Best way to improve Hubpages traffic

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  1. sid_candid profile image60
    sid_candidposted 7 years ago

    The Google algo changes has drastically reduced traffic for most hubbers. A lot has been said about how to get traffic levels and rankings back for individual hubs since the changes. I am sure many of us have done a lot of tweaking, backlinking etc for hubs to improve hubs traffic. Here are a few strategies I want to discuss and want to know If you have tried any of these and how has it affected your traffic and earnings?

    1) Remove RSS and News Capsules.

    2) Do a lot of backlinking.

    3) Remove Amazon from non-sales hub.

    4) Get on with writing more Hubs.

    5) All of the above.

    Any other strategies that you might have used please elaborate on it.

    1. sofs profile image81
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Doing most of this..but it is too early days to know how effective they are.. and the Google UK  algo roll out seems to have made things even worse ...I guess

    2. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      1) Waste of time.

      2) Yes

      3) Waste of time.

      4) Debatable. Depends if hubpages can remove the garbage affecting the rest of the site. 

      5) No.

      1. Sue Adams profile image94
        Sue Adamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I totally agree with Mark.

    3. SunSeven profile image65
      SunSevenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      6. None of the above

      I did nothing to my hubs, but they are going back to the pre panda traffic days. (I am no expert in these things, but somehow, doing nothing helped me.)

    4. Susana S profile image98
      Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think the best way to go is with number 2, but my advice would be to think carefully about which hubs to backlink.

      Some topics are unlikely to do well however much you backlink such as anything where google now prefers "expert" info such as health advice and financial advice.

      I'd advocate choosing 10 hubs with the most traffic potential and the least competition and start getting some backlinks for them.

      smile

      1. sofs profile image81
        sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That sounds workable and sensible .. smile

    5. BRIAN SLATER profile image86
      BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      1. Didn't have any.

      2. Started backlinking about one month ago- started by doing what SusanaS said by picking a niche of 20 hubs and have concentrated on that. Another niche which was backlinked last year is still doing very well, most hubs on 1st/2nd page. Although sales have dropped significantly.

      3. I saw that Nellie recommended doing this a few weeks back, so I went through all my hubs and removed all Amazon sales from my non-sales hubs, purely to target Adsense. I also added between 75-150 words to those hubs.

      4. No I have stopped writing for now, concentrating on other stuff.

      5. No

  2. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    I have tried some things but 1 in particular seems to be working a little - I resubmitted my URLs to google.  There is nothing that says this will work long term but it seems to have helped

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    I am slowly revisiting all my hubs and trying to improve..

    1. Attractiveness - pictures and layout
    2. Content - write more, write better, write funnier, sharpen up.
    3. Titles - these need to be spot on for any chance of a hit now.
    4. Removing RSS, news feeds, Amazon (never sold anything anyway) - I don't know if this works, just doing it anyway.

    I am trying to think - if someone found my title - what are they looking for and was my page of any interest or amusement to them?  Would they think it worth sharing or linking? Or will they immediately back arrow?

    It's an interesting exercise. 

    Caveat.  This is just what I am doing.  I don't know if it works. I am not an expert.

  4. Joy56 profile image75
    Joy56posted 7 years ago

    it seems that the standard is having to be raised.  It is happening eveywhere.  I go to the pool for aqua aerobics, have been going years just for fun.  All of a sudden, we have to take our pulse before and after, if it is lower than 10 ask if we really want to be there at all.

         Crazy World if you ask me...... Who wants to be brilliant at everything......

 
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