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Recent traffic increases

  1. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
    PaulGoodman67posted 3 years ago

    I seem to have had a slight boost in traffic the last couple of days.  Whether it is HP changes (crackdown on the numbers of Amazon capsules etc.) or a Google change to the algo, or a combination of both, I don't know.  I hope it continues, however...

    Anybody else seeing increases?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I've had a slight increase but am still 30% behind the eight ball and CPMS are also less.  Not much for all the work I've put in here.

      1. sabrebIade profile image84
        sabrebIadeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Oh the CPMS is crap.
        I dont think I have ever seen it this low on mine.
        Its so low I'm thinking about switching back to HP Ads and letting them have a go at it.

    2. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image66
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Recently we all were in a panic situation of less traffic, less revenue, hubs getting not featured, etc. Anyhow it is a welcome trend and give us some sort of confidence. Let it prevail so and last longer. God bless all.

  2. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    Ever so slightly..they rise a little and then fall.
    I'm waiting for the big jump! smile

  3. Journey * profile image88
    Journey *posted 3 years ago

    Yes, I have also experienced a slight increase the last couple of days.

  4. moonlake profile image86
    moonlakeposted 3 years ago

    Two days and views are up some. I'm holding my breath and the hubs I have planned to wait and see what happens.

  5. poshcoffeeco profile image89
    poshcoffeecoposted 3 years ago

    Yep, mine are back to normal, so are my earnings. Long may it continue.

  6. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 3 years ago

    Have got about a 10% increase after my 50% drop so still far below where I was a month or so ago... Will be interesting to see how things pan out over the next few months.

  7. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
    PaulGoodman67posted 3 years ago

    It could just be the spike before the next big fall, of course...  wink

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

      I guess you have to go uphill a bit to get a good plunge at the start of the roller coaster.. lol

      1. viryabo profile image86
        viryaboposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        LOL!!!

    2. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image66
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, there is chance for that too.. But let's hope for the best

  8. Rock_nj profile image88
    Rock_njposted 3 years ago

    What is with the new Amazon policy?  I just spent a lot of time trimming my Hubs down to two Amazon products per capsule and then suddenly they went ahead and trimmed them all down to just one Amazon product per capsule without me doing anything.  That would have been nice if they had done so from the get go and saved me a lot of time, but only one produce per capsule?  Sometimes that just doesn't cut it for what you want to advertise, but HP wants to please G, so they set the rules.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
      PaulGoodman67posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Google deemed pages with too many Amazon capsules to be "spammy".  Those pages hurt the site (and effectively other hubbers), so HP has no choice but to clamp down.

      1. Rock_nj profile image88
        Rock_njposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I understand.  It just would have been nice if they did it globally from the start, instead of idling Hubs for having too many Amazon links.  After I spent a great amount of time weeding down Amazon links from Idled hubs to two, they immediately did a global change and made all Amazon capsules contain one link.

        1. Will Apse profile image91
          Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          We can all complain (and have good reason to, lol) but staff haven't thrown in the towel yet, for which I am personally grateful.

      2. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I'm not so sure it was Google that deemed it spammy, but a wild guess on the part of Hubpages. My traffic is up just a tiny bit, so possibly it helped.

        1. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
          PaulGoodman67posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          With respect, if you are "not sure that it was Google that deemed it spammy", then I would speculate that you probably don't read the emails that HP send you, or have awareness of the detailed feedback that is available through Google Webmaster Tools.  There is actually solid information out there in this specific case (Amazon capsule numbers hurting pages), no wild guesses required.

  9. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    This Monday was a third up on Monday, last. It certainly helps but I need more.

  10. srsddn profile image89
    srsddnposted 3 years ago

    There is a gradual increase. But we need to observe it a little longer to assume it as a trend.

    1. Rock_nj profile image88
      Rock_njposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.  This recent traffic increase makes sense in the context of children returning to school and people returning from vacation.  Time to hit the Internet search engines again.

  11. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    I've had a bit of a "bump" over the past week, which is encouraging, but now that we're heading into a long holiday weekend I fully expect my views to tank again....

  12. Kittymeowmeow profile image83
    Kittymeowmeowposted 3 years ago

    I have seen small increases in my views. Happy with whatever I can get, so keep doing what your doing.

  13. Silva Hayes profile image93
    Silva Hayesposted 3 years ago

    I've seen a small increase also; still not up to par.

  14. sabrebIade profile image84
    sabrebIadeposted 3 years ago

    Damn....I thought it was all the revision work I was doing.
    So I could have just slacked off and it still would have went up?

    1. Silva Hayes profile image93
      Silva Hayesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know, 'cause I have done a lot of tweaking myself.

  15. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 3 years ago

    My traffic is up some.

  16. NateB11 profile image94
    NateB11posted 3 years ago

    Yes, I saw a bit of an increase yesterday and I was surprised and glad. I figured it was a back to school, end of summer vacation thing. I certainly hope it continues too.

  17. Bestlife profile image80
    Bestlifeposted 3 years ago

    My traffic also increased latest by by 40% compared to first two weeks of August. Hope this will keep continue.

  18. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    Just getting this thread ahead of the spam....

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

      damn... reminding us all about traffic... it was all lost behind the spam.. lol

      But I will say one thing... having reviewed some of my hubs that have lost traffic I can see why when I look at them critically with what i know now (not what HP is telling me to do I hasten to add). I have made so many mistakes in the past, it really is time to revisit some of my old hubs...

  19. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
    PaulGoodman67posted 3 years ago

    I'm still seeing red arrows, despite it being a Friday and a holiday weekend here in the US.  No dramatic increases, but still some hope that it will turn into a gradual upward trend - my hopes of a sudden, full recovery are small, however.  We are entering the busiest four months of the year, so I am crossing my fingers at this stage and hoping for the best...

    1. NateB11 profile image94
      NateB11posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Me too. My traffic dropped briefly, then went back up. I'm thinking it's a good sign, and glad that the next four months are hopeful.

  20. Cardisa profile image90
    Cardisaposted 3 years ago

    After the recent Google update last month my traffic increased by about 30%. Recently I have seen another huge jump by about another 30% which means it has almost doubled from where it was stuck for the past year.

  21. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Things are definitely looking up, traffic increases are beginning to stabilize, as well as earnings. Thank God. smile People are back to work, back to school, searches are up, 'tis the season.

  22. quiterandom profile image80
    quiterandomposted 3 years ago

    It seems to me there are mass ebbs and flows in general internet interests. That is to say, somebody posts something, somewhere, that tickles someones fancy, and there are slight viral uptakes in interest in a certain subject, so people google that stuff for a little while, and our hubs come up in those searches. Just a kind of small, short term exponential bump in internet activity on any given subject. Would be hard to credit any single thing, really, in my opinion. I think it's a buzz of interest in the internet hive-mind, though, nothing more, nothing less.

    1. janshares profile image90
      jansharesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I tend to agree with you, quiterandom. Much has to do with the fickle, "flavor-of-the-month," "what's trending" phenomenon of searchers that makes one have an article that will get hits one day and none the next. There is only so much control we can have over internet behavior.

  23. NateB11 profile image94
    NateB11posted 3 years ago

    I was pleasantly surprised to see a decent boost in traffic last night. I've come to the conclusion that these fluctuations are normal and you'll see more dramatic fluctuations during Google algorithm changes and have to ride them out. I've only been doing this about 16 months, so my observations are new; I'm thinking you need to do this at least a couple years to understand traffic fluctuations and other things. Nothing happens overnight and often only time will tell.

    1. janshares profile image90
      jansharesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      +1 well put, NateB11.

 
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