I have noticed lately that my first search engine traffic seems to be coming from Google UK. I have never noticed this before with any other hubs and I am wondering if that is common or is it a result of Google's latest Instant Search system?
Is it common to get traffic from the UK?
I would say so. My personal searches will come from Google.co.uk by default, even if I type 'Google.com' in the URL bar.
The UK has a population of 63 million. My traffic sources (all time) show:
1st Google.com 1,808,806
2nd Google.co.uk 478,257
You have simply published something which appeals to the UK reader, that is all. The indexing will be pretty much identical, with the exception of giving some precedent to .co.uk domains where a site has both a .co.uk and a .com.
For example, Amazon.co.uk results show up higher than Amazon.com searches. Whilst eBay.com and eBay.co.uk is another example.
Thank you for the reply Ryankett,
Your stats are interesting and I am very glad to hear that something I write appeals to someone, regardless where they may be. Thank you for the information it is very useful.
Whikat, if you have not done so, set up an analytics account. It has a map that shows where your views are coming from - I found it fascinating and encouraging to watch as people from all over the world read what little I have to say.
Even though the map is nearly all green now, I still go back occasionally and see if another country has been represented.
Thank you Wilderness,
I do have an analytics account, but have never thought to see where my traffic is coming from my analytics account. I just started using the hubpages stats button on the top and noticed that the Google traffic was coming from other countries. Thanks for the information. I am excited now to see where some of my other websites traffic are coming from.
I get traffic from different Google sites all over the world
it wont be long. I have been here six months and I can say that too!
if you look at analytics you can see what countries people are from and be amazed at the countries mentioned- not just the english speaking world
by Robin Edmondson3 years ago
We want to continue to reward all of our Hubbers that are doing a fantastic job writing content that readers love. Today we are announcing a new designation for high-quality Hubs on HubPages: Editor's...
by Tony Lawrence6 years ago
I haven't paid a lot of attention to Analytics on HubPages because I'm just too new here - not enough page views and not enough elapsed time. I do use Analytics extensively at my much older and much higher traffic...
by David 47016 months ago
Well, its official, my hubs are all down about 39%. Strangely enough my profile views are up to 40%. This is very odd cause usually my profile views are never that high. Has anyone else experienced this? Maybe its just...
by Anti-Valentine8 years ago
I checked my e-mail today, and saw an one that had this heading: Get More Traffic with ZAR1000 FREE Advertising on Google.I was suspicious, and thought I would post it here."Get more traffic to your websiteDear...
by Lorelei Cohen2 years ago
This drop in traffic seems to have affected the majority of us who transitioned here from Squidoo. After we updated our articles are traffic virtually stopped dead. The question is why? Was our redirect from Squidoo...
by Suzanne Day3 years ago
Hi everyone,I'm just starting out in the wonderful world of Hubpages questions and answers. I've had a look through the help centre and only found a little info....basically that Q&A's are meant to be a very mini...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.