Let me elaborate. Does Google hold back sending traffic your way if you have idled hubs? If not, why is it that when you remove an idled hub your traffic goes up a little. These are genuine questions that are plaguing my mind.
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To answer your last questions. I really don't know, just trying to find answers. I have seen so much in the forums that confuses me. I honestly thought some computer savvy person who knows about these things might answer my question...lol
....Deleting them from your account shouldn't increase or decrease your traffic at all!. I'm really sorry all three of you for answering in parts on all the answers. The limit was too little.
if it were that simple then I guess someone would have already written a hub about it or discussed it in the forum. I really think this is "testing" on HP's part. Unfortunately, it's not a computer thing but an SEO thing...
Continued here: If they were featured google knew what was on them. If those hubs had bad backlinks the panda updates would harm ur subdomain. But, any problems would have been cleared when they were not featured. Deleting them from your account(TBC)
That simply means you don't know the answer to my question. I get more Google traffic than HP. When I remove an idled hub my organic traffic increases. Your experience does not help me.
1.Does Google hold back sending traffic your way if you have idled hubs? There is zero proof anywhere that they do.
2.If not, why is it that when you remove an idled hub your traffic goes up a little. You get a boost from Hp or coincidence. Rude!
Is being honest that your answer still doesn't answer my question rude? I asked for precise answer from someone who knows and you are not sure. I was just telling you that I am still baffled by this.
It shouldn't make a difference at all! Your hub is not on the face of the planet (google's planet) the moment it gets a no-index tag. What you do with it later shouldn't affect your performance in anyway. It just happens to be a coincidence probably
Are you sure about this Brandon or are you speculating? Nice to see you. I hope you are not offended that I still have questions.
You edited your comment while I was commenting. No one other than a google staff member is going to be able to answer your question 100%. All anyone here can do is give you experience.
The last sentence of Lauryallans answer needs to be stressed upon. Yes, I know that the google bots don't crawl the no-index tagged pages and so they won't know what's on them unless they've been previously featured - to be continued