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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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