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Janet21
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on 01/13/2012

I just thought it was interesting Paul posted today that "today is near record traffic levels for HP".  With so many writers here on Wizzley because their traffic tanked over on HP, I am wondering who is getting all the traffic over there.

lakeerieartists
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on 01/13/2012

And traffic does not mean sales, or earning.


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
Lissie
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on 01/13/2012

I think HP is working up for a sale  or IPO - they need to get the figures up to look good for investors. There is some weird stuff going on - some people have reported very odd traffic. 

I'm starting to think they are either buying traffic or gaming social media. whatever - if its not organic traffic they won't buy and they won't make most of us any money 

One of the reasons I'm publishing at Wizzley - is that I can get pages to rank immediately - Google loves this site at the moment -long may it last! 


Check out my blog at Passive Income Online
Digby_Adams
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on 01/13/2012

After dealing with HP who knows what's going on. Believe your own stats nothing more.

Janet21
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on 01/13/2012

 

Digby_Adams: 13. Jan 2012, 17:07

After dealing with HP since almost the first day the opened, I don't really believe a word they say! I'd say look at the way your own traffic and earnings are going - and believe that.

My HP traffic and earnings is down about 60-70%....

Digby_Adams
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on 01/13/2012

That's very sad. I've moved all my content off HP to my own sites. Now I'm building up another portfolio here.

Digby_Adams
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on 01/13/2012

Well Lissie that didn't take long Stacie L. is asking in the HP forums if HP is for sale. My New Years resolution is to stay out of ALL HP discussions. EVERYWHERE. I'm much happier here and life is working out well.

lakeerieartists
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on 01/13/2012

 

Digby_Adams: 13. Jan 2012, 20:05

That's very sad. I've moved all my content off HP to my own sites. Now I'm building up another portfolio here.

I am in the process of doing the same.


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
TerriRexson
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on 01/14/2012

I'm glad I never really got into HubPages. I did create a few hubs and they did okay and still make sales now and then. But nothing brought me back to the site. And I only do stuff if it's fun. 

I definitely keep in mind what can happen ... 


Janet21
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on 01/14/2012

 

TerriRexson: 14. Jan 2012, 07:24

I'm glad I never really got into HubPages. I did create a few hubs and they did okay and still make sales now and then. But nothing brought me back to the site. And I only do stuff if it's fun. 

I definitely keep in mind what can happen ... 

 

The community over there is not too much fun, however, I did enjoy making Hubs.  At my high, I had about 80 hubs generating 28k visitors a week.   Unfortunatley, you just never know what can happen with a website and when the bottom will fall out.....

I haven't moved any of my content since I am still earning $ over there, however, pages that did do well over there, I have reinvented and with a slightly different twist, posted elsewhere. 

 

bizilady
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on 01/14/2012

 

Digby_Adams: 13. Jan 2012, 20:29

Well Lissie that didn't take long Stacie L. is asking in the HP forums if HP is for sale. My New Years resolution is to stay out of ALL HP discussions. EVERYWHERE. I'm much happier here and life is working out well.

of course I'm asking..I've workd on other sites only to build them up and then have the rug pulled from under me..


Do what makes you happy- I write and create Hubpages
2uesday
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on 01/22/2012

Hi I joined Wizzley recently and I found this is interesting because I am trying to sort out places to move some of my writing.

When you remove articles from one place, how long do you leave it before you feel it is OK to add them to a blog or another site?

 I know you can search on Google to look for them but I do not understand if they have to be clear of the 'cache' as well as the current search. I mean would two weeks be OK or a month or would it be best to re-work and rewrite the article anyway? 

chefkeem
Admin
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on 01/22/2012

If you can't find them in Google anymore, they're de-indexed (and de-cached) and free for reposting.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
wrylilt
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on 01/22/2012

I'm one of the people experiencing "record traffic" at Hubpages - up to 4,000 hits per day on my main account. The only problem? It's about the same in earnings I got for half that many views, pre-panda. 

Kangaroo_Jase
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on 01/23/2012

With the changes that have happened to the way writers get their income over at HubPages I feel that with the return in traffic it is going to be another 12-18 months before we start to see the return of income we had previously. That is a small shame as many writers I know have become fed up and left or no longer publish.

 

Its a shame as I have lost touch with a few, no doubt I shall catch up with them across the internet :)

2uesday
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on 01/23/2012

Thank you for replying to my question.

Marisawright
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on 01/25/2012

 

Lissie: 13. Jan 2012, 16:13

I think HP is working up for a sale  or IPO - they need to get the figures up to look good for investors. There is some weird stuff going on - some people have reported very odd traffic. 

I'm starting to think they are either buying traffic or gaming social media. whatever....

I hadn't thought of that possibility - there could be something in it.  I had a massive drop in traffic overnight on 6th December - which must have been some kind of Panda slap, because I'm now bumping along at a consistent level.  Except, that is, for weird occasional spikes - which might be explained by the reasons you suggest.


Marisa
lakeerieartists
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on 01/25/2012

 

Kangaroo_Jase: 23. Jan 2012, 01:52

With the changes that have happened to the way writers get their income over at HubPages I feel that with the return in traffic it is going to be another 12-18 months before we start to see the return of income we had previously. That is a small shame as many writers I know have become fed up and left or no longer publish.

 

Its a shame as I have lost touch with a few, no doubt I shall catch up with them across the internet :)

Yep, I am one of them.  I am more disturbed by how the changes have been handled, than the changes themselves.  They lost my trust.  There are too many other options to abuse your writers that way.  And they have been rude and dismissive of concerns.


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
2uesday
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on 02/15/2012

On the forum there today it seems that an Italian site has set up a 'mirror'site and it has been running since November 2011.  Just added this post as anyone with work there may need to be aware of this.

Guest
on 02/26/2012

It feels to me like a company where the people who CAN make decisions or comment on concerns aren't interested in doing so and aren't willing to pass authority down the ranks to let someone else do it.

I've become a bit disenchanted with their lack of involvement and slow response (or no response at all) to issues.  I'm not so disenchanted that I'll pull my stuff, but I'm hesitant about putting anything more there.

So.. here I am :)


Tony Lawrence (pcunix)
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