Why does Hubpages have a Bad Reputation and why is it deemed unsafe through the Google search engine
I went, today, to check and see if any of my articles had been plagiarized. What I found was even worse. Avast, my virus protection provider, and one of the largest in the world, leaves a little mark beside each site on google to tell you if it is safe. They indicate that all Hubpages are unsafe and have a bad reputation. Why? How can we change this?
It's actually something that the "powers that be" are actively working on changing. As I understand it, there are a number of factors that go into the rating. With open-submission platforms like this, the merits of all of the pages combined are considered in the ranking -- at least, before it moved to individual domains for each user, now it might be a little different. Hubpages also used to have no controls on the links used in articles and such aside from not repeating the same link too many times.
Over the past year or so, a lot of this has changed. We now have the individual domains, the "featured" and "not featured" statuses, the option to change links to "no follow" if they're untrustworthy, more editorial checks, etc. Changing the entire site's reputation will take time, but it seems like it's headed in the right direction as long as we as contributors keep doing our best to conform to the site expectations, keep publishing good work, and keep flagging poor quality or spammy hubs .
by cfin 4 years ago
I went, today, to check and see if any of my articles had been plagiarized. What I found was even worse. Avast, my virus protection provider, and one of the largest in the world, leaves a little mark beside each site on google to tell you if it is safe. They indicate that all Hubpages are unsafe...
by ptosis 14 months ago
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/online/hubpages.htmlI'm looking at how I used to get some money here but now - fuggedaboutit. and I think I know why. If I go on a browser with no history and look at the first home landing page - it feels like a real nice place.Maybe it's the people I'm following...
by Vicki 4 years ago
Why would a Hub that is my most successful suddenly get "this site has a bad reputation," tag on it?This hub has been up for a long time and has had more hits than any of my other hubs. I was reading the forum about peoples' hubs being copied, so I looked this one up just to see if...
by Thelma Raker Coffone 4 years ago
Forgive me if this has already been discussed but I have been away for a while. I just searched for one of my hubs using Google chrome and it came up with a yellow warning button next to it saying "this site has a bad reputation". I searched for many of my other hubs and got...
by Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago
It is shocking to note that on Google search, the HubPages is displayed with a bad tag "This site has a bad reputation". It is sad and not true. Why they label our site as a bad one. I got this information, when I tried to find the position of some of my articles...
by Ted 4 years ago
I use Avast anti-virus and it flags Hubpages as a site with a bad reputation!Whenever a hub comes up in my search results Avast puts an orange minus next to it and says the site has a bad reputation. Does anyone know why and surely this must be hurting our traffic? Any thoughts?
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