I have a backlink driving 50 views per day to a Hub...

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    ryankettposted 12 years ago

    Maybe this is the way forward after all, I have an article, produced with a different title to my Hubpage, published a few days ago, which has driven almost 200 views to a Hubpages sales page in four days. That is more traffic then it was getting in the first place, pre-algo.

    Maybe THIS is how I will save my portfolio, by driving traffic from high traffic terms to my sales pages. I never really expected a page rank 0 blog to become a feeder to my once-authoritave Hubpages, but I don't really have anywhere to put them... so I am going to proceed with this strategy.

    Then, maybe, Google will someday recognise these articles and propel me back to the top of their search engines (I can dream!).

  2. Cagsil profile image73
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    Good for you Ryan. It sounds like a good strategy. smile

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      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Because the site is mine though, I could just as well be using my own Amazon capsules for 100% hmm

      I suppose the bigger picture involves getting the Hubpages back to the Google front page, where it will easily outrank my own sites, so for now I will take the 60%. Well, 70% to be precise wink

      1. Cagsil profile image73
        Cagsilposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Take what you can get from wherever you can get it. smile

  3. paradigmsearch profile image62
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    I have a hub that has been a corpse since day one.

    I’m thinking of un-publishing it and waiting for google to de-index it.

    Then just copy the entire critter to blogger.

    Good idea? Bad idea? Needs work idea?

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      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a plan to me, if it has never worked here, and changing the title hasn't worked either, then there is little point in keeping it here. And sometimes it can work.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image62
        paradigmsearchposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks. This hub has gone through more title changes and tweaks than the movie, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

  4. Richieb799 profile image64
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    So Im gonna get lots of traffic from Excerptz then? tongue did you change the wordcount minimum to 300 words, Snipsly allows 150, thought this was the optimum for search engine recognition?

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      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes the minimum is now 300 words, it is a sensible direction to go in following the algo change. One day Google will notice the site and then judge it, the longer the content the better.

      And yes, it is from Excerptz believe it or not, although I have been namedropping that a little too much on here so didn't want to say it.

      Snipsly became a cesspit full of 25 word posts, most of which was duplicate content, I would rather have 12000 pages of articles than 250000 pages of short bookmarks. What I do have in the works however is a dofollow bookmarking site, digg style. If people want a quick and easy bookmark with minimal text then they will be able to use that.

      I take around 10 page impressions a day from Snipsly, from my 500+ bookmarks, and that shows me that the quick and easy bookmark model fails. Articles simply get more hits, the links are valued higher, and it prevents the site being over run by spammers. My posts on Excerptz are already seeing 400-500 hits per day, and then of course I grab 20% of everybody elses too. I can tell you that articles are the ones getting all the traffic, the 50 word bookmarks are getting pretty much none, analytics tells me this.

      Although I have also understood that the optimum article length is 250 words to 500 words, which is why Associated Content and Helium break up their longer articles, and is why Xomba have a 250 word minimum for articles. InfoBarrel have a 350 word minimum I believe. Most require 250-350 minimum, Ezine articles is going up to 400.

      There is another good reason too, a 300 word article will cover the entire length of the skyscraper ad in the sidebar, which is the ad which is converting the most on the site. If people want to optimise their adsense revenue as well as grab backlinks they are best served fully utilising that ad unit.

      Of course, there are 3 external backlinks permitted per article and they don't have to point to the same page, so think of it as three 100 word bookmarks wink

      I will soon have Analytics installed for users, so everybody can see this for themselves, some of the articles are ranking on the Google first page; most of the bookmarks are nowhere to be seen.*

      *of course, they will only be able to see the performance of their own posts, not those of others (obviously).

  5. Richieb799 profile image64
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    Yes thats a sensible way to go, if it turns out as big as Digg itll be great!

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      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      My bookmarking site will never be as big as digg lol

      It's just to redirect those who don't want to write 300 words, I may even make it Hubpages exclusive.

      I could call it higg.com or hubdigg.com or diggahub.com or something.

      How about hubmarks.com or hubmarx.com? Or maybe even pubhages.com? or how about segapbuh.com?

      1. sunforged profile image72
        sunforgedposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        PugPages and use your little dude as the mascot

        1. lrohner profile image69
          lrohnerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          That's a "dudette," no? smile

          Ryan's on the naughty step or I'm sure he would have replied. hmm

          1. rebekahELLE profile image85
            rebekahELLEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            why is he on the naughty step? hmm I haven't been here today..

            I like diggahub. or hubmarx. pugpages is hilarious!

            1. lrohner profile image69
              lrohnerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

              Why not? smile smile smile

              Seriously, it was really really minor.

              1. rebekahELLE profile image85
                rebekahELLEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                lol ~  I did see him on twitter recently. He published a new hub about the latest gadget coming out early. big_smile

  6. Bill Manning profile image64
    Bill Manningposted 12 years ago

    I have a site that gets about 2,000 unique hits a day right from links. So it is possible to get good traffic just from links.

    Takes a lot of work however. hmm

  7. Kidgas profile image61
    Kidgasposted 12 years ago

    I like diggahub.  Sounds kinda catchy.  I have noticed that I have been getting a fair amount of ad impressions from your site this month which tells me there is definitely growth and increasing authority.

    I will have to get over there and write a few articles that will point back to my new site and see about generating some more traffic.

  8. Mikeydoes profile image45
    Mikeydoesposted 12 years ago

    I looked and I had like 1,000 views or so on a couple of hubs I barely backlinked a while ago.

  9. Tina Kachan profile image61
    Tina Kachanposted 12 years ago

    Some of my backlinks rank better than my hubs hmm

  10. Richieb799 profile image64
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    Im doing slightly better today with Adsense, I'm sure it'll pick back up in the summer months.. Ive had good days this month but mostly average and a few bad.. Im earning £20 a day off another site and really wanna get that as a main source of income

  11. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 12 years ago

    I sincerely forgot that Pugs came in both genders smile

    They just look so masculine


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