If my friends want to read my hubs, do they have to create an account?
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Alison, slight correction... "blue furry widgets" will be ranked in "where to buy furry widgets" but not as high up as those which have exactly the 5 words because it has only 2 similar words.
WalterPoon, would it matter if the words are not on the same order (like furry widgets colored blue)?
Shielanmaeparreno, I just tested it out. Alison is right about "exact search" (and therefore I am wrong), but I found one or two results in my exact searches that don't match the keywords, so these could be exceptions due to other factors.
You are right Walter - I should have said that the phrase "where to buy furry widgets" might not be ranked on the first page - or even close - a lot also depends on the strength of the competition doesn't it?
Alison, you are right and your first comment was also right. I always had the impression that if Google cannot find an exact match, it will return other results but that's not the case, unless searchers click on Google's "without quotes" suggestion.
Oh my! That's too weird! So I guess they think that friends might click ads just to boost your hubs to 'up the ante', huh? Wow. That must've required a lot of research to be able to determine whether or not ads are clicked from genuine interest.
Read this article, entitled "How Google Detects Invalid Clicks - A Must Know For Adsense Publisher ".
Wow thanks for the advance info. Well good for me I was not approved by Google Ads yet. What will happen on my hub then if friends click on those ads (and I'm not yet registered with G.Ads)?
I didn't realize that those who are not hubbers can comment, using any names!!! Won't it be better if HubPages requires them to register, using a simpler form, just like in all forums?
You don't know if comments are traceable-- IP addresses can also be traced. It's fine for people to read and comment, but if they are clicking ads to benefit you, it could backfire in the loss of your ad account.
It's always good if you get your friends to read your hubs as all traffic is welcome, but don't have people clicking wildly on all the ads just to run up your number of clicks...that's against the rules and could get you in trouble.
I've created a separate facebook account last week to serve this purpose. I keep my 'writing life' private (not until HP!).
Yey I'll try that! =)