Glad to hear from someone with experience that its not just me. I don't have very many hubs yet, or a ton of traffic, but I was at least getting hits here and there. Its really slowed up, I was getting worried!
Its just xmas holidays, shopping done, good stuff on the tv, people have relatives staying, parties.... etc etc.... just a general tendancy to leave the laptop shut for longer will get better again in the new year
I have been sadly admiring my falling blue arrows and reminding myself its the season and hey at least I have traffic to drop off and this morning I get a double up arrow on one hub. The traffic seems to be coming from easter europe or something. Hits from google.bg don't know exactly what region thats from?
My traffic was bad yesterday too. I think the snowstorm will help us out a little today. Most of the eastern part of the United States is in a winter storm warning. I already have a foot of snow where I live. I am hoping people return to the internet this weekend as it is the last weekend before Christmas!
and wierdly enough, my adsense rocks this morning!
This is my first holiday season on this site but I cannot imagine that any of this is unusual. Perhaps in the months to come things will really pick up as its winter and folks don't have huge amounts to do for fun. I spend more time online when I can't get out for much.
For me I intend to keep writing. When the holidays are over I should be back at work and its a bit harder to write then so I want to use this opportunity . The only thing that would keep me from returning to work is if my torn ligament is not healed enough for proper winter shoes yet
Seriously, you should just move on to more hubs. You have to hub every day if you want the big bucks. I made some serious change over the summer. Just because I said my 55 Ebay Christmas Hubs have shut down, doesn't mean the other 250 hubs have shut down. I wrote 3 hubs yesterday and 3 today and will write more tomorrow.
Oh owwie! Hope it heals great over the holiday. I'm trying to stay focused but my motivation to write has sorely dwindled with the dwindling views. In reality I know that it is best to keep writing and get stuff up for April and May but dang I am so just blah right now and our weather is not helping. Haven't seen the sun in days.
I have been feeling somewhat blah myself. I would really like to be more inspired to write then I am but hey thats life right. I am rather proud of my last hub as it was just written for a bit of fun and to make people laugh. It is getting quite a few comments so far so maybe I will see a hub score of over 95 with it fingers crossed! I guess I will just do what I can when I can and try to find the up side in how I am spending my time here. Not all writing has to be geared toward making money!
With so few hubs, I don't have much traffic anyway to be able to detect trends. However, one hub, which features a Polish recipe for Christmas, has been getting more views in the past few days. Also, the traffic has been coming from search engines rather than from HP. I reckon it must be from emigre Poles, who want to keep up traditions and are trying to find how to make this particular dish.
Hi ryan... I'm joining the bandwagon too, my traffic noisedived for four straight days already hehehe, so this is a phenomenon, I'm not the only one experiencing it, and gives me sort of sigh of relief. My views decreased by almost 50% wow... but I'm fine hehehefor it seems to me everybody is enjoying the season...
Hi Kirsten... Hehehe pennys are cool but sometimes you could hit few bucks... too, I miss my previous page views... at one time I am averaging about 9K and just nearing the elusive 10k views a month, but things change dramatically...
Yeah keep Hubbing and work on SEO and Keywords Ad Tool, just learning these recently but this will help you collar greater profit as this works well with seasoned Hubbers...
Hi guys hehehe...
@ charanjeet HP is indeed addictive no break for me hehehe, I will make blogs as many as I can in the days ahead hehehe, it's my vacation and the only time I can say to myself I a fulltime blogger even for just two weeks...
@lynne - wow gaining ground in reaching the elusive 100 hubs... Congrats in advance hehehe
Yeah, I'm thinking about bailing on HubPages until after the first of the year. I've had only 28 views today. Not even worth the time and effort to hit the tab key. Catch all of you around sometime after the first of the year.
Not sure I can tear myself away... low traffic or not. I only joined hubpages a few weeks ago... but I'm SO addicted. I wish I had more time to write, the hubs are coming slowly. Then again, maybe if I'd kick myself off the forums and get down to some work...
My traffic has dropped considerably too and I'm registering no google image views in my stats which is odd as my analytics do, so I'm thinking that this is a combination of nearly Christmas internet blues and iffy stats.
Will see if things pick up after Christmas and if they don't, I'm off to Canada for a few months on a well deserved holiday for the new year.... booo yahhh!
Something is not quite right with stats as I have a negative number of views ( don't ask me how ) fro Hubpages and one other source. Wonder if the Hubpages team are trying to correct previous overstated views?
Consumers have a lot of worries. And when one doesn't have a job they don't have money for internet access. They don't have money to buy things. And they don't have much desire to keep fighting a fight which seems to be against them. Add to this the time of year with Bad Storms on the East Coast and that people are at the end of a work week and you should expect lower traffic.
Hubpages has been having difficulty with Stats... I believe they sent an email not too long ago about this.
Hey my hub traffic is down too. Most of my hubs have got blue arrows now. I am waiting for just 11 more days and after that I know there will be a sudden boost in traffic and earnings. By that time, lets pull out some high potential keywords and write some high quality hubs, so that when these low traffic 11 days will be over, we will be sailing in good traffic and earnings in the New Year. Best of luck to all of you. I will write on How to cook chicken tandori? now.
Hey relache, the same has happened with me. My hub traffic is down to 50% of what it had been before and I have seen maximum earnings with very less clicks for today and still I have an hour or so remaining. I will also take it just like you and KCC big country.
Ah, 'tis the season to be out making merry and not spending hours on the computer! It's a good sign -- we all have a life outside of HP! And, yup, my ranks are starting to drop like the falling snow. Oh well! See y'all back in the New Year!!!
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