I just glanced at my stats a few minutes ago and saw something startling. My piece on porcupine puffers that was moved to PetHelpful has seen a tenfold increase in traffic! And all the new traffic is from Google!
I've felt the traffic to HubPages was somehow throttled by Google for quite some time because the number of views that a few specific hubs were getting from Google were oddly regular. Instead of the expected ups and downs as the popularity of searches on the topics waxed and waned, they seemed to hit a maximum number of views from Google, never to exceed that number. In the past, the puffer fish article had seen Google views that were anywhere from single digits daily to four digits daily, but once it moved to HubPages, it only saw views from Google that seemed to max out at a certain two digit number and seemed to stay in a very specific range. It's never, ever gotten views on HubPages like it's gotten today.
I am very proud for you. Enjoy a bit of your success for me Thanks.
Thank you. I didn't do anything special, the hub got moved to PetHelpful a week or so ago and suddenly its views are more like what I'm used to seeing on my information pieces online. It looks like these niche sites really are the key to getting rid of the Google slap!
There's more exciting news. If you look at the Aquarium topic page on PetHelpful, my hub is not at the top of the "popular" hubs for the topic, which means the hubs that are above it must be seeing a substantial uptick in views, too!
I guess I just had to see some sign that these niches would provide the distance needed to disassociate hubs from HubPages enough to get rid of the Google slap before I could feel they were worthwhile.
Yep. Page one of Google you are. And near the top at that. Congrats!
Thanks for checking. That makes me very happy.
I can't wait to see what views are like for everybody once more niche sites get going! It's just one unusual day, but I've seen zero Google surges like it on any piece I have on HubPages before. I've only seen real traffic spikes from Bing, Yahoo, and assorted social media sites since my move to HubPages.
I hope everybody sees a return to a more normal number Google views on the niche sites.
Didn't you once mention you thought Google might be throttling views to HubPages, paradigmsearch?
We have seen some people who have seen traffic rise and some who have seen traffic fall after the move to niches. On the whole, it seems positive news but I am looking forward to some real stats from HP.
Guessing that they will wait at least six weeks after launch.
I'm sure that they will. I'm guessing that the old "Google boost" to something new applies, which means it will take a while to settle down. I know that my one hub on the pets niche has about doubled it's meager traffic, but don't know how long that will last.
Happy for you, Kylyssa. Very cool, always keep hope alive.
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