Google Announced Algorithm Update Through Week of July 4th

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  1. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

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      Not really. lol

      1. Hikapo profile image83
        Hikapoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Lol..

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      2. agilitymach profile image97
        agilitymachposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Snicker

      3. susi10 profile image97
        susi10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        smile

      4. Woodmckinney profile image71
        Woodmckinneyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hahaha!!! you just made my day!

    2. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
      Paul Edmondsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.....

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Whatever is going on, I'm extremely happy with it. This is the best traffic I've seen in quite some time.

        1. pinappu profile image81
          pinappuposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Is your super long titles are liked by big G?

    3. Savio Dawson profile image92
      Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yipee!!!!

  2. HollieT profile image84
    HollieTposted 5 years ago

    I hope it's already started to roll out, because Google's just started to be exceedingly nice to my hubs!

  3. Writer Fox profile image49
    Writer Foxposted 5 years ago

    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?

    1. janderson99 profile image52
      janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

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      1. Writer Fox profile image49
        Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Seriously?  I thought MTurks had to be in America.

        1. janderson99 profile image52
          janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          just joking

          1. Writer Fox profile image49
            Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            It was funny.

  4. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    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.

  5. findwholeness profile image93
    findwholenessposted 5 years ago

    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).

    1. Woodmckinney profile image71
      Woodmckinneyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wooo!!!! Congrats!!

  6. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 5 years ago

    I'm not seeing much movement across hubs, but there are some noticeable gains in QnA so far.

    1. janderson99 profile image52
      janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No real recovery since the May 9 slump

      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8144219_f248.jpg

  7. twentyfive profile image78
    twentyfiveposted 5 years ago

    Thank you for the update Paul smile

  8. Astra Nomik profile image54
    Astra Nomikposted 5 years ago

    Thank you for the news update, Paul. My hubs are now all featured. Phew. I hope this one goes okay for everyone.

  9. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    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.

  10. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    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*

    1. SmartAndFun profile image95
      SmartAndFunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Mine too. I'm glad to see that I'm in good company, Marcy.

    2. aa lite profile image90
      aa liteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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????

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
        PaulGoodman67posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I know.  Roll out period is supposed to be up to around the 4th July, so there's still hope, I guess.

  11. Mark Ewbie profile image88
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Seriously, what do you really think? big_smile

    2. aa lite profile image90
      aa liteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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".

    3. sabrebIade profile image61
      sabrebIadeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow Mark...you said exactly what I feel.
      ::sniff::

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Lol... don't set me off again!

    4. aa lite profile image90
      aa liteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Great pic of Matt.

  12. Anamika S profile image66
    Anamika Sposted 5 years ago

    I really hope the Google Algorithm update turns to be good for all of us.

  13. Solaras profile image97
    Solarasposted 5 years ago

    I experienced a slight increase in traffic last week (10%), but now over the last 2 days it seems to have dropped by 50%.

  14. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 5 years ago

    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!

  15. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Traffic not bad for a Sunday.

  16. Dale Hyde profile image83
    Dale Hydeposted 5 years ago

    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!

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8157339_f248.jpg

    1. Solaras profile image97
      Solarasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol!!

      1. Solaras profile image97
        Solarasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I did have some negative numbers the other day  - seems to have corrected itself.

  17. janderson99 profile image52
    janderson99posted 5 years ago

    Sadly, Quantcast shows that Pageviews (US) today, are the lowest since Christmas.

  18. Pinkchic18 profile image73
    Pinkchic18posted 5 years ago

    LOVE the pic, so true! lol

  19. janderson99 profile image52
    janderson99posted 5 years ago

    Love the CPM boost  - way to go!

    1. susi10 profile image97
      susi10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, the CPM has gone up! smile

      1. janderson99 profile image52
        janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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!

        1. susi10 profile image97
          susi10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I was wondering that myself... hmm
          At least that is something for us to celebrate about! big_smile

  20. Astra Nomik profile image54
    Astra Nomikposted 5 years ago

    My traffic and page reads are rising. Yaaay.  I don't know who to thank, but.... yaaaaaaaayyy. LOL smile

  21. Greekgeek profile image92
    Greekgeekposted 5 years ago

    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.)

  22. brakel2 profile image78
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    Some of my great traffic- getters have moved  to second page.  Boo hoo. But congrats to y'all with good news.

 
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