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?
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.
There was a Google algorithm update on the 27th / 28th of last month. Maybe that was responsible for the traffic drop?
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.
It took months for my hub to recover, but it came back stronger and than ever.
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.
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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