Drop in traffic after being moved to niche sites.

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  1. Blogging Momma profile image85
    Blogging Mommaposted 16 months ago

    Out of 12 articles 7 have been moved to niche sites. All 7 seemed to have a drop in viewers since being moved. Will this level out at some point?

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Almost without exception, my articles that have been moved have picked up traffic. It didn't always happen immediately (although, sometimes it did).

      Since you have only been here three weeks, I am assuming that your articles didn't have a ton of traffic to begin with. Also, it is normal to get a bit of a rush of traffic from fellow hubbers when you first publish something, and it drops off after a week or so.

      I think you should count yourself lucky that your hubs have been moved. It's a good sign that you are writing quality articles, and it will pay off for you in the long run.

    2. NateB11 profile image94
      NateB11posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      My experience is that articles moved to niche sites pick back up and then even, often, increase in traffic.

      Edit: Oh, and I see what Sherry is saying; you've been here 3 weeks. Usually it can take at least a few months to see what your traffic is actually going to be, consistently. The initial traffic you receive is typical internal traffic from other writers on the site; later, you start getting traffic from search engines.

    3. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Articles rise and fall in traffic over time for a wide variety of reasons. Rather than focusing on fluctuations, it's more important to focus on what you control and keep improving your existing articles.

    4. Christy Kirwan profile image97
      Christy Kirwanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, Blogging Momma, on getting so many articles accepted! In most cases, traffic returns to normal or increases within a few weeks of an article being moved.

      1. Blogging Momma profile image85
        Blogging Mommaposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you all for your responses. Very helpful.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 16 months ago

    Where did the traffic come from when the articles were on HubPages?

    1. Blogging Momma profile image85
      Blogging Mommaposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Most of my traffic comes from social media shares. I have a fairly active social following and am also a member of many large online communities surrounding the niche categories that I write about. so many only 10% of my views comes from hub pages.

      I also have other names that I write on that are dedicated to a niche category and one of them has neared 10k views in just a couple of days and already on the top of very basic google searches and I received an email that it could go on a niche site but I am weary because of the drop in my other traffic. But you guys make a good point that more traffic should follow once they are aged a little.
      I have been writing online for a long time but I am very new to hubpages and I just want to thank you guys for all the help. Seriously, this is such an amazing online community. I have just recently started the attempt to monetize my writing (without having to run my own page) and I am so glad that I stumbled across this site.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        No one gets much traffic from within HubPages, the active community is very small.   If your traffic is mainly social right now, then each Hub's traffic is going to die down after the initial surge whichever site it's on. 

        The niche sites have far more potential to attract Google traffic in the long term - that's why they were created.  As you know, Google strongly favours specialist sites, so an article on the main HubPages site -  however good it is - is handicapped by its position on a generalist site.  Therefore moving to the niche site should eventually result in higher traffic, once Google has adjusted to its new location.

        My only reservation is that some of the niche sites aren't specialist enough, and that may prevent some Hubs reaching their full potential.

  3. Ivan Hernandez profile image92
    Ivan Hernandezposted 16 months ago

    Look at you, Kayla. 3 weeks and you are better than me in every way. It has taken me 1 year to get 2 articles to a niche site. One of the articles I'm referring to is my Autism article, the same article that you've passed. Your article is on the front headlines at HealDove, While mine hasn't. That means that I'm a failure. Kayla, I congratulate you in passing me. You'll be the next Maya Angelou while I'll be the next failed experiment.

    1. Blogging Momma profile image85
      Blogging Mommaposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Ivan, I have read your articles and you have some great work. By comparing yourself to others you will never realize your full potential because you will be breaking yourself down to often to pay attention to what works for you as an individual.
      I have told you that my son has autism as well and he fights many of the same battles as you everyday. You need to realize that you are just one person and you are still very young. I am close to twice your age and I have been writing for many years. I write on topics that I am very familiar with me and truly have a place in my heart. It is difficult to write on a subject that doesn't excite you and try to get others excited in the process. I am more than happy to dedicate some time to helping you figure out what to write about that makes sense for you.
      Think about the top 3 things in your life that you really love to do. Then think of the top 3 things that you know everything about inside and out. And finally, think of the top 3 things that you can do better than anyone you know. Or simply know so well that you could do it in your sleep. Those are the things you want to write about.
      You also want to study this anytime you have a chance, https://www.skillsyouneed.com/write/com … akes1.html (not affiliate) You can always be learning about your writing, proper sentence structure and grammar. It doesn't have to be perfect (mine isn't) but its something we should all try to do our best with.

      Send me a message anytime you need help and I will be more than willing to give you my input. But the next article you put out should be about something you are excited about ( a new feature in a video game, a new product you have tried recently, your own views on something you saw or read online). Try it, and get yourself excited about it!

      1. Ivan Hernandez profile image92
        Ivan Hernandezposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        I'm sorry, but Autism is my main subject. That's where I excel at. I need all of my Articles to excel in something. I hate jealousy as much as over 7 billion people do, but it's an inescapable feeling that I have. When I saw your article on the HealDove MAIN PAGE, that's where the feeling of rejection and jealousy began. Your articles are so popular. You've managed to gain over 10,000 views in nearly 6% of the time it took me to get 300 IN THE SAME TIME PERIOD!!!! That's why 'm the biggest failure.

        I'm not here to chastise your work or anything. I'm here to congratulate you on getting to the 10,000 mark. I've spent years trying to reach the level that many others have. I got a Science ACT Score of 33 out of a possible 36, and I'm still a failure, not because I chose to fail myself, but the world chose to fail me. See, I'm the biggest failure in HubPages, yet 2 of my articles got moved to vertical sites. That shows that even failures like me can still get a chance at success.

        I'm not speaking anymore on the subject, because I would be judged based on my recent history. I went to college, twice, and failed. I have over $11,500 in student loan debt, AND ON TOP OF THAT, I'M TAKING AFTERNOON MEDICATIONS THAt KNOCK ME OUT AT 4:45 P.M. SHARP 96% OF THE WEEKENDS OF THE YEAR!!!! THAT MEANS I'M A PERMANENT FAILURE!!! I BELIEVE IN AN IMAGINARY WORLD THAT DESTROYED ME ON MARCH AND APRIL 2016!!!!!!!!! I KNOW WHAT AUTISM FEElS LIKE!! I READ ABOUT IT!!! I'VE MET AUTISTIC PEOPLE!! I'VE READ ABOUT YOUR AUTISTIC SON!!! YOUR ARTICLE HAS GROWN EXCEEDINGLY POPULAR!! I BOTH COMMEND AND HATE IT AT THE SAME TIME!!!

        I don't want to talk. Please help me.

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          Go find someone nearby and talk to them. Go see whoever it is who has responsibility for you. This is a meltdown and you need to breathe.

          Not one person here thinks you are a failure. This is not who you are. Breathe in and breathe out slowly.

          Push yourself away from the computer. Get away from the screen and close your eyes.

          1. Ivan Hernandez profile image92
            Ivan Hernandezposted 16 months agoin reply to this

            I just got back from a round of brainstorming. Apparently, all I needed was a word puzzle. I feel better now. I don't think I'm a failure anymore...although I do still feel the aftereffects of that meltdown.

 
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