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Has anyone switched their account to a subdomain?

  1. Ruchira profile image76
    Ruchiraposted 6 years ago

    Has anyone switched their account to a subdomain?

    Has it affected the traffic flow? Comments/suggestions please!

  2. thooghun profile image82
    thooghunposted 6 years ago

    Yes I have -- and no looking back.

    Initially, due to the nature of the 301 redirect all my hub traffic plummeted as I was systematically de-indexed. Within a week they were all up and ranked again, and the traffic is higher than it was before the change.

    So much so that it is back to the way it was before Google slapped Hubpages.

    If you are the author of quality hubs, a subdomain change will have an enormously positive effect (because you're no longer lumped in with everyone else in Google's eyes), if not, then you may struggle.

    I recommend it.

  3. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    yes, I have. There isn't a big change yet, but it certainly hasn't had any negative effect at all.

  4. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    I did it last night.  No news to report at this time.  It was a leap of faith.

  5. Rob Winters profile image86
    Rob Wintersposted 6 years ago

    Yep, just yesterday and traffic seems to have dropped way down but early days so fingers crossed.

  6. CertifiedHandy profile image80
    CertifiedHandyposted 6 years ago

    I just did. I like the personal touch. As soon as the flow changes in some way I'll post to that effect.

  7. wychic profile image89
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    Yes big_smile. I held my breath for the first week, especially when my star hub bottomed out -- it had been 3rd in the SERPS for its primary keywords. After that, all back up again, and nearly pre-panda now! I'd been reduced to about 20%-30% of pre-panda levels before the sub-domains came along. Now that star hub is 1st in SERPS, and I have another one that came from complete obsolescence (as in...published in 2009 and had 50 overall hits before today) that actually got more hits than my best hub today! Crossing fingers that continues. I've been trying to determine if that's because someone posted it in a forum, but my incoming traffic is showing all from search engines except a few places where I have personally posted links, and I can't find a backlink for that particular hub anywhere. Waiting for Analytics to update so I can check which related keywords are bringing people in. In short, sub-domain has been SOOOO worth it.

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    fordieposted 6 years ago

    I've taken the plunge and, yep, traffic dropped abrubtly. Now looking forward to the re-indexing and return of traffic ... with fingers crossed

  9. Fotographer profile image57
    Fotographerposted 6 years ago

    I did it a few days back and as expected, the traffic has gone down.

  10. RealHousewife profile image75
    RealHousewifeposted 6 years ago

    I did Ruchira - last week and the only think I hate is that we lost all our Facebook Likes - didn't mesh with the change:( I did want to get the subdomain name RealHousewife - so I did right away.  Actually - my traffic has gone up a bit.  I anticipated it would go down so I joined Twitter and stumble upon and am using those resources.

 
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