At least it is an interesting statistic.
OK, I've been here long enough to know there are ups and downs (and I know this is a summer weekend). It will probably shake out to a better percentage later.
I'm not stressing over it. I didn't join for the money in the first place, but the rewards-- monetary and other have been very nice.
Hope everyone has better results and more prosperity in the coming weeks, months.. years. I'm sure the HP staff is very focused on doing what they can to improve the situation for all of us. After all, it is in their best interest as well.
I think the overall quality of content has improved recently, an that has to be a positive sign.
I've actually stopped writing on HP.
With my hits increasing and my reward for that decreasing, I felt it wasn't worth it. I also joined just to write, but HP was constantly fueling ways I could earn more money, but I haven't seen it happen.
I know part of that is my writing, as it may not hit the areas people most frequently search. But even with more hits, I earn a lot less revenue.
You stopped writing here, but you still come to the forums?
Often it is a sort of sump where the disaffected get wedged...
Your sarcasm, Will, speaks volumes about you.
Genuinely no sarcasm intended.
I don't understand why anyone would haunt a site that they say they hate.
Because most of the people here are interesting and supportive.
lol... seems a little harsh, but I guess it was a straight answer. I was just surprised you would still be interested in the site considering you don't... never mind, I guess I would just be repeating Will.
What - you mean he doesn't gush enthusiasm for every little change made?
Some do, most don't. Even Will doesn't.
This is a business. Less so for the users, apparently. We are not on a wage.
But every word we have written here counts, and some of us have spent a lot of time writing a lot of words.
That gives us some rights to complain or otherwise, wouldn't you agree?
Actually, it's a pseudocommunity struggling with the stage of chaos.
Hi Rochelle! If my current number of views were my age, I'd be able to drink! Yep, 21. It's scary but seems to be common around here. In my 4 years here, I haven't written many hubs, yet I used to get many more views/day.
I agree that overall quality has improved quite a bit here on HP, but that doesn't seem to be a factor to Google...
Well, let's be optimistic, yes?
Something you can do is submit to Digg, StumbleUpon, etc. grow your social networks and promote there as well such as twitter, facebook, and pinterest.
Mind if I rant??
I stopped giving a @#$% about my traffic/earnings around here a long time ago. I've been here two years and have over 100 hubs, all of which are featured, but my stats have never been anything to scream about.
It didn't take me long to realize I was never going to get rich writing for this site so now I write stuff mainly for my own amusement and for the enlightenment of the few folks who actually bother to read it.
If I post a Hub and it racks up more than a couple of hundred views-- fabulous!!. If it doesn't -- fine, then I'll write another one and try again. I don't have the time or the know-how for much more than the minimal promotion I already do for myself. If and when I ever amass enough earnings to make a payout that'd be fine too, of course, but even after two years it's still so far off that it isn't even on the radar.
A lot of people are threatening to take their stuff off of HP and move it to other sites in the face of the current traffic nightmare. I figure there's no point in me doing that cuz even if I moved my stuff to a new place, it'd probably be ignored there too.
So... I may not be rakin' in mad benjaminz, but I'm not stressing about Google rankings and placement in SERPS (whatever the hell those are) or SEO tactics either...so I'm a lot happier.
End of rant. Thanks. I've been holding that in all weekend.
Fred I'm not raking in the money either, for just ad revenue my time spent is abysmally reimbursed. Social media promotion shouldn't just be pushed aside though. If your content is well liked it could potentially be shared into other circles of readership, where it could be shared into further circles, and so on.
Well, I am still trying to figure it out. Although I joined 2 years ago, I write for a while then stop and so forth. My greatest problem is staying committed and improving my writing skills. HP to me is an opportunity to learn and get better. However, commitment and research has a lot to do with improvement.
We do a lot of things in life we hate. Just stop and think. Some people hate to work out but do it for health. That might make a hub topic. "Why we do the things we hate"
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