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Google Changes: New Earnings?

  1. Steve West profile image81
    Steve Westposted 5 years ago

    I noticed the success stories on the landing page of HubPages quotes earnings from over a year ago. Can a new user expect to achieve the same results with the same effort and quality of hub, given all of the recent changes I have been reading about? Are the average passive income amounts the same or close to those advertised?

    1. Dale Hyde profile image85
      Dale Hydeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My earnings have continued to drop for several months, so I would have to say "no."

    2. LeanMan profile image88
      LeanManposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Short Answer; NO...

      But saying that; many of us do well enough with Hubpages and our own sites. Hubpages in my mind is still a good format to use to get pages ranked and earn some money but with the changes it is not as good as it was. But then they are constantly adapting the site to make improvements so I would hope that they will be able to at least maintain things as they are; after all they make money if we make money!

      Once upon a time the power of HP would allow you to rank and make money from anything, now you have to work at it just as you do with any other site.

      1. Rik Ravado profile image91
        Rik Ravadoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I agree.  Hubpages isn't what it was the the issue is Google not HubPages.  You can still make money here but it is harder than it used to be.  Many of my hubs that made money don't any more but a few are doing very well! smile  It is so easy to blame the platform but it is up to the writer to find the traffic!

        1. Dale Hyde profile image85
          Dale Hydeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          When the platform is Google penalized, your material will fall in views no matter if you do as you suggest, that it is up to the writer to find the traffic.  I strongly disagree with that reasoning.  If you had material here that you did promote, have it ranking in Google well, and good views and then only after changes here on HP did things bottom out without you doing a thing, well, my reasoning, which I feel is very sound, it is the platform.

  2. Novel Treasure profile image89
    Novel Treasureposted 5 years ago

    I would say that it is still possible, just a lot harder and a lot more work. Some are now seeing that the effort it takes to get what they used to is not worth it.

    I would say that it's no longer a "passive income" as it used to suggest. With constant changes, "set it and forget it" is not the way to work anymore.