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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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