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Google traffic in negative numbers - help!

  1. suziecat7 profile image82
    suziecat7posted 3 years ago

    The Google traffic to my Hubs not only tanked but are in the minus numbers now. I don't have a clue why or what to do about it. I've always had decent traffic riding the ups and downs but hanging on. Now I'm drowning. I'm very discouraged. Can anyone help?

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
      LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Numbers/traffic stats with minus signs are often the result of glitches. Ignore anything with a minus sign.

      1. suziecat7 profile image82
        suziecat7posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Luis - I hope you're right.

        1. Simone Smith profile image90
          Simone Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          He's right, suziecat7. Not to worry!

          1. suziecat7 profile image82
            suziecat7posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I haven't seen a bit of traffic in about 5 days (never mind the little money I make is all but gone and my Hub score is dropping fast) but I will try not to worry. Thanks, Simone. smile

      2. Dale Hyde profile image85
        Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Wow! A new boss! smile

        1. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
          LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          That's a new one....I'm not even a boss in my own house.............lol

    2. Dale Hyde profile image85
      Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You must be overdrawn! smile

  2. Theophanes profile image95
    Theophanesposted 3 years ago

    How can you get traffic in the minus numbers? Have a visitor click and take it back? haha. It's a glitch, let it be. My traffic has dropped 20% in the past two weeks. I had one day where it approached normal but then went back down again. I don't know why... I updated some hubs and wrote new ones to try and prop it back up again but to no avail. Not sure what is going on but sometimes there are dips like these that work themselves out. I am as impatient as you are though. smile

  3. DrMark1961 profile image89
    DrMark1961posted 3 years ago

    Have you checked your numbers with Google Analytics? If my page views are down a lot (like several hundred) I will check over there, and sometimes the numbers are quite different. I certainly dont think GA is going to report a negative number!

  4. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
    LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago

    See... HP has glitches every so often, like my answer being highlighted in yellow or cream??? instead of Simone's..........lol

    1. seanorjohn profile image80
      seanorjohnposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I thought you had been promoted to Hubpages staff Luis. Your fat cheque should arrive at the end of the month.

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
        LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks....the $3.29 sure comes in handy...................roll

        BTW; Simone won't give me the H back!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. jaymills profile image72
    jaymillsposted 3 years ago

    Check with Google Analytics they have the direct numbers from the seach engine. Allot of themes or sites like Hubpages or let say Squidoo like that often have issues with accuracy in there numbers. It is the same with AdSense you look on AdSense and get one number then Analytics and get a completely different number. Wait it out if the numbers do not adjust within a few days drop them a message and ask if they have had other people asking the same question about numbers.

  6. suziecat7 profile image82
    suziecat7posted 3 years ago

    Thanks, everyone. I'll check out Analytics and see what's what.

  7. Horatio Plot profile image86
    Horatio Plotposted 3 years ago

    Everything is in order. Luis now works for HubPages and they are awaiting the arrival of a payment from you of $12.37.

    1. suziecat7 profile image82
      suziecat7posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      smile

    2. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
      LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yea....I've sent them an IOU....................tongue

  8. suziecat7 profile image82
    suziecat7posted 3 years ago

    I'm still in the negative numbers. This is getting rather discouraging.

 
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