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A good external traffic %

  1. dipless profile image81
    diplessposted 8 years ago


    Just a quick question. I realise that hubpages traffic is worth very little $$$ and external traffic more specifically search engine traffic is worth more $$$. What do people think is a good ration of hubpages to external traffic?

    Thanks in advance

    1. nicomp profile image67
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why is hubpages traffic worth very little?

  2. Mrvoodoo profile image61
    Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago

    Personally I'd opt for 100% search engine traffic to 0% HP traffic.

    At the moment I'd say at least 70% of my traffic is coming from search engines.

  3. dipless profile image81
    diplessposted 8 years ago

    70% at moment as a new hubber i am on 28%, gotta start promoting them more

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Instead of thinking in percentages, I'm thinking in absolute numbers. My new goal and obsession is to reach 10,000 google visitors in 30 days.

    1. rancidTaste profile image63
      rancidTasteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great.... I also wish so....

  5. dipless profile image81
    diplessposted 8 years ago

    wow 10k in 30 days that would be an achievement, good luck with that. I have had about 100 in 6 days so i am actually quite happy with that but jsut wanted to have an idea of good figures

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I think ambitious big goals make life more fun. Dipless, you are doing very well for being so new. You're off to a good start.

  7. BristolBoy profile image75
    BristolBoyposted 8 years ago

    For me less than 25% from Hubpages.  But as Nelle says it depends on traffic as much as percentages.

  8. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Only 8.3% of the overall traffic to my Hubs comes from HubPages

  9. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    It will depend largely on what the topic is about.

    I just published a hub on HubPage Fan Clubs. I'd be surprised if I get any outside traffic.

    My other hub topics will have a higher percentage of outside traffic. 100% would be impossible, but the more traffic you can get from Search Engines the higher the quality the visitor will be (in terms of clicking on ads and making actual purchases).

  10. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Darkside is right. Hub topics and content that are focussed on hubpages draws more traffic from hubpages, and hubs focussed on getting other traffic will do just that if they are well written and have plenty of room for ads.

  11. dipless profile image81
    diplessposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the great replys guy's is good to hear what other people are achieving gives you somthing to strive for! I appreciate that different hubs will produce different levels of external traffic...now it's just finding those topics which produce the most clicks wink Thanks again all for the replys.

  12. DonnaCSmith profile image90
    DonnaCSmithposted 8 years ago

    Mine is about 24% hubpages and 75% outside.

  13. BristolBoy profile image75
    BristolBoyposted 8 years ago

    Because peopel coming from within Hubpages are generally a lot less likely to click on Adsense or purchase through eBay and Amazon capsules within your hubs.

  14. aniketgore profile image65
    aniketgoreposted 8 years ago

    50-50 almost

  15. ocbill profile image59
    ocbillposted 8 years ago

    70% traffic from search engines sounds good. 10 to 20% direct traffic is good too from ezines

  16. HealthCare Basics profile image61
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago

    I was disappointed with traffic views during the first  couple of weeks here, but in the last 10 days I have had nearly a 1000 views, about 30% from hubbers and the rest from the outside. It has boosted my morale to get more hubs out there.

  17. thranax profile image53
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Hubpages traffic doesn't mean the person is a member on Hubpages. Outside Traffic almost 100% guarantees there not. The good thing about other authors reading your work is:

    1. Someone likes it so far, maybe others will.
    2. They can leave comments and tips.
    3. They may link to your Hub from one of theres if there is any relevance.


    1. dipless profile image81
      diplessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very true and all good points smile Think you need a mixture of the both! Thanks again for all the replys lots of food for thought.

  18. HealthCare Basics profile image61
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago


      Thanks, I don't quite understand the linking part you mention in #3.

    1. Dame Scribe profile image59
      Dame Scribeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Highlight a word .. I usually use * --> here.* and set a link using the chain icon (pic on toolbar) and paste the URL in the pop up menu. Hit save and you're set. big_smile hope that helps.

  19. Herald Daily profile image77
    Herald Dailyposted 8 years ago

    Almost all of my traffic is organic, but I haven't built up much of an HP presence yet, nor do I have a ton of hubs to this point.

  20. kblover profile image90
    kbloverposted 8 years ago

    I must suck - according to the reports - I would say 95% is from hubpages sad

  21. LondonGirl profile image86
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    KB, you don't suck, you've only been here half a dog's watch. It takes time to get external traffic.

  22. Kidgas profile image80
    Kidgasposted 8 years ago

    I have 44% of my views from hubpages and the rest external.  Don't know if that classifies as good or not, but I am certainly satisfied.

    1. soni2006 profile image79
      soni2006posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi kidgas. Do you know that's really good on your part if you are getting 56% views from external resources.

      For me, I am receiving around 72% of my views from external sources including search engines and the rest 38% internally from hubpages.

      One more thing to note is that whatever percentage of traffic you are receiving from hubpages, it is also good for you because it might be possible that a person is visiting hubpages from any external links such as google or other sites and then visiting your hubs so that means you have posted good quality hubs which are also ranking very well internally......

  23. johnr54 profile image40
    johnr54posted 8 years ago

    I get about 5.5% of my traffic from Hubpages.