Do idled hubs affect traffic to your other hubs? I need a precise answer from someone who knows.
Let me elaborate. Does Google hold back sending traffic your way if you have idled hubs? If not, why is it that when you remove an idled hub your traffic goes up a little. These are genuine questions that are plaguing my mind.
While I am not staff I can speak from my experience. First of all out of my 71 hubs still published here 8 are idle. I still get plenty of google traffic to my other hubs and have several hubs in top 2 pages of a google search. Idle hubs have had zero impact on my views coming from outside of HP. When I remove an idle hub I do get a small view boost, but that is from HP traffic. I have never seen a real google increase after removing an idle hub.
That simply means you don't know the answer to my question. I get more Google traffic than HP. When I remove an idled hub my organic traffic increases. Your experience does not help me.
1.Does Google hold back sending traffic your way if you have idled hubs? There is zero proof anywhere that they do.
2.If not, why is it that when you remove an idled hub your traffic goes up a little. You get a boost from Hp or coincidence. Rude!
Is being honest that your answer still doesn't answer my question rude? I asked for precise answer from someone who knows and you are not sure. I was just telling you that I am still baffled by this.
It shouldn't make a difference at all! Your hub is not on the face of the planet (google's planet) the moment it gets a no-index tag. What you do with it later shouldn't affect your performance in anyway. It just happens to be a coincidence probably
Are you sure about this Brandon or are you speculating? Nice to see you. I hope you are not offended that I still have questions.
You edited your comment while I was commenting. No one other than a google staff member is going to be able to answer your question 100%. All anyone here can do is give you experience.
The last sentence of Lauryallans answer needs to be stressed upon. Yes, I know that the google bots don't crawl the no-index tagged pages and so they won't know what's on them unless they've been previously featured - to be continued
Hi Cardisa, my traffic is at the highest it's ever been at the current moment (Been this high before too, but now it's stabilized).
I've got 3 idle hubs, those aren't going to make any difference because they have a no-index tag on them
Continued here: If they were featured google knew what was on them. If those hubs had bad backlinks the panda updates would harm ur subdomain. But, any problems would have been cleared when they were not featured. Deleting them from your account(TBC)
Cardisa, I don't think anyone truly knows anything just now. I would love to be able to give you an answer but the truth is the system was only recently introduced. I've never seen anything like this on any other site, since this is a new collaboration between HP and Google (that's what HP said in the beginning).
Yes, other sites like Squidoo don't allow your content to be index immediately, but at the same time that system works completely differently.
I also get most of my traffic from Google. With over 99% of my traffic coming from Google the only thing I can say is that the idle hub thing has affected my traffic. I guess it depends how you write. Logically, removing an idled hub shouldn't have an affect on your google traffic for your other lenses. How are you measuring this change in traffic? Could there be other reasons for the increase?
To answer your last questions. I really don't know, just trying to find answers. I have seen so much in the forums that confuses me. I honestly thought some computer savvy person who knows about these things might answer my question...lol
....Deleting them from your account shouldn't increase or decrease your traffic at all!. I'm really sorry all three of you for answering in parts on all the answers. The limit was too little.
if it were that simple then I guess someone would have already written a hub about it or discussed it in the forum. I really think this is "testing" on HP's part. Unfortunately, it's not a computer thing but an SEO thing...
I would say if you write quality hubs and mainly like How To's then it would definitely get traffic today as well as tomorrow.
Hope it helps.
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by Casimiro 6 years ago
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by topclass 6 years ago
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by Shasta Matova 6 years ago
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