So, What is google doing to us now? My Views took a plunge!

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  1. Don Bobbitt profile image94
    Don Bobbittposted 4 weeks ago

    I know! It happens often, but I have been riding a high for over a year now on my Articles. Over the past week though, I see dozens of the dreaded "down arrows".
    Can anyone tell me what is going on this time?

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      According to HP staff this is a reporting stats glitch - which came as a huge relief yesterday, so there's no panic needed! There's a separate forum thread you can dip into if you want more info.

    2. greenmind profile image96
      greenmindposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Great, but if it was a glitch, does that mean that there was the normal amount of traffic, but the reported numbers were off? That seems to be the case.
      And if that's the case, what happened to earnings for the unreported views? Did the advertisers just get a sweet deal by getting impressions that they didn't have to pay for?
      Not a huge deal and I'm not out that much $$, but a "glitch" to me means something messed up that will be corrected. My earnings have not been corrected.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image97
        Glenn Stokposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        greenmind, As I said yesterday (see my post above), Google Analytics showed a steady flow of traffic throughout this glitch. There was no plunge in views.

        To your second concern, Robin made it clear in the other thread on this topic that earnings will be calculated correctly.

        1. greenmind profile image96
          greenmindposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          Thanks Glen!

  2. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 4 weeks ago

    Don, if you look at your Google Analytics you will see that your traffic has remained steady. Robin already confirmed in another thread that the reduced stats on HubPages is a glitch. … ost4094356

  3. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 4 weeks ago

    I've got blue arrows too, but things seem normal on Analtyics, here's me comparing year-on-year:

    1. promisem profile image98
      promisemposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      My traffic month to date (Sept. 1-12) is down 23% versus the same MTD a year ago, despite more new articles.

      Your graphic looks like you are down as well.

      I wonder if we have two problems at the same time -- one technical and the other with Google.

  4. Don Bobbitt profile image94
    Don Bobbittposted 4 weeks ago

    THanks All, Sometimes I write things before I have my Morning Coffee! BIG MISTAKE on my part. LOL!
    Have a Great Day,


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