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Is your traffic nosediving?

  1. girly_girl09 profile image76
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Wow....this weekend has been so slow. No amazon sales and only a few bucks from adsense. My traffic is down about 35%. Before this weekend, I had very steady traffic that rarely fluctuated (except on and around the 4th). Luckily, I had some high earning days earlier on the month so I'm still on track for my goal of earning $200 this month.

    I know this is a popular vacation time for many, so perhaps this is a factor.

    Anyone else experiencing less traffic? I'm not terribly concerned, but it'd be nice to know that I'm not alone! lol

    1. Fiction Teller profile image59
      Fiction Tellerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You're not alone.  It's been super slow for me, too, starting Thursday...the slowest traffic days since July 4.

    2. dawei888 profile image61
      dawei888posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My page views tanked over the past few days - maybe need to go thru and add some more content to my hubs. that's an incredible pain in the neck and i'm WAY to LAZY to be bothered w/that...

    3. gamergirl profile image60
      gamergirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I know that on my end, as today is another $5 day for me with a lot fewer page impressions, that perhaps the lower traffic but higher clicks means my traffic today has been pretty good as far as quality is concerned.

      If these five dollar days keep up, I'll hit payout this month alone, which would be super. big_smile

    4. viryabo profile image87
      viryaboposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I noticed so many blue triangles this weekend, i was so alarmed. Feel a bit better now, considering the fact that others have noticed this too. PHEW!!!

  2. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Some Saturdays my traffic takes a nose dive, but then picks back up on Monday.  I know a lot of people are going camping over the weekend, so maybe try writing some hubs on this theme.  I notice my traffic on those hubs does pretty well during the summer months.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image76
      girly_girl09posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol I wish I could, but I have only been camping twice in my life. The first time was with girl scouts and we all went to Virginia. Our goal was to camp for a week. After two nights, the leaders decided that enough was enough and we all stayed with one of the girl's grandmothers. LOL

      The second time was in a traditional tent, but it was parked next to a rented RV and I didn't have to worry about using a public shower or toilet. I ended up sleeping inside the RV, anyways because sleeping in a tent creeped me out.

      I know so many people that LOVE camping but I've never been able to really enjoy it. lol I always decline camping invitations but perhaps I should say 'yes' to the next one and give it a go. It could make for a good hub...lol

      1. SweetiePie profile image82
        SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I do not like camping either, which is why I wrote the bear hub smile.

    2. waynet profile image72
      waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is a great reason to write seasonal hubpages that fit in when there are traffic lulls or potential ones anyway, try and write ones for the main holidays of the year, that's what I intend to do more of.

      1. SweetiePie profile image82
        SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I am getting ready to write more hubs about recreation in the mountains.  A good topic might be what not to do when hiking, swimming, or fishing.  I am thinking about this because my sister was upset to see some dare devil guy jump off a high cliff into a creek, but he hit is back on the rocks instead.

  3. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
    Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years ago

    I don't know much about hub traffic but traffic on my sites is always much less on weekends than on weekdays.

  4. HealthCare Basics profile image62
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago

    It has been very slow the past several days. In fact, yesterday was a total bomb...... Pride Day was held here in San Diego yesterday. The parade was long and slow as usual but nearly 150,000 people came out to celebrate our 35th parade march...

  5. BristolBoy profile image72
    BristolBoyposted 8 years ago

    Traffic is doing quite well for myself.  However, I am rare in that I do not generally experience the dip that others do over the weekend.  However, whilst traffic from Google.co.uk is very good, the traffic from Google.com has seemed to have fallen since Friday.

  6. curiozities profile image61
    curiozitiesposted 8 years ago

    That's the good thing about not getting any traffic at all: it can't drop! smile

  7. girly_girl09 profile image76
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Good to know that others are experiencing the same thing. Historically, my highest earning days have been on weekend days (although not every weekend). My traffic usually stays about the same but is always highest on Monday/Tuesday.

  8. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    I've seen a bit of a slowdown, but I'm not surprised. The last few days have probably been the most beautiful that the East Coast has experienced all summer. I think everyone decided to head for the beach before the rain starts back up! smile

    1. girly_girl09 profile image76
      girly_girl09posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very true! smile I would totally be at the beach today but I am having to wear my glasses which are a VERY old prescription and there is no way I can drive with them. lol (long story re: contacts)

  9. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    My view numbers began plunging Friday, continued Saturday, and now seem to have bottomed out (like the politicians say about the overall economy) at about HALF of what they were running through the earlier part of the week.

  10. Tyson Ellis profile image34
    Tyson Ellisposted 8 years ago

    My traffic always tanks over the weekend, and during the summer in relation to the rest of the year.

  11. Rik Ravado profile image91
    Rik Ravadoposted 8 years ago

    Yes my traffic tends to dip at the weekend and this weekend is no different - mine is creeping up again now though.

  12. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    My traffic also seems to dip at the weekends.  In the UK we can't even say it's the glorious weather keeping everyone outdoors and away from their computer screens as the weather is dire!

  13. Cam Anju profile image73
    Cam Anjuposted 8 years ago

    Majorly lol... my stats have been very low compared to usual! tongue

  14. bgpappa profile image82
    bgpappaposted 8 years ago

    I always see a dropoff on Weekends.  It picks up Sunday evening and Monday and Tuesdays are my highest traffic days.

  15. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    You would think there would be more traffic on Weekends when most people arent at work.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image76
      girly_girl09posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's what I thought, too! In the past, weekends have been pretty good for me (not for all topics, of course)

      Overall, I think a lot of employees surf the web at work! lol Monday/Tuesday are always awesome earning days for certain topics.

      1. kmackey32 profile image68
        kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh Id get in trouble if i was caught at work. lol

  16. Davinagirl3 profile image60
    Davinagirl3posted 8 years ago

    Traffic this weekend has been terrible!

  17. trish1048 profile image74
    trish1048posted 8 years ago

    Yes, I've noticed a huge slowdown lately.

  18. kerryg profile image87
    kerrygposted 8 years ago

    My traffic is fairly normal weekend level traffic for me, but I agree with what some others have said. The weather here (US Midwest) has been unbelievably gorgeous for this time of year the last few days and I'm sure a lot of people are outside enjoying it instead of playing with computers. I know I have been! smile

  19. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Maybe write a Hub before or on them slow days hmm helps keep traffic steady. smile jus a thought.

  20. Silver Rose profile image69
    Silver Roseposted 8 years ago

    I thought it was just me!

    Traffic from Yahoo is the same as ever (good old steady Yahoo). Google.com is down by quite a bit though.

    1. lrohner profile image81
      lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Didn't I read somewhere recently that Google was making changes -- yet again -- in some of their algorithms? Have you guys checked to see if your hubs are still ranking the same?

  21. lindagoffigan profile image62
    lindagoffiganposted 8 years ago

    I have noticed that after a Hub maintenance there is a drop in Google adsense earnings.  I have grown accustomed to the dip in traffic on holidays and weekends.  So instead of expecting to earn, I optimize existing hubs and vow to keep writing relevant content to get the earnings back up.

  22. Kidgas profile image79
    Kidgasposted 8 years ago

    I don't have all that much traffic to begin with compared to some of the other numbers that I have seen.  I have actually had my best day today so far with most going to one hub in particular.  Don't have much Adsense and never had an Amazon sale yet, so I haven't noticed anything with those.

  23. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Oh for goodness sakes, people... wake up and take a look at your neighbors.  Are they all sitting at home in front of their computers shopping?  Are you?

    No, it's the middle of summer for the Northern Hemisphere and a significant amount of people are running around outside (especially on weekends) or taking vacations. 

    Mid-July and August is the traditional time for Americans to take their largest chunks of vacation time.  Kids are out of school.  College is not in session.  In my decade of working online I've seen a pattern that repeats every year without fail:  from now thru Labor Day weekend is the slowest time of year.

    1. lrohner profile image81
      lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Relache, I've been reading your posts for some time, and I think you have a likable person in there somewhere. But (and forgive me because I'm relatively new and everything) quite often you come off as the school hall monitor knocking back the insurgents that violate any of the headmaster's rules. I, for one, would love to see you engage in a conversation with us, rather than tell us what's "right" or what's "wrong". Many times we ask for your expertise -- not a lecture. And what appears obvious to you may not be obvious to us. And that doesn't mean that we're stupid or lazy. Well, at least not all of us.

      I know you've been here for a while and we're new at it, but please have patience with us. At one point, you were new at this too. I really, honestly believe that at least some of us are worth knowing. And I really do believe that you are too.

  24. 3bagsfull profile image66
    3bagsfullposted 8 years ago

    I think I read somewhere that most traffic is high on monday/tuesday as people get back to their work desks and have internet access (again) and have constant access. it drops as the week goes on

    and the summers get everyone out and about and until we all have access on our hips with our cellphones, etc it will most likely remain that way

    why be on the net when you could be outside getting a tan by the pool smile

  25. profile image0
    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    my traffic has levelled off but my comments have nosedived. nose dove? lol anyway...brings up something i've been wondering--
    Y aren't readers commenting anymore??

  26. anime_nanet profile image62
    anime_nanetposted 8 years ago

    It was indeed a slow Saturday sad

  27. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    Hi everyone, so what was everyone doing at the weekend instead of viewing hub pages do you think????

    1. profile image43
      badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Watching the British Open Golf smile

    2. fierycj profile image76
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Mailed you? Did you get it?

    3. BristolBoy profile image72
      BristolBoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Watching the Ashes!

      1. LondonGirl profile image87
        LondonGirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ditto! Having fun?

  28. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    I work over the weekend, which is something I love to do.  During the week I am off when many people are at work, which gives me time to work online smile.

  29. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    My hub views have turned up again after sagging for a week, I have no idea why.

  30. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    no will go and check now thanks

  31. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    nope did not get through can u try again....

      it is really sunny here today, traffic willprobably go up for everyone today hope so.

    1. fierycj profile image76
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I forwarded it again. Its the Mobile email.

    2. fierycj profile image76
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I forwarded it again. Its the Mobile email.

  32. martinrocks_88 profile image66
    martinrocks_88posted 8 years ago

    my traffic is also very low...and its very irritating to see those blue triangles everyday....and if i don't login to hubpages even for a single day,my traffic goes down....what to do?