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  1. makingamark profile image73
    makingamarkposted 18 months ago

    My jaw dropped when I saw what Paypal is sending me this month.

    I'd be discussing this elsewhere - but Facebook is down! wink

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Sounds like congratulations are in order. smile

      1. makingamark profile image73
        makingamarkposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        Not really - I make payment every month but it's usually a lot more...

        1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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          Christy Kirwanposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          Ah, my deep apologies for the misunderstanding. It's been a bit of a lean summer, traffic wise.

          1. Lee Hansen profile image72
            Lee Hansenposted 18 months ago in reply to this

            It's been a lean year.

          2. Solaras profile image91
            Solarasposted 18 months ago in reply to this

            September has been leaner and meaner...

            1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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              Christy Kirwanposted 18 months ago in reply to this

              HP HQ isn't immune to the slump either. Here's hoping for a great winter this year.

              1. ezhang profile image
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                ezhangposted 18 months ago in reply to this

                sad

    2. DrMark1961 profile image90
      DrMark1961posted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Your forum entries are usually negative and recommend that others move their hubs to other sites. If you are following your advice, which I assume you are, then you have less hubs. If you have less hubs you are going to be earning less money.
      My payout each month is not increasing much but then again I have not been posting new material here. It is still enough.

      1. makingamark profile image73
        makingamarkposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        You're surmising that every hub makes the same money and that is patently not true.

        You're also surmising that I reduced the number of hubs recently - and that's also not true. The ones being moved at present are for the most part ones which have been unpublished for a while - so make no difference to earnings.

        I'm only moving content because the way I share information is not liked by HubPages even if Google absolutely loves it and is sending me oodles of traffic to the new sites.

        However I'm doing it in batches so as to make coherent sites when I set up new ones. I haven't prioritised ones which I know (from Squidoo) actually earn well because that's not actually my major priority - I make my sites to share information.

        Interestingly - and here's the POSITIVE bit - whatever actions HubPages have taken recently (or maybe it's the new Google algorithm) means that my earnings have now gone back up to near what they were prior to the summer.

        There was just something very odd going on in June thro Augustand over and above the normal dip in traffic.

        I suspect the extent to which people have been affected depends on the extent to which their earnings are derived from Google AdSense or Amazon

        1. relache profile image88
          relacheposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          Besides the normal reduction in ad spending that all companies not exclusively focused on summer activities engage in every single summer season, and the annual reduction in human presence online as people enjoy longer daylight hours, warmer weather and take their longest vacations of the year, you might want to consider the overall reduction in health of the U.S. economy. 

          It's been steadily going south for a few years now, and no one wants to admit how Americans are spending less on advertising or shopping because our government is being run by businesses now.

          1. makingamark profile image73
            makingamarkposted 18 months ago in reply to this

            Is that really the case? I'm sure everything I've read says that online spending trends are still going up albeit I think the exponential increase is snow slowing as it becomes more the norm.

            http://www.retailresearch.org/onlineretailing.php

            Here's a forecast for continued growth https://www.internetretailer.com/trends … 2013-2017/

            I'm just beginning to wonder whether the level of payout relates in any way to the extent to which HubPages actually manages to update every day - on a routine basis.

        2. DrMark1961 profile image90
          DrMark1961posted 18 months ago in reply to this

          Yes, I realize that the top hubs earn a lot more. I am not keeping track of what you are moving to other sites.

          1. makingamark profile image73
            makingamarkposted 18 months ago in reply to this

            I think you'd find that next to impossible! smile

    3. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      I have to say, I was shocked too.   

      The Balance History page only goes back as far as 2011, but I just checked and August's payout was the lowest I've ever received, by a country mile.   September looks as though it will be slightly better but not by much.

      1. lobobrandon profile image83
        lobobrandonposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        Mine is dropping for the third month in a row now.

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
          Mark Ewbieposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          Have you seen a doctor?

          1. lobobrandon profile image83
            lobobrandonposted 18 months ago in reply to this

            Yup, I was told not to worry. "Winter is coming"

  2. paradigm search profile image71
    paradigm searchposted 18 months ago

    And I scurry off to see as same. I'll report back.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 18 months ago

    W-w-wait, what? OHMIGOD EVERYBODY RIOT IN THE STREETS! FACEBOOK IS DOWN! IT'S OVER PEOPLE! WE DON'T HAVE A PRAYER!!

    ...sorry. I just always wanted to say that. big_smile

    1. NateB11 profile image91
      NateB11posted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Lol

  4. makingamark profile image73
    makingamarkposted 18 months ago

    You should go to Twitter and check out #Facebookdown hashtag - some of what's being posted is very, very funny!

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 18 months ago

    Mine was pretty good. I had forgotten it was payday.
    But we can all breathe easier. Facebook is back up.

  6. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
    Phyllis Doyleposted 18 months ago

    OMGosh ! FB is down? Disaster !  Got my payment, too. Yippee!

    Oh - FB back up Rochelle says.

  7. paradigm search profile image71
    paradigm searchposted 18 months ago

    Still making payout every month.

  8. paradigm search profile image71
    paradigm searchposted 18 months ago
  9. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 18 months ago

    Mine aren't down that much. In fact they're up since last month. I guess women are still getting pregnant. Woot! I guess that's what people do for fun when they're broke...

    1. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      lol

    2. makingamark profile image73
      makingamarkposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Doesn't pregnancy have a marked seasonality?

      There's a pronounced peak in births in September and March/April associated with 'rumpy pumpy' (as we call it in the UK) during the holiday seasons i.e. at Christmas/New Year and on summer holidays.

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        Well my content (both here and on my main pregnancy website, which sees around 11,000 views a day) covers every stage of pregnancy and newborns, so that covers a full year of mother questions!

 
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