Traffic has taken quite a significant hit!

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  1. hclpd profile image95
    hclpdposted 13 months ago

    Is anyone else noticing the same trend? The traffic has been on a steady decline - something I have gotten used to - but it has plummeted today.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image98
      chef-de-jourposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      All ok as far as I can tell on Owlcation. Google updates are ongoing - some of these 'hits' are major but most minor. It's fascinating and often frightening to read some of the articles on these updates, which must affect us all eventually one way or the other. It's like being out at sea waiting for the waves to grow higher and hoping not to get swamped.

    2. profile image0
      promisemposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      My traffic is down lately too, but for a reason. Traffic from the U.S. often drops between Thanksgiving and New Year's because of vacations and people busy with holiday shopping.

      If you use Google Analytics, try comparing the last 30 days with the same period a year ago. My traffic is actually up.

      1. NessMovieReviews profile image89
        NessMovieReviewsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I didn’t think to do that. I haven’t noticed a decline on Hubpages but my website is down in stats

        1. profile image0
          promisemposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          It may simply mean that your website is more sensitive to holiday declines than your HP account because of differences in content.

    3. JayeWisdom profile image91
      JayeWisdomposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      My traffic (to all hubs that usually perform significantly better) is about 70% lower than what has been normal for more than a year. I wondered if other hubbers are experiencing a traffic drop and, if so, does HP Admin have a reason for it?

      1. JayeWisdom profile image91
        JayeWisdomposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Actually, mine dropped some in December, but much more this month.

  2. CYong74 profile image98
    CYong74posted 13 months ago

    Same for me.

  3. viking305 profile image94
    viking305posted 13 months ago

    Yes it has been very bad these past few weeks

  4. eugbug profile image99
    eugbugposted 13 months ago

    It was dropping all during November, My views are down across the board 40% since September, but have improved somewhat during Friday. Apparently there was an update on 4th December. It depends I suppose on what site you write on.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 13 months ago

    Search engine machinations never end! big_smile

    And then there is the seasonal factor. Yep, my traffic is also grim. All we can do is wait until January.

    And then sometimes there is the theft factor where the search engines inadvertently put the copy ahead of the original. Personally, I've learned to check for that every now and then.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 13 months agoin reply to this said that all we had to do was wait until December!

  6. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 13 months ago

    Your thread prompted me to do some checking. The hackers are still fooling Google in spades. What a pain in the neck, it just never ends.

  7. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 13 months ago

    Me too sigh.....

  8. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image96
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 13 months ago

    Bad traffic, worse Google results. I've said it so many times - the Google updates this year aren't intuitive and I have to go past the first page of SERPs to find what I want. Really frustrating as a creator and a searcher.

  9. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 13 months ago

    Yes. One doesn't need to rely on one's own stats either. You can go to a site that monitors traffic to websites (eg Ubersuggest) and see how there's been falls to niches beginning in September. I hope HP has a response plan. It would be nice if they told us. We don't seem to get much info nowadays.

  10. john000 profile image97
    john000posted 12 months ago

    My traffic is down about 50%. It might be seasonal. Let's hope so.

  11. Ben716 profile image91
    Ben716posted 12 months ago

    I started experiencing a drop in traffic and earning rate for November 2019. The difference in views between November-December 2018 and November-December 2019 is not huge but the earning rate has decreased significantly. I earning 50% of what I used to earn.

  12. eugbug profile image99
    eugbugposted 12 months ago

    The January 2020 Core Update has been in progress since Jan 13th, so this may account for recent drops in traffic.

    1. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image96
      Kierstin Gunsbergposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting, Eugbug! My traffic is mostly up the past couple of days so perhaps the core update explains this.

    2. OldRoses profile image96
      OldRosesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      My traffic is up compared to the same period last year.  Earnings are about the same though.

  13. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 12 months ago

    I had an epic couple of weeks due to one particular article suddenly blowing up, but the burst seems to have ended cuz my traffic has fallen off a cliff over the past few days. Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Mine's down a couple of thousand - it was doing okay up till yesterday.

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image98
        FatFreddysCatposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Yeah, my slide continues even as I type this. Yikes! Sherman, set the Way-Bac Machine for two weeks ago when I was rollin' in them Benjaminz!

      2. Jeremy Gill profile image95
        Jeremy Gillposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Same for me, but it happens every year around mid-January.

  14. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 months ago

    I worked up the energy to do Analytics charts from Dec 1, 2019 thru yesterday for both my website and HP. Both have doubled from my December lows. Barring any catastrophes, I expect the trend to continue. As we all know, it's all about topic selection and time-of-year. I'm feeling downright optimistic.


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