My views & earnings have dropped almost 70% & the dip is continuing everyday. What about you guys? Any idea what can be done? Thanks.
I am experiencing the same thing, after making almost 3X what I was earning.
ah same here, I used to redeem $50 in 5 months, now it takes me 1 year to redeem, so you can imagine how low my earnings are
This has not happened to me, but I have a very specific and popular seasonal niche site that seems to do well at this time of year. In the fall and winter, not so much.
I will say that I spend a lot of time updating articles when I see that views are dropping. Often I'm surprised to see some of the dumb mistakes I've made or how bad my photos are, etc. Sometimes the title really doesn't match the content.
There's a ton of competition on the web these days, and to keep views up, you really do need to "tend your garden" so to speak.
Sometimes it helps, sometimes not...but it's worth a shot. I always take my lowest performing hub and work on it. Seems to help, and sometimes I'm actually able to bring a hub out of its doldrums.
Hope this helps.
Yes, it is going on a very slow pace now. My case is worst nowadays. I cant even earn $1 per day now. Traffic too hit so badly. I lost all interest in HP. I dont know what is wrong with them.
I'm seeing the same thing. Just when I was getting excited about my rising views and thinking of adding another dozen articles, my traffic has dropped by half or more. Something has changed apparently. Until, and if, the views pick back up, my writing efforts are going back to my Kindle articles.
I will get a surge in traffic and then it will dive. Generally lower traffic but it has picked up since the traffic loss that happened maybe a month ago; for me, almost back to what it was before the Google hit. There was a Google algorithm update that hit some sites, including one of HP's niche sites.
The weird thing is my views are the highest they have ever been but my earnings per month are now only about half of what they were four months ago.
Have you tried switching to adsense? In the past 10 days my earnings have more than doubled since I made the switch. It may not work for everybody, but it's worth a try!
Adsense was worse for me. Depends on the topic.
I worry about switching to Adsense. If I am only running Adsense and Amazon and not the Hubpages ad program, how does Hubpages make revenue? And if they are not making money from my articles, will that affect their choice in whether or not my articles will be chosen for niche sites?
I switched to Adsense for a couple of days and immediately saw a huge improvement in earnings. But I switched back because I was worried that by not participating in the Hubpages ad program, my articles may be overlooked in the future.
My best guess is that HP would not have the Adsense option if they were not getting a cut of the income that comes from it, just as with Amazon. I know that using Adsense has nothing whatsoever to do with being moved up to niche sites because I've been using only Adsense for several weeks now and three of my articles were moved up to niches just this week.
Remember that HP is a business. If they can't earn from something they are doing, they won't do it!
However, HP payout limit is $50, while that of Adsense is $100...so if you don't meet the Adsense limit you have to wait longer to get paid. Amazon has a 60 day lag time, so you won't see the earnings from it until 60 days have passed.
In the end, you make what you make, but unless you're doing really well, you may have to wait longer to get paid.
I'm having a tough time deciding which is the best choice for me. I appreciate you elaborate reply and it has given me some things to consider.
You're welcome. One more thing to consider...it is very easy to switch back and forth, so you could try using one program half of the time and the other the other half. Just a thought.
You share your Adsense revenue in exactly the same way (and the same percentage) that you share the HP Ads revenue, so HubPages will not be worried. If you are earning more with Adsense, then so Is HubPages so they will be happy!
Yes, CPM blows. I am making half of what I was in December, some of which is to be expected,but views are off 20% and earning off 50%.
Yep my views are still decent bu my Amazon sales have absolutely tanked. I suspect tax time has something to do with it.
Yes my views and earnings have dipped big time. Maybe we should have just stayed with Hubpages instead of changing to all these new sites.
I think it's possible that HP may have reached a tipping point where the majority of niche appropriate articles have been removed from the site and what remains is not doing well as a result.
To me the only answer is to upgrade your HP hubs and then submit them to niche sites. I think the more you have on those sites, the better you will do.
95% of my hubs are on Pethelpful, so while Healdove is being singled out as an offending site, Pethelpful has taken a hit, by my estimation.. Fred reached many of the niche sites from what I am reading.
I wasn't aware of this, although I knew Healdove took a hit. Do you think the one is causing problems with the other, and do you think the reason might be that the advice given affects the way people handle health issues for both themselves and their pets?
I can't say - no Pethelpful authors have weighed in to say whether they were experiencing the same of better. I know that CPM sucks, but not much more than it sucked this same time a year ago for this niche.
Still, you get optimistic, and then ugh a 50% cut in revenues. This is why people work for cruel task masters; to know what they are getting as a guaranteed income lol
I only have one hub on PetHelpful and it has never done great. My HealDove articles are OK and did not seem to take a hit, but again, their views were just mediocre.
I really would advise trying Adsense. My income from them has more than doubled in the past 12 days I've been using Adsense only. Don't know if that will last, but as I've told others, it's worth a try.
I have tried it twice and the results were appalling. I am in the wrong niche for Adsense to make sense.
Sorry to hear that. I do think it depends on the types of products they can advertise. In my case, there is a wide breadth of choices, so that may be what is saving me.
Yeah - buy an RV good times for you lol. Seriously, my products are all under $100.00. Those at the top of the range sell few and far between. Little things tend to sell well in the pet market.
Most of the products I sell are lower end. I never shoot for the big stuff, but once in awhile I hit a good one anyhow, which is always nice!
Go for the big things lol - you just need one a month to make you smile. I sell odd things on Amazon that I am not advertising. Once someone bought an $680.00 inflatable Kayak (I assume it was dog puncture free). Sweet. I still don't know how to make a hub around that. I am sure an outdoorsman could.
Timetraveler2 - can you change back if you swap from the HubPages ad program to the Adsense program? I'm scared of making the leap if not!
Yes, you certainly can change back. I have done it.
Yes. It's very easy. I actually did swap back for one day last week but when I saw how low my CPMs were, I went right back to Adsense.
See Teri raising her hand, here. It's especially disheartening when I've recently published hubs that have had a good number of page views.
That's a really good way of looking at it Marisa, thank you - I am going to try swapping back to see if it helps!
Traffic down; Adsense earnings up Probably more than double than they would be with the ad prog. It does include a small amount from my blog, but HP is by far the largest source.
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