Why some low quality hubs get high traffic?

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  1. Jimut profile image70
    Jimutposted 10 years ago

    I recently seen a hubber, he posted 2 hubs and got aver 10k views, but I have seen many hubbers not  getting that number of views by writing 30 hubs. Usually by posting above 70 high quality hub, that much views can be reached. But his hub was not even of 500 words. How it is possible? I want some citation on this.

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      If the Hub is old, it has simply not been reviewed by the QAP yet.

      We are on the cusp of finally going through the backlog. When that happens, if the Hub is of low quality, it will probably lose Featured status.

      I hope that clears things up! big_smile

    2. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm... What was the topic?

    3. David Trujillo profile image54
      David Trujilloposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Can you post a reference to that hub so we can review it?

      1. Jimut profile image70
        Jimutposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        This person got 10k views. By posting two hubs.

        These are not even too old.

    4. Jimut profile image70
      Jimutposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, guys. In his profile there's written
      "Hub Feedback: 14 Useful / 3 Awesome / 4 Interesting / 2 Funny / 2 Beautiful"
      But his 1st one has no feedback, though 2nd one got
      "Useful {7} • Funny {1} • Awesome {3} • Beautiful {1} • Interesting {2}" as feedback.
      This makes sure that he got more hubs.

      Other than this he posted a Q&A as "why he is not able to post" during beginning of his career. This maybe because he has been doing something wrong or maybe not.

  2. dontaytte profile image76
    dontaytteposted 10 years ago

    That's crazy. I've been on here for a year and have only gotten 1000 views.

  3. bydojo profile image59
    bydojoposted 10 years ago

    He's probably doing some heavy promotion outside hubpages. The secret to get views is to be very active here in the site too (forums, hubs, questions). We're probably millions here, so it's not easy to get noticed. if you do tend to be active outside your own hub too, chances are you will get more readers and traffic.

    1. David Trujillo profile image54
      David Trujilloposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well isn`t this a great strategy to keep rising those numbers!

      By generating curiosity about his traffic numbers many with visit his hubs just to see what he is writing about. Wouldn´t be strange he planned this forum post in advanced. If that is the case, then I applaud the stratagem.

  4. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 10 years ago

    If you look, you will see that he: Joined 16 months ago. He could have had many hubs before and probably deleted them now. Of course few hubs can get that traffic as well (Pretty sure the two he's got now aren't the source of those 10k). Not sure from where you got the number 70 hubs for 10k views though.

    1. WriteAngled profile image75
      WriteAngledposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      No, that's not correct. If you delete hubs, you lose the views they accrued. I found this out in a rather drastic manner when I moved my best-performing hub elsewhere!

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Haha writeangled, I know what you mean. Happened to me just when I was reaching 100k and I had to wait a long time to get the accolade. But, if you just unpublish them and don't delete them the views remain. I've got quite a few hubs which are unpublished atm.

  5. Theophanes profile image89
    Theophanesposted 10 years ago

    It's possible he has a lot of views because he has the word "free" in his titles. People like getting free stuff - they'll click anything to get it. It wouldn't even take much for those to go viral. That would be my guess (not that I think his Hub is better than anyone else's I think he just has a genius marketing strategy.)

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      How would it ever go viral unless it's got something good? I've not checked them out myself, but if you're saying the word free is going to cause it, you're probably wrong. People would only share if they find it useful, there's no way they're going to share just because of the title.

  6. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 10 years ago

    A hub under 500 words can be good. Even a hub that looks awkward can have information in it that people want.

    1. David Trujillo profile image54
      David Trujilloposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      He simply says you can get Amazon gift cards for free if you join Bing`s Reward Program. But no links on where, or how to get them, no steps... bad quality. Still useful info for some, like me that love Amazon gift cards. But without the proper info I`m lazy to go find somewhere else.

      1. psycheskinner profile image83
        psycheskinnerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        But if you were searching for this info, it would come up and people might look at it.  So, maybe this is just a popular topic.  Getting stuff for free usually is.

  7. dailytop10 profile image86
    dailytop10posted 10 years ago

    I think it's how he made the title of his hubs very enticing...who can't resist knowing how to get free stuffs? XD

  8. Tealparadise profile image85
    Tealparadiseposted 10 years ago

    The Hubpages staff can't police everything all the time.  Somehow this guy has got through the cracks.

    I have seen a few of them, but it doesn't bother me too much as long as it isn't in my niche.

    There is only 1 that bothers me, because it is an obviously planted review of a questionable site (Fanbox) made to deliver little information and mislead the reader, and keyword stuffed to stay at the top of google.  I do wish that would be taken down.

  9. Barbara Kay profile image73
    Barbara Kayposted 10 years ago

    Maybe he has a lot of friends outside of Hubpages that view them. He might post on Facebook and everyone wants to see the information to get something free.
    The topics are interesting. I'd probably view it. I wouldn't stay long, but I'd have to see.


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