OK I sm basically still a newbie here so still looking some help. In your account where you can see where the traffic is coming from how many of you get more outside traffic than hubpages traffic and how long did it take to achieve, just curious.
90% of my traffic is outside traffic - took about 3 months for that to start happening if I remember correctly.
I prefer www.reddit.com my friend, I find it better than Digg as it gets me a good bit of traffic but it will take at least a year so stay patient as you are doing well with your posts. Dont worry about the number of hubpages reads you get just keep checking the other traffic as thats the one that counts. But as I say you are doing ok so just keep at it.
The vast majority of my traffic is search engines. But this was planned from the start, and achieved within weeks I think.
I'm about 50-50 right now except on Venomous Snakes of North America which is about 70% Search Engines.
I definately had more Hubpages traffic than search engine traffic up until yesterday. However, since yesterday I have had about 25,000 visits to one of my hubs from Yahoo search, and this has pushed Yahoo to the top of the list. Whilst people always chase outside traffic, sometimes it is good to have a lot of traffic from within Hubpages, for example whilst I got 25000 visits to one of my hubs from yahoo in the last 24 hours, I have also achieved thousands of views of hubs which were linked to this one (and obviously this shows up as Hubpages traffic).
I had one Hub that got listed with Google and started getting traffic within 24 hours.
I don't know how, and I haven't been able to recreate that.
But usually I have found that my HubPages get indexed very quickly.
48 to 72 hours.
Mostly my traffic is about 40 to 50 % from Hubpages.
Search engines will spider/crawl your pages and decide which keywords are relevant to your text (fish, tropical, aquariums, etc) and will begin to list you. You've only been here 7 days so give it some time. Link to your hubs from your site (which might seem counter productive considering you're aiming to promote your site, but hear me out) and work to build some back links (the more organic the better, but your potential linkers need to find your hubs first!).
It can take up to two weeks for Google to get you indexed. I think Yahoo! takes a bit longer, so just give them a bit of time. Ultimately most of your external traffic will probably come from Google, but Yahoo is awesome too!
I don't know why I'm doing so well on that one hub, to be honest. It might just be that I'm not getting that much internal traffic! LOL
Awww, thanks badco! Working on a fresh hub right now... A biggie... I've not done 1000 words and have been working for two days!
This one is keyword crazy too. I didn't know it when I started but did some research afterwards. With the boost that hubpages gets it might be an okay earner when I'm done
Internal traffic is somewhat useful, but external traffic, there are more possibilities and indeed chances that this could happen.
Search engine traffic is also my top referral in traffic Google.com being at the top, Hubpages.com second and Yahoo.com, google.co.uk and MSN following behind, not to mention all the other Google country variants.
I only get about 5% of my traffic from hubpages, well over 90% comes from the search engines, with about 1% each from Ezines, and my own blogs.
What you don't see is all of the off-site optimization that I do.
I have many many other websites and blogs. When I post a hub, I immediately make at least 5 complimentary postings and webpages, all of which feed back to the hubpage.
Then about every few weeks I make additional postings and pages, that link back again.
But I think you're a fast study and I wish you well.
I have 2 websites which after reading what you have said I must put a link to my hubs. I do feed my hubs to a few places like digg and reddit but I just wonder if digg or reddit are worth posting to or do they lose you long term direct traffic. Would appreciate your advice on it. Thank you !
At First it will come from fellow hubbers, which will create comments and feedback, which is good. I am now getting more traffic from outside search engines and links than fellow hubbers. It takes some time, but once it happens you notice your revenue goes up as well.
These days my search engine traffic is increasing than hubpages.
Most of my traffic is search engines, followed by HP, blogs, and other randoms
With regard to traffic from Digg or Facebook or places like that - I haven't found that it makes $$$. And I'm only interested in targeted sales traffic.
I develop sites for the sake of backlinks. They are high quality content that I nurture for several years, before I put any links on them. They are on a variety of topics that can apply logically to many niches, so the backlinks make sense. About every 6 months I start a new one up.
Ahem, then there's the blogs. I really don't care if people comment or not, I'm just after the backlinks.
I do tweet, have several accounts. My instincts tell me that Twitter will develop into something important, so I consider activity there, an investment.
Sometimes for fun I send out a thousand or so postcards, with my website url and a sales pitch. Beleive it or not, that has created sales. So I'm beginnng to think of more traditional ways of marketing.
Cheers Nelle you are a star and a great help to me, I think I will open a Twitter account, thanks again and enjoy your day.
Most of my trafic comes from outside hubpages. I am not sure how long that took - I was slow learning how to find out where to see the stats. I have a niche and that probably helps.
Over 90% of my traffic is from the search engines. I don't use the social bookmarking sites at all, but I do occasionally write articles with some links to my hubs and then post those to article directories like EzineArticles
I don't bother doing it for every hub -- usually just when I'm starting off a series in the same topic.
Reddit and the other bookmarking sites are good for traffic, but not for revenue. But getting traffic is the first step. Just make sure you link other stuff on Reddit and Digg other than your own blogs. Throw in a video every now and then. Also, comment on other people's submissions.
For the first few months my traffic was about 45% from HP and 45% from search engines, the rest from referrals. Lately, the number from search engines has increased to 60%.
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