Just received my 8 year accolade and was curious how traffic is for people. It's definitely improved for me. (Couple screen shots) my traffic has increased significantly since last year. I've added a few more articles, but even long time articles are way up! I guess I'm feeling "giddy" when I see this kind of traffic lol!
Mind if I ask which program these pictures are coming from?
Also, same goes for me, traffic drastically increased starting a month or two ago.
On this account, traffic is about the same. On another account that always performs better, a major improvement - like thousands more visits. I do know earnings and CPMs have definitely improved.
On another account, there is a decrease in views. That mainly has to do with an article that went through editing for the worse, in terms of traffic.
May 4th this year vs the May 5th last year (both fridays) shows an increase in traffic of 313.42%
Yes, I see changes in traffic since I resumed posting in my account. I do hope this will continue.
Huge increase in both traffic and earnings! I'm enjoying the ride.
This has been my tenth year. Traffic and earnings have been the best so far.
Even better than Pre-Panda? Nice. I wasn't here pre-panda so can't compare. But definitely, the best since I've been here.
I was a slow starter and not really focused on earning, so really didn’t notice the panda effect.
This comment chain made me Google and educate myself on what the Panda effect was. Darn you guys and your tech-savvy lingo (kidding).
I do remember something about that Panda thing. Then there was "dolphin" maybe that was before. What was the name of the most recent one? I think it was just called "update" lol
No more special names. I think they ran out of black and white animals. There was no skunk update as far as I know. Probably because that one would stink?
No doubt the skunk updates were malodorous but the magpie update was a right thief of an algorithm and the orca update had some teeth I tell you. That was a killer.
I thought the latest was the Harp seal cub update. Google used clubs out of season.
For folks that hung in there, I’d say this is the healthiest the sites have been. I wouldn’t have drawn it up this way, but the unique combination of passionate experts combined with an editing service has worked out well.
The biggest challenge we have is adding more great community experts and scaling the editing service so we can improve quality together.
We expect that Google will bump the sites up and claw back from time to time, but if we can continue to make really great articles, the sites should do well over the long haul!
Well you and the staff have sure done an amazing job! And many of the people on the forums are absolutely passionate and I learn something new every day. I am glad to be a part of this. Thanks for all you do!
Yup, thanks for all that you guys do. There was no place like HP and there is no place today that has the same homely feeling.
I appreciate all the hard work Paul and the staff have put into this. Google sure has offered challenges and they've stuck right in there until we are where we are at now. I am doing much better again also. Thanks.
I feel very lucky that HubPages is the site I happened to find six years ago. Thank you for providing this platform.
Paul (Robin and the rest of the amazing HubPages staff),
Thanks for working so hard to navigate the road for HubPages. It has been a lot of fun and I'm so glad that forum comments show that many people are doing better in traffic and earnings. I got my 7-year notice today, and I'm very grateful for the chance to write here on HubPages. It has been a privilege to be able to write on a platform that has helped me gain readers. I have friends who do print publishing that have never had the chance to have as big of an audience as I've been able to get through HubPages. Thanks!
Mark has moved on to do his own thing. Google his name.
I have seen a slow increase in views over the three years or so since I've been writing here. For a while I didn't even make a point of looking at views or earnings data because after the work I put into articles to not see much of a response in either was disheartening (I am not a very patient person!) Yet in the past year in particular during which I saw my first payout and slowly crept up in number of views to end up somewhere around 500 or so a day for 93 articles (not great but again a steady and mostly regular increase with some days spiking up higher and some days dropping back) I feel that there is a steady improvement over all. As long as I continue to do slightly better consistently over time I have reached a point I feel more enthusiastic about writing and have also become more involved in the community over all. I think this is the most common pattern seen here. While there are some who see success quickly and the success grows in leaps and bounds so that they reach payout in the first month they have adds which grows to significant amounts also quickly, I think that is definitely the exception not the rule. As long as writers are willing to hang in there and explore and experiment with strategies to increase traffic and gain a following there will be regular growth potential both as a writer that has an audience and with payouts.
Thanks to Paul, Kristi, Robin and all the rest for doing what it takes day in and day out to make HP a successful and enjoyable venture.
I agree. It's been slow for me over the years, some increases here and there but I wasn't putting much energy into it A little extra surprise pocket money on occasion..Now it's like "Whoaa!" something good is happening here! The recent changes have influenced me to focus much more on my articles. Some of the older ones make me want to re-write them. They're all on vertical sights, but reading them just makes me realize how much I've improved as an author. It's a good thing to be a part of and great community! (I wish they'd make some sort of real-time chat on here for members though )
I was thinking of making a community on discordapp.com
I also have a group created titled HP and everything. That would be real-time chat.
Traffic has been up for me this year. I'd say double or 100% increase.
The advertising payouts have also been up per view, which is nice.
Mine is way up, but keep in mind I've been adding articles frequently.
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