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Niche Site Bragging Thread

  1. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    Ha! Got a niche site hub outranking wikiHow. Yes I do. Who else is doing good?

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      I had six of my hubs moved to a new niche site this week-end.  Too early to know how they are doing yet but everything appear to be working well, including Pinterest etc., .............. so looking good.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Pinterest is indeed a major player. I started a thread about that, but it got shunted, http://hubpages.com/technology/forum/13 … -me-emails

      2. Jayne Lancer profile image90
        Jayne Lancerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        I see they've created feltmagnet.com - I must have missed the announcement.

        1. sallybea profile image97
          sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Yes, as far as I know there has been no announcement, only an email to myself.

    2. Jayne Lancer profile image90
      Jayne Lancerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, my niche site hubs are also doing better than they were on the main site.

    3. Kaili Bisson profile image95
      Kaili Bissonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      I was just on Goog searching for 'coriander or cilantro' and I noticed that a Delishably hub by Gord Hamilton is top of stack.

      1. Chriswillman90 profile image92
        Chriswillman90posted 7 months ago in reply to this

        That's very good. Hubpages always had talented writers but they've been bogged down by spam and nonsense akin to a content farm. These niche sites if done right could allow those authors and writers to shine.

    4. FootballNut profile image60
      FootballNutposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      On what search term? And how many search terms is it out ranking wikihow on?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 6 months ago in reply to this

        "Aroused Porcupine Mines of Nevada - The Untold Story"

        1. FootballNut profile image60
          FootballNutposted 6 months ago in reply to this

          bit long winded for a human to actually type in them exact words....

          1. lobobrandon profile image81
            lobobrandonposted 6 months ago in reply to this

            Not really... Just typed that in two days ago and was surprised to find a HP niche site ranking up there. That was the first time I entered a niche site via Google.

            1. FootballNut profile image60
              FootballNutposted 6 months ago in reply to this

              yeah but who types more than 3 words in when searching? 10 people max.

          2. paradigmsearch profile image91
            paradigmsearchposted 6 months ago in reply to this

            Not a problem, porcupines are the target audience.

            1. FootballNut profile image60
              FootballNutposted 6 months ago in reply to this

              So, if I use ONE WORD that being "porcupines" on search engine sites, will your page be displayed above wikihow, and the thousands of other sites?

              1. paradigmsearch profile image91
                paradigmsearchposted 6 months ago in reply to this

                Only if you are an aroused porcupine.

                1. FootballNut profile image60
                  FootballNutposted 6 months ago in reply to this

                  which I am....lol

                  good thread mate.

                  Guessing hubpages is a waste of time.

                  1. Kiana M Kirkland profile image75
                    Kiana M Kirklandposted 6 months ago in reply to this

                    Hey. I just started on hubpages, and I don't understand what you guys are talking about ..why are people's hubs being moved? Why could hubpages be a "waste of time"?

    5. RachaelLefler profile image92
      RachaelLeflerposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      I got one put on Reel Rundown. I hope it does just as well there. A lot of the anime hubs got moved there.

  2. Jesse Drzal profile image82
    Jesse Drzalposted 7 months ago

    Perhaps the will just tell us via newsletter from here on out. That would be my guess.

  3. WordCrafter09 profile image86
    WordCrafter09posted 7 months ago

    I just went to look at feltmagnet's home page (so that's where they're putting "photography"...).

    (Can't resist sharing this, although maybe the newest people on here won't see the joke.)   Anyway, I couldn't really read the categories well (not HP's fault, my screen's) and when I saw "Sculpture" I thought for a couple of seconds that it was "Scripture".  I thought (appropriately enough, maybe; and much to my horror), "OMG!!!!   They're moving all the religious stuff over here!!!!!  WHY ON EARTH.....).  It's amazing how many visions of tons of junk from the religious forums, or religious arguments on religious Hubs,  one can have in a couple of seconds.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    I've got two theories as to why HP didn't announce the latest niche site.

    A. They're tired of our bitching and moaning.

    B. Rampant theft problems.

    Probably a combination of both. big_smile

  5. Adam Harkus profile image60
    Adam Harkusposted 7 months ago

    4 sites (so far) moved over to the new spinditty site (music)...

    I feel a little tingle inside !

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
      Jesse Drzalposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Yea buddy..congrats.

  6. meloncauli profile image99
    meloncauliposted 6 months ago

    How do I know if mine have been moved and more importantly where to. I have a few Hubpro symbols and snipped symbols. Thanks

    1. Judi Bee profile image86
      Judi Beeposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Have a look on your "My Account" page.  Under "Filters" - "Select a site".  The drop down menu shows you which hubs are placed on which sites.

      1. meloncauli profile image99
        meloncauliposted 6 months ago in reply to this

        I dont seem to have 'select a site in any of my filter dropdowns . Thanks

    2. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      In addition to what Judi says, you also receive an email.

      1. meloncauli profile image99
        meloncauliposted 6 months ago in reply to this

        Had snipping emails but none about them being moved. I guess they havent been moved.

  7. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
    LuisEGonzalezposted 6 months ago

    Well no matter how well written, popular, exciting  or whatever my articles are nothing on the site with the idiotic name...Felt Ma..something will never ever  do well!

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      What is your problem with feltmagnet? Every post of yours recently has been bashing it. Most people are not even going to look at the domain name...

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
        LuisEGonzalezposted 6 months ago in reply to this

        The name does not fit with the topics. If I have an issue with the name that's my problem. Don't like it ? Don't read them.

        Very few people will visit a photo site with that name rather than another with a more "photo or visual" sounding one. Visual arts do not fit or rather belong next to articles on how to cut plywood at Home Depot for example like some that are there.

        1. lobobrandon profile image81
          lobobrandonposted 6 months ago in reply to this

          Say it once or twice then not on every niche site thread like a troll. Some times I wish we could block people on these forums.

          1. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
            LuisEGonzalezposted 6 months ago in reply to this

            Thread lightly before you call someone a troll. Censure yourself if it bothers you. That's how I feel about the name, period.

            1. lobobrandon profile image81
              lobobrandonposted 6 months ago in reply to this

              Yeah it's not a personal attack or anything. I do like your other posts. Just put yourself in the teams place. The decision is made and nothing can be done about it now. It definitely isn't something I would want to see again and again especially on a thread which is a positive view of the niche sites If I were working at HP.

              1. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
                LuisEGonzalezposted 6 months ago in reply to this

                You are more than likely correct and I am sorry if I got all worked up. I just really hate the name. But as others have said lets give it time and see where it leads.

        2. Jesse Drzal profile image82
          Jesse Drzalposted 6 months ago in reply to this

          Block feature would be terrific!

        3. Sherry Hewins profile image95
          Sherry Hewinsposted 6 months ago in reply to this

          They were already on a site with those articles before any of them got moved. They were already on a site with a name unrelated to their subject.

          1. sallybea profile image97
            sallybeaposted 6 months ago in reply to this

            Said like a Pro.

          2. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
            LuisEGonzalezposted 6 months ago in reply to this

            Precisely because it was non derivative it was worth looking into. Felt is felt no matter how you spell it. But enough said. Lets hope this works out for everyone.

    2. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      FeltMagnet seems to be doing fine in my book.

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
        LuisEGonzalezposted 6 months ago in reply to this

        It is great for your since many of your articles deal with felt. Good luck with it. Hope it works out

  8. agilitymach profile image98
    agilitymachposted 6 months ago

    PetHelpful is doing great from my standpoint.  Case in point.  I have been on HubPages for 3.75 years.  In that time, I have had just over 9,000 views from HubPages itself.  Since PetHelpful went live just a while back (2-3 months ago?), I have already had over 2,700 views from it.  At this rate, in one year, I will have garnered almost many views from my selected hubs at PetHelpful as I did from all of my Hubs on HubPages in four years.  Pretty good!!

    I am guessing that since only the best articles are chosen for the niche sites, people are enjoying browsing the site.  They won't run into a lot of bad articles, making them leave.  Instead, they are staying and reading.

    Also, since having many (but not all) of my Hubs moved to PetHelpful, my overall views have gone up by 1/4 - in just two or three months!!  I had one article on PetHelpful go what I consider "viral" (60,000 views in a few days).  It went viral with no marketing on my part.  I know "viral" is a subjective word, and some would consider 60,000 to miss their idea of viral by quite a bit.

    I am hoping HubPages is seeing these kind of numbers over all of their niche sites.  They deserve to be recompensed for all of their hard work.

  9. Barbara Kay profile image85
    Barbara Kayposted 6 months ago

    Niche sites have brought my traffic back up a little. Anything that helps I'm all for.

  10. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 6 months ago

    Well most of my hubs that were moved to niche sites has tripled in traffic! I hope it continues...

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Same here smile

  11. Jodah profile image85
    Jodahposted 6 months ago

    I have two hubs on two seperate niche sites so far..DenGarden and PetHelpful..and they have both started to increase in traffic. One is now my top traffic hub and the other has constant red arrows, so can't complain.

  12. Gcrhoads64 profile image95
    Gcrhoads64posted 6 months ago

    I'd do a happy dance, but I don't want to jinx the traffic increase.

  13. julieann26 profile image80
    julieann26posted 6 months ago

    I have one article on a niche site so far and I didn't receive an email about - found it by accident when I was taking a look at it.

    My article is on ReelRundown which is still relatively new so I don't expect traffic to pick up much for a little while yet.

    1. meloncauli profile image99
      meloncauliposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Hi. How did it identify as on a niche site please and how did you know the new url? Thanks

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    Jordan Levanposted 6 months ago

    I just started hub pages!

  15. Margie Lynn profile image83
    Margie Lynnposted 6 months ago

    I had two of my recipes moved to niche, I just started and I thought they had unpublished them! Hehe, had to do some research to figure it out, was so excited! I really love this site!

  16. lobobrandon profile image81
    lobobrandonposted 6 months ago

    Just thought that I should add, that one of my hubs on the niche sites is now showing on the Google Knowledge Graph too wink For a particular keyword, which I will not mention.

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      How nice for you to be recognized by Google as an authority!

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 6 months ago in reply to this

        Well a small tip: Use Tables and Lists on your hubs that are doing well. That should get you onto the knowledge graph (a possibility). But definitely worth a shot. See what kind of list or table the current site ranking has and make something better. I am going to try this out myself on another hub, would be nice to have others try it out as well.

        The first one was natural, I didn't add anything with the intention of getting on the knowledge graph.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      I hadn't heard of that, thanks for mentioning it.

      For others who haven't heard of it, I found this: https://www.google.com/intl/es419/insid … ledge.html The short video there explains all.

  17. norlawrence profile image84
    norlawrenceposted 6 months ago

    This is the first time I visited here.  I am new to Hub Pages and totally lost.  Have submitted articles for years but Hub Pages frustrates me.  I can not figure out what to do.  All the comments were helpful.
    Thanks

    1. agilitymach profile image98
      agilitymachposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Go to The Learning Center and start reading.  It takes a while to get adjusted. smile

  18. Stacey Foster profile image85
    Stacey Fosterposted 6 months ago

    I started on HubPages a couple weeks ago. I've published a total of four hubs and two have been moved - one to FeltMagnet and the other to DenGarden.
    So I guess that means I might know what I'm doing?
    When it first happened, I just assumed it was a grab to keep you interested, like those poetry sites that publish your work so you buy the book, even if your poetry is garbage, haha.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations! You must be doing something right. Welcome to Hubpages.

  19. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 6 months ago

    So far: Delishably (2), ReelDown (1), KindredBond (1), LetterPile (1)

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      I gotta tell ya... The niche site traffic is truly a thing of beauty. HubPages is back in business.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 6 months ago in reply to this

        I do believe you are right - the wait was tedious but worthwhile.

        1. lobobrandon profile image81
          lobobrandonposted 6 months ago in reply to this

          I hope this brings some of the writers back. Having strong niche sites with plenty of really good articles would only increase traffic across the board.

  20. yecall profile image73
    yecallposted 6 months ago

    In my particular case, no I don't think at least to my knowledge that I am on any of the niche sites.  However, perhaps I am, and I don't know it.  It is fine since I really don't care.  I just like writing whatever I am interested in, 'ya know?

 
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