Interesting article here ... I'm not Search Engine expert but maybe HP staff might want to consider these .. seems to be sensible to me !!
http://www.squidoo.com/how-googles-pand … ation-FAIL
Yes I've read this one before... I think it makes a good point that the main sections of the site can be all accessed from the top of the front page - while Hubpages just shows a small handful of featured articles and writers.
Thanks, Ritsos. I just read the article and it makes sense to me. I actually revisited Squidoo a few days ago. I stumbled upon Hubpages when I was learning my way around Squidoo.
Thank you from me too. I found the article very interesting. I don’t know much about running a successful website, but the article’s suggestions sounded good to me and certainly worth thinking about.
Interesting article, apart from the Panda effect; the 'newer style ' front page here seemed to cut the chances of making it to the front page. I had the feeling that in the past if you had a high scoring hub (Hubscore) it had more chance of being found before the 'newer style' front page was introduced.
I also wonder how accurate the figures that are on there, are now.
Wow, that is a great article. I think Hubpages should promote rising authors as well as top notch writers.
I also found it interesting, but I still think the site operators here do what they think is best, After all, if they get it wrong, they have more to lose than us.
Squidoo seems to be doing exceptionally well just now. I noticed one of their lenses, without any backlinks at all, is threatening to overtake one of my hubs that has 20 odd backlinks, including 2 PR5s.
I still think Hubpages front page looks really professional...maybe it does lack SEO optimization, I don't know.
Right after Panda , when lots of Hubbers with SEO and Branding minds were chatting about Panda and layouts and how HP was or would be effected. It was pointed out a few times, that a major problem with HP's branding on the front page is its created to lure in new writers, its not made for readers.
A reader doesnt want to see how much money everyone is making by writing anymore then you want to hear about the new car your dentist bought.
I think that article is pretty spot on. It could have been written directly from the forum conversations here actually.
The ad layout is also probably a big and continued issue; http://www.infobarrel.com/Ad_Formats_to … mer_Update
If you travel around outside hubpages, lots of sites and writers have made some very valid points about issues with HP design
Squidoo get my Vote sine panda they save my Article writing they are more about attracting reader therefore writer's don't have to spend time generating traffic they do it for you they feature your article if it's good they rank according to quality, Hub-Pages gave a lot of writers high Hub score on poor quality hubs to lure more writers which hurt the site tremendously when the playing field change Squidoo rates the articles so the writers can spent all his time improving his work the article can be constantly updated in changed to improve it's quality squidoo encourages this and so those Google it helps attract more readers and can keep the site better rank by the continued improved quality of content. Hub Pages
disallows and discourages this and will down grade a hub to substandard if you attempt to improve it this needs to be looked at this time it crippling the site and the writers. williamjordan
Wow. Huge difference in the two front pages, thanks for sharing the link. It was kind of shocking to learn that the Squidoo front page is all about the content and less about the site itself. I can see how this would be far more inviting for visitors (vs) the community who writes there. Hmmm...would seem to be a much better way to increase the number of views and thus author revinue.
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