Slap relaxed? As a result of duplicate content being lifted a couple of days ago?
Maybe just a busy day web-wide though, perhaps somebody with a portfolio of sites can comment on their private traffic? I don't have a wide enough network to comment as to whether the increase is webwide or Hubpages specific.
I'm glad someone else mentioned it. Stats were stuck for hours today so obviously HP was working on something, then when they came back I've had a huge traffic spike. Mostly from google.com and co.uk. Hope its not an error.
My adsense is not showing anywhere near what HP is showing, but I'm not sure of the time lag. All those hits happened this afternoon when stats were stuck. Analytics is showing almost as many views today as the whole of yesterday and considering there is still more than 12 hours to go, that's definitely looking up
My analytics is showing about 66% of my views for the whole of yesterday, which is more than it usually (well usually post-algo) shows at this stage in the day and would be consistant with my Hubpages stats. But, i'm not getting excited until I see the adsense impressions!
I think that adsense has been slow recently, I have been going to bed at 3am with one or two clicks showing for Excerptz, and the next morning it finishes with lots more. I put this down to lots of late flurries, but now I think it is the time lag.
Just posted a different thread - I'm seeing 25% increase in Google and Goolge.co.uk today - hard to tell if it's real yet as the analytics are only partial day - but based on my memory of similar times of days it does seem higher
I have seen high CPMs just after the 1st wave, and just after the 2nd wave. But my CPM now is a little higher than it was a week or so after the 1st wave.
It seems that each time they roll it out they get a bit of a boost, probably because the advertisers get a little excited.
The CPM that we seeing now is probably the 'norm', maybe we will keep seeing little boosts each time a new wave of invites is handed out. If so, fingers crossed that it is 3000 in next time, then 6000, then 10000, purely for selfish reasons
My traffic returned almost back to normal on March 19th, although it has fluctuated a little bit since then. If HP stats are accurate, today will be the best since the smackdown though.
Pre-smackdown, Google.com accounted for anywhere from 60% to 80% of my search engine traffic. Post-slap, it's been consistently around 37%. That has not changed one bit.
AdSense for my hubs is in the toilet. Matter of fact, it's so far down the pipes, even Joe the Plumber wouldn't be able to save it. Since I was in that first wave of the HP ads program, though, I don't know if that dip is from the slap or the new ads. SunForged is running a test now, and I'm waiting to see what he finds out and also to see where I net out at the end of the month with HP ads.
Amazon is down about 50%. My conversion rate had stayed consistent even after the slap for a while, but it since has tanked and my conversion rate is now only 5% to 7% -- dismal.
Had another blip upwards today, but as these have been followed by downturns, I am not getting excited. My views and AdSense earnings are still roughly 50% down - but it is still nice to see the red arrows again.
My traffic has increased slightly too but is not reflected in my adsense impressions. My blog imps are double what adsense is showing, so perhaps there is some kind of reporting error with adsense. Strangely my squidoo impressions are well down today, so not unless Google has changed something.
You said the traffic was/is the same; therefore it is just the relative percentages that have changed. Your stats seem to indicate that the new algo is still alive, well, and screwing us. I hope I'm wrong.
What it seems to be showing me is that for some reason the rise in traffic today is coming from other google's. It's like google.com traffic has been replaced by an increase in traffic from the others. (Still not at pre algo levels though).
The algo continues to kill my earnings but it's nice to see nearly a 1000 more visits today
Comparing with this day last year is pointless, nobody is claiming to be beating pre-algo levels.
The point is a clear upward shift in traffic today, the best since 24th February.
To put this into perspective.... I have a custom report set up on Google Analytics. My unique US traffic for the 29th February (with almost half a day to go, in my timezone), is almost at the same level already as my complete US unique traffic for any complete day since the algo change.
Which suggests a recovery of some sort, unless this can be explained in some other way.
I was actually surprised that one one had mentioned this before as my traffic didn't just go all up at once... It's been since last Friday and then it has just kept climbing... Now total traffic is above pre-algo for me personally. My google.com traffic is up 100% from where it was this time last week...
I think I'm not explaining myself properly. I'm not talking about beating pre algo levels. I'm trying to determine where the traffic increase is coming from by comparing like for like. There's more than a 40% change upwards in UK traffic when I compare the 2 days. There's no reason that I can think of why UK traffic would have such a huge variance over the 2 days.
Google.com traffic is at a higher level than yesterday considering there is still 10 hours to go for this day. I sincerely hope the rise is coming from the US, but to me it looks like while some of it is, most of it is coming from an increase in traffic from other google's.
Anyway, we'll be able to see what's going on more clearly tomorrow.
I live in the U.S., but when I search for the same query on both Google.com and Google.co.uk, I get different results. I tried it with Vacuum County, which is the name of one of my novels. It's true that some of the differences were just about where the vacuum selling businesses were located. But one of my chapters came up on the first page of Google.co.uk, but no such luck with Google.com.
I'm just wondering if other searchers, who are not necessarily looking to buy something in a local shop, may have noticed this difference on their searches.
Traffic for me is also at a level it hasn't been at since the algo change. I would be surprised if the changes HP has made are being noticed and rewarded by Google this quickly, but it certainly is encouraging. I'm sure there were a lot of very low quality pages that are now unpublished, and that can't be bad for the rest of the pages on this domain.
That is something everyone of us would love to happen. Hope this upswing is permanent and not another of those one days where traffic is up before being down again. My traffic is up by about 20% and at about 80% of Pre algo levels.
I did some quick research on my iphone while at work here for some news on google panda algorithm. Seems as tho the sudden increase in goggle.com traffic could be the result that panda is being rolled out to UK and CA. Others are posting similar results but no confirmation as of yet.
Oh and yes my traffic is up too I feel warm and fuzzy but don't let that get around lol
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