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Google that hates my Hubs

  1. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    I've been testing my hub titles in every search engine and all the other search engines have me on the first page except G!
    My traffic is the lowest since I've been a member.
    How can they be so influential(or destructive?) . I've stopped using G for searches and now use yahoo and bing.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to the sandbox, Stacie!  We may have to change the sand more often as it's starting to get a bit crowded in here.  This is my corner, by the way!  lol

      1. Stacie L profile image86
        Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        hi Randy. I've been hit before and suffered lost traffic,but this is the worst.
        I'm back linking in as many places as possible .

        people probably need to stop using G for searches anyway since i see a lot of crap lately on any of their searches!

        1. Stacie L profile image86
          Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh and I uninstalled chrome.

        2. Randy Godwin profile image94
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Good luck with that!  Nothing has worked for me and it's going on 6 months now!yikes

          1. Stacie L profile image86
            Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            maybe I need to stop using all g's products. i have some blogs on Google..not that they'd take notice. roll

      2. CMHypno profile image89
        CMHypnoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        And how many times do I have to tell you about kicking your dirty sand into my bit? big_smile

        1. Stacie L profile image86
          Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          oh have i kicked it into the fold? lol

        2. Randy Godwin profile image94
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Snakes are stubborn and territorial, you know!  smile

          1. CMHypno profile image89
            CMHypnoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Sounds like we need to set up some rules in this here sandbox then.  After all we could be here for quite some time and need to share nicely!  Time we started digging a nice, hot sandy snake pit for you Randy and a nice little, sunny relaxation area for Izzy and myself! LOL!

            1. Randy Godwin profile image94
              Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Here, you guys need a little snake oil rubbed on your backs?  Don't want y'all to get burnt!  lol

            2. wordscribe43 profile image92
              wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              A whole new forum topic could be created.  Like "The Sandpit" this one could be called "The Sandbox".  sad

              Hope it's not necessary for long, guys.

  2. 2uesday profile image85
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    You could try an experiment by blocking off that top right ad. on a couple of hubs with some text and see if they fare better. Not suggesting you do this across the board just test the water with one or two. I am thinking of the above the fold update that rolled out recently.

    1. Stacie L profile image86
      Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      the top right ads are googles ads...you think i should block them?

      I've moved my affiliate ad capsules further down on my pages and check back every week.

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Stacie I guess 2uesday said to block it by using a pic or something up there instead so that the ad comes a bit lower down and not right at the top.

        2uesday correct me if I'm wrong.

        1. Stacie L profile image86
          Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          i moved text and photos into the upper right on a few hubs and now waiting for the results. I write an other sites and moved all my affiliate ads further down when we were warned about googles latest threat. I didn't think they would penalize us for having their own ads in the upper "fold" lol

          1. sabrebIade profile image81
            sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            If you haven't noticed, Google Search and Google Adsense seem to hate each other. Adsense will tell you to do things that go totally against Search's guidelines. And Search will penalize you for doing things Adsense tells you to do.

            1. lobobrandon profile image82
              lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              So basically the big G doesn't know what its doing. They even punished Chrome or something that's what I heard - Didn't bother reading or finding out more abt it as I use firefox

            2. skyfire profile image71
              skyfireposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              That is just one impression of this but in reality, Websites with adwords campaigns are getting the leads. Google is not hating anyone on the web, They're just being biased to their adwords customers and their brand websites.

              1. sabrebIade profile image81
                sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Well if you tool around the Google Adsense forums across the web you'll see a LOT of comments like,"Follow the Google heat map recommendations and risk demotion in the search results."
                So it's not just me that thinks this by a long shot.

          2. lobobrandon profile image82
            lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I have their ads on the upper fold and my traffic has never been better.

  3. Isabel Melville profile image87
    Isabel Melvilleposted 5 years ago

    I was checking all my hubs on my second account to see what percentage of product ads they carried overall, as that account, while not sandboxed like this one, is up and down like a yoyo.

    I have an average of 730 words per hub, and the product rate is less than one per 100 words. (.08%)

    So I think we can rule our products from Amazon or ebay as being the culprits for pulling accounts down.

    Only about 2 hubs out of the 69 use up their HP allowance of 50 words per product, the rest have far fewer products.

    I'm flummoxed!!!

    Oh and as the rollercoaster started long before that latest Google update (the above the fold ads stuff), I don't think that affects them at all.

  4. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Oops my post above should have been written on this name, that is my second account above as everyone knows.

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yup I know it just because of your G+ profile. Otherwise I would never know tongue

  5. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    well I've been busy blocking the upper right ads(Googles) on many hubs and there is a rise in traffic. I don't know if its coincidence or not..

  6. incomeguru profile image90
    incomeguruposted 5 years ago

    I could remember vividly sometimes ago i posted a thread where i stated "is something wrong with Google?" now, it's time bing and yahoo kick the big G off.

    1. Stacie L profile image86
      Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      i'm  tired of having to make changes every few months. we are at g's mercy.

 
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