Which niches are doing well and which are struggling?

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  1. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 13 months ago

    From what I am reading here and seeing for myself:

    Struggling....... dangarden, owlcation, pethelpful, remedygrove

    Okay...............exemplore, reelrundown, happyholiday

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Can't speak for anyone else but I am reasonably happy with Feltmagnet.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Axleaddict is recovering ...started doing this several days ago.  Am hoping it will continue.  Have to check about the others.

    3. Jean Bakula profile image92
      Jean Bakulaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      About 75% of my work is on Exemplore, and I'm happy. I also get good traffic from Owlcation, and I have articles on Letterpile which do well. But I never interpreted them as creative writing, they were instructional pieces about astrology. I still don't believe that's the right niche, but have had this argument and the admin isn't going to see it my way.

    4. OldRoses profile image94
      OldRosesposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Most of my hubs are on Dengarden and doing poorly but I write on gardening and there is not a whole lot of gardening going on in the winter so I am not concerned.  If traffic does not start to pick up in February as usual, then I will start to worry.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image92
        Jean Bakulaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        People in the Southern Hemisphere are gardening when it's Winter in the Northern one. I only have two gardening articles, but they do well in the Winter in NJ as well. The traffic comes from Australia and New Zealand.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 13 months ago

    Most of my stuff ends up on either ReelRundown or Spinditty, and I'm happy with the results on both, for whatever that's worth.

    1. Will Apse profile image91
      Will Apseposted 13 months ago

      I reckon it is worth trying to build up a picture of what is happening.

      If there is no recovery on the sites that are struggling, it might be worth focusing on the others.

      Also, stuff like this does not happen without a reason.

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 13 months ago

      Most of mine is on Dengarden, and I'm satisfied with what I'm seeing.  Traffic is down maybe 10% from it's high point a few months ago, but that could well be the season.  How many people want to build a covered deck in the middle winter? Or install a new roof? smile

    3. Shesabutterfly profile image96
      Shesabutterflyposted 13 months ago

      My articles on wehavekids, pethelpful, & letterpile have not recovered.

      My letterpile article is actually the worse I've seen it in a long time. I wasn't happy it was moved to letterpile in the first place, but it had actually done okay for awhile.

      My delishably articles are still doing well.

    4. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

      I am happy with DenGarden, ReelRundown, Delishably, and ToughNickle. Overall, my views and $$ are up and up.

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
        PaulGoodman67posted 13 months ago

        Dengarden is okay for me. As is Turbofuture and Toughnickel. Owlcation seems badly hit.

        1. Shesabutterfly profile image96
          Shesabutterflyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          My top performing article is on Owlcation and was doing great until recently. It went viral for a few days last week and today it hit an all time low. I have not seen such low views from this article since before its move to the niche site.

          It's in the #1 spot on Google and I have been seeing some great traffic from it. Today it's at a 66% drop from what I was seeing before it went viral.

          1. littlething profile image92
            littlethingposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            I've been seeing heavy hits on Owlcation as well. All of my niche articles are there, and all are down to about 10% of their weekly views previous to this. Hoping the numbers recover soon.

        2. MizBejabbers profile image89
          MizBejabbersposted 13 months ago

          I have one article in Dengarden that is doing great. Letterpile is doing the best for me. However, I started to do a series of travel articles, and my first one was doing well until it was moved to Wanderwisdom, then it died a slow death. I haven't wasted my time doing any more, and if I do, I'll request that they not be moved to Wanderwisdom.

        3. CYong74 profile image96
          CYong74posted 13 months ago

          My Owlcation hubs have taken a hit but the best-performing ones are still delivering, reasonably.

          On the other hand, my reelrundown ones are quite badly affected.

          Letterpile has always been in the deep misty valley for me. But once in a while, they still send up some crops.

          1. Will Apse profile image91
            Will Apseposted 13 months ago

            The picture is getting more and more confusing, lol. But it is still interesting, so thanks for people's input so far...

            1. littlething profile image92
              littlethingposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Perhaps topic plays a role? I mostly write about mythology and history.

              1. Jean Bakula profile image92
                Jean Bakulaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                littlething,
                Mythology is mostly what I have on Owlcation, and people seem to love it. I have a few book reports, but they don't do as well. I read a lot, and used to write book reviews. But you are competing with the publishers and newspaper reviews of the book. So even if your article is good, you have to title it differently, or approach the report of it from a new angle. I found it's not worth it. It will end up on Page 6 of Google.

            2. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
              PaulGoodman67posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              If you have plenty of hubs, the easiest way is to go to Adsense and study the graphs for the various niche sites over the past year.

              I don't think you'll get much of a picture by asking hubbers, Will. It's all too anecdotal. smile

              Of course, the people the best figures are HubPages.

              1. Will Apse profile image91
                Will Apseposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                I can only see useful data for a couple of sites, so this thread has been helpful for me.

          2. LuisEGonzalez profile image84
            LuisEGonzalezposted 13 months ago

            Imagine if Feltmagnet had a better name that indicated to viewers the types of articles that can be found there....like photography, instead of thinking that it's a site to do felt arts and crafts....

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              If searchers were searching for Feltmagnet (or other site name), then searching for an individual article that gave rise to what they wanted, it might be useful.

              But they aren't.  Searchers put in as near to exact as they can, what they want to see, and it isn't a site full of hundreds or thousands of articles that then need searched through. 

              In that regard I don't see that it would help at all.  Particularly as it is about arts and crafts of a hundred or thousand different types.

            2. sallybea profile image98
              sallybeaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              I personally am so grateful that it is called FeltMagnet but I guess I do understand why others might not feel the same.  I recall the first time that I began writing on HubPages and there was no category for my craft.  Paul very kindly added one, the rest is history.

          3. eugbug profile image98
            eugbugposted 13 months ago

            Traffic down 70% on my articles on Owlcation, probably 50% on Dengarden.

          4. Kenna McHugh profile image91
            Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

            Spam!

          5. CYong74 profile image96
            CYong74posted 13 months ago

            I suppose it has a lot to do with optimization, competition, time-relevancy, etc, too. You might be performing well but then comes a copycat, or worse, a copycat who added recognizable improvements, and there you have it. You're out of the top spots.


            Doesn't help that Google keeps changing her demands. Often, without real explanation.

          6. Will Apse profile image91
            Will Apseposted 13 months ago

            I can see year on year data and, sadly, the decline is not seasonal for me. Sigh...

          7. Lovelli Fuad profile image96
            Lovelli Fuadposted 13 months ago

            BEST: I have articles on Owlcation, where one article is performing really well compared to the other 5.

            Surprisingly, 3 of my articles with ToughNickel are not performing well. Each generates maybe 0 to 10 views max a day. Very rarely more than that.

            My 3 articles on TurboFuture are generally generating very low views, but on some rare days they have generated up to 50 or even more a day each.

            WORST: My Caloriebee articles and Delishably were generating less than 50 views every month.

          8. poppyr profile image92
            poppyrposted 13 months ago

            LevelSkip's doing really well, if anyone cares big_smile

            1. Will Apse profile image91
              Will Apseposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Is that something for young people?

           
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