Recently, I noticed a change in how our hubs are treated by the various search engines. It use to be hubpages would rank high in google searches compared to bing and yahoo...
In recent days, one of my newly published hub, ranked number 1 in both bing and yahoo searches and yet does not even appear on google search??? That is odd.
Does anyone else notice a drop in google referrals?
It seems to me, we are trying so hard to get google to recognize us, such as creating these niche sites and yet we are doing worse than previously...at least in the search ranking category.
By the way, my hub is “a tribute to rush limbaugh”. It was published a few days ago and featured.
Yet, it appears no where on google search, but ranked number one in bing among 17,300,000 hits.
No offense, but I doubt there are tons of searches being performed for a tribute to Rush Limbaugh. I'd be more concerned if we were ranking poorly or not at all in Google for non-political, actual money making topics. I see nothing to worry about yet traffic wise with my numbers.
It's not on a niche site, don't bother checking its rankings. Get it on a niche site then talk. Hubpages doesn't really rank anymore, that's the whole point of the niche sites.
Google has just completed another quality update on their algorithms. Just reading an in depth discussion but it occured around March 8. My daily traffic for Hubpages has jumped since that day by 25% to 50% based on the same time the previous month. Hopefully, this will continue. According to the article I'm reading, this is a good sign. I also interpret this as the team here at Hubpages steering the ship in the right direction!
I don't really look at other search engine stats (so I can't comment on msn) as most of my traffic hails from google or social media. Having worked as a quality assessor in recent years, search engines appear to focus on the same things when it comes to improving results.
by Gary Anderson 3 years ago
I thought if a hubpage was listed in Google search it was featured. But apparently that is not the truth. I guess I will keep the hubs up and run my own check on them.
by Scott Biddulph 5 years ago
Hey Guys and Gals, Man, I have just about had it with the traffic issues here at the Hubpages. I have published over 100 hubs here in two years. I have won several awards, I have had over 10, 000 views, and I have a following of over 200 people. When this whole traffic loss debacle first occurred,...
by Michelle Cesare 8 years ago
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by Jacob J Morris 4 years ago
I'm in the process of migrating my content from my blog to HubPages and just transferred an article titled "Top 50 Men's Grooming Blogs for 2014." I just switched this article to HubPages a few moments ago (using a 301 redirect). I'm already on the first page of google for the key term...
by George Poe 7 years ago
I'd be interested to know what others think about this one:I published a new hub this week - 100% original, high quality and with zero external links on the page - however, it has failed to get indexed in search from what I can see. My articles usually get indexed pretty quickly, almost immediately...
by Elsy Chapmon 5 years ago
I have published my articles, all are featured,But none of them can be found through search engines.I wonder is featured hubs auto send to Googlee?
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