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.
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.
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.
I didn’t think to do that. I haven’t noticed a decline on Hubpages but my website is down in stats
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?
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.
Search engine machinations never end!
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.
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.
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.
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.
My traffic is down about 50%. It might be seasonal. Let's hope so.
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.
The January 2020 Core Update has been in progress since Jan 13th, so this may account for recent drops in traffic.
Interesting, Eugbug! My traffic is mostly up the past couple of days so perhaps the core update explains this.
My traffic is up compared to the same period last year. Earnings are about the same though.
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.
Mine's down a couple of thousand - it was doing okay up till yesterday.
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!
Same for me, but it happens every year around mid-January.
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.
by Mahaveer Sanglikar 6 years ago
There is a sudden drop in my Hubpages views, I lost 75% views today. Am I alone experiencing this, or there are many Hubbers suffering from this type of huge drop?
by StormsHalted 7 years ago
After the alleged Google alogrithim update probably after 10 December my traffic has fallen drastically from more then 150 views per day to 50. Traffic was steadily rising but after 10 dec it suddenly plunged showing no signs of recovery. (hubs have remained unchanged).
by bbgolfer 6 years ago
DearsSince 1st of August, all my hubs traffic dropped dramatically. I checked my ranking for some hubs that were always in the first page of SERP, however, they all GONE!!.Any ideas of what I can do to overcome this problem?Thanks
by Nell Rose 7 years ago
Has your daily earnings dropped significantly since changing your Hub profile page?Ever since I changed from the old profile to the new, my earnings have dropped below the silly stage. It may be something to do with the new Zzzzs as well, any ideas?
by jimmar 3 years ago
I've been a HP member for five years now and have seen steady, but modestly increasing traffic and earnings until recently. My earnings are now close to what I was seeing three or four years ago. I thought maybe it was a just a blip that I could wait out, but it has continued for months, probably...
by Hollie Thomas 8 years ago
At the beginning of December my traffic was down by around 60%. My hubs were in the same position in the SERPs as they had been previously, so the whole situation was rather odd. Today however, my traffic is up to pre December levels and climbing. Anyone else experiencing a surge in traffic?
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