I want my traffic back

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  1. sid_candid profile image60
    sid_candidposted 7 years ago

    The recent Google algo changes are almost a month old now. My traffic is still down almost 50% and earnings down almost 80%. I know Hubpages is a great site and will certainly bounce back. But I am almost tired and frustrated of having bad days in a row. I want my traffic and earnings to return. What should I do to improve my earnings and traffic?

    1. tritrain profile image83
      tritrainposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Phew.  I thought you said you want your ex back.

    2. travelespresso profile image80
      travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto... ditto .... ditto Sid.

      I want my traffic and earnings back too!

  2. lrohner profile image79
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Awwwwwwwwwwww......... smile

    Word on the street is to get some backlinks to your hubs and work on building your own site while you're doing it.

  3. sid_candid profile image60
    sid_candidposted 7 years ago

    I too have heard about the backlinking thing and also that rss and news capsules should be removed. Are both good or just backlinking would do? Another thing is I have never really understood this concept of effective backlinking. Can someone explain how and where to backlinking my hubs to boost, traffic and earnings?

  4. lrohner profile image79
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Sid -- You should look for hubs written on the subject. I would say that the experts are probably Sunforged, Darkside, Mark Knowles, Peter Hoggans, Thisisoli, etc. See if they've already written on the subject.

  5. kschang profile image87
    kschangposted 7 years ago

    Here's a few tips I found

    1) Keywords seem to be now weighed more than backlinks. I will probably be accused to keyword spamming but it did bring the traffic back on the hub that I had with the most traffic before the "farm weeding".

    2) Research, research! What sort of queries are bringing up your pages? What other pages appear before you? Did you look in those pages and see how they worded their articles?

    3) Periodic prod with external "bookmarkers" like delicious / reddit / digg and so on. Only prod ONE hub per day, or you'll be accused of spam.

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent Tips here....

      Don't we all want our traffic back...  smile

      I seem to have the traffic ..but it won't take the Adsense bait  though !!!

  6. Mikeydoes profile image76
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    I am just confused as to why my earnings are way down. My hubs that performed well didn't take a hit, but there are no earnings from them any more..

    well some took minor hits.. but nothing drastic. (have been rising, after moving amazon ads, and RSS)

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So I am not alone in this... Mikeydoes  if you figure out why will you please let me know...

      1. Mikeydoes profile image76
        Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ditto as well.

        David honestly, not making hubs is kind of dumb. And  believe me I am talking more about myself. Any way you look at it, the more you do, the more you will reward yourself later, and it isn't like you ever have to come back here. But if you leave here right now with 1000 hubs, you never know how much money you will bring in. Hubpages is also doing nothing but expanding.. So they will increase your earnings as well.

        Imagine if you had 1000 hubs right now.. Where do you think your earnings would be at daily? Then think about years down the road, how much money could be made.

    2. sunforged profile image73
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      your traffic sources have changed - loss of US based traffic means far less amazon sales and a likelihood to make much less from your adsense clicks, advertisers target by geo-location and US traffic is the best kind. Even if you keep the same click level - the value of each is probably at about 60% now, with the HP ads in effect your CTR should suffer, lowering your publisher value further (thats a made up figure)

      google knows how to keep kicking once your down smile ...if i had 1000 hubs right now, I would be figuring out how to transfer them into new niche sites and wondering why I ever ....

  7. David 470 profile image84
    David 470posted 7 years ago

    I am also disappointed, but love hubpages still. I am contemplating on whether or not to start writing hubs again or not... hmm

    Technically, I can still create more passive income, but the unknown is what is stopping me right now..

  8. ThomasE profile image72
    ThomasEposted 7 years ago

    Well, the positive side is that I started a new site just after Google slap, as en experiment, and it has already gone to 7 in the SERPs for the keyword I was targeting... which is a little quicker than expected.

    So, from what I can see, the formula good content + relevant content + organic back links = SERPs position still works.

  9. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Yep, Sunforged that's the exit strategy. Especially if one has 1,500 hubs.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Busy busy busy.

      Oh well.

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    My Google hits are raising again...slowly.

  11. MPChris profile image75
    MPChrisposted 7 years ago

    In the end, changes to google's alg's are designed to revolve around one thing. Quality content. Have unique, good content online, and maybe some backlinks and friends talking about it, and you should be fine.

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

      MPChris, there are plenty here who who indeed produce good and unique content who have lost traffic/earnings in the algo change.

  12. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    When is the Panda update rolling in to other countries, UK etc./ I heard skyfire said it was done already. I can't seem to see news about it, or we will never know except to monitor/see where the traffic/views are coming from?

    1. skyfire profile image71
      skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You can download Xerobank to check multiple regional google sites with local IP. In my testing, they're rolling update on UK. We can confirm it with ryan or susana (or SEO blogs from UK) in case if update is un-noticeably small or big like 24 Feb.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ok, thanks skyfire.

 
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