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Very little yahoo traffic

  1. knslms profile image67
    knslmsposted 8 years ago

    I have been getting a decent amount of traffic from google but I recieve very little traffic from yahoo and the other search engines. I used to own a website with the same problem. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong, or if this is normal?

    1. belief713 profile image79
      belief713posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Not sure why. My guess would be that it has something to do with how many people use which search engine to search which keywords. And it's going to vary from time to time. Not sure why, but if you search for any keyword using the free version of nichebot http://nichebotclassic.com/ it shows you the estimated daily searches for Google, Yahoo, and MSN. It just varies for some reason.

      Google Analytics gives you this info. I also get most of my Traffic from Google. When logged in (and receiving data) click on "Traffic Sources" then "Overview" - it shows you right there in the graphs. You can expand the reports to see more. You can do a lot with Analytics - I have a hub on it if you want to check it out.

      In the past month 81.75% of my traffic comes from search engines. A break down of that is 60.14% from Google, 15.32% yahoo, 2.65% from MSN -  but also I get traffic from others like AOL, Search, Altavista...for some reason the people that visit from AOL and Search have been spending 2x the amount of time on my pages than Google.

      1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image75
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago in reply to this
  2. Janet21 profile image78
    Janet21posted 8 years ago

    I doubt you are doing anything wrong.   Your hubs/sites may just be more optimized for Google than the other search engines.   I don't know.  Just a guess.

    By the way, I am new to hubpages and since this was brought up, I was wondering, is anyone here getting decent Yahoo and/or MSN traffic to their hubs?

  3. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    More then 50% percent of my traffic here is Yahoo. Google is less than 15%.

    1. Janet21 profile image78
      Janet21posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Really?  Interesting...

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        How many people do you think search for "google homepage" on google? lol

  4. britneydavidson profile image61
    britneydavidsonposted 8 years ago

    Well i dont know you are 100% correct but can you tell me on what base you are saying that more than 50% are from yahoo only. Any specific report ?
    Hope you can prove this and will be waiting for your positive response.

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL First I don't need to prove anything. I am not bragging, I am sharing my experience.

      Second, there are many ways to get such data. The easiest is to go here http://hubpages.com/my/hubs and note your total number of visitors, and then go here http://hubpages.com/my/traffic_source to see the breakdown of traffic sources. Then it does not require even high school maths to calculate the percentages smile

  5. hot dorkage profile image80
    hot dorkageposted 8 years ago

    Misha, don't fall for it.  No flame war or self definse, something smells a bit trolley.

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Hot dorkage, I am not falling for it. I am seasoned enough online, you know smile

  6. Inspirepub profile image90
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    Britney, perhaps you missed the part where Misha said his most-trafficked Hub was called "google home page"?

    Nobody will search Google's home page for the Google home page, will they?

    Of course he gets lots of traffic from Yahoo ...



    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Jenny, you'd be surprised, but people search for "google homepage" on Google, too. In fact, for this particular hub, I have 75k total visitors from yahoo, and almost 25k from google.com, not counting google.au, etc... Go figure big_smile

  7. knslms profile image67
    knslmsposted 8 years ago

    I missed that too. I was lost lol

  8. topstuff profile image58
    topstuffposted 8 years ago

    I get almost double traffic from google than
    yahoo search engine.Thats good for me.

  9. compu-smart profile image81
    compu-smartposted 8 years ago

    I dont care where my traffic is coming from as long as its coming!! smile

    I was getting lots of traffic from google images at a perticuler hub!! and i wondered why this was the case, so i tried a few keyword searches and realised that people are actually typing "www.google.com" in "Google images"! and thats why im getting these high stats for this hub!!

    images.google.com: 1797
    hubpages.com: 1500

    There are soo many ways to get traffic from soo many sources and what works for (A) may not work for (B) and vice versa and i know people who get massive amounts of traffic from stumble yet i dont and i submit just as many articles there!! i assume it depends how active you are at each individual place such as socialising and chatting instead of just submitting!!