This has not happened to me, but I have a very specific and popular seasonal niche site that seems to do well at this time of year. In the fall and winter, not so much.
I will say that I spend a lot of time updating articles when I see that views are dropping. Often I'm surprised to see some of the dumb mistakes I've made or how bad my photos are, etc. Sometimes the title really doesn't match the content.
There's a ton of competition on the web these days, and to keep views up, you really do need to "tend your garden" so to speak.
Sometimes it helps, sometimes not...but it's worth a shot. I always take my lowest performing hub and work on it. Seems to help, and sometimes I'm actually able to bring a hub out of its doldrums.
I'm seeing the same thing. Just when I was getting excited about my rising views and thinking of adding another dozen articles, my traffic has dropped by half or more. Something has changed apparently. Until, and if, the views pick back up, my writing efforts are going back to my Kindle articles.
I will get a surge in traffic and then it will dive. Generally lower traffic but it has picked up since the traffic loss that happened maybe a month ago; for me, almost back to what it was before the Google hit. There was a Google algorithm update that hit some sites, including one of HP's niche sites.
I worry about switching to Adsense. If I am only running Adsense and Amazon and not the Hubpages ad program, how does Hubpages make revenue? And if they are not making money from my articles, will that affect their choice in whether or not my articles will be chosen for niche sites?
I switched to Adsense for a couple of days and immediately saw a huge improvement in earnings. But I switched back because I was worried that by not participating in the Hubpages ad program, my articles may be overlooked in the future.
My best guess is that HP would not have the Adsense option if they were not getting a cut of the income that comes from it, just as with Amazon. I know that using Adsense has nothing whatsoever to do with being moved up to niche sites because I've been using only Adsense for several weeks now and three of my articles were moved up to niches just this week.
Remember that HP is a business. If they can't earn from something they are doing, they won't do it!
However, HP payout limit is $50, while that of Adsense is $100...so if you don't meet the Adsense limit you have to wait longer to get paid. Amazon has a 60 day lag time, so you won't see the earnings from it until 60 days have passed.
In the end, you make what you make, but unless you're doing really well, you may have to wait longer to get paid.
You share your Adsense revenue in exactly the same way (and the same percentage) that you share the HP Ads revenue, so HubPages will not be worried. If you are earning more with Adsense, then so Is HubPages so they will be happy!
95% of my hubs are on Pethelpful, so while Healdove is being singled out as an offending site, Pethelpful has taken a hit, by my estimation.. Fred reached many of the niche sites from what I am reading.
I wasn't aware of this, although I knew Healdove took a hit. Do you think the one is causing problems with the other, and do you think the reason might be that the advice given affects the way people handle health issues for both themselves and their pets?
I can't say - no Pethelpful authors have weighed in to say whether they were experiencing the same of better. I know that CPM sucks, but not much more than it sucked this same time a year ago for this niche.
Still, you get optimistic, and then ugh a 50% cut in revenues. This is why people work for cruel task masters; to know what they are getting as a guaranteed income lol
I only have one hub on PetHelpful and it has never done great. My HealDove articles are OK and did not seem to take a hit, but again, their views were just mediocre.
I really would advise trying Adsense. My income from them has more than doubled in the past 12 days I've been using Adsense only. Don't know if that will last, but as I've told others, it's worth a try.
Go for the big things lol - you just need one a month to make you smile. I sell odd things on Amazon that I am not advertising. Once someone bought an $680.00 inflatable Kayak (I assume it was dog puncture free). Sweet. I still don't know how to make a hub around that. I am sure an outdoorsman could.
I used to be with Hubpages years ago but I closed my account because every topic title that I choose to write about was already taken or my article was not good enough to published. But March 2017 I came back be hubpages is one of best websites to read on. Because I use to write on Triond, Wikinut, had closed. Bloglog.com was not paying anymore and Allvoices changed their program. What I like most about Hubpages is answering peoples questions. Sure the pay is slow but, I like it.
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