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Does Hubpages Stop Sending you Traffic if you Stop Witing Hubs?

  1. 2besure profile image82
    2besureposted 19 months ago

    I haven't written anything on HP for about two years.  I still come by occasionally to comment, or post to the forum.  I noticed that with 174 hubs I get about 100 pages views a day.  Just wondering if real traffic is sent to those participating, rather than those who are not.  What has been your experience?  Do you have to be continually writing hubs to be 'sent' traffic?  Oh yes, my Hub Score is 80.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Most readers find Hubs via search, so one of the main things that can affect your Hubs reaching a large audience of readers is SEO for the subject and keywords that apply to your Hub.

      This forum is related to Tips for Improving Traffic

      HubberScore has an effect on links in that authors with a HubberScore lower than 85 have links in Hubs set to no-follow.

      1. 2besure profile image82
        2besureposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        First of all, sorry for misspelling the word, "writing" in the title.  I didn't have on my glass when I wrote this  morning in bed!

        Furthermore,  thanks everyone for your input.  I will try to be a more active on HB, even if I am not writing.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      HubPages doesn't "send" you any traffic.    All HubPages does is act as a platform for your Hubs.  It's the search engines who decide whether to send you traffic, and the search engines don't really care whether you're active or not.  Far more important is whether you're writing about subjects that people are looking for.

      Your Hubs can get some traffic from other Hubbers if you are active on the forums, commenting etc, but that's usually a small proportion of your overall traffic.

    3. peachpurple profile image79
      peachpurpleposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      i had stopped writing at HP for 1.5 years, because I focused on bubblews at that time, with 120 hubs, i get 119 traffic views with 79 hubscore. Then, I started to participate in answering questions, forums, which my traffic picked up. Actually, if you are not active, you don't see any improve traffic.

    4. Paul Maplesden profile image91
      Paul Maplesdenposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Something that Google does take into account is the 'freshness' of your content (how recently it has been updated.) - No one outside Google knows how much it affects traffic as it's one of over 200 signals, but it does have an affect.

      I have noticed that the hubs I don't update do see a (gradual) decline in traffic; there don't need to be significant update to a hub to drive it up in the rankings again; just adding and updating relevant information is a good signal to the search engines that your content is up to date.

      1. 2besure profile image82
        2besureposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I have noticed when I upgrade my hubs, I get a red arrow!  So you are right!

    5. promisem profile image94
      promisemposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Search engines respond to site activity. You have a unique subdomain, so anything you do with your account will usually result in some positive response from the search engines.

  2. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 19 months ago

    The internal traffic might disappear but with the right content and keywords you can get traffic for evermore from Google.  In theory.

  3. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 19 months ago

    Have you checked how many of your hubs have been "unfeatured"--those ones do not get listed by search engines.

    1. 2besure profile image82
      2besureposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      95% of my hubs are featured.  I started deleted the one that are worth fixing.  Sometimes you look at a hub that has been un-featured and you totally get it!  LOL

  4. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image86
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 19 months ago

    Thanks peachpurple for the tip.

  5. Thelma Alberts profile image82
    Thelma Albertsposted 19 months ago

    I think as long as you participate in forums, read and comments other hubbers hubs every now and then, it will help your traffic to rise. That´s what I have observed with my traffic.

  6. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 19 months ago

    Keywords, content, promote, promote, promote.  You want search engine traffic to be your primary traffic source.

  7. Uzochukwu Mike profile image62
    Uzochukwu Mikeposted 19 months ago

    I cannot believe that with that huge amount of hubs, you get about 100 views per day. With about 121 hubs, I receive more than 1000 views per day.

    All depends on keywords and search engine.

  8. lisavanvorst profile image79
    lisavanvorstposted 19 months ago

    I notice when I am not active in writing on hubpage or I do not comment on other hubs, my score drops. I currently have writer's block, so seeing my score has dropped from 80 to 78 I at least read others and commented. It also depends on what you write. I mostly write short stories and poems and apparently this is not as popular as educational hubs, food hubs and commentaries.