I noticed some traffic changes to certain articles and went to SEO Round Table. There's speculation that there's new Google update (link below). Lets hope this one is beneficial for us!
A Google Search Algorithm Update Rolling Out?
Eek, I'm getting a 404 on the link.
I got to the article by just clicking their homepage. I'm definitely noticing a small (positive) difference in traffic.
Yes, wrote it in a rush this morning before work. This one works.
https://www.seroundtable.com/google-sea … 28403.html
I think earnings are more of an issue than views at the moment.
CPM seems to be creeping up again since the start of Q4.
And it will creep up, I'm sure, as Xmas approaches. But it's down on last year.
I think the strategy in the medium term is for Maven to buy up more existing online publications/sites and use articles to boost income for them and us.
Everything's a bit stagnant at the moment. Which is disappointing as I've put a lot of work in over the past year.
My hub with the highest traffic has taken an enormous hit, down 60%.
I don't even care anymore. Traffic has been 55% less than last year (I was banking well over 1k/month. It's literally half the traffic for all of 2019 compared to last year. Slightly higher cpm doesn't make much of a difference. I've moved on to other stuff now (shopify, affiliate marketing) way more money to be made. If my articles on hp bring a few dollars in, great but it's seems to be a dieing (dyeing?) platform. Maven doesn't seem to be helping things either.
I've had the exact opposite experience this year. Am already at 5 figures and although there were some dips due to glitches and seasonal issues, this is turning out to be the best year I've ever had, even though I was unable to write for more than 3 months due to health issues. I really think topic matters a lot...and so does competition. Sorry this happened to you, but don't give up...write some new stuff and see what happens.
Timetraveller, seriously? You're goals! That's amazing!
Yes, it is. It has been a total surprise to me, too! Took 8 years, some of them pretty lean financially, but I spent the time learning and trying to improve, and it has paid off.
And I thought I was making a killing here. Congrats! Could you please elaborate a bit about how you managed to do all that will less than 200 hubs?
I don't do anything special other than "prune my garden" regularly. If a hub isn't doing well I analyze it to see if I can figure out what the problem is. Sometimes I have to change the focus of a hub. If this doesn't work, I dump it. I just did one today that went from things new RV owners need to have to where to get the things you need for your RV. This title shoots for a wider audience while mostly providing the same info. I also added some images and videos to perk the hub up. I've saved a lot of articles doing this. The only marketing I do is to post articles on FB and, if RV oriented, post it on my RV Learning Spot page. I also use Made for Pinterest images and post them on Pinterest once a hub is completed. When I go back into my hubs I often find numerous errors that I correct. The point is to create a better piece of work about a topic in which people have interest.
Have you ever split up hubs into two or more separate ones? I have several very large articles, but I'm afraid of diluting traffic if I do so. I might chance it on a couple however. Traffic up until the end of September for me was the highest it's ever been.
I have shortened hubs and in each instance they became much better articles. Sometimes I used the remaining parts as additions to other hubs where they worked. Personally, I prefer hubs between 1000 and 2000 words because I think they're more readable and user friendly.
It seems you already have great traffic, and at this point there are only two options to make more money from this site.
The first would be to write more. (I think this is a good option for you because there are always interesting new TV shows and movies to write about.)
The second is probably not going to work in your subject area. A lot of us earn well from Amazon, but I cannot imagine that there is much sold through your articles. Most people want to read about what to watch, want to know your opinions, but do not want to shop when looking for something to watch.
That is what I do. It pays off in the long run.
Apparently Google has added a new component to its algo that is more able to recognize searchers intentions by responding better to natural speech.
It affects 10 per cent of searches, which is a lot.
Not sure, what it means for writers but perhaps more natural page titles are preferred.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/25/209 … t-langauge
Thanks, that explains the enormous loss of traffic for my most popular hub. Previously, Google search must have returned results using just the keywords in the title whereas now, it is returning results based on the entire title which is a question. So now only searches on that unique question are going to my hub. I'm going to have to come up with a different way of wording my titles. I had been wording them to include particular keywords. Sometimes a question is the best way to do that.
You only joined 22 hours ago, so you wouldn't have heard much at all
I've been having personal problems and haven't been writing. But at least two thirds of what I did write has been plagiarized, and I never get work taken down using DMCA's. I am making less money than the year I began. I don't know if it's worth it to begin writing here again. I always thought the site could disable the copy and paste feature so we had time to write and not chase down copy cats.
Pretty much all my best hubs have been copied, often multiple times. It hasn't made much difference as far as I am aware. Google has ways of working out which is the original, such as comparing posting times. I'm not sure that the copy and paste thing makes much difference as there are ways around it for the unscrupulous anyway.
I had a couple of my own photos copied from my website. To make it look like I stole from them, they backdated the posts containing the photos to the year before I posted them on my site. Only one has been taken down and that's because it's one of a series on my site clearly demonstrating that they are mine. The other one is a photo that I used on a couple of my articles on my website so there is no clear context demonstrating that it is my own photo. I am still fighting to get it removed from the site that is using it illegally.
Did you report it to the company that hosts the website? Usually web hosting companies respond promptly and take quick action to disable plagiarised content.
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