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Today my page views are about 1/3 lower than usual. What happened?

  1. Crewman6 profile image90
    Crewman6posted 5 years ago

    I've been slowly going up the scale with my page views, to the point where my daily views are usually close to 350 total per day.  All of a sudden today it began dropping, and is now down to 241.
    Is that normal?  I can't find any message that there was a problem with my pages, and some of the pages going up in views.  Also, I've had some Adsense clicks and Amazon referrals today, so it's not like it was totally cut off.
    I just get nervous after all the effort it took to get there, to see it suddenly drop like a rock.  Am I doing something wrong?

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You need to look at your hubpages account in terms of weeks and months, not days. Things like holidays and weekends and power failures or natural disasters can slow or raise traffic.

      Also remember - it's on a 24 hour ROLLING count, meaning if you want more accurate numbers, check on Analytics.

      Views increase over time but that can often take months. Don't stress, everyone has low and high days.

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        TopUniverseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It is a very good advice for comparison in terms of weeks or months.

    2. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Time is the measure. I've been here for almost 3 years. Traffic goes up, it goes down. The more quality Hubs I write, the more I gain.

      Weekends are fun for me...traffic doubles then. Who knows why? Maybe someone will do a study on weekend traffic.

      Like wilderness said, don't sweat it and also write more. The potential is here, but it takes time and commitment. The payoffs are there if you want to stick with it.

  2. saleheensblog profile image59
    saleheensblogposted 5 years ago

    If your previously most viewed hubs are written recently it may happen as the initial juice that Google provide doesn't stay longer. As your hubs get older it will go back to normal even better position.

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      True. There is often a lull between the hubpages internal views received when you first publish a hub and the time when search engines pick them up.

  3. Crewman6 profile image90
    Crewman6posted 5 years ago

    Thanks, WryLilt and Saleheensblog... I was getting a bit depressed over it.  I'll try to take the longer view. 
    ... I feel better now, at least  :^)

  4. Froggy213 profile image37
    Froggy213posted 5 years ago

    i have found that some keywords work better on certain days more than others.

    Never worry about it is my advice--just keep writing--it all takes time and the more you throw-the more will stick!

  5. Mutiny92 profile image88
    Mutiny92posted 5 years ago

    true.  I have a series of hubs that do really well on weekdays, but tank on the weekends.  Cme Monday, though, they start to head north.

  6. Crewman6 profile image90
    Crewman6posted 5 years ago

    Thanks, guys.  Your advice means a lot.

  7. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    If its any comfort my traffic always dips at the weekend (sometimes quite dramatically) and peaks again Monday/Tuesday. Probably connected to the topics I write about.

    1. Crewman6 profile image90
      Crewman6posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, CMHypno;  I panicked a bit, this was the first time I'd seen such a drastic reduction over and beyond the normal fluctuations.

      1. Pcunix profile image91
        Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Check back in Analytics and you may see that it has happened, but you just didn't notice it.

        I have been active on the Internet since 1991.  Traffic swells, traffic subsides.  The past few days have been a bit slow for me also - it will pick up again.

  8. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Don't sweat it.  As others have said, traffic comes and goes with no particular pattern.

    Although I have hubs that do better on weekends and some that do better on weekdays overall there is little pattern to it.  I've seen weeks at double my current rate (as with you it's low right now), but have learned it will come back. 

    It wasn't easy to keep from getting depressed or alarmed, but eventually I did.  Sit back, relax and write another hub.  It will pass.

  9. Crewman6 profile image90
    Crewman6posted 5 years ago

    Everybody's been so nice, I really appreciate the support.  I'm not so panicked about it now.  I did find a more concrete cause, though.  Today I found an email that Xomba (one of my backlink sites) had suspended my account for duplicate content.  I have no idea what, since I work hard to write something unique for every hub, but they blocked the account starting yesterday, coinciding exactly with my drop in visitors. 
    At this point, 2 things can happen. They'll reinstate me, or they won't.  I hope they do, because they've been effective for me.  Either way, I'll continue to write hubs and try to (more carefully) promote them. 
    Thanks again for all the support!