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Traffic moving up. Is Google making nice since the design change?

  1. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Interestingly, site traffic has been moving up since the design change. We know HP ran the new ad layout by G before implementing. I'm feeling stirrings of optimism. What say you?

    https://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com?country=US

    1. janderson99 profile image85
      janderson99posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Early days - a lot of internal traffic? The rise is not reflected in my analytics stats.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I'd noticed my stats hadn't gone up either. But I'm in optimism mode today. big_smile

        1. janderson99 profile image85
          janderson99posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I had a massive pile of unfeatured (half moons, not bullet holes) to deal with - nothing destroys my mood more than this hated scourge.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image85
            paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to update 1,162 hubs by the end of January. big_smile

            1. Barbara Kay profile image86
              Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              It sounds like a lot of work for her ahead. I can't imagine.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Just now my stats went backwards!!!  How in the world does THAT happen!  Also, my CPMs from yesterday are half of what they were the day before...and they were quite high the day before.  I'm wondering if there are some more computer glitches going on with the stats??

    3. MelRootsNWrites profile image90
      MelRootsNWritesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I wish I could share the optimism but my stats have plummeted since the end of November.  I had held on pretty good through October.  I have a couple of holiday hubs (former lenses) that used to get pretty good traffic this time of year, but their aren't getting any now.

      Hoping to get some of that magic you all are feeling...rub some off over here please smile

  2. The Examiner-1 profile image82
    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago

    Maybe it is because they are worried about their AdSense ads not getting money.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Ya know... You have a major point there. In fact, it is about time someone mentioned that Google makes a flaming fortune off of HubPages.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image82
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I never seemed to make much from AdSense. Someone just mentioned that their AdSense income had dropped.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          From the posts I've been seeing, all income sources have dropped since the change over. I imagine HP will be going on a tweak fest the next few weeks.

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image82
            The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I have not made much income from the beginning so I do not pay attention to that. I meant to say in the previous post how I recently had 3 Hubs unfeatured. They were from the beginning, the views stopped months ago.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 2 years ago

    My analytics have shown an increase over HP stats for the past month.  This past week they increased, Wednesday being the best day so far.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I guess I'm going to have to wait until January for my big upsurge.

  4. Barbara Kay profile image86
    Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago

    I had a big surge one day, but it all came from Bing (about 800) for just one hub. Now it went down. I wonder if this was a glitch or something, because I didn't see it in my earnings. I wish I would have checked Analytics.

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

      Yes, there is something going on with hubs surging on HP but not in reality land.  I have given up on expecting realistic numbers from HP stats. 

      I find it even more discouraging to believe a hub just tripled its traffic, and then find out it was a hoax. It's been going on for 2+ weeks for me.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image92
        DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Did you have the traffic surge without an accompanying surge in daily income?

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Hey, Doc. Welcome to 500. big_smile

          1. DrMark1961 profile image92
            DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, I had to go to my profile page to even know what you were talking about. Now if more than 5 or 6 of them would actually read one of my hubs!!!

            1. paradigmsearch profile image85
              paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah, this whole writer and internet thing is a pesky thing indeed.

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

          Yes, income was actually down.  Overall though my earnings are up since September.  Back to pre-Panda numbers, although I have added 2 new hubs.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Jeez! Darn near had a heart attack. According to HP stats,  I'm at a new traffic low for the entire year of 2014. But when I went over to GA, all is well.

    So, if HP stats tells you that life has ended as you know it, check GA before dragging out the map to the nearest bridge. big_smile

  6. sabrebIade profile image84
    sabrebIadeposted 2 years ago

    Since the stats started moving again mine have dropped like a rock.
    The lowest I have seen in quite a while.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Mine were a new ytd low. It was a lie. Check your GA. You are probably doing just fine.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image92
        DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for that suggestion. I rarely even check on Friday nights since it is the worst time of the week, but when I did there was about a 1 k difference.
        Things are not as bad as it appeared.

      2. sabrebIade profile image84
        sabrebIadeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        LOL...yep.
        Checked GA and actually Friday was my biggest day for December so far.

  7. rajan jolly profile image90
    rajan jollyposted 2 years ago

    My stats refreshed about 5 hours back and the HP views have tanked by just over 40%. Has anyone else experienced this sudden drop?

    1. janshares profile image88
      jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes. Shocking on a Saturday to see best performer fast asleep. Dang!

  8. GiftsByDiana profile image60
    GiftsByDianaposted 2 years ago

    I sure hope so !
    A little good news this year would be wonderful for a change  smile

  9. janderson99 profile image85
    janderson99posted 2 years ago

    GA traffic DOWN
    CPM DOWN
    Income DOWN

    Time to abandon the new format!! Please!

    1. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      My CPM is down and so is income as a result. Hubpages speed is not helping either.

  10. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 2 years ago

    Looking at the Quantcast stats, HP traffic has increased since the layout change.  The weekend always takes a dip.  GA is showing more accurate stats.  I think the next two weekends may be lower than normal with the holidays.  I don't think we're going to see the Christmas sales we used to see years ago. I think those days are over.  It's not so much HP or Google's fault.  Online shoppers look for bargains.
    I have some Christmas related traffic, but it's not for shopping.  Although I haven't even checked Amazon earnings this month. I might be surprised.
    CPM might have more to do with what advertisers HP is currently working with?  I know some categories do better than others.

  11. Solaras profile image90
    Solarasposted 2 years ago

    Can anyone explain to me why impressions would be 60% of pageviews?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Those are your page  ad impressions. Sounds like the 60:40 split is working perfectly. smile

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's the deal we agreed to when we signed up to write here.  We get 60% and they get 40%...something has to pay their bills!

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

        That makes sense, but if there are 3 ads per page, wouldn't it be more for both of us, or do all ads on a page count as one impression?

 
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