Google attacks our Hub Pages (Do the math, numbers don't lie)

The giant Google monster is going head to head with our beloved hub pages. One thing that's for sure in this world is that numbers don't lie. At this moment in time what the numbers are indicating aren't exactly favorable for our hub pages.

The hub pages have weathered some bad storms in the past, but they have always prevailed. With the mass exodus of good writers sometime ago, and rogue moderators running wild, the hub pages have always managed to survive. The hub pages have reached another turning point, where they are going to have to make some decisive decisions to simply survive here on the internet. The glory days are quickly fading away more and more as each day passes. If you haven't noticed yet, it's on, and I'm talking about all out warfare right here on the hub pages. Never before in the annuals of the hub pages has anything like this ever happened in the past. It's hard to believe that this is all happening on an American website, in the land of the free, but it is happening all over the hub pages right in front of our eyes.

Google seems to be bent on policing up the world wide web, and it's an all out war at this moment with the hub pages. There have been some interesting changes that were made by the hub pages to counter this Google attack. To name two things there's the new profile design which has literally ostracized loyal hubbers with older computer operating systems, and the attack of the hub killing Zzz's which is also known as the idled hub status. Neither of these changes may be helping matters, and both may be responsible for the sudden increase in dwindling numbers here on our hub pages.

If you would like to see the numbers which I speak about, then simply scroll down to the bottom of just about any hub page, and click on "About Us" which is located at the extreme left hand corner. This will take you to the main home page of the hub pages. Over in the top right hand corner you will find all of the main statistics of the hub pages. At the very top of those statistics you'll notice "Published Hubs" and "Published Users". These two particular statistics are the key to what I'm talking about here.

Back on August 5th 2011, which was the day of the very first Hubbie Awards, there were 1,154,676 published hubs written by 216,777 published users. On September 17th 2012, approximately 13 months later, there are 1,153,947 published hubs written by 144,885 published users. That's a decrease in hubs along with a dramatic loss of 71,892 or 33% of our fellow hubbers. (Over 1/3 of the hubbers that were with us a year ago are no longer here on the hub pages today!) It was also kindly pointed out in this hub's 2nd comment by Georgie Lowery that about 200 hubbers a week are leaving the hub pages as well, which is really eye opening. Unfortunately in reality the hub pages are losing more like 200 hubbers a day. None of this is acceptable.

Since I started keeping track of all of the hubber casualties it's become apparent that the hub pages are continuing to go deeper down into the red as each day comes to a close. Numbers don't lie, and this is a steady decline for the hub pages with no recovery in sight. I discovered some startling statistics with the casualties of this war.

May 28th 2012 - 1,253,609 published hubs / N/A published hubbers

September 9th 2012 - 1,157,235 published hubs / 146,717 published users

September 14th 2012 - 1,154,721 published hubs / 145,508 published users

September 15th 2012 - 1,154,347 published hubs / 145/283 published users (Lost another 225 fellow hubbers)

September 16th 2012 - 1,154,189 published hubs / 145,090 published users (Lost another 193 fellow hubbers)

September 17th 2012 - 1,153,947 published hubs / 144,885 published users (Lost another 205 fellow hubbers)

September 19th 2012 - 1,154,004 published hubs / 144,661 published users (Lost another 224 fellow hubbers)

September 20th 2012 - 1,153,477 published hubs / 144,495 published users (Lost another 166 fellow hubbers)

September 21st 2012 - 1,153,259 published hubs / 144,268 published users. (Lost another 227 fellow hubbers)

September 22nd 2012 - 1,152,821 published hubs / 144,012 published users. (Lost another 256 fellow hubbers)

September 23rd 2012 - 1,152,833 published hubs / 153,842 published users. (Lost another 170 fellow hubbers)

September 24th 2012 - 1,152,007 published hubs / 143,590 published users. (Lost another 252 fellow hubbers)

September 25th 2012 - 1,151,994 published hubs / 143,429 published users. (Lost another 161 fellow hubbers)

September 26th 2012 - 1,151,766 published hubs / 143,272 published users. (Lost another 157 fellow hubbers)

September 27th 2012 - 1,151,479 published hubs / 143,027 published users. (Lost another 245 fellow hubbers)

September 28th 2012 - 1,150,976 published hubs / 142,718 published users (Lost another 309 fellow hubbers)

September 29th 2012 - 1,151,060 published hubs / 142,604 published users (Lost another 114 fellow hubbers)

September 30th 2012 - 1,151,088 published hubs / 142,445 published users (Lost another 159 fellow hubbers)

October 1st 2012 - 1,151,196 published hubs / 142, 393 published users...... (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

October 2nd 2012 - 1,150,891 published hubs / 142,289 published users...... (Lost another 104 fellow hubbers)

October 3rd 2012 - 1,150,931 published hubs / 142,181 published users ...... (Lost another 108 fellow hubbers)

October 4th 2012 - 1,150,928 published hubs / 142,068 published users ...... (Lost another 113 fellow hubbers)

October 5th 2012 - 1,150,607 published hubs / 141,885 published users ...... (Lost another 183 fellow hubbers)

October 6th 2012 - 1,150,271 published hubs / 141,750 published users ...... (Lost another 135 fellow hubbers)

October 7th 2012 - 1,149,926 published hubs / 141,575 published users ...... (Lost another 175 fellow hubbers)

October 8th 2012 - 1,149,802 published hubs / 141,473 published users ...... (Lost another 102 fellow hubbers)

October 9th 2012 - 1,149,531 published hubs / 141,358 published users ...... (Lost another 115 fellow hubbers)

October 10th 2012 - 1,149,226 published hubs / 141,211 published users .... (Lost another 147 fellow hubbers)

October 11th 2012 - 1,149,270 published hubs / 141,076 published users .... (Lost another 135 fellow hubbers)

October 12th 2012 - 1,148,889 published hubs / 140,936 published users .... (Lost another 140 fellow hubbers)

October 13th 2012 - 1,148,460 published hubs / 140,715 published users .... (Lost another 221 fellow hubbers)

October 14th 2012 - 1,148,309 published hubs / 140,584 published users .... (Lost another 131 fellow hubbers)

October 15th 2012 - 1,148,013 published hubs / 140,391 published users .... (Lost another 193 fellow hubbers)

October 16th 2012 - 1,147,897 published hubs / 140,271 published users .... (Lost another 120 fellow hubbers)

October 17th 2012 - 1,148,010 published hubs / 140,220 published users .... (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

October 18th 2012 - 1,147,755 published hubs / 140,081 published users .... (Lost another 139 fellow hubbers)

October 19th 2012 - 1,147,186 published hubs / 139,906 published users .... (Lost another 175 fellow hubbers)

October 20th 2012 - 1,146,700 published hubs / 139,792 published users .... (Lost another 114 fellow hubbers)

October 21st 2012 - 1,146,390 published hubs / 139,592 published users .... (Lost another 200 fellow hubbers)

October 22nd 2012 - 1,146,181 published hubs / 139,443 published users .... (Lost another 149 fellow hubbers)

October 23rd 2012 - 1,145,557 published hubs / 139,328 published users .... (Lost another 115 fellow hubbers)

October 24th 2012 - 1,145,158 published hubs / 139,328 published users .... (Lost another 155 fellow hubbers)

October 25th 2012 - 1,145,125 published hubs / 139,060 published users .... (Lost another 113 fellow hubbers)

October 26th 2012 - 1,144,683 published hubs / 138,937 published users .... (Lost another 123 fellow hubbers)

October 27th 2012 - 1,144,515 published hubs / 138,804 published users .... (Lost another 133 fellow hubbers)

October 28th 2012 - 1,144,574 published hubs / 138,719 published users .... (Lost another 85 fellow hubbers)

October 29th 2012 - 1,144,239 published hubs / 138,573 published users .... (Lost another 146 fellow hubbers)

October 30th 2012 - 1,144,019 published hubs / 138,478 published users .... (Lost another 95 fellow hubbers)

October 31st 2012 - 1,143,857 published hubs / 138,386 published users .... (Lost another 92 fellow hubbers)

November 1st 2012 - 1,143,713 published hubs / 138,304 published users ... (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers)

November 2nd 2012 - 1,143,643 published hubs / 138,177 published users ... (Lost another 127 fellow hubbers)

November 3rd 2012 - 1,143,332 published hubs / 138,041 published users ... (Lost another 136 fellow hubbers)

November 4th 2012 - 1,143,248 published hubs / 137,945 published users ... (Lost another 96 fellow hubbers)

November 5th 2012 - 1,143,133 published hubs / 137,859 published users ... (Lost another 86 fellow hubbers)

November 6th 2012 - 1,143,109 published hubs / 137,779 published users ... (Lost another 80 fellow hubbers)

November 7th 2012 - 1,143,011 published hubs / 137,699 published users ... (Lost another 80 fellow hubbers)

November 8th 2012 - 1,142,883 published hubs / 137,593 published users ... (Lost another 106 fellow hubbers)

November 9th 2012 - 1,142,779 published hubs / 137,462 published users ... (Lost another 131 fellow hubbers)

November 10th 2012 - 1,142,680 published hubs / 137,358 published users.. (Lost another 104 fellow hubbers)

November 11th 2012 - 1,142,565 published hubs / 137,264 published users.. (Lost another 94 fellow hubbers)

November 12th 2012 - 1,142,257 published hubs / 137,143 published users.. (Lost another 121 fellow hubbers)

November 13th 2012 - 1,142,177 published hubs / 137,041 published users.. (Lost another 102 fellow hubbers)

November 14th 2012 - 1,142,264 published hubs / 136,998 published users.. (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers)

November 15th 2012 - 1,142,220 published hubs / 136,916 published users.. (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers)

November 16th 2012 - 1,141,754 published hubs / 136,823 published users.. (Lost another 93 fellow hubbers)

November 17th 2012 - 1,141,809 published hubs / 136,737 published users.. (Lost another 86 fellow hubbers)

November 18th 2012 - 1,141,632 published hubs / 136,612 published users.. (Lost another 125 fellow hubbers)

November 19th 2012 - 1,141,155 published hubs / 136,487 published users.. (Lost another 125 fellow hubbers)

November 20th 2012 - 1,141,329 published hubs / 136,469 published users.. (Lost another 18 fellow hubbers)

November 21st 2012 - 1,141,223 published hubs / 136,356 published users.. (Lost another 113 fellow hubbers)

November 22nd 2012 - 1,141,220 published hubs / 136,273 published users.. (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers)

November 23rd 2012 - 1,140,946 published hubs / 136,133 published users.. (Lost another 140 fellow hubbers)

November 24th 2012 - 1,140,949 published hubs / 136,029 published users.. (Lost another 104 fellow hubbers)

November 25th 2012 - 1,140,868 published hubs / 135,935 published users.. (Lost another 94 fellow hubbers)

November 26th 2012 - 1,140,633 published hubs / 135,839 published users.. (Lost another 96 fellow hubbers)

November 27th 2012 - 1,140,555 published hubs / 135,772 published users.. (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

November 28th 2012 - 1,140,417 published hubs / 135,671 published users.. (Lost another 101 fellow hubbers)

November 29th 2012 - 1,140,515 published hubs / 135,659 published users.. (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

November 30th 2012 - 1,140,361 published hubs / 135,569 published users.. (Lost another 90 fellow hubbers)

December 1st 2012 - 1,140,349 published hubs / 135,502 published users.... (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

December 2nd 2012 - 1,140,179 published hubs / 135,402 published users.... (Lost another 100 fellow hubbers)

December 3rd 2012 - 1,139,990 published hubs / 135,281 published users.... (Lost another 121 fellow hubbers)

December 4th 2012 - 1,139,946 published hubs / 135,250 published users.... (Lost another 31 fellow hubbers)

December 5th 2012 - 1,139,964 published hubs / 135,160 published users.... (Lost another 90 fellow hubbers)

December 6th 2012 - 1,139,793 published hubs / 135,054 published users.... (Lost another 106 fellow hubbers)

December 7th 2012 - 1,139,687 published hubs / 134,941published users.... (Lost another 113 fellow hubbers)

December 8th 2012 - 1,139,450 published hubs / 134,847 published users.... (Lost another 94 fellow hubbers)

December 9th 2012 - 1,139,425 published hubs / 134,767 published users.... (Lost another 80 fellow hubbers)

December 10th 2012 - 1,139,112 published hubs / 134,646 published users... (Lost another 121 fellow hubbers)

December 11th 2012 - 1,139,147 published hubs / 134,579 published users... (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

December 12th 2012 - 1,139,001 published hubs / 134,486 published users... (Lost another 93 fellow hubbers)

December 13th 2012 - 1,138,818 published hubs / 134,372 published users... (Lost another 114 fellow hubbers)

December 14th 2012 - 1,138,538 published hubs / 134,252 published users... (Lost another 120 fellow hubbers)

December 15th 2012 - 1,138,399 published hubs / 134,128 published users... (Lost another 124 fellow hubbers)

December 16th 2012 - 1,138,262 published hubs / 134,029 published users... (Lost another 99 fellow hubbers)

December 17th 2012 - 1,137,737 published hubs / 133,904 published users... (Lost another 125 fellow hubbers)

December 18th 2012 - 1,137,774 published hubs / 133,856 published users... (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers)

December 19th 2012 - 1,137,538 published hubs / 133,726 published users... (Lost another 130 fellow hubbers)

December 20th 2012 - 1,137,422 published hubs / 133,601 published users... (Lost another 125 fellow hubbers)

December 21st 2012 - 1,137,214 published hubs / 133,478 published users... (Lost another 123 fellow hubbers)

December 22nd 2012 - 1,137,121 published hubs / 133,416 published users... (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

December 23rd 2012 - 1,137,066 published hubs / 133,349 published users... (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

December 24th 2012 - 1,136,930 published hubs / 133,235 published users... (Lost another 114 fellow hubbers)

December 25th 2012 - 1,136,751 published hubs / 133,140 published users... (Lost another 95 fellow hubbers on Christmas Day)

December 26th 2012 - 1,136,543 published hubs / 133,049 published users... (Lost another 91 fellow hubbers)

December 27th 2012 - 1,136,480 published hubs / 132,988 published users... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers)

December 28th 2012 - 1,136,599 published hubs / 132,982 published users... (Lost another 6 fellow hubbers)

December 29th 2012 - 1,136,639 published hubs / 132,900 published users... (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers)

December 30th 2012 - 1,136,467 published hubs / 132,779 published users... (Lost another 121 fellow hubbers)

December 31st 2012 - 1,136,560 published hubs / 132,695 published users... (Lost another 84 fellow hubbers)

January 1st 2013 - 1,136,753 published hubs / 132,655 published users....... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

January 2nd 2013 - 1,136,907 published hubs / 132,590 published users....... (Lost another 65 fellow hubbers)

January 3rd 2013 - 1,136,845 published hubs / 132,509 published users....... (Lost another 81 fellow hubbers)

January 4th 2013 - 1,137,005 published hubs / 132,455 published users....... (Lost another 54 fellow hubbers)

January 5th 2013 - 1,137,145 published hubs / 132,448 published users....... (Lost another 7 fellow hubbers)

January 6th 2013 - 1,137,326 published hubs / 132,428 published users....... (Lost another 20 fellow hubbers)

January 7th 2013 - 1,137,544 published hubs / 132,416 published users....... (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

January 8th 2013 - 1,137,715 published hubs / 132,420 published users....... (Gained 4 fellow hubbers) The Hub Pages began a 24 hour glitch delaying statistics today.

January 9th 2013 - 1,137,955 published hubs / 132,435 published users....... (Gained 15 fellow hubbers) Today concludes the 24 hour glitch.

January 10th 2013 - 1,138,113 published hubs / 132,396 published users....... (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers)

January 11th 2013 - 1,138,155 published hubs / 132,321 published users....... (Lost another 75 fellow hubbers)

January 12th 2013 - 1,138,252 published hubs / 132,260 published users....... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers)

January 13th 2013 - 1,138,238 published hubs / 132,168 published users....... (Lost another 92 fellow hubbers)

January 14th 2013 - 1,138,547 published hubs / 132,144 published users....... (Lost another 24 fellow hubbers)

January 15th 2013 - 1,138,689 published hubs / 132,111 published users....... (Lost another 33 fellow hubbers)

January 16th 2013 - 1,138,851 published hubs / 132,079 published users....... (Lost another 32 fellow hubbers)

January 17th 2013 - 1,138,775 published hubs / 132,018 published users....... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers)

January 18th 2013 - 1,138,492 published hubs / 131,879 published users....... (Lost another 148 fellow hubbers)

January 19th 2013 - 1,138,510 published hubs / 131,789 published users....... (Lost another 81 fellow hubbers)

January 20th 2013 - 1,138,707 published hubs / 131,756 published users....... (Lost another 33 fellow hubbers)

January 21st 2013 - 1,138,899 published hubs / 131,706 published users....... (Lost another 50 fellow hubbers)

January 22nd 2013 - 1,139,085 published hubs / 131,668 published users....... (Lost another 38 fellow hubbers)

January 23rd 2013 - 1,139,434 published hubs / 131,684 published users....... (Gained 16 fellow hubbers)

January 24th 2013 - 1,139,708 published hubs / 131,629 published users....... (Lost another 55 fellow hubbers)

January 25th 2013 - 1,139,869 published hubs / 131,565 published users....... (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers)

January 26th 2013 - 1,139,917 published hubs / 131,461 published users....... (Lost another 104 fellow hubbers)

January 27th 2013 - 1,139,888 published hubs / 131,390 published users....... (Lost another 71 fellow hubbers)

January 28th 2013 - 1,140,230 published hubs / 131,381 published users....... (Lost another 9 fellow hubbers)

January 29th 2013 - 1,140,515 published hubs / 131,346 published users....... (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

January 30th 2013 - 1,140,531 published hubs / 131,305 published users....... (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

January 31st 2013 - 1,140,757 published hubs / 131,238 published users....... (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

February 1st 2013 - 1,140,932 published hubs / 131,170 published users....... (Lost another 68 fellow hubbers)

February 2nd 2013 - 1,141,162 published hubs / 131,125 published users....... (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers)

February 3rd 2013 - 1,141,318 published hubs / 131,076 published users....... (Lost another 49 fellow hubbers)

February 4th 2013 - 1,141,471 published hubs / 131,073 published users....... (Lost another 3 fellow hubbers)

February 5th 2013 - 1,141,614 published hubs / 131,079 published users....... (Gained 6 fellow hubbers)

February 6th 2013 - 1,141,803 published hubs / 131,051 published users....... (Lost another 28 fellow hubbers)

February 7th 2013 - 1,142,001 published hubs / 130,989 published users....... (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

February 8th 2013 - 1,142,045 published hubs / 130,924 published users....... (Lost another 65 fellow hubbers)

February 9th 2013 - 1,142,128 published hubs / 130,888 published users....... (Lost another 36 fellow hubbers)

February 10th 2013 - 1,142,369 published hubs / 130,828 published users....... (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

February 11th 2013 - 1,142,444 published hubs / 130,783 published users....... (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers)

February 12th 2013 - 1,142,699 published hubs / 130,822 published users....... (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers)

February 13th 2013 - 1,143,059 published hubs / 130,800 published users....... (Lost another 22 fellow hubbers)

February 14th 2013 - 1,143,065 published hubs / 130,736 published users....... (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers)

February 15th 2013 - 1,143,228 published hubs / 130,694 published users....... (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

February 16th 2013 - 1,143,499 published hubs / 130,657 published hubbers....... (Lost another 37 fellow hubbers)

February 17th 2013 - 1,143,581 published hubs / 130,584 published users....... (Lost another 73 fellow hubbers)

February 18th 2013 - 1,143,664 published hubs / 130,496 published users....... (Lost another 88 fellow hubbers)

February 19th 2013 - 1,143,888 published hubs / 130,463 published users....... (Lost another 33 fellow hubbers)

February 20th 2013 - 1,144,123 published hubs / 130,405 published users....... (Lost another 58 fellow hubbers)

February 21st 2013 - 1,144,186 published hubs / 130,283 published users....... (Lost another 122 fellow hubbers)

February 22nd 2013 - 1,144,236 published hubs / 130,260 published users....... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

February 23rd 2013 - 1,144,282 published hubs / 130,204 published users....... (Lost another 56 fellow hubbers)

February 24th 2013 - 1,144,335 published hubs / 130,144 published users....... (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

February 25th 2013 - 1,143,982 published hubs / 129,894 published users....... (Lost another 250 fellow hubbers)

February 26th 2013 - 1,144,092 published hubs / 129,892 published users....... (Lost another 2 fellow hubbers)

February 27th 2013 - 1,144,374 published hubs / 129,833 published users....... (Lost another 59 fellow hubbers)

February 28th 2013 - 1,144,651 published hubs / 129,746 published users....... (Lost another 87 fellow hubbers)

March 1st 2013 - 1,144,874 published hubs / 129,653 published users ............. (Lost another 93 fellow hubbers)

March 2nd 2013 - 1,145,255 published hubs / 129,613 published users.......... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

March 3rd 2013 - 1,145,346 published hubs / 129,534 published users.......... (Lost another 79 fellow hubbers)

March 4th 2013 - 1,145,479 published hubs / 129,452 published users.......... (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers)

March 5th 2013 - 1,145,762 published hubs / 129,439 published users.......... (Lost another 13 fellow hubbers)

March 6th 2013 - 1,145,651 published hubs / 129,331 published users.......... (Lost another 108 fellow hubbers)

March 7th 2013 - 1,145,700 published hubs / 129,248 published users.......... (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers)

March 8th 2013 - 1,145,608 published hubs / 129,179 published users.......... (Lost another 69 fellow hubbers)

March 10th 2013 - 1,145,679 published hubs / 129,232 published users.......... (Gained 53 fellow hubbers) "The stats were delayed over the weekend, and these are also the same exact numbers for March 9th 2013"

March 11th 2013 - 1,145,497 published hubs / 128,888 published users.......... (Lost another 344 fellow hubbers)

March 12th 2013 - 1,145,404 published hubs / 128,810 published users.......... (Lost another 78 fellow hubbers)

March 13th 2013 - 1,145,556 published hubs / 128,755 published users.......... (Lost another 55 fellow hubbers)

March 14th 2013 - 1,145,597 published hubs / 128,645 published users.......... (Lost another 110 fellow hubbers)

March 16th 2013 - 1,145,516 published hubs / 128,504 published users.......... (Lost another 141 fellow hubbers) "The date March 15th was skipped over"

March 17th 2013 - 1,145,291 published hubs / 128,247 published users.......... (Lost another 257 fellow hubbers)

March 18th 2013 - 1,145,202 published hubs / 128,156 published users.......... (Lost another 91 fellow hubbers)

March 19th 2013 - 1,145,072 published hubs / 128,052 published users.......... (Lost another 104 fellow hubbers)

March 20th 2013 - 1,145,137 published hubs / 127,958 published users.......... (Lost another 94 fellow hubbers)

March 21st 2013 - 1,144,227 published hubs / 127,804 published users.......... (Lost another 154 fellow hubbers)

March 22nd 2013 - 1,144,145 published hubs / 127,670 published users.......... (Lost another 134 fellow hubbers)

March 23rd 2013 - 1,143,987 published hubs / 127,647 published users.......... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

March 24th 2013 - 1,143,788 published hubs / 127,566 published users.......... (Lost another 81 fellow hubbers)

March 25th 2013 - 1,143,855 published hubs / 127,581 published users........... (Gained 15 fellow hubbers) "This number is highly questionable with the extremely low weekend activity".

March 26th 2013 - 1,144,015 published hubs / 127,498 published users.......... (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers)

March 27th 2013 - 1,143,216 published hubs / 127,184 published users.......... (Lost another 314 fellow hubbers)

March 28th 2013 - 1,143,091 published hubs / 127,032 published users.......... (Lost another 152 fellow hubbers)

March 29th 2013 - 1,143,197 published hubs / 126,933 published users.......... (Lost another 99 fellow hubbers)

March 30th 2013 - 1,142,939 published hubs / 126,804 published users.......... (Lost another 129 fellow hubbers)

March 31st 2013 - 1,143,030 published hubs / 126,701 published users.......... (Lost another 103 fellow hubbers)

April 1st 2013 - 1,143,191 published hubs / 126,636 published users............... (Lost another 65 fellow hubbers)

April 2nd 2013 - 1,142,999 published hubs / 126,544 published users............... (Lost another 92 fellow hubbers)

April 3rd 2013 - 1,143,003 published hubs / 126,483 published users............... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers)

April 4th 2013 - 1,142,979 published hubs / 126,436 published users............... (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers)

April 5th 2013 - 1,143,011 published hubs / 126,320 published users............... (Lost another 116 fellow hubbers)

April 6th 2013 - 1,142,610 published hubs / 126,098 published users............... (Lost another 222 fellow hubbers)

April 7th 2013 - 1,142,747 published hubs / 126,017 published users............... (Lost another 81 fellow hubbers)

April 8th 2013 - 1,142,874 published hubs / 125,992 published users............... (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers)

April 9th 2013 - 1,142,815 published hubs / 125,933 published users............... (Lost another 59 fellow hubbers)

April 10th 2013 - 1,142,585 published hubs / 125,775 published users............... (Lost another 158 fellow hubbers)

April 11th 2013 - 1,141,233 published hubs / 125,436 published users............... (Lost another 339 fellow hubbers)

April 12th 2013 - 1,139,958 published hubs / 125,059 published users............... (Lost another 377 fellow hubbers)

April 13th 2013 - 1,138,932 published hubs / 124,778 published users............... (Lost another 281 fellow hubbers)

April 14th 2013 - 1,137,958 published hubs / 124,486 published users............... (Lost another 292 fellow hubbers)

April 15th 2013 - 1,137,026 published hubs / 124,245 published users............... (Lost another 241 fellow hubbers)

April 16th 2013 - 1,135,790 published hubs / 124,017 published users............... (Lost another 228 fellow hubbers)

April 17th 2013 - 1,135,183 published hubs / 123,817 published users............... (Lost another 200 fellow hubbers)

April 18th 2013 - 1,134,252 published hubs / 123,589 published users............... (Lost another 228 fellow hubbers)

April 19th 2013 - 1,133,775 published hubs / 123,399 published users............... (Lost another 190 fellow hubbers)

April 20th 2013 - 1,134,211 published hubs / 123,465 published users............... (Gained 66 fellow hubbers)

April 21st 2013 - 1,134,727 published hubs / 123,543 published users............... (Gained 78 fellow hubbers)

April 22nd 2013 - 1,135,101 published hubs / 123,609 published users............... (Gained 66 fellow hubbers) "These three straight days of gains are highly questionable, considering the loses that are in the immediate following days"

April 23rd 2013 - 1,131,019 published hubs / 122,601 published users............... (Lost another 798 fellow hubbers) "This is the biggest single day loss of fellow hubbers since I started keeping track of the statistics last year"

April 24th 2013 - 1,130,719 published hubs / 122,392 published users............... (Lost another 209 fellow hubbers)

April 25th 2013 - 1,129,762 published hubs / 122,132 published users............... (Lost another 260 fellow hubbers)

April 26th 2013 - 1,129,154 published hubs / 121,861 published users............... (Lost another 271 fellow hubbers)

April 27th 2013 - 1,128,303 published hubs / 121,582 published users............... (Lost another 279 fellow hubbers)

April 28th 2013 - 1,127,701 published hubs / 121,322 published users............... (Lost another 260 fellow hubbers)

April 29th 2013 - 1,127,102 published hubs / 121,093 published users............... (Lost another 229 fellow hubbers)

April 30th 2013 - 1,126,471 published hubs / 120,846 published users............... (Lost another 247 fellow hubbers)

May 1st 2013 - 1,124,487 published hubs / 120,574 published users............... (Lost another 272 fellow hubbers)

May 2nd 2013 - 1,124,011 published hubs / 120,317 published users............... (Lost another 257 fellow hubbers)

May 4th 2013 - 1,123,799 published hubs / 120,106 published users............... (Lost another 211 fellow hubbers) "Note: There were no statistics available for May 3rd 2013."

May 5th 2013 - 1,123,973 published hubs / 120,115 published users............... (Gained 9 fellow hubbers)

May 6th 2013 - 1,124,345 published hubs / 120,135 published users............... (Gained 20 fellow hubbers)

May 7th 2013 - 1,124,571 published hubs / 120,168 published users............... (Gained 33 fellow hubbers)

May 8th 2013 - 1,122,421 published hubs / 119,375 published users............... (Lost another 793 fellow hubbers)

May 9th 2013 - 1,120,127 published hubs / 118,897 published users............... (Lost another 478 fellow hubbers)

May 10th 2013 - 1,119,269 published hubs / 118,452 published users............... (Lost another 445 fellow hubbers)

May 11th 2013 - 1,117,998 published hubs / 117,983 published users............... (Lost another 469 fellow hubbers)

May 12th 2013 - 1,116,965 published hubs / 117,569 published users............... (Lost another 414 fellow hubbers)

May 13th 2013 - 1,116,112 published hubs / 117,145 published users............... (Lost another 424 fellow hubbers)

May 14th 2013 - 1,115,367 published hubs / 116,732 published users............... (lost another 413 fellow hubbers)

May 15th 2013 - 1,110,013 published hubs / 116,355 published users............... (Lost another 377 fellow hubbers)

May 16th 2013 - 1,104,145 published hubs / 115,886 published users............... (Lost another 469 fellow hubbers)

May 17th 2013 - 1,099,681 published hubs / 115,470 published users............... (Lost another 416 fellow hubbers)

May 18th 2013 - 1,096,488 published hubs / 115,120 published users............... (Lost another 350 fellow hubbers)

May 19th 2013 - 1,092,684 published hubs / 114,740 published users............... (Lost another 380 fellow hubbers)

May 20th 2013 - 1,090,841 published hubs / 114,462 published users............... (Lost another 278 fellow hubbers)

May 21st 2013 - 1,089,631 published hubs / 114,297 published users............... (Lost another 165 fellow hubbers)

May 22nd 2013 - 1,089,280 published hubs / 114,160 published users............... (Lost another 137 fellow hubbers)

May 23rd 2013 - 1,088,852 published hubs / 114, 011 published users................ (Lost another 149 fellow hubbers)

May 24th 2013 - 1,088,651 published hubs / 113,835 published users............... (Lost another 176 fellow hubbers)

May 25th 2013 - 1,088,479 published hubs / 113,686 published users..,............. (Lost another 149 fellow hubbers)

May 26th 2013 - 1,088,035 published hubs / 113,514 published users............... (Lost another 172 fellow hubbers)

May 27th 2013 - 1,087,521 published hubs / 113,380 published users............... (Lost another 134 fellow hubbers)

May 28th 2013 - 1,087,277 published hubs / 113,259 published users............... (Lost another 121 fellow hubbers)

May 29th 2013 - 1,086,619 published hubs / 113,121 published users............... (Lost another 138 fellow hubbers)

May 30th 2013 - 1,085,987 published hubs / 112,970 published users............... (Lost another 151 fellow hubbers)

May 31st 2013 - 1,085,248 published hubs / 112,749 published users............... (Lost another 221 fellow hubbers)

June 1st 2013 - 1,084,362 published hubs / 112,564 published users............... (Lost another 185 fellow hubbers)

June 2nd 2013 - 1,083,449 published hubs / 112,371 published users............... (Lost another 193 fellow hubbers)

June 3rd 2013 - 1,082,685 published hubs / 112,225 published users............... (Lost another 146 fellow hubbers)

June 4th 2013 - 1,081,776 published hubs / 112,092 published users............... (Lost another 133 fellow hubbers)

June 5th 2013 - 1,081,079 published hubs / 111,985 published users............... (Lost another 107 fellow hubbers)

June 6th 2013 - 1,080,047 published hubs / 111,822 published users............... (Lost another 163 fellow hubbers)

June 7th 2013 - 1.079,520 published hubs / 111,651 published users............... (Lost another 171 fellow hubbers)

June 8th 2013 - 1,078,801 published hubs / 111,483 published users............... (Lost another 168 fellow hubbers)

June 9th 2013 - 1,078,286 published hubs / 111,321 published users............... (Lost another 162 fellow hubbers)

June 10th 2013 - 1,077,466 published hubs / 111,179 published users............... (Lost another 142 fellow hubbers)

June 11th 2013 - 1,076,633 published hubs / 111,045 published users............... (Lost another 134 fellow hubbers)

June 12th 2013 - 1,076,127 published hubs / 110,902 published users............... (Lost another 143 fellow hubbers)

June 13th 2013 - 1,074,938 published hubs / 110,704 published users............... (Lost another 198 fellow hubbers)

June 14th 2013 - 1,074,322 published hubs / 110,518 published users............... (Lost another 186 fellow hubbers)

June 15th 2013 - 1,073,315 published hubs / 110,314 published users................ (Lost another 204 fellow hubbers)

June 16th 2013 - 1,073,117 published hubs / 110,169 published users............... (Lost another 145 fellow hubbers)

June 17th 2013 - 1,072,519 published hubs / 109,985 published users............... (Lost another 184 fellow hubbers)

June 18th 2013 - 1,071,867 published hubs / 109,823 published users............... (Lost another 162 fellow hubbers)

June 19th 2013 - 1,071,212 published hubs / 109,543 published users............... (Lost another 280 fellow hubbers)

June 20th 2013 - 1,070,302 published hubs / 109,187 published users............... (Lost another 356 fellow hubbers)

June 21st 2013 - 1,069,999 published hubs / 109,029 published users............... (Lost another 158 fellow hubbers)

June 22nd 2013 - 1,069,152 published hubs / 108,827 published users............... (Lost another 202 fellow hubbers)

June 23rd 2013 - 1,068,453 published hubs / 108,643 published users............... (Lost another 184 fellow hubbers)

June 24th 2013 - 1,067,755 published hubs / 108,465 published users............... (Lost another 178 fellow hubbers)

June 25th 2013 - 1,067,509 published hubs / 108,313 published users............... (Lost another 152 fellow hubbers)

June 26th 2013 - 1,066,992 published hubs / 108,149 published users............... (Lost another 164 fellow hubbers)

June 27th 2013 - 1,066,442 published hubs / 108,020 published users............... (Lost another 129 fellow hubbers)

June 28th 2013 - 1.066,090 published hubs / 107,836 published users............... (Lost another 184 fellow hubbers)

June 29th 2013 - "No stats were available today due to the Internet being interrupted by violent summer storms."

June 30th 2013 - 1,065,350 published hubs / 107,425 published users............... (Lost another 411 fellow hubbers)

July 1st 2013 - 1,064,485 published hubs / 107,276 published users............... (Lost another 149 fellow hubbers)

July 2nd 2013 - 1,063,734 published hubs / 107,106 published users............... (Lost another 170 fellow hubbers)

July 3rd 2013 - 1,063,204 published hubs / 106,919 published users............... (Lost another 187 fellow hubbers)

July 4th 2013 -1,062,887 published hubs / 106,741 published users............... (Lost another 178 fellow hubbers)

July 5th 2013 - 1,062,001 published hubs / 106,546 published users............... (Lost another 195 fellow hubbers)

July 6th 2013 - 1,060,859 published hubs / 106,351 published users............... (Lost another 195 fellow hubbers

July 7th 2013 - 1,060,290 published hubs / 106,133 published users............... (Lost another 218 fellow hubbers)

July 8th 2013 - 1,059,646 published hubs / 105,937 published users............... (Lost another 196 fellow hubbers)

July 9th 2013 - 1,058,474 published hubs / 105,757 published users............... Lost another 180 fellow hubbers)

July 10th 2013 - 1,057,290 published hubs / 105,506 published users............... (Lost another 251 fellow hubbers)

July 11th 2013 - 1,056,327 published hubs / 105,219 published users............... (Lost another 287 fellow hubbers)

July 12th 2013 - 1,055,368 published hubs / 105,005 published users............... (Lost another 214 fellow hubbers)

July 13th 2013 - 1,054,330 published hubs / 104,719 published users............... (Lost another 286 fellow hubbers

July 14th 2013 - 1,053,635 published hubs / 104,482 published users............... (Lost another 237 fellow hubbers)

July 15th 2013 - 1,052,925 published hubs / 104,300 published users............... (Lost another 182 fellow hubbers)

July 16th 2013 - 1,051,759 published hubs / 104,011 published users............... (Lost another 289 fellow hubbers)

July 17th 2013 - 1,050,876 published hubs / 103,772 published users............... (Lost another 239 fellow huubers)

July 18th 2013 - 1,050,208 published hubs / 103,493 published users............... (Lost another 279 fellow hubbers)

July 19th 2013 - 1,049,217 published hubs / 103,197 published users............... (Lost another 296 fellow hubbers)

July 20th 2013 - 1,048,536 published hubs / 102,975 published users............... (Lost another 222 fellow hubbers)

July 21st 2013 - 1,047,631 published hubs / 102,752 published users............... (Lost another 223 fellow hubbers)

July 22nd 2013 - 1,046,935 published hubs / 102,508 published users............... (Lost another 244 fellow hubbers)

July 23rd 2013 - 1,045,832 published hubs / 102,221 published users............... (Lost another 287 fellow hubbers)

July 24th 2013 - 1,045,372 published hubs / 101,999 published users............... (Lost another 222 fellow hubbers)

July 25th 2013 - 1,044,754 published hubs / 101,742 published users............... (Lost another 257 fellow hubbers)

July 26th 2013 - 1,043,979 published hubs / 101,499 published users............... (Lost another 243 fellow hubbers)

July 27th 2013 - 1,043,335 published hubs / 101,269 published users............... (Lost another 230 fellow hubbers)

July 28th 2013 - 1,042,577 published hubs / 101,017 published users............... (Lost another 252 fellow hubbers)

July 29th 2013 - 1,041,774 published hubs / 100,782 published users............... (Lost another 235 fellow hubbers)

July 30th 2013 - 1,041,320 published hubs / 100,571 published users............... (Lost another 211 fellow hubbers)

July 31st 2013 - 1,039,709 published hubs / 100,090 published users............... (Lost another 481 fellow hubbers)

August 1st 2013 - 1,038,931 published hubs / 99,842 published users............... (Lost another 248 fellow hubbers)

August 2nd 2013 - 1,038,125 published hubs / 99,548 published users............... (Lost another 294 fellow hubbers)

August 3rd 2013 - 1,037,381 published hubs / 99,273 published users............... (Lost another 275 fellow hubbers)

August 4th 2013 - 1,037,327 published hubs / 99,261 published users............... (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

August 5th 2013 - 1,037,394 published hubs / 99,287 published users............... (Gained 26 fellow hubbers)

August 6th 2013 - 1,037,470 published hubs / 99,297 published users............... (Gained 10 fellow hubbers)

August 7th 2013 - 1,037,722 published hubs / 99,323 published users............... (Gained 26 fellow hubbers)

August 8th 2013 - 1,037,466 published hubs / 99,305 published users............... (Lost another 18 fellow hubbers)

August 9th 2013 - 1,037,288 published hubs / 99,262 published users............... (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers)

August 10th 2013 - 1,037,237 published hubs / 99,265 published users............... (Gained 3 fellow hubbers)

August 11th 2013 - 1,037,318 published hubs / 99,273 published users............... (Gained 8 fellow hubbers)

August 12th 2013 - 1,036,924 published hubs / 99,304 published users............... (Gained 31 fellow hubbers)

August 13th 2013 - 1,036,810 published hubs / 99,277 published users............... (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

August 14th 2013 - 1,036,576 published hubs / 99,252 published users............... (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers)

August 15th 2013 - 1,034,044 published hubs / 99,196 published users............... (Lost another 56 fellow hubbers)

August 16th 2013 - 1,033,487 published hubs / 99,203 published users............... (Gained 7 fellow hubbers)

August 17th 2013 - 1,033,459 published hubs / 99,208 published users............... (Gained 5 fellow hubbers)

August 18th 2013 - 1,033,336 published hubs / 99,199 published users............... (Lost another 9 fellow hubbers)

August 19th 2013 - 1,033,362 published hubs / 99,219 published users............... (Gained 20 fellow hubbers)

August 20th 2013 - 992,218 published hubs / 92,209 published users............... (Lost another 7,010 fellow hubbers) This is the biggest single day loss of hubbers ever, after the bottom just fell out of what looks like manipulated numbers going all the way back to August 4th.

August 21st 2013 - 989,941 published hubs / 91,831 published users............... (Lost another 378 fellow hubbers)

August 22nd 2013 - 987,816 published hubs / 91,470 published users............... (Lost another 361 fellow hubbers)

August 23rd 2013 - 987,532 published hubs / 91,510 published users............... (Gained 40 fellow hubbers)

August 24th 2013 - 987,362 published hubs / 91,505 published users............... (Lost another 5 fellow hubbers)

August 25th 2013 - 987,079 published hubs / 91,509 published users............... (Gained 4 fellow hubbers)

August 26th 2013 - 987,121 published hubs / 91,529 published users............... (Gained 20 fellow hubbers)

August 27th 2013 - 979,343 published hubs / 90,337 published users............... (Lost another 192 fellow hubbers)

August 28th 2013 - 979,328 published hubs / 90,358 published users............... (Gained 21 fellow hubbers)

August 29th 2013 - 978,913 published hubs / 90,370 published users............... (Gained 12 fellow hubbers)

August 30th 2013 - 975,211 published hubs / 89,781 published users............... (Lost another 589 fellow hubbers)

August 31st 2013 - 973,059 published hubs / 89,557 published users............... (Lost another 224 fellow hubbers)

September 1st 2013 - 971,619 published hubs / 89,341 published users.......... (Lost another 216 fellow hubbers)

September 2nd 2013 - 970,387 published hubs / 89,201 published users.......... (Lost another 140 fellow hubbers)

September 3rd 2013 - 969,294 published hubs / 89,041 published users.......... (Lost another 161 fellow hubbers)

September 4th 2013 - 967,751 published hubs / 88,458 published users.......... (Lost another 583 fellow hubbers)

September 5th 2013 - 966,146 published hubs / 87,885 published users.......... (Lost another 573 fellow hubbers)

September 6th 2013 - 964,561 published hubs / 87,354 published users.......... (Lost another 531 fellow hubbers)

September 7th 2013 - 963,074 published hubs / 86,844 published users.......... (Lost another 510 fellow hubbers)

September 8th 2013 - 961,260 published hubs / 86,318 published users.......... (Lost another 526 fellow hubbers)

September 9th 2013 - 960,173 published hubs / 85,997 published users.......... (Lost another 321 fellow hubbers)

September 10th 2013 - 959,149 published hubs / 85,809 published users..... (Lost another 188 fellow hubbers)

September 11th 2013 - 957,775 published hubs / 85,395 published users....... (Lost another 414 fellow hubbers)

September 12th 2013 - 955,542 published hubs / 85,064 published users....... (Lost another 331 fellow hubbers)

September 13th 2013 - 954,351 published hubs / 84,714 published users..... (Lost another 350 fellow hubbers)

September 14th 2013 - 953,763 published hubs / 84,532 published users....... (Lost another 182 fellow hubbers)

September 15th 2013 - 952,980 published hubs / 84,342 published users....... (Lost another 190 fellow hubbers)

September 16th 2013 - 952,571 published hubs / 84,189 published users....... (Lost another 153 fellow hubbers)

September 17th 2013 - 950,897 published hubs / 84,005 published users....... (Lost another 184 fellow hubbers)

September 18th 2013 - 949,901 published hubs / 83,798 published users....... (Lost another 207 fellow hubbers)

September 19th 2013 - 949,079 published hubs / 83,595 published users....... (Lost another 203 fellow hubbers)

September 20th 2013 - 948,632 published hubs / 83,399 published users....... (Lost another 196 fellow hubbers)

September 21st 2013 - 948,025 published hubs / 83,217 published users....... (Lost another 182 fellow hubbers)

September 22nd 2013 - 947,494 published hubs / 83,037 published users....... (Lost another 180 fellow hubbers)

September 23rd 2013 - 947,060 published hubs / 82,888 published users....... (Lost another 149 fellow hubbers)

September 24th 2013 - 946,339 published hubs / 82,746 published users....... (Lost another 142 fellow hubbers)

September 25th 2013 - 945,685 published hubs / 82,568 published users....... (Lost another 178 fellow hubbers)

September 26th 2013 - 945,308 published hubs / 82,406 published users....... (Lost another 162 fellow hubbers)

September 27th 2013 - 944,873 published hubs / 82,265 published users....... (Lost another 141 fellow hubbers)

September 28th 2013 - 944,366 published hubs / 82,115 published users....... (Lost another 150 fellow hubbers)

September 29th 2013 - 943,844 published hubs / 81,975 published users....... (Lost another 140 fellow hubbers)

September 30th 2013 - 943,444 published hubs / 81,846 published users....... (Lost another 129 fellow hubbers)

October 1st 2013 - 943,020 published hubs / 81,718 published users............ (Lost another 128 fellow hubbers)

October 2nd 2013 - 942,684 published hubs / 81,630 published users............ (Lost another 88 fellow hubbers)

October 3rd 2013 - 942,095 published hubs / 81,488 published users............. (Lost another 142 fellow hubbers)

October 4th 2013 - 940,967 published hubs / 81,347 published users............ (Lost another 141 fellow hubbers)

October 5th 2013 - 940,539 published hubs / 81,205 published users............ (Lost another 142 fellow hubbers)

October 6th 2013 - 939,879 published hubs / 81,037 published users............ (Lost another 168 fellow hubbers)

October 7th 2013 - 939,368 published hubs / 80,887 published users............ (Lost another 150 fellow hubbers)

October 8th 2013 - 938,904 published hubs / 80,763 published users............. (Lost another 124 fellow hubbers)

October 9th 2013 - 938,474 published hubs / 80,643 published users............. (Lost another 120 fellow hubbers)

October 10th 2013 - 938,005 published hubs / 80,509 published users............ (Lost another 134 fellow hubbers)

October 11th 2013 - 937,476 published hubs / 80,356 published users............ (Lost another 153 fellow hubbers)

October 12th 2013 - 938,415 published hubs / 80,195 published users............ (Lost another 161 fellow hubbers)

October 13th 2013 - 935,901 published hubs / 80,077 published users............ (Lost another 118 fellow hubbers)

October 14th 2013 - 935,291 published hubs / 79,962 published users............ (Lost another 115 fellow hubbers)

October 15th 2013 - 934,840 published hubs / 79,835 published users............ (Lost another 127 fellow hubbers)

October 16th 2013 - 934,237 published hubs / 79,693 published users............ (Lost another 142 fellow hubbers)

October 17th 2013 - 933,275 published hubs / 79,529 published users............ (Lost another 164 fellow hubbers)

October 18th 2013 - 932,713 published hubs / 79,352 published users............ (Lost another 177 fellow hubbers)

October 19th 2013 - 931,353 published hubs / 79,149 published users............ (Lost another 203 fellow hubbers)

October 20th 2013 - 930,792 published hubs / 78,995 published users............ (Lost another 154 fellow hubbers)

October 21st 2013 - 930,495 published hubs / 78,886 published users............ (Lost another 109 fellow hubbers)

October 22nd 2013 - 929,826 published hubs / 78,787 published users............ (Lost another 99 fellow hubbers)

October 23rd 2013 - 929,185 published hubs / 78,638 published users............ (Lost another 149 fellow hubbers)

October 24th 2013 - 928,570 published hubs / 78,492 published users............ (Lost another 146 fellow hubbers)

October 25th 2013 - 927,794 published hubs / 78,337 published users............ (Lost another 155 fellow hubbers)

October 26th 2013 - 927,305 published hubs / 78,161 published users............ (Lost another 176 fellow hubbers)

October 27th 2013 - 926,855 published hubs / 78,036 published users............ (Lost another 125 fellow hubbers)

October 28th 2013 - 926,439 published hubs / 77,920 published users............ (Lost another 116 fellow hubbers)

October 29th 2013 - 926,043 published hubs / 77,808 published users............ (Lost another 112 fellow hubbers)

October 30th 2013 - 925,673 published hubs / 77,698 published users............ (Lost another 110 fellow hubbers)

October 31st 2013 - 925,437 published hubs / 77,591 published users............ (Lost another 107 fellow hubbers on Halloween)

November 1st 2013 - 925,115 published hubs / 77,464 published users.......... (Lost another 127 fellow hubbers)

November 2nd 2013 - 924,613 published hubs / 77,323 published users.......... (Lost another 141 fellow hubbers)

November 3rd 2013 - 924,105 published hubs / 77,199 published users.......... (Lost another 124 fellow hubbers)

November 4th 2013 - 923,802 published hubs / 77,121 published users.......... (Lost another 78 fellow hubbers)

November 5th 2013 - 923,459 published hubs / 77,039 published users.......... (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers)

November 6th 2013 - 923,178 published hubs / 76,955 published users.......... (Lost another 84 fellow hubbers)

November 7th 2013 - 922,645 published hubs / 76,837 published users.......... (Lost another 118 fellow hubbers)

November 8th 2013 - 921,902 published hubs / 76,693 published users.......... (Lost another 144 fellow hubbers)

November 9th 2013 - 921,421 published hubs / 76,562 published users.......... (Lost another 131 fellow hubbers)

November 10th 2013 - 921,027 published hubs / 76,460 published users....... (Lost another 102 fellow hubbers)

November 11th 2013 - 920,766 published hubs / 76,367 published users....... (Lost another 93 fellow hubbers)

November 12th 2013 - 920,301 published hubs / 76,289 published users....... (Lost another 78 fellow hubbers)

November 13th 2013 - 919,849 published hubs / 76,196 published users....... (Lost another 93 fellow hubbers)

November 14th 2013 - 919,480 published hubs / 76,085 published users....... (Lost another 111 fellow hubbers)

November 15th 2013 - 919,210 published hubs / 75,994 published users....... (Lost another 91 fellow hubbers)

November 16th 2013 - 918,981 published hubs / 75,902 published users....... (Lost another 92 fellow hubbers)

November 17th 2013 - 918,626 published hubs / 75,783 published users....... (Lost another 119 fellow hubbers)

November 18th 2013 - 918,285 published hubs / 75,706 published users....... (Lost another 77 fellow hubbers)

November 19th 2013 - 918,138 published hubs / 75,637 published users....... (Lost another 69 fellow hubbers)

November 20th 2013 - 917,824 published hubs / 75,536 published users....... (Lost another 101 fellow hubbers)

November 21st 2013 - 917,435 published hubs / 75,438 published users....... (Lost another 98 fellow hubbers)

November 22nd 2013 - 916,986 published hubs / 75,341 published users....... (Lost another 97 fellow hubbers)

November 23rd 2013 - 916,589 published hubs / 75,238 published users....... (Lost another 103 fellow hubbers)

November 24th 2013 - 916,228 published hubs / 75,136 published users....... (Lost another 102 fellow hubbers)

November 25th 2013 - 915,448 published hubs / 75,058 published users....... (Lost another 78 fellow hubbers)

November 26th 2013 - 915,328 published hubs / 75,007 published users....... (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

November 27th 2013 - 914,877 published hubs / 74,906 published users....... (Lost another 101 fellow hubbers)

November 28th 2013 - 914,677 published hubs / 74,820 published users....... (Lost another 86 fellow hubbers on Thanksgiving)

November 29th 2013 - 914,385 published hubs / 74,717 published users....... (Lost another 103 fellow hubbers on Black Friday)

November 30th 2013 - 913,233 published hubs / 74,598 published users....... (Lost another 119 fellow hubbers)

December 1st 2013 - 912,964 published hubs / 74,485 published users.......... (Lost another 113 fellow hubbers)

December 2nd 2013 - 912,806 published hubs / 74,437 published users.......... (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers)

December 3rd 2013 - 912,588 published hubs / 74,350 published users.......... (Lost another 87 fellow hubbers)

December 4th 2013 - 912,121 published hubs / 74,279 published users.......... (Lost another 71 fellow hubbers)

December 5th 2013 - 911,657 published hubs / 74,170 published users.......... (Lost another 109 fellow hubbers)

December 6th 2013 - 911,018 published hubs / 74,087 published users.......... (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers)

December 7th 2013 - 910,106 published hubs / 73,969 published users.......... (Lost another 118 fellow hubbers)

December 8th 2013 - 909,842 published hubs / 73,883 published users.......... (Lost another 86 fellow hubbers)

December 9th 2013 - 909,363 published hubs / 73,797 published users.......... (Lost another 86 fellow hubbers)

December 10th 2013 - 908,752 published hubs / 73,714 published users.......... (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers)

December 11th 2013 - 908,573 published hubs / 73,634 published users.......... (Lost another 80 fellow hubbers)

December 12th 2013 - 908,305 published hubs / 73,524 published users.......... (Lost another 110 fellow hubbers)

December13th 2013 - 907,684 published hubs / 73,415 published users.......... (Lost another 109 fellow hubbers)

December14th 2013 - 907,550 published hubs / 73,318 published users.......... (Lost another 97 fellow hubbers)

December 15th 2013 - 907,055 published hubs / 73,178 published users.......... (Lost another 140 fellow hubbers)

December 16th 2013 - 906,604 published hubs / 73,095 published users.......... (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers)

December 17th 2013 - 906,088 published hubs / 73,028 published users.......... (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

December 18th 2013 - 905,803 published hubs / 72,953 published users.......... (Lost another 75 fellow hubbers)

December 19th 2013 - 905,357 published hubs / 72,862 published hubs.......... (Lost another 91 fellow hubbers)

December 20th 2013 - 904,507 published hubs / 72,749 published users.......... (Lost another 113 fellow hubbers)

December 21st 2013 - 903,985 published hubs / 72,650 published users.......... (Lost another 99 fellow hubbers)

December 22nd 2013 - 903,746 published hubs / 72,540 published users.......... (Lost another 110 fellow hubbers)

December 23rd 2013 - 903,450 published hubs / 72,476 published users.......... (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers)

December 24th 2013 - 903,055 published hubs / 72,393 published users.......... (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers on Christmas Eve)

December 25th 2013 - 902,666 published hubs / 72,256 published users.......... (Lost another 137 fellow hubbers on Christmas Day)

December 26th 2013 - 902,312 published hubs / 72,179 published users.......... (Lost another 77 fellow hubbers)

December 27th 2013 - 902,060 published hubs / 72,093 published users.......... (Lost another 86 fellow hubbers)

December 28th 2013 - 901,608 published hubs / 71,969 published users.......... (Lost another 124 fellow hubbers)

December 29th 2013 - 901,176 published hubs / 71,859 published users.......... (Lost another 110 fellow hubbers)

December 30th 2013 - 900,750 published hubs / 71,799 published users.......... (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

December 31st 2013 - 900,384 published hubs / 71,753 published users.......... (Lost another 46 fellow hubbers on New Year's Eve)

January 1st 2014 - 899,920 published hubs / 71,644 published users............ (Lost another 109 fellow hubbers on New Year's Day)

January 2nd 2014 - 899,585 published hubs / 71,572 published users............ (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

January 3rd 2014 - 899,116 published hubs / 71,488 published users............ (Lost another 84 fellow hubbers)

January 4th 2014 - 898,776 published hubs / 71,406 published users............ (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers)

January 5th 2014 - 898,335 published hubs / 71,327 published users............ (Lost another 79 fellow hubbers)

January 6th 2014 - 898,082 published hubs / 71,276 published users............ (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

January 7th 2014 - 897,694 published hubs / 71,192 published users............ (Lost another 84 fellow hubbers)

January 8th 2014 - 897,425 published hubs / 71,093 published users............. (Lost another 99 fellow hubbers)

January 9th 2014 - 896,847 published hubs / 71,001 published users............ (Lost another 92 fellow hubbers)

January 10th 2014 - 896,591 published hubs / 70,951 published users.......... (Lost another 50 fellow hubbers)

January 11th 2014 - 895,582 published hubs / 70,851 published users.......... (Lost another 100 fellow hubbers)

January 12th 2014 - 895,323 published hubs / 70,753 published users............ (Lost another 98 fellow hubbers)

January 13th 2014 - 895,078 published hubs / 70,685 published users............ (Lost another 68 fellow hubbers)

January 14th 2014 - 894,817 published hubs /. 70,628 published users............ (Lost another 57 fellow hubbers)

January 15th 2014 - 894,622 published hubs / 70,561 published users............ (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

January 16th 2014 - 894,398 published hubs / 70,490 published users............ (Lost another 71 fellow hubbers)

January 17th 2014 - 894,218 published hubs / 70,383 published users............ (Lost another 107 fellow hubbers)

January 18th 2014 - 893,659 published hubs / 70,287 published users............ (Lost another 96 fellow hubbers)

January 19th 2014 - 893,291 published hubs / 70,155 published users............ (Lost another 132 fellow hubbers)

January 20th 2014 - 892,757 published hubs / 70,092 published users............ (Lost another 63 fellow hubbers)

January 21st 2014 - 892,482 published hubs / 70,013 published users............ (Lost another 79 fellow hubbers)

January 22nd 2014 - 892,176 published hubs / 69,935 published users........... (Lost another 78 fellow hubbers)

January 23rd 2014 - 891,692 published hubs / 69,844 published users............ (Lost another 91 fellow hubbers)

January 24th 2014 - 891,273 published hubs / 69,714 published users............ (Lost another 130 fellow hubbers)

January 25th 2014 - 890,887 published hubs / 69,623 published users............ (Lost another 91 fellow hubbers)

January 26th 2014 - 890,647 published hubs / 69,530 published users............ (Lost another 93 fellow hubbers)

January 27th 2014 - 890,440 published hubs / 69,453 published users............ (Lost another 77 fellow hubbers)

January 28th 2014 - 890,296 published hubs / 69,361 published users............ (Lost another 92 fellow hubbers)

January 29th 2014 - 890,046 published hubs / 69,281 published users............ (Lost another 80 fellow hubbers)

January 30th 2014 - 889,730 published hubs / 69,183 published users............ (Lost another 98 fellow hubbers)

January 31st 2014 - 889,501 published hubs / 69,103 published users........... (Lost another 80 fellow hubbers)

February 1st 2014 - 889,167 published hubs / 69,024 published users............ (Lost another 79 fellow hubbers)

February 2nd 2014 - 888,843 published hubs / 68,949 published users............ (Lost another 75 fellow hubbers)

February 3rd 2014 - 888,649 published hubs / 68,880 published users............ (Lost another 69 fellow hubbers)

February 4th 2014 - 888,504 published hubs / 68,820 published users............ (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

February 5th 2014 - 888,394 published hubs / 68,747 published users............ (Lost another 73 fellow hubbers)

February 6th 2014 - 888,259 published hubs / 68,679 published users............ (Lost another 68 fellow hubbers)

February 7th 2014 - 887,843 published hubs / 68,602 published users............ (Lost another 77 fellow hubbers)

February 8th 2014 - 887,377 published hubs / 68,510 published users............ (Lost another 92 fellow hubbers)

February 9th 2014 - 887,025 published hubs / 68,421 published users............ (Lost another 89 fellow hubbers)

February 10th 2014 - 886,894 published hubs / 68,374 published users.......... (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers)

February 11th 2014 - 886,601 published hubs / 68,307 published users.......... (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

February 12th 2014 - 886,428 published hubs / 68,243 published users.......... (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers)

February 13th 2014 - 886,293 published hubs / 68,172 published users.......... (Lost another 71 fellow hubbers)

February 14th 2014 - 885,940 published hubs / 68,088 published users.......... (Lost another 84 fellow hubbers)

February 15th 2014 - 885,523 published hubs / 67,983 published users.......... (Lost another 105 fellow hubbers)

February 16th 2014 - 884,998 published hubs / 67,895 published users.......... (Lost another 88 fellow hubbers)

February 17th 2014 - 884,880 published hubs / 67,838 published users.......... (Lost another 57 fellow hubbers)

February 18th 2014 - 884,591 published hubs / 67,772 published users.......... (Lost another 66 fellow hubbers)

February 19th 2014 - 884,145 published hubs / 67,717 published users.......... (Lost another 55 fellow hubbers)

February 20th 2014 - 883,580 published hubs / 67,628 published users.......... (Lost another 89 fellow hubbers)

February 21st 2014 - 882,882 published hubs / 67,535 published users.......... (Lost another 93 fellow hubbers)

February 22nd 2014 - 882,612 published hubs / 67,447 published users.......... (Lost another 88 fellow hubbers)

February 23rd 2014 - 882,412 published hubs / 67,346 published users.......... (Lost another 101 fellow hubbers)

February 24th 2014 - 882,029 published hubs / 67,271 published users.......... (Lost another 75 fellow hubbers)

February 25th 2014 - 881,967 published hubs / 67,204 published users.......... (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

February 26th 2014 - 881,425 published hubs / 67,130 published users.......... (Lost another 74 fellow hubbers)

February 27th 2014 - 881,214 published hubs / 67,062 published users.......... (Lost another 68 fellow hubbers)

February 28th 2014 - 880,869 published hubs / 66,949 published users.......... (Lost another 113 fellow hubbers)

March 1st 2014 - 880,644 published hubs / 66,859 published users............... (Lost another 90 fellow hubbers)

March 2nd 2014 - 880,465 published hubs / 66,764 published users............... (Lost another 95 fellow hubbers)

March 3rd 2014 - 880,204 published hubs / 66,685 published users............... (Lost another 79 fellow hubbers)

March 4th 2014 - 879,961 published hubs / 66,623 published users............... (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

March 5th 2014 - 879,462 published hubs / 66,534 published users............... (Lost another 89 fellow hubbers)

March 6th 2014 - 879,391 published hubs / 66,468 published users............... (Lost another 66 fellow hubbers)

March 7th 2014 - "No stats were available today due to the Internet being interrupted and knocked out by a violent Southern ice storm."

March 8th 2014 - 878,128 published hubs / 66,255 published users............... (Lost another 213 fellow hubbers)

March 9th 2014 - 877,916 published hubs / 66,163 published users............... (Lost another 92 fellow hubbers)

March 10th 2014 - 877,636 published hubs / 66,106 published users............... (Lost another 57 fellow hubbers)

March 11th 2014 - 877,303 published hubs / 66,046 published users............... (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

March 12th 2014 - 876,926 published hubs / 65,977 published users............... (Lost another 69 fellow hubbers)

March 13th 2014 - 876,643 published hubs / 65,877 published users............... (Lost another 100 fellow hubbers)

March 14th 2014 - 876,074 published hubs / 65,770 published users............... (Lost another 107 fellow hubbers)

March 15th 2014 - 875,762 published hubs / 65,655 published users............... (Lost another 115 fellow hubbers)

March 16th 2014 - 874,985 published hubs / 65,561 published users............... (Lost another 94 fellow hubbers)

March 17th 2014 - 874,423 published hubs / 65,498 published users............... (Lost another 63 fellow hubbers)

March 18th 2014 - 874,083 published hubs / 65,428 published users............... (Lost another 70 fellow hubbers)

March 19th 2014 - 873,947 published hubs / 65,351 published users............... (Lost another 77 fellow hubbers)

March 20th 2014 - 873,735 published hubs / 65,263 published users............... (Lost another 88 fellow hubbers)

March 21st 2014 - 873,544 published hubs / 65,187 published users............... (Lost another 76 fellow hubbers)

March 22nd 2014 - 872,736 published hubs / 65,084 published users............... (Lost another 103 fellow hubbers)

March 23rd 2014 - 872,590 published hubs / 64,995 published users............... (Lost another 89 fellow hubbers)

March 24th 2014 - 872,426 published hubs / 64,939 published users............... (Lost another 56 fellow hubbers)

March 25th 2014 - 872,195 published hubs / 64,901 published users............... (Lost another 38 fellow hubbers)

March 26th 2014 - 871,981 published hubs / 64,818 published users............... (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers)

March 27th 2014 - 871,465 published hubs / 64,730 published users............... (Lost another 88 fellow hubbers)

March 28th 2014 - 870,924 published hubs / 64,637 published users............... (Lost another 93 fellow hubbers)

March 29th 2014 - 870,444 published hubs / 64,556 published users............... (Lost another 81 fellow hubbers)

March 30th 2014 - 870,062 published hubs / 64,451 published users............... (Lost another 105 fellow hubbers)

March 31st 2014 - 869,696 published hubs / 64,381 published users............... (Lost another 70 fellow hubbers)

April 1st 2014 - 869,490 published hubs / 64,337 published users.................. (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

April 2nd 2014 - 869,224 published hubs / 64,264 published users.................. (Lost another 73 fellow hubbers)

April 3rd 2014 - 868,895 published hubs / 64,186 published users.................. (Lost another 78 fellow hubbers)

April 4th 2014 - 868,381 published hubs / 64,105 published users.................. (Lost another 81 fellow hubbers)

April 5th 2014 - 868,035 published hubs / 64,039 published users.................. (Lost another 66 fellow hubbers)

April 6th 2014 - 867,453 published hubs / 63,954 published users.................. (Lost another 85 fellow hubbers)

April 7th 2014 - 866,612 published hubs / 63,900 published users.................. (Lost another 54 fellow hubbers)

April 8th 2014 - 866,596 published hubs / 63,861 published users.................. (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers)

April 9th 2014 - 866,319 published hubs / 63,796 published users.................. (Lost another 65 fellow hubbers)

April 10th 2014 - 866,141 published hubs / 63,728 published users.................. (Lost another 68 fellow hubbers)

April 11th 2014 - 865,682 published hubs / 63,609 published users.................. (Lost another 119 fellow hubbers)

April 12th 2014 - 865,387 published hubs / 63,518 published users.................. (Lost another 91 fellow hubbers)

April 13th 2014 - 864,880 published hubs / 63,436 published users.................. (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers)

April 14th 2014 - 864,474 published hubs / 63,371 published users................... (Lost another 65 fellow hubbers)

April 15th 2014 - 864,320 published hubs / 63,325 published users.................. (Lost another 46 fellow hubbers)

April 16th 2014 - 864,058 published hubs / 63,298 published users................. (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

April 17th 2014 - 863,726 published hubs / 63,225 published users.................. (Lost another 73 fellow hubbers)

April 18th 2014 - 863,360 published hubs / 63,130 published users.................. (Lost another 95 fellow hubbers)

April 19th 2014 - 862,968 published hubs / 63,056 published users.................. (Lost another 74 fellow hubbers)

April 20th 2014 - 862,471 published hubs / 62,968 published users.................. (Lost another 88 fellow hubbers on Easter Sunday)

April 21st 2014 - 862,045 published hubs / 62,882 published users.................. (Lost another 86 fellow hubbers)

April 22nd 2014 - 861,845 published hubs / 62,819 published users.................. (Lost another 63 fellow hubbers)

April 23rd 2014 - 861,321 published hubs / 62,747 published users.................. (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

April 24th 2014 - 860,947 published hubs / 62,683 published users.................. (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers)

April 25th 2014 - 860,806 published hubs / 62,589 published users................... (Lost another 94 fellow hubbers)

April 26th 2014 - 860,420 published hubs / 62,484 published users.................. (Lost another 105 fellow hubbers)

April 27th 2014 - 860,212 published hubs / 62,387 published users................. (Lost another 97 fellow hubbers)

April 28th 2014 - 859,847 published hubs / 62,323 published users.................. (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers)

April 29th 2014 - 859,707 published hubs / 62,263 published users.................. (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

April 30th 2014 - 859,633 published hubs / 62,207 published users.................. (Lost another 56 fellow hubbers)

May 1st 2014 - 859,462 published hubs / 62,108 published users.................. (Lost another 99 fellow hubbers)

May 2nd 2014 - 859,288 published hubs / 62,049 published users.................. (Lost another 59 fellow hubbers)

May 3rd 2014 - 859,049 published hubs / 61,971 published users.................. (Lost another 78 fellow hubbers)

May 4th 2014 - 858,897 published hubs / 61,894 published users.................. (Lost another 77 fellow hubbers)

May 5th 2014 - 858,849 published hubs / 61,879 published users.................. (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

May 6th 2014 - 858,869 published hubs / 61,858 published users................... (Lost another 21 fellow hubbers)

May 7th 2014 - 858,938 published hubs / 61,843 published users.................. (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

May 8th 2014 - 858,630 published hubs / 61,717 published users.................. (Lost another 126 fellow hubbers)

May 9th 2014 - 858,543 published hubs / 61,654 published users.................. (Lost another 63 fellow hubbers)

May 10th 2014 - 858,191 published hubs / 61,553 published users.................. (Lost another 101 fellow hubbers)

May 11th 2014 - 857,665 published hubs / 61,510 published users.................. (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers on Mother's Day)

May 12th 2014 - 857,443 published hubs / 61,428 published users.................. (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers)

May 13th 2014 - 857,387 published hubs / 61,389 published users.................. (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers)

May 14th 2014 - 857,044 published hubs / 61,355 published users.................. (Lost another 34 fellow hubbers)

May 15th 2014 - 856,825 published hubs / 61,315 published users................. (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

May 16th 2014 - 856,400 published hubs / 61,242 published users.................. (Lost another 73 fellow hubbers)

May 17th 2014 - 856,010 published hubs / 61,202 published users.................. (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

May 18th 2014 - 855,724 published hubs / 61,130 published users.................. (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

May 19th 2014 - 855,568 published hubs / 61,118 published users.................. (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

May 20th 2014 - 855,461 published hubs / 61,056 published users.................... (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

May 21st 2014 - 855,220 published hubs / 61,043 published users.................. (Lost another 13 fellow hubbers)

May 22nd 2014 - 855,017 published hubs / 61,002 published users.................. (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

May 23rd 2014 - 854,998 published hubs / 60,957 published users.................. (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers)

May 24th 2014 - 854,554 published hubs / 60,900 published users.................. (Lost another 57 fellow hubbers)

May 25th 2014 - 854,479 published hubs / 60,853 published users.................. (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers)

May 26th 2014 - 854,518 published hubs / 60,828 published users.................. (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers on Memorial Day)

May 27th 2014 - 854,465 published hubs / 60,833 published users.................. (Gained another 5 fellow hubbers, which is the only daily gain since back on August 29th 2013)

May 28th 2014 - 854,413 published hubs / 60,828 published users.................. (Lost another 5 fellow hubbers)

May 29th 2014 - 854,246 published hubs / 60,794 published users.................. (Lost another 34 fellow hubbers)

May 30th 2014 - 854,290 published hubs / 60,771 published users.................. (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

May 31st 2014 - 854,045 published hubs / 60,705 published users.................. (Lost another 66 fellow hubbers)

June 1st 2014 - 853,335 published hubs / 60,654 published users.................. (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

June 2nd 2014 - 853,235 published hubs / 60,642 published users.................. (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

June 3rd 2014 - 853,220 published hubs / 60,632 published users.................. (Lost another 10 fellow hubbers)

June 4th 2014 - 852,912 published hubs / 60,590 published users.................. (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

June 5th 2014 - 852,687 published hubs / 60,536 published users.................. (Lost another 54 fellow hubbers)

June 6th 2014 - 852,431 published hubs / 60,528 published users.................. (Lost another 8 fellow hubbers)

June 7th 2014 - 851,947 published hubs / 60,473 published users.................. (Lost another 55 fellow hgubbers)

June 8th 2014 - 851,871 published hubs / 60,429 published users.................. (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

June 9th 2014 - 851,661 published hubs / 60,423 published users.................. (Lost another 6 fellow hubbers)

June 10th 2014 - 851,421 published hubs / 60,387 published users.................. (Lost another 34 fellow hubbers)

June 11 2014 - 851,332 published hubs / 60,356 published users.................. (Lost another 31 fellow hubbers)

June 12th 2014 - 851,661 published hubs / 60,318 published users.................. (Lost amother 38 fellow hubbers)

June 13th 2014 - 850,127 published hubs / 60,278 published users.................. (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

June 14th 2014 - 849,855 published hubs / 60,245 published users.................. (Lost another 33 fellow hubbers)

June 15th 2014 - 849,598 published hubs / 60,196 published users.................. (Lost another 49 fellow hubbers)

June 16th 2014 - 849,076 published hubs / 60,176 published users................. (Lost another 20 fellow hubbers)

June 17th 2014 - 848,879 published hubs / 60,137 published users............,,.,,,,, (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers)

June 18th 2014 - 848,483 published hubs / 60,101 published users................... (Lost another 36 fellow hubbers)

June 19th 2014 - 848,028 published hubs / 60,075 published users.................. (Lost another 26 fellow hubbers)

June 20th 2014 - 847,693 published hubs / 60,043 published users.................. (Lost another 32 fellow hubbers)

June 21st 2014 - 847,225 published hubs / 59,999 published users.................. (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

June 22nd 2014 - 847,000 published hubs / 59,945 published users.................. (Lost another 54 fellow hubbers)

June 23rd 2014 - 846,827 published hubs / 59,916 published users................. (Lost another 29 fellow hubbers)

June 24th 2014 - 846,701 published hubs / 59,905 published users.................. (Lost another 11 fellow hubbers)

June 25th 2014 - 846,576 published hubs / 59,888 published users.................. (Lost another 17 fellow hubbers)

June 26th 2014 - 846,408 published hubs / 59,851 published users.................. (Lost another 37 fellow hubbers)

June 27th 2014 - 846,153 published hubs / 59,816 published users.................. (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

June 28th 2014 - 845,954 published hubs / 59,750 published users.................. (Lost another 66 fellow hubbers)

June 29th 2014 - 845,713 published hubs / 59,698 published users.................. (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

June 30th 2014 - 845,569 published hubs / 59,673 published users.................. (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers)

July 1st 2014 - 845,403 published hubs / 59,667 published users....... ........... (Lost another 6 fellow hubbers)

July 2nd 2014 - 845,280 published hubs / 59,625 published users.................... (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

July 3rd 2014 - 845,049 published hubs / 59,595 published users.................... (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers)

July 4th 2014 - 844,573 published hubs / 59,546 published users.................... (Lost another 49 fellow hubbers on Independence Day)

July 5th 2014 - 844,327 published hubs / 59,476 published users.................... (Lost another 70 fellow hubbers)

July 6th 2014 - 843,918 published hubs / 59,441 published users................... (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

July 7th 2014 - 843,584 published hubs / 59,412 published users.................... (Lost another 29 fellow hubbers)

July 8th 2014 - 843,549 published hubs / 59,414 published users.................... (Gained another 2 fellow hubbers, which was the only gain since May 27th)

July 9th 2014 - 843,363 published hubs / 59,399 published users................... (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

July 10th 2014 - 843,393 published hubs / 59,384 published users................... (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

July 11th 2014 - 843,152 published hubs / 59,357 published users................... (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

July 12th 2014 - 843,020 published hubs / 59,316 published users................... (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

July 13th 2014 - 843,810 published hubs / 59,272 published users.................. (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

July 14th 2014 - 842,756 published hubs / 59,237 published users.................. (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

July 15th 2014 - 842,716 published hubs / 59,225 published users................... (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

July 16th 2014 - 842,608 published hubs / 59,194 published users.................. (Lost another 31 fellow hubbers)

July 17th 2014 - 842,611 published hubs / 59,182 published users.................. (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

July 18th 2014 - 842,121 published hubs / 59,108 published users................. (Lost another 74 fellow hubbers)

July 19th 2014 - 842,044 published hubs / 59,098 published users.................. (Lost another 10 fellow hubbers)

July 20th 2014 - 841,907 published hubs / 59,076 published users................. (Lost another 22 fellow hubbers)

July 21st 2014 - 841,882 published hubs / 59,077 published users.................. (Gained ONE fellow hubber "WOW" is all I have to say about that)

July 22nd 2014 - 841,698 published hubs / 59,074 published users.................. (Lost another 3 fellow hubbers)

July 23rd 2014 - 841,456 published hubs / 59,062 published users................. (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

July 24th 2014 - 840,504 published hubs / 58,999 published users.................. (Lost another 63 fellow hubbers)

July 25th 2014 - 840,373 published hubs / 58,974 published users................. (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers)

July 26th 2014 - 840,341 published hubs / 58,929 published users.................. (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers)

July 27th 2014 - 839,734 published hubs / 58,902 published users................. (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

July 28th 2014 - 839,744 published hubs / 58,892 published users................... (Lost another 10 fellow hubbers)

July 29th 2014 - 839,612 published hubs / 58,892 published users.................. (Lost another 20 fellow hubbers)

July 30th 2014 - 839,662 published hubs / 58,864 published users.................. (Lost another 8 fellow hubbers)

July 31st 2014 - 839,431 published hubs / 58,829 published users.................. (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

August 1st 2014 - 839,195 published hubs / 58,807 published users............... (Lost another 22 fellow hubbers)

August 2nd 2014 - 839,194 published hubs / 58.802 published users............... (Lost another 5 fellow hubbers)

August 3rd 2014 - 839,016 published hubs / 58,784 published users............... (Lost another 18 fellow hubbers)

August 4th 2014 - 838,964 published hubs / 58,765 published users................ (Lost another 19 fellow hubbers)

August 5th 2014 - 838,936 published hubs / 58,766 published users............... (Gained one fellow hubber, and there's probably no need to hold the door open)

August 6th 2014 - 838,704 published hubs / 58,747 published users............... (Lost another 19 fellow hubbers)

August 7th 2014 - 838,593 published hubs / 58,707 published users............... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

August 8th 2014 - 838,568 published hubs / 58,685 published users............... (Lost another 22 fellow hubbers)

August 9th 2014 - 838,335 published hubs / 58,659 published users............... (Lost another 26 fellow hubbers)

August 10th 2014 - 838,201 published hubs / 58,607 published users.............. (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

August 11th 2014 - 838,154 published hubs / 58,603 published users............ (Lost another 4 fellow hubbers)

August 12th 2014 - 837,999 published hubs / 58,619 published users............ (Gained another 16 fellow hubbers)

August 13th 2014 - 837,871 published hubs / 58,603 published users............... (Lost another 16 fellow hubbers, All of yesterday's gain is completely wiped out overnight.)

August 14th 2014 - 837,756 published hubs / 58,593 published users............... (Lost another 10 fellow hubbers)

August 15th 2014 - 837,029 published hubs / 58,459 published users............... (Lost another 134 fellow hubbers)

August 16th 2014 - 836,349 published hubs / 58,395 published users............... (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers)

August 17th 2014 - 836,094 published hubs / 58,390 published users............... (Lost another 5 fellow hubbers)

August 18th 2014 - 835,756 published hubs / 58,378 published users............... (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

August 19th 2014 - 835,188 published hubs / 58,392 published users............... (Gained another 14 fellow hubbers)

August 20th 2014 - 834,891 published hubs / 58,419 published users............... (Gained another 27 fellow hubbers)

August 21st 2014 - 834,786 published hubs / 58,440 published users............... (Gained another 21 fellow hubbers)

August 22nd 2014 - 834,643 published hubs / 58,455 published users............... (Gained another 15 fellow hubbers)

August 23rd 2014 - 834,741 published hubs / 58,444 published hubs............... (Lost another 11 fellow hubbers)

August 24th 2014 - 834,576 published hubs / 58,432 published users............... (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

August 25th 2014 - 834,793 published hubs / 58,460 published users.............. (Gained another 28 fellow hubbers)

August 26th 2014 - 834,889 published hubs / 58,451 published users.............. (Lost another 9 fellow hubbers)

August 27th 2014 - 834,913 published hubs / 58,470 published users............... (Gained another 19 fellow hubbers)

August 28th 2014 - 834,480 published hubs / 58,452 published users................ (Lost another 18 fellow hubbers)

August 29th 2014 - 834,323 published hubs / 58,442 published users............... (Lost another 10 fellow hubbers)

August 30th 2014 - 833,983 published hubs / 58,427 published users............... (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

August 31st 2014 - 833,992 published hubs / 58,396 published users............... (Lost another 31 fellow hubbers)

September 1st 2014 - 833,915 published hubs / 58,380 published users.......... (Lost another 16 fellow hubbers)

September 2nd 2014 - 833,920 published hubs / 58,380 published users............ (It was a push & there was no change today in the number of hubbers)

September 3rd 2014 - 835,291 published hubs / 58,416 published users......... (Gained another 36 fellow hubbers)

September 4th 2014 - 838,695 published hubs / 58,597 published users......... (Gained another 181 fellow hubbers)

September 5th 2014 - 850,149 published hubs / 58,879 published users......... (Gained another 282 fellow hubbers)

September 6th 2014 - 858,515 published hubs / 59,168 published users......... (Gained another 289 fellow hubbers)

September 7th 2014 - 864,888 published hubs / 59,484 published users......... (Gained another 316 fellow hubbers)

September 8th 2014 - 876,931 published hubs / 59,666 published users......... (Gained another 182 fellow hubbers)

September 9th 2014 - 885,927 published hubs / 59,789 published users......... (Gained another 123 fellow hubbers & today marks 2 years of statistics)

September 10th 2014 - 896,938 published hubs / 59,961 published users......... (Gained another 172 fellow hubbers)

September 11th 2014 - 916,163 published hubs / 60,737 published users......... (Gained another 776 fellow hubbers)

September 12th 2014 - 934,270 published hubs / 66,252 published users......... (Gained another 5,515 fellow hubbers)

September 13th 2014 - 949,853 published hubs / 70,936 published users......... (Gained another 4,684 fellow hubbers)

September 14th 2014 - 962,901 published hubs / 74,970 published users......... (Gained another 4,034 fellow hubbers)

September 15th 2014 - 970,741 published hubs / 77,115 published users......... (Gained another 2,145 fellow hubbers)

September 16th 2014 - 976,676 published hubs / 78,737 published users.......... (Gained another 1,622 fellow hubbers)

September 17th 2014 - 995,362 published hubs / 84,536 published users......... (Gained another 5,799 fellow hubbers)

September 18th 2014 - 994,897 published hubs / 84,513 published users......... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

September 19th 2014 - 994,559 published hubs / 84,475 published users......... (Lost another 38 fellow hubbers)

September 20th 2014 - 994,410 published hubs / 84,430 published users......... (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers)

September 21st 2014 - 994,014 published hubs / 84,418 published users......... (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

September 22nd 2014 - 993,762 published hubs / 84,348 published users......... (Lost another 70 fellow hubbers)

September 23rd 2014 - 993,733 published hubs / 84,361 published users......... (Gained another 13 fellow hubbers)

September 24th 2014 - 993,609 published hubs / 84,393 published users......... (Gained another 32 fellow hubbers)

September 25th 2014 - 993,591 published hubs / 84,415 published users......... (Gained another 22 fellow hubbers)

September 26th 2014 - 993,576 published hubs / 84,412 published users......... (Lost another 3 fellow hubbers)

September 27th 2014 - 993,407 published hubs / 84,424 published users......... (Gained another 12 fellow hubbers)

September 28th 2014 - 992,975 published hubs / 84,407 published users......... (Lost another 17 fellow hubbers)

September 29th 2014 - 993,006 published hubs / 84,418 published users......... (Gained another 11 fellow hubbers)

September 30th 2014 - 993,043 published hubs / 84,424 published users......... (Gained another 6 fellow hubbers)

October 1st 2014 - 992,775 published hubs / 84,450 published users.......... (Gained another 26 fellow hubbers)

October 2nd 2014 - 992,763 published hubs / 84,464 published users............ (Gained another 14 fellow hubbers)

October 3rd 2014 - 992,669 published hubs / 84,445 published users............ (Lost another 19 fellow hubbers)

October 4th 2014 - 992,694 published hubs / 84,482 published users............ (Gained another 37 fellow hubbers)

October 5th 2014 - 992,675 published hubs / 84,485 published users............ (Gained another 3 fellow hubbers)

October 6th 2014 - 992,789 published hubs / 84,498 published users............ (Gained another 13 fellow hubbers)

October 7th 2014 - 992,800 published hubs / 84,498 published users ................. (It was a push & there was no change today in the number of hubbers)

October 8th 2014 - 992,744 published hubs / 84,529 published users........... (Gained another 31 fellow hubbers)

October 9th 2014 - 992,696 published hubs / 84,557 published users............ (Gained another 28 fellow hubbers)

October 10th 2014 - 992,856 published hubs / 84,579 published users............ (Gained another 22 fellow hubbers)

October 11th 2014 - 992,747 published hubs / 84,585 published users............ (Gained another 6 fellow hubbers)

October 12th 2014 - 992,583 published hubs / 84,572 published users............ (Lost another 13 fellow hubbers)

October 13th 2014 - 992,541 published hubs / 84,597 published users........... (Gained another 25 fellow hubbers)

October 14th 2014 - 992,662 published hubs / 84,629 published users............ (Gained another 32 fellow hubbers)

October 15th 2014 - 992,618 published hubs / 84,621 published users............ (Lost another 8 fellow hubbers)

October 16th 2014 - 992,686 published hubs / 84,633 published users............ (Gained another 12 fellow hubbers)

October 17th 2014 - 992,766 published hubs / 84,646 published users............ (Gained another 13 fellow hubbers)

October 18th 2014 - 992,803 published hubs / 84,646 published users................ (It was a push & there was no change today in the number of hubbers)

October 19th 2014 - 992,675 published hubs / 84,636 published users........... (Lost another 10 fellow hubbers)

October 20th 2014 - 992,585 published hubs / 84,629 published users............ (Lost another 7 fellow hubbers)

October 21st 2014 - 993,483 published hubs / 84,662 published users............ (Gained another 33 fellow hubbers)

October 22nd 2014 - 993,451 published hubs / 84,703 published users............ (Gained another 41 fellow hubbers)

October 23rd 2014 - 993,284 published hubs / 84,702 published users............ (Lost another 1 fellow hubber)

October 24th 2014 - 993,314 published hubs / 84,712 published users............ (Gained another 10 fellow hubbers)

October 25th 2014 - 993,138 published hubs / 84,694 published users............ (Lost another 18 fellow hubbers)

October 26th 2014 - 992,966 published hubs / 84,707 published users............ (Gained another 13 fellow followers)

October 27th 2014 - 992,717 published hubs / 84,739 published users............ (Gained another 32 fellow hubbers)

October 28th 2014 - 992,641 published hubs / 84,737 published users............ (Lost another 2 fellow hubbers)

October 29th 2014 - 992,556 published hubs / 84,736 published users............ (Lost another 1 fellow hubber)

October 30th 2014 - 992,407 published hubs / 84,724 published users............ (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

October 31st 2014 - 992,290 published hubs / 84,739 published users............ (Gained another 15 fellow hubbers on Halloween)

November 1st 2014 - 992,145 published hubs / 84,723 published users.......... (Lost another 16 fellow hubbers)

November 2nd 2014 - 991,218 published hubs / 84,651 published users.......... (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

November 3rd 2014 - 990,925 published hubs / 84,632 published users.......... (Lost another 19 fellow hubbers)

November 4th 2014 - 990,515 published hubs / 84,612 published users.......... (Lost another 20 fellow hubbers)

November 5th 2014 - 990,293 published hubs / 84,610 published users.......... (Lost another 2 fellow hubbers)

November 6th 2014 - 989,962 published hubs / 84,574 published users.......... (Lost another 36 fellow hubbers)

November 7th 2014 - 989,879 published hubs / 84,584 published users.......... (Gained another 10 fellow hubbers)

November 8th 2014 - 989,417 published hubs / 84,532 published users.......... (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

November 9th 2014 - 988,956 published hubs / 84,481 published users.......... (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

November 10th 2014 - 988,954 published hubs / 84,479 published users.......... (Lost another 2 fellow hubbers)

November 11th 2014 - 988,723 published hubs / 84,458 published users.......... (Lost another 21 fellow hubbers)

November 12th 2014 - 988,659 published hubs / 84,435 published users.......... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

November 13th 2014 - 988,027 published hubs / 84,453 published users.......... (Gained another 18 fellow hubbers)

November 14th 2014 - 987,774 published hubs / 84,406 published users.......... (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers)

November 15th 2014 - 987,577 published hubs / 84,355 published users.......... (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

November 16th 2014 - 987,082 published hubs / 84,292 published users.......... (Lost another 63 fellow hubbers)

November 17th 2014 - 986,948 published hubs / 84,296 published users.......... (Gained another 4 fellow hubbers)

November 18th 2014 - 986,755 published hubs / 84,282 published users.......... (Lost another 14 fellow hubbers)

November 19th 2014 - 986,201 published hubs / 84,221 published users.......... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers)

November 20th 2014 - 985,908 published hubs / 84,177 published users.......... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

November 21st 2014 - 984,825 published hubs / 84,160 published users.......... (Lost another 17 fellow hubbers)

November 22nd 2014 - 984,240 published hubs / 84,116 published users......... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

November 23rd 2014 - 983,993 published hubs / 84,085 published users.......... (Lost another 31 fellow hubbers)

November 24th 2014 - 983,582 published hubs / 84,091 published users.......... (Gained another 6 fellow hubbers)

November 25th 2014 - 983,246 published hubs / 84,087 published users......... (Lost another 4 fellow hubbers)

November 26th 2014 - 982,903 published hubs / 84,089 published users.......... (Gained another 2 fellow hubbers)

November 27th 2014 - 982,625 published hubs / 84,047 published users.......... (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers on Thanksgiving)

November 28th 2014 - 982,283 published hubs / 84,069 published users.......... (Gained another 22 fellow hubbers on Black Friday)

November 29th 2014 - 981,837 published hubs / 84,021 published users.......... (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers)

November 30th 2014 - 981,331 published hubs / 83,996 published users.......... (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers)

December 1st 2014 - 980,911 published hubs / 83,995 published users.......... (Lost another 1 fellow hubber)

December 2nd 2014 - 979,995 published hubs / 83,968 published users.......... (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

December 3rd 2014 - 979,514 published hubs / 83,978 published users.......... (Gained another 10 fellow hubbers)

December 4th 2014 - 979,305 published hubs / 83,990 published users.......... (Gained another 12 fellow hubbers)

December 5th 2014 - 978,683 published hubs / 83,958 published users.......... (Lost another 32 fellow hubbers)

December 6th 2014 - 978,118 published hubs / 83,929 published users.......... (Lost another 29 fellow hubbers)

December 7th 2014 - 977,779 published hubs / 83,886 published users.......... (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers)

December 8th 2014 - 977,467 published hubs / 83,876 published users.......... (Lost another 10 fellow hubbers)

December 9th 2014 - 977,191 published hubs / 83,872 published users.......... (Lost another 4 fellow hubbers)

December 10th 2014 - 976,886 published hubs / 83,871 published users.......... (Lost another 1 fellow hubber)

December 11th 2014 - 976,499 published hubs / 83,855 published users.......... (Lost another 16 fellow hubbers)

December 12th 2014 - 976,224 published hubs / 83,816 published users.......... (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers)

December 13th 2014 - 975,999 published hubs / 83,797 published users.......... (Lost another 19 fellow hubbers)

December 14th 2014 - 975,664 published hubs / 83,795 published users.......... (Lost another 2 fellow hubbers)

December 15th 2014 - 975,299 published hubs / 83,762 published users.......... (Lost another 33 fellow hubbers)

December 16th 2014 - 974,951 published hubs / 83,755 published users.......... (Lost another 7 fellow hubbers)

December 17th 2014 - 974,560 published hubs / 83,715 published users.......... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

December 18th 2014 - 974,600 published hubs / 83,724 published users.......... (Gained another 9 fellow hubbers)

December 19th 2014 - 973,428 published hubs / 83,677 published users.......... (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers)

December 20th 2014 - 973,127 published hubs / 83,634 published users.......... (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers)

December 21st 2014 - 972,718 published hubs / 83,594 published users.......... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

December 22nd 2014 - 972,487 published hubs / 83,572 published users.......... (Lost another 22 fellow hubbers)

December 23rd 2014 - 972,169 published hubs / 83,555 published users.......... (Lost another 17 fellow hubbers)

December 24th 2014 - 971,961 published hubs / 83,525 published users.......... (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers on Christmas Eve)

December 25th 2014 - 971,722 published hubs / 83,488 published users.......... (Lost another 37 fellow hubbers on Christmas Day)

December 26th 2014 - 971,441 published hubs / 83,467 published users.......... (Lost another 21 fellow hubbers)

December 27th 2014 - 971,073 published hubs / 83,435 published users.......... (Lost another 32 fellow hubbers)

December 28th 2014 - 970,840 published hubs / 83,427 published users.......... (Lost another 8 fellow hubbers)

December 29th 2014 - 970,445 published hubs / 83,405 published users.......... (Lost another 22 fellow hubbers)

December 30th 2014 - 969,921 published hubs / 83,392 published users.......... (Lost another 13 fellow hubbers)

December 31st 2014 - 969,784 published hubs / 83,387 published users.......... (Lost another 5 fellow hubbers on New Years Eve)

January 1st 2015 - 969,262 published hubs / 83,340 published users............... (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers on New Years Day)

January 2nd 2015 - 969,018 published hubs / 83,328 published users............... (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

January 3rd 2015 - 968,721 published hubs / 83,308 published users............... (Lost another 20 fellow hubbers)

January 4th 2015 - 968,499 published hubs / 83,267 published users............... (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

January 5th 2015 - 968,406 published hubs / 83,282 published users............... (Gained another 15 fellow hubbers)

January 6th 2015 - 967,723 published hubs / 83,263 published users............... (Lost another 19 fellow hubbers)

January 7th 2015 - 967,402 published hubs / 83,276 published users............... (Gained another 13 fellow hubbers)

January 8th 2015 - 967,139 published hubs / 83,319 published users.............. (Gained another 43 fellow hubbers)

January 9th 2015 - 966,759 published hubs / 83,247 published users............... (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

January 10th 2015 - 966,172 published hubs / 83,214 published users.......... (Lost another 33 fellow hubbers)

January 11th 2015 - 965,737 published hubs / 83,191 published users.......... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

January 12th 2015 - 965,556 published hubs / 83,188 published users.......... (Lost another 3 fellow hubbers)

January 13th 2015 - 965,337 published hubs / 83,165 published users.......... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

January 14th 2015 - 965,126 published hubs / 83,140 published users.......... (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers)

January 15th 2015 - 964,697 published hubs / 83,105 published users.......... (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

January 16th 2015 - 962,747 published hubs / 82,991 published users.......... (Lost another 114 fellow hubbers)

January 17th 2015 - 960,261 published hubs / 82,813 published users.......... (Lost another 178 fellow hubbers)

January 18th 2015 - 958,107 published hubs / 82,683 published users.......... (Lost another 130 fellow hubbers)

January 19th 2015 - 955,931 published hubs / 82,503 published users.......... (Lost another 180 fellow hubbers)

January 20th 2015 - 954,552 published hubs / 82,446 published users.......... (Lost another 57 fellow hubbers)

January 21st 2015 - 952,518 published hubs / 82,275 published users.......... (Lost another 171 fellow hubbers)

January 22nd 2015 - 951,001 published hubs / 82,184 published users.......... (Lost another 91 fellow hubbers)

January 23rd 2015 - 949,449 published hubs / 82,047 published users.......... (Lost another 137 fellow hubbers)

January 24th 2015 - 948,232 published hubs / 81,928 published users.......... (Lost another 119 fellow hubbers)

January 25th 2015 - 947,411 published hubs / 81,877 published users.......... (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

January 26th 2015 - 946,387 published hubs / 81,763 published users.......... (Lost another 114 fellow hubbers)

January 27th 2015 - 945,424 published hubs / 81,691 published users.......... (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

January 28th 2015 - 944,651 published hubs / 81,624 published users.......... (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

January 29th 2015 - 943,906 published hubs / 81,555 published users.......... (Lost another 69 fellow hubbers)

January 30th 2015 - 942,878 published hubs / 81,514 published users.......... (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

January 31st 2015 - 941,474 published hubs / 81,152 published users.......... (Lost another 362 fellow hubbers)

February 1st 2015 - 940,355 published hubs / 80,826 published users.......... (Lost another 326 fellow hubbers)

February 2nd 2015 - 939,333 published hubs / 80,500 published users.......... (Lost another 326 fellow hubbers on Groundhog Day)

February 3rd 2015 - 938,104 published hubs / 80,198 published users.......... (Lost another 302 fellow hubbers)

February 4th 2015 - 936,927 published hubs / 79,860 published users.......... (Lost another 338 fellow hubbers)

February 5th 2015 - 935,993 published hubs / 79,605 published users.......... (Lost another 255 fellow hubbers)

February 6th 2015 - 935,202 published hubs / 79,294 published users.......... (Lost another 311 fellow hubbers)

February 7th 2015 - 933,628 published hubs / 78,926 published users.......... (Lost another 368 fellow hubbers)

February 8th 2015 - 932,518 published hubs / 78,599 published users.......... (Lost another 327 fellow hubbers)

February 9th 2015 - 931,070 published hubs / 78,288 published users.......... (Lost another 311 fellow hubbers)

February 10th 2015 - 929,712 published hubs / 77,972 published users.......... (Lost another 316 fellow hubbers)

February 11th 2015 - 928,162 published hubs / 77,667 published users.......... (Lost another 305 fellow hubbers)

February 12th 2015 - 927,300 published hubs / 77,348 published users.......... (Lost another 319 fellow hubbers)

February 13th 2015 - 926,433 published hubs / 77,063 published users.......... (Lost another 285 fellow hubbers)

February 14th 2015 - 925,179 published hubs / 76,752 published users.......... (Lost another 311 fellow hubbers on Valentine's Day)

February 15th 2015 - 924,130 published hubs / 76,461 published users.......... (Lost another 291 fellow hubbers)

February 16th 2015 - 923,415 published hubs / 76,180 published users.......... (Lost another 281 fellow hubbers)

February 17th 2015 - 922,279 published hubs / 75,856 published users.......... (Lost another 324 fellow hubbers)

February 18th 2015 - 921,391 published hubs / 75,545 published users.......... (Lost another 311 fellow hubbers)

February 19th 2015 - 920,177 published hubs / 75,232 published users.......... (Lost another 313 fellow hubbers)

February 20th 2015 - 919,164 published hubs / 75,020 published users.......... (Lost another 212 fellow hubbers)

February 21st 2015 - 918,347 published hubs / 74,834 published users.......... (Lost another 186 fellow hubbers)

February 22nd 2015 - 917,551 published hubs / 74,673 published users.......... (Lost another 161 published hubs)

February 23rd 2015 - 916,845 published hubs / 74,543 published users......... (Lost another 130 fellow hubbers)

February 24th 2015 - 916,353 published hubs / 74,407 published users.......... (Lost another 136 fellow hubbers)

February 25th 2015 - 915,917 published hubs / 74,321 published users.......... (Lost another 86 fellow hubbers)

February 26th 2015 - 914,275 published hubs / 74,092 published users.......... (Lost another 229 fellow hubbers)

February 27th 2015 - 914,507 published hubs / 74,134 published users.......... (Gained another 42 fellow hubbers)

February 28th 2015 - 913,785 published hubs / 73,994 published users.......... (Lost another 140 fellow hubbers)

March 1st 2015 - 911,935 published hubs / 73,652 published users............... (Lost another 342 fellow hubbers)

March 2nd 2015 - 911,659 published hubs / 73,551 published users............... (Lost another 101 fellow hubbers)

March 3rd 2015 - 911,014 published hubs / 73,385 published users............... (Lost another 166 fellow hubbers)

March 4th 2015 - 910,655 published hubs / 73,243 published users............... (Lost another 142 fellow hubbers)

March 5th 2015 - 909,943 published hubs / 73,098 published users............... (Lost another 145 fellow hubbers)

March 6th 2015 - 909,402 published hubs / 72,968 published users............... (Lost another 130 fellow hubbers)

March 7th 2015 - 908,916 published hubs / 72,824 published users............... (Lost another 144 fellow hubbers)

March 8th 2015 - 908,135 published hubs / 72,679 published users............... (Lost another 145 fellow hubbers)

March 9th 2015 - 907,475 published hubs / 72,549 published users............... (Lost another 130 fellow hubbers)

March 10th 2015 - 906,731 published hubs / 72,373 published users............... (Lost another 176 fellow hubbers)

March 11th 2015 - 906,308 published hubs / 72,275 published users............... (Lost another 98 fellow hubbers)

March 12th 2015 - 905,772 published hubs / 72,072 published users............... (Lost another 203 fellow hubbers)

March 13th 2015 - 905,267 published hubs / 71,906 published users............... (Lost another 166 fellow hubbers)

March 14th 2015 - 904,646 published hubs / 71,780 published users............... (Lost another 126 fellow hubbers)

March 15th 2015 - 903,944 published hubs / 71,589 published users............... (Lost another 191 fellow hubbers)

March 16th 2015 - 903,521 published hubs / 71,456 published users............... (Lost another 133 fellow hubbers)

March 17th 2015 - 903,058 published hubs / 71,357 published users............... (Lost another 99 fellow hubbers on St. Patrick's Day)

March 18th 2015 - 901,856 published hubs / 71,114 published users............... (Lost another 243 fellow hubbers)

March 19th 2015 - 901,286 published hubs / 70,989 published users............... (Lost another 125 fellow hubbers)

March 20th 2015 - 900,531 published hubs / 70,797 published users............... (Lost another 192 fellow hubbers)

March 21st 2015 - 899,719 published hubs / 70,629 published users............... (Lost another 168 fellow hubbers)

March 22nd 2015 - 899,352 published hubs / 70,478 published users............... (Lost another 151 fellow hubbers)

March 23rd 2015 - 898,588 published hubs / 70,338 published users............... (Lost another 140 fellow hubbers)

March 24th 2015 - 898,059 published hubs / 79,207 published users............... (Lost another 131 fellow hubbers)

March 25th 2015 - 897,188 published hubs / 70,047 published users............... (Lost another 160 fellow hubbers)

March 26th 2015 - 896,516 published hubs / 69,884 published users............... (Lost another 163 fellow hubbers)

March 27th 2015 - 895,556 published hubs / 69,734 published users............... (Lost another 150 fellow hubbers)

March 28th 2015 - 895,138 published hubs / 69,593 published users............... (Lost another 141 fellow hubbers)

March 29th 2015 - 894,304 published hubs / 69,416 published users............... (Lost another 177 fellow hubbers)

March 30th 2015 - 893,806 published hubs / 69,297 published users............... (Lost another 119 fellow hubbers)

March 31st 2015 - 893,022 published hubs / 69,156 published users............... (Lost another 141 fellow hubbers)

April 1st 2015 - 892,454 published hubs / 69,016 published users................... (Lost another 140 fellow hubbers on April Fool's Day)

April 2nd 2015 - 891,667 published hubs / 68,857 published users..................... (Lost another 159 fellow hubbers)

April 3rd 2015 - 891,143 published hubs / 68,716 published users..................... (Lost another 141 fellow hubbers on Good Friday)

April 4th 2015 - 890,354 published hubs / 68,581 published users...................... (Lost another 135 fellow hubbers)

April 5th 2015 - 889,717 published hubs / 68,430 published users...................... (Lost another 151 fellow hubbers on Easter Sunday)

April 6th 2015 - 888,683 published hubs / 68,281 published users...................... (Lost another 149 fellow hubbers on Easter Monday)

April 7th 2015 - 887,778 published hubs / 68,152 published users..................... (Lost another 129 fellow hubbers)

April 8th 2015 - 887,192 published hubs / 68,077 published users..................... (Lost another 75 fellow hubbers)

April 9th 2015 - 886,476 published hubs / 67,932 published users..................... (Lost another 145 fellow hubbers)

April 10th 2015 - 885,439 published hubs / 67,759 published users................... (Lost another 173 fellow hubbers)

April 11th 2015 - 884,808 published hubs / 67,620 published users.................... (Lost another 139 fellow hubbers)

April 12th 2015 - 883,624 published hubs / 67,467 published users.................... (Lost another 153 fellow hubbers on my adequate Birthday)

April 13th 2015 - 882,436 published hubs / 67,322 published users.................... (Lost another 145 fellow hubbers)

April 14th 2015 - 881,904 published hubs / 67,239 published users................... (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers)

April 15th 2015 - 881,259 published hubs / 67,098 published users.................... (Lost another 141 fellow hubbers)

April 16th 2015 - 880,489 published hubs / 66,978 published users.................... (Lost another 120 fellow hubbers)

April 17th 2015 - 879,617 published hubs / 66,834 published users................... (Lost another 144 fellow hubbers)

April 18th 2015 - 878,649 published hubs / 66,696 published users................... (Lost another 138 fellow hubbers)

April 19th 2015 - 877,980 published hubs / 66,585 published users.................... (Lost another 111 fellow hubbers)

April 20th 2015 - 877,245 published hubs / 66,498 published users................... (Lost another 87 fellow hubbers)

April 21st 2015 - 876,848 published hubs / 66,440 published users.................... (Lost another 58 fellow hubbers)

April 22nd 2015 - 876,366 published hubs / 66,385 published users................... (Lost another 55 fellow hubbers)

April 23rd 2015 - 876,042 published hubs / 66,329 published users................... (Lost another 56 fellow hubbers)

April 24th 2015 - 875,733 published hubs / 66,300 published users................... (Lost another 29 fellow hubbers)

April 25th 2015 - 875,261 published hubs / 66,244 published users.................... (Lost another 56 fellow hubbers)

April 26th 2015 - 875,091 published hubs / 66,186 published users.................... (Lost another 58 fellow hubbers)

April 27th 2015 - 874,168 published hubs / 66,165 published users..................... (Lost another 21 fellow hubbers)

April 28th 2015 - 873,911 published hubs / 66,151 published users................... (Lost another 14 fellow hubbers)

April 29th 2015 - 873,692 published hubs / 66,153 published users.................... (Gained another 2 fellow hubbers)

April 30th 2015 - 873,269 published hubs / 66,101 published users..................... (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

May 1st 2015 - 873,195 published hubs / 66,099 published users.................... (Lost another 2 fellow hubbers, which are probably the same 2 followers who we gained just 2 days ago.)

May 2nd 2015 - 872,861 published hubs / 66,046 published users.................... (Lost another 53 fellow hubbers)

May 3rd 2015 - 872,734 published hubs / 66,018 published users.................... (Lost another 28 fellow hubbers)

May 4th 2015 - 872,581 published hubs / 66,017 published users.................. (Lost another 1 fellow hubber)

May 5th 2015 - 872,148 published hubs / 66,000 published users..................... (Lost another 17 fellow hubbers on Cinco De Mayo)

May 6th 2015 - 871,663 published hubs / 65,993 published users................... (Lost another 7 fellow hubbers)

May 7th 2015 - 871,325 published hubs / 65,970 published users.................... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

May 8th 2015 - 871,165 published hubs / 65,927 published users.................... (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers)

May 9th 2015 - 870.791 published hubs / 65,899 published users.................... (Lost another 28 fellow hubbers)

May 10th 2015 - 870,657 published hubs / 65,846 published users................... (Lost another 53 fellow hubbers on Mother's Day)

May 11th 2015 - 870,475 published hubs / 65,826 published users................... (Lost another 20 fellow hubbers)

May 12th 2015 - 870,428 published hubs / 65,802 published users................... (Lost another 24 fellow hubbers)

May 13th 2015 - 870.210 published hubs / 65,767 published users.................... (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

May 14th 2015 - 869,829 published hubs / 65,708 published users................... (Lost another 59 fellow hubbers)

May 15th 2015 - 869,693 published hubs / 65,656 published users.................... (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

May 16th 2015 - 869,303 published hubs / 65,635 published users.................... (Lost another 21 fellow hubbers)

May 17th 2015 - 869,074 published hubs / 65,578 published users..................... (Lost another 57 fellow hubbers)

May 18th 2015 - 868,834 published hubs / 65,576 published users.................... (Lost another 2 fellow hubbers)

May 19th 2015 - 868,685 published hubs / 65,549 published users.................... (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

May 20th 2015 - 868,497 published hubs / 65,509 published users.................... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

May 21st 2015 - 867,943 published hubs / 65,462 published users.................... (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers)

May 22nd 2015 - 867,727 published hubs / 65,420 published users.................... (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

May 23rd 2015 - 867,044 published hubs / 65,353 published users.................... (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

May 24th 2015 - 866,535 published hubs / 65,240 published users.................... (Lost another 113 fellow hubbers)

May 25th 2015 - 865,981 published hubs / 65,157 published users.................... (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers)

May 26th 2015 - 865,771 published hubs / 65,086 published users.................... (Lost another 71 fellow hubbers)

May 27th 2015 - 865,597 published hubs / 65,050 published users.................... (Lost another 36 fellow hubbers)

May 28th 2015 - 865,255 published hubs / 65,004 published users..................... (Lost another 46 fellow hubbers)

May 29th 2015 - 864,874 published hubs / 64,922 published users.................... (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers)

May 30th 2015 - 864,348 published hubs / 64,905 published users.................... (Lost another 17 fellow hubbers)

May 31st 2015 - 863,869 published hubs / 64,801 published users.................... (Lost another 104 fellow hubbers)

June 1st 2015 - 862,420 published hubs / 64,771 published users..................... (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers)

June 2nd 2015 - 861,883 published hubs / 64,699 published users.................... (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

June 3rd 2015 - 861,410 published hubs / 64,654 published users..................... (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers)

June 4th 2015 - 861,129 published hubs / 64,584 published users..................... (Lost another 70 fellow hubbers)

June 5th 2015 - 859,669 published hubs / 64,523 published users..................... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers)

June 6th 2015 - 859,202 published hubs / 64,514 published users..................... (Lost another 9 fellow hubbers)

June 7th 2015 - 858,227 published hubs / 64,424 published users..................... (Lost another 90 fellow hubbers)

June 8th 2015 - 857,823 published hubs / 64,408 published users..................... (Lost another 16 fellow hubbers)

June 9th 2015 - 857,426 published hubs / 64,355 published users..................... (Lost another 53 fellow hubbers)

June 10th 2015 - 857,146 published hubs / 64,303 published users.................... (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

June 11th 2015 - 856,800 published hubs / 64,262 published users................... (Lost another 41 fellow hiubbers)

June 12th 2015 - 856,325 published hubs / 64,198 published users..................... (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers)

June 13th 2015 - 855,551 published hubs / 64,067 published users................... (Lost another 131 fellow hubbers)

June 14th 2015 - 854.894 published hubs / 63,974 published users.................... (Lost another 93 fellow hubbers)

June 15th 2015 - 854,651 published hubs / 63,948 published users................... (Lost another 26 fellow hubbers)

June 16th 2015 - 854,513 published hubs / 63,916 published users................... (Lost another 32 fellow hubbers)

June 17th 2015 - 853,906 published hubs / 63,881 published users................... (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

June 18th 2015 - 853,642 published hubs / 63,835 published users................... (Lost another 46 fellow hubbers)

June 19th 2015 - 853,340 published hubs / 63,747 published hubs.................... (Lost another 88 fellow hubbers)

June 20th 2015 - 853,148 published hubs / 63,680 published users................... (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

June 21st 2015 - 852,771 published hubs / 63,620 published users.................... (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers on Father's Day)

June 22nd 2015 - 852,560 published hubs / 63,583 published users.................... (Lost another 37 fellow hubbers)

June 23rd 2015 - 851,648 published hubs / 63,514 published users.................... (Lost another 69 fellow hubbers)

June 24th 2015 - 851,221 published hubs / 63,470 published users................... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

June 25th 2015 - 851,087 published hubs / 63,447 published users.................... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

June 26th 2015 - 850,876 published hubs / 63,407 published users................... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

June 27th 2015 - 850,455 published hubs / 63,334 published users................... (Lost another 73 fellow hubbers)

June 28th 2015 - 849,834 published hubs / 63,273 published users.................... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers)

June 29th 2015 - 849.379 published hubs / 63,278 published users.................... (Gained another 5 fellow hubbers)

June 30th 2015 - 849,028 published hubs / 63,172 published users.................... (Lost another 106 fellow hubbers)

July 1st 2015 - 848,520 published hubs / 63,138 published users...................... (Lost another 34 fellow hubbers)

July 2nd 2015 - 848,150 published hubs / 63,074 published users.................... (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers)

July 3rd 2015 - 847,741 published hubs / 63,005 published users.................. (Lost another 69 fellow hubbers)

July 4th 2015 - 847,472 published hubs / 62,926 published users.................... (Lost another 79 fellow hubbers on Independence Day)

July 5th 2015 - 847,048 published hubs / 62,850 published users.................... (Lost another 76 fellow hubbers)

July 6th 2015 - 846,805 published hubs / 62,833 published users.................... (Lost another 17 fellow hubbers)

July 7th 2015 - 846,595 published hubs / 62,763 published users................... (Lost another 70 fellow hubbers)

July 8th 2015 - 846,254 published hubs / 62,717 published users................... (Lost another 46 fellow hubbers)

July 9th 2015 - 845,968 published hubs / 62,637 published users.................... (Lost another 80 fellow hubbers)

July 10th 2015 - 845,852 published hubs / 62,574 published users.................. (Lost another 63 fellow hubbers)

July 11th 2015 - "No stats were available today due to the Internet service being unavailable."

July 12th 2015 - 845,265 published hubs / 62,217 published users.................. (Lost another 157 fellow hubbers)

July 13th 2015 - 845,068 published hubs / 62,410 published users.................. (Lost another 7 fellow hubbers)

July 14th 2015 - 844,948 published hubs / 62,370 published users.................. (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

July 15th 2015 - 844,748 published hubs / 62,310 published users.................... (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

July 16th 2015 - 844,501 published hubs / 62,258 published users.................... (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

July 17th 2015 - 844,462 published hubs / 62,218 published users..................... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

July 18th 2015 - 844,251 published hubs / 62,145 published users.................... (Lost another 73 fellow hubbers)

July 19th 2015 - 844,136 published hubs / 62,104 published users.................... (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

July 20th 2015 - 844,120 published hubs / 62,101 published users.................... (Lost another 3 fellow hubbers)

July 21st 2015 - 843,917 published hubs / 62,059 published users.................... (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

July 22nd 2015 - 843,784 published hubs / 61,989 published users.................... (Lost another 70 fellow hubbers)

July 23rd 2015 - 843,733 published hubs / 61,935 published users.................... (Lost another 54 fellow hubbers)

July 24th 2015 - 843,000 published hubs / 61,823 published users.................... (Lost another 112 fellow hubbers)

July 25th 2015 - 842,774 published hubs / 61,752 published users.................... (Lost another 71 fellow hubbers)

July 26th 2015 - 842,431 published hubs / 61,701 published users..................... (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

July 27th 2015 - 842,373 published hubs / 61,689 published users.................... (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

July 28th 2015 - 842,231 published hubs / 61,667 published users.................... (Lost another 22 fellow hubbers)

July 29th 2015 - 842,115 published hubs / 61,623 published users................... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

July 30th 2015 - 841,725 published hubs / 61,583 published users.................... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

July 31st 2015 - 841,489 published hubs / 61,520 published users.................... (Lost another 63 fellow hubbers)

August 1st 2015 - 840,759 published hubs / 61,439 published users............... (Lost another 81 fellow hubbers)

August 2nd 2015 - 840,715 published hubs / 61,414 published users............... (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers)

August 3rd 2015 - 840,599 published hubs / 61,388 published users............... (Lost another 26 fellow hubbers)

August 4th 2015 - 840,553 published hubs / 61,356 published users............... (Lost another 32 fellow hubbers)

August 5th 2015 - 840,197 published hubs / 61,299 published users.............. (Lost another 57 fellow hubbers)

August 6th 2015 - 840,048 published hubs / 61,315 published users............... (Gained another 16 fellow hubbers out of the blue, which is highly questionable.)

August 7th 2015 - 839,785 published hubs / 61,243 published users............... (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

August 8th 2015 - 839,579 published hubs / 61,142 published users............... (Lost another 101 fellow hubbers)

August 9th 2015 - 839,256 published hubs/ 61,090 published users............... (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

August 10th 2015 - 838,703 published hubs / 61,048 published users............... (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

August 11th 2015 - 838,235 published hubs / 61,031 published users............... (Lost another 17 fellow hubbers)

August 12th 2015 - 838,137 published hubs / 60,981 published users............... (Lost another 50 fellow hubbers)

August 13th 2015 - 837,912 published hubs / 60,957 published users............... (Lost another 24 fellow hubbers)

August 14th 2015 -837,522 published hubs / 60,877 published users............... (Lost another 80 fellow hubbers)

August 15th 2015 - 837,213 published hubs / 60,787 published users............... (Lost another 90 fellow hubbers)

August 16th 2015 - 836,885 published hubs / 60,703 published users............... (Lost another 84 fellow hubbers)

August 17th 2015 - 836,585 published hubs / 60,679 published users............... (Lost another 24 fellow hubbers)

August 18th 2015 - 836,534 published hubs / 60,663 published users............... (Lost another 16 fellow hubbers)

August 19th 2015 - 836,333 published hubs / 60,619 published users............... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

August 20th 2015 - 835,995 published hubs / 60,531 published users............... (Lost another 88 fellow hubbers)

August 21st 2015 - 835,784 published hubs / 60,478 published users............... (Lost another 53 fellow hubbers)

August 22nd 2015 - 835,351 published hubs / 60,405 published users.............. (Lost another 73 fellow hubbers)

August 23rd 2015 - 834,982 published hubs / 60,360 published users............... (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers)

August 24th 2015 - 834,876 published hubs / 60,344 published users............... (Lost another 16 fellow hubbers)

August 25th 2015 - 834,614 published hubs / 60,293 published users............... (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

August 26th 2015 - 834,253 published hubs / 60,233 published users............... (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

August 27th 2015 - 833,990 published hubs / 60,161 published users............... (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

August 28th 2015 - 833,614 published hubs / 60,089 published users............... (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

August 29th 2015 - 833,143 published hubs / 60,028 published users............... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers)

August 30th 2015 - 832,970 published hubs / 59,956 published users............... (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

August 31st 2015 - 832,593 published hubs / 59,916 published users............... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

September 1st 2015 - 832,363 published hubs / 59,845 published users.......... (Lost another 71 fellow hubbers)

September 2nd 2015 - 832,045 published hubs / 59,791 published users.......... (Lost another 54 fellow hubbers)

September 3rd 2015 - 831,587 published hubs / 59,680 published users.......... (Lost another 111 fellow hubbers)

September 4th 2015 - 831,216 published hubs / 59,573 published users.......... (Lost another 107 fellow hubbers)

September 5th 2015 - 830,870 published hubs / 59,493 published users.......... (Lost another 80 fellow hubbers)

September 6th 2015 - 830,541 published hubs / 59,436 published users.......... (Lost another 57 fellow hubbers)

September 7th 2015 - 830,410 published hubs / 59,393 published users.......... (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers)

September 8th 2015 - 830,061 published hubs / 59,359 published users.......... (Lost another 34 fellow hubbers)

September 9th 2015 - 829,658 published hubs / 59,313 published users.......... (Lost another 46 fellow hubbers)

September 10th 2015 - 829,488 published hubs / 59,235 published users.......... (Lost another 78 fellow hubbers)

September 11th 2015 - 829,120 published hubs / 59,186 published users.......... (Lost another 49 fellow hubbers)

September 12th 2015 - 828,652 published hubs / 59,078 published users.......... (Lost another 108 fellow hubbers)

September 13th 2015 - 828,297 published hubs / 59,018 published users.......... (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

September 14th 2015 - 828,259 published hubs / 58,956 published users.......... (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

September 15th 2015 - 828,305 published hubs / 58,904 published users.......... (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

September 16th 2015 - 828,020 published hubs / 58,832 published users.......... (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

September 17th 2015 - 827,272 published hubs / 58,717 published users.......... (Lost another 115 fellow hubbers)

September 18th 2015 - 827,094 published hubs / 58,669 published users.......... (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers)

September 19th2015 - 826,506 published hubs / 58,549 published users.......... (Lose another 120 fellow hubbers)

September 20th 2015 - 825,886 published hubs / 58,441 published users.......... (Lost another 108 fellow hubbers)

September 21st 2015 - 825,496 published hubs / 58,364 published users.......... (Lost another 77 fellow hubbers)

September 22nd 2015 - 825,117 published hubs / 58,258 published users.......... (Lost another 106 fellow hubbers)

September 23rd 2015 - 824,498 published hubs / 58,168 published users.......... (Lost another 90 fellow hubbers)

September 24th 2015 - 824,124 published hubs / 58,085 published users.......... (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers)

September 25th 2015 - 823,412 published hubs / 57,960 published users.......... (Lost another 125 fellow hubbers)

September 26th 2015 - 821,688 published hubs / 57,842 published users.......... (Lost another 118 fellow hubbers)

September 27th 2015 - For the first time ever in keeping track of these numbers the Hub Pages failed to post the statistics.

September 28th 2015 - 818,061 published hubs / 57,623 published users.......... (Lost another 219 fellow hubbers)

September 29th 2015 - 817,134 published hubs / 57,532 published users........... (Lost another 91 fellow hubbers)

September 30th 2015 - 816,473 published hubs / 57,441 published users.......... (Lost another 91 fellow hubbers)

October 1st 2015 - 815,672 published hubs / 57,278 published users............... (Lost another 163 fellow hubbers)

October 2nd 2015 - 814,978 published hubs / 57,147 published users............... (Lost another 131 fellow hubbers)

October 3rd 2015 - 814,020 published hubs / 57,034 published users............... (Lost another 113 fellow hubbers)

October 4th 2015 - 811,606 published hubs / 56,728 published users............... (Lost another 306 fellow hubbers)

October 5th 2015 - 811,270 published hubs / 56,686 published users............... (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

October 6th 2015 - 810,586 published hubs / 56,620 published users............... (Lost another 66 fellow hubbers)

October 7th 2015 - 810,839 published hubs / 56,593 published users............... (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

October 8th 2015 - 810,028 published hubs / 56,509 published users............... (Lost another 84 fellow hubbers)

October 9th 2015 - 809,529 published hubs / 56,437 published users............... (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

October 10th 2015 - 809.098 published hubs / 56,376 published users............... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers)

October 11th 2015 - 808,696 published hubs / 56,278 published users............... (Lost another 98 fellow hubbers)

October 12th 2015 - 808,282 published hubs / 56,260 published users............... (Lost another 18 fellow hubbers)

October 13th 2015 - 808,049 published hubs / 56,248 published users............... (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

October 14th 2015 - 807,856 published hubs / 56,222 published users............... (Lost another 26 fellow hubbers)

October 15th 2015 - 807,461 published hubs / 56,172 published users............... (Lost another 50 fellow hubbers)

October 16th 2015 - 807,320 published hubs / 56,143 published users............... (Lost another 29 fellow hubbers)

October 17th 2015 - 806,596 published hubs / 56,076 published users............... (Lost another 67 fellow hubbers)

October 18th 2015 - 806,301 published hubs / 56,036 published users............... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

October 19th 2015 - 805,657 published hubs / 56,008 published users.............. (Lost another 28 fellow hubbers)

October 20th 2015 - 805,582 published hubs / 55,979 published users............... (Lost another 29 fellow hubbers)

October 21st 2015 - 805,419 published hubs / 55,948 published users............... (Lost another 31 fellow hubbers)

October 22nd 2015 - 805,019 published hubs / 55,891 published users............... (Lost another 57 fellow hubbers)

October 23rd 2015 - 804,961 published hubs / 55,841 published users............... (Lost another 50 fellow hubbers)

October 24th 2015 - 804,735 published hubs / 55,798 published users............... (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers)

October 25th 2015 - 804,301 published hubs / 55,703 published users............... (Lost another 95 fellow hubbers)

October 26th 2015 - 803,658 published hubs / 55,660 published users............... (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers)

October 27th 2015 - 802,767 published hubs / 55,618 published users............... (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

October 28th 2015 - 802,586 published hubs / 55,598 published users............... (Lost another 20 fellow hubbers)

October 29th 2015 - 801,993 published hubs / 55,547 published users............... (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

October 30th 2015 - 801,769 published hubs / 55,485 published users............... (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

October 31st 2015 - 801,424 published hubs / 55,411 published users............... (Lost another 74 fellow hubbers on Halloween)

November 1st 2015 - For the second time now in keeping track of these numbers the Hub Pages failed to post the statistics.

November 2nd 2015 - 800,658 published hubs / 55,308 published users.......... (Lost another 103 fellow hubbers)

November 3rd 2015 - 800,547 published hubs / 55,293 published users.......... (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

November 4th 2015 - 800,097 published hubs / 55,278 published users.......... (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

November 5th 2015 - 799,609 published hubs / 55,221 published users.......... (Lost another 57 fellow hubbers)

November 6th 2015 - 799,170 published hubs / 55,155 published users.......... (Lost another 66 fellow hubbers)

November 7th 2015 - 798,888 published hubs / 55,076 published users.......... (Lost another 79 fellow hubbers)

November 8th 2015 - 798,652 published hubs / 55,038 published users.......... (Lost another 38 fellow hubbers)

November 9th 2015 - 797,323 published hubs / 54,998 published users.......... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

November 10th 2015 - 796,880 published hubs / 54,968 published users.......... (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers)

November 11th 2015 - 796,658 published hubs / 54,924 published users.......... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers on Veterans Day)

November 12th 2015 - 796,461 published hubs / 54,887 published users.......... (Lost another 37 fellow hubbers)

November 13th 2015 - 796,246 published hubs / 54,818 published users.......... (Lost another 69 fellow hubbers on Friday the 13th)

November 14th 2015 - 796,107 published hubs / 54,779 published users.......... (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers)

November 15th 2015 - 795,876 published hubs / 54,720 published users.......... (Lost another 59 fellow hubbers)

November 16th 2015 - 795,565 published hubs / 54,706 published users.......... (Lost another 14 fellow hubbers)

November 17th 2015 - 795,352 published hubs / 54,682 published users.......... (Lost another 24 fellow hubbers)

November 18th 2015 - 795,068 published hubs / 54,642 published users.......... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

November 19th 2015 - 794,897 published hubs / 54,583 published users.......... (Lost another 59 fellow hubbers)

November 20th 2015 - 794,782 published hubs / 54,536 published users.......... (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers)

November 21st 2015 - 794,220 published hubs / 54,466 published users.......... (Lost another 70 fellow hubbers)

November 22nd 2015 - 794,005 published hubs / 54,422 published users.......... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

November 23rd 2015 - 793,843 published hubs / 54,403 published users.......... (Lost another 19 fellow hubbers)

November 24th 2015 - 793,545 published hubs / 54,343 published users.......... (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

November 25th 2015 - 793,261 published hubs / 54,298 published users........... (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers)

November 26th 2015 - 792,967 published hubs / 54,216 published users.......... (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers on Thanksgiving)

November 27th 2015 - 792,653 published hubs / 54,155 published users.......... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers on Black Friday)

November 28th 2015 - 792,263 published hubs / 54,078 published users.......... (Lost another 77 fellow hubbers)

November 29th 2015 - 791,685 published hubs / 54,038 published users.......... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

November 30th 2015 - 791,436 published hubs / 53,990 published users.......... (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers on Cyber Monday)

December 1st 2015 - 791,097 published hubs / 53,969 published users.......... (Lost another 21 fellow hubbers on Giving Tuesday)

December 2nd 2015 - 790,472 published hubs / 53,903 published users.......... (Lost another 66 fellow hubbers)

December 3rd 2015 - 790,131 published hubs / 53,839 published users.......... (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers)

December 4th 2015 - 789,898 published hubs / 53,771 published users.......... (Lost another 68 fellow hubbers)

December 5th 2015 - 789,427 published hubs / 53,697 published users........... (Lost another 74 fellow hubbers)

December 6th 2015 - 789,109 published hubs / 53,635 published users.......... (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

December 7th 2015 - 788,899 published hubs / 53,574 published users.......... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers)

December 8th 2015 - 788,570 published hubs / 53,518 published users.......... (Lost another 56 fellow hubbers)

December 9th 2015 - 788,320 published hubs / 53,481 published users.......... (Lost another 37 fellow hubbers)

December 10th 2015 - 787,536 published hubs / 53,352 published users.......... (Lost another 129 fellow hubbers)

December 11th 2015 - 786,898 published hubs / 53,268 published users.......... (Lost another 84 fellow hubbers)

December 12th 2015 - 786,508 published hubs / 53,175 published users........... (Lost another 93 fellow hubbers)

December 13th 2015 - 786,122 published hubs / 53,109 published users.......... (Lost another 66 fellow hubbers)

December 14th 2015 - 785,618 published hubs / 53,062 published users.......... (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers)

December 15th 2015 - 785,152 published hubs / 52,988 published users.......... (Lost another 74 fellow hubbers)

December 16th 2015 - 784,780 published hubs / 52,913 published users.......... (Lost another 75 fellow hubbers)

December 17th 2015 - 783,957 published hubs / 52,826 published users.......... (Lost another 87 fellow hubbers)

December 18th 2015 - 783,363 published hubs / 52,733 published users.......... (Lost another 93 fellow hubbers)

December 19th 2015 - 783,015 published hubs / 52,653 published users.......... (Lost another 80 fellow hubbers)

December 20th 2015 - 782,443 published hubs / 52,579 published users.......... (Lost another 74 fellow hubbers)

December 21st 2015 - 781,919 published hubs / 52,477 published users.......... (Lost another 102 fellow hubbers)

December 22nd 2015 - 780,936 published hubs / 52,422 published users.......... (Lost another 55 fellow hubbers)

December 23rd 2015 - 780,475 published hubs / 52,337 published users.......... (Lost another 85 fellow hubbers)

December 24th 2015 - 779,947 published hubs / 52,255 published users.......... (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers on Christmas Eve)

December 25th 2015 - 779,756 published hubs / 52,194 published users........... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers on Christmas Day)

December 26th 2015 - 779,128 published hubs / 52,102 published users.......... (Lost another 92 fellow hubbers)

December 27th 2015 - 778,506 published hubs / 52,021 published users........... (Lost another 81 fellow hubbers)

December 28th 2015 - 777,881 published hubs / 51,979 published users.......... (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

December 29th 2015 - 777,293 published hubs / 51,932 published users.......... (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers)

December 30th 2015 - 776,603 published hubs / 51,846 published users.......... (Lost another 86 fellow hubbers)

December 31st 2015 - 776,222 published hubs / 51,801 published users.......... (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers on New Year's Eve)

January 1st 2016 - 775,332 published hubs / 51,717 published users............ (Lost another 84 fellow hubbers on New Year's Day)

January 2nd 2016 - 774,994 published hubs / 51,637 published users............ (Lost another 80 fellow hubbers)

January 3rd 2016 - 774,574 published hubs / 51,552 published users............ (Lost another 85 fellow hubbers)

January 4th 2016 - 773,273 published hubs / 51,515 published users............ (Lost another 37 fellow hubbers)

January 5th 2016 - 773,140 published hubs / 51,494 published users............ (Lost another 21 fellow hubbers)

January 6th 2016 - 772,941 published hubs / 51,457 published users............ (Lost another 37 fellow hubbers)

January 7th 2016 - 772,662 published hubs / 51,391 published users............ (Lost another 66 fellow hubbers)

January 8th 2016 - 772,415 published hubs / 51,371 published users............ (Lost another 20 fellow hubbers)

January 9th 2016 - 772,045 published hubs / 51,362 published users............ (Lost another 9 fellow hubbers)

January 10th 2016 - 771,540 published hubs / 51,333 published hubs............. (Lost another 29 fellow hubbers)

January 11th 2016 - 771,381 published hubs / 51,293 published users............ (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

January 12th 2016 - 771,175 published hubs / 51,262 published users............ (Lost another 31 fellow hubbers)

January 13th 2016 - 771,097 published hubs / 51,237 published users............ (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers)

January 14th 2016 - 770,835 published hubs / 51,164 published users............ (Lost another 73 fellow hubbers)

January 15th 2016 - 770,672 published hubs / 51,134 published users............ (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers)

January 16th 2016 - 770,335 published hubs / 51,063 published users............ (Lost another 71 fellow hubbers)

January 17th 2016 - 770,042 published hubs / 50,997 published users............ (Lost another 66 fellow hubbers)

January 18th 2016 - 769,650 published hubs / 50,951 published users............ (Lost another 46 fellow hubbers)

January 19th 2016 - 769,422 published hubs / 50,911 published users............ (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

January 20th 2016 - 768,939 published hubs / 50,871 published users............ (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

January 21st 2016 - 768,567 published hubs / 50,824 published users............ (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers)

January 22nd 2016 - 768,361 published hubs / 50,768 published users............ (Lost another 56 fellow hubbers)

January 23rd 2016 - 768,347 published hubs / 50,726 published users............ (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

January 24th 2016 - 768,088 published hubs / 50,703 published users............ (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

January 25th 2016 - 767,699 published hubs / 50,671 published users............ (Lost another 32 fellow hubbers)

January 26th 2016 - 767,389 published hubs / 50,647 published users............ (Lost another 24 fellow hubbers)

January 27th 2016 - 767,110 published hubs / 50,613 published users............ (Lost another 34 fellow hubbers)

January 28th 2016 - 766,926 published hubs / 50.601 published users............ (Lost another 12 fellow followers)

January 29th 2016 - 764,768 published hubs / 50,566 published users............. (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

January 30th 2016 - There were no statistics available from the Hub Pages on this date.

January 31st 2016 - 763,758 published hubs / 50,421 published users............ (Lost another 145 fellow hubbers)

February 1st 2016 - 763,456 published hubs / 50,406 published users............ (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

February 2nd 2016 - 762,853 published hubs / 50,376 published users............. (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers on Groundhog Day)

February 3rd 2016 - 762,420 published hubs / 50,349 published users............ (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

February 4th 2016 - 761,290 published hubs / 50,319 published users............ (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers)

February 5th 2016 - 760,967 published hubs / 50,234 published users............ (Lost another 85 fellow hubbers)

February 6th 2016 - 760,207 published hubs / 50,151 published users............ (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers)

February 7th 2016 - 760,000 published hubs / 50,125 published users............ (Lost another 26 fellow hubbers on Super Bowl Sunday)

February 8th 2016 - 759,656 published hubs / 50,069 published users............ (Lost another 56 fellow hubbers)

February 9th 2016 - 759,290 published hubs / 50,003 published users............ (Lost another 66 fellow hubbers)

February 10th 2016 - 759,033 published hubs / 49,954 published users............ (Lost another 49 fellow hubbers)

February 11th 2016 - 758,502 published hubs / 49,911 published users............ (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers)

February 12th 2016 - 758,192 published hubs / 49,849 published users............ (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

February 13th 2016 - 757,731 published hubs / 49,787 published users............ (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

February 14th 2016 - 757,447 published hubs / 49,744 published users............ (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers on Valentine's Day)

February 15th 2016 - 756,943 published hubs / 49,687 published users............ (Lost another 57 fellow hubbers on President's Day)

February 16th 2016 - 156,808 published hubs / 49,645 published users............ (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

February 17th 2016 - 756,359 published hubs / 49,585 published users............. (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

February 18th 2016 - 756,142 published hubs / 49,562 published users............ (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

February 19th 2016 - 755,901 published hubs / 49,527 published users............ (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

February 20th 2016 - 755,337 published hubs / 49,439 published users............ (Lost another 88 fellow hubbers)

February 21st 2016 - 754,774 published hubs / 49,365 published users............ (Lost another 74 fellow hubbers)

February 22nd 2016 - 754,494 published hubs / 49,321 published users............ (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

February 23rd 2016 - 753,833 published hubs / 49,280 published users............ (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

February 24th 2016 - 753,570 published hubs / 49,268 published users............ (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

February 25th 2016 - 753,139 published hubs / 49,186 published users............ (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers)

February 26th 2016 - 752,413 published hubs / 49,148 published users............ (Lost another 38 fellow hubbers)

February 27th 2016 - 752,197 published hubs / 49,133 published users............ (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

February 28th 2016 - 752,105 published hubs / 49,087 published users............ (Lost another 46 fellow hubbers)

February 29th 2016 - 751,915 published hubs / 49,018 published users............ (Lost another 69 fellow hubbers on Leap Day)

March 1st 2016 - 751,780 published hubs / 49,008 published users.................. (Lost another 10 fellow hubbers)

March 2nd 2016 - 751,311 published hubs / 48,968 published users.................. (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

March 3rd 2016 - 751,060 published hubs / 48,907 published users............... (Lost another 61 fellow hubbers)

March 4th 2016 - 750,984 published hubs / 48,871 published users............... (Lost another 36 fellow hubbers)

March 5th 2016 - 750,721 published hubs / 48,819 published users............... (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

March 6th 2016 - 750,230 published hubs / 48,743 published users............... (Lost another 76 fellow hubbers)

March 7th 2016 - 750,088 published hubs / 48,703 published users ............... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

March 8th 2016 - 749,852 published hubs / 48,676 published users............... (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

March 9th 2016 - 749,695 published hubs / 48,632 published users............... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

March 10th 2016 - 749,045 published hubs / 48,561 published users............... (Lost another 71 fellow hubbers)

March 11th 2016 - 748,740 published hubs / 48,511 published users................ (Lost another 50 fellow hubbers)

March 12th 2016 - 748,568 published hubs / 48,467 published users................. (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

March 13th 2016 - 748,199 published hubs / 48,405 published users............... (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers on Daylight Savings Day)

March 14th 2016 - 747,702 published hubs / 48,358 published users............... (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers)

March 15th 2016 - 747,703 published hubs / 48,359 published users............... (Gained another 1 fellow hubber)

March 16th 2016 - 747,549 published hubs / 48,332 published users............... (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

March 17th 2016 - 747,022 published hubs / 48,288 published users............... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers on St. Patrick's Day)

March 18th 2016 - 746,358 published hubs / 48,214 published users............... (Lost another 74 fellow hubbers)

March 19th 2016 - 746,170 published hubs / 48,206 published users................ (Lost another 8 fellow hubbers)

March 20th 2016 - 745,830 published hubs / 48,142 published users............... (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers on Palm Sunday)

March 21st 2016 - 745,596 published hubs / 48,098 published users............... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

March 22nd 2016 - 745,375 published hubs / 48,055 published users............... (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers)

March 23rd 2016 - 745,321 published hubs / 48,056 published users............... (Gained another 1 fellow hubber for the 2nd time in 9 days)

March 24th 2016 - 745,038 published hubs / 47,992 published users............... (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers)

March 25th 2016 - 744,625 published hubs / 47,918 published users............... (Lost another 74 fellow hubbers on Good Friday)

March 26th 2016 - 744,205 published hubs / 47,897 published users............... (Lost another 21 fellow hubbers)

March 27th 2016 - 743,871 published hubs / 47,858 published users............... (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers on Easter)

March 28th 2016 - 743,717 published hubs / 47,803 published users............... (Lost another 55 fellow hubbers)

March 29th 2016 - 743,469 published hubs / 47,780 published users............... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

March 30th 2016 - "No statistics were released by the Hub Pages for today."

March 31st 2016 - 742,630 published hubs / 47,722 published users............... (Lost another 58 fellow hubbers)

April 1st 2016 - 741,929 published hubs / 47,653 published users.................. (Lost another 69 fellow hubbers on April Fools Day)

April 2nd 2016 - 741,691 published hubs / 47,626 published users.................. (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

April 3rd 2016 - 741,288 published hubs / 47,563 published users.................. (Lost another 63 fellow hubbers)

April 4th 2016 - 740,847 published hubs / 47,510 published users.................. (Lost another 53 fellow hubbers)

April 5th 2016 - 740,712 published hubs / 47,480 published users.................. (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers)

April 6th 2016 - 740,590 published hubs / 47,479 published users.................. (Lost another 1 fellow hubber)

April 7th 2016 - 740.388 published hubs / 47,463 published users.................. (Lost another 16 fellow hubbers)

April 8th 2016 - 740,130 published hubs / 47,443 published users.................. (Lost another 20 fellow hubbers)

April 9th 2016 - 739,923 published hubs / 47,395 published users.................. (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers)

April 10th 2016 - 739,447 published hubs / 47,312 published users.................. (Lost another 83 fellow hubbers)

April 11th 2016 - 739,130 published hubs / 47,244 published users................... (Lost another 68 fellow hubbers)

April 12th 2016 - 738,972 published hubs / 47,215 published users.................. (Lost another 29 fellow hubbers on my Birthday)

April 13th 2016 - 738,623 published hubs / 47,173 published users.................. (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

April 14th 2016 - 738,179 published hubs / 47,176 published users.................. (Gained another 3 fellow hubbers)

April 15th 2016 - 737,782 published hubs / 47,114 published hubs.................. (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

April 16th 2016 - 737,292 published hubs / 47,059 published users.................. (Lost another 55 fellow hubbers)

April 17th 2016 - 737,056 published hubs / 47,025 published users.................. (Lost another 34 fellow hubbers)

April 18th 2016 - 736,459 published hubs / 47,058 published users.................. (Gained another 33 fellow hubbers) "I find it highly unlikely that these gains are correct given all of the surrounding losses."

April 19th 2016 - 736,042 published hubs / 46,981 published users.................. (Lost another 77 fellow hubbers)

April 20th 2016 - 735,858 published hubs / 46,965 published users.................. (Lost another 16 fellow hubbers)

April 21st 2016 - 735,421 published hubs / 46,887 published users.................. (Lost another 78 fellow hubbers)

April 22nd 2016 - 735,195 published hubs / 46,811 published users.................. (Lost another 76 fellow hubbers on Passover & Earth Day)

April 23rd 2016 - 734,681 published hubs / 46,756 published users.................. (Lost another 55 fellow hubbers)

April 24th 2016 - 734,199 published hubs / 46,684 published users.................. (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers passing the 100,000 hubber mark)

April 25th 2016 - 733,842 published hubs / 46,646 published users.................. (Lost another 38 fellow hubbers)

April 26th 2016 - 733,558 published hubs / 46,601 published users.................. (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers)

April 27th 2016 - 733,291 published hubs / 46,593 published users.................. (Lost another 8 fellow hubbers)

April 28th 2016 - 732,944 published hubs / 46,558 published users.................. (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

April 29th 2016 - 732,722 published hubs / 46,535 published users.................. (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

April 30th 2016 - 732,251 published hubs / 46,482 published users.................. (Lost another 53 fellow hubbers)

May 1st 2016 - 731,973 published hubs / 46,431 published users.................... (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers on May Day)

May 2nd 2016 - 731,537 published hubs / 46,406 published users.................... (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers)

May 3rd 2016 - 731,402 published hubs / 46,365 published users.................... (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

May 4th 2016 - 731,343 published hubs / 46,356 published users.................... (Lost another 9 fellow hubbers)

May 5th 2016 - 731,076 published hubs / 46,328 published users.................... (Lost another 28 fellow hubbers on Cinco De Mayo 2016)

May 6th 2016 - 730,811 published hubs / 46,294 published users.................... (Lost another 34 fellow hubbers)

May 7th 2016 - 730,427 published hubs / 46,271 published users.................... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

May 8th 2016 - 730,018 published hubs / 46,203 published users.................... (Lost another 68 fellow hubbers on Mother's Day)

May 9th 2016 - 729,488 published hubs / 46,150 published users...................... (Lost another 53 fellow hubbers)

May 10th 2016 - 728,908 published hubs / 46,126 published users.................... (Lost another 24 fellow hubbers)

May 11th 2016 - 728,749 published hubs / 46,158 published users.................... (Gained another 32 fellow hubbers) This must be a clerical error & someone hit the wrong key.

May 12th 2016 - 728,285 published hubs / 46,093 published users.................... (Lost another 65 fellow hubbers)

May 13th 2016 - 728,008 published hubs / 46,054 published users.................... (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers)

May 14th 2016 - 727,778 published hubs / 46,028 published users.................... (Lost another 26 fellow hubbers)

May 15th 2016 - 727,520 published hubs / 45,957 published users.................... (Lost another 71 fellow hubbers)

May 16th 2016 - 727,405 published hubs / 45,948 published users.................... (Lost another 9 fellow hubbers)

May 17th 2016 - 726,959 published hubs / 45,944 published users.................... (Lost another 4 fellow hubbers)

May 18th 2016 - 726,657 published hubs / 45,919 published users.................... (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers)

May 19th 2016 - 726,448 published hubs / 45,883 published users..................... (Lost another 36 fellow hubbers)

May 20th 2016 - 726,144 published hubs / 45,862 published users.................... (Lost another 21 fellow hubbers)

May 21st 2016 - 725,548 published hubs / 45,839 published users.................... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

May 22nd 2016 - 725,363 published hubs / 45,804 published users.................... (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

May 23rd 2016 - 725,183 published hubs / 45,789 published users.................... (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

May 24th 2016 - 725,030 published hubs / 45,713 published users..................... (Lost another 76 fellow hubbers)

May 25th 2016 - 724,897 published hubs / 45,712 published users.................... (Lost another 1 fellow hubber)

May 26th 2016 - 724,643 published hubs / 45,670 published users.................... (Lost another 42 fellow hubbers)

May 27th 2016 - 724,493 published hubs / 45,661 published users.................... (Lost another 9 fellow hubbers)

May 28th 2016 - 723,970 published hubs / 45,611 published users.................... (Lost another 50 fellow hubbers)

May 29th 2016 - 723,722 published hubs / 45,549 published users.................... (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

May 30th 2016 - 723,322 published hubs / 45,486 published users.................... (Lost another 63 fellow hubbers on Memorial Day)

May 31st 2016 - 723,013 published hubs / 45,445 published users..................... (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

June 1st 2016 - 722,909 published hubs / 45,453 published users.................... (Gained another 8 fellow hubbers)

June 2nd 2016 - 722,668 published hubs / 45,417 published users.................... (Lost another 36 fellow hubbers)

June 3rd 2016 - 722,263 published hubs / 45,336 published users.................... (Lost another 81 fellow hubbers)

June 4th 2016 - 721,923 published hubs / 45,300 published users.................... (Lost another 36 fellow hubbers)

June 5th 2016 - 721,471 published hubs / 45,265 published users.................... (Lost another 35 fellow hubbers)

June 6th 2016 - 721,141 published hubs / 45,234 published users.................... (Lost another 31 fellow hubbers)

June 7th 2016 - 720,681 published hubs / 45,204 published users.................... (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers)

June 8th 2016 - 720,138 published hubs / 45,185 published users..................... (Lost another 19 fellow hubbers)

June 9th 2016 - 720,043 published hubs / 45,163 published users..................... (Lost another 22 fellow hubbers)

June 10th 2016 - 719,762 published hubs / 45,132 published users..................... (Lost another 31 fellow hubbers)

June 11th 2016 - 719,303 published hubs / 45,068 published users.................... (Lost another 64 fellow hubbers)

June 12th 2016 - 719,070 published hubs / 45,013 published users.................... (Lost another 55 fellow hubbers)

June 13th 2016 - 718,872 published hubs / 44,997 published users..................... (Lost another 16 fellow hubbers)

June 14th 2016 - 718,768 published hubs / 44,977 published users...................... (Lost another 20 fellow hubbers on Flag Day)

June15th 2016 - 718,558 published hubs / 44,954 published users..................... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers)

June 16th 2016 - 718,353 published hubs / 44,939 published users.................... (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

June 17th 2016 - 717,990 published hubs / 44,900 published users.................... (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers)

June 18th 2016 - 717,773 published hubs / 44,859 published users.................... (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

June 19th 2016 - 717,337 published hubs / 44,790 published hubs.................... (Lost another 69 fellow hubbers on Father's Day)

June 20th 2016 - 717,117 published hubs / 44,716 published users..................... (Lost another 74 fellow hubbers on the first day of Summer)

June 21st 2016 - 716,602 published hubs / 44,700 published users.................... (Lost another 16 fellow hubbers)

June 22nd 2016 - 715,670 published hubs / 44,688 published users...................... (Lost another 12 fellow hubbers)

June 23rd 2016 - 715,485 published hubs / 44,635 published users.................... (Lost another 53 fellow hubbers)

June 24th 2016 - 714,978 published hubs / 44,582 published users..................... (Lost another 53 fellow hubbers)

June 25th 2016 - 714,849 published hubs / 44,546 published users.................... (Lost another 36 fellow hubbers)

June 26th 2016 - 714,555 published hubs / 44,490 published users.................... (Lost another 56 fellow hubbers)

June 27th 2016 - 714,356 published hubs / 44,479 published users.................... (Lost another 11 fellow hubbers)

June 28th 2016 - 713,963 published hubs / 44,439 published users.................... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

June 29th 2016 - 713,675 published hubs / 44,429 published users.................... (Lost another 10 fellow hubbers)

June 30th 2016 - 713,463 published hubs / 44,404 published users..................... (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers)

July 1st 2016 - 712,934 published hubs / 44,329 published users.................... (Lost another 75 fellow hubbers)

July 2nd 2016 - 712,614 published hubs / 44,289 published users.................... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

July 3rd 2016 - 712,328 published hubs / 44,239 published users.................... (Lost another 50 fellow hubbers)

July 4th 2016 - 712,105 published hubs / 44,205 published users.................... (Lost another 34 fellow hubbers on Independence Day)

July 5th 2016 - 711,839 published hubs / 44,166 published users.................... (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers)

July 6th 2016 - 711,730 published hubs / 44,158 published users.................... (Lost another 8 fellow hubbers)

July 7th 2016 - 711,434 published hubs / 44,129 published users.................... (Lost another 29 fellow hubbers)

July 8th 2016 - 710,866 published hubs / 44,074 published users..................... (Lost another 55 fellow hubbers)

July 9th 2016 - 710,445 published hubs / 44,047 published users..................... (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

July 10th 2016 - 710,132 published hubs / 44,009 published users..................... (Lost another 38 fellow hubbers)

July 11th 2016 - 710,049 published hubs / 43,980 published users.................... (Lost another 29 fellow hubbers)

July 12th 2016 - 709,834 published hubs / 43,978 published users.................... (Lost another 2 fellow hubbers)

July 13th 2016 - 709,667 published hubs / 43,937 published users..................... (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

July 14th 2016 - 709,442 published hubs / 43,903 published users..................... (Lost another 34 fellow hubbers)

July 15th 2016 - 709,155 published hubs / 43,858 published users.................... (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers)

July 16th 2016 - 708,990 published hubs / 43,810 published users.................... (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers)

July 17th 2016 - 708,652 published hubs / 43,739 published users.................... (Lost another 71 fellow hubbers)

July 18th 2016 - 708,561 published hubs / 43,711 published users.................... (Lost another 28 fellow hubbers)

July 19th 2016 - 708,293 published hubs / 43,693 published users.................... (Lost another 18 fellow hubbers)

July 20th 2016 - 708,042 published hubs / 43,678 published users.................... (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

July 21st 2016 - 707,650 published hubs / 43,638 published users..................... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

July 22nd 2016 - 707,426 published hubs / 43,631 published users.................... (Lost another 7 fellow hubbers)

July 23rd 2016 - 707,093 published hubs / 43,599 published users..................... (Lost another 32 fellow hubbers)

July 24th 2016 - 706,752 published hubs / 43,572 published users.................... (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers)

July 25th 2016 - 706,516 published hubs / 43,551 published users.................... (Lost another 21 fellow hubbers)

July 26th 2016 - 706,440 published hubs / 43,564 published users.................... (Gained another 13 fellow hubbers) "I'm not sure if the number 13 is lucky or not with this first gain in a long time."

July 27th 2016 - 706,334 published hubs / 43,571 published users.................... (Gained another 7 fellow hubbers)

July 28th 2016 - 706,170 published hubs / 43,573 published users.................... (Gained another 2 fellow hubbers)

July 29th 2016 - 705,968 published hubs / 43,573 published users....................... (It was a push)

July 30th 2016 - 705,544 published hubs / 43,556 published users.................... (Lost another 17 fellow hubbers)

July 31st 2016 - 705,127 published hubs / 43,543 published users.................... (Lost another 13 fellow hubbers)

August 1st 2016 - 704,817 published hubs / 43,524 published users..................... (Lost another 19 fellow hubbers)

August 2nd 2016 - 704,631 published hubs / 43,556 published users.................... (Gained another 32 fellow hubbers)

August 3rd 2016 - 704,544 published hubs / 43,563 published users.................... (Gained another 7 fellow hubbers)

August 4th 2016 - 704,224 published hubs / 43,582 published users..................... (Gained another 19 fellow hubbers)

August 5th 2016 - 704,048 published hubs / 43,612 published users...................... (Gained another 30 fellow hubbers)

August 6th 2016 - 703,660 published hubs / 43,618 published users.................... (Gained another 6 fellow hubbers)

August 7th 2016 - 703,382 published hubs / 43,594 published users.................... (Lost another 24 fellow hubbers)

August 8th 2016 - 703,094 published hubs / 43,596 published users...................... (Gained another 2 fellow hubbers)

August 9th 2016 - 702,778 published hubs / 43,577 published users.................... (Lost another 19 fellow hubbers)

August 10th 2016 - 702,512 published hubs / 43,596 published users.................... (Gained another 19 fellow hubbers)

August 11th 2016 - 702,403 published hubs / 43,618 published users..................... (Gained another 22 fellow hubbers)

August 12th 2016 - 701,966 published hubs / 43,601 published users ............... (Lost another 17 fellow hubbers)

August 13th 2016 - 701,844 published hubs / 43,600 published users ................ (Lost another 1 fellow hubber)

August 14th 2016 - 701,586 published hubs / 43,541 published users ............... (Lost another 59 fellow hubbers)

August 15th 2016 - 701,440 published hubs / 43,533 published users .................. (Lost another 8 fellow hubbers)

August 16th 2016 - 701,150 published hubs / 43,559 published users ............... (Gained another 26 fellow hubbers)

August 17th 2016 - 701,009 published hubs / 43,543 published users ................. (Lost another 16 fellow hubbers)

August 18th 2016 - 700,593 published hubs / 43,551 published users ............... (Gained another 8 fellow hubbers)

August 19th 2016 - 700,468 published hubs / 43,543 published users ................ (Lost another 8 fellow hubbers)

August 20th 2016 - 700,283 published hubs / 43,566 published users ................ (Gained another 23 fellow hubbers)

August 21st 2016 - 699,916 published hubs / 43,540 published users ............... (Lost another 26 fellow hubbers)

August 22nd 2016 - 699,534 published hubs / 43,539 published users ................. (Lost another 1 fellow hubber)

August 23rd 2016 - 699,450 published hubs / 43,550 published users ............... (Gained another 11 fellow hubbers)

August 24th 2016 - 699,335 published hubs / 43,583 published users ................. (Gained another 33 fellow hubbers)

August 25th 2016 - 699,222 published hubs / 43,594 published users ............... (Gained another 11 fellow hubbers)

August 26th 2016 - 698,987 published hubs / 43,569 published users ............... (Lost another 25 fellow hubbers)

August 27th 2016 - 698,735 published hubs / 43,545 published users ............... (Lost another 24 fellow hubbers)

August 28th 2016 - 698,174 published hubs / 43,495 published users ............... (Lost another 50 fellow hubbers)

August 29th 2016 - 697,532 published hubs / 43,456 published users ............... (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers)

August 30th 2016 - 697,380 published hubs / 43,445 published users ............... (Lost another 11 fellow hubbers)

August 31st 2016 - 697,278 published hubs / 43,412 published users ............... (Lost another 33 fellow hubbers)

September 1st 2016 - 687,103 published hubs / 43,391 published users .......... (Lost another 21 fellow hubbers)

September 2nd 2016 - 696,858 published hubs / 43,339 published users .......... (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

September 3rd 2016 - 696,351 published hubs / 43,309 published users .......... (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers)

September 4th 2016 - 696,175 published hubs / 43,259 published users .......... (Lost another 50 fellow hubbers)

September 5th 2016 - 696,036 published hubs / 43,239 published users .......... (Lost another 20 fellow hubbers)

September 6th 2016 - 695,921 published hubs / 43,202 published users .......... (Lost another 37 fellow hubbers)

September 7th 2016 - 695,613 published hubs / 43,151 published users .......... (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

September 8th 2016 - 695,360 published hubs / 43,117 published users .......... (Lost another 34 fellow hubbers)

September 9th 2016 - 694,924 published hubs / 43,079 published users .......... (Lost another 38 fellow hubbers)

September 10th 2016 - 694,609 published hubs / 43,035 published users .......... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

September 11th 2016 - 694,315 published hubs / 42,994 published users .......... (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

September 12th 2016 - 693,882 published hubs / 42,964 published users .......... (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers)

September 13th 2016 - 693,852 published hubs / 42,949 published users .......... (Lost another 15 fellow hubbers)

September 14th 2016 - 693,592 published hubs / 42,921 published users .......... (Lost another 28 fellow hubbers)

September 15th 2016 - 693,423 published hubs / 42,892 published users .......... (Lost another 29 fellow hubbers)

September 16th 2016 - 693,086 published hubs / 42,888 published users .......... (Lost another 4 fellow hubbers)

September 17th 2016 - 693,195 published hubs / 42,896 published users .......... (Gained another 8 fellow hubbers)

September 18th 2016 - 692,592 published hubs / 42,810 published users .......... (Lost another 86 fellow hubbers)

September 19th 2016 - 691,751 published hubs / 42,784 published users .......... (Lost another 26 fellow hubbers)

September 20th 2016 - 691,578 published hubs / 42,751 published users .......... (Lost another 33 fellow hubbers)

September 21st 2016 - 691,192 published hubs / 42,748 published users .......... (Lost another 3 fellow hubbers)

September 22nd 2016 - 690,714 published hubs / 42,694 published users .......... (Lost another 54 fellow hubbers)

September 23rd 2016 - 690,636 published hubs / 42,666 published users .......... (Lost another 28 fellow hubbers)

September 24th 2016 - 690,324 published hubs / 42,607 published users .......... (Lost another 59 fellow hubbers)

September 25th 2016 - 689,763 published hubs / 42,547 published users .......... (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

September 26th 2016 - 688,523 published hubs / 42,470 published users .......... (Lost another 77 fellow hubbers)

September 27th 2016 - 687,371 published hubs / 42,363 published users .......... (Lost another 107 fellow hubbers)

September 28th 2016 - 686,746 published hubs / 42,301 published users .......... (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

September 29th 2016 - 686,313 published hubs / 42,257 published users .......... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

September 30th 2016 - 685,488 published hubs / 42,133 published users .......... (Lost another 124 fellow hubbers)

October 1st 2016 - 684,793 published hubs / 42,071 published users ............... (Lost another 62 fellow hubbers)

October 2nd 2016 - 684,318 published hubs / 41,983 published users ............... (Lost another 88 fellow hubbers)

October 3rd 2016 - 683,939 published hubs / 41,935 published users ............... (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers)

October 4th 2016 - 683,134 published hubs / 41,789 published users ............... (Lost another 176 fellow hubbers)

October 5th 2016 - 682,567 published hubs / 41,718 published users ............... (Lost another 71 fellow hubbers)

October 6th 2016 - 682,271 published hubs / 41,646 published users ............... (Lost another 72 fellow hubbers)

October 7th 2016 - 681,960 published hubs / 41,589 published users ............... (Lost another 57 fellow hubbers)

October 8th 2016 - 681,728 published hubs / 41,556 published users ............... (Lost another 33 fellow hubbers)

October 9th 2016 - 681,604 published hubs / 41,525 published users ............... (Lost another 31 fellow hubbers)

October 10th 2016 - 681,210 published hubs / 41,502 published users ............... (Lost another 23 fellow hubbers on Columbus Day)

October 11th 2016 - 680,853 published hubs / 41,453 published users ............... (Lost another 49 fellow hubbers)

October 12th 2016 - 680,566 published hubs / 41,440 published users ............... (Lost another 13 fellow hubbers)

October 13th 2016 - 680,304 published hubs / 41,410 published users ............... (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers)

October 14th 2016 - 680,106 published hubs / 41,369 published users ............... (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

October 15th 2016 - 679,678 published hubs / 41,309 published users ............... (Lost another 60 fellow hubbers)

October 16th 2016 - 679,183 published hubs / 41,261 published users ............... (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers)

October 17th 2016 - 678,694 published hubs / 41,203 published users ............... (Lost another 58 fellow hubbers)

October 18th 2016 - 678,165 published hubs / 41,165 published users ............... (Lost another 38 fellow hubbers)

October 19th 2016 - 677,711 published hubs / 41,128 published users ............... (Lost another 37 fellow hubbers)

October 20th 2016 - 677,478 published hubs / 41,822 published users ............... (Gained another 694 fellow hubbers, See Note Below)

October 21st 2016 - 677,141 published hubs / 41,613 published users ............... (Lost another 209 fellow hubbers)

October 22nd 2016 - 676,755 published hubs / 41,531 published users ............... (Lost another 82 fellow hubbers)

October 23rd 2016 - 676,427 published hubs / 41,482 published users ............... (Lost another 49 fellow hubbers)

October 24th 2016 - 675,898 published hubs / 41,444 published users ............... (Lost another 38 fellow hubbers)

October 25th 2016 - 675,578 published hubs / 41,392 published users ............... (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers)

October 26th 2016 - 675,030 published hubs / 41,389 published users ............... (Lost another 3 fellow hubbers)

October 27th 2016 - 674,852 published hubs / 41,345 published users ............... (Lost another 44 fellow hubbers)

October 28th 2016 - 674,447 published hubs / 41,296 published users ............... (Lost another 49 fellow hubbers)

October 29th 2016 - 673,709 published hubs / 41,247 published users ............... (Lost another 49 fellow hubbers)

October 30th 2016 - 673,274 published hubs / 41,225 published users ............... (Lost another 22 fellow hubbers)

October 31st 2016 - 672,984 published hubs / 41,188 published users ............... (Lost another 37 fellow hubbers on Halloween)

November 1st 2016 - 672,879 published hubs / 41,166 published users .......... (Lost another 22 fellow hubbers)

November 2nd 2016 - 672,693 published hubs / 41,133 published hubs .......... (Lost another 33 fellow hubbers)

November 3rd 2016 - 672,435 published hubs / 41,101 published users .......... (Lost another 32 fellow hubbers on the day that the Cubs officially became the World Series Champions)

Note - (After steady declines suddenly on October 19th a total of 694 additional hubbers appeared for no apparent reason out of thin air. The published hubs however kept on declining during this same period of time. Other than pure manipulation there is no reason for this sudden spike in numbers. Within a mere 14 days all of these unexplained brand new hubbers quickly and mysteriously disappeared again.)

November 4th 2016 - 672,160 published hubs / 41,053 published users .......... (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers)

November 5th 2016 - 671,917 published hubs / 41,014 published users .......... (Lost another 39 fellow hubbers)

November 6th 2016 - 671,621 published hubs / 40,976 published users .......... (Lost another 38 fellow hubbers on Daylight Savings Day)

November 7th 2016 - 671,392 published hubs / 40,954 published users .......... (Lost another 22 fellow hubbers)

November 8th 2016 - 671,045 published hubs / 40,911 published users .......... (Lost another 43 fellow hubbers on Election Day)

November 9th 2016 - 670,173 published hubs / 40,859 published users .......... (Lost another 52 fellow hubbers on the day Donald Trump was elected president)

November 10th 2016 - 669,959 published hubs / 40,814 published users .......... (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers)

November 11th 2016 - 669,689 published hubs / 40,787 published users .......... (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers on Veteran's Day)

November 12th 2016 - 669,305 published hubs / 40,740 published users .......... (Lost another 47 fellow hubbers)

November 13th 2016 - 669,071 published hubs / 40,694 published users .......... (Lost another 46 fellow hubbers)

November 14th 2016 - 668,973 published hubs / 40,675 published users .......... (Lost another 19 fellow hubbers)

November 15th 2016 - 668,731 published hubs / 40,665 published users .......... (Lost another 10 fellow hubbers)

November 16th 2016 - 668,476 published hubs / 40,614 published users .......... (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

November 17th 2016 - 668,056 published hubs / 40,600 published users .......... (Lost another 14 fellow hubbers)

November 18th 2016 - 667,839 published hubs / 40,551 published users .......... (Lost another 49 fellow hubbers)

November 19th 2016 - 667,245 published hubs / 40,501 published users .......... (Lost another 50 fellow hubbers)

November 20th 2016 - 666,923 published hubs / 40,461 published users .......... (Lost another 40 fellow hubbers)

November 21st 2016 - 666,646 published hubs / 40,450 published users .......... (Lost another 11 fellow hubbers)

November 22nd 2016 - 666,403 published hubs / 40,416 published users .......... (Lost another 34 fellow hubbers)

November 23rd 2016 - 666,181 published hubs / 40,375 published users .......... (Lost another 41 fellow hubbers)

November 24th 2016 - 665,946 published hubs / 40,346 published users .......... (Lost another 29 fellow hubbers on Thanksgiving Day)

November 25th 2016 - 665,711 published hubs / 40,298 published users ........... (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers on Black Friday)

November 26th 2016 - 665,464 published hubs / 40,250 published users .......... (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers on Small Business Saturday)

November 27th 2016 - 665,307 published hubs / 40,196 published users .......... (Lost another 54 fellow hubbers on Nameless Sunday)

November 28th 2016 - 665,155 published hubs / 40,169 published users .......... (Lost another 27 fellow hubbers on Cyber Monday)

November 29th 2016 - 665,157 published hubs / 40,151 published users .......... (Lost another 18 fellow hubbers, but somehow gained 2 more hubs)

November 30th 2016 - 665,257 published hubs / 40,121 published users .......... (Lost another 30 fellow hubbers)

December 1st 2016 - 665,273 published hubs / 40,097 published users .......... (Lost another 24 fellow hubbers)

December 2nd 2016 - 665,573 published hubs / 40,049 published users ........... (Lost another 48 fellow hubbers)

December 3rd 2016 - 665,730 published hubs / 40,004 published users .......... (Lost another 45 fellow hubbers)

December 4th 2016 - 665,143 published hubs / 39,953 published users .......... (Lost another 51 fellow hubbers)

That's 106,764 fellow hubbers who we've had to say goodbye to just since September 9th 2012. If you don't think that's a lot of people then you might want to think about these numbers again. I'm still waiting for at least a few weeks of consecutive days where the number of fellow hubbers increases, instead of constantly going down.

Panda's also involved
Panda's also involved

The Hub Pages are in the middle of a war zone now with combat hardened hubbers who are ready for action. Our beloved Hub Pages are fighting back with everything they have, and making both some interesting and controversial changes. However even with all of this effort, it's kind of like bobbing for apples in a barrel. These changes really haven't improved the current situation one little bit, or changed the fact that an average of 100 of our fellow hubbers are still leaving each and every day. A matter of fact some of these changes are the very reason that some of our fellow hubbers are packing their bags and heading elsewhere.

Here are some of the bigger changes -

On August 29th 2012 the idled hub program was introduced, which has become better know as the sleeping Zzz's. Along with this around September 4th 2012, came the option of "Show idle hubs on my profile".

On September 26th 2012 the new profile design became mandatory, and was forced on every single hubber. It plays total havoc on operating systems of older PC's, and loads super slow at a snail's pace.

On November 7th 2012 the symbols on the idled hub program were quietly changed. The featured hub status went from a green dot to a capital "H" inside of a black circle. The pending symbol remained unchanged, however the idled hub symbol switched from the sleeping Zzz's to a blank white space. You really have to look hard now or you won't even notice an idled hub. I'm just curious if this was the hub pages intention all along. Also the option of "Show idle hubs on my profile" was removed and taken away from us, and replaced with an option of "Show only featured hubs on my profile".

On December 3rd 2012 the Hub Pages decided to remove our option of creating our own tags, and they developed an automated system that develops tags for our Hubs automatically. This feature was basically done away with to cut down on the abuse of spammers.

On February 4th 2013 the Hub Pages are also going to remove RSS Capsules from our Hubs. We will just have to wait, and see just how all of this plays out.

On October 1st 2014 the Hub Pages will be acquiring the key content from Squidoo, thus creating the world’s largest writing site of its kind. This action alone could either turn around all of the negative declining numbers that have been steadily listed on this hub or could be the final nail in the coffin for our beloved Hub Pages. Another possibility is that this action could just temporary slow down the end for the Hub Pages. With the advent of online publishing for E-books made easy by so many other web sites out there on the Internet, this attempt at a revival for the Hub Pages may all be all too late. We will have to wait and see what the future holds for all of us here and time will tell now for the hub pages.

On January 15th, 2015 the Squidoo moderation grace period came to an end marking the beginning of a new decline in the numbers of our fellow hubbers here at the hub pages. The wait and see approach to acquiring the key content from Squidoo worked out really good, and we saw a big increase of 26,349 fellow hubbers beginning on August 18th 2014. The numbers steadily increased thanks to the influx of the new Squidoo refugees from an all time low of 58,390 published users on August 17th 2014 to an all time high of 84,739 published users on October 31st 2014. That was really an extra special treat to put into the Hub Pages Halloween bucket. Maybe since the Squidoo acquisition was so successful the Hub Pages needs to start looking around for another writing site to acquire.

On March 26th 2015 the Hub pages updated another subsequent policy for hubber scores.This really isn't anything new, and is actually an old practice here on the Hub pages. Those hubbers who have been around for a while have seen this type of mass punishment before with hubber scores going down as low as 1. This time around things don't really add up either with active hubbers ranked sometimes as low as 15. On the flip side of the coin there's inactive hubbers , sometimes without even one single hub, being ranked close to 80. This is possibly another change that will continue to chase away more and more hubbers.

On September 17th 2015 the Hub Pages introduced the editbot to all the hubbers. I'm not sure if this is in response to Big Brother's zingbot or not, but I have personally experienced editbot and it really does work. Editbot edits for spelling and grammar, assures that all links and products are relevant and benefits the reader, and provides a consistent style on hubs, free of broken videos, pixelated photos, and excessive bolding and italics. I'm very pleased so far with the results of the editbot. I only wish that they could have introduced editbot a long time ago, which may have prevented many of our fellow hubbers departure from the Hub Pages. Editbot may just be the night in shinning armor that the hub pages was waiting for.

On November 18th 2015 the Hub Pages decided wisely to do away with the category of featured hubs. This new hastily created feature quickly disenfranchised many of our fellow hubbers, and made a lot of them very disgruntled. In reality all that this accomplished was to announce to the entire world just how many of your hubs aren't worthy of being listed on Google. This reversal was a very wise move on the part of the Hub Page staff. Hopefully reversing bad decisions like the featured hub category will help stop the Hub Pages from joining in on a similar fate as the failed writing site Bubblews did earlier this month. Bubblews suddenly shut down and disappeared altogether from the Internet after almost three years of existence.

On May 2016 the Hub Pages got some brand new Network Sites up and running. They launched a new kind of radical action to help keep the boat a float here at the Hub Pages. it was a multi-domain strategy dealing with specific niche sites. Some of these new sites included clever titles like Diet & Fitness, Video Games, Arts & Crafts, Home & Garden, Alternative & Supernatural Beliefs, TV & Movies, Parenting, Music, Personal Finance, Health, Dating & Relationships, Creative Writing & Quotes, Technology, Holidays, Animals, Education, Sports & Hobbies, and Travel to name some. These new niche sites aren't by any means just limited to these categories, and hopefully this new idea will help those of us left here at the Hub Pages.

The whole entire purpose of this hub is to simply open everyone's eyes up to what is happening all around us on the hub pages today, and I encourage everybody to keep an eye on these statistics as well. Watching these numbers is almost like watching the air leak slowly out of an automobile tire. I realize that not everyone may agree with this, but the fact of this matter is that our hub pages may not survive this latest attack by Google. Do The Math, Numbers Don't Lie.

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bdegiulio profile image

bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

I think you've hit the nail on the head with this Hub. Over the last two weeks my numbers have gone way down and I've had no idea why until now. I was averaging about 150 views per day for the last few months and now I'm struggling to get 30 views per day. I thought I did something wrong but perhaps it's a result of the changes going on?


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Georgie Lowery 4 years ago from Slaton, Texas USA

My numbers are actually pretty normal right now, if not on the upswing - I've at least doubled my views from last month, but I am new so that's to be expected. I have had several Zzz Hubs, which I've either edited or deleted to better my chances with the Google Beast - I'm all in the green now.

I do understand the declining number of Hubs, having deleted over thirty of mine. Every time a Hubber closes their account (or gets thwacked by the Ban Hammer), their Hubs go with them.

It is interesting that those numbers are going down - they're losing about two hundred Hubbers a week if my weak math holds out. This will also include those spammy folks who cross the line and get banned.

I'd like to see the number of "active" Hubbers from week to week or month to month. I've only been here a few months, but a lot of the Hubbers I really liked when I first got here are persona non grata now.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Interesting to know and read this advice. I have had to spruce up some Z hubs and now they are fine. However, having to check on them often is a must now that google is patroling the web.


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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

It would be a shame if these pages 'ran aground' on Google's 'shoals'. I don't have a problem with the 'Zzz's'. It's a sort of reminder to me to 'ginger up' some of my Hub-pages to make them more readable. It's a matter of time before I see any results. They needed looking at again, with a few glitches to put right that I wasn't aware of. As to the issue of numbers, people might be dropping off in the creative aspects, but my readers have passed the 20,000 mark since last year and the red triangles have come and gone. If they're worth reading, you'll get your readers.

I have a few Google and Videojug pages, but these are much easier to put together. I've had trouble with creating the Videojug pages and finished up getting duplicate pages because I found adding material difficult.


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rfmoran 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

Thanks for this heads up. I've only published 66 Hubs since March 1 so I don't have a huge enough data set to determining if my numbers have been hit. They seem to be hanging in there.


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

This is very interesting and explains a lot of things. I have had about half of my hubs get Zzzs, which annoys me. For instance, some of my hubs cannot be added to or given new information, or whatever else they expect you to do. I think all of the writing sites need to be more on the side of their writers. After all, if they didn't have people willing to write for them, they would be out of business. I hope HubPages gets with it and finds a way to remedy some of this. Thanks for this Hub.


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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

I think they want you to 'ginger them up' by re-phrasing them. Try it, it might work


UrsulaRose 4 years ago

One thing for sure is that you are one very resourceful Hubber and my go-to man on all things to do with HubPages. As for me, I am still pondering my own SUCKsess on HubPages!


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia

This is useful info and I have always had the impression that HP membership is on the rise, as well as the number of articles published. One way to 'refresh' your old hub is to add the rss capsule. This will indirectly 'update' your hub.


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Thanks alancaster. I feel like I work hard on my hubs and get them to where I like them and then publish. It's not that I think an article can't ever be improved on, but I've also learned that you can't be too much of a perfectionist or you'd never publish anything! So once I'm happy with it, it's done, so to speak. Going back and re-phrasing would be hard since I worked so hard on the phrasing to begin with...anyway, I appreciate the advice. It's really late and I'm too tired to think right now, but hope this makes sense.


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starbright 4 years ago from Scandinavia

Don't give up UrsulaRose. Hang in there and you'll have some successful hubs that everyone will want to read.


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UnnamedHarald 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

I just wanted to add that some of my earlier hubs were Zzzed. I've checked half of those and, in every case I had keywords that were not in my text. So I tinkered, added keywords or removed or changed them and they were unZzzed. Admittedly, they were among my weakest hubs, but part of it was because of the keyword issue. I can't say they've soared in popularity, but they are receiving more hits than before (1 or 2 or more when, before, they were flatlined).


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Maybe..just maybe it has to do with The Hubpages policing our hubs so stringently. I've had several 'suspended' - sometimes months after being published - for 'adult' content. Adult content - i now know - is anything with a serious issue attached..ie - eating disorders, child abuse, politics, relationships, etc...

If i were new here(i've been here 7 months) - all i'd have to do is scan down the list of 'Hubs of the Day's winners to know i didn't want to stick around! They are SOOO generic - SOOO vanilla - SOOO politically correct - and sooooo goddamned boring - that i wouldn't have stuck 5 seconds had i known they existed at the time...(no disrespect to the hubbers that penned them - but really - can't a REAL hub ever win? OR...a piece of poetry)

No..it's how to build a bird house, how to put together a patchwork quilt, fishing in nanasindflvo3ec, how to show kiddies hand signals..

Talk about ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz....

lol..

I'm thinking about leaving too - they clearly dont appreciate anyone with an opinion on the real issues - they prefer we stick to hearts and rainbow poetry - and HOW TO's..lol..

excellent information, but - ultimately - a hub like this just hastens the exodus, don't you think?


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AnnaCia 4 years ago

Again. There are you with great information and genius way to present it. Thanks.


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Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago from the U.K.

Is there a way Hubpages could recover from this? Is there any writing site that isn't plagued by the same issues with Google? Many sites don't allow fiction or poetry or opinion pieces at all or any controversial topic. I guess it's all about pandering to Google's advertisers - money is the only concern. Hubpages stood out because it seemed to encourage all kinds of good writing and discussion and not to function as just another Adsense content farm. It will be a great shame if that has to end.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

I've unpublished a lot of my under-performing hubs as well, and flat out deleted some of them. Hopefully this means that the content here is of higher quality, although of course, quality is in the eye of the hubber.


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John-Rose 4 years ago from USA

Well, first the article frightened me and than a lot of the comments as well. I'm a noob here and I'm going to stick it out though. Hopefully stricter rules and policies will lead to higher quality work and that's what we should be aiming for. Not just numbers, but quality.

Johnp


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA

My articles are still getting good views. I think everyone just needs to hold tight, because I've been through 3 of these times and the traffic always came back. Google just has the hiccups.

I don't mean that you shouldn't protect yourself. Be sure you have copies of all of your hubs saved on your computer. If you've updated your hubs and still not getting traffic, try writing on another site for awhile until things change. It wouldn't hurt to write another hub on here every other week though to have fresh content. Google likes that.

Don't give up the ship yet. Google changes its mind all the time.


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JoanCA 4 years ago

I have two account and my traffic has been stable. I did have a couple of big drops in traffic in the past but they were fairly temporary lasting about a month or so. Hubpages did have a lot of spam hubs at one point. Hopefully getting rid of them will be good for all of us.


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nanderson500 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

Very interesting article. My views tend to fluctuate quite a bit, but I haven't usually seen a tremendous drop.


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Petra Vlah 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Thank you for exposing this problem and conforming my suspicion that things on this site are getting worse by the day. HP should be worried, very worried and I believe they are.

Since the Panda is running wild and the Hub Pages is trying to "please the beast", not only many valuable writers have left, but also the artistic quality (infested by "key words") has gone down.

I DO understand that neither Google or HP is making any money from creative writing, but why aren't they just saying so?


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breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

Voted up, interesting & useful. Added link to my hub: http://hubpages.com/community/Five-Must-Dos-for-Hu...


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

Very interesting hub. I've been scouting around for a different site to host some of my articles that hubpages doesn't like (mainly on sex at this point) and given the stats you present, it may not be a bad idea to look around for a new home for the other hubs too.

Voted up, interesting, and will share with my followers.


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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I have experienced low traffic as well I can see things have changed here thanks for the well informed Hub you definitely opened p a can of worms here thanks


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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

I'm not sure I buy the argument that Google is specifically attacking HP. I think many sites are having problems and one of the reasons is that Google's profits are down 20% this quarter. This translates to fewer advertisers and fewer willing to pay top dollar. I also think that some of the leave taking is due to natural attrition, and some is due to people realize that their poor work will no longer be acceptable. Also, those who have suffered losses are discouraged and just give up. It takes time to remove problems and make way for quality, and although many are leaving HP, I'd rather write for a site that promotes quality rather than quantity. I'm not saying I'm correct about everything I've said here, but it's truly how I feel.


Giselle Maine 4 years ago

Very informative hub - I was glad to see the numbers, they were very revealing. I personally don't bother with my Zzzz hubs, esp since I can still find them on a Google search (often they are on the first page too!) If/when they become unfindable I'll either update them or delete them and move them across to the other site I write on. Or perhaps I won't worry about them at all. I don't expect all of my hubs to get tons of traffic, and in certain topics it may just not be worth my while to tweak them anyway. I enjoy writing and if I feel like I've done a good job on the article then that's good enough for me, even if HP may put Zzz's on it!

Anyhow, thanks for bringing the number of hubbers and hubs to everyone's attention. A very interesting topic.


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

Very interesting. The Zzz's are a pain. I write a lot of creative pieces and google andHP to ot treat them kindly...

I wonder, were you able to see who it is that is leaving hubpages? Are they quality writers, or are these thefolks that though tthey were gonna make a quick buck on mediocre work and are now bowing out?


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

Thanks for the question Dana, and no there's no way to see who is exactly leaving us. There are just simply numbers, and they continue to unfortunately keep adding up. Just today another 85 fellow hubbers said good bye. One thing that this number doesn't reflect is the number of new hubbers that joined all of us today. If it wasn't for brand new hubbers continuously joining us daily then that number 85 for today would have even been higher.


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soconfident 4 years ago

I don't know what's going on, but it won't defeat me, you can count it.


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

I'm not about to go anywhere either soconfident. The tides got to turn sooner or later. The question now is when, and one of these days we will hopefully see a gain instead of a loss of fellow hubbers.


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aa lite 4 years ago from London

Strangely enough I feel more optimistic after reading this information, the numbers don't lie, but they can be interpreted in different ways.

For me the really important statistics are those provided by outside sources especially quant cast. This measures the real traffic to the site. That definitely seems to have fallen. 648k visits on a Monday in late Oct 2011 vs. 509k last Monday (doing my best to compare like with like).

Now I had imagined that the loss of traffic was even worse than the numbers suggested because I imagined during the year the site must have gained a lot of extra material. The number of visits matters, but the number of pages matters as well, you simply cannot compare traffic to a site that has 100k pages indexed vs. a site that has 1 million pages.

But from your numbers it looks like HubPages isn't gaining hubs, it is losing hubbers and pages, so the traffic loss is not worse than it looks.

Also from your numbers it looks like from Sept 14th the site lost almost 7k hubbers and 10,500 pages. That is less than 2 hubs per hubber. It sounds like a lot of the hubbers we lost were 'one page wonders', I would imagine that most of those hubbers and hubs did not add huge value to the site. Obviously things are not so simple because during this time the site also gained hubbers and new hubs, but then there are also active hubbers who unpublished some of their pages, or left them idled, I myself have 8 idle hubs right now that I am not doing anything about. Still it seems to me that a lot of the loss of 'published authors' can be explained by the idling of hubs of people who published one page, to get a back link to their site, and never came here again.


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Missy Mac 4 years ago from Illinois

As a newbie, I will stay the course and see what happens. Thanks for the information. I will continue monitoring all articles and endeavor to write on more than one topic. I am comfortable with education and technology. Thanks again.


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Doodlehead 4 years ago from Northern California

Great Hub. I am not going to leave but I am demotivated. Until I see more "up" results I am an observer....versus a writer.


Southernmapart 4 years ago

Google's search results are now infested with so many ads in the first results that I am no longer using Google as a primary search engine. I cannot be the only person who has changed from using Google as a primary source. Hub Pages should not be the only one feeling "down."


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adrianlawrence 4 years ago from UK

I think Google is forcing hubpages in this direction, reducing the number of pages without visitors is a quality indicator in their Panda algo, so there is little choice if the rest of us are to retain out traffic.


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aa lite 4 years ago from London

@adrianlawrence, that is an interesting viewpoint. What is your evidence that the "number of pages without visitors is a quality indicator in Panda". I am curious because there has been a lot of discussion about this in the forums, with people like Marisa Wright and Greekgeek saying there is nothing, either in what Google, or 'SEO experts' have written about Panda to show that to be the case. Can you cite something from Google or somebody else, to show where you got the idea from?


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Abluesfornina 4 years ago

How sad to here. I'm hoping Hubpages can remain afloat. I've been here under another name before which means I've become accustomed to it and would like to see it flourish. This is something I didn't realize. Thanks for the heads up.


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cam8510 4 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

I had one blank spot where either the H or the zz should have been. I added one word, as Goody5 suggested, and it put me back in pending. Thanks Goody5 for doing all of this work for us. I'll be watching the statistics.


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Elani-Lee 4 years ago from Los Angeles

This is an interesting hub, but could you explain exactly what google is doing? You have stated that they are trying to police the web, but haven't described how. You have also explained how hub pages is reacting to this "assault" so to speak, but you haven't really explained what that assault is. I'd appreciate a little more information.


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Niteriter 4 years ago from Canada

Thanks for this very useful information. I didn't know that a HubPages decline existed or that it was of the magnitude implied in your stats.

It is interesting that the decline in writers is on a much steeper slope than the decline of published Hubs. The Hubbers who remain are more prolific, it seems. Do they also produce higher quality material than those who have left?


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Kristeen 4 years ago from Michigan

Goody5, Thanks for this hub. It is very informative and answers many questions. I guess I am lost as to how exactly google is hurting the hubpages. I think the hubpages defeats itself by not allowing hubbers to print their writings anywhere else on the web. I have 2 blogs and it limits me as to what I can print where. I feel that if it is my material I should be able to print it anywhere I choose. I am curious to know if other hubbers have felt this way. Over the last couple of weeks I have edited all of my hubs and I have only a few which aren't featured.


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Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Informative hub! Voted up. Really learned something new here. I'm still around since I've joined HubPages a year ago. ^_^ I just get discouraged in coming up with new hubs since I have to wait 24hours before each one can be featured. So sometimes, I just publish them elsewhere.


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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe

I would let the 24 hour delay get to me that much pp.


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AlexK2009 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

My traffic plunged recently. My top ten hubs SEEM to have stable traffic, but the one day and 30 day figures keep falling.

I take the point made that "Adult Content" is being interpreted far too tightly and that the Hubs featured in the weekly post are more vanilla than interesting.

There are a lot of valid points here. Google seems to be going through a bad patch, and when google sneezes we all get flu.

It was shock in October to see that 75% of my traffic came via one or other google site. I knew a lot came from Google but not that much. Now Traffic from Google is much less, though I did not do the calculation. It looks like this is what can be expected if google goes belly up pulls out of advertising.

For myself I will scale back my efforts. I will put my IT and programming hubs (which are really intended to be links on my IT CV to impress clients rather than make money) here because this is the only monetisable site I know of that allows me to format code halfway decently, and maybe some others till I see what is happening. I will concentrate on Experts Column and my own site, which is more in enbryo.

I dislike the new profile, I think it gives the visitor too much and may scare some visitors away. The Idled Hubs policy is fine on the face of it but someone pointed out idled hubs get a no-index tag and even if that tab is removed the search engines ignore the url because they keep a list of all pages they were told to ignore.

So in summary:

Google is suffering so we suffer

HP is interpreting some of their unacceptable content clauses over tightly. If this continues will they start banning people who criticise the Religious Right, or attack the government? As a result the content is becoming blander and attracting fewer readers. This may be a self censorship issue. I notice that the hubs I publish that involve politics and society do not do nearly as well as the ones just below my top ten and my hub on Obesity and fast food addiction did not do well. Perhaps it made people uncomfortable.

The new Profile and the sleeping hubs policy may or may not be doing damage but are certainly not helping.


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miscellanea 3 years ago from Morocco

:( that's too bad really, because I start liking hubpages ! so what can be done to make hubbers stay!


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Goody5 3 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

Don't be too worried about the numbers miscellanea. All of us hubbers are a pretty tough breed, and sooner or later the numbers are going to start turning back in our favor. Best of luck to you in your bid for the rising star, you've got my vote!


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Thank you very much for your article! Really interesting! And the numbers are talking for themselves!

I realize that I have to do some tweaking in some of my articles to bring them back to life!


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

When I look at http://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com?country=US

I see a steady decline in Hub Pages traffic since February 2012.

I was getting 250 plus views a day and rising at the end of October. Now, despite following all the suggestions, it is rare for me to get more than 100 a day.

I have scaled my efforts to HP back until I get an idea of what might work.

On the positive side, IF I can get back to 200+ a day without google I will be happy that I am set for the next google changes.

I do not intend to fall victim to loss aversion however. There comes a time when you have to cut your losses. This has happened to me with Triond.

I am currently concentrating on Experts Column and my own website, though I monitor HP daily


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

thanks for answering my question so i could read this hub. Very informative and you certain took a lot of time putting it together..Thanks or this...Voting UP.


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adrianlawrence 3 years ago from UK

AlexK2009 - I don't read the graph like that, there was a steady rise then a set back, so its more that hubpages are responding to Google then they change something else. Of course Google is making life very tough but all content sites are suffering some more than HP


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

I read this Hub about two months ago but because I wasn't directly affected didn't pay it much attention however now that my page views have dropped from 1,500 a day to 150 a day I reread it and am alarmed.

I may be joining the mass exodus as I spent far too much time and hard work to just continue to keep kicking a dead horse!


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Debby Bruck 3 years ago

Dear Goody - I read through the entire hub, including all the comments, which are adding up day-by-day. It's a good thing that you 'update' this one every day for months with the statistics to keep it active and in the "featured" group.

A few perspectives could see that 1) Google does manipulate and have power over websites and networks in order to improve SEO. 2) NING has no choice but to do the dance. 3) The internet changes before our eyes, including positive and negative forces to gain control, monopolize, income and propagandize. 4) Numerous networks are rethinking how to create a higher quality site with established and dedicated members who contribute high quality pages, which means weeding out the non-performers, low quality and inactive people and pages.

Sometimes our emotional go up and down along with our work and the feedback we receive by all those symbols and looking at the numbers. Maybe it's best to just do what you love and forget about the rest. Blessings, Debby

P.S. I noticed that you have an incredibly high number of followers. That speaks for something.


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expertscolumn 3 years ago from New York

Where are all these people moving to? Their new blogs or another revenue sharing site?


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Goody5 3 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

That' a very interesting, and good question expertscolumn, that I've been wondering about myself. Since September 9th we've seen 13,577 fellow hubbers hit the road. The number is actually much higher then this, because it's offset by new hubbers joining each and every day. Where exactly are all of these people going?


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Currently I am going to other revenue sharing sites but I intend to put a proportion on my own website and try to attract enough people to make money. I am not sure what model I will use. My problem is getting time and energy to coincide.


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Once a writer gets the experience, confidence and knowledge from writing Hub articles and they soon realize that there are other avenues for making money writing online, then all it really takes is motivation to try them.

With the alarming drop in page views in the last six months, I'm sure that many found their motivation.

My page views averaged around 1,500 a day for months now I barely top 250, so when the motivating factor directly affects your earnings many feel they have nothing to lose.


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

However I would like to add that one of the most common tactics to cripple your opponent is to divide and conquer.

Perhaps Hub Pages had grown to strong in the online writing community and Google fearing their rise in power set about creating the circumstances that would weaken Hub Pages by driving their writers into a position where they could be more easily controlled such as individual Blogs.


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adrianlawrence 3 years ago from UK

I don't think its a case of writers moving to other sites as they are all suffering from the same Google Panda filters, its more giving up with the frustration of not seeing hard work turn into traffic and income.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

somethgblue: Google is not the only way to put adverts on hubs and my Google Adsense earnings seem to be creeping up. The problem is getting the traffic. HP needs to have a lot of traffic independently of Google or other search engines, in other words it needs to have levels like Facebook. I do not know how they would go about doing this but if they have marketing experts on board someone should be able to come up with something.

I do nto believe Google or anyone at google is consciously thinking in terms of control, merely what makes google money. In terms of traffic HP is really a bit player compared with say WordPress


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Drax 3 years ago from NYC....

very interesting article, thanks! - I think that any effort by Google to improve the quality of search results is to be welcomed since we all rely on search and if it is cluttered with useless links then it loses the primary purpose.

With regard to these stats they do not portray a crisis of any sort, if you look at them over the period the number of Hubbers leaving is actually declining - Sep/Oct 4,924, Oct/Nov 3,586, Nov/Dec 2,746 - so this could be viewed as being associated with inactive hubs and likewise Hubbers who are no longer active in this channel. Overall the continuing explosive growth in the web must inevitably dilute our audience therefore it is up to each of us to seek to produce consistently top rated content. The quality of the content will always attract traffic no matter where it lives, good content = good traffic.


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Google is definitely about the control of information, for example I have an earthquake site that lists up to the minute EQ info. I will often search for stories about recent large earthquakes that I know have happened and most of the time can only find them on page ten, twenty, thirty sometimes a hundred pages down in Google searches, if at all.

Meaning they are listing these earthquakes stories so far down that most people give up their search before finding them. The Powers That Be are censoring EQ info world wide to keep the public from gaining access to it or finding it at all.

Google is all about censorship, they have proved it to me over and over again for years.


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adrianlawrence 3 years ago from UK

Adding great content is the best way to grow traffic, so the answer is more great hubs


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

A lot of people here talk about quality but nobody has defined quality. I stick by the view that your writing could be as good as that of Shakespeare and Google would still mark it down if it was not advertiser friendly.


Vickiw 3 years ago

I agree that quality is subjective, and I am not really sure how it is measured, as I am still a real newbie. All my hubs have been featured, whatever that means in the scheme of things, but google certainly wouldn't think mine are advertiser friendly. Adsense has rejected me so far, so I turned to Amazon, and have had 3 clicks! But my followers are growing ( thank you, lovely people) and this Hub is very interesting.


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adrianlawrence 3 years ago from UK

Alek2009 I think you are looking at this issue from the wrong Angle, Google marks down content it finds shallow, and what is left is the quality stuff. They run a algorithm so its view is not the same as a humans but they have tried to recreate the human view by using a machine learning approach. In my own experiments i have determined that the main issues are time on page and to a much lesser degree bounce rates. So stuff with poor metrics gets pushed down to leave the rest. Hopefully you get the idea


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Got it adrian, thanks. I think I get people stay on page a long time but then google analytics tells me most bounce out right away.


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adrianlawrence 3 years ago from UK

Try adding extra media modules, pictures and videos particularly above the fold help, as these help to catch readers attention and reduce the bounce rate


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Not sure what is meant by above the fold here


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adrianlawrence 3 years ago from UK

Above the fold is an industry phrase that means the upper part of a page, the part the view first sees.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Well so far including this Hub I have learned something everyday on HP voted up!


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Ah, thanks. I thought that was what it meant but it is always good to ask


Vickiw 3 years ago

Is your traffic back again now? Or is it still static or falling? Remember the red sign that indicated a glitch about a week ago? Promised everything would 'normalise' in a while? I am too new to make much of a judgement on that.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

I am getting loads of red arrows but traffic and earnings are at best static. I tend to crosscheck traffic with google analytics


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jantamaya 3 years ago from UK

Without crosschecking my traffic is back again.


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worst-of-hp 3 years ago

If HP flat-out banned all the non-native speakers and deleted their incomprehensible hubs, they'd probably recover their traffic. Some of these writers from India and Asia just write an article in their native language and run it through Google translate. The result is usually something that's barely readable. A lot of it gets idled (to HP's credit) but a lot gets featured too.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

It may be barely readable but it can be amusing, worst-of-hp. Google translate does produced garbage with non-western or obscure languages and that makes me think it will be a while before translation is a threatened craft.


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sweetie1 3 years ago from India

Ho goody'5, I am also very angry the way the hub admin are changing the face of hub-pages everyday. Also i have problems with those who check the quality of hub pages. Many of my hubs were marked substandard after 1 year of being and over 100 comments and when I complained they put my account on watch . This made me to look to other sites for my new blogs. If they were substandard why it took them 1 year to find it and only those which were most successful hubs were unpublished.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

sweetie1: Whom the gods would destroy they first send mad.

I read somewhere the reviewing of hubs goes to the MechanicalTurk which means we do not know if the reviewers are qualified to review and we do not know the criteria they are given for reviewing.

Putting your account on watch after you complained seems vindictive to me.

Well at the moment HP is no longer the highest paying source of my online income, so while I will be producing new hubs they will be less frequent.


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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey

Wow! I can't believe HubPages is still bleeding authors at such a high rate. I posted a forum question this past week about giving a warning before tagging a hub with the NOINDEX tag, and Simone of HP responded that they are working on it, and it's a high priority. Perhaps that will stop the exodus of writers?

One thing about the HP glory days is that the primary way of making money back then was AdSense. I don't know about you, but the HP Ad Program has been a much better monetary incentive than AdSense. In some sense I don't miss those glory days, but it is troubling the way this site appears to be plummeting. They need to start listening to their writers, instead of just forcing their policies down the writer's throats.

I just noticed that the published hubs has remained in the 1.1 million range throughout the time period you have been tracking them. Not a pretty picture for HP.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Yes rock_NJ , Adsense did not make sense. My earning shot up when I got into the Ad program.


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Anamika S 3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

That's some research you have done there. I am with HubPages for the past 4 years and do not plan to go anywhere as of now. There is no doubt that HubPages has lost its past glory, but I still think that this is a better place to be.


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worst-of-hp 3 years ago

Sweetie1, your English usage is the problem. You have tons of grammatical and spelling mistakes in your hubs. It's not a few typos here and there. It's pervasive. That's why your account was flagged.


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lrc7815 3 years ago from Central Virginia

Thanks for writing a real "eye opener". HubPages is no different from a retail establishment. If it doesn't put forth the effort to keep it's customers, it will go down the tube. I sincerely hope that doesn't happen. I hope their management team is smarter than that. Time will tell though.


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adrianlawrence 3 years ago from UK

Well i think authors are not being fair on HP. If Google had not introduced its Panda updates then the glory days would have been now. Google has cracked down hard on what it considers shallow content, HP are only responding to this.

You only need to look at the article directories to see how other formerly high flying sites have suffered. A lot of those sites had really good content, but they have been flattened, at least HP is mostly intact.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Well Adrian it looks like Google has said "this will get rid of a load of garbage but also a load of good stuff, but the content providers don't matter because there are always plenty more coming online every day.

Some websites have been hammered and come back better than ever. Webanswers appparently got clobbered and recovered. So the problem may be more HOW HP are responding to it.


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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey

I wonder how much of these Hubber declines are due to HubPages going through their user directory and deleting old accounts that have been inactive for a long time versus Hubbers quitting and deleting their accounts? I think it could be a combination of the two.


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Goody5 3 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

I'm not so sure Rock_nj that the hub pages are deleting old accounts which have been inactive for a long time. If this is true then what do they consider a long time for inactivity, before these accounts are deleted? Also are these accounts completely wiped clean from off of the books, and gone forever? Regardless you have brought up a very interesting point Rock_nj.


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adrianlawrence 3 years ago from UK

Having inactive pages is one of the parts of Panda, the better the ratio of active pages (ie ones with traffic) to ones without the less impact their is on the remaining ones. Hence why HP are deleting all inactive accounts and suspending hubs without traffic.


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pauldeeds 3 years ago from Berkeley

In the last year or so, we've unpublished about 267,000 hubs by 140,000 different users that had negligible traffic and had not signed into HubPages for over a year (after notifying them by email, and giving them the chance to keep their Hubs published by simply signing in or clicking a link in the email). You can see from those numbers that the average inactive user had a little less than 2 published Hubs. Many of these users were simply people that poked around, published a Hub or two and never returned.

That process continues on an ongoing basis and in conjunction with the QAP and our long standing moderation process, helps keep the corpus of published and featured Hubs fresh. The Hubs are not obliterated, if the user returns to HubPages they can easily republish them. I believe the inactive user review process is responsible for the lion's share of the trends you've identified in published hubs and users.


Sophia Angelique 3 years ago

I thought I'd get paid today and I could get out of here, but there wasn't an email saying that payment was sent....

So I guess I have to hand around a few more days.

The figures are sad, by the way... I was under the impression that as old writers left, new one's joined, but it appears not.


Sophia Angelique 3 years ago

Bye Guys. It was nice knowing you. I'm just sending an email to hp to cancel my account. If you're on Wizzley or Google Plus, say hi!


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Goody5 3 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

I'm sorry that your leaving Sophia, and we are all going to miss you very much Sophia. I wish we could help change your mind about leaving. Best of luck to you!


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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey

Goody5 - After reading this thread last night: You Idle 'em, I delete 'em! Down to an even 100! (http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/110126?page=4#post... , it appears the situation at HubPages may be even more dire than your numbers above indicate. There are many long time HubPages writers that are effectively walking dead. They have taken down many Hubs due to idling, but remain signed up with HubPages . However, they are essentially doing nothing as far as new content on HubPages, and are planning on eventually leaving when enough of their work is idled. These are some of the good HubPages writers. The ones with 100s of Hubs that have done well over the years. It's just too much of a chore to constantly tweak good hubs.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

I agree with you rock_nj

Some people have said am a good writer. Perhaps that is so but I do not have time to tweak hubs. I just delete idled hubs when I have time and normally put them somewhere else.

I may still put up new stuff but HP is dropping to the bottom of my priority list. No matter what I do traffic falls. I do not intend to fall victim to loss aversion. HP is no longer my top earner on the web. This may change again but I am not holding my breath


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Goody5 3 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

The information which the two of you provided Rock_nj and AlexK2009 isn't surprising at all, since we have now lost over 40% of our fellow hubbers since the very first Hubbie Awards back on August 5th 2011. In just the last 6 months since I started keeping track of these stats we've had to say good bye to almost 18,000 follow hubbers to include our latest casualty who said good bye to all of us on this hub Sophia Angelique, who is gone now with all of the others. Every day there is a steady line of hubbers who are leaving the hub pages, but I'm still determined to stand fast here and not go anywhere.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

I am not leaving yet but I am not prepared to waste time arguing with HP staff and tweaking idled hubs only to have them idled again. My weakest hubs will go. The others will stay. From time to time I will add more, perhaps on a one-in-one-out basis.


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Goody5 3 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

That's great to hear AlexK2009, and it's too bad that others here at the Hub Pages don't feel the same way as the two of us do about hanging around here. Just since the start of this year "2013" we've seen a dramatic loss of 3,364 of our fellow hubbers hit the door and leave the Hub Pages. There's no sign of this mass exodus slowing down one little bit either.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

I see at least these possible outcomes

1. HP recovers

2. HP goes belly up

3. HP gets taken over, hopefully by someone with more business sense.

4. HP listens to its writers and changes tack.

Right now I do not see 1 or 4 happening. I suspect HP will not close down but you can never be sure.

I like this site and hope (2) does not happen


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Goody5 3 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

As we say good bye to yet another 83 of our fellow hubbers today, I see a 5th possible outcome to the hub page saga AlexK2009. That is in less then two years from this date if nothing improves, there will be just two hubbers left standing. You and me!


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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey

There are still a lot of satisfied Hubbers out there. They won't be losing writers forever. But, there does have to a point where they really start feeling the pain of losing so many writers. I like option 4 above. I think that's the crux of the problem here. They are just implementing policies and not listening to their writers to see if they like them or they make sense.

I just had an odd experience with HubPages. After being told by HubPages that to prevent my Hubs from being idled I need to find keywords people are searching for in Google and try to work them into my Hubs to drive traffic, I get a hub suspended (not one I touched up recently) for having too many keywords. Seems like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. My hub is around 1,400 words, and the use of my key phrase a few times throughout a piece that large is not keyword stuffing. It probably didn't even come close to any keyword stuffing threshold that Google uses (which is above 4% or 5%).


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CroftRoan 3 years ago

I read through your hub and while I found it very well written and informative I'm also scared about HubPages going belly up. What will it mean for those who use the site as a source of income? Will they give us the money they own us at the time they do go down? I don't have a lot of options right now and every little bit helps.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

If they go belly up you will get what is left after the other creditors are paid, i.e you will get nothing. If you do get anything it will take years.


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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey

Alex is right. If HubPages goes out of business, any money earned and not paid is likely gone forever. I doubt that's going to happen. This franchise has to be worth something to someone. They will sell it before they close down.


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aa lite 3 years ago from London

I don't imagine HP is about to go belly up unless Google does another major slap (and having been slapped so hard, it is probable that we've hit rock bottom).

In January the site had 65 million global views. I reckon that works out at about $260k, (assuming a CPM of about $4). HP takes 40% of that, so I guess that's $100k. Plus there is money from Amazon and Ebay.

Now I don't know what the monthly costs of running HP are, I think they have about 20 employees? There is also the cost of running the servers, and rent on offices. I imagine that the costs would leave some change from the monthly revenue.

Good writers leaving might be a problem, but the writers who earn well here (and therefore make the most money for HP) are the least likely to leave. If you have hubs that gets 100 views a day, you are probably not that concerned about hubs earning 10 views a month being idled. At least not concerned enough to leave the site.

Of course if HP did manage to lift the curse of Google of the site (which the idling program hasn't done yet), then people with good hubs that don't get many views might suddenly start ranking well, and everybody will earn much more and be a lot happier. So I am not saying the status quo is good, and am disappointed that the QAP, idling, everything else hasn't worked.

According to Paul E. it will work, it just needs some more time. He might be right.... or not. Only time will tell.


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jeffduff 3 years ago from Southwest Wisconsin

As I just said in my latest hub, in my opinion much of the recent damage to Hubpages Inc. was done by Google, but the majority was done through the actions and inactions of HPI.

More cooperation between HPI and their writers would solve much of the problem. It would also help if we - HPI and it's writers (us) - would lose most of our morbid fascination with Google, that giant and inscrutable corporation that barely knows that Hubpages.com even exists!

(As of March 8th, Alexa's website measurement ranks Hubpages.com as having a worldwide traffic ranking of 459 ... and Google has a traffic ranking of 1. Google does not spend a lot of time trying to foul up things here at Hubpages. In fact, it would be safe - and sad - to say that entire weeks can go by without a single Google manager even speaking a single word about Hubpages.com!)


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Yes, Google is not attacking Hub Pages as such, HP is merely collateral damage.

As to good writers leaving is there any correlation between being a "good" writer, whatever that may mean when unpacked, and being a high earning writer? I suspect not.

And I agree that HP seem to be making things worse by their efforts to make things better.


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jeffduff 3 years ago from Southwest Wisconsin

An Apt Analogy about Hubpages Inc., Google and the Hubpages' writer community:

While the Ant stands hypnotized by the swaying Praying Mantis / the rest of the Colony is moving to greener safety. -- JeffDuff

(I had a very rare moment of poetic urges and I rashly acted upon them. I'll go take 2 aspirin and lie down now.)


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

I also wonder if any of their initiatives are evidence based. For example I preferred the old profile, but if they said "trials show people with the new profile get 50% more views than people with the old profile" I would be happy to use it.

One good thing about HP is that they do not rely solely on Google for revenue. That alone is worth sticking with them. But they DO rely on google for views and I wonder how they can reduce that dependency - if they can.

And I DO think some of the things they do make matters worse not better. Plus their puritanical policies make the place as bland as chicken shadow soup


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Lauryallan 3 years ago

Hey great hub! I think it outlines the situation on HP very clearly. However, I actually think the exodus is perhaps worse than even you have painted. Afterall, these stats don't take into consideration writers that have decided to leave some of their hubs here and have decided to no longer write any further content here.

I have to admit that I fall into this category. After all the needless changes in 2012 and running foul of dodgy mods I have to say 2012 sucked here at times. When the Idled hub status came in I think it was the straw that broke the camels back and created a mass exodus of writers.

Is it too late for HP? I really don't know. I have a feeling they are trying to buy new writers with the Apprenticeship program. However, I don't see this working long term. These writers could easily write elsewhere once HP have taught them what they need to know. And once they struggle to make money here they could easily give up, especially after the Apprenticeship income stops.

Hubbers have been trying to express their frustrations with the site for years and have mostly been ignored. People will only hit their heads against a brick wall for so long before they give up. When the money stops flowing in there's even less incentive to keep your content on a platform that doesn't listen and continues to make silly changes.

Right now I am sitting on the sidelines and watching what the powers that be are doing. There will be many more changes to come, but for the most part I feel like they need to hit the back button and go back to the old layout. Many of the issues started with that change.

While I wait I will put my content/articles elsewhere. I can't continue to invest in what has become a bad investment.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

I am cynical enough to wonder if this exodus is what HP want, but cannot see how they would benefit.

I guess they think they will pick up new high earning writers once they force the low earners out.


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MarieAlana1 3 years ago from Ohio

Keep me updated on this. This is pretty good information to know.


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Chandu D Flare 3 years ago

As long as the content needed by user is available, it doesn't matter weather its google or foogle. We want info which can help fixing things in an instant, we want it on our phones, laptops, ipads and may be even on our watches in future, and it should be available at the reach of a touch for ultra techy's! which ever holds good survives in this virtual world!


dellea 3 years ago

I'm new here at HP and have to say that the decline is most likely a few obvious things...

[1] Realize that many people come here to make a fast buck, and that is not the intention of it at all, but once they find out they vanish.

[2] Realize that many people come here, they can't write, so they steal other people's content in an attempt to pump out numerous hubs to make a buck, they get caught and banned, so they vanish.

[3] HubPages is more intended for people who want to actually READ content on the web, NOT for kids, or people who are addicted to free games, etc, who have an attention span of an over-excited puppy on the web.

I haven't been here that long. I did try HP a long while ago but due to many other writing responsibilities I had to drop it before I had much of a chance to write. I kept it in the back of my mind, and one of my friends has been using it for a long time (consistently) so I decided to try it all over again from scratch. This time around I'm going to reduce my weekly blogging on my other sites to monthly, so I have more opportunity to participate here. My blogs are very topic-specific and this site allows me topic diversity which I haven't had in a long time. But this paragraph is just a review of my own situation, which may be more unique than most.

Overall, on the web things ebb and flow, fads come and go, and things like FaceBook and Twitter always change things simply to try and keep people on their toes every time they log into their accounts, etc. What will keep HubPages going are the hard-core hubbers that I've seen dedicate so much of their time, efforts and knowledge here. So instead of being scared by numbers, why not try to pump them up? Why not contact all your friends who you know would enjoy writing and get them in here? Worth a shot, isn't it?


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Diana Lee 3 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

This is an interesting topic. I have been here two years. It has been a great place to get exposure and inspiration. Change is not always good, but nothing we can't deal with. I believe Hub Pages is here to stay.


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Li Galo 3 years ago from Mainly the USA but Sometimes Abroad

Thanks for the article. I really appreciate the information. There were some things here I had no idea about.


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Randy M. 3 years ago from Liberia, Costa Rica

Interesting data. My take on it: Things go up and things go down. It is kind of like the stock market, those who stick it out and work through it with patience and a plan will have better success. Also, don't put all your eggs in one basket. I have my own web sites and blogspot blogs where I also get more income. And, I look at writing on the web from the long term and ignore the short term for the most part.


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Goody5 3 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

You are correct Randy M about things going up and down in this world. However since the hub pages have been instituting all of these new changes, things have been going down here at the hub pages, and our fellow hubbers have been steadily going out the door. Since last September we have not seen one single month where there has been an increase in the number of hubbers here. Here's a monthly break down for all of these losses ................................................................................ September 2012 - 4,324 Hubbers left

October 2012 - 4,089 Hubbers left

November 2012 - 2,802 Hubbers left

December 2012 - 2,847 Hubbers left

January 2013 - 1,485 Hubbers left

February 2013 - 1,517 Hubbers left

March 2013 - 2,849 hubbers left, As for the long term we have seen 99,973 of our fellow hubbers leave us since August of 2011. This is certainly a lot more than just a couple of the spammy accounts being removed as Susana S commented on your question. If things don't start improving soon here at the hub pages then it's obvious that the writing is on the wall for the hub pages inevitable end!


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possum lover 3 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

You couldn't be anymore correct about the fact that numbers don't lie. According to your statistics here on this hub we've seen another 5,855 of our fellow hubbers leave the hub pages just in the month of April 2013. This is the highest loss yet, and this influx in losses may be possibly linked to all of the sudden new changes that the hub pages has instituted lately. Great hub, and I've created a link to this hub for you.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

Brilliant hub. I have a vision of someone shouting.........last one out....... that s you Dim turn the lights out. Hate so many of the changes but love my hubfriends so much. I hope there is an answer so we can all enjoy writing and encouraging one another for many years to come. Thanks for being so thorough. I had no idea the figures were that bad.take care Dim


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TheHoleStory 3 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

These numbers are getting rather scarey Goody, with the month of May being the worst hit month on the Hub Pages to date. We saw a record number of 8,282 of our fellow hubbers leave in May and go elsewhere plus we also saw Simone H. Smith, who was possibly the most famous Hub Page Staff member ever, depart for work elsewhere. Simone along with all of those hubbers surely will be missed! The future of the Hub Pages is very questionable with this new disturbing trend.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

I agree the trend is worrying, equally worrying is that there seem to be very few places other than Hub Pages that do not rely on Google for ads (They all seem to rely on Google for traffic), and in particular Triond seems to be dying, Squidoo feels unusable and Experts column is no longer sharing revenue.

I had a recent spike in traffic but that is over and the trend is again downward.


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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey

Further up in this chain of comments, HubPages indicated that some of this can be attributed to them cleaning house; getting rid of dormant accounts. I agree, the trend is worrying, but if a lot of it is just getting rid of dead wood, then perhaps it's not all that bad. However, I do recognize that many good Hubbers have left for various reasons, so good writers are actually leaving.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Rock, you make good points.

I have a suspicion that non mainstream topics (history, psychology, philosophy) generally do not do as well here as for example recipes, clothing, housing, gift suggestions etc. There will of course be individual exceptions but unless HP positions itself as a kind of popular version of wikipedia, the place where people go to get what is in Wikipedia plus original research, speculation and perhaps humorous writing, academic or semi academic articles are likely to do badly.


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TheHoleStory 3 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

I agree with just about everything you've said here Rock & Alex, except for one thing. That is that by now the Hub Pages should have rid itself of all of the "So Called" - deadwood at this point. According to this hub in less 2 years since August of 2011 we've seen well over 104,000 of our fellow hubbers hit the road. That's practically a 50% loss in hubbers, which is way too big of a loss to refer to as simply deadwood. Another thing to keep a watchful eye out for; Are the daily losses in both hubbers & hubs ever going to slow down? At this point they seem to be picking back up steam in the number of losses.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Agreed TheHoleStory. 50% is a lot. Assume 20% of the loss was good writers still means 40% were not. And that is a lot. HP needs to attract more writers and perhaps be a little less puritan in its approach to controversial topics.


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TheHoleStory 3 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

Alex, I'm glad that we can all agree that these losses are pretty big in terms no matter how you slice it, dice it or rice it. Now if nearly half of the population of the hub pages has departed and split the scene in a little less then 2 years, then what's going to become of this once great web site in another 2 years from now? I'm also afraid of how the loss of our most popular hub page staff member, Simone H. Smith, will affect this web site! I guess time will tell.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Quantcast suggested 12 million unique visitors and nearly 12 million people visited the site in the last 30 days. Assuming an average of one cent a visit going to HP then that is around $100,000 a month: After the loss of a load of publishers.

This means HP do not need to panic. Maybe WE do.

these figures might suggest that those writers who remain get a bigger slice of the pie but in my case at least that does not seem to have happened.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

goody5, since the end of april of this year my views dropped by almost 50 % in a matter of 2 weeks and have been bobbing up and down ever since. As of today, I've managed to just about get about 10% of the views back and am still 40 % down. I've never experienced such a long drawn drop.

Earlier, the views used to drop whenever there was a google update but used to bounce back in a week or 2 but not this time.

I believe all the recent changes are compounding the problem of getting traffic.

Your figures here are an eye opener and gives the feeling hubbers are leaving mainly because of less traffic issues as well as others leaving being distraught at being treated shabbily by HP.

I'm going to wait and watch for now.

Wonder what the future holds for the ones who manage to stay here?


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possum lover 3 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

Goody, I see from your statistics that today June 25th, marks when the Hub pages has officially lost over 1/2 or 50% of all of it's total online hubbers. This may not sound like a big deal to some like the stupid idiot who left this comment "Gee, the guy who wrote that obviously had nothing better to do with his time than figure out how many low quality hubbers were getting bans" on my sincere answer to this question - @hubpages team Would anyone care to tell me why 1,000's of errors are showing up on hubpages?, but it may be the point of no return and the beginning to the end for our hub pages as we all know it. There has been virtually a constant daily exodus of hubbers everyday since you started keeping track of these numbers on this hub, and anyone who can't see that must be blind to the truth. Will the other half of the Hub Page's hubbers have their bags packed, and hit the road as well by the end of 2015? This is a dark day indeed for the hub pages, and it looks like the writing is on the wall now for all to see!


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

taking a simplistic approach, losing half the contributors implies a loss of 50% of total views and probably 50% of total revenue. This would explain for example why my views seem about half what they were before the Panda disaster/update.

The remaining 50% of revenue is probably enough to keep management and those who do the work happy, but for those writers not making a decent regular income the temptation to leave, or at least stop contributing, must be enormous.

I think what is happening is that since fewer people are visiting Hub Pages there are fewer people exploring it. As a result Hub pages is probably losing page rank and credibility.

I noted that the search "revenue sharing writing sites" did not bring up Hub pages though most of the top results praise it. Ideally Hub Pages should be up there as itself. So I would suspect that Hub pages are not marketing themselves well and relying on the increased quality, as opposed to the content, to keep them going: and good quality boring content does not make a successful writing site.


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possum lover 3 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

AlexK2009, I totally agree with you, and your very well thought out ideas on this eye opening hub concerning the loss of well over 50% of the hub page's population. What concerns me the most about all of the statistics on this hub is that there isn't any indication of a slow down with our fellow hubbers leaving the hub pages on a daily basis. I really thought that by now the trend of folks leaving the hub pages would have changed and turned around, but so far there's been no such luck on that.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Thanks Possum lover. When I looked at the numbers goody5 posted I noted that the number of hubs published did not seem to be decreasing as fast as the number of hubbers, which suggests some people were responding to the fall in traffic with more hubs. I need to find time to take these figures and analyse them properly in the hope of finding out what was going on.

For myself I note my traffic declining despite following all HP's hints and I am considering going back to doing it MY way on the next couple of hubs and seeing what happens.

The problem is I do not know the cause of the drop in traffic, but I note Experts Column has stopped sharing revenue because a drop in traffic has made revenue sharing unviable. As a result I closed my account there


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possum lover 3 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

Today August 1st 2013 the Hub Pages has opened an "EPIC" chapter in it's history like no hubber has ever seen before. The population of hubbers has now dipped below the six digit mark to just 99,842 hubbers. It really doesn't look like things will ever improve again here on the Hub Pages.

The next "EPIC" chapter for the Hub Pages is about a month around the corner from now when the number of published hubs plummets below the one million mark. This will indeed be another sad day for the Hub Pages, and possibly the beginning of the end for this web site.

Looking back at all of the statistics on this hub, the numbers have all really accelerated lately with our fellow hubbers exiting these hallowed walls of the Hub Pages. There is definitely one thing that you are correct about Goody, and that is that "Numbers Don't Lie"!


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Total number of monthly views is set to go below 10 million soon, based on the Quantcast monthly figures. It is currently about 10.1 million.

I still think the measures HP are taking are actually making matters worse and I see no sign any of their rules are evidence based.


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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey

HubPages has now lost well over 50% of its published Hubbers since the 2011 peak. But, keeping things in perspective, the number of published Hubs is only down about 10% since the 2011 peak, so the impact on the site is not as great as it may appear.

Here's a suggestion for HubPages based on what other sites do to get new users engaged: How about giving newly signed up Hubbers an incentive to publish their first Hub? Like a $1 bonus, or something like that. It's not uncommon for people to sign up for HubPages and then never write a Hub. Probably because they don't understand how to and do not have a strong incentive to do so. But once they publish, they are likely to publish more, since they will feel more comfortable doing so.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

One problem is the HP Quality standards which seem to be requiring more and more hours put in for almost no return

Monthly views have dipped below 10 million, continue to fall, and I note that I have not had a click on HP in the last 6 months.


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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey

HP Quality standards are a double-edge sword. In reality, HubPages is just reacting to the fact the Google is requiring (or will require) higher quality content for ranking purposes. Plus, HubPages wants the work published on its site to be of high quality for reputation purposes. On the other hand, some of their quality standard changes have been poorly thought out and poorly implemented, and have certainly driven many good writers off of HubPages. The Hub Idling policy comes to mind. It caused Hubbers (including myself) to spend way too much time editing Hubs rather than creating new ones. Many left over that ill conceived policy. It took HubPages way too long to react to user complaints and make adjustments to that very unpopular policy.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA

A lot of hubs have been removed that were idled. Some of these if left to age might have eventually gotten good traffic. I know I've moved a lot to my websites. When hubs get idled like that, it takes away the incentive to write more.

I said from the beginning that it might bite Hubpages in the rear in the end. They were looking at the fact that one poor page can bring a site down. Poor traffic isn't always a sign of quality. If they would have just removed poor quality pages it would have been smarter.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

They seem not to have made adjustments, from where I am sitting


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Barbara: in the end it comes down to money. By definition a page with lots of views is worth keeping, even if the quality is poor.

And Quality can be excellent but if the content is of no interest then traffic will be zero.


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possum lover 3 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

The past week of statistics here look as though the hub pages is facing a Titanic situation now where there is an uncertain calm just before the inevitable sinking. The numbers went from an average daily loss of over 200 hubbers to a whopping gain of 12 hubbers over a whole 7 day period! Something doesn't add up here! This may be happening due to the mysterious rise in profile scores which were very low for years.

In the past 7 days a gain of 76 published hubs has replaced a daily loss of over a 1,000 hubs per day. This can be attributed to hubs that were previously unfeatured suddenly becoming featured again without the hubber doing any revisions on them what so ever. Just look at your column of hubs and I'm sure you will see this has happened to you too, and this is a good thing for us.

However all these things that the hub pages are doing behind the scenes to manipulate and slow down the sinking of the hub pages is just a temporary band-aide. They are a day late, and a dollar short, and they should have listened to all of us a long time ago. Sooner or later the band-aide is going to come off, and the decreasing numbers will continue, and just like the Titanic the hub pages will unfortunately go down.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

possumLover: I have to agree with you. 12 a day is nothing. But PERHAPS, it is a turning point, though I am not holding my breath or anything else. Time will tell.


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possum lover 3 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

Actually AlexK2009 that's a miniscule gain of just 1.7 fellow hubbers a day over the last week here at the hub pages. Not even a whole number above one hubber, which is really pathetic for a writing site on the Internet. I'm glad you're not holding your breath, because the hub pages may not have sunk yet like the Titanic did, but right now it's grounded on top of an ice berg in 100 degree Summer temperatures.


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

Find out all about Social Networking Google and Tech here on this site. Get on their mailing list too. It has everything that Google is doing to internet: http://www.webpronews.com/


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possum lover 3 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

Interesting web site Lady Guinevere, but it looks like the daily losses for our fellow hubbers have resumed once again, and the changes which the hub pages tried as a last ditch effort have all run their coarse. Another words the Band-aide has finally worn off, and it's business as usual!


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Monthly views have dropped about a million in the last two weeks.

I think the management would rather go bankrupt than admit they need to change direction.

I do not know what they should do, but trying to attract writers would be a start.


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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey

Published Hubs just dropped below 1 million as of today. I see a lot of people deleting Hubs. Also, HubPages may be removing some via QAP and unFeaturing, as I have had a slew of Hubs go through the unFeature thing due to too many Amazon links. On a positive note, the number of published Hubbers is holding relatively steady now, after a 60% drop over the past two years.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

The latest monthly viewing figures from quantcast are 16.1 million global unique visitors. The views are continuing to fall and the fall seems to have accelerated since the end of July.

I think the fall in traffic is a result of the shrinkage of the community.


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aa lite 3 years ago from London

I think it is because Google has put a big penalty on the site in one of the recent Pandas.

If the fall was due to the shrinkage of the community, that would actually not matter to individual hubbers. They would still get the same payout, there would just be less of them.

Sadly that doesn't seem to be true.

I've never understood you wanting to have a big community. I don't want to part of a large community of spammers and bad writers.


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possum lover 3 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

I couldn't wait to get my 2 cents in on this conversation with the three of you aa lite, Rock_nj & AlexK2009, after seeing the numbers dropping well under 1 million published hubs and seeing a whopping loss of 7,010 fellow hubbers in just one day. I predicted the amount of published hubs dropping under the 1 million mark two weeks ago in one of my comments above, except I really didn't expect it to come so soon. The massive one day number of lost hubbers is beyond what words can describe, however for the past 16 days the statistics looked phony. Maybe this would be a good time to share my latest hub with you three - http://hubpages.com/entertainment/Hub-Page-profile...


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possum lover 3 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

It would appear that someone behind the scenes on the hub page staff is manipulating the numbers once again for the totals of our active fellow hubbers. The last time they did this, after 16 days of phony numbers we saw a one loss of 7,010 of our fellow hubbers. Now after 3 continuous days of suspicious statistics once again they are setting the stage to repeat history. The hub pages aren't gaining anything by hiding the real numbers from the people, and that can be seen by all of the negative talk in the forums by unhappy hubbers.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

aa_lite: The larger the community the more likely your work is ti be found by people browsing through HP having found one site they like and clicking links. A large community benefits us all.


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

I believe it is not the shrinkage of the HP community that is leading to the fall in traffic but the insidious plan instituted by The Powers That Be to slowly, imperceptibly censor the internet and assume complete control.

Internet spying is only the beginning as a way to divide, separate and eventually conquer the free flow of information. Internet users and humanity as a whole cannot see the forest through the trees because they think too small.

Those that pooh, pooh Google's monopoly on what is disseminated to the masses only wallow in their own limited paradigm, clinging to it like a drowning man on a life raft in a sea of tumultuous deception.

If you're paying attention you will begin to notice the changes that lead to an eventual complete control of the internet to the point of information suffocation. Like the education process it will allow TPTB to tell the masses what to think and when to think it.


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possum lover 3 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

This hub now as of today has one years worth of statistics. In the last year we've all seen 60,720 hubbers head to the hills and leave. In the last week alone we've seen 3,208 hit the road. In the past two years or so since August 2011 we've seen a grand total of 130,780 hubbers call it quits here. That's an awful big shrinkage from the hub pages hay-day, and I'm sorry but I can't agree with you here aa lite that this shrinkage is going to be a benefit to individual hubbers. I have to agree with both AlexK2009 and somethgblue that a larger community will be the best benefit to everyone here on the hub pages, which is not the direction that the hub pages is going at this time.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

I am beginning to see hints of an upward trend in the number of monthly unique visitors to Hub Pages. It is a bit early to think about moving Hub pages off the back burner but I would like to think things are about to change for the better.


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possum lover 3 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

I hope you are right AlexK2009 about an upward trend in visitors to the hub pages, however the negative indication about all of the other numbers on this hub is like part of the the title says - "numbers don't lie".


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Agreed Possum lover: I am also seeing an upward trend in my traffic. Not enough to affect earnings much, and I will have to wait a month or so to be sure.

And I would love ot see the community grow again.


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Since the removal of the Reptilian presence here on Earth in August of this year, the Cabal/Illuminati/Powers That Be are losing their powerful grip and control of the masses. You will begin to notice the change from the common man on up and this will lead even more sheeple to awaken from their spiritual slumber.

The new Pope declared that after September 1st, no one would be exempt from prosecution and this will lead to even further resignations such as Dan Benerke (Fed Reserve) Janet Napolatino (Division Of Homeland Security), this will open the door for the people to take back power and create a new paradigm closer to the heart.

That being said, you will begin to see less internet censorship, which will lead to better numbers for the writers that have remained at Hub Pages. We have turned the corner in the spiritual ascension of mankind and many of you have already noticed how the synchronicity of being positive is leading to better financial stability and success.

Soon you will notice how your intuition has become heightened, that you almost seem to be telepathic, that you are feeling the truth much easier. Now is the time to trust your spiritual over-self and learn to raise your vibrational frequency in love and light.

http://mikaylawinfield.vpweb.com/


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possum lover 3 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

That was a very thought provoking comment somethgblue. I'd also like to point out to everyone that while the hub pages is in a tail spin and steadily marching down towards the 70,000 hubber range that another interesting statistic is popping up. This week the hub pages posted that it has down sized to 7 full time employees and 8 part time staff. I ask a question a while back on this particular topic, however no one from the hub page's staff elected to answer the question for me. I guess the hub pages are trimming the fat and going lean for survival purposes like so many other U.S. companies are these days.


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TheHoleStory 3 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

I would like to be the first to congratulate the Hub Pages for stepping backwards into the 70,000 hubber range. I for one have noticed a drastic reduction in the level of comments on my hubs from the past, which certainly helps to verify the validity of the numbers here. Unlike in the Back to the future movies, there is no Delorean that is going to return us back to the hay day of the Hub Pages.


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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

Goody5...Thanks again for an informative hub.. I have been gone for a few months, due to other commitments, returning I discover almost ALL my previous hubs are ZZZZ/or gone and even though I revamped..HP still rejected them. Upon my return there are so many good writers that are gone...so sad!

I will miss my friends....


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

After reading so many comments to an incredible detailed hub where does HubPages go from here. Regroup and pull it together.Think of it as a new beginning one that will make HubPages stronger and smarter like an experienced athlete that has been injured.Many say he will never play again and others say he still has more gusto than a handful of new players that have no desire and heart.Sure we have made many mistakes but we are not finished yet. That is what makes the good better and the others are just cotton blowing in the wind.Thanks to all the hubbers who continue to care about the writing site that for now we are still here.


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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey

Every time I come back to check on the stats tallied in this Hub I am hoping that they have stabilized, but sadly they haven't. When will this free-fall end? I can see the Hubs disappearing in the links on my own Hubs.

All in all, HubPages has done some good things lately, especially with the new templates that provide solid guidance for producing high quality Hubs and the more lenient approach to unFeaturing Hubs. But, it seems as if they have upset too many writers along the way with their constant changes, and they continue to leave.

One thing I have noticed that perhaps many others haven't is that when a new writer signs up, they are given no incentive to produce their first Hub or first few Hubs. Many new writers sign up and then do nothing or write a Hub or two, and then are gone forever. HubPages is literally letting their future slip away by not encouraging these new writers with incentives to get started publishing on HubPages. Once they get the ball rolling and start publishing, they are a lot more likely to stick around and contribute to the site, and help turn the tide in this relentless bloodletting of writers and Hubs.


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AlexK2009 3 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

On a positive side the quantcast figures for unique views seem to be showing a fairly sharp rise, though that has not trickled down to my traffic. I have almost stopped writing for other reasons than the decline in community size, mainly a new job that leaves me fairly mentally exhausted at weekends, a busy weekday evening schedule and rather more interruptions than I like.

I would like to think HP are past the worst but it is still a bit early to tell


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Dale Hyde 3 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

A great post and most informative! I was not aware of those numbers at all. I had suspected it was something like this however.

At this time I don't fall into the numbers that you track. I have not left the site yet and still have membership as you can tell. I now have 70 featured hubs, give or take. That is down from over 140 this time last year.

That is correct, HP has unfeatured 50% of my material here and I have unpublished it and then deleted it, moving it to my blog or my website.

It has been right at a year, I am thinking, since I have last published new material here other than my last attempt at my annual hurricane hub that went bottoms up here this season.

I have absolutely no plans on publishing new material here until I see some improvement overall. I simply pop in to see what has been unfeatured, I then unpublish it, pop into Google Webmaster Tools and have the URL deleted from search and cache, then publish the material elsewhere.

I figure by this time next year, I will have zeroed out on featured hubs here and shall be history on the site.


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janshares 2 years ago from Washington, DC

Wow, Goody5, thanks to Rock _nj's forum post, I decided to come and see this. Very depressing stats, which you aptly point out, don't lie. Still, I am fairly new to HP ( over a year) and want to believe that more good writers will join and numbers will increase. I have been frustrated by some of the changes myself but have adjusted. I plan to stay, at least until the ship sinks and all life jackets are used up. Thanks for this hub, voted up and useful, albeit anxiety provoking. :-)


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DREAM ON 2 years ago

Well we made it to 2014. I wish everyone a happy and healthy year. Last year is behind us and the future is straight ahead. Only time will be the judge of what will happen. For now take a moment and celebrate all that is good in the world.The freedom to voice our opinion right, wrong or somewhere in between. Thank you for your hub on facts and figures. I would love to see an update or the latest progress report. I have my fingers crossed and my toes too. Have a wonderful night and lets hope the hub traffic is bumper to bumper backed up here straight to California. Wishful thinking in a world where anything can and will happen.


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain

Hmph! You can cross your toes.! l knew you were special.

l am trying to follow your e.g (no, not crossing my toes) but l want to imitate your neverending optimism. You are a tonic.!!!!!!!


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TheHoleStory 2 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

While out on one of my many frequent reconnaissance missions on this hub's statistics, I see that the hub pages has finally drifted back to the "Sixties". Not the 1960's which became synonymous with both cultural and political change across the globe, that included an entire decade of irresponsible excess and the decay of social order. But the 60,000 hubber range which has been attained once again due to over rapid policy changes here at the hub pages that has brought on our fellow hubber's mass exodus, and the drastic decay of the numbers in our ranks of our fellow hubbers.


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Rock_nj 2 years ago from New Jersey

216,777 published users in August 2011, down to 63,518 published users in April 2014. If this trend continues, HubPages will have lost 3/4 of its published users by this time next year. Wow! Just Wow! Astonishingly bad news!

I was all gung ho earlier this year to publish new material at HubPages, but was stopped dead in my tracks by an overzealous moderator who kept rejecting one of my new Hubs. I have better things to do with my time than argue with HubPages moderators, and apparently so do a lot of other writers, given the findings of this Hub on a daily basis.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago

The results can be changed if HubPages starts to make a constant effort showing signs of improvement. Sometimes progress is slow and companies have to restructure and regroup. I am surprised we don't have more hubbers giving their valued opinion.Have a good day.


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kj force 2 years ago from Florida

Goody5.. Just in the neighborhood thought I would stop by.... It's quite obvious you wrote a VERY thought provoking hub, looking at the response you got... Like everything else in life these days, the changes are subject" to " without notice and there are few options...so we take a " wait and see " attitude.

You can tell this hub was awesome.. just look at the feedback !!!!


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Rock_nj 2 years ago from New Jersey

May 27th 2014 - 854,465 published hubs / 60,833 published users.................. (Gained another 5 fellow hubbers)

Gained 5 hubbers! That hasn't happened in many moons. One day does not make a trend, but perhaps the bottom is nearing?


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Lady Guinevere 2 years ago from West Virginia

Well I left HP for a while and now I am back, but I do see a bit of a difference in my daily small cents that I make here. I do not like google. They do not want to allow anyone to make any money or work from home. My views are not the best and have never been really good even though I paid someone to give me the right keywords for my articles.


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TheHoleStory 2 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

I see that today the Hub Pages has now started their long journey backwards through the 50,000 hubber range or the 50's. Similarly the decade of the 1950's started off with the Great Brinks Robbery. On January 17th 1950 eleven thieves stole more than $2 million from the Brink's armored car company headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. What both of these events have in common is the downfall of a major institution that everyone once looked up to. Sadly enough it looks more and more like the hub pages are slowly going down as if both of it's feet are in quick sand.


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AlexK2009 2 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

I think the HP hunt for quality was handled wrongly, if with good intentions, but needs to be reconsidered and a campaign to grow the community again should be a priority. It is unlikely to happen.

But think, large community = more views = higher Google ranking = more money


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Rock_nj 2 years ago from New Jersey

Even in the face of this huge drop in published authors, HP is still being unreasonable about the content of new Hubs and about the amount of views that trigger an unfeature of a Hub. Not the kind of thing that makes one motivated to write for this site. Exactly why many writers have left for other venues.


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AlexK2009 2 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

According to quantcast https://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com HP are getting 16 million unique views per month and a total of some 28 million views. The Graphs suggest these figures are still declining.

I have stopped writing much here since i have a severe shortage of time. Even without thaat I would be reconsidering staying here


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adrianlawrence 2 years ago from UK

Well if I am reading the same graph it shows a slow but steady increase in traffic and that HP is the76th most popular site in the US. Given all the trouble with Google and it's Panda update that is a real achievement.


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TheHoleStory 2 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

I did a little bit of math as well Goody after seeing this massive gain of one whole hubber on July 21st 2014. Even with the gain of another 2 hubbers back on July 8th this news isn't as exciting as it first appears, since with only 4 days to go in this month we've already seen another 771 other hubbers say good bye to all of us here at the hub pages. WOW is right, and I hope the hub pages are paying attention to all of these numbers, and gets it's act back together.


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AlexK2009 2 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Adrian: I think that a larger community meant more links and so an increase in traffic. Total traffice may be hettinghigher but is probably concentrated more. I hope this is not too confusing


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TheHoleStory 2 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

Today officially marks the two year anniversary of all of the statistics that have been meticulously kept current, and up to date on this hub. Since September 9th 2012 we've have sadly had to say goodbye to 86,928 of our fellow hubbers. However there's now a silver lining that has recently began to start peaking out to all of us from behind of that dark cloud that's been hanging for such a long time over our beloved Hub Pages. Thanks to the recent influx of those wonderful Squidoo refugees we've seen a sharp increase of 1,556 hubbers over the past few weeks just since August 12th. Hopefully this is a sign of a changing tide that's bringing good things back to our Hub Pages, and not just some sort of a temporary fix like an old Band-Aid. So in good spirit take a moment and welcome some of our new Squidoo-Hubbers, and let them all know just how much we appreciate them being here!


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TheHoleStory 20 months ago from Parsons, West Virginia

After nearly a 4 & 1/2 month down hill slide of losing hubbers, today the Hub Pages has sadly started yet another long journey backwards. This time we have had to say good bye to more than half of those 26,349 hubbers who joined the Hub Pages from that big Squidoo acquisition. That's correct over 50% of the new squidoo refugees who helped peak those published user numbers on October 31st 2014 are long gone into the distant horizon of the world wide web. The Squidoo acquisition was on track for our Hub Pages to turn the corner, however when we got up to the intersection the Hub Pages took the wrong turn at the fork in the road. I was really hoping that this Squidoo acquisition would have helped change the course for our Hub Pages, and I hate to say it but the end looks like it's now once again close at hand and in sight down the road for our beloved Hub Pages.


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Rock_nj 20 months ago from New Jersey

I see Hubbers are leaving in droves once again. Probably a lot of former Squidoo Lensemasters that don't like the HubPages format and/or rules, as well as some Hubbers that were moving on anyway. I am pretty happy hear at HubPages these days. They can still be a pain when publishing a new Hub, but they seem to have lightened up on idling Hubs for now.


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somethgblue 20 months ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

I got a question for you, it is my understanding that to receive a Page View (PV & get paid) you have to keep a reader on your article for 3:40 seconds.

How long does Hub Pages have to keep a reader on an article for them to get paid?

Let's face it that is an inordinately long time to keep anyone on any subject in today's 'instant results society', not too mention attention spans being what they're.

What I'm getting at is that you can pretty much double or even triple your readership numbers just by cutting that PV time span in half but that being said how long does HPs need a reader to stay on a page for them to get paid for advertising, I sincerely doubt it is the same number they require for their writers.


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TheHoleStory 20 months ago from Parsons, West Virginia

It's désà vu all over again here on the hub pages, and like Rock nj said our fellow hubbers are leaving in droves once again. Just 14 months & 17 comments ago I made the statement on this hub that we have drifted back to the 60,000 hubber range. We are at that point once again after seeing a lot of those monumental gains from the Squidoo acquisition being slowly erased. I have no idea what the answer to your question might be somethgblue, because I'm solely here on the hub pages just for fun, and the joy of writing. I'm sure that's the reason so many other hubbers are hanging around here as well. When all of that disappears for me then I'll be leaving too.


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possum lover 14 months ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

As of today, September 21st 2015, every single solitary gain from the massive invasion of the Squidoo refugees has been totally and completely erased from the face of the Hub Pages. As of today we have had to say goodbye to well over 88,000 fellow hubbers. As of today we have dropped and returned to the lowest total number of published fellow hubbers of just 58,364, since way back on the date of August 18th 2014. As of today things aren't looking very good for the Hub Pages. As of just last week bad news was given to me and my co-workers that our plant, which has been around since the 1970's, will be closing it's doors for good. I hope the Hub Pages aren't next to go on this vicious list.


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Rock_nj 14 months ago from New Jersey

This is a noteworthy negative milestone for HubPages. I can see it from my daily email regarding newly published Hubs. I follow over 1,000 Hubbers, and what was once a list of 20 or 30 new Hubs per day, has dwindled to 5 or 10 per day, sometimes less than 5. I have personally been upset by how strict HubPages staff is about some of their publishing guidelines. I know they want to keep the quality up, but considering the direction things are going, there is no need to upset Hubbers who have consistently published good work on here by nitpicking the content of new Hubs that they publish.

I wrote a Hub about the interesting emergence of 4K TV, and they said I could not have any Amazon ads about 4K TVs unless I specifically reviewed them. Then, if I try to specifically review products they nitpick about the reviews being too spammy. It is this sort of editorial behavior that is driving people away from publishing here.

Anyway, sorry about your plant closing. Just curious, is it moving out of U.S.? Another plant moving overseas for cheap labor?


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possum lover 14 months ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

You are 100% correct Rock_nj about this being a very noteworthy negative milestone for the Hub Pages. I only wish those in charge at the Hub Pages could recognize that as well. I'm not sure if this new editbot will be the salvation that the Hub Pages is in desperate need of or not. We were told that our plant closing was a business decision, but try telling that to all of those crying women who have small children to take care of and feed. I really think that you hit it right on the head, and the bottom line is it's all about cheaper labor.


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Dale Hyde 14 months ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

I only pop in now to check for broken links and to see if I need to unpublish anything. A weekly drop in or so. I used to make pay out monthly and now it is like every four to five months. I no longer update my hubs especially one series of heavy hitters I had at one point.

Hopefully HP will continue. It is still cool getting a payout two or three times a year.


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Rock_nj 13 months ago from New Jersey

The count above started with 146,717 published users. If the current declining trend in published users continues, HubPages will have lost two-thirds of its published users sometime over the coming year. What does this say about their published user's satisfaction with their publishing rules? I used to find it joyful to publish a new Hub here. Now, I dread the cumbersome rules that prevent a new Hub from being featured. I guess others have voted with their feet and left.


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AlexK2009 13 months ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

I agree with you completely Rock. It's slow suicide.


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possum lover 13 months ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

Hopefully the staff at the hubpages will see what both you AlexK2009 and Rock_nj have seen before it's too late for everyone here.


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AlexK2009 13 months ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

The STAFF may have seen this, it is for the MANAGEMENT to adjust. The staff just do as they are told.


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possum lover 13 months ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

I see eye to eye with you on that AlexK2009. I would like to add that since there are less than 2 dozen staff members listed, 23 to be exact, that maybe this could be addressed and corrected by one of them in a meeting with management. I am emphasizing the corrected part, because nothing so far has changed the stream of the continuous exodus of our fellow hubbers out of the front door of the hub pages.


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Rock_nj 13 months ago from New Jersey

For the first time in a long time, I published a Hub this week, and it was immediately featured. That felt much better. Makes me feel better about writing a new Hub.

I hope the message gets through to HubPages management that their overbearing and arbitrary standards are not sitting well with many writers at this site. Yes, we need quality control, but when it becomes cumbersome and arbitrary, people naturally move on.


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AlexK2009 10 months ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Rock_nj;

I would have less problem with their "overbearing and arbitrary standards" if they WORKED. Since Mid 2014 Quantcast is showing a steady decline in visits to HubPages and their latest changes made just before Christmas, were accompanied by a 50% drop in my traffic. NO change in content, though I published something around then, so it would probably be a result of the changes they were making about then.

It seems that

(1) HubPages is doing the Headless Chicken dance

(2) Any change they make is guaranteed to make matters worse

(3) They are unwilling to admit mistakes and reverse policies that are failing.

(4) A slow death is almost inevitable and is happening now


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somethgblue 10 months ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

What most people don't recognize is that the drop in readership on Hub Pages is merely a symptoms of the overall censorship on the internet that is being slowly integrated into the system.

When you Google or Bing or whatever SE you use, the first twenty pages is advertising and conformity to a certain paradigm, in a word propaganda. To find any dissenting opinion requires extensive manipulation of your SE, this is done to further the conditioning of the human race.

Only by accepting that everything we have been taught our entire lives is based on a false premise do we have any chance of correcting the problem but most people aren't even aware there is a problem.


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MyWebs 10 months ago from Sheridan, WY

Excellent hub that I totally agree with. I would thumbs up it and mark it as useful but those features seem to be gone now, or I'm blind.

The latest announcement about niche sites could turn things around, but only if management stops making the same mistakes they have been making for many years that have consistently driven away users as this hub so accurately documents.

I see the problem as not so much as Google vs HubPages as HubPages Management vs Hubbers.

I've been a part of this site for over 6 years now and seen many changes. When I went inactive the downward trend was obvious without even looking at any numbers. Seeing them on this page should be a wake up call to HP, but sadly I doubt they will ever get it right... I sure wish they would though as we all win in the end. Great concept, poor follow through to date imo.

There used to be a page here that showed a lot of interesting stats but now they redirect to it to about us page. http://hubpages.com/stats


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AlexK2009 10 months ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

I have said this before and still believe it.

The size of the community is a better predictor of earnings for writers than the quality of the content. Yes Google worries about quality but is much more concerned about traffic and the popularity of the site.

If the community is large then the probability that someone stumbles across a site that links to one of your articles is higher and you will get more traffic.

I feel HP should be concentrating on building the community and be less insistent on "quality" whatever they mean by that, but at the moment they have no incentive to change course.

The number of visits to HP has, according to quantcast been trending downward since March 2014 with a big cliff around Christmas.

However they are still getting around 900,000 views a day which is over 300 million visits a year. Assume on average each visit earns one cent for HP that is around $3M per year. I suspect the average will be higher than that. It is still pretty good turnover.

Which is why HP do not have any incentive to change course and try to focus more on building the community than on "quality"

I predict that if the size of the community doubles then earnings will at least double.

And, on another topic, Google is less important than it used to be and unpopular in the UK because they (legally) avoided paying over a billion pounds tax then negotiated their bill down to £130 million and because they seem to be tailoring their responses to search queries to favour the conservative party Try googling "Tories are" then "Labour are" then "SNP are" and look at the search suggestion dropdown. Then repeat the exercise on Bing. The results, for me, were.... enlightening.


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TheHoleStory 9 months ago from Parsons, West Virginia

Today the Hub Pages has now repeatedly started yet another leg of it's long journey backwards, and this time it's through the 40,000 hubber range or the 40's. Most of the Second World War took place in the first half of the 1940's. The consequences of this war thus lingered well into the second half of the 1940's which led to the beginning of the Cold War. What both of these events have in common is an irreversible change, and for the Hub Pages that's means that 30,000 hubber range isn't far off either and is now without any doubt just around the corner. I was really hoping that by this point in time that the Hub pages would have changed it's course on the Internet, and the world wide web. Maybe the Hub Pages could even repeat once again acquiring another writing site on the Internet like they did with Squidoo. I hate to say it but the end looks like it's now in sight for our beloved Hub Pages.


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AlexK2009 9 months ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Hub pages is still getting around 15m views a day according to quantcast. If each view earns on average 1 cent then that is $150,000 per day. From their point of view there is no problem.


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MyWebs 9 months ago from Sheridan, WY

There is an old saying: Ride it to the wheels fall off. The wheels seem to be getting wobbly to many around here. I sure wish they would tighten up a few of them lug nuts sooner rather than later.


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possum lover 9 months ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

You are so correct with your lug nut theory MyWebs. I had a friend who asked his son to put a tire on a car and then up the lug nuts. When his son said he was done my friend took the car out on an 80 mile an hour test drive. On his return he discovered that only two of the five lug nuts were holding the tire on and those two lug nuts were very loose. The moral of this true story is my friend should have checked the lug nuts himself, and the Hub Pages needs to also start checking some of their own lug nuts.


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Rock_nj 9 months ago from New Jersey

HubPages is getting to the point in which they will have lost 2/3rds of the writers that once had an account at this site (since this tracking began). I see they are finally coming around to the idea of creating specific sites for specific topics, in another attempt to appease Google. We'll see how they handle it. Although this is a sensible thing to do, it may further alienate writers and cause them to leave, if they are too strict with what Hubs get transferred to these new sites. If you have backlinks, check them, because HubPages is now putting things in topic subfolders in anticipation of these new dedicated topic sites, which is causing old backlinks to break.


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HSP Connections 9 months ago from Port Townsend, WA, USA

AlexK2009, not sure what numbers you're looking at, but HubPages gets about 1.6m views per MONTH, and I sincerely doubt they are "worth" a penny per view. But even so, that's only $16,000 per MONTH of which they pay about half to contributors. That's not much to run a company on... let alone it's not much to pay 49,000 people with. Of course, there are also income streams from Amazon and eBay and so on.

What concerns me more is that we've seen HubPages drop from a global top-100 websites powerhouse to now not even being in the top 1000 worldwide. The ad-based model for QUALITY content is tanking... and part of HubPages' problem (just my opinion) is Google lumping us in with those heinous "ad farms" that serve up one picture per page, and you have to click twice to get two different captions, and 100 more times to see a series of 25 photos. Yesterday, I found myself "trapped" on a site where I took a "fun" 50-question quiz... one question, then click the answer, then get "right or wrong" then get the explanation per question. With a minimum of 10 ads refreshing per page, I figure answering the 50 questions resulted in my getting TWO THOUSAND ad exposures.

What does that have to do with HubPages? With sites like that, advertising has become pretty much "valueless." Click farms like that hit sites like HubPages not only in the financial shorts, but also in the Google rankings...


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TheHoleStory 7 months ago from Parsons, West Virginia

Today marks yet another sad chapter in the Hub Page's saga. What happened at the Hub Pages today could even be described as earth shattering to this writing community. What has been duly noted on this landmark hub is we have all seen well over 100,000 of our fellow hubbers pack up their bags and leave the hub pages since September 9th 2012. This number would even be much greater if we counted the massive Squidoo invasion of 2014, and the daily influx of new hubbers to the Hub Pages. I myself knew something like this was going on a while back here at the Hub Pages. When I come across a new hubber I like to welcome brand new hubbers to the Hub Pages. I enjoy following new hubbers, and leaving them cheerful fan mail, however I noticed that many times these new hubbers were long gone before the ink even dried on my fan mail. 100,000 is big! It's so big and long that years ago a candy company decided to change the name of their candy bar from the $100,000 dollar bar to the 100 grand bar. That's certainly not the case here at the Hub Pages, because clearly these 100,000 hubbers are now gone and not coming back.


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AlexK2009 7 months ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Hspconnections: where can I find the rankings you refer to?


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possum lover 7 months ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

I stumbled across this very interesting discussion on the Hub Pages Forums today about this long lasting hub, and I thought it might be of some interest to all of you readers here - http://hubpages.com/community/forum/135212/its-as-...


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AlexK2009 7 months ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

@Possum Lover

Interesting forum thread. If, as said above the ad model for QUALITY content is becoming unviable financially we and HP are in trouble. I am unsure what the original poster in that forum thread meant by content sites, however I am sure Google is not against them, merely FOR what makes them money and they have been unable to shed dependency on advertising.

Having said that I recall Russel's comment that two percent of the people think, three percent think they think and 95% would rather die than think, and Orwell's comment on controlling the proles to the effect that Beer, football and gambling dominated their lives making them easy to control.

Unfortunately since the 1980s and the adoption of the Neoliberal con trick governments and corporations have used Orwell's 1984 as an instruction manual.

Which suggests that if you want to make money here oir elsewhere on line you should peddle vapid nothings, recipes, knitting patterns and celebrity biographies, certainly nothing that requires people to think.

Or am I being too cynical about humanity?


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Rock_nj 6 months ago from New Jersey

I'll give everyone a good example of how HubPages irks writers and eventually causes them to leave. I wrote a Hub recently about a friend of mine who's YouTube videos were made into a movie by an independent filmmaker. If anyone at HubPages bothered to actually read my Hub, it would have been clear that the family had given the filmmaker permission to use their YouTube videos in his movie. Then, HubPages comes along (or more likely someone working for mTurk for pennies) and changes the title of my Hub to say: Family's YouTube Videos Turned Into Unauthorized Movie. The use of the videos was authorized, as anyone who read the Hub would understand (I guess the mTurker didn't bother to read it when he changed the title?).

Anyway, an easy enough fix, but highly annoying that they take the liberty to change Hub titles without asking Hubbers first and in the process get the title blatantly incorrect. Just not a good way of doing things IMO.


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AlexK2009 6 months ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

My traffic seems to be declining on HP no matter what I do. On Blogspot I am getting more. Soon my traffic here will decline so much I will have to move to blogger or (shudder) ExpertsColumn.

It seems HP have lost the plot completely.

Pity


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cam8510 6 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

My pageviews have consistently gone up over my four years on HP, but my earnings plateaued and have remained the same fora very long time.


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jackclee lm 6 months ago from Yorktown NY

Very interesting stats. I didn't realize there were so many hubbers back then. I was one of the transplants from Squidoo. Overall, I like Hubpages and have continued my publishing here. My experience with google is actually pretty good. If anything, HubPages and Squidoo both benefited from getting high page rankings. I found the other search engines like Bing and yahoo just don't measure up. I'm at a loss to explain the relations between google and HubPages. I'm not complaining just like to understand it. Just hope Hubpages survive for the long haul.


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TheHoleStory 5 weeks ago from Parsons, West Virginia

I am 100% behind your theory concerning the sudden recent spike of 694 additional hubbers. As you noted there is absolutely no apparent reason for this other then pure manipulation. It's very evident as we witness all of these new hubbers quickly disappearing that they never existed in the first place. Shame on who ever was behind this shrewd and devious act, because it won't be long before we are in the 30,000 hubber range. I'm very interested in hearing what your other readers have to say about this.


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possum lover 2 weeks ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

I stumbled across this strange forum on the Hub Pages - http://hubpages.com/community/forum/138824/traffic... What I found so strange about this is that these hubbers act like the traffic falling here on the hub pages is all of a sudden something new. Most of them are not new hubbers either. As the stats on this hub show the numbers have been falling here for years, and continue to do so as the staff here at the hub pages make more changes. I guess these hubbers have finally smelled the coffee, and woke up to the reality that we all have been aware of for years.


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AlexK2009 13 days ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

@PossumLover

Basically you are saying any change HP makes reduces traffic. It is amazing that, as far as I can tell, NONE of the changes since 2009 have increased traffic. This is an astounding feat of wring guessing and the people who decided on the changes would go far if they entered politics.


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Rock_nj 13 days ago from New Jersey

I think that decline in traffic discussed in the forum was due to the election. I saw it happen too around the election. People were preoccupied. Now my traffic is back to normal.

I'm still not thrilled with HP's policies. I just removed a Hub that had been active and doing well for a couple of years, because suddenly out of the blue they decided it was too commercial. This time, I'm not going to make the effort to conform to what they want, so they can lose some revenue along with me. This Hub was bringing in ad revenue and Amazon revenue.

These kinds of actions don't make me excited to publish here, and obviously I am not the only one who feels this way. Look at the awful stats in this Hub. Less Hubbers and less Hubs published every time I check this Hub. When will it end?


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jackclee lm 13 days ago from Yorktown NY

I agree. The absolute zero link policy of HubPages is not good either. Also, the deleting of amazon links for all the niche sites is not helpful either. Why can't we recommend related books?


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jeffduff 12 days ago from Southwest Wisconsin

Hub Pages are one of the most Command-and-Control websites I have ever dealt with ... even a private in the U.S. Army has more say on his future than we writers have on Hub Pages! For the last 3-5 years, can you think of one major HubPages decision, affecting it's writers, in which the HP management has actually consulted or discussed the decision with us writers before that decision was actually made?

This would be of less concern to me if these arbitrary decisions were uniformly successful. But history has been less-than-kind to some of the decisions made by HP management. Then, about a year ago, HP management decided to branch out into specialty sites - like TatRing, OwlPoop, etc. - and they took the radical step of seeking outside input for the names for these 20+ specialty sites. This would really have impressed me ... except they appear to asked everybody back at Hub Pages Headquarters for suggested names for these specialty sites, including the Hub Pages' Mail Room Clerk and their Bathroom Attendants. BUT, you'll never guess who they did NOT consult with ? No, don't guess, because it would take you a month to figure it out! The managers at Hub Pages did NOT consult with their Creative Partners, the HP Hubbers ... HP Writers. No, I'm not kidding you, they really did not consult with their creative partners ... and we now have 20+ specialty sites, at least a third of which have strange and/or unmemorable names!

There are several ways to test the attractiveness of new website and domain names, but these methods do not seem to have been used by the HubPages managers. The next best way to measure the utility and memorability of website names is to do a survey among a large sample of potential users, but the HP managers seem not to have contacted any of the tens of thousands (or hundreds of thousands?) of Hub Pages Writers for the slightest input or suggestions. The least - successful specialty sites could still be name-tested in hopes of finding and utilizing better site names, but the HP management will probably not do that, either.

Of course, when you have a strong history of success in your business decisions, there is no need to consult with your Creative Partners!


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possum lover 12 days ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

All 4 of you, AlexK2009, Rock_nj, jackclee lm, and jeffduff did an excellent and outstanding job describing exactly what is really happening to this once powerful writing site. It is truly a shame that the 25 Staff Members who are behind the scenes running the Hub Pages haven't been able to open up their eyes to the reality of what is happening here.


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AlexK2009 11 days ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Possum Lover: I am sure the 25 Staffers know what is happening but are being driven by the management above them. They have no power to change policies and are, perhaps, the monkeys rather than the organ grinders.

I am ready to be told I am wrong on this of course :)

I am beginning to think of my Hubs as online notes and may well be assembling some into an ebook if time and energy allow.


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jeffduff 11 days ago from Southwest Wisconsin

@AlexK2009: You know, I think you're on to something! There were successful books written about the business declines of Ford (the Edsel model), "New Coke", United Artists Studio (via the movie,'Heaven's Gate') and DeLorean Motor Company - plus a slew of dodgy solar and wind energy companies since 2008 !

I'm guessing that the next big 'business failure' book will be about America's Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. the Obama Health Insurance System), which should have crashed and burned before this time next year.

On the other hand, I'm sure all of us Hubbers are hoping and praying that the next notorious business collapse won't involve Hub Pages International, Incorporated !


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possum lover 4 days ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

Attention, Attention to everyone who reads this hub!! This is great news for America. Today for the first time in a long long long time out of the blue we all gained TWO more hubs on the Hub Pages. That's right 2 more hubs since yesterday. This is extremely rare with all of the daily decline in numbers here at the Hub Pages. This means one of two things as of today, and that is either things are looking up or someone working at the Hub Pages hit the wrong key on their computer keyboard. Everybody stay tuned to this Hub and we will all soon find out the truth.


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TheHoleStory 53 minutes ago from Parsons, West Virginia

It was bound to happen sooner or later, and now the hub pages has turned back yet another chapter in it's young 9 year existence to the 30,000 hubber range. Just like in the 1930's things weren't great worldwide with widespread unemployment and poverty leading to the Second World War. The 1930's also saw new technologies like in the fields of intercontinental radio, and film, while the Hub Pages with all of their changes is sitting back now and watching it's writers and Internet traffic find other homes and sites around the globe on the World Wide Web. There has been a slight rise with the gain of a few hubs lately in the past week, however with the continuation of departing hubbers that remains suspect.


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possum lover 35 minutes ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

Not only has the new dawn of today brought the Hub Pages to an all time low with the total amount of people who are writing hubs here, but the week long rise in the total number of published hubs has vanished into abyss of the vast chasm as well. The remarkable amount of 575 brand new spanking published hubs has disappeared as quick as they showed up. Just like TheHoleStory commented above this all remains suspect, and maybe it's possible that somebody at the Hub Pages kept on hitting the wrong key on their computer key board for a whole week.


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AlexK2009 21 minutes ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

If there are thirty thousand hubbers and each writes one a month then we should be getting around a thousand new hubs a day. It looks like many have decided to leave their hubs here but go somewhere else or give up writing.

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