Is it time to leave Hubpages?
With the drop in traffic associated with the new Google algo, is it time to look for another site to write on? If so, what are the other options?
It's hard to say exactly "That Its time to pick up and leave. Because for me personally it's been a long hard road with building hubs writing and the amount of time and effort that's went into everything for me personally to just get up and go but sad to say "it is".
The Algorithm that googles put out has really changed everything my hubs traffic has dropped by 67% and continues to drop daily so i'm seeing numbers as if I just joined Hubpages and starting from the get go. Many will say "Well your hubs aren't good enough" well they are and if anything there loaded with content so I started working on other projects.
*Tumblr.com Offers you amazing Layouts and you can write blog posts and make your own URL like Blogger.com but with Tumblr Google seems to put these blogs up higher than their own Blogger.com
*eHow.com which now REINS supreme when it comes to keywords hubpage hubbers use to dominate so eHow's looking pretty good.
*Make Your Own Website
Basically Content is still king as it always will be you just have to write your heart out for the Keywords or whatever it is your passionate about. For me my social Gaming Blog: http://Socialgaming.tumblr.com was started a month ago and is PR 1,3, and 4 for certain keywords and is indexed so i'm going to focus on that for now and see how things go and let my writing on here die down because Google has killed a lot of hubbers hubs.
There's always ups and downs, it's the nature of the game.
As DeAd Dolls Inc suggested, Tumblr is great. I have a hub about Tumblr if you're interested in reading more about it.
I have various Tumblrs with with first page SERPS and PR's at 3 and 4.
Wordpress is my number one that I would suggest. They make building your own site super easy. Plugins to add Adsense and Amazon making it super easy. With Tumblr, you have to at least know how to modify CSS in your themes.
if your only here for the money and glory, perhaps then it is time to move on. personaly , i'm here because i enjoy telling my side of things and i enjoy the feedback. i don't make money on here because my hubs aren't the kind that create an income. i guess it depends on your purpose.
I'm earning more now with HubPages, even with the changes from Google so I'm not going anywhere presently.
Certainly not. Initially I had a drop of about 50% in my traffic, but that's back up almost to normal now. Some of the changed policies are a pain in the butt right now, but I know that it will be better in the long run both for me personally and for the site as a whole. Once the dust settles, I think a lot of the pure junk that clutters the site will finally start to disappear, which should help Google and incoming visitors trust it more. I'm staying .
If making money is your main motivation that's ok. I would post each hub or blog to different pages like a blogspot or tumblr page. Maybe create a site of your own and try something different.
Well, my traffic is increasing, slowly but increasing, it seems none of my hubs was affected by this change, i don't see any factor to abandon Hubpages, i will continue publishing here.
Thank you for all the comments so far.
I suppose when I say "leave", I mean diversify and not put quite so much effort into Hubpages specifically. The second stage of "the change" may well be a drop in traffic from international Googles such as google.ca, google.co.uk etc.
Hubpages are reliant on adsense money as income, so they must be taking a big finacial hit too, just when they could do with spending extra money to sort out their problems. Unfortunately websites can go into downward spirals, MySpace, Squidoo etc.
I hope they sort it out. But at the end of the day, HubPages is a business and it needs to make profit to survive. Let's hope Google haven't delivered them a death blow.
Depends on your motives. If you are pragmatic, how about open source, this may be your ticket.
I joined hubpages three months and i am still not qualified to apply for a google adsense account and I earn nothing. My traffic is very low, for one day there are only 20 views. I feel worried and I do not know how to bring traffic to my hubs.
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