After subdomain switch over I was getting around 140-150 views a day, today (24 hrs stat) shows just 97. Hope it is nothing to do with panda and my SERP, just more people not searched the keywords which my hubs targeting.
Yep. my stats are roughly half what they were yesterday, down below 1000 views for the first time in a while. Funny, yesterday was my highest Adsense earnings since last year. Must be another slap by Google.
Oh well, we cannot do anything about it anyway. We are at their mercy as usual.
A new hub published yesterday is pushing my stats up, mainly with HP-derived views. However, even without that I am currently at about double the views I had before switching to a subdomain, although still only at two-thirds of the views I had pre-Panda.
All that being said, most of my hubs are still at 0-3 views per day most of the time, with one at 15-40ish views per day. I get about one Adsense click every two weeks or so usually of a very low value, and even that is not always from Hubpages. HPAds are very variable, with eCPM swinging madly over a massive range, but daily earnings generally are not much better than before the subdomain switch despite the increased views.
Yup, yup.. I was a little disappointed myself. After the subdomain switch, my traffic boinged up higher than Tigger, but yesterday, well.. over 100 views down from pre-switch traffic. Today isn't looking so hot yet either, but it's still early.
Hopefully it's just a thing, and whatever thing that it is, hopefully it'll go away.
Beware the Sub downsize to 6" subs. The entire subdomain strategy has yet to be tested by Panda and other Google jigs. Is this it!! The Cargo Cult is rife again! Is that a Plane I hear? A distant rumble, Perhaps?
My traffic has been incrementally increasing week on week since before the sub-domain update and since the update the increase has been marginally better than that.
Irrespective of Panda or ANY other algorithm update from Big G, its way too early to tell. Give it a minimum amount of time, from weeks, even months before we see the best (or worst) outcome out of all of these changes.
Me too! My visits have dropped by more like 70% or so today. Since the subdomain thing I had seen a steady increase...nearly doubling my traffic from previous months this year. Now suddenly today I've become invisible. ???
Wow this is really happening, I imagined it would but not like this.. I was getting from 140 to 170 hits per day, but most days over 100 and in the last 24 hours my traffic has dropped around 300%. I had about 30 hits in the last 30 hours or so and only 40 hits in the last 24 hours. This is truly horrible!
What the HECK! I can't believe my numbers and all my traffic is organic!
Initially with the subdomain switch I gained back about 1/2 of what I originally lost, going from 700-800 a day to 1300 a day, now I'm under 500 a day - which is the lowest I've been since my first few months here.
Special thanks to Mark for providing the link to this thread.
My traffic is down by 75% - I have quality content, so dont think my sub domain has been marked down. There could be a hubpages server problem. I think I read somewhere that HP was going to up the server capacity - the transition may have had an effect on our traffic.
It would be lovely if HP would just confirm this - if we know why, we can just run with it.
I think we just need to sit tight and wait it out. It's not Panda, it's something else, and it's not affected everybody. I lost about two-thirds of my traffic but it's levelled out this past 12-18 hours with no further drops - like it's sitting their waiting, trying to decide what to do next.
I got 19 new hubs out of the boost!
Now to concentrate on building my other sites further while we wait.
There's no change in my traffic here, continuing to go up since the subdomain switch. However, I did remove some of my hubs that I thought really weren't up to par -- just kind of getting rid of the content that I thought may hold down the rest on my subdomain.
I read one article that speculated that Google had targeted specific keywords for special treatment. Google have denied a new panda this time, as you no doubt know. I am but a small fry in HubPages, but my traffic dipped dramatically and then quickly recovered. The same was true for some of my non-HP sites too. Sorry to hear about some people suffering dramatic losses!
A few days after my hubs were moved to the new domain I started seeing good improvement in all areas. About a week or so ago as I logged into my account I had a message in red saying something like "you need to approve to move you hubs to the new domain".
I thought that was odd since my hubs had already been moved to my new domain - but I clicked on it anyway.
Since then my traffic has fallen, my hubscore has fallen, my hubber score has fallen, my adsense is nearly non-existant, my ebay is nearly non-existant, my amazon is down and my hubpage ads are down.
Something had definitely changed because I have also had a nice gradual increase in traffic since going to my own subdomain and then suddenly this past week I had a clearly defined drop off. I had a severe drop off with my business site this past week as well. So it's obvious that something is going on. It's not clear if Panda 2.4 has been released yet. There are conflicting posts in SEO forums. Officially Google says it was released for other languages. Do a Google search on "Panda 2.4" for the latest.
Guys, I just want to point it out that just because you have a few low quality hubs it doesn't mean that Google will slap you because of that. Each hub under your subdomain will quiet sustain it self if you well work at it creating backlinks, optimizing to a pleasing level and really making sure that it's at least 400 words.
All pages are treated individually by Google, so if you have a hub that was really popular and now is dead (my case also) then get the primary keywords, build some links, optimize this hub(s) and watch the effects. You should only see positive effects other than negative. Just like we are averaging a 50/50 on people that have been affected and others that haven't been affected at all, I assume it's all up to us to get that traffic back to our hubs.
I can say this with the fact that I have a few websites and the ones I have been focusing well and building links for them haven't been affected at all and are still holding it's rankings. I guess we just forget that in order to continue seen success on our hubs we must continue to work at them. We can't just sit around and expect traffic to last forever. We must constantly work to improve our rankings to instead of seen the traffic fall we can celebrate our traffic rising.
I bet you are the type of Hubber that just sits around waiting for your Hub views to magically go up. Well in this case perhaps you should stop looking at what you consider to be expert users just because they have hundreds of hubs (lol) and stop waiting for any kind of SEO advice and do something about your traffic problems.
As per your saying :
"Sometimes they sandbox entire domains or subdomains, which is what is happening to some of us--for unknown reasons"
This is totally not the case here because Hubpages has not been sandboxed and we switched to subdomains too recently to start saying that any traffic problem we have is because our subdomains have being sandboxed (lame excuse) just so many can sit around for another 12 months waiting for the red arrows to appear next to their hubs. I have over 10 websites and constantly work around them to improve their rankings. Hubpages to me is a phenomenal way to discover new niches and apply them to my websites and while doing it so I still make some money. My traffic was down but its starting to pick it up again little by little as I work my existing hubs, the competition continues and like I said before, many of us just sit around doing nothing hoping that all our hubs and websites will maintain its rankings constantly with no efforts at all.
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