Sunday, 13 November 2011

Writing For Hubpages

I've been writing for a website called Hubpages for over five years now. For the last two months I haven't done much there because Google stopped the flow of traffic to Hubpages and many of us lost 50% of our Google Adsense income and more.  I personally lost about 80%.  The only thing that saved me was Hubpages started their own payment program for their writers, so while I still took a hit, I didn't lose everything.

So then the founders of Hubpages worked like dogs to rebuild the site in a way that Google would favor again. They started flagging hubs with substandard rankings, and it felt a lot like a witch hunt.  Poetry hubs took a lot of collateral damage, because word count became king.  About the only way my poetry was going to fly is if I wrote a long article and then tacked my poem to it.

But I do check into Hubpages from time to time to approve comments and keep up with changes and fix broken links and so on.

I switched to writing for Squidoo.  I had hopes of replenishing my failing Hub income with Squid Lenses income.  But though I've been writing on Squidoo regularly for 3 or 4 months, I'm getting no income, so it looks like I'm going back to Hubpages, even though I no longer have any warm feelings for Hubpages since the sweeping changes hit.

If you are curious about what I'm writing over there you can visit me on Hubpages and Squidoo.
My Hubpages poetry is over here under Poetic Muse.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about your traffic decline on Hubpages and lack of revenue from Squidoo.

    Have you tried out InfoBarrel yet? There a number of people making over $1000/month and there is a wonderfully supportive community.

    Possibly a way to spread your eggs out amongst multiple baskets.