Are there more spun, linkfarmed, low quality hubs lately or is it just my bad lu

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  1. Lwelch profile image95
    Lwelchposted 6 years ago

    Are there more spun, linkfarmed, low quality hubs lately or is it just my bad luck finding them?

  2. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    I believe it could be your luck. There are also so many quality hubs you just have to weed your way through and find your favorite writers'. I have found to many low quality hubs and I also keep in mind that many are new writers' trying to get their feet wet. I always give people time to blossom; but if its really poor I will e-mail them and see what I can do to help them improve their hub.

    1. Lwelch profile image95
      Lwelchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      In the last 2 days I have found at least 10 (6 different user names that I know of) that were not real content.  Just nonsense words published 10 minutes apart (if that) or lists of links with nothing else - random ones in irrelevant topics.

  3. Brett.Tesol profile image53
    Brett.Tesolposted 6 years ago

    Poor quality hubs like you described in the last reply should be removed. Lists of only links, or random words to look like content (or badly spun text), all hurt Hubpages. Flag them to a moderator, they will then fairly decide if they are valid.

    1. Lwelch profile image95
      Lwelchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have been flagging away.  It is so weird though.  I have been here 3+ years and am just seeing this level of junk.  Within 2 hours the admin pull it.  I am impressed.

  4. ChristinS profile image56
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    I know! I've found an abundance of them the last couple of times I've hub hopped in the last week or so.  I think there is an issue that hopefully enough flagging will help HP overcome.  Some were lists of links with no text, jibberish, badly spun copy and some were just plain bad.  For a long time, I went without seeing hubs like that, then all of the sudden the past week or so there is a barrage of them.  I'm sure they'll disappear soon.  Keep flagging! smile

    1. Lwelch profile image95
      Lwelchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So maybe someone did write a hubpages bot....

  5. Faceless39 profile image94
    Faceless39posted 6 years ago

    Every time I Hub Hop now, about 80% of them get flagged.  It didn't used to be like this.

    1. Lwelch profile image95
      Lwelchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      glad that I am not the only one around here!

 
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