Since things have kind of been changed up has anyone else felt the sting of low views...
and longer updating times? Is this just another lull and things will pick back up or do we need to work harder to get more views in?
Discuss something hot and controversial and you will blow up. I attempted to get a discussion going on race. People felt attacked and went ballistic. I earned about 25 cent in two days! I went from 88 to 91.
Blow up? Attacked? Ballistic? Wow! I didn't know this place was dangerous and involved cyber hand grenades & head-seeking projectiles. I'm coming back with a helmet and a bullet-proof vest while definitely staying away from your Hubs. LOL!
Thanks for the warning. I've been online for several years and never knew there were cyber-mines I could have stepped on and been blown to bits; yikes!
Insane, you have a right to do that just because of your name. Blow it up! Attack it! Go ballistic! Action!
I'm glad you can reply to this, as my last comment got removed via moderation.
It's not my intention to start a war. lol I was just curious. What's funny is I've moved to Mexico recently and thought while I'm here I'll have time to devote to hubs and increase my current earnings. I might be wrong. Hope thing's pick up.
War in Mexico? Don't spill the tequila!
I'm the same. Over the past two months by views have slumped, despite working hard to continue to improve my hubs even although they are all featured. My earnings were never that high but they have halved over the past two months as well. I really hope that this is just a glitch, but if not, I'm not sure they hard work is worth the payment received. I love writing articles and this site, but I'm also trying to build up an income and it doesn't look like Hub Pages will be part of that for me if things don't improve over the next couple of months. Folks are saying that Google are fiddling about again and this has caused some hubbers views etc to go down.
Yes. I have quite a bit. HubPages decided that something that didn't get "sufficient engagement" wouldn't be listed in search engines, even if the quality of the hub was fine. That drastically reduced my numbers.
I just need to write some more.
I don't know, but it is very frustrating. You might check out Paul Edmondson's recent forum post. He has contacted Google about it, and HubPages is looking into what can be done. I'm going to follow that forum to see if there are updates.
Yep! I'm having the same problem. I've gone from a 100 views per day to 25. It's somewhat disheartening.
Yes definitely! Views and consequently earnings have dropped by over 50% There are often long updating times too. To be honest it has annoyed me a lot and
I haven't written anything new now for weeks. I will get over it and write more hubs one day soon but I'm now looking for other ways to earn money.
My views and earnings have dropped big time despite the fact that I have done everything possible to increase traffic and earnings. Things have never been this bad and I'm frustrated to say the least. I'm now looking for other alternatives.
I believe this is only temporary, especially where online writing comes into play. But like the penguin and past google updates, they all come and go.
My views only started to dip today, but have been in lulls such as this over past months. Like everything else they come and go and should not present a big enough issue to cause worry or concern.
However it will not hurt, to create fresh, new articles, to cater to a wide audience, including bing, google and other similar search engines. These can only increase your page views, during a slow period such as this one.
The changes are so constant and have such a dramatic changes in traffic and hub scores, I am feeling less enthusiastic here as many others.
What I am doing...
1. Removing most of the low traffic hubs I created and posting them on my personal blogs (with some adjustments, improvements).
2. Deleting the low traffic and unfeatured hubs that I have transferred elsewhere.
3. Deleting most of my unfinished articles to place those on my personal blogs.
4. The featured and more trafficked hubs, I am improving, adding information and new images, fixing the advertising to 2 each and correcting grammar (if needed).
5. Writing on here only a few articles with the goal of very informative and high quality on more unique subjects.
6. Continue to enjoy reading everyone's articles, commenting and exploring information I need.
7. Work on increasing traffic to my existing hubs by utilizing any and all social media networks, search engines and other blogs. Creating videos when possible and linking to the articles to again, improve visitor stats.
That sounds like a good plan. I've noticed in the past, that many of the articles that are moved to other websites, blogs, whatever, get better traffic. Diversity is the key, as one should not rely on one source of online income.
Just seems like a lot of work if there's nothing really wrong with your hubs in the first place. Let us know if things get better for you by getting rid of some dead hubs.
yep. People aren't reading anymore. Its a lost skill. Not to mention writers are underpaid. Attention spans are decreasing and unless it is on a two minute news bulletin, it is shuffled into space. There are millions of unread books in the libraries. There is no one to read them. Most Baby boomers are done with their reading, and there isn't another wave of conventional readers following. its all techno geek and war game players and I'm afraid if you don't have a fashionista pen, or a futuristic brain cell that's producing gel-glips of some new galactic energies, then, you are doomed in the trash pile of the past. Stagnant 21st century blog piles are about to plug up the internet. hark!! A new age needs to be born!. I fear that ear implanted information and voice activated encyclopedia pods will dominate the remaining years of the millennium. Laser processed exact data will be the fad. attachments to the arm, to the fingers, to the eyes and to the nose will reach out and grab all the available knowledge of the universe at the click of your implanted brain activator switch. Hubpages will be ancient very soon. UNLESS we start getting out to GOOGLE and beyond!!!
I like to read short articles that get to the point. I write short articles because I like to get to the point. When submitting my last article I noticed that there is a word counter. Minimum 700 - my count 750.
The minimum count's gone up. Used to be 500, but people who write that little were basically writing blogs. I think that's a good change for earning income.
The strange thing with me is that my views haven't changed, but my earnings have! I tend to keep to the same amount of readers, but the earnings have dropped, how did that happen?
That doesn't make any sense. What's going on I wonder.
I have heard that in the summer, pageviews drop and rates per view drop in accordance. Which seems backwards. If pageviews are down across the board, then the value of few lucky pageviews should increase.
Earnings are way down - should be going up - traffic is down - should be going up - slowly moving my content to word press... very disappointed in the limits being placed on creativity in the name of "quality content" Also, why even have a poetry section if you got to hit 700 words minimum - not everyone is writting the Iliad here - I've got some juicy shot free verses with commentary that are "too short" gimme a break! But I'm not bitter!
This question sure has sparked a lot interesting comments from a lot of hubbers that I know very well. Things are really on a tail spin here at the hub pages and we are losing around 1,000 hubs & over 200 hubbers each and every day. You can see these daily stats at this hub here - http://goody5.hubpages.com/hub/Google-vs-the-Hub-Pages At the rate things are going it won't be long before the hub pages is going to dip down to just 90,000 and some hubbers, and under a million published hubs. Both of these numbers have been free falling out of control for a while now, and they don't look as though they are ever going to slow down. In the past 3 years I use to spend an excessive amount of time here at the hub pages, but that has all changed along with all of the hub pages changes. I'm hardly ever here anymore, and I don't think I'll be wasting anymore of my time writing anymore hubs either. All of the fun has been taken out of the hub pages, and this was an eye opening question NiaG, and from now on I think I'll just keep working on my high score for Angry Birds. At least that's still some fun, which is why I was here at the hub pages in the first place.
I'm sorry to hear all the negative reports. However, I have to say that my numbers have been going up. I have less than 50 hubs thus far, and I had almost 700 views yesterday. My earnings have doubled since last month. Though it's nothing to live off of, $32 on the 23rd of the month is much better to less than $5 where I was at just a couple of months ago. I hope to continue writing for HP as I love what I have learned here, the user-friendliness of the articles platform, and the management behind it. My hub score has gone done tremendously over the last two weeks, but I know that is due to being on vacation and not having time to get into HP, comment, and write articles. But, I will be back at it this week and hopefully my score will go back up. Though it hasn't seemed to affect my earnings so far... thank goodness.
With that being said, I hope everyone stays positive during this time of change with HP. I've been around the block on similar article websites over the last few years, and nothing compares to HP. They are the best in my opinion.
Abby Campbell: My experience is very much like yours. Until two months ago, I only had 3 Hubs on this site and never took it seriously. In the past 2 months I've published 27 Hubs and have 13,000 page views for that time. Like you, every time I publish a new Hub, my Hubber score goes way down. (It was 97 last week!) So, no need to worry about that; it's just another indication that HubPages and Google are on different tracks.
You can rank well with a single Hub on the Google search engine and that is what brings in the traffic and the earnings. My Hub 'SEO Tutorial 2013' ranks number 2 on Google for that keyword phrase out of 10,400,000 results and, unlike most Hub topics, is in competition with every professional SEO expert in the world!
So, yes, the potential for traffic exists, but you must do the things to augment and overcome the things done by the hubpages.com site which you cannot control nor, apparently, influence to change.
Varies from individual but it's summer time so everyone's out enjoying there time instead of looking for info on the computer, makes sense. But I personally have been gaining views but I have been doing a little extra work posting on facebook etc. But yes just stay positive this is just a short-sting when September comes I'm sure things will pick up. Keep ur head up
yes, i have 120-160 views per day for the overall hubs, not one hub. before, i used to have 80 views per hub.
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