Do any of you get any decent traffic flow on Hubpages anymore? It seems like all my pages are dead anymore.
I guess it depends on what you call decent.
A year ago Panda hit and my traffic cut in half. Then in august it jumped by about a factor of 5 and continued to rise through the end of the year. Since the first of the year it has seen a slow but steady decline to the point it is back to about that in last August - a decline of about 40% from it's high.
Disappointed, yes, but I can't really complain as it is still 5X what it was a year ago.
It's all in how you look at it, I guess. Glass half full or half empty?
Agree wilderness, i would add that the time and seasons of the year affect page views, and what people are surfing and reading online as well. Obviously the couple months up to december would be the highest..but Panda does throw a monkey wrench into the game with all the guesswork we now have to do to figure out how to work with it!
If we can, mobias, if we can. The big G has implemented so many changes so fast that no one can keep up, and some of those changes are incomprehensible to boot. Witness Izzy and Randy, for example.
Personally, I'm to the point that I will continue to write the best hub I can, on a variety of subjects. If it doesn't work, I'll try something else to gain a few bucks. I give up trying to decipher the madness of Google.
Just a quick glance at your hub tells me why you haven't even hit 10,000 views yet.
1. Your hubs are short. They should be at least 500 words - and the ones I find do best are over 900.
2. You need more content. Add more pictures, break up text and add subtitles etc.
3. Saturated and non-evergreen topics. Christmas Gifts 2011? Getting traffic to your websites? No wonder you're getting none...
I have a few hubs on gasoline that I wrote in Aug 2008 and a year later in 2009 and those still draw fairly regular views. My traffic rose in the fall, dipped in January, rose in Feb and dipped early March. However, looks like it's rising again. A couple of my hubs which had little traffic last year are drawing well as of yesterday.
I should be succinct like relache.
by Ben Guinter 7 years ago
I'm curious to see how long I can expect to be in the depths of Google's sandbox.I've noticed that people rise and fall in waves, depending on when you switched over to the subdomains, so I want to get a general idea as to how long most people are stuck in the sandbox.For me, the climb was slow at...
by Buildreps 3 years ago
Just checked it on Alexa.com, and realized which (alleged) effect the Panda updates of Google has on traffic. Although I'm still happy with the traffic my Hubs have, are the foundations increasingly eroding. Are there any ideas to change this trend? http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/hubpages.com
by Paul Goodman 6 years ago
So far, I've lost about 15% of my traffic, since Panda 3.3 began rolling out earlier this week! It's annoying as I'd only just brought some traffic back up by editing and deleting Amazon hubs after a post-Xmas slump that I've struggled to get out of! It feels like Google wants to keep...
by David 470 6 years ago
I understand that traffic can fluctuate during different times of the year. Seen it happen myself -- traffic decline in summer and rise near holidays. However, I fear something is wrong like I have either been affected by a Google algorithm or something else. My traffic has been continuing to...
by Dr. John Anderson 5 years ago
Looks like HP and Squidoo have both suffered a 20% decline in pages views from the latest Google Panda Hit - early days of course. Ho Hum! What a bum!
by jimmar 2 years ago
I've been a HP member for five years now and have seen steady, but modestly increasing traffic and earnings until recently. My earnings are now close to what I was seeing three or four years ago. I thought maybe it was a just a blip that I could wait out, but it has continued for months, probably...
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