What is a HUB, anymore? Please help me understand who I'm sleeping with for tomorrow.
OK, If HP now has "QUESTION" for us to ask questions, and if they have "STATUS" for us to announce that we just scratched out Butt, and if Hubs that do not MAINTAIN a constant reader level (I read here creative writing) being pulled from access by the Great Google, and remanded to 2nd class status, then what does that leave for us to work towards? I may be confused, but it looks like HP wants informational articles that have high "search engine" potential? Yes or No?
I'm having a little trouble understand the question, but YES, I think that Hubpages is mostly concerned with making money and they do that if we have hubs that a high search engine potential. I don't think Hubpages necessarily has the writer's best interest at heart. Unfortunately, they have to make money or the site would falter and disappear.
I don't know what they really want. If you look at the front page selections, it's fluff articles on recipes, crafts, and travel. But then it also seems like they want incoherent religious rants and transcripts of the thoughts of mentally unstable people. And yet other days it's clear that people who can construct prose in proper English are out, while non-native speakers who learned English only yesterday are in. What's clear is that for all of HP's supposed "talks with Google" they don't have a clue what Google wants. And if HP doesn't know what Google wants it's no use trying to figure out what HP wants.
Ouch, I can feel the anger. Seems like HP is what it is. Why be upset with that?
Who's angry? The site used to be a place to make money and now it isn't -- mostly because of the sheer quantity of pages that consist of incoherent rants. There are better ways and places to make online.
Writers who have felt considerable frustration over time, who haven't been able to publish works they might have sweated over for months, or even years, and have been unable to have such published by publishing houses, can now get some of the angst out of their systems by placing short essays on Hubpages. All those potential readers! Well, maybe...
For me, I've never expected to make money from Hubpages, nor any website for that matter. There are too many IT experts out there who are far more savvy at how to do this than me.
"What does that leave us to work towards?" Good question. I've been quite enjoying myself writing the ocassional Hub and placing it. After more than three years at it, they're now pushing the 300 mark in numbers. The satisfaction - slight as it is - is that a lot have people have at least glanced at them; even lightly perused. I doubt many have read thoroughly. That would be asking too much.
A writer writes because it's almost an obsession. Certainly it's a habit. Oh, and most writers know that it not only informs, possibly persuades and influences others, it clarifies one's own thoughts and feelings. I guess that's a good a reason as ever to 'keep on keeping on' on Hubpages.
Yeah, but it looks more like the poetry and creative short stories is what gets weeded out the most. When I do write on this site, I still write about whatever I feel like at the time. If something goes wrong, I can always transfer the Hub to another website and whatnot.
If you have several Hubs that ain't featured, just give 'em a quick edit/update and they should be featured in a day or so, but you'll have to keep an eye on your low-traffic Hubs.
I only have 25 Hubs at the moment, since I don't write that often here as I have other places for that, but I don't have this featured/non-featured problem because I always tinker with the slower traffic Hubs anytime the traffic gets crappy via 7-day stats per individual Hub, and many times it helps boost traffic, etc. Now, if I had loads of Hubs to manage that wasn't getting much traffic, it would be rather annoying, but even then, I'd probably just move the ones that didn't work for this site...
Boy, things sure have changed a lot around here, eh?
So HubPages is fickle, unlike the rest of the reading world?
I'm mainly aiming to get my writing out to new audiences, and hopefully get them interested in my other platforms. So far this has been working particularly well for me. I'm still very new here, and only have 13 Hubs, but HubPages is already registering as one of the main streams of traffic to my other blogs.
So can't really complain.
Write what you want, HubPages will make their money, and you just make sure you get whatever you need out of the relationship too.
BuffyG, Check out the comment right below yours. Someone with the name Khaalidb literally copied your comment as his own. He is a foreign newbie, adbittedly looking for "moneytization" . I am flagging the person
How very rude. Imitation is not always the most sincerest form of flattery.
this question is hilarious, to be honest i'm a bit confused but tusitala tom seems to have given a pretty good answer to your weridly framed question. good luck bro with the internet!
by Barbara Fitzgerald 7 years ago
Your arrival has eclipsed a new feature that we were discussing in earnest when the merger was announced.HubberPro is a new feature. In a nutshell, HP has hired 7 excellent editors to help bring our hubs up to snuff. They will be doing fact checking, editorial corrections, updating images...
by Dr. John Anderson 9 years ago
The purpose of this post is NOT to moan and groan, but rather to better understand it, by sharing your insight and experiences. Obviously we now have to work using its parameters. Stayin' Alive Ha Ha Ha
by David Livermore 8 years ago
Let me preface this by stating I am not trying to be mean or a troll. In fact, I avoid the forums because I don't want to get involved. But with so many posts about the topics I'm about to discuss, I wanted to put in my two cents and to offer a reality check to old and new hubbers...
by Dilip Chandra 9 years ago
On what basis a featured hub is going un-featured. Even when the hub is getting traffic from google, will that be un-featured?A hub of mine is getting traffic from google, it was now un-featured. Strange! What is the criteria HP is following to un-feature a hub?Now it is really a frustrating issue,...
by Nathan Bernardo 7 years ago
On a different account, somewhat "experimental" account, one of my Hubs is unfeatured. Generally my inclination was to unpublish it and move it or just delete it. But I kept it and put it in a Hub group. Meaning, if the Hubs before and after it get traffic, possibly the unfeatured one...
by Gary Anderson 7 years ago
I thought if a hubpage was listed in Google search it was featured. But apparently that is not the truth. I guess I will keep the hubs up and run my own check on them.
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