Is traffic better this year for everyone?

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  1. robhampton profile image94
    robhamptonposted 22 months ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/14028503.png
    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!

    1. robhampton profile image94
      robhamptonposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/14028504.png

    2. Jeremy Gill profile image93
      Jeremy Gillposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. robhampton profile image94
        robhamptonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        Google Analytics mobile app

  2. NateB11 profile image91
    NateB11posted 22 months 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.

  3. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 22 months ago

    May 4th this year vs the May 5th last year (both fridays) shows an increase in traffic of 313.42%

    1. robhampton profile image94
      robhamptonposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Nice! Ya it's kind of fun to see the increase!

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        I want 57 real time visitors too smile Never crossed 30 (whilst I was watching)

  4. dredcuan profile image91
    dredcuanposted 21 months ago

    Yes, I see changes in traffic since I resumed posting in my account.  I do hope this will continue.

  5. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 21 months ago

    Yes, a definite spike in traffic...and earnings! smile

    1. robhampton profile image94
      robhamptonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Good to hear Stacie! Wow, you've been on here awhile too. Seeing the increase is definitely some good motivation! smile

  6. OldRoses profile image96
    OldRosesposted 21 months ago

    Huge increase in both traffic and earnings!  I'm enjoying the ride.

    1. robhampton profile image94
      robhamptonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Let's just hope it's a really long ride! smile

  7. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 21 months ago

    This has been my tenth year. Traffic and earnings have been the best so far.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
        Rochelle Frankposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        I was a slow starter and not really focused on earning, so really didn’t notice the panda effect.

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

          I see, thanks for replying smile

          1. Jeremy Gill profile image93
            Jeremy Gillposted 21 months agoin reply to this

            This comment chain made me Google and educate myself on what the Panda effect was. Darn you guys and your tech-savvy lingo (kidding).

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

              Haha

            2. robhampton profile image94
              robhamptonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

              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

              1. lobobrandon profile image90
                lobobrandonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

                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?

                1. chef-de-jour profile image97
                  chef-de-jourposted 21 months agoin reply to this

                  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.

                  1. Jean Bakula profile image93
                    Jean Bakulaposted 21 months agoin reply to this

                    Wasn't there a Penguin update too? (seriously).

                2. DrMark1961 profile image98
                  DrMark1961posted 21 months agoin reply to this

                  I thought the latest was the Harp seal cub update. Google used clubs out of season.

  8. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 21 months ago

    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!

    1. robhampton profile image94
      robhamptonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Barbara Kay profile image84
      Barbara Kayposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      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.

  9. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 21 months ago

    I feel very lucky that HubPages is the site I happened to find six years ago. Thank you for providing this platform.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      You and me both.  Anywhere else and I doubt I would be writing anything.

  10. VirginiaLynne profile image94
    VirginiaLynneposted 21 months ago

    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!

  11. NateB11 profile image91
    NateB11posted 21 months ago

    Where's Mark Ewbie when you need him?

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Mark has moved on to do his own thing. Google his name.

      1. NateB11 profile image91
        NateB11posted 21 months agoin reply to this

        I was mainly making a comment about the comments. He would have had some good gibes for this thread. I hadn't visited his site in awhile though, I like what he's done with it.

  12. Natalie Frank profile image93
    Natalie Frankposted 21 months ago

    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.

    1. robhampton profile image94
      robhamptonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      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 sad )

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. robhampton profile image94
          robhamptonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

          Well hook us up then! lol . I'd love a real-time chat!

  13. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 21 months ago

    Yes! Traffic is great, best year ever. Thanks, HP. smile

  14. Rock_nj profile image93
    Rock_njposted 21 months ago

    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.

    1. robhampton profile image94
      robhamptonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Yep, Congrats on that! Seems as it's a HP global traffic increase. The staff has worked hard to make this happen!

  15. harrynielsen profile image94
    harrynielsenposted 21 months ago

    Mine is way up, but keep in mind I've been adding articles frequently.

 
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