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I have recently been going through some of my hubs and then realized that the "Related Search Terms" section to the right of the hub has terms that are not related to the article at all. I'm not sure if this is a bug, maybe I had one craftily placed SEO-loving word in the right place, or if this is a silly joke, but I'm a little perturbed by it. So much so, that I even started a forum thread! Gasp! In any case, can anyone enlighten me as to what happened here?
Hub Name: How to NOT Write a "How to..." Hub
Related Search Terms:
There's even a weight loss search term below the hub as well.
P.S. I have more than one oddball, but I forgot which ones they were!
Unfortunately, those are AdSense ads and we have no control over what is displayed there.
Also, Hubbers don't get paid anything if someone clicks on that particular block of ad links.
Sorry, watching a Simpsons marathon and as I read the final word of your response, Homer appropriately replied for me.
Thank you, Writer Fox for your quick response. At least I know now!
(What exactly did Homer say????)
That last tidbit of information has been a source of controversy among Hubbers, by the way, because – like you – many of us don't like those ads, don't like where they are positioned on the page, and don't like the fact that it took a REALLY long time for us to find out that we weren't getting paid for the ad clicks.
I think he and Marge were on a date and he stubbed his toe, then said "Doh"! It was hilarious.
Yeah, that was odd to me, but I guess now I know. Thank you again for your insight. You should be getting paid for this!
I get paid better than most here, but posting on the forum makes me NO money whatsoever. And, the staff doesn't always agree with the things I post (like when I pointed out that giving followed links to ads and affiliates violated Google's Webmaster Guidelines). HP finally changed that so that we now have the option to NoFollow a link in text modules, but we still don't have that option on photos so I refuse to put my photo credits in the image module. (Which means my Hubs aren't candidates for HOTD; but that's OK because I don't think that makes anyone any more $$ anyway.)
For more about the reaction to the 'Related Searches' ads, see these threads:
I like Ewbie's comment on this forum thread, "Spammy, crap, rip-off."
On this thread, a staffer chimed in and said: "this is a work in progress and our goal is to ultimately increase earnings for all Hubbers." That's odd, because the income is NOT shared with Hubbers, so it doesn't really increase our income, does it?
There are more threads on the forum about this, but reading the ones I posted should give you an idea about how this came down.
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by Dr. John Anderson5 years ago
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by litson5 years ago
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by Bill Yovino5 years ago
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by Ethan Green5 years ago
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