Over the few week's alot of people have made complaints about there traffic plummeting, some say it's a panda update and some say it's because it's summer, I was one of them. Today! I am experiencing an drastic increase in traffic so I'm just wondering is anyone else experiencing this? Now that the month of July is over are people now relaxing from summer and going back on their computers..? Was I right about summer being the reason for the plummet in traffic or is this just individually me. Cheers
My traffic continues to drop. I have been here nearly three years and over 100 published pages.
Please stop talking about summer. Unless it is a wind up it is fairly offensive to me certainly, and possibly others.
It is NOT summer.
In fact - go to Quantcast Hubpages and study the traffic patterns for the last five years.
Then read about Panda updates and how they have affected sites like HubPages.
That would be good.
I am delighted that your traffic increases and you are somewhere between 1000 and 10000 views. There are many here who are suffering painfully from the drop.
Study the figures. Stop saying 'summer'.
I'm sorry if I came across as annoyed. It is not your problem or fault. It is just hard to cope with this drop with much good humour.
It is great when you start - you get views, meet friends, it is exciting.
It is great when you get traffic and visitors.
It is hard when you have a set of pages that you honestly believe you have done your best, that some used to get traffic and then they don't. I have not been slapped - just the visits turned down, and they keep being turned down.
I don't think I have complained about HP particularly. This is Google modifying, again and again.
Mark: I've been following your posts and you, among many others, are obviously upset. Personally, I think something in Google has gone haywire. What it is, who knows...but it's really, really bad. My numbers were holding until yesterday when they began to drop drastically...not that they were ever terrific to begin with. This should not be happening to any of us, but it is. My gut feeling is that Google really screwed up this time. The reason I feel this way is that what I'm hearing is that it is not only HP that is having problems. If this continues, the Feds may well intervene because monopolies ARE illegal in this country and if that is Google's game, it needs to end. Hang in there...this may get very, very interesting.
Mark it seems like everyone started tanking in March including me. My indexed pages slowly declined then got worse in May. I think March was when the sub domain issue began. Good luck.
Well I just started here and was using my thought's I guess it is just individually me. Thanks guys
Congrats PoeticPhilosophy. I think the newer people are doing better, Or so they say. You are doing something right. Keep it up.
A rise in traffic when you only have a few views is not significant in the whole scheme of things. I see some of my lower trafficked hubs getting those nice red arrows but when you are talking about seeing a hub going from 3 views a day to 5 for one day this is hardly a massive impact nor is it significant in any way. But when you see hubs that usually get views of around the 100 mark or significantly more every day get those blue arrows and watch their visitors dry up that can be very disheartening. I would guess that many of the people that are "complaining" are losing as many views on single hubs as many others are getting on their whole account.
I would expect a new account that is publishing hubs regularly to see a rise over time as your hubs become indexed etc. Your rise may have little to do with Panda or any other highly endangered animal (they would be extinct if they came near most hubbers!) Your rise is likely because you are new (only 7 weeks) and publishing regularly. Keep on publishing and you will continue to see success, however I would guess that the rise you are seeing now would have been significantly higher if you were publishing a year ago!
I find it very upsetting that many on here seem to consider the hubbers that are reporting losses as "complainers", most of those hubbers have worked very hard over the years and have kept to the rules and have seen significant success in the past and I fully understand why they feel that they are being kicked in the teeth by Google!
Google has made some significant changes and I see my hubs going up and down all over the place, but the average of these fluctuations is a significant drop which reflects the drop that the site seems to be experiencing overall.
Good luck for the future, keep publishing and you will continue to see success.
I have been through the apprenticeship program and have 69 well written hubs. Today my views dropped more than 50%, going down to 11 . . . for the entire day . . . for all my hubs put together. Let's hope that doesn't continue long.
On Aug 1st. my views dropped so low I can't go back far enough on analytics to find them that low.
I guess I'm one of those newbies! I have actually had an account with HP for over two years, but I just started writing for HP in January. Because I was in the Apprenticeship program for the first six months of this year, I have had to be consistent. I don't know if that is the reason why I'm doing well with views and earnings or not.
I do have a few hubs that are doing very well with several hundred views per day. However, I do still get blue arrows on many of my hubs. Some days are worse than others, but my overall (total) views are about the same each day. At least, they have been over the past few weeks. I saw a significant increase in views in April, but it could be because of one hub that seems to get the most attention that I published at the end of March. May earnings came from April, and that is when I saw significant increase in that as well. So, I don't know if it's really "being new" that is good for some of us as it is particular hubs are hitting the target because like I said, many of my hubs are not getting a whole heck of a lot of views.
Mine has climbed just a tiny bit today. I hope the trend continues, but somehow I doubt it.
I've gotten more traffic, but then again I recently updated and optimized many of my hubs as well as posted new ones.
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