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Hub Views Dropping Like A Rock!

  1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    Anyone noticed their hub views taking a noticeably huge drop today?  I see blue arrows everywhere!

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No, I have remained static. Let's hope it is just a blip, perhaps following the bad weather in the states.
      I have just read your tea parties hub and voted it beautiful cos it is.

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
        DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Awww...thanks, Case1!  Hadn't though about the weather situation, but with so many people without power, that could be...

    2. sanathara profile image60
      sanatharaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I am facing the same problem. But I feel it's like Hubscore only..totally unpredictable..

    3. klanguedoc profile image88
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I have noticed a dip since going to sub domains overall. However my "tech" related hubs draw page views everyday, except less than before

    4. alekhouse profile image81
      alekhouseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      yes...also my score. The more hubs I publish, the lower my score goes.

    5. rembrandz profile image89
      rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I noticed a dip...a lot of blues..am looking at the answers here for a clue...except my new hub..showed reds for obvious reasons but only a short while.

    6. Night Magic profile image59
      Night Magicposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My hub has slowly been going up since I made it but then again, my title isn't a brand name.

    7. Jlbowden profile image81
      Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hello DIY:

         I did notice somewhat of a decline in my hubviews over the past few days. However I do not see a ton of blue arrows right now. Out of my sixty published hubs, so far I have three down arrows. Hopefully we see that change for the better soon!

      Jl

    8. KeithTax profile image79
      KeithTaxposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My traffic is all over the map. Sometimes it is really good, near record highs, and other times it is in the basement. Thye HP team is constantly working to improve the site and offset the effects of Panda. Their focus on improving traffic bodes well for all of us. As Google continues to make changes and the HP team work improving the HP experience, traffic will have some weird patterns. Welcome to the internet.

    9. 0
      SusieQ42posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I often see a drop in my viewings on the weekends and holidays.  I think people are too busy to sit home in front of the computer.  They're getting and visiting family, etc.

    10. skye2day profile image84
      skye2dayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Seems to me up one day and plenitful then down one day and plentiful. Usually the up win out though. Here is a site to post free links It is super!!
      http://www.livelinkcafe.com/referral.php?member_id=4194 It really helps bring in readers!!

  2. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    yes! My views are dropping like a rock! whats going on?

  3. kmackey32 profile image83
    kmackey32posted 5 years ago

    mine have risen real fast over the last few days...

  4. Richieb799 profile image64
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    I don't think drops are ever site-wide unless Google has done something, you can always tell this if your hubs remain in their rankings. One of my top 3 hubs has dropped but I haven't done much backlinking recently...which always helps

    My best hub is still 2nd on Google 1st page

  5. leahlefler profile image99
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    Very weird - I noticed Stacy L. posted the same thing... my views are holding steady or slightly rising. We'll see what happens over the next 24 hours, though. I hope this isn't a portent of things to come!

    1. flyngryter711 profile image60
      flyngryter711posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My views are down too for my first article. The google ranking seems to have dropped for my hubpage.

  6. vanchen profile image86
    vanchenposted 5 years ago

    Hmm.. i've lost almost all my views overnight as well...

  7. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Yes, a lot of us are having this issue.

  8. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    Large drops in traffic tend to follow large upward spikes in traffic.  If you've had a sudden surge in views recently, it's not out of the ordinary for the views to taper off or drop after a short while.

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
      DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Mine had quadrupled over the last few weeks and now have sunk to their formerly dismal selves!

      1. relache profile image86
        relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So, are a majority of your Hubs about wedding planning?  If so, wouldn't you say that the surge and drop is due to regular flux in wedding traffic?  I've got a few pages on various sites that deal with things related to weddings, and they go up during planning times of the year and down during the actual heavier wedding seasons themselves.

        1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
          DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, they are, but I've never...even when I've been on the front page...had views like these.  No.  Something else is definitely up.

  9. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    My traffic has dropped today, too. Oh well, it was great fun for a few days!

    1. dungeonraider profile image85
      dungeonraiderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My google page rank is holding but viewership is dropping.  I'm thinking Hurricane Irene related, too.

  10. Sean Evans profile image83
    Sean Evansposted 5 years ago

    My Hubs where seeing a steady increase that started roughly 4 days ago.  Now yesterday and today they are low even for me.

  11. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago

    I'm holding steady, which is much higher than usual since the upturn started about a week ago. Remember that a lot of people along the East Coast of the U.S. are still without power and Internet. So don't pay much attention to it for now.

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      But weren't they without power yesterday? That was my best day ever.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Some people could have still been using a UPS. I had backup power for a while myself. Other sections are only experiencing problems today as mudslides are occurring as rivers are overflowing. This is a delayed reaction due to the storm. So you could expect people who rode it out fine are now in trouble. Vermont seems to have been a total washout. Worse than Long Island.

        1. Lisa HW profile image84
          Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The last I heard, a lot of people could be without power for as long as a week.  That was after we lost power twice but now have it back.   I haven't had the chance to see any updates on whether that one-week thing may have changed, or how many still have no power.

    2. WriteAngled profile image92
      WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So it would be useful to find ways to gain non-US traffic, so that we do not have to be held to ransom by events occurring in a single country.

      Having the facility to use Amazon capsules for the other Amazon companies would be a start to breaking this US stranglehold on everyone.

  12. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Actually, most of my traffic comes at night, so I hope I was premature in my statement. I'll know in a few hours.

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thankfully, my statement was premature. My views today were almost as good as yesterday's!

  13. kmackey32 profile image83
    kmackey32posted 5 years ago

    Today, mine is the highest it has ever been in 2 years at hubpages.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What are hub views? hmm

      1. kmackey32 profile image83
        kmackey32posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The traffic to her hubs.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanx. smile

          1. Glenn Stok profile image98
            Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            paradigmsearch, you can see your hub views by clicking "stats" on any hub.

          2. wordscribe43 profile image93
            wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            lol

      2. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LOL, I got it even if no-one else did! Know the feeling sad

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Things have indeed changed.

  14. AshleyFAuthor profile image59
    AshleyFAuthorposted 5 years ago

    Mine are the same as always, the newer ones are rising and the older ones are rising slowly.

  15. Fiction Teller profile image61
    Fiction Tellerposted 5 years ago

    Nope, not an organic traffic dip.  Rankings for keywords lowered yesterday evening.

    It's truly bizarre, these plunges and surges, hitting some accounts at the same time, others at other times....recovering here and there...Google's up to some crazy stuff; I hope it's still data gathering, but maybe it's just willy-nilly penalties....or maybe our surges were some other websites' penalties...

    If there's any consistency to it, I sure hope we figure it out. It's like a tragicomedy, all this melodrama, laughing and crying with the actors, knowing you're coming onstage, then realizing you've been in the play all along...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed! (The bolding of the poster's statement is mine, not theirs).

  16. sabrebIade profile image85
    sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago

    Well my blogs have really been doing well since Panda, my Hubs not so much.
    Then Thursday, my blogs started dropping like rocks and my Hub page views shot up 1000 -2000.
    Remember that Seinfeld episode where Jerry was "Mr. 50/50"?

  17. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I'd had that substantial increase that a lot of other people did (what was it now, last week?).  I think it was Friday night that the steady and consistent-seeming increase stopped; and I began seeing "non-dramatic" but continued dropping for the weekend.  (Someone else on here mentioned it could be the weekend issue.)  Although the drop (as the rise had been) was actually consistently gradual, by the end of seeing things drop the drop was kind of substantial (500 views or so before the gradual drop turned around, I think).  Some time yesterday I began to see a slow, upwards, climb that has continued through to right now.  For now, they're at the highest I've seen post-Panda and post-subdomains; as well as higher than more recent (maybe even not so recent) pre-Panda, 24-hour, averages.

    Considering that my 24-hour averages have their own range, as opposed to factoring in "odd low's and high's" that aren't "the average" for me; and depending on whether I'm factoring in my "low averages" or "high averages", my 24-hour views today are from 3 times to 4 times more than previous averages.  As it is of right now, it looks like if it were continue to go up today/tonight, it would be at 3 times my post-subdomain "average" and even "all time high".  That's, of course, as of right now.  Who knows what will happen an hour and a half from now - or next week...   hmm

    (In other words, my traffic's better than ever, at least for now.)

  18. Nell Rose profile image88
    Nell Roseposted 5 years ago

    What I don't understand is, why is it that if I look at my stats they say, for example, 1000, then an hour later, its says, 800? How can people undo readings?!!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Rolling, not... otherwise. smile

      1. Nell Rose profile image88
        Nell Roseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Say again?!! roll

        1. shogan profile image87
          shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Nell, they're rolling stats.  The 24-hour period measured changes as we move forward in time.

          1. Nell Rose profile image88
            Nell Roseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Duh! sorry, how dumb am I?!

            1. shogan profile image87
              shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              It's ok.  We all have those moments.  smile

    2. quicksand profile image84
      quicksandposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Probably reading a hub backwards can undo a reading! lol

      1. BaliMermaid profile image61
        BaliMermaidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hub views are for a given time period.  The one day column is for the last 24 hours back in time. Some of that traffic had to come in somewhere during the day and it drops back out 24 hours later - but is still counted in the other columns. Only the all time total  views column should stay constantly growing.

        That's my explanation to myself for the situation you describe. But I am no expert so perhaps someone else knows better. smile

  19. David 470 profile image87
    David 470posted 5 years ago

    My traffic is falling. I have blue arrows, but also have red arrows. A few hubs that had huge spikes are falling down. My peak highest was 12,000 views, now I am in the 8000s. (The rolling 24 hr stats.)

    Hopefully, this is not some Google Update again or something. Of course, this is the weekdays, my traffic was A LOT different on the weekend.

    One of my oldest hubs is still performing really well though, most of the hubs that are losing traffic are new.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I have a sea of blue arrows this morning, on almost every single Hub.  It's not a tragedy - my traffic has basically gone back to what it was before 20th August. But between then and now, I had this huge surge with a doubling in traffic, and now it's gone.  Peculiar.

  20. jcmayer777 profile image78
    jcmayer777posted 5 years ago

    My traffic is still rising, but on different articles.  I have a couple with blue arrows, but a few that hadn't taken off now have two red arrows on them.

    I hope they don't drop - I finally got back to pre-panda levels of about 800 views a day.

  21. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    Uncertainty is bad for business. Should I write another hub? Should I spruce up my own sites. Should I sit in the garden and watch the ants fight?

  22. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

    I'd go with the ants...and a glass of wine.

    1. kmackey32 profile image83
      kmackey32posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Whiskey would be better...lol

  23. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

    Whiskey works, too.

  24. leahlefler profile image99
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    I'm waiting with baited breath for my hubs to fall into oblivion (currently my traffic is quintuple post-panda levels).

    Off to find some whiskey...

  25. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    You found the whisky. I got two bottles of ancient whisky for my birthday.
    15 year old dimple of good 12 year old Kentucky? smile
    I'll join ya! lol

    1. kmackey32 profile image83
      kmackey32posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I only drink when my kids visit there dad and on weekends I dont work. hmmmmm it maybe awhile Earnest....lol

    2. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I have a 30 year old Single Malt ..... not yet opened wink

  26. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    Maybe we all should start consulting our astrological charts or palm readers, or something.  It doesn't really look like the kind of answers we'd like will be coming from any consistency with traffic on here.   hmm

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol that is  a lovely suggestion lol

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
        DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Which part, the consulting the astrological charts or the couple of hits of Old Granddad?! smile

  27. hardlymoving profile image95
    hardlymovingposted 5 years ago

    Down 85%.  All except 2 articles have blue arrows.

  28. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    Something is terribly wrong, I haven't had this few views since I first started writing here.  Something caused the bottom to fall out!

    1. 0
      Multimanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Me to, post panda I was dong alright, no great ups and downs, then about 3 days ago the bottom fell out about 66 percent veiw decline, and it is staying there as of today.

  29. anujagarwal profile image65
    anujagarwalposted 5 years ago

    My views have also been dropped but not so heavily. Just 10-15% and it is not a big fluctuation.

  30. princess g profile image59
    princess gposted 5 years ago

    I never get readers anyway, no difference for me

  31. Silver Rose profile image76
    Silver Roseposted 5 years ago

    I've come down from the all-time high, but am still holding higher than pre-panda.

    Looking at traffic sources, international traffic (.ca, .au and .in) is down. .com is holding steady as is .co.uk. But of course the Americans have yet to wake up, so who knows what will happen to .com

  32. GmaGoldie profile image87
    GmaGoldieposted 5 years ago

    What is happening?  First there was a spike now a dramatic drop off - it is me or is it the search engines?

  33. WHoArtNow profile image85
    WHoArtNowposted 5 years ago

    I've had the opposite, after the HP Ad program kicked off, my views slowly dropped until this month when every one of my decent hubs have seen a 100% increase in views! It's all very strange, need to spend some time looking at analytics.

  34. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    all I see today is a sea of blue arrows...sigh sad

    1. Lisa HW profile image84
      Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Stacie, on the weekend I had a couple of days that had me thinking my views were going to keep dropping.  Based on what I've seen on here, I was ready to see them drop to "nothing", but I was also thinking the increase may have just been leveling off, and that they'd settle somewhere reasonable (even if substantially lower).  Anyway, they turned around again (for now, and they're at an all-time high).  There's just way too much havoc going on with traffic for anyone to think whatever it his traffic is right now is going to stay approximately where it is for any length of time.  Maybe there'll come a time when that changes, but this sure isn't that time.  hmm

    2. Jean Bakula profile image95
      Jean Bakulaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I live in NJ, and many towns around us have been without electrical power for 5 days, maybe that's why people are offline around here. Once the power comes on, you have to throw out all your rotten food, the house is a wreck, and the weather went from 85 to 60, so we're all banging around in the dark looking for warm clothes. I've just ventured back online today.

  35. CyclingFitness profile image91
    CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago

    Curiously I've had a minor rise in views over the weekend although my views are still around 25% when compared to other months. I've lso found that the viewings on one of my hubs has gone up over 200% over the last week too. (and I'm not talking it starting at single figures!)

  36. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    I have a second account here- a small one that I have mentioned in other threads- and it was one of those that plunged about a week ago. I looked this morning and it was all red arrows. This evening it has the highest traffic it has ever seen.

    The only reason I am saying this is because accounts that suddenly lose traffic are not necessarily doomed. Several people have talked about much bigger falls and recoveries than I have experienced.

  37. Susan Ng profile image91
    Susan Ngposted 5 years ago

    On the contrary, my total hub views for today are the highest they've ever been in the four+ years I've been on HubPages. And I've been seeing many red arrows for a few days now, right about the time when I noticed the gray A's. ^_^

    Hope your hub traffic goes back up soon. smile

  38. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    it's like riding a tidal wave...
    is google conducting some sort of test?I feel sea sick..
    tongue:

  39. Rosie2010 profile image83
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    My traffic continues to rise (fingers crossed) and today is the highest traffic I've had from G.. I had a 24-hr surge of traffic from Bing a few months back.. that one must be a fluke as it lasted only a day.  The rise in traffic from G however is lasting for over a week now.  I'm not going to hold my breathe considering some traffic have gone down already.. but I'm enjoying the ride while it lasted. smile

  40. David 470 profile image87
    David 470posted 5 years ago

    Well, this is looking bad, just checked today and my traffic continues to fall. sad

    I am not sure if it's going to level off or what. Are there a lot of people without power?

    My earnings were not too bad though - made about 12 dollars yesterday. Last week I nearly hit 20, but looks like that is not going to happen again as of now.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You're scaring me, David.  Please go away and be quiet! big_smile

      It's a roller coaster for sure and no one can predict one day to the next.  I'm still seeing high traffic, pretty well settled out.  As of right now I expect today to fall slightly from yesterday (it usually does on Wednesday) but who knows.  It might just as well shut down completely at noon!

      I wish it would just settle down and google would quit messing with us.

      1. David 470 profile image87
        David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am still at high traffic, but way far from my peak. One day last week, I hit my all time high, but it has been dropping since.

        Google likes to rough people up. Throws some slaps one day then gives our hubs godly powers next lol

        But I think power outages could be the cause perhaps, plus this is a weekday, and my weekend was completely different.

      2. Jean Bakula profile image95
        Jean Bakulaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't receive that thing I used to get from HP that gave me my weekly stats, how many people read my profile page, and how many read my hubs. What setting is that? Thanks.

  41. crazyhorsesghost profile image86
    crazyhorsesghostposted 5 years ago

    I am still not back where I was before Google Panda but I am doing a lot better now than I was. Views are going up every day.

  42. Fiction Teller profile image61
    Fiction Tellerposted 5 years ago

    Hi David 470,

    If you're still at high traffic, then unless most of your hubs are weighted heavily towards hurricanes, moving into dorms, or other current events, I don't think you're "plunging." I'm now at lower traffic than I was a year and a half ago.  That's a plunge!

    Plunging happens if you're not ranking highly for terms you ranked highly for before.

    You can see what kind of traffic you were getting last week from keywords you were ranking for in your Analytics account. Then check your Analytics today and yesterday and compare.  Then sign out of Google and do a Google search to see where you're ranking today. The rankings you see aren't exactly accurate, because of personalization of search, but they give you a ballpark figure. If you were on page one last week but are not today, you may be plunging. If your position's holding, then it's just a traffic fluctuation.

    1. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I did not know Google analytics told you rankings. I see that it tells you what hubs are performing best, where traffic is coming from (which is awesome), and other various statistics.

      Actually, people moving into dorms might be affecting me. I have some gaming hubs. And I know some people may not be searching for certain keywords because of either no gaming consoles, or they are focusing on classes at the moment.

      I just think the hurricane may be affecting me because if people have no power, then they have no access to a computer, except mobile.

      Where exactly do I see rankings for my hubs Analytics?

      1. Fiction Teller profile image61
        Fiction Tellerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You can't see your search engine rankings in GA, but you can see the traffic you're getting for keywords. Look at the keyword metric when you view your content for today, yesterday, day before, whenever.... If you notice a dip today or yesterday, then confirm it by doing a Google search for those keywords as I described.

        1. David 470 profile image87
          David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, I see. Yes, I'll check them.

          Well, I checked a couple of my best performing hubs and they are ranking very high and a lot of similar hubs come up on page one. (Depends on the phrase and keywords though.)

  43. hardlymoving profile image95
    hardlymovingposted 5 years ago

    Still down 85%.  One of my articles eventually made to page 1 and consistently stayed on page 1 from the google search engine. You can come up with different combination of words in the search and it would still comes up high on page 1.  Now its on Page 2 with new articles ahead if it.

  44. David 470 profile image87
    David 470posted 5 years ago

    WOW! smile Google analytics is really awesome. I just checked one of my new hubs that I published a few days ago. It says people are on the hub for a time of over 4 minutes!

    I am really surprised a lot of my hubs, have a time page of up to almost 10 minutes on some of them!!

    I have some hubs that do not get good traffic, but get 5 minutes on the page.

    It says the average time on site is 46 seconds though...Which I thought was horrible, but I guess that is not the average for all the hubs?

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm a little higher than that for average time on page, but not a lot.  There are always those that click in, look for 3 seconds and realize that isn't what they wanted at all.

      Another thing to watch for on this; I see that if I order the data by time on page and look at the bottom group of very short times they are all for slide shows and/or translations.  Take them out and the number would rise a fair bit; I get a lot of slide show views and mostly they just flip through them rapidly.  I also get some clicks from slide shows, though, so I guess it's all right.

      1. rembrandz profile image89
        rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Nice work-arounds wilderness Thanks

      2. David 470 profile image87
        David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Wilderness,

        What do you think is a good time on page for a hub?

        I noticed some of my hubs that are lists of things get a higher amounts of time, but the other ones are lower because they may just be informative/news topics etc...

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          For any particular hub - lots of variables.  What is it about?  How long is it?  Does the title match the material so the "right" readers are drawn in and there aren't many that leave before it's even fully loaded?  Are there videos to keep the reader there?

          Most of my "how to" hubs are running around 5-10 minutes on the average hub and I think that is reasonable.  Most visitors to this kind of hub are looking for a particular piece of information and as soon as they get it they're gone, whether they read it all or not.  It might take 10 or 15 minutes to really read it all, and few do, but that's fine as long as they get what they want (and leave via a click!).

          On the other hand, I've got a few detailed and technical hubs that probably average 15 minutes.  It takes much longer to digest them and even the "come and leaves" won't drag them down too much.

          All in all I believe that just 2 or 3 minutes over a wide range of subjects and hub length isn't bad, but I'm no expert at all.  My goal is earning money and that figure is resulting in (to me) a satisfactory CPM.

  45. hardlymoving profile image95
    hardlymovingposted 5 years ago

    That's just great.  Hub views down 87%.  Most of my articles have completely disappeared from a Google search.  Hubpages programmers gone wild?

    1. WriteAngled profile image92
      WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder if the fact all your hub titles contain brand names might have something to do with it? I vaguely remember that being mentioned as a potential factor(not sure if here or elsewhere).

      1. hardlymoving profile image95
        hardlymovingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Nope.  Not at all.  How many Toyota Camry's do you think exist in the US?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That's not the point, I'm afraid.  As Relache says:

          "part of the Panda update was to make brand name competition harder for anyone who isn't the actual brand-name web site.  So this could be a big reason."

      2. relache profile image86
        relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Actually part of the Panda update was to make brand name competition harder for anyone who isn't the actual brand-name web site.  So this could be a big reason.

        1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
          DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          So what's my problem?  I don't have any brand names in mine.  I'm only getting about 20% of the views I was getting a few days ago.

          1. rebekahELLE profile image91
            rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I don't know, but perhaps it's a very saturated topic online and hard to rank for keywords.

            I've read some of your hubs and found them helpful. I hope things start looking up for you.

            1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
              DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, it's a well-covered topic, but hubs I had ranked one or two are now on page three.  I'm going to write it off to the hurricane and hope that's all it is!  Thanks, Rebekah.

    2. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's Google, not Hubpages. It's a dance, don't worry overly. If you previously saw traffic, you will again.

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I can't say I am sure this is true. The algorhythm may never go back to where it was.

        1. IzzyM profile image86
          IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          What do you mean, where it was? When they change one thing, it upsets a lot of apple carts, so they change another thing, and other things are upset.

          Absolutely exceptionally bright children are in charge of Google!
          But they are still children, nonetheless.

          We are going to bounce around until someone settles them down with a firm hand.

          1. hardlymoving profile image95
            hardlymovingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I believe its either Google or Hubpages programmers gone wild with a bad program that wasn't properly tested and/or approved for production which was subsequently executed causing all these problems.  I've been in the IT business for many years and I know how programmers think.  When they screw up, they panic and try to sneak in a fix before anyone notices - and a lot of times they may magnify the problem.  If they did their due diligence to begin with proper UAT (User Acceptance & Training) or QA (Quality Assurance), screw ups would not get into the production environment.

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              If you are referring to my current oh-so-well-deserved traffic levels as a screw up for panic ridden programmers to fix, I'm going to send my friend Bubba to visit you! smile

              Actually, you may be entirely correct, even though google has said there will be many small tweaks this year.  I doubt it was HP - I don't think they can affect the entire web the way google did.

              1. hardlymoving profile image95
                hardlymovingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I've been involved in some major disaster recovery efforts has a result of one programmer not know what they were doing or not being properly supervised or substandard IT procedures and policies or poor oversite or enforcement.

  46. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
    BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago

    My traffic was at an all time low last week, but today it has never been higher smile These things tend to go in cycles, I have followed all the advice that has been offered by hp's and people like Ryan and I am hoping that the recovery is sustainable. My earnings have suffered like most but even they are now showing good signs of recovery. Not quite at pre-panda levels but close. The sub-domain switch has been a good move by hp's.

    1. hardlymoving profile image95
      hardlymovingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No argument.  My traffic went up post sub-domain switch then two days ago - bam!...nose dived with blue arrows all over the place.

    2. janderson99 profile image85
      janderson99posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Keep on Dancin' Baby - with apologees to Abbbbbaaaa

      I was at a party, this guy called Panda said to me
      "Something bad is happening, Don't you all agree?
      Google cares for nothing, no one like you and me
      Evil times are coming, traffics crashin', just you wait and see"
      I said, "Who are you to talk about Traffic set to doom?"
      He got kinda scary as he looked around the room
      He said, "I work for Google, I know the formula ain't great !"
      I said, "I just can't believe it, why don't my hubs rate?
      Panda, can you tell me what is right and what is wrong?"
      He said, "Keep on rocking baby, 'til the night is gone"

      On and on and on
      Keep on rocking baby
      'Til the night is gone
      On and on and on
      'Til the night is gone
      On and on and on
      Keep on rocking baby
      'Til the night is gone
      On and on and on
      'Til the night is gone

      Standing up is scary if your Hubs have started to fall
      Like Humpty Dumpty, its like falling off the wall
      Don't ask 'cause Google will never say what's going on
      Its all a secret so just keep writing and moving all along
      Gotta keep on rockin baby till the night is gone

  47. Ms Dee profile image88
    Ms Deeposted 5 years ago

    My traffic is falling today from the new heights it reached the last several days.

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
      DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with ya, Ms. Dee! smile

  48. kmackey32 profile image83
    kmackey32posted 5 years ago

    Just like the stock market....

    1. toygurus profile image59
      toygurusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am new and was getting about 200 visits a day for my toy hubs. Yesterday I had 4 visits combined. Not sure what I did wrong as all my hubs have blue arrows. They are pretty  new articles. Oh well, Google hates me.

  49. SuperheroSales profile image59
    SuperheroSalesposted 5 years ago

    It seems to me that people who write on a single topic are the ones having the most trouble.

    I have written on several very different topics and I see each topic either soaring or dropping together.  Overall though my articles are weathering the storm well because the topics are balancing each other out.

    Does anyone else see this as the case?

    1. kmackey32 profile image83
      kmackey32posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yea I write on different topics too....hmmm

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes. I have been getting a good spread of hits across subjects. smile

      1. shogan profile image87
        shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        My views have been staying up, and I write on different topics.

        1. Ms Chievous profile image81
          Ms Chievousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I definitely write on different subjects.. yet my views are still low sad

          1. shogan profile image87
            shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Well, honestly, my views are low, too, Ms Chievous.  They're just a lot higher than they were.  It's all relative, of course.  I'm guessing, though, that you're saying your views are lower than they used to be, right?

            1. Ms Chievous profile image81
              Ms Chievousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yep ever since August 10th  my views plummeted to about 300 a day.. or less!  At least I have been consistent!  lol!  big_smile

              1. shogan profile image87
                shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                You've got a ton of hubs...that does seem low.  sad

    3. viryabo profile image87
      viryaboposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes.

  50. iviskei profile image80
    iviskeiposted 5 years ago

    I don't usually get a lot of hits to begin with, but I've actually had a few traffic rising arrows as of late. big_smile

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      4 weeks in, 5 hubs, sounds pretty normal for traffic to start to rise smile

      1. iviskei profile image80
        iviskeiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, I think so too. I'm just really thankful to have any traffic at all! xD

        1. nancynurse profile image85
          nancynurseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I have had this happen and have used the title tuner. I have found it to help quite a bit . The traffic sometimes improves within hours.

 
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