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Daily traffic dropped from 150 to 0-9 a week ago and hasn't come back.

  1. Boisegal profile image84
    Boisegalposted 3 years ago

    Am I taking crazy pills, or is there another google update going on, or what?  My traffic dropped on 8/8/13 from about 150 views a day to 0-9.  My top hub is getting zero every day now.  My hub score dropped from 90-something to 76.  No overpromotion, no suddenly unfeatured hubs, no explanation.  What's going on?

    1. Rock_nj profile image92
      Rock_njposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Have any of your Hubs been Featured by HubPages?  That could explain the sudden drop in traffic.  Some Hubbers that have had their Hubs Featured, whether they want them Featured or not, are reporting significant drops in traffic.

      1. Boisegal profile image84
        Boisegalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        They are all "featured" hubs, if that's what you mean.  No "hub of the day" or anything special.

        1. Rock_nj profile image92
          Rock_njposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I meant "Editor's Choice" not Featured.  This new  Editor's Choice thing appears to be wreaking havoc on some Hub's traffic.  I turned it off until they sort out the problems it is causing.

          1. lovebuglena profile image91
            lovebuglenaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            How can you turn it off?

    2. moonlake profile image88
      moonlakeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      My traffic is also way down. I have edited and changed things around does no good, at least half of what it was and I expect it to drop to half of that tonight.

    3. Millionaire Tips profile image90
      Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That is a sharp drop.  Check your traffic sources to see if Google has stopped giving you any visitors.  It is possible that you have been sandboxed.  There was a learning center entry about what to do if you have been sandboxed, but I can't find it.  I am sure if you search "Google sandbox" you will find lots of info, although I am not sure if they will all be reliable.

    4. LLambie profile image91
      LLambieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I've had a bit of a traffic drop, but I've had a look at Google Analytics and I've looked at the traffic sources before and after the drop, and it isn't solely Google. I would definitely recommend getting Analytics set up if you haven't already got it, just to see what your various sources of traffic are and whether the drop is from one or many. For me, its just been a bit of a wake-up call that I need to do a bit more promotion. That's what I've been doing over the past few days and I'm starting to see a bit of an improvement.

  2. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 3 years ago

    Your views dropped because Google currently hates and punishes most of Hubpages.

    Your hubber score dropped because Hubpages hates and punishes hubbers when they experience a drop in views.

    My own response to the situation is that I will not give Hubpages another word of content while they continue to treat their contributors in such a contemptuous manner. After all, I am not losing anything given the current CPMs and (lack of) views. So far today, I have ten times as many views on my own sites as here. So far this month, I have earned the equivalent of 4 months worth of current HP earnings (HP Ads + Adsense) in Adsense clicks on my sites.

    1. Boisegal profile image84
      Boisegalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Love your website name!

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    Robbie C Wilsonposted 3 years ago

    Hi Boisegal,
                          Sorry to hear that your traffic has crashed
    Have you edited your hubs recently? HubPages have added a number of Style tips and other new suggestions that may help attract additional traffic.

    Do you advertise your hubs on Social Media? I use Google+ and Pinterest?

    I have looked at a few of your hubs. I think they are good, but I think they could be helped by a few more really good photos. These would also help if you put those on Pinterest. Hope that your traffic returns...

    1. Boisegal profile image84
      Boisegalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I was getting OK traffic without all that extra "work," and getting used to the nice $20 a month these hubs were bringing in.  Just wondering why that traffic I had for 6 months vanished.

      1. Boisegal profile image84
        Boisegalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I might revise a few and definitely try adding more pics.  Thanks!

  4. RelevantHelp profile image83
    RelevantHelpposted 3 years ago

    I had this happen to one of my accounts a few months back.

    For a drop that severe, it's most likely a specific Google penalty against your subdomain.

    I'd recommend setting up Webmaster Tools stuff for your subdomain if you haven't already. Do some title editing, change up your content a bit.

    That's what I did, and traffic came back after about 1.5 months, right back to normal.

    1. Boisegal profile image84
      Boisegalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, I will.

      1. Boisegal profile image84
        Boisegalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Added it to Webmaster; "No manual web spam actions found."  Hmm.

        1. RelevantHelp profile image83
          RelevantHelpposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah I didn't have manual action either, but it doesn't mean you're not operating under a penalty. There are manual and automated penalties.

          Manual action just means that an actual person has penalized your subdomain, rather than a Google bot.

          I think what happened with me is that after I added Webmaster Tools, used their HTML suggestions, and did some title / content modification, the traffic came back when Panda next updated. Hopefully that's what will happen for you too!

  5. LCDWriter profile image95
    LCDWriterposted 3 years ago

    No crazy pills.  Everyone's traffic has dropped off the map.

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    Abdul Sattar Aminposted 3 years ago

    Check this post for your answer. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/115537#post2454370


  7. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 3 years ago

    While everyone's traffic including mine has gone into free fall (without a chute) I did decide to open 2 of your hubs. While I did not actually read them they were so short that I wondered if I had seen everything! Generally you need a hub to get 1000 plus words if you want Google and co to take any real notice of you and less than 400 is almost certainly likely to be skipped over..

    1. Boisegal profile image84
      Boisegalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Nope. A huge amount of my traffic came from one of my shortest hubs, and Google has taken notice of it for 6 months straight now (since it was published).  It's all about keywords.  Like I wrote above, I've been getting decent traffic and making $20 a month since I started at Hubpages 6 months ago.  It's never been an issue before.  Now suddenly, 0 pageviews on all but one of my hubs.  And the one hub that is still getting Google pageviews is also a short one.

  8. nancymaggielee profile image80
    nancymaggieleeposted 3 years ago

    It seems to me that HubPages is getting way too picky about content ~ like they've gone overboard with those quality signals and such that tell you whether or not what you just spent hours writing is worth it for them to publish.  Oh well, I guess that's why I stopped creating new Hubs and will continue to write on Squidoo!!!

    1. LeanMan profile image82
      LeanManposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      People seem to be getting confused between Google reducing their traffic and Hubpages....
      Far better to allow only the very best in the hope that the site will be recognised by Google as being top quality and worthy of visitors!! (Even if I don't like it either!!)

      1. Boisegal profile image84
        Boisegalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hubpages has nothing to do with my reduced traffic.  They didn't disallow any  of my hubs.  If I look at my stats, it's all Google traffic that recently disappeared.

  9. Inkylips profile image60
    Inkylipsposted 3 years ago

    What is Squidoo? Sorry to hear about your views dropping hmm

  10. Azure11 profile image87
    Azure11posted 3 years ago

    My other subdomain has done exactly the same thing - dropped from 2-300 to 20-30. At one point I was getting 1000-1500 a day (I think that was about a year ago). Gutting. It does seem to be the same all over HubPages. I'm hoping that the tide will turn again as it has in the past but I'm not holding my breath. One thing I have done is switch from HPAds to pure adsense as I can at least collect the money on that as opposed to the few cents I get otherwise. I have also started to update all the hubs but this hasn't made any difference so far.

  11. earner profile image84
    earnerposted 3 years ago

    I'm just sitting here.  I've no interest in rearranging the deckchairs.

  12. Carola Finch profile image95
    Carola Finchposted 3 years ago

    I have had a significant drop in traffic as well.  A news website I also write for has dropped in views as well, so it seems to be an overall trend.  Hopefully, in September, things will turn around.

  13. gqgirl profile image83
    gqgirlposted 3 years ago

    I had a hub that was making me $400 ruffly a month drop to mere cents a day. I feel ya. No idea whats going on.

    1. Boisegal profile image84
      Boisegalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Sheesh, and I'm whining about $20 a month!

      1. gqgirl profile image83
        gqgirlposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Lucky for me I have other things that keep money in my pocket! LOL I'm flabbergasted at it myself.... How does one hub go from $400 a month to 0.06 cents a day? I just don't get it. My traffic hasn't dropped on that hub either.

  14. Silva Hayes profile image94
    Silva Hayesposted 3 years ago

    My income has dropped about 40%.  Hoping to see a recovery, for all of us.

  15. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    It sounds like sand-boxing has returned.

  16. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image96
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 3 years ago

    My traffic and earnings are down as well. I haven't even broken $2 this month. Fun fun.

  17. gmv profile image78
    gmvposted 3 years ago

    Seriously. My traffic was sitting around 50 or 60 a day, yeah sucks, but now it's like at 8 views a day for all 28 of my hubs. 11 are featured.  I thought featured hubs were supposed to get views.  Apparently not.  The admins keep saying they are are working on it, but I don't see improvements over the past couple of months.  This is a recession.  If my money is going to get cut on here, then I'm going to just stop trying to write articles, because the past ten articles I have written are featured.

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    How to hubsposted 3 years ago

    May be hubpages is in loss. Their site ranking has dropped! Google blogspot has a site rank of 12, hubpages is 551. Anyone making money on blogger?

    1. Rock_nj profile image92
      Rock_njposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I have a Blogger account and have a few articles there.  They don't get a lot of traffic, and I'm not sure how to track how well the AdSense ads are doing on Blogger?  But, I assume some of the AdSense revenues I generate are from Blogger.

      One thing I have done is:  Every time that I have to update a Hub on HubPages, I first copy it to my blogger account, so I can publish it there in the future, after my Hub on HubPages has been altered significantly to make HubPages happy.  You don't have to make anyone happy at Blogge. Once the Hub has been changed significantly, the Blogger version of the article is different enough that it can be published without worrying about copied content issues (even though it's yours to begin with).  Just an idea to leverage your ability to make money online from one's articles.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I started a blog at Blogger this summer. I've gotten good traffic for a new one, but I haven't gotten Google clicks.

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        How to hubsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You are pretty successful on HP, you still get traffic?
        Do you promote your blogspot blogs, how can I find you on blogger?
        What do you think I should focus more on, Blogger or HP?

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    How to hubsposted 3 years ago

    I am thinking of writing a journal on blogger; just for fun!
    Can you tell me how much you make on HP on avg?

    1. gqgirl profile image83
      gqgirlposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Blogger won't bring you in a lot of adsense. I've been doing blogger for years now and am lucky to make a few cents off of it a month. And I have 56 active blog full of real and great content. I don't know how some people do it! LOL

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        How to hubsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Do you get any traffic on blooger, how much on avg?

  20. Debbie Snack cake profile image75
    Debbie Snack cakeposted 3 years ago

    my hubs were getting nothing seldom a comment or two, makes me wonder.

  21. Debbie Snack cake profile image75
    Debbie Snack cakeposted 3 years ago

    Its because many of us is changing our blogs;
    to, other blogging sites; where the traffic goes.

  22. sparkster profile image93
    sparksterposted 3 years ago

    I have also experience a huge drop in traffic, readership and earnings here at Hubpages after all the recent changes and it looks like it's staying that way.  In my opinion, Hubpages have just made some HUGE mistakes which has adversely affected my use of the site. Up until now I was doing quite well but I'm rapidly becoming more and more disheartened by Hubpages each and every day.  Nearly all my hubs are featured yet my most popular and successful articles in the past are now rated the lowest according to the changes that have happened here.  Whatever's going on, there's something seriously wrong with the changes that Hubpages have made - they've got something fundamentally wrong somewhere along the line.

  23. jaydawg808 profile image89
    jaydawg808posted 3 years ago

    This is absolute BS.  I used to do really well per month, and now it's just in the crapper.  I have a bunch of great hubs......and my really great hub has been losing visitors every single month.  My earnings are so low it makes me think of abandoning HubPages altogether.  I just may take ALL of my content elsewhere and publish them to wherever that may be.  Then I'll just unpublish them here.  HubPages has done all of us writers wrong!  Until I see some improvement, I refuse to create new pieces of work.

  24. PunkyMedic profile image81
    PunkyMedicposted 3 years ago

    I feel as if Squidoo is going through the same thing as Hubs right now.

    1. flash167 profile image88
      flash167posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I've never really had any success using Squidoo however it is fun.

  25. WhiteMuse profile image83
    WhiteMuseposted 3 years ago

    My views have been wavering a bit much. They seem to have been going back. I would like to have them improving though.

    Your own picture on the front page seems to be not that clear or maybe pixels. They seem to not like that too much at Hubpages. I don't know if that is it or not. I have had my score for the front going down I know for not putting anything on it or that kind of thing.