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Traffic has almost doubled since yesterday

  1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Just looked at my hub stats and there are lots of red arroes, traffic is 300 more than yesterday. About 200 above normal.  Things are looking up.

    1. SimeyC profile image96
      SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What worried me more is my eCPM is about 50% lower, even though my Google Analytics show my traffic is about the same level as before - so while traffic recovers, revenue hasn't.

      I note that I don't think this is due to the Hubpages Ad program either as the stats I am comparing to are for a period where not programs were running....

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think we've all been seeing that Simey, judging by the drop in earnings people have reported.
        From the first day of the change, my earnings dropped 60% while my traffic didn't dip nearly as much.
        Since then, traffic has almost recovered but the eCPM and clicks remain at rock bottom.

        It doesn't seem to be confined to Hubpages either. I have seen forums where webmasters have also lost a significantly greater proportion of their income than they lost viewers.

        1. profile image0
          ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          If you are in the Ad Program there may be good reason, you are only seeing the eCPM for ONE ad unit. AdSense earnings from the other FOUR are being included in with the ad program payouts. I believe.

          1. oderog profile image43
            oderogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I have also noted some hub statistic improvement after doing some revision on my Amazon sales hubs and I hope it will be better in the coming months and earning to hope to improve

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Glad to hear UW! smile

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Views and earnings suddenly up for me too-- HP down a bit. I'm OK with it. Have you been "tweaking" your hubs?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I tweaked a few of them, less Amazon, more words on a couple, rearranged a few, etc.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I've done some of the same things, but not a lot. We can't assume it is cause and effect, though I did find it interesting that my Amazon earnings are noticeably up-- even though I removed a lot of Amazon entries.

      2. Haunty profile image82
        Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Time and again, I come to realize you know what you're doing, UW.
        Great news!

  4. FaithDream profile image81
    FaithDreamposted 7 years ago

    Now that is something positive!
    smile

  5. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    I finished tweaking and republishing all my hubs I took down today and views are through the roof. Don't know about earnings but glad to see the views.

  6. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    I've done absolutely nothing to my hubs and some of them are now back on the 1st page of Google in their rightful positions.  Especially those listed #1.  Hmmmmm.!  smile


    Traffic back where it was before the Google molestation.

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for posting this Randy!

      I went and checked and my hubs are ranking well again too. Have we got Google love back??

      1. Randy Godwin profile image91
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Don't know about love, Izzy!  Perhaps tolerance may be closer to the truth!  smile

      2. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Replying to my own post - weird thing - last night - 10 hours ago - my hubs were back in the SERPS where they were before and today they're not. Hmmm..

  7. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Cool! Those are some good news after three weeks of doom and gloom! smile

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I kinda called them up and had a little chat with them.  No need to thank me, that's the kinda snake...er..guy I am!  lol

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LOL I am sure they listened to your rattling quite attentively big_smile

        1. C.V.Rajan profile image60
          C.V.Rajanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          smile

      2. C.V.Rajan profile image60
        C.V.Rajanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        smile

  8. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    *people don't forget- you visiting your hubs is also including you editing them. wink


    Edit: Hubpages statistic pages doesn't differentiate between traffic. Use your Google Analytics to gauge your increase. wink

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Haven't been on HP much today and have visited only a few with no changes made.  smile

  9. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Aw, Cags don't be a spoil sport, lol. Actually I factored that in before I made any kind of pronouncement.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, me too. It's gone up on  several I haven't touched. So, Like I said-- it might not be a "cause and effect" thing.

  10. SandyMcCollum profile image78
    SandyMcCollumposted 7 years ago

    Just my 2 cents, they aren't doubled, but they are up for me, too.

  11. C.V.Rajan profile image60
    C.V.Rajanposted 7 years ago

    Have you taken into consideration the fact that on Saturdays and Sundays traffic drops and then picks up from Monday?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but it is over 200 more than my usual daily views for during the week.

      1. C.V.Rajan profile image60
        C.V.Rajanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Fine!

    2. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We'll know for sure in a few days, CV!  I do know my hubs formerly on page one are back-or close- to their pre-slap listings.  A few days ago they were on page 2 or higher.  Did Rex give you permission to post on here?  lol

      1. C.V.Rajan profile image60
        C.V.Rajanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Rex is retired hurt. My present boss is someone else who is now the second moderator!

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Rex retired?  lol  What will he do for his daily dose of arrogance?  smile  Not Doreen, I hope?  smile

          1. C.V.Rajan profile image60
            C.V.Rajanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Hi,

            You are always curious about Helium, no?

            See my latest satire at Hubpages about Helium. (Well it is berium.com in there!)

            1. Randy Godwin profile image91
              Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Hoping it will bite the dust, CV!  I detest the cretins I dealt with there.  The writers would be better served elsewhere.  I know I have been.  I feel bad for the members who have contributed so much hard work there, though!  smile

    3. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.

  12. Sufidreamer profile image82
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    I have seen a bit of a rebound, too, although still down on the pre-algorithm traffic. Adsense is a little better and I made my first Amazon sales this month.

    Pattern wise, my best performing Hubs tend to be older, with good length/view duration - some have lots of Amazon capsules, some have none. They are also fairly well backlinked - I suspect that Misha and SF were on the right track all along.

    My views are relatively low, so these are very tentative observations smile

    1. Mutiny92 profile image77
      Mutiny92posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      the sad thing is that the backlnks seem to be the key.  Before the algo change, I thought my pages did well on their own and I did not bother with backlinking.  I was happy overall with their performance.

      Now, I feel that there is pressure to invest in backlinking service to bring my hubs back up in the SERPs.  Since many hubs can't really "stand on their own" they may need a boost.

  13. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    My traffic has fallen back again, but it always does on Fridays and Saturdays. It did improve during the week though, and I got a few Amazon sales again!

 
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