What are 3 of your top reporting traffic sources? Mine are Google, Yahoo and HubPages!
Perhaps through this thread we can all discover new and exciting places to generate more traffic to our hubs!
Try adsbay, it is a new site for free.if they grow, we will grow with them. goodluck all
I also get a lot of traffic from Google.co.za since I mention South Africa and Cape Town sometimes in my hubs.
3 Only figured this one out today reddit (the hub I posted this morning, got 50 views in only a few hours on reddit, shhh...don't tell anyone!)
Yahoo search keeps coming up here, and I know of at least one mega online marketer who recently swapped all their aff site ads over there from google. Methinks it might be time to check it out
I'd assume that those three would be the more popular top three for most people. Probably won't find anything too exciting and new with the first three top traffic sources... Could be way off base though...
Stumble upon is great for traffic, but they suck at clicking. But its a great surprise when you log on and find your stats are really high because of Stumbleupon. Still hoping to make page 1 of Digg!
Ok I see we have some great yet similar responses here, so let's shift it up a little bit and mention some less popular ones that's still reporting a good amount of traffic for you.
Note: If you have not posted yet, you can still share your Top 3 traffic sources and also include 3 Rising Stars like I've done below ~ Thanks!
Ok so my Bug 3 as I mention is Google, Yahoo and HubPages in that order.
3 Rising Stars are...
I have a few odd spikes from sites that I really can't figure-- even when I go to the sites where I can't find myself. Mystery spikes?
Tee..hehehe...I like that phrase "mystery spikes". That's a good way to put it Rochelle!
These are just three that I have been getting steady traffic from. Ask.com is a new one that I've been seeing, although it's moving up pretty quickly.
I love how when I quit posting links to answers in Yahoo, others are (I assume) in addition to the older links and the traffic is steady.
Go to the 'My Account' tab and on the top, right column, there's a section for Traffic Sources.
I tried Reddit for a while, and never got much, if anything from it. :-/ I must not have been doing it right...
I understand that. What I was saying was that I don't know how the trackers equate to the registered sources. Even the reddit which does list as a specific source is much higher in the tracker listings than in the source listings.
24 hours ago I had no stumbleupon traffic, in the last 24 hours, I've had 349 out of nowhere!
I reached a total of 1,000 page views 4-5 days ago, and now have nearly 2,000 - nearly 600 in the last 24 hours. It's almost all on one hub - which has 398 views ever and 297 in the last day.
This has happened to me in the past also-- but for the most part I haven't found stumbleupon to produce real results consistently.
That's a heck of a spike ~ Congratulations!!!
StumbleUpon has always been pretty consistent traffic source for me too. I just searched for best paid focus groups hub in yahoo and my hub is at the top WooHoo!!! In my search results it has a small StumbleUpon icon where you can click to see who reviewed and bookmarked your site as well. It showed that someone reviewed mine months back. I think you have to have StumbleUpon installed on your browser to see extra detail.
Nowhere near the top three in traffic, but next are:
I have had the same thing. I have traffic from sites, but can't seem to find myself on there, or where the links to my work is at. Confusing...
can't go past Google Yahoo and Hubpages itself. Still keep bookmarking and linking to your hubs elsewhere. I do get good traffic from other sources as well.
Here's my big 3:
My 3 rising stars:
bensonyeung.com (my own website)
I've only just properly looked at my list, only 7 are not google sites, I do pretty well with google images too, although Digg is in there as up and coming.
I don't know how exactly it equates to the traffic sources, but in my referral trackers, the one for blog comments has almost caught up to the default hubpages tracker even though the default had at least a two week headstart. Reddit is running a fairly close third.
@Whitney Why did you stop posting to Yahoo Answers just curious?
Got bored with the ignorant people posting there all the time. I really just got tired of seeing the same old questions repeated, most of which were common sense. I was getting frustrated with the people posting the questions, really. Plus every now and then I would get an error in that I wasn't able to post HP links; I'd have to wait a good month or more before I could post again, and by then I'd just forget about it... :-/
Oh and rereading my comment about posting there, I meant that it is weird that when I quit, the traffic boosts bc other people are posting (I assume) and the older links.
And here's mine
Mine has cahnged since I posted recently, now:
Yahoo answers is frustrating. Dumb people, lol.
3. Google and google uk etc.
But I have only been doing this a month. I like the way yahoo picks up things quick here.
Another 200 today on the same hub from SU, so I'm happy with that, even if it's just a one-off (-:
Ahh yeah, SU traffic spikes are great to bump your page views up! The big problem with SU readers is they aren't good a clicking on those ads!
Do you have google analytics? If so, select the time period since you started on google up to 'date, then you can really see the full effect of the spike!
I got one whole dollar out of the SU-ites (-:
I do have analytics, not sure I understand even 10% of it, though!
So far my traffic has been coming from google, hubpages, search.yahoo and search.msn, pretty standard as everyone else.
I've noticed over the last 24 hours a nice little spike from www.reddit.com Jumped from 4 page views to 747 in the last 24 hours. It's now my 7th best source.
I did have a huge traffic spike over the Valentines weekend, went from 8500 page views to my now 36000!
I used to feel like Google Analytics was Greek until I started digging around with it a bit. I discovered you can see where all the traffic came to arrive at each hubpage, which is pretty detailed actually.
you should think about using Mahalo, there is a lot of traffic hidden.
Also instant Buzz is a very good source for traffic!
-- Never heard of Mahalo just joined Thanks!
-- I prefer FreeTraffic Bar over Instant Buzz. They are both similar but Free Traffic Bar doesn't require downloads and doesn't slow down computer.
It's similar to Yahoo Answers. You just use your knowledge to answer people's questions in different categories. You also can ask questions if you'd like. And every now & then you can strategically weave in your hub links (or other) but not too much or they might accuse you of too much self-promotion.
Hmmm some people must be emailing my hubs back & forth because I'm seeing mail.live.com creeping up steadily! Hey that's cool with me:)
i usually go to alot of refering sites too, a good one u can go to is http://bill-boardcommunity.proboards.com/index.cgi
Can I add another question? Does any experience revenue from these other source, i.e. stumbleupon, Digg, Reddit, and Mixx?
I experience is that the Stumbleupon, Diggs, Reddit hits do not bring in any revenue. I.E. Beleive the revenue comes from the main ones everyone has said, i.e. Yahoo, HP, Google, and MSN live.
But I also believe, to not write off these other sites, because they help you rate hire to the search engines, because your site is registered at different places, which brings you ranking up in importance.
I recently improved my websites really good by by getting articles from it published in blogcatalog.com. My fairly new website jumped from 22 million to under 900,000, and a person I work with says if you can get in the to 1 million website, you can start doing things.
I am going to try to hit that site, and simular sites big on postings.
Wow. The more I read about this-- the more I understand, that I don't understand --much.
It's an interesting journey.
As would be expected for a new user most of my traffic has come from within Hubpages. However have also managed to get hits from search.yahoo, various Google sites (for some reason especially Indian and Singapore) and a few other random sources. Thats good enough for me though. I am definately going to try out Stumbleupon and Reddit though. Is the idea that you just do thsi for everyone of your hubs? Or just certain ones? Or is it not recommended that you even do it for your own? Don't want to do it and it to be detrimental!
Right now? Main source of traffic is me, me, and me.
Just started trying to get better rankings on Google. Reading a lot of material.
Hubpages and Yahoo
Joined just a few days ago, hopefully the traffic increases. Submitted >20 articles, only 84 page views so far!
Reddit has been a great source of traffic. No clicks, but a lot of views.
Yeah, almost every one of Reddit's hubpages submissions have been from you lately. Don't get us banned over there!
I don't even understand why they have those dopey rules. I can see if you were auto-submitting a hundred hubs or something, but if I write something and I want to promote it, isn't that pretty much what those sites are for?
That's only part of the answer to the promotion of our own stuff.
Good content has to make others vote with a quick submission to these bookmarking sites, if you want to provide some motivation for your articles to be voted for, say so at the end of the article, this will remind them that to vote and submit a short thumbs up or review about the content, which is the nice thing to do if they liked the content.
The likeability factor has to come into play with our content from people who arrive at your content...a vote from yourself may not carry weight with these sites.
That is what I think as well. Not spamming them. My original content. A lot at first, but slowing down now to new hubs.
bgpappa, I didn't want to come across harsh, so hopefully I didn't. I said what I said about not getting us all banned because it's happened before. In fact, hubpages recently got banned on propeller.com due to self-promotion from hubbers.
What sunforged said is right- actively digg/stumble/promote other sites. In other words, be natural. If you really did it the right way, you'd submit a ton of others' materials, and only your own a handful of times. But I often don't do it the right way
I didn't know we were allowed to submit others people's stuff. Seems odd to me and certaintly don't want to upset anyone. I have emailed a few articles I thought some of my friends would find interesting but that leads them to the author's page. I will try that though, just want to make sure I do it correctly.
I aim for a 20-1 or 25-1 ratio on Digg and stumble, for everyone 1 of my articles, I Digg or stumble at least 20-25 others, but that comes naturally, it's not forced and I don't sit there and count them. If your active on the sites you submit to then they won't care to much.
Also try and avoid "blind" digging/stumbling etc etc. If you want to rate it, then actually click through and read it. They really don't like blind voting.
Hi, I just wanted to follow up to my previous post. 100% of my hub's traffic is from hubpages so far. I don't seem to be indexed yet. What methods are you guys using to get ranked on google if you don't mind me asking?
hi - this is a great thread for a newbie - I've learned a lot - I have yet to start monitoring my traffic, thought I'd get e few hubs up and running first. Thanks for the thread and advice;
You have rightly guided. Thanks for guiding newbies.
what those sites are for! ...most have a no "self promotion" clause also a no "spam or overly promotional" clause......its really not that hard to get your account banned - be sure to actively stumble,digg. promote other sites besides your own
there are trading communities for gaming the bookmarking sites
you may need an invite though (i think i can generate 3)- i dont bother with the site....but it can be very useful if you choose to focus on it
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