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Me Unhappy with My Traffic

  1. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    But HP, bless their hearts, seems to be doing a pretty good job with the CPM's.

    What say you?

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Traffic sucks, and CPM's are great.  Traffic will suck worse in a few months, and CPM's...well, CPM's could go up or could go down.  Probably both at sometime between now and the end of the year.

      I will applaud the Amazon program, though - I'ts earned me a few $$ that I wouldn't have gotten.  And I'll give a big "Thanks" to HP for those CPM's: I think they do a pretty good job there.  Certainly it has always been far better than anything Adsense ever did for me.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I've gotten Amazon clicks 10 days in a row now. But nary a sale to be found. I am saddened.  I think a Twinkie is in order.

      2. DrMark1961 profile image91
        DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I am very happy with the new Amazon program too.
        I used to get gift certificates all of the time but the taxes and shipping were so high here that I just gave them to friends in the US. Now that money goes directly into my monthly payout, so that is a real improvement.
        Thanks HP!

        1. DrMark1961 profile image91
          DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Actually PDS I wanted to say "Thanks, HP, bless your hearts" but I thought it might be a little passive-aggressive.

    2. DrMark1961 profile image91
      DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      IsnĀ“t "bless their hearts" a passive-aggresive statement that people use when they want to say something mean? Or, do you really want to bless them?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I was sincere. It's one of my favorite expressions. And I only favor those whom I like with it.

    3. prosetrainee profile image61
      prosetraineeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Deleted

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Uh-oh. The critter got unpublished. But be not afraid. http://hubpages.com/faq/#featured-criteria smile

  2. prosetrainee profile image61
    prosetraineeposted 2 years ago

    i think of something pleasant, while i'm waiting because

    i know rush hour traffic is annoying at times.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Joined 3 hours ago and you've already posted a hub. Not bad. smile

  3. lbsf1 profile image85
    lbsf1posted 2 years ago

    Traffic really seems to fluctuate madly at the moment, sometimes that's for the good, sometimes not.

    My CPM's have been really good the past couple of days however on some of those days lots of people visit, others very very little. You would have thought with the size of the internet it would smooth out as an average but it seems not.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    I tell ya...The rest of March can't get out of my life fast enough...

  5. Barbara Kay profile image85
    Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago

    Ever since I had so many hubs copied, my traffic has been down. One of my hubs that was on the first page is now #60. I must say we are earning good money for the low views we are getting.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image91
      DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Is the copy of your hub rated on the first page or is other new stuff rated there?
      I also had a hub copied on FB and it has gone down a lot. It used to be one of my best perfomers, is now in the middle. But, the copy is not rated any higher, so I just think Google shuffled the SERPs a little and my hub went down.
      Maybe the only way to do better is to keep publishing new stuff?

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

        Maybe publishing new stuff would help, but at the moment I feel just frustrated. Everything I publish is going nowhere.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Guess I'm just going to have to write me a viral hub. And win the contest grand prize while I'm at it. Contemplating How to Start and Run Your Own Tuna Ranch.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image91
      DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I am still waiting for you to publish "The Authentic Michael Jackson Alien Autopsy". I check your profile page almost every day, and plan on sharing it on FB and Pinterest.
      Get viral, PDS!

    2. Solaras profile image90
      Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You may be on to something with the Tuna Ranch.  Here in Athens, at UGA, they are ranching sturgeon.  Yes right here in the middle of the state, far from any ocean, they are ranching Beluga caviar.  $85.00 an ounce and it has a little UGA logo on the lid.  Write me a hub on how to ranch sturgeon and I'm in!

  7. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    I must have been psychic when I started this thread yesterday.
    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/pics/firewx1.jpg
    Yesterday was my lowest ad-impressions count of the year. Panic mode is hereby initiated.

    1. prosetrainee profile image61
      prosetraineeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi,



      What happened?  Where?

      Please reply at my hub, keyword "prosetrainee"

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You apparently still have no published hubs. Have you discovered the page, http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/stats , yet? That and the previous links I posted will help you get started. smile

  8. lbsf1 profile image85
    lbsf1posted 2 years ago

    However today being a different day I'm getting a good number of views??

    I think it's just the randomness of the internet......

    1. SpaceShanty profile image94
      SpaceShantyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'm getting good views too in the past few days, triple the usual, I hope it sticks!

  9. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Looks like forum traffic has tanked right along with hub traffic. And so it goes... Oh, well... I'm sure my $1 in lottery tickets will come through tonight...

  10. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    Mine has gone down the proverbial today, it was great for about 2 weeks now? down the pan, blah! now for a cup of hot chocolate!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hopefully, we will all once again be loved in April.

  11. Suzanne Day profile image98
    Suzanne Dayposted 2 years ago

    I'm not having low traffic, that was last month for me. I think Google updated some things and I know Alexa has updated for the first time in 4 years regarding search terms etc. Must be a lot of web updating going on.

    I'm finding a lot of traffic with Pinterest, so I'd recommend doing a lot of that.....

    As for Tuna Ranches, best hub idea yet, along with the Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties I was just reading about!

  12. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    The one thing I have noticed is that I have earned nothing for over four days from Amazon! for a few days it was great! Now ziltch. This never happened when I did Amazon the original way, I always earned something each day even if it was a couple of cents! Um!

    1. SpaceShanty profile image94
      SpaceShantyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I guess that is because 40% of the sales are going to Hubpages now.

      1. Nell Rose profile image90
        Nell Roseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Could be, but its a bit strange! another thing I noticed is that my views are going down the pan really fast now!

        1. paradigmsearch profile image91
          paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I'm kind of starting to wonder if the Amazon capsules I put on my hubs are responsible for my traffic issues. Impossible to tell at this point because of the Spring Break timing.

          1. Nell Rose profile image90
            Nell Roseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Thats true para, but you mentioned its Spring break? could be that

            1. paradigmsearch profile image91
              paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Awhile back I discovered one hub that immediately dropped 50% in traffic almost exactly after I added two Amazon capsules to it. I tossed those capsules outta there, but still no recovery. I now have a second hub I am suspicious of, so I've thrown one of the Amazon capsules out of there, too. Not making any sales anyway.

          2. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Google doesn't crawl your Hubs constantly - if you're seeing a drop in traffic immediately you make a change, it's highly unlikely it's connected in any way, shape or form with what you've changed.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image91
              paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              http://www.fws.gov/northdakotafieldoffice/images/sharp%20shinned%20hawk.jpg
              Actually, Google watches me like a hawk. Cuz they never know what I'm going to do next... big_smile

            2. Writer Fox profile image76
              Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Google crawls each of my Hubs every day.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        They always did, even when we used our own account.

  13. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    This is totally weird... All my top performing hubs are losing traffic. All my bottom performing hubs are gaining traffic. I'm calling my therapist.

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You can borrow my therapist, I am already booking my hour! lol! my top ones seem to be okay when I look at the amount of readers, its just when its all added up at the bottom it falls to pieces!!

    2. Writer Fox profile image76
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe your account has been sabotaged. Can you think of any reason why someone might want to do that to you? Have you checked your links profile recently?
      http://www.seroundtable.com/google-upda … 18313.html

      1. Nell Rose profile image90
        Nell Roseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hi writer, hope not! this does happen sometimes, but I will go check, thanks!

      2. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I checked WMT. I'm still loved.

  14. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    I just discovered there are 63 domains out there in internet land that are linking to my profile page. I am being watched...

  15. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Went and did some hub updates to try to help things. So naturally my profile score drops. Oh, well.

    1. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      My personal opinion (take it or leave it smile ) is that you need to focus on one or two keyphrases in your titles. All those titles with loads of " / this / that / maybe this / or the other" need re-writing IMO as they are really unfocused.

      Searchers are going to get confused by them, be less likely to click through, which then results in SERP drops.

    2. Writer Fox profile image76
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      In the past six days, I've published three new Hubs.  (One was chosen among the best 10 of the day in the contest.)  My Hubber Score, however, has dropped by five points.

      Thanks a lot, HubPages!  I get the hint that you don't want me to publish any more new Hubs for a while.

  16. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    This week I'm blaming everything on Spring Break. Next week I will blame everything on the Amazon capsules. Week after that I'll blame everything on me.

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      LOL! thanks para, I needed that laugh today!

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with Susana.  What you need to blame are your titles.   Google can't make sense of a title composed of " / this / that / maybe this / or the other"

      I suspect you're trying to include all possible keywords by using such a curious format, but you're shooting yourself in the foot, because you end up with a title that reads like bad grammar to the robots (they can't see the slashes).  Google hates bad grammar.

  17. Kathleen Odenthal profile image94
    Kathleen Odenthalposted 2 years ago

    this week has been miserable for me compared to last week. I hope next weeks better!

  18. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Exterminated 2 more Amazon capsules.

  19. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    And 2 more.

    I feel a rampage coming on...

  20. profile image87
    AlexanderWilloxposted 2 years ago

    I lack the experience to give advice but I have heard that Amazon maybe the root of all evil, or maybe not.

  21. Good Guy profile image92
    Good Guyposted 2 years ago

    I don't know who to blame.  But my traffic has nosedived to almost 50%!!!  Never happened to me before.  And I have been here for 4 years.  This is very worrying.  What's happening?  Perhaps Writer Fox has the answer.

  22. crazyhorsesghost profile image86
    crazyhorsesghostposted 2 years ago

    You need to work on other traffic sources. Find on topic forums where you can post signatures. Do high quality hubs and submit a short blurb about the high quality hubs to on topic high quality blogs. There are all kinds of ways you can get traffic besides Google. Don't depend on Google. Look for other traffic sources.

    1. Good Guy profile image92
      Good Guyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Can you give me some leads to go about doing this?  Sorry, I am a complete IT idiot!  LOL!

 
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