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Why does Wizzley get so little traffic?

 
TessaSchlesinger
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on 02/19/2015

When I originally opened this account, I transferred articles from Hubpages and elsewhere where I got many thousands of hits per day. On Wizzley, I have  been lucky to get 10 hits per day. In addition, the idea that I have to promote what I write on various websites in order to get my work seen is not the point. 

I've been on the web since 1994. That's a long time to be writing for it. And I know that where I put my writing is directly related to how many hits I get for that particular article. The more highly Google places a site, the more traffic I get for my writing. 

I also know that there is nothing wrong with either my topics or my writing. On google plus, I am approaching 25,000 followers with close on 38 million views in 40 months. That works out to about 900,000 views per month. 

I would like to know why Wizzley has such a low ranking. I invested a tremendous amount of work on this site, and it seems to have been for nothing.

chefkeem
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on 02/19/2015

All article portals have suffered from Google's algo updates over the last couple of years. At Wizzley, we're trying hard to keep the quality high, although nobody knows exactly what Google may like, and what not. Except Google, of course. Smile

If you think your content will do better on Hubpages, you could always transfer a few of your pages, and then see what happens.

 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
LindaSmith1
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on 02/19/2015

Tess: Traffic at Hub Pages is not booming.  You might want to check things out there before you make a decision.  HP is not a pleasant place to be these days. I just moved to Wizzley a few months ago. I had started her a few years ago, but got sidetracked.  A lot of us are pulling up steaks, moving our hubs to either other platforms or our own sites, or combination of both.


Linda Smith
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on 02/19/2015

I think we might need to give time to Wizzley and it will work someday. 


TessaSchlesinger
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on 02/20/2015

Hubpages was never pleasant while I was there. Still, I have changed a lot and avoid forums, especially those where there is no management to intervene when things get out of hand. :) Hat off to ChefKeem on this one! :)

I did move a few hubs around - to Squidoo - no traffic, and then when Squidoo sold to Hubpages, they landed up there, and they promptly started getting more traffic than here. Not overwhelming, but a about 300 views a day on 10 articles. 

Also, I'm not earning anything here. I am averaging 25 cents a day on Hubpages. Big deal. I was averaging $300 a month on hub pages and the month I left, it would have been $600. It's the only site I've ever been on where I have actually earned something from this kind of content writing.

It's frustrating. I also am not so keen on my own website, precisely because SEO has become so complicated and a hit and miss affair.

:(

younghopes
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on 02/20/2015

I agree to you on this Tess, that Hubpages is the only site where i too have seen 'earnings' not just a few cents but dollars. And if you combine Amazon earnings along with HP Ad program, you can get a good amount there. However, even i am witnessing some trouble there, traffic is low i think after squido merger and HP staff has become more stubborn with regard to Amazon capsules nowadays.


TessaSchlesinger
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on 02/20/2015

I am completely out of touch because I  keep a low profile. 

The trouble is this. I love writing articles, but I don't feel good about not being paid for them. Regardless of the fact that I now have two publishers who have requested copies of two different books, and that I might eventually develop a reasonable income there, I still love writing articles. I just want a decent payment for them...

It just doesn't seem possible anymore. This morning I was on the verge of writing to Eric Schmidt at Google and ask him why he is penalizing writers and promoting commerce.

LindaSmith1
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on 05/12/2015

Tess:  Google ant-writers?    Because Commerce spends big bucks for adsense ads, etc and Google rakes in the money they spend.  

PayPal has gone to allowing you to shop from your account, their version of affiliate marketing.

Google has their own affiliate marketing going on.

Big corps, like Walmart have partnered with third party sellers.  

So not only have earnings for articles gone down to nothing, our sales are being lost to the big boys as well.


Linda Smith
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