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Weird and sudden drop in views

  1. CyberFreak profile image85
    CyberFreakposted 4 years ago

    Hello my fellow hubbers,

    I am a relatively new hubber who has not had much success; however, I keep writing useful (I think) guides and articles. Last 5 days I have seen a rather weird drop in views which cannot be explained by idle hubs or anything else. But let me explain:
    My usual figures in the field "1 Day" are, in the last 4 months, between 80 and 120. I have had a day when it showed 180 (hurray, I went) and one when it showed 70. Thing is, last 4 days my views in that column have never exceeded 45. At the moment it is an annoying 36 which I think are not reasonable. None of my hubs are idle at the moment, I have not stopped any kind of promotion of them (because I haven't really done any at all). In my opinion, something is wrong there... and to be honest, after a very good summer when I was writing a lot, saw increase of views and income and planned to exert efforts even more and dedicate more time, now I am puzzled. Maybe it isn't worth it if this goes on like this.

    Anyone else noticed this too?

    1. Melovy profile image97
      Melovyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Assuming this started on Friday, I think this is happening to many people. I am one, but I know several others in the same position, and some people say it's wider than even this site. I'm am not knowledgeable about the whys and wherefores of Google, but they did something on Friday to change the way people are ranked (changed the algorhythm - which I'm sure I've spelled wrong).  Whether this is long or short-term I am not sure, and what we can do about it I am not sure either. But you can be sure it's not just you.

      1. CyberFreak profile image85
        CyberFreakposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for your time Melovy. It is good to know I am not alone. I guess we ought to be patient and see how it ends up.

    2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to the site!  As Melovy said, this seems to be happening all across the site. PaulE posted a thread a day or so ago letting us know they (site admin) were making some adjustments to help address things that might be causing the drop from the site's perspective.  But, as Dame Scribe mentioned, our site as well as all sites are at the mercy of Google. 

      Hang in there, and keep writing hubs - this, too, shall pass!

  2. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 4 years ago

    I would not worry too much. HP is at the mercy of the big 'G' constant algo 'tweaks' tongue but HP does also do it's best to keep up. I think it's best to just 'ride' along since nobody knows what the final outcome will be but least we can hope, some days may be better than others. It's just something we have no control over but am sure that the big 'G' will realize, it's us, the little writers who sprinkle those 'ads' around for their clients wink

  3. Rik Ravado profile image93
    Rik Ravadoposted 4 years ago

    My traffic views are around 10% of normal (4000 views on a good day to 500 now) and my slide began around Tuesday of last week.  'Ride it out' is reasonable advice although when this has happened to me before, the recovery has been much quicker.  HubPages have admitted changes they made may have created some of this problem. (see forums) and things may pick up once the pages are revisited by Google bots (1-3) days.

  4. CyberFreak profile image85
    CyberFreakposted 4 years ago

    Things are going worse. Now dropped to 25's. This is so terrible I hesitate to load HP anymore...really heartbreaking.

    1. IzzyM profile image85
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Traffic usually dips at the start of the weekend, so when you had already lost traffic through the week, you will see even lower views for a couple of days.

      Should pick up a little Sunday or Monday.

      Hang in there. There is every chance your usual traffic will return in its own good time.

      Could be a week or a month away, but it will likely come back.

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I agree, Izzy - I know it's frustrating, but the site's changes will kick in soon, and the weekend slump will pass.  And life will go on.

  5. jantamaya profile image84
    jantamayaposted 4 years ago

    Hi everyone!
    OK, I'm optimist...

    Two years ago I've written ten hubs (not the best quality, not the worst either), then came PANDA! I gave up and visited HubPages very seldom. Around a month ago, I've realized that I'm earning money with HubPages... by doing nothing... A great experience. This is why I have begun to write again... and now we have the PANDA update - or PENGUIN, or maybe "SOMEBODY" else... like Google-Ghost...

    Stay optimistic and write, I'd say... :-) :-) :-)

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I like your approach, janatamaya!  I agree - time will work things out.  I'm already seeing higher traffic (even had increases over the weekend). Still not where it was before the slump, but it's getting closer, and it will indeed recover.

  6. borge_009 profile image61
    borge_009posted 4 years ago

    mine dropped 70%......its like my first days in hubpages.......

  7. Rik Ravado profile image93
    Rik Ravadoposted 4 years ago

    My traffic has increased 4 fold since last Thursday.  This is the way things go these days.  Just ride it out I guess.. hmm

  8. brianlokker profile image90
    brianlokkerposted 4 years ago

    I have only 24 Hubs and don't get much traffic generally, but over the last couple of days Hub views have decreased to about 10% of the usual amount -- in other words, to almost nothing. I haven't had traffic this low since I started on HubPages.