HubPages SubDomain Redemption!

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  1. David 470 profile image84
    David 470posted 7 years ago

    Hello fellow hubbers

    It has been quite a while sinceI have been consistently active on hubpages. Whether it be in the forums or publishing hubs. I have been playing the waiting game since the panda -- even though I did publish some hubs after, but not nearly as many or at a consistent manner. The last hub I published was in May or June 2011 I believe.

    I still have been making some cash on here, but the panda seriously crippled my moderate short-term and long-term goals.

    Today, however, I checked to see how my traffic and earnings have been doing since switching to subdomain, and apparently, my traffic has increased between 75-90% approximately!

    This new subdomain idea seems to be working for me and I guess some other hubbers as well. smile

    What is the main reason why these subdomains are supposed to help? 

    --------------Sorry for the long post, it's been a while!-----

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The purpose of the sub domain switch was to enable your hubs to stand or fall on their own merit.

      In other words - if I only produce crappy hubs, and you produce great hubs. . .but we are on the same domain, then my crappy hubs bring your excellent hubs down in the eyes of Google.

      So you and I both now (because we both have our own unique sub domains) either sink or swim on our own merit.

      1. kmackey32 profile image68
        kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Wow and I thought my hubs sucked, Guess not....lol cuz I am doing really well since the switch...lol

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah.  Mine are doing better, but I've never been where I want to be here - so I shall continue working on it.

      2. tmill99 profile image52
        tmill99posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah love the new sub-domain feature and would agree that now, its up to your own skill and quality of hubs, instead of HubPages PR.

    2. 2besure profile image80
      2besureposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am very pleased with the positive changes since the sub-domains.  Earnings are and views are up. The HubPage team really turned things around.

  2. prasetio30 profile image76
    prasetio30posted 7 years ago

    I have the same feeling with you, David. My traffic is back to normal after switching the HubPages Subdomain. I thought HubPages team had done a great work for us and as the writer we deserve to get after what we have done before by posting nice hub. I know that we got the impact from Google Panda, especially for traffic and earning too. But I hope the best for us and everything back to normal and even make it better than before. Have you heard about HubPages team will increase the pixel. So it will influence with the CPM and earning as well...amen.

    1. David 470 profile image84
      David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Increase the pixel?

      1. David 470 profile image84
        David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        bump

        1. celebritie profile image80
          celebritieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          He is talking about the site becoming wider, on the hubpages blog Simone says they are going to make the pages bigger so that they will be able to hold more advertising.

          Here is the link: http://blog.hubpages.com/2011/08/site-widening/

          1. David 470 profile image84
            David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks

  3. Mikeydoes profile image75
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    It is back, no doubt about it.

  4. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Yes mine increased this week just after I changed, about 800 extra visitors, slight decrease today but not much, I'm thinking its just the weekend.

  5. redwards01 profile image74
    redwards01posted 7 years ago

    I've been getting more adsense clicks

    1. David 470 profile image84
      David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Really? My HP ad program is doing better and I checked adsense yesterday and made 2.00 dollars -- which is a lot for my adsense account by itself because HP ad program gets most of the income.

      Perhaps the sub domain change helps the adsense account too -- even if a person uses the HP ad program.

  6. PaulaHenry1 profile image75
    PaulaHenry1posted 7 years ago

    Subdomain is awesome!!!! Thanks HP!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      +1 smile

      1. David 470 profile image84
        David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LOL I was literally just about to post that what the !!?

        +1

  7. LuisEGonzalez profile image86
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    Sorry to ask, but what does the "increase the pixel " refers to? hmm

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Has to do with screen resolution - higher quality ads will have greater and more expensive graphics, so it's a total win for us all.

  8. prasetio30 profile image76
    prasetio30posted 7 years ago

    I got the information about "pixel" on hubpages blog. It said:

    In a couple of days, we’ll be rolling out the first in a series of design updates on HubPages by widening the site.  The width of all our pages will increase by 120 pixels- from 850 to 970 pixels.
    We're getting a teensy bit wider!
    One of the reasons we’re making this change is to accomodate premium, high-impact ads that typically have high CPMs (which means more income for you as a writer).

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I ought to read the blog more often. This sounds phenomenal! Hope it works smile

  9. LuisEGonzalez profile image86
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    Thanks prasetio30, that's good to know and that the staff is really trying hard to improve the site. cool

  10. Victoria Lynn profile image90
    Victoria Lynnposted 7 years ago

    What is the subdomain? How does that work?

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Go into your account settings and look around - it's in there.  I would suggest that you change yours right away - that way you are separated from the "spam" or otherwise low quality stuff on the site, I would think that yours would be victorialynn.hubpages.com - when you change it.

    2. Quilligrapher profile image82
      Quilligrapherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Read all about Hubpages Subdomains here:
      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/What … n-HubPages
      Q.

  11. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    My traffic has changed since the subdomain switch. It has gone up a bit, but is still now where near pre-panda levels and some days it can really dip down again. The patterns have changed as well, for instance Sunday always used to be a pretty bad traffic day, but its actually an OK day today.

    Guess all my hubs suck and I am a crap writer! LOL! lol

  12. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Would be nice if they could widen it without compromising the professional layout smile

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image90
      Victoria Lynnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Wesman, and everyone else for all the useful information. I just made the switch. I appreciate all the helpful people on HubPages.

  13. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Its great to check my adsense and see clicks again...

  14. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Hows everyone's traffic today? Mine is highest its been since last year but earnings bit slow today, very ironic. Last week earnings have been pre-Panda until today

    1. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have been getting earnings daily now, Its great. But now I am checking adsense a few times a day again.....lol

      1. Richieb799 profile image78
        Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes its good, I think today must be an odd one because my traffics up highest its ever been, yesterday I earn 4 times what I have today lol, and the last 7 days before

        1. David 470 profile image84
          David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Are you using the Hubpages ad program Richieb or just Adsense alone?

          1. Richieb799 profile image78
            Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Just Adsense, I didn't want anything affecting my Adsense, I tried HP Ads for a week in April but wasn't impressed, I decided to hold out and wait for Google earnings to return to normal. Besides I have several other Adsense projects so it all contributes.

        2. kmackey32 profile image68
          kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I am so jealous Richie.....

      2. viryabo profile image84
        viryaboposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        And i thought i was the only one, checking too many times each day.

  15. snakebaby profile image72
    snakebabyposted 7 years ago

    No rise is permanent, that is reality!

  16. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3605/hptraf.jpg

    thats up until 11pm tonight

  17. cballi316 profile image61
    cballi316posted 7 years ago

    I never had much traffic to begin with, but my traffic has been better since the subdomain switch.

  18. nikipa profile image71
    nikipaposted 7 years ago

    Yes, traffic has improved in my case as well ...

 
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