jump to last post 1-12 of 12 discussions (12 posts)

Hubs falling out of google

  1. profile image54
    doctortposted 10 years ago

    I have a few issues with some of my hubs. I was ranking on the first page of google yesterday for some terms now the page has completly disappeared from the index.

    Also, some of the tags are not working / showing results like they used to be. Either that or the admin removed some of mine.

    I am willing to put in a great deal of effort to get traffic to my adult hubs and in turn help everyone elses hubs but modifications like this dont seem to be helping.

    Also, is there any plan to remove adult hubs in the future, I dont want to put tons of time and effort into building quality adult hubs and then they just disappear.

    Thanks for your time.

  2. Paul Edmondson profile image
    Paul Edmondsonposted 10 years ago

    Hi Doctort, We see fluctuations from Google all the time, so this is normal. 

    Adult content has been removed from the tag pages, but it is still accessible from your profile page and search.  We made the decision to remove adult content from Tag pages to make browsing HubPages safe for all audiences. 

    As of now we don't have plans to remove adult content, but it is something we discuss and ultimately we look to our community of authors and readers in shaping these policies. 

    Thank you for the post.

  3. profile image54
    doctortposted 10 years ago

    i had alot of my tags a models name and they completly disappared now, ud probably loose a big proportion of your adult search traffic by doing this.

    Thanks for your time and help anyway.

    Removing adult hubs from tags will basically stop them getting spidered and hault the SE traffic.

  4. profile image54
    doctortposted 10 years ago

    im regretfully stopping making hubs now for adult pages. Since i wont be indexed fast or recieve anywhere near the search engine traffic. Thanks for ruining a good thing.

  5. rogue profile image60
    rogueposted 10 years ago

    same here, i really dont see any point in making more hubs now. most of mine were adult in content but if they are unfindable except by sending my own traffic (and you may remove the hubs anyway at a whim) - whats the point?

  6. adultdugger profile image53
    adultduggerposted 10 years ago

    I've been doing adult hubs as well, but since the tagging can't be controlled and hubs are instantly approved, it's only logical to remove them from the tag pages, especially since many words like "pussy" are used in adult alot, but have a totally different meaning for most people not looking for adult content.

    The risk of exposing minors to this content or people that don't want to see it is too high.

    I think it's a fair solution, other projects simply banned adult and remove it on sight, so some thumbs up for being open minded and letting adult hubs exist !

    You can still link to your hubs and the search engines will grab those pages and send you traffic, it's not as easy as it was, but why not give a link for some traffic, sounds fair as well. It's not like the missing tags mean you rank bad, hubpages in an authority site and the recent drop in search engine traffic didn't affect adult hubs only, ranking often changes, it's not one way, you may easily be back in a few days or weeks.

  7. profile image54
    doctortposted 10 years ago

    removing hubs from the tags means they wont get spidered through the site.

    This means i wont get search engine traffic.

    im in this to make money, now i cant make money because you screwed things up for dozens of adult webmasters using your service.

    Why did u allow adult content in the first place when u then decided to screw us all over and ruin our traffic.

    Simple solution: Dont show images from the hub / show avatar from user
    Have age varification page before adult content is shown

    jesus, its not rocket science.

  8. adultdugger profile image53
    adultduggerposted 10 years ago

    If you link to your hub via an external page, it will get spidered as well and maybe even ranked better since external links count more than internal ones.

    The reason why they probably allowed adult content is pretty simple if you have a look at the projects/communities recently started.

    If you don't allow adult content, there will be alot of webmasters greedy for traffic not caring for this rule, trying to hide their content, using keywords but no explicit images, making their pages appear like it's not adult but send visitors to hardcore sites via links, ruining the whole idea of protecting minors.

    That's why it's better to allow it, but make users/hubbers rate it as the thing it is: adult content, so you have an overview what's adult, what's not and save alot on staff that would have to check the whole site for hidden adult content.

    It's a balancing problem, too, some adult stuff is good for variety, attracts new visitors and people creating their own hubs, too much attracts even more adult webmasters and the whole project turns into adult pretty quick, a problem many other sites had in the past. Birds of a feather flock together. If there is too much adult content, the "mainstream" visitors slowly start to stay away because they don't want to be bombed with explicit images.

    So again, we have to accept that it's not an adult project and we don't own it, we are not in the position to decide how the site is designed but I'm sure the majority of the hubbers, no matter if they create adult hubs or not, see this as a fair solution everybody can live with.

  9. profile image54
    doctortposted 10 years ago

    yes i know... but i think they could have been clearly on there stance earlier instead of screwing people over.

    Anyone who knows anything about SEO knows they just screwed over all adult hubs.

  10. Moonmaiden profile image83
    Moonmaidenposted 10 years ago

    Good advice Adultdugger. I have to be more persistant in linking to my hubs from outside pages like blogs and websites. On all these sites I consider myself as a guest in someone's home. Their house, their rules.

  11. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    Some excellent points made and others answered by Adultdugger.

  12. profile image54
    doctortposted 10 years ago

    all im saying now is that making mature pages are useless now.

    im stilling going to make lots of mainstream pages here and write articles here but they screwed stuff up for all the adult posters here.

    Im just apreciative it happened now and not 6months down the line.