Google no longer showing my article for associated keywords

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  1. alocsin profile image86
    alocsinposted 4 years ago

    The past few months have seen a severe drop in my income and it's still continuing to go down.

    One possible issue: Google is no longer listing my articles when I search on my keywords.

    One example: … ng-Ear-Wax

    This used to be on the first page for its associated search terms. Now, no matter what related keyword I type into Google (ear wax, removing ear wax, blocked ear remedy), this article never appears in the search pages, even if I page through several. In fact, even if I type the complete title, the article never shows up in ANY of the search pages.

    Does anyone know what's going on and how to fix this?  This is happening across the board with all my articles. 

    Is Google now considering Hubpages and its related sites junk sources that are not worthy of indexing?

    Please help.

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Anything health-based seems to have taken a hit. My articles on Claoriebee saw similar drops going from around 400 views a day to under 10 a day. Youmemindbody may be hit in a similar way as they are also mostly health/body related.

      Below is an image from SEMrush that tracks keywords a website ranks for. It's not a 100% accurate, but it estimates that the website now gets a whole 920 organic visits from Google each month (Google USA).

    2. clickmatixptyltd profile image62
      clickmatixptyltdposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe the core update has brought up the changes for your article.

      1. alocsin profile image86
        alocsinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        > Maybe the core update has brought up the changes for your article.

        Sorry, what does this mean? And is this causing the income drop?

  2. alocsin profile image86
    alocsinposted 4 years ago

    Thanks lobobrandon.  Is SEMRush free?

    1. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, I did not realize you were still here. It has been years since I have seen one of your articles.
      BrandonĀ“s comments on the health related pages are spot on. There have also been a lot of other changes, but my main source of traffic is still and the other google sites around the world. I see on your profile page that you have several of your articles on niche sites, but you should even try for more.  (You can manually submit an article for niche site placement each 15 days.) I think if you look at the webtraffic you will see that articles on the Hubpages main site tend to rank pretty low.
      It also helps traffic on Google if your articles are recently updated. A lot of yours have not been edited in many years.
      This does not look as much like "passive income" as it did a few years ago. If you decide to get active again I look forward to seeing your articles on here.

      1. alocsin profile image86
        alocsinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I float in and out DrMark1961 and I've tried to submit articles to the niches -- a few have been accepted but others have been rejected with their generic rejection form, so I really have no idea what was wrong with them.

        I have published a few articles and am slowly updating my more popular articles but frankly, updating them done nothing to make them more popular or more search-worthy, which seems like wasted effort.  I think there's something bigger going on with Google and HubPages that Hubpages is not telling us.

        1. OldRoses profile image95
          OldRosesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Post your hubs here that are rejected.  There should be a link to do so in the rejection emails.  Other hubbers can take a look at them and make suggestions on what you can change/add to get them accepted to the niche sites.

    2. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No SEMRush is not free. I have access through one of my old clients who does not mind that I continue to use it as I do not have projects set up on their account. Browsing does not cost them anything as they have a group account. But I do believe there is a free version with up to 10 searches or something on that line.

  3. DrMark1961 profile image96
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    All I can do is comment on my own traffic. I know that Google is sending me more traffic than any other source, but all of my articles are on a niche site.
    I have seen several others comment that they have some articles on Hubpages and they still get decent Google traffic. I have no idea what that means, since decent traffic is different for all of us.
    I have also seen people on the forums commenting that they no longer get decent traffic from Google.

  4. clickmatixptyltd profile image62
    clickmatixptyltdposted 4 years ago

    Google updates are very strict for the quality of content and its authenticity, any anomalies( keyword stuffing, plagiarism) may lead to a drop in your ranking.


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