Experiencing 40% decrease in overall traffic

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  1. soni2006 profile image76
    soni2006posted 13 years ago

    Hi friends,

    I have been experiencing approximately 40% decrease in traffic since last two days. Has anyone else been experiencing the same thing or it is because of the holiday season and there are less visitors to everyone's hubs?

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It gets worse everyday.  Wishing there was a magic traffic genie!

      1. soni2006 profile image76
        soni2006posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Oh My God, now it has decreased to around 60%. I do not understand what is the problem.

        1. blue dog profile image60
          blue dogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          ditto for me, soni.

    2. Karina S. profile image61
      Karina S.posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      hello, sony probably because of the holidays, people are shopping

  2. Ivorwen profile image68
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    Mine is holding pretty steady, but I don't have massive amounts to begin with.

  3. kirstenblog profile image81
    kirstenblogposted 13 years ago

    Seems reasonable to say that it is probably because of the holidays, decorating the home, traveling etc. Good chance there just isn't much searching in comparison to other times of year, wait till after christmas and see what happens. If the traffic does not surge back up then worry smile

  4. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    I'm starting to see the first signs of some google traffic loss, down about 5% from yesterday I think. But it's to be expected.

    This is why I've been telling people to get your post-Christmas and January hubs going. Even with those, your traffic will fall a lot. It's just that Christmas is such a great shopping season.

    I've baked some chocolate cupcakes with peppermint sprinkles to keep up my spirits. And then I took Relache's advice yesterday and bought some eggnog and whiskey. Sometimes I get a little depressed when traffic tanks.

  5. soni2006 profile image76
    soni2006posted 13 years ago

    But this is serious for me. I am getting a huge loss of traffic instead of some loss.

    I am not sure what is happening. Will wait for one more day and see.

    1. profile image0
      pgrundyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Me too. It started out after Thanksgiving and keeps getting worse.

      1. ngureco profile image81
        ngurecoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        That's right. It all (I mean low adsense earnings) started after Thanksgiving day and things have never been the same again.

  6. soni2006 profile image76
    soni2006posted 13 years ago

    One more thing to add, right now mostly all arrows on my hubs have turned below suggesting significant decrease in traffic whereas around three days back I saw everything moving up and turning red and got significant increase in traffic of about 25% or more.

  7. Susana S profile image94
    Susana Sposted 13 years ago

    My traffic has gone down about 20% over the last week too. I've put it down to Christmas. People are out a lot more with work colleagues, friends and family and just generally busy with other things this near to christmas. I am expecting my how to tell if you're pregnant hub to get pretty busy after new year!

    Try not to worry Soni - I'm sure things will get back to normal after the holidays......and then we'll have Google Caffeine to worry about instead - lol smile

  8. Susana S profile image94
    Susana Sposted 13 years ago

    There was a glitch in the system soni - I got excited too, but when i compared my google analytics stats they were completely different.

    1. soni2006 profile image76
      soni2006posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Okay I will check analytics now.

  9. NaomiR profile image78
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    Mine is down a bit, but I figure everyone's out doing holiday stuff. I'm counting on mine going up when the holidays end and everyone is bored and depressed and looking for something good to read online.

  10. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 13 years ago

    Mine is down too! big_smile But, with what ya'll have said it does make sense. :[

  11. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 13 years ago

    Plus I'm getting glitchy stuff when I try to log in to hubs. Either the page cannot load or there is nothing on my profile etc. It has been going on all week and getting a mite frustrating.

  12. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    I just tried to log in and got the message about being down for routine maintenance. Very frustrating.

  13. Enelle Lamb profile image77
    Enelle Lambposted 13 years ago

    That's why there is a string of code across the top of my profile - and no picture or stats - and no list of hubs when I click account. It was a good decision to check out the forums after all LOL big_smile

  14. shibashake profile image85
    shibashakeposted 13 years ago

    I have been experiencing some weirdness with my HubPages statistics as well. In particular, there have been larger than normal discrepancies between the impression numbers shown on HP and on AdSense.

    CTR has also been very poor. Others have commented on this as well. CTR has remained stable on my other sites, so for me, this is only a HP thing.

    I think all this may be related to the new HP upgrades. Hopefully things will return to normal once they are done.

  15. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Soni, my traffic and adsense earnings have been terrible since Dec. 1! For example, my adsense earnings for Nov. 30 was $12. For the Dec. days, however, it's been around $2-$3 per day - sometimes less than $1!! I cannot imagine what has happened. And I've even added more hubs. I just don't get it.

    Nelle, would you please pass me a cupcake? Maybe it would help calm me down. lol

  16. Ladybird33 profile image70
    Ladybird33posted 13 years ago

    Mine has been increasing, sorry Soni, but I am showing an increase about 10% over the last week...good luck because i stress about it too smile

  17. relache profile image73
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    If you think traffic is bad now, wait until this time next week...  And then it'll happen again over New Years.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image58
      Mark Knowlesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah - I hate it when people start spending time with their family and loved ones and ignoring the computer. sad

      Actually - I think thee is something wrong with the stats counters right now.

  18. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 13 years ago

    Yep... Traffic will decrease till about mid January or so. Perk up for Valentine's day, then decrease a bit till it evens out again. It happens.

  19. NaomiR profile image78
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    Come on, all you bored people who are home for the holidays and don't know what to do with their days off ... come to Hubpages, come to Hubpages...

  20. jenblacksheep profile image70
    jenblacksheepposted 13 years ago

    My traffic has been goin right up. Altho I had tons of red arrows last week and now I've got one blue one. But I think most of my traffic is coming from my xmas hubs, so I'm a bit worried about what will happen after xmas.

  21. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    It could be the new search methods that was implemented too hmm no expert here though, just a  thought wink

    1. profile image0
      Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      what new search methods?

  22. SandyMcCollum profile image63
    SandyMcCollumposted 13 years ago

    It's terrible for me, too. A 75% drop in page views. Three weeks ago my articles here and at another place had about the same number of page views, but Hubpages was making more money. Now, that other site has over 10,000 page views compared to my hubs 2500..... very discouraging.

  23. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    My traffic is up slightly this week over last week. AdSense has remained steady. Amazon is still moving, but I expect that to drop off any day.

  24. Randy Godwin profile image59
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    Ditto on page views!

  25. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    Personalized search and other stuff going on with G hmm has been topic on various techie blogs.

    1. profile image0
      Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You mean the new HubFeed thing?

    2. Rebecca E. profile image81
      Rebecca E.posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Now that makes sense.

  26. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 13 years ago

    I would add that, enough people have noticed it that I don't think it is personal. Something is different, I just don't know what.

  27. weblog profile image58
    weblogposted 13 years ago
  28. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    With the stats disabled here, it's really hard to see what's going on. (Quite frankly those are more important to me this week than the new Hubfeed thing - during this most critical sales period.)

    My Google analytics, is showing a softening. I have a few niche sites that are picking up steam - as they do every year. So my non-hubpages stuff looks pretty normal.

  29. G Miah profile image79
    G Miahposted 13 years ago

    I didn't have any yesterday and today only had 4!!! Very very unuSual!

  30. relache profile image73
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    I had terrible traffic in November, but then my usual patterns returned in December.  Web interactions is far from being an exact science.

    The best strategy I can suggest is to make sure you have a wide variety of Hubs on a diverse range of topics.  If you build too much in any one direction, you then run the risk of having a large group of them open to being influenced by the same type of loss of interest/traffic all at the same time.

    1. G Miah profile image79
      G Miahposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent advice, i read alot of hubs about writing hubs, then i started writing them, and variety is exactly what i offer!

  31. Randy Godwin profile image59
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    I do not think this slow traffic is just due to Christmas.  Other holidays never affected the traffic like this before.  At least in my experience with my small amount of hubs.  No matter what topic, it is down roughly 60%.

  32. dingdong profile image59
    dingdongposted 13 years ago
    1. soni2006 profile image76
      soni2006posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for posting this precious link dingdong.

  33. Kidgas profile image64
    Kidgasposted 13 years ago

    My hub traffic has been decreasing for the past 3 months, but it has mainly been internal traffic.  On the other hand, my blog traffic is up 16% with a lot more coming from Google.

  34. chigoiyke profile image61
    chigoiykeposted 13 years ago

    Men for someone with more than 300 hubs to be complaining of traffic, then it's really serious and the decrease is eating my hubs and I can see that. Am not panicking though, Just gotta publish more hubs and see what happens. But I think some people do christmas shopping online??

    1. soni2006 profile image76
      soni2006posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Patience is a virtue friend. Let's wait and see what happens.

  35. Dao Hoa profile image59
    Dao Hoaposted 13 years ago

    I saw red arrows for 2 days, but now I have many blue ones. However, I normally do not a lot of traffic in the first place. Therefore, I do not pay attention to the percentage.

  36. gracenotes profile image90
    gracenotesposted 13 years ago

    From Christmas on, there are too many football games on the telly that occupy people's time.  Then there's the Super Bowl.  I would think that January would be a blah month, but I've never been through a full cycle.

    I do agree that the traffic seems to be down generally -- it's a relative thing, though, considering my small number of hubs.

  37. Dao Hoa profile image59
    Dao Hoaposted 13 years ago

    Now I see the blue arrows all over "my account"! sad

  38. profile image0
    Audreveaposted 13 years ago

    I read an interesting stat that a huge percentage of people have done at least some of their Christmas shopping online this year.  Given that there isn't time now for postage before Christmas - I think that ship has sailed.


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