Traffic from UK has almost disappeared

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  1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 13 days ago

    This is just weird. For the last 5 years about 25% of my traffic has consistently come from google UK, but over the last few days this has all vanished. (I'm still getting traffic from all the other google sites including US and Canada.) 

    Is anyone else experiencing UK traffic disappearing?

    1. chef-de-jour profile image97
      chef-de-jourposted 13 days agoin reply to this

      Everything normal for me, here in the UK. I've got the top five - USA, India, UK, Philippines, Canada - pretty much the same. Are you in the UK too?

      1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 13 days agoin reply to this

        Yes, I'm in the UK. My traffic from all other sources is as normal, it's just the UK I'm missing.

        1. chef-de-jour profile image97
          chef-de-jourposted 13 days agoin reply to this

          Check out Analytics for clues and think back, make sure you haven't accidentally clicked or adjusted settings?
          I got through easily to one of your articles - Sunflowers and How to Grow Them - so there's no reason why others in the UK cannot.

          1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
            Beth Eaglescliffeposted 13 days agoin reply to this

            Thanks for checking out one of my articles. I regularly look at Analytics for trends and that's what alerted me to the change, but I haven't altered any of the settings. Ah well ... it's just one of life's little mystery's I suppose.

    2. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 13 days agoin reply to this

      Traffic from the UK seems normal to me, my second highest after the states.

  2. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 13 days ago

    Not sure if it's dropped or not. I don't keep track of it. Getting around 1100 over last 7 days, which is very little really.

  3. Rupert Taylor profile image95
    Rupert Taylorposted 13 days ago

    My traffic has dropped from everywhere. I'm getting roughly the same traffic as two years ago, but the difference is I have a couple of hundred more articles up and running and almost all of them on niche sites. Income, of course, has plummeted as well. There's usually a seasonal drop after Christmas but nothing like this before. Boo hoo.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
      PaulGoodman67posted 13 days agoin reply to this

      Yes, things are really not good at the moment. Both for traffic and earnings. I'm guessing HP/Maven have a plan, let's hope things improve soon!

    2. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 13 days agoin reply to this

      Yeah, but you have to admit this writing gig is kind of fun. It sure beats going out and starting a rutabaga farm.

  4. Glenis Rix profile image96
    Glenis Rixposted 13 days ago

    My overall traffic slumped for about six weeks but is back to normal levels now. A couple of days ago traffic was slightly higher than is usual but earnings for that day  were very low - much lower than they have been for years. The situation seems to be worse since Adsense was removed and Google earnings incorporated into the hub pages earnings account.

  5. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 13 days ago

    Are you using GA?
    I know HubPages stats seemed to include untracked UK visitors and the values were a lot higher than what GA reported. Maybe they don't do that anymore.

    Edit, just noticed that's what you use.

  6. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 10 days ago

    So, my google UK traffic has reappeared, although overall traffic is down.

    Looks like Google is rolling out yet another search algorithm update. The article below mentions that the UK has experienced particular volatility in search results from Feb 1st and ongoing for the rest of this week.

    https://www.usdigital.co.uk/blog/google … uary-2020/

    1. Glenis Rix profile image96
      Glenis Rixposted 7 days agoin reply to this

      My overall traffic is normal but CPM has plummeted for 2 months to levels lower than for the same months in previous years, so my earnings have taken a dive. It happened at about the time that personal Adsense accounts were removed. I wonder if that co-incidental or is Google paying Maven less for advertising space?

      1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 7 days agoin reply to this

        Also, the Corona-virus may be making businesses cut their advertising. Profits are going to be hit as people stay indoors.

        1. Glenis Rix profile image96
          Glenis Rixposted 5 days agoin reply to this

          Apart from the Corona virus, nowadays I seem to catch colds regularly throughout the winter months  - so I think that as I grow older my strategy may be to spend less time in enclosed public spaces.

          My earnings have been so low recently that I will have to revert to taking a view that writing articles is a pleasant pass time, rather than income to fund efforts to stay forever youthful! smile

 
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