Since September, traffic for all my hubs have drastically gone down and still not revived its original status. Do you know the reason and how do I come out of it?
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It has cycled back each time for me. Sometimes it takes a bit longer than other times.
I just started. It is taking a long time to read through the Learning Center and helpful Hubs about generating traffic that I don't have time to create Hubs. I've tried all the above and it's like I'm invisible. How does a newby get her feet wet?
I started by doing nothing more than writing. I did share some of my sites on a support group, but that was only a very small piece of my traffic. Here is my traffic. I do nothing but write. http://s1.hubimg.com/u/7374188.jpg
JJMargaret. Leave the reading till later. Once you publish a hub stick the url into the Adwords keywords tool and then add relevant search terms as tags and work them into your hub. And share your hubs on FB. With an appropriate referral tracker.
Very good advice. If you want your hubs to be successful, you have to go out and promote them. Not everyone has time to do that though, but it certainly helps drive traffic to hubs.
Agreed! Never just sit back & sulk. When you guys (& girls) push harder to publish more, network more, & promote more, don't you notice that your numbers go up? I do! Yes G updates rock the boat, but when we back off, numbers fall even
Agreed Chris, ignoring the problem seldom works. But panic is even less helpful.
As we agreed elsewhere, the key is to reduce dependence on Google. That is hard.
I think that it will be going up again. The traffic here comes and goes in waves. Many people talk about refreshing hubs, but I suspect that is just due to time. I don't have time to re-edit and re-fresh and my hubs tend to spike after a slump.
Thanks so much for all the suggestions and propable reasons for such downtraffic. I will keep patience and do some refreshing, though good thing is that all my hubs are featured!
It does appear that HubPages overall traffic dropped when the idle hubs policy was implemented.
It does. I don't know if that was due to the idle hubs or another Google indexing. I find it intriguing how much my graph matches theirs. I thought it was me until I saw that.
What is the idle hubs policy?
Hubs that meet certain metrics are not given to search engines. Your hubs that aren't indexed have nothing in the far right column of the stats. The H there means that they are indexed.
Hey, if you know SEO, you're aware of the Panda 20 update that clobbered Hubpages traffic across the board on September 27... Right? ;)
Seriously, while SEO can help a little, there's only so much we can do until Panda stops downrating HP sitewide.