Something really weird...

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  1. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Something strange is going on with my HP account - actually, several things. For one, I got an email from one of my favorite hubbers asking why I had de-fanned her! I have NEVER de-fanned anyone!! Then, about the same time, I got an email from a guy who said I had sent him an invitation to join HP. I don't know this guy and have never sent anyone an invitation to join HP. Is there even such an invitation?? Also, what the heck has happened to my HP income? In Sept, Oct, and Nov, I was doing well. Since Dec. 1st, my earnings have tanked, even though I have WAY more hubs now! What gives?? Any ideas?? Thanks!

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image76
      Arthur Fontesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I would immediatly change account passwords.

    2. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      any time i see something strange, like settings change that i don't remember changing, i change my password.

      as far as income going down, mine is down too, but that is just because everybody spent a lot of money in December. i did pretty well up until a week ago, and i remember reading in the forum not to expect a lot of earnings in January.

    3. relache profile image73
      relacheposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      People don't get notified when someone chooses to leave their fan list.

      And the invite guy sounds like a fishing-spam expedition.

    4. AEvans profile image74
      AEvansposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Change your password! Honestly sometimes the fans fall off, I have found that a follower has been there and I have accepted there comment and then it will ask me 5 months later if I wish to accept or deny them again. I have fanned others then I go back to read and I have to fan them over again too. As for the income I do not know. smile

    5. prettydarkhorse profile image54
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      oh habee, Did you write the admin already, I hope this one will be sorted out soon, change the password ASAP

    6. Marisa Wright profile image88
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      They're just emails - some spammer has obviously thought up a couple of new angles, and has used the "Contact" button on your profile.  That's nothing to worry about, it's just irritating - unless of course your replied, which would've revealed your email address?

      That's a strange one, but I doubt very much that it's connected with the emails.  Have you looked at your Google Analytics to see if you can get some clue?  I know there is such a thing as being "sandboxed" by Google, I saw Mark Knowles complaining about it on another thread - basically you fall out of favour for some reason. Check your Adsense account for any other sites that may be using your ID.

  2. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 13 years ago

    WEIRD !!!

    E-mail HP team.

  3. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 13 years ago

    I have no idea Habee, can only second Tantrum. However, I think your HP income and unauthorized activity are likely two separate problems. Good luck sorting all out smile

  4. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    Way weird! I'd change passwords too and let HP team know.

    BTW....would you stop with the food hubs already?  You make me hungry EVERY time I see an email from you!

  5. blondepoet profile image65
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    Omg something definitely isnt right. For a start I did not think you could tell who has de-fanned you.

    1. Misha profile image64
      Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      LOL Deb, if a person had one fan, and now does not have any, they can easily tell lol

      1. blondepoet profile image65
        blondepoetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Lol Misha yes that sounds easy enough but how do you tell if you have more than one, I lost three the other day, obviously my straight forward comments have upset some-one, but my motto is you can love or loathe me, because I am who I am, I say what I feel and I'm still smiling.

        1. Misha profile image64
          Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I for one love you smile

      2. blondepoet profile image65
        blondepoetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I love u too heaps and heaps. You are one of a kind even if u have your eyes on my piroshkis. smile smile

  6. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    I understand the Amazon stuff, but it doesn't cost readers anything to click??

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    Habee, Your earnings started to fall on Dec 1? That doesn't make a lot of sense. I understand a fall off nearer Christmas like 12/20.

    What does your traffic look like? Is it holding steady or tanking as well? What's your definition of tanking - off 10% or off 85%?

  8. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    Habee keep us posted on your progress of solving the weirdness okay?

  9. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Nelle, it looks like my traffic has decreased by about 25%, and that's with a large increase in the number of hubs!

    And yes, it all began on Dec. 1st! I didn't even make payout for Dec!

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image64
      TheGlassSpiderposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You are in my prayers Habee. I hope this turns out to be nothing, and I hope that the HP team gets back to you quickly!! I wish you luck.

      If you haven't already....change that password!!

  10. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    How odd! Has the HP team gotten back to you yet? This does feel wrong. But odd things do happen online.

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    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    Oh no, a rabbit just ran over my grave.

    1. blondepoet profile image65
      blondepoetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Where ralwus? Oh that rascally wabbit, I'll catch him for ya.

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    I think everyone else said it best: contact HP team and change the password. hope you get it all sorted out.

  13. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Thanks, Marisa. I'm waiting for a reply from P. Deeds. No, I didn't reply to the email.

  14. wrenfrost56 profile image54
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    Sorry to hear that habee. sad I'm sure it'll be sorted swiftly. Good luck! smile

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    cosetteposted 13 years ago

    if it makes you feel any better, here's what my adsense says:

    Today's estimated earnings: $0.00

    in December i earned $60.89

    not a lot, but better than zero. meh. hmm

  16. viryabo profile image95
    viryaboposted 13 years ago

    My traffic AND earnings tanked considerably in December. I wonder why myself. Dropped like 75%. Wierd and upsetting.
    What does being 'sandboxed by google' really imply?


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