Even with redirects for Squidoo why have the views gone down?
Every lens shows a huge drop off right at the month of Sept-Oct. I imagine all of us have to rebuild each article rep all over again as a new article. Is that because of the new url? or what? What happened?
There are many theories about that. One is related to Google's Panda update, another to competition between already existing hubs with newly arrived lenses among which many try to drive traffic from the same keywords. There is also less known fact about internal restructuring of HubPages with new internal flow of authority through the topics and articles.
The simple fact is writing for web is like every other business - you should be adaptive and always ready to invest time in new knowledge, in this case to write more articles, find new ways to promote them, in short: to work, work, work and then more work.
Thanks Tolovaj, I noticed the topics opened up and more categories were available and I've update the articles into more relevant topics.
I just want a very good theory of why the views dropped like a lead weight. It does coincide with the Panda Update. Can someone who has been here a few years tell me if their Hubs also dropped at that time?
I have been humming along for years with good views and a month after the transfer all the articles are stuck in a barrel of rotten apples.
by Dorian Bodnariuc 3 years ago
I just checked a few of my former lenses, and it seems like 301 redirects from Squidoo don't work anymore.Does anyone know anything about this? I used to have some social media traffic, mostly from Pinterest and Google+. That traffic is lost now. Cheers,
by Writer Fox 3 years ago
I don't know if this has influenced HP traffic of late or not, but the old squidoo.com homepage, which used to show the message about HP's acquisition and gave links to HP, is now offline and has been down for more than a week.http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/squidoo.com.html
by Blake Flannery 2 years ago
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by James 3 years ago
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by Susan Britton 4 years ago
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