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7 Articles on How to Increase Traffic to Website That You Should Read

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Learn how to get free traffic to your website

Learn how to get free traffic to your website

How to Get Traffic to Your Website

I have read several good articles on how to get traffic to your site or blog, written by several talented writers here, on HubPages. I bookmarked some of these articles but didn't do for all that I had read. This created a problem when I wanted to search for that particular article as I had forgotten the author's name as well as the title.

Directory of Top Articles on Getting Website Visitors, on HubPages

So, I decided to compile a directory of the top articles on getting website visitors, written by fellow Hubbers on HubPages, as an easy reference, not just for me but for all of us. This way, you need to bookmark only this article instead of having to bookmark several different sites.

The listing is not in any particular order of merits.

If I missed any articles that you think should be listed in this directory, please let me know in the comment section, below.

Quick Recap on 'What is Website Traffic'

Before we go to the directory, here is a quick recap on "What is Website Traffic".

If you want to make a lot of money, then you need website visitors to go to your site, read your article, and get paid through Google Adsense. The more visitors that visit your site, the more money you will make. If they click on the advertisement or buy items on your Amazon or eBay capsules, then you may earn additional income.

Increase Website Traffic

So, how to get lots of website traffic, or more specifically how to get free traffic?

Getting these free website visitors or traffic is one of the most crucial work for all of us who want to succeed in doing online business. It is a continuous task and you must constantly be doing it. It is not just the internal traffic from HubPages but most importantly, organic traffic through the search engines.

How Are the Articles for This Directory Selected

There are several excellent articles written on how to get free traffic to your site by gifted writers on HubPages. It is really tough selecting them.

I use the Hubscore as a reference to the popularity and effectiveness of the way the article was written (keyword, SEO friendly, etc.) as one criterion in the selection.

I also select articles that have something unique and different, so that you will learn something new from each of the listed articles in this directory.

So, what are you waiting for? Read the following articles on ways to get website traffic to your site.

Getting Traffic

1. Grab that Traffic! Improve and Increase HubPages Traffic by missolive

missolive's article on 'Grab that Traffic! Improve and Increase HubPages Traffic' gave 20 valuable tips on how to improve and increase traffic, and followers to your website.

She also provides links to related hubs that will support your effort in driving traffic to your site. These include links to SEO techniques, keyword search, and back-linking.

One of the techniques that she uses to get traffic, that stands out from the rest of the other articles listed here, is the need to ANALYZE.

By ANALYZE, she means doing research on how the top Hubbers get top Hub Scores, SEO and keywords used for the URL-title, tagged words used, seeing how the first paragraph is worded to incorporate the URL-title and keywords. This will also include reviewing the Amazon and eBay capsules, and strategies used on how the hub is formatted.

Phew!!! These are time-consuming and a lot of work, you will say. But you want to succeed right? So why not copy and follow the leaders and successful people!

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Get Free Traffic

2. Unusual Ways to Get Free Traffic by Barbara Kay

Unusual ways to get free traffic by Barbara Kay list eight unusual ways, including using to get free traffic.

Barbara sells books on She also has an interest in crochet and offers free crochet patterns on her crochet website. Every time she sells books on Amazon, especially in the craft category, she will include the URL to her crochet website. She will also highlight the free crochet patterns that are available on that website. Since anything free is worth having, people will definitely visit her website! So that was one way how she drives free traffic to her site.

If you have something similar, you can follow this tip, not just for but maybe on eBay as well.

Improve Your On-Page SEO to Help Drive Free Traffic

Improve Your On-Page SEO to Help Drive Free Traffic

On-Page SEO

3. Get traffic with ON-PAGE SEO - Tweak Your Hubs - 60DC by sunforged

sunforged's article on how to get traffic with on-page SEO is easy to follow especially since he relates the story of how to succeed in the hot dog business, as an analogy, to help explain the importance of marketing and getting traffic to your website.

He suggested that you use keywords in your title, in the URL, in headline and sub-headline, repeating those keywords in the body of content but not too much as it could be interpreted as spamming, in ALT attributes, and in the file name, amongst others.

Post a Link on Reddit

4. Increase Website Traffic by Posting Links on Reddit -- Part I by alocsin

Although most of the articles written on how to increase your website traffic will include posting to social bookmarking sites such as Reddit, I decided to include alocsin's article as it gave specific instructions on how to do this.

The article is written in two parts and there's also the introduction:

So, what is Reddit? Reddit is a social news website where members can post either a link or a text "self" post. Depending on how and where you post your link, you will see a temporary spike in traffic.

However, you still have to work hard on other methods to get long-term traffic.

Please remember that Reddit has strict rules on how to particulate on its website. If you don't follow the procedures, you could end up being banned from using your account.

Drop in Traffic

5. What to Do if Your Subdomain has a Sudden Drop in Traffic by HubPages, Learning Center

While this is not about how to increase website traffic, it is still relevant as you may experience a sudden drop in traffic and you should know why and how to redress this problem.

The article listed four possible reasons why you had seen a dropped in traffic and four steps to take, to rectify this.

Another good article from the HubPages Learning Centre that you should check out is How to Update Hubs to Increase Traffic.

Share, to Drive Traffic

6. Do You Like to Share? Let's Help Everyone Get More Readers! by Brett.Tesol

You probably have seen the word "SHARED" in many comments on Hubs, lately.

HubPages is a great community where members help and support each other.

If you come across a good article, then one way to help and increase traffic to this hub is by SHARING it with your followers. Although this is only internal traffic from HP, it still helps.

Brett.Tesol's article explains why and how to do this.

NOTE: By writing this directory, I am also SHARING the articles written by these writers, but not just internally to my followers on HubPages, but externally to other readers, as they will get picked by the search engines.

Traffic Calendar

7. Hubpages Tip: Make a "Traffic Calendar" by Greekgeek

This article is not about how to get traffic to your site on a long-term basis. It is about how to get a temporary increase in traffic by writing on the specific subject matter.

Greekgeek gave a brilliant idea of taking advantage of specific annual events such as Christmas, to drive seasonal traffic to your site. You do this by writing quality articles specific to that season and events.

Make a traffic calendar of all events or holidays for each month, that might get traffic and write an article on it.

It is that simple!

How to Get Traffic to Your Site - Directory of Top Articles on Getting Website Visitors, on HubPages

I hope this compilation, How to Get Traffic to Your Site - Directory of Top Articles on Getting Website Visitors, on HubPages, will help you in improving your library of reference materials for success in your on-line business.

Please let me know if there are other articles on how to increase website traffic, that should be included in this directory. Ideally it should have tips and advice that are not in this directory yet.

Have fun and success in your writing and on-line business.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Mazlan A


Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on July 02, 2020:

Hi Jo, thanks for dropping by, and thanks for bookmarking this hub.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on July 01, 2020:

Great hub. I'm going to use this for sure. I've been on HubPages a while but have not worked at it very seriously but plan to get back to it and try to improve my traffic, update articles and add some more articles. I've bookmarked this hub. Will be back. You've given me something to do for a while.

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on January 01, 2019:

Jeff, you are welcome. Thanks for dropping by.

J Zod from Nairobi on December 31, 2018:

Hi Mazlan,

I really appreciate the effort and time you have taken to compile this useful directory. It will certainly help me and others to improve our hubs and earnings. The insights you have collected from other veteran hubbers are golden nuggets of wisdom that will stand the test of time. Thanks

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on October 13, 2017:

Thanks Reginald

Reginald Thomas on October 09, 2017:

Hi Mazlan

Thank you for this list. I am sure that it will help me a great deal.

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on May 11, 2016:

Hi ruthanitha, thanks for dropping by and commenting

Ruth Anitha from India on March 03, 2016:

Nice Post, really enjoyed reading through and Informative.

Jacobb9205 on April 24, 2015:

Hello again greatstuff, Firstlt, I appreciate your respnoce. Thank you for the creative common website, I actually searched it and found some images I could potentionally use. I will go through my hubs later and try to update them with

the best images I can find! Also, thank you for the other royalty free sites!

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on April 23, 2015:

Hi Jacobb9205 . For royalty free photos, I usually go to Creative Common website at and will usually use CC photos from Flickr. Other websites with CC & royalty free photos are from Wikipedia, Pixabay, Canva,, Unsplash. etc. There are many more and you can google free stock photos for these websites. However, Flickr has lots of decent CC photos and you can start with them.

If there are no photos that relate directly to your hub content, think what else you can use that can link to your hub.

In my article on Issues on Malaysian Tax for Expatriates and Non-Residents, there not many interesting photos on Income tax, so I use photos on Malaysian lifestyle to show the excitement of working in Malaysia.

Hope this helps

Jacobb9205 on April 23, 2015:

Greatstuff, Yes, the earlier hubs don't have images as I can't find any without the risks of copyright. Better safe than sorry, right? I did apply the strategies to the old ones to

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on April 22, 2015:

Hi Jacobb9205. I went through your profile and noticed that some of your earlier Hubs do not have photos. They are also short and concise. The newer hubs are OK. You should update those old hubs and incorporate the tips and strategies that you had already applied to your new Hubs. Thanks for dropping by.

Jacobb9205 on April 21, 2015:

Thank you for listing and explaining about all these hubs, I have actually been going through them all and applying the tips and strategies to my hubs so hopefully I can start getting more views! :)

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on August 09, 2013:

Hi Laurie, welcome to HP and I am glad this directory will be of use to you. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

LaurieNunley517 from Deep South on August 06, 2013:

Thanks for this great directory. I'm a newbie and this Hub is a big timesaver for me...since I mostly, don't know what I'm doing!

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on May 03, 2013:

This is a terrific compilation, and I thank you for pointing me to these articles. I'm a bit short of time right now, but am bookmarking this hub for later when I can give each article the attention it deserves.

Voted Up++ and shared


moonlake from America on May 03, 2013:

Very interesting enjoyed your hub. I have been to most of the hubbers you list but there are some I have not seen before. Thanks voted up and shared.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on May 03, 2013:

This hub was a wonderful idea! We are always looking for ways to improve our traffic and you have listed some very useful hubs, all in one place. I am bookmarking this hub as well as pinning it so I can continue to come back to it and visit the other hubbers articles your have mentioned here. Great job! Voted up, useful and sharing! Thank you! :)

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on September 23, 2012:

@StephSev108 Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Getting traffic to your site is important and these selection of articles will help

Stephanie Marie Severson from Atlanta, GA on September 23, 2012:

Awesome info! Thank you!

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on May 27, 2012:

@Brinafr3sh & Angela Brummer, thanks for visiting and for your comments.

Sharing your hubs on FB to get traffic is a great idea, Brinafr3sh.

Yes, you are right Angela, using Amazon to get traffic is rather interesting.

Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on May 26, 2012:

I am very intriqued by the approach! Thank you for the great information!

Brinafr3sh from West Coast, United States on May 11, 2012:

Hi, this is cool info on how to get traffic to websites. Another way is to share a couple of your hubs on Facebook, people will begin to click 'like' on them. Voted up.

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on May 10, 2012:

@viquar, Thanks for visiting and commenting. Appreciate it.

viquar from Hyderabad, India on May 09, 2012:

Thanks for sharing your research. You listed almost all the top articles for getting traffic to your hubs. It is a good idea to create directories of top articles to get visibility to your hubs.

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on May 09, 2012:

@Trinity M, I am pleased that you found this directory on website traffic helpful. Thanks for dropping by and for voting.

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on May 09, 2012:

@Robert Erich, Thanks for the visit, the vote and for sharing. Yes, I look forward to the program as well and I was wondering if we can work together, giving support, critique etc for all our assignments? (is that allowed?)

Trinity M on May 09, 2012:

Interesting hub. Thanks for putting it all together for us. Voted up.

Robert Erich from California on May 08, 2012:

greatstuff, this article is, well, great stuff! I look forward to working with you in this apprenticeship program and I enjoy your compilation of great writers here.

Voted up and shared.

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on May 02, 2012:

Hi Movie Master. Thanks for your kind comment. The tips and advice given by the writers are very useful and I have started to practice them, like putting keywords such as website traffic, how to get free traffic; into the comment capsule, as it will get picked by the search engine. This was written in ktrapp's article.

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on May 02, 2012:

Hi ChristyWrites, I am glad you find this directory useful. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on May 01, 2012:

This is so useful, what a great idea - I will certainly check them out!

Thank you and voted up.

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on May 01, 2012:

What a great list of references, thanks now I have even more help!

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on April 30, 2012:

Hi Angie, thanks for dropping by, the vote and the compliment. Articles on getting website traffic are useful for references and I am glad you will be bookmarking this hub. Thanks.

Angie Jardine from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ... on April 30, 2012:

Wow, greatstuff ... great stuff!

This is such a handy piece I have saved it to a special folder (now we don't have Bookmarks anymore).

Thank you so much for your hard work ... voted up etc.

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on April 30, 2012:

jessicaseo, thanks for dropping by and commenting. There are several articles written here on how to get website traffics, so this compilation, hopefully will help.

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on April 30, 2012:

Hi Ethan Green. I am glad you find this directory of articles on how to drive traffic to your website, useful. Thanks for dropping by and wishing you success in HP.

jessicaseo from INDIA on April 30, 2012:

Hey GS,

Pretty useful information you have collected to create this hub and I must appreciate this of your useful time that you took out for helping each one of us. Today where value of backinks has fallen, it's the visitors only who could help you rank faster in Google.

Ethan Green on April 30, 2012:


Thanks for this. I am new to hubpages, and this is exactly the kind of article that is helping give me an idea of what lies ahead in terms of the work I need to do. Many thanks!


Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on April 29, 2012:

Hi geoffclarke, Thank your for stopping by and commenting. Getting website traffic is one of the most important part of our work, so this directory, hopefully will help.

geoffclarke from Canada on April 29, 2012:

Hi greatstuff, this is a really useful summary of how to generate traffic. Thanks for compiling it - I'm looking forward to trying some of these techniques!


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