Returning after a two year break - anything I should know?

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  1. davidlivermore profile image98
    davidlivermoreposted 3 months ago

    Except for maintaining some articles, I have taken a break from HubPages the last couple of years.  A month ago I came back with a vengeance by writing one article a week.  That's my goal for as long as I can maintain it, as long as I have relevant topics to discuss.

    The question I have for the community is if there is anything new with HubPages or the online writing industry I should be aware of?  I read a bit on Medium, but my only experience with that site is that someone stole one of my articles and placed it on that site.  Luckily the DMCA went through so I expect it to be resolved.

    Thank you!

    1. ahostagesituation profile image80
      ahostagesituationposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      There are about a million things different about the online writing industry tongue But I'm back to HP after about 7 year break and it is pretty similar from what I can remember.   I never wrote here for adsense or affiliate ads in the past, I just wanted to, so I don't know if any of that is the same. I did just learned that I can't size a photo, or left/right margin a photo as I could in the past which isn't ideal.

  2. Marisa Writes profile image94
    Marisa Writesposted 3 months ago

    I'm back too, after a longer break than you, and I haven't found anything substantially different.  They seem to be even more sensitive about Amazon - I used a couple of Amazon capsules, making sure to include a long personal recommendation, and they still got snipped.  I put the products in again using a text link and they got approved.

    The only thing to be aware of is that the Adsense program has been closed down, so all earnings come through the HubPages Earnings Program.

    1. davidlivermore profile image98
      davidlivermoreposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      I had the same thing happen with my Amazon capsules, so I basically won't use them anymore.

      Adsense is gone huh?  That's a real shame.  I didn't earn much from it, but I always earned something.

      Thanks for the reply.

      1. Marisa Writes profile image94
        Marisa Writesposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        If you've got a bit of a balance in your Adsense account and don't plan to use it anywhere else, you can apply to close it, and they'll send you the balance.  I think there is a minimum threshold but it's far lower than the payout threshold.

    2. Rock_nj profile image91
      Rock_njposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Given all of the problems we're having recently with obtaining data from Amazon ads via the HubPages Earnings Program, perhaps closing down the Adsense program was a mistake. I wonder if Adsense is having the same reporting problem that we're experiencing as we rely upon HubPages to report our Amazon ads earnings? Or, is Adsense just gone completely and no longer supported by Amazon?

  3. Marisa Writes profile image94
    Marisa Writesposted 3 months ago

    I'm confused.  Why do you think Amazon and Adsense have anything to do with each other?

    1. Rock_nj profile image91
      Rock_njposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      My bad. Separate entities. Anyway, this Amazon earnings delay is starting to hurt my motivation to publish here. I hope they straighten it out soon.


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