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Latest Panda is Killing Me

  1. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    My traffic is the lowest ever...how long will this go on?
    I don't know if I want to put any more effort on my hubs.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image93
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean. I just started a new hub, but lost all enthusiasm and quit after about 10 minutes.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image91
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I wonder if some of the traffic slump doesn't have to do with Google's new privacy policy. A lot of people don't like it and it was all over the news channels. Google themselves may be way down on traffic.

      I know this whole game with Google is getting tiresome. There is no security writing.

      1. BWD316 profile image85
        BWD316posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        that might be part of it Barbara Kay, my class had a discussion about the privacy issues of google.  It seemed for many in the class that its just too much to deal with anymore and they are using other search engines...

  2. CASE1WORKER profile image75
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    Hey ho.....that's life but I must admit I have been looking at the knitting as an alternative

  3. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    Are there any articles that you haven't written because you thought that although you would really enjoy putting them together, that they wouldn't get you any traffic?  Well why not write them now and just enjoy the process?  You won't be expecting traffic, so you won't be disappointed, and you will be really enjoying your writing? smile

  4. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    I like writing and the comradely but some earnings would be nice for all my efforts too.wink
    its a good thing I have other creative outlets or someone would get a rant..

    1. CMHypno profile image95
      CMHypnoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I hope that your traffic slump is very temporary Stacie, and it's always hard to lose the earnings, especially if it is money that is needed rather than for extras.  I was plunged along with Randy, Izzy and others back in August and have spent a lot of time make changing changes, removing hubs etc etc et to no avail, the worst thing being there is no sure-fire way to improve things, you just have to wait it out.

      So I have had a long hard look about what I really set out to do - which is write, so am now only writing about things that really interest me and concentrating more on fiction - my book is nearly finished!  It's hard because I really need the income to return, but for me its better than wasting my time and energy on being negative about it, which I did for a while. I really believe that multiple income streams are the way of the future, so that when one slumps for a time, there is another one doing really well.

      But its different strokes for different folks, and we all need to find our own way forward.

      Looking forward to you updating us with the news of the highest traffic that you have ever had! smile

  5. Will Apse profile image94
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    Is this a sudden drop in traffic? Or a steady decline that many others have seen?

    1. Stacie L profile image90
      Stacie Lposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      dropped two week a go and has been limping a little up and down..

  6. Will Apse profile image94
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    I had a look at your pages and all the ones I checked seem to be sandboxed. I couldn't find one coming up in the normal way in Google search.

    Its a miserable experience- my second account was hit in the first Panda. That account never recovered but plenty of other accounts have, so there is always hope.

    It is worth unpublishing any really poor performers (pages that never got traffic) and waiting a few weeks. It is also worth cutting Amazon and Ebay capsules. The learning center page on sudden traffic loss has useful advice.

    1. gramarye profile image60
      gramaryeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My traffic was hit about 6 months ago, dropping to almost no traffic, but in the last few days, it has bounced back to what used to be normal, so there is hope ...

    2. Stacie L profile image90
      Stacie Lposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      it sounds like Google wants to be the only advertiser if you think i have to cut my other affiliate capsules...
      I do well with Amazon

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Stacie, correct me if I'm wrong but hasn't your traffic being going up and down like a yoyo since subdomains came in?

        I'm sure you'll bounce back in a week or two without doing anything to your hubs.

        1. Stacie L profile image90
          Stacie Lposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not going to do anything else,Izzy. Maybe I've done too much  and that may be the problem in itself.

      2. Will Apse profile image94
        Will Apseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        If you are doing well with Amazon it is difficult to see what the problem is.

        1. Stacie L profile image90
          Stacie Lposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I should have said I did well with amazon;this is the first month without a sale yet.

  7. Java Programs profile image60
    Java Programsposted 5 years ago

    Can anyone tell me what is this Panda ?? ... How it is affecting Hubpages ???..

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
      PaulGoodman67posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Put "Google Panda" into Google.  ;-)

  8. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    I have avoided a sudden cataclysmic loss of traffic, apart from one, relatively brief episode last September.  However, my fear now is gradual slide, aka Death by a thousand cuts!

    1. Rosie2010 profile image78
      Rosie2010posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Death by a thousand cuts! oh Paul, that's so painful.  I hate cuts, specially paper cuts.  ...My traffic seems to have stabilized (fingers crossed!).

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
        PaulGoodman67posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Well, my traffic certainly isn't good.  I am not sure whether it is stable, or gradually going down, as a gradual decline from Monday to Saturday can fit with a weekly cycle.  I will have a better idea in a couple of days and I can see what highs (or lows) it reaches on Sunday and Monday.

        I can say for certain though that there is no dramatic upward trend!  ;-)

  9. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    a visual representation of Panda's chemical warfare attack upon my traffic...

    http://media02.hongkiat.com/google-panda/google-panda.jpg

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
      PaulGoodman67posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'd like to do an Indiana Jones - whip out my pistol and shoot the b*****d!

      1. Stacie L profile image90
        Stacie Lposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        You'd have plenty of cheers!!! big_smile

 
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