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I read that people were leaving hubpages

  1. mariexotoni profile image89
    mariexotoniposted 3 years ago

    Why are they doing this? Is it something to do with panda/google?

    Where are they fleeting to? What other sites are out there that isn't battling with google and is similar to hubpages?

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      calculus-geometryposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know if they flee, but lots of people put HubPages to the side and work on other projects that yield more money for their efforts.  Freelance writing gigs aren't affected by search engine algorithm updates, and lots of people have their own websites that are getting traffic just fine.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Why didn't you post on this thread? I was waiting for you to post on this thread.

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/118816

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          calculus-geometryposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I think the guy who used math to prove that he equals Barack Obama has it covered.

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            It's painful that there are so many conversations that I can't take part in.

    2. relache profile image89
      relacheposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Technically, none.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      People are always leaving, but new people are always arriving.

      Pre-2011, there were many professional and semi-professional internet writers here, because HubPages was a better income generator than your own blog or website due to its high trust level with Google.

      When that trust was lost, some of those people stayed and tried to find a way to recover.  However as Google continued to issue further updates and the goalposts kept changing, most of them gave up and moved on.   They were replaced by amateur writers who aren't seeking a living wage, and by writers from countries where that lower income is worthwhile by their standards. 

      The new Featured/UnFeatured system on HubPages caused another wave of leavers.  They were writers who never made any money but were just happy to have their work showcased online (they never got enough traffic so their Hubs were quickly unFeatured), or those with poor English whose Hubs started failing QAP.    They will be replaced too.

    4. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Something jars with sentence....should it it not be "where are they fleeing to?" Maybe I'm wrong...

      1. mariexotoni profile image89
        mariexotoniposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        no i meant flee. just typed this fast. sorry

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          In answer to your original question, the serious writers/marketers went on to host their own domains, if they hadn't already, and many left and went back to their day jobs.

          Many more kept some of their work here, but never forum post.

          Many writers here have more than one account, and I wouldn't be at all surprised to find that no-one actually left.

          It's quite nice here, don't you think?

          1. mariexotoni profile image89
            mariexotoniposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I think it's lovely here. What sites are people writing on besides WordPress? There's such a huge learning curve with it, I do not enjoy using it.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Wordpress is not a writing site, it's either software (.org) or a hosting service (.com) where you can run your own blog.  Yes, there's a learning curve but that's true of any business!

              A professional internet writer once said to me that successful writing online is 10% writing and 90% other stuff - and he was right. If you're not prepared to learn about SEO, backlinking, self-promotion, etc etc, you won't earn much anywhere. 

              When I first joined HubPages, it was possible to "just write" and earn a decent income.  If you learned all the other stuff, you could earn more, but it wasn't essential.   These days that's not the case, IMO.

              Of course if you're just here for fun, that's a different story.

              1. mariexotoni profile image89
                mariexotoniposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Well at first it was just for fun- but my income has gone up so I want to look at this a little more seriously. Any SEO pdf recommendations for me to learn more?

  2. Hamshi profile image85
    Hamshiposted 3 years ago

    These 2 threads should help answer your questions.
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/118796
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/117278

    Me..I'm pretty new here and I'm loving it so far! smile

    Diversify and avoid keeping all your eggs in 1 basket.
    HP is good!

    1. mariexotoni profile image89
      mariexotoniposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      thank you smile and welcome to HubPages !!

 
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