Makes it all worth while.
I hope the reader enjoyed it.
Did something else happen in the past 36 hours? My views haven't been this low, even during the worst of Panda.
I also have the worst views I've ever experienced since joining the site, and just when I thought things had begun to pick up.
I have been noticing the same thing. It feels frustrating to see the views so low.
Well my iews have been really bad every Saturday since Panda and today is no different.
Adsense is up though, despite them taking a $2 click off me. As I usually only get a few cents I was quite excited to see it, even went as far as clicking on analytics to see where it came from, but it wasn't listed as having a source. Next update it was gone again
Must have been an invalid click - maybe a hubber?
Mark, are you kidding - really only one google viewer??
One google.com. A handful from other google places. I'm not very good at this Izzy.
Oh Mark, what can I say? You are one of the best writers I have seen on this site, but then again I can't help thinking your style of writing might be better suited to another platform, or even print.
If I owned a newspaper or a magazine, I would employ you in a flash.
Your writing is entertaining, but maybe searchers are looking for a quick scan of info, not something to read?
If I were you, I would try writing a hub whose first half was to the point, short and sweet, and gave searchers a reply to their query.
Maybe a 'how to'? You'd be amazed what people will look up. How to boil an egg?
Then finish off with your usual banter. I think that might work for you.
Mark, I have to agree with Izzy. I very much enjoy your writing and, judging by the comments, so do a lot of people. It seems that the biggest problem is finding you. I just don't see how you can rank in the SE with the type of stuff you write. Engaging and fun, very much so. Just hard to find.
Maybe a big backlinking effort. Maybe a bunch of social site work. I certainly don't know (can't get visitors to my own work, either) but I do know your writing is worthy of far, far more than you are getting.
Yeah it's finding his stuff that is the problem.
So Mark learn SEO, find some keywords that people often type in when looking for information - include them in the title, url, first sentence of the hub, and dotted around the hub too, and write your usual stuff around them.
If it wasn't what they were looking for, at least they'll get a laugh!
Or just write a hub as normal, then change it to incorporate those words. You are just looking for traffic, but you always write something worth reading
Well I've had 1100 views to one hub, but it is spread out across quite a few of the search engines, the most being Google, this is my best hub recovering from Panda I hope? it was averaging 200-300 for weeks
Interesting - I'd assumed it was just me. This week was seeing the first general increase in traffic since Panda until yesterday, when the doors closed.
Although I did get that rarest of the rare today - a click that actually paid more than a couple of pennies. Just no traffic.
And YOU got to keep your click? Things are looking up
Izzy, I just don't know what to think. This week I had the biggest earning day since the second panda rollout at a little over $3 (I averaged that much daily from Oct - Dec). I also got the two biggest traffic days since the second rollout, with the weekly average up as well. Until yesterday - that was the third worst day since Panda. Today is up a little but not much.
The weekly emails from HP have shown a decrease in traffic every week since Panda but one - it was up 1% and the next week fell 3%.
Still, although the spikes in my traffic graph look like a porcupine, this week is encouraging. Even with the pathetic figure from yesterday I expect it to be up a little for the week.
I post mostly at Squidoo and everyone has lost all rankings if their lenses are less than a year old. Out of my 156 lenses, only two are recieving any Google traffic.
Nuts, I had a nice paycheck lined up this month and was counting on a succession.
I don't understand what Google does or wants? But, sometimes it seems like they side with those that are very large and desire to squash out any competition from those that struggle at the bottom.
May be the "rapture" of May 21st happened and no one is left to search for our content? lol.
Mark maybe you just have to accept that its personal - Google hates you and it was you, and you alone that brought the wrath of Panda down on HP!
But on a more serious note, why not try some keyword stuff and backlinking? Also as your hubs age they should get some authority
My traffic always tanks at the weekend, but this week it really sucks, so you are not alone.
Maybe we should all take up knitting instead?
Yeah my earnings have slowed today after some awesome days but my one hub keeps climbing in traffic, strange!
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