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Are my hubs too diverse?

  1. BWD316 profile image85
    BWD316posted 5 years ago

    After a major drop in traffic last week, where I'm now only getting 5 or less views from google, I'm wondering if I have been sandboxed... And if so is it because my writings on hubpages are too diverse? I have topics from weather to gardening, television, movies and recipes.  If my hubs are too diverse would choosing a topic and adding more of them help even with keeping the hubs I've already published? Thanks in advance!

    1. Barbara Kay profile image88
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I've wondered about this too. Maybe I should stick to a niche topic. I'd like to see everyone else's replies.

  2. Au fait profile image94
    Au faitposted 5 years ago

    My hub views dropped overall for a few days like everyone else's, but since then they have picked up again.  I have had more views from Google than from hubpages since about the first month of publishing.  Usually 3 Google views to 1 hubpages view, and that doesn't include the Google views from outside the states.  My collection of hubs is pretty diverse, check them out and see for yourself.

  3. tamron profile image61
    tamronposted 5 years ago

    I have a career blog that is on first page on Google. I don't see no more traffic on that blog than I get here.

    I also have a blog on all kinds of topics it gets about the same amount of visitors but I get far better Google earnings.

    Finding a good niche is hard to do.  What I recommend is look at your account and see what articles are preforming the best.

    Lets say you have an article on "How to Fix a Dryer" and you are getting alot of traffic. 

    Write another article on "How to Fix a Dryer belt" you see what I am saying then link them together.

    1. Reality Bytes profile image93
      Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good advice, this is what I have been doing for my whole time here.  I cannot complain, well I could but no one would care. smile

    2. BWD316 profile image85
      BWD316posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah I think that's whatim going to start working on thanks tamron

  4. tamron profile image61
    tamronposted 5 years ago

    They say do not put all your eggs in the same basket. Even if Google hated Hubpages I still get good traffic by linking my content from different sites.

    You wouldn't believe it but I get good traffic from the The Reviewer site.  I don't know why because to me the site looks tacky.

    I will have to check out the site because I have not posted on it for a long while but I still get earnings and traffic.  Let me find it I will give you the link.

  5. tamron profile image61
    tamronposted 5 years ago

    The name of the site I was referring to is"BestReviewer.com"  Like I said I don't know why I still earn from that site but I do.  I have not posted there in a long time but since I have some hubs and articles I can publish on there I think I will.

    I didn't post there for a long time because there was an annoying ad on the site it even appeared when you tried to publish your top.

    I complained but nothing was done.  So I quit!  I noticed now the ad is not there So I will publish some more tops.

    1. BWD316 profile image85
      BWD316posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the link I'll have to look into it

  6. Daughter Of Maat profile image97
    Daughter Of Maatposted 5 years ago

    I have a pretty wide array of topics as well, and have noticed a large drop in traffic, but things have recently picked up due to a hub I read yesterday on sharing. I'm still not sure how to increase my rank with google however. Anyone have any ideas? lol big_smile

    1. Barbara Kay profile image88
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Daughter of Maat, Your profile Rank is a 3. That isn't too bad. Only the top earners have a 4 and as far as I know, no one has higher than that than Hubpages themselves for a Google ranking.

  7. starstream profile image77
    starstreamposted 5 years ago

    How do you know your profile rank number?

  8. tamron profile image61
    tamronposted 5 years ago

    Daughter Of Maat

    If your Page Rank is 3 you're off to a great start.  Especially since you have only been writing for hubpages for 6 months.

    I don't know what mine is for hubpages but my career blog had a PR of a 3 its probably a 1 now because I haven't posted for about 3 months.

    To get your PR higher you must post and update your domain on a regular bases which Is hard for me to do right now.

    People tend to link to you more often if you have a pr of a 2 and higher.

    1. BWD316 profile image85
      BWD316posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How do you find out your PR (profile rank)?

      1. Daughter Of Maat profile image97
        Daughter Of Maatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I really don't even understand the whole PR thing. But since you're the second person to tell me that, it must be good info. Now, if I can just keep my rank at 3 lol

  9. Daughter Of Maat profile image97
    Daughter Of Maatposted 5 years ago

    Here's the link to find out your page rank:

    http://www.prchecker.info/

    I checked my rank yesterday and it was a 2. I wonder, does it vary daily? and how often should you update your hubs to keep them "fresh" in google's eyes? Once a week? Once a month? Google is so fickle!

 
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