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Using Hidden Pages To Promote Your Website?

Here's something interesting I noticed! When you hide a page on your website, Google tries to figure out if people might be interested in it and direct people to the page.

I had this happen to my color flatting tool, called Flatton , first. I had made a free online tool that allows you to flat comics pages. Pro artists weren't very positive about it, so I kept it online—it costs me nothing to keep it online—but I had no links to it.

Then, Search Console told me it was directing most people to that page on my website. I was hosting it on practicedrawingthis.com, and as I want that website to be about drawing exercises, I decided to move the Flatton tool to its dedicated website: flatto.nl .

While setting up this blogging site, Google search console told me it was sending the most traffic to the—again, hidden—perspective grid tool I had once made.

I decided a perspective drawing tool was something that might be useful to people interested in drawing exercises. So I put it on the practicedrawingthis.com website—but, again, hidden. And now Google Search Console tells me it is sending the most traffic to that page!

It is also something I had experienced on Instagram. I purposely did NOT use hashtags. And eventually, Instagram then decided to promote my pages for me and started showing my posts on their explore page.

I can imagine why it would work that way. The algorithms are trying to stop people from growth-hacking, from using search engine optimization. So if the algorithm sees none of the signs it usually sees from people trying to grow, it becomes curious and tries your post out on people to see how they respond.

I am okay with it. I just added a subtle link to the drawing exercises at the top of the perspective grid drawing tool.

Could this be an excellent way to generate traffic to your website? You create a web page that is useful to certain people and wait for Google to send traffic to that page. Then you add subtle links *cough*ads*cough* to your main page on these pages.

Of course, I just brushed off several other pages I think artists might like to use. Here they are:

A 3D model of a skull , a 3D Model of an eye , and a 3D model of a cube which you can rotate inside your browser, for drawing reference.

A comics course.

The perspective grid drawing tool.

So there it is. Now we wait for Google to pick these up and try these pages out on people. Could raising awareness for your website be that simple? Just create pages that are useful to people?

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