I've read recently that after 100 hubs your traffic "explodes," and it's because Google starts seeing you as an "authority" with over 100 pages of quality content and directs more traffic your way. Can hubbers with over 100 hubs please comment on whether or not it's true?
Hi kalinin, I have 243 featured hubs and traffic is ok but I didn't notice any increase after I passed 100. Maybe if you write on a niche topic, Google may then consider you an expert, but I don't have a niche. I know it really only takes one of your hubs to go viral and it can set off a chain reaction. Good luck.
Hi Jodah! Isn't poetry your niche? ;-)
It is my preferred form of writing kalinin, and originally I would have considered it my niche. But only about 1/3 of my hubs are poetry now.
There are way too many variables to consider but I hope this is partially true when I cross that line. I've heard many point out how traffic really increases after you hit the first 10K views, which takes into account how practical and view worthy your hubs are over the amount of hubs themselves.
How recently was the advice you were reading written? Several years ago it did seem true that after 50-100 hubs, Google traffic would pick up. Many people, including myself, affirmed that trend -- however, of course, results were different for everyone. I don't know that I would describe the traffic uptick as "exploding."
I believe that may have been back in the day of subdomains, however. I'm thinking it may not apply now that we are all one huge site (Hubpages.com) rather than our own mini sites (subdomains).
I am quite thick when it comes to this sort of stuff, so someone who knows: please chime in!
Traffic has more to do with SEO and strategic use of keyphrases. Quantity can be good though.
I have a few hundred featured articles as well. I don't recall any magic happening after 100 articles. You've just gotta keep cranking through them. Stick with a high-level topic.
This was a common experience when we had our own sub-domains. At one time, Google assessed each sub-domain individually and since one of its criteria is size, 100 Hubs did seem to be a kind of magic number. Traffic didn't "explode", but it did improve.
A while ago, Google stopped assessing each sub-domain individually - which is why HubPages has now got rid of them, as they weren't offering any benefit and it enabled them to rearrange the site into categories, which they hope will be beneficial.
So now it doesn't really matter whether you have one article or a thousand, each one is part of whatever category it belongs to on HubPages, and how well it does will depend partly on the standard of the other Hubs in that category. If there's already a lot of great Hubs on that topic then yours will rank low and won't do well - if there's a lack of good Hubs and you write a great one, it will do well.
Many people think that producing many, many hubs is the way to earn well here, but I don't think that is true. Some people can get millions of views on one hub an practically none on hundreds.
The key is to write well on low competition subjects that provide the type of information readers need. That is very, very hard to do because so many people are now producing online content.
Competition can be real killer!
I have seen plenty of hubbers that do no better even with 100, 200, or more hubs. However, most of them give up after only 30 or 40 so it is really hard to tell.
As far as your question goes, I can only answer based on personal experience. No, it does not "explode". Traffic does get better, both because even a few page views per hub adds up to a lot, and you are much more likely to have a few successful hubs if you have published more. (Back when I only had about 100, I always had 3 or 4 with over 100 page views per day. Now that I have about 300, I always have about 10 hubs with over 100 page views per day.)
Anyway, even if it does not explode, just stick with it and keep writing interesting articles and things are going to improve.
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