I fallow amid Shingal in G+ and I got this post:
"Amit Singhal - 3:44 PM - Public
We just rolled out a huge improvement to our ranking system that makes Google search results really really fresh. This change improves about 35% of Google searches. Yes! You read that right -- 35%.
Official Google Blog: Giving you fresher, more recent search results"
I didn't fogure out hou to do the link to the post...
however, it has a link to a post inBlogger as well
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/ … earch.html
It is going to be interesting, my opinion.
The posts says that it impacts 35% of the results, not improves. I think Google would consider it a success if it improved something like 20% of the 35%, even if it made the remaining 15% worse.
I agree with you.
However, the post in G+ speaks about "improvement". Perhaps I should have used the quotation marks.
But what how would these changes impact our accounts?
Should we start making "news" like hubs. I don't know. My account is already in a deep sink. But somehow I still hope in a miracle to bring it back. Any suggestions from HP staff will be very appreciated.
My first thought is that news websites and blogs will be favored by this algorithm tweak for news, current events, and trending topics. Those sites' stated purpose is to deliver current posts, current news, the latest blah blah blah. Their site architecture and navigation is built around a filing system of documents organized by dates, oldest to most recent.
Whereas on a site like Hubpages, date-of-publish is not a prominent part of each article, nor is the website's navigation structure organized chronologically. So I would think that this might hurt one's chances of getting topical, trending, news-related hubs to the top of search results; other sites will have a slight Google edge. Not impossible, but it's likely to be a handicap for us.
Whereas evergreen topics and topics that are not so time-sensitive would not be impacted by this change at all. The definitive guide to playing cribbage is still the definitive guide to playing cribbage. The definitive guide to Britney Spear's tattoos will probably be obsolete by next week when she adds another.
The option "latest" absolutely allows you to sort someone's Hubs into chronological order, and even indicates a rough date of publication.
Thank you very much for the heads up. I saw/concluded something from that link that is going to keep me busy for days...
if google is giving fresh information first then updating our hubs with new information should be enough?
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