HubPages rocks! I published an article on HP this morning and it was listed as #1 on Google in a generic search in only 13 minutes. Usually I watch it climb slowly for a few days or weeks. I'm as happy as a dead pig in the sunshine!
You know some of that could be the fact that it is very new, the freshness factor is how I like to think of it. Actually newness factor is probably more accurate. Might be a good idea to throw a few backlinks at it just the same.
If google would know how to credit an author for quality, you would certainly receive it. Actually, Hubpages does reward quality and you are receiving that bonus.
if we wanted to get technical...hubpages/google does kind of credit successful authors. Because of your high score (congrats!) your hubs feature higher in many of the hub feeds and you have a high spot in the featured hubbers feed. As a result you have a higher visibilty than another author like (well, me) who is probably a dozen pages into such feeds. With time, luck and quality hubs your profile page is also gaining authority/respect/quality acknowledgment by google partly due to all the inlinks that hubs is providing due to your higher author score.
Since all of your hubs are linked off your profile page they are getting a bit of that google juice. This cycle is probably the strongest feature that hubpages provides us.
As a side note, i saw a thread the other day that asked why many hubbers would profile certain hubs on their profile page - personally, I due this to hopefully get a little more juice from my PR3 profile page via anchored text links. (i actually state that clearly on my page)
so in essence, your original statement was correct
Sorry to take so long to respond, Sunforged. When you run a farm, you sometimes have to run cows too.
Thanks again for the info and for explaining things like you do. I'm sure it will help many of us to write better hubs, and in the process, make more cash.
I used the keyword tool but tried not to go overboard with it. It still seems too "keywordy" to me though. Although I write mainly for the fun of it, it is always satisfying when one of my hobbies brings in some cash.
You are probably right, Oli! He seems to know his stuff. I'm glad someone does, I have learned a lot on my time here. You're no slouch yourself from what little I know about computers.
If my son wasn't an IT, I would be lost. I typed my first words on computer a couple of years ago, so perhaps you can understand how new it all is to me. You guy's sure have a lot of patience with those of us new to the internet. I'm not accustomed to asking others for help on things. I really appreciate the help and advice of the very knowledgeable members here.
That's fantastic!!! I've only been on HP for 2 months and just checked some of my keywords on google. I have about 5 that are on the first page of google and 1 with the other 3 right under it that are in first place on google search. I was so thrilled!!! I can't imagine the excitement you have to be there in 13 minutes. So great!
Congrats Randy! And, you're right about the community here. I came to write for writing's sake, and now I'm having so much fun learning all this "tech stuff." (The fact that I call it that, probably gives you a good idea of my knowledge level. ) It wouldn't be fun at all if not for the amazing people here who help me when I get stuck!
How exciting! I'm just learning the ropes, was jazzed when I made top ten in appx. that amount of time on an article. Still learning, but gleaning much from these forums and all the longtime hubbers! Congratulations!
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