I've been here over 9 months now and am finally seeing bigger traffic increases coming from Google. I've heard hubbers say it takes a while before you see Google traffic but even after 6 months and 50+ hubs it was incredibly slow (average 30-45 views over a 30 day period).
Now I understand the winter season is approaching, which could partly explain why I've seen an increase but I imagine time has been a positive factor too. It'll be interesting to see if the steady Google increases continue.
Also my question is does editing of hubs help enhance Google traffic further. I imagine it would but am unsure of the scale of impact.
Yes, it can take awhile to start seeing significant traffic. I don't think 9 months is unusual.
Editing I think does help. One of my Hubs was edited recently and it's traffic increased significantly.
I don't think the majority of your titles are very Google friendly though you could do really well with social media traffic if you make a shareable image for each hub. See Wrylilt's hub on MFP's.
I noticed you have a lot of repeat wordage in your titles, for example" 100 dumbest questions About...". Google does not like this type of duplicate content, and this can be hurting your rankings.
I definitely would try to find a better variety of titles to use if you want to rank better.
Using Google Search could really help you with this.
The most important thing is your title and secondly, your competition.
If you have a title which matches what people are Googling and there aren't many other articles competing with those same words, you're set.
Editing my hubs has also appeared to increase traffic a bit. Not sure why...
Me too. I think it's because google sees your hubs as ''active'' again?
I'm still having a lot of trouble figuring which correct titles to use, and I agree that many of them probably won't help me with Google. I'll look into social media promotion via better images too.
I'm sure Google loves when everything is up to date and relevant, so a good edit will help any hubber. I definitely read a hubber mention it before. Thank you Susana S and WryLilt for your suggestions; they were most helpful.
Thank you for the additional input NateB11 and Farawaytree.
No problem. You could check out Wrylilt's Hub about using Google Suggest for getting titles for your Hubs to get more traffic. It's a good method. There are other methods, like keyword tools, but Google Suggest is pretty easy and is already right there on the search engine.
Yes, no one wants to read an article that is outdated. I've only been here 2 months but I always make sure I update my hubs every week or two to ensure they are at least in the current month
If you write Evergreen hubs, you won't have to update too much. You might get great views for a hub reviewing a current, popular video game, but after a short time it will be a has been, so you have to find some new trend.
On the other hand, if you provide good information on a topic of general interest, for example, how to swaddle a baby, that information is not likely to need updating very much unless there is some big, new change related to it.
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