After a huge decrease in traffic over the summer, my traffic seems to be returning to normal. If I remember correctly, this happens ever summer and then there is a sudden boost resulting in a spike of traffic coming in, which usually gives you a few extra readers resulting in slightly higher traffic the following year.
Getting red arrows on hubs that only average a handful or two of views each day is not really a major cause for celebration. I am seeing some recovery on my account having regained about 10% of the 50% that I lost. I am seeing red arrows but when you look at a hub that has gone from 2 views to 4 that is hardly significant. I want to see the hubs that got 100's of views pick back up and gain some red arrows!!
I still have some optimism for HP... But I think investing in my own sites is a better way of securing my long term online future.
Agree, I have seen a red triangle on pages that have gone up by only a couple of views but by the same token it is good to check when you see blue arrows as the decrease might not be as drastic as it looks.
Two triangles is always a bit better or worse depending on the colour of them.
You can get some idea of the levels of views that people have by looking at their profile - you have the 10k traffic icon so you have had somewhere between 10k and 100k views on your 25 hubs in the time you have been here.. Some of us have 1million views icons or even 10million views.. that will give you some idea...
I have been with HP for 18 months and I have never had hundreds of views. I wish the people who get this amount would tell me how they get this many. The most I have ever had was 120 views and thst was because I was HOTD. My average views are 30-40 a day!
@meloncauli: What people searches in the world? Information or Solution for something... Writing a topic about that will be helpful to get more traffic (Without pain. I mean getting traffic from search engine).
You have Icon "a" bottom left of your Icon and that states you are a good writer. My advice is write on a Topic people actually searches or "In need". For Example try about weight loss and give this Topic title "How to lose weight fast for women" - Don't change the Title (Not everybody in this world is English literature so they may end up with a search like the above one) and see how it performs. Note weight loss is high earning topic as well
Thanks for your input, but you see it's all a bit conflicting! If you write about what a lot of people are searching for, then you are in a lot of competition. The figures we were given in the AP were supposed to be an ideal solution. Some of my hubs were actually titled by the AP program! They are doing no better than the ones I created myself.
Meloncauli; I had a quick look at one of your hubs and it was fine, but I want you to just consider something for a brief moment with regards to your area of expertise. If you were a search engine looking to provide a searcher with reputable and helpful queries about depression and other related subjects would you present them with dedicated sites authored by experts or would you show them pages from a broad site like HP with many writers who only write to earn money? If you were a searcher which site would you trust? Maybe you would be better off creating a specialist site and promoting your expertise in that area. It is not expensive nor is it difficult to start your own website. HP is a great platform to cut your teeth on and test the waters but it will never be seen as an authority site for medical searches on the internet.
Thanks LeanMan, you are probably very right to suggest this, and I have thought about it in the past. Cutting my teeth though has cost me many many hours of hard work, and it makes me both angry and upset that I trusted all the advice I have previously been given. Any suggestions of a good website provider/hosting? Thanks again
I wouldn't give up. Take a look at Wrylit's pregnancy stuff. Those titles are very specific, long tail and she has made that area of pregnancy into a profitable niche. You obviously know your way around the mental health area, so what are the specific questions or issues that people want info about?
p.s. ditch the impaled eye. Injecting anxiety into visitors to mental health pages just has to be wrong...
I feel the same as meloncauli except that my daily views are higher. My main niche is RV Lifestyle and is loaded with info people want and need. While it is a fairly popular area, few people have 50 years of experience in this area like I do, so I bring a bit of a different view...and yet...no big views like so many others have.
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I have no idea what happened, but a ton of my hubs just got double red flags! My traffic went from a couple thousand views daily to nearly 10,000 overnight!!This is insane! Has this happened to anyone else?