Watch this video (dated 6th October 2014) as Hubpages and Panda puzzle is discussed. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GlxLlpm3Ew)
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
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?
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
Thanks Paul, but when the next panda refresh will take place.
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