Web traffic drops on Hubpages
Is Traffic drops affecting you
Much talk about google causing issues for hubpages traffic, and people blaming SEO changes by them, for the blunt of the issues of low traffic many are experiencing today.
There's much more going on today on the web, than just a google update here, people have yet to realize the predominant factors in place today, that all of these social sharing sites, and social networks are responsible for causing. These are some serious drastic effective changes that have occurred today, with things like Facebook , Google Plus, StumbleUpon, Digg, Pinterest, Youtube, and so many more new networks popping up each day, its becoming impossible to keep up with it all.
People who actively utilize the web have shifted their likes a great deal, from words to watching videos, online movies, and from online reading to staring at imagery a great deal or sharing it in high volumes for whatever purpose they choose. Mostly because the webs opportune moments, have also been changing day by day, with newer sites like Pinterest making massive traffic gains, changing the entire interplay here on the web for many online users.
This hub caught massive traffic the first week then halted suddenly! Mainly because of the topic I chose or titling aka keywords
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As soon as something begins to take off in a huge way digitally like Klout (The Social Influence Network) for instance, the action begins. Many various news on social media websites begin shooting their content out, which signals many bloggers to begin poring out similar relevant content.
Quickly, people begin reacting to move to what they suddenly believe is going to help improve their overall traffic standings on the web both socially, & professionally, especially if they're getting FB invites, or keep seeing the same ad's daily also being generated by such Internet Companies or service providers who've targeted them.
It all works today sort of like the stock market has always worked and functions, and has become a new form of currency itself actually, with companies like Paypal, Amazon, and Google Wallet cashing in on the receiving end. Besides all the money streams attached to the whole affiliate marketing, and search engine marketing schemes such as Google Adwords (users pay google to advertise), and Adsense (Google pays users to place ad's onto their content).
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Also there's some truly powerful professional networking locations like Linkedin, and now Branchout whom recently joined in on the networking frenzy via Facebook, and countless others that make up the new age social everything equation of things.
Posting content on these networks help a bit, but its all dependent on the number of followers one has attained, and their overall reputation in many of these online communities. Thus its the same everywhere you go pretty much, your overall web rep is paramount in receiving traffic gains, or loses today.
I do believe that all of this newer online activity on the social web comes into play, as changing the overall potential of yet a single hubs traffic, having less and less potential to gain on web based traffic, since these other networks are pulling peoples attention from normal web surfing patterns.
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How to benefit?
- In order to benefit from such newer forms of communications being done, you must be in it, meaning share with people regularly, like whats being done on Facebook groups, and Twitter a great deal, and even Google Plus nowadays.
- Establishing yourself in any online community is the imperative thing to do today, so catching up socially is what must be done unfortunately in order to adapt to the growing changes.
Social Networks are paving the way of the future
The whole networking arena itself is also evolving with the addition of Google Plus to the scenes just last summer in 2011, and the whole online sharing and social curation (human organization of web content) going on, with websites like Pearltrees, or social bookmarking locations like Stumbleupon, sharing on Digg, Twitter, and many others on the web today all thanks to Cloud Computing (More info on a hub I've written that tells it all).
These things are huge when it comes to the search engines rating web pages and content today, because the social elements which weren't present many years ago have been forcing the web to evolved further, adding to social stats being placed into action on the web, and SEO has been taking second or third place to such high volumes of social content being shared at alarming rates.
Basically we are getting out matched here, and in so many ways its not even funny, and hubpages has addressed much of the changes the web has been feeling. Due to these new online social networks being added to the game, hubpages has added all the sharing buttons and features; also bringing the soon to come, profile updates here on hubpages, that was said to have many social elements built directly into it, mainly so users can locate one another on these networks. (According to the Hubpages Blog)
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More additional facts
One last actual thing to take note of here, hubpages actually updated it overall look and appearance, navigation, and overall functionality recently.
- They got rid of the link to the page, which most top veteran hubbers benefited from, by us newbies visiting it daily, and almost every given second or moment, it was a page that had shown us hubbers by ranking hubscore. (Titled Hubbers)
- Not sure where it went or why, but I do believe that it played a dominant role in the actual drop in hubpages views to many veteran hubs, and because the whole SEO factors, increase page indexing, only if a hub gets higher stats overall, so the initial jump or boost the veteran hubbers once got from us being curious to locate the top hubbers performance, has all but gone away.
- Quality is still king on the web, if your content you once placed onto your hubs are outdated, you might wanna update it all, and upgrade you image quality, and video content.
Yet another way, that the whole adaptation process must take place, no matter what, and no matter where on the web, especially when it comes to looking for web traffic gains.
Web Stats is tricky, whats true in the past need not apply today
Now as far as my own stats are concerned, they've been climbing at a rapid pace daily and I have no complaints actually when it comes to hubpages traffic or search engines showing the love, but also I'm so new here I don't even know what good traffic even looks like (LOL).
I think there's much more to it all then meets the eye for sure. I know I'm new to hubpages, but not to the web as a whole. The whole sharing factors on the web plays a huge role in everything today, Google and many other search engines are currently looking at how users share their content socially as well.
So don't be too surprised if them old hubs got caught up in the new Google Plus social search update as well. The web has surely evolved socially in recent years, and thus less room for many things to be noticed, since everything is being trafficked today as opposed to just blogs, writings etc..... Image content has come to rein hugely like no other today as well with Pinterest and all, videos have smashed the web as well.
So people are reading much less, as they use to in the past, so bear in mind such factored elements in play today. SEO content isn't as king as it use to be, as well as writing content once we're, there's much larger factors at work now, so we all must adapt or simply be left in the digital dust!!!
Note: The Forum post that inspired me to write this hub is titled below.
- Cause of drop in traffic - Its loaded with many hubbers thoughts as well as personal opinions about the hub traffic drop issues, and is a highly recommended forum to check out. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/97092
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