HubPages... Looks like the beginning of the end.
I in no way want to come across as if to be "Mr. Doom and Gloom", but it is evident that HubPages and almost all other writing sites for that matter are going through some pretty rough times. I have noticed that since late September to early October, views and earnings have both been cut in half, and I can only see this as being the beginning of the worst to come...
In regards to publishing high quality content, I do believe that Google is making their search engine as well targetted to HQ content as possible, but in the process ranking sites such as HubPages down. Hubpages' final days?
I have noticed a HUGE drop in traffic across the board. This suddenly happened in late September. Google analytic states that on September 21st, I actually had 0 views followed. Down from a few hundred the day before. It has not recovered well since.
The only way to combat Panda and Penguin updates is to write more original,useful content (with reasonable SEO) and not look for cheap back links. HubPages does have rather too much low quality material around which I'm afraid tends to undermine those who produce quality writing on useful topics.
You could say Google are using bullying tactics and hurting the innocent - I've read some heart breaking stories of long term websites going under, smaller businesses sinkng without trace - perhaps they've gone too far this time but the signs were posted weeks ago so we ought to be realistic, knuckle down and try to improve quality, encourage the better writers and support each other any way we can.
We hear this all the time, but the results of searches on Google I have carried out since the change have certainly not produced better quality results.
I'm still flabbergasted how the world allowed Google to own the world wide web. Okay, so they don't really own it, but they might as well do.
I mean, anyone with a website is at the mercy of one company. I know there are other search engines out t
Google doesn't just target sites like HubPages, changes they make effect all sites. Between my hubs and all my blogs, my traffic is higher than it was before the update, and more importantly, my search traffic is much higher. The problem with this last update was first, it targeted exact match keywords. It's Google's way of kind of trying to force LSI keywords on us. Second, it affected about 2.4% of the search results, which for Google is a whole lot. It's not so much you need to write higher quality content, it's the approach that needs to be slightly modified. But either way, good, high quality content will always rise back up, no matter how far or how many times it gets knock down the rankings.
by Sandra M. Urquhart 2 years ago
What is the best way to get traffic on hubpages? Is it by the quality of your hubs or the frequency of your communication in the community? I've seen different articles that encouraged people to get noticed by being more social, claiming that that would increase interest and traffic; and then on...
by Steve Andrews 5 years ago
When it was first introduced I was annoyed by it but made an effort to tweak my hubs to get them out of Idle status. Now, a whole load have got zzs against them again and many of them are hubs that at one point were very successful and even now still have scores above 70 or higher.One of the hubs...
by alternativeto 4 years ago
Hey guys, i think HubPages is losing it's rank on Google, i have multiple accounts here and all are experiencing decreased traffic by 50% !!! . Anyone experiencing similar problems? Or did Google introduce any new algorithms?
by Pandoras Box 7 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, adding that had the algorithm worked as Google wanted it to, he would have...
by Paul Edmondson 2 years ago
We are very pleased with the results of the domains that have launched so far. I want to give folks an update on what we are doing and how the process is working.We have about 25 domains that we plan to launch in total. To be successful for the long term we believe that we must as a...
by Carolee Samuda 4 years ago
I was updating my HP review hub and saw the vast difference in published hubs and published users compared to 2012. See below:-Hubpages stats as of September 6th, 2012, there were: 1,158,727 - PUBLISHED HUBS 147,603 - PUBLISHED USERS 160,623 - QUESTIONS ...
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