Some hubs might hit their stride after one month or earlier, but I've had hubs that lay dormant for several months before getting any organic traffic at all. In fact after eight months here, my overall traffic is only now starting to climb beyond 100 views per day. I'm actually hoping that this is only the start and that even my older hubs haven't truly "aged" yet.
For all of your hubs, even the ones you published first? I suppose what I'm trying to ask is "have any of your hubs peaked yet and started a downward journey?" If the answer's "no", then that's very reassuring! And it would be even more reassuring to hear the same "no" from someone who's been a member here for - say - two years or longer. It would make me feel that I'm not wasting my time here, at least where online earnings are concerned.
That's fantastic to know, Marisa. 'Cos from where I'm sitting at the moment, the amount of effort I've expended in writing my 60 hubs has far outweighed any financial benefit I've derived from them! But if I know they have a reasonable chance of earning me money in the future, then I won't feel so frustrated LOL.
Roughly what percentage of your time have you spent on backlinking? I've done a bit of backlinking - through Xomba, SheToldMe and Snipsly - but I find it mind-numbingly tedious and am wondering whether I would be better off not bothering to backlink at all and just write hubs.
Not a lot. I find it boring, too! For the last 18 months, if I've done any backlinking at all it's been to my websites, not my Hubs. Mind you, that's probably why I'm only just making payout each month - we have to break $150 in Australia
I've been here nearly two years and have 52 hubs. I haven't published anything at all for some months now, and in fact I scarcely visited Hubpages in the first quarter of this year, yet suddenly my page views have really started to climb. My best performing hubs are (mostly) those that I've put a lot of effort into, and that have plenty of links to other sites. This month I have at last hit the £60 threshold on Google for payout to UK hubbers. (Yippee!)
Thank you Empress Felicity. I must admit I'm not surprised it's taken so long. Hardly any of my hubs are particularly commercial unless you include the travel hubs. Still £60 is not to be sneezed at. The kids are already planning what we're going to do with it! LOL! So I guess it's pizzas all round!
No, not after the first week or so. Everyone gets a spike of traffic when they publish a Hub, especially if they have followers - that's other Hubbers checking it out.
When that falls away, you have to wait for search engine traffic. If you've written in a very competitive niche, that may never arrive. Similarly if you've written on a topic no one is searching for. And similarly if you've written about something that's "news" - because it's old news by the time the search engines get around to it.
If you do start getting search engine traffic, the likelihood is it will keep building over time.
One of my hubs exploded with traffic just after I wrote it and then it died down to about 20 views a day, 3 months later it has risen back to 100 views a day and that was about a week ago..so maybe some of my links have gained a high ranking somewhere!
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