Google Traffic Coming Back - Touch Wood

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  1. kephrira profile image60
    kephriraposted 9 years ago

    My google traffic took a big hit recently, like other people here, going down around 50%. I hope I don't jinx it with this thread smile, but it seems to have started slowly climbing back up over the last few days. I don't know if this is because of me or because of google - has anyone else started seeing their google traffic coming back?

    1. Kids Corner profile image58
      Kids Cornerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No mine is also slowly moving up.. Nothing crazy but I have seen a slight upward movement.

      1. kephrira profile image60
        kephriraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Great! That's the same as me - one big sudden drop all in one go, then very, very slowly climbing back up. Still a long way from where I was though.

    2. David 470 profile image83
      David 470posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If I am basing it on what happened yesterday, yes, my traffic went up "very slightly." (few hundred impressions) However, it was Saturday, and that could of been a factor.

  2. viryabo profile image93
    viryaboposted 9 years ago

    We'll keep our fingers crossed.

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    TopUniverseposted 9 years ago

    So far I don't see any improvements in google traffic.

  4. KristenGrace profile image60
    KristenGraceposted 9 years ago

    Congrats on your numbers rising!  Mine was never hit "drastically"... It did drop between 15-20% depending on the numbers you take.  Curious to see if it will drop more or rise... I'm not really one to panic tongue

  5. Len Cannon profile image86
    Len Cannonposted 9 years ago

    It is slowly getting better for me.  I will admit that the Hubs I think are of the highest quality have done a lot better than the handful that got good traffic but I didn't put as much effort into.

    I'm getting some oddly popular traffic surges, though.  Apparently my article about video games has become very popular result for "gay videos."

    So that is happening.  I guess I can't complain since some people spend a lifetime trying to get in on that search term.

  6. profile image0
    ryankettposted 9 years ago

    I saw lots of red arrows yesterday, but my broad traffic figure has not improved at all.

    I am seeing some low traffic hubs show improvements, but my big hitters haven't seen any improvement whatsoever.

    But, if people are seeing traffic coming back a little, then that is great news for the site. Ultimately, I only need to have confidence in the ability to win traffic with new stuff to begin publishing like a mad-man again.

    I haven't checked analytics, so wouldn't know whether those red arrows were courtesy of Google.

  7. TheOneWhoKnows profile image55
    TheOneWhoKnowsposted 9 years ago

    I also noticed the comeback in traffic

  8. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 9 years ago

    My traffic is always down at the weekend, so has dropped over the last couple of days - but the overall traffic numbers are still below pre-slap

  9. brandonhart100 profile image85
    brandonhart100posted 9 years ago

    When I compare "" related traffic, it's very similar to where it was when they initially gave the slap.  Since I've not modified any of my previous hubs, I'm not really too surprised. 

    My Traffic is slightly up from where it was Friday, but that's a trend that is normal.

  10. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    my traffic is rising.

    does anyone know what a -1 view means? I have one of those from hmm

    1. brandonhart100 profile image85
      brandonhart100posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      uh yeah I think that's when someone presses the button to "go back" smile

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Doe that mean then that if you thought you'd had 239 views (for example), in reality you could have had 250 views but 11 people pressed the back button to exit?

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          ryankettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          My understanding is that they would just be considered a "bounce" and still recorded as a Google impression, unless they did it quick enough to avoid the ads loading, which isn't possible on my fibre optic connection but could well be possible for anybody stuck on dial up.

      2. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I'm glad there was only 1.. someone in Singapore.

        1. sunforged profile image65
          sunforgedposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          lol - no, its just an effect of the 24 hour rolling stats.. not a "back"

          1. rebekahELLE profile image87
            rebekahELLEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            lol thanks for clarifying! it seemed strange..

  11. revmjm profile image88
    revmjmposted 9 years ago

    I noticed quite a few arrows yesterday. Didn't know the reason so I'm glad others experienced the same thing.

  12. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 9 years ago

    Hate to put a dampener on things, but according to my traffic sources page, is much the same and my extra views are coming from the other googles, so when the roll out comes they'll be affected to.

  13. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    Perhaps "money in the bank" would be an easier measure of Google improvement. Are your sales improving. That's an easy one to measure, no back buttons! And the only one I really care about.

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Me too, and I have seen no improvement there when it comes to AdSense or Amazon.

  14. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    Ryan you said your were having great success with the HubPages ad program. Don't you think that that could take away from adsense? Perhaps even Amazon. Those ads are pretty big.

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      ryankettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Not necessarily "great" success, but the AdSense earnings loss since implementation has been easily exceeded by my Ad program revenues.

      I was making reference really to the decline between 24th February - 3rd March, my AdSense and Amazon got worse on a daily basis with the exception of a brief return on Monday.

      I haven't noticed much of a decline since friday, probably because there wasn't much left to lose hmm

    2. relache profile image78
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nelle, when I was invited to the small ad beta group in January, I was briefed that I might/probably would see a substantial drop in my AdSense when the new ads started.  I did.  I have a graphic of my overall earnings that I just added to the "improving earnings" Hub, which shows the dramatic increase I've seen from the new ad program.  You might find it interesting to look at.

      However I do want to say that you and make very different Hubs.  Your cash cow is retail sales, I've always earned more from the ads.  As such, I can't say if you'd have the same results.

  15. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    Oh man, I'm sorry to hear that. It brought me a little joy in Hub world, to think you were having "great success."

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well, it still is a great success. In that it is the difference between me needing to get a bar job right now or being able to buy myself a little time to diversify.

      Ultimately, the eCPM that I have achieved is higher than I have ever seen on AdSense. If I was getting my pre-crash traffic (90% higher) I would be laughing all the way to the bank.

      I am moving into Kindle books, nothing of substance yet, just testing it out. But kindle book sales on Amazon have outdone paper book sales for the first time over the past few months.

      I have sold a few books, I am experimenting with pricing, I see that as a potential major revenue stream.

      1. waynet profile image69
        waynetposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Ebooks are great as another income stream, just finished my how to draw skulls ebook, although it is a short introductory and a test market first effort ebook that is on ejunkie I am going to put mine on Kindle too and a few others.

        More and more people are seeing the benefits of reading ebooks on their kindles or ipads or phones!

        1. sunforged profile image65
          sunforgedposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          lol - im already an aff for the skull ebook, it came up in the latest screen when i was checking stats wink

          1. waynet profile image69
            waynetposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Yeah I noticed in the list of affiliates, cheers now!

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        @ryankett, I'm s thtat also moving toward market. smile

  16. waynet profile image69
    waynetposted 9 years ago

    Yep I am seeing some traffic gains too and I touch wood all the time and think I'll let it go floppy for a week and see what happens.

  17. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    At this point, I'm simply glad to see traffic since it slowed down to a crawl before March 4th. I have seen a slight increase from the 4th. The ad program so far is doing better than adsense, but yesterday I finally had some adsense clicks, at least it's going forward and not back. For the last 7 days traffic percentages look like this:
    70.22% - google
    10.65% - direct
    3.70% - yahoo
    3.24% - bing
    2.16% - (referrals)

    my traffic pre- change was mid 90's%

  18. profile image0
    ryankettposted 9 years ago

    OK, so I checked out my traffic sources.

    My Google traffic has increased slightly, my overall traffic hasn't, but I would rather see a weeks worth of weekday stats before making a call such as that wink

  19. Cagsil profile image77
    Cagsilposted 9 years ago

    My traffic is increasing and about of traffic coming from Google is almost back to it's % where it was last week. My earnings have also increased compared to some of the past few days. wink

    Sales on Amazon are still low or non-existent, but hopeful by redoing the hubs will change that. smile

  20. Richieb799 profile image75
    Richieb799posted 9 years ago

    Mine has been bizarre, my cpm has been low today for some reason, my traffic been up and down, really low one minute, really high the next...Ive been affected though
    Got a possibility of earning $80 a week on another site at the mo anyway

  21. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 9 years ago

    I don't know what my traffic is!  It has seemed to be flat or a very slow gain over the last week or so.

    Then yesterday Hp reported (at midnight) a slight increase, Adsense said it was up 50% (to a figure greater than that from HP!) and analytics reported no change from the day before.  roll  All while HP reported that HP views not only beat out google (for the first time in many months) but more than doubled those from big G.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    Very true Relache. On my product hubs Amazon and Ebay rule. However, I do have a fair number of hubs under a different name that are all about adsense and have no products. I was hoping to give the new ad program a go on those. But unfortunately paypal won't give me an account (a very strange and long story) so I'll never know.


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