I just realized that my Hubs get absolutely no views from Bing and Yahoo; however Google on the other hand still happens to send around 400 a day. Any idea why this is happening?
One particular hub actually ranks extremely well on Google and gets me 50% of my traffic, I just searched for similar phrases on the other search engine and my hub is listed there, but doesn't feature in the top 10 pages! for even longer tail keywords...
So, if at all any of you'll are successful in getting views from places other than Google, please do let me know what I could have done wrong I'm currently updating and modifying my hubs and I'm sticking to a few as I want to keep them updated rather than just go on writing - so, would want to modify them keeping in mind all possible sources.
My top traffic sources:
I guess people are more likely to use Google than any other SE.
Yup mines pretty much the same but no mobile pinterest I've got around 200 views from yahoo (From the beginning - that's really low) and bing is totally nil...
Mine is similar to Wrylit's. I get traffic from Bing.com, Yahoo search, Ask.com and even some weird sources. I also get views from mobile sources as well.
I guess it has to do with what people are searching for and where they do their searches.
Mine is somewhat similar as well, but the listing for my subdomain and for hubpages is higher. I also get zero views from pinterest or facebook; perhaps I need to look into both and particularly pinterest.
Similar here, my Bing and Yahoo views are like an obscure Google countries views.
Even where I know I rank for keywords in Bing and Yahoo I still get few visits because there just are not the users compared to good ole Google..
It is actually a big worry, so people like wrylit who are able to leverage places like Pinterest are very definitely going the right way.
The problem lies in the fact that we rely on a single source of traffic a problem there and Kaboom!
Hence pinterest and facebook.... we all need to learn how to drive traffic from the highest used sites!
Bing and Yahoo send me most of my traffic; I hardly get any Google views.
Oh But, how do you manage to do that? Google isn't on the charts for you and I know why. But, glad that you're getting something from the other places at least
Since I went through all my hubs and added internal links, I have seen a big increase in traffic from both Bing and Yahoo, so my guessing is they they like internal linking.
I am talking about manually adding in-text links to another site, or even subdomain, that carries a detailed article about the word highlighted, especially when it is in reference to my own hub topic.
On the other hand, all the hubs that have seen those increases from those search engines are older hubs. Newer ones still struggle to get traffic from these sources despite the internal linking.
All of my other (newer) subdomains do well in Google, but hardly ever see traffic from Yahoo or Bing.
"I guess people are more likely to use Google than any other SE."
They are for now. But Google's latest reports were that paid ads were clicked 42% more. Webmasters and SEO'rs claim it is because Google has rigged the organic results to show less relevant searches while the paid ads are more relevant.
I have personally monitored search results for 4 to 5 yrs and they are a lot worse now. I am using Bing more to search than ever. Bing has always been better for images, now organic search will be there too.
I read a hub some time ago, and I can't remember who the author was, but he suggested that only aged articles rank on Bing. While I have noticed that I now receive a good few visits from Bing, it seems that it's only the older hubs which receive the traffic- Maybe there's something in what the hub author said.
I've noticed the same thing - when I get Bing and Yahoo hits they are almost always on my more seasoned hubs.
I take you have another subdomain, Jenn-Anne? None of your hubs are old!
Anyway, I did notice the same thing and posted above. It is older hubs that seem to attract views from the other search engines - hubs are that are maybe a year or more old.
Um... no, actually I don't. You're right - my hubs really aren't that old. (I guess they just seem that way to me!) Let me clarify my earlier statement by saying that it is the oldest of my not-very-old hubs that see Bing and Yahoo traffic. )
And let me further clarify my clarification by saying that isn't exactly the emoticon I was going for. Not sure how I did that but what I wanted was a winking smiley face.
Thanks for the tip Izzy I do have a lot of internal linking already and may be I'd just have to wait for them to age - The sandbox on those search engines maybe?
Something else I've discovered- it tends to be my gardening hubs or hubs about plants and preserving vegetables that also receive a fair bit of traffic from Bing and Yahoo. Odd.
Good point, made me go back and check and my tomato hubs are the only ones that received traffic from Yahoo...
Hollie, I have lots of gardening hubs, both old and new. I still get barely any traffic from Bing and Yahoo. At one time I did, but now almost zilch. I'll have to look at yours and see if we do anything differently.
It's really interesting that you've noticed a decline in Bing traffic and some (myself and LB who are both relatively new to hubpages) are noticing an increase for a particular genre. I wonder if Bing has also been doing algo tweeks of late.
Correction Hollie, I did say my gardening hubs got traffic from yahoo. But it was just the 200+ in the start. Now it's 0! This past month I got just 10 from yahoo...
Mine have definitely enjoyed an upward trend of late, I didn't get any traffic from Bing and Yahoo at the beginning. Wonder if they are tweeking their algo.
Bing is up to some changes - I know that; but what - I don't know Google traffic is the usual and so I can't complain. Just trying to make it better though.
I've noticed that both Bing and Yahoo send very intermittent traffic. They can 'promote' a hub to #1 and send you tons of traffic, but it only seems to stay there for a few days at most, then it all disappears. Then they will send tons of traffic to another hub, and the same pattern emerges.
maybe we should check who's 'powered' by bing and yahoo to see where we need to be? would that help? just some thoughts.
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