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Traffic Whims Lately?

  1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    I know, this is the umpteenth thread on traffic - just wanted to check if others saw any odd patterns the past few days?  My numbers climbed a bit, and were holding steady at a good number, and literally overnight have dropped by about a third (again). 

    It's becoming time consuming and discouraging to try to track and react to Google's whims. I know from reading posts from our wonderful colleagues with many years' experience here that this is part of the game, though.

    Are any others here seeing new and odd patterns in traffic?  Did Google pull another animal out of its zoo supply?

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image98
      PaulGoodman67posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Same situation for me, Marcy.  It's dispiriting.  I've not found any Google algo update announcements so far online, but something happened last night, that's for sure.

      Update: My traffic is still falling.  Let's hope for a swift recovery.

    2. James A Watkins profile image92
      James A Watkinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! My traffic yesterday and today is suddenly and pitifully low. Something must be going on—I hope.

    3. Jamie Brock profile image92
      Jamie Brockposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I noticed earlier when I checked my account that there was an insane number of blue arrows. Seemed like there was one by almost every hub.  I have not seen that many before. I almost posted to the forum with the title, I'm so blue.

  2. peeples profile image91
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    3 days ago my traffic doubled. It stayed that way through last night when I went to bed. This morning it is showing down to about 1/3 of what is normal for me. I just don't get this roller coaster ride!!!

    1. ChristinS profile image97
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm in the exact same position, my traffic had increased greatly the past week and was steady then this morning way down again.  It gets frustrating to say the least.

      1. BlossomSB profile image93
        BlossomSBposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm just glad that it's not just me and this is happening to others, too. Probably it will right itself soon - hopefully, anyway.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    My traffic (which has never been much to shout about anyway) was on the "up" for most of this past week, now I check my stats this AM and it's in the tank again... which is bizarre because I just posted a new Hub last night and that usually provides a brief "bump."

    Oddly enough, the stats page sez that new Hub has more slideshow views than it does page views.

    I'm assuming there's some sort of glitch in the system or ghost in the machine that's affecting the traffic reporting...

    1. CMHypno profile image94
      CMHypnoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Too many glitches recently - again getting very boring

  4. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    My traffic is at an all time low Marcy, although it was going upward a few days ago.  To be quite honest it has just got pointless and boring.  I'm a writer, not a professional hoop jumper.  As HP keep idling my hubs, I now just delete them and move them elsewhere.  Soon all I will have left here are the hubs that have been copied multiple times, where I can't get the site to take them down.

  5. wordscribe43 profile image92
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    My traffic has also all but disappeared overnight.  I am not sure if it's an HP stats reporting issue or if Google is in "another mood".  Ack!  This is just getting too old.

  6. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Thought I'd find this thread this morning.

    My HP stats have had the bottom jerked out - down over 50% in one day.  Adsense and analytics stats, however show just a slight downtick, and nothing to be concerned about.  Analytics is showing half again what HP did for yesterday, and that's something that I never see.

    Looks to me like a repeat of what we saw a few weeks ago when the HP stats went on the fritz and ceased to have any meaning at all.

  7. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    Wow - sounds like many of us are seeing the same trend - a goodcincrease, followed by a plunge (last night, for most of us).  I'm glad not to be alone, but I hate to see my friends affected, too. 

    If anyone spots the reason for the sudden drop, let us know?  Not that we can change it, it's just helpful to know, so we don't scramble to find what we did to cause it.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In other threads people are saying Analytics shows normal traffic so this must be an HP problem if that helps at all.

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      jenuboukaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I just moved to another site; changed direction for my niche; and have not seen any dips in traffic or delays; my traffic is on the up and up since re-locating. 

      By no means it this to knock at HP, but I too, got tired of wasting time trying to find out why my articles were not getting traffic. 

      I can set my own tags, (HUGE) and don't have to update any content in risk of a mod ticking it on idle. 

      I hope all that remain loyal here finds a solution or HP can offer a reasonable solution; I really liked posting articles here.  But just cant afford the drops in traffic and earnings.

  8. aa lite profile image93
    aa liteposted 5 years ago

    Are you looking at your traffic on your HubPages account, or through Google analytics?  My traffic as reported by HubPages is about half of what it should be, but my Google analytics show no change.  This is happened once before in December to many people, I reckon the HubPages views counter is totally not to be trusted.  In the middle of December I think there was a general fall in traffic, combined with HP views reporting going wonky, so that really confused things.

    I now observe my subdomain traffic with analytics, and go to quant cast to see what is happening to HP as a whole.

    Actually the best way of judging views on HP, I think, is to look at your Adsense impressions (go to performance, choose sites and HubPages).  Even though I use the Ad program, each of my hubs has an Adsense ad, so a view there will register on the Adsense account.  There are the 'impressions' where the ads have our ID, so the views that we will actually be paid for.  Impressions should be 60% of the total views.

    The complication with analytics is that it counts people viewing your images as "views" which HP doesn't count and which we don't get paid for.  I usually just look at the number of visitors on the page, which is smaller than the number of views because some visitors look at a few of my hubs, but reflects better what I will be paid for.

  9. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    This discussion started several hours ago,


    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Relache - I missed that one.  Headed there now . . .

  10. andromida profile image61
    andromidaposted 5 years ago

    Same here,I think it must be a glitch.

  11. Sue Adams profile image98
    Sue Adamsposted 5 years ago

    Look on your "My Account" page. You'll see a notice in red from HP saying:

    "Jan 8, 11am PST - There are some issues with traffic data collection over the last 10-12 hours, causing hub traffic statistics to be under reported during that time. A fix has been deployed, and we expect the data to normalize over the next 24 hours or so."

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for pointing that out, Sue - I noticed it when it appeared, but it's helpful to share the info here on the thread, too.  Fingers crossed that the issue is addressed very soon.  I know it's time consuming for HP to monitor and repair!