Are you publishing hubs

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  1. sid_candid profile image58
    sid_candidposted 12 years ago

    After the recent Google changes traffic and earnings for most hubbers has decreased. Are you still adding hubs to your profile or waiting for things to settle down before you plan on your strategy. I am finding it difficult to find inspiration to write more hubs. I am sure things will improve as hubpages is certainly a top website with high Alexa ranking. Would like to know your views on it.

  2. Michael Willis profile image67
    Michael Willisposted 12 years ago

    Waiting for things to settle down or Official notice from HP on what to expect.

  3. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    I'm waiting too, although I did start writing another two hubs today.

  4. profile image0
    ryankettposted 12 years ago

    I will not be publishing a great deal even if things were to get back to normal, my portfolio will remain, but any new hubs will be promoting my other projects. The whole of 2011 is going to be dedicated to diversificatiion, including:

    - Several new websites
    - Several eBooks

  5. Randy Godwin profile image61
    Randy Godwinposted 12 years ago

    No, am waiting for an explanation about some curious things discovered about past actions   smile

    1. bgamall profile image72
      bgamallposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have run out of ways to call Wells Fargo and Ben Bernanke criminals so I guess I will have to wait until inspired. smile

      Disclaimer: These predators are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    "Are you publishing hubs?"

    Not yet, but I have been fooling around with the Title Tuner.

  7. CMHypno profile image86
    CMHypnoposted 12 years ago

    I will be if I can get my rear end out of the forums!

  8. Peggy W profile image97
    Peggy Wposted 12 years ago

    I will go ahead and hope for the best.  Still waiting eagerly to hear something from the HubPages staff as to what all of this means.  Some direction perhaps?

    1. wavegirl22 profile image49
      wavegirl22posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Paul wrote a post on the HP blog Peggy, not sure if you read it?

          Recent Google Changes

  9. simeonvisser profile image69
    simeonvisserposted 12 years ago

    I have published a few hubs. I'm just starting out so having those hubs out there gives me more chances to learn. If it fails to work then I can always work on other projects.

    I have no problem with starting my own websites but I have yet to identify a niche on which I could focus.

  10. profile image0
    TopUniverseposted 12 years ago

    Yes I am waiting for things to settle down.

  11. sofs profile image74
    sofsposted 12 years ago

    Just published one..the traffic is coming back and the hubs are floating up so I guess it is time to be working.

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It's Monday though, traffic always increases on a Monday.

      I am keen to see what my Monday traffic is like, but it will be nowhere near what it usually is on a Monday.

      My Monday will become my pre-slap weekend at best, in other words my weekdays have all become weekends (maybe even a little worse) and my weekends have become what my weekends were 6-8 months ago.

      1. sofs profile image74
        sofsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Don't worry Ryan it will soon be back to normal... you have great hubs so why do you worry so

        1. profile image0
          ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Because I am not convinced that everything will be rosy, and I am pretty convinced that even if they do get bettwe, things will get worse first - remember that this is a US only change so far! If my European traffic goes kerplunk that will be the end for me on here I sense sad

          Yeah, I am worried, and I will be until I see anything which suggests that I should be optimistic.

          1. Kdban101 profile image60
            Kdban101posted 12 years agoin reply to this

            At least finish your Blogger SEO series before you abandon HP. sad

            1. Hubman007 profile image61
              Hubman007posted 12 years agoin reply to this

              Ryan, may i ask what your earnings have been like compared to normal percantage wise?

              Bizaarely my earnings havent been affected in the past 5 days even though my traffic has halved.

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                ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                Traffic down about 35%, earnings including Amazon down about 50%.

                1. Pandoras Box profile image61
                  Pandoras Boxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                  That's bad, Ryan! Mine's not that bad. Maybe that suggests that when they update over there you'll even out some.

  12. David 470 profile image81
    David 470posted 12 years ago

    I don't think I am going to be publishing any more hubs until I see what happens. Hubpages has a great interface, and has a great community.

    We just need to get rid of those people who barely use the site, and when they do - just as spam and copied content.

  13. Aya Katz profile image83
    Aya Katzposted 12 years ago

    I think I'll concentrate on finding alternative sources of traffic for my current hubs, rather than publishing any new ones. The last hub I published only got two hits from Google, and I still think it has potential. So I have to find some other traffic for it.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 12 years ago

    No I want to see what policy changes or new quality standards, if any, HubPages makes, before I spend time changing or writing new hubs.

  15. Mark Ewbie profile image80
    Mark Ewbieposted 12 years ago

    I was a bit down initially, but I love showing off, er, I mean creating quality content.  So I have pretty much carried on with my mission to reduce the internet to a floating cess pit of junk.

    What is nice is to get the final seal of approval from Google that my stuff really is as rubbish as I thought it was.

    I so can't wait till they try driving up my road to take pictures of my house again.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image61
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  16. janderson99 profile image55
    janderson99posted 12 years ago

    I'm waiting!
    A tiny increase seen in latest stats
    My stat are down a little but many red arrows today.
    There's Hope!
    The big question is if we have all been tarred with the same brush i.e. Is there are a universal penalty applied to all hubs by Google? Linking structure and other setup issues?

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      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      All that graph says to me is that US traffic is lower now than it was on Christmas day and that global traffic is about the same now as it was on Christmas day.

      Each day around 75% of my money is being made whilst the average European person is awake. What petrifies me is that much of that 75% could also be gone.

      At the current level of earnings I can justify keeping my Hubpages up, but not publishing. With a further decrease, and no improvement after a couple of months, my content would probably be more valuable to me elsewhere.

    2. Pandoras Box profile image61
      Pandoras Boxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      This is related to what I'm wondering. Do we have too many outbound links to sales sites, and too many inbound links from low-quality blogs/back-linking/bookmarking sites?

      But I'm guessing that wasn't an aspect of the algorithm change or someone would have mentioned it I reckon.

  17. barryrutherford profile image79
    barryrutherfordposted 12 years ago

    My traffic seems to edging back to normal levels just published a new hub on the 2012 London Olympic Games in 2012

  18. brandonhart100 profile image79
    brandonhart100posted 12 years ago

    I'm actually working on my website rather than publishing until I hear from the HP staff on what they plan to do and what corrections we as hubbers need to make.  I don't want to write something and then go back and fix it.

  19. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    Ehh.. I've been slowing down as I have approached 300 hubs.  I've been neglecting my main site a bit too much so have gone back to giving it regular attention.

    But aside from that, yes, I have momentarily stopped new hubs because it makes it easier to see what the real effect of this Google change will be.  If I'm adding new stuff, that distorts it a little.

  20. barryrutherford profile image79
    barryrutherfordposted 12 years ago

    remeber 75% of something is better than 100% of nothing  The drop  has been less than a week - Ryankett you have been here two years

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That is true, but don't mistake my fear for a depression. I am taking positives out of this, but I want to focus my optimism in the right place. Being over-optimistic about this platform will detract from my new found motivation to diversify, so a slight pessimism is in itself a positive. If you can decipher that smile

      I have actually only been publishing for around 18 months, rather than 2 years smile

  21. Mikeydoes profile image45
    Mikeydoesposted 12 years ago

    I am a firm believer that publishing hubs that can generate unlimited income is better than playing video games. I plan on publishing 50+ hubs very soon. Well at least it is a goal of mine.

    I also want to see what is up with this hubpage video thingie I've barely heard about.


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