Why did my hub fall out of Google's rankings so quickly?

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  1. BradTheGeek profile image79
    BradTheGeekposted 6 years ago

    Why did my hub fall out of Google's rankings so quickly?

    I have a hub that for the last month or so was consistently going up in search rankings and getting 30-80 hits a day.  It managed to make the 1st thru 4th position on several search phrases.  Now yesterday it dropped like a stone, I cannot find it in the first 5 pages of results. Is there a way I can find out why?  I have few backlinks, and I do not employ shady SEO providers or practices, by ranking was purely 'organic'.

  2. profile image0
    Garifaliaposted 6 years ago

    I'm new and have no idea. But that's very usefult information so if you find out let me know. I'll be dropping in to see what answers you get.

  3. healthmanager profile image70
    healthmanagerposted 6 years ago

    You are not alone. Could be another google update that hit our hub rankings. I don't know we have to wait and see

  4. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    Perhaps because it hasn't been updated? Or perhaps you don't have enough genuine backlinks so it was outranked by other sites on the latest algorithm update?  I wouldn't panic yet, perhaps it's just temporary and will climb again.  Sometimes after an update, my rankings will drop briefly and then climb back up.  I would recommend doing "white hat" SEO though and backlinking with relevant sites and also updating your hubs periodically with any new information.  When I update older hubs it seems to help in time.

    1. BradTheGeek profile image79
      BradTheGeekposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I do update my hubs, even if it is only little updates. The hub in question was recently updated.  As far as backlinks, I am not a good 'networker' and do not really no where to get them, except from perhaps competition and that isn't going to work.

  5. iefox5 profile image58
    iefox5posted 6 years ago

    Google is always changing the ranking rules, so all we can do is follow its updates.

  6. tthudium profile image61
    tthudiumposted 6 years ago

    Hmm. I found that through the past week, my views went from around 100-200 views a day and shot up to 700, almost 800 views a day. It may have been my recent activity of starting to write some more hubs and improving the URL "tthudium.hubpages.com" I don't know.


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