Is this just me or has anybody else noticed this since around yesterday or the day before? Lost over a thousand so far and still dropping....gonna cry....I mean it....going to.....ah shut up nell! LOL!
It's hard to answer that without knowing what your average is, Nell. I just checked My Account and I have 126 views in one day. Considering I haven't posted anything new in months, I think that's pretty good.
From my experience, the importance of adding new material frequently is greatly exaggerated. I have a couple of mentors whom I trust and their view is, unless it's a news site, Google doesn't expect new material to be added every day or even every week. That makes sense, because if you're writing on an evergreen subject, new material won't be constantly flooding in. Provided the site is updated consistently - and that may mean only once a month - that's all Google wants to see.
So I'm not worried if the flow of articles to the new sites has slowed down, provided it's still happening - and I've had a few old Hubs moved over and I see others posting for feedback so it is. Also, I've written a few new Hubs and they've all been moved over to the new sites so far, so it's not that hard to get them accepted.
I have published my own sites for 10 years. They definitely increase in audience when I add new content and decrease when I don't. I also manage more than a dozen client sites, and they experience the same thing.
I'm not disputing that regular new posts improve traffic, just that it doesn't have to be multiple new posts every day. I'm sure new Hubs are being posted to the niche sites at the rate of at least one a day which is more than enough.
Traffic on the niche sites, for me at least, has been steadily increasing. Traffic here on the main site has not done well. However, that's to be expected. Nearly all of the sites most important articles (by traffic, links, etc...) have been moved to new sites.
Going forward HubPages has to provide an easy way for its most important writers to get new (as well as edited) hubs featured on the niche sites. The incentive to write is simply not there without it.
From what I've seen so far, the team understands the direction they need to take. I'm excited to see where they go from here.
All seems to be well. I have been working hard to build my traffic lately but yesterday I failed to notice that I passed the 300,000 and some more:) I don't think you need to worry, there were a couple of days which seemed a bit slower than usual but perhaps Mr Trump and Hillary Clinton had a captive audience:)
Thanks Sallybea, yes lol maybe they will stop smashing things up and get back to college! mind you if they do get back to college as a new president I would say, right, as you acted like animals I am putting up your fees!!
I just checked my YTD. My peak week was Sep 18-24, been going down ever since. My website, on the other hand, has been steadily rising during this same time period. I'm beginning to think something is indeed askew around here.
As others have said, if traffic is dropping to the main HubPages site, that's only to be expected. As all the "top drawer" Hubs get moved over to the niche sites, the overall quality of what's left on HubPages drops. As you know, Google judges a site by the amount of bad material on it and assigns it a Panda score which then penalises ALL the content on the site, even the good bits.
Management would've expected that, I think. The future of HP is the niche sites and most of them, I think, are either maintaining or increasing their traffic.
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