Hello there, hope all is well with everyone.
Did a new HP algorithm roll out over the last two days or so? Stats are weird, more than usual, for example: hubscores plummeted by a large margin, literally overnight; I saw 2 forum threads about many hubs becoming unfeatured all at once; and stats are stuck which isn't out of the ordinary.
HP Staff, please give us an update, thanks.
@Jan Some hubscores dropped ten or more points overnight for me. I had one at 99 yesterday. The cold weather is making my computer do weird things. Read the blog about the new layout. Some folks had hubs unfeatured. Good to see you back in forum Jan.
I think the unFeaturing is probably linked to the recent Panda update. Paul has said that most sub-domains lost traffic this time, and if Hubs are not getting enough traffic that's what happens.
The featured / unfeatured bug is also a known issue, at least known by Paul:
HP staff flat out stated sometime back that they really, really, really want us to tweak/update our hubs on a fairly regular basis. My guess is this is their way of prodding us to do that.
Something is definitely different. I have almost 150 featured hubs across my 12 accounts and just had my very first hub go unfeatured due low quality ratings from HP.
The hub in question has 1450 words, 2 pics, one poll and three Amazon links, the same stuff I have been publishing without a problem for years.
Interestingly, there is no quality or content warning generated during the editing process, only when I go to publish does a content warning arrive about low quality.
Something has certainly changed since I published two other hubs, without issue, earlier today that basically have the same format.
I published three hubs today. While typing the above comment, one of the other two became featured and it has less words and more Amazon links than the hub that went unfeatured due to "low quality" or "spammy elements"
What is going on?
What is going on is that the team is working on the updates for the sites and tweaking their formulas, so there are going to be temporary disruptions in our normal figures.
I asked this question because the last time something very similar happened, this is what we were told by Paul Edmonson in a forum thread I posted, "HubPro and Algorithms, " 3 months ago. This is an excerpt:
"I'm sorry, but it looks like a change we rolled out in late July spread to HubScores gradually over the last few weeks. That's what most of you are noticing. My apology for not reporting it more accurately.
We had to go back a few weeks to see what's been improved. Maybe not as nerve racking as unexplainable Google changes, but I get how frustrating it can be to see changes in HubScore and not know why."
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