Have you improved the quality of your hubs? Because last time we spoke about it they sucked.
Chill... Unless you have suicidal tendancies.. There are plenty of things you can do to improve you presence and your marketability.
No: 1 - Get an avatar urgently. Everyone has told you this, yet it hasn't registered. First impressions are important; you write well yet you appear on screen like a spammer.
No: 2 - If you are going after new fans; show us who you are.
No: 3 - If you are going after new fans; Actually read their hubs and leave an appropriate comment which motivates them to respond to you and more importantly: shows that you are genuine.
(keep in mind.. your site shows Your movements!)
No: 4 - You have, with this site, the ability to make your work visually attractive instead of Blank (which demonstrates your pride in the work that you create - amoung other things!) So, try illustrating your work.
No: 5 - Write an interesting Bio. Yours, like everything else; is Blank!! That is what others see if they Google you.... An Empty Space!! Surely, that is not what you wish to be?
Sorry if you do not appreciate Directness; but you just fanned Me; with the comment: "nice hubs - hows mine?" Now you know
Make some positive adjustments and you will do OK...
You might want to consider that there's nothing wrong with HubPages but that your Hubs might need some improvement.
I wrote a Hub about Improving Your HubScore that you might like to read.
no, i agree with nutan. my hubscore is changing and my adsense is continueing to increase but my stats are the same as they were three days ago. my stats are not being updated.
That's true--It's been going on for a few days now, and they are supposedly working on it...There are a couple forum posts about it, too.
Hang in there nutan.goel--I read your poetry hub--it is really good, and I'm a new fan!
thanks for liking my poetry.if it is gud,then why not other people are likin it
It takes time to get fans, and get your work seen on here. When I first started, I didn't get many comments, if that's what you're wondering about.
But keep writing, and reading and commenting on others' hubs, and that'll get your name and work out there! Good luck!
I haven't seen any changes to my stats if a few days either. Hopefully they'll get it fixed soon.
This may come as a revelation to some of you, but the stats issue is just a reporting one.
HubPages isn't able to report traffic due to a server issue. There's nothing wrong with the actual pages, or the ability of people to find them.
But...the only way some people may know if they get any hits is to check their account page--that's most likely where they are keeping track--I know I do.
And do you ever say anything in a nice way? Sheesh.
Why didn't you interpret what I said as joking or friendly-teasing? Sheesh...
Joking or friendly? Sorry, I just don't see it, but if you do, then fine.
Ive never caught the joking or friendly vibe from her either, the time comment doesnt cut it in my book ...if you choose to read and choose to respond you can also choose to put some effort into your two sentence responses.
On the flipside, many help threads are the same tired questions over and over again, but who are we to judge others people experience and knowledge in this minuscule sub section of life . Im willing to bet many newcomers dont know about the search function in the forum, or even dont know what they are searching for.
To throw in an important positive note, you can always expect accurate information from relache, while many of the more vocal and verbose forum participants are fond of spreading misinformation and untested theories (which they believe to be true)
I'm looking at those sheeshes and Relache's sheesh is full of bitterness and angry keystrokes and TamCor's sheesh is lighthearted and bereft of angst.
Relache! Please be careful how you sheesh! Your foul mood is really coming through!
But seriously, when I read Relache's words, I imagine her with a raised eyebrow, a bit of a smirk, and a friendly tone. I have seen people think that she's harsh and abrupt, but then again that has often been thought of me too.
One thing that can't be denied though, if Relache takes the time to say something, it's worth reading and absorbing.
Darkside, if I ever get to Australia, I'm taking you out for a drink even though I don't drink myself.
You didn't come across as rude - just matter of fact.
You can address the same to me Tamcor. It really gets annoying when after several days and several dozen threads on the same topic people keep posting about this over and over. It's just about respect for other's time, you know.
Well, then why not just not answer? I just don't see the need to be unfriendly.
Hmmm... I think for whatever reason, it's about not yet being savvy about how to navigate HP. Lessons learned, when I noticed my stats frozen this weekend, I did go to the forums and found posts about the problem. I also patiently answered that same question last night about 4 times from the question bank. And I only rolled my eyes a tiny smidge. I was happy to do this to assist those in need, and free up the super hubbers for more serious problems and adventures. Fell down on the job a bit today while HubMobbing.
For those concerned about new hub stats, I agree. I believe that the lack of counts for page views is negatively impacting scores. My 2 newest hubs, from 20 and 21 Sept, hubscores are not climbing as would be typical for my hubs. And no I absolutely do not think it is a difference of the quality of content.
I'm feeling pretty disheartened, too. I have 113 hubs, a hubscore of 93 (at the moment), and lots of SEO keywords that I researched. I've made ZERO today. I was hoping it was just a glitch with HP, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. Any advice? Most of my hubs are new. Could that possibly be the problem? Thanks!
I'd have an image to accompany each hub. That way when I see your page http://hubpages.com/profile/habee I'm not seeing your profile pic next to "Halloween Gift Ideas" and "Scary Films".
Your "Scary Films" hub I'd have each review in a separate Text capsule, with an Amazon capsule positioned on the right hand side (toggle width right). To help make a more attractive layout.
Change the title of your Comment Capsule too. Maybe "What's your favorite scary movie?"
Other than the smaller details like that, just make sure all your content is original and interesting (which it seems to be at a glance). You can actively promote your hubs, but if Search Engines index you and rank you highly you'll get the quality organic traffic that makes you money.
When you say you made "Zero today" do you mean you checked your adsense earnings and they were zero, or do you mean your page views were zero? If it is the latter then the cause of this problem is explained in the posts, and we are all experiencing the same problem. If it is the former then the advice you have been given by Darkside is great advice. Good luck, and don't lose heart either way, it just takes time and patience, and it was well over 9 months before I even received my first payout from Adsense.
I guess you are an angel TamCor. Us humans can tolerate only so much usually, and after some arbitrary number of ignored posts we do answer.
and it wont take you very long to read or absorb, searching through the link to FAQ's or TOS's can be rather time consuming though
Sheesh Tammy! I told you not to break HubPages rule No. 1.....(Don't poke the narcissistic star belly sneeches)
Being rude is so cool!
Would someone - anyone - PLEASE respond to my question posted above? Pretty please?
relache was the first one to answer my newbie questions. For that, I'm forever grateful. I see her as straight to the point, that's all. She always takes the time to answer the Need Help? Ask Here posts...
But she's been rude . Not that i care, really. she knows what I think about her answers, because I told her myself. Anyway i think she's very intelligent and I'm sure a good person
I think the written word is a poor gauge for revealing motives, however. It lacks facial expressions, tones, and all nonverbal language we utilize to make judgments about people. This is one reason I avoid extremely sensitive subjects with loved ones in email. More often than not, they're misunderstood. I've read her responses, she can be terse, but I see it more as straight to the point, non "fluffy", and generally for the good of the poster.
Good to see you back, Tantrum.
Agree WS re: not having the benefits of language pragmatics in email, posts etc. I wind up spending way too much time reviewing what I write for that reason.
Sorry relache. I fanned you, I've found a lot of help in your How To Hub hubs, and appreciate many of your answers in the forums. But I find you to be unnecessarily abrupt a lot, at least for my taste. But then I am an occupational therapist, and we are too warm and fuzzy for a lot of people's taste.
Lets put it this way. I have only been here for coming on 4 months and I do have to admit when people start the same threads over and over and dont take time to see this thread has already been started does get annoying when the answer is there already.
Can you imagine people like Relache and Darkside who have been here forever who have seen this kind of stuff forever. I know when Darkside or Relache say something I listen.
I have sensed frustration out of both of them at times but I also know I have learned a ton from them.
Thanks, Darkside. I know I need to do some re-arranging on my hubs, but I'm technologically challenged and am still learning the ropes! I really do appreciate your feedback!
relache has a heart of gold, and is clear and succinct in her replies.
She is one of many kind hearted and experienced hubbers who support newbies on hubpages.
I am sure she never means to be abrupt, she is a very real sweet person.
Too many liberals and foreigners and no refreshments.(I'm kidding!)
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