Last week and for the last 2-4 months my hub on Best Prepaid Pay as You Go Cell Phone Plans was #2-3 in Google.
Today I noticed I didn't get very many views so I looked for it and it got bumped into who knows where.
What could cause this? Does this happen often? I is it pretty normal for a hub to run at the top for a while and then seemingly over night it gets bumped into Timbuktu?
Sandy! Your new old pic made my day!
As for the topic - yeah, things happen. Most likely it will return to usual place after a week or two. Could be a more serious problem of course. Either way just keep building backlinks
That is completely normal behavior, new content gets a boost in rankings as its treated as news, its then bumped to timbuktu as you said, and is reindexed hopefully very close to its original location in the SERP's
But it is a little odd that it happened 2-4 months in
yeah, that hub is deindexed - but at least the tags page and cdn hubs tags are coming up in searches
on other bad news, did you see that adsense has seemed to blacklist the term "panties" and ads are no longer being served on pages with that term?
That happened to me once the other day. I didn't know what happened either
I agree with Misha, much more attractive and attention getting, not that the other was bad.
I had the same thing happen with two of my hubs but they were back in about 3 days
Blush away because your goregous, and you are a great writer too...
Yes this is so normal. It's is especially painful in late November and early December during the Christmas shopping season peak. Google sometimes shakes up the SERPs then and it can ruin a sales trend.
I had the same thing happen, Sandra. I had a hub in the #1 Google spot pulling in lots of traffic for a couple of months, and then it disappeared almost completely. About a month later, it came back to #1 for exactly one day before it disappeared again. It just came back to #1 a week or so ago and it's been pretty steady. So I guess just wait and see.
And your prepaid cell phone hub made me lots of $$$ so keep me updated!!! (I follow what keywords and pages are sending traffic to me in Analytics.)
I read Mark Knowles blog today and it really made me think that it is possible that there has been a google slap to our dear Hubpages. He makes excellent points in his blog.
Which one? I would like to read it too.
Irohner, lol. Glad I could help.
Here's the post Jane is talking about:
Having just read Mark's blog, I have to say
1) he describes the revenue sharing completely wrong. You'd think after all this time he'd have grasped how it works.
2) based on my current web traffic, I can't say I'm seeing the sort of de-indexing that he's talking about with my Hubs. But Mark and I write in radically-different niches, so perhaps it's just happening to topics that he deals with.
I was looking for information as to why I would be de indexed and with consideration to Mark's blog, I found this.
Now, I am really wondering if Mark is actually right and it had a lot to do with the hub challenge and the amount of non beneficial content that was produced through the challenge/s.
Or does it have anything to do with google's new search. http://adsense.blogspot.com/2008/05/ads … ed-by.html
I'd be more inclined to think it's due to Google's latest update,
http://searchengineland.com/what-google … igns-25515
Notice how that article says it will have the biggest effect on "organic traffic."
To be honest, I have had my biggest ever traffic day today and my biggest ever earnings day. And none of my busiest hubs have been the slightest bit affected.
However, the traffic and earnings thing is probably related to the huge amount of hubs that I have published in a short space of time. Some of my hubs from the last couple of weeks have been treated extremely generously by google.
I just find a search engine 'slap' hard to believe.... when some of my hubs are entering listings above page rank 5 and 6 websites.
That said, I will wait and see where they stand in a few weeks..... most of mine dont seem to move if I am honest.
I've never done a Hub challenge, but I have charted boosts in traffic to my Hubs when everyone else does. Right now, I'm seeing an overall upward trend with seasonal Hubs doing even better.
I think people seeing Hubs go down need to look at their specific subject matter and examine the broader web trends for those topics because whatever is happening is not happening across the board.
I have days like that too. From reading the article that Raleche left it seems that it is possible that the new algo is effecting some but not all.
It says that the click earnings shouldn't be effected but those likely to be effected are in other words, the publishers and it suggested that we keep an eye on our serps and check to see if the keywords have changed.
Yeah I guess that must be it Sandra. Although for every loser there must be a winner. So if hubpages has not recieved a 'slap' then I can see no reason why we wont see hubs benefitting as well as losing. Maybe yesterdays dead hub will be tomorrows highest earner Im sure that hubbers will work out a way to adapt to any changes.... I can only see google changing more and more..... they must be a little scared of Bing.
I've been writing very seasonal hubs, so I expect to see traffic to summer hubs fall off. But I'm also seeing really good traffic in my seasonal hubs for Fall and Halloween.
To my amazement the hubs that I'm writing for the Hub Challenge which are geared toward Christmas have already started to get decent google traffic. Once Google picks them up - about six days - I'm seeing nicely targetted sales traffic. And they're doing great in yahoo as well. Bing even chimed in today.
The hubs are in a very competitive niche and I wasn't sure if they would do okay...but they are.
I thought I would do a quick update about the hub I started with in the OP.
Looks like the hub is doing a search swap. Just looking at the stats in hp for the week.
My google search dropped but it seems that my yahoo search is gaining.
Why this is I don't know but it seems that the hub is easier to find in yahoo and thankfully on the first page under pay as you go which is better than best pay go cell phones in google.
Anyone else, Mark... who has had this problem, check to see where your stats are in yahoo?
I would still rather my hub go back to google front page but at least it is searchable right?
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