Question about traffic ratio

Jump to Last Post 1-12 of 12 discussions (16 posts)
  1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image81
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 10 years ago

    I am curious to know if my traffic ratio is good or if it should be better as far as traffic from outside sources. When I checked this morning, I had a total of 16,110 page views. Of these views, about 68% is from outside HP. I am wondering if this is a fair ratio or if it shoud be higher than 68% to equal  good ratio.

    Since I don't have ads, it isn't something that is a major concern for me but I am really curious. I also don't promote very much on other sites and social networks. I am very curious as to what would be a good ratio of outside visitors compared to visits from other hubbers. I was almost excited about this until I started wondering if it was as good as it looked to me lol.


  2. funride profile image78
    funrideposted 10 years ago

    My outside traffic represents about 72%.

    From what you said I believe you have a good ratio (at least until the BIG hubbers share their ratios with us big_smile).

  3. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Bonnie, good for what? For making money it is bad, for hanging out with online friends it is excellent smile

  4. Bonnie Ramsey profile image81
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 10 years ago

    Thanks for the info, funride.
    Misha, I may not use the ads as many other hubbers do, but I do have a business and any online presence is good for my business. I use many of my business articles to help people learn how to look for home businesses, how to research companies and things of that nature. So, while I may not make money from any ads on google and such, I am growing my business through my presence here as well as many other networking and article sites. If I simply wanted to hang out with online friends, I can always go to game rooms, chat rooms or MySpace. Or I could even spend more time in the forums here with my friends. My traffic is good for me personally as well as my business even though I don't spam the site with it, anyone can acces the information through my profile here.

  5. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    LOL You know all well what you need - I don't really understand why you asked the question, sorry. I don't think there is any yardstick to measure your ratio against, cause everybody here has a unique mix of goals. Your traffic fits your goals - excellent, so what's the point? smile

    Oh, and I wouldn't count on Myspace to substitute HP as a hang-out site, not even close for me smile

    1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image81
      Bonnie Ramseyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      LOL we can certainly agree that HP is far superior to MySpace! I was simply listing alternatives that I had for just "hanging out". My question was asked because I wanted some opinions from other hubbers as to their ratio and if this may be considered as a descent percentage of outside traffic for the views I have had. There are many other hubbers who also look at the percentage of outside views versus the views of HP members and I thought I would get their opinion on it. I didn't see it as a useless question. It was something that I simply wanted to get other opinions on and I thought that was what the forum was for.

  6. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Still don't really understand, but it's OK, no sweat smile

    Since my hubs are oriented for making money, most of my traffic is from search engines, in fact internal HP traffic is about 3%, so external traffic is 97%. But again, I am not using hubs to intentionally channel traffic to my other sites, so it is different from your model.

    1. shibashake profile image89
      shibashakeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That is pretty amazing. How long did it take you to establish such a loving relationship with Google and Yahoo? Did chocolates work better or flowers? smile

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Correction - not 0.3% but 3%, sorry,  miscalculated. It does not significantly change the picture, though.

        How long? The duration of stay big_smile Not sure about chocolates, but keyword research and backlinks work for me pretty good. smile

  7. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 years ago

    Bonnie, if you're trying to promote a business then you do want outside traffic.  I found my external traffic has grown gradually over time.   These days, 90% of my traffic comes from search engines.

  8. Bonnie Ramsey profile image81
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 10 years ago

    Marissa and Misha, thanks so much for the numbers and they are both amazing! I suppose if I do more promoting on other sites would probably raise my outside visitors. Right now, I just have links to it on my Yahoo Answers profile page and a couple of other sites. Maybe I'll add it to my bio section of the articles I publish elsewhere. Thanks again for the figures!


  9. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Sure Bonnie, you are always welcome smile

  10. Lissie profile image78
    Lissieposted 10 years ago

    Im about 20% hubpages, 80% everyone else - but I am getting screwed by my sexy Nicole pics hub - which is giving me big traffic and ALL from hubpages: hubbers love pics !

  11. Inspirepub profile image75
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago


    It may appear that all those people are internal, but it's not always the case. If an internal page like "Hot Hubs" or a tag page shows up in a Google search, then people click it, and from there they click into your Hub, they show on the HubPages stats as "internal traffic", but of course they are really external search traffic.

    Analytics will tell you the real story, because it tracks back to where and how people entered HubPages in the first place.


    1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image81
      Bonnie Ramseyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This is interesting, Jenny! Especially since I know that a lot of my visitors come from clicking the hub link on google search. I don't know anything about the analytics, though. Can you explain how to check that, please? I have seen this posted about but never quite understood how it worked or how to check stats there.

  12. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 10 years ago

    Thank you to everyone as I clearly didn't understand it either however I am certainly
    glad that I learned something new.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)