Probably, "big fishes" want "small fishes" to pay for the traffic?!
Please, share your thoughts or guesses....
I feel that the end is near...maybe that is what the 2012 Prophecies was all about....the end of hubs showing in Google searches!
My views continue to drop....an example.....let's say from about 2 months ago. Over 1,660 page views a day, now down to 268. Not sure just what the percentage drop is, but each day I have looked over the past week or so, it continues to dive downward. Now out of those 268 views, 160 views are on one hub... the additional 108 are spread out over 115 other hubs....so an average of 1 view a day per hub is where I am at. The one hub has a strong keyword in it, the one with the 160 views...and that keyword is "Google" lol.
Personally I do not feel optimistic at this point in the future of HP....or at least in the future of my articles here.
Me the same. I have average of 1 or 2 views a day per hub. Before the update , I had a hub which hit first place on Google with 50-70 daily views, now this hub makes 1-2 views daily and it's out of the game.
Well, as predicted. I logged last night with no Zzzzz's showing (idle hubs) and today I now have five. No need to try to fix them at this point. I have tweaked for hours on hubs that are perfectly normal to begin with. I feel that I will let 'em sleep until they deindex on their own in Google and move them off HP to my websites and have them reindexed.
My most successful hub, which has consistently ranked on page 1 of google for it's main key words, fell back to page two today. Not sure why but it's a bummer to be sure since now my traffic is way off. Working lots of over time at my job with no time to write. Wondering if I should just give up...
It is really discouraging. I was doing really well in the last few weeks and my traffic was soaring. And now this!?! I am not at all motivated anymore to write for Hubpages. Why should I make an effort if in the end, my traffic gets reduced to a minimum. And my articles definitely do not contain spam; I don't publish low-quality texts. It is very disappointing.
Thanks for the early warning. It sure reminds me not to put all the eggs in one basket. And to think that I have been thinking of putting all my concentration on HubPages, now I have to rethink that strategy. Are the content farms under attack by Google? Maybe, just maybe the search engine spider's algorithm is being tweaked once again. If it is, this is sad because we are all just trying to provide important, relevant and useful information anyway.
I don't see it. None of the changes have anything to do with paying for traffic. It would kill their user-base overnight. And google has been a strong advocate for net freedom.
It reminds me of a vending machine business where the senior partner is the only one allowed to count the coins.
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