Mike Dale posted the news here >> http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/104371 but I thought I'd post something in the Traffic forum to link to it in case anyone misses Mike's thread but checks here. Google admitted last night that a major Panda update was rolled out on Thursday 27th Sept.
What I don't understand is why panda is affecting our traffic. I mean maybe I don't surf the site enough but is our quality really that bad? Are people still keyword stuffing or something? What the frak? (thought I'd throw some battlestar galactica in there lol. It made me laugh, and all I wanna do is cry... )
I don't think we will know what's really happening until the SERPS settle after the change, and HP has finished resolving the possible flaws they found with the site design, and the site has been indexed properly again by Google. In a couple of weeks or so we might be able to see more clearly (and even, hopefully, our traffic might have returned!).
As for the quality on HP - there is a lot of very good stuff, but Hub Hopping shows that there's still a huge possibility of a lot of pointless spam, and I think some of that kind of spam from months or years ago is still indexed by G and might be affecting the way the site as a whole is thought of by the search engines.
Don't cry, DoM - I think the staff are really working on sprucing up HP and it could all turn around again soon
by Paul Edmondson3 years ago
Google announced an upcoming Panda release for this Friday or Monday. We will be watching.
by Marisa Wright2 years ago
For anyone seeing a sudden dip or rise in traffic, be aware that Panda is rampaging again:http://searchengineland.com/panda-update-rolling-204313This may be good news for some who lost traffic in the August update, and...
by StormsHalted4 years ago
After the alleged Google alogrithim update probably after 10 December my traffic has fallen drastically from more then 150 views per day to 50. Traffic was steadily rising but after 10 dec it suddenly plunged showing no...
by Jason Menayan5 years ago
Hi everyone,Given the rough-and-tumble year we've had with respect to traffic (Panda), I thought I'd share my experience, and maybe encourage others to share theirs, too.I can't disclose exact CPMs or traffic numbers...
by Writer Fox2 years ago
Google just released what it is calling "Panda4.0", a new addition to its formula for ranking content on webpages. If you have noticed a significant change (up or down) in traffic to your Hubs today,...
by Dr. John Anderson3 years ago
Looks like HP and Squidoo have both suffered a 20% decline in pages views from the latest Google Panda Hit - early days of course. Ho Hum! What a bum!
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