Xomba = dead?

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  1. canadawest99 profile image61
    canadawest99posted 7 years ago

    Boy xomba got beat hard by the Panda.  First they get an -86% drop in SERP results, then adsense is suspended for 5 days due to a plagiarism complaint and now they are barely on the radar for traffic now.  I have over 1200 articles up there and getting 20 or 30 total views a day.  This site may have seen its best days.

    1. kschang profile image88
      kschangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      AFAIK Xomba seem to be a poor clone of Hubpages merged with a bit of Reddit. The problem is both requires a large audience to "snowball" and Xomba don't have it.

  2. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    You think?

    Xomba never had much of a life expectancy, its always been ugly and poorly managed.

    But, on the other hand, the various reports out there that say things like "86% drop in visibility" are being lost in translation and slightly misinterpreted.

    The companies creating these reports dont have the data to say a site has dropped n% , they follow specific search terms and keywords and measure loss of SERP's on those specific terms then extrapolate out.

    So, Xobba lost 86% of search visibility on specific terms that were being tracked. Which is a bit different than 86% loss in SERP's across the board.

    1. Rosie2010 profile image73
      Rosie2010posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! I'm so impressed!  I don't use Xomba, but it's nice to know.  Thanks once again, sunforged.

  3. doban profile image61
    dobanposted 7 years ago

    I get more views on HubPages for the same amount of articles as I have on Xomba; however, I still earn more on Xomba. The reason is because a single ad click on Xomba seems to earn far more than I get on HubPages for a single click. I am intrigued by the new ad program at HubPages though.  And, by the way, HubPages and Xomba are both earning me more now than Suite 101 is.  None can hold a candle to eHow though on earnings. Post Panda, my eHow earnings have grown.  Panda did not seem to impact them although everyone thought it would.

    1. Rosie2010 profile image73
      Rosie2010posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your input.  Good to know.

  4. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    I'm pretty sure that as a non-US member I wasn't allowed to write for Demand Studios. Pity because all their requirements seem to be a couple of hundred words on a given subject. I could do that in my sleep.

  5. thisisoli profile image69
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    The problem with Xomba is that they persistently screwed their writers over.

    1. daybreak profile image74
      daybreakposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have to agree with this comment.


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