I've just checked my Analytics and I can see a definite change in my traffic on May 3 and 4.
My HubPages account seems to be heading for the toilet again, after recovering all its traffic in the last Panda. All my other sites are affected by 20-30% - some up, some down.
It looks very like its some kind of adjustment, because it seems to be undoing the benefits (or hits) that I got at the last update. Anyone else?
Much the same, except that I've seen a very slow, steady decline since about February.
May 4, however, shows a definite steepening of the graph (down), continued on May 5. Today looks like it may flatten out, but then Sunday is generally a good, rising, day for me.
I've lost around 60-70% of my traffic from a high in December.
Ya, my traffic fell as well. I was not affected by anything before; but, May 3rd saw a fall. It wasn't the weekend though! http://emeraldgreen21.hubpages.com/ques … so#rc_3144
My traffic began rising Sunday evening (Indian time) and now the stats are normal (right back up to the usual). But, traffic from google.uk and .ca is just 10 & 11 receptively!! Google.com which went crashing down has picked up and some other countries too have added to the return. But, UK and Canada have crashed big time.
My hubs started their recovery process around that time. I took a hit in April but I saw a slight increase last week and over the weekend my traffic went up again.....not to the figure before April but definitely an increase in traffic compared to April 19-24. Most of my hubs are showing red arrows now. I was really surprised.
I think what's happening is the reverse for everyone, those affected negatively before are showing positive signs and vice versa.
Traffic has tanked for me over the past week. More updates and the frustration that comes along with them. Now everone is scrambling and trying to figure out what the counter move is. I will probably just hang tight while working on my personal projects.
I don't pay attention to stats approaching or during a weekend.
I have no major change that I can decipher. As rebekah says above, it can be difficult to tell on Fridays because of the weekend drop. I am already running at below 50% traffic on what I was getting last month, so I don't fancy another hit. HP is looking like it's in trouble at the moment.
Just had another look at Quantcast, overall traffic is way down on February, with the weekly cycle generally becoming more and more stretched between peaks and troughs.
It looks like it peaks on Wednesday, starts declining and rises again on Sunday.
You can see a pattern, that's why it's hard to really detect major issues with the Panda and Penguin being released toward the end of the weeks, unless your traffic clearly is not rising again on Sundays.
The weekly cycle blurs things to some degree, yes. You can (and should) compare like with like, of course - Friday with previous Fridays, Saturday with previous Saturdays - but I certainly have no decisive changes on the 4th or 5th, just the usual recent crap.
My point was the weekly cycle is becoming gradually more stretched.
I'm starting to wonder if this overall drop in traffic doesn't have something to do with hubpages itself? With all the revamping of the layout, I wonder if google has lowered the hubpages ranking. So many of us are experiencing the drop in traffic. Maybe the hubpages redesign process was negatively effected by the panda update?
Here's a tidbit of info I found interesting. I also write for another website similar to hubpages (no not squidoo... ick, and ironically, my topics are similar there, I don't have as many articles and my traffic has INCREASED!
*stares at Quantcast chart*
Sensors reading minor fluctuations, captain, but insufficient data to--
*switches off tricorder*
Er, I think Hubpages' traffic just dropped a titch, but I'm not 100% sure. Give it another week or so and we'll have a sample size.
I wonder if there's any site besides Quantcast to give us domain-wide info? Alexa, I guess, but I can't bally understand what they're measuring.
Hubpages' redesign shouldn't have made that much difference, since it wasn't on every hub, but it did take away two things that Google's algorithm looks at nowadays: Google+ likes and links to related content (related hubs) in the sidebar. Cross-links to relevant content are good; cross-links to non relevant content (as when the box started showing car-related content on everything) not so much.
Nice star trek reference lol. We were just watching voyager on netflix. I think we're somewhere int the middle of all the seasons.
I was wondering if the fact that the redesign wasn't sitewide yet that might factor into the google traffic issue. Maybe it may not look cohesive to google? I don't know really, I know nothing of this kind of stuff, I'm just speculating. I'm suffering writers block again, so I'm trying to think creatively lol.
I think HP are trying to react to Panda issues like the ads above the fold too, aren't they? I don't think they're changing layout purely for aesthetics?
I personally am hoping that the layout changes will bring positive change when a decision is finally taken.
This (Quantcast) graph shows weekly pageviews from January 1, 2012 until present.
You can clearly see that things started a gradual decline mid-February, and then took a steeper nosedive the week of April 15th.
This is how my traffic has been starting Jan 1 to current day.
I thought I was the only person experiencing a harsh drop in traffic...something must be causing this. I wonder what !
The Google Penguin and Panda 3.6 updates. The updates started in mid April through May.
Yup. Google just changed the rules again. 2 pandas and a penguin. What a combination!
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