If Google doesn't like you, how can you develop alternate search engines?

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  1. Howard S. profile image91
    Howard S.posted 6 years ago

    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.

  2. Barbara Kay profile image91
    Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    No good.

    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.

  4. Howard S. profile image91
    Howard S.posted 6 years ago

    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.

  5. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago

    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.


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