HubPages is considered a social networking sites, so views that come from it have less value than others. I am wondering if the same is true of the niche sites. Are they considered to be social networking sites also?
Views from social sources don't necessarily have less value, it's just very difficult to get enough views from fellow HubPages authors alone to earn any income. We consider search most important because it's where the most traffic comes from for the majority of authors.
I'm surprised to hear this because several writers here have stated that views from social networking sites don't "count" the same as Google views. I was just wondering how the niche sites are viewed when it comes to this issue.
It's always been said that they count the same. The staff have voiced this before. I know what you mean though, I've tried to convince people a few times on such threads that there's no real difference.
It might be that social view don't count toward an article's traffic for staying featured. An article with social traffic can still become unfeatured for traffic because featured status just refers to an article's ability to be seen by search engines (and if they aren't sending any views anyway, we assume there might be search issues with the article, so we prevent it from being indexed after a long grace period).
Ahhh...that's what it is! Now I remember...but here's the question...again...where do the niche sites fall in that formula? Are views from them counted towards traffic counts or not?
They are counted towards traffic, but they would not be counted as search traffic unless the reader came from a search engine first.
Interesting. Percentage wise, how many views do you think probably come from the niche sites as opposed to being from Google? Just curious. It would seem to me that most would come from Google, but maybe I'm wrong.
I think what you may be getting at is this.
HubPages.com has never been a site which the general public know by name. No one would ever think, "I need to find out more about this subject, I'll go and research it on HubPages". So the main site has always gotten 90% of its traffic from Google.
However, now we have niche sites that specialise in a particular subject, it's quite possible that some readers will be impressed by the advice they get on, say, PetHelpful, and then they'll go straight back to PetHelpful for more advice when they need it, instead of going via Google. Perhaps the same could be happening on AxleAddict - people are finding it a good resource on those subjects, and keep returning to it.
However, visitors to each niche site are not aware of the existence of the other niche sites, or of the existence of HubPages, so I don't see how there would be much cross-traffic.
I don't think they are considered social networking sites.
I wouldn't really considered Hubpages a social networking site either. It is predominantly a search-engine served content site.
You are talking about Google Analytics here aren't you? I doubt HP considers itself a social netowork. So if they do differentiate in that way, the original source of the traffic would count. So if someone reached my page via Google and then went to yours it would still count as a visit from the search engine I presume.
There is not that much interlinking between niches these days, so there is little traffic between them. Bounce rates are high for all of my pages, and assuming that is normal for other writers, traffic from other articles within niches is negligible, too.
Social traffic comes from sites like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter which are not article based, just pure user content. HP would never be defined as a social site, though it once seemed to have ambitions in that direction.
by Scott S Bateman 6 days 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 Sondra Rochelle 2 years ago
I know a lot of you are curious about how the niche sites are doing. Recently, 21 of my articles were moved over. Some were edited, some were not. Most did not have ads, but of the ones that did, some were left in place, others were converted to in text links to products.I've been...
by Debra Roberts 6 days ago
Aside from sharing my article links on Facebook, what are some tried and true ways of increasing traffic/reads to our articles? I'm new; 3 weeks in, have 10 published and featured articles so far. I'm trying to figure out what the number on my profile photo means exactly. I know...
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 Levictus Marcus Saarith 14 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....
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...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|