This is for new hubbers and old hubbers alike: don't become a victim of worry and negativity. There is always a random amount of chaos out there. You could have a hub get 1500 views a day for no reason whatsoever, even if it is written a lot worse than a hub with a 3,000 word count that gets 10 views a day. The solution is to simply ignore the black hat tricks and keep writing. Good luck and bad luck are out there, but hard work and hustle will help you create your own good luck.
It's what I've always done. I don't do SEO at all, other than the Title Tool.
When I asked for feedback at first I was accused of keyword spamming.
I didn't knew about it but I'm sure now it'll help me in future...
Your right. Writing gives me a realization that to be contented is to be happy..
Agree with you and thank you for your advice and support. Lucy
Thank you for the tip. I started with the Hubs two years ago.. did 5 hubs.. .but then I just faded back. I did not write anything. I started back up THIS week and I feel energized! I am just flowing. I will not stress. I feel like a newbie and the ideas are just coming easier.
Happy to see new Hub pages are not giving up. You are all my inspirations and strength to continue writing. Bless you all and hope to keep reading and meeting more of you really soon.
Yep! I agree - I am on track to publish 1 hub a day since I began living in my Yellow SUBmarine.
As we live a life of ease (life of ease)
Every one of us (every one of us) has all we need, (has all we need)
Sky of blue, (sky of blue) and sea green,(sea of green)
In our yellow (In our yellow) submarine. (submarine) ( Haha! )
We all live in yellow submarine,
yellow submarine, yellow submarine,
With all due respect, it's more than just writing and keeping positive. I had over 50 hubs published and after Panda, was completely decimated. One hub was getting nearly 500 views a day and was a basis for an AP article that was published and released across the USA in every major newspaper in July 2009. My views, earnings and everything else have plummeted to almost zero and as a result, I have unpublished all but two hubs, and have republished elsewhere. I keep a foot hold here for several valuable reasons. But I no longer keep my eggs all in this basket.
Thinking positive thoughts and writing good articles will not solve the problems that Panda created. Writing strong content, educating yourself about what Google is doing and why, and then putting your content in places that won't be decimated is a much smarter thing to do than to poke your head in the sand and sing a couple of choruses of "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow."
Knowledge is power. Smiles are irrelevant in that scenario.
That's my two cents.
I'm happy, my traffic is up 400%. I now write much better and more focused articles. I go rid of all my RSS, added summaries and I now spend 20 minutes for each article, optimizing the keyword choices and the title. I have written articles about these aspects. It worked for me - I love my yellow SUB. Be proactive, write lots of better quality articles that you know will attract traffic in niches you can compete in. You can predict how much traffic you can expect, and boost it by build links for each article.
Our Yellow SUBmarines are Post-Panda.
Sorry I've got to go an find some more little niche fishes, down periscope - cheers
See when you said you got rid of your Rss feeds, were those focussed feeds or just your hot/best/latest?
I'm still struggling to understand why getting rid of feeds should help hubs, when the whole point of setting them up was to encourage readers to click through to other hubs, as well as being a feed for outside promotion.
A few weeks ago, I changed all of my dedicated feeds to show one sentence only and it hasn't made a blind bit of difference.
So it can't be a duplicate content issue.
This duplicate content issue opens a whole new can of worms anyway.
China Daily, who I now understand are one of the biggest sites in China, stole one of my hubs.
It has since been replicated 1000s of times.
My subdomain was already slapped at the time, though not when this hub was published, but Google don't want to know.
I think maybe if I hadn't been slapped, they would have listened, but I still don't know what I have done wrong.
My RSS were my own Related Hubs. My understanding is that it is simply a duplication issue - the RSS text is copied from the host article and when displayed on your page is regarded as duplicate text (all the sentences add up). Only leave the link, remove all the text. Apparently there is a threshold percentage of duplicate text that Google assessed for your article and perhaps for all your SUB - if exceeded a penalty is applied. When I removed the RSS many of my 'dead' articles suddenly got traffic. On another Thread I presented some stats for authors who had suffered from a previous plunge - this showed that 75% of people that showed a decline used RSS feeds, whereas only 25% of thoise who showed an increase used them. (this was the only correlation that I could find). raynkett pushed the RSS deletions very hard - but he deleted the article.
This makes sense to me - I kept the links but deleted the text.
I agree with you, Daniel. Although I haven't had the same problems as you, my traffic is zilch too. After three years of trying here, the motivation is gone. To keep bailing water in a sinking ship when the shoreline is within swimming distance is not realistic.
OK, I give what is Panda?
I write and do my art because I enjoy it and it allows me to express my soul.
I don't care about money and never will that is not my purpose on this planet.
The stats and ratings are nice, but it is not what motivates me, the sharing of knowledge in the hopes of gaining wisdom is.
I joined HP almost two years ago but have only been active over the past few months. I think that the trick is just to keep writing... Staying positive is good too. One does need balance however. There are some things we'll have to do that we won't have to enjoy to promote our writing, but it's part of making progress. That's the additional skills and knowledge. I haven't tried it yet but I add bits and pieces as I go along. When I am successful at it, I'll come back to give more valuable input...
Hey I just broke into double digits in earnings (a 15 cents and climbing) at this rate I will be able to retire and buy my own Island in another 4 or 5 hundred years, and just because the rest of you only live to be on an average of 70 years, doesn't mean I have to.
As you may have guessed I'm a rebel and don't like following.
Yes, all is a belief system, at what point in your life did you realize you were mortal? Did someone tell you? Did you learn it in school? Or is this realization ingrained in our DNA?
Just like history it's a scam, you simple have to believe what feels right in your heart.
Now I could claim I'm an American but it doesn't feel right . . . I am a HUMAN no man owns the planet I live on and those that do have got to go, no more room for that kind of thinking.
I agree! All of us writers just really want to be read and be appreciated by those who can but sometimes this need can become a hindrance because we base our self-expression in the number of people viewing and commenting on our works. I feel this way too but this message did some damage control.
Thank you for this very inspiring message. I like writing because I can share a bit of myself to other people who need it. But if no one needs it then I think, it is safe to say that the world is so much better.
janderson, do you mean the links that we might put at the bottom of our hubs about other related hubs we have???? Or something else? And what text would we remove? the description?
My suggestion is to delete ALL RSS feed capsules. Delete the description ffrom Link Capsules (title only). If you want to link to other articles simpy use the link option available in the text capsule or the Link capsule (title only). Text links are preferred innthe body of the text.
Before you delete the RSS copy the contents. You can paste it directly into a text capsule and the links will be retained (I think). Simply delete the descriptions and leave the links. - then delete the RSS. You can use this process to add links for new articles using the functionality of the RSS capsule - though they won't be 'live' but it saves time.
That's my suggestion.
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