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.
Oh no, your stuff is too good to hit rock bottom. If that happens, then Google made a mistake.
Google is probably having a bad day and picking on me
It's been happening since the 23rd of August with more and more people getting brought down, it seems, ever since then.
Strange, my traffic has been increasing since the 23rd of August but today, it took a dive off the cliff.
Mine increased dramatically on the 23rd Aug and plunged on the 3rd Sept. Different people have different plunge dates. No one is sure why.
Is the plunge date connected to publishing a new hub?
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.
I'll call you with 3 Google page views and raise you with 4 Bing views in 24 hours
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.
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.
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...
Mine are still fluctuating, low days that are now high, very low then very high CTR, nothing I can make sense of.
Maybe it was not meant to make any sense at all, otherwise the traffic views will be pretty boring
You might find this article a bit heartening....
Websites With Lower Google Rankings See Higher Ad CTR
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!”
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
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.
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.
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.
Party's over for me, too. My traffic took a nosedive yesterday and the same today.
Glad I'm not the only one. This drop is even worse that the first panda.
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.
Mine all right down to where I started almost! 0 views for most articles. Oh dear.
Just done a few sample searches and google is not picking up even whole 'long tzail' titles. Total block on HubPage articles??
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.
It's not all HubPage articles being blocked but it is certain subdomains. Why - no one knows exactly, despite a lot of discussion.
I think if we work on our pompousness enough - we'll get to enjoy the benefits of the pompous with glorious pomposity.
Possible prophetic, progressive, productive, pomposity? Perhaps!
Since I'm currently near to helplessness with Google - I'm left with jokes :-)
At least I'm still selling a few Amazon products here. But who knows how long this may last? Never get too comfortable on a content site. Take this from someone who knows from experience.
Hi Mark, thanks for your message. Hope it rights itself soonish. Most of the views on my web page come from hubs.
Not to worry, merely a small percentage of us hubbers are experiencing this phenomena. According to TPTB, of course.
So far, I'm looking at a big, fat zero-click day. Tough town the internet.
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.
Still zero clicks and my perturbation level is increasing.
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.
Hi WriteAngled, many thanks for taking the time to look at the hubs. Will look into removing the RSS links.
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. . . .
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.
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.
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.
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??
No, they are all still indexed, I just checked. You have to put this in:
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.
Thanks so much for that, Eleanor's Words. Wonder what's going on.
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.
I do have one red arrow today. The first one in abuot 6 days. Maybe....
by Simon Cook 6 years ago
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