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Google Traffic After Months of Hubbing

  1. Chriswillman90 profile image92
    Chriswillman90posted 18 months ago

    I've been here over 9 months now and am finally seeing bigger traffic increases coming from Google. I've heard hubbers say it takes a while before you see Google traffic but even after 6 months and 50+ hubs it was incredibly slow (average 30-45 views over a 30 day period).

    Now I understand the winter season is approaching, which could partly explain why I've seen an increase but I imagine time has been a positive factor too. It'll be interesting to see if the steady Google increases continue.

    Also my question is does editing of hubs help enhance Google traffic further. I imagine it would but am unsure of the scale of impact.

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, it can take awhile to start seeing significant traffic. I don't think 9 months is unusual.

      Editing I think does help. One of my Hubs was edited recently and it's traffic increased significantly.

    2. Susana S profile image92
      Susana Sposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      I don't think the majority of your titles are very Google friendly though you could do really well with social media traffic if you make a shareable image for each hub. See Wrylilt's hub on MFP's.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 17 months ago in reply to this

      I noticed you have a lot of repeat wordage in your titles, for example" 100 dumbest questions About...".  Google does not like this type of duplicate content, and this can be hurting your rankings.

      I definitely would try to find a better variety of titles to use if you want to rank better.

      Using Google Search could really help you with this.

      1. Chriswillman90 profile image92
        Chriswillman90posted 17 months ago in reply to this

        That's a really good point and I hadn't considered it before. I fee like there's a lot of trial and error to be had that applies for many writers especially beginners.

  2. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 18 months ago

    The most important thing is your title and secondly, your competition.

    If you have a title which matches what people are Googling and there aren't many other articles competing with those same words, you're set.

  3. Farawaytree profile image88
    Farawaytreeposted 18 months ago

    Editing my hubs has also appeared to increase traffic a bit. Not sure why...

    1. The Reminder profile image65
      The Reminderposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      Me too. I think it's because google sees your hubs as ''active'' again?

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 17 months ago in reply to this

        Google likes it when you update your hubs. Also, providing better or more current information makes them rank better.

  4. Chriswillman90 profile image92
    Chriswillman90posted 18 months ago

    I'm still having a lot of trouble figuring which correct titles to use, and I agree that many of them probably won't help me with Google. I'll look into social media promotion via better images too.

    I'm sure Google loves when everything is up to date and relevant, so a good edit will help any hubber. I definitely read a hubber mention it before. Thank you Susana S and WryLilt for your suggestions; they were most helpful.

    Thank you for the additional input NateB11 and Farawaytree.

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 18 months ago in reply to this

      No problem. You could check out Wrylilt's Hub about using Google Suggest for getting titles for your Hubs to get more traffic. It's a good method. There are other methods, like keyword tools, but Google Suggest is pretty easy and is already right there on the search engine.

    2. Farawaytree profile image88
      Farawaytreeposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, no one wants to read an article that is outdated. I've only been here 2 months but I always make sure I update my hubs every week or two to ensure they are at least in the current month smile

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 17 months ago in reply to this

        If you write Evergreen hubs, you won't have to update too much.  You might get great views for a hub reviewing a current, popular video game, but after a short time it will be a has been, so you have to find some new trend.

        On the other hand, if you provide good information on a topic of general interest, for example, how to swaddle a baby, that information is not likely to need updating very much unless there is some big, new change related to it.

        1. Farawaytree profile image88
          Farawaytreeposted 17 months ago in reply to this

          True!

  5. Asher143 profile image61
    Asher143posted 17 months ago

    Do you want to Increase traffic at your Hub pages or any of your websites??

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      Nope.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 17 months ago in reply to this

        Shall we start a thread where we can talk? Has nothing to do with the current thread.

 
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