Personally I haven't (But I only get a low number of views anyway), however there were some discussions on here last week with people saying their traffic had dropped aswell.
Some put it down to spring break (jokingly or not, I'm bad at telling sarcasm), however there did seem a general consensus that the summer brings less views and this may just be the start of that. There was some talk about google making some changes however there seemed to be no full proff of this.
Kenneth, The population has changed and alot of the authors has moved on and closed their mines(minds) on hubpages. Many of the friends and relationships we cultivated in our freshman years is no more. Comments and being exposed, advertised, or featured is out of our control. Its up to us to comunicate and keep each other on hubpage's ticatape so others can know that, we are here. I'm looking to move on but, can't say when or where. My stocks in hubpages I think is under performing for sure.
@ Junko, Vocalcoach, Bravewarrior and all involved in this LOSS OF TRAFFIC discussion, Last night I chatted with one of my first followers I was blessed with on HP. She has experienced the same thing via way of loss of traffic. She stated that, like Junko, some of the original writers we all knew, for some reason have moved on or went to other sites. I cannot say in complete honesty that I haven't thought of getting on with another site, but simply, I wouldn't be fair to those who have followed and endured me for so long. That is not self-praise, but my heart speaking. My friend and I talked about me changing my writing style, if yiou call it a style, but she advised to not change. Just stay the course and hopefully all of our scores will go up and traffic will be like the ocean's tide and come back in someday. Peace, everyone. K.
vocalcoach, I am going with you and "ride this wave," as you say. After all, we have things to say and people to say it to. I do appreciate friendly ears such as yours. Hey, there is a hub idea for you: What Would We Do Without Those Friendly Ears? You can have it. On me. Peace. K.
Mine seemed to have slowed way down all of a sudden. On the 31st of March my account was stalled for over 30 hours. No views recorded, no pennies adding up... At the time I seem to have been the only one experiencing the stall in stats. Now I wonder what's going on.
I posted this problem in the forum a few days ago. My traffic has nose-dived to almost 50%. Today it is at its lowest. This has been going on in my case for the last few weeks. It is indeed very worrying!
My traffic is really stalled and I was also wondering why. However, I have noticed a trend--there are many times when traffic slows down and at times even seems to have disappeared--but perseverance seems to be the answer. Keep moving along. Write a hub about something you really love, like racing or football. Keep writing those kinds of hubs and I think you will find (as I have) that all of a sudden your traffic is back.
@cherylone, I agree with vocalcoach. Your attitude is fine. Mine could be like yours. I am writing as hard as I can and it seems to be working, but when I give out. I give out. My world is not going to end if my traffic drops some, but I cannot help taking it so personal. Peace to all. K.
Hi Audrey, Yep. I was just about to ask if anyone has seen any red arrows for increasing traffic. They are non-existent in my stats. A few days ago I had a Brief spell where I thought one hub was going to go viral and then, kerplop. Nose dive.
Nell, I'd LOVE to ever have 600 views a day but it would make me cry if I lost that many. Sorry to hear that. Something is definitely going on. P
Hey, Peg, Kenneth here. I was, at one time, obsessed with my score, the number on my profile photo. One day it was high, then low, then back to high. I checked my hubs about four hours on and per per day, so this, the traffic measurement, has all the earmarkings of "that" type of obsession, so let's all just treat it like it is. An internet writers' website. Not a living, breathing thing. Hey, not a bad hub idea: Is HubPages a Living Thing? You can have it with my blessings, Peg. Peace. K.
Hey there Kenneth, Thanks for the gift - it's not really my area of expertise, though. I just observe the changes that come and go on the site and go with the flow. Not really too obsessed with the scores- although I do pout for hours when I lose a point or two. Perhaps HP needs to have a thread with a list of great titles available for hubbers to adopt and use.
Peg, you are most-welcome. I am not that interested in the tech-based hubs. I guess my two areas's of work are abstract poetry and the List of type of hubs. Now and then I will break down and do a warm, sensitive hub and then drink some coffee, take a nap and write more. I think it's a journey of learning. And I think of you now as my New friend. Deal? Peace. K.
hi, Victoria, vocalcoach, and all hubbers in this discussion, My number goes up and down like a yo-yo from day to day and I am hitting my head against my laptop screen, but, I have one hub in the "Hub Pen," that when finished, will certainly drive my numbers up and I have the America's Destination channel to thank for this. And God, of course, who is standing by me in my frustration. No, this is not the end of life or the world. But I wish my score would take on a meteortic nature. I hope to you all, a GREAT day. Love you all. Peace. K.
@ Victoria and vocalcoach: I have been blessed with a few new followers and that is a blessing from God, I tell you. I have read hubs by people who have in the area of 1000 followers. Wow! That is my goal now to have that many followers. I am thankful to have you two in my followers list. I cherish you both and I want you to know that. The sun is gorgeous where I live in Hamilton, Alabama, which is in northwest Alabama, but . . . the pollen is reeking havoc with my sinuses. Too much info. Sorry. Hope your trend of increase in traffic continues. Peace. K.
Hello, Suzanne and psychicdog.net, I cannot get to all of you, but seemingly, the audience has changed drastically in HP. Do you agree? There was a time when I would publish a hub and within two hours, I was covered up with comments. I have to admit that I miss those days. And if you do not already know, I am NOT a creature of change. If something is working, dear God, leave it be. And you notice there are no HP editors who are logged into this discussion?Kristy is one of the editors who was, a few weeks ago, on her game by answering questions right and left. At any rate, I love my followers so much that I would travel by donkey to the secret temples on the mountain tops of Tibet to speak to the enlightened elders and see if they would give me THE reason why my traffic goes up and down. Peace. K.
Hi Kenneth, it seems as though this time of the year is a quiet one. I noticed at Christmas and January that there were hundreds more hubbers on here commenting. As that died down, many of them logged out and haven't been back yet, I think it's just the time of year.
Plus the CPMs are a little variable (better than last month though). Must just be a slow time of the year. I noticed that when I had some dump days that if I just wrote a bit more, it seemed to pick up a few days later.
The other thing to take into account is that Google has done some sort of algorithm change recently and this has shaken up the ranking of hubs.
Probably heaps of people on the net are experiencing weird traffic at the moment, so just ride it out, write more and understand that the algo changes happen at least 10 times a year, so traffic will shake up and down a bit.
Having said that, I find Hubpages earnings to be fairly steady at the end of each month, and the more hubs, the more this should be the case.
Without looking at traffic, try and assess if your earnings are steady each month. If they are, you have nothing to worry about.
Suzanne, you are right. I never stopped to think of this traffic thing in those terms. Thank you for your input and by the way, if you are following me, thank you, and if not, I cordially invite you to become one. I am going right now to check and see if I have followed you or not. You can tell that it has been a while since I was on here that much. My health problems are not going to be better according to my doctors. But a Higher Power is taking care of me as I continue my run through this maze of life and encounter an adventure in Hubs. Peace. K.
Thanks Kenneth, followed you awhile ago. PS - If you want lots of comments, just comment back for everyone who comments on your hubs. Or comment on other's hubs and see who does it back. You'll soon get to see the ones who return comments and can go straight to them when you publish new hubs.
Suzanne, You are so right. And what I also like to do is go to each new follower whose notice is left on my email about so and so is following you, and write them a personal Thank YOU note. I cherish my followers that much. And I love to hub-jump when I feel like it. Three years ago, someone at HP emailed me and said to spend an entire day just visiting various hubbers and their works and leave a comment and read their works. I remember doing that and I came away with such a widening of my scope. Then this stupid Fibromyalgia and Neurothopy started showing out and I felt like death warmed over. Then I had to have four eye surgeries for retina detachment. It was a time when it was one medical alert after the other. Thank God I am thinking I am on a comeback tour or somethingl LOL. But thank you, dear Suzanne, for the following and friendship. Peace. K.
Well Kenneth, it sounds like you've been through a lot, as have many of us on here, and many of us want to enjoy our writing selves before we're done. Make the most of it and looking forward to a beautiful hubbing friendship
Suzanne, I agree with you. I have many more areas of things inside and outside of my boundaries to explore, and tell people where I am in all of the confusion. I will follow your good advice. I sense that you are one intelligent person and I love to hang with people with high IQs. Yes, I too agree to having a beautiful hubbing friendship with you as well. Praying the sun shine on you this day. Peace. K.
I was always on hubpages to get known and get to know others and a little vanity. However, the internet is one big matchmaker as someone once said. I don't think we're supposed to get too obsessed with it to the detriment of what really matters - real connections as opposed to looking at it as a mirror of ourselves.
Hi, vocalcoach, now that I think of it, YOU were also among my first followers. Thank you so much for doing that, and continuing to do that. I am going to take a break now for in the past three days and nights, I think I have published at least six new hubs. I am not boasting. Just so proud that I can still hub with the best of them: YOU. Take care. Love you. K.
Over the last few days I have dropped at least 600 readers a day! For a few weeks it really went up and it was brilliant, then, boom, straight down the plug hole! I have no idea whats going on, but its driving me nuts!
Instead of depending on Google for all your traffic you should try to come up with traffic of your own. There is most likely a forum or many forums on the same topic you are doing Hubs on. Look for forums where you can post a signature when you make a post. If you make on topic posts at those forums people will click the link in your signature. That is one way you can get traffic. But there are many more ways. Don't just depend on Google.
I have noticed a larger drop in traffic, that has not just been for a few days, but weeks. I realise traffic fluctuates so don't panic when there are low days. However a consistent drop causes concern.
I'm not sure if it's related to google and how they are indexing the hubs, or Hubpages itself. I have always had confidence in Hubpages as a good platform to write on. I really hope it stays that way.
It would be nice if we could pin down some reasons why traffic is dropping for so many people.
I would think Hubpages itself would be concerned about traffic drops across the board, and to fix things if there are reasons why
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