I just wanted to say hello and ask how everybody has been doing? I'm really enjoying the new updates to HP and happy to see the many important and well needed improvements with this website. How does everybody feel about the new sites getting put up? Have any of your hubs been place on one of the site launched? And if so, what are your initial thoughts so far?
I haven't had any of my articles go to the new sites. However, I think creating niche sites is a great idea and predict it will improve traffic dramatically. There is plenty of information that niche/authority sites are successful and will place well in the search engine and get traffic. I look forward to seeing my articles moved to a new niche site in the future. This is truly a smart move on the part of HP as far as I'm concerned.
I have had 2 of my articles put on the new Pet site. I can't say if it is better or worse yet as it is still early. One thing I do notice is on my Account listing of Hubs, they used to be in a Group called Pet Care...Now that they are moved to the new Pet site, those 2 have been removed from the Pet Care group I had made and are now listed as Orphans. The new Pet site only shows those 2 hubs as done by me, no others listed at all, unlike the old hub style of showing a few choices of work regardless of category. So I don't see it helping other traffic to see any of my other work.
I Had one hub selected for the new "Pet Helpful" site. I only published it two days ago and got the email yesterday that it had been selected. I am hopeful it will all go well and traffic will increase.
I have had several articles chosen for PetHelpful. I really think it is too early to tell how they will do there. I am not even sure Google has figured out what's going on. Right now, my Google traffic is down by about 30 percent BUT someone found one of my articles on PetHelpful (perhaps because of PetHelpful?), and it is getting lots of FB traffic. All in all, my traffic is up about 75 percent because of this..
I think it will be a test of time to know if the niche sites are going to work. It is way too early to tell.
Fantastic insight as well! That sounds very promising even if it is a small amount at this point. And yes it's like anything else it takes time to settle in and get established. Especially with g**gle! <---that's a bad word in my book! And with millions of others. Lol
@paradigmsearch I'm hopeful because, there is always room for one more. I think having this bulky site spread out across the web is a good thing. It seems that the transition is going smoothly. I'm sure if things look great with the sites that have already been launched. The process will speed up!
For some reason Friday is always my worst day; the weekends are my best days. I am guessing 12-14 of my hubs have been moved to Pethelpful. Traffic is up today 30% over a typical Friday, so I am optimistic, given that the new site has not been fully indexed yet.
Earnings are wonky - something needs to be sorted out there for me to know how this is hitting the purse. Pageviews are showing for only one of the sites- I am not sure which.
I have been pleased with the audience and revenue for my articles on HubPages since joining the site some years ago.I commend the company for creating the successful niche sites at a time when similar sites were...
Over 1/4 of my hubs have not been moved to a niche site. They do not have much traffic from Google, so it is not HPs fault that they have not been selected. There is nothing wrong with them, but they do not have...
The chart showed a loss of about 55% of the traffic on Hubpages in the last 6 months.I also looked at the traffic trends on some of the niche sites, and they don't seem to be making up for the loss.In fact the bounce...
I'm very happy with the results of the niche sites. It's a win-win for HubPages and writers like myself. But I'm a bit curious about the process for choosing Hubs that go on those sites.One of my most successful Hubs on...