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Major Fall in Traffic!!

  1. Jasmeetk profile image76
    Jasmeetkposted 8 months ago

    I have noticed that the traffic to my hubs is decreasing from last week. My five hubs with high traffic were moved to bellatory. Now, they are getting only few visitors. Is there anyone else facing the same issue?

    1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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      Paul Edmondsonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      I took a look at your traffic and it looks like your Google traffic is up, but your pinterest traffic is down.

      When we see Pinterest traffic change for new sites, we check to make sure that readers can successfully click through.  It appears that pinterest is able to refer traffic properly.  So all good there.  Here are a few examples.

      https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/412431278355194753/
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/152840981079259860/

      My best guess is something changed on Pinterest's side.  However, if you find examples of Pins getting blocked, let us know and we will get in touch with them to get it cleared up.  This doesn't appear to be the case to me, but that would be the only thing we can assist with as far as Pinterest traffic goes.

      1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image94
        Glimmer Twin Fanposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        If people are seeing Pinterest traffic changes, it might be because Pinterest's algorithm changed on February 1, 2016.

    2. moonlake profile image87
      moonlakeposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      I can't believe how low the views are. I was shocked when I saw them this morning. Nothing I can do about it no time to fool around with my hubs now.

  2. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 8 months ago

    Yes, Jasmeetk. I'm having the same experience with my hubs on Delishably. I was told it's part of the transition over and traffic will get better with time. However, I've seen several hubbers say their traffic has increased already. It does make me concerned about getting traffic back to normal in a "timely" manner.

    1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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      Paul Edmondsonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      @janshares - Most have seen dramatic traffic increases, but it's possible for Hubs to see different results based on a number of factors.

      Is your traffic change driven by social traffic like pinterest?  Feel free to share the piece of content and I'll take a look.

      1. janshares profile image88
        jansharesposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Hi Paul. I don't get a lot of traffic from Pinterest. The hubs in question are my turkey meatball recipe and my oxtail recipe hubs. They've gotten mostly organic traffic in the past. One is just beginning to gain a little. The other still in single digits. Thank you for checking into it.

        1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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          Paul Edmondsonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Hi Janshares, I looked at your hubs and their google traffic is up. It looks like something else was referring traffic to this article. Not sure what it was, because I don't see a referring host for it. I don't think this has anything to do with getting moved to delishably.

          Most of the content moved to delishably is up considerably and still improving. 

          If you know what was referring traffic you could update the link to the new site and see if that helps.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image91
            paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            Meanwhile...

            Would you like to play

            update. analysying punctuation

            1. paradigmsearch profile image91
              paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

              Scrapped, sincere.

              1. janshares profile image88
                jansharesposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                I'll try to make some time, para.

                1. paradigmsearch profile image91
                  paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                  What!?! You are a cutie pie.

          2. janshares profile image88
            jansharesposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            Okay, thank you kindly, Paul. I'll check it out.
            Edit: Paul, the black bar is no longer at the top of the Delishably hubs where we click "edit," "stats" or "delete." So I can't get to the "referrers" tab to see where traffics comes from. I couldn't find it on GA.

            1. janshares profile image88
              jansharesposted 8 months ago in reply to this

              Oops, forgot I had to sign in to new sites to get stats/referrers. Anyhey, I don't see anything unusual, most traffic comes from HP and Google. Traffic continues to remain very low, single digits for one. Neither has barely gotten out of the teens since the move to Delishably. Disappointed.

            2. Sue Adams profile image91
              Sue Adamsposted 8 months ago in reply to this

              To access the editing and stats nav bar on the new sites you must log in (again), even if you are already logged in to HubPages.

              Logging in just once for all sites would be more convenient, especially since they use the same username and password as logging in for the main HP site.

              1. janshares profile image88
                jansharesposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                Thanks, Sue. Figured it out ( memory returned) yesterday. Agreed, would save precious time.

      2. Jasmeetk profile image76
        Jasmeetkposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        my most of the traffic drives from pinterest. What to do?

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months ago in reply to this

          I read an article yesterday that said  Pinterest changed its algorithm because group boards were gaming their system.  If your photos are on them, that may be the reason for the drop.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    Your responding to this concerns me.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Update.

      Not sarcasm

    2. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Statement stands.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    Well. Not Really. Someday. smile

  5. agilitymach profile image99
    agilitymachposted 8 months ago

    My traffic numbers on one hub switched to PetHelpful is up 600 percent.  Overall, my traffic is up now about 100 percent and rising - and that includes all of my Hubs, even those still sitting on HubPages.  The reason for the increase is the rise in Google traffic from my niche site Hubs.  This is causing my Hubs to be discovered and shared.  The combination means my numbers are WAY better than they have ever been.

    I am pleased to hear the numbers are up for all of the new niche sites.  I hope this brings cash to HubPages and a new beginning for the staff and the writers.  So far, I'm thinking the niche sites were an awesome idea!!

  6. Richard-Bivins profile image87
    Richard-Bivinsposted 8 months ago

    Nope, looks like my traffic has nearly doubled.  I have one hub moved over to bellatory and it's doing even better there.  Even with the increase in traffic, the 80/20 rule is still in play.

    1. Solaras profile image91
      Solarasposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      My traffic is a little better than doubled since the move to Pethelpful.  Thanks for thinking of a series of new sites!

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months ago in reply to this

      It's interesting that you say that because 21 of my 102 hubs were moved over two weeks ago and they jointly account for 75% of my overall traffic.  The numbers really surprised me, but you are spot on with this comment.  Can't figure out what would make numbers like that so consistent.

  7. Millionaire Tips profile image89
    Millionaire Tipsposted 8 months ago

    My Pinterest traffic has also decreased, but none of my hubs have been moved (yet).

  8. julieann26 profile image80
    julieann26posted 8 months ago

    Pinterest has changed - they are making local sites for other countries e.g. Australians now get automatically switched to https://au.pinterest.com/

    1. Solaras profile image91
      Solarasposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      That seems odd, since a photo of something interesting should be universal.  I t suggest, to me, that some sort of marketplace is on their minds as the next step forward.

 
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