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Traffic Falling Like a Stone!

  1. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 3 weeks ago

    Is this just me or has anybody else noticed this since around yesterday or the day before? Lost over a thousand so far and still dropping....gonna cry....I mean it....going to.....ah shut up nell! LOL!

    1. Alison Graham profile image94
      Alison Grahamposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Not just you Nell, my Hub views have dropped over the past two days and are still going down!

      1. Nell Rose profile image90
        Nell Roseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thanks Alison, maybe its a glitch, hopefully! lol! seems after the election day, not sure if that means anything! lol! people have gone into shock! LOL!

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Mine also dropped, but I figured it was due to the fact that my hubs do best during the travel season.  However, they seem a bit better today.

      1. Nell Rose profile image90
        Nell Roseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thanks Time T. fingers crossed, otherwise we will all be writing about 10 a day for a while! LOL!

    3. bravewarrior profile image94
      bravewarriorposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      It's hard to answer that without knowing what your average is, Nell. I just checked My Account and I have 126 views in one day. Considering I haven't posted anything new in months, I think that's pretty good.

    4. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Yes, I'm definitely seeing a drop in traffic.

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        My traffic came back up, went back down, leveled off. Seems like normal traffic.

      2. promisem profile image95
        promisemposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        The frequency of new articles that appear on a site is a factor in search engine rankings and visits. Some of the niche sites look like they are drying up a bit with new content.

        The flood of people asking for feedback on their Hubs may indicate that editors are trying to find more articles on HP.com for the niche sites.

        Some people aren't writing new articles because they don't want to risk putting a lot of work into an article that may not make it over to the niches.

        It also depends on the site. Wander Wisdom is a travel site and probably will have a drop in traffic during the winter because more people vacation between spring and fall.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

          From my experience, the importance of adding new material frequently is greatly exaggerated.  I have a couple of mentors whom I trust and their view is, unless it's a news site, Google doesn't expect new material to be added every day or even every week.  That makes sense, because if you're writing on an evergreen subject, new material won't be constantly flooding in.   Provided the site is updated consistently - and that may mean only once a month - that's all Google wants to see. 

          So I'm not worried if the flow of articles to the new sites has slowed down, provided it's still happening - and I've had a few old Hubs moved over and I see others posting for feedback so it is.  Also, I've written a few new Hubs and they've all been moved over to the new sites so far, so it's not that hard to get them accepted.

          1. promisem profile image95
            promisemposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

            I have published my own sites for 10 years. They definitely increase in audience when I add new content and decrease when I don't. I also manage more than a dozen client sites, and they experience the same thing.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

              I'm not disputing that regular new posts improve traffic, just that it doesn't have to be multiple new posts every day.   I'm sure new Hubs are being posted to the niche sites at the rate of at least one a day which is more than enough.

      3. toptengamer profile image92
        toptengamerposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        Traffic on the niche sites, for me at least, has been steadily increasing. Traffic here on the main site has not done well. However, that's to be expected. Nearly all of the sites most important articles (by traffic, links, etc...) have been moved to new sites.   

        Going forward HubPages has to provide an easy way for its most important writers to get new (as well as edited) hubs featured on the niche sites. The incentive to write is simply not there without it.

        From what I've seen so far, the team understands the direction they need to take. I'm excited to see where they go from here.

    5. DrMark1961 profile image91
      DrMark1961posted 3 weeks ago

      My views went down significantly on Teusday but today they are going back up and are back to normal.  I think it was just due to the elections in the US.

      1. Nell Rose profile image90
        Nell Roseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thanks DrMaark, hope mine do to.

    6. Jayne Lancer profile image89
      Jayne Lancerposted 3 weeks ago

      My views also dropped on the 8th. and 9th., but are picking up again. I think it's due to the election.

      1. Nell Rose profile image90
        Nell Roseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thanks Jayne, good to know.

      2. sabrebIade profile image85
        sabrebIadeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Wow thats weird.
        Mine started dropping on the 8th.
        Still slowly dropping down though.

        1. Jayne Lancer profile image89
          Jayne Lancerposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          Mine is now more or less back to normal. I hope it stays that way and that it's nothing to worry about. Keeping my fingers crossed for you and others on this thread.

    7. clivewilliams profile image79
      clivewilliamsposted 3 weeks ago

      Gravity loves my hubs.

    8. Blond Logic profile image90
      Blond Logicposted 3 weeks ago

      I'm still seeing a lot of blue triangles. Hopefully this is just a hiccup and things will return to normal before the holiday season.

      1. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        All seems to be well.  I have been working hard to build my traffic lately but yesterday I failed to notice that I passed the 300,000 and some more:)
          I don't think you need to worry, there were a couple of days which seemed a bit slower than usual but perhaps Mr Trump and Hillary Clinton had a captive audience:)

        1. Nell Rose profile image90
          Nell Roseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          Thanks Sallybea, yes lol maybe they will stop smashing things up and get back to college! mind you if they do get back to college as a new president I would say, right, as you acted like animals I am putting up your fees!!

    9. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 weeks ago

      Mine numbers are dropping, too.  Does anyone know if Google let anymore animals out of its zoo?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Not that I know of. However, the election results apparently did. When they eventually stop their vandalism/violence and  wander back to their computers, hopefully the traffic will return to normal.

        1. Nell Rose profile image90
          Nell Roseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          lol! see what I said to sallybea above, and repeat! thanks para.

      2. clivewilliams profile image79
        clivewilliamsposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        yes...the elephant with the trump....i mean trunk

        1. Nell Rose profile image90
          Nell Roseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          LOL! thanks Clive!

      3. Nell Rose profile image90
        Nell Roseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thanks Marcy, seems that they are going back to their lives now, so hopefully back to normal.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          Don't count on it...the holidays are just a few weeks away and the stores are already advertising black Friday sales.

          1. Nell Rose profile image90
            Nell Roseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

            Ah...never thought of the Time T.!

    10. FatFreddysCat profile image92
      FatFreddysCatposted 3 weeks ago

      My traffic started goin' down the poop shoot late last week and is still droppin' like a rock... (sigh) Dang it. I was comin' off a pretty decent month (by my standards, anyway) too.

    11. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 3 weeks ago

      I just checked my YTD. My peak week was Sep 18-24, been going down ever since. My website, on the other hand, has been steadily rising during this same time period. I'm beginning to think something is indeed askew around here.

      1. sabrebIade profile image85
        sabrebIadeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        After leveling off a day or two mine is dropping again.
        Lowest I have seen in months.
        Remember back when October and November (and sometimes even into December) used to be record months?
        Good times.

        1. Nell Rose profile image90
          Nell Roseposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          Its sort of steadied off again now, fingers crossed here's hoping! lol!

          1. sabrebIade profile image85
            sabrebIadeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

            I made the mistake of comparing traffic from October 2011 and October 2016.
            I won't do that again.....LOL
            I'm not hoping for leveling off....I'm hoping for a HUGE spike myself.

    12. Chriswillman90 profile image90
      Chriswillman90posted 3 weeks ago

      Yeah traffic is way down compared to pre-election but so are the CPM rates. Hopefully they rebound going into Black Friday and December.

    13. sabrebIade profile image85
      sabrebIadeposted 2 weeks ago

      Well if it makes anyone feel better, I noticed these "Related Discussions" at the bottom of the forum page.....

      Hub Views Dropping Like A Rock! - 5 years ago
      Falling Traffic, dropping hub score. - 5 years ago
      As the traffic is dropping constantly what's the future of Hubpages? - 3 years ago

      So this isn't anything new.
      Hopefully just part of the normal ebb and flow.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        As others have said, if traffic is dropping to the main HubPages site, that's only to be expected.  As all the "top drawer" Hubs get moved over to the niche sites, the overall quality of what's left on HubPages drops.  As you know, Google judges a site by the amount of bad material on it and assigns it a Panda score which then penalises ALL the content on the site, even the good bits.

        Management would've expected that, I think.  The future of HP is the niche sites and most of them, I think, are either maintaining or increasing their traffic.

    14. Shaheryar Ali profile image59
      Shaheryar Aliposted 2 weeks ago

      how to earn money fast plzz tell me sir

      1. theraggededge profile image92
        theraggededgeposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        Can't do that here. This is a place for writers, not a 'how to make money fast' site.

      2. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        Okay, here's what you got to do:

        First, get a million dollars real fast.

        That's it.

    15. 60
      dinamitakidposted 2 weeks ago

      Sound good here

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thanks, bro.

    16. spartucusjones profile image92
      spartucusjonesposted 2 weeks ago

      I'm on pace to have my best month ever. But in my case I might have been helped by the election aftermath, because most of my top performing articles are on protest songs and these have all experienced nice spikes.

    17. Chriswillman90 profile image90
      Chriswillman90posted 2 weeks ago

      Traffic recovered very nicely now just need better CPM. Despite the slowdowns November will be my 2nd best month on this platform, really hoping to hit 1 million views before the year ends.

     
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