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Friday HubPages Traffic Falls Off Cliff - What Happened!?!

  1. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    Jeez, I check my stats this morning and it's a disaster. I run to Quantcast and discover it's all of HubPages and not just me. What the heck is going on? I even rushed to a calendar website to see if there was something special about May 1; there wasn't. I checked the news for anything that could have caused it: nothing.

    1. NateB11 profile image90
      NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, I noticed the same thing, significant decline. Sort of looked like it returned to the traffic I had before the surge that happened I think a few weeks ago. Although, also, my traffic goes up and down fairly regularly; it's dropped this low and then headed upwards within a few days before.

      Edit: Yes, I checked quantcast too and noticed the drop. Seems like it dropped, too, to traffic the way it was during the beginning of last month.

      1. paradigm search profile image79
        paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Yesterday is the lowest HubPages traffic has been since August 2013. Totally not good.

        One thing has occurred to me. Did summer arrive early for us? I checked my GA stats for last year. The first major summer traffic drop for me hit on Saturday, May 17; followed by a second more precipitous drop on Saturday, June 14. Lasted until Saturday, August 30 before it started crawling back up.

        1. Writer Fox profile image81
          Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          May 17, 2014, was the release of the Google Panda 4.0 update.

          June 13, 2014, was the date of the Google MetaFilter 2 update (increased traffic to forum sites) and June 12, 2014, was the Google Payday Loan 3.0 update which targeted spammy pages with spammy keyword phrases, spammy page titles and queries.

          Google's mobile-friendly algorithm (launched April 21st) completed its roll-out on May 1st, but it can take up to ten days for search results to reflect these changes globally when all affected sites are re-indexed.

          My traffic is about what it usually is this time of year for a Friday and Saturday.  On Sundays and Mondays, my traffic goes up.

          Traffic yesterday to HP was lower than December 25th.  In fact, visits haven't been this low since August 23, 2013.

          http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12385318.jpg

          Traffic went down 20% for U.S. views and 18% for global views from the day before. But, that is just one-day's traffic so we can't say that is a trend just yet.  According to Quantcast, HP is still the 67th most visited site in the U.S. and #36 globally, so it still compares well to other sites.

          In my opinion, the HubPro and EC programs have done nothing to improve traffic site-wide to HP or even to individual Hubs collectively in the programs.  Cleaning up the low-quality Hubs still on the site would help, as well as giving greater exposure for highly-trafficked Hubs on Related Hubs, HOTD, Topic pages, etc. Also, as I've mentioned before (to deaf ears), what would help the site gain traction is improvement of content on all Topic pages to make them true landing pages and running PPC ads for them.  That would also help in positive branding for HP.

          Since HP staff has shifted the emphasis away from traffic, maybe what we are seeing now is the result of that decision.

          1. janderson99 profile image84
            janderson99posted 19 months ago in reply to this

            +1, + squidoo
            "the emphasis away from traffic" in the hubber and hub ratings sends the completely wrong message. Hubpro focuses on hubs that get traffic - yet hubs and authors that get traffic are not rewarded. Bloated Stella has not worked. HP should shift focus away from 'quality' and 'capsule stuffing' towards nimble, succinct, concise, smart hubs that supply what mobile users want and need - its not dwell time, but WOW time!

            1. Writer Fox profile image81
              Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              I like that "WOW time" and I especially like it when a visitor starts to read a Hub and clicks on an ad quickly. I don't care if people read the whole Hub or not. All I want is traffic from Google, eyeballs on the page and clicks on ads.

          2. paradigm search profile image79
            paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            Thanks for those dates! You have reduced my summer-traffic-doldrums paranoia somewhat.

          3. bgamall profile image85
            bgamallposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            I thought it was odd that they sought to clean up high traffic hubs or quality hubs, when low quality hubs are the ones that need to be cleaned up.

            My subjects don't get much traffic, never have. I don't write about things most people, especially women, care about. But the old days were definitely better.

            1. paradigm search profile image79
              paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              Here's the latest on what's going on. It isn't pretty. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/130535

    2. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Why did I just have to go look at Quantcast? sigh

      1. paradigm search profile image79
        paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        It's beginning to look like May is going to be the Month of the Traffic Rants. lol

        1. colorfulone profile image87
          colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Could be, maybe so. Prophecy?

        2. colorfulone profile image87
          colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Prophecy unfolding.

          1. paradigm search profile image79
            paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            Speaking of prophecies...

            Sunday HubPages traffic will be higher than Saturday's.

            The big question is are we ever going to see the global 1M mark again...? Please, please, please...

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I noticed a drop yesterday, and then again today.  The thing is that for me, summer is my most productive time due to my niche topic...so something is really off.  Also, my CPMs have dropped quite a bit also.  This is not good.

      1. paradigm search profile image79
        paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I've been checking the GA hourly's. I'm not yet ready to say that Saturday is going to be even worse, but I'm working up to it.

    4. Lady Lorelei profile image78
      Lady Loreleiposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      My traffic never seems to change. If stats update on the site before Monday I guess I will see if anything changes. lately stats seem to freeze over the weekends.

    5. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      In the last six days I have lost 290 page views.  However, I had a spike six days ago.  In the last 5 days I lost 150 page views.  Still, very discouraging.

    6. peachpurple profile image79
      peachpurpleposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Mine, the pass few days views had dropped to 130 views, thelowest in my history

  2. Millionaire Tips profile image90
    Millionaire Tipsposted 19 months ago

    Wow, it is a 20% drop from this time last month and this time last year.  Hopefully it is a one day reporting problem, and not Google's decision about our mobile optimization.

    1. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I just checked and my main website did not suffer a similar drop yesterday. So this could indeed be something specific to HubPages and not my speculated early summer traffic drop.

  3. Maffew James profile image96
    Maffew Jamesposted 19 months ago

    May 1 is May Day in many parts of the world, but that's probably not the cause. Various webmasters have reported something odd happening to their search results and traffic over the past 2 - 3 days and some believe it is an algorithm update that is unrelated to the mobile-friendly algorithm. It's too soon to tell what is actually happening though.

  4. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 19 months ago

    I hope it's not the Panda refresh that Paul E has been waiting for..., http://hubpages.com/forum/post/2730415

    1. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Oh, wonderful... First, Google's animal kingdom decides to make us their litter box again; then the summer traffic drop will show up on top of that.

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Yeah I noticed that too. Let's see how the weekend goes. May day could be the reason though.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 19 months ago

    At least I know it wasn't just me. I had a pretty good month in April -- better than I'd had in a while - and I made the mistake of getting optimistic for a change.
    ....then as soon as the calendar changed, things went straight down the poop chute.
    (shrugs) Eff it. I give up.... (opens beer)

    1. Writer Fox profile image81
      Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Change your avatar back.  Yours is a case of cat's revenge. tongue

  6. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
    LuisEGonzalezposted 19 months ago

    http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12385276.jpg

                                                                    You mean things are that bad??????

    1. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      http://science.nasa.gov/media/medialibrary/2002/07/25/26jul_nt7_resources/terrest_med.jpg
      big_smile

      1. janderson99 profile image84
        janderson99posted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Why are poached eggs so hard to cook?

  7. janderson99 profile image84
    janderson99posted 19 months ago

    Cock a Doodle Doo - we're on the wrong horse waiting for a Panda update (cargo cult?). Trends are still within Quota boundaries with the quota algo perhaps overreacting to the viral comb. Perchance it is MobileGeddon reacting to bloated Stella becoming obese.

    http://www.wotisnew.com/rooster2.jpg

    1. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      My day trader instincts tells me we broke through the support level yesterday and Saturday is going to be even worse.

    2. MarieLB profile image87
      MarieLBposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Love your graphic.  Cheered me up!

  8. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 19 months ago

    Webmaster tools showed a very large dip in image search traffic a couple of days ago.  Now recovered.  Maybe just me.

    And tonight is the big fight.  I guess a lot of people will be watching.

    1. Writer Fox profile image81
      Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Are you predicting a forum fight?

      http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12385405.jpg

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Lol no.  The big boxing fight!

    2. NateB11 profile image90
      NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Oh, yes, I ordered it on pay per view. Spent a pretty penny on it, but I can't miss it.

    3. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Floyd and Manny are multi-millionaires after going 12 rounds. They both win! smile 

      Anyway, here we are hoping that things will start looking better.

  9. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    Well, I took another look at the hourly stats. There's actually some hope!

    1. SheilaMilne profile image88
      SheilaMilneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I hope you're right.  My views are a quarter of normal. A quarter of not very much, I know, but I treasured every one.

  10. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    Well, just for the fun of it, I'm going to go ahead and make a prediction. I predict Saturday's traffic will be even less than yesterday's. Prediction made 7:30 pm, HP time. Other predictions are welcome.

    Sunday's traffic will be the real revelation as to what we are in for...

  11. lobobrandon profile image82
    lobobrandonposted 19 months ago

    My Saturday traffic is a bit lower than friday, but then that's Indian Time. I have a feeling HP's Saturday traffic is gonna be lower too at this rate. I don't see any relevant changes in position of my two top performers, but from over 200 views a day one of them dropped to just barely 100+

  12. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 19 months ago

    All speculations here were correct, Saturday was worse, views and earnings waaaaaay down.

  13. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    Same here. Saturday just became my new worst traffic day of the year. I peeked at Quantcast, they still haven't reported yet. I tell ya, I really don't know if I can put up with another round of Google screwing with HP again; especially what with my impending permanent increase in living expenses.

  14. mactavers profile image88
    mactaversposted 19 months ago

    Don't forget the Derby was yesterday too, and from Facebook--spring and all that comes with it after a long winter.

  15. NateB11 profile image90
    NateB11posted 19 months ago

    Egads, definitely a major drop in traffic. I lose traffic on the weekend, but this loss was more than usual. And quantcast figures are looking very bad. Hoping there's something going on that's keeping people off the Internet. I (like a lot of people) was watching the disappointing Pacquiao/Mayweather fight last night, that might explain yesterday's traffic (but not Friday's).

  16. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    Believe it or not, the GA Sunday hourly's are indeed showing glimmerings of hope! There's actually a chance the last two days were an anomaly. An interesting week lies ahead...

  17. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 19 months ago

    Here in Seattle, we've actually been having spring weather.  Everyone in this city has been outside for two days.

  18. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 19 months ago

    Maybe most people have other activities they want to do besides be online.

    http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12386680.jpg

    We were in the 80's here yesterday. The lake is very low this spring, so I was able to find some flat rocks to use as stepping stones in a garden. Today is another beautiful day to get outdoors.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      It has been beautiful weather in the Midwestern US. We've been working in the garden instead of being online so much.

      1. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Garden work is rewarding work. I spent time getting tree branches and brush trimmed at the edge of the woods today. Sometimes we really can't see the forest for the trees, and I like seeing into the forest.

        Anyway, it took my mind off of HubPages and all the online stuff for awhile. It was a refreshing vacation of the mind, Barbara.

  19. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    Saturday Q stats came out. Only a very slight additional decline, as opposed to a continued crash and burn. A good sign.

  20. Sinea Pies profile image84
    Sinea Piesposted 19 months ago

    I heard that Google was changing its algorithms based on mobile-friendliness. Wonder if that had anything to do with it?

    1. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Google has told us we are mobile lovable. Just to be sure, I just now checked my hub that had the biggest traffic drop yesterday. The message came back, "Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly." So whatever our problem is, it apparently isn't that.

      1. Writer Fox profile image81
        Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        It does mean that search results pages for people viewing from mobiles have changed.  So, this could be an indication of how some Hubs' rankings have changed.  Now that mobile-friendly sites have some (unknown just how much) advantage in rankings, it puts all Hubs in a different playing field when people search on Google from mobiles.

        If you look at the Quantcast graph, views have gone down more from mobile searches than from PC searches.  It is still too early to predict if this is a permanent traffic fall and it is still part of the three-day weekend holiday in the UK.

        1. paradigm search profile image79
          paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          48 posts here and you're the first to clue me about the UK 3-day holiday weekend I believe. Meanwhile, my stats for today are now starting to look the same as yesterday and extremely pathetic compared to last Sunday. Oh,well. At least Google keeps showing me that cute blonde every time I check.

          1. Writer Fox profile image81
            Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            Lobobrandon mentioned it (post #11).  It's the May Day holiday.
            http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/uk/ … nk-holiday

            1. paradigm search profile image79
              paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              Alas, it just plain never registered with me as a major UK holiday. Oh, well. Meanwhile, I'm still not seeing any major rebound in today's stats so far, but at least I'm also not seeing a further collapse.

            2. NateB11 profile image90
              NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

              The labor day version of May Day is celebrated in many parts of the world. Strangely enough not in the US where it originated.

              1. lobobrandon profile image82
                lobobrandonposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                I thought this was an international thing, I know Europe and Asia celebrate it. Assumed it was the same in the US too.

                1. NateB11 profile image90
                  NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

                  Well, I think it's not too big here in the US; only hard-core Anarchists, Socialists and maybe some Union people celebrate it; but in my experience, almost no one observes it here and sure don't get the day off for it. Ironically. However, I've heard of people in Europe and Asia for certain celebrating it. It's huge in the Philippines, I know that.

                  1. lobobrandon profile image82
                    lobobrandonposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                    Here in India we do get an off. But I don't think it's celebrated as such. Btw Sunday has ended here and traffic is up on my end. More than Friday n Saturday I mean.

  21. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 19 months ago

    After a few ups and downs, and the accompanying elation and dejection, I start to feel like I am used to it, and I can take it all in stride. It's not like I ever make a lot of money, not enough to worry over really. Still, it seemed to be building up steadily, then the bottom dropped out, again. sad

  22. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    As of 2:00 pm HP time, my Sunday traffic continues to be grim. I am becoming more and more pessimistic about the coming week...

    1. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Mine is not looking good either.

  23. janderson99 profile image84
    janderson99posted 19 months ago

    May Madness - Wild speculation!
    I noticed that the decline in my GA traffic started last Monday, which coincided with a sharp drop in CPM on Sunday (dropped by 25% and has stayed low). Could CPM and the value of ads on page be The Answer to Everything (not 42).

    => Google secretly includes CPM (what adverisers are willing to pay) in its ranking of pages which affects SERP

    => There was a 'morning after effect' for HP advertisers which followed the mega sustained Viral payout. Advertisers paid out heaps, but this was not sustainable and they dropped their offers. CPM fell, traffic fell.

    => CPM is the driver for traffic. If the CPM is higher you will get more traffic initially, BUT higher traffic will mean it is harder to sustain the CPM.

    => CPM and the 'dog chasing its tail' may be the cause of the traffic Quota] it [provides a feedback mechanism which keeps traffic within a narrow range. Higher CPM -> more traffic -> CPM is harder to sustain with more traffic and it drops -> lower traffic -> CPM rises etc. etc.

    => CPM or what advertisers are willing to pay on a page may explain the reason why some 'lower quality' pages rank higher than expected - they have higher potential CPM.

    What do you think? Crazy? Perhaps not?

    Did your CPM drop on Sunday/Monday? Obviously limited data to test this.

    1. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      My CPM started dropping on Sun, Apr 19.

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      As CPM is a calculated value based on income and traffic, and google does not have access to private HP contracts with advertisers, it's hard to see how big G could include that calculation in it's SERP rankings.

    3. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      My traffic and CPM dropped on the same day. When it happened, I decided it was a good a time as any to switch to straight AdSense. So far, looking good on the RPM front.

    4. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Exactly my traffic began to drop everyday from Monday onwards. Sunday was the only day it went up to Wednesday levels

  24. janderson99 profile image84
    janderson99posted 19 months ago

    The plot thickens. Somehow, somewhere, CPM appears to be an indicator, with a link to traffic. Cause and effect are difficult to crack. However, drops in CPM appear to herald subsequence traffic plunges at other times as well (though data very limited). Ye old 'CPM drops when traffic rises' is a well known curse for those counting pennies. Further checks are warranted.

    PS I think the stats are wrong again! Don't match GA.

    1. Lady Lorelei profile image78
      Lady Loreleiposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Holy crap just looked and traffic has virtually disappeared this last update. CPM dropped for me a couple days ago. WTH is going on around here. Wow.

  25. LongTimeMother profile image97
    LongTimeMotherposted 19 months ago

    'Falls off a cliff' is a good description, paradigm.

    I opened one of my 'reliable performer every day of the year but never spectacular' type hubs and took a look at the stats on the top of the page. There's more than 100 extra views showing on that single hub for the past 24 hours.

    Don't know what the go is with my other hubs because I don't have the time nor inclination to check them all ... but I posted my observation in the tech trouble forum.

  26. Knightmare Golem profile image95
    Knightmare Golemposted 19 months ago

    Hmmmm... something does seem to be up.  Anyone else have the exact same impressions for the ad program over the last three days?

    1. janderson99 profile image84
      janderson99posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Yep, you are correct, but they are pending *

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Not all of mine are pending...and I now have four of them.

    2. Writer Fox profile image81
      Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Yes.

    3. Writer Fox profile image81
      Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      My impressions are the same for four days in a row. This can't be right.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Me, too.   I just noticed this this morning and have contacted the team about it.  Started another thread before seeing this notation.  Something is definitely wrong here.

  27. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 19 months ago

    It looks like Panda to me.  I think that it's been rolling out over the last few days.  Frankly, I'm pretty upset over the quality of some pages getting hit.  It doesn't seem right to me. 

    We will do everything we can to help Hubbers!  I've sent messages off to Google as well as talking with other large sites.  The general feedback is this update is still rolling out.

    1. janshares profile image87
      jansharesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the update, Paul. Sounds awful. I appreciate you fighting for us. Going to get some sleep, will check back later.

    2. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Paul, the hub I mentioned in the tech problem forum is still on the first page of google results ... so that can't be due to Panda can it?

      1. Maffew James profile image96
        Maffew Jamesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Google result pages can be different for every person, as well as in different countries. Plus, what you are using as a keyword to find your article may not be what your traffic has been using. It could have lost rank on a related keyword it was ranking for, and this is what is causing a loss of traffic.

        Use Google Webmaster Tools to get a better idea of what search terms bring traffic to your articles, and how you rank for each term.

        1. LongTimeMother profile image97
          LongTimeMotherposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks Maffew, but I'm aware of these things. I can safely say it has not lost rank on any of the searches that bring it traffic.

          If Panda has recently assessed that particular hub, I have no complaints. It won't make me a fortune but it should keep ticking away. smile

          1. Susana S profile image91
            Susana Sposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            Compare the number of phrases bringing traffic from google in GA. When panda has hit before I've seen big losses in rankings for many hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of long tail phrases, with no change to the main few ranking phrases.

    3. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Paul.

    4. NateB11 profile image90
      NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks Paul. It's good to have your support, glad you're looking into this.

  28. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    Well, sports fans. Today is the day when we find out whether we are doomed or not.

    I'm already glued to the Analytics Hourly's. So far, the news is actually positive!

    1. Writer Fox profile image81
      Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      You woke up too late. You obviously missed all the excitement a couple of hours ago! tongue

    2. janshares profile image87
      jansharesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      +1 After the weekend carnage, I was surprised to see that Sunday's views and earnings were actually up. Keep hope alive! smile

      1. paradigm search profile image79
        paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        My prediction winning streak is now 2 days in a row. lol

        1. Writer Fox profile image81
          Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          You'll be pleased: Quantcast shows HP traffic is up a little.  (But, it's still below the 1M red line.)

      2. janshares profile image87
        jansharesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Monday stats are even better than Sunday! Continue to stay positive and keep hope alive. Things are turning around for the better. The new hub design is a plus, albeit with the glitches, which I trust will be fixed soon.

        1. paradigm search profile image79
          paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Yep, my Monday GA stats were up again as well. When Quantcast's Monday data comes out, I'm guessing everything will be back to normal or even better. Besides, yesterday HP gave us all something new to rant about anyway. lol

  29. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 19 months ago

    I noticed a real plunge on Friday as well. But today, things seemed to have bounced back.

  30. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    Some Panda news is sort of starting to trickle in..., https://www.seroundtable.com/google-pan … 20247.html

    1. janshares profile image87
      jansharesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Hmmm. Seems most comments are talking about increases not decreases. What are we, chopped liver? Thanks for sharing.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I think this is more of a stats glitch than a Panda update because the only news about Panda I can find is pretty much outdated.  The fact that our stats have not changed in 4 days is a pretty good clue...plus, the big fight was this weekend, the weather is improving, etc., so people may be reading less.

        Today my views are right back up where they were prior to the weekend.

  31. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 19 months ago

    Stupid Panda. 
    Sorry, I can't be more positive right now.

    Added: but, my views are up a little from what they were over the weekend.

  32. janderson99 profile image84
    janderson99posted 19 months ago

    My traffic is rising but still below average in GA, HP stats appear to be up as well. Here's hoping its just a churn not a burn. Quantcast still lists HP as 67 (no change) and so does not appear to be a major Panda slap. Time will tell. 

    PS -  Perhaps the churn has been due to Google refreshing their index after crawling freshly re-ranked mobile-friendly sites which are re-positioning. It would seem likely that the mobile related changes would be major, and would take a while to settle down.

    1. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      .
      I must be feeling optimistic, been working on my new hub all morning.

      I'll come up with my next masterful prediction around high noon HP time. big_smile

      1. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I started a new hub before lunch. Maybe I'll get it published by the end of the today or tomorrow.

  33. Writer Fox profile image81
    Writer Foxposted 19 months ago

    Mozcast is now showing significant activity in the Google algorithm for Sunday:
    http://mozcast.com/

    1. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I loved that link! I even went and copied the widget.

    2. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      It was a hot day on Sunday. Cool site!

      1. Writer Fox profile image81
        Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        This is how the temperature is calculated:
        http://mozcast.com/about

        1. janderson99 profile image84
          janderson99posted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Churn not burn - apply sunscreen, wear a hat

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image94
      Sherry Hewinsposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Stormy weather for sure.

  34. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    Got distracted from my prediction. lol Stay tuned.

  35. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    Will my 2-day prediction winning streak become 3? This one is going to be tough.

    First, the easy prediction. Yep, the Monday HubPages global total will be higher than Sunday's. No degree in rocket surgery required for that one.

    The hard prediction... Will Monday touch the 1M mark? I'm going to put my awesome 2-day record on the line and say yes.

    And if it does, I'd say we are right back to pre-viral March levels until the usual summer popcorn surprise arrives.

    1. janderson99 profile image84
      janderson99posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I ran my 'morning after, quota adjustment model' and it predicts a 10% decline over the next week as 'punishment' for the sustained viral rooster comb traffic. It may take 2 weeks for the Quota-algo to 'get over it' and for traffic to return to average 2015 levels.

      http://www.wotisnew.com/chook.jpg

  36. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    Today's Cheerful Thought!

    Wouldn't it be something if the weekend was just a little pre-Panda indigestion and it turns out we are actually liked this time around? We'll certainly know one way or the other by the end of the week.

  37. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
    PaulGoodman67posted 19 months ago

    It was looking pretty grim for me at the weekend, but things have bounced back a bit now.

  38. lawrence01 profile image89
    lawrence01posted 19 months ago

    I think it happens every so often. Its nothing to worry about, just keep on writing and networking and they work out.
    Lawrence

  39. Cari Kay 11 profile image93
    Cari Kay 11posted 19 months ago

    Noticed a massive decrease in my traffic.  Just relieved to know it's not just me.  Will ride out this storm smile

  40. Susana S profile image91
    Susana Sposted 19 months ago

    Things have picked up a little, but I'm still down by around 30%.

    1. NateB11 profile image90
      NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Pretty much the same here. My traffic seems to have returned to the level it was at before a surge of traffic that happened early April.

  41. Writer Fox profile image81
    Writer Foxposted 19 months ago

    According to Quantcast, traffic was up again on HP yesterday.  It's now back above the one million line. big_smile

    1. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      A good report.
      Raises coffee cup....cheers!

    2. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Hey it's not above the 1M line tongue But it's up nonetheless wink

      1. Writer Fox profile image81
        Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Yes it is.  Look at the Global view.  Yesterday HP had 1,018,183 unique visitors and 1,589,239 page views.

        1. lobobrandon profile image82
          lobobrandonposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Oops, I saw just US big_smile

  42. janderson99 profile image84
    janderson99posted 19 months ago

    Google has responded - No Panda Update over the weekend
    https://www.seroundtable.com/google-no- … 20252.html

    BUT still a lot of debate occurring that something is happening, perhaps some other changes. Or may be 'housekeeping' associated with the Mobile ready upgrade to rankings etc. Maybe signs of update being prepared for rollout.

    head to head - chooks, tete a tete - prediction falling into place (see image above). Quota rules and you can't get over that.

    1. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you, janderson99.  It is even more curious about what did occur now.

    2. Writer Fox profile image81
      Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the update.

  43. GizSleep profile image83
    GizSleepposted 19 months ago

    I'm glad I found this as I was wondering why my traffic had seemed to almost half over the weekend! It does seem worrying because I think the decline was quite sharp and sudden as opposed to a gradual decline you could monitor and somewhat combat.

  44. Writer Fox profile image81
    Writer Foxposted 19 months ago

    According to Quantcast, HP traffic went up again yesterday with 1,179,592 unique visitors and 1,769,529 page views.

    1. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      That is just BEAUTIFUL to see!

      1. paradigm search profile image79
        paradigm searchposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        https://i.imgflip.com/l4nzq.jpg

        1. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
          PaulGoodman67posted 19 months ago in reply to this

          We may have dodged a bullet but I am still a little nervous as to what might be coming... smile

          1. janshares profile image87
            jansharesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            Trust and believe.

        2. Solaras profile image91
          Solarasposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          I'm not feeling the love. Views are off 25%. CPM blows too.

          1. DrMark1961 profile image89
            DrMark1961posted 19 months ago in reply to this

            I´m feeling that love deficiency too, Solaras. I think I will check my stats again in a few months--hopefully by then everything will look better.

            1. Solaras profile image91
              Solarasposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              LOL - stay away for a month; sounds like a good idea right now.

        3. colorfulone profile image87
          colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Things are not looking upward on my dash today either.

  45. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
    PaulGoodman67posted 19 months ago

    Urgh!  Just lost 50% of my traffic again!  Something's going on!

    1. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Way down here too! Already lost a good chunk of traffic at the weekend, now even more has disappeared.

    2. NateB11 profile image90
      NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      My traffic isn't all that good. Not increasing, going back to what it was about a month ago, some decrease. Yeah, something is going on.

  46. Amanda Severn profile image88
    Amanda Severnposted 19 months ago

    Wow! I wondered what the rest of you were talking about earlier in the week. My stats were holding up just fine. Then this morning my traffic has almost halved! Is this just me, or is anyone else experiencing something similar?

    1. Stove And Home profile image93
      Stove And Homeposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, it's a stats glitch again. I don't know why it happens, but your real traffic most likely did not get cut in half.

      1. Susana S profile image91
        Susana Sposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        How do you know that?

        1. Millionaire Tips profile image90
          Millionaire Tipsposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Quantcast shows an increase in views, not a decrease.

          1. Writer Fox profile image81
            Writer Foxposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            Quantcast has not posted yesterday's views yet.  And, today's views won't be posted until tomorrow.

  47. Writer Fox profile image81
    Writer Foxposted 19 months ago

    My traffic went down 39% from yesterday's numbers. That's huge! yikes

  48. Writer Fox profile image81
    Writer Foxposted 19 months ago

    I hope this traffic loss isn't because of Google's manual penalties Paul E. discussed here:
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/130428#post2732553

    If so, it's affecting the entire site because I don't have recipe or review capsules on any of my Hubs.

    1. kittythedreamer profile image94
      kittythedreamerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Mine's been cut in half too...ugh, not a fan of whatever is going on lately.

  49. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 19 months ago

    Oh no, not again. I'm still keeping hope alive. This too shall pass.

    Edit: According to GA, my stats were up yesterday. So it looks like the same glitch. It will get fixed as usual.

  50. littlething profile image81
    littlethingposted 19 months ago

    Mine almost doubled- then fell off that cliff too. My views went somewhere. Maybe the fell under the bed......

 
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