Have you sacrificed your reputation for the sake of increasing traffic/earnings?

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  1. yougotme profile image90
    yougotmeposted 8 years ago

    Have you sacrificed your reputation for the sake of increasing traffic/earnings?

    If you haven't, will you? I mean, there is another way of increasing your earnings, and that is to make a controversial hub/post or something against someone. You will have high tendency of having a lot of hits/views, but definitely you'll have haters.

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    sheilamyersposted 8 years ago

    No. To purposely sacrifice my reputation goes against the principle of why I'm writing here at HP. I want people to get to know me as a writer. I think giving up one's reputation would probably have the opposite effect. Even though there are "haters" out there who would probably follow me, I'd lose the people who I respect. It's not worth the trade off.

    1. yougotme profile image90
      yougotmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing a response Sheila! I think that's a great point! It feels bad losing the people you respect and who respect you back. Personally, I won't make that move, but there are some people who urges me to experiment on that idea.

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    JThomp42posted 8 years ago

    It is against the hubpages rules to write about another hubber if this is what you mean. As far as writing about my dissatisfaction about this site, I have done so.

    1. yougotme profile image90
      yougotmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It may not be limited just to a fellow hubber. For example, you may write things you don't like about someone famous (i.e. celebrities) in such a way that it sounds like an attack. Other fans will surely hate you about it but then it may go viral. smile

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      JThomp42posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree my friend.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 years ago

    Nope. I write about the same silly/pointless crap I've always written about. I suck at SEO. I throw my stuff out there and if the Internet gods smile upon it, fabulous. If not, I try again...

  5. Monis Mas profile image76
    Monis Masposted 8 years ago

    No, I wouldn't be able to do that. It wouldn't feel right.

  6. Tonipet profile image79
    Tonipetposted 8 years ago

    No. My foremost reason to write is to make friends, share the best of my knowledge, learn from the many wonderful people here and create a long term relationship with everyone in the best that i could afford. So even if I get only minimal traffic/earnings, and not everyone will like me and my work, I'd prefer to remain this way than hurt feelings. Thank you yougotme. More power to you! :smile-Tonette

    1. yougotme profile image90
      yougotmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great insights Tonipet! It was nice hearing such response. More power to you too!

  7. gitachud profile image74
    gitachudposted 8 years ago

    No. At the moment am working on learning how it all works and traffic is the last thing on my mind. However, as a newbie I would love to know how you keep such high scores.


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