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Traffic for traffics sake...

  1. JamesCurtis profile image58
    JamesCurtisposted 7 years ago

    Is there any value in writing hubs purely for traffic? I have always written to a niche that I know I can make cash on despite very low traffic volumes, but while I make money (and I assume HP must be making money too) my HubScore fluctuates between the high sixties and low eighties. I am hoping a few high traffic hubs will boost my score, but if not I'd rather not spend my time writing hubs like 'Steven Gerrard Rumours'!

  2. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    It's known that traffic does boost scores so overall making some traffic Hubs isn't a bad idea. 

    But the more quality that goes into a traffic Hub, the more likely it will pay off for you in terms of both readership and earning potential.  I have some Hubs that clearly drew traffic right from the get-go, but it took me a while to figure out how to monetize them better.  And I have some teeny niches that started really small and then got more popular over time.  For example, my 3-year-old Bento Box hub that just got mentioned in this week's newsletter.  For two years, that Hub was just small potatoes, but now it's got a much higher score and more traffic, and I haven't touched it in over a year.

  3. GarfieldGates profile image84
    GarfieldGatesposted 7 years ago

    There was a study done by one of the HubPages founders that tracked hubs over time.  Essentially what it concluded (like relache did) was that specific "evergreen" hubs will continue to grow over time - as opposed to one time news articles and hubs that will only last for as long as people care about the current event...

    Here are what Paul Edmondson has to say:



    http://hubpages.com/hub/What-Happens-To … op-Writing

    Hope that helps!

  4. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Traffic = profit, you should always be writing for traffic. 

    The amount of traffic you get will always vary depending on your keywords, but lets face it, the more traffic you can get the more profit you can make!

    1. relache profile image90
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Traffic DOES NOT automatically equate to profit.  Traffic increases the potential for profit, but it's possible for high-traffic Hubs to be duds in the earning department.

      Case in point, all those low-quality photo Hubs.  They draw eyeballs, but little else, as clearly evidenced by the frequent posts by their authors complaining about how they get traffic but don't earn a dime.

      1. Research Analyst profile image83
        Research Analystposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with relache, just because you get tons of traffic for a particular hub does not mean the visitors will click on adverts and that really is why we are writing in the first place, only other reason would be if you are trying to get people to your blog, but even then you will want to find targeted traffic that is really looking for what you have to offer.

        I have found that high paying converting traffic is harder to get because of the very small group of people searching for these terms, it usually is the low paying traffic that comes in volumes.

      2. thisisoli profile image72
        thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        True, traffic does not always equate to profit, however there are plenty of ways to earn of even teh most unlikely of buyers.

        Photo hubs are pretty much a loss from the start though.

        I equate traffic as one of hte most importnt factors though, simply because I have (On many occasions) spent a lot of time setting up a page for sales and then seen it recieve 0 visitors after the intial hubpages traffic.

        Even with a lot of low quality traffic you will still earn a little, but without any traffic even the best advert optimiesd hub will earn nothing.

  5. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    eh, writing topics for traffic is easy. Writing for conversion is the rub

    1. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Haha true, but you need the traffic to convert tongue

  6. Moses Okocha profile image53
    Moses Okochaposted 7 years ago

    Without the traffic, you sure won't get any cash. Work toward traffic to earn money, pretty confusing but true.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds true but it's too simplistic. 

      I have one Hub that doesn't get a lot of traffic, but it earns more than any of the others. 

      It makes a lot more sense to write on many subjects, note which ones convert best, then set about increasing traffic to those Hubs with promotional tactics. 

      I should practice what I preach but I'm slack!

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Marisa big_smile

      2. JamesCurtis profile image58
        JamesCurtisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That was kind of my point. I have a few hubs that convert very well but are in tiny niches; they already top google for their keywords so there really isn't a lot of point in marketing them further.

        The problem I had was my hubscore was so low that I was spending about 30% of the time with no-follow links. I thought that if I produced some high traffic hubs my hubscore would go up enough that that wouldn't be an issue.

        It seems to be born out as my hubscore is higher than it ever was, despite the fact that the conversion on my high traffic hub is awful - it has earned as much from 3,000 views as my better hubs do from 10!

  7. Dstiteler profile image70
    Dstitelerposted 7 years ago

    you need traffic to make money, and thats the bottom line.

  8. Origin profile image61
    Originposted 7 years ago

    Just write something that has the potential to have high traffic, as well as relate to your hub that your trying to make money with. Just link to your other hub every now and then in there within the paragraphs, you'll get some residual run-off that way.

  9. Peter Hoggan profile image73
    Peter Hogganposted 7 years ago

    Its traffic that converts that counts, traffic means squat unless there is some sort of action that comes with it.

  10. chinweike profile image69
    chinweikeposted 7 years ago

    At first, traffic was my motivation for writing but now, ............