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Well…, it looks like I am alone. I guess that is a good thing.
No, I don't see anything unusual today.
A few dollars higher than typical for this time of day, actually.
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.
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.
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!
I know darn well that there is a convenient site somewhere that charts daily internet traffic. Anyone care to post the link?
Yes traffic has fallen globally in the past couple of hours:
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.
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.
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.
I'm seeing big drops... Worst day of the month (so far) by a lot.
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.
Google algo change today...actually started last night. Looks like general user-content-generated sites (without specific focus) got hit.
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...
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.
Same, here down 500-800 page views. I usually have have hundreds more page views. Ahh mann....
My website got some SERP upgrades, but my HubPages articles definitely got some big knock-downs. Hopefully it is a temporary thing.
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.
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.
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.
Funnily enough, my places in the SERPS seem to be unchanged - so perhaps there are fewer searchers online today.
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.
Big drop in traffic for me. Worst in months. Page impressions down as well and AdSense earnings.
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).
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.
This new google algo seems just starting and only effecting search from google USA. I hope it won't getting worse.
There's another thread that touches on this here:
Like I said there, my HP traffic is about halved, but my blogs are doing much better.
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.
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.
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
Hopefully it will pick up, but there's not much time left for February...
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.
Here you go:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/24/google … /#comments
Content farm = f'd
Check out my comment to Mr Arrington, co-founder of TechCrunch.
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' ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does anyone remember anything significant like this happening before?
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.
What I meant was a significant change which affected hubpages like this?
Anyone experienced such a big down swing in traffic within 24 hours?
"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..
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?
How do you search Google.com?
Because whenever I visit Google.com it simply defaults to Google.co.uk?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If we are down 10%, we just have to make 10% more content, which can work for me
10% in no way is the correct number, but I can deal with something along those lines.
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!
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.
My traffic is down 50% today & earnings are nil .I guess that means it's across the board
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.
just saw this too... looks like HubPages has been hit the hardest...
You mean Squidoo took less of a hit than HP did?
I thought Squidoo was considered the "ghetto" of the internet.
Hubpages lost 31 positions! Nooo
(David 470 pops his top)
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.
Yeah, my HubPages traffic has gone down slightly these days.
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.
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...
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?
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%.
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
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
OMG, I've dropped about 1200 views in the last 30 hours. What the hell??? I'm seriously worried here.
Mine is about the same as usual...and my cartoon hub is still no. 1 in its category on Google.
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.
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.
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.....
i just don't see any traffic hardly at all. never mind jumps, drops or somersaults...
same here stacebird, today almost nothing?
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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