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Vital Keywords Snipped from Titles

  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    The first occurred on 4/19. That hub's traffic has already started its crash and burn.

    The second occurred on 4/21. I'm reasonably certain the traffic crash and burn is starting there as well.

    I'll give it a week. If things aren't back to normal by then, I'm putting the keywords back. Better to have good traffic on the main site, than bad traffic on the niche site. Neither issue involves keyword stuffing, misdirection, etc. So my putting the keywords back shouldn't result in sudden unfeaturement.

    1. lobobrandon profile image80
      lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      The keywords were part of a natural running title? We need to take this thread seriously since PD made a serious comment. big_smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Yep, it happens now and then. lol

    2. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Hi, paradigmsearch,
      That takes me back to when we had to put in those things in the bottom of a hub set-up. Words that search engines would instantly recognize. Ahhg, hubbing in its infancy.

    3. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      An update in the interests of fairness and full disclosure....

      My traffic came back. All is well.

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Great to hear!!  smile

      2. lobobrandon profile image80
        lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Haha

        1. paradigmsearch profile image88
          paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Actually, I was serious. And I just went on a major keyword-unstuffing spree. I wanted to replace them with dividers, but those are a no-no as well.

          1. lobobrandon profile image80
            lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            Just keep it natural not dividers or anything else.

  2. lobobrandon profile image80
    lobobrandonposted 7 months ago

    Haha... But on a serious note, could you answer my question:

    Were the keywords were part of a natural running title? or was it more like: "Keyword - something"

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      One hub title was a thing of beauty to be admired by all as it was.

      The other hub title was indeed too long, but the two vital keywords were snipped along with all the blathering.

      1. lobobrandon profile image80
        lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Hahaha

  3. Robin profile image
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    Robinposted 7 months ago

    It looks like on one of your Hubs the traffic dropped before the title change.  It is highly unlikely that traffic will drop in less than 24 hours with the small changes that were made.  On the other Hub, your Google traffic is about the same in the US and the Google Indian traffic is down.  I would add "Bike and Car Bumper Stickers" to a subtitle and see if that helps.  Perhaps there was a slight drop in another referrer.  I can't see that on my end. 

    This is a good tool to useto make sure your Hub's title is not cut off in Google results.  When editing titles, we try to make them conversational, the proper length, and void of keyword stuffing or words that are synonyms.  smile

    1. lobobrandon profile image80
      lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Well that explains it all smile

    2. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Great minds think alike. I had perpetrated that very thing just before seeing your post. big_smile

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        You do make me laugh.  Great line:  One hub title was a thing of beauty to be admired by all as it was.  Thanks!  smile

    3. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      I will readdress the issue in a week, hopefully traffic will have returned to as was. If it hasn't, I'm going to the dark side (excepting for the keyword stuffing, that one is indeed a major no-no).

    4. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      And I've just discovered the hub has been stolen. I am dealing with that as we speak. smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Update. And DMCA filed. Be interesting to see how long it takes these days. I'll report back.

        Clock start: 04/22/2016, ~11:00 am Google HQ time

        1. lobobrandon profile image80
          lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          I did one like 2-3 weeks ago and it took 4 or 5 days. Or was it a month ago.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image88
            paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            And come to think of it, there's the weekend coming up.

            Side note. This whole adventure got me to start checking my other hubs again for thefts. So far, so good.

        2. paradigmsearch profile image88
          paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Update.

          Clock end: 04/22/2016, The approval happened sometime before 4:50 pm. I kid all not, start to finish was less than six hours. And that includes already being removed from the index.

          1. lobobrandon profile image80
            lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            wow

            1. paradigmsearch profile image88
              paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

              Looks like Google doesn't like thieves either.

    5. makingamark profile image75
      makingamarkposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      I find this tool much more useful for titles and meta data as it gives you the character count.
      http://www.seomofo.com/snippet-optimizer.html

      1. lobobrandon profile image80
        lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Yup this is the one I use too.

 
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