I read somewhere that it takes 1 to 2 years for a hub to mature enough to begin getting any significant traffic. Anyone knows why it takes that long?
Partly because Google's ranking algorithm gives more weight to older pages.
I think what HP said was that hubs reach their fullest potential 2/3 years after publication.
You shouldn't be waiting until then to see traffic though. Hubs should start receiving organic traffic within a few months. If they're not, then there's a problem.
One reason that older hubs have more traffic is that they have more backlinks. If your hub is useful, people will post it on forums, Yahoo answers, and other web sites, and (maybe) the Google algorithm considers this when determining their rankings.
But, as Susana points out, it should not take you that long to see any traffic. Some of my hubs get good traffic right away, and thus are placed higher, noticed more often, get more backlinks and better ratings with time. If you have a hub that has almost no traffic in the first several months, it is because it is not being searched for or Google has ranked it very low. (I have a few that have almost no traffic, but I realize not many care about a Lingala name for a Basenji or a Tuareg name for an Azawakh. Google ranks them at the top but no one searches for them.)
I know when I started five years ago, I heard that it takes about three years for a hub to mature and settle into a respectable rank. I'm not sure that's still true because of the sheer volume of online content.
Some hubs never take off even if they're well written. My best performing hubs are those that were published in my early years, having had time to build their own links.
Same here, Rebekah - and some just took off, while others (even if they're well-written) haven't caught on.
Makes me wonder how challenging it is for those developing new content to get traction these days. Although, it can indeed be done!
So I guess my traffic views are okay for 66 hubs and my highest view is eight two but according to this I'm doing fine I just wish I could get more traffic to my hubs
I wish this is true that the older it is, the more traffic it gets. It is not true from my experience. If the hub is one that people search for and find useful, traffic is there whether it is new or old. Unless,you update your old ones, it will just vanish from view.
I think it takes such time for Google to detect if such articles are those meant to last long on the web (ever green), and must be updated regularly.
But it is important to know that not all take such duration of time.
I have hubs that receive over 150 traffic (each) per day but they have stayed for about a year on Hubpages.
Above all, hubs targeted at a particular location updates in few months (about 5) e.g unemployment in Nigeria, and corruption in India.
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