Interesting to note that traffic to niche sites now represents 84 percent of my total views. About half of my hubs have now been moved. I think HubPages got it spot on when they made the decision to move to niche sites. Has this been your experience?
Absolutely! When I joined here newly, I had written a few hubs which were just featured. But, the views were minimal. After I learnt how to make better hubs, they were moved to niche sites. I have been having most of my traffic due to the niche sites only. I feel HubPages made the best decision by moving to niche sites.
Hi, SakinaNasir53 Good to hear that your experience has been a good one. I think you joined at just about the right time. At least you are not having to go back to update older hubs:)
Is it, however, possible that those hubs were always getting most of your traffic--because they choose to move you most successful hubs?
Not really. Honestly, I just had traffic when my family or friends viewed my hubs (when I asked them too). I got some views from HubPages. But, I never had traffic from Google before my hubs were moved.
That is true to some extent. I hope that as I continue to update the rest they might also be moved.
My experience has been uniformly negative. All of my old hubs that were moved to Dengarden lost ALL of their traffic and my new hubs that were moved to Dengarden soon after publication have never gained any traction. I get far more traffic from my hubs that are not on a niche site.
Initially when a hub is moved to a niche site (in my experience) I lose the majority of my traffic. After a month or so though, there is a traffic boom which holds steady. So all in all, the niche sites have been GREAT for me, even if they seem not to be in the first couple of months.
I'm very happy with the decision and I think it's what has set HubPages apart from other writing platforms.
Hi Sallybea, yes I agree overall the niche site moves and upgrades to the site in general were good decisions. Two of my hubs on niche sites are consistently doing much better. But as psychskinner noted, these were among my top hubs already getting the most page views.
I've had a couple hubs that now receive less views than they did before being moved. So it depends on the niche category and popularity of topic, IMO. I do believe, in my case, that it also depends on which subcategory within a niche a hub is placed that determines its success.
About the same here. Just 51 hubs on one niche site, out of 166 total, got 89% of the past month's views.
But as Psyche says, they are the best hubs, and have been for some time.
by Caren White 12 months ago
I was under the impression that we could only submit one hub every two weeks for niche sites. I submitted a hub and an editor replied with changes that I needed to make before it could be moved. As I'm making those changes, I have received two emails that another two of my hubs are...
by Scott S Bateman 2 years 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 Michael Kismet 23 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 Kylyssa Shay 2 years ago
I've noticed that I keep seeing HOTDs that fit the niche sites yet weren't chosen for the niche sites because they still have HubPages URLs. Why not save some time in the selection process for the niche sites and mine all the recent HOTDs and all of the Editor's Choice hubs for use on the niche...
by Cholee Clay 9 months ago
I'm curious if anyone knows if the new editors that were hired have completed the training and are on their own now, or if article standards have changed for some reason? The last few months I've had some very old and not updated articles moved to niche sites. I'm happy more of my articles are...
by Sondra Rochelle 2 years ago
Many of us here are working hard to upgrade our hubs so that they can be moved to the niche sites. I think it would be a good idea if those upgrades are viewed by the team the same way as new posts so that they can more quickly addressed. It's a shame to let much better upgraded...
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