Do drops in traffic discourage you as a Hubpages writer?
Or does less traffic motivate you to write more good-quality hubs?
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.
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.
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
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.
Yup, me too. I'm starting to resent Google!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 . Working full time and trying to write part time, its all I have the energy for lol. Just writing that "next hub".
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
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.
Those numbers don't really mean anything to me. I just like to write and express who I am.
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