Those Google eyes...they see all ??

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  1. KitchenBuyersAid profile image83
    KitchenBuyersAidposted 5 years ago

    Does Google learn snooping from the NSA....or vice versa ??
    Anyway... when I use any of the social bookmarking sites or whatever
    to promote a website (never a HP)...I always use a different browser than chrome...
    Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I feel like google is a fly in the room. Any thoughts ??

    1. Dale Hyde profile image86
      Dale Hydeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Google is a monopoly......if you pay for views, you get views.  You don't pay, you will bottom out.  I don't mean paying Google directly, but in other fashions, such as having an "outsider" promote your work....

      The ability to actually, as a loner, publish material and have it soar on Google is days gone by. 

      Look at the HP stats from stats gathering sites....they are bottoming out, and your stats will reflect this.  There is a HP Google boycott going it human or not, who knows, but HP and those associated with HP are being penalized.  It is fact and nothing will change that.

      You will see some post here about their wonderful stats and views, but these are folks who have paid some SEO specialist to promote via various techniques, to get their material moved up on SERPs....

      I know many will disagree with me, but I am a normal author who has been writing online, on various sites for years and years and have the ability to see what is actually happening and don't live in a fantasy world.

      I have been on HP long enough to view my stats from last year versus this year and see the obvious.

      I feel it is time to move on......

      1. KitchenBuyersAid profile image83
        KitchenBuyersAidposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        HI Dale...
        ""You'll get  by with charm, wit and good looks...for 10 minutes....After that you'd better know something"
        I suspect you might know something.
        (Not that your not handsome too)

      2. Writer Fox profile image45
        Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Dale, I don't think anyone is paying for an SEO consultant to help rank their Hubs.  That wouldn't be cost-effective. 

        I think what happens more often than not with older Hubs is just that the competition gets stiffer.  If you locate a hot keyword phrase and write a Hub that ranks well for many months, competitors will eventually use that phrase, too.  Before you realize it, you can have 10 million or 100 million more webpages competing for the same space. I often find that I have to change the keywords I am targeting for this reason.

        The competition is also getting smarter. Google only shows ten first page results and has to make a selection among the millions upon millions of pages in its index which relate to a single search query.

        In the overall picture, Google isn't condemning every page on this website. had 22,621,230 unique visitors in the past 30 days with 55,534,944 page views. Most of that traffic is going to 390,557 featured Hubs.  The website ranks #85 of all U.S. websites.  So, the picture isn't all gloom and doom.   

        Wherever you decide to post content on the Web, getting traffic is not going to be as easy as it used to be.

    2. Reality Bytes profile image83
      Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, shh, they are watching.......  that is why I prefer DuckDuckGo to the big g!  Not only do they not track you, they rank hubs better!

  2. KitchenBuyersAid profile image83
    KitchenBuyersAidposted 5 years ago

    SERIOUSLY...Project Loon !                 NSA take note

    “We believe that it might actually be possible to build a ring of balloons, flying around the globe on the stratospheric winds, that provides Internet access to the earth below,” the blog said, “It’s very early days, but we’ve built a system that uses balloons, carried by the wind at altitudes twice as high as commercial planes, to beam Internet access to the ground at speeds similar to today’s 3G networks or faster.”

    1. Writer Fox profile image45
      Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I read that post.  Fascinating.  Google is helping bring Internet access to remote regions of the world, free of charge.

    2. psycheskinner profile image85
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You might see spying, I see the internet being provided to entrepreneurs and students in undeveloped parts of Africa and South America.

  3. Claire Roach profile image73
    Claire Roachposted 5 years ago

    You can't get anything past the big G  wink

  4. Krista Schnee profile image76
    Krista Schneeposted 5 years ago

    I have to agree with Claire. smile

  5. ossmedia profile image60
    ossmediaposted 5 years ago

    Totally agree with @dale


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