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Where does most traffic come from?

  1. Matt Maresca profile image60
    Matt Marescaposted 9 years ago

    This question is for you veteran hubbers.  How much traffic do you tend to get from Google vs. HubPages vs. your blogs or other sources? 

    I guess, ideally, I would like a good # of views from Google as this would mean that new people are finding me and reading my stuff.  I'm starting to learn some ways to get Google traffic, but I'm curious to see just how substantial it is for veteran hubbers.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    I don't do a lot of promotion, so I have very little traffic that comes from blogs or other sites.  85% of my traffic comes from search engines, especially Google.

  3. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    Some of my hubs get a lot of traffic from Google and some don't hardly get any at all.  However, I'd have to say my better performing hubs get traffic from a wider variety of sources rather than just one or two.

  4. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Top ten sources:

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      IraKposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hello there!
      I think, you are lucky if all this traffic came to your hubs. Because, everyone who writes blogs wants that people read it. If nobody read it, it's sad, why write it then?

      1. Lissie profile image78
        Lissieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Actually Mark isn't lucky - he's a hard working excellent writer who knows what to write about to attract traffic.  I have ended up concentrating on HP over my blogs as its much easier to be read and commented on here if you participate in the community write useful articles and do a bit of basic promotion you will get traffic  -don't believe that its "luck" though!

      2. Eileen Hughes profile image86
        Eileen Hughesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I would love just 1% of this top score.  My highest views for my best 1 article  is 700  all time score
        Need lot more hard work......

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      pgrundyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This is embarrassing---until this minute I didn't even realize where my traffic comes from! I was shocked to see how much of it came from search engines!

      What is even more embarrassing is, I write weekly copy for this guy in the UK describing websites that teach you how to increase web traffic. Have I USED any of these ideas for my own work? Noooooo....  Maybe I should rethink that!

    3. samanthawilson profile image28
      samanthawilsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nice info Mark. I agree stumble upon can be a great help in obtaining traffic

  5. Rik Ravado profile image91
    Rik Ravadoposted 9 years ago

    My highest rated hubs all draw most of their traffic from outside Hubpages.  My figures are similar to Marks in terms of proportions although his traffic per Hub is considerably higher than mine.

    Inidentally, I admire Mark not because of his traffic but because of his cruel treatment of spammers.  Incidentally spammers on hubpages may soon be an endangered species, thanks to Maddie Rudd.  I suggest we set up a small sanctuary and keep a few of them for entertainment purposes and a warning to genuine content writers of what happens if your heart is ruled by the $£ !

  6. mroconnell profile image74
    mroconnellposted 9 years ago

    That's a lot of google traffic per hub, Mark!  Way to go.  I'm crunching numbers and my incoming google visitors / hub is dwarfed by yours.  Any tips on how to increase search engine traffic, or is it just about writing hubs that people are likely to look for (like your tech comparisons)?

  7. Misha profile image78
    Mishaposted 9 years ago


    Try to start here http://www.seofaststart.com/

    Download the book and read it. I think it is one of the best books written on the subject, and hands down plain the best one for beginners.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Misha is a much, much better person to listen to than I am big_smile

  8. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I am not so sure this is a lot of traffic.

    Stumble traffic is worthless in terms of income. But of you want to know how to get lots of it, pay SunSeven a visit. smile

    Misha, and others here are much better guides to generating traffic. I just write the stuff and leave a few links around. My bad according to some big_smile

  9. Paraglider profile image94
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    Mark -
    You have about 5 x the traffic I get, but you also have about 3 x as many hubs. But the distribution among sources is very similar. It wasn't at first though. It takes a few months for the SEs to outgrow the hubpages traffic.

    1. robie2 profile image97
      robie2posted 9 years agoin reply to this


      I'm happy to know that the ratio changes over time. I've been on Hubpages 3 months and most of my traffic still comes from within the HP community,especially for the first 3 or 4 days. Seems to take a couple of weeks for things to settle down to a nice small but steady number of hits and that's when the SE hits start. I can't for the llife of me figure this all out and am just watching and trying to tweak keywords, titles, content etc. to optimize, but I really don't know what I am doing.

      Do more hubs make a difference? I've not been very prolific and am wondering if number of hubs written can possibly make a difference in search engine traffic. Obviously you have written many more than I have--and Mark is off the charts(Kudos Mark smile )

  10. crazyhorsesghost profile image77
    crazyhorsesghostposted 9 years ago


    There is mine but I just included the Search Engines and Hub Pages. I have a lot of other Traffic Sources also that I have developed and continue to develop on my own.

    Notice the amount of Google Image Traffic I get and Hub Pages sends me huge traffic which I am grateful for. Blacked out one is one of my private sources.

    1. Soya profile image54
      Soyaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      wow !! your traffic numbers are in lakhs..you're getting good amount of traffic from every search engine..keep it up:)

  11. seamus profile image53
    seamusposted 9 years ago

    Very interesting! Thank you for sharing you data.

    Most of mine comes from search engines. I've also developed some other sources of traffic.

  12. Matt Maresca profile image60
    Matt Marescaposted 9 years ago

    Thanks guys for all of your replies.  This was exactly the type of information I was interested in.  Thank you Mark and crazyhorse for posting your actual numbers, much appreciated.  Hopefully, one day I will be able to share similar numbers.

    1. crazyhorsesghost profile image77
      crazyhorsesghostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the reply and I am glad to help.