On about 90% of my hubs, I had a lot of traffic and then somewhere around May of 2014 it dropped of to Zero on many of them. What do I need to change?
If you suddenly lost a huge amount of traffic overnight, it's likely you got "Panda-slapped".
I'm not sure how much you know about Google's search engine and how it works? It's a complex algorithm and "Panda" is part of it. Google assesses every site and assigns it a Panda score based on its worst post. Your Panda score is like a weighting, Google adds it to all of your Hubs. If you've been given a bad Panda score, it will drag down ALL of your Hubs, even the best ones.
Panda has been around since 2011 - it's the reason HubPages lost over half its traffic overnight in early 2011. They keep changing how it works and there was a change in May 2014, which sounds like it affected you:
The only way to recover is to work out why you got slapped, which is hard to do.
The entire HP site got its butt whooped by Google's first "Panda" update in 2011 and it's been trying to claw back from it ever since.
The one in May seems its was targeted for payday loans or spammy hubs. Could it be i have one hub thats spammy so it took most of my traffic away? This didnt happen untill 2014.
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