Sometimes I am glad Google let loose with the Panda updates. It hurt my business a bunch. What business is that you ask? Well I am one of those former content writers for a whole bunch of web sites. When the panda updates hit I seen, my income drop a bit but as the updates continued I seen my income dropping further and further. On one web site where I have written since 2007, I seen the biggest drop and it’s caused me to stop writing on that site.
Last February I got 200 dollars for page views, I rounded out the year with 30.07. That is a drop of almost 170 bucks amonth. Not only did Panda hurt but also the web site ran every article on one page, where before if they were long enough they were two or three pages long. They pretty much cut out any upfront payments unless you go a beat.
All of the content sites are facing similar fates. All of them are drying up which is hurting the former content writers, myself included. Some of us have found private clients to write for, or having taken a job in the real world. More than fair share of us have begun to write eBooks and publish that novel we have been writing.
I am a former content writer for those so called content farms. I will stick with my blogs and fiction writing for now and pray for the best.