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Google Slap at hubpages?

  1. rob24hrs profile image61
    rob24hrsposted 10 years ago

    Some people I know on a private forum I am a member of have noticed their hub pages have been google slapped i.e de ranked and moved off page 1.

    I wondered if google as many suspect is tracking pages via adsense pid code?

    Maybe worth removing adsense from hubs if youa re after affiliate or other traffic.

  2. sporsfanX profile image76
    sporsfanXposted 10 years ago

    My feeling is that google slap affected all of the squidoo-type sites (which hubpages is fairly close to a squidoo-type page).  The hubpages that I have with a good keyword mix with relevent, unique content are still all performing well in the SERP's.

    My own newer websites were also affected around the same time that squidoo got hit hard and also dropped in rank significantly.  Possibly google is putting more emphasis on the age of the webpage according to when it got indexed?

    I can't see why hubpages would go out of the way to remove adsense, since that is probably the major way they get their revenue right now.

    I think it all falls to the fundamentals in the end.  Build a well put together page with solid backlinks and the rankings will follow.  That strategy will probably never fail.

  3. GreatTattoosNow profile image70
    GreatTattoosNowposted 10 years ago

    Funny I was just posting about this in another thread on this forum.  I have expereicned a general drop in my traffic also.  It occured around the same time as the big famous Squidoo slap did.  I was wondering as you are if google didn't just slap the types of sites.

    However, I have been doing some extra work to build links back to the pages and traffic is returning some.  So you are right  fundamentals are still essential.

  4. spuds profile image61
    spudsposted 10 years ago

    Not Google slapping Hubpages as well! I have been a long time member at Squidoo and am still in shock over the decline in traffic I am experiencing these as a result of Google getting out the big stick and whacking us all in the head. Currently in a coma!

    It does look like Google has slapped others as well including HubPages.

    I'm off to make some peace offerings to the Google gods!

  5. Paul Edmondson profile image
    Paul Edmondsonposted 10 years ago

    We have been investigating this and believe it's caused by a duplicate content issue that has been fixed.  We expect it to clear up after google recrawls the site and removes the offending URLs.


  6. Dragnskull profile image81
    Dragnskullposted 9 years ago

    could someone tell me how to take adsense off of my hubpages? i recently added adsense and dont like it, gums up my posts, and i cant for the love of me figure out how to take it off...

    1. darkside profile image83
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If your hubs are commercial in nature (ie: clickbank links) you're not allowed to have Adsense ads turned off.