Google and Hubpages |Google downgrades Hubpages status affecting Google Ranking by 87%
Google sees Hubpages as a Spam site
I don't know about you, but I take my writing career seriously. I write for Hubpages mainly as a way to engage in community with others. It is not a primary source of income. It is a place I visit for an hour or so and share ideas with others in the community. Much of the writing I share on Hubpages is not "hard hitting journalism".
Rather, Hubpages is a site that allows all of us the unique ability to write what we want; when we want; the very best we can.
Granted the site has its faults. There are people that come here to spam. (If we see these, we can certainly flag them for review.)
However, many great writers write here and share interesting stories, information, opinions, and tutorials.
Writing for Hubpages
There are many benefits writing for Hubpages. The primary one is that Hubpages is a level playing field for all writers to share their work.We get to write and share our thoughts and knowledge with anyone who finds our articles.
It is also a place to have community. We ask and answer questions. We engage in comments. Also, The forum allows for back and forth banter.
One other advantage writing for Hubpages is the opportunity to earn a little for our writing efforts through ads and other channels of revenue.
Why Google drops Hubpages rankings (among many other sites such as Yahoo Associated Content, and Examiner.com).
“Our goal is simple: to give people the most relevant answers to their queries as quickly as possible…This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful. At the same time, it will provide better rankings for high-quality sites—sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on…
What can Hubpages do to change Googles opinion?
I disagree that Hubpages is a "low quality" site. Unfortunately, Google didn't ask my opinion. I do hope that the owners of Hubpages will negotiate with Google to help them see Hubpages in a favorable light. Perhaps that means stricter guidelines for posting articles.
If Google doesn't change their mind, Google searchers will not find us.
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