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New Panda refresh?

  1. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    Rumors of a Panda 3.9 refresh happening now at seroundtable.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
      PaulGoodman67posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Whatever's happening, I can't complain, as my traffic seems to be getting a little extra love from Google today!

      1. Lwelch profile image93
        Lwelchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Same here - noticed yesterday that stats are up a tad.... *hoping*

  2. Bedbugabscond profile image99
    Bedbugabscondposted 5 years ago

    Hrm, i am slightly down today, but not by much. I have hit a stall. It seems like the day a refresh happens I stall or dip, and then things increase from where they were before. Holding my breath and keeping my fingers crossed!

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
      PaulGoodman67posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well it might not be a refresh, the article's a bit vague...

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image100
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm slow today but have been on the upswing for several weeks.  I've been worrying about another hit from Panda as I got smacked pretty good the last time.  I'll be watching, that's for sure!

        1. Bedbugabscond profile image99
          Bedbugabscondposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Its humpday, people are too busy just trying to get through the week than to be on the internet tongue.

  3. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 5 years ago

    Not seeing anything significant that would indicate a Panda update.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image94
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    An OP on another thread just said their traffic dropped dead for no apparent reason...

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/100449

  5. paradigmsearch profile image94
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    And my blog traffic today was 1/3 of yesterday.

    My HP traffic appears relatively the same though.

  6. Will Apse profile image94
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    I have seen a nice uptick in traffic over the the last few days. Hope it is not a long drawn out pre-panda hit surge.

    1. Lwelch profile image93
      Lwelchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      so maybe not.  numbers still looking up... so still hoping.  lost 50% of my traffic with panda.

  7. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    One of my crashed subs has seen a significant increase in Google traffic, and I know someone else who hasn't forum posted, who has lost most of their traffic, just in the last 12 - 18 hours or so.

    So something is happening, a Google flux?

  8. Pearldiver profile image82
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    About time...

    On my primary account....

    I had gone from page 3 - page 47

    and now I am top of page 2.... which is great...

    But there are major bugs with this account here because my new hubs are being linked to unfinished -unpublished hubs, so whats the deal?  I'm noticing lots of strange things with my account... almost as if it is being manipulated via a proxy! sad   

    Even my accolades keep getting taken away, all my links are 'Bad' and my hubs are getting 're-grouped' into other irrelevant topics, after publishing!  All my best works seem to have been sand-boxed - because they are getting nothing!  Lucky I have a thick skin or I'd think I'm being s-crew-ed with! smile

    1. Johnkadu123 profile image76
      Johnkadu123posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have not noticed anything yet but I am sure they are going to do an update which is going to create temporary havoc. My rudimentary research indicates that the hub pages are trying to cope with the changes.

    2. Lwelch profile image93
      Lwelchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      have you changed your password to make sure that you haven't been hacked?

      1. Pearldiver profile image82
        Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for that but.... I can't tell you....  big_smile 
        [Looks around in a completely paranoid manner and thinks "Pssstt where's that hacker hiding now?]  yikes

  9. David 470 profile image83
    David 470posted 5 years ago

    I have not see any affect on my traffic recently -- positively or negatively.

  10. paradigmsearch profile image94
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    My traffic is higher than normal for a Friday... My pulse rate has quickened. big_smile

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
      PaulGoodman67posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Traffic is generally up for the site, according to Quancast, and mine is up too.  It might be the HP changes to the site that are helping though, as Google have said there's been no update to the algo.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image94
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Did you say...

        It might be the HP changes to the site that are helping though...
        It might be the HP changes to the site that are helping though...
        It might be the HP changes to the site that are helping though...
        It might be the HP changes to the site that are helping though...
        It might be the HP changes to the site that are helping though...
        It might be the HP changes to the site that are helping though...
        !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        I'd go along with that. big_smile

        HP Staff is probably feeling pretty good right now. And they should.

        1. Jason Marovich profile image89
          Jason Marovichposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          +1  Nice to see some positives instead of negatives aimed at HP staff, for a change.  I feel like an idiot defending people I don't know personally, but I've had to bite my lip many times as I see the changes in accordance with what the top social sites are doing.  I think a lot of us forget that yes, HubPages is a writer's site, but it's also a social site for many.  Well done HP staff.  I do like the changes. smile

          1. Bedbugabscond profile image99
            Bedbugabscondposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I am still pretty new, so i dont see numbers a lot of you do. But I am really pleased with the numbers I am seeing. Whatever Hubpages staff is doing seems to be working. smile

      2. Will Apse profile image94
        Will Apseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Traffic on Squidoo has shown exactly the same pattern as Hubpages over the last week. I reckon some changes in the search algo (rather than Panda or Penguin) favored us for the first time in months.

        1. charliegrumples profile image43
          charliegrumplesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I'm still on around 40% of what I was so I hope whatever changes are being made will bring at least some of that back

        2. IzzyM profile image89
          IzzyMposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          This is interesting to know - I don't use Squidoo so wouldn't have known that.

          I have not seen much change at all across my ridiculous number of subdomains - most remain static.

          BUT, two went up, one got the traffic back it lost in the April Panda update, and the other just went up, up, up. It went up before the 'flux' or whatever it was, so probably isn't related.

          Let's not forget that a few people have also lost most of their traffic this week, too.

          So, a bit less of the 'well done Hubpages, thanks for the changes' is on order, as not everyone is winning here.

          I mean, the changes are all well and good and will no doubt bear well for the future, but this has been a typical algo change 'flux'. Folk losing almost all their traffic, or gaining back what they lost previously, and then some.

          I agree with Will here.

          1. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
            PaulGoodman67posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            It's always difficult to gauge the effects of changes across the HP site for us individual hubbers.  All we have are things like our own traffic stats, quantcast data, and what others are saying in the forums - all of which are pretty crude tools for understanding what is happening and can throw up conflicting information.  We rely on HP staff to give us an idea of what is happening, which they have been doing very effectively in recent times!  smile

            Having a variety of small to medium sized sites (15 - 150 articles) is my strategy at the moment (in the past I aspired to have a 1000 hub account, but now i see how most of the big 'success stories' are suffering and it puts me off!) - I now have 3 HP accounts, 4 Bloggers, 3 Wordpress, 2 Squidoo, 1 infobarrel, and 1 Wizzley!   It does give you a wider picture of what's happening.  Whether it is a profitable strategy, I am not sure yet!  lol

            1. Pearldiver profile image82
              Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Or.......

              You could write a really book that isn't affected by search engine manipulation and perfectly highlights the diversity of your thinking, in a manner far superior to your current defense of fragmented hubs!  big_smile  smile   
              [Oh if only, as with law, we were paid for the number of words used in saying nothing... in so many meaningful words! smile]

  11. TahoeDoc profile image97
    TahoeDocposted 5 years ago

    No real change for me- still down where I've been for a while now. Not thrilled, but waiting until Papa-G sees the pure genius in my hubs again  smile I'm sure it'll be any….day….now…. LOL.

    1. Pearldiver profile image82
      Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Umm...... Not being recognized in that burka mask huh?  sad

  12. TahoeDoc profile image97
    TahoeDocposted 5 years ago

    I KNEW there had to be an easy answer. Thanks friend big_smile

    1. Pearldiver profile image82
      Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're Welcome... truly...

      I was just trying to draw attention to those really beautiful eyes of yours...

      Now that I have... don't change your avatar...

      Make dem Gmen Drawl....

      You Watch Doc.... Your traffic Will Improve!!  big_smile

 
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