I have seen a huge drop in both views and CPM for the past 2 to 3 months. I write mostly travel related articles so this was expected. However the drop is so steep that I am wondering if something else could be going on (i.e if it could be more than just people not planning or reading about vacations anymore).
For example, I checked my articles and as usual a few were featured snippets on Google. These still had roughly 90% less views than they had in November and December of last year.
Is anybody else having the same issue since the Covid19 precautions?
And if you are, what topics are you experiencing the drops in?
The airlines, cruise industry, even AirBnB are all experiencing 90%+ declines. If people aren't travelling, why would they be reading travel sites? No one knows when the pandemic and the restrictions will end so no one can make any travel plans.
For sure. Most of my views come from literature students so when global closure of schools kicked in I was hit badly. Numbers have recovered a little but won't be back to the regular highs for months I suspect.
I'm not too frazzled. Over the years there have been many setbacks and concerns for us writers online....adblockers, plagiarism, Google updates (+/-), niche site wobbles, takeovers, Amazon hassles....etc etc.
This pandemic is the pits BUT things will start to improve over the medium term and stabilise to a degree long term, updates and takeovers notwithstanding.
Don't know what the next disaster will be...any educated guesses out there?....or who knows, this Covid19 horror show could be the last????Haha.
Meanwhile I'm writing fresh articles, updating the old and still enjoying the freedom to explore and be rewarded for it.
I barely made the payout in April, when I was making a few hundred for years. I think the drop has to do with The Maven. Their content was always lower in quality than ours, and we never get straight answers from them. They ruined Hubpages.com.
Hi, yes, on my personal websites I have seen a massive drop in traffic (they are transport related) to the point where in April I did not make Adsense payout for the first time in about 7 years :-(
I'm the opposite. Have seen around a 50% increase in traffic since lockdown. As I write principally on food/cooking, however, this is perhaps to be expected. Hope your traffic picks up soon!
My traffic has fallen since Christmas. It rallied for a few weeks, but has dropped again since the latest Google algorithm change. Tough times!
No, but traffic has dropped since the Google update last week. Before that, it was the highest ever.
I write mostly about video games and technology.
Some of my newer video game hubs are doing great. I recently moved some articles from one my personal websites to HubPages and they are starting to do well.
My older work is getting about the same amount of views as normal. There is nothing much to note.
Good for you.
Its good that it's not all a wipe-out and that many people write on topics that are doing pretty well right now, or even better than before the pandemic struck
The lockdown has affected the viewership and earning of some articles. My articles receive the same views as last year but the issue is the rate of earning. It has decreased tremendously.
I can say, it is more than decrease of viewing. The CPM has decreased obvious to reduction in the rate of advertisement.
Hopefully, the end of this month will witness opening of airports and relaxation of lockdown.
my hubs are basically about recopes, health and kids.
Honestly speaking, I had not been active here since I started working a full time job 2 years ago.
My hub score and traffic are the same, around 80 to 85 hub score, daily earnings zero cts to 8 cts, never more than that.
My traffic has gone up, especially for those hubs that address home and garden repairs. I'm worried about what will happen when the pandemic ends (lol).
Traffic on my individual most popular articles seems to have decreased but I have noticed more of my articles getting viewed now (even old ones.) Earnings have risen significantly in the last three months for me so I’m not complaining.
Yes, there has been a significant drop in traffic this year. But as a writer, I think more about writing quality articles that readers will enjoy writing.
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