CTR Drop- Anyone Else?

Jump to Last Post 1-11 of 11 discussions (11 posts)
  1. Angela Harris profile image68
    Angela Harrisposted 8 years ago

    My CTR at Hubpages has been taking a nosedive, about half from normal. I decided to not panic, figuring Hubpages was just experimenting with ad placements or something similar.

    However, it's been a month now, and still my click-thrus are way below my normal rate. I thought maybe it was because of one hub that draws the most traffic, but has a crappy CTR. But when I took it out of the equation, still my CTR is suffering greatly.

    So, just wondering, anyone else seen a consistent drop in CTR at Hubpages for the last month or so? I'm assuming I may be the only one, as I've seen no other complaints. It's just very frustrating, as I can't really do anything about it, and it's really affecting my Adsense income.

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    If the majority of your Hub traffic comes from the US, you have to take into account that in the summertime, earnings can drop drastically as people tend to shift away from shopping and spend their money in the real world on things like vacations.

  3. Aficionada profile image85
    Aficionadaposted 8 years ago

    That is such a helpful bit of insight.  I just love dipping into forums and learning new things (because of other Hubbers' questions) that I might not have any occasion to ask on my own for some time.

  4. vaguesan profile image82
    vaguesanposted 8 years ago

    So now that there is a nosedive in traffic, it's a good time to build hubs for the winter/holiday season right? smile

  5. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I have found lately that I am sea sawing between amazon and google. One goes down, the other goes up. Maybe I need twice as many hubs to counter that? lol

  6. Angela Harris profile image68
    Angela Harrisposted 8 years ago

    Sorry for the delay in response. I forgot about the holiday when I posted. Thanks for the input, everyone.

    The thing is, though, that my traffic is fine. It's only the CTR percentage that has dropped. I have not noticed this on my other sites. And Amazon seems to be doing better than usual.

    Purely puzzling and exasperating. Obviously no one else is having this problem?

  7. Evan Hutchinson profile image74
    Evan Hutchinsonposted 8 years ago

    Maybe it's because I started writing more new articles, but my CTR and my traffic are both up I've been hitting all the right notes on Google and getting extra traffic on old articles.

  8. Angela Harris profile image68
    Angela Harrisposted 8 years ago

    Interesting, and thanks, Evan.

    Well, traffic never did drop, and it is actually gaining. CTR is still somewhat lower, but beginning to pick up a bit again.

    I searched all the way back since I started Hubpages, and it seems that every summer my CTR drops, but not necessarily traffic. Just this year it lasted such a long time, that I actually noticed it. Usually the dry spell only lasts a week or so. It seems as if I'm the only one that experiences it, though.

  9. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Mine is okay, try diversifying, if most of your articles are about electronics, indoor products, and similar, try aiming hubs towards outdoor activities!

  10. Angela Harris profile image68
    Angela Harrisposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tip, thisisoli!

  11. brettb profile image69
    brettbposted 8 years ago

    Mine is still good as well. I'm disappointed to realise that my lucrative finance hubs are actually seasonal - people only seem to buy stocks around the end of the financial year. Grrr.

    The Google keyword tool is great for showing you if a keyword is seasonal. CTR and traffic will drop - CTR probably goes down as the best advertisers stop advertising when they know their product is out of season.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)