Google Algorithm Rant

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    The traffic on one of my articles suddenly dropped dead.

    I went on Google to see what happened.

    Google has stuck a YouTube video on the same subject above my article.

    Goodbye traffic for that article.

    I guess it was inevitable.

  2. CMHypno profile image92
    CMHypnoposted 8 months ago

    People don't read anymore if they can watch Para.  The way technology is going they probably won't teach kids to read in the future lol!  Hope the video disappears and your hub flourishes again.  Google hates all my hubs at the moment, so I feel for you

  3. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 8 months ago

    I feel like it's a reminder that as creators we have to diversify. That said, I actually *very* rarely choose a video over a written article and find the Youtube video search results annoying.

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I'm with you - I would MUCH rather read an article that watch someone stumble through a poorly filmed video.  Or a well filmed one for that matter.

    2. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
      PaulGoodman67posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I think it depends what it is. I generally prefer a written article. But if it's a tutorial, such as replacing the heating element in a washing machine, or some photo editing procedure, I will go for the video.

      I'm surprised at a video completely wiping out an article's traffic to be honest.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        I will still take the written article...if it has a good set of photos with it.  "Take this 10mm bolt out, using a 10mm open end wrench", coupled with a photo with an arrow pointing to the bolt.

        I don't have to keep rewinding the video, and don't waste my time listening to what I don't need to hear.

        1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
          PaulGoodman67posted 8 months agoin reply to this

          Some of your stuff, practical electronics etc., does lend itself to videos, I would've thought? One can always combine a video with diagrams, though it's often not done.

          A lot of my articles are lists, which aren't so good in video format.

          I actually like making videos, but they are super time-consuming and I don't feel like I've got the personality for presenting. I feel it's a growing area though. Some people seem to do very well with videos.

  4. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 8 months ago

    Yeah, YouTube wins every time.

 
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