My traffic is falling big time !

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  1. lady rain profile image90
    lady rainposted 10 years ago

    After two weeks of steady increase in traffic views, my traffic views are plunging today. It is like the stock market, taking weeks to crawl up slowly and then plunging overnight. Once it hits rock bottom, it will be another steady ride upwards.

    1. melbel profile image94
      melbelposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Oh no, your stuff is too good to hit rock bottom. If that happens, then Google made a mistake.

      1. lady rain profile image90
        lady rainposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Google is probably having a bad day and picking on me lol

        1. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
          PaulGoodman67posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          It's been happening since the 23rd of August with more and more people getting brought down, it seems, ever since then.

          1. lady rain profile image90
            lady rainposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Strange, my traffic has been increasing since the 23rd of August but today, it took a dive off the cliff.

            1. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
              PaulGoodman67posted 10 years agoin reply to this

              Mine increased dramatically on the 23rd Aug and plunged on the 3rd Sept.  Different people have different plunge dates.  No one is sure why.

              1. Les Trois Chenes profile image81
                Les Trois Chenesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                Is the plunge date connected to publishing a new hub?

                1. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
                  PaulGoodman67posted 10 years agoin reply to this

                  Not sure.  My plunge happened not long after publishing a hub with amazon capsules in it.  It might have been coincidence.  Silver Rose gives good advice in the '6th Sept Plunge' thread, I reckon.

        2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image87
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Not just you.  I've got exactly three page views from Google.com in the past 24 hours.

          It's not been that low in. . . .well, ever.  At least not since I finally did figure out how to create a decent hub.

          1. WoodsmensPost profile image60
            WoodsmensPostposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            I'll call you with 3 Google page views and raise you with 4 Bing views in 24 hours smile

            1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image87
              Wesman Todd Shawposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              I woke up this morning to the pleasant surprise that I'd somehow got two Google.com page views during the night, so now I'm at five. . . .which just barely breaks the tie that I had going with Google Denmark.

    2. Cogerson profile image81
      Cogersonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I keep waiting for the big plunge but my traffic is currently off the hook....it will probably plunge as soon as I hit submit on this comment.  It took me 8 weeks to go from 30,000 to 40,000 hits....in the last three weeks I have already had 7,000 hits and at this pace I could hit 50,000 in another week or two.

  2. jcmayer777 profile image67
    jcmayer777posted 10 years ago

    A lot of hubbers have been reporting the same over the last week or so, after the big surge.  Mine have held steady so far, but I'm prepared for a plunge if it happens.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    I think it's time for all of us to take up forex and poker. The income stream will be a lot more reliable.

    Actually, let me think about that a little more... smile

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Frankly, I prefer the lottery.  The swings aren't as radical. lol

    2. CASE1WORKER profile image66
      CASE1WORKERposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I already send his nibs to poker once a week, paid for this years holiday ( dont get excited it was cheap)

  4. earnestshub profile image85
    earnestshubposted 10 years ago

    Mine are still fluctuating, low days that are now high, very low then very high CTR, nothing I can make sense of. smile

    1. lady rain profile image90
      lady rainposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe it was not meant to make any sense at all, otherwise the traffic views will be pretty boring lol

      1. Lisa HW profile image62
        Lisa HWposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        True.  Traffic-watching is the new video game - or maybe mini-series.

    2. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You might find this article a bit heartening....

      Websites With Lower Google Rankings See Higher Ad CTR

  5. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    I think we should be allowed to put paypal on our hubs. The hub design would be simple:

    “I have your ip address. Send me money now or else.”

    [paypal link here]

    “Have a Nice Day!”

  6. Richieb799 profile image66
    Richieb799posted 10 years ago

    I've seen a massive drop on one hub since I added a summary to it, I won't be adding anymore summaries until I know whats going on.
    My best hub is still 2nd on Google, however, I we might be losing traffic from other search engines that are making sense of the sub domain switch

    1. lady rain profile image90
      lady rainposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I lost most of the traffic from Google after the subdomain switch but gained double from yahoo and bing. I hope the traffic from Google comes back after today's big plunge.

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
        PaulGoodman67posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I am not sure if anyone has recovered from a plunge, although a few people seem to have had brief post-plunge surges.  I opened up a new thread to see if there were people who'd recovered.

        Maybe a new google update will changes things.  But until then, you may find that your traffic stays down at the bottom.  That's a typical experience.

  7. Mrvoodoo profile image58
    Mrvoodooposted 10 years ago

    My guess would be that sooner or later, this is going to hit every hubber.  And all that anybody can do is cross their fingers, and hope that it's temporary.

  8. andromida profile image57
    andromidaposted 10 years ago

    Everybody panic when the stock prices fall.

  9. Rosie2010 profile image67
    Rosie2010posted 10 years ago

    Party's over for me, too.  My traffic took a nosedive yesterday and the same today.

    1. netlexis profile image62
      netlexisposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Glad I'm not the only one. This drop is even worse that the first panda.

      1. Jlbowden profile image85
        Jlbowdenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Ditto from me on that topic about falling traffice-I've also experienced a drop over the past few days. Hopefully things will change.

  10. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 10 years ago

    I think i'm beginning to learn to 'enjoy' this roller coaster ride. What else can i do if i don't want to go insane.

  11. Les Trois Chenes profile image81
    Les Trois Chenesposted 10 years ago

    Mine all right down to where I started almost! 0 views for most articles. Oh dear.

    1. Gypsy48 profile image74
      Gypsy48posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Same here! The lowest traffic I have ever had.

  12. Les Trois Chenes profile image81
    Les Trois Chenesposted 10 years ago

    Just done a few sample searches and google is not picking up even whole 'long tzail' titles. Total block on HubPage articles??

    1. WriteAngled profile image78
      WriteAngledposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Putting in the whole of your copper pipe title in quotation marks, I found it through Google. However, a lot of your other hubs showed up. You have a section at the bottom of each hub, which features your other titles even when these have nothing to do with the topic of the hub on which the list appears. This list includes the first sentence or summary of each hub listed. Going by what has been said in other threads, it is likely that you are being penalised for duplicate content as a result of this.

      I think this might be the RSS issue other forum threads talk about, although since I do not totally understand what RSS is, I can't be sure.

    2. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It's not all HubPage articles being blocked but it is certain subdomains. Why - no one knows exactly, despite a lot of discussion.

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image87
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I think if we work on our pompousness enough - we'll get to enjoy the benefits of the pompous with glorious pomposity.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image60
          Randy Godwinposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Possible prophetic, progressive, productive, pomposity?  Perhaps!  smile

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image87
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            LOL!!!

            Since I'm currently near to helplessness with Google - I'm left with jokes :-)

            1. Randy Godwin profile image60
              Randy Godwinposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              At least I'm still selling a few Amazon products here.  But who knows how long this may last?  smile  Never get too comfortable on a content site.  Take this from someone who knows from experience.

              1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image87
                Wesman Todd Shawposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                Hey Randy, I've been trolling the Info Barrel forum and seen nothing of the sort going on here.

                Also, is that comment after your last comment spam, in your opinion?

      2. Les Trois Chenes profile image81
        Les Trois Chenesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Mark, thanks for your message. Hope it rights itself soonish. Most of the views on my web page come from hubs.

  13. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 10 years ago

    Not to worry, merely a small percentage of us hubbers are experiencing this phenomena.  According to TPTB, of course.  smile

  14. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 10 years ago

    My traffic must be stuck at a long red light! roll

    1. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4865010.jpg

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
        PaulGoodman67posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        All this bobbing up and down is making me sea sick!  ;-)

        1. janderson99 profile image57
          janderson99posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Its the SUB-marines Mate - Designed for a plunge.

  15. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    So far, I'm looking at a big, fat zero-click day. Tough town the internet. smile

  16. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 10 years ago

    Still getting a few clicks and a few bucks daily from Adsense, but very little traffic from G.  I suppose I pissed off their bots somehow.  I wish I could tick off some real people there instead.  lol

  17. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4011108.jpg
    Still zero clicks and my perturbation level is increasing.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Careful Para, I've heard too much perturbation would make you go blind!  smile

  18. fratjoe18 profile image60
    fratjoe18posted 10 years ago

    My google adsense was doing fine , and when i logged in after two months they need to verify like 6 things. I moved and now i have to wait for my pin to start making revenue again. My hubs hardly ever get any traffic, but i'll be patient.

  19. Les Trois Chenes profile image81
    Les Trois Chenesposted 10 years ago

    Hi WriteAngled, many thanks for taking the time to look at the hubs. Will look into removing the RSS links.

  20. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image87
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 10 years ago

    I'm up to NINE whole page views from Google.com this morning.  Had lowest HP ad program earnings in a LONG time yesterday.

    I've got one hub that used to get around twenty Google.com hits every day. . . .

  21. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
    PaulGoodman67posted 10 years ago

    My traffic climbed back up to the high levels that I'd seen before the plunge after 6 days in the doldrums.  So there is some hope.  I don't know whether my traffic will last, of course.

    It's pretty depressing when your traffic's at zero.  All that hard work seems wasted.

  22. seamist profile image61
    seamistposted 10 years ago

    I agree with you, Paul. Hubpages has been a struggle for me from the get go. It seems as if every time I begin to see some light at the end of the tunnel, something happens, and I am back at step one. It also makes me angry at myself because had I spent the time and effort I've put into Hubpages on my own website, I am sure I'd be doing much better now. At least, I learned along the way what I need to do be successful on my own websites. However, it does nothing to inspire me when other hubbers say "keep writing...be positive...etc. Until this ship rights itself and becomes stable, I am not going to keep applying wasted effort. That may be negative, but that's the way I feel.

  23. toygurus profile image54
    toygurusposted 10 years ago

    My traffic also came back to its levels before the plunge. It recovered yesterday. The plunge seemed to last about a week. I think it's because google has to reevaluate each subdomain. During the period all my keywords and hubs were sandboxed. They were all on page 50+.

    You can check to make sure your subdomain hasn't been deindexed by typing site:yoursubdomain.hubpages.com

    Google should should return all the results from your subdomain which means it's still indexed in google. Other than that sit tight.

    1. Les Trois Chenes profile image81
      Les Trois Chenesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Just put mysubdomain.hubpages.com into google and no, the hubs don't appear - only references to them. Does this mean they have been deindexed? If so, what now??

      1. Eleanor's Words profile image92
        Eleanor's Wordsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        No, they are all still indexed, I just checked. You have to put this in:
        site:les-trois-chenes.hubpages.com

      2. toygurus profile image54
        toygurusposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yah I just checked you are still there. I'm not sure if you were ranking why you haven't come back . Google sends out spiders maybe google hasn't got around to your subdomain yet. Maybe you haven't updated your pages in awhile. You could try updating them slightly to get google to crawl your pages. Sometimes updating can help. Your content is really helpful so I'm thinking your traffic will be even better after all this is sorted out. I know it is frustrating and if something is wrong hopefully hubpages can figure it out.

        1. Les Trois Chenes profile image81
          Les Trois Chenesposted 10 years agoin reply to this
  24. Les Trois Chenes profile image81
    Les Trois Chenesposted 10 years ago

    Yep, views down to 0.

  25. Les Trois Chenes profile image81
    Les Trois Chenesposted 10 years ago

    Thanks so much for that, Eleanor's Words. Wonder what's going on.

    1. Eleanor's Words profile image92
      Eleanor's Wordsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know, but I am in the same boat, traffic plunged august 10 and no sign of an upwards swing as yet. I don't think anyone really knows.

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
        PaulGoodman67posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        The August 10th plungers seem to have got it worst, but it's impossible to tell without all the figures.  Izzy, Randy, Ms Chievous were 10th august plungers and haven't recovered (yet).

  26. jcmayer777 profile image67
    jcmayer777posted 10 years ago

    I do have one red arrow today.  The first one in abuot 6 days.  Maybe....

 
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