I seem to have had a slight boost in traffic the last couple of days. Whether it is HP changes (crackdown on the numbers of Amazon capsules etc.) or a Google change to the algo, or a combination of both, I don't know. I hope it continues, however...
Anybody else seeing increases?
I've had a slight increase but am still 30% behind the eight ball and CPMS are also less. Not much for all the work I've put in here.
Recently we all were in a panic situation of less traffic, less revenue, hubs getting not featured, etc. Anyhow it is a welcome trend and give us some sort of confidence. Let it prevail so and last longer. God bless all.
Ever so slightly..they rise a little and then fall.
I'm waiting for the big jump!
Yes, I have also experienced a slight increase the last couple of days.
Two days and views are up some. I'm holding my breath and the hubs I have planned to wait and see what happens.
Yep, mine are back to normal, so are my earnings. Long may it continue.
Have got about a 10% increase after my 50% drop so still far below where I was a month or so ago... Will be interesting to see how things pan out over the next few months.
It could just be the spike before the next big fall, of course...
I guess you have to go uphill a bit to get a good plunge at the start of the roller coaster.. lol
Yes, there is chance for that too.. But let's hope for the best
What is with the new Amazon policy? I just spent a lot of time trimming my Hubs down to two Amazon products per capsule and then suddenly they went ahead and trimmed them all down to just one Amazon product per capsule without me doing anything. That would have been nice if they had done so from the get go and saved me a lot of time, but only one produce per capsule? Sometimes that just doesn't cut it for what you want to advertise, but HP wants to please G, so they set the rules.
Google deemed pages with too many Amazon capsules to be "spammy". Those pages hurt the site (and effectively other hubbers), so HP has no choice but to clamp down.
I understand. It just would have been nice if they did it globally from the start, instead of idling Hubs for having too many Amazon links. After I spent a great amount of time weeding down Amazon links from Idled hubs to two, they immediately did a global change and made all Amazon capsules contain one link.
I'm not so sure it was Google that deemed it spammy, but a wild guess on the part of Hubpages. My traffic is up just a tiny bit, so possibly it helped.
With respect, if you are "not sure that it was Google that deemed it spammy", then I would speculate that you probably don't read the emails that HP send you, or have awareness of the detailed feedback that is available through Google Webmaster Tools. There is actually solid information out there in this specific case (Amazon capsule numbers hurting pages), no wild guesses required.
This Monday was a third up on Monday, last. It certainly helps but I need more.
There is a gradual increase. But we need to observe it a little longer to assume it as a trend.
I've had a bit of a "bump" over the past week, which is encouraging, but now that we're heading into a long holiday weekend I fully expect my views to tank again....
I have seen small increases in my views. Happy with whatever I can get, so keep doing what your doing.
Damn....I thought it was all the revision work I was doing.
So I could have just slacked off and it still would have went up?
Yes, I saw a bit of an increase yesterday and I was surprised and glad. I figured it was a back to school, end of summer vacation thing. I certainly hope it continues too.
My traffic also increased latest by by 40% compared to first two weeks of August. Hope this will keep continue.
damn... reminding us all about traffic... it was all lost behind the spam.. lol
But I will say one thing... having reviewed some of my hubs that have lost traffic I can see why when I look at them critically with what i know now (not what HP is telling me to do I hasten to add). I have made so many mistakes in the past, it really is time to revisit some of my old hubs...
I'm still seeing red arrows, despite it being a Friday and a holiday weekend here in the US. No dramatic increases, but still some hope that it will turn into a gradual upward trend - my hopes of a sudden, full recovery are small, however. We are entering the busiest four months of the year, so I am crossing my fingers at this stage and hoping for the best...
After the recent Google update last month my traffic increased by about 30%. Recently I have seen another huge jump by about another 30% which means it has almost doubled from where it was stuck for the past year.
Things are definitely looking up, traffic increases are beginning to stabilize, as well as earnings. Thank God. People are back to work, back to school, searches are up, 'tis the season.
It seems to me there are mass ebbs and flows in general internet interests. That is to say, somebody posts something, somewhere, that tickles someones fancy, and there are slight viral uptakes in interest in a certain subject, so people google that stuff for a little while, and our hubs come up in those searches. Just a kind of small, short term exponential bump in internet activity on any given subject. Would be hard to credit any single thing, really, in my opinion. I think it's a buzz of interest in the internet hive-mind, though, nothing more, nothing less.
I tend to agree with you, quiterandom. Much has to do with the fickle, "flavor-of-the-month," "what's trending" phenomenon of searchers that makes one have an article that will get hits one day and none the next. There is only so much control we can have over internet behavior.
I was pleasantly surprised to see a decent boost in traffic last night. I've come to the conclusion that these fluctuations are normal and you'll see more dramatic fluctuations during Google algorithm changes and have to ride them out. I've only been doing this about 16 months, so my observations are new; I'm thinking you need to do this at least a couple years to understand traffic fluctuations and other things. Nothing happens overnight and often only time will tell.
by Kate Swanson 4 years ago
Janderson just submitted some great suggestions on this thread:http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/126313#post2666393and I think this one deserves a suggestion post on its own.We're always being told to be discriminating with our Amazon capsules - less is more, they must be directly related, etc...
by Adam Harkus 3 years ago
Not that I was making any money from them, but why has my directly related Amazon product link been snipped in the hub-pro edit ?I could understand snipped competitor products, but what is the point of having ebay / amazon capsules if they are being removed from the niche sites?
by Glenn Stok 16 months ago
I just noticed tonight that Amazon capsules only show up when logged in. That means that organic traffic sees nothing except the title of the capsules. This must have just started happening because I had several Amazon sales every day up until Sunday. Today (Monday) was not reported yet.
by GH Price 5 years ago
This is a two-fold issue. I know we're in the middle of a Google Typhoon or whatever animal is wreaking havoc this month plus the summer traffic is, well, obviously somewhere else. In January/February of this year, my traffic was around 2000 views per day. Right now, I'm lucky if I crack 400. I'm...
by Paula Atwell 4 years ago
Is there a balance of Amazon products on a page that makes a hub overly promotional? Or is it dependent on the individual hub (over and beyond the 50 words per product)?
by Janis Leslie Evans 6 years ago
Have you seen the new rules regarding product capsules? It's in the HubPages Weekly. We have to reduce products within each capsule from 2 to 1, as a way to prevent looking spammy by Google. Oh Lord, what a task. I've already started this morning, 14 hubs down, 37 hubs to go. Question to...
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