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A fluke or is this the real deal?

  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 23 months ago

    http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12715522_f520.jpg
    Yesterday I began changing all of my topics away from things such as "food" and "travel" and moved everything under the subcategory of Recreational Vehicles.  Since then, my views have had a visible spike and I am seeing red arrows all over my stats page.  Maybe it's because of the weekend or whatever, but I am hoping it is because of the new move away from subdomains and my actions with regard to topic changes.  Anybody else?

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Perhaps those little red arrows were your own visits.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 23 months ago in reply to this

        At first I thought this was so, but I only have 95 hubs.  My counts rose more than 200, so it is not all my own tweaking.

        1. sallybea profile image97
          sallybeaposted 23 months ago in reply to this

          Wow that is positive, can't wait now to see the changes for myself.

    2. LongTimeMother profile image98
      LongTimeMotherposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Sounds exciting, TT2. Good luck with it. smile

    3. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 23 months ago in reply to this

      I think category has a significant effect on traffic. The more narrowed down the better; just like keywords.

    4. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Update:

      It's mid week now, when my views generally drop.  They have not dropped, but in fact are doing a bit better than normal.  Hope this trend continues.

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 23 months ago in reply to this

        Very encouraging.

    5. MelRootsNWrites profile image90
      MelRootsNWritesposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I hope this isn't a fluke!  Great to hear you're seeing positive results traffic wise.

      My Halloween related hubs were doing poorly.  Normally a couple take off in September and the rest the first week of October.  One sees traffic year round.  Didn't happen this year.  However, since the removal of subdomains, the one that gets traffic year round has skyrocketed and some of the others saw a little boost.

      I am skeptical to give the changes credit since people would be searching for Halloween stuff during the week before Halloween.  It could be a coincidence.

      I'll just have to wait and see if other hubs pick up.  I will be checking my categories and refining them.

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 22 months ago in reply to this

        On another account I have a Hub that is "scary". It got a huge boost in traffic over the past couple of days. I'm wondering if this is because of the change or just normal. I'm thinking it might be normal because the hub has these sudden surges in organic traffic periodically. At any rate, the change to the main domain hasn't hurt it any.

        1. MelRootsNWrites profile image90
          MelRootsNWritesposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Nate,
          Just happy to see some traffic.  I was worried that my Halloween hubs were going to be a big flop.  This last week certainly helped.

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 23 months ago

    There is a recent change being rolled out that is starting with  the category of autos or vehicles, that may account for something. I have only a couple in that category, but am seeing some positive moves in them.
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/133655

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, I know.  Most of my hubs were not placed into that category originally because it did not seem to quite fit.  Now ALL of them are located there, so we'll see.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image84
        Venkatachari Mposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        That's great news. They started with Autos and you changed them timely to reap some benefit. Congrats!

  3. janshares profile image89
    jansharesposted 23 months ago

    Great news, TT2. I will rethink how some of my hubs are categorized.

  4. lobobrandon profile image82
    lobobrandonposted 23 months ago

    Awesome, glad that you're seeing improvements. Everyone with articles in those categories has been seeing positive changes. But, I'd think that it would take more time at least 2-3 days after moving to see a change. But, seems like google crawled your pages the moment they got into the Autos category and hence the change in rankings/traffic.

  5. Chriswillman90 profile image93
    Chriswillman90posted 23 months ago

    Never considered how important it is to select the right categories for your hub, but does it really have a major impact regarding traffic?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      It may not have been all that important before, but with the phasing in of HubPages' new system, it will be critically important from now on.

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        Marisa, you were here before Subdomains right. I joined just after they were introduced. How was the system back then? Was it just hubpages.com/hub?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 23 months ago in reply to this

          Yes, I'm pretty sure it was.

          1. lobobrandon profile image82
            lobobrandonposted 23 months ago in reply to this

            Okay makes me feel even better about this change then smile It's a step above what it originally was.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 23 months ago in reply to this

              Actually when the idea of the sub-domains was being floated, most of our top Hubbers wanted them to be by topic, not by author - in other words, exactly the setup they're proposing now.

              1. lobobrandon profile image82
                lobobrandonposted 23 months ago in reply to this

                Oh but I'd say subdomains was the better option back then, because the bad hubs (which were numerous) would have probably destroyed our chances of success with this setup. And we'd never have returned to it.

                1. NateB11 profile image92
                  NateB11posted 23 months ago in reply to this

                  That makes sense. Timing is/was right.

  6. rockandhardplace profile image61
    rockandhardplaceposted 23 months ago

    Nice!

  7. lobobrandon profile image82
    lobobrandonposted 23 months ago

    Awesome smile

  8. lobobrandon profile image82
    lobobrandonposted 22 months ago

    50% increase in traffic and my hubs are still showing under my subdomain for some searches. So all I can say is wow!

    Btw this 50% increase is taking it close to what it was like a year ago. So I'm hoping it goes even higher. May motivate me to write more lol.

 
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