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Who else is not quitting?

  1. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I spent part of the day upgrading one of my hubs.

    I realized after the fact that, “Well, gosh, I guess I’m not quitting.” smile

    1. David 470 profile image85
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am not quitting, but will likely be hiatus until I see what happens in the next week or so.

      Update: hiatus from writing hubs that is.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I’m just going to keep plugging along here, there, and everywhere. smile

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why would you quit?  Even if my earnings from HubPages drop by 50%, I'm still earning far more here than I ever did on Helium. 

      However, I won't be revising any Hubs or taking any other actions until we know more about the implications of the algorithm change.  There's no point trying to second-guess what I need to do, I'll wait for the experts!

    3. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am not quitting.

      I am pretty sure hubpages is one of the best places to write online - and am certain they will deal with whatever quality issues google may have. I am also fairly certain that google have targeted a specific area of the internet in order to favor the bigger players - so I may have to change my approach on some things.

      No different to the real world. Big fish eat little fish. We are little fish. sad

      1. profile image61
        frankiemuniz01posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What is the best and easy way to get it right now.

        1. CMHypno profile image90
          CMHypnoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          For you, writing some hubs would be a good start. Just get writing some quality content and worry about this other stuff later

      2. J Sunhawk profile image78
        J Sunhawkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's what I'm seeing, Mark. One of my hubpages that was on the 1st page got bumped down to page 10, in favor of the big retailers.

        Of course none of these pages target the niche I exploited, so the whole thing isn't making sense yet.

        I've spent the past month designing a marketing plan to hit a few niches. Now that plan is on hold.I'm not about to write up 50 hubs and find out I did it wrong.

        So I'll sit in my hub sandbox and wait.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    And my fondness for HP continues. smile

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I'm not quitting. Have been updating hubs on and off, all day. wink

  4. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Why would anyone quit?

    Certainly not now. This will work its way out in a week or so, one way or the other.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed. And I think things will work out just fine. smile

  5. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    I'm happy enough here. I won't buy all the doom and gloom until I see it reflected in my figures. smile

  6. katiem2 profile image61
    katiem2posted 6 years ago

    I'm def not quiting.  My earnings are up and doing really well with Amazon more so than Google.  I'm keeping on keeping on and publishing as if nothing ever happened.   I constantly update and work on improving my hubs, I feel it will always be a work in progress and that keeps me in the game!

    I'm taking this as an opportunity to work harder, better and take advantage of the open road!

    smile

    1. bgamall profile image84
      bgamallposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Not quiting. Promoting through Visibli.com for twitter and posting links on quality websites.

    2. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with you on all of that Katie. If the bum falls out of hubpages I will be astonished. I have been on the net since it's inception and have seen a few sites go under. They all had one thing in common. Lousy management. I don't get a sense of that here, so will assume hubpages will survive better than many.

  7. brimancandy profile image82
    brimancandyposted 6 years ago

    I am not quitting, in fact, I am going to spend more time working on getting traffic to my hubs outside of the internet. But, I will probably do that before I start writing more hubs.

    But, right now, I am still spending a majority of my time helping my brother, in getting him to his Cancer treatments in Ann Arbor, and looking into other ways of getting extra income to help him.

    It has not been fun. I take him back to the VA tomorrow for two days of Kemo treatments, then he has to go back every two weeks for an undetermined amount of time. Not sure how that is going to go.

    So far. I have only made $5.00 here.

    1. C.V.Rajan profile image67
      C.V.Rajanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi brimancandy,

      How do you get traffic for your hub outside Internet? smile ?

      1. brimancandy profile image82
        brimancandyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm thinking of making a t-shirt that has my user name on it, and maybe passing out flyers to promote myself. The t-shirts would say Brimancandy google it!

  8. Laura du Toit profile image91
    Laura du Toitposted 6 years ago

    I'm not quitting  - only losers quit!

  9. profile image0
    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    Nope, but I'm not publishing for a while.

    My commitment is that my 718 hubpages will stay right here. I sense that even if the worst comes to the worst I can still squeeze a half decent Christmas out of my portfolio smile

    My efforts will be on diversification, but reducing my income even further doesn't help that effort!

  10. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    I'm not quitting either. My traffic is down, yes, but only to January levels (which OK was pretty bad) but it was still a lot higher than last summer.
    My earnings have tumbled but that's no-one's fault if no-one is clicking on ads. I'm still getting loads of views. This time last year I'd have chewed my own arm off to get this many views on a monthly basis, never mind daily!
    I'm just not rushing to put out more work until I see how it all pans out.
    Great opportunity to work on my own sites but oh no I have to sit here reading forums!!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol
      .
      You write excellent visualizations. smile

  11. lorlie6 profile image86
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    I'm not going ANYwhere! smile

  12. suziecat7 profile image81
    suziecat7posted 6 years ago

    I'm not quitting - you all are stuck with me. smile

  13. Randy Godwin profile image94
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    I'm considering asking for a raise instead!  cool

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll second that Randy! smile

    2. C.V.Rajan profile image67
      C.V.Rajanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile

      1. Randy Godwin profile image94
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey CV!  Still making the rounds, I see!  How's things in "Helium Heaven"?  Rex still talkin' the talk?  lol

        1. C.V.Rajan profile image67
          C.V.Rajanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Randy,

          Rex is a gooood friend of mine. Don't dare to criticize him. I warn you!!!

          1. Randy Godwin profile image94
            Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Sorry CV!  I didn't sense your desperation for friendship!  lol

  14. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
    mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago

    I don't intend to quit either, although the recent Google changes have made me nervous and my traffic is down by about 15% as of the last few days. I am hoping the blip is only temporary and as many others are saying, things will settle down in a week or so. Certainly I am holding fire on publishing right now, at least until we get a statement from Hubpages.

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A statement? Or a second statement?

      Although I agree of course smile

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
        mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I will be publishing again for sure Ryan, but want all this to die down a bit first. Right now few seem to be spending much time reading anyway, they are all running round in circles wondering if this is 'the beginning of the end'...... Not totally worried yet as my income although normally fairly minimal (£2-£4 per day), has not taken a massive drop, and in the last 2 days I am actually up by about a quarter on my usual daily income from Adsense.

      2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
        mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        PS. Are you counting the first statement as Maddie saying 'We are on it' Ryan??

        1. profile image0
          ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Nope, Paul Edmondson did a quick blog post wink

          blog.hubpages.com

          1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
            mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for that link Ryan, interesting reading.

    2. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well I am certain the staff are working flat out cleaning the site up. I myself must have flagged about 100 hubs in the last 24 hours, and judging by the threads on here, quite a few of us have.
      Plus my Pagets disease of the Breast hub got ads removed so they are being really busy, and I don't mind so long as it means we get out positions in the SERPS back.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
        mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I guess that means they are working over the weekend then, which is a good sign in terms of them taking action. A shame about your hub though, as it can hardly be described as a low quality topic, (I still find it hard to comprehend why such important topics do not warrant adverts from Adsense).

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It might have been the photos! So I took them off, and the video, and appealed. But if they are off to stay, so be it. It's quite a popular hub but more of a public service than a money maker anyway.

          1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
            mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Could be, but I had a similar problem with my Vaginismus Hub, and no adverts to this day, even though there were no pictures of vaginas on it, and no videos. Seems that any sexual health type hubs are not allowed adverts. I even struggled with one on how to improve male fertility, and on this hub the adverts seem to come and go randomly.

            1. IzzyM profile image87
              IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I had to laugh when you were you didn't even have photos!! big_smile

              I've got a total of 4 hubs all with ads removed now - all health related, and all written before they decided we couldn't write them.

              I stayed away from doing any health hubs for a while, because you just don't know what could get its ads banned because all humans have bodies and all parts of the bodies go wrong.

              We can write about them just as well as any MD site, which claims to be written by doctors. Far more likely its their 13 year old sons that are doing the actual writing!

              1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
                mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Could have been so much worse if I had put photos on my 'How to improve male fertility hub' don't you think!! One of the key parts was to reduce masturbation, can you imagine the pictures and videos I could have included???? LOL big_smile

                1. IzzyM profile image87
                  IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I can imagine!!
                  Actually I'm trying NOT to imagine!! LOL

                2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
                  Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  You could have included pictures of men shoveling snow, or playing checkers dressed in winter gear. ??

                  1. IzzyM profile image87
                    IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Or just men in uniform??

                  2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
                    mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Hmmm, I never thought of that smile

  15. lakeerieartists profile image80
    lakeerieartistsposted 6 years ago

    When this is seen through the lens of one hubber's account it is tough to see what has been hit and what has not, but Hubpages staff can see a bigger picture and react accordingly.  I think we all need to have a bit of patience and see what happens over the next few weeks.

  16. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    What on earth would I quit?  I trust Hubpages.  They know what they need to do to clean things up - all the spam.  I truest that they know what they are doing.

    Let some time go by before jumping on an I quit wagon.

  17. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Quitters never prosper!
    They'll have to pry my account out of my cold dead hands. smile.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, your Eliteness!  I knew the qualifications for obtaining your title were tough, but giving your life for the company....!

      smile

    2. C.V.Rajan profile image67
      C.V.Rajanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Twitters too!

  18. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    I'm certainly not quitting!

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Looks like an established pattern amongst long standing hubbers. smile

  19. KristenGrace profile image60
    KristenGraceposted 6 years ago

    Nope.  Definitely not quitting. smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Glad to know that. You work hard here. smile

      1. KristenGrace profile image60
        KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Certainly too hard to quit !!! tongue

  20. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    It would be so sad for me, if I couldn't pop in to visit with everyone. My hubs are staying where they are. They were made for HP, no place else for them to go.

  21. barryrutherford profile image31
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Quitting that's for Quitters

    1. KristenGrace profile image60
      KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well said.

  22. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Good point, nelle.
    Same goes for me. Not only no other place to park my hubs, but who else would have me? lol
    Nope, sorry Hub Pages, you're my OAO.

    Randy Godwin: I plan to hold extra tight to my HP account, cuz if it comes down to it, they can take my gun AND the cannoli lol!!!

  23. Mikeydoes profile image79
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    I'm already feeling a lot better about the changes. I am not too worried about it. I recommend everyone keep on plugging or you are going to miss the boat. Making hubs is STILL much more productive than watching TV in your spare time. If a better opportunity comes along, you don't think our Hubpages community will share the news here?

    If you stop plugging you are turning down a possible full time career. That is the way I see it.

  24. viryabo profile image87
    viryaboposted 6 years ago

    Me?

    Quit?

    Not just yet.

    I have a hubchallenge to finish and another to start in April.

    So, i aint going nowhere.

  25. sofs profile image88
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    Nope, I am staying... smile
    Oh life is full of ups and downs..it is cowardly to run at the slightest excuse.
    If we have hit rock bottom there is just one way to go and that is up... smile cheers!!

  26. fastfreta profile image81
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    QUIT? WHY? Clearly I don't comprehend the "danger." So I'm not even thinking about going anywhere.  So now, though, I see why my follower count is going down, some are running for the hills. Hey, you guys, let's support the team. After all they've supported those of us who have no real writing talent.  So, for that I thank the HubPages team and say, "You Go Team, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! smile smile smile smile

  27. evvy_09 profile image79
    evvy_09posted 6 years ago

    I'm not quitting.  Even if I don't ever manage to earn money on Hubpages, I will still accomplish my goal of getting my writings read.  The things I work the hardest at, I do it for many reasons and often intend it to accomplish more than one thing.
    Being well known and having a high fan base is more important to my goals than making money from Hubpages.
    So quit?  Never.  I move on to something better but never quit.

  28. barryrutherford profile image31
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    My first hub since Google tweaked its Algorithm

    http://hubpages.com/hub/London-OlympicGames-2012

    1. agvulpes profile image88
      agvulpesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Barry it looks good and has nice 'ads'!

      @everyone  I'm stayin' two lol

  29. Andrew0208 profile image60
    Andrew0208posted 6 years ago

    No other better place with such a great caring community. "quitting is for quitters." This is my virtual home(all gadgets, food, money, hangout and loved ones in place). It can only get even better in here.

  30. Mutiny92 profile image84
    Mutiny92posted 6 years ago

    not only "not quitting" but publishing more.

    I am very curious to see what types of hubs were hit the worst and understand the reasons why.  Then, we can adjust and produce better quality articles in the view of the big G.

    I have noticed a few of my categories of hubs are working their way back up - others are still in the pits.

  31. Randy Godwin profile image94
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    Hopefully those followers some are losing were flagged for bad content.  I will gladly sacrifice any of those!  smile

    Quit?  No way, I write for pleasure and the money is merely a justification of my time spent doing so.  It's not like I turn 'em out fast anyway!

  32. Ipeoney profile image84
    Ipeoneyposted 6 years ago

    Hi wait up, why is everybody talking about quiting? Is it because of Google? I read someone said that who is the website that carries most duplicate content, isn't it Google itself? ....sorry I'm trying to type a SMILEY but i forgot how to do it. So I jsut say "Smile." What I read is true, but I'm just kidding abut this although i really read it.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
      mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Colon  : followed by close brackets  ) = smiley  smile

      1. Ipeoney profile image84
        Ipeoneyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        oh hi thanks smile

  33. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I have no plans to quit right now.  I think that would be very short-sighted for anyone to do.

    1. Ipeoney profile image84
      Ipeoneyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You can't quit now, you are supposed to start 101

  34. Smart Rookie profile image74
    Smart Rookieposted 6 years ago

    I'm not quitting. However, taking a look around at other options while this algopocalypse is righting itself seems like a good idea. I'll publish here again once there's some indication that things are back on track.

  35. tonymac04 profile image86
    tonymac04posted 6 years ago

    Like many here I'm not leaving anytime soon!

  36. Dale Nelson profile image31
    Dale Nelsonposted 6 years ago

    Yep, a trundelling we will go until hubpages is no more.

    1. Ipeoney profile image84
      Ipeoneyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I just started a new site this first week of February and it seems going well. Just 6 Post with all original content, and it seems okay in google

  37. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 6 years ago

    I am certainly not quitting. Maybe this is an opportunity for HP to really gain ground, and to improve the quality of its content by cutting out the crap. (I think I will delete some of my stinky, earlier hubs. For the 'cause.'

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I see it as an opportunity in a lot of ways.   I think unpublishing Hubs is one thing, but deleting them is another.  I don't think anyone should delete anything right now.   Unpublish - maybe.  I just think, at least for awhile, people should just hold off to see where everything ends up going, what has a place where, who thinks what is desirable, etc. etc.  We don't really even know if "tweaking" will now involve any different steps.

      Guess I'm thinking it may be more prudent to wait to see if HubPages requests people start trimming out x type of Hub or x number of x type of Hubs.  I don't pretend to know anything about how things work on "the other end" of HubPages. It's just that I'm wondering what the impact might be if "a zillion" Hubbers all started trimming out what they believe are their own stinky Hubs all at once.  hmm  I'm just wondering if there could be a "baby-with-the-bathwater" kind of thing (in any number of ways)?  (Then again, maybe it would just be "bathwater-with-bathwater"?)

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Exactly my thinking, Lisa.

        1. Peggy W profile image91
          Peggy Wposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          And my thinking as well.  We don't know what to do so will wait for the head's up from the experts as to what to do to improve our own hubs and HubPages in general.

  38. BobbiRant profile image62
    BobbiRantposted 6 years ago

    I'm not quitting, not yet anyway.  But I'm also not revising my hubs.  I got a nice little 'gift certificate' recently in the mail from Google asking me to advertise and write on their site and thanking me for being a loyal customer.  something is up, but I will wait and see how it unfolds.

  39. Bellamie profile image60
    Bellamieposted 6 years ago

    QUITTING??! I just got started a month ago!  Haven't been able to sign in to earn payments yet though.  I click on configure and put in last 5 of phone and zip code, but keep getting error stating that one or the other is incorrect.  I only use one phone number and the zip hasn't changed.  Anyone out there that can help me with this?  Don't want to quit.  I want to get started!!  smile

    1. Ritsos profile image64
      Ritsosposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      email I think it's team@hubpages.com .. I had a problem with that and they sorted it for me ... took about 24 hours for each response so be patient

  40. profile image0
    Martyv25posted 6 years ago

    I'm not quitting no way, put way to much work into this to quit.

  41. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    Brits don't quit!

    One of the quickest ways to really destabilise hubpages would be for everyone to delete their hubs or close their accounts. The effect would be a bit like a run on a bank, and if HubPages is already suffering a dip in revenue from a loss of traffic, could financially really hurt them.

    Support HubPages - write more Hubs!

    1. Amanda Severn profile image91
      Amanda Severnposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      What would be the point of deleting or unpublishing hubs? Traffic has certainly slowed, but it hasn't vanished altogether, and the clickers are still clicking. This Brit's not for quitting either.

  42. workingmomwm profile image86
    workingmomwmposted 6 years ago

    I'm not quitting yet - just barely got started. I'm going to try focusing on some other thing for a while, though.

  43. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    Since I really have not done much here lately I am not seeing the effects of the changes like those of you who are very active. No reason to quit in my opinion. HP knows what they are doing.

  44. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    Dont quit yet folks, just retreat.
    Remember that quitters are never winners, except for any addictions.
    Best Regards

  45. simeonvisser profile image87
    simeonvisserposted 6 years ago

    I'm not quitting either, I only joined three months ago.. no time to give up!

    1. sosiecki profile image60
      sosieckiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey all,I just joined yesterday after hearing about Hub only this past friday.
      Hub looks like decent site.No quitting any time soon here.

  46. Karanda profile image83
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    It doesn't make a lot of difference to me what the Google algorithm is anyway because I am still a long way from reaching the mystical pay out figure. I enjoy writing for HubPages so why would I quit? There is a wonderful sense of community and even if it is only a few dedicated followers, my writing is being read.

  47. CASE1WORKER profile image83
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    Business as usual- stats show reached pay out today, so yeah i am not quitting

    1. cre8tive profile image82
      cre8tiveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations on reaching payout, great to hear some good news at the moment.

  48. Lily Rose profile image82
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    I never even considered quitting. Everything will normalize after a while I'm sure - in fact, this morning my daily (24 hour) views are almost back normal after being at 50% for a few days!

  49. K Tannahill profile image60
    K Tannahillposted 6 years ago

    definitely not quitting.  I really love Hubpages.  I really hope this all gets sorted out with Google because Hubpages has great articles that are really informative and helpful.  It is one of the best writing sites online and it is NOT a content farm.

  50. Aya Katz profile image89
    Aya Katzposted 6 years ago

    I don't think any of us are quitting. The discussions in the Forums by people who are concerned about the situation are taking place precisely because so many of us are heavily committed to Hubpages and have long term plans about how we will use our standing with HP to greater advantage in the future.

    I am concerned about how this will play out and affect my future plans, but I'm certainly not dropping out.

 
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