I have a few issues with some of my hubs. I was ranking on the first page of google yesterday for some terms now the page has completly disappeared from the index.
Also, some of the tags are not working / showing results like they used to be. Either that or the admin removed some of mine.
I am willing to put in a great deal of effort to get traffic to my adult hubs and in turn help everyone elses hubs but modifications like this dont seem to be helping.
Also, is there any plan to remove adult hubs in the future, I dont want to put tons of time and effort into building quality adult hubs and then they just disappear.
Thanks for your time.
Hi Doctort, We see fluctuations from Google all the time, so this is normal.
Adult content has been removed from the tag pages, but it is still accessible from your profile page and search. We made the decision to remove adult content from Tag pages to make browsing HubPages safe for all audiences.
As of now we don't have plans to remove adult content, but it is something we discuss and ultimately we look to our community of authors and readers in shaping these policies.
Thank you for the post.
i had alot of my tags a models name and they completly disappared now, ud probably loose a big proportion of your adult search traffic by doing this.
Thanks for your time and help anyway.
Removing adult hubs from tags will basically stop them getting spidered and hault the SE traffic.
im regretfully stopping making hubs now for adult pages. Since i wont be indexed fast or recieve anywhere near the search engine traffic. Thanks for ruining a good thing.
same here, i really dont see any point in making more hubs now. most of mine were adult in content but if they are unfindable except by sending my own traffic (and you may remove the hubs anyway at a whim) - whats the point?
I've been doing adult hubs as well, but since the tagging can't be controlled and hubs are instantly approved, it's only logical to remove them from the tag pages, especially since many words like "pussy" are used in adult alot, but have a totally different meaning for most people not looking for adult content.
The risk of exposing minors to this content or people that don't want to see it is too high.
I think it's a fair solution, other projects simply banned adult and remove it on sight, so some thumbs up for being open minded and letting adult hubs exist !
You can still link to your hubs and the search engines will grab those pages and send you traffic, it's not as easy as it was, but why not give a link for some traffic, sounds fair as well. It's not like the missing tags mean you rank bad, hubpages in an authority site and the recent drop in search engine traffic didn't affect adult hubs only, ranking often changes, it's not one way, you may easily be back in a few days or weeks.
removing hubs from the tags means they wont get spidered through the site.
This means i wont get search engine traffic.
im in this to make money, now i cant make money because you screwed things up for dozens of adult webmasters using your service.
Why did u allow adult content in the first place when u then decided to screw us all over and ruin our traffic.
Simple solution: Dont show images from the hub / show avatar from user
Have age varification page before adult content is shown
jesus, its not rocket science.
If you link to your hub via an external page, it will get spidered as well and maybe even ranked better since external links count more than internal ones.
The reason why they probably allowed adult content is pretty simple if you have a look at the projects/communities recently started.
If you don't allow adult content, there will be alot of webmasters greedy for traffic not caring for this rule, trying to hide their content, using keywords but no explicit images, making their pages appear like it's not adult but send visitors to hardcore sites via links, ruining the whole idea of protecting minors.
That's why it's better to allow it, but make users/hubbers rate it as the thing it is: adult content, so you have an overview what's adult, what's not and save alot on staff that would have to check the whole site for hidden adult content.
It's a balancing problem, too, some adult stuff is good for variety, attracts new visitors and people creating their own hubs, too much attracts even more adult webmasters and the whole project turns into adult pretty quick, a problem many other sites had in the past. Birds of a feather flock together. If there is too much adult content, the "mainstream" visitors slowly start to stay away because they don't want to be bombed with explicit images.
So again, we have to accept that it's not an adult project and we don't own it, we are not in the position to decide how the site is designed but I'm sure the majority of the hubbers, no matter if they create adult hubs or not, see this as a fair solution everybody can live with.
yes i know... but i think they could have been clearly on there stance earlier instead of screwing people over.
Anyone who knows anything about SEO knows they just screwed over all adult hubs.
Good advice Adultdugger. I have to be more persistant in linking to my hubs from outside pages like blogs and websites. On all these sites I consider myself as a guest in someone's home. Their house, their rules.
Some excellent points made and others answered by Adultdugger.
all im saying now is that making mature pages are useless now.
im stilling going to make lots of mainstream pages here and write articles here but they screwed stuff up for all the adult posters here.
Im just apreciative it happened now and not 6months down the line.
by Jonathan Cooper4 years ago
I attempt to try my best to improve my traffic and increase my earnings of Google Adsense, but it seems that I can still earn only a little per day. Do you have any tip and suggestion on how to get more traffic for your...
by sam2435419 months ago
I have just started, so I dont expect it in the near future, but how many hubs, or how many months before you start making money? How much traffic is considered to be good traffic? Right now I am getting...
by Steve Andrews4 years ago
When it was first introduced I was annoyed by it but made an effort to tweak my hubs to get them out of Idle status. Now, a whole load have got zzs against them again and many of them are hubs that at one point were...
by Oyewole Folarin5 years ago
With the recent google algorithm change, i noticed that hubbers who have spent 4 - 5 years are those having their subdomain slammed by google. Why?
by Ethan Green4 weeks ago
Since I joined HP there has been a constant battle against the rise and fall of traffic. We are often encouraged to tune our titles, edit our content and generally try to improve our Hubs. Now with the threat of having...
by Rik Ravado9 years ago
My CTR is sharply down for April. I've only had 2 clicks on over 800 views. Worse still these are both referral Hubs rather than my own and were only worth a few cents.Up to now my CTR has been around...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.