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Fall in Traffic Triggers Downward Spiral of Motivation, Ruins Subs

  1. janderson99 profile image50
    janderson99posted 4 years ago

    Traffic falls + Loss of Popularity =>More and More Idled Hubs => Less Traffic => Low Morale => What's the Point - overall traffic is lowest in 2 years => Death by a thousand cuts => Torture


    1. Barbara Kay profile image89
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I tried something different on a hub that was getting no Google traffic. I just added 2013 to the title. I'm not getting tons of traffic, but now it is getting some from Google. I thought It was an easy fix. It is worth a try on any hub that it would fit.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    HubPages is still hanging in at 100 US rank.

    1. Dale Hyde profile image84
      Dale Hydeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You mean like hanging with a hangman's noose?  haha!

      I have no doubt they are up there where you say.  Over the time I have been here your figures and facts seem pretty well founded. smile  I would say they are down however from where they used to be as I have seen some pretty depressing figures of late, lol.

  3. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Internet traffic goes up over the winter.  So it could be good news smile

  4. Will Apse profile image93
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    It ain't easy. But culling the poor performers might help.

    I have said it before but a fresh new sub is a good way to give your morale a boost. Find a few topics with a good chance of immediate lift off -- check the news, perhaps, look at upcoming events where interest is likely to be massive, find product launches etc etc -- and you can get a lot of traffic very quickly.

    Of course, Panda might wreck that new sub in time too... But, equally, it might tide you over until your main sub improves.

    1. janderson99 profile image50
      janderson99posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I guess that's why you stopped adding new hubs 2 months ago!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image92
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Me, too, actually. Excluding my latest fiasco.

        1. Jean Bakula profile image97
          Jean Bakulaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not adding anymore either, unless I see more traffic. I just looked and have 3 red arrows on 138 hubs. I wrote my last bunch of hubs just because I felt creative, they just flowed so easily. But they could also flow easily someplace where people are actually reading them!

      2. Will Apse profile image93
        Will Apseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I would not have taken the trouble of writing what I did if it was not true.

        I got myself a new sub. And though, I have not done a lot with it, it should make close to a couple of hundred dollars this month, fingers crossed.

        The problem is that most people here are so lost when it comes to getting traffic and making a buck, that it does not really matter what anyone says.

        1. PaulGoodman67 profile image98
          PaulGoodman67posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, in the old days I think it paid to have one massive profile with hundreds of hubs.  Nowadays, it's better not to put all your eggs in one basket and have numerous profiles of a size of maybe 50-100 hubs.  A concentration of quality works better than a swathe of variable quality.

          There is plenty of BS, as well as good advice on here.  It took me time to work out what was good and bad.  Good advice may not always be the stuff that you want to hear, but the important thing is that it works.

        2. agilitymach profile image98
          agilitymachposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Interesting.  Maybe I'll add a new sub when I have time and put some of my low performers in there with 2013 in the titles. It can't hurt.

  5. tillsontitan profile image89
    tillsontitanposted 4 years ago

    I've actually seen a slight increase in traffic in the last two weeks or so.  For me its more about the joy of writing and staying here with my friends and community.  Do I like making money?  Who doesn't....but that's not what its all about.  Stay...keep writing...watch what happens.

  6. tirelesstraveler profile image80
    tirelesstravelerposted 4 years ago

    Can't get time to write. Worked almost full time all summer, monitoring HP to keep scores up and hubs featured.  In July the motivation was really low. Now the as weather is cooling down it's time to get serious. Can anyone write when it's hot?