I'm sorry if this has been answered; I'm having trouble searching the forums and I already read the FAQ.
I noticed that on my traffic sources I have a lot of hits from Bing and Yahoo, but none from Google. This seems bizarre to me, as all of my other sites get three times as much traffic from Google as anywhere else. Is there a reason?
You signed up less than two weeks ago. That probably has something to do with it. Also, because your Hubber score is less than 85, all of your links are NoFollow - even links to your own Hubs. If you are linking to your own Hubs, you might want to remove those until your score increases. Right now, you are telling Google that you do not trust nor recommend those links.
When I scanned Google, Bing and Yahoo! a while ago for several of my Hubs, I found that some came up sooner on the pages on Bing and/or Yahoo! than on Google. I simply figured that Google had a harder 'test' to pass.
Here on HubPages, you're not writing on a big site - you're writing on your own sub-domain, which has to stand on its own feet. I'm sure when you had only a few posts on your other sites, they didn't immediately get much attention from Google.
It takes time to rank in Google search results; it doesn't rank the content from new sites. It's Google's way to prevent spam pages ranking in search results.
It will take at least 2 months till you rank for anything.
I knew about the no follow, but I still found it bizarre that Bing and Yahoo were so clearly out performing Google on my traffic rankings.
However, Google just showed up on my traffic search, showing hits from a couple of weeks ago. But there's very minimal hits -- like, 6. So I'm betting traffic search doesn't show anything under 5 hits and that is why it's invisible.
Google is so low in the rankings compared to the other two that I'm guessing I'm being nerfed by Panda 2.0.
Panda was a long time ago- the most recent was the Hummingbird update. And no, you're not being hit by an update- you're a noob. As a noob, you've not gained ANY respect from Google yet- this is going to take a good while. My best hub scores over 200-300 hits per day, and even as a low comp keyword, it still took over 4 weeks to rank half decently. Even when it began to rank, i was only seeing traffic of maybe 30-40 hits. As it bobbled along, it was given a little respect by Google and climbed on up. There is no such thing as instant gratification with Google; and expecting a good rank in under 4 weeks, that would be considered instant gratification. She's slow, steady, and a beast when awoken. Bing and Yahoo don't have as good of algorithms as Google does; hence, why everyone uses Google for their searches You've got to have patience when it comes to SEO and traffic- you'll reap the fruits soooonnnn enough Best of luck!!! And try to keep your sanity, you'll go crazy waiting for that traffic, I promise!!! lol
Panda is an ever-present algorithm and it has a data refresh beginning every third week. To understand more about how it works now, read my Hub about Good Panda.
Hmmm, I thought Hummingbird was an entire rewrite? I remember seeing some press release with statements, they were basically saying that it was an entire rewrite of the search algorithm. Unless it was built on, but I don't see how that's possible. I guess it's a good thing that my writing style has served well over the last year in either case!
Google Hummingbird is an algorithm developed to better detect the searcher's meaning behind search queries. It deals with the user's intent behind the words of a query and then renders results based upon the intent, not just the words used in the query or on webpages.
That explains my issue with Google as well.
Talk about turkeys voting for Christmas. Google is destroying small times writers and yet you are willing to praise the people hurting you? Do you think that saying nice things about Google will make it treat you better? All it is, is a money making robot.
When I started writing here in April, I didn't get much traffic from Google until May. It's normal. Nothing to worry about. Just wait a couple more weeks.
That's a very helpful and informative hub WriterFox, thanks...
None of my hubs or blog have scored with Google for a long time. Google is no longer a unbiased search engine, if you are not making money for Google then it is not interested in you.
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