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How I Plan to Recover from the Panda Update
The Google Panda update hit many hard, and like many others I lost a large chunk of my online earnings in February. Fortunately I the Panda update is not the end of the World, and over the next few months I will be adjusting my focus to get my earnings back on track.
I am not going to lie, like many others the Google Panda update hit my earnings fairly hard. The overall domain trust drop significantly affected my profitable traffic, leaving me in a financial bind with my online income.
While I do believe that Hubpages will recover, it is obvious that I have placed too much trust in the stability of a single third party site. Changing over from Hubpages to a new article earnings strategy is not 100% easy, after all Hubpages does provide a fantastic platform for creating structured content. but there are some simple steps I will be taking to recover from my earnings drop.
Step One - Scale Back my Writing on Hubpages
While I will still write the occasional Hub on Hubpages, I will scale back my efforts here. While I will not be jumping ship like many other high rollers here, I will stay cautious until traffic recovers.
To put it simply, my confidence in Hubpages recovering is high, my confidence in it happening quickly... Not so much.
There is simply too many articles on Hubpages which have poor grammar, spelling, and spun content. They have taken a good stance on duplicate content, but that is only one aspect of low quality content, and everything else is very hard to moderate.
Step Two - Focus On My Own Sites
For too long many of my own sites have been left floundering as I concentrated on a quick buck with Hubpages. I need to get back to basics and really start investing some time and effort in to my own websites to ensure their success.
I have been keeping up to date with my article directory, but most of my other sites go months without updates.
Step Three - Re-evaluate Other Article Directories
For a long time I have concentrated my efforts on Hubpages because it has quite simply been the best place to write. After the update a lot of article directories were hit hard. I need to test and evaluate many of the best article directories around to try and find which of these are still good places to write, and which need to be dropped.
By following these steps I hope to regain a little traction and rebuild my passive online earnings to a point where I am once more comfortable, rather than stretched. It may take a little time, but by constantly improving my own sites, and expanding my portfolio of articles on other websites, I think I can quickly re-build my online empire!