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