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The subject that #Swisstoons brought up this morning [Avast and Warnings on Hub pages] prompted me to try searching for my hubs on Google. When I wrote the piece on George Clooney some weeks ago, my hub was quite prominent in searches. [BTW for some reason my page views on that were practically halved some days ago!!!]
Today I tried various ways of searching for 6 different hubs, none of them were displayed in the first 2 pages. I have carefully crafted the title.
Is this normal, or does it tell me that there is something wrong?
Will appreciate feedback from the experienced ones here, thanks.
I think we've received a Panda hit from Google. Lots of us are seeing traffic fall.
Thanks #Barbara Kay. I did not put the question very well. What I would like to know is that if a hub is featured, would you expect to see it appear in the first one or two pages of search, or is this unusual considering the large amount of sites answering to the same search terms?
Being featured has very little to do with Google SERPs. Google takes into account many, many things these days, including page speed, user engagement, quality links back to your page, keyword density, synonym usage and many other things.
So to answer your question, no, you shouldn't assume that you should be on page one or two of Google SERPs unless you have written about a very, very unique subject matter or you have very good content that others want to link to and talk about.
by Paul Edmondson15 months ago
I wanted to share two trends I see in content that are very successful today. The first one is what I call the opposing argument to the search term. Google wants balanced search results. You will often see articles that...
by Alison Graham3 years ago
I just did a search using my hubpages name and Hubpages (both in quotes) and got some worrying results.For example 22.214.171.124 / alison-graham-on-hubpages .htm (spaces inserted to avoid posting a link here.)This result...
by Gordon Hamilton5 years ago
Many of us have had problems recently and historically with Google rankings and traffic. It's of course a huge issue for all online writers but especially those of us who depend upon it for a living.What happens,...
by Susana S7 years ago
There have been several theories about what content Google is penalising and rewarding in the search results but at the moment it does seem a bit random (from my end). Let's compare notes and hopefully we can see some...
by Will Apse6 years ago
There is a lot of SEO related stuff about Panda in these forums, so here is something about quality and the kinds of content Google is trying to find and offer to searchers:It comes from Amit Singhal, Google Fellow and...
by John Coviello5 years ago
Lately, I've noticed some Hubbers Have Their Picture along side Google Search Results for their Hubs. How is this done? Seems like it may be helpful to entice people to click on a Hub link in Google.
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