Question on hub success

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  1. New Understanding profile image79
    New Understandingposted 5 years ago

    Question on hub success

    I know it takes some time for articles to be "crawled" and to move up in the search engines, but approximately how much time should you allow before you feel it's time for tweaking or even a major overhaul?  I've been writing articles for about 2 mos now.  Some are taking off, others struggling. Should I wait a little longer before I need to be concerned?

  2. Georgie Lowery profile image94
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    In all honesty, there isn't any real way to gauge the time it will take your Hubs to mature. Generally, in my experience, a Hub starts getting good Google traffic after about four to six months if it's an evergreen topic. I've had a few of mine start picking up right away, but that's rare for me. I also get bursts of traffic when something happens that makes my Hubs more popular - like the Hub I wrote about royal inbreeding got a boost when the royal baby was born. That's the way it will be, though. Some will float and some will sink.

    1. New Understanding profile image79
      New Understandingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Georgie. So 2 months in is too early to start messing around with them then.  I know I have one on Christmas that is totally stagnate but expect more traffic later this year. I appreciate your advise.

  3. MarleneB profile image96
    MarleneBposted 5 years ago

    I agree with Georgie Lowery. Generally, it takes about six months before I start to see results that get my attention. Seasonal items probably won't get many views until that season arrives. But, with HubPages, it may not be "featured", so people may not find it. What I do is promote the hub on Facebook and Google+ to start generating viewers. All-in-all, there is no reliable way to determine which hub will perform and which hub will be stagnant. In any event, I would wait at least six months to make a decision on what to do with the hub.

    1. New Understanding profile image79
      New Understandingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Marlene.  Hopefully my Hub on Christmas will stay featured until the season gets closer!  I'll sit tight for a few more months then.

  4. PoeticPhilosophy profile image80
    PoeticPhilosophyposted 5 years ago

    Hi New Understanding! I also started about about 2 months ago and alot of my hubs are taking off and even in the top rank of google smile There is a tool on google where you can submit a URL, I think by doing this it makes the process of being in the search engines speed up. Just search "Submit URL google tool" and you should find it. All the best smile

    1. New Understanding profile image79
      New Understandingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks PoeticPhilosphy. I have submitted my subdomain for indexing so all my articles should be indexed if I understand that right.  The best to you as well!

  5. Doodlehead profile image79
    Doodleheadposted 5 years ago

    I agree with Georgie. I have a few hubs started started well and are still doing well.   I have others that started well and poofed out.   I have others that are growing over time in popularity.

    1. New Understanding profile image79
      New Understandingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So, really no rhyme nor reason, just see what takes.  Thanks for you comment Doodlehead smile


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