My page views have fallen to 5% of what they were 10 days ago. I have read other forum topics where fellow hubbers have the same problem. However, no-one seems to have an answer to this particular problem. I was receiving quite reasonable income from my hubs and the view rate was increasing month on month. Now this happened. I have seen comments about Panda..the only Panda I know lives in London Zoo..so how can he have done anything to my hubs...unless this is code for something that Google has done. Can Google suddenly decide that hubs should drop down pages, Many of my hubs were on the first page of Google search....now they have disappeared.
Could someone kindly give me some sort of explanation? Many thanks.
This could be attributed to Panda, however I feel it is a result of many folks have many days off during the holidays, raising page views for a two week period and then after the first of the year, having to get back into the groove and return to work. Throughout the history of viewing the stats on my various sites, I can see that trend annually, and around other major holidays as well.
Dale this isn't seasonal drop-off stuff people are experiencing.
Panda (its a Google algorithm, btw, one2one), had a devastating effect on Hubpages which was only finally 'sorted' when they brought in subdomains in July.
Since then a lot of us have seen huge swings in views. One day you could be on a regular 5000 views, next day 100. Stay at a 100 for a few days, then shoot right backup and up to 8000. Crazy stuff. Every tiny tweak or update seems to affect some of us.
Each time, for those of us who keep track, our hubs either lose or gain in the SERPS. ie from page 1 to page 200, or vice versa. Always Google.com SERPS. I didn't even know until Panda came in that all the world-wide Googles are out-of-sync.
I've been in Google's bad books since August 10th.
Their December tweak saw my hubs rise in Google Europe to the top of the SERPS.
January's tweak pushed them right back down again.
Like Izzy said, some of us have worked hard to get good traffic only to see our work downgraded by Google with no explanation from either them or HP which makes any sense at all.
Like you, my traffic slowly built up over a period of a couple of years and then suddenly fell to the bottom overnight. I feel for you brother, mine has stayed down with the exception of a 2 day surge during December. It is a helpless and frustrating experience and I cannot give you any advice on how to fix it.
I'm not seeing a drop, but then I never saw any real gain. I don't think my daily views here have ever broken 700.
At my main site, they did drop from 6-7,000 daily to an average of 3,000 now. I see no hope of recovering that, so I'm concentrating on HP.
The basic answer is 1) yes some people have seen huge drops at various times that correlated with versions of panda being released, and 2) no we never received an helpful guidance as to what to do about it.
After the holiday lull/drop my views have gone back to the pre-holiday levels.
My views are slowly creeping up just as they did when I first began publishing here over 2 years ago. Will they eventually regain their former views and earnings? Who knows? But there's nothing to prevent the same thing happening again, so there is not much incentive for me to keep publishing here. I wish it were not so.
I'm thinking the same thing, Randy. My husband and I have a combined Adsense account--our last payout was almost a year ago, and our current balance is around $13...that's with over 200 hubs between us! Amazon is pretty much non-existent, and HubAds aren't that much better.
I have 75 hubs right now, and am averaging about 15-18 hits a DAY for all of them, NOT each of them...I've tried to keep updating or adding to them, but nothing has helped.
I'm on the fence right now, trying to decide whether to keep my hubs here or not...I don't want to leave, but this has been very discouraging!
I believe there are more of us in the same boat, TamCor! I was making hundreds of dollars a month here until Aug. 10th and suddenly lost everything overnight. I've tried everything i know of to remedy the situation but when neither HP or Google can tell me the problem, it's like a stab in the dark. I'm getting tired of stabbing and hitting nothing but my own ass...er...asp!
I just don't get it. I look at some folks hubs and yeah, I can see why. But yours are interesting and unusual, not just silly rehashes of things that were overdone fifteen years ago, never mind now.
But I'm not the majority, of course. Maybe you need to dumb it down, reach a broader audience.
I forget - you didn't tick off Google with linking games or anything, right? Makes no sense.
Mine seem to have stopped their daily, day-of-week wandering around and stabilized in a narrow range. A first. It's probably trying to make up its mind one way or the other. Paradigmsearch continues to observe with trepidation...
I have taken a pragmatic approach. Acceptance. Maybe tomorrow will be better! I think it's quite difficult to figure out trends at the moment because everything is so constantly fluctuating.
My views started reaching their highest ever levels yesterday and have inched up further today. I have not published any new hubs nor edited existing ones over the past couple of weeks.
My HP earnings now fluctuate in the range $0.60 - $1.25 per day, but unfortunately I only get Adsense clicks once or twice a week from my hubs.
I wish I had the time to add loads more hubs while the going is good, but am stuck with massive translation projects at the moment.
I decided to bury this post in an existing thread as opposed to starting a new one. Make of it as you will...
Someone retweeted one of my hubs on Jan 6th to their ~3,500 followers. Net result? 10 views.
I look at Twitter once a month or so, just to see what people are up to.
Even when I go on Twitter, I only see a tiny percentage of what people are writing, because there is far too much to plough through, so I look at the first screen or two of messages and then leave.
I almost never click on a link in a message. It would have to be very compelling to make me do so. There simply isn't time to follow all the links I am presented with by so many different people and sites.
If others are anything like me, 10 views is probably pretty good going!
Me thinks you represent the vast majority.
Since G+, I don't even look at Twitter. I never liked 140 characters and don't need to put up with it now.
Last one out should get the lights.
I went on G+ when it opened to the plebs, but it is a desert. I have people who have "added" me, whatever that may mean, but have only had one alert in several months about someone posting a message.
In contrast Facebook remains lively and fun, despite everyone moaning about it.
I'm a facebook dud, don't really know what to do about that...
You aren't following the right people then.. It's no desert.
I was just looking at charts at http://hubpages.com/success/
It looks like almost every one of them has taken a big downward dive recently. Looks like much more than a seasonal dip.
My traffic is tumbling again by the hour today, not that it has far to tumble. I've just taken the 10 hubs off that I published in early August just before the big crash to see if that helps. It was a post by AndyOz that gave me that idea. Seems it worked for him.
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