Today I completed 5 years at hubpages. In these years, I have seen a lot of ups and downs and learned so many things. I hope to continue my relationship with HP for the coming years. The traffic is going down on a day by day basis but I am sure it will come back up again once Google will feel tired and stop tweaking the pandas, penguins, and other algorithms.
Constantly updating old hubs and adding new ones is the way to go. I am assuming the traffic and earnings will not be great this time of this year as it was last year but currently, it's a wait and watch time. Surely things are going to change toward the positive side starting from the New Year.
soni2006 (Rajinder Soni, your friend from New Delhi, India)
Congratulations! I wonder if I could stay that long...I hope. Been here for only 7 months now...I see the earnings grow but haven't received any solid pay yet. And, honestly, I think to myself...is it really worth my time? I guess, for now, I'll enjoy it while it last.
5 years is impressive! Congratulations. I too have been watching traffic drop for the past few weeks. Knowing that you've made it through 5 years of the up-and-down of algorithm changes is encouraging.
Hello Barbara I am not expecting much from Christmas as I am receiving more traffic from India than other countries but you can surely expect lots of traffic on your hubs as your traffic comes from western countries. Best of luck.
That's great KCC. Congrats for completing 4 years here. You are right we need to hang in till the right time comes. Hope is always there. We just need to be with HP who gave us such a great platform to share our creativity and earn money online.
@moonlake, I have spent several nights here writing at Hubpages. Imagine when all the family members are sleeping and you are writing hubs on the computer. Then your dad or wife wake u up in the morning telling u to go and sleep on the bed as u had been sleeping on the computer table itself.
Well done Rajinder - you've been here even longer than me (5 years this December)! I like your optimism - I too look forward to better days here at HubPages. I think people are wrong to moan about the HubPages platform - the issue is the changing Google algorithm.
I wish you well and hope we are still here a year from now writing on HubPages!
Fantastic 5 years is a long time. Do you think it is possible for you to make a hub about your journey here on hubpages,The first hub, the hard work. When you started to make money, when you started to loose money. All in all the ups and downs, on hubpages. I think lots of people would enjoy reading about your journey .Good luck to you ,and good on for your succes -it gives me hope.
Hi mate... Congrats to you, to your undying loyalty and for your awesome, optimistic approach!
I hope that the site respects your tremendous efforts throughout, enough to flick you a few bucks so that you can shout us all a chilled bubbly at the Christmas Party this year.... I missed the last three parties, after I was emailed the wrong address... wow... that's the oldest trick in the book and I fell for it!
So you can pick up a few cases of DP at duty free...
Congratulations. Five years is quite a milestone. I'm sure you've seen it all during that time. I am also going through a traffic slump but I am taking your advice and updating older Hubs and publishing new ones.
Just kidding but seriously you have taken the right direction. If white clouds are not there for long, black clouds will also go away. My idea is to keep doing my work here because HP has given me such a great platform.
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I finally received my first payout from Hubpages since joining 18 months ago. It took a while. If Google haven't changed their algo I would have made payout about a month or two sooner. Now I am almost there for my first Hub Ad Program payout since the change by Hubpages.
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