The tagging system was cancelled by Hubpages, because of some spammers. And now I am experiencing significant drop in my Hub views. Anyone having the same thoughts. Please do share it here.....
The tags have been non-existent to the S/E's for months. They are not your traffic culprit...
There seems to have been an algorithm change on December 10 - killed my traffic and many others are reporting the same....
Well you have to see his point of view.
Right after removal of tags...traffic drops.
I myself said I'd wait a week or two after the announcement and see what happened to traffic.
It tanked and HP as a whole started downwards according to Quantcast.
And yes I know everyone is saying tags were not active for a year or more (which I wish HP had told me about THEN so I would have stopped messing with them!) but things like having a tag for "Blue Widgets" and seeing Google traffic come in for the search term "Blue Widgets" is going to lead some to believe that Google was indeed seeing the tags on the pages.
However, this would not explain why Squidoo (that still has it's tags in place) is dropping also, just not to the extent HP is.
So you have to believe that tags really didn't have anything to do with it.
I don't know whether it is because of the termination of the tagging system or the algorithm change. My views have dropped considerably, even though I don't get many views here. I had about 500-700 views a day, but now it is 200-300 views.
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