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Question about traffic ratio

  1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image88
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 8 years ago

    I am curious to know if my traffic ratio is good or if it should be better as far as traffic from outside sources. When I checked this morning, I had a total of 16,110 page views. Of these views, about 68% is from outside HP. I am wondering if this is a fair ratio or if it shoud be higher than 68% to equal  good ratio.

    Since I don't have ads, it isn't something that is a major concern for me but I am really curious. I also don't promote very much on other sites and social networks. I am very curious as to what would be a good ratio of outside visitors compared to visits from other hubbers. I was almost excited about this until I started wondering if it was as good as it looked to me lol.


  2. funride profile image78
    funrideposted 8 years ago

    My outside traffic represents about 72%.

    From what you said I believe you have a good ratio (at least until the BIG hubbers share their ratios with us big_smile).

  3. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Bonnie, good for what? For making money it is bad, for hanging out with online friends it is excellent smile

  4. Bonnie Ramsey profile image88
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the info, funride.
    Misha, I may not use the ads as many other hubbers do, but I do have a business and any online presence is good for my business. I use many of my business articles to help people learn how to look for home businesses, how to research companies and things of that nature. So, while I may not make money from any ads on google and such, I am growing my business through my presence here as well as many other networking and article sites. If I simply wanted to hang out with online friends, I can always go to game rooms, chat rooms or MySpace. Or I could even spend more time in the forums here with my friends. My traffic is good for me personally as well as my business even though I don't spam the site with it, anyone can acces the information through my profile here.

  5. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    LOL You know all well what you need - I don't really understand why you asked the question, sorry. I don't think there is any yardstick to measure your ratio against, cause everybody here has a unique mix of goals. Your traffic fits your goals - excellent, so what's the point? smile

    Oh, and I wouldn't count on Myspace to substitute HP as a hang-out site, not even close for me smile

    1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image88
      Bonnie Ramseyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL we can certainly agree that HP is far superior to MySpace! I was simply listing alternatives that I had for just "hanging out". My question was asked because I wanted some opinions from other hubbers as to their ratio and if this may be considered as a descent percentage of outside traffic for the views I have had. There are many other hubbers who also look at the percentage of outside views versus the views of HP members and I thought I would get their opinion on it. I didn't see it as a useless question. It was something that I simply wanted to get other opinions on and I thought that was what the forum was for.

  6. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Still don't really understand, but it's OK, no sweat smile

    Since my hubs are oriented for making money, most of my traffic is from search engines, in fact internal HP traffic is about 3%, so external traffic is 97%. But again, I am not using hubs to intentionally channel traffic to my other sites, so it is different from your model.

    1. shibashake profile image85
      shibashakeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That is pretty amazing. How long did it take you to establish such a loving relationship with Google and Yahoo? Did chocolates work better or flowers? smile

      1. Misha profile image76
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Correction - not 0.3% but 3%, sorry,  miscalculated. It does not significantly change the picture, though.

        How long? The duration of stay big_smile Not sure about chocolates, but keyword research and backlinks work for me pretty good. smile

  7. Marisa Wright profile image92
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Bonnie, if you're trying to promote a business then you do want outside traffic.  I found my external traffic has grown gradually over time.   These days, 90% of my traffic comes from search engines.

  8. Bonnie Ramsey profile image88
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 8 years ago

    Marissa and Misha, thanks so much for the numbers and they are both amazing! I suppose if I do more promoting on other sites would probably raise my outside visitors. Right now, I just have links to it on my Yahoo Answers profile page and a couple of other sites. Maybe I'll add it to my bio section of the articles I publish elsewhere. Thanks again for the figures!


  9. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Sure Bonnie, you are always welcome smile

  10. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    Im about 20% hubpages, 80% everyone else - but I am getting screwed by my sexy Nicole pics hub - which is giving me big traffic and ALL from hubpages: hubbers love pics !

  11. Inspirepub profile image88
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago


    It may appear that all those people are internal, but it's not always the case. If an internal page like "Hot Hubs" or a tag page shows up in a Google search, then people click it, and from there they click into your Hub, they show on the HubPages stats as "internal traffic", but of course they are really external search traffic.

    Analytics will tell you the real story, because it tracks back to where and how people entered HubPages in the first place.


    1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image88
      Bonnie Ramseyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      This is interesting, Jenny! Especially since I know that a lot of my visitors come from clicking the hub link on google search. I don't know anything about the analytics, though. Can you explain how to check that, please? I have seen this posted about but never quite understood how it worked or how to check stats there.

  12. AEvans profile image73
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Thank you to everyone as I clearly didn't understand it either however I am certainly
    glad that I learned something new.