Exemplore traffic crash?

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  1. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 13 months ago

    Has anyone else noticed that traffic to Exemplore has plummeted?

    My articles, which have consistently been at the top of Google results, have disappeared into the dark depths.

    1. Moondot1822 profile image93
      Moondot1822posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Are you thinking about shifting towards letterpile, Bev g? The numbers of poets on HP is constantly increasing. Lol. I am just kidding.

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Ha ha. Nope.

        Maybe I'll be moving some articles to my own site which continues to earn via Adsense.

        1. Moondot1822 profile image93
          Moondot1822posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Bev g, I would love to visit your website. Can you share the adress?

          1. theraggededge profile image97
            theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Not here, but it's on my profile. Click on the little house.

            I'd better check smile

            1. Moondot1822 profile image93
              Moondot1822posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              That's very kind of you, Bev G. I am gonna check it.

        2. Misbah786 profile image87
          Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          BevG, poets are always there to support you... lol big_smile

          1. theraggededge profile image97
            theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Thank you big_smile But I'll pass on the offer.

            1. Misbah786 profile image87
              Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Haha big_smile
              Blessings smile

    2. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Bev, I have no articles on Exemplore so don't know the ins and outs of that niche site but having had plenty of experience on Owlcation I can only ask -

      are you updating regularly?
      are your articles competitive, comprehensive, better than the rest on similar subjects?
      are you writing fresh material on a regular basis?

      I keep a keen eye on my rankings and try to stay up there with the top sites. So far, so good. As an experienced writer here on HP I feel certain that you are doing everything in your power to stay up there. But just in case, it might be worth you having a review, a refresh? Don't know, could be worth your while. Then again, if your own site is doing well with Adsense you might want to pour your energies into that. Good luck. Please keep us all up to date.

  2. EricDockett profile image95
    EricDockettposted 13 months ago

    I have a few Exemplore articles on this account and another big account with a bunch of them.  For me, there was a sharp decline over a year ago, and it continues on a downward trend.

    I am curious to know what sites (or types of sites) you are seeing rise to the top of the SERPs for your topics. I have a few theories about what is going on here.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Pinterest, mostly. Amazon and a few miscellaneous sites. Also Buzzfeed and various newspapers.

      It used to be YouTube but not seeing so many in the results.

      1. EricDockett profile image95
        EricDockettposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        What I see is a lot of news and mainstream magazine sites surpassing niche enthusiast sites in the rankings. I believe harmless fringe topics are getting lumped into the dangerous conspiracy theory bucket and search engines have tried to promote larger, what they see as more credible sources when it comes to things like UFOs, cryptozoology, etc.

        The thing is, there are enthusiast sites out there with a lot more original research and a greater knowledge base than popular magazines and news outlets. But they have fallen in the rankings, as search engines attempt to steer people's thought in  (what they think is) the correct direction.

        I think Explore has gotten wrapped up in all of that.

        All of this is just my theory based on what I've seen over the past year or so.

        1. theraggededge profile image97
          theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, that could be it, Eric. My own site (tarot) had a substantial dip six months ago but is slowly coming back up. The commercial stuff seems to do a lot better.

  3. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image97
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 13 months ago

    Perhaps this Google algorithm update on 8th April 2021 affected your results?  https://searchengineland.com/google-pro … ate-347568

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Maybe, but this has happened over the past year. My traffic has gone down by two thirds.

  4. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
    PaulGoodman67posted 13 months ago

    Exemplore is one of the niches I've never written anything for. It must be bad for you, Bev, as it's your primary focus. It's often said that writers on here should specialize and create a strong sense of expertise. There is much merit in that, I'm sure, but I have always been wary, for reasons like this, where a niche goes down the tubes. Hopefully, it will recover, but for me, it confirms my cautious approach of not putting all my eggs in one basket. Even if we write well and to the best of our ability, so much of this thing is outside our control.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      sad It seems so.

  5. NateB11 profile image91
    NateB11posted 13 months ago

    I have some articles on Exemplore on another account, I'll have to see how they're doing.

    1. NateB11 profile image91
      NateB11posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I only have two articles there, but they appear to have improved, traffic-wise, since last month but they were doing better a couple months ago. As far as position in Google, not too bad.

  6. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 13 months ago

    Well, I do update... but find it doesn't always make much difference. I discovered yesterday that a couple of articles which had usually picked up some traffic had had their titles radically changed by editors and were floundering with zero views sad I do wish they would keep the editing to minor changes.

    Of course my articles are the best they can be big_smile Really, though, I aim to make them pretty comprehensive and better than others.

    Not publishing as much here lately. It's been disheartening over the last year; my views have gone from 9k per day to less than 4k. I can't see the point of writing my socks off in order to tread water. I want to see growth in my stats.

    Today, I've done the unthinkable and taken an article from HP and republished it on my site as an article and a related blog post. I haven't unpublished it here either. If it goes well 'over there' I might repeat the exercise. It's something I've always advised against, but we'll see.

  7. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 13 months ago

    All my guides on Owlcation have been steadily losing traffic over the last 6 weeks. Maybe it's crashing also?

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Oh hope not but you never know. Are these guides specialist Eugene? I wonder about the Google algorithms, or is this a general trend, a number of random events smurgling together to produce current downward figures?
      It will be great once the pandemic is FINALLY over (?) and things settle down into relative routine again, then the traffic views will stabilise. What's your take on updating, refreshing, writing new material? I'm all for it.

      1. eugbug profile image97
        eugbugposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        The math guides are difficult to update. They're pretty much self-contained, and long (around 4000 words) and my worry is that Google may already penalize for overly long articles. Maybe it's just due to school holidays or lazy kids.

 
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