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I'll admit that I'm still working on all my updates for the new guidelines, and currently have almost 300 hubs that I unpublished because they're poor quality and need a lot of work, and they were pulling down my overall ranks.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?
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