I've noticed that most of my traffic comes from google. I consider this a good thing. However I had been expecting most of my traffic to come from Hub Pages during my first year. I'm wondering if this is similar to others experience. Did most of your traffic come from google or another outside source during your first year?
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For the most part I haven't used social media. I've merely played with pinterest and some other sites a little. Interesting. Thanks for commenting.
That sounds similar to my expereince.
That would be my assumption. Though I also assumed that traffic from HP would outweigh other traffic for a long time.
Yeah, I can see how many hubs would be only relevant to the hubpages audience.
Well, atm my traffic is fairly low. Its increasing steadily each month but it is still low. Looking at Traffic Sources though, in the past 24 hrs 11 page views have come from HP, 9 of those are from my subdomain. 71 hits have come from Google.
71 from Google? Most of us can't even reach 50 ? How come you can get 71?
I wish I knew. More specificly 41 from google.com The rest from google in other parts of the world. For example; .co.uk, .com.ph, .com.au, .ca, .co.in, .ie, .com.sg, .es, .fr, .ru. None of these alone amount to much but I just view them as Google.
That is interesting. I get a couple of comments from people who are guest users but like you point out I think that hubbers are much more likely to leave a comment.
thanks for the insight.
It seems to me like that would require more consistant effort but with a greater number of page views in a short amount of time. I've been trying to focus on things that I believe have some ever green potential. But some of both may be better.
Evergreen hubs are the way to go for the long run. If you can produce a quality, ever green hub every month, you will likely see some long-term success on hubpages. But it's not easy getting a hub that is ever green and get 10+ pageviews every day.
Don't get too excited. The first page results you are seeing on Google are probably coming from your own computers cache. This is known as the personalisation aspects of search. I have written a hub on this very topic.
I agree with molometer and I found that out the hard way. If you don't have the traffic to support seeing all of your Hubs on the front page, it's probably your cache.
I concur with the others. Google pays close attention to what you search for in an attempt to "help" you find what you're looking for. They don't seem to realize that in some cases this can be detrimental to search results.
Sounds like you're doing well then.
I've not actually done that much. I haven't done any bookmarking at all. Many of my hubs are cross linked but that is about it.
That is intersting. I'm guessing you do more socializing on your chrisinhawaii account?
I don't think I could keep up with multiple groups of followers. So chrisinhawaii has over 300 followers, and that's where I interact with everyone. My niche account has only 8 followers, and I don't really follow anybody or comment from that acct.