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Surviving the new Google and rebuilding your traffic

Updated on August 17, 2012

This change alone can affect 12% or more of all searches using Google. As we all know, every time Google changes it’s algorithm, it will help some sites go up in ranking while others go down. It takes a while to learn all of the functions after an update, but at the moment we do know it will affect sites with poor content, copied content or content not considered useful.

They will also directly affect content farms and websites that have generated or received copy right or copy infringement notices. As we all know, technology is changing at a very rapid rate so we must change with it. With Google leading the way, the rest of the search engine sites will have to keep up with Google's example or fall behind. eventually becoming obsolete. Each hubber has their own sub-domain, and at the moment, Google is looking at each hubbers sub-domain as their own domain. The big picture is overall hubbers may be hurt a little bit by this move, but we are all considered, individual and on our own.

After sitting down with some close friends who are programmers and in the SEO business, we have compiled a list of tips to help overcome the new Panda and regain our traffic once again. These tips are:

Keep an eye on Good Analyits. This will allow you to maintain key words and make adjustments as needed.

If you haven’t done so, begin or continue to keep your blog floating on all of your social networks. Add the following in social networks, Twitter and Face book are legitimate places to build up followers. Please remember not to spam. Another good place are on topic forums, message boards and blogs. Join these forums; use your hubber links as your signature.

Build back links, while you do this, it’s not recommended that you buy them. We are a community here if you come across a blog that is relevant, request permission to link. If we link our blogs together, Hub pages will only grow stronger.

Create more original relevant hubs. This is standard norm for everyone. As Google continues to focus on high quality content, this should be a top priority.

Be original. Don’t republish content! This should be rule number 2, especially with Google now penalizing sites that are republishing.

A picture is work 1000 words but a video is worth a million. The latest Google change gives higher value to contents that is researched and in depth. Some of the items being identified as higher quality are pictures, videos, podcasts and tools. So, with this in mind, it’s never too late to add content to your hubs.

Feedback, Feedback, Feedback!! Google also counts reviews, comments and other user generated context into the search results. Ratings, polls and reviews are all a great way for users to leave feedback about the context. Your response to feedback in Google’s eyes is updating your context. Sites with frequent updates look better in Google’s eyes than their counterparts. So, if you don’t have any feedback options on your hub, now would be a good time to get started.

Review all of your hubs! With Google looking at each hubber page as an individual domain, it is possible that one hub, deemed by Google as lesser quality can bring down the raking of all of your hubs.

Google probably won’t publish a guide for complying with the new algorithm. So these tips might not make a big impact on your search rankings but based on what has already been provided by Google, these tips should help create hubs considered by the search engine as high quality hubs.


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    • Annette R. Smith profile image

      Annette R. Smith 

      6 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

      All good reminders, amos316. I'm on the lookout for good advice on rebuilding my traffic, especially after the Google changes. Voted up and useful!

    • amos316 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you for the vote and glad you found it useful.

    • amos316 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Glad you like it and hope it helps you. Thanks for voting

    • A K Turner profile image

      Joseph A K Turner 

      6 years ago from West Yorkshire

      great hub! voted up

    • amos316 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Hope they help. We will be updating when Google releases more information. Thanks for stopping by.

    • formosangirl profile image


      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Good advice. Thanks for sharing.


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