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Followers fluctuating

  1. fastfreta profile image82
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    Just curious, has anyone noticed their followers constantly fluctuating. I have remained in the 880-883 range despite the fact I'm constantly receiving new followers. I would love to get to 1000 followers before the year is over, but at this rate I never will. sad sad I know it doesn't mean very much, but 1000 seems like a nice round number. smilesmile

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes mine are not just fluctuating, they are dropping while new followers are signing on.
      I have a theory, as I don't usually lose followers I believe people are leaving hubpages in numbers I haven't seen before because of the results on their hubs from the Google slap. I hope I'm wrong. It must be hell at HP headquarters! smile

      1. Marisa Wright profile image92
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have another theory.  I'm sure a lot of my followers are people who were spamming HubPages and their following habits were part of that - with HubPages tightening up, they're getting banned.

      2. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        you believe in hell then earnesthub.....

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ya hon, mine has been really weird also

      be a good thing to bet on [not promoting gambling of course]

  2. Ms Chievous profile image82
    Ms Chievousposted 6 years ago

    I have lost four or five followers in the last couple of days..Wonder if people are leaving..?

  3. fastfreta profile image82
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    I agree with all the theories, facts and queries. Because I've noticed broken links on my hubs, and when I check out why, I find the hub has been deleted. Earnest, I noticed the same thing with mine, so as you said not fluctuating, just dropping. I hope it can stabilize soon. hmm hmm hmm

    1. kallini2010 profile image85
      kallini2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Are those 800 followers are your actual readers?  Or just imaginary friends?  Because mine are the latter.  They are just a statistics but they don't read.  Sadly, but true.  My number is not that high, though, only 52 followers, out of which 2 are readers....

  4. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    It's going to most likely be a mix of departures and low-quality/spam accounts being shut down by admin.

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That sounds about right to me relache. smile

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        may we stay on hub pages forever, i love to get my aggression out on you sometimes......... Did you hear my dad just died.

        1. Karanda profile image84
          Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          So sorry for your loss.

        2. earnestshub profile image89
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Oh Joy I did not know. Are you OK? My sincere condolences. My heart goes out to you in this toughest of times. Please feel free to emote, I will support you too.

    2. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I concur.

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        what does concur mean...........

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Agree.

          1. Joy56 profile image60
            Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            hi Mark i know what agree means, but what do you agree about,

            1. lyndre profile image82
              lyndreposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol

            2. Mark Knowles profile image60
              Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Concur means agree........................ sad

              1. Joy56 profile image60
                Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                so what are we agreeing on.

                1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                  Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I am not agreeing on anything. You asked what concur meant and I told you - it means "agree."

                  Crikey. sad

                  1. Joy56 profile image60
                    Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    there are some really dumb people on here, lets cleanse the site.

        2. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I agree with Relache.

    3. wychic profile image78
      wychicposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I kind of figured that's what was going on too -- whenever I get new followers I like to look at their recent activity to see where they might have found me, and at least half of them have shown nothing in their recent activity except following tons of people. I'm sure these types of accounts are proving a bit short-lived these days wink. As long as people who are actually reading and enjoying my hubs stick around, life is good.

  5. melbel profile image93
    melbelposted 6 years ago

    The number of people following me has always gone a little down and then more up, then a little down, more up.

    However, it's not the number of followers that I care about, it's the amount of traffic. While having followers CAN help, I personally only regularly check out content of a few people I am following.

    That said, the BEST way to get followers is to create great content -- apparently you have to already have so many followers, so you know the next thing to do: create more content!

    Best of luck in your goal!

    As for why followers are disappearing, Relache is right on! HubPages has been cleaning house lately getting rid of a TON of spam hubbers. I, personally, have reported a few people as possible spammers -- sometimes I'll report my own followers if they deem as such.

    Spammers hurt our community more than they help my follow list. As for right now, your follower list may continue to drop, but don't be alarmed -- if your followers followed you because they enjoyed your content (which is WHY people should follow in the first place) then you will keep most of your followers.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image83
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      totally agree- i have lost followers but to be honest there are one or two who follow me and when i checked had not written- so maybe they were setting up a spam attack that was foiled?

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I will always be your follower.  Hub pages seems to be experiencing a kind of cleansing, it can on ly be a good thing,,,,,,, I think.....

  6. CASE1WORKER profile image83
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    thanks for those kind words- yes it is a cleansing and not before time, but I think it will have to go very deep

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hope we are all still around to chat.........  love your knitting hub.

  7. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
    PaulGoodman67posted 6 years ago

    I went hubhopping and it was an education.  So many new sites that were just adverts for products and services.  There has to be a purge on here, if HP is to be taken seriously as an informative site.  (ps My followers number seems to be stuck on 79!)

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well it's 80 now. Welcome to hubpages. smile You have some interesting hubs, so I followed you so that I can be reminded to come back and do some reading.

  8. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    With everything that's been going on, and may go on, I've wondered if one day I'll just notice that I have - like - 4 followers:  my three kids and my sister.  (Oh, wait...  They aren't Hubbers.  Oh well...  )

  9. fastfreta profile image82
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    Thank you all, now I don't feel so all alone.

 
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