Whew, the new subdomains DON'T suck after all!

Jump to Last Post 1-15 of 15 discussions (31 posts)
  1. Shadesbreath profile image80
    Shadesbreathposted 11 years ago

    So, after a week of freaking out because my second best earning hub lost all its traffic and was down to like 5 views a day for a week, it's returned to its rightful place at the top of Google for that particular thing.

    So, now I am happy. I was afraid that my free beer payment was going to become a semi-annual thing or something and, well, that was scary.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image81
      Mark Ewbieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats Shades, you deserve it.  Apropos of nothing, my BEST hub gets nearly 5 views a day, on a good day.  Now OK, my drawings aren't as good as yours, but 'they' don't know that till they click on it.

      I don't drink a lot of beer, let's put it like that.

  2. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 11 years ago

    Pretty much what I saw, too, Shades.  My best hub descended to levels it hadn't seen since 3 days after publishing it a year ago, but has now returned to nearly pre-panda traffic.

    It's a scary ride, and it won't really be over for some time until we really know where we'll end up.  Tuesday was very good for me both in traffic and income, but yesterday saw a good sized down tick and poor income.  Today, however, is running at twice yesterday's numbers.

    I think it will take at least a month before we really know where we stand.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree - my traffic is climbing nicely too, but I'm not getting excited because it may just be that Google sees our subdomains as new, so we're getting the "freshness boost".

      I've learned that doesn't last. Last year, I started a new eBay affiliate website last October. It went ballistic (by my standards) and I thought I'd hit on a real money-spinner - but in fact, it was the combination of being in the "honeymoon" period with Google, and the fact that it was just before Christmas.  Traffic dropped away in late December and now it just chugs along.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Just so, Marisa - that's in the back of my mind as well.  What will happen when the honeymoon is over?  Realistically, I'm seeing hubs ranking higher than pre-panda and they probably won't stay that way.  I'm hoping that they retain at least their pre-panda ranking, but there's no guarantee of that, either.

  3. wychic profile image82
    wychicposted 11 years ago

    Agreed, it scared me at first too -- overall traffic didn't really go up for the first few days, but my one hub that made it strong throughout panda and everything else bottomed out. Now it's back up, and with a 30% increase to boot big_smile. Overall traffic has been going steady with about a 100%-150% increase over the pitiful post-panda trickles I was getting. Better yet, earnings is starting to pick up too smile.

  4. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years ago

    I did the sub domain switch thing last night.  I guess it doesn't kill all of our backlinks after all?

    My traffic is good today - but it's because someone somewhere stuck one of mine into someone's forum somewhere - very nice when that happens. . . .

  5. CyclingFitness profile image91
    CyclingFitnessposted 11 years ago

    I'm glad as well as i've seen about a 25% increase in hub views since switching to the subdomain and a couple of my hubs have shot up to first page on google for certain search terms which is very encouraging

    I found it took 3-4 days before traffic began to pick up and have also found that my subdomain is also drawing in traffic on a small level which is also positive- therefore my advice to anyone is to optimize their profile page as a priority now- it's my job for this weekend coming!

    1. Barbara Kay profile image75
      Barbara Kayposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      My hubs are getting more traffic than ever even before Panda. I went through about 4 days of almost no traffic from Google and it freaked me out too. I hope this lasts and the results are good for others too.

      I am getting more traffic than before from other search engines too.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good deal!  Hey, I'm no pro cyclist - but it's (bicycles) the only way I get around these days.  I think I'll give you a follow.

  6. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 11 years ago

    What a great thread! I am so glad to see that the subdomains are working for us smile

  7. RedElf profile image88
    RedElfposted 11 years ago

    My traffic has already doubled but is still a long way from pre-Panda. Lots of hubs in the middle of the pack not getting views yet.

    But we live in hope!

  8. profile image0
    girly_girl09posted 11 years ago

    Things are definitely improving! Maybe next month I won't have to get help from my parents again to help pay my bills (which I have been doing since Panda!!!)

    I'm not loving the CTR, but am loving the traffic...so hopefully things will balance out. On my other site, CTR is off, too...so I just feel like that is something that HP isn't affecting.

    1. sagebrush_mama profile image61
      sagebrush_mamaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's encouraging...your success story as featured on the HP blog just after I joined was one of the motivations for me to dive in and work hard!

      1. profile image0
        girly_girl09posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        wow...sage over 400 hubs! Looks like you are more motivated than me, now! big_smile (I haven't published since Panda...and focusing else where but with this subdomain move I might be coming back and writing more soon!)

        1. sagebrush_mama profile image61
          sagebrush_mamaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Most of my hubs were pre-panda...haven't done as much post panda here, but learning how to do lenses, and tried out Helium, as well...just trying to fill in finance gaps here and there!

          1. Marisa Wright profile image90
            Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Helium? Noooooooooo!

            1. sagebrush_mama profile image61
              sagebrush_mamaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Yeah, I know...they've had some 10 and 5 dollar articles available the last couple of months (end of the month)...I don't spend tons of time there, but it's a type of writing that works well in my short periods of down time, between garden, kiddos, and mom's taxi service!

          2. Lissie profile image66
            Lissieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            I'd seriously suggest that you learn how to develop your own websites using self-hosted wordpress - its a learning curve but its the best chance you have for a sustainable income in the futrue

            1. sagebrush_mama profile image61
              sagebrush_mamaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for that suggestion...I know it's a learning curve, and I can't seem to warm up to the wordpress dashboard.  I'll get it, I'm sure!

              1. theherbivorehippi profile image65
                theherbivorehippiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                Spend a day getting to know WordPress....it may be the best relationship you've ever had! smile

                1. Shadesbreath profile image80
                  Shadesbreathposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                  Well, it's more than a day. LOL. I've been working on my first wordpress site for about three months (granted not full time), and there is definitely a learning curve like y'all.

                  I don't know what to "keyword" it for, much less know where to put them, but I have it up and lots of pretty pictures lol.

                  1. theherbivorehippi profile image65
                    theherbivorehippiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                    lol lol

  9. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 11 years ago

    well I do have more traffic but its still low...sad

  10. lumberjack profile image66
    lumberjackposted 11 years ago

    Ha, I've just switched to a subdomain today, we'll see how that pans out. smile

    Luckily, I'm not all too concerned with traffic anymore.

  11. Richieb799 profile image69
    Richieb799posted 11 years ago

    Good news, although I'm still holding out the switch until the last moment like Thisisoli

  12. wavegirl22 profile image40
    wavegirl22posted 11 years ago

    Please do not take offense to this .. but why are you "following" what Thisoli does.. not that I do not respect him and his knowledge but I can tell you first hand you need not wait for anyone on this issue . .Why be a follower when you can be a leader?

  13. Kangaroo_Jase profile image78
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 11 years ago

    This is all rather encouraging for what has been a real hard and trying time for both Hubbers and for HQ over the last six months. Keep an eye on things but let's see how this all pans out over the next 12 months. It is also a really good idea to diversify as well.

    I cannot pinpoint reasons why yet the Panda update feels like an entreƩ to me, and I have suspicions big G may have more instore in the future, I just hope I am totally wrong. But for the now, let's enjoy our current victories.

    1. earnestshub profile image84
      earnestshubposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kanga, my hits are rising, but CTR although improving has some way to go. Lets see what happens as you say....

  14. Amanda Severn profile image95
    Amanda Severnposted 11 years ago

    I haven't been around on HubPages too much lately, so the whole sub-domain think has pretty much by-passed me. I've just clicked on the relevant links now, and I'm crossing my fingers!

  15. Rosie2010 profile image67
    Rosie2010posted 11 years ago

    I switched last Friday, so it's been a week as of today.  First couple of days, my traffic was down 30%, but traffic picked up slowly and today I see a lot of red triangles in my account page. Yay!  My traffic is now about 30% UP.  But as Marisa and Wilderness are saying, it could just be that Google sees our subdomains as new, so we're getting the "freshness boost".  Nonetheless, I'm happy today!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com 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: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

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 googleapis.com or gstatic.com 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)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)