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 , 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?
No mine is also slowly moving up.. Nothing crazy but I have seen a slight upward movement.
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.
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
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 google.ru 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.
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.
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
When I compare "google.com" 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.
my google.com traffic is rising.
does anyone know what a -1 view means? I have one of those from google.sg
uh yeah I think that's when someone presses the button to "go back"
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?
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.
I'm glad there was only 1.. someone in Singapore.
I noticed quite a few arrows yesterday. Didn't know the reason so I'm glad others experienced the same thing.
Hate to put a dampener on things, but according to my traffic sources page, google.com 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Oh man, I'm sorry to hear that. It brought me a little joy in Hub world, to think you were having "great success."
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.
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!
@ryankett, I'm s thtat also moving toward market.
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.
At this point, I'm simply glad to see google.com 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% - google.com (referrals)
my g.com traffic pre- change was mid 90's%
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
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.
Sales on Amazon are still low or non-existent, but hopeful by redoing the hubs will change that.
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
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. 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.
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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