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Approaching 40 Hubs but Still Low Traffic - What is wrong with me?

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    TopUniverseposted 7 years ago

    I am approaching 40 hubs but still getting only 10 to 15 google hits daily and not more.

    What is wrong with me?

    1. David 470 profile image83
      David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was not getting a lot of traffic with 40-50 hubs. If i recall correctly, I was getting 50-100 hits a day.

      Once you make it to 100, 150, and 200 beyond. Things should change. Find a niche that works for you, but do not write on one niche all the time.

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        TopUniverseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I would be happy if the traffic is around 100 hits per day with hubs around 40 to 50.

        But in my case it is very low. I mean i am averaging around 15 hits per day.

        1. David 470 profile image83
          David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I mean 100+ hubs not views sorry

    2. bogerk profile image69
      bogerkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Everything I have heard suggests it takes time. Right now I am at 48 Hubs and I am getting about 75-100 Hits during the week and about 100-150 during the weekend, which still isn't much at all when people are talking about thousands of hits every day.

      I'm hoping patience is key! Good luck to the both of us.

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        TopUniverseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks bogerk and expecting good results in near future.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Nothing. You are a fellow fine human being in your own right.smile

    1. Abbasangel profile image74
      Abbasangelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      To right Paradigmsearch

  3. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    And, imho, your hubs are good quality.

    Maybe it's just a case of needing more time.

    Hopefully, others will chime in if they notice something that could help you.smile

  4. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    When someone asks me "What is WRONG with you?" , I ask them how much detail they want, but my response to your question is just a simple lack of patience.

    For specific advice, post a hub in Extreme Hub Makeover.  I can see a few minor tweaks you might make, but mostly, I think it is just too soon.

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      TopUniverseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No. I have patience that is why i am publishing hub regularly.


      As per your advice i have posted one hub in the Extreme Hub Makeover.

      1. nell79 profile image79
        nell79posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think he means patience in getting the results you want smile That's something that takes time to achieve in most cases.

        1. Pcunix profile image92
          Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, exactly what I meant.

          I have been here just six months, but every metric rises every month and the rate of increase also advances. 

          Personally, I have very little patience, but I can see that time will bring more of everything.

          1. nell79 profile image79
            nell79posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I know I need to get some more hubs up, and I have a few that I've got to touch up and then publish, but I'm not feeling all that patient at times with the results I'm getting either haha

  5. lrohner profile image83
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Just glancing over the titles of your hubs, in many cases you've gone after keywords that would take a huge effort to rank well for -- if it can even be done. Your Cheap Family Cruises and Best Credit Card Rewards Program comes to mind. When you're selecting a keyword, you have to look at your competition and really assess what it's going to take to beat it.

    Some of your hubs are ranking fairly well, but traffic to them is very limited. You rank something like 5th for Cheap Cash Registers, but it gets lets than 600 searches per month on average, and many of those folks are going to click the #1, #2 or #3 result, so what you do get from that keyword will be minimal.

    1. Mikeydoes profile image76
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is the similar advice i'd give.

      Along with what Oli said. You need to work on SEO and backlinking I'd say if you want to rank up.

  6. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    I agree with paradigm.  I don't see anything obviously wrong.

    With 40 hubs and at 3 months, I would think you are on track.  Perhaps a little slow, but not much, and I've seen a couple of threads recently that most people are losing traffic and so am I.  That time of year, I guess.  Perhaps January will be better for you.

    Whatever you do, don't stop writing.  You will be sorry if you do when you then find your traffic rising.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I liked your hubs and I couldn't spot anything wrong with them. They are well written and nicely laid out with interesting topics.

      I think Irohner hit on something and I think that probably time and more hubs will cure any other ills.

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    Helpful Hannaposted 7 years ago

    I've heard it takes a well to see results.  Keywords are so important.  Stick with it and you'll see more traffic.

  8. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Results will come.  I agree with lrohner on some of your titles.  Check the title tuner and see if it gives you some other ideas.

  9. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    You do need to be more patient, but I have to admit that is still pretty low.  You might want to work on your SEO.

  10. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Yes, traffic takes time to build unless you can capture from a existing audience from a popular site. For now, smile keep writing and prosper big_smile

  11. Ign Andy profile image57
    Ign Andyposted 7 years ago

    I suggest focus on keywords first: use google adwords keyword tool to check your keywords, filter the keywords to get keywords with low competition.

    For simple backlinks: create twitter and facebook, integrate your twitter with your hubpages account, so whenever you publish hub it will twitt automatically. You can do it manually as well.

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

      The Adwords keyword tool shows advertiser competition, ou want this to be as high as possible, because more advertisers = more bids.

      Twitter and Facebook are also marketing techniques, not SEO, they provide little in the way of SEO value.

      If you want backlinks in my opinion the best technique is to create related articles and link tehm to your site.  That way you get the backlinks and you get organic traffic being forwarded to your hub.

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        TopUniverseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the adwords keyword tool tips regarding competition.

  12. Dalyinx profile image81
    Dalyinxposted 7 years ago

    It just takes time and a little bit of luck.  It only takes one hub in the top 5 for a decent keyword to add an additional 40 or 50 views per day, maybe more.  It took my most visited hub about 9 months before it reached the top of the rankings.

    With that in mind, my traffic is down about 15-20% due to the holidays.  Depending on this niche, this is pretty common.  I've heard it goes up for some people, but my trend has always been downward on weekends and holidays.

    One thing I do is create a blogspot with links to all my hubs and post on it frequently.  I usually do one or two posts a day, sometimes more.  You can also add links to your hubs in certain forum signatures, forum profiles, in blog comments, or whatever else.

    Good luck.

  13. 6stringmethod profile image61
    6stringmethodposted 7 years ago

    Well first off i would say dont rely solely on Search Engine Optimization.  I would also recommend use social networks like twitter, facebook, linkedin to drive in more traffic. Also, it is difficult to drive traffic through guerilla marketing basically meaning without placing advertisements on sites. If your goal is to make money with your hubs i would say be patient because it takes awhile. One of the problems i had or at least as far as mindsets is you get into wanting to SELL SELL SELL always constantly selling. It might work in direct marketing but it doesnt work so well with internet marketing. You have to First build credibility and trust with your hubs, then once you start getting responses you build a relationship by replying to any comments answering any questions and helping them with any problems that may come up and then you start SELLING. hopefully that helps.