When I look at a Hub, I see "related searches" to the side and at the bottom.
The search topics are not related to the topic of the Hub in any way. They are related to other topics I write about.
Is that the way it's supposed to be? I'd have thought Google wouldn't like that because the topics are NOT relevant.
I think those "Related Searches" are actually a form of a Google ad unit. When you click on it, you end up with a custom search results, and that can in turn earn AdSense revenue.
So those searches are most likely related to your browsing history, the same way that all AdSense ads are linked to your own browsing history.
I wondered about that - but some of the "related searches" were for things I don't generally search for, but that I do have a Hub about.
"Related Searches" is indeed an ad unit, and those searches are based on something logical, but our ads are not my area of expertise, so I'm pinging Marina to see if she can provide any more insights.
by Susana Serer 7 years ago
There have been several theories about what content Google is penalising and rewarding in the search results but at the moment it does seem a bit random (from my end). Let's compare notes and hopefully we can see some common threads in there. What content of yours is holding on to its ranking and...
by Dr. John Anderson 5 years ago
Today, via an email from staff, HP has revealed that"The revenue from the Related Searches ads is not shared"These groups of RSS style adense ads appear down the right side, and the bottom of all hubs, irrespective of whether the ad program is tuned off or on. They first appeared on hubs...
by blbhhdcn 8 years ago
I want to know if we are allowed to discuss these things and write about them?Thanks for your sincere reply.
by Marina 3 years ago
Be sure to read about it in today's blog post! Update: The launch has been pushed back to after Thanksgiving weekend. Update (12/4/14): The latest update can be found here.
by Dana Ayres 4 years ago
Why do my "related searches" have nothing to do with my hub subject matter?If there is a way to fix this, I would like to know.
by Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago
Last week, we announced on the HubPages blog that we are giving Hubs a makeover, and that the new Hub layout will be first tested in the Fashion and Beauty category.I am happy to say that the change is now live! Stop by some Fashion and Beauty Hubs to see it live.One thing you'll notice about this...
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