I am curious to know if others have done what I have done over the past year. During that time I have moved content to my blog that became unfeatured here on HP. They seem to do well on the blog. My views on the blog have increased with these additions.
Have others had this same experience? Below is my current blog views as of about two minutes ago for the past week or so. Nothing spectacular but they do beat my "current" HP views. Of course not all articles on the blog are unfeatured Hubs that have been moved, but at one point in time I did have close to 150 featured Hubs here and now I am down to 57 I do believe.
This is good to know, because I've recently moved a Hub to one of my blogs because the Hub had been in and out of featured status for a couple years probably. I decided on those kinds of Hubs I'll start moving them. Like Marisa, one of my blogs traffic went up after the latest Panda update while my Hub traffic dropped sharply.
Sounds like some sound reasoning. Hope that it works out for you. It is good to hear that our blogs are coming up a tad and getting more traffic! Thanks for sharing, NateB.
My blog is doing better than my hubs no matter what I put on it so what ever HP doesn't want I gladly put on my blog. My writing focus has been more on my blog than writing forums lately. I feel more in control of things there.
Until very recently, my blog views were always less than my Hub views. However my income per visitor was always far higher.
After the recent Panda update my blog visitors are substantially up and my Hub visitors are down.
Adding relevant posts to your blog, even if they're not attracting a lot of traffic themselves, adds to the volume of keywords and therefore your blog's reputation with Google.
I think overall the recent Panda and Penguin did not have any major impact on my views here on HP, but I am noticing a higher viewing average on the blog, so maybe those updates helped the blog and slid by my HP subdomain.
Google said that one of the objectives of the last Panda was to give small- and medium-sized specialist sites a fairer chance, and in my case I feel they've actually done what they promised (for a change!!).
I was not aware of that overall, but that is a good thing and there does seem to be some upswing on the blog, so maybe I am in that "lucky" category. Now if people would click more on my Adsense ads on the blog!
Of course you specialize in one category only and I am sort of all over the place at times.
My blog views are less than my Hub views but the earnings vary from day to day. Generally, my blog gives me more. I have more of my time in HP recently because of the edits from Squidoo. I think with more time for my blog, it will earn really well.
Thanks for sharing aesta. Sounds like some good news. I always like to hear from others who blog and see how they are doing. It is a different ballgame than HP or Squidoo, etc.
My earnings on my blog have not yet surpassed my HP earnings. I am working on that and am making some headway, but it is a slow process for sure!
I have 50 something hubs left as well Dale. Down from 300 at peak to 100 a year ago.
I also have two sites and three blogs. None of them get much traffic and they certainly don't make any money. Pennies.
I have been removing content from HP but so far only the poor stuff. Most of that is for the bin - there is no point moving something that is under-performing or not good enough. Why spoil your own site?
My current thinking is to put a year into my new site and see where that takes me. Make it my main thing rather than an occasional half-hearted effort.
First target... a search visitor! It is quite new.
Search visitors are hard to get in the beginning, but they do come. It is easy to get traffic from social media from your shares or the shares of another, however search visitors are like aliens needing a specific space map to find your landing pad. Good luck in your website and blog endeavors!
I started a blog at the beginning of the year based on a couple of my more popular hubs. It took about 4- 6 months to build up some traffic, but in terms of google traffic, it does better than my hubs. Earnings (which are small!) fluctuate more at the blog, but are a little better overall. The exceptions are when a hub gets a big pinterest or facebook bump.
I have not physically moved any hubs to my own sites but I have rewritten all of my hubs into different and I hope better versions on my own sites.
My own sites get considerably more visitors and earn a huge amount more than I get here on hubpages..
However I see no reason to just remove stuff from here if it still get visitors as most of my pages still do.
There are a few of my hubs that I should get around to removing but then they will not be getting published anywhere when I do remove them as I know they are not what I should be publishing today.......
That is invigorating to learn that you are making more on your sites versus HP. Well per article anyway via whatever earnings program you have installed on your websites. So far I have not been able to come close to earning "more" at all. But, if you are doing it, that does mean it is possible. I have been researching some on how to increase my earnings on my sites and stumbled across a site called "thegrid" (not posting the whole URL here but a search will provide details). This is a unique and upcoming concept on websites and SEO. I have become a founding member there and have some great expectations.
My general suggestion to bloggers and hubbers is to follow the rules as on hubpages. They are there because google likes it that way.
Panda update fights against thin content so those 1250 words hubpages like is a real deal. Add a lot of images and embed videos and traffic will come.
I have one website about RC helicopter reviews and I wrote around 15-20 reviews till now. Reviews with a lot of images and videos and pretty long text are getting nice organic traffic.
I get around 4000 unique visits per month and make around $10 on it on adsense. Didn't build any links and have no social media accounts yet. With a bit of promotion that could be much more.
I know that money is not a big deal but that niche is pretty low rated on adsense. Also, traffic is going up.
So if you choose more expensive niche it may give some nice money after year or two of blogging and promotion
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