Google Bots Hate Sales Pages

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  1. Rafiq23 profile image86
    Rafiq23posted 2 years ago

    While researching the topic Seo Secrets, I came to know that the Sales Pages are a hindrance in getting traffic our articles. Google Bots don't like sales pages. That's why; they tend to exclude sales pages in search results. So, should we avoid Ebay and Amazon capsules in our hubs so that our articles may not be deemed as Sales Pages? What are your thoughts in this regard?

    1. Maina Ndungu profile image95
      Maina Ndunguposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'll agree with you that informational articles may look spammy from whichever angle if they're written with the sole purpose of selling rather than helping a potential buyer locate a product.
      But I have a question. What if my article is based on a "buy keyword", like for instance "Cheap maxi dresses"? Don't you think my article, or hub, would be nothing more than sales?

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    I threw mine out years ago. However, some people are apparently successful with them.

  3. Yudish Pandava profile image75
    Yudish Pandavaposted 2 years ago

    Ya, even I felt so.But, what is the use of those capsules then ?

  4. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago

    Where did you find that research?    I don't see any evidence that Google hates sales pages.

    What Google hates are pages created purely to make a sale, without offering anything else of value.  That's a totally different thing.

  5. Kylyssa profile image95
    Kylyssaposted 2 years ago

    Google doesn't "hate" articles with a few ads on them. What Google "hates" are advertisements masquerading as articles.

    I make sales and get views. I'm nothing special and neither is my writing. I just use the capsules sparingly and nature takes its course. The text draws in readers and when it draws in lots of readers, the page makes sales.

    You use the Amazon capsules sparingly and only in a manner that is directly on topic for your hub. I do that, except on the few humor hubs I have in which the Amazon products play a part in the humor and are not intended to make sales, just to be funny. Oddly, they sometimes make sales.

    1. sallybea profile image99
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, I make sales and get views.  Less is more in my opinion.  My Ads are geared at helping readers access the right items to complete a tutorial.  I am saving them time and energy by sourcing the things which they might otherwise find difficult to get.

    2. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I've noticed on some sites, there are plenty of posts/articles with significant text/content and then there will be posts/pages on that same site that have maybe a paragraph introducing a list of products and the page is mostly products to buy. I understand this to be a service to visitors but I wonder if Google will penalize a site for doing it.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I have sites like that.  They don't get stellar traffic, but they do get traffic and they make me a few hundred dollars every single month (from those pages with a long list of products), so I don't think Google hates them.

        1. NateB11 profile image93
          NateB11posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Marisa. That's exactly what I wanted to know. Actually, I've been trying it out on my own sites, was curious how it will all come out.

  6. carolynkaye profile image97
    carolynkayeposted 2 years ago

    I searched for one my articles yesterday and it was in the #2 position on page 1 and I had a few Amazon capsules. It's hard to figure out what Google likes or hates anymore.

  7. Rafiq23 profile image86
    Rafiq23posted 2 years ago

    Actually, Google doesn't like too many affiliate links. That's why; too many Ebay or Amazon capsules may result in decrease in traffic. Google doesn't want to send traffic to other sites like Ebay or Amazon. You might have seen that hubs having too many Ebay or Amazon capsules get unfeatured due to its spamy nature. Read this article: http://www.seobook.com/learn-seo/infogr … liates.php

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      From what I gather from that article, as far as search engine results are concerned, Google does not like "feed-driven affiliate sites" and "affiliates running networks of sites". What does that mean and does it even apply to us?

  8. Rafiq23 profile image86
    Rafiq23posted 2 years ago

    To some extent, it applies to us. That's why; Google Panda hit HubPages severely. Google Crawlers will consider too many Ebay or Amazon capsules as affiliate links or sales pages. Consequently, our hubs will be given low priority in SERPs.

  9. makingamark profile image64
    makingamarkposted 2 years ago

    There is a temptation to reduce "what Google thinks" to a one factor answer - when it is anything but.

    What Google hates are:
    * pages which offer no value to the reader (i.e. same as every other page on that topic)
    * pages which people disappear from fast (see above for the reason why)
    * people who 'hide' links
    * people who 'buy' links
    * website hosts who forget that what matters above the line is content not adverts
    * pages which people hate (see the one above as to one of the reasons why)
    * pages with gross adverts (not by Google) which people hate

    Never ever forget that Google is also in the advertising business. What it wants are excellent quality pages which look good and don't create a big bounce i.e.  people hang around long enough to notice the very relevant Google Adsense adverts!

    They also know full well that if they ever try and bury Amazon, that Amazon could very easily take them on one of their core businesses.

    Make pages which are interesting and which people want to read and only ever include links to commercial items which are relevant - whether they are adverts or Amazon

  10. Rafiq23 profile image86
    Rafiq23posted 2 years ago

    Paul Edmondson also said in a forum: "If a product is tangentially related there is a risk the page and subdomain will be classified as spam.  I'm often amazed at some of the manual actions we have seen where the intention of the author isn't to spam, but Google applies a manual action anyway!  USE PRODUCTS WITH CARE!"

    Read it here: http://hubpages.com/community/forum/124 … ost2626956

 
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