Please review the traffic potential and quality of this hub.

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  1. Thomas@theone profile image71
    Thomas@theoneposted 7 years ago

    I published this hub about a week ago, so far it has been getting alright traffic, well for my standards anyway. But i just want to know what could happen with this hub, and if it has any money making potential, as all of my other hubs similiar to this have so far made next to nothing. So could anybody please tell me if these hubs, this one in particular, could make any money?
    http://hubpages.com/hub/War-in-Ethiopia

    Thanks for your help.

    1. Sullen91 profile image77
      Sullen91posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Let me be direct. The audience of internet users probably don't much search for wars in ethiopia or any kind of contentious issues, where they would come to a site like this to get the dish. If your goal is money, drop any fleeting thought about making hubs on issues that are "current events", "thought provoking", or that manner of stuff. I made over a dozen hubs and all get 0 google traffic, with the exception of one stalwart hub, and another couple of hubs that only got a couple of real hits.

      There must be something in it for the reader. War =/= gain. So, when you're checking the stats on your hubs, notice the [$$$] rank and forget about anything less than three -- if money is your objective. One hub of mine has earned over 26% of total net traffic. If each hub was equal, then it should have only got about 7-10%. Of course, all hubs are not equal; some are done better than others and contain useful information, topics that can be advertised behind, and keywords that searchers might just use.

      Your hub won't be a candidate for search engine traffic until some time after it's been published; at that point, you'll see how it bodes. Those hubs that contain a wealth of resourceful information and shine with quality are the ones that just may make into google. Case in point, the hub I brushed with the most polish is the popular one, and it generates hits from google every day, for a long time. It's the only such stalwart.

  2. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    Honestly there's no way to know. Google often picks the strangest keywords or long tail keywords to rank you for, with often surprising results. Or if the topic comes up in the news you could suddenly get a huge surge of traffic.

    However most hubs take 6-9 months to mature. So what you are writing today should start getting you good hits in a minimum of six months with a few (rare) exceptions.

    Don't stress. It will happen. Just continue to write quality material.

  3. Amanda Severn profile image98
    Amanda Severnposted 7 years ago

    As far as I understand it, the main way that Hubs make money is by people clicking on ads. If I visit your article because I am seeking information about, for example, War in Ethiopia, then I'm probably not looking to buy products. There's a good chance that I will find everything I needed to know purely from reading your hub, and I'm reasonably unlikely to click any of the ads. If, however, you were to write an article entitled, 'A Holiday in Ethiopia, Where to Stay, and What to Visit' and I was interested in going there, then I might well click on any ads promoting hotels, tour operators etc.

    If you're looking to make money here, then ask yourself who is visiting your hub. People generally seek information for three reasons, 1: Non-specific, general curiousity , 2: Specific fact seeking for hobby or study purposes, or 3: Specific information gathering prior to making a purchase, or booking a trip.

    I would guess that the Hubbers who are making the most money are concentrating on the third category.

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'd have to disagree with your final point, Amanda.

      Most of my money making Adsense hubs are aimed at neither people about to make a purchase or book a trip.

      I leave the buyers for my Amazon product hubs and give them the nudge to buy something.

      I keep my information hubs informational so they answer the question people are asking. And I aim for the people who are researching, because they are more likely to click adverts in search of more information on the subject.

  4. Thomas@theone profile image71
    Thomas@theoneposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for your help guys. I appreciate both your point of views.

 
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