Is ts necessary to have articles on niche sites to gain traffic?

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  1. Jan Stepan profile image92
    Jan Stepanposted 2 years ago

    Hello everyone!

    I am now starting to get used to Hubpages and have written some articles that have all been featured.

    My question is: What is the difference between being featured and being approved to one of the niche sites? Is there a significant traffic boost when being on the niche sites or can I build high traffic even without having my articles on those sites?

    Thank you all in advance for your answers!

    Have a nice day! smile

  2. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
    PaulGoodman67posted 2 years ago

    The short answer is yes. While it's theoretically possible to get a lot of traffic on Discover and hubpages.com, in practice it's difficult and rare.

    You really need to be on the niches to get the search engines to notice you.

    (You should also look at getting yourself a profile picture and brief biog, if you want to succeed)

    1. Jan Stepan profile image92
      Jan Stepanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your advice. I am working on it. I have two more questions though, how hard is it to be accepted on the niche sites?

      The second one, from what I know I can only submit one article in 14 days. Why is the process so slow? Does that mean I only can have two articles published there in one month?

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Don't submit new articles as they are automatically assessed for the niche sites. The 14-day thing is for old articles.

        Your articles won't be moved until you sort your bio and photo. It only takes a couple of minutes.

        1. Jan Stepan profile image92
          Jan Stepanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you so much for your answer! :-) I have added my profile bio yesterday. So the only thing I need now is a profile picture and all the featured articles will then automatically move to the nice sites?

          1. theraggededge profile image97
            theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            If only it were that easy big_smile

            They are 'automatically assessed'. That doesn't mean they are automatically moved. They have to be of a certain standard and quality.

            For example, "Philosophy and its many philosophers, have through centuries learned us...."

            Would be better as:

            "Philosophy has taught us..."

            May I suggest you use Grammarly and then Hemingway to help you tighten up your writing? They are both free.

            1. Jan Stepan profile image92
              Jan Stepanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Okay, this is a mess.. big_smile See I thought that once articles get featured, it means that they have enough quality and can be moved to niche sites. Apparently, I am wrong.

              1. Miebakagh57 profile image68
                Miebakagh57posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                Jan, that's sometimes but not always. That means that when you publish an article, and it was 'exceptional good enough,' it's moved up to a niche site by an editor.

              2. theraggededge profile image97
                theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                No. Being featured is not a guarantee of anything. They may stay on Discovery where they don't do very well. The quality of your writing has to be pretty good to get to a niche site.

                Have you spent any time reading the material at the Learning Center? Click Help, top right.

                1. Jan Stepan profile image92
                  Jan Stepanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  But for instance, if I choose to edit one of my articles, which at this moment is already a couple of weeks old since I have published it for the first time, will that mean I will have a ''second'' chance on getting to a niche site with that article? Yes, I have checked out the Learning Center.

                  1. Jan Stepan profile image92
                    Jan Stepanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    By the way, thanks for continuing to answer me. I know I have a lot of questions but that's because I really want to have everything 100% clear to me. I really want to succeed in this long term. smile

                  2. theraggededge profile image97
                    theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    No, you will have to submit it manually. There's just the one 'free shot' at the time of first publication.

  3. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 2 years ago

    Create author bios too that you can add to selected articles. You can compose these by choosing the "About the Author" sub-tag on your account page. These short (limited to 140 chars) bios appear under your name on articles.

  4. bhattuc profile image85
    bhattucposted 2 years ago

    I think earning possibilities increase in the niche sides relatively than that of discover.hubpages.

  5. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
    PaulGoodman67posted 2 years ago

    By the way, it's important to note that while Discover looks like a niche site, it isn't really much use. You need to aim for the topic-specific ones like Dengarden, Owlcation, Soapboxie, etc. (there's about 20 of them).

    You really need to be au fait with everything at the HP Learning Center to succeed. There are multiple factors to consider.

 
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