I read the article about "stellar hubs" recommending 1,500 words, etc. There was talk that a hub may be considered higher quality with meaningful (and maybe more comprehensive) articles.
Compare that to the Q&A sections. Most of the questions asked are very short, and some of the answers are equally as sparing in detail.
Does having the short questions and replies hurt your account? It seems like the previous two paragraphs are in opposition to each other. One is asking for longer, more detailed articles. The other is typically short and less detailed.
Why would short questions not hurt your subdomain in Google's eyes, but short hubs might?
After many months I got my Google traffic back and enjoyed it for a week. Just before it disappeared again I added my questions to my subdomain.
Was this a coincidence or did it play a role in losing favour with the big G again? Trouble is, I am never likely to know and just when I had become enthused about writing on HP again, I'm back off to my blogs and my book, as with the traffic I'm getting it isn't really worth posting stuff here at the moment
I don't think you're going to get an answer for this one as there are a lot of intangibles. My traffic has stabalized and probably increased since starting Q&A - but that could be other factors - Google likes to see activity, so maybe that's helping me - or my hubs are so poor quality that the Questions are actually improving my quality!!!!
Google really doesn't make it easy for writers. I know they want content, guiding us better of what they will consider content is the partnership piece that Google is sadly missing.
Twitter is LOVED by Google so why wouldn't Google love the Q&A - did they forget that or did they purposefully shun that in their algorithm?
by Susannah Birch4 years ago
I haven't seen a thread on this (feel free to post the link if there is).Hubpages will soon be giving ad share for questions.From the Hubpages weekly newsletter:While some of these Questions are winning prize money, all...
by Suzanne Day2 years ago
Hi everyone,I'm just starting out in the wonderful world of Hubpages questions and answers. I've had a look through the help centre and only found a little info....basically that Q&A's are meant to be a very mini...
by Simone Haruko Smith3 years ago
Last week we announced that we're moving Questions to subdomains. Now, you have the option to transfer your Questions early!You can make this transfer happen by visiting the new Q&A section of My Account- just be...
by Paul Goodman5 years ago
Article for discussion. I know that this recent development has already been mentioned by some hubbers in forums. But I am now wondering if this might be the main reason why we are seeing the current traffic...
by paradigmsearch20 months ago
[This is an old post of mine that I have just deleted from another site. I figured there might be some worthwhile stuff here for newbies, nothing more. Make of it what you will. ]The care and feeding of your HP account....
by Melanie Shebel4 years ago
I know this might seem like beating a dead horse, but...A lot of hubbers, even hubbers who have really written fab hubs and contribute a great deal of inspiration in the forums have been copying answers from other...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.