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Drastic decrease in traffic

  1. Arnax profile image77
    Arnaxposted 3 years ago

    Is there some problem? I find a drastic change in traffic today! I usually get around 300 views a day, its just 20 today. Anyone experiencing the same?

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image89
      Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      If your traffic came mostly from social networking (Pinterest, Facebook, etc.), it may just be that the traffic has died down.  Hang in there, and keep writing those quality hubs.

    2. SpaceShanty profile image92
      SpaceShantyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I am having the same issue, I think there was a Google algo update recently.  Traffic is 20% of what it was yesterday.

      Last time one was released (May) my traffic dropped dramatically but then once it recovered it was up by about 60%, just hoping it will be the same this time round!

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, there was a Google update on August 8.

        1. SpaceShanty profile image92
          SpaceShantyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Yes I am aware of the one on 8/8 but something else has happened in the past few days.

          The May one seemed to take effect the same day.

    3. Zakmoonbeam profile image90
      Zakmoonbeamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Mine seems pretty much constant, the usual 4-600 every day. That said, most of my traffic comes from Google, not social networks. Perhaps that's a difference?

  2. OldRoses profile image88
    OldRosesposted 3 years ago

    My traffic is up today, surprisingly.  Don't forget, it is August when a lot of people take vacations.  I have stuck to my schedule of publishing 2 hubs per week because traffic should pick up after Labor Day.

    1. Rock_nj profile image91
      Rock_njposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      True.  My traffic has been erratic this month.  Probably because people are on vacation and the sharing and viewing is sporadic.

  3. Arnax profile image77
    Arnaxposted 3 years ago

    no, I do not share hubs on social sites. All the hubs are down. The one which used to get me 200 views per day, it shows only 26

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image89
      Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You don't have to share it - someone else might have.  Go to the hub, and look at the stats on it. Once you click on stats, click on the different tabs. See where the traffic comes from for that hub.

  4. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    Have you checked to see all your hubs are still featured?

  5. NanahoChan profile image78
    NanahoChanposted 3 years ago

    When I made my first hub last week, I got 80 views, then as I kept writing more hubs, my traffic has been going down... I guess that's the reason why.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It is possible that somebody copied one or more of your hubs and has stolen your traffic.

      Type the title of each hub into the Google search bar to see if it matches with one from another source.  If so, you can file a DMCA complaint....IF...the source is in the US.

      1. SpaceShanty profile image92
        SpaceShantyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        She has only been here 11 days, I would expect that to be part of the reason for erratic views!

        1. NanahoChan profile image78
          NanahoChanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I'm hoping that is the case, but it just seemed odd that my first hub got so many views, and everything after it has been slowly decreasing!

          Thanks for the suggestions anyway! I'll just have to be patient...

          1. SpaceShanty profile image92
            SpaceShantyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            New Hubs will always get a few views after publishing.

            You have to wait weeks, months and sometimes years to see any real traffic

            1. Greekgeek profile image95
              Greekgeekposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              For what it's worth, last year I created a little test account with eight hubs and an unknown username, did no social media promotion and zero promotion of any kind beyond commonsense SEO (the kind many people do without even realizing it). Result: an average of 200-300 visitors a week within a month.

              So it can be done. But I have some years of trial and error behind me. Try not to be discouraged; most of us had to start from scratch and learn through successes and flops. wink

  6. Barbara Kay profile image88
    Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago

    I'm not noticing it going down so much here, but my website was soaring and now it is way down.

  7. Suzanne Day profile image96
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    I had quite a dip (1/3 traffic missing) yesterday, but all back to normal now I think.

  8. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    I had a good writer who did well here, tell me several years ago that I needed at least 100 hubs, preferably 200, and it might take 2 years before I see income that amounts to anything.    Being here 11 days, that has a lot to do with it.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      LindaSmith1

      Some people feel like that, but those who have been around for awhile know that there are writers here with far less posts than even 100 that do very well.

      Writer Fox is one that comes to mind...He had fewer than 65 views and in his first 6 months scored 800,000 views!

      Another hubber had one hub that went viral a few months back and got more than 2 million views on that one hub.

      So, it isn't always how many articles you have that makes the difference.

    2. Suzanne Day profile image96
      Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I believe in the 100 benchmark for anyone who doesn't have viral magic. One of my very successful Etsy friends confirmed that once her shop had 100 pages of items (ie 1 item per page), it took off. 100 hubs is a benchmark for getting better traffic - as Google recognises 100 pages as a serious website as opposed to a fly-by-night website.

      As more people write on the web, the benchmark will shift. One day in 10 years, it may go as high as 1,200 pages. Be glad it is only 100 today and get writing!

      1. Jacob J Morris profile image91
        Jacob J Morrisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I'm not sure this is true. I really think it comes down to quality rather than quantity.

    3. Sue Adams profile image93
      Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You don't need that many hubs. With only 59 hubs I reach 3 figs payout monthly.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Me too - $1.23

  9. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    Time Traveler: My source has been here for 7 years. Sometime it is a stroke of luck. You just never know.  Isn't there a lull in traffic though a couple times a year, like before holidays begin.

    1. SpaceShanty profile image92
      SpaceShantyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There are always lulls but my traffic is down 80%, something is going on.....

      1. Jacob J Morris profile image91
        Jacob J Morrisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I feel your pain, my traffic has been down a little over 50% since July 28. It makes me sad. sad  To illustrate my point, here's a graph of basically what has happened:

        http://postimg.org/image/pmqrvcluh/

        But I keep writing, editing, and improving my articles. I love what I do, just wish I got more rewards from Google.

        Hang in there folks!

        Jacob

  10. FatFreddysCat profile image91
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    Mine has been all over the map this week - up one day, down the next, lather, rinse, repeat. I just shrug and move on.

  11. Arnax profile image77
    Arnaxposted 3 years ago

    but this is the first time I am experiencing such changes. From 250 to 42 a day? just within one day?

    1. OldRoses profile image88
      OldRosesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know if it is the niche I write in (gardening) or my hubbing schedule (I write on weekends only), but my traffic varies considerably depending on the day.  I always get good traffic after I publish hubs on Saturday and Sunday.  Then Monday and Tuesday traffic goes up even further, but starts to slide on Wednesday and tanks on Thursday and Friday.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image95
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        OldRoses, do you know where your traffic is coming from?   That pattern sounds like the traffic is coming from within HubPages:  you publish a Hub, your followers are notified, and over the first few days they come and visit your new Hub (and maybe browse a couple of your old ones).  That traffic tails off by Thursday and Friday.

        1. OldRoses profile image88
          OldRosesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Marisa, I thought so too but I've been checking the stats on my older hubs which get their traffic from search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo Search and they demonstrate the same weekly pattern.  I think it may be due to the fact that I link similar hubs (vegetables, flowers, bulbs, etc) so the older hubs are showing up as "edited" when I add links from my new hubs.

  12. incomeguru profile image91
    incomeguruposted 3 years ago

    I'm looking forward to a day google will love to see my content again. So frustrating indeed!

  13. Jacob J Morris profile image91
    Jacob J Morrisposted 3 years ago

    I'm looking forward to the day that Google brings me 1 million visitors a day.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image88
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Aren't we all. It would take a lot of work to make that possible.

    2. incomeguru profile image91
      incomeguruposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That's a big thought lol. I claimed that too cool

  14. doctorkhalid profile image75
    doctorkhalidposted 3 years ago

    I'm facing the same problem of reduced traffic. I've just started with hub pages and interested to know how it proceeds with time.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image88
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hubs need to age before they do well. It should get better with time. The old say goes though that 80% of traffic comes from 20% of your hubs. This is true to some extent. If you get in the right niche you can get good traffic on most of your hubs.

      PS You need more than 3 hubs to see good traffic. Many more.

      1. doctorkhalid profile image75
        doctorkhalidposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for your information. In deed I would also like to know regarding the required parameters to attain successful approval for the Google Ad Sense program. Due to lack of awareness I did apply there with a single published article in hand. Therefore, I am keen to know how many articles need to be successfully featured to generate earnings from hub pages.

        1. Barbara Kay profile image88
          Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Different writers advise different numbers. 20 hubs would be good and some say to wait 3 months. Some countries have to wait 6 months. I can't give advice other than what I've heard myself. When I applied I already was approved for my website, so when I joined Hubpages I didn't need to apply. I hope someone jumps in here and answers you that has done this themselves.

        2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          When I first started here, I was told to have at least ten quality hubs before applying.

          I did that and got accepted immediately without any problems whatsoever.

  15. CassandraCae profile image91
    CassandraCaeposted 3 years ago

    I would love to see three figures monthly from my online work, i get three figures every once in a while and it usually starts with a 1.

    1. Jacob J Morris profile image91
      Jacob J Morrisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Cassandra, you have the niche for it, but you're going to need more than 3 hubs. I think there's a lot you could do with this.

  16. firstday profile image59
    firstdayposted 3 years ago

    Three figures is possible however beware of Hub policies as that was brought to my attention when speaking of this.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes.  It is against the TOS to specifically talk about what we earn here, so be careful.

  17. Jacob J Morris profile image91
    Jacob J Morrisposted 3 years ago

    Traffic appears to be returning back to normal level! Haleloo!

 
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