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What am I doing wrong?

  1. Engelta profile image82
    Engeltaposted 19 months ago

    I am active on Hubpages, I promote my hubs everywhere I can, I have new readers everyday, and new followers every two-three days, I get positive comments or thumbs up, I have written new hubs... I don't know what I am doing wrong :S
    This one for example http://engelta.hubpages.com/hub/How-to- … a-hair-bun
    is a hub I have worked on a lot and promoted a lot, but it has not raised :S.. English is not my native language, so I have been thinking if writing is my issue.. Can you possibly help me by pointing out my mistakes? Thank you smile)

    1. colorfulone profile image88
      colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I see you have a One Million views accolade.
      I see you are using photos from lulus.com and they are copyrighted images. --- Do you have permission to use those images? 

      Are you trying raise the score? 

      The photos about "hair bun" are from http://blog.lulus.com/?s=hair+bun&submit=SEARCH 
      "COPYRIGHT 2015 LULUS.COM"

      1. colorfulone profile image88
        colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I looked at your SEO hub also and it has images from other sites with their brand names on the images. That is a "mistake". 

        It says in your profile that you "aspires to become a lawyer".
        I hope you will learn about copyright laws on the internet.

        You are doing something RIGHT to get 1million views in 12 months.
        But...

      2. Engelta profile image82
        Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Hubpages won't allow me to put links in every single photo, so I have put them away :S I will try to change that though, or at least write the site in a caption. The thing is that I find these images on google, and they do not have a copyright or anything like that :S Is it my bad?

        1. PegCole17 profile image89
          PegCole17posted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Google images are not all free to use despite putting a link to them. It's best to find photos that are clearly marked with creative commons usage and free to share with proper attribution. Try Wikimedia Commons images and be sure to note the copyright restrictions.
          http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use

          Congratulations on the high traffic views. You're obviously doing something right.

          1. Engelta profile image82
            Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            So, if I find and upload watermarked photos I am OK?

            1. PegCole17 profile image89
              PegCole17posted 19 months ago in reply to this

              Directly from the link above you will find this info: It's NOT okay to:


              http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12367944.jpg

              1. Engelta profile image82
                Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                oh, thank you:)

        2. colorfulone profile image88
          colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          No, it is not that you are bad. I am sorry if you felt that way. I believe you are fairly new to writing online and did not know what you were doing. We all have to learn somehow and having a supportive community on HubPages is a great place to learn.

          We could learn from you on how to get more views.
          I wish you success going forward.

        3. Enigmamity profile image85
          Enigmamityposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          How can you be so sure that it is free from copyright, Engelta?The next time select only those images labeled for reuse. All the best.

    2. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Does your traffic come from search engines or social media? I think it's possible that search engine traffic brings up scores, I think this was said somewhere on a forum or blog post. Search engine traffic tends to lead to people staying on the page and maybe buying something, etc. I think social media traffic tends to flit through quickly, and I think time on page has something to do with score. Maybe see if some SEO work on keyphrases in your title might bring in more "quality" traffic.

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Although according to this http://blog.hubpages.com/2015/02/26/an- … -hubscore/ traffic is less of a factor in Hub score. But I think search engine traffic tends to interact more on articles and stay longer on the page, which are factors of Hub score.

      2. Engelta profile image82
        Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Oh, that is what I have been thinking too! I think I have lost traffic from search engines when I have been focusing on social media!

    3. jonnycomelately profile image86
      jonnycomelatelyposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I have written a couple of comments to you on that hub.  Had not noticed the copyright issue until Colorfulone mentioned it.
      You are obviously trying hard, but I reiterate the point about legalities and becoming a lawyer.  I hope this experience stands you in good stead for the future.

      1. Engelta profile image82
        Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks!! I will try do better in other hubs, or I will fill the photos' captions when I will edit the hubs.

    4. peachpurple profile image77
      peachpurpleposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Get your photos from pixabay or freedigitalphotos, those are free to use images

      1. Engelta profile image82
        Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        You were very helpful! Thanks big_smile

    5. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Using a sock to make a hair bun is a beauty trick that I learned over thirty years ago, and it's an even older method really.  What about doing that or using that method is described on your Hub and nowhere else?  Unless you can show an old trick in a new light, putting up very commonly known information might not draw as much of an audience as you anticipated.

      1. Engelta profile image82
        Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Yeah, you are right in fact, but this hub also has different hair models, and it is one of my very first hubs. It has done well nonetheless.

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      yefesosabuposted 19 months ago in reply to this

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      1. jonnycomelately profile image86
        jonnycomelatelyposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Hi folks.... check this site out....

        http://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/netjob80.com

        I cannot be sure, but it would be worth a LOT of caution, in my opinion.

  2. belleart profile image95
    belleartposted 19 months ago

    The Hub seems great to me, lots of information and photos to help.  Its possible your not getting enough views from Google, but I've also noticed that even if I get hundreds of views from fellow hubbers its not enough to bring up my score unless I have some google views too.  Great hub though, I'm so trying that messy bun! smile

    1. Engelta profile image82
      Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Yeah, I think Google has something to do with it. I am not getting many views from Google lately. This might be a serious issue :S

  3. Good Guy profile image93
    Good Guyposted 19 months ago

    !2 months with over a million views is a very great achievement.  It took me many years to reach that.  I think you are referring to your hubber score showed on your photo.  How are your average hub score?

    1. Engelta profile image82
      Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Not good :S It has fallen to 60 this days, and my Hubberscore to 54.. but I have had them up to 82 before and they stayed that way for like 3-4 months until this month they fell to these low numbers \\..

      1. Good Guy profile image93
        Good Guyposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Not to worry too much about the score value.  Believe me, your view stats of over a million in such a short period of 12 months speak greatly for your hubs.  Readership/pageviews is what is most important.  This will also enhance your ads earnings, I am sure you know that.

        1. Engelta profile image82
          Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          I know that, but I have realized that the HubberScore has an effect on my earnings.

          1. Good Guy profile image93
            Good Guyposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            I don't think hubber score has anything to do with ads earnings. Only pageviews.   Maybe some knowledgeable hubbers can comment on this.

            1. Engelta profile image82
              Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              I say so because I have realized that for the same amount of views, I have earned less or more money depending on my hubberscore.

              1. colorfulone profile image88
                colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                This post by Maffew James about  Advertising CPMs is interesting and helpful. I think it has more to do with earnings than our hubberscores do.
                http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/130110#post2727689

            2. NateB11 profile image92
              NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

              I think the effect might be in the reverse; if you don't get quality traffic, then earnings drop; I think quality traffic has something to do with Hubber score, though traffic generally has less to do with the score; it does indirectly affect score though, because I think quality traffic tends to stay on the page longer and interact in some way.

              1. Engelta profile image82
                Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                This is exactly what I am trying to figure out: HubberScore is linked with traffic from Google or not..

                1. NateB11 profile image92
                  NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

                  One thing you can do is look at Google Analytics and find out how long people are staying on an article. If they stay awhile, it looks good as far as Hub score goes.

                  In Analytics you can go to Behavior in left side bar; go to Site Content and then All Pages; from there you can see Average Time on Page for each article.

                  1. Engelta profile image82
                    Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                    I will check it right now.

                  2. Engelta profile image82
                    Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                    I checked it.. The average time is 18 sec. I think that is not much, I do not know. But I checked the other months as well [when my Hubberscore was 82] and even then the average time was 18 sec.

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image83
    The Examiner-1posted 19 months ago

    Have you looked at how you are doing in Google Analytics? They will tell you whether viewers are reading your Hubs all of the way - or only part of the way - through from beginning to end. If they are not reading them all of the way then there is not enough interest in the Hubs to keep them reading.
    You may have to spice up the contents a little. Just because you have high traffic and views does not always mean that you are doing well. You have to look behind the scenes to know the entire whole truth.

    1. Engelta profile image82
      Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Where do I look if they read a hub from beginning to end or just partially?

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
        The Examiner-1posted 19 months ago in reply to this

        All you can do is go to Google Analytics and click on Reporting at the top of the first page. When the second page comes up go to the left and at the bottom of the list you will see "Users Flow". Click on that. To the right you see sections with (short) names of Hubs - you have to get use to figuring them out.
        Hover above the green area and a white area appears which shows a pie chart. It explains that the blue is "Through" traffic (readers) and how many you have and "Drop Offs" and how many. The Hubs with more drop offs (red) are the Hubs which are not doing well. These are the ones which you have to improve somehow.

        1. PegCole17 profile image89
          PegCole17posted 19 months ago in reply to this

          This was really helpful, The Examiner. The Google Users flow report shows I need to do a lot of work...

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
            The Examiner-1posted 19 months ago in reply to this

            I am glad that it was helpful Peg. It was helpful to me.

        2. SheilaMilne profile image88
          SheilaMilneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          I understood that drop-offs were people who didn't visit a second article (More by.. or Related..).  Possibly more likely than people who left immediately.

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
            The Examiner-1posted 19 months ago in reply to this

            No. They are readers who do not finish reading the article.

            1. SheilaMilne profile image88
              SheilaMilneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              They can get all the way to the end without clicking on anything so Analytics has no way of telling.  When I queried this, I was referred to an article http://cutroni.com/blog/2012/02/29/unde … culations/ which describes how they do it.  It appears to be dependent on a "hit".

              1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
                The Examiner-1posted 19 months ago in reply to this

                I will read that because I seem to have many views but when I look closer they "Drop Off" but do not leave comments.

            2. psycheskinner profile image79
              psycheskinnerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              There is no analytic that tells you whether people read to the end of an article or not, only whether the next pages they go to is also on hubpages.

              The best indication of how far they read is time spent on page, but they may have spent that time staring out the window--no way to know.

              1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
                The Examiner-1posted 19 months ago in reply to this

                psycheskinner,
                When it says "Thru" (it shows in read in the pie chart) that is what it means - that they have read the entire article. "Drop Off" is when thy only read part of the article.

                1. psycheskinner profile image79
                  psycheskinnerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                  Through means they clicked through to another page on the same domain.  There is absolutely no way at all to know what they read.

                  http://www.rankraiser.com/rankraiser/di … drop-offs/

                  Drop off is just a word for bouncing that relates to more than the first page viewed.  Through is a word to describe people who do not drop off on that page but go to a second page in the same domain

                  IMHO a person who drops off may well be the perfect visitor, reading the whole article and exiting via an advertisement.

                  1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
                    The Examiner-1posted 19 months ago in reply to this

                    I did not read that site before since I received it just before I signed off. So I bookmarked it. I read both of them now and I see what you mean. I had more readers than I thought but for some reason they do not leave comments.

  5. Enigmamity profile image85
    Enigmamityposted 19 months ago

    How do I write more useful content? My bounce rate on Google Analytics is high which is not good news for me. Which sites should I read to enhance my knowledge base...I have written just four hubs till now and am hungry for more..Please provide me your valuable inputs and rate my hubs: my link is http://enigmamity.hubpages.com/

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
      The Examiner-1posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      First of all, this is not where you should be asking this but I looked over a couple of your Hubs. Even though your spelling and such looks okay you seem to have a problem with spacing - mainly before and after punctuation.
      You should also have 3 (or more) photos in your Hubs and use ones which are free for public use because you are supposed to show your source. In the FAQ and Learning Center you can find out which sites HP takes them from. I use Wikimedia Commons most of the time.

      1. Enigmamity profile image85
        Enigmamityposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks Examiner and sorry for posting my query here. I will update the photos and mention their sources.

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
          The Examiner-1posted 19 months ago in reply to this

          I was only making you aware of such so that you knew. What you do is search for a forum about what you are mentioning. If there is none then you need to start a new one or, if it is small, ask a question.

  6. Enigmamity profile image85
    Enigmamityposted 19 months ago

    I made the changes and my Hubscore went up! Thank you Examiner.

    1. Engelta profile image82
      Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      What exact changes did you make ? Because I am trying everything I can and I am not seeing results :S

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 19 months ago in reply to this
        1. Engelta profile image82
          Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          So you are suggesting that I edit all my hubs and put the sources to the photos? Is it OK if I put there only the name of the photographer? Or the link is absolutely necessary? Thank you smile)

          1. Enigmamity profile image85
            Enigmamityposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            See it depends on where you got the photo from. Try to get as much information about the photos as possible. Only if you don't get any link or such try including only the photographer's name.At least you are giving credit to the owner. Even I am new to Hubpages. I too, am learning smile

      2. Enigmamity profile image85
        Enigmamityposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Firstly as there were no grammar mistakes, I just updated my article on Net Neutrality based on the latest information that I could gather regarding the same. This was necessary because it is an ongoing topic and has to be updated as much as possible. Moreover, as suggested by Examiner, I removed all the photos and searched for Google Images that were labelled for reuse.You can check this in the Search tools option when you open Google images. Click on the not filtered by license option and make it labeled for reuse. I thus attributed all images and used only those which were legal. Try searching for images on search.creativecommons.org. Or you can do as relache has suggested. The Hubpages Learning Center can unfailingly give you awesome advice !

        1. Engelta profile image82
          Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Thank you so much! I will commit to edit all of my hubs photos ! smile

          1. colorfulone profile image88
            colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            That is great news. A wise choice to only use images that are legal to reuse.

            1. Enigmamity profile image85
              Enigmamityposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              Thank you colorfulone. I will share more info about this soon.

              1. Engelta profile image82
                Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                I edit 5 of my hubs, because I have 68, a lot to change in one single day. To the ones I made changes, I edit the title using the Keyword Tool provided by Google and added new images that are labeled for reuse, as you advised me. Lets see if it will work for me smile

                1. Enigmamity profile image85
                  Enigmamityposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                  You can add the hyperlink to the images in the edit image option and also mention the source. I am sorry if I am making you toil a lot.

                  1. Engelta profile image82
                    Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                    I have worked on the photos for the last days, put the source, double checked their quality, added tables, quizes and polls, and nothing has changed.
                    I am giving up on it sad I can't find out what the problem is.

  7. The Examiner-1 profile image83
    The Examiner-1posted 19 months ago

    Enigmamity,
    You are welcome.

  8. clivewilliams profile image81
    clivewilliamsposted 19 months ago

    1 million views! you should be giving a lot of us here advise including myself!!

    1. Engelta profile image82
      Engeltaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      hahaha thank you!! I have been promoting them a lot during summer in social media, because I had a lot of free times in my hands. The thing is I have not been very active these months, so most of the views are those by summer. Anyway, I have also always had a Hubberscore of 78-82, never this low sad. This is the first month for me that my Hubberscore won't raise, it has stayed 53 for a long time now sad and I am going crazy! haha

 
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