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.
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.
HubPages has started a network of websites that are focused on different topics. For instance, "pets," "travel," "health," etc. The very best hubs are moved to those sites, which are being called "niche" sites. This is done to help boost readership and thus cash. By only including the best of the best hubs, Google will rank these niche sites higher, thus bringing in more traffic. I hope that makes sense.
As for HP being a "waste of time," that will depend on the user. I certainly don't find it so. I do very well here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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