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Removing Hubs Really Does Boost Traffic & Earnings

  1. tamron profile image54
    tamronposted 4 years ago

    I have been deleting and moving hub to my blog.  The UN-featured hubs with no hope.  Man I was shocked to see a big boost in traffic and earnings.

    I moved over 20 hubs which took 2 days.  I had $3 in change before I deleted these hubs.  Now I have $15 what a difference and my traffic has boosted as well.  Close to 200 more visitors a day more than my usual.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'll be interested to hear what happens to your blog now that you've placed them there. smile

      1. dalechansenda profile image59
        dalechansendaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        smile haha me too

    2. Daniella Lopez profile image88
      Daniella Lopezposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have noticed this as well. However, I think it has more to do with random changes and not necessarily from me deleting low ranking Hubs.

    3. thisisoli profile image54
      thisisoliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No-followed, no-indexed hubs do not appear to google.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago

    One of the problems with making statements like this is that there are so many variables.

    It could be that you removed your Hubs just when a Panda update occurred, which worked in your favour.  Or maybe HubPages changed something that worked in your favour.

    For instance, Glenn Stok had some unfeatured Hubs "come back to life" and saw an decrease in traffic.   I saw some Hubs come back to life and saw an increase in traffic. 

    It's always hard to know what caused the change.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      In the last two days my traffic increased as well. I am now seeing little red triangles which I had totally forgotten existed.

      1. LongTimeMother profile image97
        LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What causes those little red triangles? Traffic or hub hoppers' ratings? Sometimes I see them even when the numbers for that hub don't seem to have climbed.

        1. Louise Lately profile image74
          Louise Latelyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          The red ones indicate a boost in traffic and blue arrows indicate a fall - the reasons for this can be numerous

          1. LongTimeMother profile image97
            LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, Louise. But I thought 'traffic' meant the number of views. If the number of views is not particularly impressive, I was wondering if it indicated some hub hopper had rated the hub. The hub score itself hasn't changed, just the addition of an arrow.

            1. Louise Lately profile image74
              Louise Latelyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I see what you mean - I am not actually sure how it is measured. My hub views are not so impressive either but one hub has got two red arrows for some reason. Also, there often seems to be an issue with how regularly the stats are updated (mine currently states '17 hours ago'..).

              1. LongTimeMother profile image97
                LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I had a double arrow a few days ago. Couldn't understand why. Had both red and blue in the singles at different times.

                Took me a while to figure out that the 24 hour figures mean the 24 hours immediately preceding the '17 hours ago' type update, and that's good. Makes sense now.

                The delay in updating can be very frustrating. I waited for more than two days not long ago. My last update however was only 3 hours ago. Hopefully your next update will come along any minute. smile

                1. Louise Lately profile image74
                  Louise Latelyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks LongTimeMother! Didn't know about the 24 hour figures in the stats. Very useful:)

                  1. LongTimeMother profile image97
                    LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    I am currently trying to figure out why I am having trouble editing my new hubs. I can add photos but can't add text. Searching through help files and forums etc. If I can't find an answer I will have to ask a question.

                    There must be an answer here somewhere. Oh, if only it was just a matter of having an idea and typing the words. lol. I currently have about half a dozen half-baked hubs. I've finally managed to find all my photos, but get error messages and can't add words.

            2. Cardisa profile image92
              Cardisaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              In my case it's search engine traffic as those hubs have aged a bit and are now getting some Google attention..lol. Whenever I see hubs getting an increase in views I usually check my stats.

              1. LongTimeMother profile image97
                LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                A bit like seeing signs of life and checking the pulse. smile

            3. DrMark1961 profile image92
              DrMark1961posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              It does indicate traffic, but it is all relative. I have a hub that gains between 0-2 views per day, then one day it gets 4. Huge increase (percentagewise), it gets a red arrow.
              I have another hub that gets about 150 views per day. One day it gets 165. Small increase, percentagewise, and it does not have a red arrow. Of course, it would not have a blue arrow either unless it dropped down to about 75.

            4. Millionaire Tips profile image89
              Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I think it is done as a percentage.  So five additional views wouldn't mean much for a hub that gets a lot of traffic, but five additional views on a hub that doesn't get any traffic would give you a red arrow.

              1. Susana S profile image92
                Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Yep it is done on a percentage basis. If a hub with 1 view per day suddenly gets 3 views that's a 200% increase and will get a red arrow or maybe even two!

    2. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Very true. It's nearly impossible to know exactly what has caused a fluctuation in traffic. All we can really do is try to adhere to the best practices that are known to be effective over time (such as regular publication of high quality content).

  3. wabond profile image85
    wabondposted 4 years ago

    I find this worrying,  It looks like there will come a time when only hubs endorsing products made by large companies will be acceptable.

    1. Louise Lately profile image74
      Louise Latelyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi there! how come? - do you mean because they get higher up the rankings in Google?

    2. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol. No big companies involved in the production of my organic vegetables. That would take me out. smile

    3. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I hope it does not come to that, wabond.  I am not interested in the least in promoting mass-produced products via my hubs.  I will not be a shill for greedy corporations.
      The most they'll get out of me is a nod in an Amazon capsule, IF there is an available product relevant to the subject matter of my article.
      I write on a wide variety of topics, and not more than a very few (less than 5)  out of over 200 are actually about something you can buy--and 2 of those are just book reviews.

    4. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wabond I'm confused. What does low traffic hubs being removed have to do with big companies?

      For the most part, information writing on the internet gets the most traffic. If you're answering someone's question well enough, you'll get traffic.

  4. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    If you have made these changes within the last 3 three weeks, it's more likely a coincidence.  Many hubbers have seen a significant increase in traffic in this time period.  Some non-featured hubs are coming back to life on their own.

    1. Rock_nj profile image90
      Rock_njposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      My organic search engine traffic to my Hubs is up recently too.  I am now getting the same amount of organic traffic to my Hubs as I used to get when spending time promoting my Hubs actively.  Some of this has to do with me focusing on more popular topics and researching keywords, but there does appear to be a general uptick in search engine traffic to most of my Hubs.

    2. galleryofgrace profile image81
      galleryofgraceposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      just want to share this. I had an idled hub which had not  been indexed by Google for 2 months.
      But Bing had found  it in the previous 24 hours. This is puzzling to me .

  5. ALJae profile image73
    ALJaeposted 4 years ago

    Giving your page a spring cleaning really does help. It is not a coincidence.

  6. ComfortB profile image86
    ComfortBposted 4 years ago

    I haven't done any spring cleaning and I've seen over a 50% rise in traffic. wink

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Spring growth. Lucky you, ComfortB. Your hubs might be in full flower by summer. lol.

  7. profile image0
    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    I love when you get TWO red arrows, and you get all excited and you follow the row over to the actual number and it's usually like a six.

    1. ComfortB profile image86
      ComfortBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol ha ha ha

  8. LongTimeMother profile image97
    LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago

    I really miss the box where you could tag keywords. Is there any sneaky way of identifying specific keywords for a hub that I am not aware of? Seems a bit much to expect search engines to identify them without help.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The search engines never could see those 'tagged keywords', they were only ever used internally, and even HP stopped using them a long time back although we still had the option to add them (in other words it was a pointless exercise for us from a while ago). If you visit the individual hub you have written, then click on the 'stats' option at the top of the page and select the 'search' tab you can see how people found your hub via search engines i.e. what search terms they used. This is a pretty good indicator or what keywords are working for your more successful articles.

    2. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You realise that every word in your hub is a keyword? smile A keyword is simply any word that people type into Google to find your hub. Yes, Google will pay more attention to words you put in titles and subtitles, but you can also get Google hits based on a sentence hardly related to your main topic, or even from comments visitors have left on your hubs.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You're misunderstanding how it works.  The search engines don't need any help to work out what your keywords are, and they never paid any attention to tags anyway, even when they were visible to them (which they weren't, long before they disappeared altogether). 

      The search engines work out what your keywords are, based on how often you mention them and related words in your text.  That's what matters.

      1. WryLilt profile image88
        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        +1

  9. tamron profile image54
    tamronposted 4 years ago

    Sorry it took so long to get back with you all.  No I deleted and moved hub to my blog that were 2,3,4 years old that never earned a cent.

    Only had a couple 100 page views.  I figure if you have an article and you do not have 365 page views in a year its dead.

    I edited about 5 of those articles still no comment and no traffic.  At least if they are not in search people that visit my blog will visit those article since lots of my post and traffic come from Google on my blog.

    I also make it easy for people to share my post.  I have several widgets that feature my post so when someone visits a post their is always a chance they will visit a few other post while they are there..

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      Casimiroposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've been doing "cleanup" on stale hubs. It's amazing how bad some of those looked to me after not reading them for so long. smile  Still not quite ready to do some serious cleaning out of the goose-eggs, though. I'm waiting for a visit from my muse, so that I can pump out 10 hubs, and after that I won't feel so bad about diminishing my total hub number.

      Now, the big question I have for you, ... are the moved hubs doing you any good on the blog?

      1. tamron profile image54
        tamronposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Casimiro

        As far as traffic after the move.  It's to soon to tell because so far no Google juice yet but I am getting visits to those old hubs from visitors that found my blog from Google that are indexed.

        I will send you a screenshot then send you another screenshot in a few weeks. Now to answer your question they are seeing more traffic then they have for months.
        You are talking going from 0 to 16 or more visits.

  10. Ahsan Ejaz profile image61
    Ahsan Ejazposted 4 years ago

    So basically you are saying that we should move to blog?

  11. tamron profile image54
    tamronposted 4 years ago

    No you have only been here 3 weeks your hubs need more time to get traffic.  Mine have been here 2 to 4 years that never got much traffic.

  12. Grant's World profile image81
    Grant's Worldposted 4 years ago

    I recently experienced a spike in traffic when i switched from google adsense to the HubPages ad program. My clicks on ebay ads also rose, weird but true.

  13. ptosis profile image77
    ptosisposted 4 years ago

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/7893839_f248.jpg

    I deleted or unpublished hubs - I was leaving HP because of the huge drop in $$ - now it seems to be climbing up again - why? I don't think it was the removal - or having my google+ account linked with HP but for there must of been a 'fight' between HP and google and now it's over.

    1. Rock_nj profile image90
      Rock_njposted 4 years ago

      I just noticed something interesting along the lines of this forum discussion.  I've also had a nice boost in Google views lately.  I checked the indexing for my Hubs in Google Webmaster Tools, and surprisingly, about of quarter of my Hubs were no longer indexed, but the ones that are indexed are seeing a boost in traffic.

    2. Paul Edmondson profile image
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      Paul Edmondsonposted 4 years ago

      @ptosis We've seen that curve before.  Sometime it's the rankings of one high traffic hub that does it, other times it's the entire account that goes down and up.

      @rock_nj We've noticed that Google's information in webmaster tools may not be that accurate for a subdomain because google is sometimes showing pages on the subdomain which tracks correctly in webmaster tools and sometimes they're showing Hubs on hubpages.com which doesn't track correctly in webmaster tools.

     
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