Should I come back?

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  1. Glamorously Jacob profile image60
    Glamorously Jacobposted 4 years ago

    A couple years ago I joined HubPages and had a really great experience on this platform. I like the social interaction, the sense of community, and the fact that I can focus on writing while someone else focuses on the technology that powers the content.

    However, I made the decision to move my content to my own personal blog. While I've enjoyed having my own domain and more control over branding and content development, I still miss the sense of community I had when I was at HubPages (which I don't get on my blog, I get the traffic, but I don't get the interaction).

    I'm seriously contemplating migrating my content back over and restarting my writing efforts again.

    Thoughts?

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Do you like Schmidt on New Girl?

      1. Glamorously Jacob profile image60
        Glamorously Jacobposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        LOL, don't have a clue who that is!

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          You should google him.

          1. Terrye6454 profile image59
            Terrye6454posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            He looks exactly like him! Haha oh wow!

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              Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Schmidt is totally into men's grooming, fashion and health... like Jacob's bio. They seem like they would be bff's.

              1. Jacob J Morris profile image96
                Jacob J Morrisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Maybe even boyfriends!

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                  Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  Sorry, he's all about the girls. He does say things like Chu-ten-y for Chutney, and he is very serious about exfoliation... he is a bit flamboyant, but he is extremely enjoyable.

                  1. Jacob J Morris profile image96
                    Jacob J Morrisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    That's what they all say...ohhhhh human nature.

    2. AMAZING THINKER profile image59
      AMAZING THINKERposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome back!
      Your hubpages sub domain is probably penalized by Google as It doesn't like a lot of missing pages.
      And you lost all the links that were pointing to your hub, and you probably lost the age benefit.
      You should try writing new hubs and see how they perform, or create a new account.
      Good luck!

  2. Suzanne Day profile image95
    Suzanne Dayposted 4 years ago

    Well I came back and found that my skills had matured a bit more and that the money is better here than it used to be for me! Having said that, I used to write boring copyspeak seller hubs (which do poorly at present on Hubpages) and now I write lovely long writing pieces I am proud of, that seem to work for me.

    My advice is to leave it all up on the blogs and come back here to try it on with some new hubs and see what it is like for you. Once the link juice is gone, it's a long time to get it back, so you wouldn't make the decision to move your blog articles lightly.

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You can write pages monetized with Amazon that are informative and helpful rather than mere copy written stuff like:  'and this is a lovely blue one from Generic Marketing Products, buy it now!!!'

      Info will always be in demand.

      Anyway, traffic is back to okay levels for many people. For savvy writers there is money to be made.

  3. LeanMan profile image87
    LeanManposted 4 years ago

    Why move your content if it is doing well on your own blog just so you can join the "community". You can leave it where it is and still join the merriment here - merry Christmas by the way..

  4. Glamorously Jacob profile image60
    Glamorously Jacobposted 4 years ago

    Thanks all! I know, I'm debating the move my blog content or not, but I do prefer to just have one place to write content, rather than maintaining multiples.

    1. AMAZING THINKER profile image59
      AMAZING THINKERposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What if Hubpages decided to shut down?

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Bear in mind that if you move the blog content, you'll have to delete it then wait for it to be de-indexed (or submit requests for Google to take it all down ), otherwise HubPages will unpublish it for being copied content.

      Also bear in mind that any page rank or links those blog posts collected will be gone.  If they were appearing in Google search results, they will disappear and have to start at the bottom again.

      Of course, if your blog wasn't doing well then all that is irrelevant!

      1. Jean Bakula profile image99
        Jean Bakulaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, I came on to suggest Jacob just leave his blog alone and let it sit if it's making money. He could just begin again on Hubpages now.

        But I see Marisa is here too. I can't recall my password on Helium. Plus now that I think of it, they did use 3 of my articles and made money off them, and that was what made me angry with them, not to mention the "grading" of people's writing.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image98
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I'm sure there's a place to recover your password, most sites have one.  It's worth doing - you may be annoyed with them but why let them continue to make money off your existing articles without getting your share?

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Here Schmidt makes an online dating profile for himself.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkf5SSdfQYA

  6. Patsybell profile image88
    Patsybellposted 4 years ago

    Yes. Since you enjoy it, that is a good idea. Plus, you might make a buck or two. I like writing about gardens and gardening. And I like all the other gardeners who are writing here. I think it keeps us all sharp.

  7. Glamorously Jacob profile image60
    Glamorously Jacobposted 4 years ago

    I'd have backups! Beth, Schmidt is hilarious!

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, he is.

  8. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    It is a good job, Jacob is a good sport.

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What is a good job?

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Banking still ranks.

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Sometimes I feel we both speak English... and sometimes, I just don't know.

  9. Jacob J Morris profile image96
    Jacob J Morrisposted 4 years ago

    So I'm officially back under a new name. I'm going to use my real name--I think it's good branding when building a niche.

    I'll start writing some new hubs, and I'll contemplate migrating some of my blog content (I know some of you are against that idea). I just like not having to manage multiple sites.

  10. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 4 years ago

    Jocob, maybe you could do both, keep your blog and HP too.  I for one would really welcome you.

  11. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 4 years ago

    Jocob, maybe you could do both, keep your blog and HP too.  I for one would really welcome you.

  12. Ali Darakhshaan profile image72
    Ali Darakhshaanposted 4 years ago

    That's right. Keep the blog and HP too. One reason I wanna say is that HP will be the proof that an article belongs to you, if it is copied by someone else. You can change the post's date on your own website but not on HP. Having both will be great.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image99
      Jean Bakulaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Marisa,
      You are right, I am only hurting myself, I'll find out the password.

      In the past month I have noticed my HP $ has been improving. I made only the minimum payout last month, but am almost past that already this month. So that's good. I still do not intend to add any new content, it's too time consuming and aggravating to change all my hubs when changes come.

      For me it seemed my traffic dropped like a stone when I got two EC hubs. I opted out. I opted back in about three weeks ago. I do notice less people on those hubs, and both have many similarities in writing style as parts of a series, so can't figure out whey they were chosen and the others in the series were not. But even with blue down arrows on the EC hubs, my money is up. Are others seeing encouraging signs?

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    Ritesh Nisharposted 4 years ago

    I think the best practice is to use both as both has their own advantages and disadvantages.

 
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