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Big drop in page views

  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image100
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks ago

    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!

    1. eugbug profile image100
      eugbugposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image100
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        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.

    2. sallybea profile image99
      sallybeaposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. eugbug profile image100
        eugbugposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. sallybea profile image99
          sallybeaposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          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.

    3. greenmind profile image97
      greenmindposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      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?

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image100
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        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!

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 weeks ago

    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.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image93
    paradigmsearchposted 4 weeks ago

    Been seeing it every year. Smaller slice every year.

  4. Jan Saints profile image89
    Jan Saintsposted 4 weeks ago

    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

  5. Chriswillman90 profile image99
    Chriswillman90posted 4 weeks ago

    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.

  6. tritrain profile image83
    tritrainposted 3 weeks ago

    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.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image100
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      Well, views are now coming back and Adsense has finally kicked in to where it should be, but this little fiasco cost me a fair amount of money.  Sure hope that's the end of it!

  7. NessMovieReviews profile image88
    NessMovieReviewsposted 3 weeks ago

    Mine have been gaining traction for a few weeks now. Im still in low numbers but triple from when I started.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image93
    paradigmsearchposted 3 weeks ago

    I do believe I'm at a new YTD low as I post this.

  9. Solaras profile image100
    Solarasposted 3 weeks ago

    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.

    1. Will Apse profile image93
      Will Apseposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      I doubt it has anything to do with those 'experiments'. That was a sort of joke/false rumor principally started by someone called 'Will Apse', if that is his real name. But, of course, none of this may be true.

  10. newbizmau profile image92
    newbizmauposted 3 weeks ago

    I've actually seen a huge increase in traffic to my top articles.

  11. theraggededge profile image100
    theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago

    Traffic holding steady, give or take a couple hundred a day. Earnings up.

  12. paradigmsearch profile image93
    paradigmsearchposted 3 weeks ago

    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.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image93
      paradigmsearchposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      Update:

      https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/6082312_f520.jpg

      1. CMHypno profile image95
        CMHypnoposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        Nope Para, we are still all here and the net has not crashed.  You're going to have to work out another reason why.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image93
          paradigmsearchposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

          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."

          1. eugbug profile image100
            eugbugposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            Yeah I noticed that. Lots of local results even using the .com version of the browser.

 
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