Sudden VIEW/EARNINGS drop after HubPages edited my article...

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  1. Ruby99 profile image83
    Ruby99posted 22 months ago

    I had an article that was consistently getting 1500 views/day. Then I was contacted by a HubPages editor who said she was going to tweak the page, update the illustrations, etc. Great, fine! The DAY her changes went live, the views and earnings dropped in half, and have stayed there ever since (it's been 3-4 days).

    The HubScore went up a bit, but I can't figure out why views/earning have dropped so much and show no signs of recovering - I wrote the editor asking for help, but no response. Thoughts?


    1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      If your article was moved to a niche site after the edit, it will usually drop in views for a few days. Then, hopefully and very probably, it will start getting more traffic than it did before. Watch it for a couple of weeks and you should see improvement.

      1. EricFarmer8x profile image96
        EricFarmer8xposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        This has always happened for me. In most cases my articles don't really get any views until they are moved to a network website.

  2. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 22 months ago

    There was a Google algorithm update on the 27th / 28th of last month. Maybe that was responsible for the traffic drop?

  3. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 22 months ago

    I had a similar experience. Even though I liked the editing, and thought it improved my hub, it was hard not to attribute the drop in views to the changes.

  4. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 22 months ago

    It took months for my hub to recover, but it came back stronger and than ever.

  5. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 22 months ago

    I've had the same thing happen. But only once. The article never regained it's previous traffic.

    However, as pointed out, this is often temporary; the traffic is often regained.

  6. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image98
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 22 months ago

    This happens to me when an editor edits one of my articles as well. However, after a couple of weeks the traffic with not only come back around, but it'll be much better than it was before. The editors really do a great job of shaping our work into traffic-earners. However, Eugbug makes a great point about the Google update. I've also experienced a dip in traffic over the last week, unfortunately. Not severely, but it's noticeable.


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