I was just feeling sorry for my least-visited hub:
No one ever visits it and it was looking at the popular hubs and getting jealous. It only has 8 page views - EVER - and that includes my visits, so that must be about 3 views. LOL
Does any one else have a hub that never gets any traffic?
I just tossed you a little love. I will have to try that recipe some day.
My hub that got no love is this one (I even mentioned YOU in it Mark). I wrote it for the contest one day, but it tanked. Maybe it hit a little too close to home.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Time-Learning-t … -Commodity
Depends who was judging I would think. ")
It might be due to the fact that it has a trailing hyphen. There have been 3 users, all within the last month, that have contacted me to say that their Hub didn't seem to be published. In all cases, their email/blog truncated the trailing hyphen, rendering the HTML link for the Hub above to look like:
Which does not, indeed, exist.
I've put in a change request to prevent trailing hyphens from being allowed, but in the meantime, double-check the links you post to your Hubs like this. They might not be correct.
Jason, I published a hub about 15 minutes ago. I see it in my hubtivity, but not in the hubtivitiy on the home page. I don't see a hyphen in the end of the URL either.
Is there a reason that I can't see it in the site hubtivity?
Hi Jason, what do you recommend in this cases? I interpret that we should avoid having trailing hyphen in the end of the url, right!? Or there´s no problem having it there? I have got one hub with that trailing hyphen, although I don´t remember having put it there...
LOL Sorry but I couldn't stop laughing...
You have 9 visits now:) But do not expect me to be cooking I hate handling raw fish!
I have a hub on Lasik eye surgery with only 19 views... But I must admit that it is a terrible one, no even I like it! Should I delete it?
Hey Mark - you should be up to 10 views now! Like Princessa, I don't handle fish well either. I need it served to me, well disguised.
I have a few sad and neglected hubs too. Most of them aren't that great. I thought this one was cute, but perhaps to personal
http://hubpages.com/hub/Finding-Your-Wr … Your-Voice
I don't think its too personal! I was going to say that in a comment, but better placed here!
Any more lonely hubs for me to look at? I have a mountain of laundry to avoid...
Oh yes, I am avoiding getting ready for work, but only 20 minutes left.... LOL
The next lonely hub of mine is my recipe for homemade peanut butter cups! Its never taken off, even though they are soooo good. I think I need to do some tweaking or something.
I guess I didn't do my keyword research on that one huh Misha?
I'm not going to delete it though .
Don't delete yours - ever the optimist says one day someone will visit.
Aha, you are starting to grasp the picture
If you do it now, slightly rework it accordingly (especially title), and give it some promotion, you can make it a whole lot more alive, though
I just did promote it I may have doubled my page views.
Now that's success.
How about ,
"The sexiest guaranteed to get a woman into bed trout creams - EVER!"
You just got another, Mark! I even left a comment for ya! I have several of these hubs just sitting there staring up at the others. I am hoping once I have been here longer, the traffic will pick up to them. Poor lonely things! lol
You want to go with "trout recipes" in the title and several times in the body, and include rainbow and steelhead in the body at least once. And then get several dozens external links with ancors "Trout recipes...", "Rainbow trout recipes...", and "Steelhead trout recipes...".
And watch the people flock to you
OK - I will try it.
All right - I have edited it, now I will make some links and we will see. If it works I will be asking for your services soon. Maybe we can swap some writing for some keyword work ?
I have a couple of sad hubs too. The most neglected one is about the Seattle Seahawks, written for the HubLove competition. Maybe its the title - a hometown gal's perspective. Most guys won't click on that! LOL...
Hi Bonnie, I just visited one of your lonely hubs. "Confrontation without Anger" Who couldn't use a little help in that area?
Great Hub - lets make it HOT (like the trout). Don't just visit but give it the thunbs up too!
meta-hub, as coined by Peter M. Lopez
Oh, and Misha, I wrote about your suggestions here:
http://www.bloggingtips.com/2008/03/04/ … -research/
LOL Mark, you are putting me under harsh test. I would have spent a bit more time on preparation if I knew you take it to the public
Anyway, I think it will work - don't know to what extent, though.
And I tried to comment on your post - and it did not get through. Do you mind checking your akismet spam box?
Another part of the puzzle.
I have a couple of hubs too that have trailing hyphens...how can I get rid of them? One of them actually has two of them floating behind in oblivion.
Did you get rid of the trailing hyphens? I've notice that I have a couple of hubs with them.
Princessa! No I went through all my hubs and came up with twelve that have hyphens trailing behind. I contacted the hubteam and according to Jason and Paul there is nothing that can be done. So that's that, this is quite unfortunate because it also affects Amazon according to them those hubs don't exist therefore they do not recognize any clicks from them either. I wonder if it would be the same with adsense and ebay? I was told to be extra careful when creating the hub Urls...but in all honesty I'm sure I didn't plop hyphens at the end of my 'hub-names' and I'm not sure how they come to be there.
My Goddess Answers central hub got a Stumble rush a week or two back (thanks Misha!), but the separate Hubs containing the word of the Goddess on topics like Relationships and Christianity are "cobweb pages" - usually nobody visits but the spiders!
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Goddess-Spe … ristianity
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Goddess-Spe … ationships
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Goddess-Spe … d-Feminine
We just need a gourmet blogger to link to your trout, Mark - does anyone know one?
Well, we shall see. This is called "putting someone on the spot," LOL
I just checked and that comment is nowhere to be seen. It's not awaiting moderation, but that is not my site, I just write there.
K, now anybody who is willing to help to rejuvenate Mark's hub can digg Mark's post (not hub!) here
http://digg.com/educational/SEO_and_Key … earch_test
and/or stumble and bookmark it to the bookmarklet of choice (including delicious) here:
http://www.bloggingtips.com/2008/03/04/ … -research/
dugg (32) and stumbled. It's sure to go from your most unloved to your most loved in no time.
My sad hub is just an old fossil - the Adsense ads are a laugh though! http://hubpages.com/hub/Oldest-Living-bug
OMG the adsense ads are a laugh on that hub. Adsense just had no idea how to deal with it at all! You always write such interesting hubs.
I'm curious as to what people overseas are getting - I am logging on from Western Australia and Im getting ads for local property, Poms (Brits) , Perth insurance all in "Western Australia" and "Geology" jobs (from the fossils presumably!)
I saw some very off-the-wall geology jobs advertised. LOL
LOL thanks guys. Maybe it will be more loved soon LOL
My most unloved hub right now is actually an original song I wrote..
24 views since I published it, four of those at least, mine.
Visited, Thumbed-up, buying myself a bottle of anti-depressants as we speak
Most of my hubs don't get much love at all. Its been two or three months and I just barely made it over 1000 views. But it cool with me.
Man! I'm missing out on possible Amazon funds!
*rushes off to change that capsule*
LOL couldn't resist. hehe.
But Amazon don't sell prozac.
Add Kleenex too
Massive hugs back. Gosh, I'm going to cry again.
No no, don't cry! *brings out the industrial strength tissues*
Well - this turned into a fun thread
Blame me, Mark!
The only truly unloved hub is the one that calls Mark a va-jay-jay.
I do blame you LOL
But I hope your unloved hub got a little love.
It did!! I love you all, and all your hubs.
I love hugs too.
This hub of mine has only gotten 6 views:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Crosswords-grea … your-brain
You URL is the copy of your initial hub name, with a hyphen in place of every space. Most probably you just left a space at the end of hub name when you created the hub. I think Paul reported that the problem has been corrected and all new hubs get trailing hyphen dropped out, but I'm not sure...
Unchangeable - oops - I have the same problem on a few.
Sorry, it's too late of course - it has been created already
Just pay attention not to leave trailing space in the name next time...
LOL - The problem with this one seems to be the trailing hyphen. I must admit, I misunderstood what Jason said about them. I thought he said that the hyphen gets left out of the links and therefore it's a bum link. But it seems as though the search engines cannot see them because of the hyphen. I am going to let this one die because it's not worth the effort of redoing all the links and doing a new hub.
Nice to see you back on the forums.
So Mark, a hyphen at the end of a url hides it from the search engines?! What about the underscore?
Thanks for the welcome Mark. I am amazed by the sheer number of the posts you have made at the forums. I am also amused by some threads too
I'm not sure about an underscore I'm afraid. As I said, when Jason mentioned this, it went completely over my head, but it might be worth asking him. If you have some invisible hubs that is. The only reason I noticed this one is because it gets much less traffic than other hubs of the same ilk.
LOL _ any one would think I spend all day on the computer....Oh, wait a minute.
From what I understand its possible that when the Url or tittle gets typed in and then a word or two gets erased and replaced this could leave the extra hyphens. In most cases. I know for a fact I double and triple checked on my last hub Guide to Wine Appreciation there were none when I published but one still showed up...Maybe a gift from King Bacchus the wine god.
By-the-way this page sure could use a little hublove. http://hubpages.com/hub/Haiku
This is a great idea for a thread, and actually quite informative too, as insight into what makes a hub unfindable. I have one that has had no visitors since its first publication, and unless someone follows this link, will probably never attract any. Why? Because it is total fabrication - the story of a submerged island that never existed. So who's going to look for that? And since it was called Garagula, they'd have to intuit the name from the ether before searching for it. All in all, not very likely. It doesn't even contain a trout recipe.
Paper - a Concise History
Oh, and the sister island, also submerged, was called Paper. Obviously...
nice thread, I like something like this, I like cooking, but sometimes cooking make boring because I hate the smell of lampblack, so I like play games on psp slim, my favourite
Unfortunately, it is turning into a spam fest
Mark, just be careful.
His link is no-followed in his Forum post, but when you quote it you give him a live link because of YOUR good standing.
I would just delete a letter out of it somewhere to disable the link - why reward spammers?
My unloved Hub is... oh wait, it's all of them lol. I hate being the FNG!
Seriously, Mark, I am interested in how the hub in question is doing now because of this thread. Yes, I am a bit of a data junkie.
Ive got a few lonely ones too if anyone wants to check them out.
http://hubpages.com//hub/How-Fathers-ca … stody-work
http://hubpages.com/hub/Can-an-internet … land-a-job
As does yours LOL
Changed now hehe
Forgot that time. I usually disable them
Here's mine...No traffic for 7 days, and only 3 in 30 days. It has 13 total views since 2/13/08.
Any suggestions for me?
Gift Guide: Shopping for Your Zodiac
I guess I needed some stress relief today, because I just can't stop laughing about this. I'll go visit a few of these. I'm too new to have any really lonely ones - but I'll be back, I'm sure there will be many. ha
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