what does it mean when your hubs get a lot of views but no comments?

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    jacobt2posted 15 years ago

    My top two hubs have gotten quite a few views but zero comments. Does this mean that I am only getting views from sites other than hubpages or what?

    1. BristolBoy profile image63
      BristolBoyposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      No idea.  May be that whatever your hub is about is not worth commenting on (this isn't necessarily a bad thing and in fact could be a good thing because it means yours hubs are so full with information that there is no need for visitors to ask questions).  Best bet to find out if the traffic is from within hubpages or external is to just check the sources though - there is no need to try and guess based on comments!

    2. seamist profile image60
      seamistposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Try not worry about whether they comment or not. Worry about the traffic your hubs recieve instead. Although comments can be nice and uplifting, without traffic you won't make any money. I have been here since Sept 08. I have 11,150 page impressions and yet only 270 comments, and almost half of those comments are my comments responding back to comments. I think when people read the hubs, unless the reader is a writer too, they just don't realize how important comments can be.

    3. darkside profile image62
      darksideposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      All things being equal, this is a good thing.

      It means that you have a presence and are making an impact OUTSIDE OF hubpages.com. That is where the money comes from. They're the ones that are inclined to click on ads, they're the ones that have a greater chance of buying something through your hub.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image86
        Marisa Wrightposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        I think Darkside's right.  I don't get many comments on my Hubs, on the whole.  My traffic is steadily increasing (I just passed the 100,000 views mark) and so is my income (it's taking less than two months to earn $100 now), so I don't let the lack of comments worry me!

        1. Lucey Knight profile image60
          Lucey Knightposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          I agree with Darkside and Marisa Wright.  Sometimes no news is good news.

    4. freelanceworld profile image60
      freelanceworldposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      That can happen due to 2 reasons
      1) You hub is so complete with info that the readers dont need ask anything else. They are enjoying reading
      To involve them up ..Try reading about READER INTERACTION-< HERE > That may help 

      2) Readers dont like your hub...may be its some common topic they already know about and not worth commenting.
      Try sprucing up the hub

      You can also try changing the settings of Comments Capsule by unchecking "Only signed-in users may post comments" That may help you out with comments.

      In anyways till.. you are getting views...dont worry much about comments. they will come.
      Cheers smile

    5. Haunty profile image73
      Hauntyposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      One comment can sometimes mean more than a hundred, I think.

  2. dingdong profile image57
    dingdongposted 15 years ago

    People may be having their own reasons for not commenting, this has been discussed a lot in forums. Keep up good writing smile

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    jacobt2posted 15 years ago

    thank you both for the feedback. I have checked the sources, and my views are mostly from google, but I do get some views from hubpages also.

  4. Milli Mill profile image61
    Milli Millposted 15 years ago

    Hey wasup!  I'm new to the hubpages too.  Listen don't worry so much about the little stuff.  I know it's exciting to see comments in your hub, but don't sweat it if you don't see none at the moment.  Just keep doing what your doing and eventually they'll come.

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      jacobt2posted 15 years agoin reply to this

      you are so right! thanks for the advice!

      1. Milli Mill profile image61
        Milli Millposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Your welcome.

  5. cashmere profile image78
    cashmereposted 15 years ago

    Just don't bother about the comments. Write what you will and make sure that its useful information. The comments will come later.

  6. Julie-Ann Amos profile image63
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 15 years ago

    I get few comments as a rule apart from a few loyal fans (thanks guys).  It is a bit demoralising, but then as long as my stats show google and yahoo hits outnumber hubpages hits I should be happy.  That's what counts.

    And in all fairness, when i get busy and pressed for time, commenting on other people's hubs is the FIRST thing that goes out the window so I'm guilty of not commenting myself...

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    badcompany99posted 15 years ago

    I don't think Darkside is right, I know  he is right. I would prefer massive traffic and no comments rather than loads of comments and little traffic. Julie you deff should be a happy lady !

  8. cindyvine profile image67
    cindyvineposted 15 years ago

    I still don't have as much search engine traffic!

  9. bgpappa profile image80
    bgpappaposted 15 years ago

    comments are good for debate, generally the more controversial the topic the more comments.  Traffic alone is good, comments are gravy

  10. Susan Ng profile image82
    Susan Ngposted 15 years ago

    It can be demoralizing when only a few people comment on a hub we worked hard on making as helpful and informative as possible, especially when we see other hubs (that seem more personal than informative) getting a lot of comments. I feel stupid for feeling that sometimes, but I try not to let it get to me. smile

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      badcompany99posted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I promise in future I will aways leave you  a comment, and hey never feel stupid we all like to hear a well done when we have written something we would like a view on.

      1. Susan Ng profile image82
        Susan Ngposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Promise? big_smile  Then I guess from now on all of my hubs will have at least one comment! Haha! tongue  And you're right.  We all need affirmation in one way or another. smile

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          badcompany99posted 15 years agoin reply to this

          I think we do, I am in work or I would go read some now but I like peace to read but trust me later tonight you will log on and find many comments. The Captain is a man of his word smile

          1. Susan Ng profile image82
            Susan Ngposted 15 years agoin reply to this

            The Captain also wears eyeliner. big_smile Hehehehehe... tongue  Looking forward to your input on my hubs, badcompany. smile

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              badcompany99posted 15 years agoin reply to this

              Only at the weekends babe, only at the weekends smile

        2. freelanceworld profile image60
          freelanceworldposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          Count 2nd one in .. tongue hehe ...just joined Your Fan club..
          looking forward to ur comments too .. Give n Take ..lol... kidding http://i42.tinypic.com/fonadf.gif

  11. FunFacter profile image50
    FunFacterposted 15 years ago

    Well I guess in a way it means nothing, because people are lazy and they cant be bothered leaving comments. May be if you can offer some incentive then they might leave comments.

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      badcompany99posted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think they are all lazy, I am at times I admit but for a lot of others I would imagine they are just too busy. An incentive would be an idea but hey methinks Hubs couldnt afford one, nice idea though.

  12. ngureco profile image79
    ngurecoposted 15 years ago

    Your hub may have been featured elsewhere with a backlink to your hub.

    1. Comments are good; they increase your Hubscore and by extension your hub traffic will increase
    2. Comments are good; they increase your Keywords and by extension your hub traffic will increase

    If you yourself do not comment on hubs of your fans then you are unlikely to get comments – but don’t worry because that’s another club.

    1. Susan Ng profile image82
      Susan Ngposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I've noticed that, too.  The more I comment on people's hubs, the more they comment on mine. smile I guess it's a give and take, just like a relationship? smile

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    MSmithHubposted 15 years ago

    It is okay if there is no comment, some just don't like to comment or nothing to say about your hub. Views is more important.

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    Janettaposted 15 years ago

    Ya know, sometimes people don't comment because they just don't have anything to say.  If I read a hub that makes no sense or is about something I realy have no opinion on, I may not comment.  I know comments are great, but we've talked about not liking "nice hub"  and besides, my mother always told me if i can't say anything nice....

    Enjoy the views smile

  15. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 15 years ago

    Sometimes, there's just nothing that needs to be said. I've viewed a number of hubs and not left a comment. I may also depend in where the traffic comes from. For example, most S/U traffic is pretty much worthless- tons of views and no clicks or comments.

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    jacobt2posted 15 years ago

    Wow. Thank you all for the great feedback. I see useful input in all of your posts on this topic. You have taught me a lot. I really appreciate it. Thanks!



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