One of my hubs is eligible to be moved to a niche site, whereas another was moved by the HP team, but a link to this eligible hub was removed because the hub in question isn't on dengarden.
I then went on to notice that the niche sites do not link to HP from the related hubs section. I couldn't find any.
I'm not complaining, I'm just happy that this has finally happened, or am I wrong? Are the niche sites finally being treated as sites of their own? I wouldn't be surprised if the recent uptick in traffic and the massive rise in rankings was due to this change. I hope it was.
Exactly. Me too. I saw some really low-quality stuff in the related sections at one point across the sites and really was wondering why they were there.
Not that all Hubpages articles are bad, there are many really good ones, but there was some less than stellar stuff mixed in within those ''Related'' sections.
Many weeks ago we scoped related articles to their site.
A more conservative linking policy has certainly done no harm. And if one niche site gets hit the other niche sites are unaffected.
I never understood the links to HP. We all love HP but it really is just the newbie sandpit these days.
Exactly. Good to hear they've got rid of those links.
Yeah and I'm not just glad they got rid of the HP links, but also links to the other niche sites. At times there were "related articles" on totally unrelated topics from other niche sites, just because they shared a certain set of keywords.
by Glenn Stok 15 months ago
I noticed that hubs in niche sites no longer include the "More by this author" section below the hub. Is this just an oversight or was it a decision to drop it on niche sites?
by Brandon Lobo 4 weeks ago
If people want to know how to work on a hub so that it ranks well once published on a niche site, I would be open to writing a guide. I will show you my research process and the way I generally structure the content and how I determine this structure and more. This will take some time to get done...
by Sherry Hewins 16 months ago
Almost without fail, when a hub of mine is moved to a niche site, the views increase. I suppose this makes sense; HP created the niche sites to escape from that "content-farm" label that Google had put them under. That seems unfair to me that an article would suffer simply because it was...
by Scott S Bateman 21 months 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 Jean Bakula 2 years ago
I saw a big improvement in the payout I made today, because of the hubs that were moved to niche sites. But when I check the stats of those hubs, what I see is different. They get a big spike in views the first day or two after they are moved, then the stats sort of flatline. Is this happening to...
by Don Bobbitt 2 years ago
Of course, HP is playing their cards close to their vest, and rightly so.But, from what I know about fracturing the HP family of writers into these so-called "Niche Sites" is a little like taking a cannon ball and melting it down to pour the liquid into molds for shotgun shot. Each group...
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