I dropped two days ago as well....and was hoping to recover quickly like last time. Instead, it continues to slowly drop more and more. I can't take the up-and-down this profile is constantly going through. I could deal with mediocre traffic...at least then it would be predictable. I cannot stand to go from 800 views to 100 views in the blink of an eye over-and-over again. It's so disheartening. Again, traffic on other profiles, websites and Wizzley are unaffected. I think I may just need to retire this profile and shift things around. Must find the time. I feel like I'm fighting a lost cause with this one.
Wouldn't HP have some stats on these type things? You'd think they could compare similar accounts and get some kind of read on the average time it took for accounts to rebound from being sandboxed or slapped. But then, the sub-domains haven't been in effect for a year yet. Ah well....
I don't know Izzy, I think I'm going to have to shut this profile down. I just dipped under 100 views for 24 hours. This profile is at 85 views to be exact. It was well over 800 this time last week....which was still way down from where it was months ago. My top Hub that has always held the number one spot on Google is now on page two. That hub earns me the majority of my Adsense income everyday. I have to do something. I'm going to give it a couple days and see if it bounces back, but at this point...I can't just sit around and wait. It is affecting a good portion of my Adsense income. So frustrated right now.
I have a handful. The others are fine. They are niche though so none of these Hubs will move to them nicely. I deleted some old stuff...although I hate doing this because sometimes these old crappy hubs earn me the biggest clicks, but whatever. I think some stuff I can move to a few sites, when I have the time. I don't want to give up on this profile....selfishly, I just don't want to give up one of my accolades. Maybe I'll shift stuff and strip this down to bare bones, with only the best Hubs, and try to rebuild.
How is this profile of yours doing? I love your new sandbox hub. I read it yesterday...I was just so mad, I couldn't leave a comment. lol
This profile is a waste of space to be honest. I've just gone through a huge bunch of hubs deleting yet more Amazon capsules. I also spent the last few days writing extra paragraphs or two to the lowest performing hubscores.
I even almost completely re-wrote one hub, turning it from a 500 word blurb into a 2,000 word comprehensive article. Its hubscore is flying up, if nothing else. No-one has viewed it yet!
I think it has all to do with links.
That may well explain why it was thought at one time that rss feeds may be to blame, but I'm not so sure.
RSS feeds to your own hubs are internal links, and I have a feeling it is external links that are the problem.
I would have thought Amazon capsules were outgoing external links, and not incoming ones, but who knows?
My other subdomains are just fine. My first one had been sandboxed, although I didn't realise until its views suddenly shot up a few days ago. The rest are just starting to get Google traffic.
I have no RSS feeds. Still dropping. I'm so mad, I'm almost humored by it. My views are going to be at zero soon. Maybe I should pull all my Amazon off most of my Hubs. But, then again, there's Amazon on the other profiles. All I can do is shake my head at this point. As angry as I am, I know my traffic is nowhere near yours, and how much you have been affected.
Sometimes my hubs have major swings in views. The past few days one of my hubs that hadn't been getting any views has suddenly spiked. I have no idea why, but it's views are way up. I think from time to time things just happen.
This isn't a traffic swing. I've had a hub see over 100,000 views in one day thanks to Facebook; that was a traffic swing. This is something far worse that some of us have been dealing with for several months. Having your traffic drop nearly 90 percent and stay down is hardly a swing.
Nope. Just this profile. My other profiles here, which are all small niche ones, are fine. All my Wizzley articles are fine. My websites and blogs are fine...neglected lately, but fine. Just this profile. It saddens me. This profile makes more than almost everything else combined. *Clears throat*...I mean...it DID make more.
A few weeks ago, my traffic dropped to just about nothing. It bummed me the hell out, because it was around my birthday and I had posted what I thought would be an interesting hub about high school gang movies. I barely got anything and since I get most of my hits from google, I was flustered.
Well, about a week ago, everything picked up significantly and that hub got a whole bunch of hits along with others. Damn google. Why do they continue to mess with us like this?
Its more like litter box as far as I'm concerned. I've seen a pattern here. it seems some hubbers get turns at traffic... my other sites are first on all search engines...this site is being punished or only some of us are...
ooooh, what I love about the title tuner is that if I listen to it and change a title, it always gives me the original title next time it says it needs tuning. I stopped playing that game of chase, I was never going to catch my tail.
I'm beginning to feel like a "downright zero"! Some of the expert hubbers who left after losing thousands of dollars a month after the first Panda slap said this would happen eventually despite going to subs. Perhaps they were correct. Alas, alack, alone, aloha!
I expect that I will never be particularly successful. Whether the proper word is "suck" is debatable; I'm more of the opinion that there is simply a tremendous amount of competition and while mediocre was once sufficient, it no longer is. Even mildly talented isn't going to cut it today.
My traffic had a mini-surge at the weekend, but it has been gradually dropping all today, although it's not yet quite the drastic wipeout when my search engine traffic disappeared altogether for a week last Autumn. Deep breath. Fingers crossed.
Hold on a bit, Stacie! If things don't pick up fairly quick we can stage a mass walkout. Besides, we get more company in here everyday. I want some of those who have been saying it's something we've done wrong to let me cover them up with sand. Right before the tide comes in!
"Link evaluation. We often use characteristics of links to help us figure out the topic of a linked page. We have changed the way in which we evaluate links; in particular, we are turning off a method of link analysis that we used for several years. We often rearchitect or turn off parts of our scoring in order to keep our system maintainable, clean and understandable."
Interesting news. It might take a few days or more to see what's happening.
I was very happy when my traffic jumped to pre-xmas levels on Sunday. Then it dived and I was seriously worried it would drop down all the way. But it has stabilized for the moment at a level that is slightly worse than it was last week. I can live with that, but it's not as good as an increase.
My hope is that i might see a gradual increase over the coming days and weeks, but that's maybe wishful thinking. I have done a lot of editing work , though, so I think i deserve it! :-)
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