Boy xomba got beat hard by the Panda. First they get an -86% drop in SERP results, then adsense is suspended for 5 days due to a plagiarism complaint and now they are barely on the radar for traffic now. I have over 1200 articles up there and getting 20 or 30 total views a day. This site may have seen its best days.
Xomba never had much of a life expectancy, its always been ugly and poorly managed.
But, on the other hand, the various reports out there that say things like "86% drop in visibility" are being lost in translation and slightly misinterpreted.
The companies creating these reports dont have the data to say a site has dropped n% , they follow specific search terms and keywords and measure loss of SERP's on those specific terms then extrapolate out.
So, Xobba lost 86% of search visibility on specific terms that were being tracked. Which is a bit different than 86% loss in SERP's across the board.
I get more views on HubPages for the same amount of articles as I have on Xomba; however, I still earn more on Xomba. The reason is because a single ad click on Xomba seems to earn far more than I get on HubPages for a single click. I am intrigued by the new ad program at HubPages though. And, by the way, HubPages and Xomba are both earning me more now than Suite 101 is. None can hold a candle to eHow though on earnings. Post Panda, my eHow earnings have grown. Panda did not seem to impact them although everyone thought it would.
I'm pretty sure that as a non-US member I wasn't allowed to write for Demand Studios. Pity because all their requirements seem to be a couple of hundred words on a given subject. I could do that in my sleep.
The problem with Xomba is that they persistently screwed their writers over.
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