Do drops in traffic discourage you as a Hubpages writer?

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  1. Farmer Rachel profile image97
    Farmer Rachelposted 6 years ago

    Do drops in traffic discourage you as a Hubpages writer?

    Or does less traffic motivate you to write more good-quality hubs?

  2. ithabise profile image83
    ithabiseposted 6 years ago

    Just now it has because my traffic was starting to soar.

    1. Farmer Rachel profile image97
      Farmer Rachelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Me too sad I hear that winter is a better time for HP traffic, so I guess we have that to look forward to.

  3. carol7777 profile image88
    carol7777posted 6 years ago

    For me as a new writer the traffic seems to be the same or close everyday.  I would love to open my page one day and find a huge jump.  I think it would be discouraging and encouraging ..depends if the glass is half empty or half full.

    1. Farmer Rachel profile image97
      Farmer Rachelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good point, Carol!

  4. Nettlemere profile image92
    Nettlemereposted 6 years ago

    Drops in traffic when google have done one of their alogorithm tweaks I find discouraging because of a feeling of having no control over that. So I tend to feel grumpy and discouraged for a few days, but it also sets me to seeking out other ways to make money from writing so as to spread some metaphorical eggs in other baskets. In the end maybe some good will come out of it.

    1. Farmer Rachel profile image97
      Farmer Rachelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good idea to investigate other potential income sources. Google's most recent update was a real bummer because my traffic was just getting to the point when I was thinking, "Wow, I might actually make some money here!" Oh well! LOL

  5. Georgie Lowery profile image92
    Georgie Loweryposted 6 years ago

    This last Google Panda thing a couple weeks ago took about half of my traffic now and it hasn't recovered yet. At this point, yeah, I'm kind of discouraged.

    1. Farmer Rachel profile image97
      Farmer Rachelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, me too. I'm starting to resent Google!

    2. Georgie Lowery profile image92
      Georgie Loweryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I read something last night that suggested that they knew their update went "too far," but no news on how they plan to fix the problem.

  6. B. Leekley profile image92
    B. Leekleyposted 6 years ago

    No, because I have never had a drop in traffic, because traffic to my hubs has always been negligible. I try my best to write good quality hubs. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, aside from being below average in hubbing productivity.

    1. Farmer Rachel profile image97
      Farmer Rachelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know, either sad I enjoy your hubs. I don't know much about SEO but maybe it has something to do with your titles? This is a case of the blind leading the blind though, haha

  7. CJWood71 profile image84
    CJWood71posted 6 years ago

    I do not usually let minor drops in traffic discourage me, it can be difficult to predict what is going on with internet traffic from day to day.  However, I must say that the massive drop that took place a week ago has left me feeling a bit discouraged, to say the least.  Seems that we are all in the same boat, so I will just have to wait and see where we stand when the dust settles.

    What really bothered me was that my traffic was starting to come back the last couple of days, but now today it is lower than it ever has been.  Certainly an issue that I am concerned with.

    1. Farmer Rachel profile image97
      Farmer Rachelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto and ditto for me. Kind of discouraging.

  8. tmbridgeland profile image81
    tmbridgelandposted 6 years ago

    Yeah, I got killed in early June, 2/3 drop, and it never came back. I was starting to make a little money, now down to about 50 cents a day. I have written several Hubs since then, but no real winners. The recent drop people are complaining about didn't do anything to me.

    1. Farmer Rachel profile image97
      Farmer Rachelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I took a hit in early June, too, but then improved, now back down again. Oh well!! Nice to hear that basically everyone else is in the same boat.

  9. soconfident profile image81
    soconfidentposted 6 years ago

    It does a little bit but I think HP is going though somethings, but I know that will get it under control and by then I will have plenty more hubs by then.

  10. howlermunkey profile image89
    howlermunkeyposted 6 years ago

    At first, I was a little surprised. I got hit hard a couple weeks ago (probably.... my fault) . I was bummed for a day or two, but I then remembered what I've read so many times on HubPages... "long term" and "takes patience"..."just write and the rest will follow". That's exactly where my head is at right now. I'm not going to lie, I still check the stats page, cant help but be curious, but I'm not so concerned yet. I'm zoned in on getting to 100 hubs. Then it'll probably be 200 smile. Working full time and trying to write part time, its all I have the energy for lol. Just writing that "next hub".

    1. Farmer Rachel profile image97
      Farmer Rachelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer! I think you're right to just keep truckin'. terall, if nothing else, I view HP as a portfolio of my writing - with or without pageviews smile

    2. ithabise profile image83
      ithabiseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good attitude. My only frustration is that I'm entering the "long term" aspect of it, just completing a year, and the results are starting to increase nicely. Then WHAM! and all of what you've done disappears. That's tough! But no turning back.

  11. RogerSanchezJr profile image70
    RogerSanchezJrposted 6 years ago

    Those numbers don't really mean anything to me.  I just like to write and express who I am.

 
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