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Sudden major drop in my views - anybody else?

  1. Healthy Pursuits profile image87
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago

    Well, was there another black and white animal crapping overnight? I don't have a lot of views, but it was climbing. Penguin only nudged it downward temporarily, then it recovered. Panda did nothing to it.

    I was just breathing a sigh of relief. I've worked diligently on my hubs to make sure they have good quality and good formatting. Everyone has been saying that producing good quality will mean much less possibility of sudden drops in traffic.

    But Google must have released another one, (this time just for fun?) because my page views went down by 3/4 last night, so fast I could have woken up with a nosebleed.

    Has this happened to anyone else?

    1. Bendo13 profile image84
      Bendo13posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah mine are down maybe 100 views less than usual. 

      I don't think the new layout changes did anything in the eyes of Google... at least I haven't noticed any boosts in traffic yet.

      It is the weekend, but we'll have to wait and see if Google had an animal update.

    2. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No, not "everybody has been saying producing good quality will mean less possibility of sudden drops in traffic."

      And no, I took my hit 10 months ago and my traffic is up a bit.  Not back to normal by any means.  But then, I may not be writing quality stuff like you.  smile

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      1. Healthy Pursuits profile image87
        Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oooh, touchy, touchy. I'm asking a question to get an answer, not to start an argument. So go take your pill, have a beer, and relax. smile

        1. Randy Godwin profile image94
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ha!  Not upset nor looking for a fight, HePu!  lol  Merely correcting your generalization and I assume this is what it is.  And really, where does one find out what is considered quality by the search engines anymore?  lol

          It seems no matter who is writing what, we all go up and down as far as traffic is concerned.  Very few hubbers seem to have been unaffected in some manner.  smile

          Alcohol mixed with pills?  I though that was a no-no?  But if you say so!  cool




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          1. Healthy Pursuits profile image87
            Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Now don't you feel better? smile

      2. IzzyM profile image85
        IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Not everyone, but a good proportion of them have been saying this.  The "I'm alright, Jack" mentality is alive and well on Hubpages!

        Sorry to hear of yet another traffic plunge happening, but it is the site, or Google, or something, but not hub quality that is at fault.

        For the record, my traffic also plunged 10 months ago, but has been edging slowly upwards again recently.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image94
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Mine too, Izzy.  Others have reported plunges but I've made more on Adsense today than lately with a bit more traffic too.  Amazon still sux though!  smile


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    3. Isabella Snow profile image87
      Isabella Snowposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm seeing something similar. Yesterday was typical of a Saturday. What I'm seeing now is not typical of any Sunday, whether a holiday is upcoming or not.

      It could be a glitch in HP stat reporting, I have seen that quite a few times over the last 5 years. But I am not holding my breath on that one, especially since the rest of the people commenting right now don't appear to be seeing anything drastically unusual.

      If it *is* a Google algo change though, traffic will recover soon enough.

      1. Isabella Snow profile image87
        Isabella Snowposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Can't edit the above post so doing it this way: Meant to write Fri and Sat, not Sat and Sun. Reckon that was obvious but you never know.

        As an aside, everything looks like I would expect it to now.

  2. Cagsil profile image62
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Most of the time weekend traffic is going to be different than weekday traffic. It is something I have seen happen ever since I began writing at HubPages. It hasn't changed. Not to mention, it is summer time and not everyone is going to be online a majority of their time.

    1. Healthy Pursuits profile image87
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Cagsil. I've been watching the difference in my weekend vs. weekday traffic, and have been wondering if I'd get hit with any summer slumps. This isn't that. I'm hoping it's 4th of July, as relache and Arlene suggested. If not, I may just go hang myself with a twizzler rope or something equally tempting. (The lower I get, the sweeter the palate.) big_smile

  3. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    With this weekend and next surrounding the US 4th of July holiday, it won't be surprising to see both of them be quite low.

    1. Healthy Pursuits profile image87
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That explanation is comforting. I'll take it. Thanks!

  4. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    I made a deal with myself to write at least one Hub a week--no matter what.  Like you, I've got a recent drop in the past two days.  I suppose it's the weekend and the upcoming 4th of July.  Who knows???  I could join hubby and take a week and a half off, too.  I quit trying to analyze what it is happening to us as HubPages writers.  My stuff is new, and I've tweaked and updated my older Hubs.  If Google wants my firstborn child in exchange for better stats, they're ass out.

    1. SmartAndFun profile image92
      SmartAndFunposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, I love that phrase!

      FWIW, my views are only slightly down compared to the last few days, but they're up compared to last weekend. So who knows????

    2. Healthy Pursuits profile image87
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's an idea. They could have mine. wink

  5. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I'm not seeing any changes, in fact views are up somewhat for a summer weekend.

    I think weekends aren't the best time to assess traffic stats, at least here on HP.

  6. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 5 years ago

    I have seen my views come out of a slump of around a 40% drop after 4 months.

    It is difficult to tell for my own accounts as video traffic has seen a marked increase.

    1. IzzyM profile image85
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I have a video hub (on another name) which in Google search is not marked as a video hub! Is that normal?

      It's on the front page for its search term, I suppose I shouldn't complain.

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am not too sure Izzy, haven't seen much in the way of video results in the SERPS on Google.

        Must have a look into this.

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

      What did you do to get out of the slump, KJ?  Anything or nothing?

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Paul,
        Nothing that I have done as of late. Only looks like I was sandboxed (mildly) for four months and traffic has slowly come back. This coincides with video hubs taking off like a rocket for me with that traffic.

        I am looking at continuing with video as it is an aspect of 'publishing' on HubPages Ive personally wanted for 12 months.

        With video I will attempt certain 'keywords' as such, as some vids will do well and some will inevitably crash.

 
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