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 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?
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".
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 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!
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 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.)
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