I hit the lowest page views today!

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  1. Good Guy profile image85
    Good Guyposted 4 years ago

    What in the world is going on?  After two months of declining page views, I hit the lowest today, losing 50% of my normal page views.  Someone recommended I delete the editor's choice program which I did a few weeks ago.  Now I have hit bottom.  This also means that my earnings are reduced by half!
    This is most frustrating.  Anyone in the same boat?  Any strategy to halt this never-ending dive?

    1. Melissa A Smith profile image98
      Melissa A Smithposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have been experiencing significant drops recently. I usually have the most traffic on Sundays but right now its at where it usually is at one the worst day (mid-week). I also got my first copyright notification today, although I know I've been copied before without them.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I've become resigned to it. Another Summer Doldrums is indeed arriving. I've started another project to keep my mind off it.

  2. sfshine profile image67
    sfshineposted 4 years ago

    Same thing with my page view.

  3. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    I just checked. I am now getting more Pinterest hits than Google. In the last 24 hours my stats say I've got about 1000 hits from Pinterest but from all the Googles, no more than 800.

    This is why it's important to have multiple traffic sources!

    1. Good Guy profile image85
      Good Guyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      WryLilt,
      I followed your advice many months ago, and put all my articles on Pinterest.  I just checked, traffic from Pinterest is still very negligible.

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Some tips for your Pinterest optimisation:

        -Use nicer fonts instead of boring serifs. Use colors that go with or complement the images. Put the font on areas of the images that look like they go together, not just randomly thrown in any free space. Try centering your font too. Here is a great example of an MFP image where text and image work together: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/104497653828769654/

        -Your MFPs don't tease or promise information that can't be found elsewhere or that would attract clicks. For instance "What Is Multiple Myeloma" is as interesting as a wikipedia article. You need to TEASE the reader, and make them want to read more.

        -Don't do saturated or time based topics: for instance MH370. Every blog on the internet has written about this and in a few months it'll be old news (if it's not already).

        -Be more specific - "Every cloud has a silver lining". I have no reason to click that image. It could just be a quote on a pretty picture for all I know.
        "Are your kidneys ok?" - against, give more specifics. Tease. Something like "15 Ways To Tell Your Kidneys Are Sick".

        -Don't go with saturated topics. Topics that much bigger websites with experts have already written about many times before. Get new angles, or be more niche with your topics. Especially sickness based ones - look for angles such as a certain symptom people might have, or if a certain medicine/activity/food will help the condition. And check on Google before you write, to see how many other people are writing on the same topic.

        -9 Ways to protect your kidneys has a spelling error.

        I've repinned the ones off your boards that showed some promise of getting repins. However you need to do quite a bit of work to get proper Pinterest traffic.

        -

        1. Good Guy profile image85
          Good Guyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Susannah,
          Thanks for all the pointers.  Shall correct the spelling.  Will come back to reread and follow your advices.

        2. Good Guy profile image85
          Good Guyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          By the way, I am referring to all my hubs which have been attracting good traffic and now the sudden plunge.  Not why my hubs are not attracting traffic.

        3. janshares profile image95
          jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Great advice, WryLilt, on titles. I think it's time for one of your famous forum tutorials. Can you do one on title SEO? I will post it. Thanks smile Good luck, Good Guy, with your editing.

          1. Good Guy profile image85
            Good Guyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks janshares

          2. WryLilt profile image90
            WryLiltposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I have two weeks to finish my book Janshares, but remind me after that and I will!

            1. janshares profile image95
              jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Okay, no problem, I posted it earlier, Lean Man and The Examiner 1 chimed in. Finish that book! Many blessings and continued success to you.

  4. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    I've seen a drop the past couple of days, I'm hoping people are just busy pampering their moms and don't have time to browse the net.

  5. vocalcoach profile image95
    vocalcoachposted 4 years ago

    I've noticed a drop in traffic for the last few days.  I'm hoping that this is just temporary.

  6. LeanMan profile image86
    LeanManposted 4 years ago

    Hubpages has been steadily going down for a few months - however my personal sites are seeing some gains..

    Not going to panic just yet, google does tend to go up and down a lot so.......................

  7. Kelsey Camille profile image71
    Kelsey Camilleposted 4 years ago

    Unfortunately I'm rather new here and don't have much helpful advice..... yet.  But I can confirm very low views during the time described.  I also found the advice on utilizing Pinterest very helpful, so thank you for that!

  8. sparkleyfinger profile image93
    sparkleyfingerposted 4 years ago

    I noticed a slight dip in views recently, but it has returned to normal now. The majority of my views come from pinterest and other shameless self promotion. I have also recently began monetising my hubs by adding relevant amazon capsules to all hubs- this has started to pay off as I made my first amazon sale recently. I still have work to do, and will be revisiting some older hubs to try and rejuvenate them- edit spelling and grammar, add further info, more pics etc. Don't be at the mercy of the dropping page views... Be more proactive, and things will begin to return to normal :-)

  9. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    I've noticed a drop this weekend (roughly 33%) but I attribute it to the great weather and Mother's Day. It is also exam time, graduations, and end of classes for most college students so we may see significant and sudden drops this time of year.

  10. Barbara Kay profile image92
    Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago

    Across the Midwest, we are finally seeing nice weather after a long winter. Anyone that enjoys gardening is out in their yards. The same with biking, fishing, barbecues etc.

    My views always go down in the summer months. The Google views are the worst, but I've slowly had other sites link to my hubs. They seem to send more traffic in the summer months than Google.

    Follow the advise about Pinterest and then work on getting more links elsewhere.

  11. profile image0
    LisaKeatingposted 4 years ago

    I sell on eBay and everyone is saying the same thing about sales dropping. It must have something to do with the time of year.

    WryLilt - What program do you use to put text on a photo?

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Picmonkey.com

  12. profile image0
    LisaKeatingposted 4 years ago

    Thanks. I'll try it out.

  13. profile image0
    LisaKeatingposted 4 years ago

    WryLilt
    I did this one. Could you look at it and tell me what you think?

    http://lisakeating.hubpages.com/hub/Wha … n-a-Budget

  14. test-bank profile image63
    test-bankposted 4 years ago

    That happens to me as well. Maybe you need to revise the article so that it will be more relevant to the audiences

 
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