CNN just moved a story that Google announced yet another 'improvement' to searches. Knowledge Graph is supposed to think like a human and give you choices if you type in a word that can have several references.
Hmm, I guess this should help narrow searches and make visitors get what they want and improve our bounce rates
I've been getting views on my hub - how to fertilize tomatoes; for keywords such as jobs in tomato fertilizer industry.
Maybe that means to hire someone to do the fertilizing?
The CNN post has some interesting discussion on the comments thread.
I wonder, I thought it was someone searching for a job in that particular industry (I thought the chemical industry ) Anyway, that's not the point. Just that this could possibly be good if it works well and not throw everything way out of proportion just like most of the previous changes.
You know you can post a link to the article here - it's only self-promotional links you can't post.
Essentially Google steals stuff - adds it to its own database, spins it, and delivers the information directly, by-passing the original source.
"Over the past couple of years, Google has been reconciling data, curated from its own virtual and real-world resources as well as from all of the available sources online , to build a database of 500 million people, places and things and of 3.5 billion defining relationships connecting them."
see: http://janderson99.hubpages.com/hub/Sem … t-Articles
see the official blog
http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/0 … s-not.html
There are jobs from google as an ads rater to judge the "quality" of a certain queries and a website. The worker will label the site and results in separate categories; relevant, vital, spam, etc. They use these employees to rate various sites; as will other companies like Leapforce and Lionbridge; Appen Butler hill is another one too.
The search results center around a Google engine search. I did some work for these companies and have even seen some hub articles as a tested result.
While bots are cheap and easy way for them to test; there are actual humans out there that contribute.
I think that the previous changes to both Google and Hubpages is a combination of dropped traffic. It comes and goes. It is the life and heart of the internet; you got to ride it out. update your content; understand how it all clicks.
Some hubbers have seen constant abrupt changes in traffic and earnings; some have pulled out and started their own site; while others hold on. Question that each affected and concerned hubber needs to ask themselves is do they stay or go?
I blame that Google AdSense fella.
He's the one responsible.
For Pandas and Polar Bears.
I can see my laptop wobbling now. That's his fault too.
Wobbling under the pressure of all the crap it's trying to contain.
Any moment now the Internet is going to explode, covering us all in a gooey brown slime of unread articles and half rewritten poorly spun sludge.
Either that or it'll just disappear up its own arsehole.
So, what do we do? My copywriting experience was before the internet inundated and virtually obliterated the written word with actual pages you turn with your finger or watched on TV (commercials). Today's media is foreign to me, which renders my talent, with which I've been blessed, archaic. That's a shame and a travesty! Where can we truly send a message and be rewarded for our talent?
Embrace the new world!
The one based on pictures and video.
And words. Good words.
The Internet is undergoing a seismic shift. A new breed of brave warrior will ride the world of Pinterest, Digg, Reddit and the rest with his head held high.
Google-type lists of search results will go for good. People will find articles they like on sites like Pulse, Zite and Flipboard and share them across the web with a swipe and a tap via Facebook and Twitter.
Pulse is the model for the future. Scrolling news presented with a friendly user interface delivered to your phone. The New York Times and the BBC News sitting comfortably next to your favourite blogs; all totally flexible and easy to access. Tailor made around your interests. The news and items you want, when you want it.
This is all a good thing. People will reject the crap that rules at present. All the SEO farmed rubbish and incoherent ramblings of all the illiterate crackerjacks that we have to wade through at the moment will bite the dust.
And if sites like HubPages can be there for the ride then there’s still a chance for us. I think HP is going in the right direction, so stick in there.
You can write BW. I just checked out your stuff. Most people would love to have your way with words. Why don’t you apply for the HP apprenticeship program and learn the ways of the new world?
I’m in my second month on the program. It’s a big commitment but it’s fast becoming a light bulb moment.
Good writing will always survive. It’s just the medium it lives in that shifts. I don’t need to tell you that with your advertising background.
Your talent is not, and will never be, archaic.
I agree with Horatio - much of my career (which is longer than I care to think about) did not involve adding photos or other art to my work - that part was done by other departments in the organizations. The good news is that I concentrated on writing and developed the ability to write strong copy about a wide variety of topics. The bad news is that, aside from some early years in PJ, I didn't develop the visual end of it. And that part is needed to become competitive on the Internet.
But - strong writing and the ability to convey solid, factual information will win out over hot videos or photos with no underpinning of good content. Most of us can boost our photography skills (or even learn video) to complement our Hubs. But someone who can't write will have a much worse learning curve. To be sure, we won't become Ansel Adams-level photographers, but someone seeking information on the Internet isn't going to search for 'cool videos,' they will search by topic.
This is no different than learning to use a cell phone (and texting, doing mobile net searches, taking a picture, etc.) rather than a landline. Or programming your DVR, or whatever. It's a matter of learning the technical skills to use today's tools of the trade, and learning how to reach our audiences theough the world of search engines rather than TV ads or radio spots (or whatever).
Good writing has to win out in the long run. Advertisers will stop paying for placement on sites that have crapoy content (IMO). The reason is that the good elements of the Internet are also its downsides. Anyone can get a domain and publish garbage. But my guess is that Google realizes ad revenues are going to hinge on bringing quality content to the top. Hard to do, and it feels to me like they are scrambling to find ways to have filtering mechanisms (non-human) that don't reward junk or sites that are gaming the system.
A prediction: Eventually, sites that host large numbers of writers (such as HP) will have to prescreen contributors and set standards for quality.
This article helps to summarize what Google is doing
http://searchengineland.com/peeking-int … hal-121528
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