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Anyone Heard Rumors of a HubPages Google Slap?

  1. Writer Guy profile image60
    Writer Guyposted 8 years ago

    I've heard it from a few people that HubPages isn't getting the same google love that it used to. What is your take on this? Have you noticed a reduction in traffic/earnings over the past few months? I just wanted to see if it was fact or fiction.

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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Barring hard evidence, I'd put in the category of flying saucer stories in the National Enquirer.

    1. Ronaldos profile image63
      Ronaldosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL good one !

  3. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Squidoo was "Google slapped" a while ago and ever since, there have been rumours that the same thing would happen to HubPages, on the principle that they are similar sites.

    However, before the slap, I understand that Squidoo didn't have the safeguards that HubPages have - so they had a lot of spammy, self-promotional lenses, for instance.   So most people don't see any justification for a slap for HP.

  4. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    So, Ghost, don't believe in them flyin' saucers? One landed right next to my trailer the other night when I was watchin' NASCAR. I almos' swallowed my chawin' tobaccy.

  5. Benjimester profile image94
    Benjimesterposted 8 years ago

    Haven't noticed any change.  The hub still rules google.

  6. Shadesbreath profile image84
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    Noticed a change the last few days.  My hubs that typically get 50 to 70 hits a day (and have been for a year) have gotten 6 to 20 last two days.  Maybe an aberration.  Guess we'll see.

  7. johnr54 profile image46
    johnr54posted 8 years ago

    If you look at the compete.com numbers, Hubpages traffic is steady (and still better than Squidoo).  My own Google Analytics shows the overall traffic to be steady as well.

    Having said that, there are individual cases of problems.  For example, one of my best producing hubs was #2 on google for a term that gave me several Amazon sales a month, and as of yesterday it wasn't in the top 50.  I guess I'd like to know what went on there. but if that was one of only a few hubs I'd be certain there was a Google slap.

    1. lrohner profile image81
      lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      John, I had the exact same thing happen with one of my hubs. Was #1 for a month or so and then disappeared. I tweaked it and it came back as #1 -- for a whole day and a half. It's buried somewhere in the Google abyss right now, and I'm only getting a few dismal visitors a day from Yahoo on it.

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      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Have you tried unpublishing it, spending 10 minutes altering it a little, and then republishing? To see if Google bots see anything that they like when re-indexing?

  8. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    lrohner it's horrible when that happens. I think all of us get a clout in and among. I honestly don't know how or why you can write something creditable, it's indexed and eventually ranked and suddenly it disappears.

    That's nasties neutral

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    i am getting lots a love on here but not from google

  10. livelonger profile image94
    livelongerposted 8 years ago

    The Quantcast numbers still show steady growth, certainly no drop.

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    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    Google has started loving Hubpages more and more and search engine traffic to Hubpages from Google , Bing, Yahoo have increased very much.

    Hubpages recently entered into the 150 most visited US sites list.

    And today Hubpages is at 118 th Rank which is so good and will soon reach the best 100 sites list also.  http://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com

    So The rumors always stays there and Hubpages is the Best Website ever made.

  12. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Ahhhh nice one shinu - that sorts that out then, cheers smile