I know it is slow but we are bouncing back in search: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/hubpages.com#
If anything: Its a slow, possibly sustainable roll...all uphill!
I hope it is coming back although I am just starting out so do not have google rankings to drop or rise at this point. I am invested in HubPages just by the fact that I like it here and I like to submit my articles here.
My traffic from Google is also slowly improving.
Maybe from the numbers alone traffic appeared to be increasing, but hard evidence shows us that traffic patterns are very different now. I'm positive the most popular keywords do not get to the hubs here in general, unless the hubs have been wisely promoted outside. I again searched for single word keywords for some of my hubs, they are just not on 1st or 2nd page as before. My traffic also climbed since yesterday, but things have changed, no matter what. Traffic quality may be lower now.
How did you come to that conclusion? I see a 12% decline in the past 7 days, a decline yesterday, a US alexa rank which is 10 places lower than it was when I last checked 5 days ago
Hi Ryan, just popped in to say your book has a bright shiny advert on my hub. It fits pretty well with the subject so that was good spamming on your part...
Why thank you, I do choose my victims very carefully
The last two days has shown approx 20% increase in my personal portfolio at hubs. This does not include any HP based traffic from my latest hub.
Comparing a week of pre-panda stats and this week in analytics shows me that my top 50 terms ALL suffered between 30% and 50% drops in search traffic from g.com.
ill need another post-panda week to see if the 20% increase is in anything I give a damn about but the slight uptick was a cause for a slight smile this morning.
Adding to the anecdotal evidence, google dot com traffic to my Hub pages yesterday and today is now twice as much as HP traffic, where before 2/23 it had been four times as much, and after 2/23 only one-half as much. If that means "we are bouncing back", then that's super! But I'm not getting excited. I'm still in wait and see mode.
Alexa stats are not a good representation of world-wide web users or traffic. They only represent an extremely small percentage of users who have opted to install a toolbar that collects data about them.
I’ve noticed an increase in Bing and Yahoo traffic. I do not know why.
Apparently I'm getting more views from many of the worldwide googles: Malaysia, Singapore, Netherlands. Adsense earnings have been at a standstill for the last 10 days or so, though.
I can wait...
My traffic is still down pretty severely. More importantly, did you see that the number 3 search term to get into Hubpages is "Miley Cyrus Bong"? Now that is classic!
My traffic is close to what it was before the crash. I have been dismayed the last few days because of the few Amazon sales made. But this morning I was surprised at having sold quite a few items.
Four of them were apparently from the same person as they were advertised on a recent hub. This article was produced on a whim because of a product recently sold which I hadn't advertised.
The four items totaled over $1000 and the rest were very good too. Adsense comes and goes but hasn't leveled out yet. Just goes to show what can happen if you follow your hunches.
Fortunately, I have a couple recently published Hubs that are performing and essentially driving all of my search traffic.
Pretty pathetic considering I have written 72 Hubs in the last two months. Granted, I can't blame all of this on the big G. as I'm sure many of my Hubs and optimization efforts are lacking!
With that said, I did have a handful of Hubs that were getting a small amount of consistent daily traffic (roughly 10 - 75 unique searches a day).
Since the algorithm change, there are days when I receive 0 traffic on many of these Hubs, other days they perk back to life, and then they fall back to collecting dust!
Of interest to note, in many instances (especially Redgage), my bookmarks are ranking better than my Hub.
It seems to be a hub by hub bases with Google and it probably breaks down to what long tail keywords you are going after. Some are probably taking a hit on google more than others. Over time with us staying in touch and feeding each other insights on which hubs are working and which aren't....we start to notice a trend or pattern and make adjustments to them.
My traffic improvement today is only consistant with the normal Monday rise for my non-US traffic.
My Google.com traffic is not rising too much. A rise on a Monday is normal, remember that this algo change was US specific.
Now, who is seeing improved GOOGLE.COM traffic? Because that is all you should really be concerned about at this stage?
A few of my red arrows can be attributed to increased Bing traffic.
I am feeling cautiously optimistic. My google.com traffic is stabilizing. But more importantly to me, my ebay sales are holding at an acceptable level and I've sold 45 Amazon items so far this month. Way below what I'm used to, but better than I expected. But I continue to hold my breath.
Cautiously optimistic here too...now up to about 80% of my previous normal daily traffic after it had dipped down to about 40%. The fact that it's still about 20% lower could even just be that it's March -- I always see a huge slow-down around February and March and then it picks back up. Maybe that's an indicator of a hole in seasonally-targeted hubs. I'm not one for Valentine's Day or Easter very much, must try harder .
Adsense never did go down, Amazon sales are still non-existent this month and I REALLY hope that comes back, but not too concerned .
I am seeing google.com traffic increasing a little each day.
The Hp ads are doing better than google and amazon is basically non-existent, I finally checked tonight after not checking for a few days. 0.00 conversion.
I am seeing an increase. Let's hope it stays this way!
Edit: Sadly, I found that the increase was due to someone linking one of my hubs in a forum (web 1.0, luckily) and not from a Google SERP change. Well, hopefully the SERP changes do happen.
My traffic has only increased by about 50, so I'm not seeing vast improvements as of yet. Although I'm not too worried because I'm still seeing decent earnings (except from Amazon.)
I have noticed an increase, including traffic from Google.com.
As far as patterns go, I can tentatively say that the Hubs that are recovering well are the longer ones: 1200-1500 words.
That conclusion is built from fairly low traffic, but it is the first time that I have seen any sort of structure to the changes
Amazon is the big problem for me. Sales are at least fifty percent down- in line with the decline in traffic to my Amazon hubs.
If I throw my adsense and hubpages ad income together there is a modest ten or fifteen percent improvement on adsense alone, pre-slap. But it is very early days.
Even so, high volume info hubs might be the way to go now. Leave Amazon until things improve on that side(if ever).
I'm optimistic I will make enough money to sustain life this month. I don't want to be eating grass...
I am still getting the clicks on Amazon, but no conversions. Still, most of my Amazon-targeted Hubs are informational rather than product reviews, so it should be easy enough to optimise them for Adsense if the situation does not improve over the coming weeks
Not worrying for now, not worrying for over the next three months either. If my traffic and earnings stay flat and start to decrease to 20% or greater from NOW and over the next three months (a steady decline), THEN in three months I will be unhappy.
Google does try to recognize whether a query is navigational, transactional or informational. It seems to be that "transactional" queries have been guided away from Hubpages domain.
My drop in sales/value of clicks is not commiserate with traffic drop ...its much worse!
the stats I shared earlier were for g.com (us) only
I just finished a batch of Hubs with a strong Amazon slant - the next batch is about a very similar topic, so I might change the focus towards Adsense and compare the two.
Makes you wonder if it's worth bearing that in mind when writing Amazon hubs - perhaps one should try to make them as informational as possible, and then refer readers to the items in the capsules every now and then, rather than making the items the entire focus of the hub. If that makes sense.
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