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Google vs. the Content Farms as reflected in the stock market

  1. TaxNerd profile image84
    TaxNerdposted 6 years ago

    Google up $4.46 to $613.28 in midday trading...                                                                                             Demand Media Inc. dropped 7.8 percent.

    I still don't understand the impact on Hub Pages, but the Street likes the move.

  2. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Google has also expanded the user base of chrome lately and is making another attempt into the social sphere.

    Hard to pinpoint that an algo change that only 18% of the industry will even  notice has anything to do with such a rise.


    But the bad PR surrounding DS would encourage a drop

  3. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I consider this a key quote.

    "Google has been increasingly plagued by questionable SEO practices and content farms that "harvest" their stories from other sites."

    Replace the word "harvest" with the word "steal" to understand the real meaning...

    HP doesn't steal. And Google knows that.

    I think we will be ok. smile

    1. lrohner profile image85
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You don't steal and I don't steal, but there are plenty of hubbers who do.

      1. Pcunix profile image89
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oops. Didn't see that.  Redundant comment by me..

    2. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      HP doesn't steal, but plenty of hubbers do.  Plenty of hubbers also use promotional methods that Google doesn't like.

      HP management isn't at fault, but some hubbers sure are.

      1. sunforged profile image74
        sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        the adsense newsletter that I received today has a special section on the "fault" of the host site for user generated content.


        makes me go , hmmmm

        1. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I got that but haven't read it yet.. I guess I should smile

          Hmm.. makes me go hmm because none of the links in the email work!

          1. paradigmsearch profile image84
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Ditto. smile



            And ditto. smile

            1. sunforged profile image74
              sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol - well, because i reposted the link to twitter I read the online version

              and did not notice that issue

              I just went to th elink in order to share it and got this:

              "The system is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please try again later."

              so your non-working links are explained - the web link is at the top of the feed here in case it works later ht tp://www.facebook.com/hubsacademy

        2. rebekahELLE profile image90
          rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          it does make you go hmmmm..

          "Did you know that you are responsible for ensuring that all of your content, including user-generated content such as forum posts, blog comments or outside feeds, is in compliance with AdSense policies on any page or site for which you've enabled AdSense ads?"

  4. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Well I was wandering round the net, as you do, and got myself on Xomba and ended reading their blog. They're alright. They knew this was coming. So yah boo smile

    For the record I'm tanking. But some of my stuff is perched at #1 now and wasn't before. It's nuts. However I'm not losing any sleep, I'm too busy trying to hold onto my voice right now, never mind my Google marbles lol

    Moffta bed soon, I'm fine with the HP team doing what they do best - keeping the site up, running and moving forwards.

  5. Mikeydoes profile image79
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    This is my far my worst day since my first weeks here.

    .05 cents...... I never see lower than $1

    1. profile image0
      TopUniverseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How about traffic from googe.com source? I lost nearly 50% of google.com traffic for last 2 days.

  6. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    My AdSense is actually up significantly. But it's all from my niche sites. I made a whopping $0.11 on AdSense today from HP. Lowest I've seen it since I started here.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Whoa!  Probably the only time I'll every beat you out, Irohner - I'm now up to the grand total of $.60!  tongue

      Still, it's double yesterday's total...

      1. lrohner profile image85
        lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL! You go girl!

    2. Ign Andy profile image59
      Ign Andyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      MY traffic is less than 50% of normal, oddly my adsense today is $6.52. smile

 
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