Given up on Hubpages?

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  1. Savio Dawson profile image94
    Savio Dawsonposted 5 years ago

    I see that the general forum topics revolve around Hubs being copied, Hubpages not doing well, views going down, no future for hubpages, etc. etc. So the general unhappiness continues.. I had taken a break for about a month to write on other sites and of course, earn from it, but have returned with some pluses for Hubpages

    1. The layout of Hubpages is by far the best
    2. Wikinut is another site which gives most of the functionalities of Hubpages, but expects us to know basic level of formatting. Here the formatting is in-built
    3. Hubpages may have lost rank but all is not lost yet. It finally boils down to the quality of articles we write
    4. I have observed drop in traffic too, but let's have fun anyways
    5. Articles being copied is not a phenomenon limited to Hubpages, it happens everywhere, so let's use the forum to talk about the transgressors rather than Hubpages not being good.

    Just my views. You may differ but remember the world is as good or as bad as we perceive it to be... So let's keep Hubbing!!

    1. ChristinS profile image55
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree smile - Those d(&* content scrapers are everywhere. While I do believe HP should be more proactive in helping all of us deal with them, I understand it's an internet wide phenomenon. 

      Hub layouts are excellent. With a bit of work hubs can be beautiful, much more than other writing sites.

      I blame Google for most of this mess. It's the constant having to pander to an everchanging Google that has lead to this constant onslaught of changes. Unfortunately, if you don't please the Google gods websites fail.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "1. The layout of Hubpages is by far the best"

      I totally agree with that.

  2. EricDockett profile image97
    EricDockettposted 5 years ago

    I get weary of the doom and gloom too.  I can only speak personally, but for me HubPages is the best place to put my work.  There are a couple of other platforms I really love, but my articles simply don't do as well there.

    My traffic is fine. I have no complaints.  Well, few complaints, anyway.  I have a project planned for the fall to build out one of my subdomains and add another 100 hubs. I see no reason to stop adding content to this site.  I'm not going anywhere.

    I understand why some people are so unhappy here, and of course it doesn't make sense for them to stick around.  If I felt the way they do I wouldn't spend one more second on this forum or this site. I don't waste time with with things that make me miserable in the real world, and there's no way I'd do it online.  Life is too short.

  3. Twilight Lawns profile image81
    Twilight Lawnsposted 5 years ago

    Savio,  your attitudes and mind (naturally) are so refreshingly optimistic.
    I feel at times that I am wasting my time, and as iI get so dew hits now, it has a Catch 22 effect inasmuch as i feel there is little point in writing for this... or any other site.
    There is a great plus, though, and that is the fact that I have "met" some exceptionally talented writers, and also some really worthwhile human beings.  You being of that ilk, my friend.
    Not much of a comment for a Forum, but perhaps I'll take my finger out and take the plunge again, after your words.
    Then again, perhaps not.
    Ian

    1. Savio Dawson profile image94
      Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Ian!!

      You make my every effort seem perfect! See, one more plus point to Hubpages; where else would I have found Ian?? :-)

      1. Twilight Lawns profile image81
        Twilight Lawnsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I blush, my friend.  But the feeling is mutual.

  4. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    Pfffft. My traffic is down, but it's still double what it was during '11. This'll bounce back. Leave my content alone, go write more content on other sites, wait for the jump back towards Christmas.

    A lot (not all) people complaining have only been here a little while, so missed out on bigger shakeups.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image92
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      WryLit, I agree, but this is the biggest shakeup for me. One thing I have to say though, Hubpages has always managed to get us out of these messes. I just get tired of it happening.

      I guess I need to find something else to do on the side. My websites were hit too this time.

    2. Savio Dawson profile image94
      Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agree with you WryLit. In fact it is similar to many freshers joining our company who seem to talk so many not-so-good things about the organization. In way of the discussion I realize that they are not even few months in the system... How is that for instant judgment!!

      It is fun to hear them but no offence to their intention..

  5. Dolores Monet profile image99
    Dolores Monetposted 5 years ago

    Already bouncing back a bit. I think that the new little platforms people use to look up info are creating an upsurge of short articles so that all the info can bit on a small screen. I write for people like me, people who want more than just a short blurb. I think that the people who want to read more want a magazine type article with lots of real info and images will help us here at HP return to our former glory.

    1. CraftytotheCore profile image80
      CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's how I tend to write too Dolores.  Longer articles, but I always seem to have a lot to say! LOL

    2. Savio Dawson profile image94
      Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      +1 to the bounce back Dolores!!

    3. Twilight Lawns profile image81
      Twilight Lawnsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dolores, if there were more writers like you, HP would be an amazing place.  Your articles and writing skills make many of the other contributors' works look and read so pathetically.
      Never give up.  I love your style and vastly encompassing subjects.
      You, my friend, would be a very hard act to follow.

      1. Dolores Monet profile image99
        Dolores Monetposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you so kindly! (Blushes)

  6. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    People feel the need to complain at different times.  Some have gotten it out of their system and moved through, others are just starting, and others are simply responding to a status quo that is not great right now.

    If you don't feel like taking part in those thread they certainly are not compulsory.  But is there much point in complaining about people complaining? Does that help? If your point is that a greater proportion of threads should be positive, then the jab at complainers could have been omitted.

    1. Ella Quirk profile image73
      Ella Quirkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yep.  There's nothing wrong with a good communal gripe. Besides, it gives the optimistic crowd something to react to, so they can point out the positives to the bitter and twisted faction.

      Better out than in..

      1. Solaras profile image97
        Solarasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Lol!!

    2. Savio Dawson profile image94
      Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      psycheskinner,

      My comments surely must not have gone well with you.. But like I said this is my own opinion, as much as other hubbers' opinions on why Hubpages is not working... So, if there can be a vent out for them, I only plead a vent out for myself... Hope you are with me on this..

  7. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    Love this post, Savio Dawson, my kind of 'hang in there', positive attitude. I think you're absolutely on point. My latest hub says the same about this site being a great place, despite the downsides. It's the nature of the beast. Are my views and earnings down? Of course. Did I get a nice spurt on Sunday, followed by a plunge on Monday? Absolutely. But I expect it now and try to adjust. No I haven't been around long enough to know all the ups and downs of Panda but I do know now. I'm still willing to stick it out here because I don't know anything else. Yes, it's demeaning to make $.34 a day but I've never made $1.00 a day here either and look forward to doing so one day, maybe this Fall or Winter when things stabilize.

    1. Savio Dawson profile image94
      Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree... It is good to get up looking forward to a successful, blessed and prosperous day than to be sad even before the day starts... :-)

  8. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago

    I'm not ready to give up, either. My traffic decreased some, but surged back on Saturday and has increased every day since that time. I'm still finding HubPages the easiest place to to write, because of the features supplied. Bubblews is a fun place for a different writing experience and it gives me more energy to come back here with new ideas for Hubs.

    1. Solaras profile image97
      Solarasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      +

    2. Barbara Kay profile image92
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe we all need to follow Patty's lead. She writes constantly and Google might like so many new hubs being written.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image92
        Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Read Patty's profile. She has so many degrees that it is unreal.

    3. Savio Dawson profile image94
      Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am on Bubblews too... ;-) .. .Savinomics

  9. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    I may not be posting stuff as frequently but I'm not going anywhere. I've never earned much here anyway so I treat HP as a hobby/outlet. (It's less frustrating that way...)

    1. Savio Dawson profile image94
      Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good that way I have some familiar faces when I am here... Lately have seen many new hubbers here.... All said and done, I myself joined in January, so not sure what that makes me... New or Old :-)

  10. Anamika S profile image70
    Anamika Sposted 5 years ago

    I would not give up on HubPages. HP is the first revenue sharing site I started writing on and succeeded. I have earned tons of money on HubPages and still make a somewhat okay income with this site. I am now working at improving my hubs to get more traffic and earnings.

    1. Savio Dawson profile image94
      Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have not made much money here yet but then find the community quite interesting... So Anamika, you have me for company... :-)

  11. mistyhorizon2003 profile image94
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    I tried the 'remaining optimistic' view too a good while back, sadly it has not paid off in the longer term. This is still a nice platform to use, a nice community etc, but to make money, nope, and I really don't see it resurrecting itself (especially as Google seem to be hammering the site hard with every new update). Phoenixes don't always rise from the ashes!

    1. Solaras profile image97
      Solarasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What sites are you finding to be more profitable.  I am not giving up on HP, but would like to spread my eggs to other baskets if it makes sense.

      1. Savio Dawson profile image94
        Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Solaras,

        I am not sure whom your question is for, however assuming it is for me... I write on Wikinut and Bubblews.. .Making money at both sites... :-)

        1. Solaras profile image97
          Solarasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I am on Bubblews too as Kittydog.  And like Mistyhorizon2003 I make about $1.00 per post, but it requires a lot of community service, and I don't see a lot of residual income at this point once a post has passed off of my profile page.

          How does Wikinut work?

          1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image94
            mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Bear in mind that many Bubblews posts are now showing high up in Google searches (which is fast by normal Internet standards), so you aren't as reliant on visits internally on Bubblews as you might imagine. Give it time and with a bit of luck those same brief posts will age and get you more views from outside of Bubblews if you make the brief posts at least a little informative and not just details of what you had for breakfast etc.

          2. Savio Dawson profile image94
            Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            @solaras
            Wikinut does not need you to have adsense and it allows you to post even content you have written on other sites.. Only you have to give the mods a heads up... Rajan jolly had written an article on that... You can read it here..

            http://rajanjolly.hubpages.com/hub/Wiki … e-A-Review

            I will share my own views soon as a hub... stay tuned..

      2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image94
        mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I am now making money on Bubblews at a rate of about a $1 a post (a post only needs to have 400 characters, note I said characters not words). It takes me about 5 - 10 minutes to type out a brief post, and all of mine have a lot more than the 400 character minimum.  I also make a small regular amount on my veggie growing website which I can see would be plenty more if I invested as much time there as I have done here.

  12. kenshinnayr profile image37
    kenshinnayrposted 5 years ago

    It's my first time here and I find hard at first but I like it now because unlike other social site this helps me improve more on my English and vocabulary and Read about different articles.

  13. WTF World profile image78
    WTF Worldposted 5 years ago

    I like HubPages but apparently my humor is not welcome here.
    [Edit] I mean as far as getting hubs published.  The users seem to enjoy my hubs.

  14. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    I have not given up on HubPages, but I have grown tired of the forum.

  15. Mamajo3304 profile image60
    Mamajo3304posted 5 years ago

    I am very new here and trying to build my page by one hub a day (that is the goal anyways). I hope that I am putting my effort into the right place. ;-)

  16. sabrebIade profile image61
    sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago

    Just had ads disabled on 5 hubs today.
    I think HP is gunning for me.
    So...they are all being moved away to a better place.
    Those five plus the 20 or so I unpublished.....well...my footprint here is getting smaller and smaller....

    1. Mamajo3304 profile image60
      Mamajo3304posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If I post a hub here, can I post it somewhere else if joined, say Bubblew? Or do I have to have completely unique content on every site I am part of? I just published hub #3. Trying to post a variety of hubs to see what people like.

      1. ChristinS profile image55
        ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        You can't have duplicate content on either site.

        1. Mamajo3304 profile image60
          Mamajo3304posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you

      2. sabrebIade profile image61
        sabrebIadeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        If you remove it from here, just rewrite it.
        Shouldn't take long .
        Just look at the article from a different point of view and change it up.

        1. Mamajo3304 profile image60
          Mamajo3304posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for your input

 
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