Deafening silence from HubPages staff concerning the new Google changes. I mean damn, are you guys professionals or not? Just a word or two to your loyal writers is not asking too much is it? (notice I used profanity as this usually gets one of the mod's attention)
Hey guys, do you really thing Hubpages will say anything unless they know it for certain? Unlikely. This just happened yesterday. They are on it. I admire your trust in the greatness of the Powers, but chances are even Google doesn't know for sure what is going to happen. This might just be a testing phase.
You want them to respond to the question- what are they doing?
However, it has been 24 hours, give or take, and you expect answers, as if yesterday wasn't fast enough.
I mean, I've seen so many threads speaking out it, yet are hubs not suppose to rank for what they are individually? I realize Hubpages gives juice to quality content and has many checks and balances in place. Many people apparently have the wrong impression about Hubpages, which boils down to the members, if I'm correct.
How people get referrals could be a problem? I'm not making any claims. I do not do referrals at this point. But, how and why people sign up for Hubpages does matter to the quality of hubs written. If you take the average person, then you have an uneducated person, who believes things which are not true, creating hubs. If referrals are recruited, as some sort of link to MLM programs, could also be causing some of the problems in content.
Maddie said they are working on it and that is good enough for me. What precisely are they working on? Most likely isn't a concern for Hubbers as much as it is for Hubpages itself. The juice Hubs receive is probably what they are working on and the reason for the downturn in views for many is because they(you or others) are not receiving Hubpages love juice.
Nope, Ray! I didn't ask for a solution to the problem, just an acknowledgment, as Maddie has apparently belatedly performed. I'm not worried as I do not depend on the money I make here.
But I will not shy away from asking questions, no more than Maddie nor the other mods back away from banning members for things THEY disagree with. I trust they are doing all they can in the way of fixing things, that was never the concern.
"Paul Edmondson, chief executive of HubPages.com, which shares ad revenue with writers that publish Web content about a variety of topics from making scarves to Mexico's Day of the Dead holiday, said it was too early to tell how his site, would fare under the changes."
I agree with him that it is too early to tell. Maddie responded that they're on it which is also good enough to lay off fears of the unknown. It's just too early to panic about this as this change also affected search results of over 90% of reputable and quality sites. It's normal in it's nature before the search algorithm reset settles. This is weekend, watchout for normality by Monaday.
Hopefully we will get an announcement from Paul Edmondson soon as to what this all means to those of us publishing hubs. I assume that Google has made changes like this in the past. If they can truly figure out which postings are the best quality, it shouldn't hurt those of us writing good hubs. Let's not panic!
Paul Ed. said what???...hey, hubbers should start withdrawing their hubs, let's go barrel...lol...like i said some centuries ago, i am going with HP...where they are, shall i be...my traffic have not been tampered but quadrupled...lol...earnings skyrocketed...wish it could remain...I AM THE BIGGEST GAINER IN THIS GG NEW REFORMS....Hurray!!
I just left a thread where the main complaint was that squidoo writers were going to bring the quality down. But what surprises me is not the complaining but the lack of analysis of the big picture. I started on...
I'm here to report a problem, and a serious one. There is a scientology video ad on my hubs and the hubs of many. This is an outrage!It's starting to become obvious that this site is doing this purposefuly. I'm not...
How many more times are we expected to have to put up with Article Thieves who use HP solely as a place to easily Steal from and to enable those thieves to fill their own sites with our Original and Copyrighted...
Would any of you suggest 'reporting' an obvious newbie who has obviously not read anything of the rules and protocols here, whose profile includes no bio and indicates having joined but 2 hours prior, and whose...
I've just received an email from the Docstoc team, notifying me that the offending content has been removed and the user banned. I'm not sure at this point whether that means just the shiftm and shiftn accounts...