I see a lot of people saying their views dropped several weeks ago but mine started dropping at the beginning of October. One article specifically was getting about 75-80 views a day (a lot for me) but has now only being getting around 12-14 views in a day. I'm only like $4 off from getting a $50 payout so it's really bugging me.
I've seen traffic drops before but never this bad! I have at least 5 articles with the blue arrows each day now and I'm worried! Most of my articles are featured, and have good scores. Most of them are also on network pages, so I don't understand why it's dropping so drastically. Any insight would be appreciated.
One problem I see is that you have a number of articles that deal with people who are missing. These are not issues that people search for generally on the internet, they are more for newspaper reports. Also, they are not evergreen, so views would be limited. You also write quite a bit about things that have been covered all over the net...so views would be limited there, also. Why not write about topics people would search for such as "how to" types? You can be the best writer in the world but it won't matter unless people want to read what you write.
If you are comfortable using Google Analytics, I suggest you compare the most recent four weeks with the same period a year ago.
It will give you an apples-to-apples comparison and knock out any seasonal factors.
Google doesn't like slow sites.
I think it's the latest Google algorithm update. I have tons of blue arrows on articles that used to do well and a few red arrows on articles that never used to get traffic. I'd spread out your topics and write about several different things to balance out your traffic.
I try to write about things that interest me and unfortunately a lot of what interests me is dark topics that are covered quite a bit or aren't covered at all. The ones that aren't' really covered at all tend to do terrible in articles I've noticed because nobody knows about them or searches for them.
I may try to start up on informative animal articles or pet care ones again. Those did seem to get some good traffic.
Thank you all for your input, I'll try to write more on topics outside of the dark and mysterious side. I just need the motivation now as the drop in views kind of has me un-encouraged to write anything.
Jade, I encourage you to aim for 1,000 views per day. You’ll reach payout much quicker.
That should motivate you to get writing.
I’ve just read a few of your articles about people who are missing. Thank you for writing them. I’m sure the families would be pleased with how you presented their stories. You certainly engaged my interest.
Hopefully some day there may be a reader with important information to help solve one or more of the cases.
I enjoy your writing style. Try some new topics and I suspect you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the traffic you can attract.
Sadly I barely get 100 views a day on my articles. But I do appreciate your input, I love writing missing person articles to help get that information to more people. I'm working on some pet articles right now to hopefully get some 'evergreen' ones going.
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