When will Hubbers learn?
It's all these selling hubs that is bringing this site DOWN.
Googles new Algorithm does not like affliates
If you mean a Hub with many adds, then it makes sense for Google to avoid it, however Hubs with a limited number of relevant adds should be OK
Since the poetry topics are among some of the lowest earning (as evidenced by the complaints on that very subject by their authors) and are extremely short in content, those don't seem to be very strong content either.
And then there are all those hubs full of stolen Indian actress/celeb pictures. Those are probably some of the least valued content on the site.
It used to be the selling hub for Amazon and ebay were great to have but now with the new google algorithm it will get kicked to the bottom every time which in turn brings down hub pages ratings. and the same applies with all the backlinks.
This is very true. I write content because I love writing not to make money. I have seen many hubs that are written purely to produce a certain type of ad. If advertising becomes the sole reason for writing, this site is going to become a graveyard of worthless hubs.
it's all those 'selling' sites that enable hubpages to support the non-profitable sites. HP is not a charity and if they cannot make a profit, they won't be around for long.
the realchallenge is producing sites with content readers want that can still draw ad income
I'm not sure, hopefully soon. I honestly first got introduced to this site through Monster.com as a way to make money. Once I took a look at it I didn't care whether or not I made money, I was just interested in expressing my opinion about issues however small. I hope that people don't continue to use this site to try and only make money or sell things.
I never write for money but I think it is a great place to practice, make friends and see where it is you want to go, but at times it is like people go out of their way to cause certain ones trouble and you wouldn't think that would be possible, but it certainly is. I think that will be its downfall, I am constantly looking somewhere else and when one comes along, or I find out about, I am gone.
The way Most sites make money is by acquiring a lot of subscribers (people who sign up and use the site) because site owners can take the numbers to advertisers and say: "This site is very popular, it has __________number of subscribers and we get X amount of hits." If advertisers think a site is popular and they pay to advertise or to have affiliates. AdSense is one of those and Google wants to be the Major advertiser. Facebook did not even start out selling ads, but got plenty of attention due to the huge amount of subscribers and the number of looks it is able to generate. One can make money from Google, just not the killing Some have claimed here to make.
I joined this site to write. I love writing and am not bothered about making money. If however, any comes my way, I won't be saying no to it. But ultimately, I'm here to write, to socialise and to learn from the writing of a writing community.
I'm not sure that Google hates affiliates, although the question has been asked by quite a few people. Along with many others, I love writing. However, I also need to earn from it.
HubPages is a great place to be and I think most people here find the social community to be the best around. As far as making money, It would be nice but money isn't everything.
Well if you think deeply then most of the hubbers joined the hubpages for this reason at the first place.
Personally, I love to write and the added money revenue is a good addition. But for people who just wants to make money and throws away the traditional writing ethics, its a shame.
There are hubs by affiliates as well other hubs created by people who just want to share their thoughts. I don't think that selling hubs are bringing this site down. They only result in a larger number of hubbers.
I also dislike the hubs that are just blatant ads, not real articles. Yes, these are bringing those of us who write real articles down big time because they degrade HubPages' reputation. I recommend flagging them when you see them. I am here not to make tons of money but to expose my work to a larger audience.
We need to understand why was the hubpages.com set up? Definitely not with the intension of charities. Except wikipedia there are no other webistes which run without the aim of earning money. When moneyspinning is the question then sales and sponsored ads are the other questions. When this is an expanding shape then the entry of the sales promotional things are a gunuinely happening matter. Only some decent hubbers efforts will not help the survival of this robust website and its activities. Hence the offer of promoting the sales pitches with programs like google adsens, kontera, hub ad, amazon, and ebay etc are really acceptable for future growth of hubpages.com
I think they will know after posting some hubs and getting frustration.
Hubpages is a great site and i enjoy being here with all sorts of good talents and i am sure others enjoy it here too and it is also better when one gets incentive for writing once in a while.
My feeling is a little different. I don't think it's fair to put down every person who comes to Hubpages to earn money from their hubs. I do feel that quality is key, so to that end it's the quality of the hubs "selling" something that is the issue and not just the fact that hubs "selling" something exist at all.
I tend to put my faith in the community at large. People here are really good about rating the quality of content. Of course, some members go a little overboard simply because a hub isn't on a topic they're interested in, but for the most part the users who actively rate here help Hubpages to weed out the bad and lift up the good.
Someone can have a passion for writing and also be interested in earning money by promoting something in their hub. Hubpages allows that, and it doesn't necessarily mean the content is low-quality.
All I can say is that I encourage those who are writing with the intent to promote something to do as much as they can to make their hubs full of honest, high-quality info. I'm not sure why Google is on this latest kick with affiliate sites as there are tons of legitimate affiliate opportunities out there. But Google certainly isn't the end-all to website traffic and their endless decrees won't stop my from doing the things I love to do: writing and earning money online. Just make your hubs high-quality no matter what the topic, and you'll have nothing to worry about.
I don't quite understand that question however, if you plan on banking with this site you're in for a rude awakening. I have read a variety of people who write good articles and those who write as if it were a competition. I respect all of them but I do seem to have a problem with those that are quite critical of another's work not realizing that what they put out is a poor excuse for writing. Popularity isn't always the key to substance.
If you're a Writer, have published books, write elsewhere and at the same time write every so often, this is a fine place to be but if you monopolize all of your time here because of socialnetworking, I can't criticize that either if that's how far you want your writing to take you.
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