Just recently that many hubbers reported that their traffic increases. This week, I have seen 10 posts from my friends mentioning about their traffic increasing.
There's always a mix, Mark, but I'm glad you and yours are seeing some favorable trends! That's what we like to hear!!
Mine started climbing a bit, too, in recent weeks, but Simone is right, it's not universal across the site. Every Hubber has a different set of circumstances, including time on the site, use of keywords, the number of hubs, etc. Google looks for things people enter as search terms, so it's not a 'fair' system in terms of getting traffic for everyone at the same level & rate.
Hey Mark, I'm glad to hear it Mine has been slowly on the climb for a while now so I must be doing something right
Mine has been on the climb also. I thought it was due to the forum activity. It seemed to start, for me, when I entered the danger thread. It truly has inspired me to write more. I have two pieces in the construction and a third on the brain. I do hope this continues. Maybe Google will accept my account then.
Marcy - Speaking of key words. I noticed a change when constructing hubs. When I began there was a nifty manner on the right side to enter key words. I no longer can see how to add key words. Do you know what happened with that?
I think hubpages removed the keyword option last year but I am not sure. I haven't been using that keyword option eversince.
Well I know it was available when I signed up not very long ago. About four months ago. I used it, and then discouraged by a flag of one of my articles. I took time off. Then came back and got that very hub approved, and began in forums. I made two articles, and couldn't find the option. I thought part of SEO, which I am still learning, was utilizing key words?
I knew these keyword things on SEO study but search engines are making changes from time to time on their bot cralwlers which I understand that keywords are not so much effective in getting search engine traffic. Good quality hubs and original content are the best ways for a consistent traffic and SEO friendly hub.
There used to be a place to input "tags"; keywords used only in internal HP searches and invisible to google, but it was removed late last year. Actual use of those tags was discontinued nearly a year prior to that; they had served no purpose for a year.
Yes - as everyone said here, it was removed a few months ago. I remember hearing when I first got on the site that it was only an internal keyword tool (seems like it would have been nice had it interfaced with Google). I guess it didn't do much other than take up real estate on the page and space in the server. So it's gone now.
If you look at Quantcast HP is right about the same place it was on February 5th.
So no big losses.
Steady is REALLY good compared to what has happened on other sites.
Isn't that the truth? And if you take into consideration the numbers of hubs being taken off, it could actually be an increase in traffic per hub numbers.
I saw one other paid writer site that the members are complaining they have a complete stagnation. Despite trying to actively work. I guess that is an improvement, but being new to this game. What have you seen happen on other sites?
Well one site that usually skips right through Google Updates with no problem has dropped from 96.1 million pageviews in Sept Oct 2012 to 72.9 million in Feb March 2013.
A 23.3 million pageview drop.
You can say it was holidays, weather, news events, the wind changed direction, the sun was in my eyes etc all you want.
HP has gone from 62.2 million to 63.5 million in the same time span.
Steady for HP site but increase of traffic to some hubbers. How is that? I guess generally speaking, part of HP traffic but a boost to few new hubbers.
I checked my history from the last 2 years. Mine is historically down from February through June.Then it is picked up a little through the summer, but doesn't really take off again until September through January. It might be the type of hubs I write. The good news is that the traffic has gone up every year as well as the earnings.
Yes, I think that's the general seasonal trend for most topics, Barbara. My own traffic seems more roller coaster-ish, however, thanks to all the Google changes. Things were gradually picking up for me over a period of months, but now it's crashed overnight. It doesn't look like there was an algo change, so it could well be something that I did. I have some theories, so hopefully I can fix it.
This is very interesting, but reading that as an uneducated newb. I would ask if by down you mean activity? Could it possibly mean ranking? I know in rpg games. Which is (Don't laugh at me too much) where most of my experience is. In these type of sites. It is common knowledge during winter time activity is rising, but in the summer time when people are traditionally more vacation bound the activity falls. I wonder if it is similar with writing articles? It is nice to hear activity over all and income rises on the steady. This tells me that you are retaining readers. Versus I am so new. Looking at my Google Analytics. I am currently on a 60% average of new readership and visits. Holding only about a 40% returned, which is nice also. Of course my best visited hub had to be pulled, despite it's high ranks, but HP decided or their bot. I will have to reedit it. The common complaint I see, but it's ok. I am new. Has anyone else seen anything from other sites?
I dunno, I own a fansite - shatterheart.net - and it gets the same traffic year round. It just increases Saturday/Sunday :p
By being down, I mean the traffic is down. My ranks for my hubs are about the same. I write too many seasonal hub, but I need to change that.
I agree; my traffic is up! I'm getting about 2,200 a day right now!
I agree; traffic seems to fluctuate without being hubber or hub specific. I have definitely seen an increase today especially.
I changed some hub titles today, so my activity is way up for my levels any way. I still compare nothing to 2200 a day! *AA faints*
My traffic is up but hubscores are down after going up across the board last week. Weird, schizo-algorithms.
I quit worrying about Hub Scores a long time ago.
If the readers like it and it gets traffic, I could care less what the score is.
Though right now except for one, my top ten visited Hubs are in the 80s.
But a lot of times my highest trafficked Hubs are in the 70s.
Focus on the reader....not HP.
Well, I'm sad...my views have dropped from 600+ to 118 in 4 days! What the heck did I do! I was tweaking my hubs and views were increasing and then the bottom fell out! I'm afraid to look at tomorrow morning!
I'm looking forward to complaining about a drop of a few hundred. I am new and looking forward to breaking 100 views a week
Glad to see some writers here have seen an increase in traffic. Sadly, I experience the opposite. I have edited a lot of hubs over the last couple of months, hoping to further boost my traffic. But yesterday, my traffic went down by about 60%. I thought this was just another HP glitch but Google analytics shows the same downfall. There has been huge talk going on in the SEO world about a Panda update; this is probably the reason why some see an increase in traffic and others are left to figure out how to make their way back up again. I have tried to "test" Google's search engine, trying some random keywords and I'm quite disappointed with the results. Let us see where things would go in a couple of days.
Thanks for your update Cliff. I would wish only few of us hubbers experience a decrease in traffic. On my part, it still increasing and on and on with this account and my other HP accounts. Most of us here also has the experience.
Hi, I was wondering if it was OK for me to have a business HP and a personal HP (2 separate accounts), or are you referring to something else. Sorry to be slightly off topic.
Well I do not know if this will help. I have been granted special permission to write about a group, group meetings, and such for a national organization. Only I do not know if it's allowed in Hubpages. I can certainly see how it would help boost visitors, especially from my area. Any ideas where to find out if this idea is allowed?
I guess you can write anything as long as you have the permission and no one file a complaints against your writings. That could boost some traffic. Also read HP FAQ and rules.
Oh I do hope that is true. What is more activity brought forward by my hub. Could bring more activity for others here. Well I read FAQ, and I read the learning center. I can not find anything covering this. So here's hoping. Im writing the article now, well the first, and let's hope it does well, once I send it to the members of the organization. Good luck, and I really hope this helps everyone in the long run. HP please don't ban me! :nervous:
AA you can do it. Anyway, HP is listening to us. I also think you have the idea of drawing more traffic to the HP company.
Well really it's quite simple I think. If you noticed my question I posted earlier in forums. Amazon does not operate their associate program in North Carolina now confirmed, and other states also confirmed. Which I also write an article about, since it's political, its a first for me, but since many companies basically black list my state. This creates an untapped market. Not all other writing sites may realize or care about. Which is where I will try to pull people in. Straight to hub pages, and everyone here. I mean if you were blacklisted due to no fault of your own, wouldn't you like to know? Wouldn't you like to know there is still hope for you to be able to participate in some way if you wanted to? I know I sure do! So keep writing everyone! This covers far more information than one person alone can write about.
Alright hubers I published the first article, assuming HP lets it through, I will forward it to various 4-H groups for a studying source for their WHEP examines. Which will remain for years. There is only one problem, and this is what I noted before. When I went to URL link to other hubbers, there was very few hubs in this area to cover the various key points in the article. If you are looking for ideas to write about, and to slip in on the additional resource this can turn out to be, check it out, and let me know if you add additional factual information to link to. I would love to link back to some of you and help you with your traffic!
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