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My stats show only 10 percent of my readers leave comments. Is this typical?

  1. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
    Kathleen Cochranposted 5 years ago

    My stats show only 10 percent of my readers leave comments.  Is this typical?

  2. Oscarlites profile image35
    Oscarlitesposted 5 years ago

    I think you could be right.. each person has to read and absorb and then decide to engage or not to engage.. some have ready words of wisdom and others have reserved ( non public) thoughts and others simply browsed in and browsed out..

    1. rjbatty profile image85
      rjbattyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Speaking for myself, I sometimes do not know how to comment. For a   political issue, I'm usually good for at least one reply.  But, in other cases, the writer has outlined the problem so well, that I feel there is nothing to add.

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    calculus-geometryposted 5 years ago

    If most of your readers come from search engines and not from within Hubpages, then you shouldn't be alarmed if only a small portion take the time to leave comments.  That is normal.  You probably don't leave a comment on everything you find on the Internet, especially if you are not a member of the site.

  4. paul pruel profile image71
    paul pruelposted 5 years ago

    It is normal for any website. Visitors normally read especially if they liked the items but mostly of them ignored to comment. You are lucky to have 10% of your readers comments. Congrats!

  5. BlissfulWriter profile image69
    BlissfulWriterposted 5 years ago

    Yes, that is typical.   In the internet, about 1% of readers will leave comments.   But here on Hubpages (due to it being a social network and all, and members want to get noticed and such) the 10% is higher participation with Hubpages than the out on the Internet in general.

  6. cuttler profile image61
    cuttlerposted 5 years ago

    I did the math and guess what, I have almost an exact replica of you percentage stats. I asked a similar question by the way and I was told to ignore and focus on the traffic. That's what I do nowadays but I still appreciate readers who take their time to leave a comment on my hubs. Feedback is very important for a writer.

  7. Tusitala Tom profile image61
    Tusitala Tomposted 5 years ago

    I've never worked out the statistics of what percentage comment, but 10% seems pretty good.  Far better than I would have expected.  There is just so much activity on Hubpages and, quite frankly, I must admit that I often 'browse' a hub rather than read it the way it should be read - all the way through, savouring the words.

    Bit the same with these forums.  If a questions runs to dozens of answers I might read three or four.   If there are only one or two answers - as when a question is just posted - then I'll read the lot.

    Guess it's a matter of - as Alvin Tofler said in his book 'Future Shock' way back in the 1960s - we're all suffering a bit from 'information overload.'

  8. ChitrangadaSharan profile image56
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    10% is good enough...enjoy. I have not assessed mine, but comments are so exciting...the more you get the better. But, I think  members may not be getting enough time. There is so much material here to read.

  9. Goody5 profile image70
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    Ten percent is a pretty good stat for comments.

  10. rjbatty profile image85
    rjbattyposted 5 years ago

    That beats my score.  I can see that I get a lot of visitors but very, very few feel like leaving comments.  It's kind of a drag.

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
      Kathleen Cochranposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I only worry I haven't left any room for comment.  Like mine is the last word on the subject.  God forbid.  I have been known to bring the conversation of an entire room full of people to a halt with one comment.  It's a curse!

  11. Jackwms profile image60
    Jackwmsposted 5 years ago

    That sounds pretty good to me. But, hey! We all still love you.

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
      Kathleen Cochranposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good to know, Jack.  Good to know.  Back at ya!

  12. WillStarr profile image83
    WillStarrposted 5 years ago

    10% is actually not bad. It also depends on the Hub. I typically get around 25% in the first week or so, but it drops drastically after that. My most popular Hub had about 50% at first, but now has way less than 10% in comment/page read ratio. Go figure!

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
      Kathleen Cochranposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Now Will, you know I can't compare myself to you!  It's funny though to hear you comment because I seem to get more comments as time goes by.  I think my followers read my stuff first and are just checking in on me, which is fine - comforting even.

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    sneha29posted 5 years ago

    Well may be they also think the same as you do and its just a reaction to what they have experienced before. Anyways there is no need to worry about, atleast 10% have interest which goes with a phrase that a glass is always full even if there less water in it because air never leaves it vacant.

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
      Kathleen Cochranposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Never heard that phrase, but it's given me something to think about.  Thanks for your comment and you make a good point.

  14. tillsontitan profile image86
    tillsontitanposted 5 years ago

    I have to agree with the others, though frustrating that is normal.  Of course if you look at it as Internet readers reading and not leaving comments that could be a good thing.