If Google doesn't like you, how can you develop alternate search engines?
Since the Panda attack, many have experienced yo-yo traffic, but for some it has never recovered. Instead of trying to cater to the whims of Google, describe strategies to exploit the earnings potential of Hubbers themselves or of Yahoo, Bing, etc.
I have several articles that rank well with Yahoo and Bing, but to be honest I still don't get very much traffic from them. Most traffic comes from Google.
Try posting on Redgage. I get quite a bit of traffic from them. Also read my hub about Unusual Ways to Get Traffic. Beyond that, I can't help you. If I could, I'd be making a lot more money too.
Yahoo and Bing aren't going to bring you the traffic that Google does, and it's because the general consensus is that they are inferior search engines.
Until someone makes a search engine that people prefer to Google's, there's no point in anything except making content that one likes to make, cares about from the enthusiasm of the writer's integrity, and publishes because they want to.
Dirty tricks and black hats get you nowhere with Google in the end, and I personally don't much care about the poor poor people that lost money due to the value of their bazillion backlinks going South.
Cry me a river.
Sorry, I'm only able to be me.
Google has to much power over this industry? That I can agree with, but the answer is still the same, until someone comes up with a superior product (search engine, in this case) - and it catches on because it's so much better, there's nothing to be done.
Being a star on Bing or Yahoo makes you a fifty cents per day earner here. No thanks! I want Google traffic.
Wes, thanks for answering, but if I took your advice, I'd quit. I've had 5 from Google (.com) in the past week, same for Bing and triple that from Yahoo. My content is high quality, but I'm new to SEO. That's what I'll concentrate on when I get a block of time, but I'd like to target multiple audiences when I do that. I don't like the way Google shifts all over. It's hard to stay motivated when I've been reduced to less than a dime a month.
As others have said, Google is the main game, and there's not much point trying to sidestep it.
If you've been "Panda'd", you need to try to second-guess what Panda rule you've broken, and fix it. But if you simply never gained traffic after the move to sub-domains, you're not a victim of Panda.
Bear in mind that your Hubs are no longer part of a huge site. Your sub-domain is a stand-alone website in Google's eyes. I'm guessing 42 Hubs is just too small to be taken seriously by Google, especially if you're ranging widely over many subjects, so you don't appear to be an authority on anything in particular.
by Ronald E Franklin 3 years ago
I've been resisting crying about what the latest Panda iteration is doing to traffic, but now I can't help myself. One of my highest quality hubs is one of my two on Robert Smalls, the Civil War and Civil Rights hero. It's an Editor's Choice of over 3000 words, with 5 photos, a map, a video, and a...
by Janet21 9 years ago
I read the above quote on another thread and was wondering if anyone here can confirm that this is the case. Do you have long hubs, over 800 words? Are they doing well as far as Google traffic goes?Should I try to keep my hubs under 800 words?
by Stacie L 6 years ago
I'm wondering with all the new google rules and speculation about what works and what doesn't.Some hubbers stated that they deleted hubs and made changes which increased their views. Other prolific hubbers keep chugging alone and write a lot of hubs to get viewsWhich is best now?
by Gary Anderson 9 years ago
So how do I fix this? Google hates me, and I know it.
by illminatus 9 years ago
I have hubs that appear on the first page within Yahoo but not Google and vice versa... Google but not Yahoo. It's obivious that these sites are mutually exclusive. Does anyone have success with being indexed (First Page) with both of these at the same time?
by Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) 7 years ago
I had a new hub about two weeks ago that was indexed by google fairly quickly, and the ranking was normal. But just these few days, I noticed the same keywords used to find this hub no longer worked for it. Thought just the ranking dropped, but today I searched adding "hubpages" in the...
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