A sudden drop in web traffic to my article

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  1. biochemexpert profile image76
    biochemexpertposted 15 months ago

    Why is that one of my HubPages articles gets no web traffic at all? Before this month I used to have 10-15 daily visits to one of my articles, but now(october) I don't have any web visits except by myself. Is there any problem? Please help me out of this. Here is the link to my article.
    https://hubpages.com/health/High-Choles … holesterol

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Your article is on the HubPages site and not on a (preferred) network site. You need to get it moved. You can submit it yourself, but you might consider running a plagiarism check on it because it is very similar to other articles on the web.

      It needs a thorough proofread, as you have typed HLD in stead of HDL several times.

      1. biochemexpert profile image76
        biochemexpertposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you for your response. Yes, you are right and I have corrected it.

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image98
    Rupert Taylorposted 15 months ago

    I can't speculate on why your views have dropped; such a phenomenon happens to most articles over time, one day they're up, the next they are down.

    My observation about the article itself is that it's highly technical and average readers such as myself will leave fairly quickly because we lack the background knowledge to understand the material.

    The outbound links will also hurt your readership. Your goal is to keep readers on your page not send them away to another site - they might not come back.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 15 months ago

    Traffic goes up, traffic goes down. Some days it's great, other days it sucks. It's the nature of the beast.

  4. biochemexpert profile image76
    biochemexpertposted 15 months ago

    Thank you for your suggestions and advice. I really appreciate it.

    1. Will Apse profile image92
      Will Apseposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Science subjects are difficult. You clearly know your biochemistry but that is only half of the battle. Having a clear idea of your intended audience and what they are likely to understand is the other half.

      Popular Science can do well on sites like Owlcation, if you get it right. Graduate level, and above, hard science pages are not likely to do well (though please prove me wrong, lol).

      Popular science is about giving some notion of what scientific understandings mean in real, everyday life. You have worked hard at explaining what all the cholesterol data really  means, but I reckon a rearrangement of the page would help.

      Perhaps lead with the simple stuff, introduce the hard science further down the page.

      Best of luck. I reckon you could contribute plenty of useful pages. There are not many biochemists here.

      I sort of lost heart when the Krebs Cycle could no longer be represented on a single piece of A4. Even in really tiny font.

      edit: it is never a bad thing to produce pages that teachers and school children will find useful.

      1. biochemexpert profile image76
        biochemexpertposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. I really appreciate it.

  5. PaulGoodman67 profile image98
    PaulGoodman67posted 15 months ago

    I hate to say it, but 10-15 views per day isn't really that much in the grand scheme of things, not really much better than zero - I have been known to delete articles that get less than 10 views per day.

    As already pointed out, you really need to get an article onto a niche site to get anywhere. And, as also said, popular science is generally the best way to get views. Even then, you are often expected to provide some backing to the article, such as sources/references.

    Your biog doesn't really tell us much about your background, it really just gives your name, mentions a qualification, and that you consider yourself to be an aspiring biochemistry expert. We don't need your name restating as it's written right above the biog, so that's wasted words for me. Where you studied, what job you do, other related experience would all be more useful to the reader. The more technical an article is, the more you have to prove your credibility, which can be difficult, as you will be judged by both HP editing staff and the readers.


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