Do the network sites improve Hub traffic?

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  1. K S Lane profile image95
    K S Laneposted 7 months ago

    I recently received an email saying that one of my Hubs could be eligible to be moved over to one of the network sites, providing I make a few changes. I'm just wondering what the effects of moving a hub over to a network site usually are. Does it generally mean a big boost in traffic? Are some of the network sites better than others? Help a newbie out!

  2. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 months ago

    Some of the vertical sites are doing well and some are not.  However, the fact is that the vertical sites are the future of HubPages.  The main site is now basically just a clearing house, a way for us to publish our Hubs so the editors can browse through them and pick the best ones for the vertical sites.

    All the best-performing Hubs have already been moved to the vertical sites. The editors are now trawling the main site for other Hubs that may have potential, and are inviting us to submit Hubs for consideration. 

    Eventually, the main site will contain only brand new Hubs waiting to be moved, and old Hubs which aren't good enough for the vertical sites.

    When Google assesses an article, it doesn't just look at the article.  It looks at where it lives, too. If an article is good, but the overall quality of the site is poor, that article will be downgraded.  So you can imagine the effect on  Hubs left behind on the main site, eventually.

    1. K S Lane profile image95
      K S Laneposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the insight! I'd realised that Hubpages was moving in that direction, but not the effect on the traffic of the Hubs left behind. I'll have to read up more on the network sites and the criteria Hubs need to meet to be moved!

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        As you're new, every single one of your Hubs is already in the queue for one of the niche sites.  If a Hub still hasn't been moved after three or four weeks, then you can assume it's been rejected (you get an email if it's approved, or if it's eligible but needs more work, but not if it's rejected). 

        Once a Hub has been rejected, you can re-submit it for consideration yourself, but you need to improve it first, otherwise it will just get rejected again.

        To be eligible to be moved, your Hubs need to obey all the rules.  They need to be a good length (over 1,000 words up to 3,000), illustrated with photos that you have a legal right to use.  They need to be well written with good grammar and spelling. 

        I notice you're using some "illegal" photos in your Hubs.  If you check the slider on my profile, you'll find a Hub on how to use photos legally.  I recommend you check it out pronto, so you can fix up your Hubs before they get to an editor!  Pixabay and Pexels are good sources for photos you can use freely, without any need to credit the source.

        1. K S Lane profile image95
          K S Laneposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the tips! I'll make sure to switch out the photos!

 
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