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Maybe it was me afterall...

  1. Richard-Bivins profile image88
    Richard-Bivinsposted 2 years ago

    After reading that fellow Hubber Jimmythejock was seeing good results on a brand new account, I decided to start my own new account and try to separate myself from my original LiveWithRichard account.  I haven't talked to Jimmy (James Patterson) since so I don't know how well his new account is performing.

    Well it’s been just over a year now and even though I have only published 8 hubs, this new account is outperforming the original account with 5 times as many hubs.  This new account has earned a Rising Star accolade and has passed 51,000 page views.  The old account passed a million page views but I have deleted over 160 hubs.. it still has nearly 700,000 page views but the 46 remaining hubs are barely getting a 100 views a day.  I’m still disappointed over that account that peaked at 16,000 views a day.

    I think it’s time to step it up on this new account considering I am making payout every other month with so few hubs.  My old account had mostly sales types of hubs and very few that were modeled after Stellar Hubs, those that are, are still getting the majority of views.  With this  new account, all my hubs are modeled after the Stellar Hubs and I haven’t placed any Amazon or Ebay products.

    I’ve had a Hubber score in the 90’s since the second week of creating it; very few followers, and very limited commenting or participation in the forums.  All of that I find are distractions anyway.  Creating Hubs that meet or exceed a searcher’s expectations is what is making this new account thrive.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image92
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago

    So are you saying you feel the old account may be suffering from some kind of penalty, or is it just that you've written better Hubs in the new account?

    1. Richard-Bivins profile image88
      Richard-Bivinsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Marisa, probably a little of both.  My LiveWithRichard account probably got hit for having too many sales hubs but even now that they are all but gone, there hasn't been any noticeable improvement.  With this new account, I've only written hubs in a style that I know meets or exceeds the quality standards that HP is looking for.  No complaints... I did that years ago...

      I just want to focus on creating hubs that fit the Stellar Hub profile. It seems to be working real well considering that less than 2 percent of my total traffic comes from internal sources.  Search traffic is finding my hubs and that's really the way it is supposed to be.

      I came at this new profile like I was a brand new Hubber.  All the old advice about following, commenting, being active in the forums, backlinking anywhere and everywhere, hasn't played a role.  Creating Made for Pinterest images, and writing content that exceeds what the competition has written is key.  Plus staying active on G+ and Twitter has helped.

  3. janshares profile image86
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Fantastic news, Richard-Bivins, good for you. I've come to believe the same, at the end of the day, it really is about the quality hub. I wish you continued success.

    1. Richard-Bivins profile image88
      Richard-Bivinsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Janis.  As I look back on my "career" here at HP and all the time I put into crafting hubs, nearly 300 of them at one point, I wish I had known this from the start.  HP was less than 2 years old when I started so what was new for me was new for them as well.

  4. lobobrandon profile image82
    lobobrandonposted 2 years ago

    Richard I see that you mentioned you had more product related hubs than stellar hubs.

    You know that product review hubs can be stellar hubs too right? Just add relevant info, links to helpful stuff and organize it well.

    1. Richard-Bivins profile image88
      Richard-Bivinsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for your opinion loborandon but my experience with the LiveWithRichard account has left me bitter on that issue.  Besides, I want to showcase my writing talent and not my salesmanship... I can do both pretty well.  I'm not taking any chances on poisoning this new account with sales hubs.  I can do without the Amazon income, even though it was incredible a few years back.

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That's cool Richard. But if you're interested anytime you could always create a new account for sales stuff. It doesn't have to be under your personal name. I got one such account myself.