiple hubs, you may write separate Hubs and link them using a feature in the site. You may also add pictures and screenshots into it. Plus it has other great tools available for use in order to enhance your Hub.
It has a strong backlink, and generates traffic through the HubPages site itself. So search engines can easily find you if someone will search your post. All of these great and amazing stuff you can have for free. Yes, for free, you can advertise your own website to millions of viewers around the globe.
Here’s how to use HubPages to generate traffic to your own site. This is an overview of the whole, really simple process.
1. First, type in www.hubpages.com and access the site.
2. Once in the cool environment, you may click sign in or join to register. Fill up and follow the process and click create my account.
3. When you are done, congratulations! You are now a Hubber on the site and you are now ready to create your own hub.
4. Post your article in the page, add pictures to it, or enhance it even more through the Hubpages tools, then post it.
5. Don’t forget to do our finishing move which is to attach a link to your site in your hub for easy access, in case others may want to follow you to your own site or product you are trying to sell.
Here’s an example, you may be the owner of a kitten or cat web site and you wanted to tell people about how wonderful they are plus hint on a few interesting books. Since you want to draw many followers online, you have marketing in your mind. So you sign up for HubPages at HubPages.com and post an article about cats or kittens. Probably you will include in there some excellent information about cat care. You may want to present it well so that viewers would want to know more about you and your blog. Then you go ahead and make a proposal in the end and say, “For more free tips about cat care, you may visit my free website www.everythingcatskittens.com.” So because your Hub was so informative and good, other viewers will begin to click on your link. Right there and then, you will create instant traffic to your website! Let us know how you use HubPages to generate traffic to your website.