What effect will Google's doorway algorithm have?

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  1. NateB11 profile image90
    NateB11posted 4 years ago

    They'll be releasing an algorithm specifically meant to affect the rank of doorway pages. A specific that caught my eye was the fact that this could be relevant to internal linking on a domain. All sites use internal linking and it's been encouraged; generally it helps users find what they're looking for.

    My understanding is that Google doesn't want a page that just links to where the site owner wants them to go so they can sell them something. That's how I take it. But they don't say that specifically. See here: http://searchengineland.com/google-to-l … thm-216974

    Are there more concerns than that when linking within a site or when considering what to write about even? There is one aspect that they don't want pages published solely to get traffic to be diverted to another page; I'm assuming this just means not publishes a page totally irrelevant to the site.

    What do you say?

    1. paradigm search profile image60
      paradigm searchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, I used to do website posts hyping both my hubs and others. Not only have I stopped doing that, I've started deleting the existing ones. Interestingly, the first round of deletions I did caused my website traffic to double. Even more interesting, this was quite some time ago.

    2. colorfulone profile image84
      colorfuloneposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That would be my take on what was said in the article.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I took this to mean that G does not want sites to link to others for the purpose of selling products.  I do wonder, however, if this also refers to hubs that are product articles and are linking to Amazon for sales and not much more.

      1. NateB11 profile image90
        NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That's the way I understand it too, TT2. There is that question of Amazon ads; HP has a blog post about that or they addressed it in the newsletter, can't remember. Basically, it was reiterated what they've said about Amazon ads; that there shouldn't be too many of them on a Hub and they have to be very specifically relevant to the Hub and the Hub should be informational/in-depth and not be written to just to sell Amazon products.

        There is a lot of linking on HP. I wondered if this becomes an issue. One of the things said in the article I posted a link to above is that you have to consider whether you have an article that already covers the subject of another article on your site. In other words, people try to rank for more than one article on the same thing; HP of course has a lot of articles on the same subject. I understand only certain HP articles will rank on a subject. The rest basically won't. Wondering if any of this is an issue and how it might all pan out.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I really don't see a problem in any of this, at least the way I do things.  I never link to other author's articles, and when I link to my own it is because I feel they will be helpful to readers, and I link in context only.  I do have two articles that are similar in nature, but it appears both are ranking almost equally.  They cover two sides of the same topic.  So, we'll see, won't we!

          1. NateB11 profile image90
            NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I was thinking about it and I don't think it's any problem either. My only concern was that on the HP domain there is a lot of linking and a lot of articles on the same subject. But I don't think the new algorithm is targeting the kind of links and pages HP has.

  2. paradigm search profile image60
    paradigm searchposted 4 years ago

    Looks like for once I was ahead of the curve. big_smile

  3. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Interesting!  I wonder if this is a sneaky, underhanded attack on all "content farms."

    Hub Pages is considered such by Google, whether we authors like it or not.  The whole site is nothing but links to other pages, namely, our subdomains!

    Is this the final kill switch Google has discovered to put all such writing sites out of business???

    1. NateB11 profile image90
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's exactly what I was thinking and was concerned about. I wondered if it is meant to target so-called content farms.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe not to the farms themselves, but to those writers within them who spam and link too much.

        1. Barbara Kay profile image85
          Barbara Kayposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I"m not sure what is being discussed is what Google is talking about. Look at this Wikipedia entry for doorway pages http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/Doorway_page   

          I've seen sites that have used the name of my website with a description and when you click on it, it takes you to a page on their site selling something. They are using my good name to get people to their page. Type in your hubpage name and you might find the same thing. Not just one site, but tons of them.

          It has been going on with them using everyones webpages. They deserve to be have Google punish them.

          1. NateB11 profile image90
            NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            That Wikipedia page clears it up a bit. Too bad I didn't check there first before posting this question. Here's also what Google says about it: https://support.google.com/webmasters/a … 1311?hl=en

            Sounds like it is a bit more insidious than what I was thinking. I was thinking you could almost accidentally have a doorway page. Looks like that's not the case; doorway pages seem to be deliberately made through code to make people go to another page than they think they're going to. Weird stuff. I'm still learning about the Internet.

          2. csmiravite-blogs profile image54
            csmiravite-blogsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Yep, I've noticed that, too. There was one forum a week ago that discussed about this issue. That when you google your name, you'll see your post (from HubPages) linked to other sites. When you click it, it opens to a new site that sells different things. My Accounting hub, had been lumped with a site selling underwear!  LMAO!  There's many of them! If Google would be running after these sites, it would be better for everybody!


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