Whats up with my 70% drop in pageviews over the last few weeks? Mostly hubbers are missing.
Over the last couple of weeks I have experienced a 70% drop in pageviews. Most of the loss was from fellow hubbers not viewing...am I not showering enough? Bad breath? Offensive behavior? haha. I'm just wondering if anyone else has seen this as well.
My views have dropped considerably also. I am now making half the amount that I did a year ago. It has discouraged me considerably with this site. I love the people and the community feel of it, but would like to make a little something also.I think it has to do with the un-featured. People are leaving because of it, especially creative writers.
A lot of Hubbers have left HubPages over the past year. I mean A LOT, close to 100K or over 40% of their prior peak of Hubbers. The unFeatured change has a lot to do with it, as do other onerous changes, such as no more RSS. Time to reconsider HP?
All of my hubs are featured. I've been consistent at commenting on hubs and interacting on forums and questions. My non HP traffic may be down a little. I just don't get it. I'm not concerned about money because fiction doesn't seem to earn much.
I haven't seen it, but it does not surpise me. The time it takes to constantly update Hubs to keep them in good graces with HubPages could be better spent writing new Hubs, reading other Hubber's Hubs, and generally networking on HubPages.
Cam, I read your Hub "Three Ways to Save Money on Gas/Gasoline" . Good tips. Categorizing Hubs to increase viewers, see instructions in: http://rocknj.hubpages.com/hub/Using-a- … Accessible
All of my hubs are grouped and cross linked. I removed about twenty-five hubs that weren't doing well and were on a topic I wanted to leave off HP. Some of the reduction in traffic is due to that choice. I do have a few orphan hubs.
According to Alexa.com (on January 31st), one of the internets 'scorekeepers' for visitor traffic to thousands of websites, the Hubpages.com traffic has seen the following changes in the percent of visitors: Minus 1.02% for the last 7 days, Plus 1.4% for the last month, and, Minus 5.37% for the last 3 months.
By my estimation, this does not measure your fellow Hubbers jumping onto your hubs through internal hub-hopping, but rather the count of outside visitors to your hubs.
A 5.37% drop in Hubpage visitors from three months ago is a small but statistically significant amount of change. But, I don't know if that explains your precipitous drop, cam8510 ?!
I usually get 90% or more of my traffic from Google, so I haven't noticed much of a change besides the changes Google has made over the last year. But as others have mentioned, there just aren't as many hubbers hanging around. I think it is a bit of a transition period for hubpages, and hopefully they will attract new people, and even bring old hubbers back.
There are a lot of hubbers that have been leaving the hub pages since last year Cam. This may be one of the reasons for the decreases that you've been experiencing. I've been keeping track of the stats and they aren't exactly favorable for the hub pages right now - http://goody5.hubpages.com/hub/Google-vs-the-Hub-Pages
I have had a continuous loss of traffic since October despite following all the "good advice" Hub Pages supply. I am definitely reconsidering Hub Pages since it is beginning to feel like a sinking ship and I feel I should grow a tail, squeak and jump ship.
I've had ups and downs in this area, but since the majority of my views come from Google...as they should...I don't pay much attention to hubber numbers.
Maybe you need to do some title tweaking and getting rid of hubs that have not been producing.
I'm at this all the time and it keeps my numbers up...however CPMs have been awful since the holidays, so even with more readers, I'm making less money!
CAM I read this when you first posted. for me there was good news and bad news. The good was that you asked the question. The bad was you answered is that for me you answered it immediately; "am I not showering enough? Bad breath? Offensive behavior?". Do you know my wife or have you been reading my mail?
I do believe there is a marketing shift and membership issues and revenue enhancements that are rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell.
Mark my words HP is positioned for a takeover of the not so nice kind.
Chris, every time I see you have answered one of my questions or made a comment, I feel camaraderie with you. I browse the hubs of others when attracted and like to comment with sincerity. Lately I have been super-involved with making video hubs, something new for me, and that lowers my time for readership of other hubs.
Generally I write better hubs than Answers or hub comments. I haven't visited your fiction sites because I am not drawn to fiction writing. I would drop by and do some thumbs up and so on just because I like you as a person, but I think that is not what you want.
That said, you have some thoughtful responses here from others. I have noticed also a steep drop in hubber views overall in the Questions department. Most of my questions though are not targeted to the mainstream.
I asked about the drop in hubber participation in Questions also, and people said they have busy lives, they do things besides hubbing, they only get onto Hubpages once every two weeks or so.
Most of my hub views come from my Weebly web site. Also, the web site gets a nice number of hits coming from Hubpages. Like you, I am not concerned about the money. Money is useful but not the most important thing. In fact, though we had fun seeing the pennies add up, I turned advertising off on all 41 hubs so they will have a cleaner and quieter appearance for the readers. The kicker was when I had a negative experience with a software company which had deceitful behavior and that day saw their ad on my hub. I felt it would not be acting with integrity to permit such advertising when there is a choice to turn off at least my portion. Not to say I won't turn it back on sometime, but so far it feels right.
The value of Hubpages to me is when one or two people are genuinely touched by what I am creating. I am prepared in the event HP dissolves as some have prophesied. The people I feel most connected with won't dissolve. And, as we know, everything changes.
Gary, I've always appreciated our camaraderie here. The similarities in background/viewpoint make me appreciate what we are able to experience here as hubbers. No worries about not reading my fiction and thanks for the thumbs up when you do visit.
I've given you some pageviews recently. I have seen my pageviews go up since I started the challenge. One time I logged in and saw that I had more pageviews than the next time I logged in. So, I was confused about that one.
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