Why has Hubpages went down hill?
I haven't been on here due the fact that you don't make money from here. I decided to come back and check things out...WOoh. Hubpages has went down hill, why?
I have been a member for over 2 years. Was without internet for a year of it and recently came back on. Maybe you have too high of an expectation or you need to perfect the craft. I saw you have no feature hubs. Hubpages will always be tweeked....sometimes to peoples liking and sometimes not. So far I have seen very little negative since I have been back, but I do know to make money here, it takes work and originality. Everything has growing pains....hang in there!
Earnings have gone downhill courtesy of several Google algorithm changes, but I think the site as a whole has made some good moves toward better quality. Over the 6 years I've been here, the platform has gotten a lot more user-friendly, they're getting better at communicating writing guidelines and expectations, and they've tweaked the hub score to give a more accurate picture of how a hub stacks up. The changes they've made in about the last year, I think, have gone a long way to encouraging high-quality output.
I'll admit that I'm still working on all my updates for the new guidelines, and currently have almost 300 hubs that I unpublished because they're poor quality and need a lot of work, and they were pulling down my overall ranks. However, once you implement the changes, the earnings do start showing up again. It's still less than I made pre-Panda, Farmer, Revenge of Panda et. al., but it's slowly improving. As with any open-submission platform, it's still all about the long haul.
What sort of changes have you had to make because I work really hard on my hubs and am shocked at how low the scoring system seems to grade me?
by Caren White 4 years ago
I looked at my hub scores today and cried. They have been falling steadily for two weeks from 70's & 80's to 60's and 70's with one 59. Today, one of my hubs has fallen to a 50. HP is sending me mixed signals. I am told to write in a niche that I am passionate about with...
by Tessa Schlesinger 2 years ago
There may already be a thread on this, but I can't find it. So the two reasons I can find for the Fred update (9th March) were backlinks from ureputable websites and for websites which had a lot of advertising Some sites have apparently dropped 90% in traffic.I truly doubt that HP is going around...
by Robin Edmondson 5 years ago
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by Athlyn Green 2 years ago
Having written across of a number of sites, some that did the Google dance before dying a slow death, there's a chilling pattern that unfolds, not only for site owners but for their writers. Owners start by making changes--sometimes huge, time-consuming, expensive ones. Earnings climb and just as...
by Williamjordan 8 years ago
How all of sudden some of the best Hubs on my account are substandar I'll be the first to say I am not the best wirter but I have improved and I have a and average amount of follwer 471 and I have 56,000 pageviews and I have deleted about 13 hubs. I am not deleting anymore tell me to leave in I...
by Marye Audet 8 years ago
You know...I have been reading the forums more than usual lately, partially to keep up with the PANDA-moan-ium and partly to see what changes are being made that may have an effect on my articles.You can take this or leave it...but at least read it. I work as a freelance writer for several clients,...
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