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If Hub Views Fall In The Forest, Does Anyone Hear Them?

  1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago

    My hub views have been dropping like a rock and I've got  writen a ton of new ones...discouraging!  And I'm only 1600 views from 10,000...now I'll never get there!  Has everyone else's views dropped horribly?

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You're not alone.  The Panda change in late Feb. shot down virtually everyone on HubPages.  We can only hope that the future will be better and continue promoting what we have and writing new content.

      I was hoping to see 100,000 in the near future; now I can only hope for it by the end of the year if nothing changes.

  2. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago

    I'm writing, I'm writing like nobody's business, but hoping it's not all for naught. sad

  3. shogan profile image87
    shoganposted 6 years ago

    I stopped writing, DIY (in fact, I've deleted several hubs).  The return isn't there right now.  It  might be in the future, and you may reap the benefits of continually cranking out the hubs, but I'm going to wait and see.  I'm with you on views: if I kept at the pace I was on in early February, I'd be at 20-25,000 by now.  As it is, I'm short of 10,000 and not sure if/when I'll ever get there. 

    Considering the amount of time I spend on writing an article, a few Google hits isn't enough of a reward.  We'll see what the future brings though.  smile

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
      DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Knew I hadn't seen you around, Shogan. This makes me so sad.   But this weekend a friend of mine are getting together to work on on our new blog site, so going to try to get some more irons in the fire. 

      Glad this isn't my only job...

  4. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    I get less views that a fat man on a stripper pole

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
      DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Greek One, you're such a perv. smile

  5. Mutiny92 profile image84
    Mutiny92posted 6 years ago

    I pretty much stopped writing here.  I love HP, but I think the current effort vs. income ratio is not ideal.  They are also in a state of flux as there appear to be new rules that haven't yet been published, but may be sporadically enforced.  I am quite certain that they are headed down the right track, though.  Bad hubs are being cleaned up, there appears to be a great focus on "quality" now, and the hub-review process seems to be more robust.

    That said, right now, my time is better spent working on my own sites and broadening my portfolio with other sites.

    I am sure HP will rebound and be better than ever!  When that happens, I will redouble my efforts here!

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
      DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I love how you put that, Mutiny.  The work I'm putting in isn't  justified for pennies a day. sad

    2. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      how easy it for novice to publish a website?  Do you need to know code?

      1. Mutiny92 profile image84
        Mutiny92posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nah.  I recommend wordpress and a good theme.  My website uses TwentyTen, but I like Athualpa - that one is wonderfully customizable.

        The content is the most important piece, IMHO.  Taking what you have learned about KW research, backlinking, etc here and applying it to your own website is a great feeling...plus you get to keep 100%  of the revenue, which is a fabulous feeling!

        1. Greek One profile image77
          Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          iteresting,.. ty

        2. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
          DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for the advice.  What about blogspot?  Showing up a lot in search results.

          1. Mutiny92 profile image84
            Mutiny92posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I haven't used that, but I am sure it will work.  I think it is owned by Google though - and I am still in my acrimonious phase with our recent falling-out...

            1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
              DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              True, I will have to think on this awhile.

          2. sunforged profile image65
            sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            your still at the mercy of another entity if you choose to use a blogspot blog over your own site.

            If oyu plan on putting forth real effort and time, then its worth a sub $10 monthly price to completely control your site.

            blogspot is good for throwaway and support sites, they rank just as well as anything else, I guess. No better than you would get out of your own wordpress site and just as easy to manage

            1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
              DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Our thought is to put alot of our DIY's on this site as how to's, but also offer them for sale or order if people are too lazy to do it themselves!  So blog site, website, ...what to do...?

              1. sunforged profile image65
                sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                If you are running a business.

                You should immediately.

                Purchase a domain
                Purchase Hosting

                Install Wordpress

                start building.

                blogsite/website = really has no distinction anymore. Its just a way of organizing - traditionally a "website" is pretty static, while a blog is updated in a chronological order... that is no longer true.

                1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
                  DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks, good advice.

          3. TomC35 profile image59
            TomC35posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Unfortunately if you have your own blog it will not be as easy to gain traffic as it was for people on here before Google made their changes.  You can get traffic.  Do not get me wrong.  It is hard though.  Just like what you have to do now to get traffic to individual hubs.  On the plus side if you do your own blog you have more creative control and get all the profits.

            I agree with the quality though.  You have written tons, perhaps too much.  Slow down and proofread.  Do not contribute to the dumbing down of younger people by putting Hubs or blogs out there with poor spelling and grammar.

            1. Mutiny92 profile image84
              Mutiny92posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Tom, I thought the same thing until I actually did it.  My website is about 6 weeks old and I am getting more views to it each day than I am getting to my single best performing hubs (post-panda).  Better still, those articles on my website convert well, and now account for 30% of my amazon sales - all in about 45 days.  I can't wait to see what the next 45 days brings.

            2. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
              DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Excuse me, but this is the first time I've ever been accused of dumbing down anyone or anything.  I do try to review my hubs often and catch mistakes, but I imagine other hubbers do as well.

      2. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
        DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I guess we'll find out.  Tess45 and I are banding together.

  6. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago

    I just reread my initial post.  Can you tell I wrote it at 12:20 p.m. last night after finishing two hubs?  smile

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      it was eloquent and succinct.. but then again I am illiterate so I really don’t know what you typed

  7. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago

    It was like drunk dialing except with a keyboard!

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      reminds me of my time on HotGirlsFOrYou.com

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
        DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        :0

  8. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    i don't understand why blogspot would be ranked better than Hubpages.. are they not pretty much similar??

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
      DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The blogspot things I've seen ranked way up that I stumble across doing research are blogs that include DIY's I'm looking for, but some of them were posted two years ago!

    2. sunforged profile image65
      sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      apples and oranges


      there are tens of thousands of blogspot blogs, maybe even millions. They do no better or worse than hubpages.

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
        DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I guess it depends on what you're searching for...and I'm just somewhat bummed right now, because things that were on page 1 last week this week are nowhere to be found.

        1. sunforged profile image65
          sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          yes - it always depends on what you are searching for! But also on what you notice..  "23"

      2. Greek One profile image77
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        is that no better and worse before AND after Google's recent changes?

        1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
          DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Exactly my point, Greek One.  When i go look for page one hubs or rather hubs that USED to be page 1, in their place are blog style hubs.

  9. cheaptrick profile image73
    cheaptrickposted 6 years ago

    See Y'all!I knew there had to be an up side to being in the back ground at HP!Nothins changed for me cause...nobody reads my stuff anyway!Ha!....Seriously though,the traffic will return,Because this site has some great writers.I should know,I follow quite a few brilliant hubbers who are still writing.Have faith and don't give up...please.

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
      DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If you're writing just for the sake of writing, then yes, I can see it, but if you're killing yourself for four cents a day...hmmm...it does give one pause.  I'm not bailing, just exploring other options and following everyone's advice about not putting all my eggs in one basket!

  10. Rosie2010 profile image82
    Rosie2010posted 6 years ago

    DIY, I hope you get your 1600 views soon.. you're so close.  Good luck!

 
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