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My traffic is disappearing!

  1. lobobrandon profile image82
    lobobrandonposted 4 years ago

    From around 500 - 600 a day my traffic kept falling and was constant around 350 - 400 for the past 2 months. Now it's just 85... And I'm not saying I was affected by the Panda, my hubs are still ranking around the same positions. Any idea what could be the reason? Last December it wasn't this low and I had just 4 - 5 hubs published.  Could it be due to the holidays - such a huge drop?

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Panda Update 21st Dec + Christmas Seasonal loss of traffic over the weekend.

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I thought it was the latest panda update, but then my rankings aren't affected. Checked webmaster tools too (those are usually 3-4 days late to update) but my rankings are increasing. Manually checked a few terms for the best performing hubs and they're still up there.

        Maybe the weekend + Christmas season smile Hope it is.

        1. soni2006 profile image46
          soni2006posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I think it's related to the expiration of security certificate of hubpages. This huge drop of traffic does not come from panda or Christmas.

          1. lobobrandon profile image82
            lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Soni, completely forgot about that. That could be it smile Thanks so much.

  2. shampa sadhya profile image87
    shampa sadhyaposted 4 years ago

    May I ask you what is 'security certificate of hubpages'?

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this
      1. Barbara Kay profile image84
        Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Now I understand why mine is so low. Thanks for the info.

  3. sabrebIade profile image86
    sabrebIadeposted 4 years ago

    Also check the thread here:
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/107280

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yup, I'm keeping track of all those threads. Was just shocked to see it from 400 to 65 when I woke up.

      1. christin53 profile image80
        christin53posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        My traffic appears to be stuck on one number and the views are in the minus ,this is not good:(

        1. lobobrandon profile image82
          lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          My views are in the minus when I check traffic sources. I've seen -1 on a few very often. But, today I got one that's -10 from google.co.in

  4. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 4 years ago

    My traffic has all but disappeared. Overnight. I really hope this is a glitch - it feels like I am running harder and harder to stay in the same place, traffic-wise. And now it has all disappeared.

    1. theherbivorehippi profile image84
      theherbivorehippiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with you. I was cut in half a little over a week ago, and then overnight, the traffic I was getting has nearly vanished.

  5. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    I am in the same boat. My traffic had dropped earlier this month and then had picked up and was climbing. When I look at my stats page this morning(UK time) I was surprised to find a page of blue arrows. It looks like I lost 100's of views overnight and they are not back yet.

    I just read the official comments about the security certificate issue. I am concerned, if it has a connection to the traffic drop was it avoidable? Anyway I have asked a question about that.

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      2uesday, I do hope it was due to that issue else my traffic is dead. Analytics seems almost normal for this time. My traffic fell 40% and grew back a bit and even increased to an all time high this month. Lot's of fluctuations, but this was surprising. Will just have to wait 24 hours to see what happens.

  6. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    I'm surprised how quietly everyone accepted the removal of our TAGS....

    I don't think HP could deny that tags have a bearing on traffic... Do you?  roll

    Other than having 9 different and major traffic sources showing minus traffic (which in itself is BS!) even pearldiver.hubpages has minus traffic showing sad

    My TOTAL 24 hrs traffic is the biggest joke of all - Lowest Ever in 3 years....... 28 views for 88 hubs!  Unbelievable! sad

    It's got NOTHING to do with Google - other than the fact that bots are being redirected and All the Short URLs for at least 80% of my hubs are BAD.... Perhaps this basic SEO stuff left with Larry Freeman lol

    1. sabrebIade profile image86
      sabrebIadeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Pearl...everyone and his brother denied tags had a bearing on traffic.

      1. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Really???

        I must be obtuse!  smile

        What exactly has been the practical purpose of Tags in the online publishing world outside of NZ?? smile

        I know some Kiwis are considered too open, friendly and too blatantly in your face, or able to nag ya to death if you tell a porky.... And also that we are some 'backward' race with big feet and hobbit looks.... But Hey.... we do consider transparency and honesty to be quite important in life....

        Are you telling me that all those tag thingies that I had to attach to every page I've ever published, were actually of no value at all... traffic or otherwise??? yikes

        I feel betrayed! Slighted! And a victim of false promotion, most foul!  sad

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
          mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          lol, apparently the tags were only ever used internally on HP and were never visible to the search engines outside of HP e.g. Google. Apparently HP stopped using them even for internal searches many months ago, but only just got around to telling all the poor hubbers who had been continuing to add tags throughout the time they were actually no longer being utilised anyway.

          1. Pearldiver profile image87
            Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            That is as pathetic and intellectually insulting as some of the other 'Internal' exercises that have gone on here... like removing 'Helpful' accolades if they don't like your comments.... Unfanning people that you know you had previously followed... Using one's images and hubs to drive traffic to the 'community' pages, instead of the hubs directly... Internally breaking All one's short URL links and then 'idling' their hubs... etc, etc, etc... sad

            But... as I said... perhaps I'm obtuse... time will tell that, won't it?  smile

  7. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 4 years ago

    I just had the same thing happen!   I have a hub that gets anywhere from 200 to 500 hits a day....all of a sudden, yesterday it went down to -0-!!!!   I'm freaking out!  I just pinged it again....I hope it gets back to normal.

  8. rockinjoe profile image86
    rockinjoeposted 4 years ago

    This is my worst month since I started with Hubpages almost 6 years ago. What a shame to see this business disappearing before our eyes. Just goes to show you that nothing lasts forever.

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What a perfectly perfect sentiment that you have posted for so many of us who, like you, Believed!

      Nice to meet you... irrespective of circumstances...
      Enjoy at least, the festive season... take care..

    2. StegToDiffer profile image59
      StegToDifferposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Woah now, that's a crumby attitude.
      I think HubPages will be just fine.  Every business goes through ups and downs. 
      It's like Alec Baldwin says in Glenngary Glen Ross...
      "The leads are weak? The leads are weak?! You're weak."
      Just replace the 'leads' (he was talking to real estate salesmen) with 'traffic.'
      Not that anyone is weak or anything. All I'm saying is that if we stick with it, we'll get through this. And reap the rewards that could have fallen to those who might have roughed it too but didn't!

      1. rockinjoe profile image86
        rockinjoeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi StegToDiffer, You can stick it out with Hubpages, if you choose. And when you've been here as long as I have, you can accuse me of having a crummy attitude.

  9. andromida profile image75
    andromidaposted 4 years ago

    Though I have lost more than half of my traffic, I am not worried at all.I know that traffic will come back.

    1. donotfear profile image90
      donotfearposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That's the spirit, friend!!!

  10. HattieMattieMae profile image68
    HattieMattieMaeposted 4 years ago

    Yay them good old days seem to be gone where you got a lot of traffic. Seems to go up and down now all the time.

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yep.... also time to design your own app .... There you go... what a way to avoid the downs smile

  11. lobobrandon profile image82
    lobobrandonposted 4 years ago

    What seemed like it would happen a long time ago is finally going to happen today!! 100k views in a day at this rate (Just 67 more views to go!) I would have got all this and much much more from a single hub if the stats were working together

  12. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 4 years ago

    The stats are broken.. simple as that.. look at your Google analytics they will tell a different story.

    On HP I am showing negative views from many sources as well as being only 15% of what I would normally be.

    I would expect a major drop this week anyway as everyone will either be shopping or partying, maybe if you have a host of Christmas shopping hubs you may get more visitors but certainly my hubs will not be top of anyone's search list over Christmas..

    Don't worry.. it'll get fixed.. everything does eventually.. and traffic will be back to the normal ride in Jan...

    Merry Christmas everyone.. off to buy a few cases of beer for the next few days - my stats can worry themselves - not me!!! Have a great one.....

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      True to that, but analytics showed a drop yesterday as well. Was much higher but still a 50% drop compared to the usual.

      1. writinglover profile image81
        writingloverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Unfortunately, I had a drastic drop in traffic too. I went from 165 views to a mere 15 views in a week. I remain optimistic, though. I've done too much to allow myself to get down in the dumps...*puts on a defiant face*

  13. Music-and-Art-45 profile image95
    Music-and-Art-45posted 4 years ago

    Glad I found this thread my traffic was down to 30 views a day, which was what I was at about 2-3 months ago.  Hopefully this gets fixed after the holidays, blue arrows are not encouraging.

  14. bat115 profile image77
    bat115posted 4 years ago

    I've had the most traffic this month than all my 3 years here.

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Bat115, same here in my one year. Now it's gone up to 130 from the 600 or so sad But it's christmas season hope it goes back up.

  15. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    The certificate thing appeared to affect my traffic badly, for a short time. Visitors returned and the stats. climbed well now it is on a down slope again.

    A graph of my traffic would look like the much over used term a roller-coaster ride.

    Having said that for me  the HubPages account is still worth having. I am learning not to be as concerned about the journey the stats. take, as for me I think that might be part of having my having pages here.

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just touched 200 again and I'm noticing that hubs that don't usually do well are getting 15 views or so (That's small, but for hubs that get just 2 views or so a day - it's huge). I'd never give up on my HP account no matter what happens. It's one of the finest places to be - learnt a lot here.

 
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