Is there a problem with Stats? My viewings have jumped off the scale today, and I must be close to 2000 more viewings than normal, (gaining about 150 more per hour). This is way above normal, and lately although I have not lost (and in fact have gained) traffic following the subdomain changeover, my viewings are normally about the 2000 mark daily, (or thereabouts). Right now I am at over 3700 views just for today! Surely this indicates a problem somewhere!! (no change worth noting in clicks or income I might add).
A significant amount of extra clicks could be the 'real deal' kmackey32, so this would indicate a Google change which may or may not be good, and may or may not last. Let's hope it does last if that is the case!!
I just started searching for the Hubs that have two red arrows on Google. I was amazed to see these hubs on the front page of Google - and some of these are 'pretty exciting' keywords I searched for.
A lot of my well established hubs that have been around for years but never ranked well are suddenly on page 1 - this could be just a glitch where they'll rank for a day or so and go back down - I hope not though!!!
I've also noticed an increase in eBay and Amazon clicks......hmmm
Just out of curiosity, do you have summaries written for your hubs? When you look at your list of hubs under "my account", is there an "A" next to each hub? I'm just trying to figure out why some people have seen a collapse of traffic over the past couple weeks while others have remained steady. It seems the ones that didn't have the traffic collapse are also the ones seeing a huge boost in the past couple days.
I now have summaries written for all of my published Hubs, but only finished the last 20 or so yesterday, which was after the traffic began to go through the roof anyway.I didn't experience the traffic collapse in the last couple of weeks either, and then, as you know, my traffic suddenly began to go up and up and up over the last few days. No idea why any of this is happening, and not sure we will ever figure it out unless Google make a statement that explains it.
That is a good sign Mark. I am lazy where analytics is concerned, so kind of rely on Google Adsense to check income as a 'back up' source in order to verify figures. If Google viewing figures are wrong then it could explain why we are getting loads of views, but not much change (if any) in clicks or income, (sorry kmackey32, but I mean a really significant change in clicks, like 70 or 80 +).
I trust Analytics more than HP. No reflection on HP but sometimes their stats get frozen, and Analytics shows which keywords, which pages and far more info. I'm a stats junkie. As I don't get much traffic every hit has me thinking "how can I make this better".
Not looking good generally then, as many reporting viewings increasing at an incredible rate, but no reflected income increase apart from kmackey32, and that is a good percentage rate, although on such small numbers it could be the result of one person who has found a hub or a few hubs they like, and clicked on several adverts on each.
The ones of mine that show the red arrows aren't the kind that are likely to earn much. (I've got a really weird mix of Hubs.) Although my feet remain firmly on the ground, I'm not sure that my own earnings/increase thing can even be figured. Again, though, I'm at the end of - like - a 20-hour day; so I don't know...
Analytics shows an increase in keywords. So its unlikely to be the theft merchants. Or an HP glitch. I can't see how it can be anything other than more keyword traffic being allowed through the Panda gate by Google.
As Will mentioned though, this has happened before, when a surge has been followed by a plummet. Mental cruelty.
Glad to have info that it is NOT a theft situation, although Lisa HW is speaking from a very recent "theft" point of view if I'm not mistaken, so I can understand this thought process. I guess I'll just enjoy the up and hold on for the down...
Ah! I just checked mine. It says I checked for violations 118 minutes ago. I didn't do the "general check for violations". I did go and manually look at some Hubs that I'd noticed had violations on yesterday, and I did fix those. I'm guessing finding and fixing violations (without using the "check for violations" thing is different? or not? )
I think I'm going to go with that theory and pack it in for the night. There's only so much wheel-spinning over the unanswerable a person can do before assuming the worst and moving on to something else.
Data collection by Google, I think. AdSense wouldn't increase much during the surge unless the queries being tested are mostly relevant (as in, the right traffic is being sent) and similar to what you're already ranking for (as in, AdSense already knows what kind of ads to display).
Well, if this sticks, I'm going to write a lot more. I've been needing a lot of motivation participating on HubPages lately. Well, I've started school, so that's a bunch of time gone, but if this sticks, I'm seriously going to write more hubs. A lot more.
My traffic is up around 50% on both accounts (I have 2). The increase in traffic is also reflected in Adsense stats. I recently removed all my RSS feeds - interesting to know if the rest of you seeing this increase have done the same. Anyway Lets hope the 'plummet' won't be too severe!
OK..I really don't want to throw a wet blanket on anyone...but I noticed that my visits from Google India are usually about 60 per a 24 hour period, it is currently reading at about 320 for the last 24 hours....I honestly don't know what to make of it or if India's visits have any relevance to the matter across the board or are just particular to my case.
Mine's up over 1000 views above what it typically was pre-Panda and my earnings are up a bit too, though not as dramatically. I've seen surges followed by crashes before on other sites, so I'm not celebrating yet, but I am definitely interested in finding out what's going on!
This is weird - my stats are still going up on both accounts - but not seeing a significant increase in earnings yet. One account has almost doubled in terms of impressions and the other has almost trebled. Does anyone know if there has been another Panda run?
Viewings now 6052 for today LOL. That is treble+ normal ,and HP Ads income still not updated, so something suspicious must be afoot or HP would surely have added our earnings based on impressions by now!!!
LOl Rochelle, you were right. I earned over $10 for yesterday, which is nearly treble normal, so the figures were correct. I guess with all that has gone on this year since Panda I am inclined to be rather cynical and 'look every gift horse in the mouth'
I think (and hope!) that's what it is. I'm seeing a drop, although nowhere near 20%. More like 5%, but expect it to continue to drop today and tomorrow just because it's the weekend and I always lose ground on Friday and Saturday.
Not much drop in mine, only a 100-200 or so, and that is not surprising being the weekend. Earnings on Adsense also up now, back to the levels I earned before Panda, and when I was only on Adsense with no HP at all. Amazing if you consider I am now on HPAds, so Adsense is only on my Hubs a small proportion of the time in any 24 hour period!
It will crucify your Adsense earnings, but the HP Ads income should more than compensate. HP Ads pays on impressions not clicks. Plus the payout threshold is $50.
There have been a few Hubbers who've decided they are better off with Adsense alone, but only a few. The great thing about HP Ads is that you can turn it on and off as often as you like, so it's easy to test.
Yes, I do quite a lot better with HP Ads, but I believe it depends on the type of stuff you write about, as some say they do better with Adsense. I would do the experiment I did and turn HP Ads on for a month and then compare your earnings with your previous months on Adsense.
I have watched this thread from the beginning. My traffic is up to pre Panda levels - after moving to subdomain. It got to that level with the same type of action that has been described in this thread.
Since then it has fluctuated up and down - mostly around weekends by 30 - 40%. The difference is my clicks and revenue numbers have moved almost exactly with the traffic, whether it was going up, or going down. That was for both HP ad program and adsense.
It would bother me if I got a lot of increase in clicks without traffic because Google might wonder who was doing that clicking.
It would bother me if I got a lot of traffic increase without relevant and corresponding increase in clicks. I would wonder what I had done wrong.
I should spend more time looking at analytic s data but usually spend time trying to find ways to increase visitor time on each hub. I have actually been able to get to the point where I don't look at adsense at all, except one time each morning.
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