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Will hubpages ever shutdown - Hub answer to a relevant Q&A question

Updated on October 5, 2014  (User Retired) (User Retired) | Source

The possibilities are endless

I'd rate this potential for HP to shut down at a 1,000,000 - 1 odds chance and in favor of this true writers network staying alive, doing well, and breathing out better stats as the years continue to progress. Actually truth be told it all depends on the members here and how our community responds to any online losses in web traffic as a whole.

Like last year for example, what had occurred back then should never ever happen again (we hope not), which was over 100,000+ members here had jumped ship (Quit) and due to the very fact of being afraid when they seen their own web stats and Hubpages traffic numbers plummet. All this madness had occurred back in September 2012, and directly after Google's Last Panda update epidemic and previous to it the infamous Penguin, I titled in a few of my Hubpages community stats hubs I wrote "The pandemic!".

Yes indeed anything is possible, but with all of our cumulative efforts combined, HP can also hit the top of the web potentially in a single night. If we all chose to ban together all of us members in this awesome community, and fought long and hard to keep our viewers coming, members joining (Using link referrals and word of mouth), plus tried every now and then to promote Hubpages for the sake of each other. Then there would be no chance in hell for this network to ever go away, because we are currently still 120,000+ members strong today.


We can all succeed online, but we need to get back to basics, and work smarter as a community of authors & good friends that care

Professional writers never stand down, we keep pressing.....on

I mean with some real pro level writing and upper level promotions even on the ground, and in our towns, cities, neighborhood communities, maybe even make leaflet ad's for our writers network here and all. Yup we could keep this writers inferno of sorts alive, and no matter what, because all in all they built this thing for us writers to achieve true online success. So it's up to us the writer of this community to keep the fires raging here, and in terms of our ability to publish online content, in all actuality Hubpages could be sold off to the highest bidder, but its highly unlikely.

We should never ever back down to some Google updates or whatever the case may be. We are stronger then that folks! and we can put up a fight as a united community that the world cannot compete with, because we are content writers! and no matter our skill levels, experience or pay grade."We have a true voice that gets heard worldwide on the Internet, by global viewers in numbers excessive of 13,000,000 per month."

Yup I said it I love the Hubpages writers network, and all that this community has done for me, and I'm going to keep fighting to keep the flame and torch here alive. So no way do I think in my eyes that HP will ever shut down, but statistically the fear and threat is always present.

We're facing this online, so gear up and never jump ship!

The Hubpages Apprenticeship Program

There is on board this hubpages ship, a online writers aircraft carrier fleet of sorts, that of which is a select team, who've been groomed for such a all out epic battle. They are known as the HP Apprentice Alum (They generally are the ones who win the Hub of the Day). These epic elite writers are capable of replacing legions of faulty, inadequate, or incompetent writers in the 1000's to 10,000's. What is meant by that bold statement is, certain online professional writers have been either taught the master keys to unlock the digital doorways and chambers.

They've also been given the esoteric map to the infamous online SEO treasure chest to unlimited web traffic views that indeed does pore in daily from billions of random web surfers seeking more relevant useful content, and because most search engines especially Google, (The #1 search engine on the planet) ranks only the best top notch high quality content today. (A single pro writer can churn out 10,000,000+ views in a matter of 3 years time or less, and hubpages is arming up sort to speak, by literally training their writing troops, so catch up folks! if you haven't yet worked on your writing ability or skills.)

Surprise is a key! element we do indeed have as writers:

Keep in mind that we are playing with the element of surprise here as writers, and each time we decide to publish yet a single article, one of them may just hit the viral zone. Now imagine if there was a method to the madness where you could be trained to unleash on call a potential viral article (Hub) on a moments notice.

This is where the Hubpages Apprenticeship program has aimed at, and they are doing a brilliant job at strategically positioning such writers today to fight this online battle which will definitely sustain even the slight blows per say, with numbers of inactive members either not publishing, or publishing such poor quality content that much of it isn't getting registered at all when compared to these Elite writers.


The war rages on

So in fact a war is what we are all facing and its that of a digital kind, Google on one side is not only the digital ocean and online seas we have to fend for ourselves, but its also the (key holder) major battleship group sort to speak, where they can shoot their virtual cannon balls at us all, and on their moments notice at the click of a button. However, if we are prepared to sustain such blows by means of having more and more trained professionals and expert SEO style writers here on hubpages, which the move has already been made to make such a thing happen today with the AP program.

I must say that Hubpages does indeed have the greatest digital aircraft carrier the world wide web has ever seen, when it comes to online training centers, weaponry for us writers to master our crafts here, and loads of unlimited potential for network with others in the most responsive and friendly social community as well.

Hence fourth if lets say 50,000 of the worst writers, or average ones here just decided to up and leave the network, well there is actually in place powerful writers who will indeed take up their bandwidth and online slack for sure, and the amazing stats their putting up online does indeed alert Google to back off. This makes the search engines reverse their attacks of shutting down the web traffic to us here, and instead they begin to favor our articles.

This also makes other inferior search engines follow Google's lead by backing down a great deal in terms of hitting Hubpages and their members so harshly due to any writing infringements, content violations, and mainly because our gravy train is not stopping due to having poorly submitted user generated content any more. In fact these talented well trained new age authors of the web, are indeed fully armed with all the knowledge and resources they need to put up the highest quality, pure and uncut content (hub articles) that the web has ever seen in decades.

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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Me too @OrhanGokkayaTR 1 me too :)

      Let's hope the ship here never sinks, it looks like Hubpages is part of the Internet for good though, that's my take on it all.

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      5 years ago

      I hope it never shuts down, I am planning to make a life long investment.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      I hope not either I got a whole lot invested into Hubpages :) @mary615

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      Mary Hyatt 

      5 years ago from Florida

      I hope HP never shuts down. We all know that some writing sites are gone now, but I remain optimistic about HP.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Gail Meyers, thanks for choosing to read my article. I been on my hubpages summer vacation, but shall return to start writing again in the fall. I'm so glad you like this hub.

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      Gail Meyers 

      6 years ago from Kansas City - United States

      Wow, I have been here for not quite two years and I know a lot of people left several months ago. However, I had no idea THAT many people left! I enjoyed your hub. Thanks for the food for thought!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Victoria Lynn, Hi there yes indeed I love this community and so glad you do to, and so many others of our dedicated hubber friends and buddies out here. Doesn't it feel good to make it through the thick and thin together, oh yeah and when we all make it to the top of the web someday, its going to be a wonderful moment indeed.

      I'm remaining super positive and optimistic about it all, because I have nothing to lose and everything to gain by all mine as well as our combined efforts.

      Thanks for that awesome comment up there and for sharing with me.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Kasman, Hey bro yeah man we been through the digital ringer of sorts, but its been a truly awesome learning experience for sure. I love this stuff all the ups and downs. I enjoy the challenge that it all presents us today, so yup I'll be here no matter what happens, but I believe Hubpages is headed way high up to the top of the web for sure, because they been working long and hard on their writers platform here.

      Thanks for the comment and for sharing with me, that was cool of you.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Well said! I hope that HubPages is around forever! I appreciate those who stick around through the good and not-so-good times. Like you! Voted up, awesome, more!

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      6 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Wow brother, I have only been here a few short months and I had no idea that so many people jumped ship from here. Unless something drastic happens, I planned on being here for the long haul. I've even considered doing the hubpages apprenticeship program but I was concerned about how much time they expect me to be devoted to it. I do this as I can, when I can and I don't want to commit to anything that I can't be sure to give 110 percent to.

      Very thought provoking hub and I loved the title, I don't see too many that talk about the demise of this platform. Voting up, sharing!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @MelChi, thank you for caring to take the time to read this hub of mine, that was so kind of you to share with me.

      Yup hubpages is a wonderful place to explore our craft of writing and to set sail all of our dreams digitally and in written formats of expression. I believe that this network helps us to gauge our experience in ways that others cannot, and mainly due to the awesome community of people that are indeed here day and night sharing effectively with one another.

      This makes hubpages unstoppable to me, and the little glitches and all is only going to make the truly dedicated hub veterans chuckle, and laugh a bit, because we do indeed understand that every online technology has its hiccups for sure.

      Yup Yup! hubpages isn't going anywhere, but if the were to ever have to go away. I'm sure they will also supply us all a method to export our content A.S.A.P (Maybe even at the click of a button, like a downloaded file since its all mostly text, maybe they would extract those parts and filter out the other content, who knows.) just as Google has done with their once powerful writers community they had a while back, known as Google Knol.

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      Melanie Chisnall 

      6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Great article! I also love HubPages and won't leave when there are updates because of the writing community here and the ability to write whatever topic you feel like writing. Although I have wondered lately if it will every shut down. I really hope not, and if they do - they'd better give us LOADS of warning so that we can take down our articles. Thanks for sharing!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @pstraubie48, yes indeed us writers have a responsibility to uphold here as a community who cares for the likes of all others. I do believe it is the very reason for following one another, and for taking the time to constuctively criticize each other, as well as provide support and loving interactions as many of us dedicated authors indeed do today.

      Some folks come here to a professional writers network, and think it may be a joke, or some sort of game being played online, but quite the contrary, this is serious business online. Many of us take this very seriously and do our best effort to help everyone who indeed deserves to be helped.

      I'm so glad you can see what I have logically deducted here, it is my only way of seeing things as a true devoted hubber who decided to care for my fellow writers.

      However, I cannot always provide my help and services to everyone I meet or communicate with (No one could actually), but I do try my best with it all. I hope all those whom are playing around with it all can learn something from all this, because its one thing to complain, and another thing to do something about these potential threats we all are facing online.

      Thanks for the cool insightful comment and for the votes that was cool!

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      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from North Central Florida

      Thank you for addressing this topic. It is important to note that it is up to us, the community of writers, to make this work . I have been on here a little over a year and have learned so much about "how to do" many different aspects of writing...including the photography aspect. This is a welcoming, helpful, supportive community of individuals who value the ideas and opinions and wisdom of others.

      Like Ericdierker stated when I hub hop I wonder why some of the hubs are allowed to be published. There are some that are published with only a paragraph that really is not filled with much of import. The reason I mention that is that seems to detract from HubPages if someone comes here to check it out and sees some of those. Of course there are many others that are well done so perhaps it balances out in the end.

      O well, that is a story for another day... The positive, upbeat tone you present in this article is what we need more of. Thanks for sharing :)

      Angels are on the way. ps Voted up++++

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Ericdierker, thanks bro and I respect your opinion very much, yeah much of the content people publish isn't going to meet Google's standards, or even the most basic grammatical, and spelling requirements of the average reader online, you are right.

      There's so many reason for such a thing, and its up to each other to hold themselves responsible for the quality of their digital authored works for sure, as for me I'm working long and hard at it all. I can only do what I have knowledge of doing as well, but yup it is the issue for sure, and there's more as well.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very interesting article. I hope this demand is correct. I think it might be. The problem is that when I hub hop I see less quality than what I saw in september. I am talking only of writing, nothing to do with monetization.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Austinstar, It's a good thing to have our own ambitions for sure, and the HP apprenticeship program was a great move for hubpages to extend outwards to help us writers who have taken up the challenge to give it a try and truest effort at fighting the inevitable losses of web traffic due to consumer demand for higher quality articles, and web content in general.

      Thanks for the cool comment and for sharing with me today.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @xstatic, thank bro for the compliment on my hub answer here.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Vickiw, thanks for the cool commentary, yes indeed us dedicated authors of the web, and hubbers must maintain a positive outlook if we are to succeed in on this platform, being positive is definitely the way.

      Panic and fear is a killer of true online potential, as well as spreading negative thoughts of self doubt, or doubt in general about things working out as a whole for any social or professional community. There's just now room for it, in my opinion, so therefore I do quite the opposite, and I'll keep on, trying to motivate others to do the same, and pressing on for sure.

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      6 years ago from Somewhere near the heart of Texas

      I always do what I love to do. Life is too short to do otherwise. I love HubPages, ergo, I'm hanging in through thick and thin.

      I agree about the Alumni program. It was great for me!

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Well said, and logical as well.

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      6 years ago

      This is a very useful article. Those of us who are serious and enjoy writing, socialising and experiencing the joy of simply being Hubbers who enjoy working, will keep on emphasising the positive, and letting the negatives go!


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