I Recently had a big jump in traffic due to a couple of my hubs making it to the front page of Google. While I am obviously thrilled, I wanted to try and dissect why? Is it simply a matter of time before Google decides if it likes you or not? If so should I expect to wait around a month before any of my Hubs see real traffic since that's how long it took these ones to develop. Or will Google treat me better now that I already have high ranking pages. Or could my recent jump have something to do with the rumored Panda update? or could something else be the cause?
Like I said I am actually thrilled and couldn't be happier with hub pages. Currently I only have 6 hubs due to time constraints plus I have really just been experimenting. Now I am seeing double figures (cents) daily which may not seem like much but is huge for someone who has never earned any residual income before.I just want to know why I am doing well so I can replicate my success.
Citizen10, I noticed the same thing, yesterday. When doing a search of two of my how to hubs, they were on the first page, and get this, ahead of eHow! So, I hope this is a sign that the Google Gods have smiled on us thing time. PS Lots of Red Arrows! And already made $2.54 and it's only 8 AM!
It sounds as though this latest Google Panda update has actually been positive for HubPages, probably due to removing or demoting lower quality competition from the results. Congratulations!
I had the same thing. 1 of my hubs is ranked #1 and the other, is on the 1st page. @ of my other hubs are not 1st page yet, but have improvement 10-fold. I attribute this to the last update and from me toying with keywords and my hubs titles. I hope it stays.
This is probably a simple question but how can you tell what page on Google you are on? Do you just Google your page headline or key content?
Congratulations on your traffic jump. I hope it continues for you. In my experience it is not "just a matter of time." Some hubs take off right away, some not for months, and some never go anywhere. Even when you start to get traffic, it can go away just as suddenly as it comes. Google is a fickle creature.
What Sherry says!
Congrats on the sudden uptick, citizen10. I'm excited for you!
Obviously there are things we can do to boost our odds of seeing traffic (create high quality, search-friendly content, contribute new and original information to the body of work that is already available, run heavy competitive research, etc.) there never really is telling what Google will love and what Google will ignore.
Knowing this sudden high traffic excites me. Hope I will have mine too. Here we go the good news about HP traffic in spite of many traffic complaints. I like it.
I have had a jump in traffic as well. Pretty much all my traffic is due to only one of my 4 hubs. However, my other 3 hubs normally get a few views a day now. My income has doubled as well. Normally averaging in double digits cents per day.
Make sure you are logged out of any Google service first. Even then, G. will serve up results based on your browsing history. We all see different results for the same search.
Yes, I had a jump in my Hubpages traffic as well as my own website. Google did make another adjustment and my traffic has settled a little after a few days, but over all it has increased. People who are producing good content are the ones who are generally being rewarded. The good news is that Google is apparently going to be able to make adjustments fairly quickly now if you have hubs or a site that has been penalized and you made corrections for those penalties. Before, any changes that were made had to wait weeks or longer until Google made another manual adjustment.
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