Guess who's back on HubPages...

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  1. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 12 months ago

    https://hubpages.com/@marisawrites

    Yay! Welcome back, Marisa smile

    1. letstalkabouteduc profile image97
      letstalkabouteducposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      That's definitely great news. Hopefully, the forums will become a place once again where we can learn from one another, improve our articles, and earn more. Thanks for sharing this!

    2. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      That is good news, welcome back Marisa.

    3. Thelma Alberts profile image93
      Thelma Albertsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Welcome back Marisa. I didn´t know that you have left Hubpages until now.

      1. profile image0
        Marisa Writesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        It's been a few years actually

        1. Randy Godwin profile image61
          Randy Godwinposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Glad you're back, Marisa. We missed you! smile

    4. Gordon Hamilton profile image95
      Gordon Hamiltonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Well, it's less frequent that I pop in to the forums these days I suppose than it is that the news headlines are positive, uplifting and cheerful - but I'm glad I did tonight (this morning). Welcome back, Marisa!! smile

    5. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I've been urging her return for some time and am so glad to see her.  Have missed her terribly.  Such a good writer and so full of credible and helpful info.  Welcome back, my friend!

  2. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 months ago

    Marisa. You are hereby cyber-hugged, if you choose to accept. big_smile

  3. Sherry H profile image94
    Sherry Hposted 12 months ago

    Welcome back, Marisa!
    Just reading the "Guess who's back.." I guessed it was Marisa Wright. The bond theraggededge shares with this community is beautiful.

  4. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 12 months ago

    Another intelligent voice added to this forum. Good news.

  5. profile image0
    Marisa Writesposted 12 months ago

    Logged in this morning and found this thread.  Thanks guys!

    I won't guarantee to be a voice of wisdom or to help others learn about HubPages.  It's been a long time since I took much interest in the science of getting online readership - I'm sure most of you know more than I do about the current state of play.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      The current state of play is a shambles. big_smile

      Meanwhile, were you here when Maven bought HubPages?

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Yeah not really. What nobody bothers to talk about is how Google Android dropped us all almost entirely from search.

      So 4 or 5 months ago I'm getting 1000 views a day from Google Android, but today I'm getting exactly ONE page view a day from Google Android.

      I keep looking at Hubpages, nobody seems to know the answer to this riddle. And it's not changed.

      That's not the entire traffic issue, but it seems to be the most troubling one.

      Anyway, nice to see you.

      1. profile image0
        Marisa Writesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        If that was happening for the whole site, then I'd expect HubPages to be launching one of its wholesale redesign/rule change purges.  I say that because it has happened twice before and both times, HubPages carried out a massive overhaul.

        Have you checked out your competition recently?

        1. DrMark1961 profile image99
          DrMark1961posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Wesmans concerns are valid.
          As far as I know, based on the comments on the forums, is that it was a sitewide issue. It was never addressed by HP.
          I personally lost several thousand page views per day. I had 39 Google android visits in the last 24 hours.
          My pages never lost ranking with Google so it was not a matter of competition. My traffic is back where it was before the loss of Google android, but if we still had that source I would be seeing several thousand per day more visits.

          1. profile image0
            Marisa Writesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Interesting

            1. DrMark1961 profile image99
              DrMark1961posted 12 months agoin reply to this

              I have asked a lot of people for opinions as to why we lost this traffic source. No one has been able to provide a way to get the views back.

              1. profile image0
                Marisa Writesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                For me, the first question to ask is "what the heck is Google Android"?   I just tried to Google it and got nothing useful.

                1. theraggededge profile image99
                  theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  Google searches via Android phones and tablets. All phones, more or less, that aren't Apple or Windows.

                  1. profile image0
                    Marisa Writesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    I assumed that was what it meant.  However, if I try Googling the term "Google Android", it doesn't exist.  That surprises me if it's an official term used by Google within Analytics - you'd expect them to mention it in their support documentation.

                    If we've lost Android searches, then there's something wrong with how HubPages works on cellphones, which has led to Google penalising the site. if that's the case, I'm very surprised that HP isn't doing something about it.  It's been well-known for years that most of our readers aren't using desktops any more.

                    (I haven't used Analytics for years, BTW, as my websites were on Wordpress and there are several much better alternatives available)

                  2. lobobrandon profile image90
                    lobobrandonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    No, this isn't it. Those visits show as google, not Google android. You can test it out.

                    I think Google Android is the traffic that comes from the new chrome tab on an android phone that gives you suggestions to news or articles you may be interested in. It is usually new content that shows up there.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Then we will share our info with you to bring you up to date!!

  6. profile image0
    Marisa Writesposted 12 months ago

    Yes I was. That's why I sold my other account...

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Marisa! smile Welcome Back.

  7. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 12 months ago

    Welcome back Marisa!  Hope you’ve been doing well while you were away.

  8. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image84
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 12 months ago

    Welcome! The Great Lighthouse of Hubpages.

  9. viryabo profile image95
    viryaboposted 12 months ago

    Welcome Marisa. It’s so good to have you back.

  10. AliciaC profile image98
    AliciaCposted 12 months ago

    Welcome back, Marisa! It's nice to see posts from you again.

  11. profile image0
    Marisa Writesposted 12 months ago

    Thanks all

  12. Health Reports profile image91
    Health Reportsposted 12 months ago

    Delighted to see you back.  Have you got some time on your hands? I had recently started a job with the US census. I worked 2 days and then got furloughed lol.

    1. profile image0
      Marisa Writesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I was already retired, but I did still have a bit of website design and maintenance work.  However one client was a yoga studio - and they've had to close due to the lockdown.  The other two clients are in Italy, and one's a doctor, so I don't expect to hear from them for the forseeable.

      My main reason for rejoining is that I've just closed down my last two websites.   When I sold my original HubPages accounts, the plan was to focus on my websites because the income was much better from them.  However, the income has gradually declined until it's no longer worth the effort.  Closing them has left me with a whole lot of material that has no home, so I thought I might as well post it on HubPages - if it earns something, that's a bonus.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Earnings are low right now, but in time will return.  I would spend my time upgrading and posting so that when the dollars return you can get a bunch of them!

  13. bhattuc profile image81
    bhattucposted 12 months ago

    Welcome. I have already gone through one of your articles.

  14. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 12 months ago

    Welcome back, Marisa. That's sad about your website(s), but for the most part, writing on HP is the same as when you were here, not a lot of change over the years in the overall article structure, etc. that does well.

    As a newbie, you are welcome to create a thread asking for help and feedback on a hub, Bev just loves those tongue

    1. Synux profile image61
      Synuxposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Deleted

      1. theraggededge profile image99
        theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Damn.

    2. profile image0
      Marisa Writesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I was tempted, because a couple of my articles got rejected on first attempt, much to my chagrin. However they are all Featured now.

      Do they still get considered automatically for the niche sites?  How long does it take these days?

      Also, what's the attitude on affiliate links (other than Amazon).  Any chance I might be able to include one in each Hub or is there no hope?

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Featured hubs are automatically considered and I believe the option to submit one every 14 days still stands. The amount of time they take to be moved depends on the niche site as they all have different queues with different editors (some editors work cross niche too). On Dengarden, mine were moved roughly within 4 days, but some have had wait times of up to a week and a half or so. It is important to note that I have not had the time to write a new hub in almost a year though.

        Also, you will not know if the hub was already considered and did not make it which is a pity. It's therefore wise to begin submitting after 14 days if you do not see it move automatically, of course after making some sort of improvements. What counts as an improvement, well you're going to have to see some of the top-performing hubs on the niche site you want to move to and compare it with yours in terms of structure, etc.

        I have personally never used any other affiliate links, but the same old rule applies, there were no changes made. You can include them provided they are very relevant and you add some info about the product, etc that is not typically found on the product page. Amazon capsules are kind of frowned upon, they prefer that you link through in-line text now (using the HP amazon link tool though as this allows the 60-40 share). The same rules apply for amazon links, targetted and some info around them that shows you know about the product.

      2. Solaras profile image97
        Solarasposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        One change you might have missed is that we get the Amazon split of the total of the products, not a random luck of the draw on purchases - i.e. this sale was HPs and the next one will be yours; now they are lumped together and we split on the total sales for the month.

      3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        They'll be moved automatically but you can still submit one every 14 days.  Only use the Amazon and make sure to use it correctly and you'll be OK.

        1. profile image0
          Marisa Writesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I am an affiliate for Shareasale and Bellydance.com. Now the websites are closed, I have no way to earn more commissions - and I already have money sitting in both of them. It would be nice to get those earnings up to the threshold so I can claim them.

 
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