How do you maintain traffic to your old hubs?

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  1. pmc255 profile image68
    pmc255posted 7 years ago

    One thing I'm worried about is some of my more active hubs losing traffic. How do you guys maintain traffic to the hubs? Does editing and republishing new content help? Do you just keep writing new hubs and creating links if/when applicable to grow the link authority?

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Most of my hubs have slowly grown in traffic over the years with little effort on my part. Editing and updating can help though!

      Because the Hubpages site is constantly evolving it seems to help keep all the content fresh.

    2. jasoncox83 profile image73
      jasoncox83posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You should be generating more traffic not less. If you are producing less, odds are you spent too much time on "burst promoting" IE like Digg, and not enough time actually building backlinks. You will find the bulk of your traffic will come from both Google, and other hubbers.

    3. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My Hubs, for the most part, maintain themselves.  Looking at my ten most-trafficked Hubs right now, seven were written in 2007 and three were written in 2008. 

      The most I have to do for them these days is keep an eye out for any new developments of interest that might warrant a small edit, and approve or reply to comments.

  2. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    Actually, the older your hubs get, the more traffic they should get.

    Some reasons why you get more traffic:
    -Google looks more highly on older content.
    -You'll get organic links if it's good - people who like your page will link to it.


    Ways to increase "freshness" and get traffic:
    -Add a news capsule. Changing news appears as new content to google.
    -Approve comments. Same reason as above.
    -Write evergreen or evergreen seasonal hubs.
    Example of an evergreen seasonal hub:
    *Christmas Traditions*
    Example of a non-evergreen hub:
    *Top Christmas Toys of 2010.*
    Evergreen hubs will continue to build in traffic over time.

    But you shouldn't be worrying about all this now. Go write more hubs. Once you've got at least 30 in a variety of styles and subjects you'll be able to see more patterns and get better at deciding what topics and styles work.

    Remember - some hubs are just flops. No matter how hard you work. Other hubs can take from 6-9 months to really get noticed by google and start getting regular traffic.

    Basically what you are writing now, should start working well for you in six months or so.

    1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nice work and reply Wry, almost a Hub in itself smile

      1. WryLilt profile image91
        WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks. smile

  3. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I put a pic of WryLilt there, and people come back regularly just to take another look at her. wink

    1. WryLilt profile image91
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was wondering who hacked my computer and stole my bikini pictures...

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        *spits cola over the screen.........*

        Bikini pics???????

      2. Misha profile image73
        Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Now you know tongue

        1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
          Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Ahhhhhhh Misha, you lucky man you lol

          1. WryLilt profile image91
            WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Ok, since I figure with Misha's hubs getting 100k views a day...

            I'm still trying to figure out how we got from old hubs to bikinis...

            1. Misha profile image73
              Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              What?! yikes

              You dared to put you bikini pic online?! yikes

              Loving it though wink

              1. WryLilt profile image91
                WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                If Kylie Minogue can do it why can't I?

                Plus maybe it's not me. Like all the male hubbers on here I just decided to use an Indian actress' picture. tongue

                1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
                  Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  *cough* she is not an indian actress *cough* big_smile

                2. Misha profile image73
                  Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  LOL This does not look like an Indian actress, besides there are similarities to the previous pic. I would think this pic is for real smile

                  1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
                    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    I again would reply, but I shall just say..... nothing.....safe for all concerned lol

            2. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
              Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I would answer that, yet I refuse to on grounds that may incriminate me tongue

              1. WryLilt profile image91
                WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Time for bed anyway. The ratbag baby is asleep! big_smile

                1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
                  Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  See ya on the next exciting episode Wry wink

  4. Ultimate Hubber profile image62
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    In addition to writing on evergreen topics, Apply some SEO to your hubs so that you don't have to keep on republishing your older hubs. Traffic just keep coming from the search engines. Keyword research and SEO are the key to traffic.

    1. Paradise7 profile image84
      Paradise7posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer, and I should really start doing more of that myself!

 
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