It's like a relationship with Kung Fu Panda. It started with fireworks, now you get a little bang each year you are married
Was going to take a hiatus, then suddenly got inspired by all sorts of stuff and can't stop writing hubs. But I won't know how they'll go until Panda settles and they've been around for a few months. Never mind, I am just full on addicted to Hubpages.
Thanks for posting. I'm going to proceed pretty much as I've always done, since traffic does fluctuate and things can bounce back. Yesterday it was a bloodbath on my main blog. Today, it's probably the best Friday I've ever had.
No problem, glad you liked it. I'm feeling the same way. I lost a lot of traffic over the past few days. But this seems to be a natural consequence for many after a Google update. I think I'm already recovering my positions a bit in results pages on Google (fingers crossed!). Often people have a brief setback during an update but then bounce back better than ever. I think you have the right attitude. I mean, when the t's are crossed and the i's are dotted, seems you're in good shape.
Good attitude, wilderness. We must wait and see how it all pans out in a few weeks. However, my traffic is way, way down, more than just the typical Friday decrease. I will have a better idea of how widespread this is after the weekend, when my traffic usually shoots up. Stay tuned . . .
Thanks for the update, Marisa. This is a slow roll out, I would give Panda a week to spoil the party. Clean up time is much further down the schedule. Panda, as I understand, primarily weeds out thin content. HP, by design, does not allow thin content as we all have to write at least 1250 words to get Hub featured. I think we are all safe...for now
PANDA!!! Hey, Google---leave the wildlife out where they belong!
I am so SICK TO DEATH of all these constant changes, some helpful, most deleterious, that I no longer even pay attention to my stats. I just write what I want to write, and if "The Big G" likes it, fine, if not, oh, effing well.
I have better and more important things to do with my time than micro-manage every article I write--repeatedly!
If my friends and acquaintances here on HP enjoy what I write, then fine, I'm validated. If I make less money, that's the breaks. I did not come here to bow to the 'great Google god;' gods are not a part of my life, and I don't intend to begin by worshipping Google.
That is all. Nothing else I have to say on the matter is printable.
@chef-de-jour -- LOL What a great limerick!! I'm floored to have one written in my honor! ;-) Thanks much! (Although I do not entertain for one nanosecond the idea that Google gives a rat's patootie about my opinion....)
I am so tired of all these penguins, pandas and pig updates! What irritates me the most is the unfairness of Google over older material that should IMO be protected. In other words, I notice that often after the updates, my articles that used to rank top positions get shuffled around, and the websites of people who wrote newer articles after mine (I can see this from the published date) rank better than mine that were written like 5 -6 years ago! The worst part is that often, the articles that rank higher are a simple re-write of my articles with just some words changed around!
My traffic has gone super down... I could have over 600 reads per day in August and up till last week, whereas I'm below 200 reads per day now... My hubs so far are detailed, so I don't really know why I'd be penalized. But is there a chance things pick up?
In the past when there has been a Panda update, people have said they had a temporary loss of traffic but it came back and, in some cases, they had more traffic. During the update, pages get shuffled in the SERPs, but then everything finally settles at some point. This makes sense to me, since many of us, like yourself, write detailed articles and shouldn't be hit by the algorithm adversely. I've already witnessed my articles moving up and down the SERPs, so I'm pretty sure that's what is happening at this point. I'm waiting for the dust to settle.
According to searchmetrics.com, the Hubpages site as a whole is down by 46 percent due to the current panda update. I don't know how accurate their statistics are, but it's still rather disconcerting to think that the site as a whole is being affected by the algorithm changes.
Then, to top that off, sites like celebrity-gossip . net, and comdotgame . com are ranking significantly higher since the update. This is what Panda seems to do every single time it is revised. Good quality content is buried, and trashy, spammy sites are given a phenomenal boost.
I don't understand how Google can continue to claim it's fostering quality when it can't even develop a panda update that actually does what it's meant to do.
My traffic is down by about 45% in the past 2 days though it is difficult to say whether it is solely due to the new Panda update or the Hubpages stats that have not been updated during the same time frame.
Hubpages could have seen the Panda rollout coming and could have probably delayed the change in the primary data center ensuring the stats remained updated hourly for a more correct estimate of the damage done by the latest Panda update.
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