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ATTENTION: HubPages Success Stories Graphs are GONE

  1. BrahmaEgg profile image61
    BrahmaEggposted 4 years ago

    They are all gone, believe it or not.  http://hubpages.com/success

  2. TheMagician profile image92
    TheMagicianposted 4 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/7195584_f248.jpg

    1. Marketing Merit profile image83
      Marketing Meritposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Love it The Magician!! wink
      Was just thinking exactly the same thing myself.

  3. BrahmaEgg profile image61
    BrahmaEggposted 4 years ago

    It's actually called censoring the truth. Anyway, good luck comrade!

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You could only see those graphs while signed in, so it wasn't as if the whole world could see them.

      I understand them taking them away because they might have been demotivational to a lot of hubbers, but on the other hand, it made those of us with slapped accounts feel less lonely.

      Plus, I think all of us were secretly rooting for the success stories to see a return of traffic, which would have signalled well for all of us.

      Now, there are no signals except for the Quantcast graphs - http://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com - and they don't look too good.

      1. BrahmaEgg profile image61
        BrahmaEggposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Strange that it made you feel less lonely. Anyway, Ok but by removing the graphs at this time after the success stories traffic tanked, makes it look more like HP has something to hide. Especially when they leave the outdated text that accompanied the information. People are just gonna feel like it's a lie by omission.

        I'm not saying it is or it isn't, but I can;t agree that it's a good idea to say someone makes thousands of dollars a month when their graph showed otherwise recently and a number of them have spoken about how their traffic has fell 80% and some of their earnings have fallen a lot more than that.

        If this is truelly the case, then their income could be as little as $500 a month now rather than the $3800 that is claimed previously on the text portion.

        1. Michael Guerin profile image61
          Michael Guerinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          google panda/penguin seems to be why traffic has fallen. i was fine after the april update, but the latest google update on sept 28th killed all my organic traffic. i had 3 hubs on page 1 for very good keywords, and those 3 hubs were getting about 1000 views per month. other hubs (newer ones) were climbing the google rankings, until the latest google update.

  4. WriteAngled profile image93
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    You can see some of them in a video made by Mark Knowles
    http://mark-knowles.hubpages.com/video/ … es-Traffic

    1. BrahmaEgg profile image61
      BrahmaEggposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If HP is gonna remove the graphs, then they should update the average monthly earnings to reflect what the success stories are earning every month *now*, not eight or nine months ago. Mark Knowles is a professional, anyway. He loves to play religion.

    2. gracenotes profile image93
      gracenotesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      WriteAngled, thanks for posting the link to Mark Knowles' video hub.

      This user-created video is the first one I've been able to view on HubPages.  Something must have changed since I lasted posted about the problem on this forum, and I'm happy to see that any technical issues have been worked out.  I don't know whether or not the users who've had trouble downloading videos have it any better, but at least this one thing is improved.

      It was a good video, too.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That Audet graph was grim!!!

  5. WriteAngled profile image93
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    I agree Mark Knowles is a professional.

  6. 2uesday profile image88
    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    Well spotted, especially as they seem to have disappeared before you joined the site.

    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This.

  7. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    If the graphs no longer apply, the text no longer applies.  Removing one but not the other seems a tad deceptive.

    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The text next to my "success" profile is accurate up to the date it was submitted (10/12/11), so I have to disagree with your statement.

      Now, if I get asked if I want to update the info they have listed there to reflect from then until now, that's another story entirely.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That's factually true, but in practice, I think it's still misleading.

        Most outsiders, reading those income figures for 2011, would assume the "success" Hubbers were earning even more today, because their portfolio of Hubs has grown.  Without the graphs, there's nothing to counter that misconception.

        HubPages should update the stats to 2012, otherwise they are deliberately giving potential recruits the wrong idea.

  8. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    My statement was: If the graphs no longer apply, the text no longer applies. That is, the text and graphs are equally informative.

    That seems accurate to me.  If the text is all (every profile) updated and correct, why remove the graphs? If both were inaccurate (they don't all look up to date to me, but I suppose they could be), why leave only the text?

  9. 2uesday profile image88
    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    I must say I have always preferred the older style front page.

    Looking at the front page success stories it does seem as if the number of hubs they have published updates. While the money stat. only updates yearly it says -  "as of 10/12/2011".

    I am assuming that is a USA date so it will update in October (we Brits might read that as December).

    I have seen forum posts this year from some of the hubbers featured where they were updating us on their current circumstances.

    1. Love virus profile image61
      Love virusposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "Looking at the front page success stories it does seem as if the number of hubs they have published updates. While the money stat. only updates yearly it says -  "as of 10/12/2011"."

      Come on, we all know money is honey and that it matters how well one can gull a baby. It depends on the power of the falsehood. When did a crook update the money stat? Which world do you live in? Is that called the Truthland Fairy World?

      Very unfair demands in latency.

  10. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 4 years ago

    I think Mark's post and video brought attention to the outdated success and HP staff had to react.  I think it would be in their best interest to find some new success stories that show graphs with an upward growth instead of the huge downward slopes that our current success stories show.  Though their words may be true, their graphs are evidential to their success or non-success.

    I did get to see the graphs before they were taken down and the ONLY person on that list that had an upward trend, small but still upward, was Habee.  I think leaving those outdated success stories is misleading to newcomers.  What may have been true a year ago is certainly not true today.

  11. atotsm profile image61
    atotsmposted 4 years ago

    People, there is a word for. Actually two words! Deliberate Negligence!??

  12. writing4action profile image74
    writing4actionposted 4 years ago

    Make your own success story!

  13. ytbot1x profile image61
    ytbot1xposted 4 years ago

    "Cancel AdSense and just keep HubPages Ad Program?"

    "Hello! I've seen past discussions on this, but they are from more than a year ago, so I thought I'd see what people think about it now.

    I've noticed that I make hardly anything on Google AdSense and haven't gotten a payout for several months. I do pretty well on HPAD and am wondering if I will do even better if I delete my AdSense account."

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/104822

    -Just check who the Original Poster was, of that thread. It's a 'featured hubber who can be found on the "Success Stories page, named glassvisage.

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/7266058.jpg

 
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