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My 2nd Hub shows up on the 1st page of Google

  1. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    I published a hub a about three weeks ago, titled: "Defining My Purpose on HubPages: Aftermath of My Wars on HubPages Forums". I've written  and published one more hub after that (it's still undergoing the site's quality assessment process) and I'm planning to write more hubs.


    I almost forgot about that 2nd hub that I wrote. Today I googled this phrase "purpose of hubpages", and my hub showed up at the second slot (from the top) on the very first page of the Google's search results related to that phrase.

    Google had yielded 'About 7,54,000 results' in total, in '0.36 seconds'.

    I use HubPages as a hobby. But it was definitely a pleasure to witness, in person, that the system that I take as a hobby, ultimately works and generates results.

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 14 months ago

    How many humans are searching for "the purpose of HubPages?" 

    If that's not a heavily-searched phrase, you example is just an example of how if you search by a very specific phrase, you will see your Hub specifically returned.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Forget the 'the' for a moment.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        So how many people do you think search for "the purpose of HubPages"?   It doesn't even come up as an auto-complete until I'm three letters from the end, so clearly very few people do.

        Besides, you clearly don't know that Google tailors results to suit the person searching.  Google remembers what you've been doing and will take that into account when offering you search results.

        I just tried Googling both "purpose of HubPages" and "the purpose of HubPages", and your Hub did not appear in the first page, nor on the second, nor on the third . . .

        1. theraggededge profile image93
          theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          That's right, to get an unbiased result you have to log out of Google,  clear your cache and internet history. Or try an 'independent' search engine like Duck Duck Go.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            Raggededge, even that may not be enough to completely remove personal results.  Google also looks at the history of your IP address as well as your Google account or IE or Firefox etc.

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months ago in reply to this

              I have many articles that appear on page 1 of Google, but I don't even look anymore now that Marissa taught me about how Google functions.  The only way to really know is to go to a local library that you have never used before, sign into nothing, and do a generalized search for your topic, not a word for word one.  For example, instead of "The Best Pair of Ballet Slippers I Have Ever Owned", type in best ballet slippers.  Then you can see where your article really ranks.  Google sucks that way, and it fools people into thinking they are ranking well when they may not be ranking much at all!

            2. DrMark1961 profile image91
              DrMark1961posted 14 months ago in reply to this

              Or stop by a LAN house that you do not normally use.
              Do they still exist in your part of the world?

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 14 months ago

    Whatever the caveats thrown up by those who are internet experts - it is a thrill to see a page you have written appear in the Google search.

    It makes everything seem possible.

    Type something, get in indexed and see it there - in the Search Results!  It is a fantastic feeling.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Definitely not, if one is doing a Ph.D on the Internet.

  4. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    As for the technical question how much time it will take for that hub to overcome the 'the', I've no answer.

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 14 months ago

    When I type in your search query it shows your article as number one!

  6. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12688379.jpg

  7. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    As a side note

    Recheck the 1st page of Google's results for the phrase 'the purpose of hubpages'. Some of them were:


    1. "Storing-and-Retrieving-Information - Livingsta - HubPages"

    2. "The Purpose of Your Life - Your Life Mission"

    3. "The Purpose of Referral Trackers on Hubpages"

    4. "Use Diary Systems - Explain the purpose, types and ...",

    5. "Why do Christians use the Bible as evidence in Theological ...", etc.

  8. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    1st page | Google's results for the phrase 'the purpose of hubpages'

    http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12688421.jpg

  9. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    What's up with the search engine? My Hub has now come up to the number one slot!

    http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12688432.jpg

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      The more you Google something, the more Google thinks YOU, PERSONALLY, are interested in it, and therefore ranks it higher just for YOU.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        I had rechecked that exact same query using a different IP (after revamping my internet browser). It was still number one.

        Today it has come down to the 2nd slot again.

      2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months ago in reply to this

        +1

  10. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago

    ~ where it deserves to be.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      :-)

  11. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    Another side note:  I've been using Google.com, and not any of its regional versions.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      That makes no difference.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        That hub is currently ranking No.2 on Google.

        1. WryLilt profile image86
          WryLiltposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          Back to the question - how many people are typing "purpose of hubpages" into Google?

          1. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            All those souls that really want to know the answer to that question.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 14 months ago in reply to this

              And how many of those do you think there are???

            2. WryLilt profile image86
              WryLiltposted 14 months ago in reply to this

              Google recommends writing for a 12-year-old reading level - people type simplistic keywords into Google. In this case, they're more likely to be Googling "What is Hubpages" I'd guess.

              1. makingamark profile image75
                makingamarkposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                You made me look - and giggle! smile

              2. DasEngel profile image60
                DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                I've just published a hub on God.

  12. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12689423.jpg

  13. makingamark profile image75
    makingamarkposted 14 months ago

    Matt Cutts on ranking #1 https://youtu.be/b7W0o65tTIQ

  14. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 14 months ago

    The reincarnated one is certainly a close student of the long history of controversy in these forums.

  15. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    Today's update.

    http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12689764.jpg

  16. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    And, a close-up.

    http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12689773.png

  17. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 14 months ago

    I'm now equally tied between the award for Hubpages biggest facepalm thread and biggest troll thread.

    The reasons why this is a cool thing to see but not worth much in terms of traffic or realistic rankings have been repeated over and over.

  18. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    "...It has spent time ranked number one for those two words alone but again your right, the specific title means nothing as far as rankings go. The point I'm trying to make is that, if we are more concerned about PVs then staying in the first five pages is important.


    Three main factors contribute to this articles success, the way it was written, the title and the subject matter.

    So while I agree with the premise that being ranked number one is pointless for the specific title, being on page one through five is not pointless for the subject matter.

    As you may know I don't write for money that isn't what motivates me but I do write to share information and the more people that read my articles the easier it is for me to share my often abstract ideas and concepts.

    As usual you are spot on but let's get real the point is pretty much self explanatory."

    http://hubpages.com/forum/post/2770404

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      I rarely look past the first page of Google.  Page five does not exist as far as I am concerned.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        The first 5 slots (from the top) on Google. First 5 pages.

        1. theraggededge profile image93
          theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          Okay, your ranking is great. Congrats. Has that translated into traffic to your hub via Google? If so, would you care to share the numbers?

          1. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            OK, let me check the stats on that hub. I'll be back in a moment or two.

          2. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            "Defining My Purpose on HubPages: Aftermath of My Wars on HubPages Forums" - stats

            published:  6th Oct, 2015

            top traffic sources (external traffic) up-to today:

            ● google.fr   2

            ● google.com   1

            ● facebook.com   1


            As far as I remember, I was rechecking that hub's status on Google this morning, using a new IP and testing through different regional versions of Google. I happened to have tested that hub through Google.fr.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 14 months ago in reply to this

              So the answer is No.

    2. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      You took absolutely nothing away from the comment you quoted, did you?

      The point is, number one in Google IS the best place to be, but only if there is traffic. If there's no traffic, it's just as good as having a gigantic banner advertising your business placed in the middle of the ocean. Yes, a random lost ship may sail past and see it but other than that... it's just a personal pat on the back, nothing more.

      1. calculus-geometry profile image86
        calculus-geometryposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        You're arguing with the 100th or so incarnation of a known troll.   He's just messing with everyone. smile

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
          Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          100th????  A mad genius, he must be.

        2. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
          Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          And how do you know?

          1. calculus-geometry profile image86
            calculus-geometryposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            As my niece used to say, I asked my brain about it.

        3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months ago in reply to this

          +1

  19. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 14 months ago

    I notice that the top slot is now occupied by an interesting environmental angle on content farms called the Porpoise of Hubpages.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      We really REALLY need a Like button on these forums

      1. makingamark profile image75
        makingamarkposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        1+

    2. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 14 months ago in reply to this

      http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12690437_f248.jpg

  20. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 14 months ago

    https://i.imgflip.com/sdvpo.jpg
    I can take credit for the meme (as far as I know), but I can't take credit for the quote; it made the rounds awhile back. big_smile

  21. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 14 months ago

    I oddly believe in resurrection, forgiveness, whatever.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      we'll see.
      actually, one can fake it anytime they want. cool

      1. paradigm search profile image79
        paradigm searchposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        You are wrong. I am quite big on ethics. Frankly, your post surprised me, I thought we were good.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
          Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          where would we be without faking it?
          its what makes the world go around!
          You know I love it! smile


          Edit: I was speaking about DasEngle.

          1. paradigm search profile image79
            paradigm searchposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            I do not. But I understand.

            [Edit] And unfortunately agree.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
              Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

              sorry.  That was for D.E.

              1. paradigm search profile image79
                paradigm searchposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                Sorry on the update.

                Who's D.E.?

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                  DasEngel. You really need to pay attention.

                  1. paradigm search profile image79
                    paradigm searchposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                    Drop me a note.

  22. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 14 months ago

    Saw other. Love this mess.

  23. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    "I use HubPages as a hobby. But it was definitely a pleasure to witness, in person, that the system that I take as a hobby, ultimately works and generates results."


    'Opening Post' of this thread

  24. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    I'm on HubPages because it's a fun activity. If there were no fun in it, I wouldn't be on HubPages. Being Number 1 on Google does matter to me. Because that's one of the final objectives of being on this website.

    I'm not expecting any rush of capital through my endeavors. But if it ever comes, it's welcome.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      what kind of capital?
        What kind of money do people actually make?
      Like a hundred dollars?
      like 500 dollars?
      Like you have any control over it?
      like you can write your head off and stuff and still you can't seem to find the right tune,

      and then you write a hit and its on the radio. and   

      like that?

      1. paradigm search profile image79
        paradigm searchposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        You failed?

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
          Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          ? I need a clue.
          so many options. like a maze. it gets dizzying.

      2. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Ya, kind of like that. :-)

      3. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        It really depends on traffic - my guess is that most of the highest earning writers here make around $200-600 a month (that's just a guess based on what I've read on forums and my own income).

        That said, if you can jump on a viral topic, you can make $1000 in a week.

        I much prefer my own websites though, as I can test out which methods of monetisation work best.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
          Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          Thank you, WryLilt.
          Do you write on paper first?
          and then keyboard it out?
          Or do you just plug away from start to finish on the computer?

          1. WryLilt profile image86
            WryLiltposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            I write directly into Hubpages or my website. Far quicker.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
              Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

              Are you an excellent speller and do you edit as you go fairly flawlessly? And also: an excellent/accurate/quick keyboarder?

              1. WryLilt profile image86
                WryLiltposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                I can write a 1,000 word article in half an hour and I've written up to 12 blog posts in a day.

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                  wow!  So you can type (accuarely) just about as fast as you can think. (?)   double wow!   maybe I should relearn to keyboard accurately and flawlessly. I still have to look at the keyboard to type.
                  do you?

                  Here is how my keyboarding looks once I am done the first time:
                  A little duck walked ito a lake and started to swinm to the other side.
                  he was quite sure the hawk flying upahead woyld oar down to splash water arhim. he wanst sure wnhy that stupid hawk always did that. like a little water would really heuit HIM!

                  sad isn't it!

                  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
                    paradigmsearchposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                    Talk to me.

                  2. WryLilt profile image86
                    WryLiltposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                    Kathryn, my mother told me when I was 9 years old that I couldn't play Pacman till I learned to touch type smile however I'm not extremely fast. A relative played the piana professionally and she is an amazingly fast typer!

  25. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 14 months ago

    An inquiry...

    Or not sure with this nonsense.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      not nonsense.
      Once yer mind is empty of ridiculous imaginings you are free to explore your environment and use it to your best advantage.

  26. LeanMan profile image80
    LeanManposted 14 months ago

    This forum is about to rank on the first page of Google for the following phrase:

    "How to make a 3 legged chicken cross the road with an elephant on roller skates"


    You can search for it later once the Google bot has been past and indexed it - use the quotes... see where it is on the page...

    I wonder how much money I will earn for HP by using that phrase in the forums and getting the no.1 slot in Google for it.....

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      It's called Casino Google.

      1. theraggededge profile image93
        theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        The point is, Das, me old dear, you can rank #1 for *any* phrase if it's never searched for by anyone anywhere. Being #1 might bring a small tingle of happiness to you, but it isn't going to attract readers to your hub.

        1. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          ..I'm doing a Ph.D. on its slot machines.

          1. theraggededge profile image93
            theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            No actual coherent answer then?

  27. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    As far as I know, both 'Paradigm Search' and 'Paradigmsearch' happen to be the alter-ego(s) of 'Calculus-geometry'. The real person behind these 3 profiles happen to possess at least one more such persona that I've personally interacted with.

    My intuition is: he has more. And he can't take a joke from me now. :-D

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      I've never seen you make a joke, DE.   If some of what you post is meant to be a joke, you have a strange sense of humour.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Don't you guys think it's time to end this foolishness?  Don't we have better things to do with our time?

    2. calculus-geometry profile image86
      calculus-geometryposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Good one, Godshet. 

      BTW, I'm not the one who got you banned before.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        There's no need to get personal here, Cal. Besides, it's raining quite heavily here in this hamlet.

        1. calculus-geometry profile image86
          calculus-geometryposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          LOL I've hit a nerve (again!).  Oh well, let the countdown begin.  What will your new screen name be?  I think you should come back as a female, and a different ethnicity.

          1. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            Sure you did Paradigmsearch. I mean Paradigm Search.

            1. paradigm search profile image79
              paradigm searchposted 14 months ago in reply to this

              Oh my, keep me separate from this; I got my own demons.

  28. Jodah profile image86
    Jodahposted 14 months ago

    I just read your hub DasEngel, and it deserves a high place on the Google search pages. Unfortunately I would love to comment but you must have comments turned off.  I commend you on your stance and agree with many of your statements. Thanks for sharing quotes by the staff of HP as well. I believe there is a place for every type of writer here and no one should be discriminated against or made to feel less worthy.

    1. theraggededge profile image93
      theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      I don't think anyone has discriminated against any kind of writer on one single forum thread. However, observations have been made as to whether a hub is likely to A. get featured and B. attract traffic. If those two things aren't going to happen, then the writer may as well use a private blog, some kind of journaling software or a notebook and pen because essentially they are writing to express themselves.

      Hubpages, like it or not, is a commercial site that makes income via advertising. It can't afford to host oodles of hubs that don't comply with A & B above, however beautifully written.

      This is the crux of DasEngel's complaint and the basis of his perceived 'forum wars'.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        What you've said above is equivalent to saying that Google should delete Wikipedia entries from its index, because Wikipedia doesn't contain adsense elements: which means, ultimately, that for Google, Wikipedia renders no commercial benefits.

        The crux here is that Google is a commercial website, and they earn their income through advertisement views/clicks.

        1. theraggededge profile image93
          theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          No it isn't. Why do you conflate the two? HubPages isn't Google.

          I didn't say there is no place for unsearched creative writing, I said that, as a commercial site, HP is not obliged to feature or even host work that doesn't support its earning strategy.

          1. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            I thought I should say "Read my hub". I won't. It's set to be commercial.

            1. theraggededge profile image93
              theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

              I read it. I'm not going to read it again.

              Your forum wars are non-existent.

              Edited: The comment I just replied to was "Read my hub."

              1. DasEngel profile image60
                DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                Apparently so.

            2. theraggededge profile image93
              theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

              Not if it's only attracting internal traffic because of your clickbait comments.

              1. DasEngel profile image60
                DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this
                1. theraggededge profile image93
                  theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                  QED

                  Edited: Once again you show that your grasp of logic is flawed. I am not trying to get anyone to click on my hub. You are.

                  1. DasEngel profile image60
                    DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                    I'll write a hub about it.

            3. Jodah profile image86
              Jodahposted 14 months ago in reply to this

              Ok, sorry I won't make the mistake of reading one of your hubs again if you don't want any internal traffic. It does explain why you didn't allow comments on the hub though.

              1. DasEngel profile image60
                DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                I disabled "comments" on that hub for very specific reasons. As for the my conversation with Beth (theraggededge) about Google and Wikipedia and the related (that you've just commented on), I was merely joking all the way.

                A side note: I do not, personally, like Google adsense ads. Most of the time those ads are slightly 'hot' and misleading. I wish if we could get the type of commercial ads that Facebook places on its pages. They are far less misleading and far more aesthetically pleasing.


                But sometimes I have to make little compromises for a lot of other good things to let in. Personally I do not find Google adsense ads advisable. But, sometimes, they do offer some useful advertisements as well. And I believe they're improving their services. Hence the joke.

                1. Jodah profile image86
                  Jodahposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                  Ok point taken, I didn't get the joke and as your reply was to Beth's reply to my comment I thought it related. As I said I agreed with many of the points in your hub and it was a little frustrating not to be able to leave a comment (and I didn't want to do that here). As for the Google AdSense ads, I have made about 80c from them as far as I know, nothing from Amazon. The only money I make comes from the HP ads and eBay so far and I am one of those "vintage" hubbers, though not part of the group you mention. I am a creative writer and not here for the money (though the little I make is welcome.. it keeps me in coffee). That last statement is why I don't spend much time in forums and if I do usually just leave one or two comments.

                  1. DasEngel profile image60
                    DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                    I see. I respect and appreciate your views. And, yes my sense of humor is a bit 'unclear' at times.

                    Together, as a team of creatives, we may creates a difference on this website. That is what I would say, for now.

                2. theraggededge profile image93
                  theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                  Beth? Who's Beth?

                  That was a joke? Good grief. You must be the life and soul of your parties.

                  1. DasEngel profile image60
                    DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                    Spilled the wine' '    apologies, for it was 'Bev'

              2. DasEngel profile image60
                DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                Additionally, I think HubPages forbids a hubber from (directly) 'promoting' their own hubs on the forums.

                1. Jodah profile image86
                  Jodahposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                  That's correct, but by starting this forum you were actually promoting your hub indirectly.

                  1. DasEngel profile image60
                    DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                    That's right. But I had no such intention. I was sharing a good news with others. I would like to see every hubber realize their creative potential, through the tool that we call HubPages.

                    If they want to, that is.

                  2. DasEngel profile image60
                    DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

                    It's a fact that Google is showing up this very thread with that original hub, for the key-phrase 'the purpose of hubpages'. But I think it's a viscous-cycle type of thing that has come off to be.

  29. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 14 months ago

    OK.  I understand the "look at me" nature of forum posting.  There are a few on here who do it regularly to increase followers, get visits, etc.

    But when the "look at me" message comes across as "I am a bit of a twat" - it loses some of its point.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Talk to me after you complete your Ph.D. on the Internet. We may get involved into some serious business in the real world, that is.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Apart from winding people up I don't see the point of endless forum posting.  You are not the only one but you are heading towards that coveted crown...

        ... maybe that's your aim.

        1. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          It takes a lot to pierce the skin of a rhino. It's takes lions. Not paperclips.

        2. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          Off to business now?

  30. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    Perhaps my next hub will be titled: What is HubPages

  31. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    Right now, the top Google slot against that query is occupied by a Hubpage, titled: "What Is HubPages And How Does It Work?"

    The hub was published on Dec 21, 2013.

  32. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    About GOOGLE | Ten things we know to be true


    1.  Focus on the user and all else will follow.

    "Since the beginning, we’ve focused on providing the best user experience possible. Whether we’re designing a new Internet browser or a new tweak to the look of the homepage, we take great care to ensure that they will ultimately serve you, rather than our own internal goal or bottom line. Our homepage interface is clear and simple, and pages load instantly. Placement in search results is never sold to anyone, and advertising is not only clearly marked as such, it offers relevant content and is not distracting. And when we build new tools and applications, we believe they should work so well you don’t have to consider how they might have been designed differently."

    1. theraggededge profile image93
      theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Of course, Google is God-like, it only cares about its flock. It loves us all. I'm so happy it makes you happy, Dazangle.

      "First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium browser – the open source basis for Google’s Chrome – began remotely installing audio-snooping code that was capable of listening to users."

      http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2 … permission

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Well, as a personal and professional frequent user, Google and Google scholar do remain the best search engines in my experience.

        They may be torturing kittens in the back office, but they are the best for finding the crap I am looking for online.

        1. theraggededge profile image93
          theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          +1 LOL!

        2. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          That's a great subject to do a Ph.d. on.

      2. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        I could distort names too. But I usually don't do so for children. Anyway, what is your ultimate purpose on HubPages? Forum chatting, for example?

      3. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        What is your opinion of Bing the search-engine?

        1. theraggededge profile image93
          theraggededgeposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          Never used it.

          I mainly use the big G, and Duck Duck Go.

          1. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

            Thanks, Bip.

  33. LeanMan profile image80
    LeanManposted 14 months ago

    Just an update on the "experiment" for ranking the following phrase:

    "How to make a 3 legged chicken cross the road with an elephant on roller skates"

    This forum discussion currently ranks first place if you search using the ""

    For me it ranks 5th place on page 1 if the phrase is searched for without the ""


    So now that we have achieved this we should all be in for a massive payout from HP due to the massive number of views that this phrase will generate................................

    Or then again maybe it makes zero difference if you rank for something that is NEVER searched for... You still get NO traffic....
    Ranking for something that is not searched for is relatively easy as no one will be competing with you.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      I'll be googling Myopia

 
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