Drop in views?

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  1. rajan jolly profile image93
    rajan jollyposted 2 months ago

    I have been experiencing a steady drop over the past month. Views have dropped by over 50%. Has there been a Google update and is anyone else experiencing the same?

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Worst day for several years for me.

      1. rajan jolly profile image93
        rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Wiil, since when and how much have the views dropped?

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 months agoin reply to this

      A month or so Paul announced that there was a technical problem that caused ALL of the previously unfeatured  hubs on the site to be visible on search engines.  Just about all writers lost huge amounts of views.  He stated that the team fixed the problem, but that it would take Google about 60 days to "catch up" with re indexing the hubs.  So far, I have seen continual and significant drops in my views, as have many here.  ALL of my RV articles are on the niche sites and most of my Dreamworker hubs are as well, but views are abysmal.  The only thing saving me is that CPMs have more than doubled...which means my income is still good.  When this all happened I figured that January would be the time when we see views coming back...but we're still in December.  However, if most of your hubs are still on the HP site, you need to get busy and upgrade them so that they can be moved to the niche sites...otherwise, views will never be good for those hubs.  I'm going to look at one of them and give you some advice and will be back shortly with that info.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 months agoin reply to this

        OK... I looked at your Soy milk recipe and here is what I think:

        It's WAY too short.  You need at least 1000 words.
        It needs instructional photos. Using just one photo is not enough, especially when you show the same photo at the beginning and the end...readers need to "see" the steps you take to make this milk.

        Also, you need to caption your photos.

        You didn't talk much about health benefits but linked to an article about this topic.  Either discuss it and link or drop the link.

        Add a video that shows how to make this drink, and add a poll at the end.

        Recipes are difficult and time consuming to properly present, but if you want them on the niche sites, you'll have to do these things with all of them.

        Good luck.

        1. rajan jolly profile image93
          rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          Time Traveller thank you for taking out time to watch the soya milk recipe and offer your insights. I'll try my best to incorporate them. Thank you.

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 months agoin reply to this

            You're welcome.  You've been writing here a long time, but as you know, much has changed over the years.  I've noticed in my older articles that even though all of them are on the niche sites, many need improvement.  It's important to consistently update because there is always going to be increasing competition,and this can seriously affect views.  Good luck.

            1. Jean Bakula profile image93
              Jean Bakulaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              I notice that too. When the niche sites were new, the administration moved a large percentage of my articles. But now when I think I "fixed" all of them, sometimes I put one in the 6 we can showcase, and realize it needs a huge edit.

      2. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        "niche sites..."

        TT2 speaks truth, I'll expand on that... smile

        If HP won't move your hub to a niche site, move it elsewhere.

        1. rajan jolly profile image93
          rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          Most of the recipe articles are on niche sites. I will move the rest to my website. Thank you paradigmsearch.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 2 months agoin reply to this

            Live long and prosper. big_smile

    3. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      I thought it was just me. At one time I was overjoyed with the traffic my articles were receiving. Then, about two months ago all of a sudden traffic dropped. I expected traffic to return to normal after some time, but it never did. Now, traffic is steadily declining. I am now at the same traffic views as I was when I first started here. I have been here for at least 7 years now. It is a little discouraging, but I plan to hang in there as long as possible.

  2. DrMark1961 profile image96
    DrMark1961posted 2 months ago

    I just looked at your profile page and noticed you have over half of your articles still on HP main site. I cannot be sure, since the only thing I have to go on is what people mention in the forums, but I think hubs still on HP´s main site have lost more traffic than those on the niche sites.
    Are you submitting them to be moved to a niche site? I just read an article you wrote on mangosteen, and it has a lot of Amazon capsules so will take some editing before submitting, but the improved traffic is definitely worth the effort.
    (You may not be seeing that much improvement in your articles that were moved to delishably. I am not sure how that site is performing, but articles like mangosteen, jambo, etc could be submitted to a site like owlcation since they provide many excellent facts about the fruits.)

    1. rajan jolly profile image93
      rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, DrMark, for your observations and suggestions. Though hub pages staff is moving my articles to their network sites, it is taking a bit of a time. I will try and submit other articles after doing the necessary edits.
      Thank you once again for your support.

  3. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 2 months ago

    There's been several. The latest was rumoured to be during the week.

    1. rajan jolly profile image93
      rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, eugbug, for this information.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 2 months ago

    Considering my article topics, both here and elsewhere, I always ignore December stats. In other words, I have zero expectations and basically don't care. Now January is a totally different story... smile

    1. rajan jolly profile image93
      rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      My traffic has always been okay barring the time Google makes an update. Then it takes a few weeks to return to normal. This time I had no idea if there had been a fresh update which was causing this as there was no mention of this in the forums. Thank you.

  5. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 2 months ago

    My hub on Calorieebee is now at 25% of what it should be at this time of the year. Worst traffic day in a long time.

    1. rajan jolly profile image93
      rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, the past month or so has been pretty bad. Thanks lobobrandon.

  6. Susana S profile image95
    Susana Sposted 2 months ago

    My traffic isn't great. I'm hoping it's because people are busy with their Christmas shopping!

    1. rajan jolly profile image93
      rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      My traffic is high during these latter half of the year thus my worry. I hopw it just the Christmas time shopping. Thank you, Susana.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 2 months ago

    Forget it until January.

    1. rajan jolly profile image93
      rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I can just wait and watch.

  8. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 months ago

    Mine's gone up a little. Not much, but a little. I'm not getting into the middle class any time soon from Hubpages, but I shall persist onward.

    1. rajan jolly profile image93
      rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Hope you get more traffic with more hubs.

  9. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 2 months ago

    After reading all the comments it looks like many of us are in the same boat.  January is not far off, thank goodness.

    1. rajan jolly profile image93
      rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I hope so Peggy. The last 2 days the views seem to be on the rise.

  10. daydreams profile image95
    daydreamsposted 2 months ago

    Mine's better than normal, but I tend to get my best traffic on holidays.

    1. rajan jolly profile image93
      rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Good for you.

  11. Natalie Frank profile image97
    Natalie Frankposted 2 months ago

    Mine went up for about a week, yesterday way down to where it was a couple of weeks ago, then today about low average. Though CPM's are up from where they were so earnings seem slightly higher.  Will likely hit payout amount several days early this month and am not worried about hitting it like I was the past few months.  All in all, with holidays coming up I'm hoping this bodes well for even better numbers, CPM's and earnings.  Now if I could only figure out how to leverage Amazon ads . . . Though my topics don't really lend themselves to ads for anything other than books.  Oh well. . . plodding on.  Happy Sunday everyone!

    1. rajan jolly profile image93
      rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I believe the CPM is always up around the end of each year with a lot of advertisers in the fray. Hope your articles keep doing well.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image97
        Natalie Frankposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks.  Hope yours see the increased you deserve and are hoping for.

        1. rajan jolly profile image93
          rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you.

  12. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 2 months ago

    I notice a slight drop on Wednesday.  It has leveled out. My niche articles are doing the same as my feature articles. Overall, 20 percent down since Wednesday.

    1. rajan jolly profile image93
      rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Kenna, the drop has been both on the main and niche sites. Hoping this does not last long.

    2. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 2 months ago

      Rajan,  I hope so, too.

    3. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 2 months ago

      I am updating my old articles as often as possible. I do notice a change in revenues $$!

      1. rajan jolly profile image93
        rajan jollyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        That is great! I have my hands full with other work so updating old articles just seems impossible right now. Hoping traffic improves soon.

     
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