From the profile page, a reader can link to the sites of the "others you might like". From the hub, a reader can link to one of the many hubs at bottom of page. In the slideshow, the reader can go to other hubs. I wonder if this can be confusing to readers who initially came to read an article that interested him. If I am a reader, I might want to move away from such confusion. I can't find my way back to the article I came to read. Also, a viewer can go immediately upon entry to the slide show and on to another hub from there. Can this hurt both hubbers and HubPages? My views have decreased by half since these changes. I wonder if there is a correlation.
I'm sure that's not the reason for a decrease in traffic. If at all it would do anything would be an increase in traffic. People are going to check out the other hubs only when they reach the end of yours, so that's a good thing - decreased bounce rate...
Also, considering the slideshow - people are going to go to another hub only if they think it's better. You should try adding good pictures to your hubs - especially the first picture (wherever it appears on your hub). This would get you many visitors. I've noticed that my new hubs that don't rank well on search engines yet, get traffic from other hubbers. I know this thanks to analytics. I can see them coming from other subdomains.
I have good photos at the beginning of my hubs, and my views and income were great considering the number of hubs So many people are losing money, that we need to think of any possible reasons. You do have a good point.
Loss in traffic is all around HP and I've not escaped it this time either. But, I've not been hit bad. Just seasonal traffic drop mostly as the peak of most of my hubs was around 2 months ago.
It may be an age thing, but I personally hate the jumbled mess of pictures everywhere. I far prefer to select what I am going to read from a list of titles and short summary.
I do not even bother to scroll down a page showing hubs in this way, because then I have to wait for all these useless images to load, and I get lost in the huge jumble.
It used to be simple to browse quickly through a hubber's output and select items of interest. Now it is no longer possible.
On the same note, I loathe the new welcome page. It starts with share a recipe, goes on to talk about debating something and finishes with inciting the production of how-to. Is this the targeted content for the Hubpages of the future: - recipes with videos showing how to open a can of pie filling, endless and pointless debates on religion and politics, and detailed how-to articles, with videos again of course, on how to turn on a light?
From the appearance of that page, I assume thoughtful and analytical pieces on topics deemed "intellectual" are no longer welcome (aarrrrghhh, perish the thought, you'll put off our visitors!)
by Dr. John Anderson5 years ago
This issue has been raised many times in the past – but given the 20% drop in traffic it should be rectified urgently (good enough is no longer sufficient (IMO)Links to unrelated pages is something that Panda and...
by Glen Nunes4 years ago
It would be great to have more options for displaying our hubs on the profile page. The chronological view means that hubs that are related (and may therefore appeal to the same reader) may be quite far apart, and older...
by LauraGT5 years ago
There seem to be many hubbers who have no published hubs and are still allowed to comment on other people's writing. While there are some hubbers who are simply new and asking questions before diving in, it seems that...
by Sondra Rochelle7 months ago
A reader contacted me today to request a link to my profile page because she was unable to find it and wanted to read more of my articles. When I took a look at one of my articles, I saw that my pen name was shown...
by Shadaan Alam4 years ago
I have just been wondering how many of my fellow hubbers have been earning more than $2 on a daily basis on HP. I know it is tough but i just wanted to make atleast $100 on a monthly basis on HP which is a far dream for...
by Sondra Rochelle2 years ago
In the upper right hand corner, where our author name is listed (and is linked to our profile page if clicked on), why not1) Make the name larger and bolded and2) Write something beneath it such as "For...
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