Is Maven trying to kill off Hubpages?

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  1. JerryFisher profile image92
    JerryFisherposted 14 months ago

    Well I hope not of course, but when I started writing on Hubpages years ago there were a lot of writers and a lot of encouragement. These days I know Matt pops in now and again but otherwise it's a bit of a closed door and CPM for the last few weeks at approximately $1.50 seems to be about half of what it was a month ago, so you've got to wonder if this site isn't in the death throes.I've tried recently writing a few new articles, but honestly it just doesn't seem worth the effort to the number of views, and I've also found editing a waste to time too.
    Could be that Hubpages with little fresh content is now just a financial burden for them.

    1. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Firstly, I have not published an informational article since 2017. Why? Because for me it is much tougher to jump through the hoops as well as have not any marketable topic.

      In other words one expertise is MS Excel. However, there are tons of articles on that on the web from reputable, expert orientated authors with credentials and/or degrees, and finally access to videos showing step by step how-tos.That is tough nut to crack. I don't mean that in a gloom and doom sense. It just is a reality for me. 

      Years ago I use to write on NHRA drag racing stuff. But, those are date sensitive and not evergreen, thus fell to wayside and finally deleted. I would somewhat have luck writing about the national event not far away with pics and all. But, again, is time sensitive. So, in the end I abandoned that.

      Yet, that may be off topic. From my observation I see once in awhile a veteran Hubber appear in the forums. Checking their profile I would discover they were quite accomplished. One I visited had over 100 million views. Wow!

      So, looking at the About Page for HubPages I ponder if it is more like we just simply don't know what the success of HubPages is. How would we? Especially since they are part of TAG thus do not see for instance a stock report. With how HubPage's niche sites are promoted by TAG I am left to wonder.

      As a side note I have only two articles with consistent views, yet will take me a year or more to reach a pay out. My CPM is always $3.00 or more. Impressions are 76% of views.

      What is HubPages?

    2. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      HubPages is here to stay. We are continuing to work on the platform to improve user experience and earnings.

      1. chef-de-jour profile image97
        chef-de-jourposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for all your work - I got 2 cents from my first article back in 2012 and have just been ploughing on ever since. Now I've 460 odd articles and decent earnings still. I'm keen to write more.

        HubPages has its faults but I still admire the open door policy where a new writer can learn and potentially improve and eventually earn.

        Businesses evolve, are vulnerable to market forces, rise and fall and succumb - HubPages is still going, despite all the rumours and lower earnings. I can understand writers wanting to stop, trying something new when things aren't going well; it's natural and sensible. Yet I want to continue producing fresh material in the hope that things will improve when markets settle down again and ads placement issues are tackled.

      2. JerryFisher profile image92
        JerryFisherposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much for chiming in Matt with that assurance. Just those few words are enough to get writing again.

      3. janshares profile image94
        jansharesposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Glad to hear that, Matt.

      4. Miebakagh57 profile image78
        Miebakagh57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks Matt. The information has import of confidence in it.

      5. Kenna McHugh profile image92
        Kenna McHughposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        This is good to hear! Thanks, Matt!

      6. Cristale profile image85
        Cristaleposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        It's getting worse, not better!

        1. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image88
          AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 9 months agoin reply to this


          My income this month is even worse than last month's, and that was the lowest it's been since I first began writing here. Since Maven, now calling itself Arena Platform, took over from the original Hubpages, income has declined hugely.

  2. eugbug profile image96
    eugbugposted 14 months ago

    My CPM is about 2/3 of last years and views are about 70%, so earnings are about half of what they were for 2021 or 2020. I presume we're paying more out of our share for running the site.

  3. Ryan Cornelius profile image80
    Ryan Corneliusposted 14 months ago

    It's not only you noticing this. I just use it as practice to enhance my skills but can't ignore the signs

  4. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 14 months ago

    Thanks Matt.
    It's good to hear something.
    I hope Hubpages survives.

    1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      HubPages is alive and well! No need to worry about anything!

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Matt. It gives us some confidence to hear that.

      2. Miebakagh57 profile image78
        Miebakagh57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks again, Matt. These your words give confidence to every hopeful writer.


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