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Does it Frustrate You When an Inferior Hub or Article Ranks Higher than Yours?
You write an article, but no matter what you do, an inferior, crappy article ranks higher in Google searches, just because it is on a well known site (not mentioning any names!) Frustrating or what?
No, I can honestly say that I want everyone on here to be successful. Do I like the way HP operates at times? Certainly not. Nor Google.
Yes, that is very frustrating to me. I have seen articles that are not that great and have zero comments, yet they rank higher than some of mine that have tons of comments. I don't get how HP works completely. But, I just do what I can for myself and hopefully one day, my work will exceed.
Oooo, eugbug. You ask what a lot of us may think about but dare not express. Thanks for saying it like you mean it. :-) I would say, not compared to mine, but it irks me when I see a hub that is not rated properly, much higher than it deserves.
Yes, it is frustrating but this is the life of the online writer. Inferior writing and poorly arranged articles can and do rank higher simply because they have more backlinks, SEO and mystery factor X. It's a bit of a game we all play.
Google is trying hard to weasel out the articles that are simply horrendous from a literary angle - with their algorithm updates - but they can only go so far. There's not much anyone can do. Just continue to write quality content and promote your articles as positively as you're able.
No doubt it is frustrating but it is true on the web. Keep on creating quality content and one day you may get surprised with the traffic and rank. Go on writing, writing and getting published. I think you will get your due. May it be HP or Google.
eugbug.....First things, first......VERY little "frustrates" me. I focus on what matters to me. All else is useless to me. In order to answer your question, which, btw, is a very interesting one.....I'm taking the easy way out and quoting the wisest man I've ever known. My Dad......
"Don't worry about what the "other guy" does or doesn't do......how they do it, avoid it, or what becomes of them. Do YOUR thing and do it well. Use YOUR brain and YOUR heart. Keep your nose clean and your comments, respectable. Do NOT waste your time or precious talents on envying the "other guy." Use these things to OUT-DO him. Trust me, in the final analysis.....YOU are the winner."
I TOLD you he was WISE!...............
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