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Misha ( My Hero) Has Only 13 Hubs Left

  1. sid_candid profile image60
    sid_candidposted 6 years ago

    Misha who had 21 hubs when I last saw just a couple of days back has now only 13 hubs. Is he removing hubs or are they unpublished by moderators? He is my hero and inspiration so I am a bit concerned.

    1. AEvans profile image80
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      E-mail him but it could be that he is revising his hubs like many of us are. smile Let us know. I have pulled down 13 so far to review and see where changes need to be placed. smile

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I'm reviewing quite a few old hubs at the moment, I don't know what Misha is doing, but many of us are reviewing. smile

        1. Aficionada profile image88
          Aficionadaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          smile I'm thinking that if a lot of people move their hubs, then when HP recovers there will be more juice for those of us who are still here?  I hope, I hope, I hope.... That is, if our hubs meet all guidelines and are actually very good.  As I said, I hope, I hope, I hope....

          1. thisisoli profile image73
            thisisoliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Most of the money makers are removing.

            I am holding on for a little bit longer but judging by the decidedly unfriendly tone being taken I have my articles backed up incase it suddenly becomes time to move on.

            1. earnestshub profile image87
              earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I have noticed an exodus of productive writers as well. I also notice that hubpages has moved from 174 up to 200 on Alexa.

              I know many don't believe Alexa is relevant, but I do. It has gone very quickly from 190 or so up to the latest 203 today.

              Hubpages has been a great platform for writers, and I would never have written as much if it had not been so easy.

              I have had to make some small changes, but so far nothing like I have seen here in this forum.

              It is Google who are my problem.

              I don't enjoy seeing my 3,400 word authoritative hub with the works sitting below half a dozen "Howto" and "yahoo answers" that are not much longer than their Google summary with no information that is correct or useful. sad

              1. thisisoli profile image73
                thisisoliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                You can recover from a Google slap.

                1. earnestshub profile image87
                  earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  I wish I knew how Oly. smile

                  1. thisisoli profile image73
                    thisisoliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    I was attempting to indicate through a mild subcommentary that the Google update was not the primary reason that many members chose to remove themselves from hubpages. :p

                    1. earnestshub profile image87
                      earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                      Oh I see. smile Yes it does look like some are having a very hard time with hubpages itself.

            2. Richieb799 profile image76
              Richieb799posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I don't think I will move my articles because they will take ages to regain maturity elsewhere but I may back them up.. I started copying them to disk before, what is the quickest way to back them up?
              They are fairly easy to copy and paste into Word

              1. thisisoli profile image73
                thisisoliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                You can one click backup your entire account with a firefox plugin called scrapbook.  go to your account on hubpages, choose save as from the scrapbook firefox menu, choose one level deep and then when the back up starts pause it, and uncheck the articles you do not need to save.

          2. AEvans profile image80
            AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            That is what I am doing and it is work. sad

    2. thisisoli profile image73
      thisisoliposted 6 years ago

      I think he is placing them elsewhere I am afraid!

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with Oli and go as far as to say, plenty of people are also doing the same. wink

        1. TerryGl profile image60
          TerryGlposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          That is very true..

      2. lorlie6 profile image83
        lorlie6posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I'm afraid it's getting a bit ugly around here...

        1. BRIAN SLATER profile image87
          BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Too true, I will miss Misha as well but I don't think he'll be the last big earner to leave. The recovery of this site will take at least 2 years if not longer, so the people with most to lose like Misha will be long gone. Good luck to you Misha.

    3. kmackey32 profile image62
      kmackey32posted 6 years ago

      HE IS ALSO MY HERO...He has done so much for me when I needed it the most. I think of him all the time.....

    4. Misha profile image77
      Mishaposted 6 years ago

      Awww, thank you Sid and Kristie smile

      Unfortunately, I am leaving. I don't think HP ever recovers to anything comparable to what it used to be, at least not under the current management. One need to know at least some SEO to succeed in this game, and they proved themselves totally ignorant in this area. Nothing what they currently do can help the site to rank better. In fact it rather hurts site rankings. At the same time, they aggressively push out of the site people who could have helped them. They ruined the community with witch hunts, too. I don't see any reason to stay here any longer.

      Bye guys, see ya around the Net. smile

      1. Greek One profile image75
        Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        where ya going?

        1. Misha profile image77
          Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I am in many places on the net. I think we are connected on FB, right? smile

          1. Greek One profile image75
            Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            yes.. I am the 18 year old nubile brunette who sent you my pics, remember?

            1. Misha profile image77
              Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Aaaa, that was you! yikes Sorry, I reported it as spam tongue

              1. earnestshub profile image87
                earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Misha, not one hubber is going to believe you reported that as spam! lol lol lol

                All my best wishes Misha. May you drive a nice car often. smile

                1. Misha profile image77
                  Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  LOL Thanks Ernest. smile You won't believe it, but I did report quite a few of those on many sites big_smile

                  1. earnestshub profile image87
                    earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    I do believe it Misha, I was using some of your  past humor as a backdrop to this. smile

            2. thisisoli profile image73
              thisisoliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              15*

      2. tritrain profile image81
        tritrainposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Misha, check out my latest Hub.  It may be of interest to you.

        Others can too!  big_smile

        1. Misha profile image77
          Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Tritrain, I am not a writer. Well, I certainly do write time to time, but I have enough of my own sites to put my writings on. More sites than writings LOL.

    5. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago

      Bye Misha. You take care. tongue smile lol

    6. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

      How Sad... sad

      You take care Misha smile

    7. katiem2 profile image61
      katiem2posted 6 years ago

      BYE BYE MISHA  sad

      I Owe you so much, you've taught me so much I hope to both make you proud one day and do something for you in the professional world of Internet!

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Oh come on Katie, you make me blashing. Thank you smile

    8. Misha profile image77
      Mishaposted 6 years ago

      You too take care, Ray and PearlDiver smile

    9. Beelzedad profile image57
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago

      Paka Misha. Take care. smile

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You too, Beelzedad smile

    10. Peter Hoggan profile image75
      Peter Hogganposted 6 years ago

      Good Luck Misha. I will drop you a line soon.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Peter, good luck to you, too. smile And don't wait too long smile

    11. Dolores Monet profile image98
      Dolores Monetposted 6 years ago

      Misha - you have been so helpful to so many of us here. I am sorry to see you go and will miss reading your hubs as well as your forum posts.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Dolores, and good luck!

    12. seanorjohn profile image80
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago

      Best of luck Misha. You did amazing with so few hubs. You will conquer new territory, I am sure.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Sean smile

    13. profile image0
      SilverGenesposted 6 years ago

      I'm sorry to see you go, Misha. Your hubs taught me a lot!

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Silver, I am glad I could be of some help smile

    14. Daniel Carter profile image80
      Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

      I unpublished most of my hubs and hitting the reset button. One hub was getting over 400 hits a day and has dropped to barely over 100. Other hubs that used to perform well  have dropped out of site. So I'm thinking carefully through the next option. I'm completely undecided as to what I will leave, or what I will publish here in the future. But it's time to regroup and devise a new plan.

      I have found a remarkably unprofessional, self protective, chaotic tone in moderator and admin responses. Fear and blame do not become a professional atmosphere. I don't care how much pressure one is under, becoming reactionary is a business killer. Period.

      Hence, having bit my lip long enough, this is the one comment I care at all to make.

    15. IzzyM profile image90
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago

      I hate when prominent hubbers like Misha (obviously it's his first time) make an announcement that they are leaving. Leave your hubs if you must go! Hubpages is hurting at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the future?

      Well....leave what hubs they allow you to leave that is...

      None of like change, and there is lot of change going on just now.

      I suppose there is nothing wrong with moving content to a place that is doing better at the moment.

      On the other hand, as writers we could write new content for a new place, and leave content here that is being allowed to stay.

      I'll miss you Misha.

      You've not only been supportive and helpful, and a voice of reason in a storm, but motivating to those of us who didn't think it possible to make money here.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You know where to find me, Izzy smile It is not writers who is leaving, it is hubpages management who pushes them to leave. smile

    16. seanorjohn profile image80
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago

      Earnest, you should report it to Jason on the something like "rubbish articles beating my hub on google".

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I know, and did consider it. I need to allot some time to that, but hate even going near the Google search at this time, it makes my blood boil!

    17. profile image0
      Home Girlposted 6 years ago

      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4980797_f248.jpg

      Nothing is forever.
      Do svidania, Misha! Success in everything and good health.
      i am sure you know what you are doing, but we'll miss you anyway.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Спасибо Алла. Вас тем же концом по тому же месту smile

    18. Peter Owen profile image60
      Peter Owenposted 6 years ago

      I wish you would reconsider Misha. You were the one who convinced me to join here, though you were not aware of it.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I am sorry Peter that I lured you here, albeit unintentionally. At least you have an opportunity to watch the empire crash smile

    19. Aficionada profile image88
      Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

      Misha, I'm also very sad that you're leaving and hope that you'll reconsider the move, or create (a) new account(s) and/or leave some of your articles on HP. 

      I also want to say that early in this thread I posted a comment that was intended as silliness and tongue-in-cheek, but as I read back through it just now it sounded really totally rude!  I apologize for that and I hope that you, especially, did not take offense - or, if you did, that you will accept my apology.

      I also wish you the very best in your endeavors and hope you will find success in your positive contributions to the cyber-world.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, come on Aficionada, there was no offense intended, and no offense taken. All is good - and best of luck to you, too smile

        1. Aficionada profile image88
          Aficionadaposted 6 years agoin reply to this


          Thanks - no harm, no foul!  smile

    20. Richieb799 profile image76
      Richieb799posted 6 years ago

      Wicked, I'll use that!

    21. profile image0
      Tilecleaninghubposted 6 years ago

      Personally I don't see any reason to just delete hubs and take them elsewhere.  They are worth something on hubpages and by moving them you have no idea what google is going to do with hubs on a new site.  Maybe they will be flagged as dupe content.  Who knows.  Also lose all the aged properties of the hubs.  20 years from now a bunch of hubs may be worth something.  Better IMO to totally rewrite your hubs elsewhere with a totally new spin and make them better.  Then put a link in your hubs to the new location and go from there.

      1. thisisoli profile image73
        thisisoliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It's kind of a gambling situation right now, I could get the content moved elsewhere for more profit, but I could hangon and try to ride it out for more success. Unfortunately I could also leave them here and just keep on losing money. 

        I am going to hold on for a little bit longer, but many of the changes Hubpages are making are just going to make the situation worse.

    22. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 6 years ago

      I'm going to miss you. sad

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Didn't we just get connected on FB and you did not answer how to call you there? wink

        1. profile image0
          klarawieckposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I haven't checked FB in ages! But my number is (305) 867-5309. Just tell Jenny to put me on!

    23. wavegirl22 profile image42
      wavegirl22posted 6 years ago

      Oh me oh my  . I miss Misha every driving moment

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        LOL Shari, I miss you, too smile

    24. thisisoli profile image73
      thisisoliposted 6 years ago

      I would advise against posting your phone numebr on the forums tongue

    25. KCC Big Country profile image89
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

      It's not her real number.  Remember the song?  867-5309?  With that area code it's what's known as a "loser hotline".  It is the number women give to men when they don't want to reject them and instead let them think they're giving them their number.

      Edit:  Here is the link about the song: 
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/867-5309/Jenny

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Aha! I knew there should be a catch somewhere here. Thanks KCC big_smile

      2. tritrain profile image81
        tritrainposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Oooh, now I finally understand why all the ladies had the same phone number...!

    26. recommend1 profile image72
      recommend1posted 6 years ago

      Bye Misha - I will miss your side of the argument on many things SEO.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Panda big_smile

    27. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
      mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago

      Misha, where are you going. This place won't be the same without you here sad

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Come on Cindy, it's not the end of life. We are connected on FB, aren't we? xo

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
          mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I know we are, but I rarely use Facebook. I would hate to lose contact as you were my first ever fan (now follower). I assume you are moving your hubs, so where are you going to? I can keep track of you there hopefully smile

          1. Misha profile image77
            Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Speaking about facebook, check you email, Cindy smile

            1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
              mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Ahh, brilliant, thanks for that wink

              1. Misha profile image77
                Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Glad you liked it smile

    28. Rebecca E. profile image81
      Rebecca E.posted 6 years ago

      well Misha, this might mean I'll have to find you on Facebook, all the best!

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Rebecca, all the best to you, too smile

        In case we are not connected yet, I am here http://www.facebook.com/mikhail.alexandrov

    29. AEvans profile image80
      AEvansposted 6 years ago

      Sad.sad I come back and you leave. sad I will see you on the other sites too! smile

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You can't enter the same stream twice Julianna, we both know it. You know where to find me, and we'll stay in touch. smile

    30. CMHypno profile image96
      CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

      Its sad to see you go Misha, but I'm sure that you you will continue to be successful wherever you choose to focus your energy.

      This is HP, but not as we know it! Change can suck sometimes! sad

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you CMHypno! Yeah, site changed quite a bit, and it is sad...

    31. travelespresso profile image81
      travelespressoposted 6 years ago

      I revisit the forums (after being absent for a few weeks)this is the sad news! 

      MISHA - Nooooo. 

      You have been such an inspiration and I too will miss you.  Good luck in whatever you are doing - I'm sure you have a good plan!

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Travelespresso! Are we connected on FB? smile

        1. travelespresso profile image81
          travelespressoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Hey Misha - you still around here???

          No, we're not connected on FB, and I'm living in Vietnam at the moment where it's banned.

          Good luck with your new endeavors.

    32. Eric Graudins profile image60
      Eric Graudinsposted 6 years ago

      Cheers Misha.
      We had some great times here.
      Was a lot of fun.
      Till we meet again in another place.

      Hubpages will be far better off without ratbags like us :-)

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        LOL Eric, may be management finally can sleep now big_smile

    33. profile image0
      Linda Myshrallposted 6 years ago

      Misha,

      I've really appreciated all of your help.  You were one of the first to welcome me and encourage me, and most of what I've learned is from you (and Sunforged).

      Good luck---although you're so smart you won't need it wink

      Linda

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Linda - and good luck to you, too smile

    34. Silver Rose profile image68
      Silver Roseposted 6 years ago

      Don't blame you for moving on!

      I hope hubpages realise what they are losing. Everytime a hubber who builds links into the site departs, the site weakens some more.

      Anyway, good luck. It's an end of an era, isn't it?

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Silver Rose smile And yes, it is an end of an era, I agree smile

    35. profile image0
      lynnechandlerposted 6 years ago

      Glad we're friends on FB that way we won't lose touch.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        We'll stay in touch, Lynn smile

    36. Money Glitch profile image80
      Money Glitchposted 6 years ago

      Wow, you were one of the first individuals that I fanned and begin learning so much from when I first came here.  Like so many others have said you will be truly missed.  I'm also going to find you on FB. Take care and much success to you, Misha. smile

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Money Glitch smile

    37. sabrebIade profile image49
      sabrebIadeposted 6 years ago

      Misha, I will miss you.
      Like a lot of others here, you have been a great help to me and I hope you know that.
      Good luck in whatever you do!
      And THANK YOU!

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Sabreblade smile

    38. Zsuzsy Bee profile image91
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 6 years ago

      Really sad to see you go Misha. Wishing you smooth roads, strong tail winds and no speed limits always.
      take care
      Zsuzsy

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Suz, you take care too smile

    39. Mrvoodoo profile image60
      Mrvoodooposted 6 years ago

      Sorry to hear you're off Misha.  You've been one of the sane ones (and there hasn't been many wink ).  Best wishes for your continued success.  smile

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It's no longer a place for sane people, unfortunately. Good luck to you, too, MrVoodoo smile

        1. profile image0
          klarawieckposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I should be ok then!

          1. Misha profile image77
            Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I am afraid not Klara, but good luck anyway smile

    40. rebekahELLE profile image89
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

      lots of love and good wishes to our Russian friend.
      we'll miss you! Thanks for the helpful hubs. smile

      [sorry to see you go..]

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Lotsa love right back at ya, Rebekah smile

    41. TamCor profile image83
      TamCorposted 6 years ago

      Adding my good-byes, too, Misha--if I had the knowledge that you do, I'd probably be headed out, too, but for the moment, this is what I have, lol.

      Good luck in all you do!  I hope to see you on FB once in awhile! smile

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Sure Tamcor, we are FB friends, too. smile And this place is not good for starters any more, you will be better off moving on elsewhere. smile

    42. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

      Well, I've not gotten to know Misha so well - but were it not for the Misha interview on Hubpages front page six or more months ago I'd not have come to take this game so seriously.

      Not having Misha in the forums here will be a real loss.

      While I freely admit to not having a quarter of the internet marketing or general internet knowledge of someone like Misha, I still hope that he's being premature.  I do see lots of junk on this site, and I'm positive that I've published junk hubs too - but I'm forever seeing things that I've done that aren't junk, but still have dozens of improvements that can be made to make them better.

      Obviously, I'm banking on a Hubpages recovery and rebound.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Todd. I am not holding my breath about HP recovery with current idiotic management policies and blatant lies. Good luck though smile

    43. Eaglekiwi profile image78
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

      Misha I missed saying bye ,but yer right ,its the net,goodbyes are more like ,see ya round lol.

      Anyway on the off chance you do a drive by, To Your Best Life smile

      Thanks for the debates,diagreements,giggles and fun times smile

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Kiwi, you are fun to talk to, and best of luck to you smile

    44. emievil profile image81
      emievilposted 6 years ago

      Not going to say bye because I know we're friends in FB. So I'll just say good luck and see you around Misha!

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Good luck Emie, see ya on FB smile

    45. recommend1 profile image72
      recommend1posted 6 years ago

      Ta ta Misha - what is your FB handle ?  I am getting proxy to enable me to get back on there soon (from China) and will look you up.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this
    46. IzzyM profile image90
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago

      Is that Misha still here??

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        IDK Izzy. Do you mean Misha Barton? wink

        1. IzzyM profile image90
          IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Quien es Misha Barton? Hey kiddo, I can't see Hubpages being the same place without you. Please stay!

          1. Misha profile image77
            Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Sorry Izzy, I don't like to overstay my welcome. This is a farewell thread smile

            1. IzzyM profile image90
              IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I understand. No really I do, you are treated like mierda here on Hp while being one of their biggest earners.

              Love you babe, no matter where you go. Glad to have met you smile

    47. ripplemaker profile image87
      ripplemakerposted 6 years ago

      Misha! I am glad there is FB to connect to..as always it's been a joy knowing you!

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It's mutual, Michelle smile

    48. bgpappa profile image84
      bgpappaposted 6 years ago

      You know its funny, I have been away for a while and I come back to low views, low google money, seeing snotty remarks from the moderators and all the best hubbers like this leaving the site.  This really makes me think.

      Best of luck to you Misha. I always enjoy your work, your comments and your attitude.  Learned a lot from you although you never knew you were sharing.  But when I started here I had no idea what SEO was.

    49. N. Ramius profile image67
      N. Ramiusposted 6 years ago

      Bye Misha. I hardly knew you.

      How long will you be checking your goodbye thread?

    50. Pandoras Box profile image67
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

      We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun, but the wine and the song, like the seasons have all gone.

      At least we'll always have Facebook. Good luck to you Misha, see ya around.

     
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