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?
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.
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.
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.
Ha! Not upset nor looking for a fight, HePu! 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?
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.
Alcohol mixed with pills? I though that was a no-no? But if you say so!
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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????
That's an idea. They could have mine.
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.
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.
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.
What did you do to get out of the slump, KJ? Anything or nothing?
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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