Please be specific in which way are they helping or hurting.
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The question is: ultimately as in after how long a time??? I was getting major traffic before the change and now it has gone down and keeps going down... Which means I won't even be earning the pennies that I was earlier!
HP ultimate goal IS to make money and there is nothing wrong with that, BUT why would they not explain to us how those changes will help us? Many outstanding writers have already left the site because they feel unappreciated and sabotaged.
I have seen no problems. My hubs have been getting more views than ever (though that might be due to the fact I've actually started writing on the site again). I dunno. I have no problem with the changes.
Good intentions are NOT enough; suggesting unrelated hubs is Stupid on HP side and detrimental for us. All HP cares about is more visibility for the site - Quality writing is rarely appreciated, but Quantity is
I'm not sure what you mean when you say hubpages suggests unrelated hubs. If the hub has a relevant title and is categorized correctly then all hubs suggested should be related. I have not had a problem with this.
I haven't either. All of the suggested hubs /what others are reading have been relevant to each hub. I am sorry that yours have not.
My hub "Adjusting the price" was about giving or not giving a tip to a waiter who performed poorly. One of the hubs suggested by the soever clever new format was a hub about "Adjusting beds".
Is that "relevant" or what?
I agree with you. I've noticed a drop as well and I'm not certain if or how it's related to the changes.
That is a lousy move on HP's part; diverting attention from one hub and its author and suggesting other hubs (some of them completely unrelated) is plain stupid. I would not mind if they suggest other hubs by the same author that I may actually read.
This has always been part of the hub design - there have always been a list of 'similar' hubs - it used to be far more prominent, on the right so this actually a positive move if you don't want 'similar' hubs listed.