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Has the fact that Hubpages has been declared a "content farm" by google, decreased its credibility?
I've been a hubber for two years, but I recently saw an article claiming HP was a scam. Of course the part about how hard it is to make any significant amount of money rang true with me. I have no qualms against HP, as I did notice that structural quality and time spent did increase my earnings. However, I will also admit that the rate of increase in whatever was made is very very insignificant. Truthfully it's discouraging to see Hubs on dull subjects receive "rewards". Is my time here better spent elsewhere, and if to add monetary value to my hubs I need to "give up" on significant subjects.
No. The subdomain switch ended that - your subdomain is yours, and it reflects more on you than it does on hubpages.com.
Yep - the most bland non political subjects only will be given awards here...but who cares? I don't. I'm not gunning for any of that. I wouldn't be able to pull off non political totality were I writing a hub about Earth worms.
Oh it's truly difficult to make money online by creating your own content. I just happen to really want to not work for anyone. I dislike people when they feel they are my superior....so I better get busy creating more web content.
Wesman Todd Shaw is right. I just hope that we can make it so that when you type "HubPages" into Google, the first suggested search term isn't "HubPages scam", like it is now.
who said that hubpages is a content farm? as long as I know if the content is original the hub will still rank high on google
by Gary Anderson4 years ago
You know, when you have people like demand media paying people to crank out thousands of articles with no blood sweat and tears, and then my traffic from US google goes down the day content farms are smacked by the...
by Ronald E Franklin5 months ago
There's been a lot of discussion in the forums about fact that the Maven channels are all subdomains of the main site. The conventional wisdom is that this creates a "generalist site" format that Google hates...
by Pandoras Box7 years ago
"Regardless of the changes Google makes, we will continue to strive to create the most rewarding place to publish online and continue to innovate for our fantastic community," Edmondson said in a statement,...
by Sondra Rochelle2 years ago
Janderson posted something really important yesterday which I think everybody here needs to read http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/132621#post2759379.If he is correct in his assumptions (which it appears he might...
by sunforged7 years ago
With all the hub-bub about traffic drops across the hub domain and the uncertainty about how that may effect hub publishers in the future, How are you reacting?Did you have an exit plan?Personally, whenever I wrote here...
by lrohner7 years ago
Interesting read. They're coming down hard on pages with repeated spammy wording, hacked sites and pages with copied content.The most interesting thing was now that they believe they've cleaned up individual pages...
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