Neil Patel's take on the recent algo changes. It's a good read. He analyses the effects of the changes and what actions can be taken. Like HP, he also emphasizes the importance of regular editing. Link below:
Google’s May 2020 Core Update: What You Need to Know
Good article, confirming much of what we're told by HP Admin/staff and also giving practical remedies. Bookmarked for future reference.
Always good to have a reminder about updating - NP's article is full of great advice. I update regularly but I also write fresh just to keep ahead of the crowd. So far, so good.
Google giant, got to love it, want to hate it.
What I really need to know, is what's up with Amazon earnings. Ya, I read the thread about it but I'd like to know what's happening with that
Through no fault of HP, I'm starting to come to the conclusion that affiliate-based Amazon earnings are soon to become a thing of the past. I'm thinking that Amazon has or is coming to the decision that they don't need the dwindling revenue from affiliate programs anymore.
I think you are correct. I've noticed that both Rakuten and Swagbucks no longer receive commissions from Amazon. If Amazon is killing large affiliates do you think Bezos has killed Maven as well?
All Amazon affiliates have had their rates cut right across the board. They've decided they don't need affiliates any more, because they already have more orders than they can handle (thanks to the explosion of online ordering due to the pandemic).
It remains to be seen whether the rates will go up again when things calm down, but that's some time away.
The focus has never deviated from good quality content or the need to work on content, regardless of any sort of update at any time.
thanks very much, i did not realized tge news
It's tough for those of us with a lot of hubs who, unlike Neil Patel, can't afford to pay three or four people to be constantly editing!
The more you do this "passive income" thing, the more you realize that it's kind of the opposite - they should rename it "work intensive income".
It stopped being truly passive income a long time ago. I remember in HubPages' heyday, you could publish a Hub, ignore it, and it would go on earning faithfully for years. I had blogs which did the same thing. True passive income. At the time, I invested only a few hours a week in hubbing/blogging, so I wasn't making a fortune - but considering how little effort I put in, the returns were impressive.
Then it all changed. Nowadays if you want to run a successful blog, it's a full-time job.
What about content that can't really be updated? For instance I have a math article about converting hex to binary. That used to get quite good traffic, 1000 per day in September up until Christmas, then it falls a bit after Christmas, maybe because students have covered that stuff in the their course. It's self contained so not much new info can be added. Anything new would warrant a separate article.
My opinion, all math articles are doomed. A YouTube video with a competent teacher working with a chalk board or white board will slaughter all written articles.
Hopefully not, but the point is some articles can't be added to. If I added all sort of extra info about computers, numbering systems etc, it would just be unnecessary and take away from the article's simplicity and just stuff it for the sake of making it fresh.
If you read what NP says on his blog, he essentially mentioned what I always say, update to make it the best on the internet. Look at your competition often and if they are adding anything new that you think is relevant you should do so too. Some topics are static and there's no problem with having well written static content.
That's good advice and I did read it and that's what I try to do. The tutorial is in the first few SERP results and ahead of Khan Academy and Wikihow and has the snippet for "convert hex to binary". How effective though is Google at identifying static topics?
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