Getting Traffic for Your Articles

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 2 weeks ago

    https://i.imgflip.com/3o57ui.jpg
    Needless to say, the link must somehow be relevant to the existing article.

    Anybody got any other reminders and tips? smile

    1. OldRoses profile image94
      OldRosesposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      I use Pinterest and FaceBook.  I have a FB page dedicated to my hubs, but I also post relevant articles from around the web on it.  I'm just careful not to post web articles that cover the same topics that I write on, so for instance I might post an article on how to prune trees which I haven't written about but I wouldn't post an article on how to grow a flower or vegetable that I have written about.

      1. Nell Rose profile image91
        Nell Roseposted 12 days agoin reply to this

        Hi OldRoses, may I ask what facebook account do you use? Is it the business one or the general one? thanks

    2. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      Definitely Pinterest, most of my views come from there plus Facebook Groups which cover the same subjects which I write about.  I also use Twitter.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 13 days ago

    Here's a Pinterest clone that is still in business: WeHeartIt . com

  3. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 12 days ago

    Becoming perturbed about traffic. It remains at half of what I'd seen during some of last year's months. What we need is a good pandemic to come along and keep everyone indoors.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
      PaulGoodman67posted 12 days agoin reply to this

      I think to a large extent it's out of our control. Obviously, we can improve hubs and drive more traffic from social media. But much of the loss, as far as I can see, relates to technical matters that only HP/Maven can really solve. I suspect they have a plan, hence the changes to terms of agreement, losing Adense ads, making everyone use HP Amazon. We're going to be more entwined with Maven, as far as I can see, with more cross platform ads and traffic. Lets hope it happens soon, as things are not good at the moment.

    2. OldRoses profile image94
      OldRosesposted 12 days agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry to hear that your traffic is down from last year but that is not true of everyone.  My traffic, both here and on my own website, is up significantly compared to last year.  I've worked very hard to accomplish that using both SEO and social media.  Perhaps it's also due to my niche, gardening, which has been increasing in popularity.

      1. Solaras profile image97
        Solarasposted 12 days agoin reply to this

        Good for you.  It is encouraging that some are up.  I am with PS and Paul.

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image94
      Sherry Hewinsposted 12 days agoin reply to this

      I'm having the same experience. Ever since the new year, my views have been in the dumps.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 12 days ago

    My January traffic was starting to perk up. I even made a post here  about it awhile back and was predicting a continued traffic rise trend. I was wrong, my February traffic has gone back to grim; so has earnings. As for my general-topic website; it's not awesome, but it is trouncing my HP account traffic and earnings.

    1. OldRoses profile image94
      OldRosesposted 12 days agoin reply to this

      My traffic is up but my earnings are not up as much as I would expect.  CPMs are definitely down compared to last year at this time.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 10 days ago

    And so it goes...

    One of my articles that I believe has been on Google's front page for years is now on page 3.

    Another one of my articles that I believe has been on Google's front page for years is now near the bottom of page 2.

    For both article topics, I see that the competition is now overwhelming. It was a nice ride while it lasted.

    My SEO tip for the day? Do check the competition for a given topic, before investing your time and energy to write about that topic.

    Is Google's front page filled with website domain names that are exactly on point as to the keywords? Best to forget it.

    Is the topic prone to YouTube videos? Best to forget it.

    I believe what one's best bet these days is to be what I call a "topic sniper".

    1. chef-de-jour profile image98
      chef-de-jourposted 10 days agoin reply to this

      I'm writing more articles, my views are way up, but earnings down. How come? I will continue to write fresh material cos I love what I do and am intrigued to know how far I can go.Elephant in the room as far as I'm concerned is AdBlockers.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 10 days agoin reply to this

        You are right. I, too, continue to scribble away. big_smile

        My speculation as to dropping earnings is that Maven/HP has a thin advertising pool; hopefully they're doing something about that.

        Yep, Adblockers are also killing us. My guess is that they are reducing our earnings by a third.

 
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