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Revenue Upturn (Google, HP Ads, eBay, Amazon)

  1. SimeyC profile image90
    SimeyCposted 6 years ago

    In June and July I sold 33 items total. In the three days of August I have sold 16 items already - evenly split over the three days.

    This seems to link to an upturn in traffic. Google and HP Ads combined are back at pre-panda levels too!

    Is this just a little bit of luck or a true indiciation! I hope it's the latter but I'm being objective and assuming it's just a little bit of luck!

    Anyone else experience a noticeable upturn?

    I've also noticed a significant upturn in the amount of eBay clicks I am getting since June 30th.

    1. Richieb799 profile image59
      Richieb799posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yesterday revenue was almost back up to pre-panda, last year levels. I also had 2 $5 clicks but Google seemed to take one click away again perhaps as invalid or they re-calculated it? :S

  2. Ms Chievous profile image81
    Ms Chievousposted 6 years ago

    I am experiencing the same.  My Amazon has also sold 16 items already.  The HP ads are doing well.  My Adsense earnings are up a little too, but not up enough to make payout in one month

  3. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations! smile Always good to hear of a success story.

    Wish I could report the same, but my earnings are still languishing, and views only slightly up. If I was having a Mark Ewbie moment, I would have to conclude that I was the one bad writer that brought HubPages to its knees. LOL!

    1. sabrebIade profile image83
      sabrebIadeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No it's not just you Hypno.
      My HP traffic has been "meh" since the switch.

  4. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 6 years ago

    I can never remember to place the Amazon capsules in my hubs. Daft me.... lol

    My traffic is going up. Only here six months so don't know anything about pre-panda and bear or whatever. But I sorta am more anxious about HP ad impressions and totally forgot I had an Amazon Associates account. smile

  5. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    I've had an uptick, too. I'm much newer and am terrible at SEO, but I managed to sell 11 items last month - I'm always happy for any revenue, lol!

  6. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Traffic has definitely improved for me as well.

    1. Richieb799 profile image59
      Richieb799posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My traffic has risen by at least 300 views and I only switched on Sunday. I looked yesterday and 90 of my hubs were re-indexed

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        adeaugustusposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Do you mean 300views per day? or per week or per month?
        Because i used to have an average view of 10 per day, but since the switch i have been having 50+ lately, please am i going very well?

        1. Richieb799 profile image59
          Richieb799posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          No I'm getting around 2000 views a day at the moment, but with you getting 50 rather than the 10 you got before I think this is a great improvement big_smile

          1. BethanRose profile image85
            BethanRoseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Good statistics, when you say switched do you mean to Panda? I need to learn all of this, I didn't realise I was in the unknown so much, eek!

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    adeaugustusposted 6 years ago

    Dreaming of that too somedays, although i have only got 10hubs.

  8. gracenotes profile image91
    gracenotesposted 6 years ago

    My traffic is up some.

    I have only Adsense, not HPAds.  My Adsense is doing a lot better, with higher-paying clicks.

    I wish I could say the same thing about Amazon.  My strictly sales hubs with Amazon products never rose back in the Google rankings.  Therefore I'm not making many sales, because people aren't seeing my hubs.

  9. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    I was certain that everyone was being totally silly about things when the "panda crash" came. . . .and now it's went.  Wish I was an amazon sales guru like that. . . .

  10. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago

    I lost over 50% of traffic due to Panda.  Since the switch I've gained - but I'm still over 20% down on pre-Panda levels and so is my income. 

    It is good to see the improvement but I'm not making any judgments yet.  Lily Rose, who was in the beta group for the switch, saw the same improvement but her traffic has dropped back again. Since she's a few weeks ahead of the rest of us, it's possible the same thing may happen, so I'm biding my time.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image77
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't know Lily Rose had been in the beta group. Oh. Like you, I think I'll wait before celebrating.

    2. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I was also in Beta and things seem to have steadied down well - one of my niches hubs has suddenly started getting a lot of traffic down but that was to be expected - even when I take out the page hits from this hub I'm up at least 30% from the level before the subdomain switch.

      This month is definately showing sign of revenue growth and overall it's going to be my best month since pre-panda - and I'm very close to pre-panda revenue levels.

      I guess the big test will be Christmas - I had a lot of Amazon sales beginning October so we'll see if Amazon is 'depressed' this Christmas!!!

    3. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately, nothing here has changed - well, except that my traffic worstened even more.....didn't think that was possible.

      I heard from the HP staff and have been told that my situation is unique as far as the accounts they have been watching go and they're not sure why as I do not seem to be being penalized by Google.  GREAT!  I do not like being unique when it does not benefit me!!

      1. Richieb799 profile image59
        Richieb799posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Have you tried backlinking your best hubs a few times to let Google know they are still being favored amongst readers, I did several backlinks to my old favorites after I switched. Took about a week for all my hubs to get reindexed.
        My second best hub has taken a week to start seeing a rise again and its shooting up as we speak, it began with a very low drop until I backlinked it more.

  11. BethanRose profile image85
    BethanRoseposted 6 years ago

    Woah, that's a lot of sales. I have yet to make one! I hope I do soon.

  12. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    My Amazon sales doubled last month, even though I only switched over to subdomain in the middle of the month. I even reached 7% for the first time in months! Still not back to pre-Panda levels, but close.

    1. Richieb799 profile image59
      Richieb799posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I just started to do well on Amazon around Christmas, I never really put many capsules in my hubs and then at Christmas I earned around $70..I don't know what the deal is with getting paid from Amazon in the UK either.

      @Bethan, Panda was the algorithm Google unleashed upon the websites in its results pages, it made judgement on the quality of our pages. It made Hubpages drop down further in the results but recently the sub domain switch has made us all rise again smile

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Amazon will send you a dollar cheque when you reach minimum payout level ($100) or higher if you choose to set it higher. Shop around for the cheapest bank commission to change it into pounds, because they will all charge. Here in Spain it costs me a minimum of €15 per cheque to cash, so I set my payout limit at $1,000. I'm almost at second payout!

  13. Richieb799 profile image59
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    My best hubs don't have Amazon on, I experimented once but I'm not sure. Bit of a pain waiting for check though isn't it

  14. jean2011 profile image80
    jean2011posted 6 years ago

    Is there a secret to getting the kind of sales and increase traffic that you are getting? I would love to know the secret!

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes there is a technique but it isn't a secret.
      Write lots of hubs paying careful attention to onpage optimization techniques (I wrote a hub about that) and the sales and visitors will come smile

  15. Richieb799 profile image59
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    Izzy is right, the only problem is finding niche trends that nobody else is competing with you for.

  16. maxravi profile image1
    maxraviposted 6 years ago

    I am getting most revenue from adwords and hp ads.
    Amazon is not working much for me though.