It would be interesting to see the "FIXES" HP made on this graph for all the traffic declines (5 drops in 2012)
I was a little worried myself when they tried the ZZZ's. It makes the site have less content. Half of these were hubs that had good quality, just not topics that got a lot of traffic.
I could be wrong but to me it looks as if the idled hub did help a bit... Consider that the feature was introduced at the end of August and look on the graph... it looks to be an increase in traffic...very slight but still an increase. Then there was an outage at the beginning of the month as that nosedive at the end of the graph indicates.
That is truly horrific!
I hope Hubpages administration reverses some of the disastrous changes made to this site recently!
Hard to tell from your graph, but the cliff at the end appears to be Sept. 28, when HP was shut down for hours. Since then it went back up (not as far as it was) and headed down again.
With two google updates and a known problem with HP as well. How are you determining that it is mostly due to the ZZZ's?
I could be wrong, but I don't think lrohner was saying that the drop is mostly due to the zzz's - rather, it's that the zzz's haven't made a difference to the overall downward trend. Neither have the other HP "fixes" by the sounds of it.
Maybe I read more into the OP than was intended.
Now, I don't see that anything is making much difference unless the rise near the end of the graph was significant. It doesn't appear to be, though.
Apparently some of the "other" HP fixes have caused the downhill swing according to the forum posts by HP staff. They have admitted that the new Amazon Capsules as well as the new profile page caused a decline in traffic. A brief search should provide you with that information. As a result they have reverted back to the original Amazon capsules and deleted some of the links on the profile page.
What is amazing is that this is linked to the Zzzzz's. Because of the decisions and mistakes made by HP staff, our views dropped. I know have various hubs that are idle due to the decline in traffic....due to decisions made by HP staff. I am being penalized and expected to do "something" to these hubs to bring them off of "idle" status. That I will not do. The next step for me, in regards to my idle hubs, is to simply move them from HP to another site once they are de-indexed from Google.
by Mary McShane20 months ago
I just got this email. Is terminating your account normal if you don't have any sales or referrals in 90 days????Hello,Thanks again for joining the Amazon Associates program. We’re reaching out to you because we...
by Katherine Tyrrell15 months ago
I don't suppose I'm the only person wondering what happens if the machinations - automated or otherwise - lead to HubPages having a much REDUCED income stream from Amazon.Make no mistake - as Google Adsense income dives...
by Sally Gulbrandsen16 months ago
I removed all but one Amazon ad from around twenty of my hubs this afternoon. In less than 4 hours, my hub score has grown two points, Anyone else noticed a difference. Maybe this really is...
by Mark Knowles8 years ago
I am moving this question over here to ask for help from the hubpages team.2 of my hubs and some of hovalis' hubs seem to have had a penalty applied by google and have disappeared from the search rankings down to the...
by Adam Harkus9 months ago
Not that I was making any money from them, but why has my directly related Amazon product link been snipped in the hub-pro edit ?I could understand snipped competitor products, but what is the point of having ebay /...
by Jonathan Wylie3 years ago
I recently published this hub...but it was not deemed of a high enough quality. Only trouble is, you get very little feedback to why that is. Would anyone care to hazard a guess for me? This is the first hub I have...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.