That I lost 70% of my traffic post-Panda goes without saying. Lots of you are in the same boat.
But here's an interesting kicker.
Today's "My Traffic Sources" on HP (my account > Traffic Sources) are this:
Where have all the Hubbers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the Hubbers gone, long time ago?
When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?
(You know the "they" is not Hubbers, but HP.)
There is a bit of hope in this, I guess...what goes around can come around again: graveyards do grow flowers.
70% is huge Sally... And HubPages don't seem to be recovering. They can't even place a +1 button on our hubs.
Hi, Sally's Trove -
Yeowch, that's hurting! My traffic, compared to pre-Panda, is pretty bad, but what hurts the most is that it just continues to drop; this last week it has seemed to fall even more. Like... when I think things are about to look up, here it goes again dropping, dropping.... I know that it would help if I published more - or backlinked more - or FB'ed and tweeted more - etc., etc., etc. - and I'm trying to do so, I really am. Hm.
But anyway, about the +1 button - Jason and Paul E have mentioned that it definitely is in the works, but they are needing to finish the subdomain tests first. At least, I believe that was the specific hurdle - it was something like that.
I love the musical quote. - Very apropos!!
I've been amazed and saddened by the lack of established Hubbers publishing here. I follow a good number of Hubbers, and where once I'd get a daily notice from HP of newly published Hubs by those I follow, there'd be maybe thirty or more. Now there are maybe 10.
Traffic is continuing to drop for me. Sometimes I think that it's the bottom, but that's not so. I've gone from 500+ views per day to around 100, often less. For now, I'm playing in the waiting game.
Sally, I was about 300 views now down to 80 a day, despite publishing a number of new hubs. However I like it here! I hope that the viewing figures will return to somewhere near their previous amounts simply because I had a personal target to make 100,000 by Year 2 . At the moment I am not going to make it without a miracle!
It is hard to see traffic drop and keep dropping. However I have diversified a little onto other sites and my thoughts are that HP is still the better platform. This may simply be because I do not generally write commercial stuff. ( I don't plan that way, it just happens!)
There's a lot to be said about HP. It came to be a strong Internet presence for those who do as you and I, writing non-commercial stuff. But it also was a strong platform for those who wanted to make money, until Panda.
Diversifying is the right thing (self preservation).
My traffic has been continually falling, down from 2,500 a day to 1,100 at the weekends, maybe 1,300/1,400 during the week. Today is the pits, right down to 900. Hubbers are conspicuous by their absence too on my traffic reports, as well as google.com being way down. Got to look on the bright side - should pick up a bit tomorrow.
I think you are wonderfully optimistic.
I think you might be right! I read on the other thread that July and August are abysmal anyway, so might as well start thinking about September before traffic returns, if it returns.
I'm still doing a lot better than I did this time last year when I got an average of 300 views a day.
Yes, Izzy, but you have worked jolly hard to get there!
I have indeed, just to see all my efforts practically wiped out overnight by Panda. Like many others here I am now spreading my wings. I have no intention of leaving HP, however, even though I don't write many new hubs.
Maybe this time next year we will all have better things to report
My daily traffic is higher than it's ever been and I have less hubs than before. For some reason my How to Write a Check hub is very popular these days.
So is mine, Susan. And my adsense earnings continue to rise every month. Today is a bit low but it usually is on Saturday. I've been averaging over 1000 views a day lately and expect it to get even better.
I truly believe it is the subject matter one writes about, rather than the number of hubs one has, which makes the difference in the individual results here. I don't believe it was this way before Panda as pure junk was promoted along with the good hubs. Just my opinion.
Pity cheques are going to be withrawn in the UK! Though how we will manage I have no idea!
I think you're right. The more topic related hubs you have linked together, the better. Especially if these are niche topics that the author knows well.
Even though people may be traveling, those who do easily use their phones, etc. to find info about specific cities, things to do, etc.
I would like to have your # of daily views, Randy. I haven't been writing as much, but I do agree that number of hubs means nothing if there are no views.
Actually, a small number of my hubs garner most of the views and earnings I receive.
Mine too...I've come to the conclusion that I could remove all of my hubs on all profiles and leave about 6 of them in total and make nearly the same amount. Funny how that works out.
I think that is probably true for most hubbers.
Hubs linked together on those topics just makes sense.
Just like Randy Godwin rightly pointed out, 'we all have different results here. The few hubs of mine bring in daily traffic and earnings though dropped by 50%, used to be on an average of 2k views/day but 1k now post Panda. This also affected badly on other content farms, in fact, HubPages seem to be much better than others that I do use(some assumed content farms even dropped by 95% in traffic, earnings and disappeared on google search ranking and placement). But this is totally a different story with individually owned sites; my own sites are on a gradual increase of traffic and earnings daily. In my observations, HubPages have survived many times without been touched by the usual google algorithm changes in the past years. As for now, I'm still 100% hopeful that HubPages is bouncing back Bigger and better. HubPages team are neither folding their hands but working hard. It can only get better!
well for once I can say that my traffic has actually increased!
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