Over my head too. Writer fox, have you done a hub explaining where to find these and how to determine the rank of one's hub. And any other good info that I am too dumb to even know what to ask. What's a good number? How can it be made better?
One of the sites I write for is trying to get us to optimize for Bing now. Apparently Bing does something where it features certain webpages on the front page very prominently and this site wants to take advantage of that.
Examiner. They just sent out an email. It's mostly standard SEO stuff that I learned on Yahoo Voices. We shall see if it works. I know, for me, I've begun using Bing because Google is just not doing it for me as much anymore.
I've been using Bing's featured news stories on Examiner for a while now and always get good Bing placement and views. But now there's going to be a lot of Examiner competition for the Bing keywords since they sent out that email. Everyone is going to jump on that bandwagon.
I think Bing will do as good as Google in the long run.Had enough of google it controls the world too much.
I set up bing yesterday, but couldn't get past Step 3 because of create and uploading sitemaps, which to me is each hub, I think the problem is we can't use HTML here on HubPages. (Please correct me if I'm not right)
I wouldn't say Examiner is desperate. I still get some awesome Google News views. Examiner writers who write news articles target Google News, Bing News and Yahoo News search, not the regular "evergreen" web search traffic. Examiner is still going strong.
It was pretty much just a gentle reminder to not forget about Bing News with an added tip on light SEO. News writers typically hit Google News for the latest news stories and tend to forget about Bing News and Yahoo News. Examiner often sends out emails with advice on how their writers can get more exposure for news approved articles. Regular Google web search really doesn't even come into play regarding the email they sent this morning.
Agreed, it was really a no big deal thing, but I was surprised about them saying to get optimized for Bing.
I write mostly evergreen or events, rarely news. My news stories get great exposure. That's one thing I have to say about Examiner, they do promote my articles so I get a lot more page views there than on any other revenue-sharing site I've written on.
Just checked my keyword ranking on a few of my more 'popular' hubs and they seem to be doing better, but not where they were...yet Since I haven't checked since the last update not sure if they were slowly improving or not.
The previous announcement that the Penguin update was completed was made by John Mueller who is with Google Trends, not Webspam. In a post today by Pierre Far, it was announced that the Penguin 3.0 Update affected 1% of all searches in English and that the roll-out is still in progress. In fact, he said, it will take several weeks to finish its cycle worldwide:
I've noticed in the last few days my hubs are being crawled less frequently. There are days between a crawl on some hubs rather than hours! This is not normal for me and I don't recall this happening with previous updates. I checked WMTools also to verify. Anyone else see this? My views have slightly increased, but from other sources, including other Googles outside of US.
Just to make sure we REALLY can't tell which algorithm change is causing what, Google Penguin just updated for the first time in months.While Panda evaluates overall content quality on a domain-by-domain basis, boosting...
After sitting on this for a few days it's looking to me that some HP writers just took another major hit with this newest "Penguin" update from Google.My page views after subdomains were about 5,000 a day....
While I was in the forums, i saw a lot of hubbers complain about the effect of the Google Panda on their traffic and earnings. Some even so disappointed that they were thinking about quitting hubpages. I was wondering...
Just great. Another Google update around the corner. Picked this up today. Don't know if this has been posted yet but certainly worth knowing about. Yuck. I lost 75% of my traffic last time."Take this as your...