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Anyone hit by 1/22 panda?

  1. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 4 years ago

    My traffic is down by 25%, but Google Analytics does not show this downturn.

    1. moonlake profile image89
      moonlakeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Mine started dropping on the 23 went up on 27-28 from there it just kept dropping.

  2. HubPages profile image
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    HubPagesposted 4 years ago

    Yikes! I'm sorry to hear that. Here's hoping it's just a short term drop (one never knows these days)!

    I'm actually doing better than ever- we see all sorts of odd fluctuations. I'd not worry too much at this point and see how your Hubs perform over the next month- if you saw a sudden swing down, you may very well see a sudden swing up in a couple days or weeks.

    [EDIT]: Sorry- Simone Smith here- I'm just signed in as HubPages to work on some Learning Center entries.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It was strange seeing the HP avatar in the forums...lol. I totally forget there was a Hubpages account here on Hubpages lol

  3. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 4 years ago

    Hi Simone - I am looking for the purpose of the update. Thanks for response. I have a few hubs that don't get much traffic and working on those that don't have much in thirty days.

  4. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    Again!?
    I am just starting to climb up again...

    1. brakel2 profile image86
      brakel2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @Stacie  Maybe mine is a fluke, since nobody else is having problems. I think the refresh was for thin content. Congratulations on your success.

  5. Peaches and Cream profile image62
    Peaches and Creamposted 4 years ago

    It isn't a fluke. I have several profiles on Hubpages, and each one of them are down at least 30 percent since the date you mentioned.

    1. brakel2 profile image86
      brakel2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder how many others have had this problem. I am happy you responded. I wonder if Simone or another staff member has any ideas.

  6. Daughter Of Maat profile image97
    Daughter Of Maatposted 4 years ago

    I noticed a small drop in my traffic which did happen on the 22nd. Although I noticed lower traffic numbers, I wouldn't have noticed that it happened on the 22nd had I not read this post.

    Damn you Google... I was just getting my traffic back up!!

    Grrrrr....

    1. brakel2 profile image86
      brakel2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry DOM. Maybe it will get better. At least it is not a huge drop. It is very aggravating nevertheless.

  7. Millionaire Tips profile image89
    Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago

    You can check Quantcast to see how the site is doing as a whole.

    http://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com

    I'm not good at interpreting this data, but it does look like mostly normal cyclical action, but the high is lower than the previous high and the low is also lower than the previous low, so Panda may have made a difference.

  8. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 4 years ago

    I've never recovered from what happened a month or so ago......

  9. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    Thanks MT for the link. The graph shows HP down but not by a lot. Maybe we are doing better than in the past. Yeaaaa!

  10. truefaith7 profile image89
    truefaith7posted 4 years ago

    I had a big traffic drop yesterday, but I'm not sure if it was due to the Panda update or to causes beyond Google's control.

    For one, a lot of people in the US had the day off due to bad weather, which also affected Internet service in a lot of areas. 

    Also, according to friends of mine in east Asia, the Lunar, or Chinese New Year holiday (and in may Asian communities abroad) is starting to get underway. A lot of people in that part of the world are going on big shopping sprees this weekend in preparation for family members dropping in or for heading home for the holidays later on this week. As a result, they haven't had much time for the Net. This *might* be playing a role in the traffic drop.

    Let's keep an eye on this Panda update and hope this wasn't the case since most of us are finally starting to recover from the last one!

  11. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 4 years ago

    Thanks truefaith for the tip. I did have a big drop yesterday. It helps to know if other factors might be involved in traffic drops. It sounds like you have a good point here. I will keep my eye on traffic and hope for improvement.

  12. Cardisa profile image92
    Cardisaposted 4 years ago

    I noticed a slight drop this week only. Not too bad. Just one hub in particular I am concerned about.

    1. brakel2 profile image86
      brakel2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Cardisa,  Do you have any suggestions besides the usual info? Have you read what Google is penalizing this time?

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Brakel2, not at all. I have been so busy with life and work, I totally zoned out from anything to do with Google..lol

  13. sabrebIade profile image82
    sabrebIadeposted 4 years ago

    Wow!
    Quantcast literally looks like a rollercoaster!
    Amazing....
    While yesterday is only a 8% drop...it's the fourth day in a row that's a drop.
    That's a 198,450 page view drop since the 28th.
    SOMEBODY is feeling it!

    I have had a slow but steady drop since the 23rd and today is the worse I have seem since...well since the last update...LOL

    PS: if you look at Squidoo...it has actually lost more that HP has

    1. Len Cannon profile image88
      Len Cannonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What's to worry about? That graph looks good. It is holding steady with a slight trend upwards. Look at the low points in each one of the "falls" in the so-called roller coaster. Now look how it is spaced from the next fall. Each one is exactly seven days apart. What you're seeing isn't Panda or any type of changes in search engine behavior in the graph, what you're seeing is a weekly trend, where traffic dies down and then picks up again.

      edit: which isn't to say Panda hasn't effected anyone's articles. Just that the graph shows no evidence of change in traffic pattern vs. the norm..

      1. sabrebIade profile image82
        sabrebIadeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I wonder if there is anyway to prevent or fix a 198,450 view drop in five days?
        My blogs are not doing this.
        Where are you seeing a slight trend upwards?
        Am I looking at the wrong charts?

        1. Len Cannon profile image88
          Len Cannonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          January 2 is lower than January 9 which was lower than January 16.  It's barely significant (maybe not significant at all ...) but at the very least the traffic is relatively steady.  Although, it does seem a bit more volatile...

          Anyways, your blogs are only relevant to YOU.  Your traffic , the topics you write about, they could have a very different userbase with very different search habits from someone else. However when you factor in all the different users from all across  HubPages writing about all topics, it seems pretty clear that there's a seven day trend that HubPages traffic follows pretty closely.

          Now, it is possible that tomorrow it will just go down and down every day for the next month, but that's not what the graph is showing right now.  It is very consistent.

          1. sabrebIade profile image82
            sabrebIadeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I'm gonna guess that we should peak again on the 3rd or 4th.

            1. sabrebIade profile image82
              sabrebIadeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Checked Quantcast this AM and sure enough...the 4th seems to peak.
              Now let's see if traffic starts down again

  14. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 4 years ago

    Roller coasters look better than those graphs. Wonder what the problem could be. I read something about keyword stuffing, poor content, spam - on a webmaster site and Google discussion group. It was not nice. It was an attack on a webmaster who asked what was wrong with his site. They proceeded to crucify him, and then he said he was not the SEO person for the company. I wish staff would tell us something. Maybe there is nothing to tell. We just must work smarter, I guess.

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image89
      Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Part of the roller coaster is normal, as it shows the cyclical pattern of people who go online.  It seems that most people go online when they are awake, and a lot of them go online during their business day.  On the weekend and on vacations and holidays, they tend not to be online as much.  At least for me, my weekend traffic is usually slower than my weekday traffic. If you look at the long term view on Quantcast, you can see that some of the roller coaster is normal.

      There is a part that is due to Panda and other changes, and that is its own roller coaster that bothers us.

  15. MelissaBarrett profile image61
    MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago

    I have three that are similarly written...  Same format same topic but different subtopics.  They were all rather high in the rankings.  Two of them are still performing well but one has dropped to zero views.  I went back over them and looked at them in word processing form.  The one that dropped to zero views has a much higher keyword density that the others.

    So there's a theory anyway.

    1. brakel2 profile image86
      brakel2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Melissa. I am going to count my keywords for sure. I have gotten a little lax at that, but it is important. Your theory may be for real.

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
        MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Just remember I did say three different subtopics...

        It could be the one subtopic just isn't being searched for... for some odd reason.

  16. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    Well I spoke too soon in an earlier post. Now I'm down with the rest...roll

  17. profile image94
    Robbie C Wilsonposted 4 years ago

    My traffic is not affected at all. The Google Analytics numbers for the last two weeks are quite steady and pretty good for me. My numbers are not yet that high, but they are increasing over time and I look to be unaffected thus far by any Panda update.

    I concentrate only on very evergreen hubs that should be relevant for years to come so perhaps that is why I escape the dreaded Panda. My traffic is growing nicely, but I don't get massive numbers of hits, however, it is a trade-off I am happy with (not chasing topics that may gain large numbers of hits in the short term compared with writing good evergreen hubs for the long term).

  18. ocbill profile image75
    ocbillposted 4 years ago

    got to start to get a following, invest more time in social circles.

  19. JayeWisdom profile image93
    JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago

    Yes, my traffic took a nosedive.  This was after it had climbed respectably from the last drop off.  I feel as though I'm riding a roller coaster blindfolded!  It's frustrating, to say the least.

    Jaye

  20. janderson99 profile image86
    janderson99posted 4 years ago

    Isn't great to see the Featured/Idle hubs processes working well.

  21. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 4 years ago

    My traffic keeps going up and down. At least it is not all downhill. My last hub got through in 24 hours.  Things seem to be looking up.

 
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