Anyone thinking of leaving HubPages due to a decrease in traffic?
If you're thinking of leaving HubPages, what will your actions be? Will you leave your hubs on HubPages and pop in from time to time to moderate or reply to any comments and comment on other hubbers' hubs? Will you remove all your hubs and shut your account down completely? Or will you leave some hubs on HubPages and remove the rest? How many would you leave on? What will you do with the ones you remove? Would you come back if your remaining hubs' traffic picks up again?
For the past year, I've been considering compiling related hubs into e-books. I started on one and regardless of the traffic situation, I think it would be wise to plan on publishing two or three ebooks this year and give one away for free and sell the other two.
I have ebooks in fiction titles.
I think HP would still serve a purpose, especially to test out articles. Otherwise, I may continue to build up a niche website or two. But I don't think I'll "leave" HP. A change could occur in the next month or two.
What decrease in traffic? I checked Alexa just the other day and traffic to Hubpages grew by more than 7% in the last 3 months. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/hubpages.com
Very many hubbers that have been around for a while have recently noticed large decreases in traffic to their hubs, severely affecting their earnings. 7% increase in total traffic in 3 mnths to HubPages could maybe be due to new members joining.
@Teresa Schultz- I doubt it. At the traffic Hubpages has, 7% new hubbers would've meant we've just grown to about 2 million hubbers about now, so you know it's legit traffic.
I have two accounts, this is my main one and I also have another niche one. The other one has only 10% of the hubs of this one. however, this account has seen a decrease in traffic recently to the point where I am still earning money that is OK (and I would have thought good at this time last year) but the numbers are less than the other account so I am tempted to leave it completely. If I did I would just let it lie and answer comments as they come in and see if it picks up again in a few months. In the meantime I will focus my efforts on my other account which I am hoping might give me a payout every month soon. So I guess the traffic situation really seems to depend on what niches you are writing in. I have also thought about writing an eBook like Don says with some of the stuff I have on here and maybe changing or deleting it...
not in the least. i don't care about earnings, the amount of readers who read my stuff or such things. i'm hear to put my thoughts out and that's all that matters to me.
Never would I leave....and if I did, I would self-destruct like a message from James Bond.
apart from the fact that I am not here to earn money directly but to earn from traffic to other sites, i am not sure about what seems to be a myth brewing here. I am seeing the exact opposite! My traffic has gone up, not down. I do act on SEO for the articles, but not much per article and traffic spikes most days. Someone here mentioned niches, and yes, it depends on the niche too. The bad experience of one cannot reflect on the whole.
Thanks, Stephen - the traffic to my hubs doesn't really seem to have been affected lately either - but it's not just one or two hubbers that I have seen (in the forums) saying their traffic is severely down - it's quite a few - a little concerning.
I'm just new to hubpages (6 weeks and counting) and I have no plans of leaving this community for the foreseeable future. I kinda like writing here and reading hubs on many different topics. Traffic-wise, I have realized that if I want to get traffic to my hubs, I will need to carry out keyword research first before writing anything. After a few days of publishing the hub, I check on the stats and if it's low then I either update it or go outside of hubpages to promote my hubs. :-)
I don't think so. You find some very interesting tutorials on here and very well organised as well. It's a smorgasbord of things I can learn about in a brief browse.
I personally do not experience a decrease in traffic for my hubs, quite the opposite. Hubpages has more than 11 million unique visits per month and is growing (according to statistics that I checked) which I consider as great.
Squidoo on the other hand, currently is experiencing a decrease in traffic and although there are some of my lenses earning an income there, I will not write any new lenses for this site. If I have to put in that much effort to promote my lenses for a good lensrank suitable for payment, I might as well use the energy for my own blogs.
I find HubPages a wonderful site to write for and will never leave.
I have been here a few months and have seen steadily increasing traffic etc till recently with a drop. Though the decrease is a bit of a pain it won't make me leave. HP has worked best in terms of revenue sharing sites for me so far, so I will ride it out.
I too have have an increase in traffic lately, not a decrease.
I'm noticiing a slight increase in traffic since I've recently started promoting my hubs more than usual.
I'm not sure yet because I only started here a few weeks ago, and so far I like it, but I have had less people commenting on my hubs. I am going to keep writing hubs when I can and try to stick with this for at least a few months to see how it goes.
I am not experiencing any traffic drop for my Hubs. So I am planning to write more hubs and will concentrate more on hubpages.
It could be due to it being summer in the united states, and less people being inside means less people to view your Hubs. I would wait until Winter months or Fall to see if your views start to pick up again.
by meloncauli 10 years ago
Since I finished the apprenticeship, and after umpteen updates and changes made on HP, my traffic has never picked up. I can't remember the last time I saw any more than 40 views a day. My average at the moment is more like 30. The articles I worked long and hard to produce, sit there doing nothing...
by Carolee Samuda 9 years ago
I have been thinking about leaving for a while, but I know that in those times I have had something else going on that depresses me a bit. It started when I lost my brother and I began to, somewhat, lose that oomph I had for writing and publishing here.What about you?
by Elsie Nelson 11 years ago
I know there have been a lot of changes in the air in the past 10 or so days... There was another big Panda update... then the stinkin' Penguin and all. And, HP has been tinkering around with the design of pages.My traffic has remained relatively constant through it all. But, over...
by Cailin Gallagher 8 years ago
Just gaging anyone else's earnings here. I just checked google adsense and I have earned 64 dollars in 18 months. I've only written 19 Hubs and most of them don't get any traffic. Any thoughts?
by Laurel Rogers 11 years ago
How do you feel?
by Isabella Mukanda 11 years ago
Do you ever leave comments on hubs that you have not read in full?Once in a while I see comments on hubs that suggest that the writer did not take time or care to engage the writer by fully reading the hub before commenting. A lot of times a hub makes great reading but the sheer content of the hub...
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