Hubpages and Panda on Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout

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  1. amuno profile image90
    amunoposted 4 years ago

    Watch this video (dated 6th October 2014) as Hubpages and Panda puzzle is discussed. (

    1. NateB11 profile image91
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Very informative, good questions.

  2. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 4 years ago

    I try and get into the official google office hours from time to time, as well as talk almost daily with other industry experts.  It's not totally clear about the recent update, but John's advice hasn't changed too much since we've chatted with him over the years.

    - No index low quality content

    We did ask about adding the Squidoo content and its impact.  From what we can gather, there will be a bumpy period as Google digests the changes.  It sounds like it could have been partially digested and we will have to wait for another panda refresh to see how things settle out. 

    The timing of everything makes it a little hard to figure out, but our overall plan remains unchanged.

    - We will continue to work on improving the QAP system to ensure high quality.
    - We will continue to work on HubPro and improving the reading experience.

    - HubPro will be a significant

    1. amuno profile image90
      amunoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I only wish Google would lay down black and white dos and don'ts of content and SEO, but as Paul and Google indicate, the storm will probably settle with time. I hope so.

      Thanks Paul for making it clear in the Hangout.

  3. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for this update, much appreciated.
    According to some articles I read post Panda, this latest algorithm is supposedly aimed at thin content in general on the larger sites. Smaller and medium sized sites were not so greatly affected? Not sure if this is true.
    Many on HP have taken hits below the belt and are winded. It'll take time to recover. Squidoo changes and all made the boxing ring a bit slippier?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The way I read it, one of the main intentions of this update was to give good quality small and medium specialist websites more of a chance.

  4. Lorelei Cohen profile image60
    Lorelei Cohenposted 4 years ago

    Thank you for keeping us updated Paul. I know many of us from Squidoo are working very diligently to bring our websites into line with Hubpages standards so each time Google crawls through it should see some major improvements.

    I am beginning to think though that Google has gotten just a little bit too big and bossy. There was a lot of spam, plagiarism, and pure garbage hanging out on the web pre the panda updates but a lot of legitimate sites are also being hurt in these updates as well. Especially when it came to publishing platforms.

    I guess the best thing is to keep working at creating quality and strive for external visits in other sources. Ie: facebook, twitter, intercommunity, and pinterest etc. If Google will not bring the traffic to us then we all have to work to bring legitimate traffic into our pages from the other venues and search engines. I am not a big fan of Bing but I can be persuaded to change that opinion

  5. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image81
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 4 years ago

    Thanks Paul, but when the next panda refresh will take place.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Google doesn't tell anyone when the next refresh takes place.


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