Thud - is the sound of my Christmas Hubs' traffic tanking

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    It's definitely that time of year. Ebay Christmas Hubs' traffic have just nosedived. Should be zero pretty soon. I'm watching with great curiousity to see what kinds of things sell after Christmas and into January.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL

      Too late for delivery now I would think. I tend to go for plastic crap that needs to be bought to go with other plastic crap - so people tend to buy all the way through to February.

      I hope. smile

    2. Dale Mazurek profile image70
      Dale Mazurekposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The thing from one marketer to another we both know when it comes to business you have forgot about Christmas a long time ago and you are working on other endeavors months and months ahead of time.

      pro active, not reactive

      Cheers Nelle

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Dale! Yes I stopped thinking about getting ready for Christmas way back when. But I do love watching Christmas sales. And even though I know the end comes on suddenly and hard EVERY YEAR, it still makes me wistful every year.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I've never tried the plastic crap strategy.

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    pgrundyposted 8 years ago

    LOL! The Plastic Crap Strategy!

    OK--Which one of you is going to produce the first marketing e-book on that?

    (PS--I'll buy both of them. big_smile)

  4. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    LOL

    Plastic crap, aluminium crap, pewter crap, electronic crap - All the same to me.....

    Book in the works.......

    1. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I need to ask. First let me say, I'm not a Writer. I'm just a reagular guy. I only write hubs that mean something to me. I just want to get my opinion out there and start a good debate.  I find that it's a great way to channel rage and anger in a positive way. The hubs and the forums are just great ways for me to express myself.

      But, I'm not against making money too! If I were to write as many hubs as you and Nelle; what is the general amount I could make in a month?

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hard to say. I make between $800 and $2000 a month here, but there are constant setbacks in doing this for a living. As I mentioned on another thread - I had my Christmas hubs lined up by the end of August and I completely missed the boat with a few of them which meant hours of work for very little payoff. I sorely misjudged how easy it would be to rank poker pages here.

        You win some, you lose some. big_smile

        1. Friendlyword profile image60
          Friendlywordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Not bad at all! Thank you for that info.

  5. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I have a few of those blue arrows myself sad. Its nice to know that the pro's here are having the same smile. Logic says its normal but its still depressing to see

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    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    I'm just plodding along making hubs. I don't think I had the right strategy or knew enough to understand it all to really get in on the Christmas money this year. Ah, next year though, hehe, I can't wait.

  7. lakeerieartists profile image75
    lakeerieartistsposted 8 years ago

    I am finding it interesting that I am getting significant hits on some of what I consider summer topics. Sorry, Nelle, I did hear the echoes of your thud here in Cleveland.  I will have to try the plastic crap strategy next year.

    smile

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've already registered nelles-plastic-crap.com

      1. frogdropping profile image85
        frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Seriously? Wow! You shift like greased lightening. Impressive Nelle smile

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ladies - do a google search for "plastic crap from China" (no quotations) and you will see me staring right back out at you. big_smile

          1. rmcrayne profile image97
            rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I think that #6, kids toilet safety, seat may be for kids with handicaps, like CP.

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        pgrundyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL! That's awesome. smile

  8. GeneralHowitzer profile image72
    GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago

    Wow my traffic just nosedived yesterday and today too hayz... but it is stabilizing just right now though... big_smile

  9. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    I think 'tanked' is the theme of the day. Or the month smile

    Mine have lost about 30% ish. I'm not laying awake at night worrying. As everyone is feeling it - it must be the season of good will and all that.

    Ohhhhhh ... and it's snowing here smile

    *wanders off to find some wellies*

  10. janiek13 profile image77
    janiek13posted 8 years ago

    I didn't have that much traffic to begin with, so I can't say it took a nosedive...just a little slip and fall, I think.LOl

  11. Dr23 profile image60
    Dr23posted 8 years ago

    I only really geared two hubs specifically for Christmas, and they came to a halt sometime last week. Ornaments are on the tree and crafts have been made, so no real need for my hubs anymore.

    Thankfully not all of my hubs were so time specific as others have performed nicely recently for me.

  12. Wayne Orvisburg profile image73
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years ago

    Was getting worried. I don't get too much traffic as it is, but the last couple days have really been bad!

  13. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    I wasn't raised with a belief system that included Christmas, so my winter seasonal holiday Hubs aren't shopping ones.  They're still holding strong.  I expect them to quit pretty much right on the holiday.

    1. lakeerieartists profile image75
      lakeerieartistsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have to admit that my traffic has stayed pretty steady throughout this season, and my adsense is also continuing to grow on a daily average basis.  It just seems that my hubs keep flip-flopping as to which ones are getting the most traffic.

      Relache, I love reading your how to hubs like the Yule one because they are just so interesting.  Even if I have a different belief system, I still like to learn.  I think the how to type of hubs for holidays are looked at until the day the holiday is over when people get home and actually make the item that you are teaching them how to make.  smile

  14. CMHypno profile image92
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    Is 'plastic crap' a high paying keyword?

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sadly no. 0.0000003 cents sad

      1. CMHypno profile image92
        CMHypnoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        My Hub writing plans thwarted once more!  'Buying Plastic Crap - Please Her With Plastic' will now not be written!  smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    *THUD* ooo that is a scary sound. hope things pick up for you all

  16. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    My traffic has leveled out to what it was last week.

    I didn't put any stock in Christmas, I'm too new for it!

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    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    My traffic is fine, as good as any other day, but that is the benefit of having a large proportion of hubs which are not trying to sell anything. In fact my Adsense is doing great this week, one of my highest ever days Tuesday, an above average day today.

    People have finished buying gifts, and have run out of money, but they dont need to pay for my information, hehe

  18. NaomiR profile image87
    NaomiRposted 8 years ago

    My traffic has decreased, but oddly enough, some of my Thanksgiving hubs are still getting views.

    1. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've got a few Halloween types that are still going really strong.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    That's great news. I'm hoping that some of my non-Christmas hubs will start to pick up the slack.

    1. shazwellyn profile image65
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There is nought as strange as folk!  hehehe... maybe they are preparing for next thanksgiving!!! LOL

  20. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    My Amazon sales are still increasing, although, I am only selling 3-4 Games consoles a day, as opposed to the 10-12 that I have been selling for the majority of the month!

  21. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    I just checked my stats for today, and after getting bashed for a "stupid" Hub title yesterday, that turns out to be today's top earner!

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      don't you just love it, when getting bashed makes money.

  22. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, most of mine collapsed today but I have a lot of good ideas for hubs to work on after the holidays so the future is bright(ish)

  23. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    My adsense has been terrible all month, but today was a good day.

  24. Drwibble profile image59
    Drwibbleposted 8 years ago

    Well I wish it could be Christmas, every day
    When everyone starts buying and ebay begins to pay
    Oh, I wish it could be Christmas, every day
    Let the hubs ring out for Christmas

    1. Rik Ravado profile image90
      Rik Ravadoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is good!  relevant and festive smile

  25. MikeNV profile image79
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    eBay is a tricky beast since they switched to their Quality Click Pricing Model.

    You have to be very very careful what you promote or you could actually make LESS by adding more.

    Unfortunately eBay will not give you any information on how they determine what is quality and what is not quality.

    I used to make up to $60-$80 a sale off of Autos on eBay then they killed that with Quality Pricing.

    My advice is if you are not making money with eBay pull those Ad Units down... there is no point in sending them free traffic that you could be sending to Adsense or Amazon.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    MikeNV Ebay has given alot of direction about what they expect from your traffic. They want you to send new ebay buyers, who spend a lot of time on the site, who buy a lot quickly, and become ACRUS. But in terms of buying quickly, they understand auctions vs. buy it now items and say that they don't discriminate against auctions. They seem to prefer paypal users as well.

    I have very little experience with Ebay, prior to QPC. All I can say is that I've made a great deal of money the last two months. But I did design hubs with the above in mind.

    There has been a lot of people it seems who have been burned by Ebay who were in the motors section. I haven't spent any time in it.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe it's just time to take a breather.. a holiday of sorts. I think everyone is shopping in 'real' stores this weekend.

  27. RedElf profile image90
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    Sorry, Nelle - I'm going for the "plastic Crap" theory!

    Look for my new series: Plastic Crap Everyone Needs, followed by Plastic Crap You Can't Live Without, and How To Monetize Your Plastic Crap Hubs - oops - can't forget Best Google Plastic Crap AdWords, and How To Create Evergreen Plastic Crap Content big_smile

    big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile Best laugh all day - thinks you guys!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Well at least nelles-plastic-crap.com is safe for me! Can't wait to see those hubs redelf.

  29. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    I'm still feeling slightly lucky. I have three hubs that have tanked -- Christmas cards, Christmas dinnerware and Christmas ornaments. Everything else is stable.

  30. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Friday Dec 18th definitely showed all the signs of the holiday plunge, but ever since, my Hub traffic has been climbing daily.

    It's all stuff that has nothing to do with shopping that's doing it.

  31. OregonWino profile image68
    OregonWinoposted 8 years ago

    This is what makes the short turn vs. long term hub topic interesting....a bunch of traffic for a short time or a little traffic over longer period. 

    I have noticed that my hubs on Top 10 Wines have really started taking off...weird..

    1. Dao Hoa profile image60
      Dao Hoaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well! They are for New Year! smile

      1. OregonWino profile image68
        OregonWinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, I guess that makes sense!  Gotta have some good wine to ring in the new year!

 
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