A severe drop in traffic

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  1. GinnyLee profile image92
    GinnyLeeposted 6 years ago

    I have been through a lot of ups and downs with my other account, but this account has been pretty stable until the past several weeks.  My traffic was cut in half several weeks ago and then today it dropped another 75%. 

    I would have thought I would be used to the roller coasters, but it still doesn't sit well when I see these kind of drops.

    My other account is maintaining just fine.

    Oh well...

    1. thejeffriestube profile image70
      thejeffriestubeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's interesting, Ginny. I too, have seen this sudden drop occur only in the last 24 hours. And that's after publishing a new Hub yesterday, which normally gives me about a week of more-than-usual inflated numbers. Methinks the Big 'G' is just in turmoil right now with results. Not to mention the typical downturn in search traffic in the U.S. when the weather starts getting nice.

    2. Haunty profile image80
      Hauntyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      All the accounts will be caught eventually. He he he ... wink

  2. sofs profile image81
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    Yes, it is slip, slidin away... another penguin attack
    Gosh... it has been dropping steadily... for a few hours now... hmm

  3. GinnyLee profile image92
    GinnyLeeposted 6 years ago

    It is an amazing drop!  Yikes!

  4. truebluewriter profile image61
    truebluewriterposted 6 years ago

    been monitoring mine the past 2 days. I initially dropped from 300 plus views to 200. Now I'm well below 100 views daily.

    It seems google is playing around with their algo again.

    Sigh.... and when I was starting to do so well too. Was planning to pick up my hub writing next month too.

    The authority site I built less than two months ago is doing pretty well though and is now PR 2 already. I'm gonna focus on my sites first and see what happens to my hubs the next couple of weeks.

    Who knows, what might happen. Might stop writing and promoting hubs for a while till I know what's happening.

  5. sjwigglywoo profile image72
    sjwigglywooposted 6 years ago

    I'm glad I came into the forums today! I thought I was the only one having problems. On all my sites and articles my viewings have dropped substantially! I have been busy promoting ect but that has had no effect either. What to do I just don't know......

  6. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 6 years ago

    I suffered a 50% drop a few weeks back.  No big changes at the moment though.  Good luck!

  7. Traqqer profile image63
    Traqqerposted 6 years ago

    I wish HP would explain why this is happending. It can't be "normal."

    1. SimeyC profile image95
      SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's not HP it's Google - and I doubt even Google know what is happening otherwise they wouldn't be constantly changing their algorithm!

  8. truefaith7 profile image95
    truefaith7posted 6 years ago

    I've also been having falling traffic issues on both my hubs and Squidoo lenses over the past week, so my best guess would be the usual summertime traffic drop (esp. since the summer travel season is now getting underway), as well as high school and college finals/graduation worldwide.

    However, there was also a celebrity death (Donna Summer) today and that may have caused traffic drops for a lot of people this afternoon, myself included.

  9. truebluewriter profile image61
    truebluewriterposted 6 years ago

    from a peak of 400 daily down to 26 a day lol.


    It's either a new google update or an old update catching up to new sites/pages.

    I doubt it's a summertime drop truefaith7.

    The drop in views happened in only a day or two and it's too massive to be attributed to a social factor.

    My money is on a new google algorithm.

  10. ankitharrytom profile image77
    ankitharrytomposted 6 years ago

    I saw something else all together. I reached a peak of 1100 hits yesterday from an average of 150 daily and now it is back to 500+ from 2-3 hours. Looks like there are some big experiments going on at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View

    1. truebluewriter profile image61
      truebluewriterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that's awesome for you then lol.

  11. sofs profile image81
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    I am seeing some changes too... my traffic is slowly crawling up.. I hope it will go back to its original position... I am just holding my breath smile

    1. truebluewriter profile image61
      truebluewriterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      same here. I really hope everything bounces back by even just half.

  12. truebluewriter profile image61
    truebluewriterposted 6 years ago

    Removing all my spammy posts. I was doing an amazon list experiment recently and I'm thinking that might be it. Based on the across the board drop on all my hubs, my research tells me this might be a Panda update catching up since the penguin one supposedly is page specific.

    I'll be doing quality checks and editing all my hubs the next couple of days and ill see what happens.


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