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New vs Old Hubs on Niche Sites - Performance Evaluation

  1. lobobrandon profile image82
    lobobrandonposted 4 months ago

    Old hubs moved to some niche sites are seeing good improvements in rankings, any of you that have old hubs moved to a certain niche site and also a few hubs that are recently written that have moved onto the same niche site?

    If yes, have you seen good rankings on the new hubs too? Lots of factors need to be considered, but just a ball park figure (answer) is what I'm looking for.

    1. janderson99 profile image83
      janderson99posted 4 months ago in reply to this

      No change. The cream stays on top, no matter the container.

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        okay

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 months ago in reply to this

      I have now had 38 of my hubs moved to one niche, and one moved to a different one.  Every one of them is doing better, and some are doing extremely well.  What I find interesting is that out of 94 total hubs, those 56 that still remain on the mother site account only for 150 to 200 views per day.  That count does not seem to change much, even after hubs are moved up to the niches.

      I will add here that I have spent a great deal of time upgrading and sometimes totally revamping hubs that remain in an effort to get them moved...so far, this has been working for me.

      At the end of July last year I had just under 25,000 views.  Right now, already, I have more than doubled that number.  I'm sure those numbers will drop after the summer season, but for now, I am very happy to see them...finally!

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Awesome TT2. I'm sure your other hubs will also be moved over soon enough.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 months ago in reply to this

          Yesterday I had the highest number of single day views ever!  I know this can't continue, but it certainly feels good.  Compared to some people here, my views are not great, I just passed 560,000 yesterday after more than 4 years here.

          However, I write for a limited market and my work is seasonal, so I guess I'm doing OK!

          1. lobobrandon profile image82
            lobobrandonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

            Wow I just surpassed 0.52 Million. We passed the half million mark within days of each other. So you're definitely doing well big_smile, better than me for sure.

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 months ago in reply to this

              Yes, but you're doing it with just a hand full of articles.  I've consistently had between 90 and 147 during my years here.

            2. janderson99 profile image83
              janderson99posted 4 months ago in reply to this

              I'm 5.5 mil, but hardly ever been niched

              1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
                TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 months ago in reply to this

                ...and you have over 1100 articles here.  If they're bringing in those kinds of views, you don't need niches!!

    3. Solaras profile image91
      Solarasposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Hi Brandon:

      Over the last 3 months I have written 3 hubs.  The one that stayed on HP, written in June,  is languishing - 1-2 views a day.  The older two, written in early and late May, were transferred to the niche site. One of them is doing about how my better hubs on HP would start out, with 10-15 views a day (mostly coming from my other articles not Google).  The other picked up steam within 45 days and is getting 110-150 views a day.

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Cool, thanks Solaras. I plan on writing some for dengarden since I know that site is doing well. I'll keep you all informed.

  2. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 4 months ago

    Many of my old hubs that were moved to niche sites had increased traffic. But I had two new ones that were moved shortly after I published them. Those two are not doing any better than any other new hub has in the past. I guess new hubs need to develop a ranking with search engines no matter where they are. But that makes sense.

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      This is what I was looking for. Thanks Glenn.

  3. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 4 months ago

    I only have two new hubs on a niche site and they are not in 'hot topic' areas so they will take a year or so to get decent traffic, if they ever do.

    Hubs with high potential written a year or two ago, (after HP fell into a pit of SEO hell) have suddenly got the traffic they deserved after moving to a niche.

    Well established pages with good traffic previously (that were in a relentless death spiral on HP for a couple of years) have gone back to where they once were on the niche sites.

    I would like to try some 'hot topic' pages (I noticed a potential pokemon topic, for example) but the hurdle represented by the editors puts me off.

  4. DrMark1961 profile image91
    DrMark1961posted 4 months ago

    Interesting question. I have had 3 of my last 4 hubs moved to niche sites but have not seen a difference in their performance; they appear to be taking time to get ranked, just like the older hubs.

  5. makingamark profile image75
    makingamarkposted 4 months ago

    Just for a bit of context - hubs I've removed from the site and published elsewhere are now getting at least ten times the traffic they got on HubPages.

    The ones I've moved are ones which cluster around a niche topic and now sit on a new website as pages.

    In other words if content is moved from the main HubPages site and moved to a very dedicated niche site with good set-up, design and editing then it will do very well.

  6. lobobrandon profile image82
    lobobrandonposted 4 months ago

    Useful info. Thanks for the comments everyone.

  7. livingelysian profile image88
    livingelysianposted 4 months ago

    How do you know when your hub has been moved to a niche site? And where can we find the list of niche sites? Thanks for the discussion.

  8. Julie Nou profile image85
    Julie Nouposted 4 months ago

    Deleted all my old hubs. I wonder if new hubs can be moved to niched sites also. I dont see much feed on my HP and it's not like the good ol' days either. The hubpages seems to be the epicenter of all the niche sites, idk exactly where all the other posts that are not on niche sites appears.

 
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