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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 Link6 weeks ago
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by Mother of Movies and Series Reviews9 months ago
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by Paul Goodman5 years ago
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by David Livermore4 years ago
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by Katherine Tyrrell2 years ago
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by Lizzie Edenfield2 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....
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