It's a must-read. http://pauledmondson.hubpages.com/hub/M … gle-Update . And then next we got the upcoming summer traffic trend to deal with.
It gets to be enough for us to not like Google. They don't play fair.
Yeah, the owners of HubPages try to follow the American Dream and own their own business and be their own bosses. Instead they end up being employees of Google, as are we.
I have made this argument a lot over the years. Business Insider, Reuters, CNBC, CNN, Fox and all the other New World Order websites can swap content, complete content at that, and foam out propaganda, American propaganda and terrible articles. And Google does nothing to them. Google doesn't touch them. Google is part of the New World Order. It would not be allowed to operate if the globalists didn't let it. It does what it is told. It does not want to care about other websites, the little people.
I am getting 90% of my traffic from social media now.
Organic search traffic is best but as we have all experienced it can disappear overnight.
I think it was crazyhorsesghost (a Hubber with over 10M views) who said he uses various other methods to get traffic and from the number of views I guess he is right. Never rely on one source and never put all your eggs in one basket.
SpaceShanty that's amazing. I wish you could write a hub on how you go about getting much traffic from social media. Not all of us know the methods that work.
In get a lot of love from Pinterest and so should you! Your clothing/fashion Hubs are ideal for Pinterest!
I don't wanna turn this into a Pinterest tutorial but......
Spend an hour a day on Pinterest liking stuff in your 'niche', ie women's fashion, comment on related pins, pin related pins, follow followers of related boards. Don't go mad and follow hundreds of people a day, just a little everyday. Once you build up a few hundred followers pin an image from one of your Hubs at peak times 6pm -8pm USA time, again don't go mad and pin EVERY image because that looks spammy, one or two a week maybe.
Group boards are good too, make a fashion board, invite people, they will do the work building it up to thousands of followers, boot all the spammers and then post a FEW pics from your Hubs! Good luck!
Or put MFP images on your hubs and make your visitors do all the work for you.
Interesting link, especially the comments at the bottom where there's a consensus that useless garbage should be eliminated from the internet.......
Poor Paul, it's been a mountain of work for him. Let's hope he can find his way! I suspect good content will be OK on HP for years to come and poor content will drag the site down. I believe I've been saying this since I started here
I haven't liked Google in a very long time. I get tired of trying to appease them constantly both here and on my own blogs and websites. So much so, that aside from making my content mobile friendly I've pretty much given up on it. Now, I focus on social media more. I don't like that much either, but it feels more in my control.
We are OWNED by Google.
If you Hub or blog or use technology in any way, you're a puppet for Google.
Google owns the Universe. They are God. They have their Commandments. They smile at those who faithfully adore them and follow their laws to the fullest extent. They scoff at those who believe they can possibly thrive without them. They know that their children will wither away, suffer and die without them. They will go straight to hell for breaking any rule and BURN in Hell's fire for all Eternity.
On Judgement Day when they sever our connection to them, the world as we know it will end.
To punish our arrogance they threaten, torment and starve us. They do NOT LOVE us.
All love and worship and adoration must go to Google only, AT ALL TIMES.
All requests, pleas and/or appeals from users: D_E_N_I_E_D.
ATTN: Insubordinate slaves........SILENCE!
Repent now. Turn from your evil ways, shun those who would tempt you. Accept your fate completely, casting aside all freedoms, rights and privileges......or suffer and DIE
This is the infallible word of Google. The Be-all, End-all and unconquerable Sacred Text.
Hail king google?
Kneel not before that throne.
The breadcrumbs mean zip.
haiku ~ by me
Actually, the globalist oligarchs own the universe. Google does what it is told. I won't say it is micromanaged, but it can ignore crappy articles, content swaps, and propaganda from Rothschilds' Reuters and the folks they swap with, like CNBC, CNN, Business Insider, etc.
Clearly a drop in Quota
=> A reaction to the traffic explosion due to the viral hub taking off over several days. The expectation is that traffic will slowly recover to the old quota
=> A reaction to the manual penalties associated with the rich snippets http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/130428 This may take more time to work through
Here's hoping traffic recovers and surges upward.
Jeez, our US rank on Quantcast has gone from 65 to 84 since this all started.
Update on HP Quota Share
=> There has been a steady Quota for 2015
=> There was a Quota drop in Late 2014
=> It is likely that traffic will return to the 2015 quota after the adjustment triggered by the viral traffic spikes.
Strong evidence of a Quota - and You can't get over that!
Sometimes I've honestly wondered if one or more of the HubPages' owners unknowingly has an enemy from college days or wherever who is now working for Google.
Its unrelated, but I remember a long time ago when Pinterest dropped suddenly and HP staff dropped in for a chat. The reaction: "We don't accept blow-ins".
HP is a small tiddler in a huge sea of fish and fishers.
Yep, and I should probably clarify. I'm not accusing Google of anything. What I'm saying is that the wrong employee in precisely the wrong place could do damage without Google even knowing.
I remember that incident well, and speaking of Pinterest..., http://www.businessinsider.com/pinteres … iew-2015-5
Manual actions and thin content. Probable cause of HP plunge.
see https://www.seroundtable.com/google-man … 20279.html
That link is worth a whole, new thread. Though the way the forums have been so deserted today, might not be worth the trouble. Needless to say, your link caused me to run to WMT to see if my website had been sanctioned for all its links to HP. All was well; heart attack averted.
Mozcast shows turbulence in the Google algorithm yesterday:
All I know is that after transferring ex-Squidoo content from HubPages to my own niche focused chunky content websites that my traffic has substantially increased. Not only that - my sites are also showing an upward trajectory on traffic stats over the same period as is queried in the blog post.
It seems to me that what has happened is just more of the same of the type of thing Google has dished out before. Plus the new mobile algorithm re ranking sites kicked in over the same period
Google has been making the point for a long time that it doesn't like very large article farms with thin content.
Google has been saying for a long time that it does not like lots of adverts or things unrelated to the topic content above the fold and/or interfering with the content which relates to any search query i.e. their whole aim is to improve the experience of the person using their search database by serving up relevant content which does not irritate or annoy.
I have to say I hate the HubPages adverts on the mobile version of my sites. They mess up the flow of content and appear huge and clunky compared to what I get from eg the newspaper apps - who really know how to do advertising! I wouldn't mind betting that the mobile algorithm update and HubPages approach to advertising on the mobile version is a big part of the answer around traffic. I certainly can't see any analysis of traffic between desktop and mobile in the data crunching in the blog post.
The other thing I notice - if you look at Global Traffic on the 6 month view on Quantcast https://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com?country=GLOBAL is that HubPages had a huge peak in views around about 8th April
To me it looked totally extraordinary - and very like the peak that happened before Squidoo's terminal fall from grace.
Compare 2nd April: mobile web 585,660 and online unique 413,171
to 8th April (6 days later): mobile web 1,157,492 (ie 97% increase) and online unique 538,541 (30% increase)
We saw the same thing happen at Squidoo. A huge peak followed by a huge slap.
My recommendation would be to unpick the mobile statistics for the last two months - before and after new mobile algorithm and see if the huge peak can be related to any changes made within the site at the beginning of April. I certainly can't see this peak on any of the other sites mentioned in the blog post.
Bottom line - I don't suppose that Google has finished with trying to get big sites to reform where it sees clear examples of "offending" against its standards.
The peak was a hub that went viral http://blog.hubpages.com/2015/04/15/the … -huge-hit/
but does Google know that?
Like I said the profile is exactly the same as the one that happened just before the Squidoo slap.
Plus all the comments about mobile views and advertising still apply.
The drop also coincides with a recent round of Google slaps for thin content.
https://www.seroundtable.com/google-man … 20279.html
If that was it, it should show in HP's Webmaster Tools.
It's beginning to look like under one million unique visitors a day is the new normal for HP:
Quota drop penalty for manual actions re: rich snippet abuse. + others ? Perchance IMO
Interesting article entitled 'Google's 'phantom' algorithm update hits websites' - specifically mentions Paul and Hubpages.....
Wow, that was a real eye opener. Now, I'm afraid for the future of HP . Everyone should read this.
CNBC. Well the cat's out of the bag now, I am glad of the publicity. Enough is enough.
Thanks for posting the link to the article, @SimeyC.
Thanks so much, Simey. That really wraps it all up. Good to see you.
Some of the things that page that SimeyC mentions bothers me. First of all, isn't Google violating copyright laws when they copy things from other sites? The second thing that bothered me is it makes me wonder about our futures here. Thanks for sharing the article.
I have said again and again that the only way for HP to survive is to eliminate the low quality, spammy hubs. They are doing this, but their work force is spread so thin that progress is far too slow. If I owned HP, I would immediately put every staff member to work eliminating the articles that are ruining things for everybody here. If you read that article closely, you will see that this is exactly what the problem was for the phantom algorithm. It ignored the good and punished everybody for the bad.
Reported that Gary Illyes (Google Trends Analyst) spoke at SMX Sydney about changes to Google's Core Algo see: https://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4744522.htm
Large shifts in the rankings last week, we have some changes in the Core Algo, things that are secret and we do not communicate.
In the words of Winston Churchill at the beginning of World War II, "Never give up, never, never, never, never." That was his entire speech.
Valuewalk.com, because it is a New World Order website, syndicates duplicate content all over the place. Here are syndicate partners: Bloomberg, Royce, Zacks, Franklin Templeton, UPI, Newsweek, pro Publica, Mauldin and many more, plus it syndicates the content of others. These are the chosen websites by the globalists. These websites can break all the rules, that Hubpages and others must conform to, because they jealously guard their content, and control the message. Much of the message is propaganda, and it is evil.
Google is a party to all that preference and therefore Google is evil. But it is not the main player. Bloomberg and Reuters are the main players, being owned by major globalists.
It's ridiculous, Google can just come along and take 20% of traffic off the site overnight, no matter how good or bad the individual writers are, and there's little that can be done.
Site ranking is down to 92 on Quantcast now. It's been lower than that before, but still not good.
HP have put in so much work to weed out spam and thin content, but they have limited resources and it's difficult to know exactly what Google wants from them!
I thought we'd seen the last of the traffic volatility, things have been relatively calm in recent times, but apparently not.
It may be less about Google targeting HubPages than the rest of the web moving on.
All media is involved in a struggle to get views and make the game pay. Lot of competition for those visitors.
I'm busily putting this on all my hubs.
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