I have checked a few of my articles over the course of a week, not all of them but most of the popular ones, and I noticed that when I put them in Google search they only show up through another link such as Pinterest or Twitter. They seem to have totally disappeared apart from that. Any help you can give I will be grateful, can you check to see if my urls are working? Thanks
Nell, can you give us some URLs to check? Google has just set out another Panda update. You may want to wait. Also, check with your Google Webmaster Tools to see what traffic is, back links, etc. Google WB Tools will tell you what needs to be fixed.
If your titles are too long, or your article(s) don't answer queries, that could be the problem. Google is getting really specific in indexing articles that answer queries.
You might want to check the backlinks. Pinterest has had some pretty bad press lately. People pin things that are under copyright. If their pins receive more traffic than the original article, all hell can break loose if you don't keep a watch. I, frankly, don't like Pinterest. There's no monitoring of where the pins come from and whether or not they're legal to post.
Have found one, (I have not looked through all of them), of your Hubs on Google Images - Heroic Dogs Amazing Feats Of Courage - and it looks like it is there twice on Google Images under HubPages with the same photo under someone else's name plus yours. I am wondering whether your Hubs - or some of them - are copied.
I also found this on Google site and your same Hub is first on Bing and several other search sites.
It definitely looks like your account has been panda'd.
The first thing I'd do is go through your hubs and get rid of any loosely related amazon or ebay links.
E.g. The copper bracelet hub - I'd keep the one amazon link you have to a copper bracelet and remove the others.
The burning building story hub - remove all products (this is not a hub that is going to sell anything)
You have a lot of hubs with products on that shouldn't have products on at all
The second thing to do is to remove lists of links to your other hubs, like on this hub: http://nell-rose.hubpages.com/hub/Colon … -Poor-Butt
The other hubs may be health related but they're not specifically related to the topic.
Hope that helps!
That seems like good advice. I'm wondering how you can tell if someone's hubs have been through the Panda update?
Mine have taken a real traffic hit lately and my hubber score is dropping.
Peg, I found this article that explains how to tell if you site has been hit by Panda and what to do about it. There are also links to other articles on this page that may be helpful as well.
http://www.searchenginejournal.com/matt … thm/95845/
Thanks so much Susana, yes I will go through them, never thought of that, thanks for the help
Oh Susana, I'm going to do the same thing you've recommended for Nell. I've used the Amazon capsules to illustrate the material, but not all are directly pertinent to the topic. It's probably better to take them off completely. Thanks for sharing that tip.
You're welcome I'm sorry I haven't replied to your previous question Peg, I just get so little time for hanging out online since I had my baby and I have to use all my online time for work. I hope you understand!
I was hoping to give you a full answer to your question of how to tell if your hubs have been panda'd, but I'm going to have to go with the simple, short answer.
Search for your whole hub title in Google and it should be top of the search results (unless you have picked a title with lots of competing pages). Here's an example - I just searched for your hub about being a flight attendant and as expected it comes up at number one in the SERPs.
Now in comparison, when I searched for Nell Rose's hub on herioc dogs using the full title, the hub is nowhere to be seen on the results pages. Even when I use quotes around the title, the hub is still not showing up - only links to it are. Yet this is an indexed hub....it's just not being displayed for searches.
That is how you can tell if your account has had a panda penalty applied.
Hope that helps
Nell, these are your Hubs which Google has indexed:
If one of your Hubs is missing from this list, or if you think a URL has fallen out of the Index, go to your account on Webmaster Tools. Under the 'Health' menu tab, click "Fetch as Google.' Submit the URL there. If the URL is fetched, then click 'Add to Index' when the prompt appears.
You can also check using a specific Hub to see if it indexed as well.
https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A … channel=sb
One of my Hubs is no longer indexed...
http://anthonyaltorenna.hubpages.com/hu … ouse-plans
I'm guessing that it was hit by the Panda/Penguin update. This page used to rank well and get good traffic from Google, but it looks like they recently banned page. Do you have any suggestions for getting it restored to Google's good graces? Thanks!
Even my hubs have the same issue for the past one day. Initially with some keywords it used to come in the first few pages. Now it is not anywhere.
You can see here that Google is indexing your content.
https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A … channel=sb
A change in SERPs results for keywords is different than your Hubs not being indexed by a search engine.
Sorry Matthew, not sure what you mean, most of mine are showing up in pinterest, but not directly to hubpages, can you explain that please? thanks
The content is made available to the search engines.
If a Hub is indexed in Google, then they are aware of the content.
It is up to them as to how and what they choose to display for search engine result pages (SERPs).
See my reply to Peg, Nell. What you're seeing is indicative of an account that has been panda'd.
Its just that every hub I look for says pinterest, or reddit, even if I put the word hubpages in the search and my name it still never sends me straight to hubpages
There are a few things to consider.
1. Any URL for your Hubs, no matter where they are shared, will contain the word "hubpages" as part of the URL.
2. People who are searching for content are not likely to be searching for your username and the word hubpages, but are far more likely to search for a subject in which they are interested.
3. site:domain as the search format will let you know which of your content is indexed in Google.
https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A … bpages.com
Google certainly has a long ways to go in getting their system perfected. They are screwing up in quite a few areas of the publishing world.
Or it could be (and this is total musing, not based on fact/knowledge) that HP is not offering our content to Google right now ...
I found it using the search term 'DIY birdhouse plans'. It's on the first page of Google for that search for me.
Thank you, Julie! It's good to know that you can find it!
I wonder why this Hub doesn't show up under the sub:domain search, and why it shows as a banned site by Google under the Search Engine Genie tool. Oh, well... Google is a fickle master.
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