Not seeing a huge drop, although weekends are usually slower.
I wonder about those seeing huge drops, are these more product oriented hubs? Think about all the articles online about the latest gadgets, and the topics that generate high paying keywords. How many people are writing on those topics? There must be an overload of very similar content written about products.
I have also suffered a huge drop Will, over the past 24 hours just like yourself. It's across all hubs, not just product ones. It has fallen yet further since I posted about it on another thread about 8 hours ago.
I've seen a few threads this weekend about drops in traffic. It could very well be a summer slump in regard to certain topics.
I found an article written in late June about Panda that's interesting, especially the sections on the Panda ranking factor and recovering from Panda. To be honest, I don't follow it too closely, but I thought some may find it worth a read. http://searchengineland.com/why-google- … date-82564
I've got the stats for my other sites now and page views are down around a quarter. I doubt they have been Pandalized so I am hoping it is just a wonderful sunny weekend right across the US and people are taking advantage of it.
The weird thing is Independence Day had far less impact on my visitor numbers.
My traffic from hubbers has been dropping. But not the Google views. I think HP is getting quieter, that's why they're pushing the competition to try and get more people writing hubs. I personally have pretty much stopped writing for the mo here, just because it makes more sense to put effort elsewhere until things either improve or don't improve...
I also volunteered for the subdomain experiment, so any weirdness with figures I don't take as gospel... I wish they'd give us an update on that, though the silence on it suggests the results might possibly be disappointing, but we'll see...
*nods* And HP never claimed they could match Analytics anyway. Besides which there's so much you can glean from using Google's stats. Love or hate Google, they're not the rampant beast they are for nothing
Hi Liz! I have been a bit surprised at how hubpages ignored suggestions made by some of the more experienced writers here. I have been discussing this with another hubber, also a retired businessman, and we think they have made some big mistakes that only a beginner would make when it comes to looking after a business that is built on content and relies on writers to get advertising results from their hubs.
Like yourself and many other hubbers I wonder why they did not at least explain what their reasons were for not building a better front end with a couple of simple fixes that stops the spammers before they get a profile, and to handle the slap in a more professional manner.
Thank you for the offer, but no, I don't have a personal website anymore, I am near invisible apart from the usual social bookmarking sites. I have built a few in the past, and kept my offline business on the first page of Google consistently. These days I have other ways to make money.
Think it's all drifting off thread topic. Analytics won't tell you if a panda has struck, as it will only give you info on your own personal hubs and other website's views, which may well be completely different to someone else's.
I suspect that HP restructuring the entire site is a much more likely explanation for the fluctuations in viewing figures, rather than Google, and that many people on here are barking up the wrong tree. But we shall see.
Yesterday my stats hit an all time low, but now they are about 50% up on what they have been for this time of the week for the last few weeks.. Google seem to be having another play around.... I just hope it continues to rise..
After a really low weekend, I got a massive spike of traffic
When I checked GA, I found that it was all traffic to one hub and that the traffic was coming from Bing
Historically, I have had very little Bing traffic, although it has picked up a little post-panda, but one of my hubs has made it on to Bing page 1 for a search term and pulled in over 1,000 views overnight. Trust me, none of my hubs bring in this traffic on a daily basis, so I was gobsmacked. Even earned me a few Adsense pence!
Isn't this traffic roller coaster be caused by a stats counting problem at HP, and now the figures are playing catch up and counting from 24+ hours in the 24 hour figure as it incorporates the views that weren't counted yesterday. That's happened before.
Since Panda, my total views have steadily remained at the levels I was seeing in November 2009 when I only had five hubs to my name. I have absolutely no motivation to write anything more on this site at present.
Sorry to be a dampener, but I am going to sit on the fence until there is either a significant Hubpages announcement, a Google announcement, or there are enough stats over a decent period of time to demonstrate a clear trend.
A jump in an indvidual person's or small group of hubbers' HP or Analytic stats over one or two days may be significant, or it may not be. As the previous few days have shown, the figures seem to be jumping around all over the place at the moment. My experience of working with computer stats has taught me to be cautious when interpreting them and HubPages has given me no good reason to change that approach.
As well as Google, the whole situation is further complicated by HP experimenting with the structure of the site using subdomains to try and improve SEO.
I do hope for the best, but you can't extrapolate a great deal from stats that are jumping around over a very short period, especially with limited access to all the figures.
Well, Will, mine dropped back a bit but I am still a bit up on last week and the week before.
Sad this is, my adsense cicks have disappeared, completely. None, nada. Two days now. Just turned Hubads back on a couple of days ago too, partly because Adsense was abysmal before, and partly because I have a better chance of reaching payout with Hubads which is half of Adsense's payout minimum.
CPM first day - which coincidentally was the same day I had a huge drop in traffic, was high, and abysmal since.
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