There was a tweet from Matt Cutts announcing a multi-week algorithm update that will last through the week of July 4th. I haven't heard if this is the Panda softening or something else...Just a heads up that it's rolling out.
If you're curious, there is quite a bit of chatter about this update and things like mozcast show signs of changes, but we aren't really seeing anything too significant. We think that May 8th/9th was an unannounced panda update. Very few algo changes besides Panda tend to significantly impact us, so this may very well be something different. Unless, the long rollout means Panda impact is still coming.....
I hope it's already started to roll out, because Google's just started to be exceedingly nice to my hubs!
It started last Friday.
Barry Schwartz made this post about it:
http://www.seroundtable.com/google-upda … 16981.html
I know you follow him, Paul, and respect his comments. He also said that the target was spam queries, not necessarily Panda. "Matt said that this impacts about 0.3% of U.S. queries but up to 4% or so of Turkish queries where spam is a larger part of the index there."
In the light of that, I noticed on the Quantcast 'real time' feature that HubPages is getting a lot of hits from Turkey. Why is that?
Thanks for the info, Paul E and Writer Fox. I guess, as usual, we will have to see how it pans out over the next couple of weeks.
I agree, my hubs have been doing awesome in the last week or so. My traffic bumped up enough that I'll get my first payout this month (my first hub was in April).
I'm not seeing much movement across hubs, but there are some noticeable gains in QnA so far.
Thank you for the news update, Paul. My hubs are now all featured. Phew. I hope this one goes okay for everyone.
I am seeing one or two hubs experiencing traffic surges. It will be temporary, I'm sure. But it's the sort of thing that happens during algo updates.
Thanks for keeping us informed, Paul - I am seeing red arrows in a few hubs (nice to see them!), but traffic is still very much down from what it was two months ago. *sigh*
Mine too. I'm glad to see that I'm in good company, Marcy.
Yep, no improvement in my traffic here. Honestly it all worked so well March 14th-May 9th, why couldn't they just keep it that way????
I'll just say this.
The reason for constantly changing the algorithm is that they still cannot get it right. It is an admission that they, their programmers, designers, people in charge, are useless.
The constant release of updates and incoherent tweets from the humorless moron called Matt Cutts - who is regarded as a guru simply by the fact that he appears to wield power.. although not control - demonstrates how utterly rubbish this whole exercise has been.
It has taken this monopoly abusing, tax-evading, eavesdropping corporation over TWO YEARS of tweaking and fiddling around...
... and they still can't get it right!.
Anyone else would have been sacked long ago. It is pathetic.
Yep, you'd think after 2 years of "focusing on quality" there would be some stability in the SERPs. But then if they "crack it" Mr Cutts, and all his minions will probably be out of a job, so you can see why they keep finding things to "fix".
Wow Mark...you said exactly what I feel.
You mean the Moses of SEO? http://www.techwyse.com/blog/search-eng … -to-avoid/
The link is to a pretty funny picture of the 10 commandments according to Matt. Actually I think it is pretty rubbish, HP is not guilty of most of them (except maybe 9) and yet we keep getting slapped.
I really hope the Google Algorithm update turns to be good for all of us.
I experienced a slight increase in traffic last week (10%), but now over the last 2 days it seems to have dropped by 50%.
I look at it this way, as every other time that google mess around with all the pandas, elephants and a couple of meercats, maybe this time it will make us all rich I say, Rich ha ha ha ha ha....sorry, a moment of madness there! lol!
My traffic average can not drop too much lower, however, maybe I will log in one day soon and "owe" views and have negative numbers reflecting in my stats!
Sadly, Quantcast shows that Pageviews (US) today, are the lowest since Christmas.
I wonder whether its because of the start of the month, or because the shared revenue ad, on the left, right of the bottom of the page, has been restored - It went AWOL for a few days!
Anyway hope springs eternal - finally some good news!
My traffic and page reads are rising. Yaaay. I don't know who to thank, but.... yaaaaaaaayyy. LOL
My Hub traffic and daily earnings have been climbing through this whole stretch as well.
Stop being tempting, HP! I was leaving my hub portfolio to percolate for a while, taking time off from third party platforms to work on making my own websites and blogs more effective. (Traffic? Traffic I can do. Monetization? Ahahahaha.)
Some of my great traffic- getters have moved to second page. Boo hoo. But congrats to y'all with good news.
by Paul Edmondson 5 years ago
Google announced an upcoming Panda release for this Friday or Monday. We will be watching.
by Nell Rose 6 years ago
Why does our hub traffic drop so dramatically when they do a Panda update?Can someone explain exactly what happens in simple terms and why? thanks!
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by John Coviello 5 years ago
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by LucidDreams 6 years ago
Although many have suffered over the past year and a half for traffic, some have done better or atleast been able to recoup most of the original visitors numbers they had. I have a few suggestions or ideas that could be pondered!I am currently unpublishing most of my lowest performing hubs (even a...
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