I have a couple that have more than a million pageviews but they are almost as old as HubPages itself and were peak properties during the massive traffic run-up the entire site experiencd from 2009-2011.
I think it's very useful to individuals to keep cumulative stats but comparing them across users with radically different timeframes has never yielded anything useful to me.
My seasonal hubs get more views when it is the season but nothing much at other times of the year. Right now, 17 in a day for a popular one or a new one and people here in HP take a look at it. I hope to improve this. The others have a chance but some of them may not really do well. My highest performing hub ever has 1587.
A blog is a completely different proposition to a hub!
For one thing it's a blog not a hub! My individual posts are more like hubs. However having over 2.5k posts tends to obscure which ones generate the traffic!
I just know from Squidoo that the big earning lensmasters used to complain (frequently) that every time people started comparing traffic the scammers would descend and the next thing that would happen is people would find their content scammed and spammed.
In fact one of the interesting facts I noticed is that very many of the bigger earning lensmasters never appeared in the forum - and those that did stayed well away from the threads about views and payouts.
It's fairly easy to find out what pages on your site bring in the most traffic, just as it is on mine. High volume of pages would make the discovery process take a little longer, but that in itself is not protection.
Many people like you, who were on HubPages before the first Google Panda hit in 2011, report the same thing. I wasn't on HP then, but you can see the big fall in views when it happened on Quantcast. It was sadness!
Quite a few of the high earners from those days had incredible traffic stats. And some of them used black hat methods which ultimately brought the 2011 Panda attack on the site. The forums were a very active place during the immediate aftermath. It was so sudden. Not everyone was hit but I don't think traffic has ever been the same as pre-panda days.
True. I just checked my analytics from my start date to now and I didn't notice a significant change after Panda. My highest traffic was Nov. and Dec., 2011. My highest traffic date was in 2012. I'm nowhere near your traffic stats. My highest traffic hub has 93,662 views. But to be truthful, I never imagined I would have as many views as I have.
I can't say for certain, but I lean towards no. I certainly have felt/feel site wide effects, but nothing extreme as others have reported. The last couple of years I haven't done too much with my account as it seems it is much harder to rank well with new content. As Paul has mentioned in the forums, it takes more time now to write well. We've learned a lot over the years about how to write and compose, use media rich content, implement effective seo methods, etc., but putting it together and getting it to rank well requires skill and time, and luck. It's taking much longer to reach the million mark!!
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