I see that they have a pet site and fashion stuff and such. I have my own domain and I would like to use it, but have Hub Pages host it as it is doing now. I don't think forwarding/masking will be a good option, because then it is still the hub pages, and not my specific domain. Would it work if they give me like some numbers like an NS number or something?
No that's not an option here.
When you write on HubPages, you are not writing a blog - you are just contributing articles to an online magazine. People who visit HubPages don't even notice your profile!
If you want to use your own domain, Blogger is the best free place to do that.
Yeah, I meant that if I the blog is on my own domain, like the new pet domain they did, it might get out of the panda update and get more visitors or something. The hosting will still be done by HP, so I get the benefit of making money from the ads.
HP is not in the business of hosting other people's websites, so they're not going to offer that service.
They are currently creating separate sites for particular subjects, but they work exactly like HubPages except that they're on a particular subject. Not at all the same as offering hosting to other people.
If your current domain is under a Panda penalty moving the site to a new host won't help because that penalty is assigned by Google when they identify duplicated or low-quality content. The new site would then also get a Panda penalty if the content was the same as the previous one.
No, HP is under Panda, not mine. If I move my stuff to my specific domain, it may help because it will then be a specific page.
It could help to move your stuff to your own domain IF you specialise in a particular subject. These days, small websites simply do not succeed if they don't specialise - so if you just took your existing Hubs and moved them to a blog or website, you'd get no readers.
If you want to move your content elsewhere and it's not all one topic, then your only option is to look at other content sites like DailyTwoCents or Tsu. None of them make much money but they do have a reasonable amount of interaction with other writers.
Writing about how to get abs or how to attract a woman are so heavily-identified as spam subjects at this point, you may find those pages perform equally no matter where they are published.
HubPages isn't a host; they are a content farm in the process of turning into a content mill. They don't offer that service.
I wouldn't rule this out. But I think they are struggling to follow the present path right now. Why not Email them?
Thank you for the first positive response.
This is what Marina Lazarevic said 4 weeks ago
This is an idea (user-driven sites) we are already considering, among others! We appreciate the active support and feedback! Thanks, everyone.
But that is still not enabling individual Hubbers to create their own domain within HP. In fact it's a very very long way away from that!
Obviously it would not be a domain 'in HP' even if they decided to go ahead with the idea. It would be the user's domain with HP's CMS.
How much link juice would HP be prepared to send? Who knows? I would guess none for new users, maybe some for HP accounts that have some kind of positive track record.
But this is speculation based on a single statement from someone who was under a certain amount of pressure at the time.
Marina might like to clarify what she meant...
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