Should you expect increases from Google (big or small) because your Hubs have been moved to niche sites? I have Hubs on 7 different niches but no increase in traffic from Google. What's the deal? (and, yes, they've been on the niche sites for weeks).
My experience differs from yours. Most (not all) of my hubs that have been moved to niche site have increased Google views.
It seems to depend on the Hubs. Many of mine are doing better on niche sites but a few are not; but those ones that are not doing any better never were big on traffic.
Yes I would expect traffic to improve, that's the entire point of the niche sites!
However, personally I think some of the niche sites will work and some won't, because I think HubPages has made some mistakes in the way they've set them up.
The whole idea of niche sites is that Google prefers sites that offer thorough information and advice on a single broad topic area. So, where HubPages has genuinely created a site like that - PetHelpful, for instance - Google loves it and is sending it good traffic. However, where HubPages has cobbled a niche site together from two or three vaguely-related topics, Google doesn't rate it any higher than the main site and traffic isn't likely to improve.
That's why my dance Hubs are languishing on Hobbylark, because 90% of Hobbylark is about Games and Puzzles, and the addition of Performing Arts just confuses Google. Or why photography Hubs don't do well on FeltMagnet, which is largely about Crafts. I don't know which site your Hubs are on but that could be part of the explanation.
by Scott S Bateman 23 months ago
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 a niche site has more than 1,250 words, multiple photos and an original video....
by Scott S Bateman 2 years ago
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 folding. My existing articles that moved to those sites have done even better than...
by John D Wilson 23 months ago
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 rate seemed higher than that of Hubpages.What are the old timers thoughts about...
by John Ray 8 months ago
Should I submit the article with the highest hubscore for a higher chance of approval?
by Michael Kismet 18 months ago
I already have a number of hubs moved to the Hubpages network sites, but haven't really seen a drastic traffic change in said hubs. So, is it worth the risk to submit one of my hubs that already receives a decent amount of daily views to a vertical site?I'd hate to see aforementioned hub drop in...
by Levictus Marcus Saarith 13 months ago
Hopefully someone from Hubpages HQ can look into this.I believe that those of us that are using a hosted account with Adsense are not getting any ad revenue on impressions from the niche sites.I base this on the fact that my daily impressions on Hubpages vs Adsense differ by a factor of about 100....
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