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Do you get traffic from your own subdomain?

  1. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Since the change to our own subdomains I've paid attention to the amount of traffic coming from my own subdomain.  While HP traffic has dropped of course, the figures from my own hubs have surprised me.  Readers are hopping through my hubs more than I ever thought they would.

    I typically see around 10% of my views coming from my subdomain.  What percentage do most hubbers get?  What would you consider a good number?

    1. Jason Marovich profile image88
      Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      About 7% all-time.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks.  I had not thought about all time views because my account predates the subdomains, but it is a good indication for those that joined later.

    2. janderson99 profile image84
      janderson99posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Mine is 2%.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, janderson99.

        1. janderson99 profile image84
          janderson99posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I used last month's traffic sources for my sub, divided by the views for the month (from the account summary list) as a %. Is this what you wanted? I think the results will very much depend on whether the author is specific or broad in terms of the topics covered. I cover a very broad range, matches my anatomy.

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, that's exactly what I wanted to see.  Traffic from "jaderson99" dot hubpages dot com divided by total views and expressed as a % value.  A month should give a pretty good value.

            I agree, a subdomain with a few well defined niches should show more views than one with a wide variety of subjects and not many of any one kind.  It would seem that interlinking between very different hubs (if allowed by HP) would not see many click throughs to the second hub.  Only hubs that are of a similar nature could expect to see visitors bounding through 2 or more hubs.

            1. janderson99 profile image84
              janderson99posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              A narrower topic will also increase the chances of a similar hub appeared in the 'related hubs' list. Higher number of followers links to this as hubbers are more likely to look at the 'related hubs' list. I also think its related to whether most of your traffic is derived internally or from Google etc.

              1. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Oh sure.  I'm sure those related hubs are partially based on the category you have assigned; multiple hubs in the same category will likely show up there, while hubs in different categories probably won't.

                Don't know about hubbers looking at that list, though - I seldom do.  And that, of course, indicates that NO hubber does! big_smile

    3. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Mine is about 10% - but I do have quite a few 'index' hubs - for example I have Guinness Recipes hub with about 15 links to different recipes - and similar for other 'collections' so I would expect to see some traffic from my sub-domain.

      Don't forget - if you use the group function correctly  - you're other hubs could be showing up on the right of the main hub and therefore would get traffic that way.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, that's true - I often see my own hubs there.  In addition HP provides the "round robin" link at the bottom for a group.

    4. Dale Hyde profile image85
      Dale Hydeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Mine is right at 10 percent and stays that way consistently.

  2. aka-dj profile image77
    aka-djposted 5 years ago

    My daily views went up quite considerably lately, but I can't honestly trace it back to the subdomain changeover.
    It started several weeks after. hmm
    Maybe there was a time lag. Who knows?

  3. andyoz profile image87
    andyozposted 5 years ago

    Mine are also at about 10%, sometimes they are even higher than that.  I suppose it's partly due to the fact that I link quite a lot of my Hubs together.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think you're right.  I interlink my hubs quite heavily, plus provide an RSS feed on each one.  They are also grouped and HP provides more links between hubs because of that.

      I was hoping for more response, trying to get handle on what is normal for HP.  If most hubbers are getting more, maybe I need to rethink my strategy.

  4. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    Mine is about 10% too, but very few of my hubs contain links to my other hubs.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Now that's interesting - without links how does your subdomain produce traffic?  Thoughts?

  5. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    What figures are you using to calculate?  Monthly, Ever?  'Ever' wouldn't be accurate if we've been here before subdomains were introduced.

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I used monthly - seems a better indicator than weekly or daily!

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I used the last 30 days and it was 2%.  I would have to take a good look at analytics to see if grouped hubs were generating traffic.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          So far we have 2% and 10%.  Is no one in between?

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No, "ever" would not work well - newer hubbers of even several months or a year won't have much in the way or organic traffic for the first few months and that would distort the percentage.  Plus, as you say, many of us could have year(s) of traffic with NO subdomain traffic.

      A better indicator would be the 30 day column.

 
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