Although income has been good, I've noticed that my views have dropped significantly...about 66%. I always expect a drop at this time of year, but this is a biggie. Anybody else? I'm a bit surprised by this big of a drop, but then again I wasn't watching views while I was doing straight Adsense because they don't seem to pay on views...thank goodness!
Is this across all hubs?
I haven't noticed a major drop in traffic since 15th September when it fell suddenly by 33%, just a gradual decline in traffic to seasonal hubs.
Across the entire account. I have not looked at individual hubs. I have tried joining RV groups, but it hasn't amounted to much in terms of people reading my articles, even though I have been careful about posting too much. The problem is that the groups are extremely small, so it really isn't worth my time.
I've had extremely good success this year...I'm up to one million eight hundred thousand views...so when I saw views dropping so much recently, it kind of shocked me. I know it will pick up again after the new year, but it still isn't fun to see such a massive fall in views.
My traffic has increased significantly but then this is often the time that people start thinking of making handcrafted gifts.
I do have a suggestion for you though! If you don't already belong to a Public RV Travel Group on Facebook yet, I would join one or more and interact with others, and occasionally post your travel hubs there. I would recommend that anyone who has a particular niche do the same for their subject. I think you will find a vast improvement in traffic.
Good advice Sally. I've done this for my niche. Then you can pin articles that you would like to be viewed at the top of the group and eventually get some direct traffic as membership grows. The problem is getting people to join though! Other groups sometimes let you post an "ad" if the group is related but not directly in competition, so that can help towards drawing in members.
I think one should exercise caution and use the group to share knowledge and make friends, don't simply post your hubs every week and give nothing back. I do share a new hub but the subject has to be relevant to the group. I might also share an older hub one if someone is asking how to do something and I have written a hub about it. Used properly a 'closed group' where you ask for membership of the group can reap benefits, not only will you learn a lot yourself but you will make friends all over the world who are interested in the same subject.
Traffic is down a little, but my Amazon sales are really getting killed. I haven't had sales this low since last February, about half what it was during the summer. I just had a look at Alexa rankings and both niche sites and main site are down pretty dramatically. Hoping it's just a dip before a healthy holiday season, but right now I'm a little alarmed. Anyone else?
Almost every article I have across my subdomains is on niche sites. Amazon sales have dropped quite a bit this month, and now I'm seeing that Adsense is much lower than before. We must have taken a hit due to the Google update...they never fail to smack me just when things are going great again. This really sucks!
Might just be because you have so many travel articles. People do travel during winter holiday time,but I think recreational travel is down. That is a big drop. I understand your concern.
According to Search Engine Roundtable, there was a Google update early this week! They also say that Google has been making changes to the Penguin and Panda algorithms.
https://www.seroundtable.com/google-alg … 24774.html
https://www.seroundtable.com/google-cha … 24767.html
Things are paltry compared to last year but given my rankings have dropped considerably, I'm not surprised.
Unfortunately the niche sites don't have the kind of clout yet to compete with the heavy hitters. I would like AMP pages to be implemented, that could help us all rank higher.
The SEO community has been reporting some big swings in ranking for the past couple weeks, from what I've heard. It may be affecting some of our hubs.
Mine have been gaining traction for a few weeks now. Im still in low numbers but triple from when I started.
On Pethelpful I am experiencing 30% drop in views for over a month now - could be three months. I don't watch it that carefully. CPM is making up for it right now, but I wonder why the views have slumped.They were doing some experiments there, and I don't know how those turned out.
I've actually seen a huge increase in traffic to my top articles.
Traffic holding steady, give or take a couple hundred a day. Earnings up.
Usually, when I check stats early Monday morning (4-5 am HP time); there is a big, fat increase in my traffic numbers from last night. Logic says this is because Europe/Asia is alive and well and Google is showing them lots of US websites; this has been the norm for pretty much forever.
This Monday, there was absolutely no increase at all in my traffic. Therefore, either Europe/Asia no longer exists and we just haven't heard about it yet or Google has now gone major local when displaying search results for each country or geographical area.
Nope Para, we are still all here and the net has not crashed. You're going to have to work out another reason why.
Unfortunately and not kidding, this statement may actually be true or soon to be:
"...Google has now gone major local when displaying search results for each country or geographical area."
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