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Major Traffic Increase Almost 10,000 views in 24 hrs!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. David 470 profile image86
    David 470posted 5 years ago

    I have no idea what happened, but a ton of my hubs just got double red flags! My traffic went from a couple thousand views daily to nearly 10,000 overnight!!

    This is insane! Has this happened to anyone else?

    1. skear profile image91
      skearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I've noticed a big increase as well, several other people on the site seem to have noticed the same thing.  It looks like the subdomain idea is starting to pay off.

    2. CASE1WORKER profile image84
      CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      David- a lot of people are reporting huge gains- though this is the largest I have read of- there are several similar threads. Unfortunately it appears that those people who were big losers in traffic last week have not had the same increase.

      1. David 470 profile image86
        David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Big losers in traffic last week?

        1. CASE1WORKER profile image84
          CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes,  BIG BIG losers I am afraid they were hit by the last panda update- if you read through the posts on the effect of the subdomain threat- towards the end- you will get the drift- not pretty I am afraid.

        2. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That would be me, among others here.  75 to 80% loss of traffic overnight.  We committed "Googlecide" I assume.  lol

          1. David 470 profile image86
            David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Sorry to hear that, can I still be affected by that?

            1. Randy Godwin profile image93
              Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Who knows?  The CEO says it's because some of us have hubs which are written "awkwardly" and when read aloud to a group of certain people, show a distinct "readability" problem. 

              In other words, we suck as writers.  smile

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
                Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                lol Randy...Aww your'e a a very good writer!!


                Im thinking the BIG boys are just wanting more profits wink

                1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                  Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  How dare you disagree with the CEO and his "professional listeners," EK!  You won't get ahead here taking that route, you know.  I am going to donate some of my "awkwardly written" hubs to a website, now owned by the Smithsonian Institute, which asked me to write a few subject related articles for them.

                  These articles have been linked to by other reputable sites and don't deserve to be here with the better writer's work.  smile

                  1. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
                    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I had a look at some of your hubs last night, Randy.  One theory I thought of was that Google may indeed be (mis)interpreting some of your hubs as awkward.  Many of your hubs are instructional and used clipped sentences, things like: "Take the lid off.  Now insert the nozzle.  Put your hand inside and feel around."  That type of thing.  The sentence structures don't follow standard English structures of subject-verb-object, as in "The cat sat on the mat", or "I ate eggs for lunch".  Maybe Google is wrongly interpreting your sentences as bad English, as Paul E suggests?  Just a thought?  Starting sentences with a verb happens in instruction manuals but a machine might see it as bad English.

                  2. Eaglekiwi profile image73
                    Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Well the most important word Ive learned in the last 3mths is

                    Diversify smile

                    And that's exactly what I plan to do.

              2. rmr profile image88
                rmrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Wow. I've never been called a lousy writer before, but I guess that would explain the 80% drop in traffic; or it might if I weren't getting good traffic on other sites.

    3. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good for you David!! I hope that traffic clicks like crazy too smile

      (Mine appear to just window shop) lol

    4. 2besure profile image82
      2besureposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The heck with the traffic, anybody making more money???  That would be the coolest.  Like having a $25 DAY!  I do have a sea of read arrows though.  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

      1. David 470 profile image86
        David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well, gaining more traffic means more potential for more income, but I don't know how much I made yesterday because it's still pending. And of course, I will have to wait to see how much I will make today.

        I imagine my Google Adsense account will have spikes in clicks, not sure about the HP ad program.

        1. David 470 profile image86
          David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Just an additional note: If this was Christmas it would be even crazier! I have about 100% more traffic than I did last X-MAS when I actually started to make money consistently .

        2. WriteAngled profile image90
          WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I only get an Adsense click once or twice a month, so am not holding my breath even though I have seen an increase in views.

          With respect to HP Ads, my experience so far is that the more views I get, the lower the ad rate I am awarded, so an increase in views is never accompanied by a increase in earnings that is anywhere in proportion. This is in addition to the fact that HP Ads only credits about one third of the views I receive as being payable.

        3. 2besure profile image82
          2besureposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          My traffic and earnings are up.  So I think you're right!

    5. LeslieAdrienne profile image82
      LeslieAdrienneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wonderful Dave....

      My traffic is up as well... Praise  God!!!

  2. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago

    Haven't earned a penny from Goggle since I signed up with Hubpages Ads.(2/3 wks).but I am small fry, so not complaining. I guess Goggle adverts suck -dunno just my 2cents worth.

    Traffic is ok for my ahem humble amount of hubs ,just no clicks?

    1. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Do you use HubPages ad program? That might help you out. I tried to check my earnings from yesterday, but it says pending. I don't know if this because of the major increase or what.

      I wonder how ryankett is doing. He has a ton of hubs. He has been very successful on hubpages, he treats it like a full-time job (well he did, not sure if he still published here or not)

      1. CASE1WORKER profile image84
        CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Check out his latest hub which is his theory about content

        1. David 470 profile image86
          David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Will do.

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yea ,I signed up to HP's a couple of weeks ago,and made a few dollars so far. Nice.
        But dont know whether its a co-incidence or not that Goggle adsense quit showing any earnings ( I always got a few clicks which resulted in a couple of dollars here n there) but then again ,a couple of my hubs have been cited as substandard just recently ,so yikes  I feel like I might just hang up this hobby and get a real job lol


        Just when I think I understand this round a bout SEO gobbly gook...ahhh I dont.

  3. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    my traffic is way up but not earnings...

  4. Glamorously Jacob profile image61
    Glamorously Jacobposted 5 years ago

    My traffic is up about 100%!

  5. Uzdawi profile image37
    Uzdawiposted 5 years ago

    Quantcast proves the traffic increase. My traffic is still down.

    http://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com

  6. Dorsi profile image92
    Dorsiposted 5 years ago

    My traffic is through the roof - doubled in 24 hours. I'm over 3,000 page views today and normally run about 1,500 a day. WOW!

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Same here, but I tend to suspect there's a good chance there's some system-tweaking going on somewhere that may have shifted some things in one direction or another, and that maybe the rate at which the rise has taken place, as well as the degree of rise, itself, may be temporary.   I wouldn't be surprise if it results in a general increase in traffic for some people (and maybe not even for those of us who've seen it since yesterday in all cases), but then drops down to something more "normal". 

      Paul Edmondson has already said they're working on things other than just the reading-aloud-to-people thing. I don't imagine a whole lot of time would pass between such a statement and some major shifts (even if temporary) in traffic.  (but I don't pretend to know anything about anything at this point, so who knows...  smile )

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The traffic onslaught continues. The servers are maxed out. I'm starting to experience delays and glitches. If this keeps up they're going to have to buy more hamsters.

      1. Lisa HW profile image82
        Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I think I'll do my one insignificant little part by giving this whole traffic mystery another twelve hours, at least, before checking in to see what, if anything, goes on or doesn't go.

        1. David 470 profile image86
          David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh man... I hope this is not something bad like a glitch or something....I am paranoid.

          PS What happened to my followers? There is no word.

          1. The Reminder profile image66
            The Reminderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            They still follow you. If you look in your profile page, on top of your resume in the right, it shows the number of followers you have. But you just can't check who they are.

  7. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    Well my bounce rate is 100%, one page per visit.  So all these new people don't like what I do.

    1. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My bounce rate is like 80% something. sad

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This is weird traffic. Normally I get the occasional visitor who reads more than one page.  But these zombies are one page only.  Almost like a bot is sending them.

        1. David 470 profile image86
          David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I hope these are not bots. I will be deeply disappointed if it is. Somehow I doubt it because that would mean 2500 robots are viewing one of my hubs LOL!

          Funny thing is, about 5% of my traffic is coming from backlinked sites..I mean referring sites.

    2. 2besure profile image82
      2besureposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Since the Panda change, I have 92% new traffic.  I am not sure if that is good or bad.

  8. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago

    RE: The reminder-actually you can still see who your followers are. You just click on  the "more" comment above the pictures of hubbers who follow you and you get a list in the order they joined.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately, the pictures are on gone, and there is no "more" button.

      1. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
        FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        hmm. I can still see mine. oh well. Perhaps it is just as well as I get upset when someone stops following me for no reason.

  9. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    Guys without being too pissy - forget about the followers. They'll never make you rich.

    Analyse your traffic.

    Is this real traffic, real viewers?

    Or some new Google crap.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Deleted

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Seriously, traffic is my concern today.  Why are the stats so crazy, but no one is buying anything?  Are these real hits or ghosts in the machine?  Is it just another sick test by Google, or is someone scamming HP?

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Maybe we are having a denial-of-service attack. And the attackers are failing miserably at it. lol

        2. Eaglekiwi profile image73
          Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Mine's been like that for over a week now ,red arrows and no clicks? I mean none!

          Beginning to wish we never had them at all.

    2. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      no, not being prissy.  Just annoyed about something you don't think is that important.  As for me being rich, since I get no ad clicks and only HP impressions...

      I get none of these numbers. My numbers have gone up  in the last 24 hours among hubbers and that is because I published two hubs closely together and  shared my first hub with my followers-all in one day.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        OK sorry. 

        I won't bother trying to talk about traffic on here.

        You guys carry on.

        1. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
          FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Traffic is *very* important, Mark, and what this forum is actually about.. I wasn't being flip. just the opposite. I just meant that prissy is such a negative term  and not at all what  you were being. If my traffic has gone up-to a grand total of 125 views in the last day-it is because I published something. Unless I publish something my views go back down.to nil. I just made my original comment because  well,  I thought I'd noticed something that someone hasn't about the changes just made today.  As for my adsense, I have not had a single click on any of my hubs, no matter what the topic, since my first 10 days of ad Sense. And though I have amazon capsules on my mystery fiction and classic movie hubs I have not made a single sale. Oh, and I was laid off by my dad in December when he became semi-retired and have not had a steady job since. With having to spend $860 saving my cat from a rabies vaccine reaction, there went my property taxes. I never know if I I'm going to pay my bills. But the reason I don't normally talk about  this in the forms is that  I can get very depressed. and when that happens I stay in bed and look at the ceiling. So I have to laugh at my situation. No offence was meant. But I found a dead cat in the middle of the road walking home yesterday and I find myself today not motivated to do much of anything but talk about that cat.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
            Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Sorry Flora. Crossed wires maybe. And I'm sorry for your situation.

            1. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
              FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              don't worry about it.

    3. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Probably the latter lol

      But then even manure is valuable ,so Im sitting on the fence (like I have much choice).

  10. Silver Rose profile image77
    Silver Roseposted 5 years ago

    Someone from Hubpages who posts as "Yieldbuild" on webmasterworld, made the following comment:

    http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4346666-4-30.htm

    "On the evening of the 23rd, just about six months to the day since Panda we started seeing increase in traffic - largely across the board. "


    I know he's from hubpages, because if you click his profile and read his previous comments, he says things like "At HubPages we..."

    My traffic is up sharply but I'm not really seeing increases in conversions. It might be that G is experimenting the way they did just before Panda (when traffic surged, and it was a test to see how users reacted)

  11. Richieb799 profile image64
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    Well Done Dave, I've been getting increases on all of my individual hubs are in double figures
    My best one has stayed at about 1000 daily views and a few more in the hundreds smile

    1. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Lol I was hoping to see you on this thread to see how you are doing.

      Yes, same with me, some are in the hundreds, and one is above 2000 views. Surprisingly, a lot of old hubs that never did that great are getting double red flag increases.

      Are any of your old hubs that maybe did not do well in the past doing well now?

      1. Richieb799 profile image64
        Richieb799posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, Dave, about 1/3 of my hubs are all getting in double figures now. Although I haven't been able to do any backlinking to the new sub domain. That seemed to be helping me...

        thing is I haven't had much time because I got a new job working on a client's website. That will be great when I get paid next week, I'm going to buy a new computer to replace computer number 2! smile

        I also have 2 high ranking websites I like to maintain, so Ideally I need a third computer for Hubpages alone haha

  12. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    My traffic had a big bounce after the sub-domain switch, and now it's had another! I love seeing all those red arrows. I'm holding my breath. lol

  13. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 5 years ago

    Traffic is important, no doubt.

    But - does it convert? And by that I mean whatever it is you're writing for. Recognition ... are you getting some real interest in you the writer, the poet? Income ... you write for the revenue, are you getting a nice and healthy CTR?

    If no to the above then the traffic surge is a bit like a sugar hit. Sweet and all that but for sure those calories are empty ones.

    I got a fab traffic increase via the subdomain switch. It didn't do squat for my income, therefore I didn't throw a party and get the flags out.

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, Froggie! Yes, my HP earnings have increased (Google and HPads).

      1. frogdropping profile image85
        frogdroppingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thankyou Habee. I think you're getting ma point smile Traffic that delivers the goods is what's important. And bloody good on ya for getting what you deserve woman big_smile

        1. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Many thanks! This might very well be short-lived, but I'm enjoying it for now. lol

          1. Lisa HW profile image82
            Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            habee, it's the same with me (at least, as you say, for now).  My earnings as of right now (at 5:50 p.m. and not all that much more past halfway through the Google day), I'm $2 away from my post-Panda/post-subdomain "high" - so unless earnings stop completely between now and 3:00 a.m. Eastern time, chances are I'll at least get beyond that particular "high". If nothing else, I'll get a day and a half of earnings boost for August (unless this a mistake, and one of the nature, that would involve making people pay back what they earn.  lol )  That "high" still has only been a fraction of pre-Panda earnings, but with how things have changed; if I ever get back to that, I think it will be by a completely different "road" than than I got to that pre-Panda anyway.  I've seen some consistency between pre-and post- Panda as far as earnings/traffic go between the mix of Hubs; but that's it.

          2. frogdropping profile image85
            frogdroppingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            *nods* Exactly what I'd be doing. I hope it keeps going up for you Habee. Reckon you're one of the hardest workers around when it comes to this writing lark smile

            1. habee profile image90
              habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Awww...thanks, Froggie! I'm a writing addict.

  14. Ddraigcoch profile image82
    Ddraigcochposted 5 years ago

    Ha. I have had 2050 in the whole 6 months. 50% of that is from fellow writers here.

    Congratulations on the big jump. Have you suddenly linked somewhere different lately? Reddit gives good traffic.

    1. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No, I have not linked lately, however, 5% of my traffic is coming from referral sites. So I must be getting backlinks from websites I suspect, but not sure.

  15. JJin26 profile image60
    JJin26posted 5 years ago

    I never get traffic like that, It could always be the topic at certain time and what people are interested in reading about but I haven't seen success like that yet.

  16. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 5 years ago

    Wow, so, now that the Amazon reports are available I am pretty confident that the new traffic is, at least partially, not a fluke.  My Amazon clicks are a good 75% higher than usual.  Not only are there more clicks, but they are converting as well.  That isn't the behavior of a googlebot or what have you.  I still see very curious repeated search terms across the board that make me think there's some type of keyword checking occurring but my morning results put these two theories at odds with one another.

  17. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    Has anyone heard anything from staff in regards to this sudden spike in traffic? It's odd that they have not mentioned anything for I am quite confident that they have noticed it and judging from all of the forums posts it's been noticed by quite a few hubbers too. cool

    1. skear profile image91
      skearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The only comment I have seen is a short note from Paul.

      "we can confirm a significant increase in traffic"
      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/79215?p … ost1755671

  18. Dorsi profile image92
    Dorsiposted 5 years ago

    My traffic is still double today, over 3,000 page views and the I made the most I've made in the HP ads program yesterday in one day: over $11.00. Things are looking up.

    1. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Damn your eCPM (amount made per 1000 views) must be high!

    2. EuroCafeAuLait profile image93
      EuroCafeAuLaitposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      wow - I am happy with my 24 views so far today.  This month I've made 57 cents so far, but that is double what I made last month.  You both give me something to look forward to, with a little work and persistence!

 
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