This time last week there were 224,000 Hubbers as per the HubPages statistics on the Hubbers page. Now there are only 216,000. I wonder if they have left as a result of the Google changes or HubPages has started to weed out the sub-standard.
I hope that it is the latter Karanda, as it would be a shame to lose good hubbers. Also, losing followers on top of everything else is too much!
Is that published hubbers? Rather than total hubbers?
Because I suspect that spammy accounts made to post one spammy hubpage would fall off of that list if the sole hub was unpublished
I doubt that the team would process 8000 account deletion requests without creating a 'delete account' option somewhere
I guess that's total Hubbers. It is the number HubPages display when you click in the Hubbers section at the top of the page.
Being a bookkeeper in a previous life I tend to look at figures and statistics. I check that figure weekly and it continues to rise on a regular basis, or at least it has since I first joined HubPages. It was 183,000 a year ago and there has never been a drop in users until this past week.
I expect that this is more due to the changes being applied to hubpages, especially with regard to personal hubs. The aim is to increase the quality of this site, and to stop it being used as a blog, and a tool simply for promoting other websites.
I'm all for increasing the quality of this site. I fell in love with HubPages the moment I found it and really want it to be an ongoing, healthy relationship for both of us.
Yep its published users. I suspect those one hit wonders are being weeded out, the type who use this as a means of a quick backlink. I actually met one of those in my local bar!
Ive been doing my bit by hub hopping to help weed out some of the crud that makes its way onto the site. I cant say its been a joyous experience, but it has been an eye opener as to what people think is acceptable.
This is a far better site than the content farms which have been hit, with some real quality on here. There will always be those that try to take advantage, but hopefully with self policing and the work the Hubpages team is doing it will be a lot harder for these to slip through the net in future!
Here's to a better quality site - not sure I'm willing to go as far as saying that the Algo update was good, but I'm not quite so critical of it now as I was last week.
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