Google Search Update Can't Be Confirmed?

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  1. chef-de-jour profile image96
    chef-de-jourposted 6 days ago

    My traffic has been hit hard the past two days on Owlcation....never seen anything like it. This could explain why:

    https://www.seroundtable.com/google-sea … 28170.html

    Anyone else suffering?

    1. profile image59
      TonyaRogersposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      I have just paid attention also to it. Thanks for the hint.

      1. chef-de-jour profile image96
        chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

        Let's hope it's a glitch and that HP staff can confirm it.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 days agoin reply to this

      As you all know, my main niche is RV living and travel.  Views have been really good for quite some time, but in the past two days they have dropped quite a bit.  So far today I'm showing only 5K when I normally get anywhere from 7 K to 13K in a given day.  However, the season is ending, so that may be part of it, still it's been a significant drop.  Not much to be done but just wait..usually within a few months views crawl back up.  Hope this happens again.

      1. chef-de-jour profile image96
        chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

        If it's a HP glitch then there's relief - if not then in all my time on HP I've never had such an instant drop.

    3. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 6 days agoin reply to this

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      1. chef-de-jour profile image96
        chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the message Matt Wells - bringer of good news - what a relief. Now I can resume my normal life.

    4. OldRoses profile image96
      OldRosesposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      It's normal for my traffic to start to decline as the growing season ends, but the trend is always gradual.  Today, I lost half my traffic.  Glad to hear that it is an HP glitch.

    5. Teeuwynn Woodruff profile image96
      Teeuwynn Woodruffposted 5 days agoin reply to this

      Down about 60% in traffic. Yikes!

    6. Brite-Ideas profile image97
      Brite-Ideasposted 5 days agoin reply to this

      I rarely post in the forum, but came looking to see if anyone else had a major traffic hit? Hope this corrects itself, because wow, it's a biggie

      1. chef-de-jour profile image96
        chef-de-jourposted 5 days agoin reply to this

        I've been assured from HP staff that this is a recording glitch on HP and normal service will be resumed asap.!

        1. Brite-Ideas profile image97
          Brite-Ideasposted 5 days agoin reply to this

          Thank you for this smile

    7. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
      Kierstin Gunsbergposted 5 days agoin reply to this

      Yeahhh my stats are awful.

  2. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 6 days ago

    I did not look at my stats yesterday, only checked them when I saw your post.
    My views are down about 5 k for the day. Ouch!
    I read the article and did not see any methods that would help fix this. Any ideas?

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      I pray it's a glitch cos my positions on Google seem ok. If it's for real then only time will tell.

  3. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 6 days ago

    For the last few days I've seen the opposite, a nice increase in traffic. However, I'm writing in a different genre to the one you write in. Maybe that's the difference.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      Yep, could be. I hope it's a HP glitch, cos I've never had such a plummet in  all my time here.

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 6 days ago

    Yes. I noticed a drop. Traffic was at a nice increase, now down.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      HP staff can maybe give us some info. My figures nose-dived overnight, worrying.

  5. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 6 days ago

    This one has a doom-laden quality.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      Is it a glitch HP? I pray it is cos this is a serious rapid loss and I've been a good boy all these years. Honest.

      1. Will Apse profile image91
        Will Apseposted 6 days agoin reply to this

        The recent trend for me has been so poor, I assumed HP stats were correct, but analytics gives some hope that they are not.

        https://hubstatic.com/14674151_f1024.jpg

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 days ago

    Dang. MAJOR dive overnight. Not cool!
    (puts on crash helmet, straps in.)

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      Not you too? Can't believe this sudden slash of traffic...in a few hours? Please tell me it's a glitch HP staff.

  7. CYong74 profile image96
    CYong74posted 6 days ago

    I'm down by half. Could it be a reporting glitch? My worst affected hubs still seem to be ranking.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      Yep, I seem to be holding rank so logic says it is a glitch of some kind. HP staff can get back pronto hopefully, to confirm or not. Hang on tight!!

  8. EricDockett profile image98
    EricDockettposted 6 days ago

    Is it possible this is a HubPages issue? I am not seeing a big drop in Google Analytics.

    If so, I hope staff confirms it soon, before people start jumping out of windows.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      Ahaaa. Gotta be a glitch surely. I couldn't believe my eyes first thing this morning. Went searching online and found the algorithm article which seems to confirm this act of madness by Google Monster.

  9. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image98
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 6 days ago

    Big drop today.  Hope it's just a reporting issue.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      Yep, hope and pray it's a glitch... HP can fix it. If not, take the medicine and wait and wait for recovery.

  10. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 6 days ago

    Down by half and a sea of blue arrows. Here we go again.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      OH no, hearing this seems to confirm that this is Google Monster throwing a tantrum, again. Pray it's a glitch.

  11. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 6 days ago

    One red arrow; many many blues sad Down by almost half.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      Oh no....I've emailed the team and hope for relief. Unprecedented drop, eye-boggling. The Google Monster has spoken?

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 days agoin reply to this

        Did they say how soon the correct figures will start to show?  It seems some of us are seeing improved figures but mine have dropped even more than when I first posted earlier today.

  12. Ansel Pereira profile image95
    Ansel Pereiraposted 6 days ago

    Blue arrows scattered all over. Drastic drop in views. Down by half. Let’s hope and pray the reds are back in business.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      It's a glitch on the HP site...relief!!! No Google Monster after all.

  13. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 days ago

    Well! Just saw I got slammed by a new HP traffic low that I haven't seen in  months or possibly even years. I immediately scampered off to my website to see what's happening there; things still appear ok on that front at least. I tell ya, it just plain looks like HP and Google are never going to get along.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 6 days agoin reply to this

      I scampered off to an anonymous search engine to check the results. All of my articles are still at the top, so something is wrong with these numbers. It does not seem to be anything to do with HP and Google (as far as I can tell).

      1. chef-de-jour profile image96
        chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

        It's a glitch on the HP side, do not panic, do not chew off finger ends, resume normal existence.

  14. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 days ago

    Everyone's inboxes at the HP home office probably look like this right now:

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/fadcbd5e27fec6af1bde3e09c5f229ad/tenor.gif?itemid=4920936

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      Good One! lol

      Since my last post, I saw about Analytics. And oddly, the HP site crashed on me for a few seconds.

  15. Chriswillman90 profile image96
    Chriswillman90posted 6 days ago

    Oh good I'm glad it's not just me. The numbers have leaped off the cliff after being mostly steady for months.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I'm inclined to believe it's the glitch thing that everyone is saying, not the Google issue I originally thought.

  16. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 days ago

    Maybe there's a new intern at HP headquarters who said, "Hey, what does this button do?"

    1. CYong74 profile image96
      CYong74posted 6 days agoin reply to this

      Time to post that Simpson pic of yours.

    2. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      this latest bulletin from HP HQ ... Matt - Man and Robin confirm tis only a glitch. Permission to celebrate. Granted.

  17. CYong74 profile image96
    CYong74posted 6 days ago

    I'm almost down to zero!!!!!!

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      It's a glitch according to Matt Wells. No more panic!!!

  18. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 6 days ago

    Having boasted earlier about increased traffic I've now been infected by the malady. Massive and totally unexplained drop.

  19. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 6 days ago

    Dropped another 1000 since posting 50 minutes ago yikes

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      It's a glitch on the HP side, what a relief!!!

  20. Solaras profile image96
    Solarasposted 6 days ago

    HP Views off 50%, but still raking on my top articles. And earnings were good yesterday...

  21. Robin profile imageSTAFF
    Robinposted 6 days ago

    HubPages had a traffic reporting issue yesterday for about 16 hours.  Sorry about the inconvenience and scare it caused everyone!  Your earnings will be calculated correctly. It should be fixed now.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      A most welcome message!! Thank you - I can stop chewing my finger nails now.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 days agoin reply to this

      If it's fixed it's not showing in my stats.  Views have dropped another 2000 since I posted earlier.  How soon will the update show?

    3. Jean Bakula profile image94
      Jean Bakulaposted 5 days agoin reply to this

      Thanks Robin,
      I checked my account this morning, and had 87 blue arrows. I couldn't believe my eyes and didn't know what to think. I've never had more than a few at one time. What a relief!

    4. janshares profile image94
      jansharesposted 5 days agoin reply to this

      Robin, could you please post an official update? It's not fixed yet. Other hubbers (like me) will continue to clog the forums with inquiries if we don't see an official announcement. Thank you.

      1. EricDockett profile image98
        EricDockettposted 5 days agoin reply to this

        I assumed it would take 24 hours from the time the fix was made for stats to look right again, as the HP stats operate in a revolving 24-hour timeframe.

        Based on the timestamp of Robin's post it appears we still have a few hours to go.

        1. janshares profile image94
          jansharesposted 4 days agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Eric.

  22. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 days ago

    Everyone this morning, when they first looked at their stats:
    https://i.imgur.com/gs9tKMg.gif

    Everyone after learning that it's just a glitch:
    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/ObedientWearyAphid-size_restricted.gif

  23. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
    PaulGoodman67posted 6 days ago

    Phew!

  24. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 6 days ago

    I almost lost it and was about to give up my writing career. big_smile

  25. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 6 days ago

    Day of the Blue Arrows

  26. OldRoses profile image96
    OldRosesposted 5 days ago

    Not showing in mine either.  I am still down 50%.

  27. Gregory DeVictor profile image96
    Gregory DeVictorposted 5 days ago

    It’s not showing for me either. Traffic is down over 50%, and 90% of my regular traffic is from HobbyLark.

  28. Butterfly67 profile image91
    Butterfly67posted 5 days ago

    Just logged on for the first time in a few weeks as my traffic had previously been steadily declining but was a bit shocked to see this drop. Glad it is just a glitch but hope to see the proper stats soon!

  29. Chriswillman90 profile image96
    Chriswillman90posted 5 days ago

    My stats are still about 30% lower than normal but far better than this time yesterday so we're making some progress it seems.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 days agoin reply to this

      Today mine have gone up from yesterday's low but still are not where they should be.  Am awaiting improvement!  Still seeing 27 blue arrows...I never get that many!  So obviously things are not totally corrected.

  30. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 days ago

    Yep, numbers seem to be climbing back up again, slowly...

  31. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 days ago

    My numbers are near normal this morning. I hadn't checked since yesterday morning when I saw the devastation, so I'm glad to see that this was just a glitch, and a temporary problem.

  32. Gregory DeVictor profile image96
    Gregory DeVictorposted 5 days ago

    My stats are improving, but not where they should be for a typical Thursday. I still have a lot of blue arrows too.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 days agoin reply to this

      Things finally are looking better.  Happy to see it.

      1. janshares profile image94
        jansharesposted 4 days agoin reply to this

        +1

 
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