I spent part of the day upgrading one of my hubs.
I realized after the fact that, “Well, gosh, I guess I’m not quitting.”
I am not quitting, but will likely be hiatus until I see what happens in the next week or so.
Update: hiatus from writing hubs that is.
Why would you quit? Even if my earnings from HubPages drop by 50%, I'm still earning far more here than I ever did on Helium.
However, I won't be revising any Hubs or taking any other actions until we know more about the implications of the algorithm change. There's no point trying to second-guess what I need to do, I'll wait for the experts!
I am not quitting.
I am pretty sure hubpages is one of the best places to write online - and am certain they will deal with whatever quality issues google may have. I am also fairly certain that google have targeted a specific area of the internet in order to favor the bigger players - so I may have to change my approach on some things.
No different to the real world. Big fish eat little fish. We are little fish.
What is the best and easy way to get it right now.
That's what I'm seeing, Mark. One of my hubpages that was on the 1st page got bumped down to page 10, in favor of the big retailers.
Of course none of these pages target the niche I exploited, so the whole thing isn't making sense yet.
I've spent the past month designing a marketing plan to hit a few niches. Now that plan is on hold.I'm not about to write up 50 hubs and find out I did it wrong.
So I'll sit in my hub sandbox and wait.
I'm not quitting. Have been updating hubs on and off, all day.
Why would anyone quit?
Certainly not now. This will work its way out in a week or so, one way or the other.
I'm happy enough here. I won't buy all the doom and gloom until I see it reflected in my figures.
I'm def not quiting. My earnings are up and doing really well with Amazon more so than Google. I'm keeping on keeping on and publishing as if nothing ever happened. I constantly update and work on improving my hubs, I feel it will always be a work in progress and that keeps me in the game!
I'm taking this as an opportunity to work harder, better and take advantage of the open road!
Not quiting. Promoting through Visibli.com for twitter and posting links on quality websites.
I'm with you on all of that Katie. If the bum falls out of hubpages I will be astonished. I have been on the net since it's inception and have seen a few sites go under. They all had one thing in common. Lousy management. I don't get a sense of that here, so will assume hubpages will survive better than many.
I am not quitting, in fact, I am going to spend more time working on getting traffic to my hubs outside of the internet. But, I will probably do that before I start writing more hubs.
But, right now, I am still spending a majority of my time helping my brother, in getting him to his Cancer treatments in Ann Arbor, and looking into other ways of getting extra income to help him.
It has not been fun. I take him back to the VA tomorrow for two days of Kemo treatments, then he has to go back every two weeks for an undetermined amount of time. Not sure how that is going to go.
So far. I have only made $5.00 here.
How do you get traffic for your hub outside Internet? ?
Nope, but I'm not publishing for a while.
My commitment is that my 718 hubpages will stay right here. I sense that even if the worst comes to the worst I can still squeeze a half decent Christmas out of my portfolio
My efforts will be on diversification, but reducing my income even further doesn't help that effort!
I'm not quitting either. My traffic is down, yes, but only to January levels (which OK was pretty bad) but it was still a lot higher than last summer.
My earnings have tumbled but that's no-one's fault if no-one is clicking on ads. I'm still getting loads of views. This time last year I'd have chewed my own arm off to get this many views on a monthly basis, never mind daily!
I'm just not rushing to put out more work until I see how it all pans out.
Great opportunity to work on my own sites but oh no I have to sit here reading forums!!
Hey CV! Still making the rounds, I see! How's things in "Helium Heaven"? Rex still talkin' the talk?
I don't intend to quit either, although the recent Google changes have made me nervous and my traffic is down by about 15% as of the last few days. I am hoping the blip is only temporary and as many others are saying, things will settle down in a week or so. Certainly I am holding fire on publishing right now, at least until we get a statement from Hubpages.
A statement? Or a second statement?
Although I agree of course
I will be publishing again for sure Ryan, but want all this to die down a bit first. Right now few seem to be spending much time reading anyway, they are all running round in circles wondering if this is 'the beginning of the end'...... Not totally worried yet as my income although normally fairly minimal (£2-£4 per day), has not taken a massive drop, and in the last 2 days I am actually up by about a quarter on my usual daily income from Adsense.
PS. Are you counting the first statement as Maddie saying 'We are on it' Ryan??
Well I am certain the staff are working flat out cleaning the site up. I myself must have flagged about 100 hubs in the last 24 hours, and judging by the threads on here, quite a few of us have.
Plus my Pagets disease of the Breast hub got ads removed so they are being really busy, and I don't mind so long as it means we get out positions in the SERPS back.
I guess that means they are working over the weekend then, which is a good sign in terms of them taking action. A shame about your hub though, as it can hardly be described as a low quality topic, (I still find it hard to comprehend why such important topics do not warrant adverts from Adsense).
It might have been the photos! So I took them off, and the video, and appealed. But if they are off to stay, so be it. It's quite a popular hub but more of a public service than a money maker anyway.
Could be, but I had a similar problem with my Vaginismus Hub, and no adverts to this day, even though there were no pictures of vaginas on it, and no videos. Seems that any sexual health type hubs are not allowed adverts. I even struggled with one on how to improve male fertility, and on this hub the adverts seem to come and go randomly.
I had to laugh when you were you didn't even have photos!!
I've got a total of 4 hubs all with ads removed now - all health related, and all written before they decided we couldn't write them.
I stayed away from doing any health hubs for a while, because you just don't know what could get its ads banned because all humans have bodies and all parts of the bodies go wrong.
We can write about them just as well as any MD site, which claims to be written by doctors. Far more likely its their 13 year old sons that are doing the actual writing!
Could have been so much worse if I had put photos on my 'How to improve male fertility hub' don't you think!! One of the key parts was to reduce masturbation, can you imagine the pictures and videos I could have included???? LOL
I can imagine!!
Actually I'm trying NOT to imagine!! LOL
You could have included pictures of men shoveling snow, or playing checkers dressed in winter gear. ??
When this is seen through the lens of one hubber's account it is tough to see what has been hit and what has not, but Hubpages staff can see a bigger picture and react accordingly. I think we all need to have a bit of patience and see what happens over the next few weeks.
What on earth would I quit? I trust Hubpages. They know what they need to do to clean things up - all the spam. I truest that they know what they are doing.
Let some time go by before jumping on an I quit wagon.
Quitters never prosper!
They'll have to pry my account out of my cold dead hands. .
It would be so sad for me, if I couldn't pop in to visit with everyone. My hubs are staying where they are. They were made for HP, no place else for them to go.
Good point, nelle.
Same goes for me. Not only no other place to park my hubs, but who else would have me?
Nope, sorry Hub Pages, you're my OAO.
Randy Godwin: I plan to hold extra tight to my HP account, cuz if it comes down to it, they can take my gun AND the cannoli !!!
I'm already feeling a lot better about the changes. I am not too worried about it. I recommend everyone keep on plugging or you are going to miss the boat. Making hubs is STILL much more productive than watching TV in your spare time. If a better opportunity comes along, you don't think our Hubpages community will share the news here?
If you stop plugging you are turning down a possible full time career. That is the way I see it.
Not just yet.
I have a hubchallenge to finish and another to start in April.
So, i aint going nowhere.
Nope, I am staying...
Oh life is full of ups and downs..it is cowardly to run at the slightest excuse.
If we have hit rock bottom there is just one way to go and that is up... cheers!!
QUIT? WHY? Clearly I don't comprehend the "danger." So I'm not even thinking about going anywhere. So now, though, I see why my follower count is going down, some are running for the hills. Hey, you guys, let's support the team. After all they've supported those of us who have no real writing talent. So, for that I thank the HubPages team and say, "You Go Team, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!
I'm not quitting. Even if I don't ever manage to earn money on Hubpages, I will still accomplish my goal of getting my writings read. The things I work the hardest at, I do it for many reasons and often intend it to accomplish more than one thing.
Being well known and having a high fan base is more important to my goals than making money from Hubpages.
So quit? Never. I move on to something better but never quit.
My first hub since Google tweaked its Algorithm
No other better place with such a great caring community. "quitting is for quitters." This is my virtual home(all gadgets, food, money, hangout and loved ones in place). It can only get even better in here.
not only "not quitting" but publishing more.
I am very curious to see what types of hubs were hit the worst and understand the reasons why. Then, we can adjust and produce better quality articles in the view of the big G.
I have noticed a few of my categories of hubs are working their way back up - others are still in the pits.
Hopefully those followers some are losing were flagged for bad content. I will gladly sacrifice any of those!
Quit? No way, I write for pleasure and the money is merely a justification of my time spent doing so. It's not like I turn 'em out fast anyway!
Hi wait up, why is everybody talking about quiting? Is it because of Google? I read someone said that who is the website that carries most duplicate content, isn't it Google itself? ....sorry I'm trying to type a SMILEY but i forgot how to do it. So I jsut say "Smile." What I read is true, but I'm just kidding abut this although i really read it.
I have no plans to quit right now. I think that would be very short-sighted for anyone to do.
I'm not quitting. However, taking a look around at other options while this algopocalypse is righting itself seems like a good idea. I'll publish here again once there's some indication that things are back on track.
I am certainly not quitting. Maybe this is an opportunity for HP to really gain ground, and to improve the quality of its content by cutting out the crap. (I think I will delete some of my stinky, earlier hubs. For the 'cause.'
I see it as an opportunity in a lot of ways. I think unpublishing Hubs is one thing, but deleting them is another. I don't think anyone should delete anything right now. Unpublish - maybe. I just think, at least for awhile, people should just hold off to see where everything ends up going, what has a place where, who thinks what is desirable, etc. etc. We don't really even know if "tweaking" will now involve any different steps.
Guess I'm thinking it may be more prudent to wait to see if HubPages requests people start trimming out x type of Hub or x number of x type of Hubs. I don't pretend to know anything about how things work on "the other end" of HubPages. It's just that I'm wondering what the impact might be if "a zillion" Hubbers all started trimming out what they believe are their own stinky Hubs all at once. I'm just wondering if there could be a "baby-with-the-bathwater" kind of thing (in any number of ways)? (Then again, maybe it would just be "bathwater-with-bathwater"?)
I'm not quitting, not yet anyway. But I'm also not revising my hubs. I got a nice little 'gift certificate' recently in the mail from Google asking me to advertise and write on their site and thanking me for being a loyal customer. something is up, but I will wait and see how it unfolds.
QUITTING??! I just got started a month ago! Haven't been able to sign in to earn payments yet though. I click on configure and put in last 5 of phone and zip code, but keep getting error stating that one or the other is incorrect. I only use one phone number and the zip hasn't changed. Anyone out there that can help me with this? Don't want to quit. I want to get started!!
I'm not quitting no way, put way to much work into this to quit.
Brits don't quit!
One of the quickest ways to really destabilise hubpages would be for everyone to delete their hubs or close their accounts. The effect would be a bit like a run on a bank, and if HubPages is already suffering a dip in revenue from a loss of traffic, could financially really hurt them.
Support HubPages - write more Hubs!
I'm not quitting yet - just barely got started. I'm going to try focusing on some other thing for a while, though.
Since I really have not done much here lately I am not seeing the effects of the changes like those of you who are very active. No reason to quit in my opinion. HP knows what they are doing.
Dont quit yet folks, just retreat.
Remember that quitters are never winners, except for any addictions.
I'm not quitting either, I only joined three months ago.. no time to give up!
It doesn't make a lot of difference to me what the Google algorithm is anyway because I am still a long way from reaching the mystical pay out figure. I enjoy writing for HubPages so why would I quit? There is a wonderful sense of community and even if it is only a few dedicated followers, my writing is being read.
Business as usual- stats show reached pay out today, so yeah i am not quitting
I never even considered quitting. Everything will normalize after a while I'm sure - in fact, this morning my daily (24 hour) views are almost back normal after being at 50% for a few days!
definitely not quitting. I really love Hubpages. I really hope this all gets sorted out with Google because Hubpages has great articles that are really informative and helpful. It is one of the best writing sites online and it is NOT a content farm.
I don't think any of us are quitting. The discussions in the Forums by people who are concerned about the situation are taking place precisely because so many of us are heavily committed to Hubpages and have long term plans about how we will use our standing with HP to greater advantage in the future.
I am concerned about how this will play out and affect my future plans, but I'm certainly not dropping out.
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