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What kind of site is this?

  1. Techs and Specs profile image63
    Techs and Specsposted 5 months ago

    Right now I don't care about my grammer or bla bla bla. After writing 20 hubs I get single digit views this is just non-sense bcos my youtube get more than 10000 views with just 6-7 videos and earn dollars per day. This site is no where near google and just says the writers to improve or get banned but actually this site doesn't worth any effort. They can't get ranked or get any better. Its the waste of our potential and youtube is 100 times better where you can do anything without worrying. This is just garbage. Kindly don't ban me bcos I want some stupid answerS. Yeah, waste of my potential

    1. poppyr profile image98
      poppyrposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      The forums are full of frustrated users who aren't earning what they're expecting. You can't get dollars per day with just 22 hubs, though it has happened in very rare cases.

      Writing is an extremely competitive endevour and articles are published every day. Users who earn hundreds of dollars a month do it with hard work, perseverance, and skill.

      As Marisa said, perhaps YouTube is more your thing since you need excellent English, patience, and a lot of hard work to succeed here.

    2. TessSchlesinger profile image97
      TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I have been writing and published for more than half a century.

      Writing is the most underpaid job in the world, and has become more so since a) the rise of the internet and b) writing has become the dream job of a great  many people for the past 20 or so years.

      The only way writing pays is for you to get your writing on page one of Google search engine. If you google anything, you will see that there are anything between 70,000 and 5 million returns on any search. In order for you to make money as a writer, you have to be good enough to get into the top ten entries (page one of the serps).

      That requires not only excellent writing skills, but a knowledge of what people search for and a pretty sophisticated knowledge of SEO (search engine optimisation).

      Personally, none of my videos have paid anything much, despite one video reaching viral status on facebook and getting at least 76000 views in a few days.

      Basically, you're writing about cars and there are 10,000 sites (at least) which got there before you. Unless you have something to offer that is unique and people are searching for it, you're not going to go anyhere.

      Paying traffic comes from Google not from fans and followers..

      I do earn money monthly on HP  - not a lot, but earning is doable.  It takes time, skill, and knowledge.

      If youtube is working for you, I'd stick with it.

      Best of luck.

    3. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      You are the guy who originally joined under a different name and started out here by posting an insulting rant. We helped you with your articles, and explained that to make it here, you need a high standard of written English, which you don't have. So blaming HubPages for your lack of skills is rather pointless. Plenty of people make a decent income here.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 months agoin reply to this

        +1

      2. Techs and Specs profile image63
        Techs and Specsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        To let u all know, my english may not be of U.S. standards but I m not here for money as I earn plenty and I already have access to exotic cars and bikes. What I want, is to be viewed and share my thoughts which is not possible here. Even though I m not having the skills like u guys, still why m I among the top 6% hubber. Because most of talented people are paid very very less for their skills and that true accept it or don't.

        1. theraggededge profile image97
          theraggededgeposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          It's not HubPages' job to get traffic to your articles. It's your job. If you write in a saturated topic, your article won't appear high in a Google search.

          Why do you blame the site, when it's your responsibility? If no-one is looking for your articles, they aren't going to find them.

          Type into Google 'someone is spying on me'. You'll see two hubpages' articles (turbofuture and owlcation) in the first three results.

          So stop moaning. Go write a blog.

        2. TessSchlesinger profile image97
          TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          I think you misunderstand something. People only read well-written, grammatical articles, and Google only sends traffic to well-written articles.

          At this point, you do not have the skills to do that. It doesn't matter which site you write on, the problems will be the same.

          Google does not send traffic to badly written articles.

    4. Rafa Baxa profile image87
      Rafa Baxaposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      First of all, comparing Youtube and HubPages doesn't make any sense at all. If you like writing then you should write. If you don't, then don't try to write just so you could earn money. Just think of HubPages as a place to show your writing skills and improve your writing, and not as a cash cow (I hope that's right).

    5. galleryofgrace profile image78
      galleryofgraceposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      My opinion: What you are doing here is giving top auto makers free advertising. You are just rehashing information that is available everywhere.

    6. NateB11 profile image94
      NateB11posted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I need to start making videos. Been wanting to anyway.

    7. Phillip Grobler profile image83
      Phillip Groblerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Set grammar aside, spelling aside, rehashing existing articles will not get you very far, fact be told you wont even budge...for instance your "Assassin's Creed Unity: Review" the first 7 words, already told me and any other potential reader that you have no idea what you are talking about, as you state.

      "Assassin's Creed Unity is the newest installment and the popular Assassin's Creed franchise" (despite grammar, let me explain)

      Unity released in 2014, Assassin's Creed Syndicate released October 2015, 2016 Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India and Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia released and now recently Assassin's Creed Origins.

      Very far out on your AC review.

      The same goes for your article called "Stories That Will Restore Your Humanity" just bits and pieces of previous completed articles, to make things even worse you are so damn lazy you couldn't even rewrite the majority of each story, copy and paste pretty much, like Homeless Billy and Unity In Diversity, if I had to eyeball this I would say its around 70% identical to Lifedaily 24 Awesome Acts Of Kindness To Restore Your Faith In Humanity.

      The list can go on for all your articles, if you think you can grab bits and pieces from other articles, reviews, stories and rewrite a small percentage of that, not to mention that you did terrible in rewriting them, then you have your answer and reasons to why you are doing badly here, get your act together before you start complaining, Hubpages have many successful writers, writers that have a passion for what they do and you buddy don't have that, if you did then you won't be complaining here in the first place.

      ....Good luck with your Youtube channel though I seriously doubt it will ever take off, especially if you provide content there in the same fashion you provided it here on Hubpages.

      1. Techs and Specs profile image63
        Techs and Specsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13829790.png

        1. theraggededge profile image97
          theraggededgeposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          Are you still here?

          Considering that Hubpages is so awful (according to you), you seem strangely attracted to it.

          1. poppyr profile image98
            poppyrposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            Maybe they're trolling? :l

          2. Techs and Specs profile image63
            Techs and Specsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            As I do not qualify to write, I m just reading the threads when I have to kill time.

            1. theraggededge profile image97
              theraggededgeposted 5 months agoin reply to this

              big_smile

  2. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 5 months ago

    I'm pleased to hear your Youtube videos are doing well.  Youtube suits some people, writing sites suit other people.  Your standard of English isn't good enough for a writing site, so this site doesn't suit you - that's fine, move on.

  3. Wolfy profile image98
    Wolfyposted 5 months ago

    Everyone has strengths a weaknesses. It sounds like YouTube videos may be your strength while writing may be a weakness for you.

    Either improve in the area of your weakness, or just stick to your strengths. But don't stay working in your weak areas, with no desire to improve, and then complain when you don't get results.

    Just some helpful life advice. Good luck to you!

  4. Rupert Taylor profile image99
    Rupert Taylorposted 5 months ago

    I am impressed by the restraint shown by my fellow Hubbers to the rant from the Techs and Specs dude. I don't feel so charitable. "Blah,blah,blah" to grammar? I've spent half a century honing my skills as a writer and to have someone come along and diss a lifetime's work in that way is deeply insulting.

    I suggest Techs and Specs go and have fun with the exotic cars to which he has access. And mind the door don't hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

    1. poppyr profile image98
      poppyrposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Hehe Rupert

    2. Rafa Baxa profile image87
      Rafa Baxaposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I agree. Anyone who says, "Right now I don't care about my grammer or bla bla bla." shouldn't be writing at all.

    3. Techs and Specs profile image63
      Techs and Specsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      1. This rant by Techs and Specs Dude was on the site not on the writers.
      2. I m not here to earn for money, I on my own expense use my own money for charity and economically help poor children for their studies, leading youths to the right way and a member of choir in my church. I also help stray animals with food and shelter. Ya, I m terrible in english but maybe not proud.

    4. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 5 months ago
    5. UnnamedHarald profile image97
      UnnamedHaraldposted 5 months ago

      Yeah, No. You need to care about your grammer (and your spelling-- it's "grammar") as well as the blah blah blah. I'm curious how you're in the "top 6%"  with "single-digit views". Of course, what do I know since I don't have access to exotic cars and bikes and lots of money so I'm not special like you.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image99
        DrMark1961posted 5 months agoin reply to this

        I think HP sends that email to everyone who is doing poorly. "Congratulations, you are in the top 6%!" They do not bother to tell them that it is the top 6% of...well, you can look at some of his hubs and let us know what he is in the top of.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          I think it means anyone that writes 10 hubs.  Or 2, I'm not sure.

          Either way it is a terribly difficult thing to do - we won't speak of the people with 279 hubs as they obviously drive exotic cars and hire ghost writers with the tips from their Uber passengers.

      2. Techs and Specs profile image63
        Techs and Specsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        I m not special. I did hardwork to achieve that and maybe writing is not for me but single digit views are way less, and I do respect u guys but not this site.

        1. theraggededge profile image97
          theraggededgeposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          Off you go then. Good bye smile

    6. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 5 months ago

      Why I no get views?
      My English gooder!
      Must be site fault.
      Hup Bage sucks!

      1. Techs and Specs profile image63
        Techs and Specsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        My English No gOoder
        Must bE siTe fault
        U earn xxx$
        I earn xxxx$
        I aUtomobile EngineeR and ReViewer
        U wRiter
        I nO prouDer
        U Prouder
        I makE no fUner of OtheR
        U make Fun Of OtheRs
        I nO attitude
        U sUper attitude.

    7. EricFarmer8x profile image98
      EricFarmer8xposted 5 months ago

      I argue YouTube is just as competitive if not more than HubPages. If you want to make money anyways. I think it is even harder to make a good video because now you have to consider more factors. You need to be able to edit well, record good video and audio, speak well, and still have good content. You also need a somewhat decent computer to render anything without taking forever.

      1. NateB11 profile image94
        NateB11posted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Good points.

    8. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
      Kierstin Gunsbergposted 5 months ago

      HubPages is actually well-favored by Google but Google also favors well-written articles with proper grammar. It's a different medium than YouTube.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image99
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        To be strictly accurate, HubPages is NOT well-favored by Google. Articles on the main HubPages site must be top quality to counteract Google's prejudice against all generalist writing sites.

        If the main site was in Google's good books, HubPages would never have gone to the huge expense of creating the vertical sites. They were created to satisfy Google's requirements, and the hope is that they will be "well-favored" by Google.

        1. poppyr profile image98
          poppyrposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          The vertical sites saved HubPages, for sure.

        2. Techs and Specs profile image63
          Techs and Specsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          I really believe u guys are one of the best writer in the world and I do respect that. My english is terrible but still this site is not doing great on google and that is what I meant. I respect you guys for your work.

          1. TessSchlesinger profile image97
            TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            You have no business even thinking of being a writer if you do not have a superb grasp of gramar and punctuation. Nobody has - whether they are a native speaker or not. Writing without grammar and punctuation is like being a electrician without understanding electricity or a doctor without a knowledge of the human body.

            Google has penalized all writing sites that are not part of a formal business and a formal media organisation. They do not want to use writer sites where writers are not paid a formal salary. Or where writers are not trained journalists etc.

            The reason for this is a result of all the black SEO, affiliate marketing, etc. and the really, really bad writing that resulted in advertisers not wanting to pay Google or use their services. In other words, it was affecting Google's bottom line.

            In even further words, Google has downgraded sites like Hubpages because people like you think they should 'write' and benefit from their 'writing.'

            So please dont' write. You're not qualified to write. You harm people who can write. We are penalized because of people like you.

            1. greenmind profile image95
              greenmindposted 5 months agoin reply to this

              harsh but very true.

    9. Gregory DeVictor profile image96
      Gregory DeVictorposted 5 months ago

      HubPages does not make excellence out of mediocrity.

    10. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 months ago

      Um . . . hmm Never mind. SMH

    11. Jan Saints profile image88
      Jan Saintsposted 5 months ago

      Yeah, it is true that hubpages.com is hated by Google, but the niche sites are ranking pretty well! Try writing articles that can accepted on the niches. Try also fine-tuning the existing ones and submitting them there.

    12. NessMovieReviews profile image92
      NessMovieReviewsposted 5 months ago

      You’re funny Rupert.

      I’ve Been to many nightclubs and danced to plenty of songs. I’ve never studied or paid attention to choreography. Why should I, plenty of people want to dance with me when I’m out.
      Can’t believe nobody’s hired me as a backup dancer yet...

    13. NessMovieReviews profile image92
      NessMovieReviewsposted 5 months ago
     
    working