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SUMMARY CAPSULE

  1. Hello, hello, profile image60
    Hello, hello,posted 5 years ago

    I am sorry but I am really upset and boiling mad.

    Ever since rotten Google changed the system I tried really hard to get my clicks up again. I had before about 400 and was proud of it. then it sank to 200 and slowly to 150. I backlinked it and tweet them and done everything I could.

    Then the great news came from Paul about the SUMMARY capsule. I dived in and kept adding the summary capsule as fast as I could and miracles it went up straightaway to 200 and expected it will go up the next day. Red arrows all on them I done. Aha, now I got you Google.

    The next day -- all blue arrows and now I down to 77 clicks. I could scream. I am a fighter and being working hard ever since the Google disaster struck. On top I read there are earners of $100 - $1000. I am not being funny but this is soul destroying. Now what is the remedy? Am I taking the SUMMARY OFF  to get back to at least 150 a day.

    This is realy getting crazy.

    1. Just Ask Susan profile image86
      Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your summary needs to be in the summary capsule not in the actual hub itself. Just went to see a few of your hubs and you have a summary written at the bottom of the hubs. If you go into edit hub mode and look to the right hand side of the page you will see summary.

      1. Just Ask Susan profile image86
        Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry correction: The summary is right under the capsules while in edit.

        1. Hello, hello, profile image60
          Hello, hello,posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you, Just Ask Susan, for your friendship trying to help. The SUMMARY at the bottom of my hubs were done earlier because somebody advised to do this. Now I have done it in Summary capsules as well.

          In the meantime I even sunk to 59. I could screem. I wish I could find the magic wand.

  2. Haunty profile image84
    Hauntyposted 5 years ago

    It's possible that the number of views went up because you opened each of your hubs to add a summary. And all the extra views were actually you.

    Are you sure you didn't misunderstand the summary thing, though? As far as I know, it was about filling out the summary box in the sidebar, not adding a summary capsule.

    1. Hello, hello, profile image60
      Hello, hello,posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for giving your time to comment. Yes. done just that and can see your point you are making but why would if drop from wekks of 150 to 75 the next day and ever since. According to Paul it would draw Google's attention. OK, I guess it takes time. But why the immediate drop to half. If at least it would have kept on with about 150 as for weeks before? To me it seems to backfire.

  3. Azure11 profile image87
    Azure11posted 5 years ago

    Over the last few weeks it seems like traffic has been very erratic for quite a number of people (myself included). I think we just need to wait it out a few more weeks to see how it settles down. My views went from an average 100 to max 400 and now down to about 250 a day in the last few weeks and I'm hoping they might creep up again but who knows? I am adding my missing summaries gradually and still have some to do.

    1. Hello, hello, profile image60
      Hello, hello,posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Azure11, for your lovely comment.

  4. QuestionMaster profile image88
    QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago

    If you  have a look at quite a few of the recent forum threads, many people have experienced extreme drops without any known reason. When I say extreme, I mean traffic that is in the thousands one day and then down to 5 the next day.

    Google recently made a change to how backlinks work in subdomains - meaning that the subdomain change may not have fixed the traffic problem as well as originally thought.

    It's very unlikely that the summary capsule caused your drop in earnings - it's more likely the way Google is changing its rules and algorithms.

    1. Hello, hello, profile image60
      Hello, hello,posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, QuestionMaster, for your explanations. It's incredible and so heartbreaking. I mean it.

  5. sofs profile image88
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    Hello Hello traffic has been volatile.. hubpages subdomain recognition is taking it own time to settle into a rhythm. Writing summaries and having increased traffic the next day is only your views but I can assure that with good keyword rich summaries your hubs have to do better.. it takes time for Google to crawl all your hubs.. and reindex them, so patience.. I know how you feel.. we have all been patient but maybe we need some more smile cheers and Good luck to you!!

    1. Hello, hello, profile image60
      Hello, hello,posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, sofs, for your appreciated comment.  Somebody said that the subdomain caused the hub going back to its beginning and therefore we lose the majurity of the hubs which suppose to count. If that is the case wouldn't hubpages better reverse it?

      1. Haunty profile image84
        Hauntyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The fact is no one exactly knows what causes the drop in traffic. It's not necessarily the switch to subdomains. I switched too, and my traffic has never been higher. So, I'm sorry. If there was a definitive answer, Hubpages would certainly give it.

        1. Hello, hello, profile image60
          Hello, hello,posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you, Haunty, for your honest comment.

  6. Richieb799 profile image64
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    I looked at the topics of your hubs, you need to make some commercial ones..unfortunately they are the ones that get clicks

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's not true Richie. I had a hub that used to get a lot of clicks when it had traffic, high paying ones at that, and it was an information hub.

      1. Hello, hello, profile image60
        Hello, hello,posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, IzzyM, for your comment. There doesn't seem to be a real answer.

    2. Hello, hello, profile image60
      Hello, hello,posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Richie799, for your comment and help.

  7. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I suspect the fact you had just added summaries was a coincidence and you are just another of us "plungers"

    1. Hello, hello, profile image60
      Hello, hello,posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, psycheskinner, for your honest and down-to-earth reply. Yes, I also came slowly to that conclusion.

 
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