I'm not sure how HubPages compares to Squidoo as far as functionality goes, but it is clear from the traffic over the past two years that Squidoo is doing a much better job building traffic and overcoming the Google updates than HubPages.
http://www.semrush.com/info/hubpages.com - Feb 2011, HubPages peaked at 7.8 Million monthly views and now stands at 2.6 Million monthly views, as of Jan 2013. Pre-March 2011 were the HubPages "glory days" that many Hubbers talk about. By March 2011, HubPages traffic dropped to only 1.4 million monthly views after Google's Panda update hit and stayed near that level for about six months (ouch!).
http://www.semrush.com/info/squidoo.com - Feb 2011, Squidoo had a traffic level of 3.9 Million monthly views and now stands at 5.6 Million monthly views, as of Jan 2013. Squidoo's traffic was barely affected by Google's Panda update, and the site has seen a slow but steady increase in traffic since the minor dip after Panda.
Not only has Squidoo far outpaced HubPage's traffic during the first month of 2013, but they also have grown traffic since the dreaded Google Panda update, while HubPages' traffic is still well below pre-Panda levels. HubPages has lost 2/3rds of its traffic since Panda. I would assume this is due to a combination of less Google searches showing HubPages content and less writers at HubPages publishing and promoting their content.
Any thoughts or insights into these stats would be appreciated.
You're much better off looking at the stats on Quantcast if you want accurate info. This is because Quantcast directly collects both Hubpages and Squidoo's stats (each site allows Quantcast to collect the actual info through a bit of code whereas semrush's stats are "best guesses").
Choose "global visits" and you can use the slider underneath the graph to select a date period.
You'll see both sites are roughly on about 1 million visitors per day at the moment.
I won't go into my analysis of why Squidoo has fared better than Hubpages since Panda as it would take me all day, but I might throw in a few of my theories later on.
by Paul Goodman6 years ago
http://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.comNot quite time to get excited yet and the figures are still well down from what they were before the two slaps. But let's hope that it's the beginning of a longer upward trend,...
by Dr. John Anderson4 years ago
The recent Panda update produced a typical change in traffic for HP shown below.I have often wondered why the change is so immediate and consistent. As shown in the image below it would suggest that the change is not...
by StormsHalted4 years ago
After the alleged Google alogrithim update probably after 10 December my traffic has fallen drastically from more then 150 views per day to 50. Traffic was steadily rising but after 10 dec it suddenly plunged showing no...
by Buildreps23 months ago
Just checked it on Alexa.com, and realized which (alleged) effect the Panda updates of Google has on traffic. Although I'm still happy with the traffic my Hubs have, are the foundations increasingly eroding. Are there...
by paradigm search2 years ago
Jeez, I check my stats this morning and it's a disaster. I run to Quantcast and discover it's all of HubPages and not just me. What the heck is going on? I even rushed to a calendar website to see if there was something...
by Marisa Wright5 years ago
I've just checked my Analytics and I can see a definite change in my traffic on May 3 and 4. My HubPages account seems to be heading for the toilet again, after recovering all its traffic in the last Panda. ...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.