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A significant traffic drop today.

  1. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Anyone else? smile

    And traffic comments in general are solicited.

    1. tritrain profile image74
      tritrainposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's odd.  I've had a significant traffic jump.

      Double the normal amount on a couple Hubs.

    2. speedbird profile image58
      speedbirdposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Even me am experiencing a drop on traffic to my hubs..hope this is temporary smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Well…, it looks like I am alone. I guess that is a good thing. smile

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I just checked and yes CTR is way low today - unusually low for me..

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, this hopefully means it’s general; as opposed to my hubs being hijacked/plagiarized, etc. smile

  3. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    No, I don't see anything unusual today.

    A few dollars higher than typical for this time of day, actually.

  4. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    it's just brag brag brag..... oh sorry i am in the wrong thread, thought i was in the silly thread, or better still the chocolate cake and cream thread.

    1. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Chocolate cake?

      It's my birthday soon...

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        oh really well take some fudge cream and cream, and enjoy

  5. profile image0
    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    Sometimes Thursday is the best day of the week, and sometimes it seems like the weekend starts early.

    Today for me feels like the start of the weekend, my CTR has fallen, slight decline in traffic. But the day is young yet, we are only half way through it.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks. My paranoia is in abeyance. smile

  6. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    I'm a newbie, so I don't know if it is relevant, but my organic (search engine) traffic is down a bit today. My HP traffic is up, because I edited my hubs to add the summary information. I'd much rather have an increase in search engine traffic, though! big_smile

  7. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I know darn well that there is a convenient site somewhere that charts daily internet traffic. Anyone care to post the link?

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes traffic has fallen globally in the past couple of hours:

      http://www.internettrafficreport.com/

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You are a keeper! smile

      2. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I’ve actually tacked this link on to my profile page. It will go great with my morning first cup of coffee. Thank you again. smile

  8. profile image0
    Neville Walkposted 6 years ago

    It is hard to tell, as my hubs rarely get more than one view per day anyway, so I always have the blue arrow next to them.  I have quite taken to it now, and think it a rather attractive colour which would be ideal in a wallpaper.

  9. Glenn Stok profile image96
    Glenn Stokposted 6 years ago

    I see a lot of blue down arrows on a lot of my hubs but my overall average is about the same for the day.

  10. jrcemail profile image72
    jrcemailposted 6 years ago

    It looks like a big Google dance, algorithim change.  A lot of hubs have been pushed down in the rankings....looks like it's happening for hubpages.  Some squidoo lenses went down some but they seem to be regaining their old rankings somewhat.

    Seemed to happen around last night.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Merit?

  11. vanchen profile image85
    vanchenposted 6 years ago

    I'm seeing big drops... Worst day of the month (so far) by a lot.

    1. profile image0
      akycrawlerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I was wondering if anyone else was affected so I am glad I found this forum post as it may help me sleep tonight!! Alright so I wont end my life but dang I am down 350 visits just since last night. I have found several of my pages that ranked high have been pushed to some black hole of non readership.

      I hope everything will settle and those who have seen a big decline in visits can rebound. As far as percentage, this represents 1/3 of my total average vists per day.

  12. Fiction Teller profile image61
    Fiction Tellerposted 6 years ago

    Google algo change today...actually started last night.  Looks like general user-content-generated sites (without specific focus) got hit.

    http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4261944-3-70.htm

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmm...I read this thread thinking that my traffic wasn't too bad, but I am actually DOWN over 400 views per day from normal. New Google algo?
      I'd better get used to it then... sad

      1. Ign Andy profile image58
        Ign Andyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This is happening to me as well, same as yours down over 400 views. And even worst my of my hubs which previously on google first page now free fall to fifth to tenth page.

      2. David 470 profile image87
        David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Same, here down 500-800 page views. I usually have have hundreds more page views.  Ahh mann....

    2. shibashake profile image80
      shibashakeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Very interesting.

      My website got some SERP upgrades, but my HubPages articles definitely got some big knock-downs. Hopefully it is a temporary thing.

    3. mecheil profile image59
      mecheilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      google algorithm have changed, actually. if you've heard of why goog penalized JCpenny.com... i think, all others are feeling the effect of the algo change.

      1. profile image0
        ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is what he said, why are you repeating it?

        1. mecheil profile image59
          mecheilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          some kinda "i second the motion"...

  13. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    My lawyers are on standby.  If I get less than five views total today I am suing Mr. Google and his outfit.  It should normally be at least seven.

    I'm trying to make money here you bloody net nerds.  Leave my biorhythms alone.

  14. thetvgeek profile image60
    thetvgeekposted 6 years ago

    My views have cut in half from what they normally are.

    I hope this isnt a big update that causes problems like the mayday update.

  15. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Funnily enough, my places in the SERPS seem to be unchanged - so perhaps there are fewer searchers online today.

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I checked a few of mine, I concluded the same.

      Although some noticed regional changes, I can only see that they are unchanged on Google.co.uk, I have no idea about .com!

  16. ionutpopa profile image5
    ionutpopaposted 6 years ago

    I've noticed the same problem. Around 40% drop in traffic today. Don't know the cause, as I haven't lost positions in SERPS.

    Other indicators remain withing normal limits. Only visits have decreased considerably.

  17. rmcrayne profile image93
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    Big drop in traffic for me.  Worst in months.  Page impressions down as well and AdSense earnings.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Me, too, RM.  Worst since mid September, when I had only been writing about 3 months and had half the hubs.  I've lost about 60% of normal traffic.

      Unlike others, I've also had several hubs drop from page one or two to something after page 5 (meaning I quite looking there).

    2. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Me, too.

    3. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My Hp traffic is about normal, as is everything else but google.com.  It is just that google.com that has fallen to less than HP traffic.  I haven't seen that since about my 2nd month of writing.

  18. Ign Andy profile image58
    Ign Andyposted 6 years ago

    This new google algo seems just starting and only effecting search from google USA. I hope it won't getting worse.

  19. sabrebIade profile image82
    sabrebIadeposted 6 years ago

    There's another thread that touches on this here:
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/68565

    Like I said there, my HP traffic is about halved, but my blogs are doing much better.

  20. David 470 profile image87
    David 470posted 6 years ago

    Somehow I knew this thread was going to be here cause I have seen A HUGE DROP IN TRAFFIC TODAY! Perhaps the highest drop I have ever had. I have a bunch of blue arrows indicating traffic falling. sad

    The previous couple days were not to good with CTR, but today the traffic and everything else is down.

    An update for something maybe? I hope so, otherwise, this is bad.

  21. Edweirdo profile image92
    Edweirdoposted 6 years ago

    Yikes! My pageviews are down 35%...
    Yesterday was my worst Adsense day in 5 months, and today has been much, much worse. At this rate I may end up just short of making payout for this month sad

    Hopefully it will pick up, but there's not much time left for February...

    1. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, yesterday was also a horrible day for me, but not traffic wise. Today, I been struck with tons of blue arrows on my hubs.

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    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    google.com 6603 (24 hours) 70309 (7 days)
    google.co.uk 2319 (24 hours) 16994 (7 days)

    6603 x 7 = 46221
    2319 x 7 = 16223

    And the falls only began about 8 hours ago. My Google.com traffic has almost completely gone. My Google.co.uk traffic still exists.

    This is f'in scary.

    1. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So basically Google is checking sites see what % of content is duplicate?And if a site has a lot of duplicate content it essentially loses its rank?

      Oh boy, I hope hubpages does alright... hmm

  23. profile image0
    ryankettposted 6 years ago
    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Check out my comment to Mr Arrington, co-founder of TechCrunch.

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow Ryan, you took some low punches on that site didn't you. So unfair that other commenter's were quite rude to you and inferred you were exactly what Google was trying to stop. I bet they didn't even read any of your stuff, just assumed. I hated the attitude taken by one poster that you should go and get a proper job. Why is writing online never considered to be 'a proper job' ?

  24. Mikeydoes profile image74
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    Well this really, really sucks.

    I don't even want to wake up tomorrow.

    It so funny I came on and had a pit in my stomach when I read Hubpages update, thinking it was going to be bad. Then I realized it wasn't so bad, then I came to this thread. Man does this suck. I'm down quite a bit, tomorrow morning is going to be worse, I have a good feeling about that.

    1. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto............................

  25. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    I'm not going to decide that anything real is happening until I see a full week of traffic.

    Yes, HP has a lot of duped and sub standard content, but there is also a lot of good stuff here.

    Sure, this might be a disaster in the making.  Or it might be a momentary dip.

    Give it time before panicing.

    1. Mikeydoes profile image74
      Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This exact thought has popped in my head. Screw it, I'll check back tomorrow. Who knows. Hopefully the bleeding stops. Of course this will affect Hubpages, just hopefully not too much.

  26. Andrew0208 profile image56
    Andrew0208posted 6 years ago

    Mine seem to be quite different... Traffic has gone up.

  27. Dorsi profile image93
    Dorsiposted 6 years ago

    I've had a significant drop in traffic - about 400-500 views less than normal today.

    Lots of blue arrows which is not normal for me.
    Sigh....

    1. Andrew0208 profile image56
      Andrew0208posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It will improve following Google's new search algorithm improvement. It will adversely affect content farm whatever on search results and rankings. This development is also trendy; blogging presently at Google's official blog site.

      1. Dorsi profile image93
        Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the reassurance. I knew something was awry when I saw all those blue arrows.

  28. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    No change in traffic numbers.

  29. jrcemail profile image72
    jrcemailposted 6 years ago

    I agree Pcunix and Ryan's quote.  Since this started Thursday, it may only last a few days, maybe even a week so it's a good idea to hold off a little while and not get panicky.

    Usually I'd see a Google dance and some of the hubs do weird things before, then they go right back to where they were originally but it does take days for it to complete that cycle.

  30. thetvgeek profile image60
    thetvgeekposted 6 years ago

    Does anyone remember anything significant like this happening before?

    1. wampyrii profile image75
      wampyriiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Google has done major updates before and yes, all h*ll breaks loose until things settle back down again to more reasonable levels.

      Of course, it doesn't always work out great for all sites (no matter how high quality), some get slapped and stay slapped, others trickle back to better rankings and others bounce back even higher than before after the initial drop.

      Cross your fingers and wait. It sucks right now but there's a chance it will improve as they adjust the algorithm. smile

      1. Hubman007 profile image60
        Hubman007posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What I meant was a significant change which affected hubpages like this?

        Anyone experienced such a big down swing in traffic within 24 hours?

        1. ThomasE profile image74
          ThomasEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Not hubpages, but I was around in other site slaps. It was not a pleasant experience.

          What I have learned is not to panic, wait at least a week and see what happens before doing anything.

      2. David 470 profile image87
        David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        "Google has done major updates before and yes, all h*ll breaks loose "

        LOL good way of pointing it out! I am almost in panic mode.. hmm

  31. dingdondingdon profile image60
    dingdondingdonposted 6 years ago

    Yep, also seeing a big traffic drop. Very annoying. sad

  32. thetvgeek profile image60
    thetvgeekposted 6 years ago

    Surely this is only a definite slap if you see your hubs drop in rankings?

    All my hubs which rank on the front page havent moved position and this is on the google.com usa too.

    Has anyone noticed their hubs moving back by any pages?

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How do you search Google.com?

      Because whenever I visit Google.com it simply defaults to Google.co.uk?

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You can make it go to google.com although it doesn't want to.But I can't remember!

        I think I typed in google.com and it came up with the main google.uk screen - big search box and not much else.  But down the bottom was something that said if I insisted it would grudgingly allow me to use google.com.  Bit shorter obviously.

        1. thetvgeek profile image60
          thetvgeekposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          A trick I learnt is to go to a hub, go to stats and then go to keywords..

          It should show you some long tail keywords that were used to find this hub.

          Just click on the link and hubpages will send you to google.com.

          There is also a free piece of software called ranktracker which can help track your position of any hub in any country, worth downloading if you are serious in this business.

          1. Mikeydoes profile image74
            Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Interesting, thanks for the info, I was wondering if there was something like that out there.

      2. ThomasE profile image74
        ThomasEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If you go to google.com it will revert to google.co.uk. Look at the bottom , under the search bar... says Advertising programs, business solutions, about google, go to google.com

        And click on the latter.

      3. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The way I got google.com to work was by using the google.com search results button in MS. After using it a few times, google chrome remembered the site and offered it to me every time I type in go..
        Before that I kept getting google.es which is useless.

    2. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I couldn't understand the huge drop in traffic (which continues by the way) because all my rankings looked the same.
      A further check a few minutes ago shows I have lost all my number 1 positions (not that there were many), others have dropped back to bottom of front page, and the rest have disappeared completely into the wild blue yonder.
      It's a slap all right.
      The domains that have taken my place are lesser all round - less info, less domain age, not optimised...etc
      Still see ehow and buzzle and all the rest up there - just us and maybe ezine that are missing.

  33. Spacey Gracey profile image60
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    Or if you have SEO Quake installed on Firefox you get a nifty little button that lets you choose 'USA' so you can see what USA people see - which today for me is not a pretty picture.

  34. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Unambiguous chart

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4682034_f520.jpg

    1. Dorsi profile image93
      Dorsiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's a significant drop in traffic.
      Sigh...

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Still; 1,000,000+ a day ain’t bad. smile

        1. Mikeydoes profile image74
          Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If we are down 10%, we just have to make 10% more content, which can work for me smile

          10% in no way is the correct number, but I can deal with something along those lines.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image86
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            An excellent point! smile

    2. danatheteacher profile image79
      danatheteacherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is an interesting chart because it looks like most of the drop is in the US, which is where this algorithm change is rolling out first. We get to be Guinea Pigs, yah us!

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
        mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I am slightly curious though, as whilst I am based in Great Britain, of course my hubs are published on Hubpages, an American site. Most of my readers are also in the US, so surely my traffic will be just as badly affected as other Hubpage authors based in the US. Any search done on Google.com will produce US results unless I am mistaken! At point of writing this my viewings are down by about 15%, but I confess I have not checked my traffic sources.

  35. barryrutherford profile image33
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    My traffic is down 50% today & earnings are nil .I guess that means it's across the board

  36. jaymelee23 profile image62
    jaymelee23posted 6 years ago

    Quantcast.

    associated content had 892k unique US visitors on 22/02/11 and 538k US uniques on 24/02/11 - a drop of 39.7%

    hubpages went from 874k unique US hits on 21/02/11 to 467k unique US hits on 24/02/11 - a drop of 46.7%

    squidoo went from 469k unique us hits on 21/02/11 to 400k unique us hits on 24/02/11 - a drop of 14.7%

    ezinearticles and buzzle are not on quantcast, so they just show estimates (which probably don't take account of the algo change)

    mahalo have opted to hide their figures.

    http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4261944-15-30.htm

    1. vanchen profile image85
      vanchenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      just saw this too... looks like HubPages has been hit the hardest...

    2. sabrebIade profile image82
      sabrebIadeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You mean Squidoo took less of a hit than HP did?
      Really?
      I thought Squidoo was considered the "ghetto" of the internet.

    3. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hubpages lost 31 positions! Nooo

      (David 470 pops his top)

    4. shibashake profile image80
      shibashakeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is somewhat disturbing that a change that should only impact 11.8% of search queries (according to Google) is causing such a big drop in views.

      On the plus side, perhaps this change makes it easier for personal sites to compete with larger sites.

  37. viryabo profile image88
    viryaboposted 6 years ago

    sad

  38. bojanglesk8 profile image61
    bojanglesk8posted 6 years ago

    Yeah, my HubPages traffic has gone down slightly these days.

  39. jaymelee23 profile image62
    jaymelee23posted 6 years ago

    I suspect that Mahalo got hit pretty hard too. I've been watching some of the keywords that they were ranking really well for and now they are on page 2 or even further down the line. They aren't even ranking for "Mahalo" anymore in the top spot. They're number 3 currently (what my results are). Guess what is number 2 for that spot? An Angelfire page.

  40. Midnight Oil profile image89
    Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago

    It goes up, it goes down - personally, I cannot see the problem.  Hubpages is just a mirror of life - we have good days and bad ones too.  As long as we have more good days than bad, then I am happy.  Got to take the rough with the smooth...

    1. shibashake profile image80
      shibashakeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Heh, I like that!

      And just like life, the Big G can decide to set off a little earthquake, which would make life suck a bit more than usual. wink

      Still, life goes on and there is usually a silver lining to every cloud.

  41. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    I would love to hear what portion of hubbers have had a noticeable drop (ht tp://hubsacademy.com/search-and-marketing-news/is-hubpages-penalized-as-a-content-farm/ )

    Im finding that my hubstats seem to be quite wrong - showing a near 40% decline, but analytics and adsense do not agree - they show less than 10% decline

    have al made sure that their stats drop is confirmed by other stats sources?

    1. lrohner profile image84
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My drop really started sometime late last night, so I don't think I even have a full day to compare. But as of right now, HP shows me as down by 46%. AdSense and Analytics both say I'm down around 35%.

    2. frogdropping profile image83
      frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I just passed by Sunforged, left my mark. Liked or whatever it is for FB. Good article and informative for those of us that like to find someone like you that's gathered the stats and made it easier to read - so thank you smile

      And I don't mean lazy folks, I just go cross eyed when stats are plastered around the page. Any page!

      For those that want to read sunforged's interesting article:HubsAcademy

  42. danatheteacher profile image79
    danatheteacherposted 6 years ago

    OMG, I've dropped about 1200 views in the last 30 hours. What the hell??? I'm seriously worried here.

  43. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Mine is about the same as usual...and my cartoon hub is still no. 1 in its category on Google.

  44. Andrew0208 profile image56
    Andrew0208posted 6 years ago

    This truly calls for detailed quality articles and not quantity of spinned articles. Publishers should be more concerned about publishing quality(detailed and informative) hubs and not just the quantity(how many hubs you've got) aimed at increasing G earnings and not providing detailed information(solution) to the visitor/reader.

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hope that's not aimed at me or anyone else who posts here who has a large number of hubs.
      I'm a full time hubber. No other income.

      1. Andrew0208 profile image56
        Andrew0208posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Not at all. There're already many publishers in here with large number of quality hubs.

    2. danatheteacher profile image79
      danatheteacherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It seems to me that the domain is being punished and recieving an overall lower ranking, which means that no matter what kind of "quality" our articles are, until everyone has amazing articles and we get rated as a domain higher in the Google-o-sphere, then we are all screwed.....

  45. stacebird profile image75
    stacebirdposted 6 years ago

    i just don't see any traffic hardly at all. never mind jumps, drops or somersaults...

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      same here stacebird, today almost nothing?

      1. bgamall profile image84
        bgamallposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't get a lot of traffic for my subjects, but today was a little better. Not enough and adsense is waining.

        It is fun, and I don't rely on this for money, although a little cash now and again is nice. Maybe I will have to pay for ads, on some network and use a landing page without adsense.

        Anybody doing that or thinking about it?

 
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