What Should I Do With Articles That Get Their Traffic From the UK?

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  1. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 5 weeks ago

    I lost a lot of tracked traffic, over 20% last year when the GDPR compliance thing was brought in. Would it be better to move them to a blog? I earn a lot less from them now. HubPages pretty much shows readers how to turn off tracking. I don't have to be  as upfront showing how to change cookie settings.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 weeks ago

    As far as I know, you will face the same situation on a blog platform. And it will be for the same reason. GDPR  doesn't go after the writer; GDPR  goes after the platform where the article is posted. So the blog platforms have slapped the same "safeguards" in place as HP.

    1. eugbug profile image97
      eugbugposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      Many sites though don't display check boxes as on HubPages niche sites (which make it blatantly obvious what you're agreeing to). They say "do you want to accept cookies" or there's a "give me more details" button/link or something to that effect, so in a sense they're not as upfront. What I'm more concerned about though is that when a reader doesn't agree to be tracked, no ads are shown to them whatsoever (apart from Amazon ones), so we lose out.

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        In that case, Amazon ads are US based and you won't earn anything from them anyway, right?

        1. eugbug profile image97
          eugbugposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          Yes, that's true of course. For tracked users, wouldn't it be useful if an Amazon link pointed to a localised version of an Amazon ad? Possibly the same product wouldn't be available on both Amazon US and Amazon UK, but if it was, we could add the two products when composing the ad.

  3. SheilaMilne profile image94
    SheilaMilneposted 5 weeks ago

    I am almost certain I've read that there is an "international" version of the tracker available. It involves joining all the Amazon sites so HubPages would have to do that.  I too have lost a large proportion of my European readers. They used make up 40 - 45% of my traffic.


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