Interesting to note that traffic to niche sites now represents 84 percent of my total views. About half of my hubs have now been moved. I think HubPages got it spot on when they made the decision to move to niche sites. Has this been your experience?
Absolutely! When I joined here newly, I had written a few hubs which were just featured. But, the views were minimal. After I learnt how to make better hubs, they were moved to niche sites. I have been having most of my traffic due to the niche sites only. I feel HubPages made the best decision by moving to niche sites.
Hi, SakinaNasir53 Good to hear that your experience has been a good one. I think you joined at just about the right time. At least you are not having to go back to update older hubs:)
Is it, however, possible that those hubs were always getting most of your traffic--because they choose to move you most successful hubs?
Not really. Honestly, I just had traffic when my family or friends viewed my hubs (when I asked them too). I got some views from HubPages. But, I never had traffic from Google before my hubs were moved.
That is true to some extent. I hope that as I continue to update the rest they might also be moved.
My experience has been uniformly negative. All of my old hubs that were moved to Dengarden lost ALL of their traffic and my new hubs that were moved to Dengarden soon after publication have never gained any traction. I get far more traffic from my hubs that are not on a niche site.
Initially when a hub is moved to a niche site (in my experience) I lose the majority of my traffic. After a month or so though, there is a traffic boom which holds steady. So all in all, the niche sites have been GREAT for me, even if they seem not to be in the first couple of months.
I'm very happy with the decision and I think it's what has set HubPages apart from other writing platforms.
Hi Sallybea, yes I agree overall the niche site moves and upgrades to the site in general were good decisions. Two of my hubs on niche sites are consistently doing much better. But as psychskinner noted, these were among my top hubs already getting the most page views.
I've had a couple hubs that now receive less views than they did before being moved. So it depends on the niche category and popularity of topic, IMO. I do believe, in my case, that it also depends on which subcategory within a niche a hub is placed that determines its success.
About the same here. Just 51 hubs on one niche site, out of 166 total, got 89% of the past month's views.
But as Psyche says, they are the best hubs, and have been for some time.
by Glenn Stok3 weeks ago
I noticed that hubs in niche sites no longer include the "More by this author" section below the hub. Is this just an oversight or was it a decision to drop it on niche sites?
by Dr Mark2 weeks ago
Over 1/4 of my hubs have not been moved to a niche site. They do not have much traffic from Google, so it is not HPs fault that they have not been selected. There is nothing wrong with them, but they do not have...
by Scott Bateman4 months ago
I'm very happy with the results of the niche sites. It's a win-win for HubPages and writers like myself. But I'm a bit curious about the process for choosing Hubs that go on those sites.One of my most successful Hubs on...
by John D Wilson4 months ago
The chart showed a loss of about 55% of the traffic on Hubpages in the last 6 months.I also looked at the traffic trends on some of the niche sites, and they don't seem to be making up for the loss.In fact the bounce...
by Jean Bakula8 months ago
I saw a big improvement in the payout I made today, because of the hubs that were moved to niche sites. But when I check the stats of those hubs, what I see is different. They get a big spike in views the first day or...
by Carolee Samuda2 years ago
I decided not to leave hubpages but since my traffic was split in half several months ago it seems as if my subdomain is struggling to get back up.We all know that Google, the internet master, prefers niches sites over...
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