Is Number of Hubs Published Decreasing at HubPages?
Curious that I follow over 400 Hubbers and today I checked for new posts in the last 24 hours only 10 posts. That is 2.5% of the Hubbers I follow have written anything on any given day! Has anyone else noticed this drop among the persons they follow?
It appears to me that too many people are strapping on their boxing gloves and fighting each other in the forums. I've even fallen into this trap and personally feele that the forums are a waste of valuable time that could be used writing hubs. I'm changing tracks, going to ignore forums as much as possible and focus on writing.
This is a great question actually. Personally I'm not writing anything further here. I've been here almost 4+ years and I'm a bit tired of all the "changes" . I do this for fun and not for profit but I feel for those who are here to actually try to make an income are hurting in a bad way. Mark Knowles (who has been here longer than me) has pointed out that traffic levels are at 2009 levels and almost everyone's views are down. This is not a good omen overall for HubPages. I'm likely going to move all my hubs to a personal blog were I do not have to deal with Quality Checks, Featured Hub's and the other strange contortions that are now in place. Like I said for me I don't really care if 6 people visit my pages or for that matter a new blog. I always viewed this as a place to share and distribute knowledge and opine on topics of choice. I think the reason you see so few hubs are that it's simply not worth the effort for the folks that were serious about this and they are either thinking about moving content, in the act of moving it or simply waiting to see what traffic does in the near future hear.
I have only been here a short time. But, I have noticed most of the Hubbers I originally met here are either not writing here any more or completely took down their accounts.
Yes, I have noticed this as well. There are only a couple of articles to read a day now and my views have plummeted. People who used to post regularly have disappeared. I know people are very frustrated with the changes.
I personally hate the noindex on hubs we have spent a lot of time working on, because they have nothing to do with quality. I am also frustrated with the inconsistency in their "review" process.
I personally am going to give them till October and then possibly look for a sight that is similar to the old HupPages if things don't pick up.
I think you are right. I've noticed this, too. I mean, perhaps it is just the people I am following are not publishing as many hubs now, but I have noticed a significant drop in new hubs as well.
For me, I personally do not have the time I once did to publish as many hubs as I used to, but I try to publish at least one a week. Surely not every single person on my list is too busy to publish more hubs now.
I have a theory - it seems like a lot of people are skipping out due to a loss in traffic and that new website, Bubblews. Everyone is going crazy over the site as if it is the best thing going. I am using it, too, but I honestly find it rather tiring. You have to constantly update, post, like/dislike if you want to see any revenue. I guess it is different strokes for different folks, but I prefer the peace and quiet of HubPages. I write a hub, post a comment here and there, check out the questions, etc. There are a lot of disgruntled former hubbers over there, as well as hubbers like me that are testing the site out.
Totally right you are. It is far more peaceful here and preferred for that reason. Nowadays it seems everyone wants short bytes of everything so for the moment it is the flavor of the day and people like mobile phone users might be staying away.
Yes, you are right that number of hubs published is decreasing each day.
Many hubbers whom I follow are no longer active. Many hubbers have moved on to some other sites, although their account is still there. Less inter action is seen, page views continues to decrease, in spite of everyone's best efforts to keep their hubs updated by adding new content, media etc. Less questions are being asked, because even questions have been unpublished. Dissatisfaction is in the air on every front. Everyone worried about saving their hubs from being de indexed and even if they are published, they do not get the necessary traffic and as such the earnings are negligible.
We are just hoping for things to improve fast.
I'm wondering if it's the combination of things including the various changes on hubpages including the recommended copyright symbol which requires authors to edit each and every hub, the change with the Amazon capsules as well as the indexing. No matter what it is or if it is in fact happening, it's up to us as authors to not let that happen and not let it affect our writing. I'm going to try to be a bit more active on HubPages, and make it a point to publish more hub articles very soon.
Let's keep ourselves motivated and keep writing!
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