Thanks regarding the profile. Yes, it's interesting that Google announced this update in advance since they recently said they would no longer announce them. I guess they may think it's good PR to give people a bit of warning, so they can try to take corrective actions, but with links it would be hard to fix them within two weeks.
I have stopped breaking my head on Penguins and Pandas. The constantly changing Google Algorithm has motivated me to take a plunge into alternative sources of revenue like Social Media Marketing and CPA networks.
People seem to be assuming that HP has a squeaky clean link profile. Unfortunately, link building was promoted in these forums for years.
I did once go through the top ten or twenty hubbers link profiles and they were remarkably clean, but I have a feeling a lot of second raters manufactured links and cumulatively they might be in the tens of thousand. It would be nice if I was wrong.
I have come up with a nucleus of an OP that would emotionally rip the shreds out of everyone and everything that has anything to do with all of this entire nonsense. I mean serious. I mean not kidding.
It does not apply here, so I've stashed it. But if the day comes...
The much-feared Google Penguin Update that Matt Cutts announced on March 12th in San Jose is still many weeks away.
What is expected momentarily (past-due) is the quarterly, visible PageRank update. This should be a shocker for many websites. HubPages has NOT seen a traffic drop in the past three months, but many other sites have and it may be as a result of Google's discounting incoming links. Google recalculates PageRank every time it crawls the Web, but we can't 'see' it until the PageRank update.
The last update was on February 4th.
As to social signals, at the Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West 2013 Matt Cutts said that inbound links are still given much heavier weight than social sharing and emphasized that Google can't even crawl most of the posts on Facebook because it requires a log in.
Here are my two cents. HP has been steadily but slowly upgrading the site with all of the new changes they've made. If each of us would take the time and make the effort to upgrade our own work, and I mean upgrade, not just change a photo, etc., we would all benefit. I am in the process of doing that right now, and it is very hard work. Rereading hubs reveals SO many mistakes! I am actually able to see now why some hubs simply were not performing. I took a hit last weekend, but by Monday, numbers were up and they continue to rise. If we would all do this, the entire site would improve and everybody here would benefit in many ways. I started this latest upgrade with 127 hubs and am down to 118 at the moment. and probably will drop lower. However, I am much prouder of my work and know that once I'm finished with this upgrade, I won't have to worry about Panda, etc...just those who insist on coming her and producing low quality work. Rant over.
I created a thread that promoted improving older hubs and making them stellar. It's hard work and you have to be honest with yourself - and you may never see a return on investment - but as you mentioned it does give you a sense of achievement and may actually do some good!
Well if you have done all white hat activities then i dont think you need to worry about google penguin update. Might be there will be some more modification in google algorithm which will effect your searches but at this time spammers need to be worry regarding update. All the updates and changes in algorithm are made by keeping spamming in mind.
It will be interesting to see what happens with this next update. I'm not holding my breath. One of the things I am doing though is going through all my hubs and changing my Amazon and eBay capsules products to just the maximum 2 products now. Plus cleaning anything up while I'm at the hub. Amazing as I look back now and read my first hubs...I have definitely improved and thank HubPages for helping me be a better writer :-)
ask me if I care what google thinks about open source.. I serriously think they had one great idea made by two guys, and ever since it's been down-hill.. It's like looking for advancements from IBM in the 80s.. And IBM made the PC for the sole purpose of destroying the home computer market. Why don't we celebrate something like "webkit" and "phonegap".. True innovation, not google glass.. Serriously I'd rather have one of those head-mounted displays that take up your entire field of vision, I think people are sick of watching other peoples vacation videos first person, why not a stereo glass or 360 degree head mounted camera glass..
BTW did you know that google image search will only give you porn if you ask for it explicitly in a image search, you can't give it something innocuous and expect it to show you all the results, you now have to trype the word "porn" for it to match images against porn, which means if google misinterprets as site as being full of porn content, you wont find images in that site unless you specify porn or xxx.. So they've effectively split the web up on the image search.. I guess too many children were finding porn with image search by accident.. How about this, don't let children have the image search access at all, they shouldn't be able to do a image search for a picture of abraham lincoln when asked in school what the picture is they are seeing..
Oh BTW, example of a site where you might not find images on google image search, any of the sites where people are offered free web space that don't have strict content guidlines.. I gues that's why hub pages is strict as well.. Can we say google is evil now, or are they still believing in that myth?
How to counter Panda's/ Farmers/ Penguin's/ Zebra's and other inane names for Google Updates.
1. Don't Panic << ------- Very important 2. Keep writing articles 3. If you currently only use HubPages, keep writing hubs. 4. Don't knee jerk panic and make drastic changes to your blogs and articles each time Google does an algo update. 5. If you haven't already, start exploring new publishing options, do not keep all your eggs in one basket. 6. Update or add to your work consistently to make corrections, yet more importantly, to get more traffic, not because Google made an algo change. 7. Plan to be doing this for the long haul. It will take at least 12 months for your blogs or articles to gain some real traction. 8. Consider other peoples advice and always be willing to learn. Forge your own path, and work with what you find is best for your circumstances. 9. Don't panic.
Just for clarification to the post about Paul Edmondson's comment in another thread, http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/112724, Google's Panda algorithm no longer runs independently. Since the last Panda data refresh (March 15-18), Panda now runs in tandem with the main Google algorithm which means that the information is continually updated and applied every time Googlebot crawls a webpage.
I published a Hub yesterday with all of the information about what Google Panda targets and what all content writers and website owners should keep in mind.
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