just sharing this in case you didn't know. Since Thanksgiving (really before) Google has been in Penguin Refresh mode. This means they are targeting "spammy" sites. Could explain some of the drama happening here.
http://searchengineland.com/google-peng … ing-209886
Lots of Hubs going to unfeatured for quality the last few days
FYI, Featured or Unfeathured is an HP thing. Google could cre less.
Not really, because Paul Edmonson explained that was caused by a change in HubPages' own systems.
My traffic has tanked since the Panda rollout, down to almost zero on Thanksgiving day. This week, though, my traffic is starting to recover. Fingers crossed that it continues.
gee, really? a couple days ago, my traffic was superb, now back to square one. Really is the Penguin thing?
I'm glad that hubpages is raising the bar against spam. I've been seeing tons of shorter articles, spam infested ones, and ones written in languages other than standard English. Some have been unintelligible. I could have Siri write me a better article than some of the junk spun and poorly translated articles that have been coming through. A higher bar helps us all and make this site more searchable and professional looking.
So True. I was really upset when they took away the option to tag and complain about a trashy article, and just let us "block" it from our list. I did get off on venting a little. LOL!
When did they do that? I can still see the Report flag at the top of hubs.
Yeah, The flag is still there but the "comment" part is gone. Now it is just a multiple choice.
When you see those problems in a hub, be sure to flag it. Spammy and poor quality hubs hurt all of us.
Those who had their hubs unfeatured were article. Some had 100 hubs unfeatured. I don't think those of us who spoke up had spun articles, poorly translated articles. Those hubs were probably left alone.
Bad penguin........me??? Now why would you think that!!!
by Missing Link 9 months ago
I'm thinking the answer is probably yes?If you have hubs that have been deemed "not featured", for one reason or another, will that factor into lowering your overall score/rating as a HubPages member? Example--let's say your overall rating is 75. If 10 non featured hubs become...
by Paul Goodman 6 years ago
Google on Twitter: "Panda refresh is rolling out—expect some flux over the next few days. Fewer than 0.7% of queries noticeably affected"September 18th 2012
by David Livermore 5 years ago
Let me preface this by stating I am not trying to be mean or a troll. In fact, I avoid the forums because I don't want to get involved. But with so many posts about the topics I'm about to discuss, I wanted to put in my two cents and to offer a reality check to old and new hubbers...
by Mother of Movies and Series Reviews 17 months ago
I have finally published a hub that has been deemed unfeatured. I can only direct my attention to a table I inserted which was long when viewed on the mobile platform. Grammar is checked, titles tweaked, content is solid as its in the same vein as my other articles. Do you think this could be it?...
by Sondra Rochelle 2 years ago
Awhile back the team started unfeaturing articles due to lack of traffic. Many here think this is a bad idea, and I agree. Doing this upsets many writers and has nothing to do with quality or how Google views our work...except for the fact that leaving low or no traffic articles online...
by Lizzie Edenfield 3 years ago
Lately I have noticed how most of my articles that have been there for a long time, are being marked as not featured. And even after trying to "fix" them they are placed in the same stage over and over again. Considering the kind of "pay" we get for our effort, it seems kind of...
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