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  1. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    Deafening silence from HubPages staff concerning the new Google changes.  I mean damn, are you guys professionals or not?  Just a word or two to your loyal writers is not asking too much is it?  (notice I used profanity as this usually gets one of the mod's attention)

    1. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Randy. Not being one in the 'loop' could you let me in on what has Mrs Google been up to ?

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Many content sites, including HP, have been hit by a new Google algorithm change which has severely affected page views for many writers.


                                        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/68565

  2. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I know they sometimes pop in over the weekend, but you're probably looking at Monday now before a moderator finds this....unless I report you.  smile  LOL

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I will willing sacrifice myself to get a word out of the unusually quiet powers-that-be.  smile

      It's not like they didn't know about this yesterday!

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Maddie popped in another thread and did say they were on it...

    1. Mikeydoes profile image76
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I mean that kind of is obvious to us all, lol. That is all she said? We understand they are "on" it, but what is it that they are on?!

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I hope it is something stimulating!  lol  It seems a mess across the different content sites.  I know there is some crap in some of the #1 search results.  Perhaps it will get better.  smile

    2. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Missed that one, Susan!  Wish she had used an official announcement post, but at least somebody said something!  smile

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Well, I would rather have a well thought out response rather than a quickly put together one.

  5. Haunty profile image81
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    Hey guys, do you really thing Hubpages will say anything unless they know it for certain? Unlikely. This just happened yesterday. They are on it. I admire your trust in the greatness of the Powers, but chances are even Google doesn't know for sure what is going to happen. This might just be a testing phase.

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hope so Haunty.
      I feel like someone's just pulled a rug from under me sad

    2. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No one asked for an answer to the problem.  Merely acknowledging the concerns of some members early on would have helped somewhat.

      Or do you think this would have been wrong to do?  Or too much trouble to say "we are on it"  several hours ago?

      Sorry, I cannot give them a pass on this, your Eliteness.  smile

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You want them to respond to the question- what are they doing? wink

        However, it has been 24 hours, give or take, and you expect answers, as if yesterday wasn't fast enough. lol

        I mean, I've seen so many threads speaking out it, yet are hubs not suppose to rank for what they are individually? I realize Hubpages gives juice to quality content and has many checks and balances in place. Many people apparently have the wrong impression about Hubpages, which boils down to the members, if I'm correct.

        How people get referrals could be a problem? I'm not making any claims. I do not do referrals at this point. But, how and why people sign up for Hubpages does matter to the quality of hubs written. If you take the average person, then you have an uneducated person, who believes things which are not true, creating hubs. If referrals are recruited, as some sort of link to MLM programs, could also be causing some of the problems in content.

        Maddie said they are working on it and that is good enough for me. What precisely are they working on? Most likely isn't a concern for Hubbers as much as it is for Hubpages itself. The juice Hubs receive is probably what they are working on and the reason for the downturn in views for many is because they(you or others) are not receiving Hubpages love juice.

        Just a thought. wink

        1. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Nope, Ray!  I didn't ask for a solution to the problem, just an acknowledgment, as Maddie has apparently belatedly performed.  I'm not worried as I do not depend on the money I make here. 

          But I will not shy away from asking questions, no more than Maddie nor the other mods back away from banning members for things THEY disagree with.  I trust they are doing all they can in the way of fixing things, that was never the concern.

      2. Haunty profile image81
        Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You know we're in trouble when Paul Edmondson deletes his account. Keep checking, maybe it's still there. wink

        1. Haunty profile image81
          Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I just checked. He stopped publishing 2 weeks ago. That's a bad sign. wink

          1. Randy Godwin profile image93
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Not really!  Perhaps he has all the money he needs!  smile

            1. Haunty profile image81
              Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              lol I bet.

        2. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No big deal!  I still have my articles, unlike a former site I was banned from which kept my work for their own profit.  I don't give my articles away on those type sites anymore.  smile

        3. agvulpes profile image87
          agvulpesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Are you talking about this Paul Edmondson:
          http://hubpages.com/profile/paul+edmondson
          Or is there another one? smile

          1. Randy Godwin profile image93
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I'm not sure!  Perhaps you'd better flag it to be sure!  lol

            1. agvulpes profile image87
              agvulpesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Maybe he has absconded with MrsGoogle lol

              1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Not gonna touch that one!

  6. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    From the Wall Street Journal, dated Feb 26, 2011:

    "Paul Edmondson, chief executive of HubPages.com, which shares ad revenue with writers that publish Web content about a variety of topics from making scarves to Mexico's Day of the Dead holiday, said it was too early to tell how his site, would fare under the changes."

    for the full article:
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 … 47136.html

    1. Andrew0208 profile image56
      Andrew0208posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with him that it is too early to tell. Maddie responded that they're on it which is also good enough to lay off fears of the unknown. It's just too early to panic about this as this change also affected search results of over 90% of reputable and quality sites. It's normal in it's nature before the search algorithm reset settles. This is weekend, watchout for normality by Monaday.

    2. Peggy W profile image95
      Peggy Wposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hopefully we will get an announcement from Paul Edmondson soon as to what this all means to those of us publishing hubs.  I assume that Google has made changes like this in the past.  If they can truly figure out which postings are the best quality, it shouldn't hurt those of us writing good hubs.  Let's not panic!

  7. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    11.8%

  8. accofranco profile image83
    accofrancoposted 7 years ago

    Paul Ed. said what???...hey, hubbers should start  withdrawing their hubs, let's go barrel...lol...like i said some centuries ago, i am going with HP...where they are, shall i be...my traffic have not been tampered but quadrupled...lol...earnings skyrocketed...wish it could remain...I AM THE BIGGEST GAINER IN THIS GG NEW REFORMS....Hurray!!

    1. Haunty profile image81
      Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No you're not. My earnings went through the roof. wink

 
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