I know that it takes a while to build organic traffic, but for some hubs, they'll never "take off" while others build steady traffic after only a few weeks. It seems that most of mine start with a decent trickle and then become duds or stars after about a month. What has been your experience?
When I first started Hubbing, most of my Hubs took at least three months to take off. I've had some late starters, which didn't get going for almost a year.
If you're active in the HubPages community, you'll see a burst of traffic when you first publish a Hub as other Hubbers notice it. Then you'll get a lull, until Google recognises its value, and starts to rank it well enough to get search engine traffic. Many factors determine how a Hub ranks, but it's worth remembering that age is one of them. So don't write off a Hub just because it doesn't get traffic.
I wrote a set of hubs in the same niche in 2011 - 2012 and they are just now getting noticed. That leaves me to believe that not all hubs take off at the same rate. I wrote a hub in October and it immediately took off. I mean, since I published it, it has been in the top 5 daily trafficked hubs for me.
So, so long as your article is search friendly, well written and interesting, I see not reason to write if off unless it sits there idle for at least five years..lol....well maybe fives years is pushing it
I don't worry about it anymore. I've had hubs that I wasn't sure would catch on that "took off" right out of the gate and I've had others that felt like "sure things" but went nowhere.
Now I just write what I feel like writing about and throw it out there. If the Internet likes it, great. If not, I write another one and try again.
It may not be the most profitable method but it's less stressful.
I have yet to have a hub just "take off" out of the gate. I agree with others that it takes time before you can see traffic increase and stabilize. Relatively speaking, most of my hubs are "duds" in terms of great traffic. But I have no plans to get rid of any of them. The few that are getting really good traffic took months to get there, so I'll see if the other duds can do the same. I think those hubs may need major overhauls in editing. But I'm just not pressed to do it right now. I'd rather put energy into creating new hubs that will pick up the slack of the duds.
by Cheryl Simonds 2 years ago
How many times do you refurbish an unpublished HUB before you decide to delete it?I find that a lot of my creative writing HUBs have been unpublished because not many people are reading them. I keep fixing and updating them, but after a few weeks it is unpublished again. And so I...
by Brian 9 years ago
Well, it seems to me that my traffic is never going to increase.I am lucky to get one hit a week now, and the only traffic I am getting is from google.I know that being away for a while doesn't help much, but none of my other sites are doing any better. With all the stuff that is going on with my...
by smanty 8 years ago
I am just a little curious about how much time people normally spend posting backlinks to their hubs before they actually write another one. Any advice or input will be very helpful.Also, how many hubs do you normally write a month - Just curious Thank You!
by Zombie Chick 10 years ago
How many chances do you think you should give the one you love before you decide its finally over?How many? and why?
by Cailin Gallagher 4 years ago
Just gaging anyone else's earnings here. I just checked google adsense and I have earned 64 dollars in 18 months. I've only written 19 Hubs and most of them don't get any traffic. Any thoughts?
by Scott S Bateman 4 years ago
Do you add content to your worst-performing Hub or your best to make it even better? Do you add content to the low-scoring Hubs before the high scorers? What else do you think when you decide when or if to add content to a Hub?
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