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What's The Point?

  1. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    I know, we have heard it before, but its getting silly now. I have been writing on here for four years, and my traffic has been okay. Its gone down before, and yes its come back up. But this time its really driving me nuts.
    How can hubs that have been going good suddenly lose so much traffic its getting to the ridiculous point? Every single day for the last couple of weeks its gone so low its beyond belief, and now even though I have had lots of comments over the last few days its now gone down even further? Sorry to moan, but for goodness sake, just gotta get it off my chest!

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image81
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps if you get it off of your chest Nell and back onto your Hubs you will have solved your problem. lol

    2. Anita Saran profile image85
      Anita Saranposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Nell, I noticed it too. One of my best rated hubs is way down on score. Maybe that reflects traffic.

    3. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Nell,
      I've noticed some wacky things going on within the order of hubs that for four years have scored high and now have dropped dramatically. Others, (a few) which were always sleepers, have now risen to scores way above where they normally were. I'm working my way through to be sure I don't have unrelated Amazon products, as sometimes the keywords plug in something strange. Also, plodding along trying to find any that have been plagiarized. No answer on this from me. It's just weird and it started before all the lenses transferred over.
      Peg

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

        Thanks Peg could just be Google playing their games, hope it starts back up soon

    4. littlething profile image85
      littlethingposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I've noticed this as well. Despite all my (very few) hubs being featured, I've gotten barely any views for the past five days. I used to get pretty steady traffic. hmm Hopefully, this will blow over soon.

  2. tillsontitan profile image91
    tillsontitanposted 2 years ago

    It hasn't hit me yet but that doesn't mean I'm invulnerable.  I will certainly be on the lookout.

  3. LongTimeMother profile image96
    LongTimeMotherposted 2 years ago

    I am busying myself on other projects while waiting for things to settle down, just keeping an eye on stats etc rather than writing new hubs. I find little change in my traffic, but my hub scores make no sense. One example is a hub that suddenly dropped, stayed low for a while then I noticed it was 98. Last night it plummeted to 71 - a drop of 27. No change in its traffic ... all of which comes from search engines.

    I am crossing my fingers in the hope things return to normal soon. smile 

    Have you checked to see if the content of your hubs is copied elsewhere, Nell? I generally find that a drop in traffic alerts me to stolen content. Once I take action, the traffic returns.

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

      Hi thanks, yes there are so many copied its driving me insane! I am working my way through them, but its a bit like trying to plug up a hole! lol!

  4. KathyBatesel profile image86
    KathyBateselposted 2 years ago

    I suspect that with the acquisition of Squidoo, there is a LOT of turmoil for internal rankings AND the big G's indexing of all this.

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 2 years ago

    My traffic took a tumble several months ago.  I revise and revise, delete anything that I am not proud of, and still nothing happens.

    So my writing becomes more for me and any accidental reader - and Google can stuff it.

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That was killer Panda 4.0 released on May 21st. 

      It affected "~7.5% of English queries to a degree that a regular user might notice."

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        End of March drop.  End of May further drop.  Sick of it. 

        On the bright side.

        Um.

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

      Thanks Mark I was doing so well, then boomp! ah well all good things come to an end! over to bubblews! lol!

  6. Barbara Kay profile image85
    Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago

    I've found that other sources of traffic are important. I've been working on this since the last time I lost traffic. There are plenty of hubs here about how to get more.

    All the new links have made Google like me better for now. The way things work with Google though, it might not last. For now, I'll enjoy the boost.

  7. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago

    It may be possible that we will be seeing a lot of fluctuation with our traffic as Google digests the huge addition of hubs (both good and bad) that are transferred from Squidoo.

    Since the start of moving Squidoo lenses over to HP, we have an additional 79,814 hubs and over 2,000 additional published users.

    I have noticed many hubs from Squidoo have a tremendous amount of Amazon capsules, including direct text links to affiliate sites. HP  is allowing a grace period to respond to warnings on their Hubs. But in the meantime, I would guess that Google might adjust HP's overall ranking downward. 

    Don't get me wrong. I welcome the new lensmasters from Squidoo. Many have written very useful quality articles. I'm just pointing out that HP knows what Google wants and those hubs need to be adjusted now.

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

      Thanks Glenn, Yep I thought it maybe something to do with that, but I wasn't sure, but some people are saying they can't find some of my urls, so maybe a quick line to staff to check, thanks

      1. Glenn Stok profile image97
        Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You have 318 hubs and all are featured and listed on your profile. What do you mean by -- people are saying they can't find your URLs ?  Maybe I misunderstood the problem.

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

          Thanks for coming back Glenn I have no idea! a couple of hubbers said when they clicked on my links they got the 401 thing! makes no sense to me either, thanks for looking.

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image81
            The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I have just looked at your profile Nell and tried a few Hubs at random, and they all opened  for me.

          2. Glenn Stok profile image97
            Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Nell, can you tell me what links you are talking about? Are they links you placed in other places? If so, did you check to be sure you specified the links correctly?  Many times I see links Hubbers place in social sharing sites with incorrect URLs, such as putting www in front of a subdomain URL, which is one example of an incorrect link.

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

              Thanks Glenn I have asked one person but they haven't got back to me yet but to be honest I think this is just Google and The merger of our sites messing it all up at the moment, hopefully it will get back up soon.

              1. Glenn Stok profile image97
                Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Google's links are okay. They don't allow broken links in SERPs. And when HP moves hubs (such as with EC) they always set a 301 redirect. Even with the merger of Squidoo, when lenses are brought over as hubs, there is a 301 redirect from the old Squidoo URL to the new one on HP. These links are always done correctly.

                Did you place your own links on other sites?  If so, did you check to be sure you specified the links correctly?

  8. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image87
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 2 years ago

    Thanks Glenn Stok for the advice, but please elucidate the placing of referral link on social media or other sharing sites.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image97
      Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Sanjay, I'm talking about links people place on other sites as backlinks to their hubs. I see some with www in front and that breaks the link. On HubPages we all are in our own subdomain, which does not have a www in front of the URL. Some people think that all URLs start with www and then they wonder why they don't get traffic when they post an invalid link and they don't test it.

 
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