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Nothing I've published in the last 6 months gets decent traffic. Or am I wrong? What is considered decent traffic?
Man, that varies so much from one person to the next... in some cases, folks see 10 views a month as very significant, others aren't pleased until a Hub gets at least 100 views a day. We've heard it all when getting feedback from Hubbers!
It all depends on one's goals and focus.
I think it very much varies from person to person, hub to hub. Each subdomain is different. I expect certain hubs to receive a certain amount of traffic daily, others vary more according to time of year. I can almost gauge how my weekly traffic will be by one hub. If it has the average 100+ views a day, my other top traffic hubs seem to perform better, and they don't receive that many views daily. It's interesting to watch.
Decent traffic is less a number than it is an origin.
These days, I think of "decent traffic" as 20-40 organic views per hub per day, NOT as an average, but when most hubs actually get around that. That would mean that none of them (or very few) are really popular (meaning at the top of search results or virally shared), but all of them are getting a small amount of steady, relevant traffic (read: potential for income) that hasn't been crushed by Pandas, Penguins, or the like. It's "tortoise" traffic - not dramatic, but it gets there.
(I think of hubs reaching the "big time" when they get more than 50 or so views a day. There are other higher thresholds, but the "50" seems to mark a different class of visitors (usually a jump in relevant long tail traffic).
Those numbers probably do depend on niche.
I'd guess that the state of "tortoise" traffic is fairly rare. What happens more often is a large number of views come from a small number of hubs that have hit the big time, which leaves the hubber in a vulnerable state. And what most folks seem to report is either a lot of hubs that get fewer than 5 visitors per day, or else many more visitors than that, but from traffic based on self-promotion (social activity) or browsing (I'm bored) behavior rather than targeted organic search traffic. Such traffic has value, but it's not usually monetary.
Though of course traffic from search engines is never stable nowadays, as the predominant search engine has a recent track record of being erratic in its search results...
Wow now that is an interesting question. I think I would have to agree with the others, it depends on the individual. Where some hubbers are used to hundreds, or even thousands of views a day others are happy if they get a single one.
I would say that it also depends on how many hubs that they have and how long they have been on the site but I know that this is not necessarily the case. Which makes me feel better about spending time here in the forums instead of writing or researching.
I am in sight to obtain 1 million views (I have just over 800,000 now) but the truth is that almost all of that traffic has been generated by about 3 of my hubs, which strangely enough were some of the ones I did early on. If it were not for these 3 hubs, about 80 percent of my traffic would disappear. I wish I could replicate the success of those hubs because if all my hubs brought in the same amount of traffic.
I am not sure if my experience is typical or not, but if it is I would guess that most hubs get relatively little traffic. I think that is rare to hit the google jackpot and have one of your hubs rank in the top ten for a topic that people actually search for.
I'm fairly new..Just joined 2months ago.
Crossed the 800+ views a day threshold today..hopefully it'll keep climbing.
Out of those 800,about 600 views a day comes from just one hub..
A lot of really good posts here. A lot for me to think about. Thanks, everyone.
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