Numbers are up comments are down, should this worry a hub author?

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  1. CloudExplorer profile image82
    CloudExplorerposted 9 years ago

    Numbers are up comments are down, should this worry a hub author?

    I haven't been receiving comments on my hubs lately, wondering if I should start worrying, change my hubs entirely, should I start writing more new ones right away, write less.  What would you do, or have done to fix the low feedback issue on your hubs.

  2. hillymillydee profile image60
    hillymillydeeposted 9 years ago

    Maybe we try commenting more on other's hubs so they might come and comment on our hub too.

  3. profile image0
    kelleywardposted 9 years ago

    I'm new here but it seems I get the most comments from the hubs I post that are more relatable to people in general.

  4. Capedium profile image60
    Capediumposted 9 years ago

    Write good Hubs.. When you see a good one too comment.. You and I make up Hub.. So don't always expect comment.. You play a role too.. By commenting

  5. Alexander Mark profile image82
    Alexander Markposted 9 years ago

    I would not worry if it's short term fluctuations, weekends and holidays affect visits and comments, usually getting quiet around the weekends and picking back up by Tuesday. Also, I have noticed greater rises and drops around holidays as some people are more inspired on the days preceding major holidays.

    You also have to figure in that after major holiday seasons like Christmas and New years, there should be less traffic in January. January and February are the low traffic times for many physical businesses like plumbing or retail stores, and I expect the numbers online to reflect that somewhat.

    I don't watch my traffic very closely at all at this point, but I do notice that my income remains steady so far, I am always earning a little more every month now, and this month seems to be on the same track as the last 6 months as far as increase, so I'm not really sure how that is all working. I haven't even written a hub for a long time! However, I do visit the questions section quite frequently and I make an effort to comment on other's hubs so that is likely a factor.

    I think it also depends on what kind of traffic you are getting. Like for you, you are probably looking for more Google traffic and your hubs are focused more on marketing, which could be why your traffic is fluctuating more. And I'm not saying that's a bad thing at all, but that you may have to approach your Hubpages efforts a little differently than others.

    Also it takes time to become established. I did not start out to become established per se, but I think longevity along with writing quality hubs and writing often help alot too. I think many of my hubs could be considered quality, but I haven't written as many as others have and if I did, I would no doubt see a huge jump in my traffic and hopefully income.

    It seems there is a formula, but part of it is something incalculable. Probably putting out information that people are seeking and writing with those people in mind will help alot. I don't know how it goes exactly, but it is as someone said, 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Keep going and see what happens in a year.

  6. DougBerry profile image81
    DougBerryposted 9 years ago

    Some of my highest rated hubs have the fewest comments.  They're business-related stuff that I thought would draw comments, but didn't.  I found it weird, but didn't let it bother me.

    My highest comment hubs are the ones where I talk about books, DVDs, and cats.  People love cats.

  7. hotwebideas profile image66
    hotwebideasposted 9 years ago

    I write my hubs with so many different topics and the ones that I thought would not receive any comments receive the most. I don't worry too much about comments. They are really nice to see and disappointing when you some of my hubs receive none, but that's why it is best to write a variety of hubs.

    Also, like some people mentioned before me, you can comment on other hubs, because that makes you friends with the hub authors and some of them like to reciprocate and comment on yours.


  8. Diana Grant profile image96
    Diana Grantposted 9 years ago

    I don't seem to get many comments, but I must be doing something right as my hubscore went from the 70's to upper 80's/lower 90's very quickly once I started writing hubs, and continues to fluctuate in the 8o's at present. I don't understand what would make it go down, as the quality of hubs has remained stable!

    Is 100 the highest score you can get?  If so, do many people attain it, as I have never seen anyone with a score that high?


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